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Matt Kenseth won the pole for this weekend’s Sprint Cup Series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Thursday afternoon.
The Joe Gibbs Racing driver laid down a lap in 27.759 seconds (194.532 mph) for the first race in the Contender Round of the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup.
Kenseth was .198 seconds quicker than teammate Kyle Busch […]

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Mad Max Is Happily Pursuing New Dream
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Watkins Glen, N.Y. – To label Max Papis a “journeyman driver” is to do a disservice to the human being with the perpetual grin, classic Italian accent and stallion-like passion for racing.
“I am a race car driver, and my job is to kick ass,” said Papis, famously defining his “Mad […]

Mon, 08/17/09 – 7:30 | 2 Comments
NASCAR Newscast: CARFAX 400 Recap

Brian Vickers claimed his second career NASCAR Sprint Cup Series victory when Jimmie Johnson ran out of fuel after dominating his second consecutive race at Michigan International Speedway. Hear from Vickers and runner-up Jeff Gordon as fellow Hendrick Motorsports teammate Dale Earnhardt Jr. had his first top-five finish in four months.

Mon, 08/17/09 – 7:00 | Comments Off on NASCAR Newscast: CARFAX 400 Recap
Big Day for Lucas at Brainerd
Morgan Lucas and Hector Arana scored huge victories in Top Fuel and Pro Stock Motorcycle at the 28th annual Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals at Brainerd International Raceway in Minnesota. Tony Pedregon (Funny Car) and Greg Anderson (Pro Stock) also scored important and emotional wins.
The twin victories by Lucas, whose parents, Forrest and Charlotte, own Lucas […]

Sun, 08/16/09 – 19:15 | Comments Off on Big Day for Lucas at Brainerd
David Brabham Defeats de Ferran at Elkhart
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David Brabham was the speediest at Road America on Sunday.

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
Elkhart Lake, Wis. – In a battle of two master craftsmen on one of America’s finest road racing circuits, David Brabham held off the challenge from Gil de Ferran for the last 14 laps to bring Highcroft Racing the victory […]

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Race Day: Michigan Means Miles Of Fun – For Drivers
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Michigan International Speedway has the power to do something which not many other race tracks on the Sprint Cup schedule can do – silence complaints from the garage areas. Not all of them, but a lot of them. It’s magic.
Well, perhaps not magic. It’s probably the result of the racing […]

Sun, 08/16/09 – 8:41 | One Comment

Brooklyn, Mich. — Strengthening its commitment to race fans, Michigan International Speedway has extended its fan appreciation program by lowering ticket prices in every grandstand for 2010 during the renewal and deposit period. During that time, grandstand ticket prices will be reduced five percent to 63 percent across the board, so a family of four […]

Sun, 08/16/09 – 8:00 | Comments Off on MIS Drops Ticket Prices
Flag to Flag: Michigan
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Watching the Carfax 400 today?
Nick Bromberg is.
Catch all the action here as he live blogs Flag to Flag from Michigan International Speedway.

Sun, 08/16/09 – 6:00 | 46 Comments
Q and A: Earnhardt Wants COT Changes
During a press conference at Michigan International Speedway over the weekend, Dale Earnhardt Jr. took some questions about the Car of Tomorrow.
Here is a partial transcript of that press conference:
WHAT Were you getting at with recent comments about NASCAR engineers could do more to make these cars safe?
Earnhardt: “I just think, that everyone needs to…, […]

Sun, 08/16/09 – 5:00 | Comments Off on Q and A: Earnhardt Wants COT Changes
Some Drivers Are Fuming Over Fuel Mileage Racing
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By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
Brooklyn, Mich. – The pain was etched on Greg Biffle’s face Friday morning.
In June’s Lifelock 400 at Michigan International Speedway, Biffle was a mere mile from victory in team owner Jack Roush’s back yard.
Instead, his No. 16 Ford transformed from an 800 horsepower stock car into a soapbox derby racer when […]

Sat, 08/15/09 – 19:16 | One Comment
Lucas No. 1 In Top Fuel
Morgan Lucas in Top Fuel and Hector Arana in Pro Stock Motorcycle qualified No. 1 in their fields at the 28th annual Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals. They were joined atop the packs by Mike Neff in Funny Car and Mike Edwards in Pro Stock.
On-again, off-again rain – including a three-hour delay in the middle of […]

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