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Flag to Flag: Bristol
Saturday, 22 Aug, 2009 – 8:30 | 39 Comments
Flag to Flag: Bristol

Watching the Sharpie 500?
Nick Bromberg is.
Catch all action here as he live blogs Flag to Flag from Bristol Motor Speedway.

Martin Speeds To Pole at Bristol
Friday, 21 Aug, 2009 – 17:50 | Comments Off
Martin Speeds To Pole at Bristol

RacinToday.com
Mark Martin turned a lap at 124.484 mph Friday afternoon to win the pole for Saturday night’s Sharpie 500 Sprint Cup race at Bristol Motor Speedway.
The pole was the fifth of the season for Martin and comes at a great time as he is fighting to secure a berth in the Chase for the Sprint [...]

Minter: Pithy Bits From Bristol
Friday, 21 Aug, 2009 – 14:20 | 2 Comments
Minter: Pithy Bits From Bristol

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Bristol, Tenn. – There’s nothing quite like a morning spent in the pit area at Bristol Motor Speedway  to get some lively debate going about all things NASCAR.
Early on a somewhat gray day, Mike Brown, the general manager of TRG Motorsports’ Sprint Cup effort, leaned against a stack of tires [...]

Pedley: Frye Has Red Bull Charging Toward Chase
Friday, 21 Aug, 2009 – 10:08 | One Comment
Pedley: Frye Has Red Bull Charging Toward Chase

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Trips to Austria on the company tab. NASCAR race team on the rise. Generous backing from a corporation which has solid financial footing. Brains. It would be pretty dang easy to envy Jay Frye these days, to want to live his life, except then you would have had to deal [...]

NASCAR Newscast: Sharpie 500 Preview
Thursday, 20 Aug, 2009 – 15:38 | Comments Off
NASCAR Newscast: Sharpie 500 Preview

The Bristol Motor Speedway — the World’s Fastest Half-Mile with 160,000 fans and three-wide racing — welcomes the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. Denny Hamlin tells you why it’s his favorite track, and Juan Pablo Montoya talks about how racy it is. Plus, you’ll never guess who has the top Driver Rating in Thunder Valley.

Minter: Bristol Could be Pointers Vs. Winners
Thursday, 20 Aug, 2009 – 13:00 | Comments Off
Minter: Bristol Could be Pointers Vs. Winners

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Some Thursday Observations:
* The Sharpie 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway has a history of being a “can’t miss” event for NASCAR fans. But there are worries in some quarters that the emphasis on the making the Chase will have some of the top drivers points racing and trying to avoid [...]

Woody: It’s Crunch Time For Sprint Cup Series
Wednesday, 19 Aug, 2009 – 21:13 | 3 Comments
Woody: It’s Crunch Time For Sprint Cup Series

Larry Woody | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
NASCAR’s Car of Tomorrow hasn’t been able to liven up the show but maybe a visit to the Track of Yesterday will do the trick.
There’s nothing like a hot Saturday night at Bristol to get the juices flowing and the sparks flying, and if this weekend’s race can’t get pulses pumping [...]

Woody: Mechanical Malpractice In The Sprint Cup Garages?
Wednesday, 19 Aug, 2009 – 7:15 | 3 Comments
Woody: Mechanical Malpractice In The Sprint Cup Garages?

Larry Woody | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Let’s see if I’ve got this straight:
Hendrick Motorsports supplies Tony Stewart with the engines that Tony uses to beat Hendrick Motorsports’ drivers.
Stewart sits atop the Sprint Cup standings and is a lock for the Chase, which means he’ll be a major threat – maybe THE major threat — to Jimmie Johnson’s [...]

Busch An Intense Driver, Pleasant Dinner Guest
Wednesday, 19 Aug, 2009 – 7:00 | 3 Comments
Busch An Intense Driver, Pleasant Dinner Guest

By Bill Fleischman | Senior Correspondent
RacinToday.com
Prior to a recent dinner with Kyle Busch and other mid-Atlantic-area auto racing writers, I wondered what kind of mood Busch would be in. After a few probing questions, would he blurt “Bleep you guys, I’m outta here”?
I’m happy to report that the evening with Busch was very pleasant. He [...]

Vickers Signs New Contract
Tuesday, 18 Aug, 2009 – 10:30 | One Comment
Vickers Signs New Contract

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Red Bull Racing announced Tuesday that Brian Vickers has signed a multi- year extension to his contract.
Vickers will continue to drive the No. 83 car under the leadership of crew chief Ryan Pemberton.
The announcement comes two days after Vickers and Red Bull won the Carfax 400 Sprint Cup race at Michigan International Speedway.
Vickers started the [...]