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FORT WORTH, Texas – Brad Keselowski will continue his pursuit of a second NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship with team-owner Roger Penske’s blessing to be his own Bad Self.
Keselowski qualified for the eight-driver Eliminator Round of the Chase for the Sprint Cup with a dramatic victory in Sunday’s GEICO 500 at Talladega Superspeedway. Needing a [...]

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Edwards Steps Wrong, Breaks Right Foot
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By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
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Hampton, Ga. – Carl Edwards still plans to compete in this weekend’s NASCAR doubleheader at Atlanta Motor Speedway, despite fracturing his right foot earlier this week.
The Roush Fenway Racing driver experienced a freak accident near his home in Columbia, Mo. on Wednesday.
“I know this probably sounds ridiculous to a lot [...]

Thu, 09/3/09 – 18:50 | One Comment
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Brookylyn, Mich.  — Michigan International Speedway and the Great Lakes Region of the American Red Cross will host the 8th Annual Spirit of America Blood Drive on Friday, September 11 at MIS.
Since its inception in 2002, the Spirit of America Blood Drive has grown into the largest 9-11 blood drive in the nation with more [...]

Thu, 09/3/09 – 8:30 | Comments Off
Fantasy Racing: Atlanta
Nick Bromberg | Senior Writer
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Pep Boys 500
Atlanta Motor Speedway
Sunday, September 6, 7:30 ET, ESPN
Race Facts: This is the first race at Atlanta under the lights, so the trends for the fall race probably aren’t all that applicable… However, track position is pretty important, as 79 of the 100 race winners at Atlanta have started in the top 10… Bobby [...]

Thu, 09/3/09 – 8:00 | Comments Off
Minter: The No. 3 Is Making News Once Again
Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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Some Thursday Observations:
* The news this week about Austin Dillon entering the Camping World Truck Series race at Iowa Speedway in a No. 3 Chevy brought to mind a visit to 311 Speedway in Madison, N.C., a few years back.
Then, as now, there was great interest in what it would [...]

Thu, 09/3/09 – 8:00 | 3 Comments
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Phoenix, Ariz – With a goal of enhancing fan experience and adding value, Phoenix International Raceway will provide additional grandstand comfort to race fans for the 2010 season – expanding the average PIR seat width to 22 inches from 18 inches. Additionally, the track is offering its most loyal fans – PIR season ticket holders [...]

Thu, 09/3/09 – 7:30 | Comments Off
Minter: Cut The Talk About Cutting An Atlanta Race
Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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The NASCAR circuit is back at Atlanta Motor Speedway this week, so that means the home folks have to brace for another round of stories questioning whether the track should lose one of its Cup dates.
The talk doesn’t make sense to them for a variety of reasons. Even with the [...]

Wed, 09/2/09 – 9:56 | One Comment
Morning Memo: Your Thoughts On Cooling Down?
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Let’s just see what’s in the Wednesday Morning Memo today:
* I’ve always been torn by the media interview procedure in racing.
As a journalist, I like the fact that you are allowed to walk up to a driver who has just climbed out of his car after a wreck or after [...]

Wed, 09/2/09 – 9:45 | 2 Comments
NASCAR Newscast: Pep Boys Auto 500 Preview
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NASCAR returns to the South for Labor Day weekend as Atlanta Motor Speedway hosts its first Sprint Cup Series night race. Jeff Gordon and Ryan Newman say racing under the lights will make one of NASCAR’s fastest and most competitive tracks even better. Plus, find out why Dale Earnhardt Jr. has a good chance of [...]

Wed, 09/2/09 – 8:30 | Comments Off
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Come to the track as a fan. Leave as a hero.
That’s the mantra in 2009 at Phoenix International Raceway for NASCAR fans, who have the chance to save a life just by rolling up their sleeves.
Phoenix International Raceway, with the American Red Cross Arizona Region and the NASCAR Foundation, is one of over 20 NASCAR [...]

Wed, 09/2/09 – 6:11 | Comments Off
Petty Was A Peach In Georgia No Matter The Race Track
Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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Throughout his long and storied career in the circuit now known as Sprint Cup, Richard Petty enjoyed much success in the state of Georgia, where the Cup circuit runs this Sunday night at Atlanta Motor Speedway in the Atlanta suburb of Hampton.
Petty grabbed six of his 200 career wins at [...]

Tue, 09/1/09 – 20:26 | 3 Comments