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J.R. Todd earned his first NHRA victory since 2008 on Sunday by racing to victory in Top Fuel at the Mopar Mile-High Nationals at Bandimere Speedway in Morrison, Colo.
Robert Hight (Funny Car), Allen Johnson (Pro Stock) and Andrew Hines (Pro Stock Motorcycle) were winners at Bandimere.
To get his victory, Todd had to beat Brittany Force [...]

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Gordon Puzzled by Montoya’s Abuse
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Jeff Gordon was a puzzled as he got out of his car following Sunday’s Tums Rapid Relief 500 at Martinsville Speedway. He felt he was being punish during the race, but he wasn’t sure what crime he had committed.
All he could do was consider the source of the of punishment – fellow driver Juan Pablo [...]

Mon, 10/26/09 – 16:29 | One Comment
Minter: Without Pops, Earnhardt Has Lost Crackle
Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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Throughout the long-running debate over why Dale Earnhardt Jr. isn’t enjoying the same success as his Hendrick Motorsports teammates, one fact gets consistently overlooked: His best days in NASCAR were with Tony Eury Sr. running the show.
“Pops” Eury, with able assistance from his son Tony Jr., guided his nephew Dale [...]

Mon, 10/26/09 – 9:07 | 6 Comments
The Monday Morning Crew Chief: USF1 To Grow With Busch?
Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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From the Monday Morning Crew Chief:
If NASCAR Valley is the source for America’s next Formula One car, it seems fitting that Kyle Busch is being wooed by the US F1 team.
We might have learned more about KB’s ability in F1 machinery last year when he was invited by Toyota to test its car. But NASCAR [...]

Mon, 10/26/09 – 8:16 | 5 Comments
Hamlin Wins Race But Johnson Makes His Points
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Last spring, Jimmie Johnson got the victory at Martinsville Speedway by punting leader Denny Hamlin from behind with just a handful of laps to go. Sunday at Martinsville, Hamlin found a fool-proof method for preventing a replay of that.
Hamlin simply would not allow Johnson to get close enough to his [...]

Sun, 10/25/09 – 16:33 | Comments Off
Flag to Flag: Martinsville
Nick Bromberg | Senior Writer
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Watching the Tums Fast Relief 500?
Nick Bromberg is.
Catch the action here as he live blogs Flag to Flag the race at Martinsville Speedway.

Sun, 10/25/09 – 12:04 | 42 Comments
Saldana The Big Star In Texas
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Joey Saldana made it three-for-three in the state of Texas after wiring the field on Saturday night at Lone Star Speedway to score his series leading 19th A-Feature win of the season with the World of Outlaws and his career-high 20th overall victory with the series.
Saldana earned $12,000 for the win, which was the 58th [...]

Sun, 10/25/09 – 8:16 | One Comment
Race Day: Restarts Could Finish Race Leaders
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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U-turns are what Carl Edwards called those two things which connect the two co-joined dragstrips known as Martinsville Speedway. Not corners, as they do in the NASCAR media guide. But U-turns.
NASCAR drivers have been plunging into those things, whatever you want to call them, since 1949 after restarts. But today, [...]

Sun, 10/25/09 – 7:50 | Comments Off
Keselowski Bashes Way To Victory
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Brad Keselowski won Saturday’s Nationwide Series race but probably did not win a lot of friends in the process.
Keselowski, who made liberal use of his front bumper in winning the Kroger On Track for The Cure 250 at Memphis Motorsports Park, was able to hold off a final-lap charge by points-leader Kyle Busch after a [...]

Sat, 10/24/09 – 17:54 | 5 Comments
Peters Wins Martinsville Truck Race
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Timothy Peters got his first career victory in the Camping World Truck Series when he won the Kroger 200 at Martinsville Speedway.
“Words can’t describe what I’m going through right now,” Peters said afterward. “These two guys up here, (Red Horse Racing team-owner) Tom DeLoach for believing in me and giving me a opportunity and (crew [...]

Sat, 10/24/09 – 16:31 | Comments Off
Teen DiBenedetto Gets A New Car
Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
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Millington, Tenn. – Joe Gibbs Racing will dip into its deep pool of driver talent today when Matt DiBenedetto makes his debut in the Nationwide Series in the Kroger on Track for the Cure 250 at Memphis Motorsports Park.
The 18-year-old DiBenedetto, a participant in the NASCAR Camping World East Series this year, gets the keys [...]

Sat, 10/24/09 – 7:34 | 3 Comments