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Kasey Kahne, with an assist from Kyle Busch and Paul Menard, won Saturday night’s Sprint Cup Series race at Atlanta Motor Speedway and locked himself into the upcoming Chase playoff.
The victory was Kahne’s first of the season and came with just two races to go before the start of the Chase.
“Yeah, man, it took a [...]

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Capps Has Become A Commercial Success
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Topeka, Kan. – Ron Capps is one of the biggest stars in the NHRA Full Throttle drag-racing series. Twenty-eight victories, points leader in Funny Car right now, ultra-sincere smile that never leaves his face.
Yet until recently, if not invisible as a professional sports celebrity, he was at least translucent. Dinners-out [...]

Fri, 05/29/09 – 18:44 | 2 Comments
Junior and Kyle Busch Go To War With Words
Nick Bromberg | Senior Writer

By Nick Bromberg Correspondent
Count Kyle Busch as one of the people who doesn’t necessarily think that switching crew chiefs is going to help Dale Earnhardt Jr. have immediate success.
Busch worked with Lance McGrew, Earnhardt Jr.’s new crew chief, in 2004 when he was driving in what’s now known as the Nationwide Series.
“To be honest with [...]

Fri, 05/29/09 – 16:40 | 4 Comments
CWTS Race Postponed
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Rain and a severe thunderstorm warning postponed the start of the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series AAA Insurance 200 at Dover International Speedway to Saturday at 6 p.m.

Fri, 05/29/09 – 16:39 | Comments Off
Reutimann Starts Cup Race From The Pole
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A week to ponder his first-ever Sprint Cup victory did nothing to cool off David Reutimann.
Friday afternoon, Reutimann, who won last weekend’s Coca-Cola 600 at Lowe’s Motor Speedway, won the pole for this weekend’s Autism Speaks 400 at Dover International Speedway.
Reutimann ran a lap at 156.794 mph in the qualifying session. That was two-tenths of [...]

Fri, 05/29/09 – 15:40 | Comments Off
Hornaday Jr. Takes CWTS Pole
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Ron Hornaday Jr. won the Keystone Light Pole Award for Friday Night’s Camping World Truck Race at Dover.
Qualifying  second was  Colin Braun. Brian Scott will start third, Johnny Sauter fourth and Chad McCumbee fills out the top five.

Fri, 05/29/09 – 15:20 | Comments Off
Helio Is Back To Being Helio – On Track and On Camera
John Sturbin | Senior Writer

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Fort Worth, Texas – Any list of elite athletes with reputations in need of rehabilitation typically runs from A to Z. That’s A-Rod to Carlos Zambrano…with John Daly, Michael Phelps and Michael Vick prat-falling in-between.
Similarly, Helio Castroneves faced the end of the innocence over the last six months, when federal [...]

Fri, 05/29/09 – 7:19 | Comments Off
Woody: Will Splitting The Juniors Produce Intended Results?
Larry Woody | Senior Writer

By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
The splash that so many had been anticipating finally was heard yesterday morning.
Tony Eury Jr. was thrown overboard.
He’s no longer crew chief for Dale Earnhardt Jr. – Brian Whitesell will take over this weekend at Dover – and with Eury’s exit goes another excuse.
The Eury/Earnhardt combination wasn’t working. They managed [...]

Thu, 05/28/09 – 16:18 | One Comment
Minter: Earnhardt-Eury Saga Leaves Lots to Ponder
Rick Minter | Senior Writer

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
The reunion of Tony Eury Jr. and his cousin Dale Earnhardt Jr. at Hendrick Motorsports came to an end Wednesday night, with Eury being replaced as his cousin’s crew chief by a group of Hendrick veterans – Lance McGrew, Brian Whitesell and Rex Stump.
The news isn’t surprising, given the poor [...]

Thu, 05/28/09 – 16:15 | 4 Comments
Fantasy Racing: Dover
Nick Bromberg | Senior Writer

Autism Speaks 400
Dover International Speedway
Sunday May 31, 12:30 ET, FOX
Race Facts: With his win in this race last year, Kyle Busch became the youngest driver to conquer the Monster Mile… Now-suspended Jeremy Mayfield holds the qualifying record… The 1971 race at Dover ran caution free. I’d put 1 gazillion to one odds on that happening [...]

Thu, 05/28/09 – 16:15 | Comments Off
Penske Beginning to Make A Move In Sprint Cup
Rick Minter | Senior Writer

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
Changing race teams is always a risky move for a driver. Sometimes it pays off in a big way. Kyle Busch went from Hendrick Motorsports to Joe Gibbs Racing last year and has won 11 races since then after winning a total of four at Hendrick.
His older brother Kurt Busch [...]

Thu, 05/28/09 – 11:54 | Comments Off