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Native Californian Justin Grant set a relentless pace for 25 non-stop laps Friday to earn his third career preliminary night win in as many years at the 33rd annual Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire in Tulsa, Okla.

Grant’s Vacuworx Qualifying Night victory around Tulsa Expo Raceway’s fifth-mile oval earned his fourth chance at Saturday […]

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Kenseth Wants To Be Up Front When It Counts
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
Talladega, Ala. – Matt Kenseth won the most recent restrictor-plate race, the season-opening Daytona 500, but those results weren’t reflected in the practice speeds from Friday at NASCAR’s other plate track, Talladega Superspeedway.
Kenseth was 37th in Happy Hour on Friday. Qualifying is set for Saturday morning, and the cars will be […]

Fri, 04/24/09 – 17:04 | Comments Off on Kenseth Wants To Be Up Front When It Counts
Prelude Continues to Shine
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
Talladega, Ala. – By definition, a prelude is some event that comes before another, more important event.
But in the case of the annual “Prelude to the Dream” at Tony Stewart’s Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio, the opener is becoming as big an event as the “Dream” dirt Late Model race […]

Fri, 04/24/09 – 16:00 | Comments Off on Prelude Continues to Shine
Woody: Move To Vegas Is A Winner for NASCAR
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By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
NASCAR made a wise move with by switching its big awards shindig from New York to Las Vegas, although I confess to a twinge of nostalgia – or maybe it’s the crick that’s still in my neck from my last Big Apple tour.
I attended the first NASCAR banquet in the […]

Fri, 04/24/09 – 13:05 | One Comment
Newman Grabs Nationwide Pole
Ryan Newman was the fastest qualifier in the Nationwide Series Friday afternoon and will start Saturday’s race from the pole.
Newman is making his first Nationwide Series start of the season in Saturday’s Aaron’s 312 at Talladega Superspeedway.
It is the 12th career Nationwide pole for Newman in 41 starts, but it his first pole of any […]

Fri, 04/24/09 – 13:04 | Comments Off on Newman Grabs Nationwide Pole
NASCAR To Hold Year-End Banquet in Las Vegas
The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) announced today that Las Vegas formally becomes the “Official Host City of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Champion’s Week.” NASCAR’s annual NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Awards Ceremony will be held at the Wynn Las Vegas on Friday, Dec. 4, 2009. The move to Las Vegas provides […]

Fri, 04/24/09 – 13:00 | Comments Off on NASCAR To Hold Year-End Banquet in Las Vegas
IndyCar Kansas Preview

IndyCar Series drivers preview the upcoming race at Kansas Speedway

Fri, 04/24/09 – 9:00 | Comments Off on IndyCar Kansas Preview
Biffle Discusses His Luck at ‘Dega

Greg Biffle talks about turning around his fortunes and seeking a first win at Talladega Superspeedway.

Fri, 04/24/09 – 8:30 | Comments Off on Biffle Discusses His Luck at ‘Dega
Earnhardt Undergoing Some New Bodywork
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
NASCAR superstar Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s quest to return to Victory Lane now officially extends beyond the care-and-feeding of his race car.
Dale Jr. has taken a grown-up look at his own bad self in conjunction with an exercise program designed to amp-up his physical conditioning, and perhaps not coincidentally, his self-esteem.
“I […]

Thu, 04/23/09 – 14:50 | 2 Comments
Donnie Allison Speeds His Way Into Hall Of Fame
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
This week, one of NASCAR’s often overlooked talents, Donnie Allison, will get his due.
That’s when he’ll be inducted into the International Motorsports Hall of Fame, along with long-time car owner and promoter J.C. Agajanian, NASCAR Modified star Jerry Cook, and NASCAR team owners Bud Moore and Raymond Parks.
Allison becomes the […]

Thu, 04/23/09 – 7:28 | One Comment
Woody: Atwood Wonders and Hopes
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By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
Casey Atwood stands in the garage area, watching the swirl of activity around him, and thinks of what might have been.
The young Nashville driver burst onto the national scene in 2000 when he was signed by Ray Evernham as Bill Elliott’s teammate on Evernham’s fledging race team. Elliott and Atwood […]

Thu, 04/23/09 – 7:26 | 2 Comments