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Matt Kenseth won the pole for this weekend’s Sprint Cup Series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Thursday afternoon.
The Joe Gibbs Racing driver laid down a lap in 27.759 seconds (194.532 mph) for the first race in the Contender Round of the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup.
Kenseth was .198 seconds quicker than teammate Kyle Busch […]

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Newbie Gene Wins Sebring Pole
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
Sebring, Fla. – A rookie to the prototype division of the American Le Mans Series won the pole at Sebring for the veteran Peugeot Sport team. Marc Gene, a veteran of Formula One and a winner at the Le Mans 24-hour last year, said the track at Sebring would shock […]

Fri, 03/19/10 – 16:23 | One Comment
Logano On Cup Pole at Bristol

Joey Logano, beginning his second full season in Sprint Cup, won the pole for the Food City 500 on Friday afternoon at Bristol Motor Speedway.
Logano ran at lap 124.630 mph in his Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota to take his first Sprint Cup pole.
“We have a really fast Home Depot Toyota, for sure,” Logano said. “We […]

Fri, 03/19/10 – 16:06 | Comments Off on Logano On Cup Pole at Bristol
Cup Notes: A Softening Ticket?
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By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
Bristol, Tenn. – Even mighty Bristol Motor Speedway is feeling the wrath of the Great Recession.
Thunder Valley has long been considered the toughest ticket in NASCAR. But Sunday’s Food City 500 isn’t sold out.
Veteran driver Jeff Burton admitted on Friday that the sport is in the midst of the worst economic climate […]

Fri, 03/19/10 – 15:16 | Comments Off on Cup Notes: A Softening Ticket?
Time Machine: Herrmann ‘In Luck” With Porsche
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
Sebring, Fla. – Now celebrating the 50th anniversary of his first major victory as a Porsche works driver, Hans Herrmann sometimes raced airplanes down the back straight when he first began competing in the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring. But the course, which used one of the Sebring Airport’s runways as part of […]

Fri, 03/19/10 – 14:59 | 3 Comments
Minter: Ah, Bristol – What A Place
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
Bristol, Tenn. – In spite of its reputation as a place where tempers get out of hand and wrecks just seem to happen, Bristol Motor Speedway also has the feel of a down-home friendly place.
For those of us on the print and Internet side of the media, it’s one of […]

Fri, 03/19/10 – 12:58 | 3 Comments
Memo: Love Not On Drivers’ Itineraries At Bristol
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Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Let’s see what’s in the Morning Memo today:
If there is anybody out there who thinks that Carl Edwards and Brad Keselowski will be letting bygones be bygones this weekend at Bristol Motor Speedway, you need to adjust medication.
If you think air-clearing sessions with NASCAR officials, sponsors, team owners or clergyman is […]

Fri, 03/19/10 – 7:41 | Comments Off on Memo: Love Not On Drivers’ Itineraries At Bristol
Ingram: ALMS Begins Transitional Season
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
Sebring, Fla. – When Don Panoz launched the American Le Mans Series in 1999, he adopted a familiar motto: Build it and they will come. Is the ALMS in need of some repairs one year into its second decade?
A thin field of prototypes at the season-opening Mobil 1 Twelve Hours […]

Thu, 03/18/10 – 17:38 | 2 Comments
Marlin Gives Ownership A Whirl
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By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
Nashville – Sterling Marlin, retired after 30 years as a driver in NASCAR’s Cup Series, is involved in the sport in a new role: team owner.
Well, sort of.
The two-time Daytona 500 champion is listed as co-owner of a new team, BD Racing, which plans to compete in the Sunoco National […]

Thu, 03/18/10 – 6:46 | 6 Comments
Dale Jarrett Talks Feuds, Paybacks and Coverage
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Larry Woody | Senior Writer
With emotions at a fever pitching heading into this week’s race at Bristol – NASCAR’s most cantankerous track – the media has to walk a fine line between pro wresting and Masterpiece Theater.
That’s the opinion of Dale Jarrett, who will be calling Saturday’s Nationwide race for ESPN, even as all eyes […]

Thu, 03/18/10 – 6:32 | Comments Off on Dale Jarrett Talks Feuds, Paybacks and Coverage
Texas HOF To Induct Gibbs, Sturbin
Fort Worth, Texas – Joe Gibbs, once considered a rival to many in the state of Texas as Super Bowl-winning head coach of the NFL’s Washington Redskins, will finally be hailed by the Lone Star State as the latest motorsports icon inducted into the Texas Motorsports Hall of Fame.
Also earning induction into the Hall is […]

Wed, 03/17/10 – 8:38 | Comments Off on Texas HOF To Induct Gibbs, Sturbin