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Goodwrench Headed To Goodwood
Tuesday, 30 Jun, 2009 – 8:00 | Comments Off
Goodwrench Headed To Goodwood

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The Richard Childress Racing No. 3 GM Goodwrench Chevrolet Monte Carlo that seven-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Dale Earnhardt earned his 76th and final victory in will participate in this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed in England on July 3-5, 2009.
Taylor Earnhardt, 20, Earnhardt’s youngest child, will drive the car in demonstration runs during [...]

Pedley: Please, No Talk About Asterisks After Logano Victory
Monday, 29 Jun, 2009 – 10:58 | Comments Off
Pedley: Please, No Talk About Asterisks After Logano Victory

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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You can bet that in some circles, the sour talk about the method by which Joey Logano got his first Sprint Cup victory started long before the rain stopped at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on Sunday.
You can bet phrases like “fuel mileage win” and “freakish luck” and “asterisk-mark ending” were [...]

Memo: Make Drivers Pay Own Insurance Bills
Monday, 29 Jun, 2009 – 10:45 | 3 Comments
Memo: Make Drivers Pay Own Insurance Bills

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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In today’s Monday Morning Memo we find:
* This whole “racing incident” thing has me puzzled.
You know, somebody tags somebody from behind or somebody bashes into somebody from the side and, according to the expert analysis, it’s nobody’s fault. Nothing the driver doing the bumping could do. Just a “racing incident”.
Yes, [...]

Rookie Joey Logano Zips To His First Sprint Cup Victory
Sunday, 28 Jun, 2009 – 18:57 | One Comment
Rookie Joey Logano Zips To His First Sprint Cup Victory

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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It turns out that Sliced Bread can cut it in Sprint Cup.
Rookie Joey Logano got the first victory of his Sprint Cup career Sunday when he won the rain-shortened race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
Logano took the lead in the Lenox Industrial Tools 301 when others opted to pit for [...]

NASCAR Newscast: LENOX Industrial Tools 301 Recap
Sunday, 28 Jun, 2009 – 18:56 | Comments Off
NASCAR Newscast: LENOX Industrial Tools 301 Recap

Rookie and New England native Joey Logano became the youngest driver to win a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race Sunday at his home track, New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Hear from Logano and Jeff Gordon, runner-up in the rain-shortened race. Plus, find out how far Gordon is behind leader Tony Stewart in the point standings

Race Day: It’s A Question Worth Repeating
Sunday, 28 Jun, 2009 – 9:19 | One Comment
Race Day: It’s A Question Worth Repeating

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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A lot has been made this weekend about the fact that nobody has repeated as a winner in a Sprint Cup car at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in the last eight races. In the Nationwide series, there has never been a repeat winner – that is a span of 23 [...]

Pedley: Montoya Makes Point Of Telling It Like It Is
Sunday, 28 Jun, 2009 – 8:15 | Comments Off
Pedley: Montoya Makes Point Of Telling It Like It Is

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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It’s like a mantra for NASCAR drivers. It’s a standardized response which appears to be taught to them during initiation ceremonies into the NASCAR-driver club in true Free Mason fashion.
Saying that NASCAR drivers always race for victories and never for championship points, you’ve got to believe, is drilled into incoming [...]

Economics Continues To Trump Racing In Garage-Area Buzz
Sunday, 28 Jun, 2009 – 7:47 | Comments Off
Economics Continues To Trump Racing In Garage-Area Buzz

By Jeff Hood | Senior Correspondent
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Loudon, N.H. – The 10-race stretch to determine who’s in and who’s out of this year’s Chase for the Sprint Cup championship begins with Sunday’s Lenox Industrial Tools 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
The scramble to score precious championship points on the flat, 1.058-oval is weighing heavy on every driver’s [...]

Rain Puts Stewart On Pole
Friday, 26 Jun, 2009 – 15:00 | Comments Off
Rain Puts Stewart On Pole

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Rain has forced cancelation of Friday’s qualifying session for Sunday’s Sprint Cup race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
Hence the field for the Lenox Industrial Tools 301 will be set by car-owner points.
That will put Tony Stewart on the pole. Next to Stewart in the front row will be Jeff Gordon.
Jimmie Johnson and Kurt Busch will [...]

Bowyer Set For Big Return After Having To Drop Back, Punt
Friday, 26 Jun, 2009 – 7:42 | Comments Off
Bowyer Set For Big Return After Having To Drop Back, Punt

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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In recent years, Richard Childress Racing could be counted on to put most or all of its drivers in the Chase for the Sprint Cup. Last year, all three RCR drivers made the cut and grabbed the fourth, fifth and sixth positions with Kevin Harvick leading the way. The year [...]