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Chase driver Matt Kenseth won the pole for Sunday’s Sprint Cup Series race at Texas Motor Speedway, but it was a qualifying run by non-Chaser Tony Stewart that was raising the level of discussion at the 1.5-mile quad-oval in Forth Worth.
During a run in the second round of three-round qualifying, Stewart topped the 200 [...]

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Q and A: Earnhardt Wants COT Changes
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During a press conference at Michigan International Speedway over the weekend, Dale Earnhardt Jr. took some questions about the Car of Tomorrow.
Here is a partial transcript of that press conference:
WHAT Were you getting at with recent comments about NASCAR engineers could do more to make these cars safe?
Earnhardt: “I just think, that everyone needs to…, [...]

Sun, 08/16/09 – 5:00 | Comments Off
Some Drivers Are Fuming Over Fuel Mileage Racing
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By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
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Brooklyn, Mich. – The pain was etched on Greg Biffle’s face Friday morning.
In June’s Lifelock 400 at Michigan International Speedway, Biffle was a mere mile from victory in team owner Jack Roush’s back yard.
Instead, his No. 16 Ford transformed from an 800 horsepower stock car into a soapbox derby racer when [...]

Sat, 08/15/09 – 19:16 | One Comment
Lucas No. 1 In Top Fuel
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Morgan Lucas in Top Fuel and Hector Arana in Pro Stock Motorcycle qualified No. 1 in their fields at the 28th annual Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals. They were joined atop the packs by Mike Neff in Funny Car and Mike Edwards in Pro Stock.
On-again, off-again rain – including a three-hour delay in the middle of [...]

Sat, 08/15/09 – 19:00 | Comments Off
De Ferran Has Big Day At Road America
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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Elkhart Lake, Wis. – While the rest of the world is all a-Twitter these days, Gil de Ferran is merely tweaking.
In his last tour as a driver, de Ferran drove to the pole at Road America on Saturday aboard his XM Acura, edging the Patron Acura of David Brabham by [...]

Sat, 08/15/09 – 18:20 | Comments Off
Keselowski Wins Michigan Wild One
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Brad Keselowski took advantage of a last-lap on-track battle between Brian Vickers and Kyle Busch – a battle which continued on into the pits after the race – to win Saturday’s Nationwide Series race at Michigan International Speedway.
Afterward, Busch called Vickers stupid, Vickers called Busch a cry baby and Keselowski [...]

Sat, 08/15/09 – 16:50 | Comments Off
Vickers Collects Nationwide Pole
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Brian Vickers is pole perfect at Michigan International Speedway this weekend.
On Saturday morning, Vickers won the pole for the Nationwide series race which will be run later in the afternoon.
That pole victory came a day after Vickers won the pole for Sunday’s Sprint Cup race at MIS in his Red Bull Racing Toyota Camry.
Trevor Bayne [...]

Sat, 08/15/09 – 11:45 | Comments Off
Cory Mac Clinches At Brainerd
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Cory McClenathan, Bob Tasca III, Mike Edwards, and Karen Stoffer grabbed the qualifying leads Friday at qualifying for the 28th annual Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals at Brainerd International Raceway in Minnesota. The event is the 16th of 18 events that make up the regular season of the 2009 NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series.
With just [...]

Sat, 08/15/09 – 7:00 | Comments Off
Friday Notes: Vickers Vaults to Pole At Michigan
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By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
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Brooklyn, Mich. – Brian Vickers put a small dent in Mark Martin’s storybook season Friday afternoon when he edged the 50-year-old veteran to win the pole for Sunday’s CARFAX 400 at Michigan International Speedway.
It was Vickers’ sixth pole this year and eleventh of his career.
“I was just talking to Robin [...]

Fri, 08/14/09 – 17:12 | Comments Off
Earnhardt Jr. Says Turnaround Is Just Around the Corner
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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Dale Earnhardt Jr. was in Atlanta this week, promoting the upcoming Pep Boys Auto 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway. It’s part of the obligations that fall on recent race winners in NASCAR. Each track gets a day’s time from recent winners to use to promote upcoming races. As bad as [...]

Fri, 08/14/09 – 13:21 | 17 Comments
Johansson’s Car Could Electrify Racing
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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Stefan Johansson has competed in just about every type of car in single seater racing and sports cars. From the over-powered, oversteering Porsche 935 in endurance racing to a high-boost Ferrari turbo in Formula One and a Reynard chassis at the Indy 500, the Swede’s career has included some unique [...]

Fri, 08/14/09 – 13:10 | One Comment