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Kyle Larson said winning the Golden Driller Trophy at the Chili Bowl on Saturday night meant more to him than winning the Daytona 500.

By John Sturbin | Senior

Kyle Larson found redemption from a last-lap loss one year ago to Christopher Bell at Tulsa Expo Raceway Saturday night, emerging from their latest one-on-one battle […]

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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
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