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After finishing third in his Can-Am Duel race Thursday night at Daytona International Speedway, Darrell “Bubba” Wallace Jr. was greeted by his “bodyguard.”
You may have heard of the guy.
“His name is Richard Petty,” said Wallace, referring to the NASCAR Hall of Famer and his Cup Series car-co-owner. “I have never seen him that excited before.  […]

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Brown Leads Clean Qualifying Sweep At HRP
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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BAYTOWN, Texas – Antron Brown led a clean sweep of new No. 1 qualifiers  Saturday at Houston Raceway Park, where cooler temperatures and a dry racetrack reset the professional fields for the 22nd annual O’Reilly NHRA Spring Nationals.
Brown drove his Matco Tools Dragster to a 3.819-second run at 316.75 mph […]

Sat, 03/28/09 – 20:00 | Comments Off on Brown Leads Clean Qualifying Sweep At HRP
Camping World Truck Series Kroger 250 Postponed
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 The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Kroger 250 at Martinsville Speedway has been postponed due to rain. The race will be run Monday at 12 p.m. (eastern)  and will air on SPEED, MRN and Sirius Satellite Radio. Tickets for the race will be honored Monday. The gates will open at 9 a.m (eastern).

Sat, 03/28/09 – 14:49 | Comments Off on Camping World Truck Series Kroger 250 Postponed
Marco Andretti Eyes Two Prizes
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Win the Indianapolis 500. Win the IndyCar Series championship.
That formula worked for Dario Franchitti in 2007 and Scott Dixon in 2008, and Marco Andretti has been taking notes. Asked to outline his goals for the 2009 season, the third generation open-wheel star said he basically wants it all _ beginning […]

Sat, 03/28/09 – 12:45 | One Comment
Analysis: Thoughts On Martinsville
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Tony Stewart has always been big on thinking. When it comes to racing, Stewart is huge on thinking. Some say that Stewart should do less talking, but hey, what good is thinking if you can’t verbalize those thoughts.
Anyway, Stewart has obviously done some thinking about race tracks. About their   […]

Sat, 03/28/09 – 9:25 | One Comment
Cory Mac On Top in Houston
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Cory McClenathan impressed himself, and topped the Top Fuel field, when he grabbed the provisional No. 1 spot during the rain-plagued opening day of qualifications for the 22nd annual O’Reilly NHRA Spring Nationals at Houston Raceway Park.

Qualifying in four professional classes was limited to a single session, as a rain […]

Sat, 03/28/09 – 9:15 | Comments Off on Cory Mac On Top in Houston
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A  softer, alternate Firestone Racing tire compound promises to add to the strategy mix during the IndyCar Series’ seven road/street course events in 2009. 
Known as “reds” because of their bright red sidewalls, the alternate tires are identical in body construction to the primary Firestone Firehawk racing slicks. However, the alternates feature a softer tread compound […]

Sat, 03/28/09 – 9:12 | Comments Off on Firestone Opts For Alternate “Red” Rubber
On The Track: Rick Minter
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Rain Makes Gordon An Unqualified Success
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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Martinsville, Va. – Jeff Gordon’s good Martinsville Speedway fortunes continued Friday as he inherited the pole for Sunday’s Goody’s Fast Pain Relief 500 after rain washed out qualifying.
The line-up for Sunday was set according to the NASCAR rule book, with positions being allotted according to car-owner points and qualifying attempts.
Gordon, […]

Fri, 03/27/09 – 16:19 | Comments Off on Rain Makes Gordon An Unqualified Success
All Martin Asks for is a Miracle
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By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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Like so many middle-age-crazy ideas – buying that sports car convertible, getting matching tattoos with Darlene down at the Waffle House, returning Bernie Madoff’s phone call – it seemed like a good idea at the time.
That’s what 50-year-old Mark Martin would tell you.
He decided to end a perfectly good semi-retirement […]

Fri, 03/27/09 – 0:30 | 4 Comments
Martinsville: Small Track, Big Tradition
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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MARTINSVILLE, Va. – When it comes to NASCAR tradition, there’s no place like Martinsville Speedway, which is hosting NASCAR’s Sprint Cup and Camping World Truck Series races this weekend.
Like Bristol Motor Speedway, the other half-miler on the Sprint Cup circuit, the garage is a crowded place on Friday morning. The […]

Fri, 03/27/09 – 0:29 | One Comment