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Austin Dillon won Saturday night’s rain-delayed NASCAR XFINITY Series race at Daytona International Speedway.
The victory in the Subway Firecracker 250 came after a green/white/checkered restart.
“This is Daytona, man,” Dillon, the grandson of long-time team owner Richard Childress, said. “There are so many family memories here. … I’m just happy for my grandfather. He told me […]

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Brian Keselowski Gives Himself The Hook In Nationwide Series
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By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
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In baseball vernacular, team manager Brian Keselowski walked to the mound and gave himself the hook.
After failing to qualify for last month’s NASCAR Nationwide Series Kroger 200 at O’Reilly Raceway Park in Indianapolis, the 27-year-old driver from Rochester Hills, Mich. made one of the most difficult decisions in his racing career.
After […]

Thu, 08/20/09 – 13:17 | One Comment
Fantasy Racing: Bristol
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Sharpie 500
Bristol Motor Speedway
Saturday August 22, 6:30 ET, ESPN
Race Facts: Judging from the Trucks race, the high line is going to be the preferred way around Bristol. Slower trucks on the high side caused fits for faster trucks on the low side… Qualifying is pretty important at Bristol as over 80% of winners have started […]

Thu, 08/20/09 – 13:00 | Comments Off on Fantasy Racing: Bristol
Minter: Bristol Could be Pointers Vs. Winners
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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Some Thursday Observations:
* The Sharpie 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway has a history of being a “can’t miss” event for NASCAR fans. But there are worries in some quarters that the emphasis on the making the Chase will have some of the top drivers points racing and trying to avoid […]

Thu, 08/20/09 – 13:00 | Comments Off on Minter: Bristol Could be Pointers Vs. Winners
Woody: It’s Crunch Time For Sprint Cup Series
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Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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NASCAR’s Car of Tomorrow hasn’t been able to liven up the show but maybe a visit to the Track of Yesterday will do the trick.
There’s nothing like a hot Saturday night at Bristol to get the juices flowing and the sparks flying, and if this weekend’s race can’t get pulses pumping […]

Wed, 08/19/09 – 21:13 | 3 Comments
Busch Ends Hornaday’s Truck Run
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Ron Hornaday Jr.’s bid to win his sixth straight Camping World Truck Series race was squashed by Kyle Busch Wednesday night at Bristol Motor Speedway.
Busch ran away with the victory while Hornaday finished third in the O’Reilly 200 presented by Valvoline.
Hornaday said he just did not have the truck which Busch had at Bristol.
“I told […]

Wed, 08/19/09 – 21:05 | Comments Off on Busch Ends Hornaday’s Truck Run
King Of Trucks Can Nab Another Jewel Tonight
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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Ron Hornaday Jr. has a chance tonight at Bristol Motor Speedway to extend his Camping World Truck Series win streak to a record six, which would be the first time in decades that a driver in a major NASCAR division won that many consecutive races.
Richard Petty is the all-time leader […]

Wed, 08/19/09 – 14:00 | Comments Off on King Of Trucks Can Nab Another Jewel Tonight
Woody: Mechanical Malpractice In The Sprint Cup Garages?
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Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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Let’s see if I’ve got this straight:
Hendrick Motorsports supplies Tony Stewart with the engines that Tony uses to beat Hendrick Motorsports’ drivers.
Stewart sits atop the Sprint Cup standings and is a lock for the Chase, which means he’ll be a major threat – maybe THE major threat — to Jimmie Johnson’s […]

Wed, 08/19/09 – 7:15 | 3 Comments
Busch An Intense Driver, Pleasant Dinner Guest
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By Bill Fleischman | Senior Correspondent
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Prior to a recent dinner with Kyle Busch and other mid-Atlantic-area auto racing writers, I wondered what kind of mood Busch would be in. After a few probing questions, would he blurt “Bleep you guys, I’m outta here”?
I’m happy to report that the evening with Busch was very pleasant. He […]

Wed, 08/19/09 – 7:00 | 3 Comments
Vickers Signs New Contract
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Red Bull Racing announced Tuesday that Brian Vickers has signed a multi- year extension to his contract.
Vickers will continue to drive the No. 83 car under the leadership of crew chief Ryan Pemberton.
The announcement comes two days after Vickers and Red Bull won the Carfax 400 Sprint Cup race at Michigan International Speedway.
Vickers started the […]

Tue, 08/18/09 – 10:30 | One Comment
Tuesday Morning Memo: Tanks For The Drama
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Let’s see what’s in the Tuesday Morning Memo today:
* Put me down for a yes vote on the fuel-mileage-races thing.
Is it racing at its finest? Is calculating supply vs. laps what auto-racing is supposed to be about? Does it result in the best car and driver winning the race? Does […]

Tue, 08/18/09 – 9:15 | Comments Off on Tuesday Morning Memo: Tanks For The Drama