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Kasey Kahne, with an assist from Kyle Busch and Paul Menard, won Saturday night’s Sprint Cup Series race at Atlanta Motor Speedway and locked himself into the upcoming Chase playoff.
The victory was Kahne’s first of the season and came with just two races to go before the start of the Chase.
“Yeah, man, it took a [...]

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Elliott Protege Climbs Podium In His ARCA Debut
Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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As Bill Elliott began to approach the later years of his NASCAR career, he started spending some of his time helping aspiring young drivers break into the sport.
His first understudy was his nephew Casey Elliott, who had tons of potential only to be lost to cancer before he could show the NASCAR world just how [...]

Tue, 10/20/09 – 8:12 | 3 Comments
Woody: The Great Chase Seems To Be Fading Fast
Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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Going into this 6th edition of NASCAR’s Chase for the Championship, I thought the 12-pack of drivers represented the strongest field ever.
I thought the stage was set for the most wham-bam title fight in NASCAR history.
I thought we’d see goose-bump battles and constant shuffling of the standings.
Looks like I thought wrong.
We’re five races into the [...]

Mon, 10/19/09 – 14:54 | 5 Comments
Harris: Gil de Ferran Is The King Of The Big Finish
Mike Harris | Senior Writer
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Gil de Ferran sure knows how to retire.
The Paris-born Brazilian did it again in the ALMS season-ending race two weeks ago,  co-driving an Acura ALMS car to victory in his swan song as a sports car driver.
That definitely evoked memories of his retirement from the IndyCar Series in 2003, when that year’s Indianapolis 500 winner [...]

Mon, 10/19/09 – 7:26 | One Comment
Ingram: France Jr. Should Have Been Held Back
Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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Welcome to the Monday Morning Crew Chief:
After his victory in Charlotte on Saturday night, Jimmie Johnson appears to be on his way to a fourth straight Sprint Cup championship. But will he be able to get into the NASCAR Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility when that day arrives?
This sort of calculation, [...]

Mon, 10/19/09 – 6:48 | 5 Comments
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Brooklyn, Mich.  ­— Ticket/camping renewals for the 2010 season are under way so fans of Michigan International Speedway have been taking advantage of the lower pricing the Irish Hills track is offering until the November 6 deadline.
Race fans that renew before the deadline are guaranteed the best prices for 2010, which include lower prices in [...]

Sun, 10/18/09 – 10:54 | Comments Off
Montoya Takes Shot, Gives Shot
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Juan Pablo Montoya has been called a lot of things during his driving career. Shy? Not one of those things he’s been called. And certainly not a thing he will be called following Saturday night’s Sprint Cup race at Lowe’s Motor Speedway.
After having major blows struck to his car and his hopes for a Cup [...]

Sun, 10/18/09 – 0:15 | 3 Comments
Johnson Makes It Two Straight Wins, Takes Aim At Fourth Title
Mike Harris | Senior Writer
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By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
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Concord, N.C. – For Jimmie Johnson, it was the perfect race weekend. For the rest of NASCAR’s Sprint Cup competitors, it was a recurring nightmare.
Johnson took another big step toward a record fourth consecutive Cup championship with a solid victory Saturday night at Lowe’s Motor Speedway as the 10-race Chase [...]

Sun, 10/18/09 – 0:10 | Comments Off
Race Day: Chase Is Becoming Championship Stare-Down
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Concord, N.C. – The 2009 Chase seems to be becoming a stare-down.
The drivers who remain in realistic contention appear to be waiting to see if the others will blink. Jimmie Johnson, Mark Martin, Juan Pablo Montoya and are all averaging top-five finishes through the first four races.
Like, 3.5 finishes.
Between rain [...]

Sat, 10/17/09 – 8:51 | Comments Off
Shepherd Moves On As A Driver And A Cause
Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
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By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
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Concord, N.C. – As a steady drizzle fell over Lowe’s Motor Speedway, NASCAR driver Morgan Shepherd found time Thursday afternoon to disclose how he celebrated his 68th birthday on Monday.
“I gave everybody the day off and I worked on the race car,” said Shepherd, as a wide-smile flashed across his face.
A driver [...]

Sat, 10/17/09 – 7:30 | 4 Comments
Healthier Kyle Busch Wins Lowe’s Nationwide Race
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Looks like Kyle Busch is returning to normal. Physically and on the race tracks. Friday night at Lowe’s Motor Speedway, Busch won the NASCAR Nationwide Series race.
The victory ended an 11-race slump for Busch and came a week after having to get out of his car because of a battle with pneumonia.
Busch led 137 laps [...]

Sat, 10/17/09 – 7:15 | Comments Off