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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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Good Times Roll Into Bad Times for GM
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor


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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
Goody’s Can Be A Pain For Drivers
Rick Minter | Senior Writer

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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
MARTINSVILLE, Va. – The Goody’s Fast Pain Relief 500 at Martinsville Speedway may not seem like a physically demanding race, given the relative shortness of the half-mile oval, but there well could be several drivers seeking some of the title sponsor’s products after 500 laps.
 “It’s a [...]

Sun, 03/29/09 – 16:50 | One Comment
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Chad Kemenah put his name in the history books on Saturday night, as he led all 30 laps en route to winning the final World of Outlaws event at the legendary Manzanita Speedway in Phoenix. 
The victory for the 2006 Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year, also marked the first World of Outlaws win for his [...]

Sun, 03/29/09 – 9:30 | Comments Off