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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
RacinToday.com
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 [...]

Logano Wins Wild One at Auto Club
Saturday, 10 Oct, 2009 – 18:10 | Comments Off
Logano Wins Wild One at Auto Club

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Kyle Busch was too ill to complete Saturday’s Nationwide Series race at Auto Club Speedway. You can bet he got a lot sicker as he watched the final laps of that race.
With 10 laps to go, his car, with Denny Hamlin in the driver’s seat, had the lead and appeared headed to a good finish [...]

Bayne A Rising-Star Attraction in Garages
Saturday, 10 Oct, 2009 – 8:00 | 2 Comments
Bayne A Rising-Star Attraction in Garages

By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Fontana, Calif. – Seconds after flashing his boyish, All-American smile, 18-year-old Trevor Bayne stood in the NASCAR Nationwide Series garage on Friday and calmly delivered a bold prediction about today’s Copart 300 at Auto Club Speedway.
“I think a top-five finish is a good expectation for me,” said Bayne, who will [...]

Fontana Notes: Montoya Offers Danica Advice
Friday, 9 Oct, 2009 – 16:58 | Comments Off
Fontana Notes: Montoya Offers Danica Advice

By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Fontana, Calif. – Former Indy 500 champion and Formula One star Juan Pablo Montoya believes it would be a mistake for Danica Patrick to run a partial stock car schedule next season while competing for the 2010 Indy Car Series championship.
“I wouldn’t be driving both cars, to be honest,” said [...]

Woody: What Time Will The 1 p.m Races Start?
Wednesday, 7 Oct, 2009 – 17:00 | 6 Comments
Woody: What Time Will The 1 p.m Races Start?

By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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NASCAR Chairman Brian France scheduled a 3 p.m. press conference Wednesday to announce a shift to more consistent starting times.
I wasn’t sure if the 3 p.m. start was Central, Eastern or Mountain Time, or if 3 p.m. was when the “pre-press conference” began or if it was when the starting [...]

Logano Again Beats Busch Late
Saturday, 3 Oct, 2009 – 18:30 | Comments Off
Logano Again Beats Busch Late

By Nick Bromberg | Senior Correspondent
RacinToday.com
Kansas City, Kan. – It seemed certain throughout that a Joe Gibbs Racing car was going to end up in Victory Lane after the Kansas Lottery 300.
Yet, the car that went to Victory Lane at Kansas Speedway wasn’t the one that dominated the race.
Joey Logano passed Kyle Busch on lap [...]

Kligerman Wins Pole First Time Out
Saturday, 3 Oct, 2009 – 12:00 | One Comment
Kligerman Wins Pole First Time Out

By Nick Bromberg | Senior Correspondent
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Kansas City, Kan. – Parker Kligerman grabbed the pole for his first-ever Nationwide race at Kansas Speedway, just two days after winning the ARCA race at Kansas.
Kligerman ran a lap of 172.778 mph, bumping series points leader Kyle Busch off of the top spot.
Heck, he even took NASCAR by surprise [...]

Martin On Pole At Kansas
Friday, 2 Oct, 2009 – 18:15 | Comments Off
Martin On Pole At Kansas

By Nick Bromberg | Senior Correspondent
RacinToday.com
Kansas City, Kan. – As Dale Earnhardt, Jr. was at the podium for his post qualifying press conference, Mark Martin sat relaxed in a chair with his legs propped up.
Then, Earnhardt started speaking about Martin.
“There’s something unique in his personality that has maintained his youthfulness as far as his exuberance [...]

Rookie-Owner Stewart Knew Times Would Get Tough
Thursday, 1 Oct, 2009 – 16:00 | 3 Comments
Rookie-Owner Stewart Knew Times Would Get Tough

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Kansas City, Kan. – Tony Stewart began nodding affirmatively well before the question was fully put to him on Wednesday. He’s been around racing, he’s been around the media and he knew almost immediately what he is about to be asked.
And he was ready with an answer.
Yes, Stewart said, the [...]

Woody: Drivers Alive Today Because of Car of Tomorrow
Wednesday, 30 Sep, 2009 – 9:30 | 5 Comments
Woody: Drivers Alive Today Because of Car of Tomorrow

Larry Woody | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Did the Car of Tomorrow save the Star of Tomorrow?
Despite persistent criticism of the COT that was introduced into the Sprint Cup Series, there is accumulating evidence that it is meeting NASCAR’s main goal – increased driver safety.
The latest testimonial is last Sunday’s wild Dover rollover by rookie sensation Joey Logano.
Logano’s [...]