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Sturbin: Richmond Will Be All About Kyle Busch
Saturday, 12 Sep, 2009 – 17:26 | 2 Comments
Sturbin: Richmond Will Be All About Kyle Busch

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
If Kyle Busch fails to make the Chase for the Sprint Cup cut this weekend, it won’t solely be because of one sorry Saturday night at Richmond International Raceway. Or even that so-so 13th-place finish the previous Sunday night at Atlanta Motor Speedway.
“It’s more of the season that we’ve had [...]

Race Day: They’ll Be After The Bonus, Babies
Saturday, 12 Sep, 2009 – 11:00 | One Comment
Race Day: They’ll Be After The Bonus, Babies

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Many eyes in the grandstands at Richmond International Raceway for tonight’s Chevy Rock & Roll 400 will be on the rumble for the final Chase berths. But in the cockpits and pits, eyes will be on what could turn out to be a fairly important prize.
Yes, the really cool guitar [...]

Would A NASCAR Driver Take A Dive For The Team?
Friday, 11 Sep, 2009 – 20:43 | 3 Comments
Would A NASCAR Driver Take A Dive For The Team?

By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Richmond, Va. – Would a NASCAR driver intentionally throw a race to assist a teammate?
That was a major topic of discussion on the eve of Saturday night’s Chevy Rock & Roll 400 at Richmond International Raceway, which will set the field for this year’s Chase for the Sprint Cup championship.
Though several drivers [...]

Martin On Pole And Other Rock & Roll Notes
Friday, 11 Sep, 2009 – 17:50 | Comments Off
Martin On Pole And Other Rock & Roll Notes

By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Richmond, Va. – Chase for the Sprint Cup contender Mark Martin will start from the pole in Saturday night’s Chevy Rock & Roll 400 at Richmond International Raceway,
The veteran toured the .75-mile D-shaped oval at 126.808 miles per hour to edge Martin Truex Jr. for his sixth pole of the [...]

Woody: Get Ready NASCAR Nation, Here She Comes
Friday, 11 Sep, 2009 – 9:10 | 2 Comments
Woody: Get Ready NASCAR Nation, Here She Comes

By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
I don’t think there’s any question that the Tattooed Lady is going to run off and join the NASCAR circus.
The only question is when. And what will her arrival register on the Richter scale?
It appears more and more likely that open-wheel diva Danica Patrick is going to forsake the IndyCar [...]

Woody: Busch Set For Another Guitar Solo?
Friday, 11 Sep, 2009 – 9:00 | 2 Comments
Woody: Busch Set For Another Guitar Solo?

Larry Woody | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
The irony is dripping and delicious. Kyle Busch, who showed such disdain for the trophy Gibson guitar he got for a June Nationwide win in Nashville (he smashed it to pieces) needs to win another guitar Saturday night at Richmond or his slim Chase hopes are likely dead.
Busch is 14th in [...]

Harris: Chase Has Become Two Chases For Price Of One
Thursday, 10 Sep, 2009 – 15:07 | Comments Off
Harris: Chase Has Become Two Chases For Price Of One

By Mike Harris | Senior Correspondent
RacinToday.com
When Brian France came up with the idea of the Chase for the championship, it’s likely he never expected it would turn into not one, but two successful  entities.
The first time France brought up the idea of a NASCAR postseason in public was two days before the annual awards dinner [...]

Petty Team To Merge With Yates Racing
Thursday, 10 Sep, 2009 – 15:02 | 2 Comments
Petty Team To Merge With Yates Racing

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Richard Petty Motorsports and Yates Racing announced today they have signed a letter of intent to merge operations in time for the 2010 season. The four-car team will race Fords under the Richard Petty Motorsports banner.
“This is a pretty big deal for us,” Petty said. “We’re thrilled to partner with Ford. We’ve talked with a [...]

Rude-Host Stewart Wins Again At Charity Prelude To Dream
Thursday, 10 Sep, 2009 – 6:27 | Comments Off
Rude-Host Stewart Wins Again At Charity Prelude To Dream

By Nick Bromberg | Senior Correspondent
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Tony Stewart may have a hard time getting his fellow Sprint Cup drivers to keep coming to the Prelude to the Dream.
After all, why would they want to come to Eldora Speedway and get their butts kicked by the track owner?
“Home track advantage,” second-place finisher Clint Bowyer said Wednesday night [...]

Minter: Busch’s Bedevilment Is In The Details
Thursday, 10 Sep, 2009 – 6:00 | Comments Off
Minter: Busch’s Bedevilment Is In The Details

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Some Thursday observations:
Whenever there’s an issue that doesn’t seem to make sense, it’s always a good idea to check the facts, specifically the statistics involved.
For those wondering how a  four-time Sprint Cup winner this season could be on the outside looking in a the circuit heads to the final regular [...]