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Richmond Notes: Non-Chasers In Spotlight
Friday, 9 Sep, 2011 – 18:32 | Comments Off
Richmond Notes: Non-Chasers In Spotlight

By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
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RICHMOND, Va. – David Reutimann and Jamie McMurray, a pair of drivers out of contention for a berth in the Chase for the Sprint Cup field, stole the show at Richmond International Raceway Friday afternoon.
Nearly all of the pre-qualifying buzz focused on who will be in and who will be [...]

Reutimann On The Sprint Cup Pole At Richmond
Friday, 9 Sep, 2011 – 17:43 | Comments Off
Reutimann On The Sprint Cup Pole At Richmond

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David Reutimann won the pole on Friday afternoon for Saturday night’s Wonderful Pistachios 400 Sprint Cup race at Richmond International Raceway.
The pole was the first of the season for Reutimann and the fourth of his career. His pole-winning lap came at 127.383 mph in his Michael Waltrip Racing Toyota Camry.
“Good horsepower today,” Reutimann said. “We’ll [...]

Pedley: Final Thoughts On Racing And America
Friday, 9 Sep, 2011 – 9:06 | One Comment
Pedley: Final Thoughts On Racing And America

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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This is America. Americans do not need to appear before government officials unless they are arrested or subpoenaed or need to renew their drivers’ licences. And the Sprint Cup drivers who decided to pass on invitations to the White House this week are Americans.
And yes, they are busy. They have [...]

Pedley: Atlanta A High Point Of A Great Season
Thursday, 8 Sep, 2011 – 12:34 | Comments Off
Pedley: Atlanta A High Point Of A Great Season

Events at Atlanta Motor Speedway over the extended Labor Day weekend graphically put on display what many of us believe to be is wrong with the on-track NASCAR product this year – nothing.
Racing in Sprint Cup, especially, has never been better. It has never been as competitive, it has never been as exciting. It has [...]

Woody: Drivers Shouldn’t Blow Off The Prez
Thursday, 8 Sep, 2011 – 12:00 | 3 Comments
Woody: Drivers Shouldn’t Blow Off The Prez

By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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A controversy was stirred when four of eight NASCAR drivers blew off President Obama’s invitation to visit the White House Wednesday.
The President – having nothing better to do with soaring unemployment, roller-coaster stock markets, three wars, raging hurricanes, searing droughts and general turbulence from sea to shining sea – decided [...]

Gordon Beats Back Johnson To Win At Atlanta
Tuesday, 6 Sep, 2011 – 14:43 | Comments Off
Gordon Beats Back Johnson To Win At Atlanta

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Jeff Gordon held of Jimme Johnson to win the rain-delayed AdvoCare 500 Sprint Cup race Tuesday at Atlanta Motor Speedway.
Gordon, getting his third victory of the season, dominated early and then late to get the win. He led a race-best 146 laps. It was Gordon’s 85th victory in Cup – third most behind Richard Petty [...]

Minter: Hope Sprung A Leak At Atlanta Cup Track
Tuesday, 6 Sep, 2011 – 9:48 | Comments Off
Minter: Hope Sprung A Leak At Atlanta Cup Track

HAMPTON, Ga. – If the story of the 2011 Labor Day weekend races at Atlanta Motor Speedway was a fishing tale, it would be about the big one that got away.
Down to just one Sprint Cup race a year for the first time since the track opened in 1960, speedway officials pulled out all the [...]

Talladega Dates On Move
Tuesday, 6 Sep, 2011 – 8:01 | One Comment
Talladega Dates On Move

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Talladega Superspeedway announced Monday that the 2012 Aaron’s Dream Weekend returns to a traditional place on the calendar; May 4-6. The 2012 Talladega 500 Weekend also moves up on the calendar to October 5-7.
This season, the first Talladega race was held on April 17 and the second is scheduled for Oct. 23.
Talladega historically [...]

Race Day (Again): Stewart Is On The Spot At AMS
Tuesday, 6 Sep, 2011 – 7:00 | One Comment
Race Day (Again): Stewart Is On The Spot At AMS

With just two races to go before the Chase – starting with Today’s postponed-by-wet-weather AdvoCare 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway – the scramble for final berths is still on.
That’s especially true for the two wild card berths and that situation will undoubtedly not be unscrambled until the checkered flag waves at Richmond next weekend.
And while [...]

Rains Postpone Sprint Cup Race Until Tuesday
Sunday, 4 Sep, 2011 – 21:39 | Comments Off
Rains Postpone Sprint Cup Race Until Tuesday

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HAMPTON, Ga. – The AdvoCare 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race has been postponed because of weather from Tropical Storm Lee. The race will be rescheduled for Tuesday, September 6 with a start time of 11:00 a.m.
Existing tickets and credentials will be honored when the gates open at 8:30 a.m. The Atlanta Motor Speedway ticket [...]