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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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A non-Chaser won the pole on Saturday for Sunday’s GEICO 500 Sprint Cup Series race at Talladega Superspeedway, but a Chaser in need qualified second fastest.
The non-Chaser who won the pole for the final Contender Round race was Brain Vickers of Michael Waltrip Racing. He put down a lap at [...]

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Danica Patrick To Drive In Nationwide Series
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Danica Patrick announced Tuesday that she will drive a partial Nationwide Series schedule next year and it will be in a car owned and operated by JR Motorsports, the team co-owned by Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Rick Hendrick.
Patrick’s first stock-car race is scheduled to be at Daytona International Speedway in [...]

Tue, 12/8/09 – 13:20 | 2 Comments
Woody: NASCAR Fans Stand By Their Man
Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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Having covered football for 40 some-odd years (some odder than others) I know I shouldn’t be shocked nor surprised by the boorish behavior of a sizable segment of fans.
But I am. I’ll never get used to adults – using the term loosely – savaging some kid like University of Tennessee [...]

Tue, 12/8/09 – 12:00 | 8 Comments
Patrick To Host Presser
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Danica Patrick is scheduled to hold a news conference in Phoenix at noon Eastern time on Tuesday. It is expected that she will announce her stock-car racing plans for 2010 during the event.
Sources are reporting that the plans include driving a partial schedule for the Nationwide Series team co-owned by Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Rick [...]

Tue, 12/8/09 – 8:26 | Comments Off
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Pocono, PA  – The deadline for fans renewing their tickets for 2010 at Pocono Raceway has expired, which means all remaining tickets for Pocono Raceway’s June 6 Pocono 500 and August 1 Pennsylvania 500, NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races are now on sale. A wide selection of grandstand seats, starting at just [...]

Mon, 12/7/09 – 19:09 | Comments Off
Kyle Busch Wins The Snowball
Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
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Pensacola, Fla. – NASCAR Nationwide Series champion Kyle Busch was the first driver to cross the finish line in Sunday’s 42nd annual Snowball Derby.
But Super Late Model racing was the big winner over the weekend.
At the close of a year ,when race teams have been forced to search for sponsorship in the worst economy since the Great [...]

Mon, 12/7/09 – 8:14 | One Comment
Ingram: NASCAR and F1 Joined At Hip?
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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From the Monday Morning Crew Chief:
The subjects of NASCAR’s Sprint Cup and Formula One have been coming up in the same sentence regularly these days. F1 drivers have been testing Sprint Cup cars, Marcos Ambrose received the Sir Jack Brabham Award, named for Australia’s three-time F1 champion, and there’s regular talk [...]

Mon, 12/7/09 – 8:02 | 7 Comments
Sturbin: The Danica Dance Goes On
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Armed with a multi-year contract extension from Andretti Autosport, Danica Patrick’s career focus will remain on open-wheel racing while approaching NASCAR as a “curiosity.”
In fact, team-owner Michael Andretti is insisting on it. While supporting Patrick’s desire to challenge herself professionally, Andretti made it clear last week that any NASCAR schedule [...]

Sun, 12/6/09 – 11:08 | 6 Comments
Long To Start Snowball From Pole
Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
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Pensacola, Fla. – Johanna Long was fastest in qualifying for the annual Snowball Derby here and will start on the pole in Sunday’s race.
The Derby is one of the top events for Super Late Models and attracts some of the top drivers in the country. It his held at Five Flags Speedway.
In earning the pole, [...]

Sat, 12/5/09 – 17:11 | 3 Comments
Harris: Vegas Is A Long Way From Manhattan
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By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
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Las Vegas – The first NASCAR Championship Week and awards banquet in the gambling capital of the world were nothing like the inaugural events in New York City in 1981.
For one thing, stock car’s stars are no longer a bunch of good ol’ boys, hicks from the Southeast, who walked [...]

Sat, 12/5/09 – 14:18 | One Comment
Wallace’s Career Began To Snowball At Derby
Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
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By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
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Pensacola, Fla. – Steven Wallace doesn’t yet own the hardware that comes with a NASCAR championship.
But he does have the upper-hand on his father, 1989 Sprint Cup champion Rusty Wallace, when it comes to Snowball Derby titles.
Steven Wallace scored his victory in the famous 300-lap Super Late Model race at Five Flags [...]

Sat, 12/5/09 – 8:51 | 2 Comments