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Mark Martin Wins The Southern 500 At Darlington
Sunday, 10 May, 2009 – 9:54 | Comments Off
Mark Martin Wins The Southern 500 At Darlington

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Correspondent
RacinToday.com
Darlington, S.C. – The Sprint Cup Series’ oldest driver won on NASCAR’s oldest superspeedway the old-fashioned way. The remarkable Mark Martin lurked at the front of the field all night at the Darlington oval while dodging a record 17 cautions. He took the victory from Hendrick Motorsports Chevy teammate Jimmie [...]

NASCAR Suspends Mayfield
Saturday, 9 May, 2009 – 18:50 | Comments Off
NASCAR Suspends Mayfield

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Correspondent
RacinToday.com
Darlington, S.C. – Citing it’s zero tolerance policy, NASCAR suspended owner/driver Jeremy Mayfield indefinitely following the results of random tests administered at the outset of last weekend’s Sprint Cup event at Richmond.
“It’s all about safety and competition,” said Jim Hunter, vice president of communications for NASCAR. “A positive drug tests means [...]

Wanted: Knock-Down, Drag-Out Gutter Brawls
Saturday, 9 May, 2009 – 17:09 | Comments Off
Wanted: Knock-Down, Drag-Out Gutter Brawls

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
In any form of motorsports, the ultimate outcome is a door-to-door duel to the finish line, with a single winner collecting the lion’s share of the spoils.
In drag racing, it’s not the shot-like-a rocket runs that are the most entertaining. It’s the pedal-fests, where two drivers find themselves under less [...]

Flag to Flag: Southern 500
Saturday, 9 May, 2009 – 15:30 | 63 Comments
Flag to Flag: Southern 500

Watching Saturday night’s race at Darlington?
Nick Bromberg is!
Join him here as he provides Flag to Flag coverage of the race.
And for more of Nick’s analysis of racing, check out the new Fantasy Racing section.

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 
RacinToday.com
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
RacinToday.com
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 [...]