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Denny Hamlin knocked Martin Truex Jr. off the pole for Sunday’sFedEx 400 benefiting Autism Speaks NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Dover International Speedway.
Hamlin toured the Monster Mile in 22.483 seconds (160.121 mph) in his No. 11 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota to earn his first Coors Light Pole Award of the season and the 21st […]

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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 on Sarge Marches To Championship
Johnson Takes Leisurely Ride To Victory Lane
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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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 on Johnson Takes Leisurely Ride To Victory Lane
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 on Hight, Edwards Clinch in Pomona
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 on Edwards Wins, Busch’s Title On Hold
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 on Cup Notes: Kahne Facing ‘Lot of Unknowns’
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 on Hornaday Clinches Truck Title
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 on Truex On Pole For PIR Cup Race