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CONCORD, N.C. – Rain Sunday afternoon at zMAX Dragway forced postponement of the elimination round in the Countdown to the Championship’s opening event – the Pep Boys NHRA Carolina Nationals – until next weekend at Dallas.
It is the first time the Carolina Nationals haven’t been completed as scheduled since the event began in 2008. However, [...]

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Flag to Flag: Phoenix
Nick Bromberg | Senior Writer

Watching the Subway Fresh Fit 500 tonight?
Do you simply have to talk about it with someone?
Join’s Nick Bromberg as he chats “Flag to Flag” about the Phoenix  race.

Sat, 04/18/09 – 17:30 | 63 Comments
Jimmie Credits Jeff For Blooming In The Desert
Jeff Hood | Senior Writer

By Jeff Hood | Senior Correspondent
 Avondale, Ariz. – As Jimmie Johnson prepares to make his bid to establish more history in the desert this weekend, the El Cajon, Calif. driver admitted on Friday that his recent success at Phoenix International Raceway is due in large part to Hendrick Motorsports teammate Jeff Gordon.
Johnson will be looking [...]

Sat, 04/18/09 – 16:50 | Comments Off
Professor Teaches  A Lesson In Class
Rick Minter | Senior Writer

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
Commerce, Ga. – Some things haven’t changed very much in the 29 years that the NHRA has been hosting the Southern Nationals at Atlanta Dragway.
On Saturday afternoon, Arlene Johnson rode back and forth from her husband’s pits to the starting line on the same bicycle she had at the track [...]

Sat, 04/18/09 – 16:49 | Comments Off
Pedley: Roush Acts Like Roush After Landmark Win
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Jack Roush is one of those. He is one of those people who simply will not let the emotional wall down so others can get a peek.
Friday night in Phoenix, the emotional masons were out there doing their best to change all that. They were flailing away at the wall [...]

Sat, 04/18/09 – 10:15 | 2 Comments
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Jason Meyers felt like a win slipped away from him and his team last season at Paducah International Raceway as he had just taken the lead when a caution flag flew prior to the lap being completed, placing him back in the second spot, where he would eventually finish. He made up for the near [...]

Sat, 04/18/09 – 8:43 | Comments Off
Corvette That Made Dale Earnhardt Sr. Smile Set To Move Down
Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Correspondent
LONG BEACH, Calif. – Corvette Racing will run its last GT1 class race in the American Le Mans Series during this weekend’s Long Beach Grand Prix.
Although a possible bankruptcy at GM could change current plans, the factory team is scheduled to return to the ALMS in August with a [...]

Fri, 04/17/09 – 23:08 | One Comment
Biffle Gives Roush Victory No. 100 In Nationwide
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Greg Biffle held off Jason Leffler on a green-white-checker restart to win the Nationwide Series race at Phoenix International Raceway Friday night.
In getting the victory, Biffle gave team-owner Jack Roush his 100th victory.
Leffler finished second, Brad Keselowski was third and Joey Logano was fourth in the Bashas’ 200.
Kyle Busch took over the series points lead [...]

Fri, 04/17/09 – 23:06 | Comments Off
Brabham Grabs Pole at Long Beach
Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer

Jonathan Ingram | Senior Correspondent
LONG BEACH, Calif. – David Brabham found the tire wall last year at Long Beach in qualifying and this year found himself on the pole when Gil de Ferran spun and hit the barriers to end the duel between the two Acura ARX-02a drivers. The Highcroft Racing Acura will start on [...]

Fri, 04/17/09 – 21:04 | Comments Off
Records Gone With The Wind In Atlanta
Rick Minter | Senior Writer

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
Commerce, Ga. – The weather conditions on Friday at Atlanta Dragway were a drag racer’s dream – cool temperatures, low humidity and unusually high barometric pressure.
That added up to some shattered track records for the Pro Stock divisions during the opening rounds of qualifying for Sunday’s Summit Southern Nationals.
The nitro [...]

Fri, 04/17/09 – 20:25 | Comments Off
Mark Martin Wins Third Pole Of Cup Season
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Mark Martin has become Mr. Pole Position in the Sprint Cup series this season.
On Friday evening, Martin captured his third pole of the season by logging the fastest lap in qualifying at Phoenix International Raceway.
Martin’s PIR pole comes after also qualifying fastest at Bristol Motor Speedway and Atlanta Motor Speedway earlier this season.
Starting second in [...]

Fri, 04/17/09 – 19:50 | Comments Off