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David Ragan will replace Kyle Busch as driver of the No. 18 M&Ms Crispy Toyota Camry fielded by Joe Gibbs Racing beginning with Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway.
Meanwhile, Daytona 500 runnerup Kevin Harvick used his “Bully Pulpit” position as reigning Cup champion to sound-off on the [...]

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Logano On Pole For Nationwide Race
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Joey Logano won the pole Saturday morning for the Heluva Good! 200 Nationwide race.  
Logano set a Nationwide track record, circling the concrete one mile oval at 155.959 MPH, more than two tenths of a second ahead of David Ragan, who qualified second. 
Logano made his Nationwide series debut one year ago this weekend at Dover, [...]

Sat, 05/30/09 – 10:59 | Comments Off
Transcript: Earnhardt Jr. Hold Q and A
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Dale Earnhardt Jr. spoke about his team’s situation on Friday in a Q and A with reporters. Here is a transcript of that session:
WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS HAVING AN INTERIM CREW CHIEF THIS WEEK?:  “We’ve got Lance McGrew coming in as the crew chief of the car starting next weekend.  This weekend Brian Whitesell (Team [...]

Sat, 05/30/09 – 7:40 | Comments Off
Capps Has Become A Commercial Success
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Topeka, Kan. – Ron Capps is one of the biggest stars in the NHRA Full Throttle drag-racing series. Twenty-eight victories, points leader in Funny Car right now, ultra-sincere smile that never leaves his face.
Yet until recently, if not invisible as a professional sports celebrity, he was at least translucent. Dinners-out [...]

Fri, 05/29/09 – 18:44 | 2 Comments
Junior and Kyle Busch Go To War With Words
Nick Bromberg | Senior Writer

By Nick Bromberg Correspondent
Count Kyle Busch as one of the people who doesn’t necessarily think that switching crew chiefs is going to help Dale Earnhardt Jr. have immediate success.
Busch worked with Lance McGrew, Earnhardt Jr.’s new crew chief, in 2004 when he was driving in what’s now known as the Nationwide Series.
“To be honest with [...]

Fri, 05/29/09 – 16:40 | 4 Comments
CWTS Race Postponed
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Rain and a severe thunderstorm warning postponed the start of the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series AAA Insurance 200 at Dover International Speedway to Saturday at 6 p.m.

Fri, 05/29/09 – 16:39 | Comments Off
Reutimann Starts Cup Race From The Pole
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A week to ponder his first-ever Sprint Cup victory did nothing to cool off David Reutimann.
Friday afternoon, Reutimann, who won last weekend’s Coca-Cola 600 at Lowe’s Motor Speedway, won the pole for this weekend’s Autism Speaks 400 at Dover International Speedway.
Reutimann ran a lap at 156.794 mph in the qualifying session. That was two-tenths of [...]

Fri, 05/29/09 – 15:40 | Comments Off
Hornaday Jr. Takes CWTS Pole
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Ron Hornaday Jr. won the Keystone Light Pole Award for Friday Night’s Camping World Truck Race at Dover.
Qualifying  second was  Colin Braun. Brian Scott will start third, Johnny Sauter fourth and Chad McCumbee fills out the top five.

Fri, 05/29/09 – 15:20 | Comments Off
Helio Is Back To Being Helio – On Track and On Camera
John Sturbin | Senior Writer

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Fort Worth, Texas – Any list of elite athletes with reputations in need of rehabilitation typically runs from A to Z. That’s A-Rod to Carlos Zambrano…with John Daly, Michael Phelps and Michael Vick prat-falling in-between.
Similarly, Helio Castroneves faced the end of the innocence over the last six months, when federal [...]

Fri, 05/29/09 – 7:19 | Comments Off
Woody: Will Splitting The Juniors Produce Intended Results?
Larry Woody | Senior Writer

By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
The splash that so many had been anticipating finally was heard yesterday morning.
Tony Eury Jr. was thrown overboard.
He’s no longer crew chief for Dale Earnhardt Jr. – Brian Whitesell will take over this weekend at Dover – and with Eury’s exit goes another excuse.
The Eury/Earnhardt combination wasn’t working. They managed [...]

Thu, 05/28/09 – 16:18 | One Comment
Minter: Earnhardt-Eury Saga Leaves Lots to Ponder
Rick Minter | Senior Writer

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
The reunion of Tony Eury Jr. and his cousin Dale Earnhardt Jr. at Hendrick Motorsports came to an end Wednesday night, with Eury being replaced as his cousin’s crew chief by a group of Hendrick veterans – Lance McGrew, Brian Whitesell and Rex Stump.
The news isn’t surprising, given the poor [...]

Thu, 05/28/09 – 16:15 | 4 Comments