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Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates closed out a big month of news by announcing Tuesday that Joey Hand will replace Memo Rojas as co-driver of the team’s No. 01 Daytona Prototype car in the Tudor United SportsCar Championship series.
Hand will team with veteran Scott Pruett in the car, which was a multiple-season champion [...]

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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
Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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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
Trucker Hornaday Wins Third-Quarter Award
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By Lewis Franck
Driver of The Year Award
Ron Hornaday Jr., proved that age is no barrier as the 51-year-old was voted for the third-quarter winner of the Driver Of The Year award.
Hornaday, who drives in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, was named on more ballots than any other driver who was considered for the honor.
He [...]

Fri, 09/25/09 – 8:00 | Comments Off
Tryson Defection Puts Busch, Penske In Awkward Spot
John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Kurt Busch says the curious lame duck status of crew chief Pat Tryson has created “a tough situation” for his Penske Racing team, one chasing a NASCAR championship and searching for a leader along the lines of…Lou Piniella?
A lifelong Chicago Cubs fan, Busch tossed Sweet Lou’s name onto the short [...]

Fri, 09/25/09 – 6:21 | One Comment
Minter: Some Orders Are Tough To Swallow
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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Team orders can be troubling for those who like their sporting contests to be as pure as possible.
The issue arose in the NHRA a couple of weeks back when John Force appeared to give his teammate Robert Hight a round win that allowed Hight to make the NHRA’s version of [...]

Fri, 09/25/09 – 6:00 | 5 Comments
Minter: Championship Banquet Could Be At Denny’s
Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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Some Thursday observations:
With all the attention being focused on Mark Martin, Juan Pablo Montoya and Jimmie Johnson and their quests to win this year’s Chase for the Sprint Cup, it’s easy to overlook Denny Hamlin.
But in the weeks leading up to the Chase, Hamlin was the most consistent, winning at [...]

Thu, 09/24/09 – 10:10 | One Comment
Fantasy Racing: Dover
Nick Bromberg | Senior Writer
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AAA 400
Dover International Speedway
Sunday September 27, 2PM ET, ESPN
Race Facts: If Scott Wimmer wasn’t driving a Morgan-McClure entry this weekend, everyone who’s entered for the race would make the race… Jimmie Johnson chased down Tony Stewart over the last eight laps to win the spring race… 61 of the 79 Dover races have been won [...]

Thu, 09/24/09 – 7:30 | Comments Off
NASCAR Newscast: AAA 400 Chase Race 2 Preview
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Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup points leader Mark Martin tells you why Dover International Speedway is one of his favorite racetracks while Kurt Busch talks about the demands of racing at the Monster Mile. Plus, with three men in the top five in Driver Rating, Roush Fenway Racing could have a turnaround weekend.

Thu, 09/24/09 – 7:30 | Comments Off
Harris: Martin Still Has The Drive And Now He Has The Ride
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By Mike Harris | Senior Correspondent
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Mark Martin doesn’t expect to win races.
Each time he does, the pessimism and humility seem to pour out of the diminutive driver.
“I’d better enjoy this one because it might be the last time I win one,’’ he’ll say.
Or: “I got lucky this time, but you can’t always have that kind of [...]

Wed, 09/23/09 – 10:48 | One Comment
NASCAR Unveils Testing Policy for 2010
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NASCAR announced today its 2010 testing policy for its three national and two regional touring series.
The policy will again prohibit testing at tracks which host NASCAR national series events, by teams in the following series: NASCAR Sprint Cup; NASCAR Nationwide; NASCAR Camping World Truck; NASCAR Camping World East; and NASCAR Camping World West.
In 2010, however, [...]

Wed, 09/23/09 – 10:45 | One Comment