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Kenseth Steps Out Of Character, Wins Pole
Friday, 8 May, 2009 – 18:30 | Comments Off
Kenseth Steps Out Of Character, Wins Pole

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Matt Kenseth set a track record en route to winning the pole for Saturday’s Sprint Cup Series race at Darlington Raceway on Friday.
Kenseth turned a lap at 179.514 mph in the session.
“Whenever you run that fast it’s the car,” Kenseth said. “You can only go as fast as the car will carry you and Drew [...]

It Was Craven vs. Busch In A Finish Too Wild To Tame
Friday, 8 May, 2009 – 15:40 | 2 Comments
It Was Craven vs. Busch In A Finish Too Wild To Tame

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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If you were a NASCAR fan in 2003, if you were one of those lunatics whom the straight world looked down upon with a roll of the eyes because you enjoyed watching loud, dirty cars go around in circles for hours on end and then could not wait until the [...]

Hood: Best Finish Was The First Finish
Friday, 8 May, 2009 – 12:20 | One Comment
Hood: Best Finish Was The First Finish

By Jeff Hood | Senior Correspondent
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Darlington, S.C. – A recent online fan poll conducted by Darlington Raceway awarded Ricky Craven’s thrilling victory over Kurt Busch earlier this decade as the most-memorable finish during the 1.366-mile speedway’s 60-year history.
 While it would be difficult to vote against the 2003 event which produced the closest finish in NASCAR history, 30 years later [...]

Ingram: The Southern 500 Has Gone South
Friday, 8 May, 2009 – 7:50 | One Comment
Ingram: The Southern 500 Has Gone South

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Correspondent 
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There was a time when a 500-mile race at Darlington was the real Southern 500, not a replica.
To win a 500-mile race at Darlington on a Labor Day weekend meant you had beaten that day’s competition and had measured up to all those stock car drivers who came before.
It was [...]

Marcos Ambrose Panning For Stardom in Sprint Cup
Wednesday, 6 May, 2009 – 20:30 | 4 Comments
Marcos Ambrose Panning For Stardom in Sprint Cup

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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Former Lowe’s Motor Speedway promoter H.A. “Humpy” Wheeler, being the wise observer of all things NASCAR, rarely sides up with losers.
He was an early backer of a rowdy North Carolina short tracker, Dale Earnhardt, and helped steer him into a career in the series now known as Sprint Cup. Over [...]

Martin To Drive Again In 2010
Wednesday, 6 May, 2009 – 12:36 | One Comment
Martin To Drive Again In 2010

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Mark Martin will return to drive the No. 5 Chevrolets of Hendrick Motorsports for the entire 36-race NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season in 2010. It will be the 22nd full-time Cup campaign of Martin’s career and his second with car owner Rick Hendrick.
Last July, Martin signed a two-year contract with Hendrick Motorsports covering one full [...]

Woody: The Lady In Black Has A Very Firm Grip
Tuesday, 5 May, 2009 – 17:30 | 4 Comments
Woody: The Lady In Black Has A Very Firm Grip

By Larry Woody | Senior Writer 
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As you drive into Darlington, having wound your way through miles of fertile cotton fields and pine forests, up ahead you’ll see a water tower on the horizon. It boasts a simple banner:
NASCAR.
‘Nuff said.
Darlington, S.C., is NASCAR country. Has been since 1950 and continues to be today, an old-fashioned track [...]

NASCAR Newscast: Southern 500 Presented by GoDaddy.com Preview
Tuesday, 5 May, 2009 – 17:15 | Comments Off
NASCAR Newscast: Southern 500 Presented by GoDaddy.com Preview

The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series returns to Darlington Raceway, and the Southern 500 returns to the Track Too Tough to Tame, celebrating 60 years of racing. Carl Edwards and Clint Bowyer talk about the history of the place and how special it would be to win there. Plus, find out who to watch as a [...]

Chasing Tracks Is A Chase That Never Ends
Tuesday, 5 May, 2009 – 9:05 | Comments Off
Chasing Tracks Is A Chase That Never Ends

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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They’re called race track chasers, nomadic types who travel the countryside trying to attend races at as many tracks as they can.
Most hit the road with Allan Brown’s “National Speedway Directory” as their travel guide, marking each new track like a notch on a gunslinger’s pistol.
Some have recorded more than [...]

Bill Elliott Had A Thing For The Lady In Black
Monday, 4 May, 2009 – 12:35 | Comments Off
Bill Elliott Had A Thing For The Lady In Black

 
By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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In the 60 years of racing at Darlington Raceway, few events have drawn as much attention to the Lady in Black as the 1985 Southern 500. It was at that race that Bill Elliott secured the Winston Million for winning three of the four major events in a single Cup [...]