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The first winner of the Brickyard 400 became the Sprint Cup race’s latest winner when Jeff Gordon pulled away over the final 17 laps to collect one of most coveted trophies the series offers.
Gordon’s victory was his fifth in the Indianapolis Motor Speedway event ,with his first coming 21 years ago in the 1994 debut [...]

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NASCAR Newscast: Samsung 500 Preview
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NASCAR’s Sprint Cup and Nationwide Series head to Texas Motor Speedway, one of the sport’s fastest tracks. Hear from David Ragan and Joey Logano, who are attempting to run both races this weekend.

Tue, 03/31/09 – 11:30 | Comments Off
Sutherlin Marlin About To Take Her Shot
Larry Woody | Senior Writer

By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
She inherited her dad’s corn-silk hair, her mom’s vivaciousness, her folks’ Tennessee twang and her grandparents’ wry sense of humor.
If she also inherited her family’s racing genes, look out – Sutherlin Marlin just could become NASCAR’s Danica Patrick.

Tue, 03/31/09 – 11:27 | One Comment
Good Times Roll Into Bad Times for GM
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Talk about your buzz kills.
Yesterday afternoon – and presumably well into the evening – NASCAR team-owner Rick Hendrick and his guys were brows deep in a party mode. Hendrick driver Jimmie Johnson had won his first Sprint Cup race of the season and the team’s three other [...]

Mon, 03/30/09 – 14:40 | Comments Off
Harvick Wins Delayed Trucks Race
Rick Minter | Senior Writer

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
For the second week in a row, Kevin Harvick wore two hats to a NASCAR Victory Lane.
Monday, week and a couple days after winning a Nationwide Series race at Bristol Motor Speedway in a Kevin Harvick Inc. entry, he was back on winner’s turf at Martinsville Speedway in a No. [...]

Mon, 03/30/09 – 12:25 | Comments Off
Johnson Bumps Way to Martinsville Win
Rick Minter | Senior Writer

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
Sunday’s Goody’s Fast Pain Relief 500 provided some quick relief for race fans looking for some old-fashioned slam-bang racing.
Jimmie Johnson and Denny Hamlin put on a short-track racing clinic in the closing stages of the race, with Hamlin first taking the lead from Johnson with a bold move into turn [...]

Mon, 03/30/09 – 6:35 | Comments Off
Kansas Speedway Chases Casino, 2nd Cup Race
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Kansas City, Kan. – Kansas Speedway’s drive to land a second Sprint Cup date will restart today when track president Jeff Boerger officially submits a bid for construction of a casino and hotel project at his facility.
The new bid will be very similar to one submitted to the Kansas Lottery [...]

Mon, 03/30/09 – 6:29 | Comments Off
NASCAR Newscast – Goody’s Fast Pain Relief 500 Recap
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Three-time defending NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion and Prerace Driver Rating favorite Jimmie Johnson claimed his first win of the season with a late-race pass of Denny Hamlin at Martinsville Speedway. It was Johnson’s fifth win in the last six starts at the track. Hear from Johnson and Hamlin as both moved into the top [...]

Sun, 03/29/09 – 18:24 | Comments Off
Force Hood’s Second Funny Car Win Erases All Doubts
John Sturbin | Senior Writer

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Rarely does a driver’s second career victory outshine his or her first. For myriad reasons, including a lingering conspiracy theory, Ashley Force Hood labeled career NHRA Funny Car victory No. 2 at Houston Raceway Park Sunday afternoon a bigger “blast” than her historic first. 
Force Hood marched through a personal “Who’s [...]

Sun, 03/29/09 – 18:20 | 3 Comments
Earl Pearson Jr. Claims Pay Day in Circle K Colossal 100
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CONCORD, N.C. – Earl Pearson Jr. took control of the lead on Lap 9 and never let go as he stormed to Victory Lane in the Circle K Colossal 100 at The Dirt Track @ Lowe’s Motor Speedway. The two-day event was condensed into a one-day show and run on Sunday due to inclement weather [...]

Sun, 03/29/09 – 18:00 | Comments Off
Johnson Wins Martinsville
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Jimmie Johnson bumped his way to the lead past Denny Hamlin with 16 laps to go in Sunday’s Goody’s Pain Relief 500 at Martinsville Speedway and then held on to get his first victory of the season.
Hamlin finished second and Tony Stewart was third.
Hamlin had dominated the second half of the [...]

Sun, 03/29/09 – 16:51 | Comments Off