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Kasey Kahne, with an assist from Kyle Busch and Paul Menard, won Saturday night’s Sprint Cup Series race at Atlanta Motor Speedway and locked himself into the upcoming Chase playoff.
The victory was Kahne’s first of the season and came with just two races to go before the start of the Chase.
“Yeah, man, it took a [...]

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Tuesday Morning Memo: Tanks For The Drama
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Let’s see what’s in the Tuesday Morning Memo today:
* Put me down for a yes vote on the fuel-mileage-races thing.
Is it racing at its finest? Is calculating supply vs. laps what auto-racing is supposed to be about? Does it result in the best car and driver winning the race? Does [...]

Tue, 08/18/09 – 9:15 | Comments Off
Minter: Has The Son Started To Rise Again?
Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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The Earnhardt Nation has reason to rejoice. Its driver is starting to act like an Earnhardt again. It was evident last week during an appearance in Atlanta and it showed again on Sunday during the Carfax 400 at Michigan International Speedway, where he put on a hard charge at the [...]

Mon, 08/17/09 – 11:48 | Comments Off
Monday Morning Crew Chief: Roads Paved With Question Marks
Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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This week’s edition of Monday Morning Crew Chief:
Just my luck. At the same time Dale Earnhardt Jr. dropped in at Road America for a surprise visit on Saturday evening, I was on the opposite side of the track. While he was watching from the inside of Turn 5, I was [...]

Mon, 08/17/09 – 11:40 | Comments Off
Schatz Wins Knoxville Nationals – Again
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Donny Schatz, the three-time and defending World of Outlaws champion, won his fourth consecutive Knoxville Nationals on Sunday night.
Schatz passed Joey Saldana on the 35th lap of the 40-lap contest as the pair of World of Outlaws stars wound up finishing one-two. Schatz now joins 20-time World of Outlaws champion Steve Kinser as the only [...]

Mon, 08/17/09 – 8:45 | One Comment
Hail To The Vickers: Red Bull Driver Wins In Michigan
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Brian Vickers won the fuel-mileage sweepstakes at Michigan International Speedway on Sunday afternoon and in the process took a big step toward making the Chase for the Sprint Cup Championship.
Vickers took the lead in the Carfax 400 when he passed an out-of-fuel Jimmie Johnson for the lead with just under [...]

Mon, 08/17/09 – 7:40 | Comments Off
Mad Max Is Happily Pursuing New Dream
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Watkins Glen, N.Y. – To label Max Papis a “journeyman driver” is to do a disservice to the human being with the perpetual grin, classic Italian accent and stallion-like passion for racing.
“I am a race car driver, and my job is to kick ass,” said Papis, famously defining his “Mad [...]

Mon, 08/17/09 – 7:30 | 2 Comments
NASCAR Newscast: CARFAX 400 Recap
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Brian Vickers claimed his second career NASCAR Sprint Cup Series victory when Jimmie Johnson ran out of fuel after dominating his second consecutive race at Michigan International Speedway. Hear from Vickers and runner-up Jeff Gordon as fellow Hendrick Motorsports teammate Dale Earnhardt Jr. had his first top-five finish in four months.

Mon, 08/17/09 – 7:00 | Comments Off
Big Day for Lucas at Brainerd
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Morgan Lucas and Hector Arana scored huge victories in Top Fuel and Pro Stock Motorcycle at the 28th annual Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals at Brainerd International Raceway in Minnesota. Tony Pedregon (Funny Car) and Greg Anderson (Pro Stock) also scored important and emotional wins.
The twin victories by Lucas, whose parents, Forrest and Charlotte, own Lucas [...]

Sun, 08/16/09 – 19:15 | Comments Off
David Brabham Defeats de Ferran at Elkhart
Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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David Brabham was the speediest at Road America on Sunday.

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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Elkhart Lake, Wis. – In a battle of two master craftsmen on one of America’s finest road racing circuits, David Brabham held off the challenge from Gil de Ferran for the last 14 laps to bring Highcroft Racing the victory [...]

Sun, 08/16/09 – 19:00 | Comments Off
Race Day: Michigan Means Miles Of Fun – For Drivers
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Michigan International Speedway has the power to do something which not many other race tracks on the Sprint Cup schedule can do – silence complaints from the garage areas. Not all of them, but a lot of them. It’s magic.
Well, perhaps not magic. It’s probably the result of the racing [...]

Sun, 08/16/09 – 8:41 | One Comment