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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 [...]

Tuesday Morning Memo: Tanks For The Drama
Tuesday, 18 Aug, 2009 – 9:15 | Comments Off
Tuesday Morning Memo: Tanks For The Drama

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Let’s see what’s in the Tuesday Morning Memo today:
* Put me down for a yes vote on the fuel-mileage-races thing.
Is it racing at its finest? Is calculating supply vs. laps what auto-racing is supposed to be about? Does it result in the best car and driver winning the race? Does [...]

Minter: Has The Son Started To Rise Again?
Monday, 17 Aug, 2009 – 11:48 | Comments Off
Minter: Has The Son Started To Rise Again?

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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The Earnhardt Nation has reason to rejoice. Its driver is starting to act like an Earnhardt again. It was evident last week during an appearance in Atlanta and it showed again on Sunday during the Carfax 400 at Michigan International Speedway, where he put on a hard charge at the [...]

Hail To The Vickers: Red Bull Driver Wins In Michigan
Monday, 17 Aug, 2009 – 7:40 | Comments Off
Hail To The Vickers: Red Bull Driver Wins In Michigan

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Brian Vickers won the fuel-mileage sweepstakes at Michigan International Speedway on Sunday afternoon and in the process took a big step toward making the Chase for the Sprint Cup Championship.
Vickers took the lead in the Carfax 400 when he passed an out-of-fuel Jimmie Johnson for the lead with just under [...]

Mad Max Is Happily Pursuing New Dream
Monday, 17 Aug, 2009 – 7:30 | 2 Comments
Mad Max Is Happily Pursuing New Dream

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Watkins Glen, N.Y. – To label Max Papis a “journeyman driver” is to do a disservice to the human being with the perpetual grin, classic Italian accent and stallion-like passion for racing.
“I am a race car driver, and my job is to kick ass,” said Papis, famously defining his “Mad [...]

NASCAR Newscast: CARFAX 400 Recap
Monday, 17 Aug, 2009 – 7:00 | Comments Off
NASCAR Newscast: CARFAX 400 Recap

Brian Vickers claimed his second career NASCAR Sprint Cup Series victory when Jimmie Johnson ran out of fuel after dominating his second consecutive race at Michigan International Speedway. Hear from Vickers and runner-up Jeff Gordon as fellow Hendrick Motorsports teammate Dale Earnhardt Jr. had his first top-five finish in four months.

Race Day: Michigan Means Miles Of Fun – For Drivers
Sunday, 16 Aug, 2009 – 8:41 | One Comment
Race Day: Michigan Means Miles Of Fun – For Drivers

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Michigan International Speedway has the power to do something which not many other race tracks on the Sprint Cup schedule can do – silence complaints from the garage areas. Not all of them, but a lot of them. It’s magic.
Well, perhaps not magic. It’s probably the result of the racing [...]

Flag to Flag: Michigan
Sunday, 16 Aug, 2009 – 6:00 | 46 Comments
Flag to Flag: Michigan

Watching the Carfax 400 today?
Nick Bromberg is.
Catch all the action here as he live blogs Flag to Flag from Michigan International Speedway.

Q and A: Earnhardt Wants COT Changes
Sunday, 16 Aug, 2009 – 5:00 | Comments Off
Q and A: Earnhardt Wants COT Changes

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During a press conference at Michigan International Speedway over the weekend, Dale Earnhardt Jr. took some questions about the Car of Tomorrow.
Here is a partial transcript of that press conference:
WHAT Were you getting at with recent comments about NASCAR engineers could do more to make these cars safe?
Earnhardt: “I just think, that everyone needs to…, [...]

Some Drivers Are Fuming Over Fuel Mileage Racing
Saturday, 15 Aug, 2009 – 19:16 | One Comment
Some Drivers Are Fuming Over Fuel Mileage Racing

By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
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Brooklyn, Mich. – The pain was etched on Greg Biffle’s face Friday morning.
In June’s Lifelock 400 at Michigan International Speedway, Biffle was a mere mile from victory in team owner Jack Roush’s back yard.
Instead, his No. 16 Ford transformed from an 800 horsepower stock car into a soapbox derby racer when [...]