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Minter: Some Teams Park For The Money
Monday, 20 Apr, 2009 – 16:18 | 2 Comments
Minter: Some Teams Park For The Money

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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When looking for enlightenment on controversial issues, there’s an old rule of thumb that often comes to mind – “Follow the money.”
It’s especially helpful when looking at the practice of starting and parking a car in NASCAR’s top three series. Some teams choose to qualify for the race, then run [...]

NASCAR Newscast: SUBWAY Fresh Fit 500
Sunday, 19 Apr, 2009 – 22:44 | Comments Off
NASCAR Newscast: SUBWAY Fresh Fit 500

With his first win in nearly four years, Mark Martin became the fourth NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver 50 or older to go to Victory Lane. Hear from Martin and runner-up Tony Stewart after the race …

Martin Silences The Little Voices In His Head
Sunday, 19 Apr, 2009 – 20:58 | One Comment
Martin Silences The Little Voices In His Head

 
By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
There is a little voice in the back of his head that continues to drive Mark Martin to distraction.
Drives him to perfection.
Basically, drives him insane.
Arguably NASCAR’s fiercest competitor, Martin promised to ease up on himself Saturday night, after snapping a 97-race Sprint Cup Series winless streak at Phoenix International Raceway.
“I’m [...]

Pedley: Martin Scores One For The Romantics
Sunday, 19 Apr, 2009 – 12:03 | One Comment
Pedley: Martin Scores One For The Romantics

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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You would have thought Mark Martin got married Saturday night. As he stood sweating and uneasily smiling in the warm Phoenix night, flash bulbs were popping, champagne was flying, people were crying.
And the reception line. People were climbing all over each other to get in position to shake Martin’s hand [...]

Mark Martin Back In Victory Lane
Saturday, 18 Apr, 2009 – 22:52 | Comments Off
Mark Martin Back In Victory Lane

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When Mark Martin accepted Rick Hendrick’s invitation to run a full season in one of his cars, Martin said he would do it because he figured it would give him a final shot at winning the Sprint Cup championship which has eluded him his entire career.
Saturday night at Phoenix International Raceway, it appeared that Martin [...]

Flag to Flag: Phoenix
Saturday, 18 Apr, 2009 – 17:30 | 63 Comments
Flag to Flag: Phoenix

Watching the Subway Fresh Fit 500 tonight?
Do you simply have to talk about it with someone?
Join RacinToday.com’s Nick Bromberg as he chats “Flag to Flag” about the Phoenix  race.

Jimmie Credits Jeff For Blooming In The Desert
Saturday, 18 Apr, 2009 – 16:50 | Comments Off
Jimmie Credits Jeff For Blooming In The Desert

By Jeff Hood | Senior Correspondent
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 Avondale, Ariz. – As Jimmie Johnson prepares to make his bid to establish more history in the desert this weekend, the El Cajon, Calif. driver admitted on Friday that his recent success at Phoenix International Raceway is due in large part to Hendrick Motorsports teammate Jeff Gordon.
Johnson will be looking [...]

Corvette That Made Dale Earnhardt Sr. Smile Set To Move Down
Friday, 17 Apr, 2009 – 23:08 | One Comment
Corvette That Made Dale Earnhardt Sr. Smile Set To Move Down

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Correspondent
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LONG BEACH, Calif. – Corvette Racing will run its last GT1 class race in the American Le Mans Series during this weekend’s Long Beach Grand Prix.
Although a possible bankruptcy at GM could change current plans, the factory team is scheduled to return to the ALMS in August with a [...]

Mark Martin Wins Third Pole Of Cup Season
Friday, 17 Apr, 2009 – 19:50 | Comments Off
Mark Martin Wins Third Pole Of Cup Season

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Mark Martin has become Mr. Pole Position in the Sprint Cup series this season.
On Friday evening, Martin captured his third pole of the season by logging the fastest lap in qualifying at Phoenix International Raceway.
Martin’s PIR pole comes after also qualifying fastest at Bristol Motor Speedway and Atlanta Motor Speedway earlier this season.
 
Starting second in [...]

Darlington Expands Ticket Times
Friday, 17 Apr, 2009 – 13:33 | Comments Off

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In an effort to make it easier for race fans to purchase tickets the Darlington Raceway ticket office will now be open every Saturday and Sunday through the Southern 500 on May 9 track President Chris Browning announced.
In addition to the normal operating hours of 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Monday through Friday the ticket [...]