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The first winner of the Brickyard 400 became the Sprint Cup race’s latest winner when Jeff Gordon pulled away over the final 17 laps to collect one of most coveted trophies the series offers.
Gordon’s victory was his fifth in the Indianapolis Motor Speedway event ,with his first coming 21 years ago in the 1994 debut [...]

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Petty Team To Merge With Yates Racing
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Richard Petty Motorsports and Yates Racing announced today they have signed a letter of intent to merge operations in time for the 2010 season. The four-car team will race Fords under the Richard Petty Motorsports banner.
“This is a pretty big deal for us,” Petty said. “We’re thrilled to partner with Ford. We’ve talked with a [...]

Thu, 09/10/09 – 15:02 | 2 Comments
Rude-Host Stewart Wins Again At Charity Prelude To Dream
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By Nick Bromberg | Senior Correspondent
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Tony Stewart may have a hard time getting his fellow Sprint Cup drivers to keep coming to the Prelude to the Dream.
After all, why would they want to come to Eldora Speedway and get their butts kicked by the track owner?
“Home track advantage,” second-place finisher Clint Bowyer said Wednesday night [...]

Thu, 09/10/09 – 6:27 | Comments Off
Minter: Busch’s Bedevilment Is In The Details
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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Some Thursday observations:
Whenever there’s an issue that doesn’t seem to make sense, it’s always a good idea to check the facts, specifically the statistics involved.
For those wondering how a  four-time Sprint Cup winner this season could be on the outside looking in a the circuit heads to the final regular [...]

Thu, 09/10/09 – 6:00 | Comments Off
Fantasy Racing: Richmond
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Chevy Rock N Roll 400
Richmond International Raceway
Saturday September 12, 7:30 PM ET, ABC
Race Facts: Seven times has a Richmond race had only two lead changes. Thankfully, the last time it happened was 1975. We shouldn’t have to worry about that Saturday night… Last year’s race saw every single car running at the finish. With the [...]

Thu, 09/10/09 – 5:30 | Comments Off
Woody: Let Us Partake In Some Of These Fine Whines
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Last week I noted the excitement and drama that the Chase for the Sprint Cup brings to what would otherwise be a dreary end to a fairly dreary season, and predictably the critics began to clamor.
Here’s a sample of the Fine Whines:
THE CHASE RENDERS THE FIRST 26 RACES MEANINGLESS.
Just the opposite [...]

Wed, 09/9/09 – 12:19 | 2 Comments
Pedley: The C-Word Slows Down Racing
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Let’s see what’s in the Wednesday Morning Memo today:
* Did too, did not
I tend to continue right on with what I’m doing when I hear one person involved in professional sports accuse another of cheating. Why interrupt a perfectly good day dream just because one pro calls out another for [...]

Wed, 09/9/09 – 12:00 | 2 Comments
Meyers Nabs Victory in Oregon
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Jason Meyers felt like a few wins slipped away from him last year and one of those was at Cottage Grove Speedway in Oregon. His goal coming into this season was to make up for as many of those near misses as possible and he did exactly that on Tuesday night at the high-banked ¼-mile [...]

Wed, 09/9/09 – 7:30 | Comments Off
NASCAR Newscast: Chevy Rock & Roll 400 Preview
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Richmond International Raceway hosts the last chance qualifier to make the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup. Take a look at the 11 drivers fighting for the final eight Chase positions, and listen to Kyle Busch’s strategy for racing his way into the top 12. Plus, find out why Driver Rating provides hope for both [...]

Wed, 09/9/09 – 6:30 | Comments Off
Harris: Will Edwards Reappear In Time To Win Championship?
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By Mike Harris | Senior Correspondent
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Carl Edwards has to be wondering what happened to the magic.
A year ago, Edwards was winning races in bunches and throwing  a real scare into Jimmie Johnson, who, at the time, likely saw Cousin Carl as the biggest roadblock to his historic third straight title.
Nine wins – six of them [...]

Tue, 09/8/09 – 13:22 | Comments Off
Pedley: The Big Go Was An Incredible Go Sunday In Indy
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Who would have thought that sitting in front of a television set for five straight hours on a beautiful autumn holiday would ever be considered a wise investment of one’s time? Well, for sure, those who watched the final eliminations at the Mac Tools NHRA U.S. Nationals on Monday.
It was [...]

Tue, 09/8/09 – 7:14 | 14 Comments