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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 [...]

Sturbin: Richmond Will Be All About Kyle Busch
Saturday, 12 Sep, 2009 – 17:26 | 2 Comments
Sturbin: Richmond Will Be All About Kyle Busch

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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If Kyle Busch fails to make the Chase for the Sprint Cup cut this weekend, it won’t solely be because of one sorry Saturday night at Richmond International Raceway. Or even that so-so 13th-place finish the previous Sunday night at Atlanta Motor Speedway.
“It’s more of the season that we’ve had [...]

Would A NASCAR Driver Take A Dive For The Team?
Friday, 11 Sep, 2009 – 20:43 | 3 Comments
Would A NASCAR Driver Take A Dive For The Team?

By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
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Richmond, Va. – Would a NASCAR driver intentionally throw a race to assist a teammate?
That was a major topic of discussion on the eve of Saturday night’s Chevy Rock & Roll 400 at Richmond International Raceway, which will set the field for this year’s Chase for the Sprint Cup championship.
Though several drivers [...]

Harris: Chase Has Become Two Chases For Price Of One
Thursday, 10 Sep, 2009 – 15:07 | Comments Off
Harris: Chase Has Become Two Chases For Price Of One

By Mike Harris | Senior Correspondent
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When Brian France came up with the idea of the Chase for the championship, it’s likely he never expected it would turn into not one, but two successful  entities.
The first time France brought up the idea of a NASCAR postseason in public was two days before the annual awards dinner [...]

Woody: Let Us Partake In Some Of These Fine Whines
Wednesday, 9 Sep, 2009 – 12:19 | 2 Comments
Woody: Let Us Partake In Some Of These Fine Whines

Larry Wood | Senior Writer
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Last week I noted the excitement and drama that the Chase for the Sprint Cup brings to what would otherwise be a dreary end to a fairly dreary season, and predictably the critics began to clamor.
Here’s a sample of the Fine Whines:
THE CHASE RENDERS THE FIRST 26 RACES MEANINGLESS.
Just the opposite [...]