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NASCAR announced Thursday that Monster Energy drink will become the entitlement sponsor of its premier series.
Press releases from NASCAR did not say what the name of the series would be. Some media reports had asserted that the word “Cup” would be dropped.
Cup has been attached to the name of the series since R.J. Reynolds tobacco’s […]

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Vegas Notes: Fast Talking Dominates Vegas
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Speeds are up at Las Vegas Motor Speedway this weekend. Way up. Entire miles per hour up. Speeds in qualifying and speeds in practice.
Those searching for an answer as to why, are generally hearing a five-letter word – tires.
Kurt Busch won the pole for Sunday’s Shelby American on Friday with […]

Sat, 02/27/10 – 18:22 | Comments Off on Vegas Notes: Fast Talking Dominates Vegas
Biffle Says It’s Time To Tend To The Roots
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Las Vegas, Nev. – Sprint Cup driver Greg Biffle is doing his part to breathe life back into racing at the grass roots level.
The driver of Roush Fenway Racing’s No. 16 Ford announced Friday morning that he has acquired partial ownership of Sunset Speedway, a 1/3-mile clay oval just outside of Portland.
He’ll also play a […]

Sat, 02/27/10 – 17:26 | 2 Comments
Keselowski On Nationwide Pole
Brad Keselowski broke the track record Saturday en route to earning the pole for the Nationwide Series event at Las Vegas International Speedway.
Keselowski posted a lap at 185.427 mph in the morning qualifier for the afternoon Sam’s Town 300 race.
The previous record for qualifying was 182.451 mph and was set a year ago by Scott […]

Sat, 02/27/10 – 13:35 | Comments Off on Keselowski On Nationwide Pole
Jason Meyers Tops Kinser In Vegas
Jason Meyers on Friday night battled 20-time World of Outlaws champion Steve Kinser and four-time and defending series titlist Donny Schatz right down to the wire to score an exciting victory in the Second Annual Las Vegas Super Sprint Classic at The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Meyers, who started 18th, took the lead […]

Sat, 02/27/10 – 7:49 | Comments Off on Jason Meyers Tops Kinser In Vegas
Kurt Busch Wins Vegas Pole
Hometown boy Kurt Busch won the pole for Sunday’s Shelby American Sprint Cup race Friday afternoon at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
It was the first Vegas pole for Busch, who drives the No. 2 Dodge for Penske Racing.
But it was the second in a row for his crew chief, Steve Addington. Addington won the pole and […]

Fri, 02/26/10 – 19:58 | Comments Off on Kurt Busch Wins Vegas Pole

Talladega, Ala. – Talladega Superspeedway and Aaron’s, Inc. have a dream package for race fans hoping to attend the Aaron’s Dream Weekend, April 23-25. For just $49, race fans can enjoy reserved seats in the Allison grandstands for the Aaron’s 312 NASCAR Nationwide Series and the Aaron’s 499 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series events […]

Fri, 02/26/10 – 19:46 | Comments Off on Talladega Offers Dream Package
Vegas Notes: Harvick’s Wall Woes
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Las Vegas, Nev. – Kevin Harvick’s No. 29 Chevrolet wound up in the same position Friday at Las Vegas Motor Speedway that it was with just over two laps remaining on Sunday at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, Calif. – in the wall.
After closing onto the rear bumper of eventual race-winner Jimmie Johnson by running […]

Fri, 02/26/10 – 19:03 | Comments Off on Vegas Notes: Harvick’s Wall Woes
Fantasy Racing: Las Vegas
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Las Vegas Motor Speedway
Sunday February 28, 3PM ET, Fox
What We Learned Last Week: The Richard Petty cars aren’t necessarily going to be forces on intermediate tracks just because they’ve got Roush cars and Roush-Yates horsepower… Hendrick dominance is still the name of the game, except if you’re driving the #88 car… Ryan Newman has […]

Fri, 02/26/10 – 17:48 | Comments Off on Fantasy Racing: Las Vegas
Work Routines Being Spoiled
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Which team will win the Sprint Cup championship in the coming fall? It just might be the team that is best at multitasking during the current winter.
Teams right now today – the smart ones, at least – are not only working on conquering the challenges at hand, they are also grinding away on a challenge […]

Fri, 02/26/10 – 9:48 | Comments Off on Work Routines Being Spoiled
Newman/Haas/Lanigan In Catch-Up Mode
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By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
Heading into the month of March in 2008, Newman/Haas/Lanigan team manager Brian Lisles was overwhelmed and exhausted.
The elite Champ Car team had only days earlier made the commitment to join several other teams from that series in merging into the Indy Racing League and racing the full 2008 IndyCar Series […]

Fri, 02/26/10 – 7:52 | Comments Off on Newman/Haas/Lanigan In Catch-Up Mode