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Kasey Kahne, fresh off making his third straight appearance in the Chase for the Sprint Cup Championship playoffs, has signed a new contract with Hendrick Motorsports.
The deal is for three years, beginning with 2015.
“It’s extremely gratifying to work with a driver like Kasey,” Rick Hendrick, owner of Hendrick Motorsports, said. “I think the world [...]

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Driver Rating is a Loop Data statistic which is based on several statistical components.
Below is an explanation of the formula, which is broken down into three different sections.
SECTION 1 – Primary Statistics
The “Primary Statistics” are those that are most important to the formula – and therefore awarded the most points.
The points assigned to each “Primary [...]

Fri, 05/1/09 – 22:33 | Comments Off
Keselowski Climbs To New Heights After Talladega
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By Jeff Hood | Senior Correspondent
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Richmond, Va. – NASCAR’s newest star, Brad Keselowski, began his day by jumping off a golf car and greeting autograph-seekers and well-wishers as he entered the Nationwide Series garage early Friday morning.
 Five days after Keselowski led one lap and won the Aaron’s 499 at Talladega Superspeedway, journalists packed the .75-mile Richmond International [...]

Fri, 05/1/09 – 21:09 | Comments Off
Kyle Busch Holds Off Edwards In Nationwide At Richmond
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Kyle Busch took the lead with 21 laps to go on a restart and held it the rest of the way to win Friday night’s NASCAR Nationwide Series Lipton Tea 250 at Richmond International Raceway.
The victory allowed Busch to pad his points lead over Carl Edwards, who finished second at Richmond.
Busch’s lead is now 82 [...]

Fri, 05/1/09 – 21:08 | Comments Off
Vickers To Start On Pole In Richmond Cup Race
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Brian Vickers on Friday won the pole for Saturday night’s Sprint Cup race at Richmond International Raceway.
Vickers won the pole for the Russ Friendman 400 by turning a lap at 127.131 mph. That kept him ahead of Jeff Gordon, who will start the race from the second position.
“It was a great lap,” Vickers said. “The [...]

Fri, 05/1/09 – 18:08 | Comments Off
Kenseth Earns Nationwide Pole
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Matt Kenseth, winner of the first two Sprint Cup Series races of the season, won the pole for Friday night’s Nationwide Series race.
Kenseth knocked Mike Bliss off the pole at Richmond International Raceway with a lap at 124.821 mph around the .75-mile oval Friday afternoon.
Bliss held on to the outside pole with a lap at [...]

Fri, 05/1/09 – 16:17 | Comments Off
Rain Halts NHRA In St. Louis
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Andrew Hines moved to the top spot in Pro Stock Motorcycle before rain washed out the first two rounds of qualifying at the 15th annual O’Reilly NHRA Midwest Nationals at Gateway International Raceway.
Persistent rain showers forced NHRA officials to postpone the first rounds of professional qualifying for Top Fuel, Funny Car and Pro Stock at [...]

Fri, 05/1/09 – 16:15 | Comments Off
Grand-Am Pays A Visit To New Jersey
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By Bill Fleischman | Senior Correspondent
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When plans for the New Jersey Motorsports Park were announced a few years ago, many longtime racing observers were skeptical. Those of us involved in auto racing for lengthy periods have seen grand plans for race tracks announced and then fade away.
Skeptics thought, “We’ll believe it when the tracks are [...]

Fri, 05/1/09 – 13:01 | Comments Off
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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (May 4, 2009) – Below is a look at the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series top 12, along with other notable drivers, going into the Southern 500 presented by GoDaddy.com at Darlington Raceway on May 9. (Note: Drivers listed below who are outside the top 12 are chosen based on past performances at [...]

Fri, 05/1/09 – 12:41 | Comments Off
Ingram: 200 mph, Four-Wide, Nose-to-Tail; What Could Possibly Go Wrong?
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Correspondent
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Talladega, Ala. – If you’re traveling west on Interstate 20 towards central Alabama on a race weekend, you’re bound to see  vehicles with “Talladega Bound” inscribed on the rear window. I doubt the count will go down come this October despite injuries to seven fans in last Sunday’s race.
NASCAR is [...]

Fri, 05/1/09 – 8:45 | One Comment
Minter: The Suite Life Should Be At The Finish Line
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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Commerce, Ga. – Fans of every sport treasure their traditions. But it’s almost a given that if a sport is going to grow, those traditions have to be tweaked.
There’s an idea floating around in the NHRA – it’s actually been around for years –  that seems to have the potential of [...]

Fri, 05/1/09 – 8:40 | Comments Off