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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 [...]

Petty Signs Allmendinger for 2010 Season
Friday, 17 Apr, 2009 – 11:28 | Comments Off
Petty Signs Allmendinger for 2010 Season

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STATESVILLE, N.C. – Richard Petty Motorsports announced today AJ Allmendinger will race for the team in the 2010 NASCAR Sprint Cup season.   
 “This was an easy decision for Richard Petty Motorsports,” said Tom Reddin, the team’s chief executive officer.  “AJ has done a superb job, both on and off the track in 2009. We want [...]

Junior Heads To Desert Hoping To End Drought
Thursday, 16 Apr, 2009 – 14:45 | 3 Comments
Junior Heads To Desert Hoping To End Drought

 
By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Fort Worth, Texas – Dale Earnhardt Jr. went on vacation last weekend promising to “raise a little hell.” What could it hurt? Considering Junior’s lackluster start to the 2009 Sprint Cup season, perhaps some sort of personal exorcism was in order for NASCAR’s most scrutinized star.
“I don’t know. You tell [...]

NASCAR Videos
Tuesday, 14 Apr, 2009 – 20:26 | Comments Off
NASCAR Videos

Jeff Burton salutes fans for support during tough economic times

A Few Words With: David Stremme
Tuesday, 14 Apr, 2009 – 20:15 | Comments Off

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David Stremme is Penske Racing’s new man in the driver’s seat this year. He has taken over for Ryan Newman in the No. 12 car and has shown flashes of success. This week, he took some questions from the media about his gig. In his own words, it went like this:
 
Question: After your 14th place [...]

Big-Time Rookie Now Has No Full-Time Ride
Tuesday, 14 Apr, 2009 – 16:50 | 3 Comments
Big-Time Rookie Now Has No Full-Time Ride

 
By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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The NASCAR world moves at a rapid pace, on and off the track. Today’s heroes can quickly become tomorrow’s zeroes. The focus moves from one issue to the next, with seemingly minor incidents getting major play at times.
Oftentimes, fans and the media find themselves about a week behind the curve [...]

Jim France To Yield Top Job At ISC
Tuesday, 14 Apr, 2009 – 16:48 | Comments Off
Jim France To Yield Top Job At ISC

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A new generation will soon be taking over the top spot at International Speedway Corp.
Beginning June 1, Jim France will step down as CEO of the company which builds and operates major race  tracks in the country’s top markets, and Lesa France Kennedy will take over in that role.
So, while ISC will stay a France-family [...]