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Keselowski Bashes Way To Victory
Saturday, 24 Oct, 2009 – 17:54 | 5 Comments
Keselowski Bashes Way To Victory

Brad Keselowski won Saturday’s Nationwide Series race but probably did not win a lot of friends in the process.
Keselowski, who made liberal use of his front bumper in winning the Kroger On Track for The Cure 250 at Memphis Motorsports Park, was able to hold off a final-lap charge by points-leader Kyle Busch after a [...]

Teen DiBenedetto Gets A New Car
Saturday, 24 Oct, 2009 – 7:34 | 3 Comments
Teen DiBenedetto Gets A New Car

Millington, Tenn. – Joe Gibbs Racing will dip into its deep pool of driver talent today when Matt DiBenedetto makes his debut in the Nationwide Series in the Kroger on Track for the Cure 250 at Memphis Motorsports Park.
The 18-year-old DiBenedetto, a participant in the NASCAR Camping World East Series this year, gets the keys [...]

Sprint Cup Notes: Newman On The Pole At Martinsville
Friday, 23 Oct, 2009 – 15:53 | One Comment
Sprint Cup Notes: Newman On The Pole At Martinsville

Ryan Newman will attempt to begin his long climb back into contention for this year’s Sprint Cup championship from the pole position at Martinsville Speedway.
Newman, who is eighth in points and 288 behind leader Jimmie Johnson, won the pole for the Tums Fast Relief 500 Friday with a lap at 96.795 mph. His time was [...]

Woody: It’s Do It Or Lose It Time
Wednesday, 21 Oct, 2009 – 14:51 | 3 Comments
Woody: It’s Do It Or Lose It Time

It’s soul-search, gut-check, look-in-the-mirror time for at least eight of the 12 drivers in the Chase for the Championship Sunday at Martinsville.
If they don’t make a move – and I mean a MAJOR move – they can kick it in cruise control and just go through the motions the rest of the way. They’re out. [...]

Healthier Kyle Busch Wins Lowe’s Nationwide Race
Saturday, 17 Oct, 2009 – 7:15 | Comments Off
Healthier Kyle Busch Wins Lowe’s Nationwide Race

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Looks like Kyle Busch is returning to normal. Physically and on the race tracks. Friday night at Lowe’s Motor Speedway, Busch won the NASCAR Nationwide Series race.
The victory ended an 11-race slump for Busch and came a week after having to get out of his car because of a battle with pneumonia.
Busch led 137 laps [...]

Johnson Rolls To Pole At Lowe’s Motor Speedway
Thursday, 15 Oct, 2009 – 21:10 | One Comment
Johnson Rolls To Pole At Lowe’s Motor Speedway

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Concord, N.C. – With clouds hanging low and rain seemingly in no hurry to leave the Lowe’s Motor Speedway area, many involved in the Chase for the Sprint Cup Championship were put into grumpy moods. They were worried that qualifying would be washed out and that points-leader Jimmie Johnson would [...]

Pedley: First Hall Vote To Be Relatively Painless
Tuesday, 13 Oct, 2009 – 19:00 | 2 Comments
Pedley: First Hall Vote To Be Relatively Painless

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Charlotte, N.C. – The “Meeting Preparation Materials” packet which the NASCAR Hall of Fame sent out is an inch, inch-and-a quarter thick. It’s filled with names and biographies and info about voting procedures and meeting times.
A friend saw it sitting on the dining room table and remarked that it’s going [...]

Sturbin: Franchitti’s Career Comes Full Circle
Monday, 12 Oct, 2009 – 9:00 | Comments Off
Sturbin: Franchitti’s Career Comes Full Circle

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Forged over dinner-and-a-napkin, the story of Dario Franchitti’s second IndyCar Series championship is basically about a driver content with his career decision-making. Moreover, it’s the story of a man quite comfortable with being Dario.
“I’m absolutely where I should be. I should be in Indy-cars,” Franchitti said Saturday evening at Homestead-Miami [...]

Mike Edwards Moves In On Pro Stock Title
Sunday, 11 Oct, 2009 – 18:00 | Comments Off
Mike Edwards Moves In On Pro Stock Title

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Pro Stock driver Mike Edwards went wire-to-wire at the NHRA Virginia Nationals, earning the maximum 150 points, to all but clinch his first career NHRA Full Throttle Series world championship.
The other winners at the 22nd of 24 races in the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series were Del Worsham (Funny Car) and Brandon Bernstein (Top [...]

Pedley: It’s A Big Day For Martin’s Career
Sunday, 11 Oct, 2009 – 7:30 | Comments Off
Pedley: It’s A Big Day For Martin’s Career

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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The old gut is telling me two things this morning. First, too many habanero nachos before bed last night. Second, the 28-year Cup-racing career of Mark Martin will be defined by Sunday’s race at Auto Club Speedway.
Yes, there will be six more events after the series leaves Fontana late Sunday [...]