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The term “must win” has become one of the most over-used in sports. It’s verbiage that tends to be rotely rolled out when the term “highly important” is much more accurate but way less dramatic.
Then there is the situation for A.J. Allmendinger vis a vis this weekend’s Sprint Cup Series race at Sonoma Raceway.
He and […]

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Busch To Donate Guitars To Students
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Nashville – Kyle Busch has donated $30,000 to buy 150 guitars for some local schools, apparently as atonement for smashing a classic Gibson guitar in an embarrassing “rock star-style celebration” after a June Nationwide victory.
But Busch refuses to put his mouth where his money is.
He declines to apologize for the guitar-smashing […]

Tue, 09/1/09 – 10:10 | 7 Comments
Keselowski Becomes Penske Material
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Penske Racing is scheduled to hold a press conference at 1:30 p.m. (EDT) Tuesday to announce that it has hired Brad Keselowski to drive its No. 12 Sprint Cup Series car next season.
Keselowski will replace David Stremme in that car.
Keselowski, who is driving a Nationwide Series car for JR Motorsports on a full-time basis this […]

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Woody: Announcers Should Park Their Woofing
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It was odd to hear Ray Evernham, who started and parked a race team, woofing about start-and-park drivers.

Tue, 09/1/09 – 7:00 | 10 Comments
Monday Morning Crew Chief: Ambrose King of The Road?
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By Jonthan Ingram | Senior Writer
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There are those who might have questioned Marcos Ambrose’s intelligence when he left his native Tasmania and Australia behind to pursue a career in the Sprint Cup after two V8 Supercar championships and a near miss of three straight.
But since a stellar performance at Bristol where he finished third in […]

Mon, 08/31/09 – 17:05 | One Comment
Childress Says Harvick In No. 29 Car Next Year
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Richard Childress on Monday put out a statement about the future of Kevin Harvick at Richard Childress Racing.
Also on Monday, Yates Racing announced it is replacing Bobby Labonte as driver of the No. 96 car for seven races this season. He will be replaced by Erik Darnell.
In the statement, Childress […]

Mon, 08/31/09 – 16:59 | Comments Off on Childress Says Harvick In No. 29 Car Next Year
Tough Times Put Short Tracks On Spot
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By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
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Braselton, Ga. – Blessed with Chamber of Commerce weather, Donnie Clack and his staff ushered in another Saturday night of NASCAR Whelen All-American Series racing at Lanier National Speedway.

Mon, 08/31/09 – 8:00 | Comments Off on Tough Times Put Short Tracks On Spot
Earnhardt Jr. Recalls Atlanta Brush With Destiny, Edwards
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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When Dale Earnhardt Jr. is pondering the key moments in his racing career, one that often comes to mind is Lap 312 of the fall race at Atlanta Motor Speedway in 2004.
At that point in that race, Earnhardt was in the driver’s seat, so to speak, as far as the […]

Mon, 08/31/09 – 7:00 | 9 Comments
Edwards Nabs Last-Turn Victory In Montreal
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Carl Edwards passed Marcos Ambrose for the lead on the final corner of the final lap to win Sunday’s NAPA Auto Parts 250 Nationwide Series race in Montreal.
Ambrose had dominated the race at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve road course, leading 60 laps.
But then, he appeared to come into the corner too hot, hit the rumble […]

Sun, 08/30/09 – 19:47 | One Comment
Brabham Wins At Mosport
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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Bowmanville, Ont. – On a cool August day at Mosport, the Patron Highcroft Racing team completed a flawless weekend with a victory by Scott Sharp and David Brabham that brought the Acura drivers one step closer to icing an LMP1 championship.
In an uncharacteristically choppy performance during the eighth round of […]

Sun, 08/30/09 – 19:45 | Comments Off on Brabham Wins At Mosport
Briscoe Noses Past Dixon To Win Chicagoland Thriller
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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The finish of Saturday night’s Indycar Series race at Chicagoland Speedway required second and, perhaps, third viewings to determine just who had won.
With just two races now remaining, with the cars once again producing the best racing on ovals anywhere, it appears that the 2009 series championship may end up […]

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