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FORT WORTH, Texas – Brad Keselowski will continue his pursuit of a second NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship with team-owner Roger Penske’s blessing to be his own Bad Self.
Keselowski qualified for the eight-driver Eliminator Round of the Chase for the Sprint Cup with a dramatic victory in Sunday’s GEICO 500 at Talladega Superspeedway. Needing a [...]

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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
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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
Star Power Heats Up The Snowball Derby
Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
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By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
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Pensacola, Fla. – There was plenty of NASCAR star power in the pit area on Friday at Five Flags Speedway as preparations continued for this weekend’s Snowball Derby, one of the nation’s most prestigious Super Late Model races.
NASCAR drivers Kyle Busch, James Buescher, Cale Gale, Steven Wallace, Brian Scott, Ryan Sieg, Shane Sieg, Brian [...]

Sat, 12/5/09 – 7:50 | One Comment
Hamilton Jr. Buys Hometown Track
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By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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Bobby Hamilton Jr. has bought Highland Rim Speedway, a quarter-mile asphalt track located in Ridgetop, Tenn., 20 miles north of Nashville, and said the purchase is partly from the heart and partly from the head.
“It’s a little bit sentimental in addition to being a business move,” he said of his [...]

Fri, 12/4/09 – 13:55 | One Comment
Johnson Wins Fourth-Quarter DOTY
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By Lewis Franck
It was virtually no contest; Jimmie Johnson was voted fourth-quarter winner of the Driver Of The Year award by an elite panel of broadcasters and journalists.
Johnson, the winner of the award in 2006 and 2007, wrapped up his fourth-straight NASCAR Sprint Cup championship two weeks ago at Homestead-Miami Speedway.
He then took 12 out [...]

Fri, 12/4/09 – 13:29 | Comments Off
Minter: Numbers Tell A Story?
Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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Some Friday observations:
In looking at the final points standing for NASCAR’s top three series, three interesting stats jumped out. In the Nationwide Series, only 13 drivers ran all 35 races. In the Camping World Truck Series, just 15 ran all 25 races.
In Sprint Cup, the number was more like what might be expected. There were [...]

Fri, 12/4/09 – 9:09 | 2 Comments
Harris: Cup Banquet Won’t Get Snowed Out
Mike Harris | Senior Writer
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By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
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Las Vegas – A few observations and random notes from the NASCAR festivities in Sin City.
After 27 years in New York City, champion’s week and its focal point, the Sprint Cup awards dinner, are being held amid the glitz and glamour of Las Vegas.
So far, the biggest difference has been [...]

Fri, 12/4/09 – 4:08 | Comments Off
Hallam Brings F1 Perspective To NASCAR
Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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Cornelius, N.C. – When Steve Hallam worked his first event with Michael Waltrip Racing at the outset of the season, he might have contemplated making it his last. Hallam was a highly decorated engineer at the world championship McLaren Mercedes F1 team in 2008 before leaving to take up stock car [...]

Fri, 12/4/09 – 3:10 | 4 Comments