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Hybrid To Take To Track At Lowe’s
Wednesday, 22 Apr, 2009 – 7:58 | Comments Off

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NASCAR’s thundering herd of carbureted V-8s will get a lesson in hybrid technology at Lowe’s Motor Speedway next month.  
A Toyota Camry Hybrid will become the first such vehicle to serve as “official” pace car for a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race when it leads the 43-car field to the green flag for the 50th [...]

Earnhardt, Mears Put On Probation
Wednesday, 22 Apr, 2009 – 7:50 | Comments Off
Earnhardt, Mears Put On Probation

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NASCAR announced that it has placed Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Casey Mears on probation for the next six races in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, as a result of their on-track incident last Saturday at the conclusion of the race at Phoenix International Raceway.
NASCAR put both drivers on probation for the next six races. No [...]

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
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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
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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.