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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
A race day that dawned Sunday morning with coffee and tears shared with his mom, Carol, ended after sunset with the gift of his helmet to car-owner Rick Hendrick.
In between, on the last day of his brilliant NASCAR career, Jeff Gordon bump-fisted countless fans, stood shoulder-to-shoulder with motorsports superstars Mario […]

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Race Day: Kicked Up Race To Test Drivers, Fans?
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Interestingly, the promoters at Phoenix International Raceway, site of tonight’s Subway Fresh Fit 600, seem to think that the attention span of the American sports fan is expanding. How else to explain their decision to tack additional laps onto the race?
But in spite of evidence that attention spans and patience […]

Sat, 04/10/10 – 8:23 | Comments Off on Race Day: Kicked Up Race To Test Drivers, Fans?
Kyle Busch Wins Nationwide Race
Kyle Busch passed Brad Keselowski for the lead with five laps to go and hung on to win the Bashas’ Supermarkets 300 Nationwide Series race Friday night at Phoenix International Raceway.
Kevin Harvick also got by Keselowski late in the race to finish second.
Keselowski finished third but took the series points lead away from Carl Edwards.
Busch got […]

Fri, 04/9/10 – 23:18 | One Comment
Force Powers To NHRA Pole
John Force earned the provisional pole in Funny Car with a 4.021-second pass at 316.08 mph on the first day of qualifying at the 23rd annual O’Reilly NHRA Spring Nationals Friday.
The other provisional No. 1 qualifiers at the fifth of 23 races in the 2010 NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series season were Antron Brown […]

Fri, 04/9/10 – 21:11 | Comments Off on Force Powers To NHRA Pole
Allmendinger Claims PIR Pole
A.J. Allmendinger won his first Sprint Cup Series pole on Friday when he was fastest in qualifying for Saturday’s Subway Fresh Fit 600 at Phoenix International Raceway.
Allmendinger, driving a Ford for Richard Petty Motorsports, turned a lap at 134.675 mph at the 1-mile PIR oval.
“It is exciting to get that first pole,” Allmendinger said. […]

Fri, 04/9/10 – 19:32 | Comments Off on Allmendinger Claims PIR Pole
Ingram: Record Drive Out of Focus
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At the Barber Motorsports Park this weekend, Will Power has a chance to become the first driver in IZOD IndyCar history to start the season with three straight victories since, well, since such records have been kept (by the Indy Racing League). After a remarkable comeback from two broken vertebrae last year, Power’s story is […]

Fri, 04/9/10 – 17:52 | Comments Off on Ingram: Record Drive Out of Focus
Fantasy Racing: Phoenix
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Subway Fresh Fit 600K
Saturday April 10, 2010
6:30 PM ET, Fox
Race Facts: Hendrick Motorsports has won the last six races here at Phoenix… According to NASCAR’s stats, through the first six races this year there have been 332 green flag passes for the lead. Last year there were 89… This year’s race is 100 kilometers […]

Fri, 04/9/10 – 16:58 | One Comment
Phoenix Notes: Taking Tires The Hot New Strategy
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By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
Avondale, Ariz. – Track position is normally coveted during the closing laps of Sprint Cup events at Bristol and Martinsville.
But Jimmie Johnson and Denny Hamlin bucked that trend by ducking onto pit road for fresh tires with just a handful of laps remaining during two races last month.
In each case, both […]

Fri, 04/9/10 – 16:43 | One Comment
Taylor Gets First Grand-Am Pole
Ricky Taylor became first-time pole winner in Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series presented by Crown Royal Cask No. 16 in Friday’s qualifying for the Porsche 250 at Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham, Ala.
Taylor ran a record lap of 1:19.624 (103.989 mph) in the No. 10 SunTrust Racing Ford Dallara co-driven by Max Angelelli to lead […]

Fri, 04/9/10 – 14:49 | Comments Off on Taylor Gets First Grand-Am Pole
Woody: Rose’s Life Back On Track
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By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
Brian Rose is back in racing after being suspended from NASCAR seven years ago for substance abuse.
More importantly than regaining his racing career, the young Bowling Green, Ky., driver has his life back.
Rose was scheduled to make his racing return last Friday at Nashville Superspeedway but failed to make the […]

Fri, 04/9/10 – 7:32 | One Comment
It’s All About The Fun For Keselowski
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By Mark Armijo | Senior Correspondent
Avondale, Ariz. – Oh, that Brad Keselowski. For a NASCAR Sprint Cup newbie, he sure knows how to attract a headline.
Only 23 races into his Cup career, which continues Saturday in the Subway Fresh Fit 600 (375 laps) at Phoenix International Raceway, Keselowski already seems to have made more than […]

Fri, 04/9/10 – 6:37 | Comments Off on It’s All About The Fun For Keselowski