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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.
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Rain has forced cancelation of quailfying for the Nationwide Series race at Darlington Raceway and has pushed back qualifying for the Sprint Cup series.
So, in tonight’s Nationwide race, the field will line up according to owner points. Kyle Busch will be on the pole and Ryan Newman will be on the outside of the first [...]

Fri, 05/8/09 – 15:30 | Comments Off
Tonight, It’s The Morgan Shepherd 250
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By Jeff Hood | Senior Correspondent
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Darlington, S.C. – There’s no stopping 67-year-old Morgan Shepherd, NASCAR’s ageless wonder who is scheduled to make his 250th career start in the Nationwide Series when the green flag waves on tonight’s Diamond Hill Plywood 200 at Darlington Raceway.
 “Keep roller skating, I reckon,” said Shepherd, who is frequently seen scooting [...]

Fri, 05/8/09 – 13:20 | Comments Off
Hood: Best Finish Was The First Finish
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By Jeff Hood | Senior Correspondent
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Darlington, S.C. – A recent online fan poll conducted by Darlington Raceway awarded Ricky Craven’s thrilling victory over Kurt Busch earlier this decade as the most-memorable finish during the 1.366-mile speedway’s 60-year history.
 While it would be difficult to vote against the 2003 event which produced the closest finish in NASCAR history, 30 years later [...]

Fri, 05/8/09 – 12:20 | One Comment
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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Tickets for the 52nd annual Daytona 500 – NASCAR’s biggest, richest and most prestigious race – will go on sale on Saturday, May 16, at 9 a.m. (EST).
Prior to Saturday, May 16, only renewals and deposits for seat assignments for the 52nd annual Daytona 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race were [...]

Fri, 05/8/09 – 10:00 | Comments Off
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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – May 8, 2009 – International Speedway Corporation (“ISC”) has partnered with InStadiumSolutions (“ISS”) to implement a text-message based communication system at all of its 12 major motorsports facilities. The service debuts this weekend, May 8 and 9, at Darlington Raceway® in South Carolina, host to the NASCAR Nationwide Series DHP 200 [...]

Fri, 05/8/09 – 8:00 | Comments Off
Ingram: The Southern 500 Has Gone South
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Correspondent 
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There was a time when a 500-mile race at Darlington was the real Southern 500, not a replica.
To win a 500-mile race at Darlington on a Labor Day weekend meant you had beaten that day’s competition and had measured up to all those stock car drivers who came before.
It was [...]

Fri, 05/8/09 – 7:50 | One Comment
Andretti Sets Pace At Indy Practice
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer

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Marco Andretti topped a list of IndyCar Series heavy-hitters quickly working up to speed during the first full day of practice Thursday for the 93rd Indianapolis 500.
Andretti turned a hot lap of 39.9152 seconds/225.478 mph around the 2.5-mile Indianapolis Motor Speedway oval, as 31 drivers posted lap times. Rookies and [...]

Thu, 05/7/09 – 20:30 | Comments Off
Life Now Bunnies And Rainbows For Danica
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Back in the arena where Danicamania was launched in 2005, IndyCar driver Danica Patrick says she continues to rely on a close network of family and friends to keep her superstar self “grounded.”
Then again, Danica also says…don’t overlook the wisdom of the fortune cookie.
“Here we are at Indy,” Patrick said [...]

Thu, 05/7/09 – 16:00 | One Comment
Fantasy Racing – Southern 500
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Southern 500
Darlington Raceway
Saturday May 9, 7:00 PM ET, FOX
Race Facts: Kyle Busch won the first race on the newly-repaved Darlington last year… Greg Biffle’s pole speed in 2008 was 15 mph faster than Clint Bowyer’s pole speed in 2007… In all, 40 drivers broke the previous Darlington qualifying record last year… Kyle Busch started sixth [...]

Thu, 05/7/09 – 15:03 | Comments Off
Trent Owens Trades In Wheel For Wrench
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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Trent Owens’ story is a familiar one in the NASCAR garage. The Darlington, S.C. native and nephew of Richard Petty started out with dreams of being a big-time race driver, but that didn’t turn out to be in the cards for him.
So, like many of his peers, he turned his [...]

Thu, 05/7/09 – 8:32 | One Comment