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Joey Logano continued his successful run in qualifying at Martinsville.(RacinToday/HHP file photo by David Tulis)

By Deb Williams | Senior

MARTINSVILLE, Va. – Joey Logano, driving a Ford, posted a lap of 97.830 mph Saturday at Martinsville Speedway to earn the pole for Sunday’s STP 500, his fifth No. 1 starting position in the last seven […]

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Kyle Busch Gets Grand-Am Ride
Kyle Busch will team with Scott Speed to drive a Daytona Prototype sports car in the upcoming Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series race at Daytona International Speedway.
 The two Sprint Cup drivers will be behind the wheel for the Brumos 250 on July 4 in a car owned by Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates.
 The duo […]

Mon, 06/15/09 – 15:20 | One Comment
Pedley: Not A Pretty Sight
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
In today’s Monday Morning Memo we find:
* It was a sight that few would have imagined a couple years ago: large chunks of empty grandstands at Michigan International Speedway on Sprint Cup race day. At Michigan, for gosh sakes, there in world capital of all things automobile. There, where the […]

Mon, 06/15/09 – 10:50 | Comments Off on Pedley: Not A Pretty Sight
Mark Martin Refuses To Play The Fuel; Wins at Michigan
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By Nick Bromberg | Special Correspondent
Mark Martin benefited from Jimmie Johnson and Greg Biffle running out of fuel and stole the Lifelock 400 at Michigan International Speedway Sunday afternoon.
In doing so, Martin gave his chances of  winning his first Sprint Cup championship a rather nice kick in the behind.
Johnson and Biffle had staged a furious […]

Sun, 06/14/09 – 18:41 | Comments Off on Mark Martin Refuses To Play The Fuel; Wins at Michigan
NASCAR Newscast: LifeLock 400 Recap

Mark Martin saved enough fuel to beat Greg Biffle and Jimmie Johnson, who ran out with one lap remaining, to claim his fifth NASCAR Sprint Cup Series victory at Michigan International Speedway. Hear from Martin and runner-up Jeff Gordon, and find out if Tony Stewart kept his points lead.

Sun, 06/14/09 – 18:40 | Comments Off on NASCAR Newscast: LifeLock 400 Recap
Pedregon Grabs Second Consecutive Win Of Season
Englishtown, N.J. – Tony Pedregon picked up his second consecutive win of the season in Funny Car at the 40th annual United Association NHRA SuperNationals at Old Bridge Township Raceway Park.
Larry Dixon picked up his fifth win in Englishtown, while Jeg Coughlin and Craig Treble also win in their respective categories.
Pedregon powered his Q Horsepower […]

Sun, 06/14/09 – 18:35 | One Comment
Logano Kicks Off Weekend With Victory In Kentucky
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Joey Logano may have saved the life of the trophy which goes along with winning at Kentucky Speedway Saturday night when he passed Kyle Busch with 10 laps to go and then hung on for the Nationwide Series victory.
The victory was the second straight at Kentucky for Logano and in […]

Sun, 06/14/09 – 10:29 | Comments Off on Logano Kicks Off Weekend With Victory In Kentucky
Woody: Hoping For Best For Benson
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By Larry Woody |Senior Writer
All Johnny Benson wanted to do was race.
But even winning the NASCAR truck series championship last year couldn’t save Benson’s ride in the current crumbling economy, and last week his Red Horse Racing Team folded due to lack of sponsorship.
Undeterred, the 45-year-old Benson packed his racing suit and helmet and headed […]

Sun, 06/14/09 – 10:28 | Comments Off on Woody: Hoping For Best For Benson
Sturbin: Remembering Mercedes’ Checkered Past at Le Mans
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
The official awards ceremony saluting the winners of the 57th edition of the 24 Hours of Le Mans had finished maybe 20 minutes earlier, and Jochen Mass suddenly was a man alone with his thoughts.
Strange, because Mass and co-drivers Manuel Reuter and Stanley Dickens had just won the world’s most […]

Sun, 06/14/09 – 8:44 | Comments Off on Sturbin: Remembering Mercedes’ Checkered Past at Le Mans
Viva La France: Peugeot Ousts Audi At Le Mans
Peugeot put an end to Audi’s eight-year run as kings of sports car racing by winning at the 24 Hours of Le Mans on Sunday.
The French car-maker sent the hundreds of thousands of fans into a frenzy by finishing first and second in the LMP1 class in the 77th running of the world’s greatest and […]

Sun, 06/14/09 – 8:40 | 2 Comments
Joey Saldana won the rain-delayed A-Feature at the World of Outlaws at Dodge City Raceway Park event Saturday night.
Saldana was out front when the rains hit and he and his team overcame a blown engine during hot laps leading up to the resumption of the race, to lead the remaining laps to sweep the Boot […]

Sun, 06/14/09 – 8:08 | Comments Off on Saldana Gets Out Of Dodge With Win