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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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Jon Fogarty’s  career qualifying prowess officially is fodder for the Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series record book.
Fogarty became the all-time Daytona Prototype pole-winner Friday at Miller Motorsports Park, where he earned his 13th career pole and a series-high fifth of the season during qualifying for Saturday’s Utah 250.
The 11th and penultimate event on the 2009 [...]

Sat, 09/19/09 – 8:00 | Comments Off
Johnson Considered The Man By His Fellow Chase Drivers
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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The legend of Jimmie Johnson, three-time and reigning NASCAR champion, is looming XXX Large over the 2009 Chase for the Sprint Cup.
That was evident during Chase Media Day in New York City, where four of 12 drivers eligible for the championship served up plenty of props to Johnson during a [...]

Fri, 09/18/09 – 19:30 | Comments Off
Cruz Pedregon Not Rolling Over
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Concord, N.C. – No pressure, nothing to prove and no revenge motive. That’s what Cruz Pedregon said Friday night after grabbing the provisional No. 1 qualifying spot in Funny Car competition at the NHRA Carolinas Nationals.
His motivation on Friday, and will be for the rest of the season, Pedregon said, [...]

Fri, 09/18/09 – 19:00 | Comments Off
Chasers Tear Into The Big Apple
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By Bill Fleischman | Senor Correspondent
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New York – So what are 12 NASCAR Sprint Cup racers doing in midtown Manhattan on a September day? Racing taxis up Sixth Avenue?
Noooooo…they were promoting the Chase for the Championship. On their way to New Hampshire for the first Chase race the Daring Dozen made a pit stop in [...]

Fri, 09/18/09 – 16:00 | Comments Off
Montoya Off And Running In Loudon
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Juan Pablo Montoya got off to a fast start in his first Chase for the Sprint Cup on Friday as he won the pole for Sunday’s Chase-opening Sylvania 300 and also posted the fastest lap in the day’s practice session.
Montoya, who admitted to points racing in an effort to get into the Chase, posted a [...]

Fri, 09/18/09 – 15:25 | Comments Off
In A Twist, Points Snuck Up on Drivers in NHRA
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Concord, N.C. – The cell phone was out of Ron Capps’ pocket like a Colt .44 out John Wayne’s holster when he got the news that the NHRA Full Throttle drag racing series was going to adjust its point-paying system for the start of Countdown to 1.
He texted up the [...]

Fri, 09/18/09 – 12:01 | Comments Off
Dixon Has Pole In Japan, Briscoe Has Control
Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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Motegi, Japan – Ryan Briscoe is not the kind of driver who hears footsteps when he’s in a close battle for a race victory – or a championship. “I’d rather have people behind me,” said the Penske Racing driver, who leads the IndyCar championship over Dario Franchitti by 25 points [...]

Fri, 09/18/09 – 6:58 | Comments Off
Questions About Her Future Follow Danica To Japan
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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Motegi, Japan – Danica Patrick took the racing world by storm on a rainy spring weekend at the Twin Ring Motegi circuit last year when she became the first woman to win an IndyCar race. In this year’s return of the series to the Japanese track on a balmy September [...]

Thu, 09/17/09 – 16:12 | 5 Comments
Minter: For Roush, Cuts May Increase Team Numbers
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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Some Thursday observations:
Like many other NASCAR rules that have been implemented over the years, the four-teams-per-car-owner limit isn’t as iron-clad as it seemed at the time. Rick Hendrick effectively expanded his four-car operation to six through a close alliance with Stewart-Haas Racing. The two companies run the same chassis and [...]

Thu, 09/17/09 – 16:10 | Comments Off
Fantasy Racing: Chase Edition
Nick Bromberg | Senior Writer
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I have to give the “experts” some credit, as at least some people are venturing away from the trunk of the tree that they’re living in and picking someone other than Jimmie Johnson to win the Chase.
Of course, you can’t really blame people for picking Johnson, he HAS kinda won the last three Sprint Cup [...]

Thu, 09/17/09 – 7:30 | Comments Off