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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
KANSAS CITY, Kan. – NASCAR announced its 2017 schedules on Thursday and one particular feature of the Sprint Cup schedule will likely be greeted with joy by competitors but with dismay be fans.
Next year, the fall race at Talladega Superspeedway will swap dates with the race at Kansas Speedway. The […]

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Minter: Without Pops, Earnhardt Has Lost Crackle
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
Throughout the long-running debate over why Dale Earnhardt Jr. isn’t enjoying the same success as his Hendrick Motorsports teammates, one fact gets consistently overlooked: His best days in NASCAR were with Tony Eury Sr. running the show.
“Pops” Eury, with able assistance from his son Tony Jr., guided his nephew Dale […]

Mon, 10/26/09 – 9:07 | 6 Comments
The Monday Morning Crew Chief: USF1 To Grow With Busch?
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From the Monday Morning Crew Chief:
If NASCAR Valley is the source for America’s next Formula One car, it seems fitting that Kyle Busch is being wooed by the US F1 team.
We might have learned more about KB’s ability in F1 machinery last year when he was invited by Toyota to test its car. But NASCAR […]

Mon, 10/26/09 – 8:16 | 5 Comments
Hamlin Wins Race But Johnson Makes His Points
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Last spring, Jimmie Johnson got the victory at Martinsville Speedway by punting leader Denny Hamlin from behind with just a handful of laps to go. Sunday at Martinsville, Hamlin found a fool-proof method for preventing a replay of that.
Hamlin simply would not allow Johnson to get close enough to his […]

Sun, 10/25/09 – 16:33 | Comments Off on Hamlin Wins Race But Johnson Makes His Points
Flag to Flag: Martinsville
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Watching the Tums Fast Relief 500?
Nick Bromberg is.
Catch the action here as he live blogs Flag to Flag the race at Martinsville Speedway.

Sun, 10/25/09 – 12:04 | 42 Comments
Saldana The Big Star In Texas
Joey Saldana made it three-for-three in the state of Texas after wiring the field on Saturday night at Lone Star Speedway to score his series leading 19th A-Feature win of the season with the World of Outlaws and his career-high 20th overall victory with the series.
Saldana earned $12,000 for the win, which was the 58th […]

Sun, 10/25/09 – 8:16 | One Comment
Race Day: Restarts Could Finish Race Leaders
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
U-turns are what Carl Edwards called those two things which connect the two co-joined dragstrips known as Martinsville Speedway. Not corners, as they do in the NASCAR media guide. But U-turns.
NASCAR drivers have been plunging into those things, whatever you want to call them, since 1949 after restarts. But today, […]

Sun, 10/25/09 – 7:50 | Comments Off on Race Day: Restarts Could Finish Race Leaders
Keselowski Bashes Way To Victory
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Brad Keselowski won Saturday’s Nationwide Series race but probably did not win a lot of friends in the process.
Keselowski, who made liberal use of his front bumper in winning the Kroger On Track for The Cure 250 at Memphis Motorsports Park, was able to hold off a final-lap charge by points-leader Kyle Busch after a […]

Sat, 10/24/09 – 17:54 | 5 Comments
Peters Wins Martinsville Truck Race
Timothy Peters got his first career victory in the Camping World Truck Series when he won the Kroger 200 at Martinsville Speedway.
“Words can’t describe what I’m going through right now,” Peters said afterward. “These two guys up here, (Red Horse Racing team-owner) Tom DeLoach for believing in me and giving me a opportunity and (crew […]

Sat, 10/24/09 – 16:31 | Comments Off on Peters Wins Martinsville Truck Race
Teen DiBenedetto Gets A New Car
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Millington, Tenn. – Joe Gibbs Racing will dip into its deep pool of driver talent today when Matt DiBenedetto makes his debut in the Nationwide Series in the Kroger on Track for the Cure 250 at Memphis Motorsports Park.
The 18-year-old DiBenedetto, a participant in the NASCAR Camping World East Series this year, gets the keys […]

Sat, 10/24/09 – 7:34 | 3 Comments
Woody: Are Non-Chasers Non-Racers?
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Larry Woody | Senior Writer
Critics of the Chase for the Championship claim that drivers who don’t make the 12-man playoff become ride-around clock-watchers with no incentive in the final 10 races.
Oh really?
How about pride?
How about a little self-respect?
How about showing some grit and professionalism?
How about trying to get your sponsor some publicity the old-fashioned way […]

Sat, 10/24/09 – 7:00 | 2 Comments