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Stewart Now A Proud Owner Of A Sprint Cup Victory
Sunday, 7 Jun, 2009 – 18:36 | Comments Off
Stewart Now A Proud Owner Of A Sprint Cup Victory

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Tony Stewart got his first victory as a Sprint Cup-team owner/driver Sunday and he got it by going slow – not by going slow because he wanted to, but because he felt he had to.
The Pocono 500 had turned into a fuel-mileage job and Stewart was forced to get stingy over the final 10 laps [...]

Pocono Qualifying Rained Out
Friday, 5 Jun, 2009 – 15:00 | Comments Off
Pocono Qualifying Rained Out

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Rain on Friday washed out qualifying for Sunday’s Sprint Cup race at Pocono Raceway.
That will put Tony Stewart on the pole for the race as the cars will line up based on owner points.
Starting next to Stewart in the front row will be Jeff Gordon.
The second row will consist of Jimmie Johnson and Kurt [...]

Burton Baffled By RCR’s March Backward
Thursday, 4 Jun, 2009 – 21:50 | Comments Off
Burton Baffled By RCR’s March Backward

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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Over the years, Dale Earnhardt made Richard Childress look mighty good as a car owner.
Now his son, Dale Earnhardt Jr. is indirectly helping to keep Childress from looking pretty bad.
Earnhardt’s struggles at Hendrick Motorsports and his recent crew chief swap have overshadowed the struggles of Richard Childress Racing, a story [...]

NASCAR Enacts New Restart Rules
Thursday, 4 Jun, 2009 – 15:05 | Comments Off
NASCAR Enacts New Restart Rules

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NASCAR Thursday announced a change to its race format with the addition of “Double-File Restarts – Shootout Style” throughout each race.
Beginning with this weekend at Pocono Raceway, the first- and second-place drivers will line up side-by-side as the green flag flies for each restart.
“We’ve heard the fans loud and clear: ‘double-file restarts – shootout style’ [...]

Woody: Long Shorted, No Big Surprise There
Wednesday, 3 Jun, 2009 – 17:50 | 3 Comments
Woody: Long Shorted, No Big Surprise There

By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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Perhaps the great philosopher Gomer Pyle put it best:
“Surprise! Surprise!”
And:
“Gawleeeeeee!”
Everyone who thought the National Stock Car Racing Commission might do Carl Long justice and throw out the absurdly-harsh penalties recently meted out by NASCAR, please raise your hand.
I’d like get with you later to discuss some beautiful beachfront property in [...]

NASCAR Newscast: Pocono 500 Preview
Wednesday, 3 Jun, 2009 – 17:50 | Comments Off
NASCAR Newscast: Pocono 500 Preview

The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series takes on the only three-turn track on the circuit this weekend in Pennsylvania. Tops in Driver Rating at the track, Denny Hamlin tells you what it takes to get around the Tricky Triangle. Ryan Newman checks in as well, and find out who else you should pick with the top [...]

Woody: Passing Should Always Be Between Non-Consenting Adults
Wednesday, 3 Jun, 2009 – 13:08 | 4 Comments
Woody: Passing Should Always Be Between Non-Consenting Adults

By Larry Woody | Senior Writer 
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It’s one for NASCAR’s Lowlights Film:
At one point during last Sunday’s race at Dover, leader Jimmie Johnson deliberately slowed down and allowed teammate Mark Martin to pass him.
Martin led the lap, “earning” five bonus points.
Then Johnson zipped back around him, reassumed the lead, and sped off to victory.
A charity pass [...]

Rain Postpones Stewart’s Prelude
Wednesday, 3 Jun, 2009 – 13:05 | Comments Off
Rain Postpones Stewart’s Prelude

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Persistent rain has forced officials at Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio, to postpone the fifth annual Prelude to the Dream.  The all-star dirt late model race has been rescheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 9.  A decision regarding the broadcast of the event will be made at a later date.
The wet weather made it impossible to run [...]

Appeal in Carl Long Case Denied
Tuesday, 2 Jun, 2009 – 17:00 | Comments Off
Appeal in Carl Long Case Denied

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The National Stock Car Racing Commission announced Tuesday that the major penalties levied by NASCAR on the Sprint Cup team of Carl Long would stand.
Those penalties included:
* A loss of 200 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Championship Car Owner Points; suspension from 12 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Championship Events; suspension from NASCAR until August 18, 2009; [...]

Junior and Lance, Now We’re Talking
Tuesday, 2 Jun, 2009 – 14:05 | Comments Off
Junior and Lance, Now We’re Talking

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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For Dale Earnhardt Jr., Sunday’s race at Dover International Speedway must have seemed like the first day of working a new job.
There were new ways of doing things to get accustomed to, new voices replacing familiar ones, and high expectations all around.
By all accounts, his 12th-place finish earned him a [...]