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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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Brooklyn, Mich.­— Viva Las Vegas! As Michigan International Speedway’s renewal deadline approaches Friday, fans have the opportunity to renew their tickets and camping to win an experience of a lifetime.
One lucky winner who renews for the 2010 season at MIS will win a trip for two to the NASCAR Sprint Cup awards ceremony in Michigan [...]

Fri, 11/6/09 – 19:41 | Comments Off
Drivers Put Out Welcome-Danica Mat
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Fort Worth, Texas – If you are already weary of keeping up with the latest Danica Patrick-to-NASCAR buzz, imagine how an established Sprint Cup Series star feels.
For instance, Carl Edwards, who didn’t sugar-coat his opinion about Danica’s reported contract negotiations with JR Motorsports, the Nationwide Series team owned by Cup [...]

Fri, 11/6/09 – 19:38 | One Comment
Hornaday Is Third-Quarter DOTY Winner
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By Lewis Franck
Driver of the Year Award
A fierce competitor in NASCAR’s Camping World Truck series, Ron Hornaday, Jr. looked a little stunned when he saw the trophy that went along with his election as Driver of the Year 3rd Qtr. 2009.
Many times the trucks race as a support series to NASCAR’s senior circuit, the Sprint [...]

Fri, 11/6/09 – 19:28 | Comments Off
Texas Notes: Stewart Bored? Not Really
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By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
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Fort Worth, Texas – Despite being caught on ABC’s coverage of the AMP Energy 500 at Talladega Superspeedway telling his team he was having trouble staying awake during Sunday’s race as the field ran in single-file formation, Tony Stewart contends that last weekend’s restrictor plate event was entertaining.
“It wasn’t a boring [...]

Fri, 11/6/09 – 19:02 | Comments Off
Newman Reflects on Crash, Tragedy
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Fort Worth, Texas – Ryan Newman’s continued concern over his latest wild ride at Talladega Superspeedway has been mitigated by Thursday’s deadly shooting rampage at Fort Hood, an Army base with ties to Newman’s NASCAR Sprint Cup team…and his heartstrings.
Newman is nearing completion of his first year as driver of the No. 39 Haas Automation [...]

Fri, 11/6/09 – 18:11 | Comments Off
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Richard Childress Racing has partnered with Zaxby’s, a southeast favorite for Buffalo wings and chicken fingers, to be the primary sponsor for a NASCAR Nationwide Series team in 2010 with John Wes Townley as their driver.
The fast-casual restaurant chain includes more than 410 restaurants throughout the Southeast.
Townley, 19, is completing his first full season of [...]

Fri, 11/6/09 – 17:11 | Comments Off
NHRA Notes: Massey Amasses Points
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The operative term in boxing is “stealing a round” – a flurry of punches fired-off during the final 10 or so seconds to impress the ringside judges right before they mark their scorecards.
Similarly, Top Fuel rookie Spencer Massey scored big style points in his bid for the 2009 Auto Club Road to the Future Award [...]

Fri, 11/6/09 – 16:52 | 2 Comments
Fantasy Racing: Texas
Nick Bromberg | Senior Writer
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Dickies 500
Texas Motor Speedway
Sunday, November 8, 4:00 ET, ABC
Race Facts: Matt Kenseth—not surprising—is the worst qualifier to win at Texas. He qualified 31st in 2000… Last year’s race had the fewest cautions in TMS history with five. I have my doubts that we’ll break that record this year (wink wink)… There were also 40 [...]

Fri, 11/6/09 – 12:00 | Comments Off
Woody: Jimmie The Drama Killer
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It wasn’t supposed to be this way.
NASCAR’s Chase for the Championship was supposed to bunch up a field of fire-ballers for a final 10-race shootout that would have sparks flying and keep fans perched breathlessly on the edge of their seats.
Something went amiss.
With three races to go this hunt’s over. It’s time to call in [...]

Fri, 11/6/09 – 9:29 | Comments Off
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Donny Schatz earned the maximum number of points available Thursday night as the third annual World Finals at The Dirt Track at Lowe’s Motor Speedway in North Carolina began with two rounds of time trials which will set the lineups for Friday and Saturday’s racing programs.
Schactz, the three-time and defending World of Outlaws champion, was [...]

Fri, 11/6/09 – 7:24 | Comments Off