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CONCORD, N.C. – Rain Sunday afternoon at zMAX Dragway forced postponement of the elimination round in the Countdown to the Championship’s opening event – the Pep Boys NHRA Carolina Nationals – until next weekend at Dallas.
It is the first time the Carolina Nationals haven’t been completed as scheduled since the event began in 2008. However, [...]

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Kyle Busch On Nationwide Pole
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Kyle Busch will start Saturday’s Nationwide Series race at Dover International Speedway from the pole. During the morning qualifying session for the race, Busch turned a lap at 154.110 mph and in 23.36 seconds.
Qualifying for the Dover 200 second was Carl Edwards, the driver chasing Busch for the points lead.
Busch will be going for his [...]

Sat, 09/26/09 – 10:50 | Comments Off
Dover Notes: Tires Have Hamlin Smoking Mad
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By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
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Dover, Del. – It’s been a good year for Sprint Cup Chase contender Denny Hamlin, who took a shot at NASCAR tire supplier Goodyear on Friday at Dover International Speedway.
The driver of Joe Gibbs Racing’s No. 11 Toyota Camry isn’t happy with the fact that Goodyear isn’t using the tire recommended [...]

Sat, 09/26/09 – 7:40 | One Comment
Speed Is On Sides’ Side at Eldora
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Eldora Speedway will always be a favorite for Jason Sides. He he won his first career World of Outlaws race at the famed track in the 2004 Kings Royal. On Friday night, he returned to Eldora’s Victory Lane, taking the opener of the Team Chevy Four Crown Nationals.
For Sides it was his second A-Feature win [...]

Sat, 09/26/09 – 7:00 | 2 Comments
Peugeot Comes Up Big At Petit
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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Braselton, Ga. – Le Mans 24-hour winner Peugeot became a strong favorite to add the Petit Le Mans to its trophy case after qualifying at Road Atlanta. A brace of factory 908 HDI FAP’s swept the front row in the hands of Nicolas Minassian and Franck Montagny with little challenge [...]

Fri, 09/25/09 – 21:00 | Comments Off
This Year’s Chase for Cup Is One For The Ages
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By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
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Dover, Del. –  Strike up the band for the over-the-hill guys.
Much like 59-year-old golfer Tom Watson did in July when he dominated the British Open before losing in a playoff, NASCAR Sprint Cup driver Mark Martin is energizing American sports fans by contending for a championship at the ripe old [...]

Fri, 09/25/09 – 20:43 | Comments Off
Familiar Names Top Dallas NHRA Qualifying
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Larry Dixon, Robert Hight, Mike Edwards, and Eddie Krawiec are the first-day qualifying leaders at the 24th annual O’Reilly Super Start Batteries NHRA Fall Nationals presented by Castrol Syntec at Texas Motorplex outside of Dallas.
The event is the 20th of the 24-race 2009 Full Throttle Drag Racing Series and the second of six in [...]

Fri, 09/25/09 – 20:40 | Comments Off
Rookie Top Fueler Massey Wants It All
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Ennis, Texas – Now that he has shelved his first NHRA “Wally,” Top Fuel rookie Spencer Massey has developed a need for greed.
“Truthfully, that was my goal,” Massey said from the back of his team hauler Friday afternoon at Texas Motorplex. “Going into the season as a rookie, I just [...]

Fri, 09/25/09 – 20:00 | One Comment
Johnson A Monster At Dover
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Jimmie Johnson was the monster of the Monster Mile on Friday as he recorded the fastest lap in practice early in the day and then went out late to post the fastest lap in qualifying.
The pole at Dover International Speedway is his second of the year. His qualifying lap took 22.878 seconds and was at [...]

Fri, 09/25/09 – 15:20 | Comments Off
Harris: Testing Policy Should Receive Passing Grade
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By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
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The announcement  this week that NASCAR has modified its test policy for 2010 was good news for some of its teams.
While the bulk of the test ban continues, the modification allows teams from every NASCAR division to test whenever they so choose at 14 of the organization’s sanctioned regional tracks where Sprint [...]

Fri, 09/25/09 – 8:31 | 2 Comments
Sharp’s Wreck Dulls Acura Hopes at Petit
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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Braselton, Ga. – The chances of an Acura pulling off an upset against the factory entries of Audi and Peugeot in the Petit Le Mans were set back Thursday when Scott Sharp’s ARX-02a cartwheeled into the fence at Turn 2. The driver quickly hopped out and walked away from the [...]

Fri, 09/25/09 – 8:05 | Comments Off