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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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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Monday Morning Crew Chief: The King Reigns Again
Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
Hampton, Ga. – Evidently, the demise of Atlanta as a NASCAR hub is greatly exagerated. How fitting that Richard Petty, one of the men who helped build the sport, ended up with driver Kasey Kahne in victory lane in front of a near-capacity crowd.
It looks like the Labor Day weekend [...]

Mon, 09/7/09 – 10:00 | One Comment
Kasey Kahne Labors His Way To A Victory In Atlanta
Jeff Hood | Senior Writer

By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
Hampton, Ga. – Just when Kevin Harvick appeared primed to snap a 105-race winless streak, one of his Richard Childress Racing teammates wound up breaking his heart.
When Clint Bowyer’s No. 33 Chevrolet slid through the grass to bring out the final caution in Sunday night’s Pep Boys Auto 500 at [...]

Mon, 09/7/09 – 8:16 | Comments Off
Hood: Atlanta Under The Lights Was A Winner
Jeff Hood | Senior Writer

By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
Hampton, Ga. – There was plenty of electricity in the air when the lights came on at Atlanta Motor Speedway Sunday night for the Pep Boys Auto 500.
One of the most competitive races in the track’s history, won by Kasey Kahne in front of an estimated crowd of 111,300, was merely icing [...]

Mon, 09/7/09 – 8:00 | Comments Off
NASCAR Newscast: Pep Boys Auto 500 Recap
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Kasey Kahne won the first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series night race at Atlanta Motor Speedway and the next-to-last event in the Race to the Chase, climbing five spots in the point standings to sixth. Hear from Kahne and runner-up Kevin Harvick, and find out who is in and out of the Chase for the NASCAR [...]

Mon, 09/7/09 – 1:00 | Comments Off
No Shortage Of Pitfalls In Atlanta Motor Speedway Pits
Jeff Hood | Senior Writer

By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
Hampton, Ga. – If the key to winning at Atlanta Motor Speedway is navigating the 1.54-mile quad-oval’s sweeping turns, avoiding  incidents on pit road at 45 miles per hour is a close second.
That was the case for Juan Pablo Montoya, who appeared to be in the cat’s bird seat after [...]

Sun, 09/6/09 – 19:02 | Comments Off
Pedley: Answers And Questions From The Nationals
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Clermont, Ind. – The eliminations are set for Monday’s finals at the Mac Tools U.S. Nationals.
Tops seeds are: Antron Brown in Top Fuel, Robert Hight in Funny Car, Mike Edwards in Pro Stock and Matt Smith in Pro Stock Motorcycles.
After rain subsided and the track opened for final [...]

Sun, 09/6/09 – 19:00 | One Comment
Race Day: Atlanta A Hot Track For The Drivers
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Fans may or may not enjoy tonight’s race at Atlanta Motor Speedway. When it comes to the drivers, however, there is virtually no “may not”. They love the wide, racy AMS 1.5-mile D-oval and they don’t mind shouting about that to the world.
Here is what drivers have to say about [...]

Sun, 09/6/09 – 13:00 | Comments Off
Buckler Wheeling In Grand-Am, Dealing in Sprint Cup
Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
Hampton, Ga. – It’s been quite a week for TRG Motorsports owner Kevin Buckler, literally a wheeler and a dealer. On the same day he  drove his Porsche around the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Buckler signed up a series champion for his Sprint Cup team.
The former Rolex 24 at Daytona winner [...]

Sun, 09/6/09 – 10:00 | Comments Off
Gong Show Winner Darnell Answers The Big Bell
Rick Minter | Senior Writer

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
One of the winners of the old Roush Racing “Gong Show” tryouts is finally getting his chance to prove himself in a Sprint Cup car.
Erik Darnell, the 2005 winner of the contest that won him a ride in a Roush truck, is running the first of seven races this season [...]

Sun, 09/6/09 – 8:32 | Comments Off
Skinner Gathers Moss A Truck Victory
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The NFL season has not yet started but New England Patriot wide receiver Randy Moss already has a victory.
It came in Newton, Iowa on Saturday night and it came as a NASCAR-teamowner as his Camping World Truck Series team and driver dominated the Lucas Oil 200.
Behind the wheel of the Randy Moss Motorsport Toyota Tundra [...]

Sun, 09/6/09 – 8:00 | One Comment