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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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Minter: Stats Give Martin Hope
Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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Some Thursday NASCAR observations:
Now it’s down to Champions Week at Homestead-Miami Speedway, where in some years there have been nail-biting points races to be decided. Not this year.
The one last big question remaining to be answered this Sprint Cup season is whether Mark Martin can overcome the 108 points that separate him from his Hendrick [...]

Thu, 11/19/09 – 11:16 | Comments Off
US F1 Putting U.S. Back In F1
Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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Huntersville, N.C. – Before he launched the US F1 team, Ken Anderson was better known within the inner sanctums of motor racing.
Typically, he’s gone about the business of entering the rarified atmosphere of Formula One without a lot of fanfare, relying on his own engineering skills and connections within the industry.
“I’ve [...]

Thu, 11/19/09 – 7:30 | 5 Comments
McMurray to EGR A Done Deal
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Earnhardt Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates announced today that  they will add NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Jamie McMurray as a teammate of Juan Pablo Montoya, to drive the No. 1 Bass Pro Shops / Tracker Boats Chevrolet for the 2010 NSCS season.
Fresh off his win at the Talladega Superspeedway on Nov. 1, McMurray will [...]

Wed, 11/18/09 – 20:09 | 3 Comments
Montoya Has Message For Haters
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Let’s see what’s in the Morning Memo today:
Sometimes you need an outsider to properly dope out a particular situation. Sometimes excessive familiarity can leave people jaded toward that situation. Sometimes it takes fresh eyes to see what’s going on in a situation.
Perhaps that was the role Juan Pablo Montoya was performing during last week’s NASCAR [...]

Wed, 11/18/09 – 11:15 | One Comment
Former Greats Pick The Current Greatest
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By Mark Armijo | Senior Correspondent
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Want to get Junior Johnson’s motor running? Ask him about Kyle Busch.
Johnson, who recently was voted into the NASCAR Hall of Fame, sees a little of himself in Busch and it’s why he would pick the talented wheelman, and not Jimmie Johnson, if he were starting a Sprint Cup team [...]

Wed, 11/18/09 – 7:44 | One Comment
NHRA Honors Its Champs
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Welcome to Wally World.
Tony Schumacher, the first Top Fuel driver in NHRA history to win six consecutive Full Throttle Drag Racing Series world championships and seven overall, headlined the four world championship-winning drivers crowned Monday evening during the 2009 NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series awards ceremony at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza in West [...]

Tue, 11/17/09 – 9:47 | Comments Off
Harris: Shed No Tears For Martin
Mike Harris | Senior Writer
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Mark Martin is going to finish second in NASCAR’s biggest championship for the fifth time unless a minor miracle happens Sunday at Homestead-Miami Speedway.
But let’s not hold a pity party for the 50-year-old racing icon.
For those who doubt Martin’s sincerity when he says – over and over again – that  he’ll still feel fulfilled as [...]

Tue, 11/17/09 – 7:47 | 4 Comments
Sterling Marlin Says It Is ‘Probably” All Over
Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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The last of the Good Ol’ Boys is preparing to ride off into the sunset.
Sterling Marlin plans to enter Sunday’s season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway then, after over 30 years of life in the fast lane, will “probably” hang up his helmet.
“Will I miss it? Yeah, in some ways,” said Marlin, [...]

Mon, 11/16/09 – 20:50 | 24 Comments
Georgia Track Rich In History
Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
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Jefferson, Ga. – Fresh off a multi-million dollar renovation, Gresham Motorsports Park, the half-mile paved oval formerly known as Peach State Speedway, opened its gates on Sunday to host one of the nation’s premier Late Model events, the World Crown 300.
Originally known as Jeffco Speedway, the facility welcomed what is today known as the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series in [...]

Mon, 11/16/09 – 16:00 | 2 Comments
Woody: That’s All Folks
Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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They can take down the tents, load the elephants and wipe the grease paint off the clowns’ faces so they can return to their regular jobs as Washington politicians.
This circus is over.
As if there was really ever any doubt.
Anyone who wondered how Jimmie Johnson could win a NASCAR-record fourth Cup championship should wonder no more. [...]

Mon, 11/16/09 – 9:57 | Comments Off