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NASCAR Newscast: Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Race 1 Recap
Sunday, 20 Sep, 2009 – 21:00 | Comments Off
NASCAR Newscast: Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Race 1 Recap

In a furious fight to the finish with Juan Pablo Montoya, Mark Martin claimed his fifth win of the season, increasing his Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup lead. See how the other Chasers did and how the points reset after the first of 10 races.

Race Day: New Hampshire Is The Place For The Chase
Sunday, 20 Sep, 2009 – 13:49 | Comments Off
Race Day: New Hampshire Is The Place For The Chase

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
It wasn’t that long ago that New Hampshire Motor Speedway was about as popular with NASCAR drivers as jock itch. No longer.
The track has been repaved and redone over the years and is now regarded by many in the sport as a track with character.
The fact that is has become [...]

Sturbin: Meet The Chase Class Of 2009
Sunday, 20 Sep, 2009 – 7:59 | Comments Off
Sturbin: Meet The Chase Class Of 2009

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Tony Stewart insists that any of the 12 drivers eligible for this year’s Chase for the Sprint Cup is a bona fide title contender heading into New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
But better check the points ladder after the last hauler exits Loudon, N.H., on Sunday night.
“After Loudon this weekend, this thing [...]

Flag to Flag: Loudon
Sunday, 20 Sep, 2009 – 7:30 | 46 Comments
Flag to Flag: Loudon

Watching the Sylvania 300 today?
Nick Bromberg is.
Follow along here as he live blogs all the action live from Loudon.

Harris: Open-Wheel Rivals Chasing Each Other In Cup
Saturday, 19 Sep, 2009 – 17:01 | Comments Off
Harris: Open-Wheel Rivals Chasing Each Other In Cup

By Mike Harris | Senior Correspondent
RacinToday.com
Team owners Roger Penske and Chip Ganassi each have a chance to do something this year that they’ve never done before – win a NASCAR Sprint Cup championship.
It’s something of a mystery why these two behemoths of open-wheel racing have had so little real success in the stock car sport.
You [...]

Woody: NASCAR – Do You Know Where Your Star Is?
Saturday, 19 Sep, 2009 – 11:00 | 2 Comments
Woody: NASCAR – Do You Know Where Your Star Is?

By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
He’s lean and lanky with scruffy chin-whiskers. Usually surrounded by a throng of panting fans. Answers to the name of “Junior.”
If you spot him, please call NASCAR immediately. It’s worried sick.
Even if Dale Earnhardt Jr., turns up, it’s too late in terms of the championship. The Chase kicks off Sunday [...]

Johnson Considered The Man By His Fellow Chase Drivers
Friday, 18 Sep, 2009 – 19:30 | Comments Off
Johnson Considered The Man By His Fellow Chase Drivers

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
The legend of Jimmie Johnson, three-time and reigning NASCAR champion, is looming XXX Large over the 2009 Chase for the Sprint Cup.
That was evident during Chase Media Day in New York City, where four of 12 drivers eligible for the championship served up plenty of props to Johnson during a [...]

Chasers Tear Into The Big Apple
Friday, 18 Sep, 2009 – 16:00 | Comments Off
Chasers Tear Into The Big Apple

By Bill Fleischman | Senor Correspondent
RacinToday.com
New York – So what are 12 NASCAR Sprint Cup racers doing in midtown Manhattan on a September day? Racing taxis up Sixth Avenue?
Noooooo…they were promoting the Chase for the Championship. On their way to New Hampshire for the first Chase race the Daring Dozen made a pit stop in [...]

Montoya Off And Running In Loudon
Friday, 18 Sep, 2009 – 15:25 | Comments Off
Montoya Off And Running In Loudon

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Juan Pablo Montoya got off to a fast start in his first Chase for the Sprint Cup on Friday as he won the pole for Sunday’s Chase-opening Sylvania 300 and also posted the fastest lap in the day’s practice session.
Montoya, who admitted to points racing in an effort to get into the Chase, posted a [...]

Minter: For Roush, Cuts May Increase Team Numbers
Thursday, 17 Sep, 2009 – 16:10 | Comments Off
Minter: For Roush, Cuts May Increase Team Numbers

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Some Thursday observations:
Like many other NASCAR rules that have been implemented over the years, the four-teams-per-car-owner limit isn’t as iron-clad as it seemed at the time. Rick Hendrick effectively expanded his four-car operation to six through a close alliance with Stewart-Haas Racing. The two companies run the same chassis and [...]