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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
A non-Chaser won the pole on Saturday for Sunday’s GEICO 500 Sprint Cup Series race at Talladega Superspeedway, but a Chaser in need qualified second fastest.
The non-Chaser who won the pole for the final Contender Round race was Brain Vickers of Michael Waltrip Racing. He put down a lap at [...]

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Pedley: Some Birds Not Meant To Fly
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
In the Monday Morning Memo today we find:
* How can you not find what you saw Sunday at Infineon Raceway entertaining? You may not want to call it racing, especially of the NASCAR variety. But as entertainment, it got an 7.3 on the hoot-o-meter.
Sprint Cup cars weigh 3,450 pounds. That’s [...]

Mon, 06/22/09 – 10:10 | 6 Comments
Kahne Holds Off Stewart To Win On Roads Of Infineon
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Kasey Kahne  makes great television commercials, was one of the best-ever USAC drivers and is considered quite dreamy by young female fans. But a great – or even good – road racer? Did we mention that he was dreamy?
But late Sunday afternoon in the wine country of Northern California, Kahne [...]

Mon, 06/22/09 – 7:20 | Comments Off
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Danny Lasoski battled Joey Saldana and came out on top at Nodak Speedway to earn his second victory of the season.
For Lasoski, the victory in Minot, N.D. was worth $10,000 and it was the 83rd A-Feature win of his World of Outlaws career and his first triumph at Nodak in just his second start at [...]

Mon, 06/22/09 – 7:15 | Comments Off
NASCAR Newscast: Toyota/Save Mart 350
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Kasey Kahne survived several double-file restarts, shootout style to claim his first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series road course win and return Richard Petty to Victory Lane. Hear from Kahne and runner-up/points leader Tony Stewart. Plus, find out how Juan Pablo Montoya climbed into the top 12 on the eve of the Race to he Chase. [...]

Sun, 06/21/09 – 22:52 | Comments Off
Tony Stewart’s Relationship With His Father Is A Winner
Rick Minter | Senior Writer

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
Tony Stewart isn’t exactly the kind of guy who feels comfortable hugging other men or telling them he loves them, even when it comes to his own father, Nelson Stewart.
But the two-time Cup champion, in his own special way, does show his appreciation for his father’s company and for all [...]

Sun, 06/21/09 – 19:40 | Comments Off
Franchitti Putting NASCAR In Rear-View Mirror
John Sturbin | Senior Writer

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
With each IndyCar Series victory this season, the memories of Dario Franchitti’s Not-So-Great NASCAR Adventure continue to fade.
Franchitti scored his second IndyCar win of 2009, and second in as many starts at Iowa Speedway, Sunday afternoon with a workmanlike effort in the Iowa Corn Indy 250. Franchitti finished 5.0132 seconds [...]

Sun, 06/21/09 – 19:39 | Comments Off
Franchitti Wins At Iowa
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Dario Franchitti became a two-time winner at Iowa Speedway Sunday when he won the Iowa Corn Indy 250.
The victory moved the Target Chip Ganassi Racing driver to second place in the IndyCar Series standings and to within three points of leader Ryan Briscoe.
Briscoe, of Team Penske, finished second, over 5 seconds behind.
Hideki Mutoh of Andretti [...]

Sun, 06/21/09 – 14:24 | Comments Off
Flag to Flag: Infineon Raceway
Nick Bromberg | Senior Writer

Watching the Toyota SaveMart 350?
Nick Bromberg is.
Follow the action with him as he goes Flag to Flag!

Sun, 06/21/09 – 12:00 | 60 Comments
Restarts Could Be Where Trouble Starts
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Being a native of Colombia, Juan Pablo Montoya still has a bit of trouble with the English language. And from time to time, that can lead to translation problems and even misunderstandings.
But in talking about restarts under NASCAR’s new double-file procedure during Sunday’s Sprint Cup race on the road course [...]

Sun, 06/21/09 – 10:00 | Comments Off
Werner, Keen Improve Rolex Series GT Lead With Another Win
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Lexington, Ohio  – Scott Pruett and Memo Rojas needed five races into the 2009 Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series presented by Crown Royal Cask No. 16 to win their first race of the season. They didn’t have to wait long to post victory number two, driving to victory in Saturday’s EMCO Gears Classic presented by [...]

Sun, 06/21/09 – 7:30 | Comments Off