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CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Exit Jeff Gordon. Enter Chase Elliott.
On Thursday, one week after Gordon announced 2015 would be his final full-time season in NASCAR’s Sprint Cup Series, team owner Rick Hendrick made it official that Elliott would be the four-time champion’s successor. The announcement surprised no one. After all, Hendrick had signed Elliott when he [...]

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Harris: Open-Wheel Rivals Chasing Each Other In Cup
Mike Harris | Senior Writer

By Mike Harris | Senior Correspondent
Team owners Roger Penske and Chip Ganassi each have a chance to do something this year that they’ve never done before – win a NASCAR Sprint Cup championship.
It’s something of a mystery why these two behemoths of open-wheel racing have had so little real success in the stock car sport.
You [...]

Sat, 09/19/09 – 17:01 | Comments Off
Busch Wins Truck Race; Hornaday Angers Boss
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Kyle Busch held off Kevin Harvick Inc. teammates Ron Hornaday Jr. and Kevin Harvick to win Saturday’s Camping World Truck Series race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
The victory was the fifth of the season for Busch.
And he had to be laughing about what he saw in his rear-view mirror.
Behind him late in the race were [...]

Sat, 09/19/09 – 17:01 | Comments Off
Dixon Jumps To The Top In Top Fuel
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Concord, N.C. – It was cloudy, relatively cool and it seemed the conditions at the zMAX Dragway were pretty darn good for Friday’s first two rounds of qualifying for the NHRA Carolina Nationals.
But, warned Top Fuel driver Antron Brown, the conditions were not perfect so he did not expect that [...]

Sat, 09/19/09 – 17:00 | Comments Off
Briscoe Spins, Dixon Wins To Take Point Lead In Japan
Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
Motegi, Japan – A spin by championship leader Ryan Briscoe on the pit road opened the door to IndyCar championship contenders Scott Dixon and Dario Franchitti, who gladly obliged by finishing one-two at the Twin Ring Motegi.
Race winner Dixon and Target Chip Ganassi Racing teammate Franchitti moved up to one-two in [...]

Sat, 09/19/09 – 11:05 | Comments Off
Woody: NASCAR – Do You Know Where Your Star Is?
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
He’s lean and lanky with scruffy chin-whiskers. Usually surrounded by a throng of panting fans. Answers to the name of “Junior.”
If you spot him, please call NASCAR immediately. It’s worried sick.
Even if Dale Earnhardt Jr., turns up, it’s too late in terms of the championship. The Chase kicks off Sunday [...]

Sat, 09/19/09 – 11:00 | 2 Comments
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Jon Fogarty’s  career qualifying prowess officially is fodder for the Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series record book.
Fogarty became the all-time Daytona Prototype pole-winner Friday at Miller Motorsports Park, where he earned his 13th career pole and a series-high fifth of the season during qualifying for Saturday’s Utah 250.
The 11th and penultimate event on the 2009 [...]

Sat, 09/19/09 – 8:00 | Comments Off
Johnson Considered The Man By His Fellow Chase Drivers
John Sturbin | Senior Writer

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
The legend of Jimmie Johnson, three-time and reigning NASCAR champion, is looming XXX Large over the 2009 Chase for the Sprint Cup.
That was evident during Chase Media Day in New York City, where four of 12 drivers eligible for the championship served up plenty of props to Johnson during a [...]

Fri, 09/18/09 – 19:30 | Comments Off
Cruz Pedregon Not Rolling Over
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Concord, N.C. – No pressure, nothing to prove and no revenge motive. That’s what Cruz Pedregon said Friday night after grabbing the provisional No. 1 qualifying spot in Funny Car competition at the NHRA Carolinas Nationals.
His motivation on Friday, and will be for the rest of the season, Pedregon said, [...]

Fri, 09/18/09 – 19:00 | Comments Off
Chasers Tear Into The Big Apple
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By Bill Fleischman | Senor Correspondent
New York – So what are 12 NASCAR Sprint Cup racers doing in midtown Manhattan on a September day? Racing taxis up Sixth Avenue?
Noooooo…they were promoting the Chase for the Championship. On their way to New Hampshire for the first Chase race the Daring Dozen made a pit stop in [...]

Fri, 09/18/09 – 16:00 | Comments Off
Montoya Off And Running In Loudon
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Juan Pablo Montoya got off to a fast start in his first Chase for the Sprint Cup on Friday as he won the pole for Sunday’s Chase-opening Sylvania 300 and also posted the fastest lap in the day’s practice session.
Montoya, who admitted to points racing in an effort to get into the Chase, posted a [...]

Fri, 09/18/09 – 15:25 | Comments Off