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Kasey Kahne Labors His Way To A Victory In Atlanta
Monday, 7 Sep, 2009 – 8:16 | Comments Off
Kasey Kahne Labors His Way To A Victory In Atlanta

By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Hampton, Ga. – Just when Kevin Harvick appeared primed to snap a 105-race winless streak, one of his Richard Childress Racing teammates wound up breaking his heart.
When Clint Bowyer’s No. 33 Chevrolet slid through the grass to bring out the final caution in Sunday night’s Pep Boys Auto 500 at [...]

Hood: Atlanta Under The Lights Was A Winner
Monday, 7 Sep, 2009 – 8:00 | Comments Off
Hood: Atlanta Under The Lights Was A Winner

By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Hampton, Ga. – There was plenty of electricity in the air when the lights came on at Atlanta Motor Speedway Sunday night for the Pep Boys Auto 500.
One of the most competitive races in the track’s history, won by Kasey Kahne in front of an estimated crowd of 111,300, was merely icing [...]

NASCAR Newscast: Pep Boys Auto 500 Recap
Monday, 7 Sep, 2009 – 1:00 | Comments Off
NASCAR Newscast: Pep Boys Auto 500 Recap

Kasey Kahne won the first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series night race at Atlanta Motor Speedway and the next-to-last event in the Race to the Chase, climbing five spots in the point standings to sixth. Hear from Kahne and runner-up Kevin Harvick, and find out who is in and out of the Chase for the NASCAR [...]

No Shortage Of Pitfalls In Atlanta Motor Speedway Pits
Sunday, 6 Sep, 2009 – 19:02 | Comments Off
No Shortage Of Pitfalls In Atlanta Motor Speedway Pits

By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
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Hampton, Ga. – If the key to winning at Atlanta Motor Speedway is navigating the 1.54-mile quad-oval’s sweeping turns, avoiding  incidents on pit road at 45 miles per hour is a close second.
That was the case for Juan Pablo Montoya, who appeared to be in the cat’s bird seat after [...]

Race Day: Atlanta A Hot Track For The Drivers
Sunday, 6 Sep, 2009 – 13:00 | Comments Off
Race Day: Atlanta A Hot Track For The Drivers

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Fans may or may not enjoy tonight’s race at Atlanta Motor Speedway. When it comes to the drivers, however, there is virtually no “may not”. They love the wide, racy AMS 1.5-mile D-oval and they don’t mind shouting about that to the world.
Here is what drivers have to say about [...]

Buckler Wheeling In Grand-Am, Dealing in Sprint Cup
Sunday, 6 Sep, 2009 – 10:00 | Comments Off
Buckler Wheeling In Grand-Am, Dealing in Sprint Cup

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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Hampton, Ga. – It’s been quite a week for TRG Motorsports owner Kevin Buckler, literally a wheeler and a dealer. On the same day he  drove his Porsche around the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Buckler signed up a series champion for his Sprint Cup team.
The former Rolex 24 at Daytona winner [...]

Gong Show Winner Darnell Answers The Big Bell
Sunday, 6 Sep, 2009 – 8:32 | Comments Off
Gong Show Winner Darnell Answers The Big Bell

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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One of the winners of the old Roush Racing “Gong Show” tryouts is finally getting his chance to prove himself in a Sprint Cup car.
Erik Darnell, the 2005 winner of the contest that won him a ride in a Roush truck, is running the first of seven races this season [...]

Flag to Flag: Atlanta
Sunday, 6 Sep, 2009 – 8:00 | 48 Comments
Flag to Flag: Atlanta

Watching the Pep Boys Auto 500?
Nick Bromberg is.
Follow all the action here as he live blogs Flag to Flag from Atlanta Motor Speedway

Minter: Notes from Atlanta
Saturday, 5 Sep, 2009 – 18:10 | 2 Comments
Minter: Notes from Atlanta

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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Truex Knocks Chase Contenders From AMS Pole, Stewart on Danica, Chevy Boss Promises Continued Support

The NASCAR cream is rising to the top, well almost to the top. Saturday’s qualifying session at Atlanta Motor Speedway saw eight of the top 10 starting spots go to drivers contending for berths in the 10-race Chase for the Sprint Cup, which begins after next Saturday’s race at Richmond International Raceway.

Truex Jr. On Pole For Pep Boys Auto 500
Saturday, 5 Sep, 2009 – 17:12 | Comments Off
Truex Jr. On Pole For Pep Boys Auto 500

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Martin Truex Jr. won the Coors Light Pole Award for the Pep Boys Auto 500 with a lap of 30.106 seconds, 184.149 mph. This is his third pole in 142 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races. This is his second pole and sixth top-10 start in 2009.
His first pole of 2009 was for the Daytona 500. [...]