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Drivers Taking Road Tests In Georgia
Tuesday, 21 Jul, 2009 – 9:45 | One Comment
Drivers Taking Road Tests In Georgia

By Jeff Hood | Senior Correspondent
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Braselton, Ga. – A dozen NASCAR haulers rolled into Road Atlanta early today as preparations began in earnest for next month’s Sprint Cup and Nationwide Series stops at Watkins Glen International.
Drivers from Roush Fenway Racing, Penske Racing, Robby Gordon Motorsports, Michael Waltrip Racing, Earnhardt Ganassi Racing, JTG Daugherty Racing and RAB [...]

Nationwide Rookie Class Is A Humdinger
Saturday, 18 Jul, 2009 – 8:00 | Comments Off
Nationwide Rookie Class Is A Humdinger

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Driver Jason Keller has been around the Nationwide Series garages for a while now. He’s seen the prospects and the can’t-miss phenoms and the never-will-haves come and go and in some cases, come back again.
Keller has seen the fat years for young drivers and he’s seen the Slim Fast years. [...]

Krawiec’s Confidence Builds Momentum
Tuesday, 14 Jul, 2009 – 7:30 | One Comment
Krawiec’s Confidence Builds Momentum

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Eddie Krawiec captured the NHRA’s Pro Stock Motorcycle championship in 2008 without winning a race. Should he repeat as Countdown to 1 champion this season, race wins won’t be an issue for “Fast Eddie.”
Krawiec posted his third national event win of 2009 Sunday in the final of the 30th annual [...]

Capps High On Denver
Sunday, 12 Jul, 2009 – 20:55 | 2 Comments
Capps High On Denver

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MORRISON, Colo. – Ron Capps raced to his fifth Funny Car victory of the season Sunday at the Mopar Mile-High NHRA Nationals at Bandimere Speedway.
Capps beat Ashley Force Hood in the final round for his 30th career victory and first at the Denver dragstrip. With the win, Capps moved into a first place tie with [...]

Record Falls in Mile-High Qualifying
Saturday, 11 Jul, 2009 – 11:18 | One Comment
Record Falls in Mile-High Qualifying

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Brute horsepower finally broke down one of the last remaining barriers in NHRA Pro Stock drag racing Friday night, when Greg Anderson led a parade of three drivers to crack the 6-second barrier during qualifying for the 30th annual Mopar Mile-High Nationals.
Anderson, a three-time Pro Stock champion, became the first [...]

Truex To Move To Waltrip Racing In 2010
Tuesday, 7 Jul, 2009 – 11:55 | Comments Off
Truex To Move To Waltrip Racing In 2010

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Michael Waltrip will retire as a full-time driver at the end of the current Sprint Cup season and turn his Michael Waltrip Racing ride over to Martin Truex Jr.
Waltrip, the winner of four races in the series, will continue to drive on occasion. One of the races he will drive [...]

Memo: He Sure Looked Like Tony Stewart
Monday, 6 Jul, 2009 – 10:50 | 2 Comments
Memo: He Sure Looked Like Tony Stewart

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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In the Monday Morning Memo today we find:
* I don’t know whom that was that crawled out of the No. 14 Stewart Haas Chevrolet following Saturday night’s Coke Zero, but somebody needed to ask him for an ID and then what he has done with Tony Stewart.
Because the Tony Stewart [...]

Restarts Could Turn Up Heat In Daytona
Friday, 3 Jul, 2009 – 8:00 | Comments Off
Restarts Could Turn Up Heat In Daytona

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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Daytona Beach, Fla. – Some old NASCAR rules and a new one will be put to the test this weekend at Daytona International Speedway.
This weekend’s race are the first to be run on a restrictor-plate track using the new double-file restart format. From what most drivers say, the difference between [...]

Woody: Mayfield Could Strike Gold
Thursday, 2 Jul, 2009 – 13:15 | 7 Comments
Woody: Mayfield Could Strike Gold

Larry Woody | Senior Writer

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After news broke Wednesday about a federal judge lifting NASCAR’s suspension of Jeremy Mayfield for alleged drug use, I called a lawyer buddy to ask him what it meant.
He said it means that Mayfield is probably going to be a very wealthy young man.
When the case winds its way to civil [...]

Patience Pays Off For Gibbs and Zippy
Thursday, 2 Jul, 2009 – 10:00 | Comments Off
Patience Pays Off For Gibbs and Zippy

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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One of them owns big, huge chunks of Sprint Cup championship trophies. Two of those trophies. The other also owns chunks of those trophies and, when he goes to polish them, he does so with Super Bowl rings on the fingers which grip the can of Pledge.
Yes, Greg Zipadelli and [...]