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For Cup Teams, Two Is Just Right
Tuesday, 21 Apr, 2009 – 14:36 | 2 Comments
For Cup Teams, Two Is Just Right

By Mark Armijo | Senior Correspondent
RacinToday.com
Dale Earnhardt Jr. loves Talladega Superspeedway, site of Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race. Loves the fans. Loves the layout. Loves how he’s won five races at the circuit’s largest racetrack.
What Earnhardt doesn’t love is the schedule. At least, he doesn’t love it as much as he loved the shortened [...]

Sturbin: Gordon Dropped A Bomb On Vegas Speedway
Monday, 20 Apr, 2009 – 16:20 | One Comment
Sturbin: Gordon Dropped A Bomb On Vegas Speedway

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Fort Worth, Texas – It has been my contention that the NASCAR fans who love to hate Jeff Gordon never have spent quality time with the man.
In this business, “quality time” usually is defined as a group scrum behind Gordon’s hauler or in the media center during a race weekend, [...]

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
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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
RacinToday.com
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 [...]