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Mike Conway held off points leader Will Power to win Sunday’s IndyCar Series Long Beach Grand Prix on Sunday.
Conway was driving the Fuzzy’s Vodka sponsored Dallara/Chevrolet of Ed Carpenter Racing.
The victory was Conway’s second in the series.
“Yeah, I can’t believe I’m actually here,” Conway said. “Wow, this is just an awesome job by the team. [...]

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Minter: Some Teams Park For The Money
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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When looking for enlightenment on controversial issues, there’s an old rule of thumb that often comes to mind – “Follow the money.”
It’s especially helpful when looking at the practice of starting and parking a car in NASCAR’s top three series. Some teams choose to qualify for the race, then run [...]

Mon, 04/20/09 – 16:18 | 2 Comments
Key Motorsports Cuts Plans
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Curtis Key, owner of Key Motorsports, has announced today he has cancelled his team’s full-time championship effort in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, and will pursue only a limited schedule with Mike Bliss behind the wheel for the remainder of the 2009 season.
Key cites lack of sponsorship and his desire to focus on the [...]

Mon, 04/20/09 – 16:17 | Comments Off
NASCAR Newscast: SUBWAY Fresh Fit 500
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With his first win in nearly four years, Mark Martin became the fourth NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver 50 or older to go to Victory Lane. Hear from Martin and runner-up Tony Stewart after the race …

Sun, 04/19/09 – 22:44 | Comments Off
Martin Silences The Little Voices In His Head
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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There is a little voice in the back of his head that continues to drive Mark Martin to distraction.
Drives him to perfection.
Basically, drives him insane.
Arguably NASCAR’s fiercest competitor, Martin promised to ease up on himself Saturday night, after snapping a 97-race Sprint Cup Series winless streak at Phoenix International Raceway.
“I’m [...]

Sun, 04/19/09 – 20:58 | One Comment
Southern Nationals Give Lucas First Win
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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Commerce, Ga. – Great moments in motor sports tend to occur at the strangest places and the strangest times. That was the case on Sunday in the Southern Nationals at Atlanta Dragway.
Persistent sprinkles interrupted the show almost from the 11 a.m. start,  pushing the finals to well past 8 p.m. But [...]

Sun, 04/19/09 – 20:57 | One Comment
Long Beach: Will Power Wins the Pole
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#12 Verizon Wireless Driver Will Power wins the pole at the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach

Sun, 04/19/09 – 20:50 | Comments Off
Franchitti Loses Fenders, Wins A Race
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Correspondent 
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Long Beach, Calif. – Even for a road racer, Dario Franchitti took a circuitous route to find victory lane in the streets of Long Beach. Driving for Target Chip Ganassi Racing, the Scotsman scored his first victory since his gambit to drive stock cars for Ganassi in NASCAR ended abruptly [...]

Sun, 04/19/09 – 18:00 | Comments Off
Pedley: Martin Scores One For The Romantics
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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You would have thought Mark Martin got married Saturday night. As he stood sweating and uneasily smiling in the warm Phoenix night, flash bulbs were popping, champagne was flying, people were crying.
And the reception line. People were climbing all over each other to get in position to shake Martin’s hand [...]

Sun, 04/19/09 – 12:03 | One Comment
Castroneves’ Nightmare Ends, Dream resumes
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Winning back-to-back Indianapolis 500s? Easy. Scaling 20-foot catch fences? Child’s play. Dancing in front of tens of millions of people on network television? Cake.
Sitting in a media center talking to a relatively small collection of media members and attempting to explain what the last six months have been like for [...]

Sat, 04/18/09 – 22:55 | Comments Off
Mark Martin Back In Victory Lane
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When Mark Martin accepted Rick Hendrick’s invitation to run a full season in one of his cars, Martin said he would do it because he figured it would give him a final shot at winning the Sprint Cup championship which has eluded him his entire career.
Saturday night at Phoenix International Raceway, it appeared that Martin [...]

Sat, 04/18/09 – 22:52 | Comments Off