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An unflappable Larry Morgan won a classic Pro Stock starting line burn-down against Allen Johnson en route to a hole-shot victory that ended the latter’s reign as “King of The Mountain” during Sunday’s upset-filled finals of the 36th annual Mopar Mile-High NHRA Nationals.
Following a stubborn staging duel that lasted 1 minute, 45 seconds, Morgan covered […]

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Ingram: Johnson or Pearson?
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From the Monday Morning Crew Chief:
It’s not surprising to hear all the well-deserved accolades for Jimmie Johnson after his unprecedented fourth straight Sprint Cup championship. Johnson is one of the all-time greats. But is he a better driver than David Pearson?
In October’s vote for the inaugural class of the NASCAR Hall of Fame, it was […]

Mon, 11/23/09 – 9:03 | 3 Comments
Cup Notes: Martin Stays Proud
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Homestead, Fla. – Mark Martin looked exhausted and sounded dispirited, but his words belied appearances after Sunday’s season-ending Ford 400.
“There’s no frustration,’’ the 50-year-old said Sunday after Jimmie Johnson relegated Martin to his fifth second-place finish in the NASCAR Sprint Cup standings. “I’m very proud of what we accomplished. On top of all that I […]

Sun, 11/22/09 – 21:42 | Comments Off on Cup Notes: Martin Stays Proud
Jimmie A Hero In Garages
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Jimmie Johnson may not be the most-respected driver among fans, but among his peers? Huge respect.
After winning his record fourth-straight Sprint Cup championship Sunday, drivers lined up to to testify in behalf of Johnson and his team.
“I can’t believe Jimmie did it,” Carl Edwards said. “It’s unreal. I really just believed […]

Sun, 11/22/09 – 19:52 | Comments Off on Jimmie A Hero In Garages
Jimmie Johnson Stands Alone
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By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
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Homestead, Fla. – No more questions, no more doubts. Jimmie Johnson made it four for the ages.
Topping off yet another consistently brilliant season, Johnson cruised to a trouble-free fifth-place finish Sunday in the season-ending Ford 400, wrapping up an unprecedented fourth straight NASCAR Sprint Cup championship.
“The truth […]

Sun, 11/22/09 – 18:41 | Comments Off on Jimmie Johnson Stands Alone
Flag to Flag: Homestead
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Watching the Ford 400?
Nick Bromberg is.
Follow along here as he live blogs all the action at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

Sun, 11/22/09 – 12:00 | 37 Comments
Race Day: Some Chase Words
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Interestingly, the very existence of the Chase for the Sprint Cup Championship has come under scrutiny at times in recent weeks. It seems that not everybody loves a winner or, at least, a winning organization.
Very little of that scrutiny emanated from the Sprint Cup garages at Homestead-Miami Speedway this weekend, however. Competitors, some of whom […]

Sun, 11/22/09 – 8:51 | One Comment
Remember Texas? Jimmie Sure Does
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By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
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Homestead, Fla. – Surprisingly, Jimmie Johnson came to Homestead-Miami Speedway with a case of nerves.
It seems that just about everybody has conceded an unprecedented fourth-straight NASCAR Sprint Cup championship to the Hendrick Motorsports driver as he heads into Sunday’s season-ending Ford 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway.
And he’s certainly been through this […]

Sun, 11/22/09 – 7:45 | One Comment
Busch Wins Race, Championship
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Kyle Busch finished off his Nationwide Series championship with flair Saturday when he won the Ford 300 at Homestead-Miami Speedway.
And NASCAR officials got the victory in the feud between Denny Hamlin and Brad Keselowski.
Busch  got the victory by holding off Carl Edwads –who was on fresher tires after pitting on the final caution – over […]

Sat, 11/21/09 – 19:21 | 2 Comments
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Brooklyn, Mich.  — If charity begins at home, then there’s no place like Michigan.
Michigan International Speedway is collecting goods to benefit two local charities by hosting a lap around the racetrack from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Dec. 4, weather dependent. Guests may take one lap in their personal automobiles around the historic two-mile […]

Sat, 11/21/09 – 16:42 | Comments Off on MIS to Allow Fans To Take Lap On Track
Minter: Humpy Assesses Jimmie
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Ever since he began to dominate the Sprint Cup Series, media members and fans and others have been trying to figure out what to think about Jimmie Johnson. Some say he’s too clean cut, too vanilla, too non-controversial to suit the average NASCAR fan. Others don’t seem to give him the credit he deserves for […]

Sat, 11/21/09 – 14:45 | One Comment