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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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A non-Chaser won the pole on Saturday for Sunday’s GEICO 500 Sprint Cup Series race at Talladega Superspeedway, but a Chaser in need qualified second fastest.
The non-Chaser who won the pole for the final Contender Round race was Brain Vickers of Michael Waltrip Racing. He put down a lap at [...]

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NASCAR Penalizes Busch, JGR Reponds
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NASCAR has issued penalties to the No. 18 team that competes in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series as a result of a rule infraction found last Sunday at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
The No. 18, which is driven by Kyle Busch, was found to be in violation of Sections 12-1 (actions detrimental to stock car racing); [...]

Tue, 09/22/09 – 17:00 | 2 Comments
Mike Edwards Shows He Can Seal The Deal
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Concord, N.C. – In auto racing, mea culpas have pretty much given way to somebodyelsea culpas. Especially when it comes to drivers. The only problems they have these days tend to be those created by others.
Then there was Pro Stock driver Mike Edwards. He of the U-shaped pointing finger. Justly [...]

Tue, 09/22/09 – 9:30 | Comments Off
Woody: Montoya Brings Passion To The Chase
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By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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Twelve Supermen dashed into the phone booth Sunday at New Hampshire and 11 emerged as Clark Kent.
The Chase for the Sprint Cup kicked off with a promise of passion, drama and fireworks and something seemed to be missing.
Namely, passion, drama and fireworks.
From my vantage point – the admittedly-removed seclusion of [...]

Tue, 09/22/09 – 8:00 | Comments Off
Martin Kicks Off Chase With A Victory In Loudon
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By Nick Bromberg | Senior Correspondent
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Mark Martin may want to give Denny Hamlin a big thank you.
Hamlin got alongside Juan Pablo Montoya for second on the next to last lap, allowing Martin to pull away and win the Sylvania 300 at New Hampshire.
Martin took the outside lane on the final restart with three laps to [...]

Mon, 09/21/09 – 8:05 | One Comment
Monday Morning Crew Chief: Danica Tour Rolls On
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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The Danica Patrick media tour/contract negotiations are closer to completion and what have we learned?
The most likely option continues to be re-signing with Michael Andretti’s team in the Indy Racing League with brief forays into a NASCAR Nationwide Series car.
For all the interest generated, there’s little substantive change for Patrick [...]

Mon, 09/21/09 – 8:00 | 2 Comments
NASCAR Newscast: Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Race 1 Recap
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In a furious fight to the finish with Juan Pablo Montoya, Mark Martin claimed his fifth win of the season, increasing his Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup lead. See how the other Chasers did and how the points reset after the first of 10 races.

Sun, 09/20/09 – 21:00 | Comments Off
Hight Fires Back By Winning Carolinas Nationals
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Concord, N.C. – A lot of people were not crazy about the way in which Robert Hight earned his berth in the NHRA’s Countdown to 1. In fact, a lot of people said, Hight did not earn that berth at all.
But not many claimed that Hight was not worthy of [...]

Sun, 09/20/09 – 18:40 | Comments Off
Four-Wide Racing Drives Fans Wild
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Concord, N.C. – They went racing four-wide in Top Fuel and Funny Cars at zMAX Dragway on Sunday afternoon and what more can you say than; Is there an audiologist in the house?
The ground shook, teeth rattled, fans jumped, history was made and John Force got out of his Funny [...]

Sun, 09/20/09 – 18:40 | 3 Comments
Race Day: New Hampshire Is The Place For The Chase
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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It wasn’t that long ago that New Hampshire Motor Speedway was about as popular with NASCAR drivers as jock itch. No longer.
The track has been repaved and redone over the years and is now regarded by many in the sport as a track with character.
The fact that is has become [...]

Sun, 09/20/09 – 13:49 | Comments Off
Drivers Named For Historic Drag Race
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Concord, N.C. – There was a consolation prize for teams and drivers in the Top Fuel and Funny Car series that were knocked out of the NHRA Carolinas Nationals on Sunday. They were awarded a chance to make history by racing in an exhibition four-wide event.
In the Top Fuel race, [...]

Sun, 09/20/09 – 13:45 | Comments Off