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Kasey Kahne, with an assist from Kyle Busch and Paul Menard, won Saturday night’s Sprint Cup Series race at Atlanta Motor Speedway and locked himself into the upcoming Chase playoff.
The victory was Kahne’s first of the season and came with just two races to go before the start of the Chase.
“Yeah, man, it took a [...]

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Manzanita’s Run Comes To A Sad End
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By Mark Armijo
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It ended Sunday with one final checkered flag at historic Manzanita Speedway in Phoenix, a lasting reminder that a slice of dirt track heaven had indeed come to an end.
Manzanita Speedway, widely regarded as one of the top dirt tracks in the country and also one of the fastest half-mile ovals [...]

Tue, 04/14/09 – 20:27 | 2 Comments
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Jeff Burton salutes fans for support during tough economic times

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David Stremme is Penske Racing’s new man in the driver’s seat this year. He has taken over for Ryan Newman in the No. 12 car and has shown flashes of success. This week, he took some questions from the media about his gig. In his own words, it went like this:
 
Question: After your 14th place [...]

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Big-Time Rookie Now Has No Full-Time Ride
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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The NASCAR world moves at a rapid pace, on and off the track. Today’s heroes can quickly become tomorrow’s zeroes. The focus moves from one issue to the next, with seemingly minor incidents getting major play at times.
Oftentimes, fans and the media find themselves about a week behind the curve [...]

Tue, 04/14/09 – 16:50 | 3 Comments
Jim France To Yield Top Job At ISC
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A new generation will soon be taking over the top spot at International Speedway Corp.
Beginning June 1, Jim France will step down as CEO of the company which builds and operates major race  tracks in the country’s top markets, and Lesa France Kennedy will take over in that role.
So, while ISC will stay a France-family [...]

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Woody:  Waltrip Doesn’t Miss Racing
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By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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You know what they say when the end of a painful journey mercifully arrives: “Well, now he’s in a better place.”
That was definitely the case in the twilight days of Darrell Waltrip’s driving career. Since his racing retirement almost nine years ago, DW has been in a much better place: [...]

Mon, 04/13/09 – 19:45 | 6 Comments
Earnhardt Says Jimmy Means Meant a Lot To Him
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Gladeville, Tn. – NASCAR’s biggest star and the people of Huntsville, Ala., have something in common these days. They both recognize Huntsville resident Jimmy Means as a true American hero.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. for years has been vocal and enthusiastic in his support of Means, a journeyman driver in the series [...]

Sun, 04/12/09 – 20:51 | 9 Comments
Minter: Road To Nashville Lined With Memories
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For reasons that no one can fully explain, Nashville Superspeedway, one of the finest facilities in motorsports, struggles to attract paying customers. Saturday’s 300-miler was no exception.
But if everyone’s Nashville memories were as cherished as mine, the grandstands would be overflowing.
On two occasions in the past, I’ve chosen Nashville races [...]

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Logano Wins, Refuses To Be Busch-Whacked
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By Larry Woody |  Senior Writer
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GLADEVILLE, Tn. – Here’s the setup:
Joey Logano, cool beyond his years (18) peeked in his rear-view mirror during the waning laps of Saturday’s Nationwide 300 and saw temperamental teammate Kyle Busch – the driver who’s most loath to lose – straining to catch up.
Jittery? Not Joey.
“I wasn’t nervous,” said Logano [...]

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It had been a couple of years since Joey Saldana had raced in Texas prior to this weekend, but he quickly remembered how much he enjoys racing in the state after winning on Friday night in the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series return to Lone Star Speedway in Kilgore and he backed that up [...]

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