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Kasey Kahne, fresh off making his third straight appearance in the Chase for the Sprint Cup Championship playoffs, has signed a new contract with Hendrick Motorsports.
The deal is for three years, beginning with 2015.
“It’s extremely gratifying to work with a driver like Kasey,” Rick Hendrick, owner of Hendrick Motorsports, said. “I think the world [...]

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Sarge Marches To Championship
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Tony Schumacher won his sixth-straight NHRA Top Fuel championship Sunday as a result of a mistake by the driver who started the day just a single point behind him in the standings.
The championship became all Schumacher’s after Larry Dixon smoked his tires during the semifinal round of eliminations against Spencer Massey at the Auto Club [...]

Sun, 11/15/09 – 19:03 | Comments Off
Johnson Takes Leisurely Ride To Victory Lane
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Jimmie Johnson will not only head to the season-ending Sprint Cup race at Homestead-Miami Speedway next weekend with a super-solid points lead, he will head there with maximum momentum as well.
Johnson won Sunday’s Checkers O’Reilly Auto Parts 500 at Phoenix International Raceway and did it in boringly easy fashion.
Johnson led [...]

Sun, 11/15/09 – 18:27 | Comments Off
Flag to Flag: Phoenix
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Watching the Checker O’Reilly Auto Parts 500?
Nick Bromberg is.
Follow along here as he live blogs the action at Phoenix International Raceway.

Sun, 11/15/09 – 11:09 | 31 Comments
Race Day: ‘The People’ Are Watching Martin
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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There are still a few unknowns about the 2009 Sprint Cup season. Like, the name of the eventual champion – though that could become known today at Phoenix International Raceway.
But there is one thing that is locked down but good, and that would be the name of the person who [...]

Sun, 11/15/09 – 9:35 | One Comment
Hight, Edwards Clinch in Pomona
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Robert Hight clinched the 2009 NHRA Funny Car championship on Saturday thanks to bonus points earned in qualifying for this weekend’s season-ending event in Pomona Calif.
Also clinching was Mike Edwards in Pro Stock.
The championship in Top Fuel and Pro Stock Motorccyle will be determined on Sunday in the final eliminations at Pomona.
In Top Fuel, Tony [...]

Sat, 11/14/09 – 20:24 | Comments Off
Edwards Wins, Busch’s Title On Hold
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Kyle Busch will have to wait one more week to celebrate his 2009 Nationwide Series championship.
On  Saturday in the Able Body Labor 200 at Phoenix International Raceway, Busch finished ninth and, with Carl Edwards winning and collecting maxmium points, Busch came up two finishing positions short of what he needed to clinch.
As a result, Busch [...]

Sat, 11/14/09 – 19:02 | Comments Off
Cup Notes: Kahne Facing ‘Lot of Unknowns’
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By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
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Avondale, Ariz. – When asked to look into his crystal ball and predict how Richard Petty Motorsports’ merger with Yates Racing will impact him, Kasey Kahne made it clear Friday that he wants to continue working with crew chief Kenny Francis and keep his team intact in 2010.
But he also painted a picture [...]

Sat, 11/14/09 – 8:36 | Comments Off
Hornaday Clinches Truck Title
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Ron Hornaday Jr. clinched the 2009 Camping World Truck Series championship Friday night when he finished fourth in the Lucas Oil 150 at Phoenix International Raceway.
The championship is Hornaday’s fourth in the series.
“Maybe I will have to build another trophy case,” Hornaday said after nailing No. 4 to the wall.
He got it by keeping Matt [...]

Fri, 11/13/09 – 21:56 | Comments Off
Dixon Moves To Top Of Top Fuel
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There is a new points leader in the NHRA’s Top Fuel category.
Larry Dixon is now in front by one point after he earned the three points for being top qualifier in the division on Friday afternoon at the Auto Club of Southern California NHRA Finals.
Dixon earned the provisional pole for the season-ending, championship-deciding event in [...]

Fri, 11/13/09 – 19:51 | 3 Comments
Truex On Pole For PIR Cup Race
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Martin Truex Jr. will start Sunday’s Sprint Cup race at Phoenix International Raceway from the pole as a result of turning a lap a 135.120 mph in qualifying on Friday afternoon.
Starting second in the Checker O’Reilly Auto Parts 500 will be Kurt Busch.
Jimmie Johnson, the points leader in the Chase for the Sprint Cup Championship, [...]

Fri, 11/13/09 – 19:05 | Comments Off