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Martin Truex Jr. won his second straight pole of the season in Friday’s knockout qualifying session at Auto Club Speedway. But prior to the session, NASCAR officials knocked out 13 of Truex’s fellow competitors because of inspection issues.
Truex covered the two-mile distance in 38.592 seconds (186.567 mph) in the No. 78 Furniture Row Racing Toyota, edging fellow Camry […]

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Alex Gurney took the lead on a four-wide pass on Lap 65 of 81 laps in the two-hour, 45-minute Bosch Engineering 250, and then held off Michael Valiante in a sprint to the finish to capture the raceat Virginia International Raceway, Round 2 of the Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series presented by Crown Royal Cask […]

Sat, 04/25/09 – 21:18 | Comments Off on Gurney Brings Home Victory for GAINSCO
Kansas Weather Unpredictable
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
A couple years ago, officials at Kansas Speedway requested that the date for the IndyCar Series/Camping World Truck Series weekend be shifted off of the Fourth of July Weekend. Too hot.
So the date was moved to late April.
After events of Saturday, might another date shift be requested?
About 50 laps […]

Sat, 04/25/09 – 20:00 | Comments Off on Kansas Weather Unpredictable
O’Reilly Auto Parts Truck Race Suspended Until Monday
Kansas Speedway’s O’Reilly Auto Parts 250 has been suspended due to rain until Monday, April 27.
The rain, accompanied by lightening and reports of a tornado moving toward the speedway and located just five miles away, struck 52 laps into the race.
More rain is expected for Sunday and the track also has Firestone Indy Lights and […]

Sat, 04/25/09 – 18:55 | Comments Off on O’Reilly Auto Parts Truck Race Suspended Until Monday
Rahal Wins IndyCar Pole At Kansas
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Kansas City, Kan. – Graham Rahal won the IndyCar Series pole Saturday afternoon when he recorded a four-lap-average qualifying run of 211.311 mph in qualifying for Sunday’s Road Runner Turbo 300 at Kansas Speedway.
His run pushed him past Dario Franchitti, the winner of last weekend’s race at Long Beach, Calif. […]

Sat, 04/25/09 – 16:31 | 2 Comments
Ragan Wins Nationwide at Talladega
David Ragan won at Talladega Saturday afternoon.
Ragan worked his way through heavy traffic coming out of Turn 4 and passed Ryan Newman just before the finish line to take the victory in the Aaron’s 312 NASCAR Nationwide Series race. It was Ragan’s first victory in 196 NASCAR starts, including the Sprint Cup Series and Camping […]

Sat, 04/25/09 – 16:30 | Comments Off on Ragan Wins Nationwide at Talladega
Doornbos Enjoys A Round At Kansas
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Robert Doornbos knew the day was coming.
He knew when he signed on to drive for the Newman/Haas/Lanigan Racing team in the IndyCar series that one day, he would have to drive in races in which he would have to run inches away from concrete walls and opposing-cars’ sidepods and slower-cars […]

Sat, 04/25/09 – 15:30 | One Comment
Ingram: Earnhardt Jr. Now Down On Power
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Correspondent
There is currently a lot of speculation about why Dale Earnhardt Jr. is not winning races, but it’s clear why he hasn’t recently been a dominant force at Talladega for the last five seasons. He’s been down on power since his glory days on the restrictor plate tracks with Dale […]

Sat, 04/25/09 – 13:00 | 5 Comments
Montoya Quickest At Talladega
Juan Pablo Montoya posted the fastest lap during qualifying Saturday and will start from the pole for the Aaron’s 499 at Talladega on Sunday.
Greg Biffle was second, Martin Truex third, Sam Hornish Jr. fourth and Clint Bowyer was fifth.
The pole was the first of the season for Montoya.
“Getting our first pole is big,” Montoya said. […]

Sat, 04/25/09 – 12:59 | Comments Off on Montoya Quickest At Talladega
Carpenter Says There Is No Place Like Kansas
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Kansas City, Kan. – Ah, Kansas. Ed Carpenter loves it here. The barbeque, the wide-open spaces, the friendly people, the rural sensibilities.  Oh, and the round race track. Most of all, the round – it’s oval-ish, actually, but what the heck – race track.
It was the thought of that last […]

Fri, 04/24/09 – 19:40 | One Comment
Childress Says Changes Had To Be Made
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
Talladega, Ala. – Richard Childress said Friday that he came away from a recent hunting trip to Montana with a big game plan – for his race teams.
Childress said it was on that trip that he finalized his plans for swapping the No. 07 and No. 29 crews at his […]

Fri, 04/24/09 – 17:05 | Comments Off on Childress Says Changes Had To Be Made