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Stenhouse Has Found A Home In Nationwide Series
Monday, 3 Aug, 2009 – 12:08 | One Comment
Stenhouse Has Found A Home In Nationwide Series

By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Newton, Ia. – Following a successful rookie campaign last season in the ARCA RE/MAX Series highlighted by victories at Kentucky and Pocono, Roush Fenway Racing driver Ricky Stenhouse Jr. stood at a crossroads.
The former USAC National Sprint and Midget standout lobbied team owner Jack Roush during the offseason for another [...]

Keselowski Beats Back Busch In Iowa
Saturday, 1 Aug, 2009 – 18:25 | Comments Off
Keselowski Beats Back Busch In Iowa

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Brad Keselowski passed Kyle Busch with eight laps to go and hung to win the U.S. Cellular 250 Nationwide Series race at Iowa Speedway Saturday afternoon.
The finished capped an exciting final 50 or so laps which saw Keselowski and Busch exchange the lead a couple of times and attempt to exchanged it many more times.
The [...]

NASCAR Set To Announce Plans For Nationwide COT
Saturday, 1 Aug, 2009 – 7:48 | Comments Off
NASCAR Set To Announce Plans For Nationwide COT

By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Newton, Ia. – NASCAR is expected to notify Nationwide Series teams as soon as next week if the Car of Tomorrow will make its debut on that circuit at Talladega in April or the July race at Daytona next season.
Three days after gathering with Nationwide Series team owners at NASCAR’s R&D [...]

Nationwide Race In Iowa Has Set Rusty’s Tongue To Racing
Friday, 31 Jul, 2009 – 7:56 | One Comment
Nationwide Race In Iowa Has Set Rusty’s Tongue To Racing

By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Newton, Ia. – Rusty Wallace looked like a proud papa Thursday morning moments after landing at the airport overlooking Iowa Speedway.
As 51 teams began preparations for this weekend’s inaugural Nationwide Series race at the .875-mile D-shaped oval, one of Wallace’s first duties was to brag to a group of reporters [...]

Mustang To Compete in Nationwide Series Next Season
Tuesday, 28 Jul, 2009 – 15:30 | 2 Comments
Mustang To Compete in Nationwide Series Next Season

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Ford Racing announced Tuesday that it will race the Mustang brand in the NASCAR Nationwide Series next season.
It will mark the first time that Mustangs have raced in NASCAR.
Brian Wolfe, director of Ford North America Motorsports, made the announcement that Mustang will debut as part of NASCAR’s “new car” limited rollout in the 2010 Nationwide [...]

Edwards Wins NNS At O’Reilly
Saturday, 25 Jul, 2009 – 20:55 | Comments Off
Edwards Wins NNS At O’Reilly

Carl Edwards started from the back,  battled Kyle Busch  and then lead the final 15 laps at O’Reilly Raceway Park to win the Nationwide Series Kroger 200.
Busch finished second, with Matt Kenseth, Brad Keselowski and Steve Wallace rounding out the top 5.
The win was Edwards’ second in the Nationwide series this year.

Gateway Fails To Hold Back Busch
Sunday, 19 Jul, 2009 – 7:00 | Comments Off
Gateway Fails To Hold Back Busch

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Obliterate the name of Gateway International Raceway from the shrinking list of places which have shut down Kyle Busch on race day. Busch conquered Gateway, which is located just across the Mississippi River from St. Louis, Saturday night when he won the Missouri-Illinois Dodge Dealers 250 Nationwide Series [...]

Drivers Hope To Meet Opportunity In St. Louis
Saturday, 18 Jul, 2009 – 17:30 | Comments Off
Drivers Hope To Meet Opportunity In St. Louis

By Jeff Hood | Senior Correspondent
RacinToday.com
Madison, Ill. – Saturday evening’s Missouri-Illinois Dodge Dealers 250 at Gateway International Raceway isn’t considered one of the marquee stops on the 35-race Nationwide Series schedule.
But for several drivers, this weekend’s stand-alone NASCAR event might just be the most important evening of their racing career.
Despite recording a victory at Kentucky [...]

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
RacinToday.com
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. [...]

Minter: Has Re-Start Rule Ushered In Era Of Anarchy?
Thursday, 16 Jul, 2009 – 17:06 | One Comment
Minter: Has Re-Start Rule Ushered In Era Of Anarchy?

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Midweek observations:
* NASCAR’s double-file restart rules have added drama – and crashes – to races, and most fans and drivers are supportive of the new rules so far.
But there’s still no solution to the lack of action at the front of the pack once the field sets sail after a [...]