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Johnson A Monster At Dover
Friday, 25 Sep, 2009 – 15:20 | Comments Off
Johnson A Monster At Dover

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Jimmie Johnson was the monster of the Monster Mile on Friday as he recorded the fastest lap in practice early in the day and then went out late to post the fastest lap in qualifying.
The pole at Dover International Speedway is his second of the year. His qualifying lap took 22.878 seconds and was at [...]

Harris: Testing Policy Should Receive Passing Grade
Friday, 25 Sep, 2009 – 8:31 | 2 Comments
Harris: Testing Policy Should Receive Passing Grade

By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
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The announcement  this week that NASCAR has modified its test policy for 2010 was good news for some of its teams.
While the bulk of the test ban continues, the modification allows teams from every NASCAR division to test whenever they so choose at 14 of the organization’s sanctioned regional tracks where Sprint [...]

Tryson Defection Puts Busch, Penske In Awkward Spot
Friday, 25 Sep, 2009 – 6:21 | One Comment
Tryson Defection Puts Busch, Penske In Awkward Spot

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Kurt Busch says the curious lame duck status of crew chief Pat Tryson has created “a tough situation” for his Penske Racing team, one chasing a NASCAR championship and searching for a leader along the lines of…Lou Piniella?
A lifelong Chicago Cubs fan, Busch tossed Sweet Lou’s name onto the short [...]

Minter: Championship Banquet Could Be At Denny’s
Thursday, 24 Sep, 2009 – 10:10 | One Comment
Minter: Championship Banquet Could Be At Denny’s

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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Some Thursday observations:
With all the attention being focused on Mark Martin, Juan Pablo Montoya and Jimmie Johnson and their quests to win this year’s Chase for the Sprint Cup, it’s easy to overlook Denny Hamlin.
But in the weeks leading up to the Chase, Hamlin was the most consistent, winning at [...]

NASCAR Newscast: AAA 400 Chase Race 2 Preview
Thursday, 24 Sep, 2009 – 7:30 | Comments Off
NASCAR Newscast: AAA 400 Chase Race 2 Preview

Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup points leader Mark Martin tells you why Dover International Speedway is one of his favorite racetracks while Kurt Busch talks about the demands of racing at the Monster Mile. Plus, with three men in the top five in Driver Rating, Roush Fenway Racing could have a turnaround weekend.

Harris: Martin Still Has The Drive And Now He Has The Ride
Wednesday, 23 Sep, 2009 – 10:48 | One Comment
Harris: Martin Still Has The Drive And Now He Has The Ride

By Mike Harris | Senior Correspondent
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Mark Martin doesn’t expect to win races.
Each time he does, the pessimism and humility seem to pour out of the diminutive driver.
“I’d better enjoy this one because it might be the last time I win one,’’ he’ll say.
Or: “I got lucky this time, but you can’t always have that kind of [...]

NASCAR Unveils Testing Policy for 2010
Wednesday, 23 Sep, 2009 – 10:45 | One Comment
NASCAR Unveils Testing Policy for 2010

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NASCAR announced today its 2010 testing policy for its three national and two regional touring series.
The policy will again prohibit testing at tracks which host NASCAR national series events, by teams in the following series: NASCAR Sprint Cup; NASCAR Nationwide; NASCAR Camping World Truck; NASCAR Camping World East; and NASCAR Camping World West.
In 2010, however, [...]

Morning Memo: Wolfe Not Sheepish About Ponies
Wednesday, 23 Sep, 2009 – 9:45 | Comments Off
Morning Memo: Wolfe Not Sheepish About Ponies

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Let’s see what’s in the old Wednesday Morning Memo today:
Brian Wolfe often wears a suit, but he is not what is often derisively referred to as “a suit”. The head of Ford’s racing operation, Wolfe has no problem with speaking directly to issues and offering his and Ford’s opinions. The [...]

Woody: A Goose-Egg Champion? It’s A Possibility
Tuesday, 22 Sep, 2009 – 17:13 | Comments Off
Woody: A Goose-Egg Champion? It’s A Possibility

Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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NASCAR has never had a winless champion, although it has come close a couple of times. Benny Parsons (1973) and Matt Kenseth (2003) both were one-win wonders.
But there’s never been a goose-egg champion.
Could this be the year?
Of the 12 drivers in the Chase for the Sprint Cup, four have not won [...]

NASCAR Penalizes Busch, JGR Reponds
Tuesday, 22 Sep, 2009 – 17:00 | 2 Comments
NASCAR Penalizes Busch, JGR Reponds

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NASCAR has issued penalties to the No. 18 team that competes in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series as a result of a rule infraction found last Sunday at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
The No. 18, which is driven by Kyle Busch, was found to be in violation of Sections 12-1 (actions detrimental to stock car racing); [...]