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Team-owner Don Schumacher has hired Khalid alBalooshi to begin driving the Sandvik Coromant/Red Fuel Top Fuel dragster for Don Schumacher Racing beginning Friday during drag racing’s marquee event, the 61st annual Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals near Indianapolis.
alBalooshi, a resident of Los Angeles and citizen of Dubai in the United Arab Emirates, replaces Spencer Massey for […]

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Flag to Flag: Martinsville
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Watching the Tums Fast Relief 500?
Nick Bromberg is.
Catch the action here as he live blogs Flag to Flag the race at Martinsville Speedway.

Sun, 10/25/09 – 12:04 | 42 Comments
Saldana The Big Star In Texas
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Joey Saldana made it three-for-three in the state of Texas after wiring the field on Saturday night at Lone Star Speedway to score his series leading 19th A-Feature win of the season with the World of Outlaws and his career-high 20th overall victory with the series.
Saldana earned $12,000 for the win, which was the 58th […]

Sun, 10/25/09 – 8:16 | One Comment
Race Day: Restarts Could Finish Race Leaders
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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U-turns are what Carl Edwards called those two things which connect the two co-joined dragstrips known as Martinsville Speedway. Not corners, as they do in the NASCAR media guide. But U-turns.
NASCAR drivers have been plunging into those things, whatever you want to call them, since 1949 after restarts. But today, […]

Sun, 10/25/09 – 7:50 | Comments Off on Race Day: Restarts Could Finish Race Leaders
Keselowski Bashes Way To Victory
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Brad Keselowski won Saturday’s Nationwide Series race but probably did not win a lot of friends in the process.
Keselowski, who made liberal use of his front bumper in winning the Kroger On Track for The Cure 250 at Memphis Motorsports Park, was able to hold off a final-lap charge by points-leader Kyle Busch after a […]

Sat, 10/24/09 – 17:54 | 5 Comments
Peters Wins Martinsville Truck Race
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Timothy Peters got his first career victory in the Camping World Truck Series when he won the Kroger 200 at Martinsville Speedway.
“Words can’t describe what I’m going through right now,” Peters said afterward. “These two guys up here, (Red Horse Racing team-owner) Tom DeLoach for believing in me and giving me a opportunity and (crew […]

Sat, 10/24/09 – 16:31 | Comments Off on Peters Wins Martinsville Truck Race
Teen DiBenedetto Gets A New Car
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Millington, Tenn. – Joe Gibbs Racing will dip into its deep pool of driver talent today when Matt DiBenedetto makes his debut in the Nationwide Series in the Kroger on Track for the Cure 250 at Memphis Motorsports Park.
The 18-year-old DiBenedetto, a participant in the NASCAR Camping World East Series this year, gets the keys […]

Sat, 10/24/09 – 7:34 | 3 Comments
Woody: Are Non-Chasers Non-Racers?
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Critics of the Chase for the Championship claim that drivers who don’t make the 12-man playoff become ride-around clock-watchers with no incentive in the final 10 races.
Oh really?
How about pride?
How about a little self-respect?
How about showing some grit and professionalism?
How about trying to get your sponsor some publicity the old-fashioned way […]

Sat, 10/24/09 – 7:00 | 2 Comments
Nationwide Notes: Keller Says Keep It Real
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By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
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Millington, Tenn. – Steve Wallace created a buzz last weekend when he tossed his helmet in the garage at Lowe’s Motor Speedway following a wreck triggered by David Gilliland during Saturday night’s Dollar General 300.
Though Wallace later apologized for the helmet incident, Nationwide Series veteran driver Jason Keller believes it’s essential that […]

Fri, 10/23/09 – 17:10 | One Comment
Sprint Cup Notes: Newman On The Pole At Martinsville
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Ryan Newman will attempt to begin his long climb back into contention for this year’s Sprint Cup championship from the pole position at Martinsville Speedway.
Newman, who is eighth in points and 288 behind leader Jimmie Johnson, won the pole for the Tums Fast Relief 500 Friday with a lap at 96.795 mph. His time was […]

Fri, 10/23/09 – 15:53 | One Comment
Time Machine: Switching Brands Is Old Hat
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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If Richard Petty Motorsports adds a Ford to its line-up later this year, it will not be the first time a front-line team has raced both the Ford and Chrysler brands in the same season.
Domineering, rich and uncompromising, when Carl Kiekhaefer headed south from Wisconsin to race in NASCAR’s Grand National […]

Fri, 10/23/09 – 13:19 | 3 Comments