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Wall, All-Star Field Can’t Slow Down Kurt Busch
Saturday, 22 May, 2010 – 22:22 | 4 Comments
Wall, All-Star Field Can’t Slow Down Kurt Busch

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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Just when you thought it was safe to write off polesitter Kurt Busch after a couple of encounters with the wall in the Sprint All-Star race, he came storming back to take the checkered flag and the million dollar payday.
“It’s an unbelievable experience,” Busch said. “It’s something that you sit […]

Harvick Renews with Childress
Saturday, 22 May, 2010 – 14:41 | Comments Off on Harvick Renews with Childress
Harvick Renews with Childress

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Richard Childress Racing announced Saturday that it has signed driver Kevin Harvick to a multi-year contract extension.
The announcement was made today in the infield media center at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Harvick, 34, began his RCR driving career in 1999. All of his 334 Sprint Cup Series starts, beginning with the second race of the 2001 season, […]

Minter: Time For All-Star Race To Hit The Road
Saturday, 22 May, 2010 – 8:00 | 2 Comments
Minter: Time For All-Star Race To Hit The Road

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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To those with very long NASCAR memories, it might sound absurd for a guy from Atlanta to suggest putting the All-Star race back on the road again, but here goes.
The most likely reason the sport’s decision makers abandoned the original plans to make the all-star race a traveling event is […]

Outsiders Look To Get Inside Via The Showdown
Friday, 21 May, 2010 – 7:53 | One Comment
Outsiders Look To Get Inside Via The Showdown

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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The list of drivers who have qualified for Saturday night’s Sprint All-Star race at Charlotte Motor Speedway is impressive. But the list of drivers who have not qualified is, well, kind of interesting, too.
In fact, the not-qualified list includes some of the top drivers in the sport. Drivers who have […]

The King Says Others Were More Royal Than He
Thursday, 20 May, 2010 – 9:55 | Comments Off on The King Says Others Were More Royal Than He
The King Says Others Were More Royal Than He

By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
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One of five NASCAR legends set to be inducted into the sport’s inaugural Hall of Fame class on Sunday, Richard Petty contends there are other stock car racing pioneers who should have been voted in ahead of him.
“I feel like there were people more important in getting NASCAR started than Richard Petty,” said Petty, who owns a […]

Hamlin’s Crew Gets It Done
Thursday, 20 May, 2010 – 7:55 | Comments Off on Hamlin’s Crew Gets It Done
Hamlin’s Crew Gets It Done

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The pit crew of Denny Hamlin’s Sprint Cup team earned several important things Wednesday night – the pride of being the best, some money and the best pit stall for Saturday night’s Sprint All-Star race.
With Hamlin’s girlfriend, Jordan Fish, steering the car and Hamlin cheering outside of it, the Joe Gibbs Racing pit crew won […]

Vickers To Miss All-Star Race
Wednesday, 19 May, 2010 – 14:09 | One Comment
Vickers To Miss All-Star Race

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Red Bull Racing Team announced today that the No. 83 Red Bull Toyota has requested a driver change and has been cleared by NASCAR to participate in the Sprint All-Star Race Saturday, May 22.
Casey Mears will again pilot the No. 83, due to primary driver Brian Vickers’ diagnosis of blood clots and on-going testing and treatment.
“Given the extenuating […]

Pedley: Time To Reel In The All-Star Race
Wednesday, 19 May, 2010 – 8:45 | 3 Comments
Pedley: Time To Reel In The All-Star Race

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Now let’s see: Is it four segments with a 10-lap shootout, or is it 10 segments with a four-lap shootout? And is this the one for pole winners or is this the one for race winners or the one with former series champions or the one with former event champions […]

Judge Dismisses Mayfield Claims
Tuesday, 18 May, 2010 – 19:12 | One Comment
Judge Dismisses Mayfield Claims

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U.S. District Court Judge Graham Mullen Tuesday dismissed all claims by owner-driver Jeremy Mayfield in his lawsuit against NASCAR over a drug test in May 2009 that NASCAR said was positive for methamphetamines.
NASCAR filed a motion last November for Mullen to rule on the case based on the pleadings already submitted, and Mullen issued his […]

Gibbs Keeping Team’s Success In Perspective
Tuesday, 18 May, 2010 – 9:13 | One Comment
Gibbs Keeping Team’s Success In Perspective

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Absolutely, J.D. Gibbs says: He and everybody associated with the No. 11 team of Joe Gibbs Racing had seen and heard the preseason media forecasts in which Denny Hamlin was picked as the guy who would end Jimmie Johnson’s reign as Sprint Cup champion.
But absolutely not, Gibbs said during a […]