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Harris: The King’s NASCAR Team To Add More Royalty
Friday, 2 Oct, 2009 – 12:21 | One Comment
Harris: The King’s NASCAR Team To Add More Royalty

By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
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The King of NASCAR and the Sheik of Arabie, er Saudi Arabia?
Why not?
George Gillett, the majority owner of what is now known as Richard Petty Motorsports, announced  this week that his group has signed a commercial collaboration agreement with Prince Faisal bin Fahd bin Abdullah al-Saud, a member of the [...]

Minter: Two Races In, The Chase Field Is Thinning Rapidly
Thursday, 1 Oct, 2009 – 16:26 | One Comment
Minter: Two Races In, The Chase Field Is Thinning Rapidly

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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The 2009 Chase for the Sprint Cup is just two races old, but it’s beginning to look like the 12-driver field is rapidly being thinned to only a handful of legitimate title contenders.
Points leader Mark Martin and his Hendrick Motorsports teammate Jimmie Johnson are rapidly putting the balance of the [...]

Vitor Meira Is Back In The Saddle After Horrific Crash
Wednesday, 30 Sep, 2009 – 21:19 | Comments Off
Vitor Meira Is Back In The Saddle After Horrific Crash

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Monitored by open-wheel icon A.J. Foyt Jr., Vitor Meira hot-lapped around Indianapolis Motor Speedway Wednesday for the first time since his horrific crash during the Indianapolis 500 in May.
Foyt’s verdict? Vitor’s still got the “want-to” necessary to compete in the IndyCar Series.
Meira completed a total of 65 laps around the [...]

Wednesday Memo: Kansas Is Home Of Bizarre Finishes
Wednesday, 30 Sep, 2009 – 17:37 | Comments Off
Wednesday Memo: Kansas Is Home Of Bizarre Finishes

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Let’s see what’s in the old Wednesday Memo today:
While predicting a winner for this weekend’s Price Chopper 400 Sprint Cup race at Kansas Speedway is tough, predicting that something goofy will happen at the end of the race has become fairly easy. Kansas, yes, has become bizarre-finish central in the [...]

Jimmie Johnson Dominates At Dover, Moves In On Point Lead
Sunday, 27 Sep, 2009 – 17:59 | 3 Comments
Jimmie Johnson Dominates At Dover, Moves In On Point Lead

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Jimmie Johnson took a big step toward winning a record fourth-straight Sprint Cup championship Sunday when he won the AAA 400 at Dover International Speedway.
Johnson clearly had the best car in the race as the only time other drivers were able to get close to him in the second half of the race was on [...]

Race Day: Surface Issues To Challenge Dover Drivers Today
Sunday, 27 Sep, 2009 – 9:58 | Comments Off
Race Day: Surface Issues To Challenge Dover Drivers Today

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Today’s Sprint Cup race will be held on the concrete surface of Dover International Speedway. It will be one the few races during the season to be held on a white surface and the first and only Chase race to be held on an all-concrete track.
As with other burning, modern [...]

Tryson Defection Puts Busch, Penske In Awkward Spot
Friday, 25 Sep, 2009 – 6:21 | One Comment
Tryson Defection Puts Busch, Penske In Awkward Spot

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Kurt Busch says the curious lame duck status of crew chief Pat Tryson has created “a tough situation” for his Penske Racing team, one chasing a NASCAR championship and searching for a leader along the lines of…Lou Piniella?
A lifelong Chicago Cubs fan, Busch tossed Sweet Lou’s name onto the short [...]

Martin Kicks Off Chase With A Victory In Loudon
Monday, 21 Sep, 2009 – 8:05 | One Comment
Martin Kicks Off Chase With A Victory In Loudon

By Nick Bromberg | Senior Correspondent
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Mark Martin may want to give Denny Hamlin a big thank you.
Hamlin got alongside Juan Pablo Montoya for second on the next to last lap, allowing Martin to pull away and win the Sylvania 300 at New Hampshire.
Martin took the outside lane on the final restart with three laps to [...]

Race Day: New Hampshire Is The Place For The Chase
Sunday, 20 Sep, 2009 – 13:49 | Comments Off
Race Day: New Hampshire Is The Place For The Chase

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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It wasn’t that long ago that New Hampshire Motor Speedway was about as popular with NASCAR drivers as jock itch. No longer.
The track has been repaved and redone over the years and is now regarded by many in the sport as a track with character.
The fact that is has become [...]

Hamlin Wins Richmond, Vickers Powers Into Chase
Sunday, 13 Sep, 2009 – 8:44 | Comments Off
Hamlin Wins Richmond, Vickers Powers Into Chase

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Denny Hamlin won Rock & Roll 400 at Richmond International Raceway but that was just a small part of the story Saturday night.
The field for the Chase for the Sprint Cup Championship was set by the final results of the race and the major stories in that were:
* Kyle Busch, winner of four races this [...]