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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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Brabham Grabs Pole at Long Beach
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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 on Brabham Grabs Pole at Long Beach
Records Gone With The Wind In Atlanta
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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 on Records Gone With The Wind In Atlanta
Mark Martin Wins Third Pole Of Cup Season
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 on Mark Martin Wins Third Pole Of Cup Season
Edwards On Nationwide Pole, Logano Second
Carl Edwards was the fastest qualifier in the Nationwide Series Friday afternoon and will start Friday night’s race from the pole.
Edwards is the series points leader.
Qualifying second fastest was Joey Logano, the winner of last weekend’s Nationwide race in Nashville.
Logano was followed by Paul Menard and Greg Biffle.
Kyle Busch, who is second in points, was […]

Fri, 04/17/09 – 18:04 | Comments Off on Edwards On Nationwide Pole, Logano Second
Castroneves Acquitted, Will Race This Weekend
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By Jonathan Ingram| Senior Correspondent

Long Beach, Calif. — The jury was still out in the tax evasion trial of Helio Castroneves when the IndyCar teams arrived in California for the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach. But the verdict was in for Will Power, his temporary replacement at Penske Racing.

With a jury in Miami returning […]

Fri, 04/17/09 – 14:00 | Comments Off on Castroneves Acquitted, Will Race This Weekend
Ashley and Junior Have A Lot In Common
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
Commerce, Ga. –  If there have ever been two race drivers who really understand what the other is going through, it’s Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Ashley Force Hood. Although they race in different series, both know the pressures and expectations that come from having fathers who are icons in their […]

Fri, 04/17/09 – 13:35 | 2 Comments
In an effort to make it easier for race fans to purchase tickets the Darlington Raceway ticket office will now be open every Saturday and Sunday through the Southern 500 on May 9 track President Chris Browning announced.
In addition to the normal operating hours of 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Monday through Friday the ticket […]

Fri, 04/17/09 – 13:33 | Comments Off on Darlington Expands Ticket Times
Petty Signs Allmendinger for 2010 Season
STATESVILLE, N.C. – Richard Petty Motorsports announced today AJ Allmendinger will race for the team in the 2010 NASCAR Sprint Cup season.   
 “This was an easy decision for Richard Petty Motorsports,” said Tom Reddin, the team’s chief executive officer.  “AJ has done a superb job, both on and off the track in 2009. We want […]

Fri, 04/17/09 – 11:28 | Comments Off on Petty Signs Allmendinger for 2010 Season
Realist Burton Heads To Phoenix Rested But Restless
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Jeff Burton’s grasp of the NASCAR Universe is exceeded only by the gut feelings associated with his own racing world.
A ninth-place finish in the Sprint Cup Series most recent event, the Samsung 500 at Texas Motor Speedway, left Burton 12th in the driver standings. And while that’s technically good enough […]

Thu, 04/16/09 – 22:48 | 2 Comments
Andretti Green Racing ace Tony Kanaan will make his 100th IndyCar Series start this weekend when the series makes its first visit to the Streets of Long Beach, Calif.
“It shows you that I’m getting old,” said Kanaan, 34. Still, the native Brazilian can look forward to at least five seasons remaining in the Andretti Green Racing-prepared […]

Thu, 04/16/09 – 22:46 | Comments Off on Tony Kanaan Going On 100 This Weekend