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Race 2 Win Reaches Checkered Flag
After 11 years of serving the NASCAR community, Race 2 Win has finally reached the checkered flag – the end of the race, so to speak. Race 2 Win (www.Race2Win.net) regretfully announces that it will be shutting down all operations, effective immediately.
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Numbers Game: Analyzing the Shelby 427 at Las Vegas
In winning the first two races of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season, Matt Kenseth joined an exclusive list. Previously, a driver had opened with two consecutive wins only four times, most recently in 1997 when Jeff Gordon won the Daytona 500 and followed it up with a victory at Rockingham.
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Crash at LVMS in 2008 is History to Gordon
After a frightening crash at Las Vegas Motor Speedway in 2008, could Jeff Gordon be hesitant returning to the 1.5-mile track for Sunday's Shelby 427?
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Week 3: The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Top 12 – And Beyond
The following is a look at the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series top 12, along with other notable drivers, going into the Shelby 427 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
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Stewart's Crew Grabs Tissot Pit Road Win in California
The No. 14 crew for Tony Stewart took top honors Sunday, winning the Tissot Pit Road Precision Award at the Auto Club 500 Sprint Cup race in Fontana, Calif.
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Kenseth's California Win Means Big For Lucky Race Fan
Matt Kenseth’s back-to-back season-opening wins in his No. 17 Ford Fusion makes for back-to-back winners in Ford’s “We Race. You Win” national sweepstakes.
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The Cool Down Lap: Top Teams Need to Heed Warning Signs
Matt Kenseth held off a charging Jeff Gordon in the waning laps of Sunday’s Auto Club 500 to become the first diver in over a decade to start the NASCAR Sprint Cup season with consecutive victories.
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Daytona 500 Champion Kenseth Makes it Two in a Row
How did Matt Kenseth follow up his victory in the historic Daytona 500? By winning again.
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Sale of Daytona 500 Banners to Benefit Motor Racing Outreach
Race fans will have the opportunity to add a unique keepsake from the 51st annual Daytona 500 to their collection as well as donate to a great cause.
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Looking Back at History: 1992 Hooters 500 at Atlanta
With Atlanta Motor Speedway’s 100th race, the March 8 Kobalt Tools 500, fast approaching, few if any of the 99 previous races compare to the 1992 Hooters 500.
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Logano Will Be at Petro Stopping Centers February 27th
Petro Stopping Centers is proud to announce that the new Home Depot driver, Joey Logano, will be at the North Las Vegas Petro location on I-15 @ Exit 54, to sign autographs on Friday Feb 27th from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. PST. Wrist bands for the event will be distributed beginning at noon on Wednesday February 25th and February 26th to the first 250 visitors each day.

24-Hour Charity Cycling Event Partners with Breaking Limits
24 Hours of Booty, Inc., which runs the Official 24-Hour Cycling Event of the Lance Armstrong Foundation and the only 24-hour road cycling charity event in the country, today announced that it is partnering with Breaking Limits, the marketing agency founded by professional NASCAR driver Bobby Labonte, to help acquire new corporate partnerships.
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Jon Ritt Becomes Roush Fenway Racing’s 2nd Fan of the Year
For the second year in a row, Roush Fenway Racing’s fans have made it known in no uncertain terms who they want representing them as their Fan of the Year!
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NASCAR Newscast: Auto Club 500 Recap

  • Daytona 500 winnner Matt Kenseth held off Jeff Gordon as Kenseth goes 2-for-2 to start the season. Third-place finisher Kyle Busch fell short of becoming the first driver to sweep three races in a weekend. Hear Kenseth, Gordon and the final lap at Auto Club Speedway of Southern California.
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    Kenseth, No. 17 Team Start Season with Back-to-Back Victories
    Matt Kenseth held off a charging Jeff Gordon in the waning laps of Sunday’s Auto Club 500 to become the first diver in over a decade to start the NASCAR Sprint Cup season with consecutive victories.
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    Busch Notches Solid Third-Place Finish in Fontana
    When you run three races in one weekend and the sum total of your finishing positions is five, it means your average finish was 1.6. That’s a pretty darn good weekend, and that’s exactly what Kyle Busch was able to complete Sunday evening at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, Calif.
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    Stewart Snags Second Straight Top-10 in SoCal
    Tony Stewart dodged rain showers and a tight-handling racecar to finish a solid eighth in Sunday’s Auto Club 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, Calif.
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    Vickers' Fontana Effort Worthy of an Award
    And the Oscar for Comeback Driver of the Race goes to… Brian Vickers! Driver No. 83 came from the back to finish 10th in Sunday night's Auto Club 500 - no easy achievement considering Vickers' pole-winning run Friday was wiped out by an engine change.
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    Newman Endures Tough Outing in Fontana
    Ryan Newman, driver of the No. 39 Haas Automation Chevrolet Impala SS for Stewart-Haas Racing (SHR), battled a loose-handling racecar and numerous other issues en route to a 28th-place finish in Sunday’s Auto Club 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, Calif.
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    Gilliland Gives TRG Motorsports First Sprint Cup Finish
    David Gilliland gave TRG Motorsports their first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series checkered flag. Gilliland finished the Auto Club Speedway 500 in 33rd position in the TRG Motorsports No. 71 Chevrolet Impala SS.
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    Fuel Pump Failure Regulates Riggs to 36th in Fontana
    Scott Riggs was clearly disappointed with the undesired results in only his second race behind the wheel of the No. 36 Red Bank Outfitters Toyota in Sunday’s Auto Club 500 at Auto Club Speedway.
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    Back-to-Back Matt
    Matt Kenseth is making up for lost time. Winless in 2008, Kenseth backed up his victory in the season-opening Daytona 500 by holding off Jeff Gordon in Sunday’s Auto Club 500 at Auto Club Speedway. Kenseth, who won for the 18th time in the Sprint Cup series, beat Gordon to the finish line by 1.464 seconds to become the fifth driver in Cup history to win the first two races of a season. The last to do so? Gordon in 1997, at Daytona and Rockingham.
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    Video: Post-Race News Conferences from Fontana

  • Matt Kenseth says the No. 17 team gave him a car just good enough to beat Jeff Gordon for his second consecutive win. (36 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Jeff Gordon says Matt Kenseth and the No. 17 team will be tough to beat this year. (48 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Kyle Busch says he hopes his third-place finish in the Auto Club 500 will help him run strong at Las Vegas and Atlanta. (45 seconds) [Watch Video]

    California Notebook: Biffle Laments Pit-Road Mistake
    Greg Biffle will be the first to tell you the fastest car didn’t win Sunday’s Auto Club 500. Nothing against Biffle’s Roush Fenway Racing teammate Matt Kenseth, who won for the second time in as many races, but Biffle also will be the first to tell you driver error cost him the race.
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    In the Loop: Kyle Busch Dominates Doubleheader
    Kyle Busch entered unchartered territory Saturday, becoming the first driver in NASCAR history to win two national series races in one day. What is more impressive, however, is the manner in which it was done.
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    Shell Eco-Marathon Americas Winning Team on No. 29 Deck Lid
    The No. 29 Shell-Pennzoil Chevrolet driven by Kevin Harvick will feature a special decal on the deck lid this weekend for the running of the Auto Club 500 at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, California.
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    Busch Completes Unprecedented Same-Day Sweep
    Déjà vu. Hours after winning a Camping World Truck Series race in a runaway, Kyle Busch staged a repeat performance in Saturday night's Stater Bros. 300 NASCAR Nationwide Series event at Auto Club Speedway.
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    Brian Vickers Captures Auto Club 500 Pole Position
    What goes around comes around, and in Brian Vickers' case, it came around at pole-winning speed Friday at Auto Club Speedway. With a lap at 183.439 mph (39.250 seconds) Vickers claimed the top spot for Sunday's Auto Club 500 Sprint Cup race, the second event on the 2009 schedule for NASCAR's foremost series.
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    NASCAR and Vegas: A Fast-Track Happening
    Now that the Daytona 500's pre- and post-hullabaloo is in the rearview mirror, we can all finally start focusing our attention on what some people like to refer to as "the real start of the racing season."
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    Notebook: Sadler Has Marketing Ideas for Fontana
    Want to improve attendance at Auto Club Speedway? Hire Elliott Sadler as a marketing consultant to help fill the seats at the 2-mile racetrack, which, in a challenging economy, has been struggling with ticket sales for Sunday's Sprint Cup race.
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    Video: Post-Qualifying News Conferences from Fontana

  • Brian Vickers says winning the Auto Club 500 pole helps him put in his rear-view mirror getting spun out in the Daytona 500. (11 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Brian Vickers says he appreciated Dale Earnhardt Jr's apology for spinning out Vickers in the Daytona 500. (40 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Jimmie Johnson shares the secret that cost him the .05 seconds he needed to take the Auto Club 500 pole from Brian Vickers. (13 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Jamie McMurray says his No. 26 team made the right adjustments after practice to give him a third-place qualifying car. (19 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Scott Speed says qualifying fast is easy so the testing prohibition at NASCAR tracks doesn't hurt him. (31 seconds) [Watch Video]

    Vickers Wins Pole, Engine Change Forces Him to Rear
    Brian Vickers' Red Bull Racing team discovered a problem with the engine in the pole-winning No. 83 Toyota after Friday's qualifying session and opted to change power plants, NASCAR officials confirmed Friday night.
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    Gilliland Qualifies TRG Motorsports Chevy for Auto Club 500
    David Gilliland qualified the No. 71 TRG Motorsports Chevrolet Impala SS in 32nd place for Sunday's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at the Auto Club Speedway.
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    Video: Friday News Conferences from Fontana

  • AJ Allmendinger says the Daytona 500 was great for Richard Petty Motorsports, but it's time to start the season at Auto Club Speedway. (35 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Kyle Busch says the beating and banging in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series translates to the new NASCAR Sprint Cup Series car. (16 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Carl Edwards says he's off to a fast start at Auto Club Speedway and hopes to win two in a row. (10 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Jeff Gordon says the new NASCAR Sprint Cup Series car allows for single-car teams with less support to challenge for wins. (18 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Kasey Kahne looks forward to continuing his team's success on downforce tracks from last season. (10 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Jimmie Johnson says he's almost a lock for a top-two finish at Auto Club Speedway and looks forward to seeing what he's got on a downforce track. (31 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Casey Mears says he's enjoyed returning home to California and wants to reward his fans and family with a win. (19 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • David Ragan says fans drive sponsorships, which keep the racing strong. (44 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Reed Sorenson says his season with his new Richard Petty Motorsports team really starts this weekend. (16 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Michael Waltrip Racing Vice President and General Manager Ty Norris explains why his team plane had to land in Las Vegas on the way to Ontario, Calif. (1 minute) [Watch Video]

    Contrite Earnhardt Jr. Accepts Responsibility for Mistakes
    Dale Earnhardt Jr. made it absolutely clear. When it comes to incidents on the racetrack or mistakes on pit road, the buck stops squarely with the driver of the No. 88 Chevrolet -- period.
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    Notebook: Upbeat Allmendinger Hopes His Schedule Expands
    The pressure hasn't lifted completely from AJ Allmendinger's shoulders -- he still must qualify on speed for the first five events of the Sprint Cup season -- but after a third-place finish in last Sunday's Daytona 500, you can sense the relief in his voice.
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    Yates and Gilliland Amicably Part Ways
    Yates Racing and David Gilliland announced today that they are terminating their relationship due to a lack of sponsorship on Yates Racing’s No. 38 Sprint Cup car.
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    Angie Harmon Named Honorary Starter for Auto Club 500
    Auto Club Speedway announced today that husband and wife duo Angie Harmon and former New York Giants defensive back Jason Sehorn will serve as Honorary Starter and Honorary Race Official, respectively, for the Auto Club 500 this Sunday, February 22nd.
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    By the Numbers at Atlanta Motor Speedway
    As Atlanta Motor Speedway gears up to host the Kobalt Tools 500 on March 8, a contingent of fans number in the hundreds of thousands, massive amounts of food, television production equipment and speed are among the noteworthy statistical figures used on race weekend.
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    TMS to Webcast Media Day Live for Fans on New Website
    Texas Motor Speedway officially will launch its redesigned website www.texasmotorspeedway.com featuring several social networking enhancements in grand fashion Wednesday, Feb. 25, by offering a free live webcast of the speedway’s annual Media Day.
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    Dover Motorsports, Inc. Receives Notice from NYSE
    Dover Motorsports, Inc. announced that it has been notified by the New York Stock Exchange that it must regain compliance with the NYSE’s continued listing standards for total market capitalization and shareholders’ equity.
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    Long Time Speedway Motorsports Director Passes Away
    Long time Speedway Motorsports, Inc. director, William P. Benton passed away on February 19, 2009.
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    Sunny Skies Forecast to Welcome Fans to Auto Club Speedway
    NASCAR fans from all 50 states are set to enjoy weekend festivities at Auto Club Speedway as sunny skies are forecast for fans ready to kick off two days of NASCAR premier racing.
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    Sprint Cup Series News and Notes - Auto Club Speedway
    Riding the crest of his first career Daytona 500 victory, Matt Kenseth (No. 17 CARHARTT Ford) heads toward Sunday’s Auto Club 500 with a solid shot at a 2-0 start. Maybe even better than that.
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    History is on Kenseth’s Side at Fontana
    Matt Kenseth and the No. 17 team have to be excited about this week’s Sprint Cup race at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, Calif. They are coming off the high of a Daytona 500 victory, and Kenseth has two wins, two fifth-place finishes and three sevenths in his past seven races at the track.
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    Crew Member Chodora in Violation of Substance Abuse Policy
    Paul Chodora, a licensed crew member in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, has been indefinitely suspended from NASCAR for violating the sanctioning body’s substance abuse policy.
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    Mayfield Responds to Chodora's Substance Abuse Violation
    “Mayfield Motorsports respects the decision by NASCAR to indefinitely suspend Paul Chodora,” said Jeremy Mayfield owner of Mayfield Motorsports. “We as an organization appreciate NASCAR's drug testing policies and policing efforts as it makes the sport stronger overall. If Paul doesn’t comply with NASCAR’s reinstatement process, then he will no longer be an employee of Mayfield Motorsports.”

    Top 5 and 5 to Watch: Fontana
    Here’s a look at the top five in points and five drivers to watch in Sunday’s Auto Club 500.
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    Chart of the Week: California Drivers
    The Sprint Cup Series swings west this week for the first of the series’ three races in California. As the chart shows, the state has more drivers—eight—on the entry list for Sunday’s Auto Club 500 at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana than any other state.
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    Jessie James to Perform Stater Bros. 300 National Anthem
    Mercury Records recording artist Jessie James, who’s song “Blue Jeans” is featured in the current hit film Confessions of a Shopaholic, will perform the National Anthem prior to the Stater Bros. 300 NASCAR Nationwide Series race on Saturday, Feb. 21.
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    Atlanta Motor Speedway Renovating Infield Hospitality Village
    Atlanta Motor Speedway is conducting a two-phased renovation of the facility’s unique infield hospitality area with the first phase slated for completion prior to the Speedway’s March 8 Kobalt Tools 500 race date.
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    NASCAR Newscast: Auto Club 500 Preview

  • As you get ready for Sunday's Auto Club 500 and Saturday's NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and NASCAR Nationwide Series doubleheader at Auto Club Speedway of Southern California, hear from Daytona 500 winner Matt Kenseth and three-time and defending NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Jimmie Johnson.
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    Matt Kenseth Enjoys Victory Tour Through San Francisco
    Daytona 500 champion Matt Kenseth learned how to crack a Dungeness crab, enjoyed world-class chocolates and was given a magnum of Sonoma Valley wine on Wednesday in San Francisco.
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    Storylines: Auto Club Speedway
    From the East Coast to the West Coast… from Daytona International Speedway to Auto Club Speedway near Los Angeles… NASCAR rolls into Fontana, Calif. for a national series tripleheader culminating with Sunday’s Auto Club 500.
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    Video: Auto Club Speedway Preview

  • Kurt Busch says he enjoys high-speed race tracks like Auto Club Speedway. (10 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Kurt Busch says the Auto Club 500 almost is like the official start of the season. (19 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Carl Edwards says winning the Auto Club 500 builds confidence for the rest of the year. (16 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Jimmie Johnson says his home track, Auto Club Speedway, is special to him for on- and off-track reasons. (26 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Matt Kenseth says running well is important at Auto Club, Las Vegas and Atlanta, heading into the first break of the season. (30 seconds) [Watch Video]

    In the Loop: Kenseth, Earnhardt Head in Different Directions
    Statistically speaking, two storylines may continue through this weekend’s race at Auto Club Speedway. One is Matt Kenseth’s success. The other is Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s struggles.
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    Looking Back at History: The 1978 Dixie 500 at Atlanta
    Whether the sport involved is professional football or NASCAR racing, there’s nothing that excites fans more than a dramatic ending.
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    Kvapil to Visit Farmers Insurance Home Office February 19th
    Farmers Insurance Group of Companies®, will sponsor Yates Racing --Travis Kvapil and the No. 28 Ford Fusion in the February 21 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Fontana, California.
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    Russ Friedman Wins Crown Royal's "Your Name Here" Contest
    The winner of Crown Royal’s third “Your Name Here” contest visited Richmond this week to unveil the official race logo on Richmond International Raceway’s Pace Car.
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    Party Like a King at the ACS Laughlin Party Zone
    The Auto Club Speedway Laughlin Party Zone is the only place for fans to party with the King of NASCAR Richard Petty, in addition to many of NASCAR’s stars, during the West Coast Premiere of NASCAR at Auto Club Speedway February 20-22, 2009.
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    Las Vegas Strip to Host NASCAR Hauler Parade on Feb. 26
    In 2008, tens of thousands of people lined the Las Vegas Strip to watch the NASCAR team haulers parade down one of the country’s most famous streets. Due to the overwhelming enthusiasm for last year’s parade, the haulers are coming back this year.
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    Non-Profit Employment Program Pumps Funds into Community
    What do new college baseball uniforms, shag club dance parties, retirement home ice cream socials, a mission trip to Ethiopia and a new high school football scoreboard have in common? They are just few of the projects paid for by funds raised through Lowe's Motor Speedway's non-profit group employment program.
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    WIX Filters Extends Lap Leader Award Program
    The title sponsor of the WIX Filters Lap Leader Award in the NASCAR Sprint Cup, the NASCAR Nationwide Series and the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series since 2004, WIX has extended the WIX Filters Lap Leader Award contingency program to the NASCAR Camping World Series East and West for the 2009 and 2010 seasons.
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    Numbers Game: Analyzing the Auto Club 500 at California
    Daytona 500 champion Matt Kenseth’s victory march might not end any time soon. The series shifts to the West Coast and Auto Club Speedway, a track at which Kenseth excels.
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    NASCAR Teleconference: Matt Kenseth and Jack Roush
    Matt Kenseth, driver of the No. 17 DeWalt Ford Fusion, is in the midst of a national media tour after winning Sunday’s Daytona 500. Kenseth, along with car owner Jack Roush, participated in the weekly NASCAR Sprint Cup Series teleconference.
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    This Week in Ford Racing: David Ragan
    David Ragan, driver of the No. 6 UPS Ford Fusion, heads into this weekend’s Auto Club 500 in Fontana, Calif., in sixth place in the NASCAR Sprint Cup standings. In four career starts at Auto Club Speedway, Ragan has never finished outside of the top 16.
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    Dodge Teleconference: Richard Petty
    NASCAR legend Richard Petty, co-owner of Richard Petty Motorsports, was this week’s guest on the Dodge Motorsports Teleconference.
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    TRG Motorsports to Run Next Four Sprint Cup Races
    TRG Motorsports will run their No. 71 Chevrolet Impala SS in the next four NASCAR Sprint Cup Series rounds at the Auto Club Speedway in Southern, California, Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Atlanta Motor Speedway and the legendary Bristol Motor Speedway.
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    Window World Extends Sponsorship of John Andretti
    After a successful debut in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series during the 51st Daytona 500, Window World Inc. announced today it will extend its sponsorship of the No. 34 Front Row Motorsports team driven by John Andretti.
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    Verizon Commits to Strong Presence in NASCAR
    Verizon Wireless went to the Daytona 500 last week knowing the speedway was off limits, so it set out to capture the rest of the town.
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    TRG Motorsports Ready for Auto Club 500 with Gilliland
    David Gilliland will drive the No. 71 TRG Motorsports Chevrolet Impala SS in round two of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series at the Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, California on Sunday, February 22.
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    Burton to Appear on ABC Daytime’s “General Hospital”
    Jeff Burton, driver of the No. 31 Caterpillar Chevrolet Impala SS in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, will trade in his fire suit and helmet for an acting role on ABC Daytime’s “General Hospital.”
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    Joey Logano Helps Promote Kobalt Tools 500 in Atlanta
    Joey Logano visited Atlanta on Tuesday to promote the upcoming Kobalt Tools 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway on March 8.
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    Reggie Jackson to Pace Field at Auto Club 500
    Baseball Hall of Famer Reggie Jackson, who earned the nickname Mr. October for his World Series heroics with both the A's and Yankees, will be behind the wheel of the Auto Club Speedway’s 2009 Chevy Impala pace car as he leads the field before the start of NASCAR’s 2009 West Coast Premiere – the Auto Club 500 – on Feb. 22.
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    Farmers Insurance to Sponsor Kvapil in California
    Yates Racing announced today that Farmers Insurance Group of Companies®, will sponsor Travis Kvapil and the No. 28 Ford Fusion in the February 21st NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Fontana, California.
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    Sorenson's Team Captures Pit Road Award in Daytona 500
    Reed Sorenson's No. 43 team captured the Tissot Pit Road Precision Award in Sunday's (Feb. 15) Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway.
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    Daytona to Las Vegas - How Hard is the Three-Week Stretch?
    NASCAR starts its season off with the biggest race of the year, the Daytona 500. Each team puts several months of off-season preparation into the event, followed by a week of practice and qualifying, before finally reaching the main event.
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    Army National Guard Officer Candidates to Tackle Talladega
    Soldiers attending the Accelerated 57-day Officer Candidate School (OCS) conducted by the Alabama Military Academy/200th Regiment, located at the Ft. McClellan Army National Guard Training Center, are gearing up to once again tackle Talladega Superspeedway.
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    Week 2: The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Top 12 – And Beyond
    The following is a look at the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Top 12 along with some other notable drivers, going into the Auto Club 500 at Auto Club Speedway on February 22.
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    The Cool Down Lap: Kenseth Ready to Seize the Moment
    The table is set, figuratively speaking. Maybe that’s why Matt Kenseth’s crew felt compelled to eat and run.
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    Kenseth’s No. 17 Inducted Into Daytona 500 Experience
    The victory celebration of the 51st annual Daytona 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race continued Monday morning as Matt Kenseth’s No. 17 DeWalt Ford was inducted into the Daytona 500 Experience – the Official Attraction of NASCAR –during the annual ConAgra Champion’s Breakfast.
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    First 1,000 Atlanta Racing Roulette Tix Gone in 15 Mins.
    After arriving Sunday at 1:15 p.m. and camping overnight, Amber Lee of McDonough was the first in line for Atlanta Motor Speedway’s Racing Roulette promotion that began at 9:00 a.m. on Monday.
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    Lowe's Motor Speedway Offering '5 for $50' Ticket Promotion
    As a kickoff to the 2009 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season, Lowe's Motor Speedway is offering a special "5 for $50" promotion for the first 1,700 NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race and Coca-Cola 600 tickets sold Tuesday from 5 - 9 p.m.
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    Kenseth Celebrates Daytona 500 Win at Daytona Experience
    Matt Kenseth celebrated his first Daytona 500 victory with car owner Jack Roush and the rest of his race team on Monday morning as his winning No. 17 DeWalt Ford Fusion was wheeled into the Daytona Experience, where it will sit on display for the next year.
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    Robby Gordon is “Fired-Up” in San Diego
    Robby Gordon, NASCAR driver of the No. 7 Jim Beam® Toyota®, is no stranger to firefighters and EMS workers; they watch over him every weekend at the races.
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    Kyle Petty's Victory Invitational Scheduled for November 2009
    Kyle Petty's Victory Invitational Celebrity Golf Tournament will again steer NASCAR onto the golf links of Phoenix in 2009 to benefit charity – but with a twist. This year, Kyle Petty's Victory Invitational will take place as part of Champions Week at PIR
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    The Jeff Gordon Foundation Launches TEN Match Campaign
    At Daytona International Speedway, The Jeff Gordon Foundation celebrated A Decade of Caring and launched their TEN Match Campaign.
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    Fans Get Chance to Greet Matt Kenseth in S.F. on Wednesday
    Race fans are invited to Willie Mays Plaza at AT&T Park in San Francisco this Wednesday, Feb. 18, for a midday rally with Matt Kenseth, the winner of the 2009 Daytona 500.
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    LMS Takes Trackside Luxury Camping to the Next Level
    Setting a new standard in trackside camping, Lowe's Motor Speedway officials revealed plans for a new luxury RV lot that will be located just outside the apex of Turns 1 and 2, overlooking the 1.5-mile superspeedway.
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    Daytona Notebook: Kyle Busch an Innocent Victim
    The forgotten victim of Sunday’s 51st Daytona 500 was Kyle Busch. Though his No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota was arguably the best car in the season-opening points race, Busch wasn’t around to see the finish of the event.
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    Kenseth Win Helps One Lucky Fan Win
    Matt Kenseth’s emotional Daytona 500 win tonight in his DeWalt Ford Fusion will also make one racing fan very happy tomorrow. hat’s because one lucky person will be drawn as the first winner in Ford’s “We Race. You Win” national sweepstakes.
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    Big Day for Richard Petty Motorsports
    Before Sunday’s Daytona 500, Richard Petty expressed his disappointment in not having a Petty family member in the race—for the first time since 1965. Maybe now it won’t hurt as much.
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    Dramatic Daytona Win Caps Last-to-First Ending for Kenseth
    Matt Kenseth powered his way from the back of the field to the front to win the 51st running of the Great American Race Sunday at Daytona International Speedway.
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    Rain Thwarts Stewart’s Bid for Daytona 500 Victory
    When eighth-place is your worst finish among the four races you’ve competed in during the 11 days that make up Speedweeks at Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway, you can hold your head high.
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    Truex Comes Home 11th in Daytona 500
    Martin Truex Jr. finished 11th in Sunday’s rain-shortened Daytona 500, a career-best finish for the Earnhardt Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates driver in The Great American Race.
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    Ambrose Records Solid 17th-Place Finish in Daytona 500
    Marcos Ambrose and the No. 47 Little Debbie® Toyota JTG-Daugherty team finished 17th in the rain-shortened Daytona 500 Sunday evening.
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    Smith, Furniture Row Produce Solid Performance in Daytona
    Regan Smith and the Furniture Row Racing team finished with a solid 21st-place finish in Sunday's rain-shortened Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway.
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    Wood Brothers Finish 23rd in Rain Shortened Daytona 500
    With light rain greeting the fans and teams as they arrived for the 51st running of the Daytona 500, the big story of the morning was the weather.
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    Mid-Race Accident Ends Busch’s Bid for Daytona 500 Victory
    Kyle Busch led twice for a race-high 88 laps in the 51st Daytona 500, but a mid-race accident brought heartbreak to the driver and his Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR) team in the season-opening NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway.
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    Johnson Finishes 31st in Rain-Shortened Daytona 500
    Team Lowe’s Racing had high expectations for the season-opening Daytona 500. But three-time Sprint Cup Series Champion Jimmie Johnson encountered bad luck and bad weather on his way to a 31st-place finish at Daytona International Speedway.
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    Gordon Finishes 34th in Daytona 500 after Mechanical Problem
    After an early mechanical problem, Robby Gordon and the No. 7 Jim Beam crew finished the rain-shortened Daytona 500 in 34th place.
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    One Red Bull Collects Another at Daytona
    Both of the Red Bull Racing Team Toyotas dropped to the bottom of the scoring sheets after being involved in a multi-car accident in Sunday's Daytona 500.
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    Broken Shock Mount Relegates Mayfield to 40th Place at DIS
    Jeremy Mayfield made his official debut as a driver/team owner in the 51st running of the Daytona 500.
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    NASCAR Newscast: Daytona 500 Recap

  • NASCAR's Sprint Cup Series began its season with a sold-out Daytona 500. Get the race recap and hear from first-time winners of the Great American Race Matt Kenseth and Jack Roush.
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    Kenseth Wins Rain-Shortened Daytona 500
    It wasn’t the thrilling finish fans have come to expect from the Daytona 500—except to Matt Kenseth. When Kenseth got the news he had won the rain-shortened season opener in NASCAR’s Sprint Cup Series, his car sat covered on pit road, as rain pelted the asphalt of Daytona International Speedway.
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    Video: Post-Race News Conferences at Daytona

  • AJ Allmendinger describes how he tried to keep Elliott Sadler and Reed Sorenson in the top spots (22 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • AJ Allmendinger says you either quit or work harder -- and he won't quit (46 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Drew Blickensderfer says working with Roush/Fenway and Matt Kenseth is "pretty amazing" (31 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Drew Blickensderfer reveals what it's like to hear Matt Kenseth scream (32 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Kevin Harvick says it was 'bittersweet' to finish second to Matt Kenseth, who helped Harvick win the 2007 Daytona 500. (19 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Kevin Harvick says Matt Kenseth's Daytona 500 win will be a popular one among the drivers. (34 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Matt Kenseth says racing helps people get through difficult times and the 2009 Daytona 500 can give people hope. (30 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Matt Kenseth says he's an emotional guy, and it's special to end his losing streak with a Daytona 500 victory. (41 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Jack Roush admits that he didn't give Matt Kenseth what he needed last year, but it's looking up this year (54 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Jack Roush says having the DeWalt Ford Fusion in Daytona USA brings some closure (57 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Elliott Sadler says he was unlucky with a fifth-place finish in the Daytona 500 as he tried to quiet his doubters with a strong performance during Speedweeks. (37 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Elliott Sadler says it was great to run up front with Richard Petty Motorsports teammates AJ Allmendinger and Reed Sorenson, but it was tough to finish fifth. (13 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Elliott Sadler replays and regrets Matt Kenseth's winning pass. (45 seconds) [Watch Video]

    Smells Like a Tony Stewart Victory!
    Two-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Tony Stewart is working with Old Spice to give one lucky fan the champagne- and sweat-soaked towel he used in victory lane after winning the season-opening Camping World 300 NASCAR Nationwide Series race Feb. 14 at Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway.
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    Nobody's Bridesmaid: California, Here We Come
    Anyone who has ever been an attendant in someone else's wedding probably has a pretty good idea of how California's Auto Club Speedway and plenty of other race tracks across the country feel right about now.
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    Newman and Stewart to Backup Cars After Practice Accident
    Ryan Newman, No. 39 U.S. Army Impala SS and Tony Stewart, No. 14 Office Depot/Old Spice Impala SS were both forced to backup cars for the Daytona 500 following an accident during final practice on Saturday.
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    Tommy Baldwin Racing Inks Sponsors for Daytona, California
    Tommy Baldwin Racing inks Red Bank Outfitters as the primary sponsor for the Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway and for the Auto Club 500 at Auto Club Speedway of Southern California.
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    Kvapil Top 10 Finish Means Kids Eat Free at Golden Corral
    Racing fans have an extra reason to cheer on driver Travis Kvapil and the Golden Corral No. 28 Ford Fusion at Sunday’s Daytona 500.
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    Bobby Allison to Serve as Honorary Starter for Daytona 500
    Three-time Daytona 500 champion Bobby Allison will serve as the Honorary Starter for the 51st annual Daytona 500 on Sunday at Daytona International Speedway.
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    Gavin DeGraw to Sing National Anthem for Daytona 500
    J Records singer-songwriter, Gavin DeGraw, whose latest album “Free” will be released March 31, will sing the National Anthem for the 51st annual Daytona 500 on Sunday at Daytona International Speedway.
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    MRN Radio Celebrates 40th Year of Coverage for Daytona 500
    Motor Racing Network (MRN Radio) celebrates its 40th DAYTONA 500 tomorrow by broadcasting the event over nearly 500 affiliate stations across North America, highlighted by legendary MRN personality Barney Hall calling his 50th “Great American Race.”
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    Hellmann’s NASCAR Real Fan of the Year Program Announced
    JR Motorsports owner/driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. joined fellow team drivers Brad Keselowski and Mark Martin today at historic Daytona International Speedway to announce the Hellmann’s NASCAR Real Fan Of The Year campaign, a new initiative by Hellmann’s to search for and recognize NASCAR’s biggest fans.
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    ‘Great American Race’ Remains Racing’s Most Coveted Ticket
    After rolling back ticket prices from $99 to $55 as well as creating unique ticket packages and new concession offers – all in an effort to make NASCAR racing more affordable to the fans – the 51st annual Daytona 500 on Sunday will again be played out in front of a capacity crowd and millions more around the world on FOX and MRN Radio.
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    Stewart, Foyt Come Together at Dayonta
    Tony Stewart, driver of the No. 14 Office Depot/Old Spice Impala SS, joined A.J. Foyt in the infield media center at Daytona International Speedway and discussed A. J.’s career, the friendship they share, the performance of Stewart-Haas Racing thus far at Daytona, open wheel racing drivers in NASCAR and other topics.
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    Notebook: Despite History, Sadler Says Team Came First
    Elliott Sadler is a firm believer in racing karma, and in Thursday's second Gatorade Duel 150 qualifying race at Daytona International Speedway, the driver of the No. 19 Richard Petty Motorsports Dodge racked up plenty of cosmic good will.
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    Nationwide Unveils New Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Commercial
    Insurance is a family affair for NASCAR racing superstar Dale Earnhardt, Jr. The Earnhardts have been Nationwide Insurance customers for more than 30 years and Earnhardt, Jr. is letting everyone know about it in the company’s new marketing campaign.
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    NASCAR Drivers Fish Friday for Charity
    More than 30 NASCAR drivers were on the lake for Friday’s Hot Rods & Reels charity fishing tournament at Daytona International Speedway. The annual event raised more than $100,000 for the Darrell Gwynn Foundation.
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    Crown Royal Awards Purple Heart Recipient Naming Rights
    An elaborate ceremony today at Daytona International Speedway® revealed Russell Friedman, a two-time Purple Heart recipient, as the grand-prize winner of the third annual Crown Royal® Presents the “Your Name Here” 400 contest.
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    The Hartford Set to Sponsor Richard Childress Racing
    With its iconic stag logo ready to stand firm on the hood at top speeds of 200 miles per hour, The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc., announced today that it will sponsor Richard Childress Racing’s No. 33 Chevrolet Impala SS and driver Clint Bowyer this year.
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    Medical Update on Jackman for Mayfield Motorsports
    Kyle Roland, the jackman for Mayfield Motorsports, was treated and released today from Halifax Medical Center. Roland was hospitalized for injuries sustained while pitting the car of Kirk Shelmerdine during Thursday’s first Duel race.

    Gibbs Signs Darrell Wallace Jr. to Driver Development Program
    Joe Gibbs Racing announces today that it has signed 15-year-old Darrell Wallace, Jr. to its driver development program. Darrell will join 17-year-old Matt DiBenedetto in JGR’s driver development program.
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    Old Spice and Tony Stewart Mark 10 Years Together
    Tony Stewart has waved a sweat- and champagne-soaked towel in NASCAR victory lanes more than 40 times since coming to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series from the IRL IndyCar Series in 1999.
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    Roush Fenway Racing Reacts to Recessionary Challenges
    Roush Fenway Racing laid out today its plan to increase the number of sponsor partners in its marketing portfolio.
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    Hamlin, Infineon Raceway to Give Away Free Tickets to Fans
    Infineon Raceway and NASCAR driver Denny Hamlin have joined forces to give something back to race fans for the Toyota/Save Mart 350 Sprint Cup Series weekend (June 19-21).
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    O’Reilly Auto Parts Establishes NASCAR Contingency Award
    O’Reilly Auto Parts, the official auto parts store of NASCAR, will sponsor a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) and a NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) contingency special award this season.
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    Farm Bureau Insurance Launches Racing Website
    Farm Bureau Insurance Racing recently launched a new website, www.farmbureauinsuranceracing.com.
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    New Website Invites Women to Share Their Passion for Racing
    Women who love racing have a new place to come together and indulge in their sport. TheRacingMom.com is a new website that takes a look at the racing world from a female perspective.
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    Toyota 'Department of Fan Operations' Back for Second Year
    Toyota's popular 'Department of Fan Operations' will be back in action during Sunday's broadcast of the 2009 Daytona 500.
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    Roush Fenway Racing’s Fantasy Racing Game is Back for ‘09
    It’s that time of year again…the start of the NASCAR season. And what would the season be for Roush Fenway fans without the You Pick ‘Em Challenge! The You Pick ‘Em Challenge is Roush Fenway Racing’s version of the popular fantasy racing games.
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    Music, Celebrities, Drivers Part of Exciting Opportunity
    There’s only one place on the NASCAR circuit in 2009 that you can experience the high energy music of Rev Theory and Gavin Rossdale one minute and story time with Clint Bowyer, the 2008 NASCAR Nationwide Series Champion the next – the Opportunity, California FanZone at Auto Club Speedway during the Auto Club 500 Weekend Feb. 20-22.
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    2009 Predictions: Stewart, Burton, Hamlin Won't Make Chase
    Since the Chase format began in 2004, only Jimmie Johnson and Matt Kenseth have made every Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup.
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    Edwards Has Sprint Cup Title in His Sights
    Settling for second in the Sprint Cup Series isn’t on Carl Edwards’ agenda this year. He got his fill of that position in the standings in 2008, when he lost a two-man battle for the series championship to Jimmie Johnson.
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    Is it Mark Martin’s Year to Win the 500?
    Martin Truex Jr. is on the pole, but it’s another Martin, Mark Martin, who is getting most of the attention going into Sunday’s Daytona 500.
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    NASCAR Newscast: Gatorade Duels at Daytona Recap

  • The Gatorade Duel at Daytona qualifying races determined the final slots in Sunday's Daytona 500. See who made the Great American Race, and hear from race winners Jeff Gordon and Kyle Busch.
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    Jeff Gordon, Kyle Busch Win Gatorade Duels at Daytona
    Kyle Busch held off Mark Martin and Brian Vickers in a drag race to the finish line to win the second of two Gatorade Duel 150 qualifying races Thursday at Daytona International Speedway. Jeff Gordon beat Tony Stewart to the finish line in the first 60-lap Duel. It was Gordon’s fifth win in a Daytona qualifying race, tied for second in the modern era (since 1972).
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    Video: Thursday's News Conferences at Daytona

  • Kyle Busch says he was glad to get a win in the Gatorade Duel after giving up victories in last year's Duel and Daytona 500. (22 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Kyle Busch says Joe Gibbs Racing is a close-knit operation and welcomed Joey Logano to the family. (11 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Jeff Gordon says winning the Gatorade Duel at Daytona was like winning the Daytona 500. (29 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • AJ Allmendinger says it took a true team effort from Richard Petty Motorsports to make the Daytona 500. (38 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • AJ Allmendinger says it was checker or wrecker in his quest to make his first Daytona 500. (26 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Joey Logano says accomplished his goals in the Gatorade Duel 150, including finishing the race. (19 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Jeremy Mayfield says it's a super feeling to race his way into the Daytona 500 in the Gatorade Duel. (19 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Jeremy Mayfield talks about the gamble that he and crew chief Tony Furr made to make the Daytona 500. (35 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Scott Riggs talks about how his team came from nowhere in a little over a month to race its way into the Daytona 500. (37 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Tony Stewart says he had fun with Jeff Gordon because they respected each other as Stewart finished second in the Gatorade Duel. (34 seconds) [Watch Video]

    Duel Notebook: Former Foe is Allmendinger’s Best Friend
    Elliott Sadler knows how to take one for the team—even if it’s the same team that tried to oust him in November.
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    Busch Wins Gatorade Duel
    Kyle Busch led the final five laps of his Gatorade Duel qualifying race to score his first win of 2009 and his third NASCAR victory at Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway.
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    Duels Nice to Vickers, Not so Nice to Speed
    No. 83 driver Brian Vickers will roll off sixth in the Daytona 500 after finishing third in Thursday's Duel qualifying race at Daytona International Speedway.
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    Strong Daytona Speedweeks Continues for Stewart
    Tony Stewart’s countdown to the 51st Daytona 500 at Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway continued Thursday with a strong second-place finish in the Gatorade Duel – twin qualifying races that set the 43-car field for the season-opening NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race.
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    Mayfield Motorsports Secures Spot in Daytona 500
    Jeremy Mayfield proved today that dreams do come true and in doing so earned a spot in the 51st annual Daytona 500.
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    TRG Motorsports Just Misses Making Daytona 500
    TRG Motorsports missed making the Daytona 500 by one place today. The team ran in the second Gatorade Duel 150 with Mike Wallace and the No. 71 TRG Motorsports Chevrolet Impala SS finishing in 13th, just one place shy of making the field at Daytona International Speedway today.
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    Smith, Furniture Row Racing Qualifiy for Daytona 500 Berth
    It was only good news for Regan Smith on Thursday at Daytona International Speedway. The Furniture Row Racing driver qualified for a berth in Sunday's running of the Daytona 500.
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    Ambrose Will Start 23rd in the Daytona 500
    Marcos Ambrose has earned the 23rd-starting position for the Daytona 500 on Sunday after finishing 13th behind the wheel of his No. 47 Little Debbie® Toyota Camry in the first of two Gatorade Duel races this afternoon.
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    Robby Gordon to Start 31st in Sunday’s Daytona 500
    Robby Gordon and his No. 7 Jim Beam Toyota started 20th in today’s first 150-mile qualifying race, which determined the starting line-up for the Daytona 500.
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    Labonte, Prism Motorsports 19th in First Gatorade Duel
    Terry Labonte and the No. 66 Window World Toyota, fielded by Prism Motorsports, finished 19th in the first Gatorade Duel 150 qualifying race Thursday afternoon at the Daytona International Speedway.
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    Newman Gets Wrecked; Forced to Backup Car for 500
    Yesterday was an engine failure. Today was a wrecked car. Excuse Ryan Newman if he feels it's time for his luck cycle to change at Daytona International Speedway.
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    Kenseth Involved in Late Accident in Gatorade Duel
    Matt Kenseth started 11th and drafted all the way to third position in Thursday’s first session of the Gatorade Duels, at Daytona International Speedway, but it would be all for not as he and his No. 17 DEWALT Ford Fusion were involved in an accident with only eight laps remaining in the qualifying race.
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    Transmission Trouble for Elliott in Duel at Daytona
    As part of the ongoing quest to set the field for the Daytona 500, the teams competed today in the duel Gatorade 150s. These races set spots 3 through 43 of the starting grid for Sunday's upcoming race.
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    Kyle Busch Gives Raybestos First Win at Joe Gibbs Racing
    Kyle Busch gave Raybestos® brand brakes their first victory as a member of Joe Gibbs Racing by scoring a thrilling victory in Thursday’s second Gatorade Duel at Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway.
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    10 to Watch: Daytona
    Here’s a look at 10 drivers to watch in Sunday’s Daytona 500. All statistical references are for Sprint Cup races at Daytona unless otherwise indicated. Driver rating is based on the past eight races at the track.
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    Florida War Hero to be Guest of Newman, Army Team at Daytona
    Sgt. 1st Class Samuel Potter, a decorated war hero, will be a guest of Ryan Newman and the No. 39 U.S. Army/Stewart-Haas Racing team for Sunday's running of the Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway.
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    UPS Promotes Diversity Through $75,000 in Scholarships
    UPS is helping five minority students learn what it takes to work "under the hood" by awarding $15,000 scholarships to attend the NASCAR Technical Institute in Mooresville, N.C.
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    No Fear Racing Announces Merger with Rick Clark Motorsports
    Today, Rick Clark and Boris Said announced their merger between Rick Clark Motorsports (RCM) and No Fear Racing.
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    Pit Crews Face New Pressures to Perform in 2009
    As the 2009 NASCAR season kicks off, the race teams and pit crew members are facing new challenges - on and off the tracks. From expanded job duties to new safety issues to increasing pressure for performance, the crew members are looking for solutions that help them do their jobs more efficiently and effectively.
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    “House” Star Laurie Named Grand Marshal for Auto Club 500
    Emmy-nominated actor Hugh Laurie, the brutally honest doctor who combines an unconventional approach to his cases with flawless instincts in FOX's hit medical drama, "House" will serve as Grand Marshal for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Auto Club 500 at Auto Club Speedway on Feb. 22.
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    WIX Filters on Board for Shootout Win, Daytona 500 Pole
    Kevin Harvick sliced his way through traffic on the final lap to win Saturday night’s Budweiser Shootout at Daytona. Twelve hours later, Martin Truex Jr. claimed his first Daytona 500 pole position. What did both cars have in common?
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    Chart of the Week: Dale the Dominant
    Dale Earnhardt dominated the 1990s, picking up four of his seven Cup championships and 35 of his 76 career Cup victories. He also dominated the qualifying races for the Daytona 500.
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    Edwards, Busch Headline Nationwide Series in 2009
    Clint Bowyer is not defending his title in NASCAR’s Nationwide Series this year—and that’s fine with Carl Edwards and Kyle Busch.
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    Sprint Cup Series News and Notes - Daytona
    Mark Martin is on the front row and Bill Elliott is in the field, giving Sunday’s Daytona 500 an almost surreal quality. Thing is, it’s all quite real.
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    Notebook: Practice Not Perfect for Newman, Logano
    Ryan Newman blew the engine in his No. 39 Stewart-Haas Chevrolet in Wednesday morning’s Sprint Cup practice session and will pay the price for changing the power plant in Thursday’s second Gatorade Duel 150 qualifying race.
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    In the Loop: Gordon’s Longest Career Drought Done?
    Only once has Jeff Gordon experienced this kind of slump. Gordon has now gone 41 races without a win, matching the longest drought of his career.
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    Engine Malfunction Forces Newman to Rear of Field
    Ryan Newman's No. 39 U.S. Army Chevrolet suffered an engine malfunction in today's (Wednesday) first practice session at Daytona International Speedway.
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    Julianne Hough to Sing National Anthem for Daytona 500
    Mercury Nashville recording artist and two-time Dancing With The Stars champion Julianne Hough will sing the National Anthem for the 51st annual Daytona 500 on Sunday, Feb. 15.
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    Fans Treated to Special Offers, Activities from Sprint
    Like many racetracks that are discounting tickets this season, Sprint (NYSE:S) is doing its part to ensure NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race fans are able to enjoy their favorite at-track amenities at a reasonable cost.
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    NASCAR Hires Gideon as Director of Safety Initiatives
    The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) has announced the hiring of Thomas Gideon as its new director of safety initiatives.
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    Cup Regulars Come Out in Force for Nationwide Opener
    The first race of the 2009 Nationwide Series season is Saturday at Daytona International Speedway. Expect full-time Sprint Cup Series drivers to dominate.
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    The Best of the Daytona 500 - Part Five
    Jeff Gordon’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series debut had been nondescript, but he had little control over that. His first series start came in the 1992 season finale at Atlanta Motor Speedway, which also happened to be Richard Petty’s last start.
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    Wood Brothers 4th Daytona 500 Victory - 1976 - David Pearson
    In arguably one of the greatest finishes of modern era automobile racing, the 1976 Daytona 500 would forever memorialize the incredible battle between legendary drivers David Pearson, driving the Wood Brother’s #21 Purolator sponsored Mercury, and Richard Petty, driving his #43 STP sponsored Dodge.
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    Defending Daytona 500 Champion Newman to Conduct Fan Q&A
    Defending Daytona 500 champion and U.S. Army driver Ryan Newman will conduct a 30-minute question and answer session for the fans. The program is scheduled for Friday, Feb. 13 starting at 4:15 p.m. at the U.S. Army Strength In Action Zone, located outside of Turn 4 in the midway corporate display area at Daytona International Speedway.
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    Special Ticket Packages Starting as Low as $35 at ACS
    With the West Coast Premiere of NASCAR returning to Auto Club Speedway, the must-attend NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race -- the Auto Club 500 -- gives fans unparalleled value and an overall experience that will create lasting memories for racing fans.
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    Coors Light Drops Green Flag on Season
    Coors Light, “The World’s Most Refreshing Beer”™ and Official Beer of NASCAR®, gears up its official sponsorship of the 2009 season by giving away access that can’t be bought for adult race fans to experience the 2009 NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race™ at Lowe Motor Speedway May 16, as well as all other races throughout the season.
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    Mars North America Inks Marketing Partnership with ISC
    Today Mars North America announced a new sponsorship agreement with International Speedway Corporation (ISC), one of the world’s leading promoters of motorsports-related activities.
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    ServiceMaster Clean Yellow Flag Caution Period to Debut
    ServiceMaster Clean, the first-ever official sponsor of the caution period during races at International Speedway Corporation (ISC) and Speedway Motorsports Incorporated (SMI) race tracks, will make its official debut this Sunday at the 51st annual Daytona 500.
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    Tissot Program to Recognize Team Effort on Pit Road
    The 2009 NASCAR Sprint Cup season will once again have a competition that recognizes the pit crew/driver team effort on pit road through a contingency special award sponsored by Tissot, the official watch and timekeeper of NASCAR.
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    All Remaining Bank of America 500 Tickets Go on Sale Monday
    With renewals completed, all remaining tickets for the Oct. 17 Bank of America 500 at Lowe's Motor Speedway, the only Saturday night race in the Chase for the Sprint Cup, will go on sale Monday, Feb. 16 at 9 a.m.
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    Goodyear Gatorback and NASCAR Extend Relationship
    Goodyear Gatorback automotive belt manufacturer Veyance Technologies and the National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) announced a three-year extension of their agreement in which Goodyear Gatorback remains an exclusive NASCAR Performance partner and NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race contingency award sponsor.
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    NASCAR Celebrates Diversity Accomplishments at Luncheon
    The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) today celebrated the outstanding accomplishments of pioneering individuals and organizations in the area of diversity at the second annual NASCAR Diversity Luncheon.
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    Numbers Game: Analyzing the Daytona 500
    This Sunday, a mid-February tradition continues. The 2009 edition of the Daytona 500 will be the 51st running, the first originating way back in 1959.
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    Speed: Results Won’t Tell My Whole Story in ’09
    Scott Speed enters his rookie season in the Sprint Cup Series driving the Red Bull Toyota. He comes to NASCAR from Formula One, which makes him unique already. And then he starts talking, and it’s clear: There is nobody like him in NASCAR.
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    New Format Creates Suspense in Most Popular Driver Voting
    Voting for the 2009 NASCAR National Motorsports Press Association (NMPA) Chex Most Popular Driver Award is now under way. For the first time in its history, the award will incorporate a format change, with the Top 10 drivers battling for fans’ votes at season’s end.
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    Fan Honors Memory of Late Son with Tribute to Ryan Newman
    For Minnesota race fans Steve and Christine Deuker, dealing with the loss of their son was traumatic, but when defending Daytona 500 winner Ryan Newman walked onto the NASCAR scene in 2002 he unknowingly delivered comfort to their aching hearts.
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    Kevin Harvick Inc. Launches "Fan Central" Web Site
    Kevin Harvick Inc. has launched "Kevin Harvick Fan Central," an online community and social networking site for fans of Kevin Harvick, driver of the Richard Childress Racing No. 29 Shell-Pennzoil Chevrolet in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, and the co-owner of Kevin Harvick Inc.
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    Atlanta Motor Speedway’s Racing Roulette Returns for 2009
    After tremendous response a year ago, Racing Roulette returns to Atlanta Motor Speedway in what could result in the lowest-ever ticket prices for the March 8 Kobalt Tools 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway.
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    Sporting News Names No. 17 Crew Members to 09 All-Star Team
    A recent issue of Sporting News Magazine highlighting the 2009 All-Star team of NASCAR paid high tribute to the No. 17 DEWALT Team, naming rear-tire changer Dave Smith and rear-tire carrier Jason Binger best in the business at their respective traits.
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    Office Depot Launches All-New Racing Website with Stewart
    The start of the 2009 NASCAR® season is almost here, with two-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Tony Stewart set to make his debut behind the wheel of the No. 14 Office Depot/Old Spice Chevy Impala SS at the famed Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway later this week.
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    NASCAR Kart Racing Speeds Toward Retailers
    Electronic Arts Inc. announced that NASCAR® Kart Racing, the first and only NASCAR racing title available for the Wii™, shipped to retailers in North America today with an MSRP of $39.99. The game’s release coincides with this weekend’s Daytona 500 and the official start of the 2009 NASCAR season.
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    The Best of the Daytona 500 - Part Four
    Here’s one way a third-place Daytona 500 finish by a rookie could get buried: Dale Earnhardt Jr. wins the race with President George W. Bush watching.
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    The Cool Down Lap: Testing? Who Needs Testing?
    The ban on testing at NASCAR tracks was designed to save money in a tough economy.
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    Atlanta Fans Have a Host of Hometown Heroes to Cheer On
    The last time it happened was 1985 when “Awesome Bill from Dawsonville” made it a clean sweep at Atlanta Motor Speedway’s two NASCAR Sprint Cup events. Since Elliott in ‘85, not a single Georgia-born driver has won at Atlanta Motor Speedway over the course of 23 years.
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    Gordon Takes Family to Disney World
    Jeff Gordon, along with his wife Ingrid and two-year-old daughter Ella visited the Walt Disney World theme parks the week leading up to the 51st running of the Daytona 500.
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    LMS to Set World Record Fan Giveaway at Coca-Cola 600
    Lowe's Motor Speedway will set a Guinness World Record at the 50th running of the Coca-Cola 600 on May 24, by giving 50,000 fans a total of $2.5 million in giveaways.
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    The Best of the Daytona 500 - Part Three
    In 1982, the Daytona 500 assumed its rightful place as the annual season-opening event for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. As if on cue, the race featured a battle between two of the sport’s greats — Bobby Allison and Cale Yarborough.
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    Darlington Legends: Owens Leaves His Mark on Darlington
    Surprisingly, Everett "Cotton" Owens didn’t make much of a dent as a driver at Darlington Raceway, despite its being the biggest track in his home state of South Carolina, and despite his status as one of the top 50 drivers in NASCAR history.
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    JGR Signs Matt DiBenedetto to Driver Development Program
    Joe Gibbs Racing announces today that it has signed 17-year-old Matt DiBenedetto to its driver development program.
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    Wood Brothers 3rd Daytona 500 Victory - 1972 - A.J. Foyt
    1972 brought the Wood Brothers their third Daytona 500 victory.
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    Roush-McClenaghan to Display Her Drag Car at Daytona 500
    Race fans attending the events surrounding the Daytona 500 expect to see plenty of fast race cars, but a drag car is probably one type they certainly wouldn’t anticipate being at the Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway.
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    MWR Improves Speed and Performance with Spacenet
    Spacenet Inc., one of the world’s leading providers of satellite networking solutions, announced that its high-performance Connexstar satellite communications services have been deployed to support Command Center Trailers for Michael Waltrip Racing, a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series and Nationwide Series racing organization.
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    Rev Theory to Perform Concerts at Auto Club 500 Weekend
    Rev Theory, currently on tour with Theory of a Deadman and Ten Second Epic, will perform Saturday Feb. 21 and Sunday, Feb. 22 at the Auto Club Speedway Opportunity, California FanZone as part of the festivities surrounding the Auto Club 500 Weekend – the West Coast Premiere of NASCAR for 2009.
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    TMS Promotes Four Department Heads to Level of VP
    Texas Motor Speedway President Eddie Gossage announced today that assistant general manager Kenton Nelson and directors Mat Stolley, Kevin Camper and Mike Zizzo have been promoted to the level of vice president for the renown motorsports facility.
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    Truex Grabs Pole for 51st Daytona 500, Martin to Start 2nd
    Martin Truex Jr. and Mark Martin, at least, know where they’ll start next Sunday’s Daytona 500. Despite a qualifying session that occupied nearly three hours Sunday at Daytona International Speedway, no other driver is certain where he’ll start the season-opening Sprint Cup points race.
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    NASCAR Newscast: Budweiser Shootout and Daytona Pole Day

  • The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season got off to a fast start this weekend at Daytona International Speedway. Find out why Budweiser Shootout winner Kevin Harvick says he didn't miss testing and when Daytona 500 pole-sitter Martin Truex Jr. circled qualifying for the Great American Race on his calendar.
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  • Daytona 500 pole-sitter Martin Truex Jr. says the Daytona 500 pole was a major goal for his No. 1 team. (14 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Daytona 500 pole-sitter Martin Truex Jr. says the testing ban actually helped Earnhardt Ganassi Racing prepare for the 2009 season. (25 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Mark Martin says his No. 5 team's success starts with owner Rick Hendrick and crew chief Alan Gustafson. (59 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Mark Martin says despite the economy, NASCAR is stronger than it used to be (1 minute, 18 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Mark Martin says he returned to full-time racing to have a shot at winning the 2009 Daytona 500. (56 seconds) [Watch Video]

    Notebook: Martin Learning to Love Daytona
    Daytona International Speedway hasn’t always been one of Mark Martin’s favorite places, but with a second-place finish in the 2007 Daytona 500 -- in a photo finish -- and a second-place qualifying run Sunday afternoon, he’s learning to like the place.
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    Newman Third Fastest in Daytona 500 Pole Day
    Ryan Newman posted the third fastest lap among 56 Sprint Cup drivers in Sunday's Pole Day qualifying for the Daytona 500. That's the good news.
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    Elliott Qualifies 5th - Locks the No. 21 into Daytona 500
    Bill Elliott qualified the Wood Brother's #21 Motorcraft Ford Fusion in the fifth position. Elliott's qualifying time is the fastest among the cars outside the top 35 and locks the No. 21 into the Daytona 500.
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    Strong Daytona Qualifying Effort for Regan Smith
    Regan Smith and the Furniture Row Racing team made a huge leap in performance from Saturday's practice sessions to Sunday's Pole Day qualifying at Daytona International Speedway.
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    Nemechek Comes a Long Way But Still Battling for 500 Berth
    Three weeks ago Joe Nemechek didn't even know if he would be at Daytona International Speedway competing for a berth in the Daytona 500 in his family-owned NEMCO Motorsports entry.
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    Ambrose to Start 14th in Gatorade Duel 1 on Thursday
    Today for the first time in his career Marcos Ambrose experienced the unique qualifying procedure for the Daytona 500 where only the two fastest cars solidified their starting spots at Daytona International Speedway.
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    Gordon Qualifies 39th at Daytona Following Wild Shootout
    Robby Gordon and the No. 7 Jim Beam team started Saturday night’s Budweiser Shootout with a very strong car. Gordon took the green flag for the 75-lap race in the 13th position.
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    Terry Labonte Gets Prism Motorsports into Daytona 500
    First year NASCAR Sprint Cup team, Prism Motorsports, has qualified for their first Sprint Cup event, the Daytona 500.
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    Mayfield Qualifies 43rd at Daytona International Speedway
    This afternoon, Jeremy Mayfield and the No. 41 ALL SPORT Toyota Camry team completed the first round of qualifying competition at Daytona International Speedway.
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    TRG Motorsports Runs 46th in Qualifying at Daytona
    TRG Motorsports' Mike Wallace ran a qualifying time that has him and the No. 71 TRG Motorsports Chevrolet Impala SS in 46th out of 56 going into the Gatorade Duel 150s on Thursday as they attempt to qualify for the 51st running of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Daytona 500.
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    Aaron’s Expands Sponsorship with Reutimann in Cup Series
    Aaron Rents, Inc. (Aaron’s) of Atlanta and Michael Waltrip Racing (MWR) of Cornelius, N.C. today announced that Aaron’s has increased its sponsorship commitment with MWR and will be the primary sponsor of the No. 00 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) Toyota Camry driven by third-year driver David Reutimann for the complete 2009 race season.
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    U.S. Chrome Joins Boris Said's Sponsorship Team for Daytona
    The Carter/Simo Racing team with driver Boris Said has added U.S. Chrome Corporation as a sponsor. Said's No. 08 ScottsMiracle-Gro/U.S. Chrome Ford Fusion is vying for a qualifying berth for the Daytona 500.
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    Harvick Sneaks Past McMurray for Shootout Win
    Kevin Harvick pulled off the consummate possum act, coming from nowhere to win Saturday night's Budweiser Shootout at Daytona International Speedway. Running at the tail end of the field after minor damage during the early stages of the race, Harvick drafted past Jamie McMurray entering Turn 3 on the last lap of a green-white-checkered-flag finish.
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    Stewart Solid in Driver/Owner Debut
    It took Tony Stewart just 13 laps to lead for the first time as a driver/owner in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series.
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    Busch’s Strong Run Gets Shot Down in Budweiser Shootout
    Kyle Busch, driver of the No. 18 M&M’s Toyota Camry for Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR), started 10th and finished 10th in Saturday night’s Budweiser Shootout at Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway.
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    On NASCAR: Are We There Yet? NASCAR Revs Up
    At the risk of being branded as the ultimate homer, yes-woman, kiss-up or other pandering name of your choice, I'm just going to go ahead and say something up front so we can get it out of the way: This is one of my favorite weeks of the entire year.
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    Elliott Emerges as Daytona 500 Pole Contender
    Earlier this week, a list of favorites for the Daytona 500 pole probably wouldn't have included Bill Elliott.
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    Notebook: Busy Day for Rookie Logano
    There's nothing like an abundance of track time to accelerate the learning curve of a rookie driver, and Joey Logano got his fill Saturday.
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    No. 21 Team on Top of Speed Charts after 1st Day of Practices
    If experience translated into victories, the Wood Brothers and Bill Elliott could begin chilling their champagne and preparing their victory speeches.
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    Hendrick Kicks Off 25th Anniversary with Daytona Event
    Hendrick Motorsports kicked off its 25th anniversary season today with a special event at Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway.
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    More Things Change, the More they Stay the Same for Bolin
    Chip Bolin has been with the No. 17 DEWALT team of Roush Fenway Racing since its inception in 1999.
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    Scotts Miracle-Gro to Sponsor Boris Said at Daytona 500
    ScottsMiracle-Gro and Carter/Simo Racing announced today that they will sponsor Boris Said in the No. 08 Ford Fusion for the Daytona 500.
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    Ambrose Counts Down to First Daytona 500
    Marcos Ambrose is counting down the days until the 51st running of the Daytona 500. It’s the first time in his career that he will be running the prestigious race behind the wheel of the No. 47 Little Debbie® Toyota for JTG-Daugherty Racing.
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    Chevy Camaro Returns as Official Pace Car for Daytona 500
    Daytona International Speedway officials announced the return of the Chevy Camaro as the Official Pace Car of the 51st running of the Daytona 500—the first Camaro to pace the field since 1969.
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    Team Lowe’s Racing Launches Updated Website for 2009
    Team Lowe’s Racing has launched an all-new website design just in time for the 2009 season, offering up-to-date information, behind-the-scenes content, race recaps, photos and more to fans of Jimmie Johnson and the No. 48 Lowe’s team.
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    NASCAR Official Carl Wolf Passes Away
    Carl Wolf, who for the past 10 years worked for NASCAR in a variety of capacities, passed away Friday night following a lengthy illness.
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    Menard Draws Pole for Budweiser Shootout at Daytona
    Paul Menard is the man that will lead the 28-car field to the green flag in the annual Budweiser Shootout at Daytona this Saturday night at Daytona International Speedway. Menard secured the top starting spot through the random draw that took place on Thursday night at the Speed Stage. Elliott Sadler will join Menard on the front row after selecting the second-place starting position.
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    Notebook: Martin Rues Lack of Track Time at Daytona
    When the field takes the green flag for Saturday's Budweiser Shootout, Mark Martin will be on the sidelines.
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    RPM Unveils Historic Retro Look for No. 44 Valvoline Dodge
    Richard Petty Motorsports unveiled today a paint scheme with historical significance at Daytona International Speedway.
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    NASCAR Should Follow Through on Examination of Top 35 Rule
    NASCAR chairman and CEO Brian France said Thursday that the sanctioning body is willing to take a second look at the application of the top-35 rule.
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    Shootout Features Largest Field in History
    Thanks to a major change in eligibility standards, the field for Saturday's Budweiser Shootout will be the largest ever, with seven cars from each of the four NASCAR Sprint Cup manufacturers set to take the green flag at 8:10 p.m.
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    Denny Hamlin Gives Race Tickets to NASCAR Fans
    Denny Hamlin, driver of the No. 11 FedEx Toyota for Joe Gibbs Racing has decided to give something back to the fans that have made NASCAR one of America’s most popular sports.
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    Skinner Teams Up with Mahindra USA for Daytona 500
    When the green flag drops on the 51st running of the Daytona 500, Mike Skinner and the No. 23 Mahindra Tractors Chevy combine rookie with veteran and hope to start the 2009 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Season with a bang.
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    Ford Paces Daytona Races
    For the first time in almost 40 years, a Ford pace car will lead the fields for Speed Weeks races at Daytona International Speedway.
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    Wood Brothers 2nd Daytona 500 Win - 1968 - Cale Yarborough
    The Wood Brothers entered the 1968 Daytona 500 with legendary driver Cale Yarborough behind the wheel of the Wood’s #21 Mercury.
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    AMS Partners with Local Hotels to Cap Rates for Fans
    In an ongoing effort to make attending Atlanta Motor Speedway NASCAR events more economically feasible for its fans, Atlanta Motor Speedway has partnered with local hotels to offer fans discounted room rates for the Kobalt Tools 500 race weekend.
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    The Best of the Daytona 500 - Part Two
    Here’s a good one. The year was 1968 and the Great American Race was a relative youngster in the world of big-time auto racing, being held for the 10th time to be exact.
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    Jeff Gordon and Carol Bickford to Appear on Rachael Ray
    Four-time NASCAR Cup Series champion Jeff Gordon and his mother, Carol Bickford, will appear on the "Rachael Ray" show on Tuesday, February 10, 2009.
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    Fans Get Chance to Greet Daytona 500 Winner in San Francisco
    Race fans are invited to Willie Mays Plaza at AT&T Park in San Francisco on Wednesday, Feb. 18, for a midday rally with the winner of the 2009 Daytona 500.
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    Tissot Sponsors Sprint Cup Series Contingency Award
    Tissot, the official watch and timekeeper of NASCAR, will sponsor a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series in-race contingency award this season.
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    Schrader One of the First Entries for Dirt Race at LMS
    NASCAR Sprint Cup Series veteran Kenny Schrader is one of the first competitors entered in the fourth annual Circle K Colossal 100 at The Dirt Track @ Lowe's Motor Speedway March 27-28.
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    Countdown to the 2009 Budweiser Shootout - Day Three
    Change is always a constant in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series and it remains the case this season as the format has changed for the 31st running of the Budweiser Shootout at Daytona.
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    Notebook: Johnson's Injured Finger Healing Well
    Jimmie Johnson says that the finger he injured during the NASCAR Sprint Cup offseason is healing well, though he plans to test a variety of braces on his hand during Budweiser Shootout practice at Daytona International Speedway tomorrow.
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    Ragan Embraces Sponsor with Restored 1938 UPS Truck
    Being Georgia born and partnering with a Georgia-based company, NASCAR young gun David Ragan will be showing his roots to a hometown crowd during the March 8 Kobalt Tools 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway.
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    The Best of the Daytona 500 - Part One
    This third annual “Best of the Daytona 500” series focuses on driver debuts in the Great American Race. There have indeed been some classics.
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    Ten Questions with Brian Wolfe
    Brian Wolfe, director, Ford North America Motorsports, took over the top job at Ford Racing mid-way through the 2008 season. As both the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series and NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series get their 2009 seasons going this weekend, Wolfe took a few minutes to answer 10 questions.
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    Kevin Costner Named as NASCAR Day Spokesperson
    The NASCAR Foundation announced today that actor/musician Kevin Costner will serve as the 2009 NASCAR Day spokesperson.
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    Wood Brothers First Daytona 500 Victory in 1963 with Lund
    One of the most incredible Wood Brothers Daytona 500 moments was the year replacement driver Tiny Lund filled-in for an injured Marvin Panch and won the race on one set of tires.
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    Chart of the Week: All in
    The crisis in the world economy is having a profound effect on NASCAR. Among the challenges facing the sport in 2009 is sponsorship, which directly relates to the number of teams able to run a full, 36-race Sprint Cup Series schedule.
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    TRG Motorsports Heads to Daytona with Full Plate
    TRG Motorsports is heading to the Daytona International Speedway with a full plate of entries for Speed Weeks. The team will run one ARCA RE/MAX Series car, one NASCAR Camping World Truck Series entry and will attempt to qualify their Chevrolet Impala SS for the Daytona 500.
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    NASCAR Doubleheader Weekend Kicks Off 09 Season at RIR
    The 2009 race season at Richmond International Raceway starts with a NASCAR Doubleheader weekend May 1-2, highlighted by the Crown Royal Presents The Your Name Here 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race “Under The Lights” on Saturday night, May 2.
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    State Contractors Benefiting from MIS Improvement Projects
    Michigan International Speedway is committed to the fan experience and uses local vendors to do it! Contractors and vendors from the state of Michigan are being used for the various capital improvement projects taking place around the racetrack.
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    ISC Meets with Governor Crist and Florida Sports Leaders
    International Speedway Corporation officials joined other leaders in Florida’s sports industry to meet with Florida Governor Charlie Crist on Tuesday, Feb. 3.
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    Numbers Game: Budweiser Shootout at Daytona
    NASCAR Sprint Cup Series racing returns to the track this weekend as the series officially kicks off the 2009 season with the Budweiser Shootout at Daytona.
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    Notebook: Bud Shootout Field is Set, NASCAR Says
    Even though some last-minute deals are taking place to lock drivers into the first five races of the Sprint Cup season, any new developments will not affect the field for Saturday’s Budweiser Shootout, NASCAR spokesman Kerry Tharp said Wednesday.
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    Media Predicts a No Go on Four-in-a-Row
    The media have spoken, and it predicts Carl Edwards will end Jimmie Johnson’s championship stranglehold. In a NASCARMedia.com poll asking members of the media to forecast 2009’s final top 12, Edwards received almost twice the first place votes as Johnson.
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    Smith, Furniture Row Banking on Superspeedway History
    Though he’s at the top of the enthusiasm meter scale, Regan Smith admits that he is losing some sleep as he prepares for his debut in the No. 78 Furniture Row Racing Chevrolet.
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    Darlington Raceway Ambassador Passes Away
    Clarice Lane, Darlington Raceway’s best-known female ambassador, died Monday evening after a long illness.
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    Auto Club Speedway, Stater Bros. Announces “Race to 75”
    Stater Bros.’ customers who purchase $75 or more in groceries between Wednesday, February 4, and Tuesday, February 10, can receive free tickets to the Auto Club 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Race at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana on February 22, 2009.
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    ESPN at NASCAR’s Daytona Speedweeks
    ESPN will provide 10 days of comprehensive coverage of Speedweeks and the start of the NASCAR season at Daytona International Speedway across its multimedia platforms.
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    Bobby Allison to Do Book Signing at Daytona 500 Experience
    Three-time Daytona 500 champion Bobby Allison will hold a book signing during DIRECTV Speedweeks on Friday, Feb. 13 and Saturday, Feb. 14 in the lobby of the Daytona 500 Experience at Daytona International Speedway.
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    The Roys are Racing with TRG Motorsports
    The Roys will be kicking off their partnership with the NASCAR team of TRG Motorsports at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida for an exciting start to the 2009 race season.
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    Teams Ready for New-Look Shootout
    Amid much anticipation, the 2009 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series officially returns to the track Saturday night.
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    2009 NASCAR Television Broadcast Times Announced
    Broadcast times for the 2009 NASCAR season have been announced, beginning with FOX’s broadcast of the non-points Budweiser Shootout at Daytona at 8:10 p.m. (ET) on Feb. 7 at Daytona International Speedway.
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    Countdown to the 2009 Budweiser Shootout - Day Two
    After major changes swept across the NASCAR landscape in 2008, the 2009 season appears poised to bring with it even more changes. The first evidence of change appears as engines roar to life for the Budweiser Shootout at Daytona International Speedway (DIS).
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    Hot Rods & Reels Charity Tournament to Feature Top Drivers
    Fishing for a cause – “Hot Rods & Reels™,” which benefits the Darrell Gwynn Foundation – returns to Daytona International Speedway®’s Infield Lake Lloyd at 8:30 a.m. Friday, Feb. 13.
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    This Week in Ford Racing: Greg Biffle
    Greg Biffle, driver of the No. 16 3M Ford Fusion, is coming off a third-place finish in the 2008 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series point standings. Biffle spoke about getting ready for the new season, which opens Saturday night with the Bud Shootout at Daytona International Speedway.
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    Mayfield Motorsports will Field Full Time Sprint Cup Entry
    Jeremy Mayfield returns to NASCAR Sprint Cup competition in 2009 as both team owner and driver. Thanks in part to NASCAR and sponsor ALL SPORT®, Mayfield plans to field a full time entry in the series.
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    Golden Corral to Sponsor Travis Kvapil in the Daytona 500
    Yates Racing today announced that Golden Corral, America's favorite family buffet and grill restaurant chain, will sponsor Travis Kvapil and the No. 28 Ford Fusion in the 2009 Daytona 500 on February 15th.
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    ‘Unpredictability’ Could Lead Gordon to Fourth ‘500' Win
    Some constants remain from Jeff Gordon’s first Daytona 500 in 1993. But to capture another victory in NASCAR’s “Super Bowl,” the three-time Daytona 500 champion’s game plan involves a variable.
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    Newman Likes New Surroundings, Wants to Keep Some of Old
    While Ryan Newman is hyped about the newness of his Sprint Cup stock car team, he would still prefer a little of the old for NASCAR's Daytona 500 season opener, Feb. 15.
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    Darrell Waltrip: Watch the Penske Cars in the 500
    With the Daytona 500 fewer than two weeks away, three-time champ and Fox Sports NASCAR analyst Darrell Waltrip shares his thoughts on the upcoming season.
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    Joe Gibbs Racing Announces Partnership with New Balance
    Joe Gibbs Racing announces today a partnership with New Balance Athletic Shoe Inc. to supply the crews for each of their three NASCAR Sprint Cup Series teams and two NASCAR Nationwide Series teams with a specialized shoe designed specifically to improve the performance of pit crew members as they go over the wall.
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    NASCAR Foundation, Drivers Join Forces for Partners for Paws
    The NASCAR Foundation is joining NASCAR Sprint Cup Series drivers Greg Biffle and Ryan Newman for the Partners For Paws Spectacular, a live and silent auction on Feb. 11 to benefit several animal welfare charities.
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    Fan Voting for the Top Moment in Darlington History Now Open
    Fans of Darlington Raceway are being put to the ultimate test – voting on the most memorable moment in the 60 year history of the track “Too Tough to Tame.” Online voting begins today on the track’s website – DarlingtonRaceway.com.
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    Gavin Rossdale to Perform Concert Prior to Auto Club 500
    Gavin Rossdale, who is currently enjoying the success of his Top 40 hit single “Love Remains the Same,” will perform a pre-race concert prior to the Auto Club 500, NASCAR’s 2009 West Coast Premiere, at Auto Club Speedway on Feb. 22.
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    Talladega Fire & Safety and Care Center Teams Honored
    Members of Talladega Superspeedway’s Fire & Safety and Infield Care Center teams were recently honored during the NASCAR Security Summit.
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    PIR and Lucas Oil Announce 2-Year Renewal of Partnership
    Phoenix International Raceway president Bryan R. Sperber announced today the extension of an existing partnership with Lucas Oil Products, Inc. for title sponsorship of the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races at the track in 2009 and 2010.
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    Countdown to the 2009 Budweiser Shootout - Day One
    When the engines fire for the 31st Annual Budweiser Shootout on February 7th at Daytona International Speedway, there will be more horsepower than ever before as a record 28 cars will start the event.
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    Storylines: Speedweeks at Daytona
    NASCAR arrives at Daytona International Speedway this week for Saturday night’s annual preseason classic, the Budweiser Shootout at Daytona, which sets the stage the following week and the Great American Race – the Daytona 500 on Feb. 15.
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    Biffle Foundation Donates to Over 100 Animal Welfare Groups
    The Greg Biffle Foundation is pleased to announce the recent grant donations to more than 100 humane societies and animal shelters across the United States, doubling the number of grants awarded last year.
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    Johnson and Lachey’s Second Annual Super Skins Weekend
    Multi-platinum recording artist Nick Lachey and three-time reigning NASCAR Sprint Cup Champion Jimmie Johnson teed-off in their second annual Super Skins Celebrity Golf Classic at the TPC Tampa Bay Golf Club this past Super Bowl weekend.
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    Longtime NASCAR Official “Hoot” Auton Passes Away
    Robert “Hoot” Arlin Auton of Hickory, N.C., passed away Sunday at the age of 75. Auton worked as an official at every level of NASCAR – from the short tracks of the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series – for 37 years.
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    Daytona 500 Experience to Host Exclusive Parties
    For race fans attending the 51st running of the Daytona 500 on Sunday, Feb. 15, the entertainment at Daytona International Speedway continues well after the checkered flag waves on “The Great American Race.”
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    Looking Back at History: AMS and the Beginning of 100 Races
    If one really wants to know how far Atlanta Motor Speedway has come during the 99 races leading up to No. 100 – the Kobalt Tools 500 on March 8 – they need look no further than the photographs from race No. 1 – the Dixie 300 on July 31, 1960.
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    Little Big Town to Perform National Anthem at Auto Club 500
    Grammy-nominated Little Big Town will kick off NASCAR’s West Coast Premiere – the Auto Club 500 at Auto Club Speedway on Feb. 22 by performing the National Anthem before thousands of fans and a national television audience.
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    Team Valvoline '09 Lineup a Collection of Winners
    What does Team Valvoline do for an encore in 2009 after winning 60 professional races and two championships in 2008?
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    Montgomery Gentry to ‘Toast the Troops’ at 2nd “Beam Bash”
    It was nearly one year ago when multi-platinum duo Montgomery Gentry and NASCAR® driver Robby Gordon, as well as 5,000 screaming fans, gathered to celebrate the beginning of the NASCAR race season while honoring America’s troops.
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    Craftsman to Sponsor ESPN’s Innovative Tech Garage
    Craftsman, the official tools of NASCAR, has teamed up with ESPN to present the ESPN Craftsman Tech Garage, an innovative mobile television studio used throughout the network’s NASCAR coverage.
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    Top Level NASCAR Team Offers Competition Services
    TRG Motorsports is proud to announce the opening of its East Coast race prep and engineering service center.
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    Notebook: Geoff Bodine Trying to Make Daytona 500
    Geoff Bodine will drive the No. 64 Gunselman Motorsports Toyota in an attempt to make the field for the season-opening Sprint Cup Series Daytona 500, according to a team release.
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    Notebook: Andretti to Race in Daytona 500
    John Andretti will drive the No. 34 Window World Earnhardt Ganassi Racing Chevrolet in the Daytona 500 on Feb. 15th.
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    Mechanix Wear Donates Safety Gloves to Jimmie Johnson
    Hand tools and knives are often underrated as sources of potential danger. Hand tools may look harmless, but they are the cause of many injuries.
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    Kahne Set to Attend First Super Bowl
    Kasey Kahne was multitasking -- something that becomes almost second nature to athletes in the public eye.
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    Paul Menard Ready for First Budweiser Shootout
    A week from Saturday Paul Menard will race in his first Budweiser Shootout at Daytona International Speedway.
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    Budweiser Shootout Draw Party Set for Thursday
    The first official act of the 2009 NASCAR season will take place on Thursday night, Feb. 5 with the Budweiser Shootout Draw Party on the SPEED Stage located outside Turn 4 of historic Daytona International Speedway.
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    Cyrus Named Grand Marshal for Nationwide Event at ACS
    Multi-platinum singer/songwriter and country superstar Billy Ray Cyrus, whose new studio album “Back to Tennessee” hits stores on March 31, will serve as Grand Marshal for the Stater Bros. 300 NASCAR Nationwide Series race as well as perform the National Anthem prior to the start of the San Bernardino County 200 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series event, both scheduled for February 21 at Auto Club Speedway.
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    QVC Teams Up with NASCAR in Innovative Retail Venture
    QVC, one of the largest multimedia retailers in the world, announced that it has entered into a strategic alliance with the National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) to provide racing enthusiasts with a unique multichannel shopping experience.
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    On NASCAR: Let There Be Light – In the Form of Speedweeks
    I can't think of any single sporting event in America that has a bigger build-up than the Daytona 500.
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    Academy Sports + Outdoors Announces Labonte Sponsorship
    Hall of Fame Racing today announced that Academy Sports + Outdoors, a leader in the sports and outdoor industry, will sponsor Bobby Labonte and the No. 96 Ford Fusion for five races in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series in 2009.
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    Las Vegas Kurt Busch Foundation Event Announced
    2004 NASCAR Champion and Las Vegas native Kurt Busch will host the inaugural Race for the Kids benefitting the Kurt Busch Foundation on February 26, 2009.
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    Toyota Drivers Make Gridiron Guesses for the Super Bowl
    Toyota drivers make their predictions for Sunday's Super Bowl between the Arizona Cardinals and the Pittsburgh Steelers.
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    Logano Slated to be Youngest Driver to Start a Daytona 500
    When Joey Logano climbs into the No. 20 Home Depot Toyota for the 51st running of the “Great American Race,” on Sunday, Feb. 15, he will make history as the youngest driver to start a Daytona 500 – NASCAR’s biggest, richest and most prestigious race.
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    Yates Racing Names Business Development Team
    Yates Racing today announced Jon Sands as Vice-President and Mark Gendle as Director of Business Development for the three-tiered NASCAR Sprint Cup Series entry to include the No. 98, No. 28 and No. 96 Hall of Fame Ford.
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    NASCAR Community Joins to Help Charity of Former Racer
    Years of charitable giving to children and young adults suffering from spinal cord injuries and debilitating diseases paid off for Darrell Gwynn at the 2009 Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Event in Scottsdale, Ariz.
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    Ford Media Tour: McMurray and Ragan
    Ford drivers Jamie McMurray, driver of the No. 26 Crown Royal Ford Fusion, and David Ragan, driver of the No. 6 UPS Ford Fusion, both have their sights set on making this year’s Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup for the first time.
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    Ford Media Tour: Labonte and Kvapil
    Yates Racing has added former NASCAR Sprint Cup Champion Bobby Labonte and Paul Menard to its team for 2009, joining Travis Kvapil in what will start the season as a three-car team.
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    Ford Media Tour: Roush, Yates and Jones
    Last week, Ford Racing car owners and drivers took part in the annual Lowe’s Motor Speedway media tour in Concord, N.C. Car owners Jack Roush, Doug Yates and Max Jones took part in breakout sessions with the members of the media.
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    Chart of the Week: Daytona Wins
    No driver has won more Cup races at Daytona International Speedway than Richard Petty—seven Daytona 500s and three Firecracker 400s. But Petty is not the driver with the most wins at Daytona.
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    Fan Vote to Decide Greatest Racing Moment in LMS History
    As Lowe's Motor Speedway celebrates 50 years of racing, fans will determine the greatest racing moment in the speedway's history by logging onto www.coke600.com to vote for their favorite Lowe's Motor Speedway memory.
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    Richard Petty Motorsports Signs AJ Allmendinger
    Richard Petty Motorsports announced today that AJ Allmendinger has agreed to a contract that calls for him to race in the 2009 season with the team retaining an option for 2010.
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    Ray Evernham Announces Plans for the Future
    Ray Evernham has been long known for his leadership atop the pit box of NASCAR stars like Jeff Gordon and Kasey Kahne, guidance of Dodge's return to NASCAR racing and technological innovation that changed the sport.
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    Kyle Busch Unveils Auto Club Speedway’s Kids Club Mascot
    NASCAR Sprint Cup Series superstar Kyle Busch driver of the No.18 M&M’s Toyota spent the afternoon with local San Bernardino County middle school students from Etiwanda Intermediate School to unveil the Auto Club Speedway Kid’s Club mascot Lefty.
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    Reed Sorenson Faces High Expectations in the King's No. 43
    When Atlanta Motor Speedway president and general manager Ed Clark talked to Georgia native Reed Sorenson about moving into the No. 43 car and his new boss Richard Petty, a brief quip offered by the driver revealed the depth of his new work relationship.
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    NASCAR Teleconference: Marcos Ambrose
    Today's NASCAR teleconference features Marcos Ambrose - driver of the No. 47, Little Debbie Toyota - who will be competing in his first full season of NASCAR Sprint Cup competition in 2009 for JTG Daugherty Racing.
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    NASCAR Driver Reed Sorenson Takes Off Flying
    Capt. Dustin Ripley, an F-15 pilot with the 95th Fighter Squadron, gave NASCAR driver Reed Sorenson the ride of his life on January 21 at Tyndall Air Force Base in Panama City, Florida.
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    Video: Sorenson Takes to the Air

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    Allison’s Triumph and Tragedy Featured in ‘Lives’
    There are parts of the CMT documentary “The Ride of Their Lives” that are difficult for Bobby and Judy Allison to watch.
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    Celebrities Rock with Band from TV at Auto Club Speedway
    Celebrities from Band from TV are scheduled to rock the Auto Club Speedway Opportunity, California FanZone Stage for the West Coast Premiere of NASCAR – the Auto Club 500 on Sunday, February 22, 2009 at 11am PDT.
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    Significant Upgrades Made to DIS Superstretch
    Race fans who attend the upcoming DIRECTV Speedweeks 2009 and the 51st annual Daytona 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race will notice significant improvements on the Superstretch at historic Daytona International Speedway.
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    NASCAR Now Returns for Third Season Feb. 2
    ESPN2’s daily NASCAR news and information program NASCAR Now returns to the air for its third season on Monday, Feb. 2, to coincide with the beginning of the 2009 NASCAR racing season.
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    UTI and NASCAR Angels Announce Winner of Scholarship
    The UTI Foundation, in conjunction with NASCAR Angels, NASCAR’s reality TV show that gives deserving individuals a transportation fix, have selected high school senior, Matthew Kyle Butts of Clarksville, Tenn. for a $25,000 scholarship to NASCAR Technical Institute in Mooresville, NC.
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    Daytona International Speedway Launches New Web Site
    Just in time for the kick off of DIRECTV Speedweeks 2009 and the 51st annual Daytona 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, Daytona International Speedway earlier this month launched its new redesigned Web site – www.daytonainternationalspeedway.com
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    Notebook: Terry Labonte Gets Ride for Daytona 500
    Former NASCAR driver Phil Parsons and Randy Humphrey have announced the formation of Prism Motorsports and say they will enter two-time Cup champion Terry Labonte in the Daytona 500 and have Dave Blaney take over for the rest of the Sprint Cup season.
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    This Week in Ford Racing: Matt Kenseth
    Matt Kenseth, driver of the No. 17 DeWalt Ford Fusion, is one of two drivers to make the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup every season. As the 2009 season approaches, Kenseth will be looking to keep that streak intact with the help of a new crew chief, Drew Blickensderfer.
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    Childress Receives Achievement in Motorsports Tribute Award
    Richard Childress accepted the North Carolina Motorsports Association's (NCMA) Achievement in Motorsports Tribute Award yesterday evening at the third annual NCMA industry awards ceremony at the Embassy Suites Convention Hall.
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    Kenseth Likes What He Sees in Underdog Cardinals
    Roush Fenway Racing’s Matt Kenseth took the NASCAR world by storm when he pulled away early and never let up in the 2003 race for the Sprint Cup Championship. Few – if any – would have predicted Kenseth’s run in 2003.
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    M&M’s Turns to Social Networks for ‘Most Colorful Fan’
    M&M’s will be monitoring two races this season -- the one involving its driver Kyle Busch in the No. 18 Toyota, and the one to identify NASCAR’s most colorful fan.
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    Auto Racing Ranks Fourth in America's Favorite Sport Poll
    Whether it is the Super Bowl, the World Series, the BCS Championship Game or March Madness, every sport has its fans. But when asked to choose which one sport is America’s favorite, pro football tops the list with 31% of those who follow sports, followed by 16% who say baseball is their favorite.
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    Craftsman Renews "Official Tools of NASCAR" Sponsorship
    Craftsman tools announced the renewal of the "Official Tools of NASCAR" sponsorship through 2013. Building on a 14-year relationship with NASCAR, Craftsman continues to view the sport as a perfect fit for America’s most trusted tool brand.
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    Darlington Historic Racing Festival to Return in 2009
    After a successful Inaugural event, the Darlington Historic Racing Festival is set to return in 2009, announced Darlington Raceway President, Chris Browning.
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    AutoClubSpeedway.com Unveils New Look
    A fresh new look, exclusive content and enhanced user functionality – all in an effort to satisfy the needs of enthusiastic race fans – are part of the new-look www.autoclubspeedway.com, launched today, the ultimate site for race fans and anything Auto Club Speedway-related.
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    Roush Fenway Racing Makes 2009 Super Bowl Picks
    As the Arizona Cardinals and Pittsburgh Steelers prepare to battle in Tampa Bay, Fla. in the 43rd annual Super Bowl, a few Roush Fenway Racing drivers made their picks for who they think will be the 2009 Super Bowl champion.
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    Johnson Injury Will Not Keep Him from Season-Opener
    Three-time reigning NASCAR Sprint Cup champion Jimmie Johnson required repair of a tendon and nerve after cutting his left middle finger with a kitchen knife Sunday afternoon in Daytona Beach, Fla., while preparing to compete in the final segment of the Rolex 24 sports car series race.
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    Robby Gordon Dominates the 15th Annual SCORE Challenge
    On Friday afternoon, Robby Gordon put his No. 77 Monster Energy Toyo Tires Trophy Truck on the pole for Saturday’s 15th annual SCORE Laughlin Desert Challenge, the first of five races in the SCORE International Series.
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    Florida Governor Named Grand Marshal for 51st Daytona 500
    Florida Governor Charlie Crist has been named Grand Marshal for the 51st annual Daytona 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series event on Sunday, Feb. 15 at Daytona International Speedway, Track President Robin Braig announced.
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    Daytona Notebook: Johnson Happy Just to be on Track
    Even though driving a Daytona Prototype won’t help him much in the Daytona 500, Jimmie Johnson was happy to be in a racecar—any racecar.
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    Montoya, Ganassi Denied Rolex 24 Records
    History was made Sunday at Daytona International Speedway but NASCAR Sprint Cup Series star Juan Pablo Montoya and his No. 01 Chip Ganassi with Felix Sabates TELMEX Lexus Riley finished a split second out of the Rolex Grand-Am Road Racing Series record book.
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    Earnhardt Ganassi to Decide Monday on Fourth Daytona Driver
    Earnhardt Ganassi Racing will field a fourth entry -- the No. 41 Chevrolet -- in the Feb. 15 Daytona 500 and expects to decide on a driver Monday, team president Steve Lauletta said Saturday before the start of the Rolex 24 Hours Grand-Am race at Daytona International Speedway.
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    On NASCAR: Rolex 24 Breaks Racing Fast
    Only about 10 weeks have passed since the checkered flag waved over the final race of the 2008 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season, but the strain is definitely beginning to show.
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    Can Hendrick's 'Dream Team' Set a New Standard?
    Will this finally be the year all four Hendrick Motorsports entries qualify for the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup?
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    Nemechek Announces 2009 Driving Plans
    Joe Nemechek is gearing up for the 2009 NASCAR season. The driver and owner of NEMCO Motorsports said that he is planning to run the full Sprint Cup and Nationwide Series schedule, beginning with next month's season openers at Daytona International Speedway -- the Daytona 500 and Camping World 300.
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    Friday Notebook: Roush Fenway's Smith Deciding on Future
    Roush Fenway Racing President Geoff Smith says he will need to decide soon if he is going to return for 2010.
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    NASCAR Stars Ready for Rolex 24 at Daytona
    NASCAR drivers entered in Saturday’s Rolex 24 at Daytona are playing a waiting game. Waiting as in watching their teams’ lead drivers take the green flag for the twice-around-the-clock endurance race that begins at 3:30 p.m. ET (FOX, live).
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    Gordon Heads West for the SCORE Laughlin Desert Challenge
    Just days after Robby Gordon finished competing in the 2009 Dakar Rally, he is preparing to get behind the wheel of another race vehicle – his Trophy Truck.
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    NASCAR Emphasizing Sport’s Strength Entering 2009 Season
    Drawing upon the twin traditions of strength and service to the industry, NASCAR’s leaders set a confident tone for the 2009 season on Thursday, during the annual preseason press conference at the sanctioning body’s Research and Development Center in Concord, N.C.
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    Lachey, Johnson Host Second Annual Super Skins Weekend
    Multi-platinum recording artist, Nick Lachey, and three-time reigning NASCAR Sprint Cup Champion, Jimmie Johnson, are teaming up once again for their second annual Super Skins Weekend, held in Tampa, Florida during Super Bowl XLIII.
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    News Notebook: Kvapil Gets Commitment for First Five Races
    Yates Racing is committed to running the first five Sprint Cup races with Travis Kvapil, with any races beyond that still to be determined, team general manager Max Jones said.
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    Q&A with Tony Stewart
    Tony Stewart played pitch man for Old Spice recently, starring in a commercial in a frigid outdoor garage at a mall in White Plains, N.Y.
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    Ford and Roush Yates Prepare to Debut New "FR9" Engine
    Ford and Roush Yates Engines already enjoy a reputation for producing some of the best power and reliability in the sport, but its latest NASCAR-approved engine has raised expectations to an even higher level for 2009.
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    Motorcraft to Sponsor No. 21 Ford for Nine Cup Series Events
    For the ninth consecutive year, Ford Customer Service Division’s Motorcraft brand will team with legendary Wood Brothers Racing to compete in the highest form of stock car racing.
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    Ford Media Day: Wolfe and Scott
    Brian Wolfe, director, Ford North America Motorosports, along with Ford Racing team owners and drivers, hosted members of the media as part of the Lowe’s Motor Speedway annual off-season tour.
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    Ford Media Day: Team Owners
    Ford team owners took part in media day at the Lowe’s Motor Speedway media tour on Thursday.
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    TRG Motorsports to Make Sprint Cup Debut in Daytona 500
    TRG Motorsports announced today their entry in the 51st running of the Daytona 500.
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    A Leader in the Sport, Roush Fenway Racing Pledges “Green”
    With the country under new leadership and the start of a new race season upon us, Roush Fenway Racing announces their pledge to sustainability and environmental protection.
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    Gordon Announces Third Hummer for the 2010 Dakar Rally
    Team Gordon Off-road, which is responsible for Robby Gordon’s Dakar efforts, announced today plans to run a third Hummer in the 2010 Dakar Rally.
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    An All-New 2010 Ford Fusion is We Race. You Win. Grand Prize
    One lucky fan will win a 2010 Ford Fusion in Ford Racing’s “We Race. You Win.” national sweepstakes, announced here today as part of the Ford NASCAR Media Day.
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    NASCAR Hall of Fame Announces Induction Process
    The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) announced today the annual induction process for the NASCAR Hall of Fame, scheduled to open in Charlotte, N.C. in 2010.
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    Drive for Diversity Introduces 2009 Driver Lineup
    The Drive for Diversity (D4D) initiative continues to move forward in 2009 with an expanded driver lineup and a new management group.
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    Chart of the Week: Quick Starts
    Wins in the first five races of the Sprint Cup season don’t guarantee a driver will have a good year, but it sure doesn’t hurt.
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    Obama Inaugural Sparks Hope in NASCAR Racing, too
    It hard to escape the impact of the inauguration of the 44th president of the United States.
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    Greg Biffle Predicts Old-Time Racing to Return to Atlanta
    Encouraged by the results from a two-day Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company test session at Atlanta Motor Speedway, Greg Biffle expects old-time, side-by-side racing will be the rule of the day at Atlanta Motor Speedway for the March 8 Kobalt Tools 500.
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    Burger King Corp. Heats up the Track with Tony Stewart
    Burger King Corp. announced today that the company has signed a multi-year sponsorship agreement with Tony Stewart and Stewart-Haas Racing.
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    Notebook: JGR to Extend Suspensions of Rogers, Ratcliff
    Joe Gibbs Racing hopes to have currently suspended Dave Rogers and Jason Ratcliff resume their Nationwide Series crew chief roles in time for the second race of the 2009 season, which comes at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, Calif.
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    Earnhardt and Gordon Mothers Author Cookbook
    A new hard-cover cookbook, Pit Stop in a Southern Kitchen: Two Moms of Racing Legends Serve Up Stories and Recipes, is scheduled to be released the first week in February, just prior to the Daytona 500.
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    RaceTickets.com Travel Launches New Improved Website
    Racetickets.com Travel, the preeminent provider of race travel packages to NASCAR’s most popular events including the world famous DAYTONA 500®, has launched a new website under the brand name myRacetravel.com.
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    Earnhardt Ganassi Racing Reunites Target and Montoya
    Earnhardt Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates announced today they have moved their long-time partner Target to the No. 42 car of Juan Pablo Montoya.
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    Farm Bureau Insurance to Sponsor Six Cup Races with JGR
    Joe Gibbs Racing announces today that the Farm Bureau Insurance Companies will serve as the primary sponsor for six NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races during the 2009 season.
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    Earnhardt Works Both Sides of Camera in Newest Amp Ad
    Tuesday and Wednesday of last week were like any other day for Dale Earnhardt Jr. and his best friends. They rode four-wheelers, played pool, fired paintballs and raced go-karts, all on his 300 rolling acres in Mooresville, N.C.
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  • Five Questions with… Pitchman Dale Earnhardt Jr.

    Hendrick Motorsports Media Day Notes
    Hendrick Motorsports celebrates its 25th anniversary in 2009. Team owner Rick Hendrick founded the organization in 1984 with five employees and 5,000 square feet of rented work space.
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    Bobby Labonte and Ask.com CEO Unveil No. 96 Paint Scheme
    Ask.com CEO Jim Safka and 2000 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Champion Bobby Labonte addressed media together for the first time on Tuesday and unveiled the Hall of Fame Racing No. 96 Ask.com Ford paint scheme Labonte will drive in the Daytona 500.
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    Bobby Labonte Introduced at Lowe's Media Tour
    Bobby Labonte was officially introduced today as driver of the No. 96 Ask.com Ford Fusion, owned by Hall of Fame Racing and operated by Yates Racing. Labonte, along with Ask.com CEO Jim Safka and HOF owner Tom Garfinkel spoke on the second day of the Lowe’s Motor Speedway media tour in Concord, NC.
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    NASCAR Stars to Kick Off 2009 Season in Rolex 24 at Daytona
    The Daytona 500 and the start of the 2009 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season is less than three weeks away but a number of drivers and owners will make an early visit to Daytona International Speedway for Saturday’s Rolex 24 at Daytona.
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    Dale Jr., JRM to Be Featured in 2009 Nationwide Campaign
    Nationwide Insurance announced today at NASCAR Nationwide Series media day that NASCAR racing superstar, Dale Earnhardt Jr. and his company JR Motorsports will be featured in a new marketing campaign that will begin in February.
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    The New HomeDepotRacing.com Launches
    The Home Depot launched the new www.homedepotracing.com website today. The Home Depot Racing web site is home to all things related to The Home Depot Racing Team including Rookie of the Year contender Joey Logano, championship-winning crew chief Greg Zippadelli, legendary owner Joe Gibbs and the entire No. 20 Home Depot crew.

    NHRA vs. NASAR Bobsled Race on SPEED Channel Jan. 25
    The second race of the 4th Annual Whelen Geoff Bodine Bobsled Challenge airs Sunday, January 25 from 4 PM – 6 PM EST on The SPEED Channel. This bobsled race features drivers from the National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) taking on the drivers from NASCAR in a charity event.
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    Tony Stewart to Race at Daytona for Hendrick Motorsports
    Two-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Tony Stewart will attempt to qualify a No. 80 HendrickCars.com Chevrolet prepared by Hendrick Motorsports for the Feb. 14 Nationwide Series race at Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway.
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    Yates Racing to Field No. 98 Nationwide Entry for Menard
    Yates Racing announced today it will field the No. 98 Ford Fusion in a limited number of NASCAR Nationwide races in 2009. Yates Racing driver Paul Menard will run 16 races in the No. 98 Menards Ford Fusion.
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    ScottsMiracle-Gro Teams Up with Edwards for Sixth Season
    It’s been five years since the ScottsMiracle-Gro logo first appeared on a Roush Fenway Racing Ford driven by Carl Edwards.
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    It’s Official: Richard Petty Motorsports
    If anyone had doubts about the survival of the Petty legacy, doubt no more.
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    NMPA Honors Motor Racing Network with Six Awards
    The Motor Racing Network has been honored by the National Motorsports Press Association (NMPA) with six awards for broadcast excellence during the 2008 NASCAR season, including First Place in the Live Event Broadcast category.
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    Legendary Petty Name Continues as Richard Petty Motorsports
    NASCAR legend and seven-time Sprint Cup Series champion Richard Petty announced today that his recently merged race team, co-owned by Petty Holdings and Gillett Evernham Motorsports, will continue to carry on the storied Petty legacy in the form of Richard Petty Motorsports.
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    Labonte, HoF Racing Gain Entry into Budweiser Shootout
    Hall of Fame Racing today announced the No. 96 Ask.com Ford Fusion and Bobby Labonte as the manufacturers’ wild card entry into the famed Budweiser Shootout following NASCAR’s rule change on Friday.
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    ExxonMobil Continues Commitment to NASCAR
    As a reflection of the value of the relationship with the nation's number one motorsport, ExxonMobil today announced the renewal of a long-standing official partnership with NASCAR for its Mobil 1 motor oil and Mobil brand of lubricant products.
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    Stars of NASCAR Gather for Preseason Thunder Fan Fests
    The stars of NASCAR visited historic Daytona International Speedway for the past two days chatting with race fans, signing autographs and participating in media availability during the NASCAR Preseason Thunder Fan Fests.
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    Preseason Thunder Fan Fest Driver Interviews
    Jimmie Johnson
    Carl Edwards
    Greg Biffle
    Kevin Harvick
    Jeff Burton
    Jeff Gordon
    Kyle Busch
    Denny Hamlin
    Tony Stewart
    Matt Kenseth
    Dale Earnhardt Jr.
    Ryan Newman
    David Ragan
    Martin Truex Jr.
    Casey Mears
    Paul Menard
    Mark Martin
    Michael Waltrip
    Reed Sorenson
    Aric Almirola
    Marcos Ambrose
    Brad Keselowski

    Gordon Finishes Third Overall in 31st Dakar Rally
    The 31st Dakar Rally concluded today, and Team Dakar USA’s dual effort throughout the 13-stage race was truly spectacular.
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    Ryan Newman Delivers ‘Let’s Play Hockey’ Command
    The four most famous words in racing are “Drivers, start your engines.” On Thursday night at the St. Pete Times Forum, Ryan Newman, 2008 Daytona 500 champion, delivered three famous words for hockey fans of the Tampa Bay Lightning – “Let’s Play Hockey.”
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    NASCAR Legends Make Barrett-Jackson a Motorsports Haven
    Some of NASCAR’s most famous celebrities and vehicles will appear this week during the 38th Annual Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction in Scottsdale, Ariz. Past and present stars will take part in charity sales, including “The King” Richard Petty and Rick Hendrick.
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    2009 Budweiser Shootout at Daytona Features Revised Format
    NASCAR announced Friday a revision to the 2009 Budweiser Shootout at Daytona format that provides each manufacturer with a ‘wild card’ entry, increasing the size of the field from 24 to 28 cars, highlighting the manufacturers’ involvement in NASCAR, and featuring more drivers for fans to support.
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    Let Us Now Praise Kyle Petty
    Kyle Petty doesn't have a NASCAR Sprint Cup ride this season, and he certainly won't be part of the combined Petty/Gillett Evernham organization.
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    Brad Keselowski's Sprint Cup Schedule Finalized
    Brad Keselowski will kick off his 2009 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series schedule by attempting to qualify for the March 1 race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Hendrick Motorsports this week finalized the Shelby 427 and six other Sprint Cup events for the 24-year-old driver.
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    Gordon Remains Third Overall after 13th Stage of Dakar Rally
    The stage 13 route was changed today due to heavy rain that made many areas along the course impassable through the La Rioja and Cordoba regions. The 13th stage began at CP4, but only consisted of 220 km rather than the scheduled 545 km.
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    DIS Partners with Local Hotels to Help Fans Save
    Representatives of Daytona International Speedway have been working closely with local area hotel owners, the Daytona Beach Area Convention and Visitors Bureau and the Orlando Convention and Visitors Bureau to help make attending DIRECTV Speedweeks at Daytona more affordable for fans in these challenging economic times, Daytona International Speedway President Robin Braig announced today.
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    New Year to Bring New Roush Fenway Racing Fan of the Year
    Voting has begun to determine Roush Fenway Racing’s new Fan of the Year. Starting today, Friday, January 16, 2009, fans can go to www.RoushFenway.com, log-in to the fan club and vote for their favorite fan from the batch of weekly finalists who were selected throughout the year by a panel of judges elected by Roush Fenway Racing.
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    Cicconi Calls Out Stewart after Atlantic City Fast Time
    Lou Cicconi Jr. is known for his expertise of mastering indoor racing circles. So it wasn’t much of a surprise when the Aston, Pa., driver posted a record-lap of 8.982 sec onds in Thursday night’s TQ Midget/600 cc Micro Sprint time trials at Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall, topping a field of more than 95 cars that registered time.
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    Title Streak Fuels Johnson Merchandise Sales
    The third time was the charm when it came to merchandise sales for NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson.
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    Reutimann Running Full Cup Schedule Despite Sponsor Issues
    Michael Waltrip Racing owner Michael Waltrip says the No. 00 Toyota team for driver David Reutimann will run the full Sprint Cup season this year despite not having full sponsorship.
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    Gordon Nets Third in Dakar Stage 12, Moves to Third Overall
    The fight for the 31st Dakar Rally title took an unexpected turn of events today after the stage was abbreviated by about 30 km due to archeological discoveries in the Fiambala region.
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    Chart of the Week: A Decade of Wins
    As we enter the final year of the decade, it's time to look back at the drivers with the most wins since 2000. Forty drivers have won races since the 2000 season.
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    NASCAR Teleconference: Elliott Sadler
    Today's NASCAR teleconference features Elliott Sadler, driver of the No. 19 Best Buy / Stanley Tools Dodge for Gillett Evernham Motorsports in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series.
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    Siegel to Manage Drive for Diversity Initiative
    Former Dale Earnhardt Inc. president Max Siegel will conduct the NASCAR Drive for Diversity program through his new sports and entertainment marketing agency, The 909 Group, NASCAR announced Wednesday.
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    Newman, No. 39 Crew Visit Fort Bragg for an Army 101
    U.S. Army NASCAR driver Ryan Newman and crew members participated in a "greening" process Monday (Jan. 12) at Fort Bragg, home of the 82nd Airborne Division and the U.S. Army's Special Operations Command.
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    Smith Named Driver of No. 78 Furniture Row Racing Chevy
    Furniture Row Racing announced today that Regan Smith, the 2008 Sprint Cup Rookie of the Year, will drive the team's No. 78 Hendrick-powered Chevrolet Impala SS in 2009.
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    Ask.com Enters NASCAR with Multi-Faceted Partnerships
    Ask.com, a leading search engine and an operating business of IAC (Nasdaq: IACI), today announced it has entered into partnerships with The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR), NASCAR.COM, and Hall of Fame Racing.
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    ServiceMaster Clean Inks Sponsorship Deal with Race Tracks
    ServiceMaster Clean announced today that it has signed a unique partnership agreement to be the first-ever official sponsor of the caution period during races at International Speedway Corporation (ISC) and Speedway Motorsports Incorporated (SMI) race tracks across the nation.
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    Stage 11 of Dakar Rally Cancelled Due to Weather
    Stage 11 of the 2009 Dakar Rally has been cancelled due to heavy fog forecasted along the entire route of today’s route from Copiapo to Fiambala.
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    Bobby Labonte to Drive Hall of Fame/Yates No. 96
    Under an operating agreement with Yates Racing, announced Tuesday, Hall of Fame Racing will field a car for the Feb. 15 Daytona 500 and beyond.
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    Gordon Misses Win by 21 Seconds in Stage 10 of Dakar Rally
    Stage 10 was delayed by several hours due to a strong fog inhibiting the A.S.O.’s support and medic helicopters from taking off, jeopardizing the safety of competitors without these aircraft patrolling the route.
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    Yates Racing and Hall of Fame Racing Announce Alignment
    Yates Racing and Hall of Fame Racing (HOF) announced today an alignment of their two teams. Under the agreement, Yates Racing will operate the No. 96 NASCAR Sprint Cup entry of Hall of Fame Racing for the full 2009 Sprint Cup schedule.
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    NASCAR Teleconference: Ryan Newman
    Today's NASCAR teleconference features a very special guest, defending Daytona 500 champion Ryan Newman, driver this year of the No. 39 U.S. Army Chevrolet for Stewart Haas Racing.
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    Struggling Teams Turn to Each Other as Investors Wane
    During better economic times, NASCAR teams found infusions of capital from seemingly everywhere -- from billionaires such as George Gillett and John Henry to private-equity firms and sugar daddies attracted to the sport’s growth.
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    Dierks Bentley to Perform Concerts for Budweiser Shootout
    Popular country music star Dierks Bentley, whose latest album “Feel That Fire” will be released in Feb. 3, will perform before thousands of race fans before and after the 31st annual Budweiser Shootout on Saturday night, Feb. 7 at Daytona International Speedway.
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    Palm Coast Resident Wins Mayor of Speedweeks Contest
    The votes have been tallied and Palm Coast resident Keith Quint has been declared Mayor of DIRECTV Speedweeks 2009.
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    Darlington Legends: Bowani Racing Takes NASCAR by Storm
    Astronomically, a meteor is a bright, swiftly-moving object that catches our attention as it briefly blazes across the sky. It also pretty well describes Bondy Long's career in NASCAR racing.
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    Jason Leffler Looking to Bring Home 2009 Chili Bowl Trophy
    Three-time Midget National Champion, Jason Leffler, has often called the Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Midget Nationals, “the greatest spectacle in racing.”
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    Gordon Finishes Third in Stage Nine of Dakar Rally
    Stage 9 was another true test for the Dakar Rally competitors, travelling through numerous terrain changes to reach the finish line in Copiapo.
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    Auto Club Speedway Rocks with Pepsi and $35 Ticket Offer
    Auto Club Speedway and Pepsi have teamed up to bring race fans a special value ticket price in the Pepsi Rock n’ Rows (1-5) for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race – the Auto Club 500 on Sunday, February 22 for only $35 per ticket.
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    Stenhouse Jr. to Run 23rd Annual Chili Bowl
    Before hitting the pavement in 2009, Roush Fenway Racing’s up-and-coming driver, Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. will make his fifth start this week in the 23rd annual Chili Bowl held in Tulsa, Okla.
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    Dale Jr. Q & A at Sprint Sound and Speed Fan Festival
    Dale Earnhardt, Jr. met with members of the media while appearing at the 2009 Sprint Sound and Speed Fan Festival Presented by SunTrust at the Nashville Municipal Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee.
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    Gordon Eighth in Eighth Stage of Dakar Rally
    After yesterday’s rest day, the Dakar Rally competition resumed today in a 294-km race from Valaparaiso to La Serena. Before today’s stage, there were a total of 337 teams still battling for the 31st annual Dakar Rally title and included 156 bikes and quads, 116 cars and 65 trucks.
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    New GEM-Petty Organization is Off to Uneasy Start
    It's official. Gillett Evernham Motorsports and Petty Holdings are merging -- but into what?
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    Elliott Sadler to Drive No. 19 in 2009
    Gillett Evernham Motorsports (GEM) announced today that Elliott Sadler will drive the No. 19 Dodge in the 2009 NASCAR Sprint Cup season.
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    Gordon Third in Dakar Stage Seven, Moves to Fifth Overall
    Team Dakar USA shined in today’s special from Mendoza, Argentina to Valparaiso, Chile. Collectively, the Monster Energy Toyo Tires Hummer and the Vanguard Hummer offered spectacular performances through the diverse terrains and landscapes of both Argentina and Chile.
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    Prices for Select Daytona 500 Tickets Rolled Back to $55
    A limited number of tickets in select areas on the famed Superstretch for the 51st annual Daytona 500 on Sunday, Feb. 15 will be rolled back from $99 to $55, Daytona International Speedway President Robin Braig announced.
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    Teams Gain First Track Time of Season with Tire Test at TMS
    With NASCAR's mandate to eliminate testing at NASCAR-sanctioned speedways for the 2009 season, Thursday's Goodyear tire test at Texas Motor Speedway marked the first official test of the season with all four engine manufacturers being represented.
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    Exciting Memorabilia Up for Auction at Sprint Sound & Speed
    A dream race weekend package at April’s Aaron’s 499 at Talledega Superspeedway, a guitar signed by the award-winning country music duo Big & Rich, and a Tennessee Titans hard hat autographed by Kyle Vanden Bosch are among the many items up for charitable auction during Saturday’s (Jan. 10) Sprint Sound & Speed Presented by SunTrust Fan Festival at Nashville’s Municipal Auditorium.
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    Petty & Gillett Evernham Announce Agreement to Merge
    Gillett Evernham Motorsports (GEM) and Petty Holdings announced today an agreement in principle to form a new NASCAR Sprint Cup team co-owned by Richard Petty, Petty Holdings, owned by majority shareholder Boston Ventures, and Gillett Evernham Motorsports.
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    Gordon Eighth in Stage Six of Dakar Rally, Sixth Overall
    Due to the difficulty of yesterday’s stage, the A.S.O. decided to delay the start of today’s special by two hours while also shortening it from 395 km to 178 km due to an impassable river ford.
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    Keith Urban to Perform Daytona 500 Pre-Race Show
    Grammy Award winner and country music superstar Keith Urban will perform at the Daytona 500 Pre-Race Show, the pre-race extravaganza leading up to the start of the prestigious “Great American Race” at Daytona International Speedway, on Sunday, February 15th.
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    Chart of the Week: Dude, Who’s in My Car?
    The start of the Sprint Cup season is just weeks away, yet there still is much uncertainty when it comes to which drivers will be in which cars next month at Daytona.
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    Sound & Speed Event Brings NASCAR to Country Music Capital
    Nowhere is the natural affinity between NASCAR racing and country music more evident than at the Sprint Sound & Speed event in Nashville, Tenn., which kicks off Friday night with a concert headlined by Montgomery Gentry.
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    Gordon Finishes in Third Place in Stage Five of Dakar Rally
    Today’s 506-km special from Neuguen to San Rafael was one of the most difficult thus far in the Dakar Rally. The competitors were confronted with sand dunes, long off-road sections and very technical segments.
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    Godaddy.Com Extends Deal with JR Motorsports and Hendrick
    GoDaddy.com today extended its partnerships with JR Motorsports and Hendrick Motorsports, which will give the world’s leading registrar of Internet domain names a significant presence in NASCAR’s top two series in 2009.
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    Colin Braun to Compete in the Rolex 24 at Daytona
    For the fifth-consecutive year Colin Braun will compete in the Rolex 24 at Daytona on January 24-25.
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    Bowyer Gets Helping Hand in Commercial Shoot
    Clint Bowyer received a helping hand while taping a commercial for his new NASCAR Sprint Cup sponsor General Mills’ “Hamburger Helper” at Auto Club Speedway on Wednesday.
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    Waltrip, Bentley Added to Sprint Sound & Speed Lineup
    Three-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Darrell Waltrip, Capitol Records recording artist Dierks Bentley and country legends Connie Smith and Charlie Louvin have joined a slew of racing and country music celebrities announced today for Saturday’s (Jan. 10) Sprint Sound & Speed Presented by SunTrust Fan Festival at downtown Nashville’s Municipal Auditorium.
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    Economy a Factor for New Nationwide Car
    More than anything else, economic conditions will determine whether NASCAR introduces a new racecar to the Nationwide Series in 2010, as is currently planned, but series director Joe Balash says the sanctioning body must continue to act on the assumption that NASCAR’s Triple-A league will have a new racecar after the upcoming season.
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    Ticket Prices Reduced for the Southern 500 at Darlington
    In an effort to help race fans during these difficult economic times, Darlington Raceway is reducing ticket prices on nearly 9,000 seats for the 2009 Southern 500®, track president Chris Browning announced today.
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    Watch the Daytona 500 in Champion’s Suite with Bobby Allison
    It’s an opportunity that every race fan would dream of doing – watching the Daytona 500 and visiting with a three-time winner of “The Great American Race.”
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    NextEra 'Official Renewable Energy Provider' for DIS and HMS
    Daytona International Speedway and Homestead-Miami Speedway today announced a multi-year partnership with NextEra Energy Resources, a subsidiary of Florida-based FPL Group, and the nation’s largest provider of wind and solar energy.
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    Gordon Remains Ninth Overall After Stage Four of Dakar Rally
    Stage 4 of the Dakar Rally was completed today, placing physical demand on the competitors and the race vehicles. At the beginning of the 459-km stage, the race course was very rocky, followed by a lengthy sandy section.
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    Expanded Roles for Massaro, Reid, Welch in ESPN’s Coverage
    Three veterans of ESPN’s motorsports team, Mike Massaro, Marty Reid and Vince Welch, will have new NASCAR responsibilities on ESPN in 2009.
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    Gordon Up to Ninth Following Stage Three of 2009 Dakar Rally
    Today marked the third day of the Dakar Rally and one of the most difficult specials of the 14-stage race. It included two 70 kilometer liaisons and a 551 kilometer special.
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    ‘Smoke’ Rises from Fiesta Bowl Parade
    No passing. That was the only rule Tony Stewart had to abide by in Saturday’s 38th Annual Fort McDowell Fiesta Bowl Parade presented by Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation.
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    Bodine Earns Bobsled Title in Lake Placid
    Todd Bodine carried over his success from Saturday's qualifying round to the finals as he earned his first Whelen Geoff Bodine Bobsled Challenge championship Sunday at the Olympic Sports Complex.
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    Mears to Join Wallace, Patrick in Rolex 24 for Childress
    The driver lineup for the Childress-Howard Motorsports entry in the 2009 Rolex 24 at Daytona has earned victories in the Rolex 24, the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series and the IndyCar Series.
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    Montoya to Drive for Ganassi in Rolex 24 at Daytona
    Defending Grand-Am Rolex 24 At Daytona winners Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates (CGRFS) announced today a two-car effort for the Rolex Sports Car Series’ 47th running of the prestigious Rolex 24 At Daytona, featuring six drivers representing some of the best talent the motor racing world has to offer.
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    Robby Gordon 17th After Stage One of 2009 Dakar Rally
    Team Dakar USA came in very optimistic to the inaugural stage of the 2009 Dakar Rally. The stage consisted of very fast narrow roads with sharp unforgiving turns.
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    1965 NASCAR Sprint Cup Rookie of the Year McQuagg Dies
    Sam McQuagg, the 1965 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Raybestos Rookie of the Year, died Saturday morning from cancer at St. Francis Hospital in his hometown, Columbus, Ga. He was 71.
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    Jeff Gordon Added to Preseason Thunder Fan Fests Schedule
    Three-time Daytona 500 winner Jeff Gordon is the latest driver added to the driver appearance schedule for the annual NASCAR Preseason Thunder Fan Fests at historic Daytona International Speedway on Friday, Jan. 16 and Saturday, Jan. 17.
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    Robby Gordon, Team Dakar USA Clear Scrutineering
    After months of preparation for what many consider to be the toughest motorsports event on earth, Team Dakar USA completes scrutineering.
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    Bodine Fastest Qualifier at Bobsled Challenge
    NASCAR Camping World Truck Series veteran Todd Bodine put his experience in a bobsled to good use Saturday evening when he turned in the fastest time in qualifying for the Fourth Annual Whelen Geoff Bodine Bobsled Challenge at the Olympic Sports Complex.
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    Jeff Gordon Says Developing COT Was Fortuitous Move
    Whether through happenstance or through foresight bordering on prescience, NASCAR's development of the Car of Tomorrow was a brilliant move, says four-time Sprint Cup champion Jeff Gordon.
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    Chart of the week: The New Petty
    An official announcement of the merger of Gillett Evernham Motorsports and Petty Enterprises is expected next week.
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    On NASCAR: Let There Be Light – In the Form of Speedweeks
    I can't think of any single sporting event in America that has a bigger build-up than the Daytona 500.
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    Academy Sports + Outdoors Announces Labonte Sponsorship
    Hall of Fame Racing today announced that Academy Sports + Outdoors, a leader in the sports and outdoor industry, will sponsor Bobby Labonte and the No. 96 Ford Fusion for five races in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series in 2009.
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    Las Vegas Kurt Busch Foundation Event Announced
    2004 NASCAR Champion and Las Vegas native Kurt Busch will host the inaugural Race for the Kids benefitting the Kurt Busch Foundation on February 26, 2009.
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    Toyota Drivers Make Gridiron Guesses for the Super Bowl
    Toyota drivers make their predictions for Sunday's Super Bowl between the Arizona Cardinals and the Pittsburgh Steelers.
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    Logano Slated to be Youngest Driver to Start a Daytona 500
    When Joey Logano climbs into the No. 20 Home Depot Toyota for the 51st running of the “Great American Race,” on Sunday, Feb. 15, he will make history as the youngest driver to start a Daytona 500 – NASCAR’s biggest, richest and most prestigious race.
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    Yates Racing Names Business Development Team
    Yates Racing today announced Jon Sands as Vice-President and Mark Gendle as Director of Business Development for the three-tiered NASCAR Sprint Cup Series entry to include the No. 98, No. 28 and No. 96 Hall of Fame Ford.
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    NASCAR Community Joins to Help Charity of Former Racer
    Years of charitable giving to children and young adults suffering from spinal cord injuries and debilitating diseases paid off for Darrell Gwynn at the 2009 Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Event in Scottsdale, Ariz.
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    Ford Media Tour: McMurray and Ragan
    Ford drivers Jamie McMurray, driver of the No. 26 Crown Royal Ford Fusion, and David Ragan, driver of the No. 6 UPS Ford Fusion, both have their sights set on making this year’s Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup for the first time.
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    Ford Media Tour: Labonte and Kvapil
    Yates Racing has added former NASCAR Sprint Cup Champion Bobby Labonte and Paul Menard to its team for 2009, joining Travis Kvapil in what will start the season as a three-car team.
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    Ford Media Tour: Roush, Yates and Jones
    Last week, Ford Racing car owners and drivers took part in the annual Lowe’s Motor Speedway media tour in Concord, N.C. Car owners Jack Roush, Doug Yates and Max Jones took part in breakout sessions with the members of the media.
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    Chart of the Week: Daytona Wins
    No driver has won more Cup races at Daytona International Speedway than Richard Petty—seven Daytona 500s and three Firecracker 400s. But Petty is not the driver with the most wins at Daytona.
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    Fan Vote to Decide Greatest Racing Moment in LMS History
    As Lowe's Motor Speedway celebrates 50 years of racing, fans will determine the greatest racing moment in the speedway's history by logging onto www.coke600.com to vote for their favorite Lowe's Motor Speedway memory.
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    Richard Petty Motorsports Signs AJ Allmendinger
    Richard Petty Motorsports announced today that AJ Allmendinger has agreed to a contract that calls for him to race in the 2009 season with the team retaining an option for 2010.
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    Ray Evernham Announces Plans for the Future
    Ray Evernham has been long known for his leadership atop the pit box of NASCAR stars like Jeff Gordon and Kasey Kahne, guidance of Dodge's return to NASCAR racing and technological innovation that changed the sport.
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    Kyle Busch Unveils Auto Club Speedway’s Kids Club Mascot
    NASCAR Sprint Cup Series superstar Kyle Busch driver of the No.18 M&M’s Toyota spent the afternoon with local San Bernardino County middle school students from Etiwanda Intermediate School to unveil the Auto Club Speedway Kid’s Club mascot Lefty.
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    Reed Sorenson Faces High Expectations in the King's No. 43
    When Atlanta Motor Speedway president and general manager Ed Clark talked to Georgia native Reed Sorenson about moving into the No. 43 car and his new boss Richard Petty, a brief quip offered by the driver revealed the depth of his new work relationship.
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    NASCAR Teleconference: Marcos Ambrose
    Today's NASCAR teleconference features Marcos Ambrose - driver of the No. 47, Little Debbie Toyota - who will be competing in his first full season of NASCAR Sprint Cup competition in 2009 for JTG Daugherty Racing.
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    NASCAR Driver Reed Sorenson Takes Off Flying
    Capt. Dustin Ripley, an F-15 pilot with the 95th Fighter Squadron, gave NASCAR driver Reed Sorenson the ride of his life on January 21 at Tyndall Air Force Base in Panama City, Florida.
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    Video: Sorenson Takes to the Air

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    Allison’s Triumph and Tragedy Featured in ‘Lives’
    There are parts of the CMT documentary “The Ride of Their Lives” that are difficult for Bobby and Judy Allison to watch.
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    Celebrities Rock with Band from TV at Auto Club Speedway
    Celebrities from Band from TV are scheduled to rock the Auto Club Speedway Opportunity, California FanZone Stage for the West Coast Premiere of NASCAR – the Auto Club 500 on Sunday, February 22, 2009 at 11am PDT.
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    Significant Upgrades Made to DIS Superstretch
    Race fans who attend the upcoming DIRECTV Speedweeks 2009 and the 51st annual Daytona 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race will notice significant improvements on the Superstretch at historic Daytona International Speedway.
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    NASCAR Now Returns for Third Season Feb. 2
    ESPN2’s daily NASCAR news and information program NASCAR Now returns to the air for its third season on Monday, Feb. 2, to coincide with the beginning of the 2009 NASCAR racing season.
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    UTI and NASCAR Angels Announce Winner of Scholarship
    The UTI Foundation, in conjunction with NASCAR Angels, NASCAR’s reality TV show that gives deserving individuals a transportation fix, have selected high school senior, Matthew Kyle Butts of Clarksville, Tenn. for a $25,000 scholarship to NASCAR Technical Institute in Mooresville, NC.
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    Daytona International Speedway Launches New Web Site
    Just in time for the kick off of DIRECTV Speedweeks 2009 and the 51st annual Daytona 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, Daytona International Speedway earlier this month launched its new redesigned Web site – www.daytonainternationalspeedway.com
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    Notebook: Terry Labonte Gets Ride for Daytona 500
    Former NASCAR driver Phil Parsons and Randy Humphrey have announced the formation of Prism Motorsports and say they will enter two-time Cup champion Terry Labonte in the Daytona 500 and have Dave Blaney take over for the rest of the Sprint Cup season.
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    This Week in Ford Racing: Matt Kenseth
    Matt Kenseth, driver of the No. 17 DeWalt Ford Fusion, is one of two drivers to make the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup every season. As the 2009 season approaches, Kenseth will be looking to keep that streak intact with the help of a new crew chief, Drew Blickensderfer.
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    Childress Receives Achievement in Motorsports Tribute Award
    Richard Childress accepted the North Carolina Motorsports Association's (NCMA) Achievement in Motorsports Tribute Award yesterday evening at the third annual NCMA industry awards ceremony at the Embassy Suites Convention Hall.
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    Kenseth Likes What He Sees in Underdog Cardinals
    Roush Fenway Racing’s Matt Kenseth took the NASCAR world by storm when he pulled away early and never let up in the 2003 race for the Sprint Cup Championship. Few – if any – would have predicted Kenseth’s run in 2003.
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    M&M’s Turns to Social Networks for ‘Most Colorful Fan’
    M&M’s will be monitoring two races this season -- the one involving its driver Kyle Busch in the No. 18 Toyota, and the one to identify NASCAR’s most colorful fan.
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    Auto Racing Ranks Fourth in America's Favorite Sport Poll
    Whether it is the Super Bowl, the World Series, the BCS Championship Game or March Madness, every sport has its fans. But when asked to choose which one sport is America’s favorite, pro football tops the list with 31% of those who follow sports, followed by 16% who say baseball is their favorite.
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    Craftsman Renews "Official Tools of NASCAR" Sponsorship
    Craftsman tools announced the renewal of the "Official Tools of NASCAR" sponsorship through 2013. Building on a 14-year relationship with NASCAR, Craftsman continues to view the sport as a perfect fit for America’s most trusted tool brand.
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    Darlington Historic Racing Festival to Return in 2009
    After a successful Inaugural event, the Darlington Historic Racing Festival is set to return in 2009, announced Darlington Raceway President, Chris Browning.
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    AutoClubSpeedway.com Unveils New Look
    A fresh new look, exclusive content and enhanced user functionality – all in an effort to satisfy the needs of enthusiastic race fans – are part of the new-look www.autoclubspeedway.com, launched today, the ultimate site for race fans and anything Auto Club Speedway-related.
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    Roush Fenway Racing Makes 2009 Super Bowl Picks
    As the Arizona Cardinals and Pittsburgh Steelers prepare to battle in Tampa Bay, Fla. in the 43rd annual Super Bowl, a few Roush Fenway Racing drivers made their picks for who they think will be the 2009 Super Bowl champion.
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    Johnson Injury Will Not Keep Him from Season-Opener
    Three-time reigning NASCAR Sprint Cup champion Jimmie Johnson required repair of a tendon and nerve after cutting his left middle finger with a kitchen knife Sunday afternoon in Daytona Beach, Fla., while preparing to compete in the final segment of the Rolex 24 sports car series race.
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    Robby Gordon Dominates the 15th Annual SCORE Challenge
    On Friday afternoon, Robby Gordon put his No. 77 Monster Energy Toyo Tires Trophy Truck on the pole for Saturday’s 15th annual SCORE Laughlin Desert Challenge, the first of five races in the SCORE International Series.
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    Florida Governor Named Grand Marshal for 51st Daytona 500
    Florida Governor Charlie Crist has been named Grand Marshal for the 51st annual Daytona 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series event on Sunday, Feb. 15 at Daytona International Speedway, Track President Robin Braig announced.
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    Daytona Notebook: Johnson Happy Just to be on Track
    Even though driving a Daytona Prototype won’t help him much in the Daytona 500, Jimmie Johnson was happy to be in a racecar—any racecar.
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    Montoya, Ganassi Denied Rolex 24 Records
    History was made Sunday at Daytona International Speedway but NASCAR Sprint Cup Series star Juan Pablo Montoya and his No. 01 Chip Ganassi with Felix Sabates TELMEX Lexus Riley finished a split second out of the Rolex Grand-Am Road Racing Series record book.
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    Earnhardt Ganassi to Decide Monday on Fourth Daytona Driver
    Earnhardt Ganassi Racing will field a fourth entry -- the No. 41 Chevrolet -- in the Feb. 15 Daytona 500 and expects to decide on a driver Monday, team president Steve Lauletta said Saturday before the start of the Rolex 24 Hours Grand-Am race at Daytona International Speedway.
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    On NASCAR: Rolex 24 Breaks Racing Fast
    Only about 10 weeks have passed since the checkered flag waved over the final race of the 2008 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season, but the strain is definitely beginning to show.
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    Can Hendrick's 'Dream Team' Set a New Standard?
    Will this finally be the year all four Hendrick Motorsports entries qualify for the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup?
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    Nemechek Announces 2009 Driving Plans
    Joe Nemechek is gearing up for the 2009 NASCAR season. The driver and owner of NEMCO Motorsports said that he is planning to run the full Sprint Cup and Nationwide Series schedule, beginning with next month's season openers at Daytona International Speedway -- the Daytona 500 and Camping World 300.
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    Friday Notebook: Roush Fenway's Smith Deciding on Future
    Roush Fenway Racing President Geoff Smith says he will need to decide soon if he is going to return for 2010.
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    NASCAR Stars Ready for Rolex 24 at Daytona
    NASCAR drivers entered in Saturday’s Rolex 24 at Daytona are playing a waiting game. Waiting as in watching their teams’ lead drivers take the green flag for the twice-around-the-clock endurance race that begins at 3:30 p.m. ET (FOX, live).
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    Gordon Heads West for the SCORE Laughlin Desert Challenge
    Just days after Robby Gordon finished competing in the 2009 Dakar Rally, he is preparing to get behind the wheel of another race vehicle – his Trophy Truck.
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    NASCAR Emphasizing Sport’s Strength Entering 2009 Season
    Drawing upon the twin traditions of strength and service to the industry, NASCAR’s leaders set a confident tone for the 2009 season on Thursday, during the annual preseason press conference at the sanctioning body’s Research and Development Center in Concord, N.C.
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    Lachey, Johnson Host Second Annual Super Skins Weekend
    Multi-platinum recording artist, Nick Lachey, and three-time reigning NASCAR Sprint Cup Champion, Jimmie Johnson, are teaming up once again for their second annual Super Skins Weekend, held in Tampa, Florida during Super Bowl XLIII.
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    News Notebook: Kvapil Gets Commitment for First Five Races
    Yates Racing is committed to running the first five Sprint Cup races with Travis Kvapil, with any races beyond that still to be determined, team general manager Max Jones said.
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    Q&A with Tony Stewart
    Tony Stewart played pitch man for Old Spice recently, starring in a commercial in a frigid outdoor garage at a mall in White Plains, N.Y.
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    Ford and Roush Yates Prepare to Debut New "FR9" Engine
    Ford and Roush Yates Engines already enjoy a reputation for producing some of the best power and reliability in the sport, but its latest NASCAR-approved engine has raised expectations to an even higher level for 2009.
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    Motorcraft to Sponsor No. 21 Ford for Nine Cup Series Events
    For the ninth consecutive year, Ford Customer Service Division’s Motorcraft brand will team with legendary Wood Brothers Racing to compete in the highest form of stock car racing.
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    Ford Media Day: Wolfe and Scott
    Brian Wolfe, director, Ford North America Motorosports, along with Ford Racing team owners and drivers, hosted members of the media as part of the Lowe’s Motor Speedway annual off-season tour.
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    Ford Media Day: Team Owners
    Ford team owners took part in media day at the Lowe’s Motor Speedway media tour on Thursday.
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    TRG Motorsports to Make Sprint Cup Debut in Daytona 500
    TRG Motorsports announced today their entry in the 51st running of the Daytona 500.
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    A Leader in the Sport, Roush Fenway Racing Pledges “Green”
    With the country under new leadership and the start of a new race season upon us, Roush Fenway Racing announces their pledge to sustainability and environmental protection.
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    Gordon Announces Third Hummer for the 2010 Dakar Rally
    Team Gordon Off-road, which is responsible for Robby Gordon’s Dakar efforts, announced today plans to run a third Hummer in the 2010 Dakar Rally.
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    An All-New 2010 Ford Fusion is We Race. You Win. Grand Prize
    One lucky fan will win a 2010 Ford Fusion in Ford Racing’s “We Race. You Win.” national sweepstakes, announced here today as part of the Ford NASCAR Media Day.
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    NASCAR Hall of Fame Announces Induction Process
    The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) announced today the annual induction process for the NASCAR Hall of Fame, scheduled to open in Charlotte, N.C. in 2010.
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    Drive for Diversity Introduces 2009 Driver Lineup
    The Drive for Diversity (D4D) initiative continues to move forward in 2009 with an expanded driver lineup and a new management group.
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    Chart of the Week: Quick Starts
    Wins in the first five races of the Sprint Cup season don’t guarantee a driver will have a good year, but it sure doesn’t hurt.
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    Obama Inaugural Sparks Hope in NASCAR Racing, too
    It hard to escape the impact of the inauguration of the 44th president of the United States.
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    Greg Biffle Predicts Old-Time Racing to Return to Atlanta
    Encouraged by the results from a two-day Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company test session at Atlanta Motor Speedway, Greg Biffle expects old-time, side-by-side racing will be the rule of the day at Atlanta Motor Speedway for the March 8 Kobalt Tools 500.
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    Burger King Corp. Heats up the Track with Tony Stewart
    Burger King Corp. announced today that the company has signed a multi-year sponsorship agreement with Tony Stewart and Stewart-Haas Racing.
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    Notebook: JGR to Extend Suspensions of Rogers, Ratcliff
    Joe Gibbs Racing hopes to have currently suspended Dave Rogers and Jason Ratcliff resume their Nationwide Series crew chief roles in time for the second race of the 2009 season, which comes at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, Calif.
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    Earnhardt and Gordon Mothers Author Cookbook
    A new hard-cover cookbook, Pit Stop in a Southern Kitchen: Two Moms of Racing Legends Serve Up Stories and Recipes, is scheduled to be released the first week in February, just prior to the Daytona 500.
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    RaceTickets.com Travel Launches New Improved Website
    Racetickets.com Travel, the preeminent provider of race travel packages to NASCAR’s most popular events including the world famous DAYTONA 500®, has launched a new website under the brand name myRacetravel.com.
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    Earnhardt Ganassi Racing Reunites Target and Montoya
    Earnhardt Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates announced today they have moved their long-time partner Target to the No. 42 car of Juan Pablo Montoya.
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    Farm Bureau Insurance to Sponsor Six Cup Races with JGR
    Joe Gibbs Racing announces today that the Farm Bureau Insurance Companies will serve as the primary sponsor for six NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races during the 2009 season.
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    Earnhardt Works Both Sides of Camera in Newest Amp Ad
    Tuesday and Wednesday of last week were like any other day for Dale Earnhardt Jr. and his best friends. They rode four-wheelers, played pool, fired paintballs and raced go-karts, all on his 300 rolling acres in Mooresville, N.C.
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  • Five Questions with… Pitchman Dale Earnhardt Jr.

    Hendrick Motorsports Media Day Notes
    Hendrick Motorsports celebrates its 25th anniversary in 2009. Team owner Rick Hendrick founded the organization in 1984 with five employees and 5,000 square feet of rented work space.
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    Bobby Labonte and Ask.com CEO Unveil No. 96 Paint Scheme
    Ask.com CEO Jim Safka and 2000 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Champion Bobby Labonte addressed media together for the first time on Tuesday and unveiled the Hall of Fame Racing No. 96 Ask.com Ford paint scheme Labonte will drive in the Daytona 500.
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    Bobby Labonte Introduced at Lowe's Media Tour
    Bobby Labonte was officially introduced today as driver of the No. 96 Ask.com Ford Fusion, owned by Hall of Fame Racing and operated by Yates Racing. Labonte, along with Ask.com CEO Jim Safka and HOF owner Tom Garfinkel spoke on the second day of the Lowe’s Motor Speedway media tour in Concord, NC.
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    NASCAR Stars to Kick Off 2009 Season in Rolex 24 at Daytona
    The Daytona 500 and the start of the 2009 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season is less than three weeks away but a number of drivers and owners will make an early visit to Daytona International Speedway for Saturday’s Rolex 24 at Daytona.
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    Dale Jr., JRM to Be Featured in 2009 Nationwide Campaign
    Nationwide Insurance announced today at NASCAR Nationwide Series media day that NASCAR racing superstar, Dale Earnhardt Jr. and his company JR Motorsports will be featured in a new marketing campaign that will begin in February.
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    The New HomeDepotRacing.com Launches
    The Home Depot launched the new www.homedepotracing.com website today. The Home Depot Racing web site is home to all things related to The Home Depot Racing Team including Rookie of the Year contender Joey Logano, championship-winning crew chief Greg Zippadelli, legendary owner Joe Gibbs and the entire No. 20 Home Depot crew.

    NHRA vs. NASAR Bobsled Race on SPEED Channel Jan. 25
    The second race of the 4th Annual Whelen Geoff Bodine Bobsled Challenge airs Sunday, January 25 from 4 PM – 6 PM EST on The SPEED Channel. This bobsled race features drivers from the National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) taking on the drivers from NASCAR in a charity event.
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    Tony Stewart to Race at Daytona for Hendrick Motorsports
    Two-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Tony Stewart will attempt to qualify a No. 80 HendrickCars.com Chevrolet prepared by Hendrick Motorsports for the Feb. 14 Nationwide Series race at Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway.
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    Yates Racing to Field No. 98 Nationwide Entry for Menard
    Yates Racing announced today it will field the No. 98 Ford Fusion in a limited number of NASCAR Nationwide races in 2009. Yates Racing driver Paul Menard will run 16 races in the No. 98 Menards Ford Fusion.
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    ScottsMiracle-Gro Teams Up with Edwards for Sixth Season
    It’s been five years since the ScottsMiracle-Gro logo first appeared on a Roush Fenway Racing Ford driven by Carl Edwards.
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    It’s Official: Richard Petty Motorsports
    If anyone had doubts about the survival of the Petty legacy, doubt no more.
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    NMPA Honors Motor Racing Network with Six Awards
    The Motor Racing Network has been honored by the National Motorsports Press Association (NMPA) with six awards for broadcast excellence during the 2008 NASCAR season, including First Place in the Live Event Broadcast category.
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    Legendary Petty Name Continues as Richard Petty Motorsports
    NASCAR legend and seven-time Sprint Cup Series champion Richard Petty announced today that his recently merged race team, co-owned by Petty Holdings and Gillett Evernham Motorsports, will continue to carry on the storied Petty legacy in the form of Richard Petty Motorsports.
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    Labonte, HoF Racing Gain Entry into Budweiser Shootout
    Hall of Fame Racing today announced the No. 96 Ask.com Ford Fusion and Bobby Labonte as the manufacturers’ wild card entry into the famed Budweiser Shootout following NASCAR’s rule change on Friday.
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    ExxonMobil Continues Commitment to NASCAR
    As a reflection of the value of the relationship with the nation's number one motorsport, ExxonMobil today announced the renewal of a long-standing official partnership with NASCAR for its Mobil 1 motor oil and Mobil brand of lubricant products.
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    Stars of NASCAR Gather for Preseason Thunder Fan Fests
    The stars of NASCAR visited historic Daytona International Speedway for the past two days chatting with race fans, signing autographs and participating in media availability during the NASCAR Preseason Thunder Fan Fests.
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    Preseason Thunder Fan Fest Driver Interviews
    Jimmie Johnson
    Carl Edwards
    Greg Biffle
    Kevin Harvick
    Jeff Burton
    Jeff Gordon
    Kyle Busch
    Denny Hamlin
    Tony Stewart
    Matt Kenseth
    Dale Earnhardt Jr.
    Ryan Newman
    David Ragan
    Martin Truex Jr.
    Casey Mears
    Paul Menard
    Mark Martin
    Michael Waltrip
    Reed Sorenson
    Aric Almirola
    Marcos Ambrose
    Brad Keselowski

    Gordon Finishes Third Overall in 31st Dakar Rally
    The 31st Dakar Rally concluded today, and Team Dakar USA’s dual effort throughout the 13-stage race was truly spectacular.
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    Ryan Newman Delivers ‘Let’s Play Hockey’ Command
    The four most famous words in racing are “Drivers, start your engines.” On Thursday night at the St. Pete Times Forum, Ryan Newman, 2008 Daytona 500 champion, delivered three famous words for hockey fans of the Tampa Bay Lightning – “Let’s Play Hockey.”
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    NASCAR Legends Make Barrett-Jackson a Motorsports Haven
    Some of NASCAR’s most famous celebrities and vehicles will appear this week during the 38th Annual Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction in Scottsdale, Ariz. Past and present stars will take part in charity sales, including “The King” Richard Petty and Rick Hendrick.
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    2009 Budweiser Shootout at Daytona Features Revised Format
    NASCAR announced Friday a revision to the 2009 Budweiser Shootout at Daytona format that provides each manufacturer with a ‘wild card’ entry, increasing the size of the field from 24 to 28 cars, highlighting the manufacturers’ involvement in NASCAR, and featuring more drivers for fans to support.
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    Let Us Now Praise Kyle Petty
    Kyle Petty doesn't have a NASCAR Sprint Cup ride this season, and he certainly won't be part of the combined Petty/Gillett Evernham organization.
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    Brad Keselowski's Sprint Cup Schedule Finalized
    Brad Keselowski will kick off his 2009 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series schedule by attempting to qualify for the March 1 race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Hendrick Motorsports this week finalized the Shelby 427 and six other Sprint Cup events for the 24-year-old driver.
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    Gordon Remains Third Overall after 13th Stage of Dakar Rally
    The stage 13 route was changed today due to heavy rain that made many areas along the course impassable through the La Rioja and Cordoba regions. The 13th stage began at CP4, but only consisted of 220 km rather than the scheduled 545 km.
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    DIS Partners with Local Hotels to Help Fans Save
    Representatives of Daytona International Speedway have been working closely with local area hotel owners, the Daytona Beach Area Convention and Visitors Bureau and the Orlando Convention and Visitors Bureau to help make attending DIRECTV Speedweeks at Daytona more affordable for fans in these challenging economic times, Daytona International Speedway President Robin Braig announced today.
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    New Year to Bring New Roush Fenway Racing Fan of the Year
    Voting has begun to determine Roush Fenway Racing’s new Fan of the Year. Starting today, Friday, January 16, 2009, fans can go to www.RoushFenway.com, log-in to the fan club and vote for their favorite fan from the batch of weekly finalists who were selected throughout the year by a panel of judges elected by Roush Fenway Racing.
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    Cicconi Calls Out Stewart after Atlantic City Fast Time
    Lou Cicconi Jr. is known for his expertise of mastering indoor racing circles. So it wasn’t much of a surprise when the Aston, Pa., driver posted a record-lap of 8.982 sec onds in Thursday night’s TQ Midget/600 cc Micro Sprint time trials at Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall, topping a field of more than 95 cars that registered time.
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    Title Streak Fuels Johnson Merchandise Sales
    The third time was the charm when it came to merchandise sales for NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson.
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    Reutimann Running Full Cup Schedule Despite Sponsor Issues
    Michael Waltrip Racing owner Michael Waltrip says the No. 00 Toyota team for driver David Reutimann will run the full Sprint Cup season this year despite not having full sponsorship.
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    Gordon Nets Third in Dakar Stage 12, Moves to Third Overall
    The fight for the 31st Dakar Rally title took an unexpected turn of events today after the stage was abbreviated by about 30 km due to archeological discoveries in the Fiambala region.
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    Chart of the Week: A Decade of Wins
    As we enter the final year of the decade, it's time to look back at the drivers with the most wins since 2000. Forty drivers have won races since the 2000 season.
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    NASCAR Teleconference: Elliott Sadler
    Today's NASCAR teleconference features Elliott Sadler, driver of the No. 19 Best Buy / Stanley Tools Dodge for Gillett Evernham Motorsports in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series.
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    Siegel to Manage Drive for Diversity Initiative
    Former Dale Earnhardt Inc. president Max Siegel will conduct the NASCAR Drive for Diversity program through his new sports and entertainment marketing agency, The 909 Group, NASCAR announced Wednesday.
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    Newman, No. 39 Crew Visit Fort Bragg for an Army 101
    U.S. Army NASCAR driver Ryan Newman and crew members participated in a "greening" process Monday (Jan. 12) at Fort Bragg, home of the 82nd Airborne Division and the U.S. Army's Special Operations Command.
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    Smith Named Driver of No. 78 Furniture Row Racing Chevy
    Furniture Row Racing announced today that Regan Smith, the 2008 Sprint Cup Rookie of the Year, will drive the team's No. 78 Hendrick-powered Chevrolet Impala SS in 2009.
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    Ask.com Enters NASCAR with Multi-Faceted Partnerships
    Ask.com, a leading search engine and an operating business of IAC (Nasdaq: IACI), today announced it has entered into partnerships with The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR), NASCAR.COM, and Hall of Fame Racing.
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    ServiceMaster Clean Inks Sponsorship Deal with Race Tracks
    ServiceMaster Clean announced today that it has signed a unique partnership agreement to be the first-ever official sponsor of the caution period during races at International Speedway Corporation (ISC) and Speedway Motorsports Incorporated (SMI) race tracks across the nation.
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    Stage 11 of Dakar Rally Cancelled Due to Weather
    Stage 11 of the 2009 Dakar Rally has been cancelled due to heavy fog forecasted along the entire route of today’s route from Copiapo to Fiambala.
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    Bobby Labonte to Drive Hall of Fame/Yates No. 96
    Under an operating agreement with Yates Racing, announced Tuesday, Hall of Fame Racing will field a car for the Feb. 15 Daytona 500 and beyond.
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    Gordon Misses Win by 21 Seconds in Stage 10 of Dakar Rally
    Stage 10 was delayed by several hours due to a strong fog inhibiting the A.S.O.’s support and medic helicopters from taking off, jeopardizing the safety of competitors without these aircraft patrolling the route.
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    Yates Racing and Hall of Fame Racing Announce Alignment
    Yates Racing and Hall of Fame Racing (HOF) announced today an alignment of their two teams. Under the agreement, Yates Racing will operate the No. 96 NASCAR Sprint Cup entry of Hall of Fame Racing for the full 2009 Sprint Cup schedule.
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    NASCAR Teleconference: Ryan Newman
    Today's NASCAR teleconference features a very special guest, defending Daytona 500 champion Ryan Newman, driver this year of the No. 39 U.S. Army Chevrolet for Stewart Haas Racing.
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    Struggling Teams Turn to Each Other as Investors Wane
    During better economic times, NASCAR teams found infusions of capital from seemingly everywhere -- from billionaires such as George Gillett and John Henry to private-equity firms and sugar daddies attracted to the sport’s growth.
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    Dierks Bentley to Perform Concerts for Budweiser Shootout
    Popular country music star Dierks Bentley, whose latest album “Feel That Fire” will be released in Feb. 3, will perform before thousands of race fans before and after the 31st annual Budweiser Shootout on Saturday night, Feb. 7 at Daytona International Speedway.
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    Palm Coast Resident Wins Mayor of Speedweeks Contest
    The votes have been tallied and Palm Coast resident Keith Quint has been declared Mayor of DIRECTV Speedweeks 2009.
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    Darlington Legends: Bowani Racing Takes NASCAR by Storm
    Astronomically, a meteor is a bright, swiftly-moving object that catches our attention as it briefly blazes across the sky. It also pretty well describes Bondy Long's career in NASCAR racing.
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    Jason Leffler Looking to Bring Home 2009 Chili Bowl Trophy
    Three-time Midget National Champion, Jason Leffler, has often called the Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Midget Nationals, “the greatest spectacle in racing.”
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    Gordon Finishes Third in Stage Nine of Dakar Rally
    Stage 9 was another true test for the Dakar Rally competitors, travelling through numerous terrain changes to reach the finish line in Copiapo.
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    Auto Club Speedway Rocks with Pepsi and $35 Ticket Offer
    Auto Club Speedway and Pepsi have teamed up to bring race fans a special value ticket price in the Pepsi Rock n’ Rows (1-5) for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race – the Auto Club 500 on Sunday, February 22 for only $35 per ticket.
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    Stenhouse Jr. to Run 23rd Annual Chili Bowl
    Before hitting the pavement in 2009, Roush Fenway Racing’s up-and-coming driver, Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. will make his fifth start this week in the 23rd annual Chili Bowl held in Tulsa, Okla.
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    Dale Jr. Q & A at Sprint Sound and Speed Fan Festival
    Dale Earnhardt, Jr. met with members of the media while appearing at the 2009 Sprint Sound and Speed Fan Festival Presented by SunTrust at the Nashville Municipal Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee.
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    Gordon Eighth in Eighth Stage of Dakar Rally
    After yesterday’s rest day, the Dakar Rally competition resumed today in a 294-km race from Valaparaiso to La Serena. Before today’s stage, there were a total of 337 teams still battling for the 31st annual Dakar Rally title and included 156 bikes and quads, 116 cars and 65 trucks.
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    New GEM-Petty Organization is Off to Uneasy Start
    It's official. Gillett Evernham Motorsports and Petty Holdings are merging -- but into what?
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    Elliott Sadler to Drive No. 19 in 2009
    Gillett Evernham Motorsports (GEM) announced today that Elliott Sadler will drive the No. 19 Dodge in the 2009 NASCAR Sprint Cup season.
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    Gordon Third in Dakar Stage Seven, Moves to Fifth Overall
    Team Dakar USA shined in today’s special from Mendoza, Argentina to Valparaiso, Chile. Collectively, the Monster Energy Toyo Tires Hummer and the Vanguard Hummer offered spectacular performances through the diverse terrains and landscapes of both Argentina and Chile.
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    Prices for Select Daytona 500 Tickets Rolled Back to $55
    A limited number of tickets in select areas on the famed Superstretch for the 51st annual Daytona 500 on Sunday, Feb. 15 will be rolled back from $99 to $55, Daytona International Speedway President Robin Braig announced.
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    Teams Gain First Track Time of Season with Tire Test at TMS
    With NASCAR's mandate to eliminate testing at NASCAR-sanctioned speedways for the 2009 season, Thursday's Goodyear tire test at Texas Motor Speedway marked the first official test of the season with all four engine manufacturers being represented.
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    Exciting Memorabilia Up for Auction at Sprint Sound & Speed
    A dream race weekend package at April’s Aaron’s 499 at Talledega Superspeedway, a guitar signed by the award-winning country music duo Big & Rich, and a Tennessee Titans hard hat autographed by Kyle Vanden Bosch are among the many items up for charitable auction during Saturday’s (Jan. 10) Sprint Sound & Speed Presented by SunTrust Fan Festival at Nashville’s Municipal Auditorium.
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    Petty & Gillett Evernham Announce Agreement to Merge
    Gillett Evernham Motorsports (GEM) and Petty Holdings announced today an agreement in principle to form a new NASCAR Sprint Cup team co-owned by Richard Petty, Petty Holdings, owned by majority shareholder Boston Ventures, and Gillett Evernham Motorsports.
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    Gordon Eighth in Stage Six of Dakar Rally, Sixth Overall
    Due to the difficulty of yesterday’s stage, the A.S.O. decided to delay the start of today’s special by two hours while also shortening it from 395 km to 178 km due to an impassable river ford.
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    Keith Urban to Perform Daytona 500 Pre-Race Show
    Grammy Award winner and country music superstar Keith Urban will perform at the Daytona 500 Pre-Race Show, the pre-race extravaganza leading up to the start of the prestigious “Great American Race” at Daytona International Speedway, on Sunday, February 15th.
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    Chart of the Week: Dude, Who’s in My Car?
    The start of the Sprint Cup season is just weeks away, yet there still is much uncertainty when it comes to which drivers will be in which cars next month at Daytona.
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    Sound & Speed Event Brings NASCAR to Country Music Capital
    Nowhere is the natural affinity between NASCAR racing and country music more evident than at the Sprint Sound & Speed event in Nashville, Tenn., which kicks off Friday night with a concert headlined by Montgomery Gentry.
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    Gordon Finishes in Third Place in Stage Five of Dakar Rally
    Today’s 506-km special from Neuguen to San Rafael was one of the most difficult thus far in the Dakar Rally. The competitors were confronted with sand dunes, long off-road sections and very technical segments.
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    Godaddy.Com Extends Deal with JR Motorsports and Hendrick
    GoDaddy.com today extended its partnerships with JR Motorsports and Hendrick Motorsports, which will give the world’s leading registrar of Internet domain names a significant presence in NASCAR’s top two series in 2009.
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    Colin Braun to Compete in the Rolex 24 at Daytona
    For the fifth-consecutive year Colin Braun will compete in the Rolex 24 at Daytona on January 24-25.
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    Bowyer Gets Helping Hand in Commercial Shoot
    Clint Bowyer received a helping hand while taping a commercial for his new NASCAR Sprint Cup sponsor General Mills’ “Hamburger Helper” at Auto Club Speedway on Wednesday.
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    Waltrip, Bentley Added to Sprint Sound & Speed Lineup
    Three-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Darrell Waltrip, Capitol Records recording artist Dierks Bentley and country legends Connie Smith and Charlie Louvin have joined a slew of racing and country music celebrities announced today for Saturday’s (Jan. 10) Sprint Sound & Speed Presented by SunTrust Fan Festival at downtown Nashville’s Municipal Auditorium.
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    Economy a Factor for New Nationwide Car
    More than anything else, economic conditions will determine whether NASCAR introduces a new racecar to the Nationwide Series in 2010, as is currently planned, but series director Joe Balash says the sanctioning body must continue to act on the assumption that NASCAR’s Triple-A league will have a new racecar after the upcoming season.
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    Ticket Prices Reduced for the Southern 500 at Darlington
    In an effort to help race fans during these difficult economic times, Darlington Raceway is reducing ticket prices on nearly 9,000 seats for the 2009 Southern 500®, track president Chris Browning announced today.
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    Watch the Daytona 500 in Champion’s Suite with Bobby Allison
    It’s an opportunity that every race fan would dream of doing – watching the Daytona 500 and visiting with a three-time winner of “The Great American Race.”
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    NextEra 'Official Renewable Energy Provider' for DIS and HMS
    Daytona International Speedway and Homestead-Miami Speedway today announced a multi-year partnership with NextEra Energy Resources, a subsidiary of Florida-based FPL Group, and the nation’s largest provider of wind and solar energy.
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    Gordon Remains Ninth Overall After Stage Four of Dakar Rally
    Stage 4 of the Dakar Rally was completed today, placing physical demand on the competitors and the race vehicles. At the beginning of the 459-km stage, the race course was very rocky, followed by a lengthy sandy section.
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    Expanded Roles for Massaro, Reid, Welch in ESPN’s Coverage
    Three veterans of ESPN’s motorsports team, Mike Massaro, Marty Reid and Vince Welch, will have new NASCAR responsibilities on ESPN in 2009.
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    Gordon Up to Ninth Following Stage Three of 2009 Dakar Rally
    Today marked the third day of the Dakar Rally and one of the most difficult specials of the 14-stage race. It included two 70 kilometer liaisons and a 551 kilometer special.
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    ‘Smoke’ Rises from Fiesta Bowl Parade
    No passing. That was the only rule Tony Stewart had to abide by in Saturday’s 38th Annual Fort McDowell Fiesta Bowl Parade presented by Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation.
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    Bodine Earns Bobsled Title in Lake Placid
    Todd Bodine carried over his success from Saturday's qualifying round to the finals as he earned his first Whelen Geoff Bodine Bobsled Challenge championship Sunday at the Olympic Sports Complex.
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    Mears to Join Wallace, Patrick in Rolex 24 for Childress
    The driver lineup for the Childress-Howard Motorsports entry in the 2009 Rolex 24 at Daytona has earned victories in the Rolex 24, the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series and the IndyCar Series.
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    Montoya to Drive for Ganassi in Rolex 24 at Daytona
    Defending Grand-Am Rolex 24 At Daytona winners Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates (CGRFS) announced today a two-car effort for the Rolex Sports Car Series’ 47th running of the prestigious Rolex 24 At Daytona, featuring six drivers representing some of the best talent the motor racing world has to offer.
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    Robby Gordon 17th After Stage One of 2009 Dakar Rally
    Team Dakar USA came in very optimistic to the inaugural stage of the 2009 Dakar Rally. The stage consisted of very fast narrow roads with sharp unforgiving turns.
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    1965 NASCAR Sprint Cup Rookie of the Year McQuagg Dies
    Sam McQuagg, the 1965 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Raybestos Rookie of the Year, died Saturday morning from cancer at St. Francis Hospital in his hometown, Columbus, Ga. He was 71.
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    Jeff Gordon Added to Preseason Thunder Fan Fests Schedule
    Three-time Daytona 500 winner Jeff Gordon is the latest driver added to the driver appearance schedule for the annual NASCAR Preseason Thunder Fan Fests at historic Daytona International Speedway on Friday, Jan. 16 and Saturday, Jan. 17.
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    Robby Gordon, Team Dakar USA Clear Scrutineering
    After months of preparation for what many consider to be the toughest motorsports event on earth, Team Dakar USA completes scrutineering.
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    Bodine Fastest Qualifier at Bobsled Challenge
    NASCAR Camping World Truck Series veteran Todd Bodine put his experience in a bobsled to good use Saturday evening when he turned in the fastest time in qualifying for the Fourth Annual Whelen Geoff Bodine Bobsled Challenge at the Olympic Sports Complex.
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    Jeff Gordon Says Developing COT Was Fortuitous Move
    Whether through happenstance or through foresight bordering on prescience, NASCAR's development of the Car of Tomorrow was a brilliant move, says four-time Sprint Cup champion Jeff Gordon.
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    Chart of the week: The New Petty
    An official announcement of the merger of Gillett Evernham Motorsports and Petty Enterprises is expected next week.
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    Speedway Motorsports Completes Purchase of Kentucky
    Speedway Motorsports, Inc. has added Kentucky Speedway to its portfolio of motorsports facilities, expanding its geographic reach into the Midwest.
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    Kyle Busch Deserves High Praise for 2008 Season
    With the New Year upon us, it’s worth taking a look back at the 2008 NASCAR season and recognizing a performance that was all but lost in the hoopla surrounding Jimmie Johnson’s third straight Sprint Cup championship and Carl Edwards’ emergence as Johnson’s most formidable challenger.
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    Petty-GEM Merger Announcement Imminent
    The landscape of NASCAR’s Sprint Cup Series is about to change -- radically.
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    Robby Gordon, Team Dakar USA Overview
    Team Dakar USA, the elite off-road racing group established to operate Robby Gordon’s Dakar efforts, is in Buenos Aires Argentina to challenge the world’s most demanding sixteen day off-road race.
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    A Look Ahead for Menards Racing
    With a familiar group of drivers participating in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and Indy Car Series, Menards Racing looks ahead to the 2009 racing season with a combination of excitement and hope.
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    NASCAR Drivers to Hit the Sleds this Weekend in Lake Placid
    The Whelen Geoff Bodine Bobsled Challenge is set to take place Jan. 2-4 in Lake Placid, N.Y., with a host of NASCAR drivers lined up for the fourth annual event.
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    McMurray at Home Racing Karts at Daytona
    Jamie McMurray knows how to unwind before kicking off a new NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season and that’s by go racing at historic Daytona International Speedway.
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    Allmendinger to Replace Sadler at GEM
    AJ Allmendinger signed up as a stand-in and ended up stealing the show. Allmendinger’s business manager, Tara Ragan, said Saturday night she expects Allmendinger to complete a deal to drive for Gillett Evernham Motorsports next season.
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    Holiday Gifts for NASCAR’s Stars
    Why does it always seem that Christmas rolls around faster than Carl Edwards can turn a lap at Bristol Motor Speedway? In any event, Yuletide is here, and it’s time to speculate on what Santa might be putting under the tree for your favorite NASCAR personalities.
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    Triad Racing Technologies Acquires Triad Racing Development
    Triad Racing Technologies (TRT) announced today that the company will acquire Triad Racing Development, a major supplier of engines, chassis and bodies for NASCAR Camping World, Nationwide and NASCAR Sprint Cup Series teams. In addition to the acquisition of Triad Racing Development, the owners also purchased a majority interest in Bill Davis Racing.
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    Mars North America Extends NASCAR Partnership
    Mars North America announced today that it will extend its contract as official NASCAR partner, giving tens of millions of NASCAR fans even more to cheer about at track and in store.
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    NASCAR Announces Three Vice President Promotions
    The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing, Inc. (NASCAR) announced today the promotion of Karen Leetzow, Paula Miller and Susan Schandel to vice president positions.
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    Johnson Returns to GAINSCO/Stallings Racing for Rolex 24
    Reigning three-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Champion Jimmie Johnson will return to GAINSCO/Bob Stallings Racing for the 2009 Rolex 24 At Daytona, reuniting this year's all-star lineup of Johnson and fellow champions Alex Gurney, Jon Fogarty and Jimmy Vasser.
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    Logano Takes First Laps Around Daytona in ARCA Test
    Joey Logano is only 18 but is about to attempt a rare Daytona double. Logano, who has never raced at Daytona International Speedway, will make his first two starts on Saturday, Feb. 7 when he races in the Lucas Oil Slick Mist 200 ARCA RE/MAX Series season opener followed by Budweiser Shootout All-Star race.
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    Most Popular Drivers Compete in Bodine Bobsled Challenge
    Current 4th Annual Whelen Geoff Bodine Bobsled Challenge competitors Ted Christopher and Johnny Benson were recently named the Most Popular Driver for their respective NASCAR series during recent year-end award ceremonies.
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    Concert Lineup Set for Sprint Sound & Speed
    Curb recording artist Rodney Atkins and Mercury Nashville recording artist and two-time Dancing with the Stars champion Julianne Hough have joined the Friday-night concert lineup headlined by the award-winning country music duo Montgomery Gentry that will kick off the fourth annual Sprint Sound & Speed Presented by SunTrust celebration of music and motorsports Jan. 9-10 in downtown Nashville.
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    Grant Lawsuit Settled
    At a mediation held in New York on December 3, 2008, Ms. Mauricia Grant settled her discrimination lawsuit with her former employer, NASCAR.
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    Ambrose Voted Australian of the Year by Auto Action Magazine
    Marcos Ambrose has been voted as the Australian Driver of the Year by Australian motor racing magazine Auto Action for the second-consecutive year.
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    Preseason Thunder Fan Fests Scheduled for Jan. 16-17
    Race fans will receive a sneak peek of DIRECTV Speedweeks 2009 as well as the new NASCAR racing season on Friday, Jan. 16 and Saturday, Jan. 17 with the annual NASCAR Preseason Thunder Fan Fests at historic Daytona International Speedway.
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    Lucky Fan to be Named Mayor of DIRECTV Speedweeks
    It’s every race fan’s dream to preside as Mayor over the biggest stock car race in world – the Daytona 500.
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    Roush Fenway Names Blickensderfer Crew Chief for Kenseth
    Roush Fenway Racing has named Drew Blickensderfer crew chief for Matt Kenseth’s No. 17 DEWALT Sprint Cup team for the upcoming 2009 season.
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    Ban on Testing Should be Just That -- A Ban
    An unlikely convergence of opinion has Jeff Gordon and Jack Roush on the same page. Both the Hendrick Motorsports driver and the Roush Fenway Racing team owner would like to see NASCAR's ban on testing become just that -- a total ban on testing.
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    Robby Gordon Motorsports Partners with Toyota for 2009
    Robby Gordon Motorsports announced today that they will partner with Toyota beginning in the 2009 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season for the No. 7, which is guaranteed a spot in the season opener Daytona 500.
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    UTI Awards the First Brienne Davis Memorial Scholarship
    The Universal Technical Institute (UTI) Foundation today selected Kenna Primm of Greenwood, Ark. as the first Brienne Davis Memorial Scholarship recipient.
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    Red Bull Signs Mighty Auto Parts as Associate Sponsor on #83
    The familiar blue paint scheme of the No. 83 Red Bull Toyota driven by Brian Vickers will sport a new logo for the 2009 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season as Mighty Auto Parts joins Red Bull Racing Team as an associate sponsor.
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    “The Loopies”: The Second Annual Best-of Loop Data for 2008
    There are a few more awards to be handed out. So don’t return those tuxes just yet. It’s time for the Second Annual Loopie Awards, a ceremony commemorating the best – and worst – Loop Data performances of the 2008 season.
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    No Offseason for New Owner Stewart
    So what are Tony Stewart's plans for the NASCAR offseason? Ask Stewart, and he'll tell you, "What offseason?"
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    Jim Beam Renews Sponsorship with Robby Gordon
    Jim Beam® Bourbon, the world’s No. 1-selling bourbon, announced today that it will continue its partnership with Robby Gordon Motorsports (RGM) as a primary sponsor of the No. 7 driven by team owner and veteran driver Robby Gordon during the 2009 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season.
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    Gibbs Moves Exclusively to New Raybestos Braking System
    When approaching treacherous turns at speeds roaring close to 185 mph, even the gutsiest NASCAR drivers grip their steering wheels a little tighter when tires begin to squeal and the rubber starts to burn.
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    Bobby Labonte and Petty Enterprises End Partnership
    Effective immediately, Bobby Labonte has been released from all contractual obligations with Petty Enterprises. The terms were mutually agreed by both parties.
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    Chart of the Week: Not a Petty Picture
    The downturn at Petty Enterprises didn’t happen overnight. In fact, it has been ongoing for some time. As the chart shows, Petty Enterprises has the longest active winless drought in the Sprint Cup Series.
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    Sprint Cup Series: A Look Back at the Top Performances of 08
    Take a look at the top performances of 2008 of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series.
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    Sprint Sound & Speed Tickets on Sale Friday, Dec. 12
    Tickets go on sale Friday (Dec. 12) for the Jan. 9 concert in downtown Nashville’s Sommet Center featuring the award-winning country duo Montgomery Gentry (“Roll with Me,” “My Town,” “Back When I Knew it All”).
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    Unique Ticket Packages Available for Speedweeks 2009
    If race fans are looking for the perfect ticket package for DIRECTV Speedweeks 2009 with great value and one-of-a-kind experiences, Daytona International Speedway is offering plenty to pick from.
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    Notebook: Automakers Show Restraint in New York
    Last Friday's NASCAR Sprint Cup awards banquet featured its usual pomp and circumstance, but there was an element missing at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel -- hospitality.
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    This Week in Ford Racing: Carl Edwards
    Carl Edwards, driver of the No. 99 Aflac Ford Fusion, enters the off-season having won more NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races than any other driver in 2008.
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    Wrangler Brand Extends Its Relationship with Earnhardt Jr.
    Dale Earnhardt Jr. will stay comfortable and stylish during 2009 with a continued relationship with the Wrangler® brand.
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    David Ragan to Auction Items to Benefit Shriners Hospitals
    NASCAR driver David Ragan will auction off an autographed Shriners Hospitals for Children(SHC)-themed racing helmet on eBay, beginning Dec. 15 and ending Dec. 21.
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    Darlington Legends: Yarborough Has Storied Darlington History
    In 2002, Jeff Gordon tied Cale Yarborough's record of five Southern 500 wins at Darlington Raceway, but there's one mark Yarborough is likely to hold forever: To date, he's the only driver in NASCAR history to come in under the fence at Darlington and go out over it.
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    Earnhardt Rewards Sponsors; Bud’s Exposure Plummets
    Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s team change was one of NASCAR’s top stories entering 2008. How did things turn out?
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    NASCAR Delivers $1.7 Billion in Exposure to Sponsors
    NASCAR sponsors received almost $1.7 billion in exposure for their brands this year, according to the results of custom research for the recently concluded season.
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    Gillette Receives 2008 NASCAR Marketing Achievement Award
    The 2008 season began with a victory at the Daytona 500 by Gillette Young Guns driver Ryan Newman and culminated last week with the announcement of Gillette® [PG], the world’s leading male grooming brand, being presented the 2008 NASCAR Marketing Achievement Award.
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    RCR Gets 20/20 Hindsight with Monitoring Technology Corp.
    Richard Childress Racing will utilize Monitoring Technology Corporation’s 20/20 Hindsight™ system to improve the efficiency of its NASCAR Sprint Cup Series and Nationwide Series over-the-wall pit crews.
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    Media Selects Johnson's Third Title as Top Story of 2008
    Jimmie Johnson winning his record-tying third consecutive NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship was voted the sport’s top story for 2008 by members of the media.
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    On NASCAR: Champions Week Another Winning Experience
    I have just returned to the real world after seven days of what now feels like an almost surreal experience – 2008 Champions Week in New York City, celebrating the accomplishments of three-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Jimmie Johnson.
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    Five Questions with… Brian France
    The ninth annual SportsBusiness Daily/SportsBusiness Journal Motorsports Marketing Forum was held last week in New York City. Among the highlights was a one-on-one interview with NASCAR chairman and CEO Brian France.
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    Hall of Fame Honors Top 12 Sprint Cup Drivers with Bricks
    The top 12 drivers in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Chase for the Championship helped pave the way for the new NASCAR Hall of Fame during the Championship Week in New York last week.
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    Bodine Bobsled Challenge Announces Field of Drivers
    NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Champion Johnny Benson and NHRA POWERade Pro Stock Champion Jeg Coughlin, Jr. have signed on to compete in the 4th Annual Whelen Geoff Bodine Bobsled Challenge, slated for January 2-4, 2009 at the Olympic Sports Complex.
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    In Tough Economy, Gordon Would Consider Salary Cut
    Back in the early 1990s, California-born Jeff Gordon caught a wave. The four-time Sprint Cup champion has ridden the surge of NASCAR’s popularity to a 37th-place ranking in this year’s Celebrity 100 as selected by Forbes magazine, which lists Gordon’s annual income, including endorsements, at $32 million, a figure Gordon says is overblown.
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    Yarborough Surprises Johnson With Ring Presentation
    Three-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Cale Yarborough made an unannounced appearance tonight at the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Awards Ceremony at the Waldorf=Astoria Hotel in New York City.
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    NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Champions Week – Day 5
    A busy week in New York City culminated Friday evening with the annual NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Awards Ceremony at the Waldorf=Astoria Hotel.
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    Notebook: Biffle Reacts to Petty Merger Reports
    With rumors of a circulating about a merger between Gillett Evernham Motorsports and Petty Enterprises, Roush Fenway driver Greg Biffle had a different take on reports that a deal between GEM and Petty might remove one of NASCAR Sprint Cup racing's iconic names from the ownership rolls.
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    On NASCAR in NYC: No I in a NASCAR Team
    Even in New York City, it is still sometimes possible to be overwhelmed. Cipriani is that kind of place.
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    NASCAR Stars on Hand at Sprint Sound & Speed Festival
    For the fourth consecutive year, the world of country music and NASCAR will collide in Music City for Sprint Sound & Speed Presented by SunTrust on Jan. 9-10, 2009.
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    NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Champions Week – Day 4
    The top performers from the recently completed 2008 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season were honored Thursday at the annual NASCAR NMPA Myers Brothers Media Luncheon at Cipriani in New York City.
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    Notebook: Report Has Petty Enterprises Merging with GEM
    A report by SI.com (Sports Illustrated) that Petty Enterprises will not return to NASCAR Sprint Cup racing in 2009 but instead will merge with Gillett Evernham Motorsports in a move that will make GEM a four-car team, was described as "not accurate" to The Associated Press by Petty Enterprises CEO David Zucker.
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    Chart of the Week: The Johnson-ator
    Jimmie Johnson is being celebrated this week in New York as the 2008 Sprint Cup champion. Johnson, who has won three titles in a row, has won 15.9 percent of the Sprint Cup races since his 2002, his rookie season.
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    On NASCAR in NYC: Talk is Not Cheap
    When you watch awards shows like the Oscars, the Grammys or the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series banquet, do you ever wonder how “prepared” those prepared speeches really are?
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    Dale Jr. Wins Sixth Consecutive Most Popular Driver Award
    NASCAR fans across the nation have once again made a statement about their favorite driver. After tallying over one million votes, Dale Earnhardt Jr. is the recipient of the 2008 NASCAR NMPA Chex Most Popular Driver Award.
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    Richard Childress Named Recipient of 2008 Humanitarian Award
    The Home Depot, the world’s largest home improvement retailer and Official Home Improvement Warehouse of NASCAR, and NASCAR today announced that Richard Childress, president and CEO of Richard Childress Racing and former NASCAR driver, was selected as the recipient of the 2008 NASCAR Home Depot Humanitarian Award.
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    Bob Bahre Named 2009 Buddy Shuman Award Winner
    Bob Bahre, long a champion promoter and supporter of stock-car racing in the New England region, collected one of NASCAR’s most prestigious and longest-running awards today in New York City.
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    Daytona 500 Experience Garners Prestigious Brass Ring Award
    Daytona 500 Experience, “The Official Attraction of NASCAR” located just outside legendary Daytona International Speedway, garnered a prestigious Brass Ring Award at the recent IAAPA Attractions Expo 2008 Annual Conference and Trade Show at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando.
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    Toyota NASCAR 2008 Season Review
    Toyota Camry drivers earned 10 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) wins in 2008. Kyle Busch led the Camry contingent with eight victories in his No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR) Camry.
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    On NASCAR in NYC: Foley's Serves Up Spirits and Spirit
    When NASCAR visits New York City each year for the annual awards banquet and other related activities, a day is set aside for the Sprint Cup Series champion to have lunch with media members from the Northeast.
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    NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Champions Week – Day 3
    Day Three of Champions Week was a busy one indeed for three-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Champion Jimmie Johnson.
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    Notebook: Childers Named Reutimann's Crew Chief
    Rodney Childers will join Michael Waltrip Racing as crew chief for David Reutimann's No. 00 Toyota in NASCAR's Sprint Cup Series next year, the team announced Wednesday.
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    NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Champions Week – Day 2
    Jimmie Johnson visited one of New York City’s most famous landmarks – Central Park – for a photo shoot Tuesday, as the first full day of Champions Week activities unfolded.
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    Johnson is Sporting News’ Driver of the Year
    Jimmie Johnson, the second driver to win three consecutive NASCAR Sprint Cup championships, is Sporting News’ driver of the year, the magazine announced Tuesday.
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    Notebook: Kansas Could be in Line for 2nd Race in 2010
    NASCAR chairman Brian France said Tuesday in New York it is more likely that Kansas Speedway could get its second date on the 2010 schedule than for Kentucky Speedway to have its request approved for an inaugural race there.
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    On NASCAR in NYC: What’s Cooking
    Last night, I had dinner in the kitchen. I know what you’re thinking; what’s so noteworthy about that?
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    Roush Fenway Names Wingo as Crew Chief for No. 26 Team
    Roush Fenway Racing announced today that Donnie Wingo will serve as crew chief for Jamie McMurray and the No. 26 Crown Royal / IRWIN Industrial Tools team.
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    Evernham Completes Acquisition of the East Lincoln Speedway
    Ray Evernham has announced that he has acquired the assets of the East Lincoln Speedway in Stanley, NC from founders Ralph and Joanne Nantz. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
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    David Reutimann Raises $78,000 for Local Charities
    David Reutimann, driver of the #00 Toyota in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series and the #99 Aarons Dream Machine in the NASCAR Nationwide Series for Michael Waltrip Racing, hosted his Fourth Annual Charity Golf Tournament, Cook Out and Auction at Silverado Golf and Country Club this past weekend in Zephyrhills, Florida.
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    NASCAR R&D Center Wins SAE Motorsports Conference Award
    The Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) International Motorsports Engineering Conference Award was presented to the NASCAR Research and Development Center on Tuesday for its efforts towards “designing safer and more competitive vehicles.”
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    2008 Auto Racing All-America Team Selected
    The polls have closed for voters choosing 2008 All-America Auto Racing Team and five drivers with landslides of more than 70 percent of the vote are contenders for the Jerry Titus Award -- the team's Driver of the Year.
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    NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Champions Week – Day 1
    Jimmie Johnson has been there before – the past two years to be exact – but celebrating his third straight NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship on the biggest media stage in the world is certainly something the driver of the No. 48 Lowe’s Chevrolet is looking forward to.
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    NASCAR Sprint Cup Awards Banquet Live on ESPN Classic
    Surrounded by the glitz and glamour of New York City, Jimmie Johnson will officially be crowned as the 2008 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion during the series’ annual awards banquet Friday night, Dec. 5, at the Waldorf-Astoria.
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    Jimmie Johnson and the No. 48 Team: A NASCAR Dynasty
    Jimmie Johnson and the rest of his No. 48 Lowe’s Chevrolet team have built a dynasty – truly a rare feat in NASCAR.
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    Ryan Pemberton Named Crew Chief for Brian Vickers
    No. 83 driver Brian Vickers will have a new crew chief for his third season with Red Bull Racing Team, as Ryan Pemberton leads Vickers' charge to his first Red Bull victory and a spot in the 2009 Chase.
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    Labonte: Chase Never a Flawed System
    This Friday night NASCAR will crown Jimmie Johnson its champion of the 2008 Sprint Cup season in New York City. Johnson will be presented his third consecutive trophy and nobody will second guess the system of how Johnson won the championship.
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    48 Team Named 2008 Mechanix Wear Most Valuable Pit Crew
    A key component of the No 48 Lowe’s Chevrolet team’s championship formula is the performance of the over-the-wall crew.
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    On NASCAR: Giving Thanks for 2008
    I once heard my Aunt Sally say of her son, my first cousin -- and she was completely serious and I totally believed this to be true -- "I've seen Rob get down on his knees and pray for the Dallas Cowboys."
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    2008 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Champions Week Preview
    Three-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Jimmie Johnson will be the centerpiece of next week’s annual Champions Week celebration in New York City – a busy and joyful five days that marks the traditional end of each season.
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    Chart of the Week: Active Winners
    Carl Edwards (nine victories), Kyle Busch (eight) and Jimmie Johnson (seven) combined to win 24 of the 36 Sprint Cup races in 2008. Those are remarkable single-season win totals by any measure.
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    Comparing NASCAR's Three-Peats
    When Jimmie Johnson won the 2008 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship at Homestead-Miami Speedway, he joined Cale Yarborough as one of only two drivers to win three straight championships at NASCAR’s highest level.
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    Notebook: Fox Looks for Ways to Cut Costs
    Facing a discouraging ad market, Fox is talking to NASCAR and ESPN about ways the network can save money on its broadcasts of the sport next year. They are exploring potential cost cuts on the production side.
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    Busch Proud of Seven-Year Consecutive Winning Streak
    When Kurt Busch scored his first victory as a full-time competitor on the elite NASCAR Sprint Cup tour on March 24, 2002, little did he know that he’d start a winning streak that would continue now for seven straight seasons, placing him in a tie for second-place on the continuous winning seasons list.
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    Notebook: Pemberton Leaves Reutimann’s Cup Team
    David Reutimann has confirmed that crew chief Ryan Pemberton has left his Michael Waltrip Racing Sprint Cup team.
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    Donated Petty Racecar Gets Virginia Tech Makeover
    Race fans attending Virginia Tech’s November 6th football game against Maryland got a post-Halloween treat when Virginia Tech motorsports research center VIPER Service unveiled a new color wrap -- burnt orange and Chicago maroon – on one of the Sprint Cup racecars donated by Petty Enterprises earlier this year.
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    NASCAR Newscast: 2008 Nationwide Series Awards Banquet
    Go inside the NASCAR Nationwide Series 2008 Awards Banquet, and hear from driver champion Clint Bowyer and Joey Logano, who helped pilot the No. 20 car to the owner championship. Plus, Raybestos Rookie of the Year Landon Cassill shares his favorite moment of his first campaign in America's No. 2 motorsports series.
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    On NASCAR: Cool, Calm Clint Collects Championship
    I wish I had a funny or dramatic story to tell you about Clint Bowyer, but I don't. As far as I know, Bowyer's name isn't usually associated with words like "hijinks" or "shenanigans".
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    Season Wrapup: JJ Dominates Chase for Third Straight Title
    After the meteoric rise and fall of one of Sprint Cup's burgeoning superstars, Kyle Busch, the 2008 season ended the way the previous two had -- with a Jimmie Johnson championship.
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    Nemechek, Furniture Row Racing Agree on Contract Buyout
    On the heels of Furniture Row Racing announcing plans for a limited 2009 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series schedule, the team announced today a contract buyout of its driver Joe Nemechek.
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    60 Minutes to Focus on Ambrose NASCAR Career
    Australian motor racing fans will get a unique insight into the world of NASCAR and the life of Aussie ace Marcos Ambrose when 60 Minutes resumes on the Nine Network early in 2009.
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    TUMS Top 10 Moments from Homestead-Miami Speedway
    The final race of the 2008 season at Homestead-Miami Speedway in Miami, Fla. for the Ford 400, had stars and fans of the Sprint Cup Series experiencing severe heartburn.
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    Matt Kenseth Re-Signs with Roush Fenway Racing
    Roush Fenway Racing announced today that it has re-signed 2003 Sprint Cup Champion Matt Kenseth to a multi-year contract.
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    Season in Review: A Look at the 2008 Sprint Cup Season
    Jimmie Johnson won the 2008 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship – his third consecutive title. He joined Cale Yarborough (1976-78) as the only drivers to win three consecutive series championships.
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    Labonte Still Only Driver to Win Cup and Nationwide Titles
    Bobby Labonte has enjoyed a long and storied career in NASCAR. His 2000 Sprint Cup title assured him a place in the annals of the sport’s history. It firmly entrenched him at the top of his profession.
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    The Utah Runnin’ Utes Run Fast at DIS
    The University of Utah Runnin’ Utes college basketball team took a team building trip to historic Daytona International Speedway Thursday morning to experience the excitement of NASCAR.
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    Chart of the Week: 43-Point Must System
    What would happen if each Sprint Cup race were scored with the winner getting 43 points, second place getting 42, third getting 41 all the way down to the last-place car receiving one point?
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    Chase Has Yet to Deliver its Intended Punch
    The Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup format has generated as much or more debate than any facet of NASCAR since it was implemented in 2004. The radical departure it represented from NASCAR’s roots was hailed as both a revolutionary move by NASCAR CEO Brian France and a slap in the face to the sport’s traditionalists.
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    Media Members Almost Perfect, In Predicting 2008 Chase Field
    The media proved it did its homework prior to the 2008 NASCAR Sprint Cup season, correctly predicting 11 of the 12 drivers who qualified for the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup.
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    NASCAR Teleconference: 2008 Champion Jimmie Johnson
    The final NASCAR Sprint Cup Series teleconference for the 2008 season features three-time series champion Jimmie Johnson, who captured his third consecutive title at Homestead Miami Speedway. He became the first driver in 30 years to win three consecutive titles, joining Cale Yarborough.
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    Menard to Drive No. 98 Yates Racing Ford Fusion in 2009
    Yates Racing is pleased to announce Paul Menard as the driver of the No. 98 Menards Ford Fusion in 2009 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series competition.
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    12 Gauge: The Final Edition after Homestead
    Welcome to the final 12 Gauge of the season. Our theme this week for the finale is famous threes. Enjoy it as you would a … three-course meal.
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    Robby Gordon Gears Up for the 41st Tecate SCORE Baja 1000
    Proving once again that he never tires of racing, Robby Gordon left this weekend’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series finale in Homestead, Florida and headed straight for Ensenada, Mexico to compete in the 41st annual Tecate SCORE Baja 1000, one of the most grueling off-road races in the world.
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    The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Top 12
    The following is a look at the final 2008 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Top 12 after the 36-race season.
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    The Cool Down Lap: Test Ban May Help Johnson Win Again
    In the face of a broadening economic crisis, NASCAR did the right thing in banning most testing for the 2009 season. The clear intention is to save money in a climate where money is tighter than a racecar with a severe push.
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    Bowyer Holds off Edwards for First Title
    Clint Bowyer proved he could win the Nationwide Series championship as a front-runner, but he’s probably glad Carl Edwards ran out of races.
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    Jimmie Johnson Adds His Name to List of Legends
    In becoming only the second driver to win three consecutive NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championships, Jimmie Johnson joins an exclusive list of sports legends. Cale Yarborough is the only other driver to win three NASCAR Sprint Cup championships in a row (1976-78).
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    When Jimmie Wins, Everyone Wins
    To celebrate Jimmie Johnson’s third consecutive NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Championship, Lowe’s is offering customers 10 percent off KOBALT® tools, tool storage and truck boxes.
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    Pit Strategy Lands Harvick Second in Season Finale
    Sometimes it is better to be lucky than good. That is exactly what happened to Kevin Harvick and the Shell-Pennzoil Racing team on Sunday evening at Homestead-Miami Speedway.
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    Gordon Finishes Fourth at Miami, Seventh in Standings
    Jeff Gordon and Team DuPont posted a fourth-place finish -- their 13th top-five of the season -- in the Ford 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on Sunday night to secure a seventh-place finish in the 2008 NASCAR Sprint Cup standings.
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    Late Race Pit Stop Costs Stewart Storybook Ending
    A storybook ending just wasn’t in the cards for Tony Stewart in Sunday’s season-ending Ford 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Homestead-Miami Speedway.
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    Two Red Bulls in Top 35 After Homestead
    Brian Vickers snuck the No. 84 into the top 35, and teammate Scott Speed had the best finish of his Sprint Cup career in the No. 83. The driver swap paid off Sunday at Homestead-Miami Speedway.
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    Busch Rolls the Dice and Comes Up Short in Miami
    Despite the fact that gas prices have plummeted in recent weeks, Kyle Busch still experienced pain at the pump in the late stages of Sunday’s Ford 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season-finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway.
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    Blaney Drives No. 22 Car to 22nd-Place Finish at Homestead
    Dave Blaney and the No. 22 Bill Davis Racing team qualified in the 33rd spot for the Ford 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway and improved upon that qualifying effort with a 22nd-place finish in the 2008 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season finale Sunday afternoon.
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    Kenseth Caps off Season with Disappointing 25th-Place Finish
    In the 2008 season finale race at Homestead-Miami Speedway, Matt Kenseth and the No. 17 DEWALT Ford Fusion team turned in a stellar performance.
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    Gordon Finishes 26th in the Last Race of the 2008 Season
    Robby Gordon Motorsports entered the last race of the season with high hopes. With a string of strong performances at intermediate tracks throughout the second half of the Sprint Cup season, the No. 7 team hoped to finish of the year on a high note at Homestead Miami Speedway.
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    Menard Finishes 30th in Season Finale
    Paul Menard wrapped up his time with Dale Earnhardt Inc. with a 30th place finish in the FORD 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway.
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    Homestead a Struggle for Team Petty
    Bobby Labonte and the No. 43 Cheerios/Betty Crocker Dodge team finished 33rd in Sunday’s race, while Chad McCumbee and the No. 45 Marathon American Spirit Motor Oil Dodge team finished 39th.
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    Almirola's Momentum Halted in Season Finale
    Two early incidents in Sunday's final Sprint Cup race of the season stalled Aric Almirola's performance at Homestead Miami Speedway.
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    Nemechek Finishes 36th in Season Finale
    Joe Nemechek finished off the 2008 Sprint Cup season Sunday with a 36th-place finish at Homestead-Miami Speedway.
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    Sunday Notebook: Stewart Ends JGR Career on Emotional Note
    It was an emotional night for Tony Stewart, who raced for the last time for owner Joe Gibbs and crew chief Greg Zipadelli in Sunday’s Ford 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway.
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    Edwards Wins Homestead, Championship Trifecta for Johnson
    Carl Edwards did everything he could, but Jimmie Johnson made sure Edwards’ best wasn’t good enough. Edwards led the most laps and won Sunday’s Ford 400 Sprint Cup race at Homestead-Miami Speedway to score his series-best ninth victory of the season, but Johnson claimed the big prize -- his record-tying third straight Cup title -- with a 15th-place finish that gave him a 69-point advantage over Edwards in the final standings. Saving every drop of fuel he could, Edwards coasted across the finish line 7.548 seconds ahead of Kevin Harvick, who also conserved fuel after his final pit stop on Lap 201 of the 267-lap race. Jamie McMurray was third, followed by Jeff Gordon and Clint Bowyer.
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    Support Rally for Domestic Automakers
    Next week, Congress and the current Administration will determine whether to provide immediate support to the domestic auto industry to help it through one of the most difficult economic times in our nation’s history.
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    Saturday Notebook: Edwards Needs Something to Happen
    Whether it's Jimmie Johnson starting 30th and having trouble, a battle between top-35 contenders that triggers a wreck or a driver settling a score in the season finale, Carl Edwards is looking for as much action as possible in Sunday's Ford 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway.
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    Reutimann Wins First Career Pole in Season Finale
    David Reutimann won the pole for Sunday's Ford 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway, but when the race starts, the focus won't be at the front of the field. Jimmie Johnson, a heavy favorite to win his third straight NASCAR Sprint Cup championship, will have to deal with traffic and avoid potential disaster early in the race after qualifying 30th in Friday afternoon's time trials. Carl Edwards, 141 points in arrears and the only driver with a mathematical chance to overtake Johnson, starts fourth.
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    It's a Bird, It's a Plane … No, It's Jimmie Johnson
    In her classic pop song "Big Yellow Taxi," Joni Mitchell posed this question: Don't it always seem to go, that you don't know what you've got till it's gone? Sadly, the answer is all too often yes.
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    JTG Daugherty Announces Bush Beans Sponsorship for 2009
    Today JTG Daugherty Racing announced a 2009 Sprint Cup sponsorship agreement with Bush Brother’s and Company.
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    Ford Drivers Talk About Fusion Hybrid
    The 2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid and 2010 Ford Fusion Sport have been chosen to be the official pace cars of the Ford 400, the NASCAR Sprint Cup season finale and the final race of Ford Championship Weekend at Homestead-Miami Speedway on Sunday.
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    Friday Notebook: Gibson Named Newman's Crew Chief
    Tony Stewart announced Friday at Homestead-Miami Speedway that Tony Gibson will join Stewart-Haas Racing as crew chief for Ryan Newman's No. 39 Chevrolet in 2009.
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    NASCAR Suspends 2009 Testing
    In an effort to help teams manage costs, NASCAR is suspending testing for its three national and two regional racing series for the 2009 season.
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    Sprint Cup Series Drivers Support 2009 Testing Ban
    NASCAR Sprint Cup Series drivers voiced support of today’s announcement at Homestead-Miami Speedway that testing will be suspended in 2009 for all three national series and two regional series.
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    NASCAR Imposes Test Ban for 2009
    There will be no testing in 2009, other than Goodyear tire testing, on racetracks that host events in NASCAR’s top three touring series and Camping World East and West Regional Series, NASCAR president Mike Helton announced Friday at Homestead-Miami Speedway.
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    Stewart-Haas Racing Hires Hutchens and Gibson
    Stewart-Haas Racing (SHR) announced today that two NASCAR industry veterans will take leadership positions with the team.
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    Ford Unveils 2010 NASCAR Fusion
    The new-look 2010 Ford NASCAR Sprint Cup Fusion that will compete in the 2009 NASCAR Sprint Cup season was unveiled today at Homestead-Miami Speedway.
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    Bill Davis Racing Readying for 2009 Sprint Cup Season
    Heading into the final race of the 2008 NASCAR Sprint Cup season, Bill Davis Racing (BDR) is fully committed to preparing to participate in a full season of competition in NASCAR Sprint Cup racing in 2009.
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    No. 48 Team Earns Fourth-Quarter Mechanix Wear Honors
    The No. 48 Lowe’s Chevrolet team from Hendrick Motorsports put together a string of seven consecutive top-10 finishes including two wins to earn four-quarter honors in the Mechanix Wear Most Valuable Pit Crew Award competition.
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    Breaking Limits Completes First Year of Business
    After successfully building and delivering results for a strong foundation of diverse partners, Breaking Limits, a full-service marketing agency, has just completed its first year offering marketing, public and media relations and sales capabilities.
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    Chase Press Conference: Jimmie Johnson and Carl Edwards
    NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship contenders Jimmie Johnson and Carl Edwards held a press conference today at Homestead-Miami Speedway in advance of Sunday’s Ford 400.
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    Breakout Session: Carl Edwards
    Carl Edwards, driver of the No. 99 Office Depot Ford Fusion, comes into this weekend trailing points leader Jimmie Johnson by 141 points. After a formal Q&A session on stage, Edwards held a one-on-one breakout session where he addressed his season and other issues.
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    Ford to Unveil New-Look NASCAR Fusion
    Race fans will be the first to see the new-look Ford NASCAR Fusion that will compete in 2009 when Edsel Ford and Brian Wolfe unveil the car at the Ford display, located outside turn one of the Homestead Miami Speedway on Friday, Nov. 14.

    Johnson at Ease Heading into Homestead Finale
    Jimmie Johnson is 400 miles from making history. With his third consecutive Sprint Cup Series championship at hand, all Johnson has to do is finish 36th or better in Sunday’s Ford 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway to join Cale Yarborough as the only drivers to win three consecutive championships.
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    Air Force Announces Sponsorship of Sorenson for 2009
    Air Force officials announced today that it will begin a new NASCAR partnership with Gillett Evernham Motorsports when it sponsors the No. 10 car driven by Reed Sorenson for the 2009 NASCAR Nextel Cup season.
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    Harvick, No. 29 Chevy to Carry United Way Logo at Homestead
    Kevin Harvick and the No. 29 Shell-Pennzoil Racing team will carry the United Way logo on the deck lid of the No. 29 Richard Childress Racing (RCR) Chevrolet in the season finale NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race this weekend at Homestead-Miami Speedway.
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    Reutimann to Host Charity Golf Tournament and Auction
    David Reutimann, driver of the #44 Toyota in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series and the #99 Aarons Dream Machine in the NASCAR Nationwide Series for Michael Waltrip Racing, will be hosting his Fourth Annual Charity Golf Tournament, Cook Out and Auction from Silverado Golf and Country Club in Zephyrhills, Florida.
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    Three Drivers Championships Still Possible for Ford Racing
    Two Ford Racing drivers are in the running for three series’ championships heading into the final weekend of the season.
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    Top 5 and 5 to Watch: Homestead-Miami
    Here’s a look at the top five in points and five drivers to watch in Sunday’s Ford 400.
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    Ranking the Rookies - What’s Left of Them, Anyway
    NASCAR’s 2008 Sprint Cup rookie class shrank more rapidly than the global economy this year.
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    Chart of the Week: Chase Race Points
    Jimmie Johnson, as you might expect, has scored the most points in the first nine races of the Chase. What may surprise you is who is No. 7 -- David Ragan. Ragan will finish 13th in the points standings, the top driver outside the Chase.
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    Hellmann's Real Fan of the Year Ready to Celebrate at HMS
    The final race weekend of the season will offer NASCAR fans a chance to celebrate the conclusion of the 2008 season in the top three NASCAR national touring series.
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    Sprint Cup Series News & Notes - Homestead-Miami
    After a season's worth of laps, it all comes down to a November afternoon at Homestead-Miami Speedway and this question: Can reigning and two-time defending NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Jimmie Johnson make history?
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    Earnhardt and Ganassi Form New Four-Car Team
    Two of motorsports’ biggest names – Earnhardt and Ganassi – will launch a four-car team beginning in 2009 through the combination of the motorsports operations of Dale Earnhardt, Inc. (DEI) and Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates, Inc. (CGRFS).
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    DEI, Ganassi Merge
    Chip Ganassi Racing and Dale Earnhardt Inc. will merge operations beginning with the 2009 Sprint Cup season. Earnhardt-Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates will field the NASCAR-maximum four Sprint Cup cars in 2009, thus cutting out two full-time cars that DEI operated in 2008.
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    ‘In the Loop’: Edwards Keeping the Faith
    If all was square, the statistics would favor Carl Edwards over Jimmie Johnson this weekend at Homestead-Miami Speedway. But Johnson owns a robust 141-point lead, and it will take a lot for Edwards to overcome the deficit.
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    Jimmie Johnson: The View of Knaus from the Driver’s Seat
    Jimmie Johnson is just days from becoming the second driver in history to win three consecutive Cup championships. His performance last month at Atlanta Motor Speedway went a long way toward helping him build his 141-point lead over Carl Edwards with one race to go.
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    Edwards: Double Duty is Fine, Second Place isn’t so Special
    Carl Edwards enters the final week of the season in second place in NASCAR’s top two series. He trails Jimmie Johnson by 141 points in the Sprint Cup Series and Clint Bowyer by 56 in the Nationwide Series.
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    Q&A with Chad Knaus
    There is no crew chief in the Sprint Cup garage more adept at planning and executing race strategy and making critical decisions on the fly than Chad Knaus. Knaus shares the approach that has made him an indispensable part of Jimmie Johnson’s Sprint Cup championships.
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    BB&T to Sponsor Bowyer for 10 Sprint Cup Races in 2009
    BB&T Corporation and Richard Childress Racing have agreed to an 11-race sponsorship for RCR’s No. 33 Chevrolet with driver Clint Bowyer for the 2009 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season.
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    Vickers and Speed Swap Cars at Homestead
    Red Bull Racing Team's No. 83 and No. 84 drivers will swap cars for this weekend's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season finale at Homestead- Miami Speedway.
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    Chevrolet Clinches Sprint Cup Manufacturers’ Championship
    Jimmie Johnson’s victory of the Checker O’Reilly Auto Parts 500 at Phoenix International Raceway clinched the 2008 Manufacturers’ Championship for Chevrolet in NASCAR’s premier division.
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    Jeff Gordon Donates Eldora Firesuit for Online Charity Auction
    Four-time NASCAR Cup Series champion Jeff Gordon has given up one of his favorite firesuits from the 2008 racing season for an online auction benefiting The Jeff Gordon Foundation.
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    Kurt Busch Takes Detour to DIS for Rolex 24 at Daytona Test
    Kurt Busch flew to Homestead-Miami Speedway on Wednesday but first made a quick detour to Daytona International Speedway to take part in November Test Days in preparation for the 47th anniversary Rolex 24 At Daytona on Jan. 24-25 at Daytona International Speedway.
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    Scott Wimmer to Visit Troops in Iraq and Kuwait
    Scott Wimmer will tour United States Military bases as part of the 2008 RACING HEROES GOODWILL TOUR. The tour which begins on December 9, and concludes on December 20th, will include visits to US bases in Iraq and Kuwait.
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    NASCAR Teleconference: Brian France
    Today's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series teleconference - ahead of Sunday's Ford Championship weekend at Homestead Miami Speedway - features a very special guest, NASCAR Chairman and CEO Brian France.
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    This Week in Ford Racing: David Ragan
    David Ragan has had a very impressive second full season in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. He leads ALL drivers in the series in laps completed (10,395 of 10,459) and percentage of laps completed (99.39%), and leads all non-Chase drivers in points (13th in the standings), top-fives (6) and top-10s (14).
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    NASCAR Roundtable
    NASCAR’s 2008 season winds to a close this weekend at Homestead-Miami Speedway, and few people seem certain the sport will look the same next year as it did this year.
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    Richard Childress Named NCMA Tribute Award Recipient
    Richard Childress will be the recipient of the North Carolina Motorsports Association's Tribute Award at the group's annual awards banquet on January 26, 2009, at the Embassy Suites Resort and Conference Center in Concord, N.C.
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    Numbers Game: Analyzing the Ford 400 at Homestead-Miami
    Jimmie Johnson’s Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup performances are unrivaled. This year, Johnson has three wins, an average finish of 4.7 and a Driver Rating of 118.7 during the Chase.
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    12 Gauge: The Snake Edition After Phoenix
    Each week, 12 Gauge takes a look at the top 12 drivers in the Sprint Cup Series. One of the unique aspects of PIR is the hillside seating overlooking Turns 3 and 4. You get a great view of the action, but watch out for those snakes -- which is the theme of today’s 12 Gauge.
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    Furniture Row Racing Plans Limited 2009 Schedule
    Announced today, Furniture Row Racing is planning a limited 2009 schedule for their NASCAR Sprint Cup Series team and Car #78 driven by Joe Nemechek.
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    TUMS Top 10 Moments from Phoenix International Raceway
    The second to last stop of the 2008 racing season at Phoenix International Raceway for the Checker Auto Parts 500, had stars and fans of the Sprint Cup Series experiencing severe heartburn.
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    Week 36: The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Top 12
    The following is a look at the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Top 12 going into the 10th and final race of the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup – the Ford 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway.
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    The Cool Down Lap: It’s Time to Change the COT
    NASCAR chairman and CEO Brian France made a bold assertion Sunday, specifically that the racecar introduced to the Sprint Cup Series in 2007 as the Car of Tomorrow has met the three benchmarks established by the sanctioning body.
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    Petty Renews Partnership with Paralyzed Veterans of America
    Petty Enterprises, the winningest organization in the history of American motorsports, announces that it has extended its partnership with the Paralyzed Veterans of America (Paralyzed Veterans) through the 2009 NASCAR Sprint Cup season.
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    Moore Recounts Storied Career with NASCAR's Elite Drivers
    Bud Moore won't be pinned down by the question about his favorite driver at Darlington. Metaphorically speaking, he holds up a fistful of cards and says, "Pick one."
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    Johnson Needs 36th-Place Finish to Clinch at Homestead
    Jimmie Johnson’s third consecutive championship is well within reach, needing to finish 36th or better in next Sunday’s season finale Ford 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway to clinch.
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    Sunday Notebook: Kurt Busch Marvels at Johnson Performance
    After running second in Sunday’s Checker O’Reilly Auto Parts 500 at Phoenix International Raceway, Kurt Busch was less interested in talking about his solid performance than in lavishing praise on the performance race winner Jimmie Johnson
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    Harvick, Shell-Pennzoil Chevy Steady in Phoenix
    Kevin Harvick and the Shell-Pennzoil Racing team capitalized on a strong race car and turned in a solid seventh-place finish in Sunday’s Checker O’Reilly Auto Parts 500 presented by Pennzoil at Phoenix International Raceway.
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    Busch Battles to Eighth-Place Finish at Phoenix
    Kyle Busch, driver of the No. 18 Pedigree Toyota Camry for Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR), finished eighth in Sunday’s Checker Auto Parts 500k NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Phoenix International Raceway.
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    Martin Closes Out DEI Tenure with Stellar 14th-Place Finish
    Mark Martin closed out his tenure with Dale Earnhardt Inc. in the No. 8 U.S. Army Chevrolet by battling back from a lap down to finish 14th in Sunday’s Checker O’Reilly Auto Parts 500 at Phoenix International Raceway.
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    Kenseth Earns 15th-Place Finish at Phoenix
    After enjoying three consecutive top-10 finishes, Matt Kenseth and the No. 17 DEWALT Ford Fusion team were looking forward to the race at Phoenix International Raceway.
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    Labonte Scores Top-20 Finish in Phoenix, Petty in Accident
    Bobby Labonte and the No. 43 Cheerios/Betty Crocker Dodge team finished 19th in Sunday’s race, while Kyle Petty and the No. 45 Wells Fargo Dodge finished in the 39th position.
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    Top-20 for Blaney in Phoenix
    Dave Blaney and the No. 22 Bill Davis Racing team qualified in the 23rd spot for the Checker Auto Parts 500 at Phoenix International Raceway and backed up that qualifying effort with a top-20 finish in their Bad Boy Mowers Toyota Camry on the one-mile oval Sunday afternoon.
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    Phoenix Falling: Stewart Collected in Late-Race Accidents
    Tony Stewart went from running in the top-10 with 50 laps to go in Sunday’s Checker O’Reilly Auto Parts 500k NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Phoenix International Raceway to finishing 22nd.
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    Schrader Stays Out of Trouble, Finishes 27th at Phoenix
    In a race that no one was quite sure would ever end, Ken Schrader dodged several accidents and finished 27th in Sunday’s Checker O’Reilly Auto Parts 500k NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Phoenix International Raceway
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    Johnson on Brink of Third Title After Phoenix Win
    Polesitter Jimmie Johnson played his own version of “Catch Me If You Can” Sunday -- and nobody could -- in the Checker O’Reilly Auto Parts 500 and in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup. Though it took a green-white-checkered-flag finish to decide the race, the outcome was hardly in doubt, as Johnson dominated the race, leading 217 of 313 laps. Kurt Busch finished second, .295 seconds behind the two-time defending Cup champion.
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    Statement from ABC on Sunday's Telecast
    "After two red flags, rain in Phoenix and 4 1/2 hours on ABC, we were still 34 minutes from the end of the telecast as it turned out. We told fans in the East and Central from the second red flag on that the race was moving to ESPN2. ABC's entertainment viewers and NASCAR fans were both well served in a tough spot, and we are fortunate to have ESPN2 among our networks to serve the fans."

    Chevrolet Clinches Manufacturer Championship
    With Jimmie Johnson's victory in the Checker O'Reilly Auto Parts 500 at Phoenix International Raceway, Chevrolet clinched the NASCAR Sprint Cup Manufacturer's Championship.

    Brian France Addresses Economic Concerns at Phoenix
    NASCAR chairman Brian France spoke with the media at Phoenix International Raceway, where he addressed concerns about the economy and other topics.
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    2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid to Pace Ford 400 Field
    NASCAR Sprint Cup officials will leave it to a green car to lead the field to the green flag next Sunday at the season-ending Ford 400 – marking a NASCAR Sprint Cup first.
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    Saturday Notebook: Stewart Confident Logano Will Improve
    Joey Logano's first three outings in NASCAR Sprint Cup cars have the rumormongers working overtime.
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    Chasing History, Johnson Wins Pole in Phoenix
    For the fifth time in nine Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup races, Jimmie Johnson will start from the pole. This time, with the sun in his eyes in the first corner, Johnson claimed the top starting spot the old fashioned way -- he earned it with a lap of 26.721 seconds (134.725 mph) at Phoenix International Raceway, good enough to edge Jamie McMurray (134.625 mph) for the pole for Sunday's Checker O'Reilly Auto Parts 500.
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    Friday Notebook: Stewart Has Unusual Pick for Top Driver
    Tony Stewart has a nominee for driver of the year in NASCAR's Sprint Cup Series, and it's not Jimmie Johnson, Carl Edwards or Kyle Busch -- the three drivers who have combined for 22 victories in 34 events this season.
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    On NASCAR: May the Best Man Tie
    There's a lot of talk going around right now about the chances of Jimmie Johnson winning his third consecutive Sprint Cup Series championship, an almost impossible feat.
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    Tony Stewart Named 38th Fiesta Bowl Parade Grand Marshal
    Two-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Tony Stewart will serve as the Grand Marshal for the 38th Annual Fort McDowell Fiesta Bowl Parade presented by Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation.
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    Johnson Will Try to Stem the Tide in Phoenix
    Jimmie Johnson’s 106-point lead over Carl Edwards is the largest margin by far between the leader and second-place driver with two races to go since the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup format was introduced in 2004.
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    Bad Boy Mowers to Sponsor No. 22 Toyota in Final Two Events
    Bill Davis Racing (BDR) announced today that Bad Boy Mowers will take over the sponsorship of the No. 22 Toyota Camry in NASCAR Sprint Cup Series competition for the final two events of the 2008 season.
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    Top Five and Five to Watch: Phoenix
    Here’s a look at the top five in points and five drivers to watch in Sunday’s Checker O’Reilly Auto Parts 500.
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    Josh Ray Selected as First Diversity Apprentice for MWR
    Toyota Motor Sales, Inc. (TMS) and Michael Waltrip Racing (MWR) announced today that Josh Ray is the diversity apprentice selected from Toyota's Technician Training and Education Network (T-TEN) alumni program.
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    Sprint Cup Series News & Notes - Phoenix
    Despite being nearly 200 points behind standings leader Jimmie Johnson (No. 48 Lowe’s Chevrolet) with four races left, Carl Edwards (No. 99 Office Depot Ford) never gave up hope of winning his first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship.
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    ‘In the Loop’: Neck-And-Neck at Phoenix
    The statistics suggest not much will be gained or lost at Phoenix between points leader Jimmie Johnson and second-place Carl Edwards. Both are strong at Phoenix, with Johnson holding an edge.
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    NASCAR Teleconference: Denny Hamlin
    Today's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series teleconference - ahead of Sunday's Checker O'Reilly Auto Parts 500 presented by Pennzoil at Phoenix International Raceway - features Denny Hamlin, driver of the No. 11 FedEx Ground Toyota.
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    Dale Jr. Talks About Obama's Win and Voting for Change
    The Drive on FOX with Chris Myers & Sean Farnham welcomed NASCAR Driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. today and discussed Sen. Barack Obama winning the 2008 presidential election and voting for change in NASCAR.
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    Shelby Automobiles to Sponsor Sprint Cup Race at LVMS
    The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series event at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on March 1, 2009 will be sponsored by Shelby Automobiles. The event will be lengthened to 427 miles and will be called the “Shelby 427.”
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    RCR Reorganizes its Business Unit
    Richard Childress Racing has reorganized its business unit to help strengthen the overall performance of the 11-time NASCAR championship-winning organization.
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    O’Reilly Auto Parts Becomes NASCAR Official Partner
    O’Reilly Auto Parts and the National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) announced today an exclusive multi-year agreement for O’Reilly to become the Official Auto Parts Retailer of NASCAR.
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    Numbers Game: Analyzing the Checker O’Reilly Auto Parts 500
    Carl Edwards keeps chipping away at leader Jimmie Johnson’s point lead. The deficit is now 106 points. An Edwards comeback with two races remaining would be the largest since the current points system was implemented in 1975.
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    This Week in Ford Racing: Greg Biffle and Travis Kvapil
    Greg Biffle sits third in the Sprint Cup Series point standings with only two races remaining, while Travis Kvapil stands 24th in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series point standings going into this weekend’s race at Phoenix. Both drivers spoke about the one-mile track and their seasons to date.
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    Dodge Teleconference: Juan Pablo Montoya
    Juan Pablo Montoya, driver of the No. 42 Texaco/Havoline Dodge Charger for Chip Ganassi Racing, was this week's guest on the Dodge Motorsports Teleconference.
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    Johnson’s Spotter Won’t Return in 2009
    During a modest round of layoffs Monday and Tuesday at Hendrick Motorsports, Jimmie Johnson’s spotter, Stevie Reeves, was told he would not return to the No. 48 Lowe’s Chevrolet team next season, Reeves confirmed Tuesday night.
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    12 Gauge: The Presidents Edition after Texas
    Each week, 12 Gauge takes a look at the top 12 drivers in the Sprint Cup Series. All race and performance references are from Sunday’s race at Texas Motor Speedway. Today’s theme is a natural. As Olivia Newton-John once never said, “Let’s get presidential.”
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    Strong Chases Catapult Chevy, Ford Up Manufacturer Standing
    Only three points separate the top three outfits in one of the most hotly-contested Manufacturers’ Championships in history. With two races remaining in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup, Chevrolet leads the standings with 204 points, Ford has 202 and Toyota has 201.
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    Ganassi, DEI in Merger Talks
    Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates and Dale Earnhardt Inc. have entered discussions that could lead to a merger between the two organizations, foxsports.com reported Tuesday.
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    TUMS Top 10 Moments from Texas Motor Speedway
    The latest stop of the 2008 racing season at the Texas Motor Speedway for the Dickies 500 in Fort Worth, Texas, had stars and fans of the Sprint Cup Series experiencing heartburn.
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    Week 35: The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Top 12
    The following is a look at the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Top 12 going into the ninth race of the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup – the Checker O’Reilly Auto Parts 500 presented by Pennzoil at Phoenix International Raceway.
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    Cool Down Lap: Edwards’ Gamble Pays Off, Leaves Questions
    There must be something about crossing the Mississippi River that brings out the gambler in Carl Edwards and his No. 99 Roush Fenway Ford team.
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    Support Sam Ard with Online Auction
    After tying two-time NASCAR Nationwide Series champion Sam Ard''s record for most wins in a season with 10, Kyle Busch pledged $100,000 to Ard in Texas Motor Speedway's Victory Lane.
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    60 Most Beautiful People in NASCAR to Hit Newsstands Nov. 11
    Fast cars, loud engines, thrilling finishes and beautiful people are part of the unique experience of NASCAR racing.
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    NASCAR Tests inthinc Lap Counter in Sprint Cup Series
    The Motorsports Division of inthinc™, a developer and manufacturer of technologies to improve driving safety, today announced its lap counter technology is now being tested in all cars of the NASCAR® Sprint Cup Series.
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    After Championship Season Ganassi Partners with Champion
    Chip Ganassi Racing Teams, Inc. (CGR) announced today a multi-year agreement with Champion that will see the leading athletic apparel brand on the backs of all of CGR’s six race teams across NASCAR, IndyCar and the Rolex Sports Car Series beginning in 2009.
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    Edwards Closes Gap, Makes a J.J. Clinch at Phoenix Difficult
    Gutsy strategy earned Carl Edwards the win at the Dickies 500 at Texas Motor Speedway, and made it difficult for points leader Jimmie Johnson to clinch at Phoenix.
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    Second Place at Texas Boosts Gordon to Fifth in Standings
    Jeff Gordon and Team DuPont battled back from a lap down to finish second in the Dickies 500 at Texas Motor Speedway on Sunday.
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    Busch Brings Home Solid Sixth-Place Finish at Texas
    Kyle Busch, driver of the No. 18 M&M’s Toyota Camry for Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR), scored a solid sixth-place finish in Sunday’s Dickies 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth.
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    Harvick, Shell-Pennzoil Chevy Rally for Top 10 at Texas
    The Shell-Pennzoil Racing team overcame a mid-pack qualifying effort and battled handling issues throughout the Dickies 500 at Texas Motor Speedway but, Kevin Harvick and Company, were still able to bring home a solid seventh-place finish.
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    Kenseth Wrangles Ninth-Place Finish at Texas
    Heading into Sunday’s Dickies 500 at Texas Motor Speedway, Matt Kenseth, driver of the No. 17 DEWALT Ford Fusion was optimistic and looking forward to racing at the 1.5-mile Texas track.
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    Martin, No. 8 Team Fight to 12th-place Finish in Texas
    Mark Martin and the No. 8 U.S. Army team battled to a 12th-place finish in Sunday’s Dickies 500 Sprint Cup race at Texas Motor Speedway
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    Stewart Takes Backup Car to 16th at Texas
    Tony Stewart, driver of the No. 20 Home Depot Toyota for Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR), scored a solid 16th-place finish in Sunday’s Dickies 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth.
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    Menard Finishes 22nd at Texas Motor Speedway
    Joey Logano and the No. 02 Home Depot Toyota team waited a long time for today’s opportunity, but unfortunately the results were not what they hoped for this weekend which ended with a 40th place finish in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Dickies 500 at Texas Motor Speedway.
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    Blaney Finishes 29th at Texas
    With just three races remaining in the 2008 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series campaign, Dave Blaney and the Caterpillar Racing team qualified in the 41st spot for the Dickies 500 at Texas Motor Speedway Friday afternoon.
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    Schrader Finishes 30th at Texas
    Ken Schrader, driver of the No. 96 DLP HDTV Toyota Camry for Hall of Fame Racing, finished 30th in Sunday’s Dickies 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth.
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    Robby Gordon Finishes 36th at Texas
    After a long weekend at Texas Motor Speedway, Robby Gordon and the No. 7 MAPEI /Menards team finished 36th in Sunday’s Dickies 500.
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    Labonte Finishes 39th in Home State
    Bobby Labonte and the No. 43 Cheerios/Betty Crocker Dodge team finished 39th in Sunday’s race. Labonte, a native of Corpus Christi, Texas, was hoping to pick up his first win in his home state.
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    Logano Finishes 40th in Texas
    Joey Logano and the No. 02 Home Depot Toyota team waited a long time for today’s opportunity, but unfortunately the results were not what they hoped for this weekend which ended with a 40th place finish in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Dickies 500 at Texas Motor Speedway.
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    Sunday Notebook: Gilliland Parked After Wrecking Montoya
    Sunday’s Dickies 500 Sprint Cup race featured long green-flag runs and record lows for cautions (five) and caution laps (26), but that didn’t mean it lacked drama.
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    Fuel-Mileage Gamble Pays Off for Edwards
    Carl Edwards spent the past week insisting the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup isn’t over. Maybe he’s right. Squeezing 70 laps out of his last tank of fuel at 1.5-mile Texas Motor Speedway, Edwards slowed his speed to a relative crawl in the closing laps of Sunday’s Dickies 500 and rolled across the finish line 8.31 seconds ahead of Jeff Gordon, who also stretched his fuel mileage.
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    Saturday Notebook: Stewart's Tire Explodes During Practice
    Tony Stewart was fifth fastest in Saturday's first Sprint Cup practice session, but trouble found him when his right rear tire exploded and took most of the right rear quarter panel and side window with it.
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    Dickies 2008 Worker of the Year® Takes a Shot at $1 Million
    Williamson-Dickie Mfg. Co., makers of Dickies®, the leading global workwear brand, proudly announced oilfield roughneck and safety manager Hale Hughes as their 2008 American Worker of the Year® at the Professional Bull Riders World Finals in Las Vegas on October 31.
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    Jeff Gordon Wins First Career Pole at Texas
    If Jeff Gordon needed a change of pace to break the spell of his last disastrous tango with Texas Motor Speedway, he found it Friday afternoon. Gordon covered the 1.5-mile distance in 28.652 seconds (188.469 mph) to win the pole for Sunday's Dickies 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup race, a good start toward erasing the memory of a 43rd-place finish at TMS in April.
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    Friday Notebook: Drivers Caution Against Chase Changes
    Most Chase drivers -- including the one who's poised to win his third straight championship -- think it's time to stop the talk of changing the Chase for the Sprint Cup scoring structure simply because Jimmie Johnson might run away with the title this year.
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    On NASCAR: NASCAR Trick or Treat
    When I worked as the public relations director for a race track, I always commented when NASCAR Sprint Cup Series event weekends rolled around that I was going to have T-shirts printed up reading, "No I can't get you any free tickets."
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    Sprint Cup Drivers Stand Up for Chase System
    Driver after driver spoke up today at Texas Motor Speedway in support of the current Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup format despite the possibility of Jimmie Johnson becoming a three-time champion.
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    Sadler Talks Teen Safe Driving to Students in Texas
    NASCAR driver Elliott Sadler took time before the Dickies 500 at Texas Motor Speedway to visit students and their parents at Colleyville Heritage High School outside Dallas on Thursday, October 30, to talk about the importance of teen safe driving. Sadler was joined by SPEED TV personality John Roberts.
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    Past Champions to be Honored at Homestead-Miami
    Legends throughout NASCAR’s 60-year history will help crown the 2008 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion during Ford Championship Weekend at Homestead-Miami Speedway.
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    No. 48 Team Favorite for Fourth-Quarter Mechanix Wear Honor
    The No. 48 Lowe’s Chevrolet team from Hendrick Motorsports has recorded two wins and seven consecutive top-10 finishes in the Chase for the Sprint Cup to emerge as the heavy favorite to claim fourth-quarter honors in the Mechanix Wear Most Valuable Pit Crew Award competition.
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    Shell and Motiva Join Harvick for United Way Day of Caring
    On their way to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Texas Motor Speedway, driver Kevin Harvick and the No. 29 Shell-Pennzoil crew from Richard Childress Racing made a pit stop at the Houston Salvation Army Boys' and Girls' Club for the Shell and Motiva United Way Day of Caring.
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    Johnson Just Focused on Doing His Part
    He's not talking like it's a certainty at this point, but with three races left in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup, Jimmie Johnson pretty much can tell the engravers to get started putting his name on the championship trophy with a strong finish in Sunday's Dickies 500 at Texas Motor Speedway.
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    Top Five and Five to Watch: Texas
    Here’s a look at the top five in points and five drivers to watch in Sunday’s Dickies 500 at Texas Motor Speedway.
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    Jamie McMurray & IRWIN Host Top Tradesmen at Texas
    The saying is “Everything is bigger in Texas.” IRWIN® Industrial Tools will prove that when the company hosts 20 of the fastest, accurate tradesmen from around the country at the race in Texas for the Ultimate Tradesman Challenge (UTC) Semi-Final competition.
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    Sprint Cup Series News & Notes - Texas Motor Speedway
    Reigning and two-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Jimmie Johnson’s (No. 48 Lowe’s/Kobalt Tools Chevrolet) is in familiar territory as the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series prepares for Sunday’s Dickies 500 at Texas Motor Speedway.
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    NASCAR CAM Teleconference: Matt Kenseth
    Today's NASCAR CAM Teleconference - in advance of Sunday's Dickies 500 at Texas Motor Speedway - features Matt Kenseth, driver of the No. 17 DeWalt Ford, who is joining us from the NASCAR Research and Development Center in Concord, North Carolina.
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    NASCAR Teleconference: Carl Edwards
    This week's NASCAR teleconference - in advance of Sunday's Dickies 500 at Texas Motor Speedway, race number eight in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup - features Carl Edwards, driver of the No. 99 Office Depot Ford.
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    This Week in Ford Racing: David Ragan
    David Ragan, driver of the No. 6 AAA Ford Fusion, is sitting solidly in 13th place in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series standings with only three races remaining.
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    Dodge Teleconference: Kasey Kahne
    Kasey Kahne, driver of the No. 9 Budweiser Dodge for Gillett Evernham Motorsports, was the guest on the weekly Dodge Motorsports Teleconference.
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    ‘In the Loop’: Time Running Out for Jeff Gordon
    Still winless through 33 races, Jeff Gordon has three more chances to continue a remarkable streak. Gordon has won at least two races in each season since 1994, his second year in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. The streak stands at 14 consecutive seasons.
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    Three-Race Showdown Set for Manufacturer Championship
    The strong 2008 seasons by Jimmie Johnson, Carl Edwards and Kyle Busch (from Chevrolet, Ford and Toyota, respectively) has made this year’s Manufacturers’ Championship one of the most heated – and coveted – in history.
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    Cup Team Owner Indicted on Tax Charges
    Larry McClure, a founder and co-owner of Morgan-McClure Motorsports, has been indicted on three counts of tax fraud and two counts of obstruction of justice over $325,000 of allegedly unreported income from 2002 through 2004.
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    Spotting Trouble is Only Part of the Job
    From a perch high above the grandstand -- or on the side of a mountain -- Stevie Reeves guides driver Jimmie Johnson through the traffic and wrecks that are inevitable in racing.
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    Victory Lane is No Place for a New Face in ’08
    Not since 2004 has a Sprint Cup season passed without a first-time winner, and time is running out in 2008. This season’s biggest roadblock to drivers still seeking their first victory: the dominance of the top teams.
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    NASCAR Foundation Blood Drive to Save 17,000 Lives
    NASCAR fans and community members came out en masse on Sept. 11 to participate in The NASCAR Foundation’s third annual Blood and Marrow Drive Presented by Nationwide Insurance at 30 locations across the country.
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    Numbers Game: Analyzing the Dickies 500 at Texas
    Jimmie Johnson picked off car after car in the closing laps of last weekend’s race at Atlanta Motor Speedway. With each pass, he inched closer to an historic third consecutive championship. Cale Yarborough is the only driver in NASCAR history to accomplish the feat, winning championships from 1976-78.
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    Edwards to Represent Team USA at the Race of Champions
    NASCAR standout Carl Edwards and motocross guru Travis Pastrana will team up this December to represent Team USA in the 2008 Race of Champions held at Wembley Stadium, as the USA aims for its first Race of Champions Nations Cup title since 2002.
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    Kyle Petty Eyes Another Rolex 24, Full Season Grand-Am Ride
    NASCAR veteran Kyle Petty made an appearance on Tuesday during the second day of the three-day October Test Days session in preparation for the 47th anniversary of the Rolex 24 At Daytona on Jan. 24-25.
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    Fenders and Fists: Jimmy Spencer's Top-Five Fights
    Former Sprint Cup driver and current Speed television analyst Jimmy Spencer made his reputation with aggressive driving and the occasional dust-up in the garage.
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    McMurray’s Texas Scheme to Support Search for Next King
    When Jamie McMurray’s No. 26 Crown Royal Ford Fusion hits the track at Texas Motor Speedway this weekend, it will be carrying an important reminder that could forever change the life of one lucky NASCAR fan.
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    Sadler to Teach Texas Students the Importance of Safe Driving
    Prior to the Dickies 500 weekend at Texas Motor Speedway, Elliott Sadler will visit Colleyville Heritage High School in Colleyville, Texas, Thursday morning as part of the Allstate Teen Safe Driving Pit Stop program.
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    12 Gauge: The Fruit Edition After Atlanta
    Each week, 12 Gauge takes a look at the top 12 drivers in the Sprint Cup Series. All race and performance references are from Sunday’s race at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Today’s theme is fruit, in honor of the state of Georgia, the Peach State.
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    The Cool Down Lap: Magic Johnson Proves He Can't Be Beat
    Carl Edwards must have felt cheated. Moments after winning his second race in as many days, Edwards was bludgeoned with the news that Jimmie Johnson had come from nowhere to finish second in Sunday’s Pep Boys Auto 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway.
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    Texas a Big-Time Race with Big-Time Ramifications
    The old-time adage about everything being big – or bigger – in Texas certainly applies this week, when talking about the Dickies 500.
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    Max Papis and the Gecko Surface on America's Biggest Stage
    Widely regarded as one of the most versatile racecar drivers in the world, ‘Mad’ Max Papis will add to his already impressive resume as he slides behind the wheel of the #13 GEICO Toyota Camry in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series.
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    Week 34: The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Top 12
    The following is a look at the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Top 12 going into the eighth race of the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup – the Dickies 500 at Texas Motor Speedway.
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    Online Auction to Benefit the Sam Ard Fund
    For the next three weeks, NASCAR fans have the opportunity to do two good things at once – buy a cherished collectible, plus lend a hand to one of the sport’s pioneers.
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    NASCAR Stars Making Surprise Visit To Fort Mill, S.C.
    NASCAR’s Greg Biffle and Erik Darnell are going to work Tuesday. Literally. The duo is stopping by the Northern Tool + Equipment’s Distribution Center tomorrow afternoon to meet employees and “help out” as needed.
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    RCR Names DiCio Director of Business Development
    Michael DiCio has been named managing director of business development for 11-time NASCAR championship-winning Richard Childress Racing.
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    Burton Uses Haybuster's 77 Seed Drill for Wildlife Preservation
    Ward Burton, NASCAR Cup driver and founder of the Ward Burton Wildlife Foundation, has teamed up with agricultural equipment manufacturer Haybuster to promote wildlife preservation.
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    Sunday Notebook: Pit Road Snafu Derails Earnhardt
    A tight handling condition wasn’t enough to keep Dale Earnhardt Jr. out of the top 10 in Sunday’s Pep Boys Auto 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway.
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    Kenseth and USG Team Have Solid Fourth-Place Run at Atlanta
    Prior to Sunday’s Pep Boys Auto 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway, Matt Kenseth, driver of the No. 17 USG/DEWALT Ford Fusion was optimistic and looking forward to racing at the 1.54-Georgia track, stating: “I feel like we’ve got a team that’s capable of winning, we just have to figure out how to put it all together."
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    Busch Notches Hard Earned Top-Five at Atlanta
    After battling an ill-handling race car throughout the first half of Sunday’s Pep Boys Auto 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Atlanta Motor Speedway in Hampton, Ga., Kyle Busch could have easily given up.
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    Gordon Up to Sixth in Standings Following Ninth-Place Finish
    Jeff Gordon moved up one position to sixth in the point standings following Team DuPont's ninth-place finish in the Pep Boys Auto 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway on Sunday.
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    Despite Struggles, Harvick Rallies for 13th at Atlanta
    Despite grappling with an ill-handling Shell-Pennzoil Chevrolet and being slapped with a pit road penalty with just under 75 laps to go in the Pep Boys Auto 500, Kevin Harvick hung in for a 13th-place finish at Atlanta Motor Speedway.
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    Stewart Gets 17th in 20th Start at Atlanta
    “Loose on entry. Tight in the center. Loose off.” Those were the words most often uttered by Tony Stewart in Sunday’s Pep Boys Auto 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Atlanta Motor Speedway in Hampton, Ga.
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    Robby Gordon Finishes 19th at Atlanta
    As the Jim Beam team prepared for the Pep Boys Auto 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway, they were optimistic that they would have an impressive run and a great finish. The team achieved these goals by posting a top-20 finish at the 1.54-mile track on Sunday afternoon.
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    Tough Day for Martin, No. 8 U.S. Army Team in Atlanta
    Mark Martin and the No. 8 U.S. Army Team had a tough outing in Sunday's Pep Boys Auto 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway. The team struggled to find grip with its Chevrolet Impala SS and fell as far back as 35th, before rallying for a 22nd-place finish.
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    Labonte 26th, McCumbee 36th in Atlanta
    Bobby Labonte and the No. 43 Cheerios/Betty Crocker Dodge team finished 26th in Sunday’s race, while Chad McCumbee and the No. 45 Marathon American Spirit Motor Oil Dodge team took the checkered flag in the 36th position.
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    Menard Finishes 31st at Atlanta
    Paul Menard and the Dale Earnhardt Inc. backed Menards Racing team rounded out a weekend of racing at Atlanta Motor Speedway with a 31st place finish in the Pep Boys Auto 500.
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    Bumpy Ride at Atlanta Results in 35th Place Finish for Schrader
    Ken Schrader, driver of the No. 96 DLP HDTV Toyota Camry for Hall of Fame Racing, tried the high road, the low road and every point in between before finishing 35th in Sunday’s Pep Boys Auto 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Atlanta Motor Speedway in Hampton, Ga.
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    Accident in Atlanta Derails Blaney's 300th Start
    Dave Blaney and the Caterpillar Racing team lined up 33rd on the starting grid after rain washed out qualifying for the Pep Boys Auto 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway.
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    Edwards Wins at Atlanta; Johnson Finishes 2nd
    Even in victory, Carl Edwards looked deflated when he was told that Chase for the Sprint Cup leader Jimmie Johnson had finished second in Sunday’s Pep Boys Auto 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway.
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    Saturday Notebook: Stewart's Comments End Up Paying Off
    Sometimes it pays to be a squeaky wheel. After slipping and sliding around Atlanta Motor Speedway in March, Tony Stewart railed against the hard tire compound Goodyear provided for the race.
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    No. 45 Dodge to Sport RPDE ‘Holiday’ Paint Scheme in Texas
    Petty Enterprises announces today that the Richard Petty Driving Experience will be the primary sponsor of the No. 45 Dodge, driven by Chad McCumbee, for the upcoming race at the Texas Motor Speedway along with new partners, TheGPSStore.com and Garmin, the global leader in satellite navigation.
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    Harvick Donates Van to Former NASCAR Nationwide Champ Ard
    Kevin Harvick presented former NASCAR champion driver Sam Ard with the van that was used in the Shell fuels commercial featuring the No. 29 Shell-Pennzoil driver and the “Passionate Experts” from Shell at Atlanta Motor Speedway today.
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    NASCAR Foundation Track Walk at Atlanta Motor Speedway
    The NASCAR Foundation Track Walk, presented by Aflac, featuring NASCAR Sprint Cup Series drivers David Ragan, Travis Kvapil, Aric Almirola, Joe Nemechek will take place at Atlanta Motor Speedway Oct. 26 beginning at 8:30 a.m.
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    Another Rainout Gives Johnson Pole in Atlanta
    For the third straight week, the fourth time in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup and the 10th time this season, persistent rain forced cancelation of qualifying for a Cup event.
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    Friday Notebook: Atlanta Wins Predict Success at Texas
    In each of the past three seasons, the winner of the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Atlanta Motor Speedway has gone on to win the following week at Texas Motor Speedway.
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    Kahne and Sadler Benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities
    Today, NASCAR drivers Kasey Kahne and Elliott Sadler, of Gillett Evernham Motorsports, combined efforts to help raise awareness for Ronald McDonald House Charities® (RMHC®), benefitting programs to support children and families in need around the world.
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    Harvick to Present Ard with Chevrolet Van
    Kevin Harvick will present Robert Ard, son of two-time NASCAR Nationwide Series Champion Sam Ard, with a 2007 Chevrolet Van.
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    Bob Decker Wins the 2008 Pilot Truck Driver Challenge
    Pilot Travel Centers is proud to announce the winner of the 2008 Pilot Truck Driver Challenge. Bob Decker, transport driver for the No. 99 Office Depot team from Roush Fenway racing, was awarded $50,000 for capturing the 2008 title.
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    On NASCAR: That Poor Jeff Gordon
    At the end of the race at Martinsville Speedway on October 19, I heard these words spring from the lips of an actual human, with my very own ears: "That poor Jeff Gordon."
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    Sprint Cup Series News & Notes - Atlanta Motor Speedway
    Reigning and two-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Jimmie Johnson (No. 48 Lowe’s/Kobalt Tools Chevrolet) sits in a good place as the series heads to Atlanta Motor Speedway for Sunday’s Pep Boys Auto 500. As in, the top of the standings.
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    Tires Could be a Factor Again at Atlanta
    In real estate, it’s location, location, location. At Atlanta Motor Speedway, it’s tires, tires, tires.
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    Roush Fenway to Honor the Memory of Sgt. William P. Rudd
    Roush Fenway Racing will honor Sgt. William P. Rudd this weekend by placing a decal in honor of his memory on the No. 6 AAA Ford Fusion at Atlanta Motor Speedway.
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    Top Five and Five to Watch: Atlanta
    Here’s a look at the top five in points and five drivers to watch in Sunday’s Pep Boys Auto 500.
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    ‘In the Loop’: Johnson Can’t Rest Easy
    Jimmie Johnson cannot simply sit on his 149-point lead and expect to win a third consecutive NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship. True, over the four remaining tracks, Johnson ranks first in almost every statistical category.
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    No. 83 Team Penalized for Post-Race Inspection Infractions
    NASCAR has issued penalties, suspensions and fines to the No. 83 team in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, as a result of rules infractions found on Tuesday during a Martinsville post-race inspection at the NASCAR Research and Development Center in Concord, N.C.
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    Ford and Roush Fenway Agree on Multi-Year Contract
    It’s 20 NASCAR seasons and counting for Ford and Roush Fenway Racing. The long-time partnership between one of NASCAR’s premier race operations and Ford Motor Company will continue as the company announced today it has agreed in principle to a multi-year agreement with Roush Fenway Racing that will see the team continue running Fords in all three of NASCAR’s major series.
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    This Week in Ford Racing: Wolfe, Roush and Smith
    Ford Racing and Roush Fenway Racing announced today that they have agreed in principle to a multi-year contract. Brian Wolfe, director, Ford Racing Technology, along with Jack Roush, owner of Roush Fenway Racing, and Geoff Smith, president of Roush Fenway Racing, answered questions about the deal during a teleconference earlier today.
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    NASCAR Teleconference: Greg Biffle
    Greg Biffle, driver of the No. 16 3M Ford Fusion, is second in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series point standings to Jimmie Johnson. Biffle, who trails by 149 points, participated in the NASCAR Teleconference Wednesday afternoon to discuss the Chase and this weekend’s race at Atlanta Motor Speedway.
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    Scott Speed Takes Fort Worth by the Horns
    Scott Speed took a wild ride Tuesday in Fort Worth, but it wasn’t in the No. 84 Red Bull Racing Sprint Cup Series car at Texas Motor Speedway. The Red Bull Racing driver made his bull riding debut in the Fort Worth Stockyards with a helping hand from a legendary bull rider.
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    Daytona Plays Host to Sports’ “Powerbrokers”
    When Daytona International Speedway hosts NASCAR’s premier race – the Daytona 500 – in February, expect the powerful to be in attendance.
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    Numbers Game: Analyzing the Pep Boys Auto 500 at Atlanta
    Jimmie Johnson’s ability to thrive in playoff pressure is what made him a two-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion. Johnson has more wins during the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup – 13 – than any other driver.
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    Capps Makes First Laps in NASCAR Late Model in Roseville
    Ron Capps lapped the one-third-mile oval at All American Speedway 50 times last week as he tested the NAPA-sponsored NASCAR Late Model he will pilot in this Saturday's NASCAR Whelen All American Series, a companion event to the NASCAR Camping World Series championship finale in Roseville, Calif.
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    NASCAR Teleconference: Kevin Harvick
    This week's NASCAR teleconference - in advance of Sunday's Pep Boys Auto 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway, race number six in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup - features Kevin Harvick, driver of the No. 29 Shell Pennzoil.

    Dodge Teleconference: Robbie Loomis and Chad McCumbee
    Robbie Loomis, Executive VP of Racing Operations – Petty Enterprises, and Chad McCumbee, Driver No. 45 Marathon Spirit of America Motor Oil Dodge, were this week's guest on the Dodge Motorsports Teleconference.
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    Major Penalties Expected for Vickers' Team
    NASCAR is expected to levy severe penalties Wednesday against the No. 83 Red Bull Racing Toyota driven by Brian Vickers, Foxsports.com reported Tuesday night.
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    Shane Wilson Named Crew Chief for RCR’s No. 33 Program
    Richard Childress Racing has named veteran NASCAR crew chief Shane Wilson to head up its No. 33 Cheerios®/Hamburger Helper® team for the 2009 NASCAR Cup Series season.
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    Gilliland to Pilot No. 38 Aflac Cancer Center Ford at Atlanta
    Yates Racing announced today that the Aflac Children’s Cancer Center will serve as the primary sponsor on the No. 38 entry with driver David Gilliland for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Atlanta Motor Speedway on October, 26, 2008.
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    Changes Continue at Speedway Motorsports
    From the departure of Humpy Wheeler in May to Lauri Wilks’ resignation last week, three of Speedway Motorsports’ top executives have left the company in less than five months.
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    12 Gauge: The Beatles Edition After Martinsville
    Each week, 12 Gauge takes a look at the top 12 drivers in the Sprint Cup Series. All race and performance references are from Sunday’s race at Martinsville Speedway.
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    NASCAR Foundation Calls on Fans on Make a Difference Day
    The NASCAR Foundation, in a continuing effort to promote volunteer opportunities, is calling on NASCAR fans to join more than three million Americans expected to volunteer for USA WEEKEND’s Make A Difference Day on Saturday, Oct. 25.
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    Week 33: The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Top 12
    The following is a look at the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Top 12 going into the seventh race of the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup – the Pep Boys Auto 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway.
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    Cale Yarborough Opens up About Johnson, Other Topics
    Three-time NASCAR Champion Cale Yarborough lets out a boisterous laugh after he says it, but you can tell he’s dead serious: “The one thing I can say is Jimmie (Johnson) better be glad I’m not racing with him today.”
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    Special NASCAR Teleconference: Cale Yarborough
    Cale Yarborough was the guest on a special NASCAR Teleconference. Yarborough, a three-time NASCAR champion, is the only driver to win three consecutive NASCAR Sprint Cup Series titles in 1976, '77 and '78, and one of only seven drivers with three or more titles.
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    Bryan Clauson to Pilot No. 40 Dodge at Atlanta
    The #1 best-selling video game, Guitar Hero®, returns to the track at Atlanta Motor Speedway (AMS) as primary sponsor of Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates’ No. 40 Dodge driven by 19-year-old Bryan Clauson.
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    The Cool Down Lap: The Chase isn’t Over Yet
    After Jimmie Johnson’s dominant win Sunday at Martinsville, you’ll find the story of the 2008 Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup in the obituary pages of most publications.
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    Historic Pairing of NASCAR and eBay Taking Place
    For the first time in NASCAR Sprint Cup Series history, a major sponsorship of a race car is being made available on eBay.
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    SPEED Cantina Set for Grand Opening
    Building upon a commitment to enhance the overall fan experience at Phoenix International Raceway, track President Bryan R. Sperber today announced an innovative collaboration with SPEED™ to provide the latest at-track entertainment for NASCAR fans, as plans were unveiled for “SPEED Cantina” – a one-of-a-kind sports bar & grill set to open over PIR’s upcoming November 6-9 event weekend.
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    Jeff Gordon Finishes Fourth at Martinsville
    Jeff Gordon and Team DuPont scored their 11th top-five finish of the 2008 season in the TUMS QuikPak 500 at Martinsville Speedway on Sunday.
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    Top-10 Finish for Harvick at Martinsville
    A solid effort by the No. 29 Shell-Pennzoil Racing team netted a seventh-place finish for Kevin Harvick in the TUMS QuikPak 500 at Martinsville (Va.) Speedway and helped the team maintain their spot in the season’s championship point standings.
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    Perseverance and Patience Key to Strong Finish for Kenseth
    Matt Kenseth has never tried to hide the fact that he's not particularly fond of racing at Martinsville Speedway.
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    Rookie Almirola Scores Another Top 20
    Aric Almirola, who led 53 laps in Sunday's Sprint Cup race, overcame an accident to finish 20th in the Tums QuikPak 500 at Martinsville Speedway.
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    McCumbee Nets Top-25 Finish in Martinsville Debut
    Chad McCumbee finished Sunday’s race in 25th position in the No. 45 Marathon American Spirit Motor Oil Dodge. McCumbee was making his Sprint Cup debut at Martinsville.
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    Deflated Tires Deflate Stewart’s Chances at Martinsville
    Two deflated tires deflated Tony Stewart’s chances for victory in Sunday’s TUMS QuikPak 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Martinsville (Va.) Speedway.
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    Up-and-Down Outing Ends in 28th Place for Schrader
    Ken Schrader, driver of the No. 96 DLP HDTV Toyota Camry for Hall of Fame Racing, had the kind of up-and-down outing so typical of Martinsville (Va.) Speedway during Sunday’s TUMS QuikPak 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race, ultimately soldiering home for a 28th-place finish after starting 40th.
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    Bad Luck Bug Strikes Busch Again at Martinsville
    When it comes to this year’s installment of the 10-race Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup, if Kyle Busch didn’t have any bad luck, he wouldn’t have any luck at all.
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    Speed Already Chase Material After Cup Debut
    Looks like Scott Speed's well on his way to the Chase. Speed finished 30th in his Sprint Cup debut Sunday, learning early on the value of brakes in a Martinsville race.
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    Gordon, No. 7 Menards Team Fight Back at Martinsville
    After posting fast laps in both practice sessions on Saturday, the No. 7 Menards Dodge Charger looked like it would deliver an excellent showing in Sunday’s short-track race at Martinsville Speedway.
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    Johnson Dominates Martinsville, Builds Big Points Lead
    At the same track where he started his phenomenal run to the title last year, Jimmie Johnson distanced himself from his closest pursuers on Sunday, winning the Tums QuikPak 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Martinsville Speedway.
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    Sunday Notebook: ‘Almost Victory’ Doesn’t Help Edwards
    Carl Edwards righted his listing ship with a third-place finish in Sunday’s Tums QuikPak 500 at Martinsville Speedway -- six positions better than his previous best result at the .526-mile short track.
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    Tums, Goody’s to Satisfy Fans’ Need for Speed at Martinsville
    TUMS®, one of the most trusted and enduring brands for indigestion and heartburn relief, and Goody’s® Headache Powders announced today that they will continue to satisfy race fans’ need for speed at Martinsville Speedway in Martinsville, Va., by extending their entitlement sponsorship of the spring and fall Sprint Cup Series races through 2010.
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    NASCAR Mourns the Loss of Official Steve Lawson
    Steve Lawson, 51, a NASCAR official for more than 10 years, passed away Sunday morning in Martinsville, Va. Lawson was in town working the NASCAR events at Martinsville Speedway.
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    Saturday Notebook: Gordon Has Obstacles to Overcome
    To most drivers, being guaranteed a fourth-row starting spot for a NASCAR Sprint Cup race might be a bonus. For Jeff Gordon, it’s a liability -- at Martinsville, at least.
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    Qualifying Rained Out... Again
    For the ninth time this season — and for the third time in six races in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup — rain forced the cancellation of qualifying for a Cup event. With time trials rained out Friday, and the grid set by owner points, Chase leader Jimmie Johnson will start from the pole in Sunday’s Tums QuikPak 500 at Martinsville Speedway. Second-place Jeff Burton will start beside Johnson on the outside of the front row.
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    Notebook: Edwards Still Learning Martinsville Track
    Getting acclimated to tricky .526-mile Martinsville Speedway has been a steep learning curve for Carl Edwards, but the driver of the No. 99 Ford thinks he’s getting better all the time.
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    Ambrose to Drive for MWR at Atlanta in No. 47 Toyota Camry
    Michael Waltrip Racing (MWR) announced today that Marcos Ambrose is scheduled to drive for the racing organization in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Pep Boys Auto 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway with Little Debbie® as primary sponsor.
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    Pearson Still Reigns at Darlington
    The first thing a race fan thinks about when he hears the words "David Pearson" and "Darlington" mentioned in the same breath is: "Master. More Darlington wins than anybody. Could drive the old track with one hand behind his back, and probably blindfolded."
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    Juan and Connie Montoya Co-Host BeLive 2008 for Colombia
    NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Juan Pablo Montoya and his wife Connie, founders of the Formula Smiles Foundation, will team up with five other Colombian non-profit organizations to host the BeLive 2008 charity gala for the second-consecutive year.
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    All Jacked Up: Life is Better for Rodney Fetters
    In August, jackman Rodney Fetters moved from Robby Gordon’s No. 7 team, which was struggling just to stay in the top 35 in owner points, to Greg Biffle’s No. 16 team, a contender for the Sprint Cup championship.
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    On NASCAR: Jeff Burton Proves Nice Guys Do Finish First
    The theme song to the environmentally-conscious movie "Hoot," penned by Nashville Hall of Fame songwriter Mac McAnally, reminds us that, "Now and then, just when you think it won't happen again ... the good guys win." During the 2008 Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup, driver Jeff Burton is reminding us of the same thing.
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    Busch Has Eyes on 25 Wins
    We haven’t heard the last of Kyle Busch in 2008. He might be ninth in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup and a whopping 326 points behind leader Jimmie Johnson with five races to go, but the driver with 20 wins in NASCAR’s top three series has a message for fans and foes alike: He wants 25 wins.
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    Federal Communications Commission to Sponsor Gilliland
    Yates Racing announced today that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will sponsor the No. 38 entry with driver David Gilliland for a total of three races in the remaining NASCAR Sprint Cup Series schedule.
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    All Sport, Inc. to Sponsor Travis Kvapil for Three Races
    Yates Racing announced today that ALL SPORT, Inc., a leading isotonic sports drink company which is a subsidiary of Big Red, Inc., will sponsor the No. 28 entry with driver Travis Kvapil for a total of three races in the remaining NASCAR Sprint Cup Series schedule.
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    Top Five and Five to Watch: Martinsville
    Here’s a look at the top five in points and five drivers to watch in Sunday’s Tums QuikPak 500.
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    ‘In the Loop’: Chase Hits Midpoint
    The 2008 Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup has reached its midpoint – five races down, five more to go.
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    Five Questions with... Joey Logano
    In his third Nationwide Series start, 18-year-old Joey Logano picked up a win at Kentucky, but his first two starts in the Sprint Cup Series -- at New Hampshire (32nd) and Kansas (39th) -- weren’t as successful.
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    TUMS Top 10 Moments from Lowe’s Motor Speedway
    The latest stop of the 2008 racing season at Lowe’s Motor Speedway for the Bank of America 500 in Charlotte, N.C., had stars and fans of the Sprint Cup Series experiencing heartburn.
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    NASCAR Teleconference: Jimmie Johnson
    This week's NASCAR Teleconference - in advance of Sunday's Tums QuikPak 500 at Martinsville Speedway, race number six in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup - features two-time defending champion Jimmie Johnson, driver of the No. 48 Lowe's Chevrolet.
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    This Week in Ford Racing: Martinsville
    Martinsville Speedway is the next stop on the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series circuit and crew chiefs Chip Bolin, Bob Osborne and Greg Erwin, and car owner Jack Roush spoke about the challenges they will face this weekend.
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    Roush: 'I'm Determined Never to Grow Up'
    With a bachelor's degree in physics from Berea College and a master's in scientific mathematics from Eastern Michigan, team owner Jack Roush was hardly a part of the good-old-boy network when he launched his NASCAR racing operation in the 1980s.
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    12 Gauge: The Highs and Lowe's Edition
    Each week, 12 Gauge takes a look at the top 12 drivers in the Sprint Cup Series. With the Chase at the halfway point, what better time to see if a driver is looking at his season with a tank that's half empty or half full.
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    Drive for Diversity Combine Presented by Sunoco - Day Two
    Laura Hayes had a perfect view of the Drive for Diversity in action. Driving at All American Speedway in Roseville, Calif., this past season, Hayes ran a Late Model against program participants Kristin Bumbera, Paul Harraka and Katie Hagar.
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    Ron Capps to drive NAPA NASCAR Late Model in California
    Ron Capps, whose regular mount is the 7000-horsepower NAPA AUTO PARTS Dodge Charger R/T Funny Car in the NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series, will drive a NAPA-sponsored NASCAR Late Model in a companion event to the NASCAR Camping World Series championship finale in Roseville, Calif., on Oct. 25.
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    Numbers Game: Analyzing the Tums QuikPak 500 at Martinsville
    Jimmie Johnson’s 69-point lead over second-place Jeff Burton may look secure, but recent history indicates otherwise. The points leader with five races remaining has failed to win the championship in each of the last two seasons.
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    Week 32: The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Top 12
    The following is a look at the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Top 12 going into the sixth race of the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup – the TUMS QuikPak 500 at Martinsville Speedway.
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    Drive for Diversity Combine Presented by Sunoco - Day One
    More than a dozen drivers took to the track Monday as the fifth annual Drive for Diversity Combine presented by Sunoco got underway. The two-day event, sponsored by NASCAR, is designed to showcase the sport’s top minority and female drivers in front of NASCAR car owners.
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    Jeff Gordon Unveils 2009 Fan Club Logo with Contest Winner
    Jeff Gordon and Sam Bass unveiled Gordon's new fan club logo with the help of dedicated fan Art Saarinen of Lexington, Massachusetts, Grand Prize Winner of The Jeff Gordon Network Fan Logo Design Contest.
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    Jimmy vs. Kenny FACEOFF Set for 51st Annual Daytona 500
    Kenny Wallace, whose nickname is “Herman,” has won nine NASCAR Nationwide Series races, 10 poles and made more than 400 Nationwide Series career starts. Jimmy Spencer, known to his fans as “Mr. Excitement,” has two NASCAR Sprint Cup victories including the 1994 July event at DIS.
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    Speeding Penalty Slows Busch’s Hopes at Charlotte
    Kyle Busch, driver of the No. 18 M&M’s/Susan G. Komen for the Cure Toyota Camry for Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR), overcame a costly pit road speeding penalty to finish a solid fourth in Saturday night’s Bank of America 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Lowe’s Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C.
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    Martin Brings Home 9th-Place Finish at Charlotte
    Saturday night’s Bank of America 500 Sprint Cup race at Lowe's Motor Speedway was an up and down battle for Mark Martin and the U.S. Army/Dale Earnhardt Inc.team. Martin battled with the car’s handling for much of the race, running as high as second and as low as 18th.
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    Speedy Stewart Penalized for Speeding at Charlotte
    Tony Stewart led four times for 42 laps in Saturday night’s Bank of America 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Charlotte (N.C.) Motor Speedway and appeared ready to post his second consecutive victory.
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    Solid Finish Despite Struggles for Harvick at Charlotte
    Despite chasing an ill-handling Shell-Pennzoil Chevy during Saturday night’s Bank of America 500 at Lowe’s Motor Speedway, Kevin Harvick and the Shell-Pennzoil Racing team held on for a 13th-place finish and maintained their spot in the season’s championship point standings.
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    Labonte Finishes 17th in Cheerios/Let’s Pink Together Dodge
    Bobby Labonte brought his No. 43 Cheerios/Let’s Pink Together Dodge home in the 17th position on Saturday night. Labonte began the race from the 20th position due to rain canceling qualifying on Thursday.
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    Raw Deal for Red Bull in Charlotte
    Brian Vickers has 225 days to think about another one that got away at Lowe's Motor Speedway. This time, the culprit was a blown right-front tire that came with the No. 83 riding in the top 10.
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    Menard Finishes 26th at Charlotte
    The Dale Earnhardt Inc. backed Menards Racing team faced a challenging night at Charlotte Motor Speedway during the Bank of America 500.
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    Tough 27th-Place Finish for Blaney at Charlotte
    Dave Blaney and the Caterpillar Racing team lined up 32nd on the starting grid after rain washed out qualifying for the Bank of America 500 at Lowe’s Motor Speedway. The team struggled with the handling of the car throughout Saturday evening’s event and finished the race in the 27th spot.
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    Gordon Finishes 30th in Charlotte
    The green flag for Saturday’s Bank of America 500 waved just past 7:30 p.m. local time, and the No. 7 Menards team looked capable of bringing home another solid finish as Robby Gordon and his No. 7 Menards Dodge quickly began maneuvering through the 43-car field.
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    Promising Start at LMS Turns into Long Night for Schrader
    Ken Schrader, driver of the No. 96 DLP HDTV Toyota Camry for Hall of Fame Racing, had a promising start to Saturday night’s Bank of America 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Lowe’s Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C., but a lap-64 accident cost him and the DLP team 76 laps in the garage for repairs before they returned to the track to salvage a 38th-place finish.
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    Bad Luck Once Again Befalls Kenseth and No. 17 Team
    Since the start of the Chase for the Sprint Cup has began, Matt Kenseth and the No. 17 DEWALT/Carhartt Ford Fusion team have suffered many setbacks and obstacles – most of which due to no fault of their own. Accumulating three DNF's over the past five races, Kenseth and company can't seem to catch a break.
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    Burton Holds Off Kahne for Win at Lowe's Motor Speedway
    Despite Jimmie Johnson’s fast start to the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup, Jeff Burton hasn’t been willing to concede the trophy to the two-time defending champion. On Saturday night, Burton gave more than lip service to that notion, holding off Kasey Kahne to win the Bank of America 500 at Lowe’s Motor Speedway.
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    Chevy Hydrogen Fuel Cell Power Meets Chevy NASCAR Power
    In the days leading up to the Bank of America 500 at Lowe’s Motor Speedway, Hendrick Motorsports stars Jeff Gordon, Jimmie Johnson and Chad Knaus got a feel for a new type of Chevrolet technology, substantially different from the R07 technology that powers their Impala SS race cars.
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    Inman Joins Peers with Smokey Yunick Award
    Legendary Petty Enterprises crew chief Dale Inman was awarded the Smokey Yunick Award prior to the start of the Bank of America 500 at Lowe’s (N.C.) Motor Speedway.
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    Sadler to Auction Race Used Pink Driver Suit and Wheels
    Elliott Sadler and Stanley Tools are adding an element to their support of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Susan G. Komen for the Cure following this weekend’s Bank of America 500.
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    On NASCAR: Can't Fight the Fever for the Chase
    The Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup is halfway finished, and I'm not feeling so good. A friend once told me she is unable to enjoy the last day of a vacation because she worries about going back home.
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    Aaron Peirsol Shows Off Gold Medal to Dale Jr.
    Bank of America 500 Grand Marshal and Olympic Champion Aaron Peirsol showed off his hardware to NASCAR Sprint Cup driver, Dale Earnhardt Jr. on Friday in Charlotte.
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    NASCAR Hall of Fame Chooses First Petty Piece
    NASCAR Hall of Fame executive director Winston Kelley announced today that the Petty Blue 1967 Plymouth Belvedere from Petty Enterprises is “the first significant artifact” publicly presented by the hall. ‘The King’ Richard Petty drove the Plymouth to more wins than any other car in NASCAR history.
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    The First Official Jail & Bail Event Raises $100,000
    Despite the rainy weather, hundreds of fans showed up and helped collect $100,000 in donations and pledges at The First Official Jail and Bail charity event benefitting the Brienne Davis Scholarship Fund Oct. 8 at the Brickhouse Tavern in Davidson, N.C.
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    Legends Gather for HOF Commemorative Brick Program
    Earlier today, the NASCAR Hall of Fame celebrated the launch of the NASCAR Hall of Fame Commemorative Brick Program - and the first Commemorative Bricks marking careers of Richard Petty, Dale Inman, Ned Jarrett, Bobby Allison, Donnie Allison, Rusty Wallace, Ray Evernham, Jimmy Spencer and Greg Biffle who were all in attendance.
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    Joe Gibbs Racing Announces FanFest Changes
    Kyle Busch and Joey Logano will not be able to attend the seventh annual Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR) Fall FanFest held at the team’s headquarters tomorrow, Friday, Oct. 10, due to the postponement of NASCAR’s Nationwide Series practice that had been scheduled for Thursday afternoon but was moved to tomorrow morning at 10 AM due to rain.
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    Newman Bulks Up by Getting ‘Army Strong’ in 2009
    Ryan Newman’s strong credentials in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series just got stronger with the announcement that the U.S. Army will sponsor the reigning Daytona 500 champion and his No. 39 Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet in 22 point-paying Sprint Cup races in 2009, along with the non-points NASCAR Sprint All-Star race May 16 at Lowe’s Motor Speedway
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    Harvick Goes Camo with Realtree Under the Lights at Charlotte
    Kevin Harvick will close out ‘Chevy Driven to the Outdoors’ (DTTO) Saturday night under the lights of Lowe’s Motor Speedway with the special Realtree camouflage paint scheme on his No. 29 Shell-Pennzoil Chevrolet in the Bank of America 500.
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    NASCAR Foundation Announces $450,000 Donation to VJG
    Representatives for The NASCAR Foundation presented Victory Junction Gang with a $450,000 check today from funds raised through the NASCAR Day 2008 celebration.
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    Petty Enterprises and General Mills Go ‘Pink Together’
    In recognition of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Petty Enterprises has partnered with General Mills, primary sponsor of the No. 43 Cheerios/Betty Crocker Dodge, to promote awareness of breast cancer during the week of the Bank of America 500 at Lowe’s (N.C.) Motor Speedway.
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    The Jeff Gordon Foundation Honors Heroes
    The Jeff Gordon Foundation and the four-time NASCAR Cup Series champion, Jeff Gordon, hosted "A Hero's Journey" on Wednesday.
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    Jessica Simpson to Help Build Awareness of Pink Together
    Jessica Simpson will lend her support to the Pink Together campaign at a pre-race concert this Saturday afternoon at the Lowe’s Motor Speedway, located in Concord, N.C., prior to the running of the Bank of America 500.
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    2009 Coke Zero 400 Powered by Coca-Cola Tickets On Sale
    On Saturday, Oct. 11, at 8 a.m. (ET), fans will have their first opportunity to purchase all remaining tickets for the 51st annual Coke Zero 400 Powered By Coca-Cola NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race on July 4, 2009 at Daytona International Speedway.
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    ‘In the Loop’: History Awaits Johnson
    The scary news for those closest to Jimmie Johnson in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series points standings: Even Johnson’s subpar performances result in top-10 finishes.
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    Hamlin Cleared to Race at Charlotte
    Denny Hamlin will be back behind the wheel of the #11 FedEx Camry this weekend in Charlotte after his heavy-impact crash last weekend at Talladega. Following his release from University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) hospital on Monday morning, Hamlin met with NASCAR's consulting physician, Dr. Jerry Petty, this week in North Carolina and was cleared to race in the Sprint Cup race this weekend in Charlotte.

    McMurray to Pilot No. 09 Zaxby’s Ford F-150 at Martinsville
    Roush Fenway Racing announced today that NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Jamie McMurray will compete in the No. 09 Zaxby’s Ford F-150 in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series race at Martinsville Speedway on Saturday, October 18.
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    Bryan Clauson to Make Cup Debut at Lowe's Motor Speedway
    Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates (CGRFS) announced today it has partnered with Sony Computer Entertainment America and its long-time sponsor Target to have MotorStorm® Pacific Rift on Bryan Clauson’s No. 40 Dodge in his NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) debut at Lowe’s Motor Speedway (LMS) on October 11.
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    Jamie McMurray Foundation Hosts Third Annual Golf Tourney
    After a weekend full of racing at Lowe’s Motor Speedway, Jamie McMurray will tee it up on Monday morning in the Third Annual Jamie McMurray Foundation Golf Tournament in Mooresville, N.C.
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    Brad Whitford Guest of Labonte at Lowe’s Motor Speedway
    Having written his first song, titled Round and Round, Aerosmith rhythm and lead guitarist Brad Whitford may have been thinking about his other passion in life, auto racing.
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    Sprint Cup Series News & Notes - Lowe's Motor Speedway
    Get all you can. That’s this week’s mantra for Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup competitors, whose ranks were stirred last Sunday at unpredictable Talladega Superspeedway and whose opportunities for advancement are dwindling.
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    Numbers Game: Analyzing the Bank of America 500 at Charlotte
    Because he shares a sponsor with the track, and because of his immense success there, Jimmie Johnson is the story when the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series heads to Lowe’s Motor Speedway.
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    Logano Signs on to Compete in Bodine Bobsled Challenge
    NASCAR Sprint Cup rookie Joey Logano is this year’s first official participant in the fourth annual Geoff Bodine Bobsled Challenge, presented by Whelen Engineering. The event returns to the two-time Winter Olympic village January 2-5, 2009 at the Olympic Sports Complex.
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    Wallace, Allmendinger Take Over No. 10 Dodge for GEM
    Gillett Evernham Motorsports announced today that Mike Wallace will drive the No. 10 Dodge at Charlotte this weekend and A.J. Allmendinger will take over driving duties at Martinsville on Oct. 19 and for the remainder of the 2008 NASCAR Sprint Cup season.
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    Smith: No Regrets on ‘Going for it’ at Talladega
    Regan Smith sat down and talked about the most exciting 18th-place finish of the NASCAR season, last Sunday's run at Talladega Speedway.
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    Johnson to Make 250th Cup Start at Lowe’s Motor Speedway
    Two-time reigning Sprint Cup Champion Jimmie Johnson will make his 250th Cup Series start when he takes the green flag for Saturday’s Sprint Cup race at Lowe’s Motor Speedway.
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    Elliott Sadler Turns Pink Driving for the Cure at LMS
    Elliott Sadler and the No. 19 Stanley Dodge are changing their look with a passionate pink paint scheme for the Bank of America 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race on Oct. 11 in Charlotte.
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    Go Daddy Revved & Ready for Sprint Cup Series Debut
    This weekend marks the first time GoDaddy.com will sponsor a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series team, the first time the No. 25 GoDaddy.com Chevrolet will officially take to the track, and the first time driver Brad Keselowski will compete in the elite Sprint Cup Series.
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    Stewart to Announce Army as Sponsor for Newman
    Tony Stewart, two-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Champion and co-owner of Stewart-Haas Racing, along with Ryan Newman, driver of the No. 39 Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet in 2009, will hold a press conference on Thursday, Oct. 9 at 1:30 p.m. at Lowe's Motor Speedway to announce that the U.S. Army will be the sponsor for Newman and the No. 39 team and unviel the new car.

    Legends Gather for NASCAR Hall of Fame Brick Program
    This Friday, the NASCAR Hall of Fame invites Charlotte residents and NASCAR fans downtown to celebrate the launch of the NASCAR Hall of Fame Commemorative Brick Program - and the presentation of the first Commemorative Bricks marking the careers of NASCAR legends and stars such as Richard Petty, Dale Inman, Ned Jarrett, Bobby Allison, Benny Parsons, Rusty Wallace, Ray Evernham and Greg Biffle, among others.
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    NASCAR Foundation to Make Presentation at Victory Junction
    The NASCAR Foundation representatives will make a special presentation to Kyle and Pattie Petty at Victory Junction Gang on Thursday, Oct. 9 at 1:15 p.m.
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    TUMS Top 10 Moments from Talladega
    The latest stop of the 2008 racing season at the Talladega Superspeedway for the Amp Energy 500 in Talladega, Ala. had stars and fans of the Sprint Cup Series experiencing heartburn.
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    NASCAR Teleconference: Tony Stewart
    This week's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series teleconference - in advance of Saturday night's Bank of America 500 at Lowe's Motor Speedway - features two-time series champion Tony Stewart, driver of the No. 20 Home Depot Toyota, who is one of 12 drivers competing in the 2008 Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup.
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    This Week in Ford Racing: Night Racing at Charlotte
    This weekend’s Bank of America 500 at Lowe’s Motor Speedway is the only night race in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup. Ford drivers give their opinion on the recently concluded test at the speedway and their thoughts about the racing fans can expect.
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    Allmendinger to Drive No. 00 Toyota for MWR at Charlotte
    Today Michael Waltrip Racing is proud to announce that AJ Allmendinger will attempt to qualify the No. 00 Champion Mortgage Toyota Camry at Lowe’s Motor Speedway for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Bank of America 500 Saturday night.
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    Rule Clarification Regarding Passing at Daytona and Talladega
    At Sunday's Drivers Meeting, NASCAR reiterated the rule about passing under the yellow line and provided the same information to all drivers and crew chiefs in a hand out, as we've done in past Daytona and Talladega races.
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    Week 31: The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Top 12
    The following is a look at the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Top 12 going into the fifth race of the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup – the Bank of America 500 at Lowe’s Motor Speedway.
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    Denny Hamlin Released from UAB Hospital
    Denny Hamlin, driver of the #11 FedEx Toyota Camry for Joe Gibbs Racing was released this morning from the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) Hospital after spending the night for observation.
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    Smells Like Victory… Again!
    Two-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Tony Stewart is working with Old Spice to give a lucky fan the sweat towel right off his shoulder – unwashed and autographed!
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    BOA, LMS and CMS Host First-Ever Students at the Speedway
    During the week of the 2008 Bank of America 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Lowe’s Motor Speedway, Bank of America will invite a number of Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools students to the Speedway for a one-day immersion into the world of NASCAR.
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    Sprint Cup Series Record 28 Different Leaders at Talladega
    There were 28 different leaders in Sunday’s AMP Energy 500 at Talladega Superspeedway, an all-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series record.
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    Talladega Superspeedway Photos

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    Finally, ‘The Big One’ for Stewart at Talladega
    Sometimes, the best things in life are just worth waiting for. It’s an old, worn-out cliché, but not nearly as worn-out in the mind of Tony Stewart, as his tireless yet unfruitful efforts to win a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway in 19 previous visits to the 2.66-mile tri-oval. Stewart had flirted with victory on numerous occasions with nothing to show for it but six – count ’em, six – runner-up finishes.
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    Menard Turns Top-Five Qualifying Run into Career Best Finish
    Paul Menard turned in a career best 2nd place performance in today’s AMP Energy 500 at Talladega Superspeedway. Menard’s runner-up finish is the driver’s first top-10 finish of the NASCAR Sprint Cup season.
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    Bobby Labonte 6th at Talladega, Brother Terry 17th
    Bobby Labonte and the No. 43 Cheerios/Betty Crocker Dodge team finished sixth in Sunday’s 500 mile event at the Talladega Superspeedway. The finish is the highest of the year for the 2000 Sprint Cup champion and his second top-10 finish of the season.
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    Robby Gordon Finishes 8th in his 300th Sprint Cup Series Race
    Robby Gordon and his No. 7 Mapei/Menards Dodge Charger navigated to a 8th place finish in Sunday’s last restrictor-plate race of the year and his 300th-career NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race.
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    Strong Weekend for DEI Culminates in Controversial Finish
    What shaped up to be one of the strongest weekends in recent memory for Dale Earnhardt Inc. came to a controversial ending on Sunday afternoon when NASCAR ruled that DEI driver Regan Smith’s pass for the win on the final lap of the race was illegal, despite the fact it appeared the rookie had been forced below the yellow line by leader Tony Stewart.
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    Nemechek Caps off Strong Talladega Weekend with 11th Place
    Joe Nemechek's 11th-place finish in Sunday's Sprint Cup race at Talladega Superspeedway was a career-best result for the 3-year-old Furniture Row Racing team, eclipsing the previous best of 18th set at Daytona in July.
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    Almirola's Talladega Performance Better than 13th-Place Finish
    Aric Almirola finished an unlucky 13th in Sunday's wild Sprint Cup race at Talladega Superspeedway.
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    Busch Survives Crash-Filled Talladega
    Despite notching his best finish of the 2008 Chase for the Sprint Cup, Kyle Busch couldn’t help but be a little disappointed with 15th place in Sunday’s crash-filled AMP Energy 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway.
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    Schrader Scores Team’s Second-Best Finish of ’08 at Talladega
    Ken Schrader, driver of the No. 96 DLP HDTV Toyota Camry for Hall of Fame Racing, overcame early race electrical problems and survived a wreck-filled AMP Energy 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway to bring home a 16th-place finish – the team’s second-best result of 2008.
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    Harvick Involved in “Big One” at Talladega
    Kevin Harvick and the Shell-Pennzoil Racing team showed pride and dedication when they got their battered No. 29 machine back on the race track after being involved in the “Big One” on lap 174 to finish 20th in the AMP Energy 500 at Talladega Superspeedway.
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    Dave Blaney 22nd at Talladega after Multi-Car Accident
    Restrictor plate racing at Talladega Superspeedway is always exciting, and Sunday’s AMP Energy 500 was no exception. Dave Blaney and the Caterpillar Racing team had high hopes for the event after a third-place finish at the 2.66-mile superspeedway last season.
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    Kenseth Caught in ‘Big One’ at Talladega
    Matt Kenseth appeared to be on his way to recording a solid finish in what was mostly an incident-free race for the driver of the No. 17 DEWALT Ford Fusion, but a late-race incident triggered by teammate Carl Edwards took Kenseth out of contention just 17 laps from the finish.
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    Things that Go BOOM in the Tri-Oval
    With a stout car underneath him, Brian Vickers' strategy led him to the front, hoping he'd somehow avoid one of the mid-pack wrecks that make Talladega Superspeedway famous. Then … BOOM!
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    Accident and Blown Engine Relegate Gordon to 38th Place
    Jeff Gordon was shuffled out of the lead draft at the wrong time during Sunday's Amp Energy 500 at Talladega Superspeedway and was collected in a multi-car accident on lap 53.
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    Accident Spoils Truex’s Day at Talladega
    A multi-car accident on lap 68 ended Martin Truex Jr.’s strong run in Sunday’s Amp Energy 500 at Talladega Superspeedway.
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    Stewart Survives to Triumph at Talladega
    Tony Stewart survived a couple of huge wrecks and a record number of leaders to win the AMP Energy 500 here Sunday at a track that produces excitement by the barrel. Stewart held off hard-charging rookie Regan Smith, who made a last-lap daredevil pass below the yellow line in trying to beat the two-time champion.
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    Labonte Humbled by Talladega Walk of Fame Induction
    Bobby Labonte, the 2000 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion, welcomed his induction into the Talladega Walk of Fame this evening in a ceremony at the Davey Allison Memorial Park in Talladega, Ala. He joined 1960 Sprint Cup champion, Rex White, in the 2008 class of inductees.
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    DEI Posts Strong Qualifying Effort at Talladega
    Dale Earnhardt Inc. turned in its most impressive qualifying effort of the season on Saturday morning at Talladega Superspeedway, placing all four of its Sprint Cup entries inside the top 10 of the starting lineup for Sunday’s Amp Energy 500.
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    Voting Nears End for NASCAR Chex Most Popular Driver Award
    Time is running out for fans to go to http://www.chexmostpopulardriver.com and make their vote count for the 2008 NASCAR NMPA Chex Most Popular Driver Award.
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    Elliott Returns to Georgia to Host "Bill Elliott 50 Red Dirt Dash"
    Legendary racecar driver Bill Elliott is returning to the racetrack where his illustrious career began over three decades ago to host the "Bill Elliott 50 Red Dirt Dash" late model race on Saturday, October 25.
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    Issues Between Gordon and Gillette Evernham are Resolved
    Robby Gordon Motorsports and Gillett Evernham Motorsports issued a joint statement today confirming that all issues between them are resolved. As previously announced, the two auto racing firms acknowledged that they acted in good faith in connection with their former merger plans. Recent news reports concerning a lawsuit between RGM and a business broker have suggested that RGM and GEM are in a continuing legal dispute. Those news reports are incorrect. GEM is not a party to RGM's lawsuit, and no claims are being asserted against GEM.

    Gillett Evernham Announces Chief Sales & Marketing Officer
    Gillett Evernham Motorsports announced today the hiring of Carl DeWitt “De” Cordell, Sr. as the NASCAR Sprint Cup team’s chief sales and marketing officer.
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    Agency Seeking NASCAR Teams to Sponsor
    The E Agency’s debuted their new offices in Mooresville, NC earlier this week. The E Agency opened the new office to help place clients that are currently looking to sponsor NASCAR Race Teams and to oversee their clients’ marketing programs.
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    On NASCAR: Gossip Helps Fuel the NASCAR Nation
    When I was a kid, there was a popular game we often played. It goes by several different names depending on where you live, but in our neck of the woods we called it "Gossip".
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    Sprint Cup Series News & Notes - Talladega
    In days gone by, Talladega Superspeedway’s second race each NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season was held in late July, with impressive competition meeting oppressive heat. Seeking to enhance the first but lose the second, NASCAR moved the event to October.
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    Team DuPont to Sport New Look in 2009
    This morning on NBC's TODAY show, Jeff Gordon unveiled Team DuPont's 2009 "FireStorm" paint scheme which will debut on the Hendrick Motorsports No. 24 car during Speedweeks leading up to the Daytona 500 in February.
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    Roush Fenway Racing to Hold Fan Appreciation Day
    As the 2008 season winds down and the “Chase” for the Sprint Cup heats up, NASCAR makes a return trip to Charlotte, N.C. for the fall races at Lowe’s Motor Speedway. In conjunction with the race week, Roush Fenway Racing will hold a fan appreciation day on Thursday, October 9 at the Roush Fenway Racing headquarters in Concord, N.C.
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    2008 Joe Gibbs Racing Fall FanFest Scheduled for October 10
    The seventh annual Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR) Fall FanFest will be held on Friday, Oct. 10. Drivers from JGR’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, NASCAR Nationwide Series and driver development teams will be available for autographs at the team’s headquarters in Huntersville from 9 AM to 2 PM.
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    Celebrate NASCAR Hall of Fame Commemorative Brick Program
    The NASCAR Hall of Fame invites Charlotte residents and NASCAR fans downtown to celebrate the launch of the NASCAR Hall of Fame Commemorative Brick Program on Friday, October 10, 2008 at 10:30 a.m. ET at the Charlotte Convention Center Plaza on 501 S. College St. The event will feature NASCAR legends such as Richard Petty, Dale Inman, Bobby Allison, Ned Jarrett, Rusty Wallace and more.

    ‘In the Loop’: Johnson’s 2008 Has Familiar Feel
    Here is the bad news for those drivers aiming to dethrone two-time defending NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Jimmie Johnson: Johnson’s 2008 is looking a lot like his championship winning 2007 – only better.
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    JTG-Daugherty Announces Sprint Cup Alliance with MWR
    JTG-Daugherty Racing announced today it has chosen to field Toyotas during its inaugural NASCAR Sprint Cup campaign in 2009, after forming a technical alliance with Michael Waltrip Racing (MWR) and Toyota Racing Development (TRD).
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    Barker Joins MWR and the No. 55 Team as Crew Chief for 2009
    Michael Waltrip Racing (MWR) announced today that NASCAR veteran Robert "Bootie" Barker will be the crew chief of the No. 55 NAPA AUTO PARTS Toyota Camry driven by two-time Daytona 500 champion Michael Waltrip for the 2009 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season.
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    TUMS Top 10 Moments from Kansas
    The latest stop of the 2008 racing season at the Kansas Speedway for the Camping World RV 400 in Kansas City, Kan. had stars and fans of the Sprint Cup Series experiencing heartburn.
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    NASCAR Newscast: Chase for the Sprint Cup - Week 4 Preview

  • As the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup heads to its only restrictor plate race, hear how Carl Edwards and the men in charge of the teams behind Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Kevin Harvick prepare for four-wide racing on the high banks of Talladega Superspeedway. Plus, find out why Jeff Gordon is the top driver to watch this weekend.
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    This Week in Ford Racing: Biffle and Gilliland
    Greg Biffle, driver of the No. 16 3M Ford Fusion, has a pair of wins and a third-place finish in the first three races in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup. David Gilliland, driver of the No. 38 Ford. Drive one Ford Fusion, is another in a long line of Yates Racing drivers who have enjoyed qualifying success at Talladega Superspeedway, site of this weekend’s NASCAR Sprint Cup race.
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    Menard to Join Yates Racing in 2009
    Paul Menard has reached an agreement to drive for Yates Racing in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series beginning with the 2009 season.
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    Skinner and Speed in No. 84 Red Bull Toyota for Rest of '08
    Red Bull Racing Team announces Mike Skinner and Red Bull development driver Scott Speed to replace AJ Allmendinger in the No. 84 for the rest of the 2008 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season.
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    Kenny Wallace to Drive No. 00 Toyota Camry at Talladega
    Michael Waltrip Racing announced today that Kenny Wallace will attempt to qualify the #00 Champion Mortgage Toyota Camry at Talladega Superspeedway for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series AMP Energy 500 on Sunday.
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    Bobby Labonte and Jerome Davis to Host Charity Concert
    Three worlds are about to collide for a good cause. NASCAR champion Bobby Labonte and long-time friend and World Champion Bull Rider Jerome Davis are fusing both their passions and their resources to host a charity concert at the Jerome Davis Ranch Arena in Archdale, NC on Friday, October 17.
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    Hal Hamrick Passes Away
    Hal Hamrick, an announcer for Universal Racing Network which broadcast the first Daytona 500, passed away on Saturday. He was 79.
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    51 Victories and Counting - A Winning Year for Team Valvoline
    If the tiniest technical edge is what successful race teams need to win, then Valvoline is coming up BIG in the current NASCAR and NHRA championships. Through Sept. 28th, Valvoline's NASCAR and NHRA sponsored teams have combined to score 51 victories this season.
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    Numbers Game: Analyzing the AMP Energy 500 at Talladega
    Talladega Superspeedway is dubbed the “wild card” in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup for a reason. Standings shuffling – and championship hopes shattering – races have been staged at Talladega.
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    Allmendinger Out, Skinner in for Red Bull at Talladega
    AJ Allmendinger's tenure at Red Bull Racing appears to have ended with a top-ten finish at Kansas. Mike Skinner is listed as the driver of the No. 84 Red Bull Toyota, in place of Allmendinger, on the entry list for Sunday's AMP Energy 500 at Talladega Superspeedway.
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    NASCAR Teleconference: Dale Earnhardt Jr.
    This week's NASCAR teleconference - in advance of Sunday's AMP Energy 500 at Talladega Superspeedway, race four in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup - features special guest Dale Earnhardt Jr., driver of the No. 88 AMP Energy/National Guard Chevrolet for Hendrick Motorsports.
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    Gillette Offers Fans the Chance to Race with the Young Guns
    Precise moves on pit road have helped lead the Gillette Young Guns drivers to victory lane in nearly half the NASCAR® Sprint Cup Series races this season.
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    Week 30: The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Top 12
    The following is a look at the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Top 12 going into the fourth race of the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup – the AMP Energy 500 at Talladega Superspeedway.
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    The First Official Jail and Bail Event Set for Oct. 8
    The first official Jail and Bail charity event benefitting the Brienne Davis Scholarship Fund, is set for Oct. 8 at the Brickhouse Tavern in Davidson, N.C.
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    Fans Invited to Take Part in Special Festivities at DEI
    Dale Earnhardt Inc. will showcase a country western feel featuring recent programs paying tribute to the legendary Dale Earnhardt, Johnny Cash and John Wayne at the company's headquarters Oct. 10-11 during the Bank of America 500 weekend.
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    Kansas Speedway Photos

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    Gordon up to Sixth in Standings Following Fourth-Place Run
    Jeff Gordon was "under the weather" during Sunday's Camping World RV 400 at Kansas Speedway but battled hard to post a fourth-place finish in the third race of the "Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup."
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    Kenseth Shows Strength Under Pressure at Kansas
    There are people who, when faced with trouble or adversity will throw in the towel – just quit. Then there are those who will never give up, never lose their heads and make the most of a bad situation.
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    Another Solid Top-10 Finish for Harvick at Kansas
    The Shell-Pennzoil Racing team’s string of consistent finishes continued as Kevin Harvick grabbed his ninth consecutive top-10 finish in Sunday’s Camping World RV 400 presented by Coleman at Kansas Speedway.
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    Martin, Army Team Soldier Through Tough Day in Kansas
    Mark Martin and the No. 8 U.S. Army team fought back from a pit-road speeding penalty and a mishap in the pits to finish 18th in Sunday's Sprint Cup race at Kansas Speedway.
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    Top-25 Finish for Labonte at Kansas, Petty 41st
    Bobby Labonte and the No. 43 Cheerios/Betty Crocker Dodge team finished 24th on Sunday. Labonte, who has competed in every Sprint Cup race at the Kansas Speedway, began the day from the 21st position.
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    Menard, No. 15 Team Finish 27th at Kansas Speedway
    Paul Menard and the No. 15 Super Clean/Menards team finished 27th in today’s Camping World RV 400 at Kansas Speedway.
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    Busch Endures Tough Day at Kansas
    Kyle Busch, driver of the No. 18 M&M’s Toyota Camry for Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR), finished a disappointing 28th in Sunday’s Camping World RV 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Kansas Speedway in Kansas City.
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    Blaney Finishes 31st at Kansas
    The No. 22 Caterpillar Camry team headed to the Midwest this weekend for the Camping World 400. Dave Blaney considers Kansas Speedway one of his favorite tracks, and the team was looking to capitalize on another top-15 run during Sunday’s 267-lap event.
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    Ambrose Continues Learning Curve with Little Debbie
    It’s never easy running back and forth between the Nationwide and Sprint Cup series garages, climbing in and out of different race cars. But the experience last weekend for Marcos Ambrose was another important step for his future plans with Little Debbie and JTG Daugherty Racing.
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    Logano Logs More Laps, Gains More Experience, Finishes 39th
    Joey Logano, driver of the No. 96 DLP HDTV Toyota Camry for Hall of Fame Racing, finished 39th in Sunday’s Camping World RV 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Kansas Speedway in Kansas City.
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    Stewart Forced to Run with the Bulls in Kansas
    Tony Stewart didn’t run with the bulls in Pamplona, Spain, but he did have a run-in – several, in fact – with Team Red Bull’s No. 83 car during Sunday’s Camping World RV 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Kansas Speedway in Kansas City.
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    Faulty Transmission Leads to 43rd-Place Finish for Truex
    A broken transmission ruined what had been one of the strongest runs of the season for Martin Truex Jr. in Sunday’s Camping World RV 400 at Kansas Speedway.
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    NASCAR Remembers Paul Newman
    "Paul Newman was a great actor, humanitarian and racing enthusiast," NASCAR said Saturday in a statement about the passing of actor and race car driver Paul Newman. "He'll be missed by NASCAR and all Americans."
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    Kasey Kahne Visits Kansas City High School
    NASCAR driver Kasey Kahne took time before the Camping World RV 400 at Kansas Speedway to visit students and their parents at Park Hill High School on September 25 to talk about teen safe driving in Kansas City, one of the most dangerous metro areas in the country for teen drivers.
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    On NASCAR: You Gotta Believe in Biffle
    On our local radio sports talk program, we talk a lot about NASCAR. We spend several minutes each week analyzing Jeff Gordon's performance in the most recent race, handicapping his chances for the next event, and trying to decide whether the four-time champion may be, in the complicated technical term listeners like to use, toast.
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    Mystique Salon and Spa is Official Small Business of NASCAR
    Office Depot (NYSE:ODP), a leading global provider of office products and services, announced today that Mystique Salon and Spa of Boise, Idaho, will be the “Official Small Business of NASCAR, courtesy of Office Depot” for the remainder of the 2008 NASCAR® Sprint Cup Series™ season.
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    "Chasin' Biff" Still Going Strong at Ford Racing.com
    Greg Biffle, the Ford race car driver, is obviously the hottest man on the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series circuit after winning the first two races in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup.
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    NASCAR College Tour Delivered by UPS Enters Eighth Season
    The 2008 NASCAR College Tour delivered by UPS will begin its fall schedule this week, when it visits the Bank of America Atlanta Football Classic and the Midwest Hispanic Leadership Institute.
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    Sprint Cup Series News & Notes - Kansas
    Greg Biffle (No. 16 3M/Sherwin Williams Ford) has become the first driver to win the first two races in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup, and in the process, has established himself as a top contender for the 2008 series championship.
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    Mike Wallace to Drive for RCR at Talladega
    Realtree®, the home of America’s most versatile camo patterns, will sponsor Richard Childress Racing’s No. 33 Realtree Driven to the Outdoors Chevrolet and driver Mike Wallace in the Oct. 5 Amp Energy 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway.
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    Ryder Cup’s Boo Weekley to Join Dale Jr. at 5th Annual CSA
    When Dale Earnhardt Jr. asked PGA Tour golfer Boo Weekley to join him at the fifth annual Dale Jr. Celebrity Sports Auction in Concord, N.C., he had no idea the credentials Weekley would bring to the Oct. 13 event that raises money for The Dale Jr. Foundation.
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    Seven Ford Personalities at the Core of New Online Campaign
    Ford’s Drive One campaign has proven to be a successful marketing initiative that has helped draw attention to new Ford cars and trucks and showcasing the company’s innovative technology.
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    Day 2: Sprint Cup Series Test at Lowe’s Motor Speedway
    Greg Biffle may have won the first two races in the 2008 Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup, but he knows many miles stand between him and a championship. For instance, a two-day test at Lowe’s Motor Speedway.
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    ‘In the Loop’: Busch Still in it
    Though the task seems daunting, Kyle Busch can still claw his way back into the championship hunt. Busch, who has eight wins this season, is 12th in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series standings, 210 points out of first. Still, there’s hope – plenty of it.
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    Ragan to Run Shriners Hospitals for Children Helmet in Kansas
    In honor of his charity of choice, Shriners Hospitals for Children, David Ragan is going to wear a specially designed helmet this weekend in Kansas.
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    Kahne to Visit Kansas City High School
    Prior to the Camping World RV 400 on Sept. 28 at Kansas Speedway, Kasey Kahne will visit Park Hill High School in Kansas City, Mo., Thursday evening as part the Allstate Teen Safe Driving Pit Stop program.
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    Sprint Cup Series Testing at Lowe's Motor Speedway: Day 1

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  • Toyota - Day 1 Testing Quotes

    NASCAR Teleconference: Jeff Gordon
    This week's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series teleconference - in advance of Sunday's Camping World RV 400 presented by Coleman at Kansas Speedway - features four-time series champion Jeff Gordon, driver of the No. 24 Dupont Chevrolet, who is one of 12 drivers competing in the 2008 Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup.
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    This Week in Ford Racing: Greg Biffle and Matt Kenseth
    Greg Biffle, driver of the No. 16 3M Ford Fusion, heads to Kansas Speedway this weekend as the defending race champion, while Matt Kenseth, driver of the No. 17 DeWalt Ford Fusion, rebounded from an unfortunate start to the Chase with a second-place finish at Dover last weekend.
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    Red Bull Racing Team and Allmendinger Part Ways for '09
    Red Bull Racing Team and driver AJ Allmendinger have agreed to part ways for the 2009 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season.
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    TUMS Top 10 Moments from Dover
    The latest stop of the 2008 racing season at the Dover Downs International Speedway for the Camping World RV 400 in Dover, Del. had stars and fans of the Sprint Cup Series experiencing heartburn.
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    Numbers Game: Analyzing the Camping World RV 400 at Kansas
    One word defines the two-race-old 2008 Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup: unpredictable. Two drivers in particular personify that word: Greg Biffle and Kyle Busch.
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    Week 29: The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Top 12
    The following is a look at the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Top 12 going into the third race of the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup – the Camping World RV 400 at Kansas Speedway.
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    Brad Keselowski to Make Sprint Cup Debut Oct. 11
    Hendrick Motorsports will enter 24-year-old Brad Keselowski in two Sprint Cup Series events in 2008, marking the successful young driver's first foray into NASCAR's top division.
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    Bidding Starts in Charity Auction for a Ride with Dale Jr.
    Three laps, four and a half miles, three and a half minutes, 170 mph... No matter how you look at it, a breakneck ride shotgun next to Dale Earnhardt Jr. is a thrill of a lifetime!
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    Team 48 Raises Thousands for Red Cross Relief
    Two-time NASCAR Sprint Cup champion Jimmie Johnson’s efforts on the track this weekend raised $19,200 to benefit the American Red Cross as part of Lowe’s Racing for Relief program.
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    Three Worlds Collide for Benefit Concert
    Bobby Labonte, Jerome Davis, Tracy Byrd and Rockie Lynne are bringing country music, NASCAR and the rodeo worlds together on the night of Friday, October 17 to benefit the Bobby Labonte Foundation and the Christopher Reeves Paralysis Foundation.
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    Soldier to Serve as Grand Marshal of the Tums Quikpak 500
    Staff Sgt. Robert Hankins of Colorado Springs, Colo., will serve as the grand marshal of the TUMS QuikPak 500 Sprint Cup Series race at Martinsville International Speedway in Martinsville, Va. on October 19.
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    Dover International Speedway Photos

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    Kenseth Shines at Dover, But Falls Short to Teammate
    In a nail-biter of a race at Dover International Speedway, Matt Kenseth and the No. 17 DEWALT Ford Fusion team turned in a stellar performance.
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    Strong Effort Gives Martin 4th-Place Finish in Dover
    Mark Martin chased the 'Chasees' for the victory in Sunday's Sprint Cup race, but the veteran driver settled for a rock-solid fourth-place finish at Dover International Speedway.
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    Harvick Earns Eighth Consecutive Top-10 Finish
    A solid effort by the No. 29 Shell-Pennzoil Racing team netted a sixth-place finish for Kevin Harvick in the Camping World RV 400 at Dover International Speedway and catapulted the team five positions, from 10th to fifth, in the 2008 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series point standings.
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    Gordon Finishes Seventh After Starting from Pole at Dover
    Following a seventh-place finish in Camping World RV 400 at Dover International Speedway on Sunday, Jeff Gordon moved from 11th to eighth in the point standings.
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    Stewart Scores 11th at Dover
    Tony Stewart had a relatively uneventful 400-mile Sunday drive at Dover (Del.) International Speedway. The driver of the No. 20 Home Depot Toyota for Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR) rallied from his 33rd-place starting spot to finish a respectable 11th in the Camping World RV 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race.
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    Blaney Finishes 12th at “The Monster Mile”
    Dave Blaney and the Caterpillar Racing team looked to the weekend at Dover International Speedway as an opportunity to get back on track after several tough weekends in a row.
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    Labonte Scores Second Straight Top-15 Finish
    Bobby Labonte and the No. 43 Cheerios/Betty Crocker Dodge team finished 14th on Sunday. The finish is the second consecutive top-15 finish for the team as they looked determined to end the season on a strong note.
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    Painful, But Productive Day for Allmendinger at Dover
    Certain his shoulders would ache in five hours, AJ Allmendinger rested with his feet up in the No. 84 hauler, eyes and ears tuned to NFL action on the flat screen.
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    Menard Turns in another Solid Performance at Dover
    In keeping his streak of top-25 finishes at Dover International Speedway alive, Paul Menard turned in a 21st place finish in the Camping World RV 400.
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    Schrader, DLP HDTV Team Finish 33rd at Dover
    Ken Schrader, driver of the No. 96 DLP HDTV Toyota Camry for Hall of Fame Racing, overcame the loss of his primary car and the sharing of a pit box during Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Dover (Del.) International Speedway to finish 33rd in the Camping World RV 400.
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    Engine Woes Produce Tough Day for Busch at Dover
    It’s not over, but it just got a lot tougher. Kyle Busch, driver of the No. 18 Interstate Batteries Toyota Camry for Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR), suffered a fatal part failure in his engine and finished a disappointing 43rd in Sunday’s Camping World RV 400 at Dover (Del.) International Speedway.
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    Back-to-Back for Biffle, Remains Unbeaten in Chase
    Greg Biffle is up on the wheel. For the second consecutive week, Biffle outraced the field down the stretch and won the Camping World RV 400 Presented by AAA at Dover International Speedway.
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    NASCAR Amends Substance Abuse Policy
    The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) announced today it has amended its longstanding substance abuse policy to include random testing beginning in 2009.
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    Gillett Evernham and Robby Gordon Terminate Merger Plan
    Robby Gordon Motorsports and Gillett Evernham Motorsports today announced that they have agreed on terms for the resolution of the issues growing out of their former plan to merge the two teams.
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    Sprint Cup Series to Test at Lowe’s Motor Speedway
    Next week’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series test at 1.5-mile Lowe’s Motor Speedway comes at a crucial point of the season, both for title aspirants, and those teams seeking to bolster databases.
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    NASCAR's Access Can Turn to Excess for Some Fans
    There was a popular Academy Award-nominated movie a few years ago called "The Truman Show." Starring Jim Carrey, the film posed the question: What would it be like if your entire life was on display for all the world to see, all the time?
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    Academy Sports + Outdoors Announces Sponsorship of Kvapil
    Yates Racing announced today that Academy Sports + Outdoors, a leader in the sports and outdoor industry, will sponsor the No. 28 entry with driver Travis Kvapil for the Talladega and Texas races in the remaining NASCAR Sprint Cup Series schedule.
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    ‘Dodge 60 to Go’ Celebrates 60 Years of NASCAR
    To commemorate NASCAR’s 60th anniversary, Dodge has added a unique dimension to the AMP Energy 500 at Talladega Superspeedway on October 5.
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    Sprint Cup Series News & Notes - Dover
    The tensions of the post season are heating up this weekend at the one-mile concrete track known as ‘The Monster Mile’, Dover International Speedway.
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    Labonte Lends “Helping Hand” to Local Elementary School
    When West Virginia’s Pratt Elementary School needed funds to update its playground and shelter facilities, Hamburger Helper was there to lend a “helping hand.”
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    NASCAR Angels Back on Track for Third Season
    The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR), Magic Dust Entertainment and Litton Entertainment, have announced that “NASCAR Angels,” the reality program that fixes the cars and trucks of deserving individuals across the country, has secured a third season of production.
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    ‘In the Loop’: Biffle On Championship Path
    Greg Biffle’s standings climb began with his New Hampshire win. But it likely won’t end there. The remaining schedule in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup sets up almost perfectly for Biffle.
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    The Chase is on to Raise Money for the American Red Cross
    In response to Hurricane Ike, Lowe’s and two-time NASCAR Sprint Cup champion Jimmie Johnson will be “Racing for Relief” at the Dover International Speedway this weekend to raise funds for the American Red Cross.
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    Truex to Tee It Up for Charity
    On Thursday, September 18th, Martin Truex Jr. will kick off the First Annual Martin Truex Jr. Foundation Golf Tournament in his hometown of Mayetta, N.J.
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    TUMS Top 10 Moments from New Hampshire
    The latest stop of the 2008 racing season at New Hampshire Motor Speedway for the Sylvania 300 in Loudon, N.H., had stars and fans of the Sprint Cup Series experiencing heartburn.
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    How Do You Use Your VISE-GRIP?
    IRWIN Industrial Tools has announced the “Tell Us Your IRWIN VISE-GRIP Story” promotion whereby consumers are asked to share the different and unique ways they have used VISE-GRIP locking pliers or wrenches to solve various problems either in the workplace or at home.
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    BernzOmatic Changing the Shape of the Fuel Cylinder Industry
    BernzOmatic, a leading global manufacturer of hand-held torches and accessories, today announces the introduction of Fat Boy, an environmentally-friendly fuel cylinder that features 20 percent more fuel than standard fuel cylinders.
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    NASCAR Teleconference: Jeff Burton
    This week's NASCAR Teleconference - in advance of Sunday's Camping World RV 400 presented by AAA at Dover International Speedway, Race 2 in the 2008 Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup - features special guest Jeff Burton, driver of the No. 31 AT&T Mobility Chevrolet.
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    This Week in Ford Racing: Biffle, Kvapil and Leslie
    Greg Biffle is coming off his first win of the 2008 season and jumped to third in the point standings going into this weekend’s second race in the Chase, while Travis Kvapil isn’t in the 12-driver Chase field, but he’s still racing as hard as he can on a weekly basis and Ben Leslie is a former crew chief, so as Ford Racing’s NASCAR Field Manager, he has a good understanding of what it takes to compete for a championship.
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    Dodge Teleconference: Robbie Loomis and Mike Delahanty
    This week's Dodge Motorsports Teleconference featured Mike Delahanty, Senior Manager of Dodge Motorsports, and Robbie Loomis, Executive VP of Racing Operations for Petty Enterprises.
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    Numbers Game: Analyzing the Camping World RV 400 at Dover
    Though Talladega and Martinsville rank highest in the “Wild Card of the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup” discussion, Dover deserves a mention. A lot can – and often times, does – happen at Dover.
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    Gordon Visits Capitol Hill for National Marrow Donor Program
    Although the "Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup" is already underway, four-time champion Jeff Gordon stepped away from his on-track duties earlier today to visit Capitol Hill.
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    Jay Frye Signs Multi-Year Agreement with Red Bull Racing
    Red Bull Racing Team formally announces Vice President and General Manager Jay Frye has agreed to a multi-year contract extension to continue managing its NASCAR Sprint Cup Series team.
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    Stanley Racing Kicks Off 'Experience of a Lifetime' Auction
    Race fans always want to get closer to the action. Now, Stanley Tools is offering race fans the opportunity to ride shotgun in the No. 19 Stanley Tools Dodge with Elliott Sadler or in the No. 9 Budweiser Dodge with Kasey Kahne on Oct. 28, 2008 for the “Experience of a Lifetime.”
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    Record Results for Third NASCAR Foundation Blood Drive
    Race fans scored a victory for life on Thursday at Daytona International Speedway during the third annual NASCAR Foundation Blood & Marrow Drive.
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    2009 Southern 500 Tickets On-Sale This Saturday
    After many long months of waiting, tickets for the 2009 Southern 500® at Darlington Raceway go on-sale to the public this Saturday, September 20.
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    inthinc Creates New Motorsports Division
    inthinc, a developer and manufacturer of technologies to improve driving safety, today announced the creation of a Motorsports Division, which will drive innovation and business development opportunities for inthinc within the NASCAR® and greater motorsports community.
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    Week 28: The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Top 12
    The following is a look at the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Top 12 going into the second race of the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup – the Camping World RV 400 presented by AAA at Dover International Speedway.
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    Rubbermaid Donates $100,000 to School with Biffle’s Win
    Sally Hebert joined Greg Biffle in the winner’s circle at the NASCAR Sprint Series Sylvania 300 on Sunday, collecting a prize package of $100,000 cash and an additional $100,000, which she chose to donate to The Conklin Center for the Blind through Rubbermaid’s “Race Back to School and Win” promotion.
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    Truex Finishes 7th in Strong Run at Loudon
    Martin Truex Jr. and the No. 1 Bass Pro Shops/Tracker Boats team went into Sunday's Sylvania 300 looking to finish the season solid and show everyone just how strong the No. 1 Dale Earnhardt Inc. Team can be during the final 10 races of the 2008 season.
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    Stewart Earns Rock-Solid Run in Granite State
    Tony Stewart started eighth and finished eighth in Sunday’s Sylvania 300 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon.
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    Harvick Earns Top 10 But Not Satisfied
    Kevin Harvick and the No. 29 Shell-Pennzoil Racing team would normally be satisfied with a top-10 finish but it’s Chase time so their 10th-place effort in the Sylvania 300 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, while still a solid run, left them wanting for more.
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    Labonte 13th in Loudon, McCumbee Involved in Accident
    Bobby Labonte and the No. 43 Cheerios/Betty Crocker Dodge team finished 13th on Sunday, while Chad McCumbee and the No. 45 Marathon American Spirit Motor Oil Dodge team finished 41st in the race.
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    Gordon Finishes 14th in Race 1 of the Chase at New Hampshire
    After narrowly avoiding a spinning car and losing eight positions with less than 17 laps to go in the Sylvania 300 on Sunday, Jeff Gordon and Team DuPont battled back to finish 14th in the 300-lap event at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
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    Almirola Claims 18th-Place Finish in New Hampshire
    Aric Almirola's steady performance in Sunday's Sylvania 300 Sprint Cup race resulted in an 18th-place finish for the U.S. Army driver.
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    Logano Finishes 32nd in Sprint Cup Series Debut
    The goals for Joey Logano in his first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race were simple: stay out of trouble, gain valuable experience, earn the respect of the veteran drivers and finish as many laps as possible.
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    Blaney Struggles with Handling, Finishes 33rd at Loudon
    Rain showers cancelled qualifying for the Sylvania 300 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, and the Caterpillar Toyota lined up on the starting grid in 31st place.
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    Disappointing Start to Chase for Kenseth
    In the first of 10 races to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Championship, Matt Kenseth and the No. 17 Carhartt Ford Fusion team came home with a disappointing 40th-place finish.
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    Accident Halts Nemechek's Day in New Hampshire
    Joe Nemechek was forced to take an early exit from Sunday's Sprint Cup race after his No. 78 Furniture Row Chevrolet got hit from behind and crashed hard into the inside retaining wall.
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    Biffle Takes Win in Chase Race Number One at Loudon
    Greg Biffle, a true, hard-charging stock car driver, hasn't been talked about that much in the buzz leading up to NASCAR's Sprint Cup Chase for the Championship. Some might say he was "The Forgotten Man." Not anymore. Biffle won Sunday.
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    New Hampshire Motor Speedway Photos

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    Ragan to Race for Big Brown
    Launching a new era in its relationship with NASCAR, UPS today announced it would join Roush Fenway Racing for the 2009 campaign and rely on driving standout David Ragan to push the colors of “Big Brown” into Victory Lane.
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    Hornaday, Harvick and Hunter Disucuss Substance Abuse Story
    Ron Hornaday, driver of the No. 33 Camping World Silverado; Kevin Harvick, driver of the No. 29 Shell-Pennzoil Impala SS and co-owner of Kevin Harvick, Inc. (KHI), Hornaday’s race team and Jim Hunter, NASCAR Vice President Corporate Communications met with members of the media at New Hampshire Motor Speedway to discuss recent media story concerning possible substance abuse.
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    Chasin' Biff Debuts on FordRacing.com
    Greg Biffle is taking on an additional role during the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup – video blogger for FordRacing.com.
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    Chex Gives Fans Big Incentive to Vote for Favorite Drivers
    As the race season winds down, the battle for the 2008 NASCAR NMPA Chex® Most Popular Driver is heating up. Only two months remain for race fans to vote for their favorite drivers at http://www.chexmostpopulardriver.com/.
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    Deal or No Deal Contestant Says “Deal” to General Mills Offer
    This past Monday night, millions watched NBC’s “Deal or No Deal” as race fan Gary Cote and his family took television viewers on an emotional rollercoaster ride in an attempt to become the show’s second million dollar winner.
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    Labonte Races with an Eye on Texas
    With all of the fanfare focused on the start of the 2008 “Chase for the Sprint Cup” at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway, one of the most-respected drivers in the garage area will be excused if his mind drifts away to the place of his birth.
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    On NASCAR: Reality Stars Aren't the Only Ones with Rhythm
    There is a particular rhythm to a NASCAR race. Once the initial hullabaloo is over, the gentlemen are introduced and have started their engines, and the cars have begun to make their way around the track, familiar patterns emerge.
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    Capps Tests New Concord Track Surface, Waltrip the Wall
    As North Carolina residents, fans, NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series competitors and officials prepared for this weekend's inaugural NHRA Carolina Nationals at the all-new zMax Dragway, drag racer Ron Capps was challenged by NASCAR driver Michael Waltrip to a duel on the very same dragway.
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    2008 NASCAR Foundation Blood Drive a Success at Darlington
    NASCAR fans once again proved that they are the best fans in all of sports during the 2008 NASCAR Foundation Blood and Marrow drive at Darlington Raceway.
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    Race Fans Help Save Lives at DIS
    Race fans once again flocked to Daytona International Speedway on Thursday, Sept. 11, but it wasn’t the thrill of racing on the 31-degree high banks that attracted them to “The World Center of Racing.”
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    Bill France Jr. to be Honored at Sailfish Cup Fishing Tourney
    The prestigious Sailfish Cup fishing tournament will honor the late Bill France Jr., the former NASCAR Chairman and CEO, by naming the Sailfish Cup trophy in his honor at the annual awards gala on Nov. 12 in Miami.
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    Sprint Cup Series News & Notes - New Hampshire
    The 2008 Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup begins with Sunday’s Sylvania 300 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
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    Logano to Drive for Hall of Fame Racing at New Hampshire
    Hall of Fame Racing and Joe Gibbs Racing officials announced Wednesday that Joey Logano will attempt to qualify the No. 96 Home Depot/DLP HDTV Toyota Camry for this weekend’s Sylvania 300 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon.
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    UPS to Unveil 2009 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Plans
    UPS, the Official Delivery Company of NASCAR, plans to unveil their new driver and team for the 2009 season on Friday, September 12, 2008 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.

    ‘In the Loop’: Big Stage Performers
    Since 2005, each NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion had one common statistic: they all had a better Driver Rating over the final 10 races than they did the first 26.
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    This Week in Ford Racing: Chasing Championships Edition
    Ford Racing icons John Force and Jack Roush joined Ford Racing Technology Director Brian Wolfe on Wednesday for a teleconference to discuss the start of the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup and NHRA Countdown to 1.
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    Season in Review – Week 27: A Look at the 2008 Season
    As the season enters the 10-race Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup, Kyle Busch holds the top spot in the points. All 12 drivers in the Chase have prior Chase experience, led by Jimmie Johnson and Matt Kenseth, who have made the “playoffs” for the fifth straight season.
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    TUMS Top 10 Moments from Richmond
    The latest stop of the 2008 racing season at the Richmond International Speedway for the Chevy Rock & Roll 400 in Richmond, Va. had stars and fans of the Sprint Cup Series experiencing heartburn.
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    NASCAR Teleconference: Clint Bowyer
    This week's NASCAR teleconference - in advance of Sunday's SYLVANIA 300 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, the first race in the 2008 Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup - features Clint Bowyer, driver of the No. 07 Jack Daniel's Chevrolet, who secured the final Chase berth with a 12th place finish this past Sunday at Richmond.
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    This Week in Ford Racing: Carl Edwards and Greg Biffle
    The Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup begins this weekend at New Hampshire Motor Speedway with Sunday’s running of the Sylvania 300. Ford drivers Carl Edwards and Greg Biffle recently talked about the chase and what it’s going to take to win the championship.
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    Valvoline to Serve as Primary Sponsor for Kvapil at Loudon
    Yates Racing announced today that Valvoline, the leading innovator and supplier of quality, high-performing automotive products, will sponsor the No. 28 entry and driver Travis Kvapil for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on September 14th.
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    Dale Jr. Gearing Up For 5th Annual Celebrity Sports Auction
    Multi-platinum singer-songwriter Gary Allan, whose career includes three No. 1 singles on Billboard’s Hot Country charts, will be the headlining act at the 2008 Dale Jr. Celebrity Sports Auction kickoff concert Sunday, Oct. 12 at Whisky River in uptown Charlotte.
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    Go Daddy Fuels Sprint Cup with Broadcast Sponsorship
    The action, excitement and roar of NASCAR has Go Daddy racing into the Sprint Cup Series as the broadcast sponsor of the Sylvania 300 at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon, New Hampshire Sunday, airing on ABC at 1 p.m. EDT.
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    Chase Crew Chiefs to Appear on Special Radio Broadcast
    On Wednesday, Sept. 10, a number of NASCAR’s top crew chiefs competing in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup will take part in a special “NASCAR Performance Live” radio show broadcast originating in front of a live audience at the NASCAR Technical Institute (NTI) in Mooresville, N.C.
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    ESPN Analyst Tim Brewer on New Hampshire Motor Speedway
    Tim Brewer, NASCAR analyst for ESPN, was a 53-time NASCAR Sprint Cup race winner and two-time series champion during his career as a crew chief.
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    DIS to Host Inaugural Daytona Beach Half Marathon
    Runners, lace up your sneakers. Daytona International Speedway is joining forces with the Central Florida Sports Commission, the Daytona Beach Area Convention and Visitors Bureau and the Daytona Beach Sports Council of Volusia County to host the inaugural Daytona Beach Half Marathon on Sunday, Oct. 26 at 7 a.m.
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    Numbers Game: Analyzing the Sylvania 300 at New Hampshire
    The Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup is one big Numbers Game; 10 races, 10 tracks, 12 drivers, one champion.
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    Week 27: The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Top 12 – and Beyond
    Below is a look at the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Top 12 going into the first race of the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup – the Sylvania 300 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
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    Scott Speed to Test Sprint Cup Car at Lowe's Motor Speedway
    Red Bull development driver Scott Speed will turn laps in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series open test at Lowe's Motor Speedway on September 23 - 24.
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    JGR Phenom Joey Logano Ready for Daytona 500 Debut
    “Sliced bread” is coming to the Daytona 500. Joey Logano, nicknamed “sliced bread” from the famous phrase “the greatest thing since sliced bread,” will make his first career Daytona 500 start in next year’s 51st annual “Great American Race” on Sunday, Feb. 15.
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    Winner Announced for Jeff Gordon Network Logo Contest
    Art Saarinen, of Lexington, Massachusetts, is the Grand Prize Winner of The Jeff Gordon Network Fan Logo Design Contest.
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    Runner-Up Result at Richmond Runs Stewart Into Chase
    Tony Stewart engaged Jimmie Johnson in a spirited duel for the victory in Sunday’s rain-postponed Chevy Rock & Roll 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Richmond (Va.) International Raceway.
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    Martin, Army Team Battle Back to Top-Five Finish at Richmond
    Mark Martin and the No. 8 U.S Army/Dale Earnhardt Inc. team overcame poor track position and a pair of slow pit stops to rebound for a fifth-place finish in Sunday's weather-delayed Chevy Rock & Roll 400 at Richmond International Raceway.
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    Gordon Secures Spot in "Chase" with Eighth-Place Finish
    With their eighth-place finish in the Chevy Rock & Roll 400 at Richmond International Raceway on Sunday, Jeff Gordon and Team DuPont earned one of the 12 coveted spots in the "Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup."
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    Truex Comes Home 16th at Richmond
    Martin Truex Jr. appeared to be working on a solid top-5 finish in Sunday’s Chevy Rock and Roll 400 - a race run a day later than scheduled due to rains from Tropical Storm Hanna.
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    Top-25 Finishes for Petty Enterprises at Richmond
    Bobby Labonte and the No. 43 Cheerios/Betty Crocker Dodge team finished 21st on Sunday, while Kyle Petty and the No. 45 Marathon American Spirit Motor Oil Dodge team came home in the 24th position.
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    Blaney Drives No. 22 Car to Finish 22nd at Richmond
    Tropical Storm Hanna rolled into the Richmond, Va. area Friday evening and wreaked havoc on the weekend’s NASCAR Sprint Cup racing activities.
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    Schrader, DLP HDTV Team Finish 27th at Richmond
    Ken Schrader finished 27th in Sunday’s rain-postponed Chevy Rock and Roll 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Richmond (Va.) International Raceway.
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    Late Race Incident Relegates Menard to a 34th Place Finish
    Paul Menard and the No. 15 Energizer/Menards team suffered late race adversity to come away with a 34th place finish in the Chevy Rock and Roll 400 at Richmond International Raceway.
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    Kenseth Struggles en Route to Fifth Consecutive Chase Berth
    It was the final race before the Chase for the Sprint Cup was to begin and Matt Kenseth, driver of the No. 17 DEWALT Ford Fusion was considered a “bubble” driver – not locked into the Chase and sitting only 92 points ahead of 12th place.
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    Back-to-Back Wins for Johnson Heading into Chase
    Jimmie Johnson outdueled Tony Stewart in a race to the wire Sunday to win the Chevy Rock & Roll 400. Running side by side and bumper to bumper the last 10 laps of the 400-lap race, Johnson beat Stewart across the finish line, serving notice he intends to really go after a third NASCAR Sprint Cup Championship in a row. Johnson and Stewart finished ahead of Virginian Denny Hamlin and Earnhardt, who led several times during the race and tangled with Busch, who spun and hit the wall just like Earnhardt did in the spring when the two got together.
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    Grubb to Serve as Stewart’s Crew Chief at Stewart-Haas
    Stewart-Haas Racing has signed Darian Grubb to a multi-year contract to serve as crew chief for driver/owner Tony Stewart and the No. 14 Office Depot/Old Spice Chevrolet upon the conclusion of the 2008 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season, team officials announced today at Richmond International Raceway.
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    Sadler Talks to Teens, Parents About Safe Driving
    NASCAR driver and Virginia native Elliott Sadler took time before the Chevy Rock & Roll 400 at Richmond International Raceway to visit students and their parents at Huguenot High School on Sept. 4 to talk about the importance of teen safe driving.
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    Fans Can Vote for the Grand Marshal of the Tums Quikpak 500
    TUMS has announced five finalists in the search to find the Grand Marshal of the TUMS QuikPak 500 Sprint Cup Series race at Martinsville Speedway in Martinsville, Va. on October 19, 2008.
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    Fans Hungry for NASCAR Could Relate to this Race
    On Labor Day weekend, I went out and watched a race. I was not alone. A huge crowd had come out to watch the guy currently ranked No. 1 in the standings do what he does best.
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    NASCAR Holdings Announces Plan to Acquire Grand-Am
    NASCAR Holdings today announced an agreement to acquire the Grand-American Road Racing Association (Grand-Am).
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    NASCAR and the EPA Join to Promote High Efficiency Vehicles
    The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) have formed a partnership to promote high-efficiency, fuel-saving vehicles to fans attending NASCAR races.
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    Mechanix Wear Most Valuable Pit Crew Award Voting Next Week
    Two teams have emerged as the favorites when NASCAR Sprint Cup Series’ crew chiefs select the third-quarter recipient of the Mechanix Wear Most Valuable Pit Crew Award during voting next week at New Hampshire Motor Speedway prior to the Sylvania 300.
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    Win Racing Experiences in Ford SuperFan Sweepstakes
    Three lucky race fans will have a chance to win monthly exclusive racing experiences by entering Ford Racing’s newest contest, the Ford SuperFan Sweepstakes, available at www.fordracingevents.com.
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    Sprint Cup Series News & Notes - Richmond
    The Race to the Chase has reached the end of its road. Next stop: The Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup.
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    Stremme Named Driver of No. 12 Alltel Dodge in 2009
    Penske Racing today announced that David Stremme, 31, will pilot the No. 12 Alltel Dodge for the 2009 NASCAR Cup Series season.
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    Martin's Battle Cry: Win One for the Soldiers
    As the 2008 NASCAR Sprint Cup season heads into the homestretch, Mark Martin's steely determination will be evident with a strong focus on scoring a victory for the men and women in uniform who he proudly represents as the driver of the No. 8 U.S. Army Chevrolet.
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    Chevy Will Rock Richmond for Sixth Straight Year
    From pre-race festivities to the drop of the checkered flag, the 6th annual Chevy Rock & Roll 400 at Richmond International Raceway on Saturday, September 6, 2008, will be packed with live music, fun-filled fan activities including a pre-race performance by Three Days Grace, a rock and roll-themed Impala SS pace car, and appearances by Chevy’s rock stars of racing at Chevy FanFest.
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    NASCAR Foundation Asks Fans to Roll Up Their Sleeves
    NASCAR fans can save lives by rolling up their sleeves this September 11th. The NASCAR Foundation, Jimmie Johnson Foundation, Hendrick Marrow Program and the Nationwide Foundation together are urging fans across the country to make a difference in thousands of lives.
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    Berlin City Automotive to Sponsor Carpentier in Loudon
    Gillett Evernham Motorsports announced today that Berlin City Auto Group – serving consumer automotive needs in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont – will sponsor Patrick Carpentier’s No. 10 Dodge at the Sept. 14 NASCAR Sprint Cup race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
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    Numbers Game: Analyzing the Chevy Rock & Roll 400 at RIR
    With three drivers fighting for one coveted Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup spot, all kinds of numbers will swirl around Richmond International Raceway this weekend.
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    TUMS Top 10 Moments from California
    The latest stop of the 2008 racing season at the Auto Club Speedway for the Pepsi 500 in Fontana, Calif. had stars and fans of the Sprint Cup Series experiencing heartburn.
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    NASCAR Teleconference: Ragan, Kahne and Bowyer
    Twelve drivers qualify for the Chase and this week's NASCAR Teleconference features three guys who are in a really heated battle for the final spot in the Chase: Clint Bowyer, 12th place this week, David Ragan, 13th place and Kasey Kahne, 14th place.
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    Dodge Motorsports Teleconference: Elliott Sadler
    Elliott Sadler, driver of the No. 19 Best Buy Dodge Charger for Gillett Evernham Motorsports, was today's guest on the weekly Dodge Motorsports Teleconference.
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    This Week in Ford Racing: Doug Hervey
    With just one race remaining before the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Chase for the Championship, four Ford Racing drivers – Carl Edwards (second), Greg Biffle (sixth), Matt Kenseth (ninth) and David Ragan (13th) – are in the top 13 in the points standings.
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    Franchitti Returns to IndyCar Series
    Target Chip Ganassi Racing announced they will be adding former IndyCar Series and Indy 500 champion Dario Franchitti as a teammate of the 2008 Indy 500 winner and current points leader Scott Dixon, as the driver of the No. 10 Target Honda.
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    2008 Joe Gibbs Racing Fall FanFest Scheduled for October 10
    The seventh annual Joe Gibbs Racing Fall FanFest will be held on Friday, Oct. 10. Drivers from JGR’s Sprint Cup Series, Nationwide Series and driver development teams will be available for autographs at the team’s headquarters in Huntersville from 9 AM to 2 PM.
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    Greg Biffle Foundation Launches 2009 NASCAR Pets Calendar
    Greg and Nicole Biffle established the Greg Biffle Foundation in July of 2005 to create awareness and serve as advocates to improve the well-being of animals.
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    Jamie McMurray Foundation Launches Online Store
    This afternoon, the Jamie McMurray Foundation (JMF) will launch the sale of JMF branded t-shirts and hats on its website.
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    DIS Begins Major Frontstretch Grandstand Renovation Project
    Keeping with Daytona International Speedway’s motto of “Fans ‘R’ 1st At Daytona,,” “The World Center of Racing” has embarked on a significant frontstretch grandstand renovation project.
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    Week 26: The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Top 12 – and Beyond
    The following is a look at the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Top 12 along with other notable drivers, going into the Chevy Rock & Roll 400 at Richmond International Raceway.
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    Clinch Scenarios at Richmond
    The following are the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup clinch scenarios for Saturday night’s Chevy Rock & Roll 400.
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    Kenseth Comes Alive with Fifth-Place Finish at Fontana
    If you ask Matt Kenseth, he’ll tell you that he runs better when he doesn’t qualify well and tonight he proved that to be true at the Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, California.
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    Fifth Consecutive Top 10 Finish for Harvick
    Kevin Harvick and the Shell-Pennzoil Racing team put together a Herculean type performance by grabbing a fourth-place finish after starting 33rd in Sunday’s Pepsi 500 at Auto Club Speedway of Southern California.
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    Errors in Pits Frustrate Red Bull Drivers in Fontana
    Neither of Red Bull Racing Team’s drivers was particularly pleased with their finishing positions Sunday night at Auto Club Speedway.
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    Gordon Now 10th in Standings After 15th-place Finish
    Following a 15th-place finish for Team DuPont in the Pepsi 500 at California Speedway on Sunday night, Jeff Gordon can clinch a spot in the "Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup" with a 23rd-place finish or better Saturday night in Richmond.
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    Tough 500 Miles for Petty Duo at Auto Club Speedway
    The two Petty Enterprises entries, drivers Kyle Petty and Bobby Labonte started the evening as two of only five men to start each of the 16 Sprint Cup races held here at what was previously known as California Speedway.
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    Stewart Fights Loose-Handling Race Car at Fontana
    Tony Stewart struggled with a loose-handling race car and finished a disappointing 22nd in Sunday night’s Pepsi 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, Calif.
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    Blaney 29th in California
    Dave Blaney and the Caterpillar Racing team posted their best qualifying effort of the season and lined up eighth for the start of the Pepsi 500 at Auto Club Speedway.
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    Lack of Grip Thwarts Almirola's Performance in California
    Aric Almirola could never get into a rhythm in Sunday's NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Auto Club Speedway and the end result was a 30th-place finish.
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    Ambrose Finishes First 500 Mile Sprint Cup Event in Fontana
    Driver of the Wood Brothers Racing No. 21 Little Debbie Ford Fusion. Marcos Ambrose finished his first 500 mile NASCAR Sprint Cup event in California for the Pepsi 500 in 32nd place.
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    Robby Gordon Holds on in Fontana
    After a long night of bizarre handling conditions, the No. 7 Monster Energy team came home with a 40th place finish, two laps behind the leaders.
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    Schrader, DLP HDTV Team Struggle at Fontana, Finish 41st
    Ken Schrader struggled with an ill-handling car and finished a disappointing 41st in Sunday’s Pepsi 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, Calif.
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    Accident Halts Nemechek's Run in California
    An accident on Lap 70 of 250 forced Joe Nemechek to retire early from Sunday's Sprint Cup race at Auto Club Speedway. He was credited with a 43rd-place finish.
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    Cars and Stars Highlight the Inaugural Darlington Festival
    The garage area at Darlington Raceway was alive with the rumbling of race car engines on Labor Day weekend for the first time since 2003. The Darlington Historic Racing Festival brought thundering engines from stock cars, Indy roadsters, modifieds, sprint cars and midgets.
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    Burton Roasted in Honor of 500th Career Start
    Jeff Burton, driver of the No. 31 AT&T Chevrolet, was honored with a roast in honor of his 500th NASCAR Sprint Cup Series start in the Pepsi 500 at Auto Club Speedway.
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    Darlington Raceway Unveils 60th Season of Racing Logo
    Darlington Raceway will celebrate its 60th season of racing in 2009 and to kickoff that celebration track president, Chris Browning, unveiled a new track logo today during the Inaugural Darlington Historic Racing Festival.
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    David Reutimann to Race Toys for Tots Literacy Program Car
    The 2008 Toys for Tots Literacy Program will shift into high gear on Sunday, August 31, when NASCAR driver David Reutimann races The UPS Store/Toys for Tots Literacy Program car at Auto Club Speedway in Southern California.
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    Change Has Brought Chase, and That's a Good Thing
    If someone had looked you in the eye five years, three years or even one year ago and said the most intense rivalry in NASCAR Sprint Cup Series racing in 2008 would be between Kyle Busch and Carl Edwards, would you have believed them? Tell the truth.
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    Dale Jr. Visits His Division at Recruit Training Command
    “It was a no brainer. Dale Jr. is my hero,” said a Navy recruit at Recruit Training Command (RTC) here Aug. 27, when asked by a reporter why he joined the Navy.
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    Sprint Cup Series News & Notes - Auto Club Speedway
    When Carl Edwards bumped Kyle Busch out of his way on Lap 470 at Bristol Motor Speedway, he was doing more than just trying to win the race. He was sending a message to Busch – and the entire NASCAR Sprint Cup Series field – that he is a true contender for the championship and won’t back down from anybody.
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    Jimmie Johnson Golf Tournament Raises More Than $500,000
    The Jimmie Johnson Foundation announced that funds raised from the 2nd-Annual Jimmie Johnson Foundation Golf Tournament and Dinner Auction once again exceeded $500,000.
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    Kurt Busch Addresses Arizona Wildcats Football Team
    Kurt Busch returned to college yesterday here at the University of Arizona in Tucson. No, he didn’t enroll in any classes, be he certainly did a first-class job in presenting a motivational speech to the 2008 Arizona Wildcat football squad.
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    DEI Driver Regan Smith Zones in on Raybestos Rookie Award
    As the NASCAR Sprint Cup circuit heads down its final stretch run, Dale Earnhardt Inc. rookie driver Regan Smith continues to lead a heated battle with Sam Hornish Jr. for the Raybestos rookie of the year award.
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    DIS Readies for NASCAR Foundation Blood & Marrow Drive
    Daytona International Speedway will host its third annual NASCAR Foundation Blood & Marrow Drive on Thursday, Sept. 11.
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    SMI to Proceed with Kentucky Speedway Acquisition
    Speedway Motorsports, Inc. is proceeding with the purchase of Kentucky Speedway, company officials announced today.
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    IMS Hall of Fame Museum Cars Arrive at Darlington Raceway
    The garage and paddock area for the Inaugural Darlington Historic Racing Festival is beginning to take shape.
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    ‘In the Loop’: Ragan Knocking On Top-12 Door
    On the strength of five top 10s in the last seven races, David Ragan has become a serious threat for a 2008 Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup berth.
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    Busch, Edwards Placed on Probation for Next Six Races
    NASCAR announced today that it has placed Kyle Busch and Carl Edwards on probation for the next six races in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, as a result of their on-track incident last Saturday at the conclusion of the race at Bristol Motor Speedway.
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    Logano to Drive No. 96 DLPHDTV Toyota Camry in Five Races
    Rookie Joey Logano will drive the No. 96 DLP®HDTV Toyota Camry in five NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races for Hall of Fame Racing, team officials announced Wednesday.
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    What a Difference a Year Makes for DEI Rookie Aric Almirola
    A year ago Dale Earnhardt Inc. rookie driver Aric Almirola made his Sprint Cup debut for DEI in the No. 01 U.S. Army Chevrolet in the Sharpie 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway.
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    Tums Wave at Bristol Sets Guinness World Record®
    A record-setting 157,574 fans rose to the occasion at this year’s Sharpie 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Bristol Motor Speedway in Bristol, Tenn. on Saturday, August 23, as TUMS challenged race attendees to set the Guinness World Record.
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    NASCAR Teleconference: Jimmie Johnson and Reed Sorenson
    This week's NASCAR Teleconference - in advance of the Pepsi 500 at Auto Club Speedway, the ninth event in the Race to the Chase - features two-time champion Jimmie Johnson, driver of the No. 48 Lowe's Chevrolet, and Reed Sorenson, who will be driving the No. 10 Dodge for Gillett Evernham Motorsports in 2009.
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    This Week in Ford Racing: Jamie McMurray
    Jamie McMurray, driver of the No. 26 Crown Royal Ford Fusion in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, will be pulling double-duty this weekend at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, Calif., as he competes in the Sprint and Nationwide Series events.
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    Sorenson to Join Gillett Evernham Motorsports
    Gillett Evernham Motorsports announced today that Reed Sorenson has signed a multi-year contract to join the team for the 2009 NASCAR Sprint Cup season and beyond.
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    Chip Ganassi Comments on Sorenson and Team Parting Ways
    Chip Ganassi, Team Owner of Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates: “After much internal discussion over the last few months we agreed that parting ways with Reed was the right decision for all of us. The business side of sports is never easy and this was just a business decision that was made on both our parts. We wish Reed nothing but the best.”

    Budweiser Shootout Features New Format for 2009
    The Budweiser Shootout, NASCAR’s season-opening event, will undergo a major format change in 2009 with the top-six drivers in owner’s points for each car manufacturer eligible for a starting berth.
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    Kvapil to Pilot Hitachi “Inspire the Next” Ford at Fontana
    Yates Racing announced today that Hitachi Power Tools (Hitachi Koki USA, Ltd.), which offers an extensive line of professional grade power tools and accessories will sponsor the No. 28 entry with driver Travis Kvapil for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Fontana, California.
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    Stewart's 'Smoke Show' Event Raises Record $217,000 for SCC
    Two-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Tony Stewart possesses a passion for charitable causes that nearly rivals his one for racing.
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    Race Fans Have a Chance to “Swap” Jobs with Michael Waltrip
    NASCAR fans who dreamed about overseeing their own race team now have the opportunity to do so – at least for one day. Best Western International, The Official Hotel of NASCAR®, and Michael Waltrip Racing, are offering one race fan the opportunity to “swap” jobs for a day with two-time Daytona 500 winner Michael Waltrip.
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    TUMS Top 10 Moments from Bristol
    The latest stop of the 2008 racing season at Bristol Motor Speedway for the Sharpie 500 in Bristol, Tenn. had stars and fans of the Sprint Cup Series experiencing heartburn.
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    Numbers Game: Analyzing the Pepsi 500 at Auto Club Speedway
    Two races remain before the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup, and a lot will happen between now and then. Some of the questions still unanswered.
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    Clinch Scenarios at California
    Dale Earnhardt Jr., Jimmie Johnson and Jeff Burton control their own Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup destiny this weekend.
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    Week 25: The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Top 12 – and Beyond
    The following is a look at the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Top 12 along with other notable drivers, going into the Pepsi 500 at Auto Club Speedway.
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    Joey Logano to Drive No. 20 Home Depot Toyota in 2009
    Joe Gibbs Racing announced today that The Home Depot® will continue its sponsorship of the NASCAR Sprint Cup No. 20 Toyota team in 2009 and beyond, and that Joey Logano, one of the sport’s brightest emerging stars, will take over the duties behind the wheel of one of NASCAR’s most successful race teams.
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    Jeff Gordon Foundation Releases 2008 Limited Edition Coin
    The Jeff Gordon Foundation is pleased to announce the release of a 2008 LIMITED EDITION Jeff Gordon Children’s Hospital Coin.
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    FSG Appoints Brian Corcoran to Lead NASCAR Division
    Fenway Sports Group (FSG), a premier sports marketing agency that specializes in representation, sponsorship sales, event marketing and strategic marketing consulting, today announced it has appointed Brian Corcoran as Executive Vice President, Business Development & Motorsports.
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    D4D Announces Sponsor, Candidates For 2008 Crew Program
    2008 Drive for Diversity crew member roster was announced by Access Marketing & Communications, which runs the Drive for Diversity program.
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    Laugh Your Gas Off All the Way to Talladega
    More fuel, a height reduction and Green Key technology are a few of the features that make the Fat Boy a superior fuel cylinder. BernzOmatic wants consumers to help introduce the new Fat Boy fuel cylinder by submitting clever one-liners about the new design.
    - The first 500 entrants of the "Laugh Your Gas Off" contest will receive a t-shirt featuring a Fat Boy one-liner
    - The best one-liner will win the Ultimate Race Weekend to see the inauguration of the No. 26 BernzOmatic Fat Boy Ford in Talladega on Oct. 5
    Entries can be submitted through Sept. 16 at www.laughyourgasoff.com.

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    Harvick, Pennzoil Platinum Chevy Fourth in Thunder Valley
    Kevin Harvick and the Pennzoil Platinum Racing team continued their surge in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series with a fourth-place showing in Saturday night’s Sharpie 500 presented by Pennzoil Platinum at Bristol Motor Speedway.
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    Fifth-Place Finish at Bristol Just What Gordon Needed
    "That was a great top-five finish," Jeff Gordon said after a fifth-place finish in the Sharpie 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway on Saturday night.
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    Eighth at Bristol Keeps Stewart Sixth in Points
    Tony Stewart drove his No. 20 Home Depot Toyota from 28th to as high as fourth in Saturday night’s Sharpie 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway, and when the checkered flag dropped on the 24th race of the season, Stewart finished eighth to secure his 12th top-10 of 2008.
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    Kenseth Earns Hard-Fought Ninth-Place Finish at Bristol
    Matt Kenseth and the No. 17 DEWALT Ford Fusion team overcame a difficult weekend en route to a ninth-place finish in Saturday night’s Sharpie 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway.
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    Top 10 Eludes Almirola in Bristol; Finishes 13th
    Aric Almirola nearly pulled off another top-10 finish at Bristol Motor Speedway but a pit-road miscue late in the race dropped him to a 13th-place result in Saturday night's Sharpie 500.
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    Veteran Schrader Finishes 21st in DLP Toyota at Bristol
    Ken Schrader dodged two accidents and finished 21st in Saturday night’s Sharpie 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway.
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    Solid First Half for Elliott at Bristol
    Bill Elliott in the No. 21 Quick Lane Tire and Auto Center Ford Fusion had a solid run in the top 10 for most of the first half of the Sharpie 500 until a slight involvement in a multi car wreck that required major adjustments and put the team mid-pack in the field where he finished 26th.
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    Labonte Finishes 23rd, Petty 31st at Bristol
    Bobby Labonte and the No. 43 Cheerios/Box Tops for Education Dodge team came home 23rd in the Sharpie 500, while Kyle Petty and the No. 45 Wells Fargo Dodge team finished 31st on Saturday night.
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    Early Tire Issue Causes 35th–Place Finish for Truex at Bristol
    After posting a solid 12th-place qualifying run for Saturday night’s Sharpie 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway, Martin Truex Jr. had hoped to make a late surge into 2008 Chase contention.
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    Blaney 38th After Accident at Bristol Motor Speedway
    Dave Blaney and the Caterpillar Racing team qualified in the 36th spot for the Sharpie 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway after a frustrating practice session Friday afternoon.
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    Gordon Caught Up in “The Big One” at Bristol Motor Speedway
    The No. 7 Planet Color / Barrett-Jackson Dodge Charger appeared capable of bringing home a solid run on Saturday night at Bristol Motor Speedway until a Lap 216 pile-up happened in front of Robby Gordon, ending the night early for the team.
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    Edwards Goes Bump in the Night to Win at Bristol
    If NASCAR Sprint Cup Series racing needs a rivalry, look no farther than Bristol Motor Speedway. Carl Edwards suggested after Saturday night’s Sharpie 500 that a rivalry with series points leader Kyle Busch might have been born at the .533-mile short track.
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    RCR Names Drivers for ’09 Jack Daniel’s & General Mills Cars
    Richard Childress Racing announced today that Casey Mears will drive for its No. 07 Jack Daniel’s® team and Clint Bowyer will move to its new No. 33 Cheerios®/Hamburger Helper® team for the 2009 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season.
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    12 Charities Set to Adorn Johnson’s Helmet of Hope
    The Jimmie Johnson Foundation Helmet of Hope initiative is complete, with 12 fan and media-nominated charities adorning the helmet Johnson will wear during the Aug. 31 Sprint Cup race at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, Calif.
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    Barrett-Jackson to Be Featured on Gordon’s No. 7 at Bristol
    Robby Gordon’s No. 7 Dodge of NASCAR’s Sprint Cup Series will have a new look tomorrow when it sports the flaming red logo of the Barrett-Jackson Auction Company during the Sharpie 500.
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    Who's a Hot Shot, Who's a Pest at Bristol
    At Bristol Motor Speedway, success is all about starting up front, surviving for 500 miles, not getting pestered by the close competition and protecting your car throughout the evening.
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    Truck Series Debut Cut Short for Jimmie Johnson at Bristol
    Heading into “The World’s Fastest Half-Mile” for the running of the O’Reilly 200 at Bristol Motor Speedway, Randy Moss Motorsports had a Truck Series “rookie” – reigning back-to-back NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Champion Jimmie Johnson – behind the wheel.
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    Weekend at Bristol Wads More Than Two Tons of Sheet Metal
    A weekend of racing at Bristol Motor Speedway always guarantees lots of crumpled, torn and flattened sheet metal, which is bad for the race car fabricators but good for leading sheet metal supplier Stock Car Steel & Aluminum.
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    Darlington Festival Boasts Entries from 22 Different States
    Darlington Raceway has long been considered hallowed ground for racers and race fans alike, and that tradition will continue with the Inaugural Darlington Historic Racing Festival.
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    Joe Gibbs Racing Names Helein as Director of Communications
    Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR) has named Chris Helein as its director of corporate communications, effective immediately.
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    NASCAR Seeks Inner Peace with its Version of Feng Shui
    On August 19, NASCAR announced plans to rearrange its furniture for next year. I am a wholehearted proponent of this practice. I do it all the time in my own home.
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    Video Profile: Cale Gale

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    Planet Color to Sponsor Robby Gordon at Bristol
    There will be a new look under the lights at this Saturday’s (August 23rd, 2008) NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at the Bristol Motor Speedway on Robby Gordon’s No. 7 car – his Dodge will feature the logo and shimmering brilliant look of Planet Color® the custom color paint system from Sherwin-Williams Automotive Finishes Corp. (SWAFC).
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    NASCAR Performance Offers Ultimate Car Make Over
    While NASCAR fans are watching their favorite NASCAR drivers race to the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup, fans are also carefully watching the performance and appearance of their own vehicles.
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    Sprint Cup Series News & Notes - Bristol
    Carl Edwards (No. 99 Office Depot Ford) is on a hot streak, perhaps the perfect set-up for a hot August night in Bristol, Tenn.
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    Johnson Readies for Truck Series Debut
    Two-time and defending NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Champion Jimmie Johnson is making his NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series debut at Bristol Motor Speedway driving the No. 81 Lowe’s/Kobalt Tools Silverado owned by Randy Moss.
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    ‘In the Loop’: Winless No More?
    Of the 23 races this season, eight have been won by a driver with a pre-race Driver Rating ranking in the top five – 35%.
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    Chevy Ready to Rock Richmond International Raceway
    Chevrolet is getting ready to rock out on Sept. 6th at 5:45 p.m. prior to the start of the Chevy Rock & Roll 400! For the sixth-straight year Chevy will bring together the sounds of rock and roll and the intensity of NASCAR racing during the Chevy Rock & Roll 400.
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    NASCAR Newscast: Bristol Preview

  • Jeff Burton tells you why the Sharpie 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway is one of the most challenging events in the Race to the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup. And Jimmie Johnson says it could be the most competitive, too. Plus, find out who to pick in Saturday night's race.
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    Numbers Game: Analyzing the Sharpie 500 at Bristol
    The Race to the Chase – the 10 races preceding the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup – is shaping up to be the closest in its five-year history. After 23 races, the Chase cut-off bubble is the second-tightest in the Chase’s history.
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    NASCAR Teleconference: Kevin Harvick
    This week's NASCAR teleconference - in advance of the Sharpie 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway, the eighth event in the Race to the Chase - features Kevin Harvick, driver of the #29 Shell Pennzoil Chevrolet.
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    2009 NASCAR National Series Schedules Announced
    NASCAR announced today its national series schedules for the 2009 season, which features realigned dates for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, NASCAR Nationwide Series and NASCAR Truck Series.
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  • 2009 NASCAR National Series Schedules Announcement Teleconference

    Ken Schrader to Drive No. 96 DLP®HDTV Toyota at Bristol
    NASCAR veteran Ken Schrader will drive the No. 96 DLP®HDTV Toyota Camry for Hall of Fame Racing in this weekend’s Sharpie 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series event at Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway.
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    Penske Racing Names Geisler as Crew Chief for Hornish
    Penske Racing today announced that Travis Geisler will immediately replace Chris Carrier as the crew chief of the Mobil 1 Dodge, driven by Sam Hornish Jr.
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    Travis Kvapil to Drive No. 28 ‘Knight Rider’ Ford at Bristol
    Yates Racing and NBC announced today that in a unique partnership between Ford Motor Company and NBC, Travis Kvapil will pilot the No. 28 “Knight Rider” Ford for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Bristol Motor Speedway on August 23rd.
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    Dodge Motorsports Teleconference: Jeff Byrd and Kurt Busch
    This week's Dodge Motorsports Teleconference featured guests Jeff Byrd, president and general manager of Bristol Motor Speedway, and Kurt Busch, a five-time winner at Bristol and one of the best on the .533-mile, high-banked oval.
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    Special Scheme for Paul Menard at Bristol
    Paul Menard’s No. 15 Menards Chevrolet will feature the “Driven to the Outdoors” special scheme at Bristol Motor Speedway.
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    Prestigious Events Fill Daytona’s 2009 Schedule
    From stock cars’ most prestigious race – the Daytona 500 – to sports cars’ most prestigious road race – the Rolex 24 At Daytona – Daytona International Speedway again shows why it is billed as the “World Center or Racing” with the release of its 2009 racing schedule.
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    RCR Promotes Thompson to New Position
    Kara Thompson has been named Vice President of Brand Development and Marketing Relationships for Richard Childress Racing.
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    RCR Licensing Department Reorganizes with Goode Addition
    Katrina Goode has been named by Richard Childress Racing (RCR) as its new Director of Licensing while Mike Brown, who has been RCR’s director of licensing since December 2005, has been promoted to the newly created position of Vice President of Licensing.
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    TUMS Top 10 Moments from Michigan
    The latest stop of the 2008 racing season at Michigan International Speedway for the 3M Performance 400 in Brooklyn, Mich. had the stars and fans of the Sprint Cup Series experiencing heartburn.
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    Boys and Girls Club Leader Named Hot Shot Hero of the Year
    For Eric Clark, helping the region's children in need is a way of life. Every day, he makes sure thousands of Bristol-area children have plenty to eat, a safe place to play, access to education and even sports leagues to help them develop their minds and bodies.
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    Chevron to End NASCAR Sponsorship After 2008 Season
    Chevron announced today that it will end its NASCAR sponsorship after the 2008 season.
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    This Week in Ford Racing: Edwards, Gilliland and Ragan
    Carl Edwards will look to continue his winning streak this weekend in the Nationwide and Sprint Cup Series races at Bristol Motor Speedway. David Gilliland will pilot the No. 38 Ford. Drive one. Ford Fusion in the Cup Series race. David Ragan comes into this weekend’s race weekend only 26 points out of the 12th and final position in the Chase for the Sprint Cup.
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    Video: Bristol Preview

  • Jeff Burton talks about how racing at Bristol Motor Speedway is tough especially for teams trying to make the Chase (1 minute, 1 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Greg Biffle talks about how racing at Bristol Motor Speedway is exciting because of the new configuration (35 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Elliott Sadler talks about how racing at Bristol Motor Speedway is special because his first win came at Bristol (26 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Jimmie Johnson talks about how the racing at Bristol is better now because the track is more forgiving with the new configuration (25 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Kyle Busch talks about how drivers trying to make the Chase cannot take as many chances during the night race at Bristol (35 seconds) [Watch Video]

    Week 24: The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Top 12 – and Beyond
    The following is a look at the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Top 12 along with other notable drivers, going into the Sharpie 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway.
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    Patrick Carpentier Enters Truck Series Race at Bristol
    Gillett Evernham Motorsports announced today that Patrick Carpentier will enter Wednesday night’s NASCAR Truck Series race at Bristol Motor Speedway.
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    Toolbox Treasures Honors NASCAR’s Past
    Today Toolbox Treasures announces their entry into the thrilling world of NASCAR licensing.
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    NASCAR Newscast: Michigan Review

  • Carl Edwards claimed his fifth win of the season, earning 10 more bonus points and moving closer to NASCAR Sprint Cup Series points leader Kyle Busch, who finished second, with only three races left in the Race to the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup.
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    Michigan International Speedway Photos

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    Busch Scores Solid Runner-Up Finish at Michigan
    Kyle Busch, driver of the No. 18 Interstate Batteries Toyota for Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR), notched a solid second-place finish in Sunday’s 3M Performance 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn.
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    Kenseth Capitalizes on Tough Day at Michigan
    After two weekends of racing at tracks historically unkind (Pocono and Watkins Glen) to Matt Kenseth and the No. 17 DEWALT Ford Fusion, the team was eager to travel to Michigan International Speedway this weekend in hopes of a little redemption.
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    Martin Finishes 6th in Michigan
    Mark Martin meticulously moved his way through the field during Sunday's 3M Performance 400 to score a sixth-place finish.
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    Chase Still in Reach for Vickers after Seventh-Place Finish
    Brian Vickers pumped some life back into his postseason chances, finishing seventh in Sunday’s 3M Performance 400 at Michigan.
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    Harvick Continues to Gain Momentum with Eighth-Place Finish
    Kevin Harvick and the Shell-Pennzoil Racing team continued to climb the ladder in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship point standings with an eighth-place run in Sunday’s 3M Performance 400 at Michigan International Speedway.
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    Stewart Earns Points in 3M Performance 400
    Tony Stewart had an unspectacular but solid outing in Sunday’s 3M Performance 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn.
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    Truex Runs to 16th-Place Finish at Michigan
    Martin Truex Jr. finished 16th in Sunday’s 3M Performance 400 at Michigan International Speedway. Truex, who finished fifth in last week’s race at Watkins Glen, had hoped for back-to-back top-10 efforts, but in the end the Dale Earnhardt Inc. driver settled for the top-20 finish.
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    Labonte Brothers Struggle with Handling at Michigan
    Bobby Labonte and the No. 43 Cheerios/Betty Crocker Dodge team came home 27th on Sunday while Terry Labonte and the No. 45 Marathon American Spirit Motor Oil Dodge finished 32nd.
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    Rookie Coleman Gains Valuable Experience at Michigan
    The goal for rookie Brad Coleman was to stay out of trouble, gain valuable experience and complete as many laps as possible in his NASCAR Sprint Cup Series debut in the 3M Performance 400 at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn.
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    More Tough Luck for Blaney at Michigan
    Dave Blaney and the Caterpillar Racing team qualified in the 24th position for the 3M Performance 400 at Michigan International Speedway.
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    Accident Relegates Gordon to 42nd-Place Finish at Michigan
    The No. 24 DuPont Chevrolet was the fastest car on the track at lap 75 of Sunday’s 3M Performance 400 at Michigan International Speedway.
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    Short Day for Marcos Ambrose and Wood Brothers at MIS
    In Marcos Ambrose’s third start in the No. 21 Little Debbie Ford Fusion and coming off of a successful third place finish just one weekend ago, a disappointing early end to the day in the 3M Performance 400 at Michigan International Speedway struck the No. 21 team on lap 16 with engine failure.
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    Chase Race No. 2 to be Titled Camping World RV 400
    A familiar name at the Monster Mile will now present one of the most highly anticipated races in the 10-race “Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup.”
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    Edwards Outduels Busch for Win, Bonus Points
    It was Old West style showdown stuff -- Kyle "Rowdy" Busch vs. Carl "Mr. Clean" Edwards. On the final restart, there were two laps for all the gold after 400 miles of lead-swapping between NASCAR's hard-charging gunslingers.
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    Joe Gibbs Responds to Alleged Infractions by JGR at Michigan
    The following is a statement from Joe Gibbs, owner of Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR), regarding the alleged infractions that took place by JGR during technical inspection following Saturday’s NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Michigan International Speedway.
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    Martin to Make Record-Extending 72nd Start at Michigan
    Mark Martin will start his 71st and 72nd races at Michigan International Speedway this weekend - the most of any driver in the track’s esteemed history.
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    Vickers: Pole Man at Michigan
    Brian Vickers knew his car was stout — like pole-winning stout — as soon as he took to the 2-mile surface Friday at Michigan International Speedway.
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    Ryan Newman to Join Stewart-Haas Racing Beginning in 2009
    Stewart-Haas Racing has signed Ryan Newman to a multi-year contract to drive the team’s No. 4 Chevrolet beginning with the 2009 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season.
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    Stewart Set to Make Williams Grove Speedway Sprint Car Debut
    Two-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Tony Stewart is poised to open another chapter in his racing career as he’ll make his Sprint car debut at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa., on Tuesday, (Aug. 19).
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    Daytona 500 Champion Newman Joins Stewart-Haas Racing
    The 50th running of the Daytona 500 champion Ryan Newman has secured his ride for 2009.
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    Dickies 500 Promotion to Offer ‘Dale & The Duke’ Die-Cast
    Beginning 9:03 a.m. CT Saturday, Texas Motor Speedway will kick off a special promotion for the upcoming Dickies 500 in which fans purchasing four prime frontstretch tickets for the Nov. 2 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race will receive a free “Dale & The Duke” collectible die-cast stock car featuring American icons Dale Earnhardt and John Wayne.
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    Wood Brothers Look to MIS with Memories of Past Success
    Michigan International Speedway has been one of Wood Brothers Racing’s most successful tracks with 11 wins. The 21 team is still at the top of the Speedway’s list for the team with the most victories.
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    Dale Jr. – Shifting Gears Available on DVD this Fall
    Hammerhead Entertainment and Team Marketing have partnered to bring Dale Jr. – Shifting Gears, the five-episode ESPN sports documentary featuring NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. and his unprecedented move to Hendrick Motorsports,to DVD this fall.
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    Sadler Races Against Patients at Children’s Hospital
    Children’s Miracle Network, an international non-profit organization that raises funds for children’s hospitals, teamed up with Stanley Tools and NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Elliott Sadler at Sparrow Hospital in Lansing, Mich. Sparrow is a Children’s Miracle Network hospital.
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    On NASCAR: Hearts and Minds Race on Radio
    I have been hearing some controversy lately about a comment made by racer-turned-TV-commentator Kyle Petty; it's been a hot topic on NASCAR radio for several days running.
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    ‘The King’ Richard Petty Helps Kickoff Wyndham Championship
    Those in attendance at the opening ceremony for the Wyndham Championship at Sedgefield Country Club felt as though they were in the presence of royalty. Two kings, to be exact.
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    Sprint Cup Series News & Notes - Michigan
    Kyle Busch (No. 18 Interstate Batteries Toyota) looks to add to his storybook season this weekend as the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series pays a return visit to Michigan International Speedway.
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    ‘In the Loop’: With Kyle Busch, Anything Can Happen
    Add another sparkling adjective to the growing list already used to describe Kyle Busch’s 2008 season: Unpredictable.
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    Quick Lane Tire & Auto Center to Sponsor Elliott in Bristol
    Quick Lane Tire & Auto Center will celebrate the opening of its 500th store by sponsoring the famed No. 21 Ford Fusion, driven by Bill Elliott, in the August 23 NASCAR Sprint Cup night race at Bristol Motor Speedway.
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    Old and New Unite: Southern 500 Returns to Darlington in 2009
    Old and new traditions will unite during the 60th season of racing at Darlington Raceway when the Southern 500 name returns to the track “Too Tough to Tame” on Mother’s Day weekend in 2009, track president Chris Browning announced today.
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    Skinner to Drive No. 00 at Michigan, Bristol and California
    Mike Skinner will assist Michael Waltrip Racing in efforts to evaluate its 18-month-old full-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series program by racing the #00 Champion Mortgage Toyota Camry at Michigan International Speedway, Bristol Motor Speedway and California Speedway.
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    Ricky Hendrick Memorial Charity Ride Set for Sunday, Aug. 24
    The fourth annual Ricky Hendrick Memorial Charity Ride presented by AutoTrader.com will make its way to Lowe's Motor Speedway on Sunday, Aug. 24. All event proceeds will benefit the Hendrick Foundation for Children and go toward the Levine Children's Hospital at Carolinas Medical Center.
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    Chex Most Popular Driver Award Continues to Gain Momentum
    Voting for the winner of the 2008 NASCAR NMPA Chex Most Popular Driver Award continues to be at the top of the list for every NASCAR fan as the summer months of racing stretch from coast to coast.
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    Numbers Game: Analyzing the 3M Performance 400 at Michigan
    The final four events in the Race to the Chase are packed with subplots.
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    NASCAR Teleconference: Greg Biffle and Jack Roush
    This week's NASCAR Teleconference - in advance of Sunday's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series 3M Performance 400 Presented by Bondo at Michigan International Speedway - features Greg Biffle, driver of the No. 16 3M Ford and his car owner Jack Roush.
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    This Week in Ford Racing: David Ragan
    David Ragan, driver of the No. 6 AAA Insurance Ford Fusion, is in 14th place in the NASCAR Sprint Cup standings heading into this weekend’s race at Michigan International Speedway.
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    Dodge Motorsports Teleconference: Reed Sorenson
    Reed Sorenson driver of the No. 41 Target Dodge Charger, was this week's guest on the Dodge Motorsports Teleconference.
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    DEI Names Hutchens Vice President of Competition
    Dale Earnhardt Inc. has named NASCAR veteran Bobby Hutchens vice president of competition.
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    McMurray to Run Sharpie Pen Paint Scheme at Sharpie 500
    For the second time since 2006, Sharpie®, title sponsor of the Sharpie 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway, will partner with Jamie McMurray in the race that fans consistently vote their favorite in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series.
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    Carfax Expands Carbon Neutral Campaign to Sprint Cup Series
    Carfax expanded its historic carbon neutral initiative at Michigan International Speedway to include the first-ever NASCAR Sprint Cup Series car.
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    Week 23: The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Top 12 – and Beyond
    The following is a look at the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Top 12 along with other notable drivers, going into the 3M Performance 400 presented by Bondo at Michigan International Speedway.
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    Kasey Kahne Launches Charity Auction
    Place your bids now on a one-of-a-kind Kasey Kahne Signature Edition Dodge Hemi Truck and win Hot Passes for 4 to Talladega & meet Kasey Kahne. All auction proceeds go to charity to benefit the Kasey Kahne Foundation.
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    PIR Teams with KHI and VFW for November Race Weekend
    Phoenix International Raceway, Kevin Harvick Inc. (KHI), and the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) will unite this season in a unique partnership that will celebrate the accomplishments and bravery of current and veteran armed forces personnel and NASCAR racing.
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    Jeff Gordon Launches Wine Website, Two New Wines
    Four-time NASCAR Cup Series champion Jeff Gordon today announced the latest releases in his Jeff Gordon Collection of fine wines, a 2006 Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir and a 2006 Carneros Chardonnay.
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    IMS Museum to Send Four Cars to Darlington Historic Festival
    The entry list for the Inaugural Darlington Historic Racing Festival continues to grow with the latest additions coming from the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Hall of Fame Museum in Speedway, Indiana.
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    Talladega Superspeedway’s Economic Impact Benefits State
    A study by the Washington Economics Group, Inc. has found that Talladega Superspeedway generates an annual economic impact of $407 million for the region and state.
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    TUMS Top 10 Moments from Watkins Glen
    The latest stop of the 2008 racing season at the Centurion Boats at the Glen at Watkins Glen International in Watkins Glen, N.Y. had the stars and fans of the Sprint Cup Series experiencing severe heartburn.
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    This Kind of ‘Uneventful’ is Just Fine, Thank You
    Tony Stewart called his day in the No. 20 Home Depot Toyota Camry for Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR) rather uneventful.
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    Ambrose Drives from Last to Third in Watkins Glen Cup Race
    Marcos Ambrose has stormed through the field to finish third after starting from last in the Centurion Boats at the Glen at Watkins Glen International in New York state.
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    Truex Strong at Watkins Glen, Comes Home 5th
    Martin Truex Jr. got the top-five finish he and his team desperately needed, coming home fifth in Sunday’s Centurion Boats at The Glen.
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    Harvick Hussles Chevy to Sixth-Place Finish at The Glen
    Kevin Harvick and the No. 29 Shell-Pennzoil Racing team continued to gain momentum for the 2008 Chase for the Championship with a sixth-place finish in the Centurion Boats at the Glen.
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    Kenseth and No. 17 DeWALT Team Finish 12th at Watkins Glen
    Rain canceled qualifying at Watkins Glen International and owners’ point standings set the field for Sunday’s Centurion Boats at the Glen. Matt Kenseth, in the No. 17 DEWALT Ford Fusion rolled off 13th and settled in for the 90 laps of road course racing.
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    Said Hoping Performance Will Earn Hat from The King
    Though he took a conservative approach, Boris Said is hoping that his 24th-place finish will earn him an autograph hat from Richard "The King" Petty.
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    Said 24th, Labonte 42nd for Petty Enterprises at Watkins Glen
    Boris Said and the No. 45 Marathon American Spirit Motor Oil Dodge team finished 24th in Sunday’s event while Bobby Labonte and the No. 43 Cheerios/Betty Crocker Dodge team finished 42nd in Sunday’s event.
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    Gordon Remains Sixth in Standings Following 'Miserable' Race
    "That was probably as frustrating as it can get," said Jeff Gordon, who finished 29th in the Centurion Boats at The Glen.
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    Almirola Completes Challenge in Watkins Glen Debut
    Aric Almirola posted a 35th-place finish in Sunday's Sprint Cup event at Watkins Glen International. It was a challenging experience for the rookie driver, whose first lap on the 2.45-mile road circuit was in Saturday's practice session.
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    Tough Day at The Glen for DLP Team and P.J. Jones
    P.J. Jones, driver of the No. 96 DLP HDTV Toyota Camry, battled various handling maladies and bounced back from a pair of off-track excursions on his way to a 37th-place finish in Sunday’s Centurion Boats at The Glen.
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    Nemechek Battles Obstacles in Watkins Glen Road Race
    Joe Nemechek experienced an up and down day as the Furniture Row Racing driver finished 38th in Sunday's Sprint Cup road race at Watkins Glen International.
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    Blaney Involved in Multi-Car Accident at The Glen
    Dave Blaney and the Caterpillar Racing team lined up 29th for the Centurion Boats at the Glen Sunday afternoon, the second and final road course event of the 2008 season.
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    Kyle Busch Takes Another Road Course Win
    If Kyle Busch appeared “vulnerable” in recent weeks to some of his fellow NASCAR Sprint Cup Series competitors, the aura of invincibility returned to the No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota on Sunday at Watkins Glen International.
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    Labonte Fine Following Incident at Watkins Glen
    Bobby Labonte limped away from his damaged No. 43 Dodge after a wild wreck in Turn 11 on Lap 82 of today's race. Labonte was transported from the infield care center to a local hospital, where he was treated and released and cleared for competition. "That was a superspeedway-type wreck," said Labonte. "I’m sure I’ll be sore tomorrow."

    Mears Discusses Future Plans
    Casey Mears, who is on his way out of the N. 5 Kellogg's/Carquest Chevrolet at the end of the season, discussed the status of his plans for ’09 and beyond in NASCAR Sprint Cup Series competition.
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    Flexing Your NASCAR Muscle
    Each afternoon at exactly 5 p.m., the race begins. Dressed and ready in my Road Runner T-shirt and old spandex shorts so stretched out they take "span" to a whole new level, I bolt out the door, fire up the engine on the trusty Chrysler and head for the gym.
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    Marcos Ambrose at Top of the Charts at The Glen
    Marcos Ambrose in the Wood Brothers Racing No. 21 Little Debbie Ford Fusion drove to the top of the charts during today’s practice sessions.
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    Make-A-Wish Child Named Grand Marshal at Michigan
    For the 43 drivers competing in the upcoming 3M Performance 400 Presented by Bondo, their dream is to take home the checkered flag at the end of the day.
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    Said to Pilot No. 45 Marathon Dodge at Watkins Glen
    Petty Enterprises announces that accomplished road course veteran, Boris Said, will drive the No. 45 Marathon American Spirit Motor Oil Dodge in the Centurion at the Glen at Watkins Glen (N.Y.) International.
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    CitiFinancial to Sponsor David Gilliland for Four Races
    CitiFinancial announced today that it will sponsor the Yates Racing No. 38 Ford Fusion and driver David Gilliland in four NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races beginning at Michigan International Speedway on Sunday, Aug. 17.
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    Truex, DEI Officials Discuss Contact Renewal
    Martin Truex Jr., No. 1 Bass Pro Shops/Tracker Boats Impala SS, Max Siegel, President of DEI, John Story, Vice President of Motorsports Operations for DEI discussed Truex's contract renewal, the state of DEI and plans for the future, and more.
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    Michael Waltrip Racing and NAPA Continue Partnership
    NAPA and Michael Waltrip Racing announced today the extension of one of the longest sponsor/driver relationships in NASCAR history.
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    Motorists Receive VIP Treatment from No. 19 Crew
    Motorists who pulled into the Sunoco gas station at 2499 East Henrietta Road in Rochester, N.Y., Thursday morning received a surprise greeting from the Allstate Safety Patrol and members of NASCAR driver Elliott Sadler’s No. 19 Pit Crew.
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    Sprint Cup Series News & Notes - Watkins Glen
    Tony Stewart (No. 20 Home Depot Toyota) has yet to crack the win column this season, but statistics alone make him an overwhelming favorite for Sunday’s Centurion Boats at the Glen.
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    DISH Network to Sponsor David Gilliland at Watkins Glen
    Yates Racing announced today that DISH Network, the nation’s second largest satellite TV provider and leader in HD, will sponsor the No. 38 entry with driver David Gilliland for this weekend’s Centurion Boats at the Glen on Sunday, August 10.
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    Petty to Attend Wyndham Championship Opening Ceremony
    Two of the greatest icons in sports will attend the Wyndham Championship opening ceremony at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 13 on the first tee at Sedgefield Country Club, it was announced today.
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    Hall of Fame Racing Makes Driver Change
    Hall of Fame Racing officials announced Wednesday that NASCAR Nationwide Series driver Brad Coleman, who has been under contract as a test driver for Hall of Fame Racing since November 2007, will make his NASCAR Sprint Cup Series debut by piloting the No. 96 DLP HDTV Toyota Camry in the Aug. 17 3M Performance 400 at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn.
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    Labonte Brothers Celebrating 30 Years in NASCAR
    For three decades, the name Labonte has been a fixture in NASCAR. Since making his first Cup Series start in 1978, Terry Labonte has cruised to 22 wins and two championships. Bobby Labonte joined the Cup Series ranks in 1991, and has claimed 21 wins and a championship of his own.
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    ‘In the Loop’ The Battle for Bonus Points
    Kyle Busch’s comfortable Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup bonus points lead suddenly doesn’t look all that insurmountable.
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    Sadler, Stanley Tools 'Racing for a Miracle' at Michigan
    Elliott Sadler and the No. 19 Stanley Tools Dodge now have a million more reasons to win the Aug. 17 race at Michigan International Speedway.
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    McMurray to Wave the Green Flag for the Crown Royal 200
    For the first time ever, Roush Fenway Racing driver Jamie McMurray will be on the other side of the flag stand for the start of a race.
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    The Search is on for the Messiest Car at Michigan
    If your car is coated in mud, covered with bird droppings, filled with fast food wrappers and gummed up with gunk, you could be a big winner at Michigan International Speedway.
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    Numbers Game: Analyzing the Centurion Boats at The Glen
    At what point does Kyle Busch start worrying? The battle for potential Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup bonus points got tighter this past weekend, with Carl Edwards picking up another 10 bonus points for his win at Pocono – pushing his total to 30.
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    NASCAR Teleconference: Robby Gordon
    This week's NASCAR teleconference - in advance of this weekend's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Watkins Glen International, the sixth event in the Race to the Chase - features Robby Gordon, driver/owner of the No. 7 Jim Beam Dodge.
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    This Week in Ford Racing: Jack Roush and Carl Edwards
    Jack Roush, car owner of five Roush Fenway Ford Fusions in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, got a first-hand look at last Saturday’s rain-drenched NASCAR Nationwide race in Montreal. While Carl Edwards, driver of the No. 99 Office Depot Ford Fusion, is still looking for his first NASCAR win on a road course.
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    Dodge Motorsports Teleconference: Patrick Carpentier
    Patrick Carpentier, driver of the No. 10 Charter Dodge Charger for Gillett Evernham Motorsports, was this week's guest on the Dodge Motorsports Teleconference.
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    UMI and Hammerhead Entertainment to Publish Dale Jr. Book
    UMI Publications, Inc., in conjunction with Hammerhead Entertainment, announced the publication of a new book, Dale Jr. – Shifting Gears, featuring NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt Jr.
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    P.J. Jones to Drive No. 96 DLP HDTV Toyota at Watkins Glen
    P.J. Jones will drive the No. 96 DLP HDTV Toyota Camry in Sunday’s Centurion Boats at The Glen NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at the Watkins Glen (N.Y.) International road course, Hall of Fame Racing officials announced today.
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    Darlington Festival Driver Appearance Schedule Released
    The driver appearance schedule for the Inaugural Darlington Historic Racing Festival has been released track president Chris Browning announced today.
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    TUMS Announces Guinness World Record Attempt by Fans
    Fans will rise for more than just the National Anthem at this year’s Sharpie 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Bristol Motor Speedway in Bristol, Tenn. on Saturday, August 23, as TUMS attempts to break the Guinness World Record for the world’s largest audience wave.
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    3M Offers Help for Detroit Drivers
    The economic slowdown has hit the Detroit area hard, and high gas prices are not only impacting Detroit residents' wallets, they're keeping them from enjoying their favorite leisure activities.
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    Week 22: The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Top 12 – and Beyond
    The following is a look at the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Top 12 along with other notable drivers, going into the Centurion Boats at The Glen at Watkins Glen International.
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    Edwards Joins Office Depot Foundation to Donate Backpacks
    Office Depot and The Office Depot Foundation announced today that Carl Edwards, a former substitute teacher in his hometown of Columbia, Mo., will join the Foundation on Wednesday, August 6, to donate more than 6,500 backpacks to non-profit organizations and schools in Miami-Dade County.
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    Childress-Howard Motorsports to Debut at at Watkins Glen
    The No. 4 AT&T Daytona Prototype Pontiac Crawford fielded by Childress-Howard Motorsports will make its 2008 Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series debut Aug. 8 in the Crown Royal 200 at the Glen at Watkins Glen (N.Y.) International.
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    3M Car Care Auto Fair Showcases Classic Cars, NASCAR Stars
    When the 3M Car Care Auto Fair rolls into Michigan International Speedway for the 3M Performance 400 Presented by Bondo, fans will have a front row seat for an exciting showcase of classic cars, interviews with NASCAR stars and automotive experts, product demonstrations, music and more.
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    TUMS Top 10 Moments from Pocono Raceway
    The latest stop of the 2008 racing season at Pocono Raceway for the Pennsylvania 500 in Pocono, Pa. had the stars and fans of the Sprint Cup Series experiencing severe heartburn.
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    Fill ‘Er Up: Stewart Fueled by Finishing Second at Pocono
    As many Americans experience pain at the pump, Tony Stewart is not among them. The driver of the No. 20 Home Depot Toyota for Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR) used exceptional fuel mileage and smart pit strategy to finish second in Sunday’s Sunoco Red Cross Pennsylvania 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Pocono Raceway in Long Pond, Pa.
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    Harvick Avoids Major Disaster and Finishes Fourth at Pocono
    Kevin Harvick and the No. 29 Shell-Pennzoil Racing team avoided near disaster on the first lap of the American Red Cross Pennsylvania 500 and were able to rebound to cross the finish line fourth at Pocono Raceway.
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    Mark Martin Runs to 8th-Place Finish at Pocono
    After leading a race-high 55 laps in Sunday's NASCAR Sprint Cup race, Mark Martin and the No. 8 team were forced to battle back from an early pit-road mishap.
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    Gordon Remains Sixth in Standings After 10th-Place Finish
    Out of fuel for half of the final lap, Jeff Gordon coasted under the checkered flag to finish 10th in the Pennsylvania 500 at Pocono Raceway on Sunday.
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    Kenseth Finishes 11th at Pocono
    Matt Kenseth, driver of the No. 17 DEWALT Ford Fusion started Sunday’s Pennsylvania 500 fifth and by midway through the race had picked up three spots in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series point standings, to eighth.
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    Truex Finishes 15th at Pocono
    Martin Truex Jr. finished 15th in Sunday’s Sunoco Red Cross Pennsylvania 500.
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    Chad McCumbee Finishes 17th for Petty Enterprises at Pocono
    Chad McCumbee and the No. 45 Marathon American Spirit Motor Oil Dodge team finished 17th in Sunday’s event. The finish is the highest of McCumbee’s Sprint Cup career.
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    Elliott, Wood Brothers Racing Secure Top 20 Finish at Pocono
    The team’s hard work finally paid off this past weekend in the Sunoco Red Cross 500 at Pocono Speedway as the No. 21 Little Debbie Cosmic Brownies Ford Fusion finished 20th.
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    Yeley, DLP HDTV Team, Suffer from Pain at the Pump at Pocono
    J.J. Yeley, driver of the No. 96 DLP HDTV Toyota for Hall of Fame Racing, ran out of fuel with four laps remaining and finished 39th in Sunday’s Sunoco Red Cross Pennsylvania 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Pocono Raceway in Long Pond, Pa.
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    Blaney 31st at Pocono Raceway
    Dave Blaney and the Caterpillar Racing team lined up 24th for the Sunoco Red Cross Pennsylvania 500 Sunday afternoon. After working through handling issues and rain showers that played into race strategy, Blaney took the checkered flag in 31st place at Pocono Raceway.
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    Accidents Thwart Nemechek's Run in Pocono
    The first lap in Sunday's Sprint Cup event proved to be an omen for Joe Nemechek, who finished 41st in the Sunoco Red Cross Pennsylvania 500 at Pocono Raceway.
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    Menard’s Challenges Continue at Pocono
    Paul Menard and the No. 15 Menards/Dale Earnhardt Inc. team faced another challenging week at the track, culminating with a 42nd place finish in Sunday’s Sunoco Red Cross Pennsylvania 500.
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    Edwards Makes Right Call to Win at Pocono
    During a rain delay that stopped the Sunoco Red Cross Pennsylvania 500 for 41 minutes, driver Carl Edwards and crew chief Bob Osborne argued loudly about who made the call to come to the pits after an afternoon thunderstorm began to soak Pocono International Raceway. In retrospect, both should be willing to take the credit, because the strategy earned Edwards his fourth NASCAR Sprint Cup Series victory of the year and the 11th of his career. Tony Stewart came home second, 3.858 seconds back. Polesitter Jimmie Johnson was third, coasting across the finish line at the 2.5-mile triangular track after running out of fuel in the final corner.
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    No. 9 Team Wins Second Quarter Most Valuable Pit Crew Award
    The No. 9 Budweiser Dodge team from Gillett Evernham Motorsports put together one of the most remarkable streaks of the 2008 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season during a five-week span in late May and early June.
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    Wood Brothers Racing Unwraps Cosmic Brownies at Pocono
    Bill Elliott will be reaching for more than just speeds nearing 165 mph at Pocono this weekend in the No. 21 Wood Brothers Racing Ford Fusion. The team will be reaching for an intergalactic like adventure in the Little Debbie© Cosmic™ Brownies Paint scheme on Sunday, August 3rd on the 2.5 mile tri-oval.
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    Martin Qualifies Second at Pocono
    For the second week in a row Mark Martin will start on the outside of the front row in second position along side the No. 48 car of Jimmie Johnson.
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    Labonte Qualifies 11th at Pocono, McCumbee Gets in on Speed
    Bobby Labonte and the No. 43 Cheerios/Betty Crocker Dodge team will start the race from the 11th position. This is the fifth-highest qualifying effort of the season for the team.
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    Tow Truck in a Box to Sponsor Carpentier for Three Races
    Gillett Evernham Motorsports announced today that Tow Truck in a Box will sponsor Patrick Carpentier’s No. 10 Dodge at the Michigan and Talladega Sprint Cup races and the No. 9 Dodge in the Watkins Glen Nationwide race this season.
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    Johnson to Pilot Randy Moss Motorsports Chevrolet at Bristol
    When the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series rolls into Bristol Motor Speedway for the August 20 O’Reilly 200 the Randy Moss Motorsports team will be making just its fourth start in the series and will bring in a driver making his first series start.
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    On NASCAR: Blame Gamers Missing One Heckuva Battle
    It is said that into every life a little rain must fall. Well, isn't that the truth? Toss a low pressure system in with all that moisture, add some nice warm temperatures and rapidly swirling winds, and you have the recipe for a real humdinger of a storm. Some would call it a hurricane.
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    Sprint Cup Series News & Notes - Pocono
    One win doesn't launch a trend, but Jimmie Johnson's (No. 48 Lowe's Chevrolet) victory last Sunday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway might be considered a salvo.
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    Carfax to Sponsor Driver Travis Kvapil at Michigan
    Yates Racing announced today that Carfax, the most trusted provider of vehicle history information, will sponsor the No. 28 entry and driver Travis Kvapil for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Michigan International Speedway on August 17th.
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    Bill Elliott Driver Development Program Adds Casey Roderick
    The Bill Elliott Driver Development (BEDD) program announces today the addition of 15-year-old racing prodigy Casey Roderick to its stable of young drivers.
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    ‘In the Loop’: Pocono Raceway
    Six races remain before the 10-race Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup begins. And this weekend’s Sunoco Red Cross Pennsylvania 500 at Pocono Raceway could prove the most telling of them all.
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    Childress Champions Pediatric Trama Research
    Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center and the Richard Childress family announced at a press conference today that they have teamed up to form what will become the nation’s most comprehensive Institute for Pediatric Trauma.
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    Ryan Newman to Defend Daytona 500 Victory with New Team
    Ryan Newman will try to become only the fourth driver to win back-to-back Daytona 500s in the 51st annual Daytona 500 on Feb. 15.
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    Drive Fore a Dream Golf Classic to be Held August 21st
    The Inaugural “Drive Fore a Dream” charity celebrity Golf Classic will be held at the Grove Park Inn Resort and Spa on Thursday, August 21.
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    Petty Comments on Passing of Close Friend ‘Click’ Baldwin
    "Words cannot describe what “Click” Baldwin has meant to me, my family and the Victory Junction Gang Camp."
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    Numbers Game: Analyzing the Pennsylvania 500
    Jimmie Johnson clearly grasped the emphasis on winning during the 2007 season. The proof is in the numbers. During the 2007 Race to the Chase – the 10 races preceding the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup – Johnson posted two wins and an average finish of 12.5.
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    NASCAR Teleconference: Robin Pemberton
    Today's NASCAR Teleconference - ahead of Saturday's NAPA Auto Parts 200 presented by Dodge, the NASCAR Nationwide Series Road Course at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in Montreal, Canada, and Sunday's Sunoco Red Cross Pennsylvania 500 at Pocono Raceway - features NASCAR Vice President of Competition, Robin Pemberton.
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    This Week in Ford Racing: David Ragan
    David Ragan, driver of the No. 6 AAA Ford Fusion, continues to creep up on the 12th and final position in the chase for the championship. Ragan goes into this weekend’s event at Pocono Raceway in 14th place overall, just 56 points behind 12th-place Clint Bowyer.
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    McCumbee, Petty and Labonte to Pilot No. 45 Dodge
    Petty Enterprises, the winningest organization in NASCAR history, announces its driver lineup for the No. 45 Marathon American Spirit Motor Oil Dodge through the August 17th NASCAR Sprint Cup race at the Michigan International Speedway.
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    No. 96 DLP HDTV Toyota to Promote “Mirrors” at Pocono
    DLP®HDTV is teaming up with 20th Century Fox to support the upcoming action thriller, “Mirrors,” in a promotional partnership for the Sunoco Red Cross Pennsylvania 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race Aug. 3 at Pocono Raceway in Long Pond, Pa.
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    Indy Victory Pushes Racing for Relief Donation over $25,000
    Two-time NASCAR Sprint Cup champion Jimmie Johnson’s efforts on the track this weekend raised $12,480, which includes $4,800 for a victory finish, to benefit the American Red Cross as part of Lowe’s Racing for Relief program.
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    Allison, Jarrett and Hall to Appear at Darlington Festival
    The Inaugural Darlington Historic Racing Festival is turning into a virtual who’s who among legendary drivers, car owners, mechanics and broadcasters.
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    Week 21: The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Top 12 – and Beyond
    The following is a look at the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Top 12 along with other notable drivers, going into the Sunoco Red Cross Pennsylvania 500.
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    Budweiser Shootout Returns to Daytona in 2009
    The Budweiser Shootout, NASCAR’s season-opening event, will return in 2009 as part of Budweiser’s multi-year sponsorship renewal with Daytona International Speedway.
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    TUMS Top 10 Moments from Indianapolis Motor Speedway
    The latest stop of the 2008 racing season at Indianapolis Motor Speedway for the Brickyard 400 in Indianapolis, Ind. had the stars and fans of the Sprint Cup Series experiencing severe heartburn.
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    Allmendinger Nets First Career Top Ten at Indianapolis
    Buried beneath worn out rubber, tire runners soaked in sweat and a downright debacle of an Allstate 400 was the best finish of AJ Allmendinger’s Sprint Cup career.
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    Martin Battles Back to 11th-place Finish at Bizarre Brickyard
    After experiencing tire problems early in Sunday's Brickyard 400, U.S. Army driver Mark Martin battled back to an 11th-place finish.
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    Labone Brothers Tackle Tire Troubles at Indianapolis
    Bobby Labonte and the No. 43 Cheerios Racing/Totino’s Dodge team came home in the 16th position in Sunday’s race, while brother and teammate Terry Labonte and the No. 45 Marathon American Spirit Motor Oil Dodge team finished the 400-miler in the 27th position.
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    Indy “Tires” Stewart Out
    Tony Stewart’s 10th career NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway was nothing like his previous nine races at the historic 2.5-mile oval.
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    Truex Comes Home 24th at Indianapolis
    Martin Truex Jr. finished 24th in today’s Brickyard 400, a race dominated by tire wear. NASCAR mandated six competition caution periods so teams could come in and check their tires.
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    Yeley Survives Tires Issues to Finish 28th at Indianapolis
    It was simply survival. There’s no other way to put it. J.J. Yeley survived a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race that never got going due to tire issues to finish 28th in Sunday’s Allstate 400 at the Brickyard at the world-famous Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
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    Gordon Survives Tire Nightmare to Finish 33rd at the Brickyard
    When the green flag fell for the 15th running of the Allstate 400 at the infamous Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the main concern on everyone’s mind was tire wear.
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    Blaney Finishes 35th at the Brickyard
    Dave Blaney and the Caterpillar Racing team lined up 41st for the start of the Allstate 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway Sunday afternoon.
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    Bad Luck Strikes Harvick, Shell-Pennzoil Racing Team at Indy
    Tire issues ruled the day during the Allstate 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway but they weren’t to blame for the lap 14 incident that collected Kevin Harvick and ruined a potentially solid run by the Shell-Pennzoil Racing team.
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    Tire Troubles Ruin Possible Top-10 Finish for Kenseth
    Matt Kenseth and the No. 17 DEWALT Ford Fusion team came to Indianapolis Motor Speedway this weekend with high hopes for a solid finish in Sunday’s Allstate 400 at the Brickyard.
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    Menard Faces Multiple Challenges at Indianapolis
    Paul Menard and the Dale Earnhardt Inc. backed Menards Racing team faced a bounty of challenges during today’s Allstate 400 at the Brickyard.
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    Challenging Circumstances Balanced by Increase in Passing
    With teams clearly responding to the challenges presented by tire wear during Sunday’s Allstate 400 at the Brickyard, the race produced a solid increase in green-flag passing compared to last year.
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    Johnson Survives Tire Trouble to Win Second at the Brickyard
    NASCAR’s best drivers made the best of a bad situation Sunday afternoon, pampering their cars to save tires during a series of short green flag runs at the Allstate 400 at the Brickyard Sprint Cup race. A rough track and a stubborn tire that refused to cooperate made the race at the Brickyard a survival test for 43 of the world’s best drivers.
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    Robin Pemberton Comments on Tires at Indianapolis
    Following are comments from NASCAR Vice President of Competition Robin Pemberton, regarding tires for Sunday’s Allstate 400 at the Brickyard.
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    Crew Chief for No. 15 Team Comments on Tire Situation
    Doug Randolph, Crew Chief of the No. 15 Dale Earnhardt Inc. / Menards Chevrolet reflects on this weekend's tire issues.
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    MC2 Energy Drink Racing to Run Car No. 14
    MC2 Energy Drink Racing and Ronald Serota, team owner, announced today that the team was awarded car number 14 for its entry in the NASCAR Nationwide Series for 2008. The team intends to race a Dodge in the 2008 series and a Toyota in 2009. "We learned that the number 14 was assigned by NASCAR to Tony Stewart and Stewart Haas Racing with their entry in the Sprint Cup series," said Serota. "When we read (the news about Stewart,) we were quite excited for both teams. We understand the importance of this car number and historical significance of this number to the sport of racing and its legend, A.J. Foyt."

    Office Depot, Old Spice to be Co-Primary Sponsors for Stewart
    Office Depot and Old Spice will serve as co-primary sponsors of Tony Stewart’s No. 14 Chevrolet Impala SS NASCAR Sprint Cup Series entry beginning in 2009.
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    Fans Can Call Dale Jr. on Tuesday
    Dale Earnhardt Jr. will open up the phone lines on his XM Satellite Radio show on Tuesday, July 29, to take questions from XM listeners across the country.
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    Kevin Harvick Pays Surprise Visit to Chris and Jim Lamb
    Shell-Pennzoil driver Kevin Harvick paid a surprise visit to Chris and Jim Lamb who have a huge collection of antique Shell Oil Company signage and collectibles this past weekend.
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    Labonte Humbled by Talladega Walk of Fame Induction
    Bobby Labonte, the 2000 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion, will join former driver Rex White as the 2008 class of inductees into the Texaco Talladega Walk of Fame in downtown Talladega, Alabama.
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    How Do You Use Your VISE-GRIP?
    IRWIN Industrial Tools announced the “Tell Us Your IRWIN VISE-GRIP Story” promotion whereby consumers are asked to share the different and unique ways they have used VISE-GRIP locking pliers or wrenches to solve various problems either in the workplace or at home.
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    BernzOmatic Changing the Shape of the Fuel Cylinder Industry
    BernzOmatic®, a leading global manufacturer of hand-held torches and accessories, today announces the introduction of Fat Boy™, an environmentally-friendly fuel cylinder that features 20 percent more fuel than standard fuel cylinders.
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    Terry Labonte to Drive the No. 10 Charter Dodge at Pocono
    Gillett Evernham Motorsports announced today that Terry Labonte will drive the No. 10 Charter Dodge in the Aug. 3 NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Pocono Raceway.
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    Middlebrook to Pace Allstate 400 at the Brickyard in Corvette
    John Middlebrook, who retired July 1 as GM vice president of global sales, service and marketing operations, will share with the world his passion for Corvette, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and NASCAR as he leads the field to green in the 2008 Corvette Z06 pace car for the Allstate 400 at the Brickyard on July 27, 2008.
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    Dan Davis Honored By Women in the Winner’s Circle
    Dan Davis, who will retire as director of Ford Racing Technology on Aug. 1 after 11 years at the post, was honored with the first Women in the Winner’s Circle Foundation’s “Leadership Award” in a surprise announcement at the foundation’s annual luncheon at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway today.
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    Can-Am Spyder to Turn Heads at Indianapolis
    Visitors to the Allstate Mobile Garage Tour during the activities at Allstate 400 will have a rare opportunity to view one of the latest innovations in on-road riding.
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    Sprint Cup Series News & Notes - Indianapolis
    In 1994, NASCAR roared into Indianapolis Motor Speedway with a brand-new race and a brand-new star named Jeff Gordon (No. 24 DuPont Chevrolet). Gordon won the inaugural Indy event — just two months after he had won one of NASCAR’s then-established “majors,” the Coca-Cola 600.
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    Brickyard has Proven to be Fertile NASCAR Ground
    Nearly a quarter-century ago, the title sponsor of NASCAR's premier racing series established a million-dollar bonus program based on winning three out of four of what, at that time, were considered the most prestigious races in the sport.
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    ‘In the Loop’: Indianapolis Motor Speedway
    Zero wins in 19 races isn’t the worst start Tony Stewart has ever had – but it’s close. In his rookie year of 1999, Stewart waited until race No. 25 to capture his first win.
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    Numbers Game: Analyzing the Allstate 400 at the Brickyard
    Indianapolis Motor Speedway’s Victory Lane has transformed itself into a Hall of Fame of sorts. The list of winners reads like a who’s who of NASCAR. Of the 14 races, 12 have been won by NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champions.
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    NASCAR Teleconference: Tony Stewart
    This week's NASCAR teleconference - in advance of Sunday's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the Allstate 400 at the Brickyard - features the race's defending and two-time champion, Tony Stewart, driver of the No. 20 Home Depot Toyota.
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    This Week in Ford Racing: Greg Biffle
    Greg Biffle, driver of the No. 16 3M Ford Fusion, is in seventh place in the NASCAR Sprint Cup standings heading into this weekend’s race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Prior to going to Indy, Biffle visited Miller Motorsports Park in Utah Monday and Tuesday, serving as a celebrity guest coach for the track’s Ford Racing High Performance Driving School.
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    Dodge Motorsports Teleconference: Sam Hornish Jr.
    Sam Hornish Jr., driver of the No. 77 Mobil 1 Dodge Charger and Indianapolis 500 winner, was this week's guest on the weekly Dodge Motorsports Teleconference.
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    Kasey Kahne on Live with Regis and Kelly
    NASCAR driver Kasey Kahne will be making a pit stop in New York City before he heads to Indianapolis for the Allstate® 400 at the Brickyard ®, one of the most prestigious races of the year. Kahne will appear during the Friday, July 25 episode of “Live with Regis and Kelly.” Kasey will chat with Kelly Ripa and guest co-host David Duchovny about the Allstate 400 and his involvement with the Allstate Teen Safe Driving Pit Stop program. Be sure to tune in; check your local affiliates for air times.

    Commission Upholds Penalties for No. 1 Team
    On July 21, 2008, the National Stock Car Racing Commission heard and considered the appeal of Dale Earnhardt Inc. regarding the #1 car.
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    Stenhouse to Race Silver Crown Car for Edwards in Indiana
    Roush Fenway Racing up-and-comer Ricky Stenhouse Jr. is coming into his own in the ARCA RE/MAX Series. He’s been leading the point standings since May following his first career stock car win at Kentucky but his love for open wheel racing has not faded.
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    Stewart to Begin Era as Driver/Co-Owner in 51st Daytona 500
    Two-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Tony Stewart will be wearing two hats in next year’s season-opening 51st annual Daytona 500 on Feb. 15 at Daytona International Speedway.
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    On NASCAR: No Buts About it, Get Used to Kyle Busch
    Nothing in life, it seems, is really ever easy or very clear-cut. Some typical phrases that tend to really rile up the naysayer lurking inside might include: "Those roses are absolutely gorgeous."
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    National Guardsmen Spend Evening at Gillett Evernham
    The final off-weekend of the 2008 NASCAR Sprint Cup season saw many Gillett Evernham Motorsports employees put in a little extra time at the team’s race shop Friday night.
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    Capps Reciprocates to Waltrip
    After Ron Capps spied his NAPA AUTO PARTS racing partner Michael Waltrip wearing a Ron Capps t-shirt under his driving suit during a NASCAR event, Capps felt obliged to reciprocate. And he did so, in style.
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    ‘In the Loop’: Kyle Busch’s Incredible 2008
    Few could have predicted this from Kyle Busch. Sure, he has shown in the past that he’s capable of winning. But to this degree?
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    Jimmie Johnson Wins Best Driver ESPY
    Two-time defending NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Jimmie Johnson is now a first-time ESPY Awards winner. Johnson was honored with the Best Driver award Wednesday night at the 16th annual ESPN-hosted sports awards show at Nokia Theatre.
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    Busch Chases NASCAR History in Kentucky
    Kyle Busch stands a victory away from making NASCAR history as the first driver to win a race in all three of the NASCAR's national series in successive starts.
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    "Dale Jr. - Shifting Gears" Returns to ESPN
    Dale Jr.–Shifting Gears, the sports documentary chronicling NASCAR superstar Dale Earnhardt Jr., and his unprecedented move to Hendrick Motorsports, will return to ESPN for the final two episodes on Tues., July 22 and Fri., July 25 at 7 p.m. ET, respectively.
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    Hitachi Power Tools Partners with Yates Racing, Travis Kvapil
    Yates Racing announced today that Hitachi Power Tools, a world-wide leader in professional grade power tools and accessories, will sponsor the No. 28 entry with driver Travis Kvapil for a total of six races in the remaining NASCAR Sprint Cup Series schedule.
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    Scrubs Star to Serve as Grand Marshal of the Allstate 400
    Actor John C. McGinley, best known for his role as the sarcastic Dr. Perry Cox on the long-running network comedy Scrubs, has been announced as the Grand Marshal for the Allstate® 400 at the Brickyard ® at Indianapolis Motor Speedway (IMS) on July 27.
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    Sprint Cup Series News & Notes - Final Off Week
    The numbers continue to increase and the exploits just keep coming. For Kyle Busch, the 2008 season is rocketing along. And although the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series pauses this week for the season’s final break, don’t look for Busch to slow down.
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    NASCAR Technical Director Steve Peterson Found Dead at 58
    NASCAR Technical Director Steve Peterson, 58, was found deceased today at his home from what appears to be natural causes.
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    Matt Kenseth Races Through the “Off Week”
    While most NASCAR Sprint Cup Series drivers will spend the last off week of the 2008 season enjoying some rest and relaxation, Matt Kenseth, driver of the No. 17 DEWALT Ford Fusion will do anything but that.
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    This Week in Ford Racing: Wolfe, Gilliland and Kvapil
    Brian Wolfe, the new Director of Ford Racing Technology, talks about living a dream. While David Gilliland says he’s looking forward to getting back in the car at Indianapolis Motor Speedway next week and Travis Kvapil says he is going to spend the off-week visiting family in the Midwest.
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    Plenty of Fan Fun Set for Chevy Day at the Brickyard
    Chevy Day at the Brickyard will be a major highlight of exciting, fan-friendly activities set for opening day of the 15th annual Allstate 400 at the Brickyard.
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    Bartelli Named CMO of Petty Enterprises & Driving Experience
    Petty Enterprises announced today that Michael Bartelli has been named Senior Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer of the legendary race team and the Richard Petty Driving Experience.
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    TUMS Top 10 Moments from Chicagoland Speedway
    The latest stop of the 2008 racing season at Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet, Ill. had the stars of the Sprint Cup Series experiencing heartburn.
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    Penske Racing and Ryan Newman to Part Ways at End of 2008
    Penske Racing and Ryan Newman have mutually agreed to move in new directions at the conclusion of the 2008 season.
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    Week 20: The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Top 12 – and Beyond
    The following is a look at the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Top 12 along with other notable drivers, going into the Allstate 400 at The Brickyard.
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    An ‘Off-Week’ of Red Carpets and Racing for McMurray
    While most Sprint Cup drivers this week will take time to relax after competing for 12 straight weeks, Roush Fenway Racing driver Jamie McMurray will pack up his best suit and driving gloves for a week’s worth of events.
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    3M Performance 400 to Partner with American Red Cross
    The 3M Performance 400 Presented by Bondo at Michigan International Speedway is known for exciting racing action that gets fans' hearts pumping.
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    Harvick Charges to a Third-Place Finish at Chicago
    Kevin Harvick and Company got the Shell-Pennzoil Chevrolet dialed in and earned a solid third-place finish in Saturday night’s LifeLock.com 400 at Chicagoland Speedway.
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    Stewart Snags Another Top-Five at Chicagoland
    Tony Stewart came into Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet, Ill., with only two finishes outside the top-five in seven career NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races at the 1.5-mile oval.
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    Team Red Bull "Streaks" to Good Finishes at Chicagoland
    One streak stayed intact and another started, as Red Bull Racing Team tossed the tired (but certainly fitting) phrase “good points day” from hauler to hauler Saturday night.
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    Kenseth Overcomes Obstacles to Finish Seventh at Chicago
    For Matt Kenseth and the No. 17 USG Ford Fusion team this weekend’s race at Chicagoland Speedway was anything but a walk in the park.
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    Truex Overcomes Pit Road Penalty, Finishes Ninth
    Even though he was able to overcome a pit road penalty to finish ninth in Saturday’s LifeLock.com 400, Martin Truex Jr. could not help but think about what might have been.
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    Gordon Remains Sixth in Standings After 11th-Place Run
    While it was not the finish Team DuPont wanted, Jeff Gordon and the No. 24 team left Chicagoland Speedway with an 11th-place finish in the LifeLock.com 400 on Saturday night.
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    Martin Rebounds to Finish 17th at Chicagoland
    Mark Martin rebounded from a late mishap on pit road to finish 17th in the LifeLock.com 400 Saturday night at Chicagoland Speedway.
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    Blaney Takes Checkered Flag in 23rd Position at Chicagoland
    Dave Blaney and the Caterpillar Racing team lined up 30th for the start of the LifeLock 400 Saturday at Chicagoland Speedway.
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    Yeley Rallies Back From Early Setback to Finish 24th
    J.J. Yeley rallied from an early setback to finish a respectable 24th in Saturday’s LifeLock.com 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet, Ill.
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    Menard Finishes 26th at Chicagoland Speedway
    Paul Menard logged another solid finish in the No. 15 Menards/Dale Earnhardt Inc. Chevrolet, finishing 26th in the Lifelock.com 400 at Chicagoland Speedway.
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    Labonte Brothers Finish 29th and 38th at Chicagoland
    Kyle Busch made it a weekend sweep as he took the checkered flag in the LifeLock.com 400 at the Chicagoland Speedway on Saturday night.
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    Wood Brothers Racing Under the Lights at Chicagoland
    Wood Brothers Racing and Bill Elliott were faced with a new challenge of racing under the lights at Chicagoland Speedway Saturday night, July 12th for the LifeLock.com 400.
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    Lack of Practice Costly for No. 78 Team at Chicagoland
    A lack of practice time due to an engine issue proved costly for Joe Nemechek, who finished 39th in Saturday night's Sprint Cup race at Chicagoland Speedway.
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    Kyle Busch Sweeps Chicagoland
    Kyle Busch is hoping his good-luck streak continues. Other NASCAR Sprint Cup Series drivers are hoping some of his good fortune rubs off on them. After Busch led a race-high 165 laps in Saturday night's LifeLock.com 400 at Chicagoland Speedway, defending series champion Jimmie Johnson took the lead for the first time with 17 laps to go. Busch figured Johnson was heading to Victory Lane, especially after Johnson drove away on a restart.
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    Newman Undecided on Future Plans
    Ryan Newman, driver of the No. 12 Alltel Dodge Charger and winner of the 2008 Daytona 500, is in the final year of his contract with Penske Racing.
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    BAM Racing No. 49 Will Not Be Affiliated with Obama Campaign
    Today, BAM Racing team owner Beth Ann Morgenthau issued the following statement to clear up any confusion from the past few days.
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    On NASCAR: Exceptional Exception
    There are certain phrases in life you never think you'll hear. For example: "The Yankees are trailing in their division ... and the Cubs are sitting in first place in theirs."
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    Stewart Sets Future Beginning in 2009 as Driver/Owner
    Two-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Tony Stewart has set his NASCAR future, and it’s as an owner and driver with Stewart-Haas Racing beginning in 2009.
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    RCR’s No. 31 Caterpillar Chevy Unveiled at Chicagoland
    Richard Childress Racing unveiled today at Chicagoland Speedway the No. 31 Caterpillar Chevrolet Impala SS to be driven by Jeff Burton in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series beginning in 2009.
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    Newman to Promote The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor
    Eastman Kodak Company and Universal Pictures have partnered to promote the latest epic adventure in the blockbuster global Mummy franchise at the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Chicagoland Speedway on July 12.
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    Childress Dispels Sponsor Rumors
    The following is a statement from Richard Childress, president and CEO of Richard Childress Racing, regarding recent unsubstantiated reports in the media about Jack Daniel’s leaving RCR after the 2008 season.
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    A Golden Anniversary Fit for “The King”
    Petty Enterprises will celebrate “The King” Richard Petty’s 50th anniversary in NASCAR this weekend. The plan includes Petty getting back into a racecar and turning laps at Chicagoland (Ill.) Speedway.
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    Celebrating 50 Years with ‘The King’
    This weekend marks the 50th anniversary of Richard Petty’s first race, which occurred on July 12, 1958. In celebration of his half-century of involvement in NASCAR, here is a reproduction of a Petty Enterprises race report from that day.
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    Penske Racing Pays Tribute to Employee
    This weekend at Chicagoland Speedway, all three Penske Racing NASCAR Cup Series entries will carry a special decal in memory of employee Bill Passwater.
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    91-Year-Old WWII Decorated Veteran to be Guest of Army Team
    James Megellas, a 91-year-old World War II decorated veteran, will be a guest of Mark Martin and the U.S. Army NASCAR team at this weekend's Sprint Cup race at Chicagoland Speedway.
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    Sprint Cup Series News & Notes - Chicagoland
    Every inch matters. In this case, mere inches amounted to a 20 point swing as drivers compete for Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup eligibility.
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    ‘In the Loop’ at Chicagoland Speedway
    A total of 59 wins are divvied among Tony Stewart, Matt Kenseth and Kevin Harvick. Yet, after 18 races in 2008, the three remain winless.
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    Joe Gibbs Racing and Tony Stewart to Part Ways after 2008
    Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR) and Tony Stewart have agreed to part ways upon the conclusion of the 2008 season.
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    The Home Depot Responds to Stewart's Departure
    Frank Bifulco, Chief Marketing Officer of The Home Depot, responds to Tony Stewart’s departure from Joe Gibbs Racing and the company's sponsorship at the end of the 2008 season.
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    Toyota Comments on Tony Stewart's Announcement
    Lee White, President and General Manager of TRD, U.S.A. (Toyota Racing Development), comments on Tony Stewart's decision to part ways with Joe Gibbs Racing and, ultimately, the Toyota manufacturer.
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    Jimmy Elledge Hired as No. 84 Crew Chief
    Red Bull Racing Team formally announces Jimmy Elledge as crew chief of the No. 84 Red Bull Toyota piloted by AJ Allmendinger, effective this weekend at Chicagoland Speedway.
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    MWR Hires Sospenzo as Crew Chief of No. 00 Toyota Camry
    Today, Michael Waltrip Racing announced Peter Sospenzo will take over as crew chief of the #00 Champion Mortgage Toyota Camry beginning at Indianapolis Motor Speedway for the remainder of the 2008 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season.
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    NMPA Chex Most Popular Driver Award Tops One Million Mark
    Over one million voters have now made their vote count for the 2008 NASCAR NMPA Chex® Most Popular Driver Award.
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    Tums Announces Search for Tums Quikpak 500 Grand Marshal
    TUMS, one of the most trusted brands for indigestion and heartburn relief, is launching a nationwide search for one lucky fan to serve as the Grand Marshal of the TUMS QuikPak 500 Sprint Cup Series race at Martinsville Speedway in Martinsville, Va. on October 19, 2008.
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    Numbers Game: Analyzing the LifeLock.com 400 at Chicagoland
    Tony Stewart is in familiar territory. And if the past is any indicator, he shouldn’t be all that worried that he’s winless over the first half of the season.
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    Truex, No. 1 Team Penalized for Infractions at Daytona
    NASCAR has issued penalties, fines and suspensions to the car No. 1 team that competes in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, as a result of rules infractions found last week at Daytona International Speedway.
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    Dale Earnhardt Inc. Responds to No. 1 Team Penalties
    Following NASCAR’s announcement that it has fined the Dale Earnhardt Inc. No. 1 car 150 car owner points, 150 driver points and issued a $100,000 fine for crew chief Kevin Manion, as well as a six-race suspension for Manion and car chief Gary Putnam, DEI's John Story responded to the penalties.
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    NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Hits Midpoint
    Kyle Busch capped off the first half of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season with what has become a very familiar routine – the bow.
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    NASCAR Teleconference: Richard Petty
    This week's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series teleconference - in advance of Saturday's LifeLock.com 400 at Chicagoland Speedway - features a true legend, The King, otherwise known as 7-time NASCAR champion Richard Petty, who this week is celebrating the 50th anniversary of his first official NASCAR start.
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    This Week in Ford Racing: Travis Kvapil and Doug Yates
    This weekend’s race will be a bit of a homecoming for Travis Kvapil, who is from Janesville, Wisc. While Doug Yates is midway through his first season heading up his own operation with Max Jones.
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    Week 19: The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Top 12 – and Beyond
    The following is a look at the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Top 12 along with other notable drivers, going into the LifeLock.com 400 at Chicagoland Speedway on Saturday night.
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    Office Depot Associates Help Edwards ‘Take Care of Business’
    When Carl Edwards, driver of the No. 99 Office Depot Ford in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, competes in the LifeLock.com 400 at Chicagoland Speedway on July 12, he’ll have some special passengers along for the ride.
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    TUMS Top 10 Moments from Daytona
    The 18th stop of the 2008 season at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla., had the stars of the Sprint Cup Series experiencing heartburn.
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    Kyle Busch Wins Coke Zero 400 in Another Close Finish at DIS
    When it comes to NASCAR Sprint Cup Series racing at Daytona International Speedway, one thing race fans can count on is that the finishes will be close.
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    Kenseth Captures Career-Best Finish at Daytona
    Fireworks started and ended the Coke Zero 400 Saturday night, both on and off the track as Matt Kenseth and the No. 17 R+L Carriers Ford Fusion team raced their way to a third-place finish – a career best for Kenseth in 18 starts.
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    Martin Caps Strong Weekend with Top-10 Finish in Wild Race
    Mark Martin capped off a strong weekend at Daytona International Speedway with a 10th-place finish in Saturday night’s Coke Zero 400. The U.S. Army driver started on the outside of the front row after posting his best qualifying lap at Daytona since 1990.
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    Vickers Keeps His Nose Clean at Daytona
    The World Center of Speed suddenly turned into the World Center of Salvage late Saturday night. Amazingly, Brian Vickers’ No. 83 Red Bull Toyota survived several close shaves to finish 11th at Daytona International Speedway — a gigantic oval that morphed into a bullring to provide a wild finish on Fourth of July weekend.
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    Harvick Comes Home 12th with Wild Finish at Daytona
    With a green-white-checkered flag restart setting the stage for the closing laps of the Coke Zero 400 at Daytona International Speedway, Kevin Harvick narrowly missed the melee over the final laps and brought the No. 29 Reese’s Chevy home to a 12th-place finish.
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    Labonte Brothers Have Good Showing in Daytona
    Bobby Labonte and the No. 43 Cheerios Racing Dodge team came home 13th in Saturday’s event, while Terry Labonte and the No. 45 Richard Petty Driving Experience Dodge team finished the race in a very respectable 16th position.
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    Menard Turns First Career Pole into a Top-15 Finish
    After winning his first career NASCAR Sprint Cup Series pole, Paul Menard led the field to green in Saturday night’s Coke Zero 400. He proceeded to lead series’ favorite Dale Earnhardt Jr. for the opening 19 laps of the race, before settling in for a solid run in the scheduled 160-lap event.
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    Truex Survives “Crazy” Race to Finish 17th at Daytona
    Daytona International Speedway is know for its three-wide racing and dramatic finishes -- Saturday’s Coke Zero 400 was no exception. Dale Earnhardt Inc. driver Martin Truex Jr. survived all of the late-race mayhem to come home 17th.
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    Nemechek Posts Best Finish of Season; Career Best for FRR
    When the dust settled and the smoked cleared in Saturday night's crashfest at Daytona International Speedway, Joe Nemechek's No. 78 Furniture Row Racing Chevrolet came home in one piece with an 18th-place finish.
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    Top-20 Finish for Blaney at Daytona
    After qualifying in the 12th spot for the Coke Zero 400 at Daytona International Speedway, the Caterpillar Racing team hoped for a good handling race car, a strong engine and a little luck during the Fourth of July weekend restrictor plate race at the “World Center of Speed.”
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    Stewart & Yeley Combine for Top-20 at Daytona
    Tony Stewart and J.J. Yeley co-drove the No. 20 Home Depot Toyota for Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR) to a 20th-place finish in Saturday night’s Coke Zero 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway.
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    Late-Race Spin Results in 30th-Place Finish for Gordon at DIS
    Jeff Gordon led 46 laps during Saturday night's Coke Zero 400 at Daytona International Speedway, but a spin while running second with two laps to go relegated Team DuPont to a 30th-place finish.
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    Jon Wood, Wood Brothers Persevered to Finish Coke Zero 400
    Jon Wood and Wood Brothers Racing brought the no. 21 U.S. Air Force Ford Fusion home in tact after Jon Wood ran the duration of the 400 mile race at Daytona International Speedway.
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    Late Accident Sidelines Said in Daytona Wreckfest
    Boris Said's competitive run in Saturday night's Sprint Cup race at Daytona International Speedway was short circuited when he hit the wall with 11 laps remaining.
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    Kyle Busch Takes Sixth Win in Daytona Thriller
    Fireworks started the Coke Zero 400 Powered by Coca-Cola Saturday night. Fireworks ended the race as well, both on and off the track.
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    Home Depot Makes $410,000 Donation to NASCAR Foundation
    The Home Depot®, the world's largest home improvement retailer and the official home improvement warehouse of NASCAR®, today announced it will make a donation totaling $410,000 to The NASCAR Foundation as a result of funds raised through an in-store promotion to support the 2008 NASCAR Day campaign.
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    Joe Gibbs Racing Scores 100th NASCAR Victory
    Denny Hamlin’s win in Friday night’s NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Daytona International Speedway accounted for more than just his eighth career Nationwide Series victory and his third of the season. It marked Joe Gibbs Racing’s (JGR) 100th professional NASCAR victory.
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    On NASCAR: Interdependence Day
    One of the cooler current television commercials starring NASCAR driver features Tony Stewart gazing lovingly at his car – a Corvette, in this case – seemingly oblivious to the rest of the world even as it continues to revolve around him.
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    Petty to Serve ss Honorary Pace Car Driver for Coke Zero 400
    NASCAR Sprint Cup Series veteran and TNT analyst Kyle Petty will serve as the honorary pace car driver for the 50th running of the Coke Zero 400 Powered By Coca-Cola on Saturday at Daytona International Speedway.
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    Menard Captures First Career Pole, Leads All DEI Front Row
    Dale Earnhardt Inc. driver Paul Menard captured his first career Sprint Cup pole Friday to lead an all DEI front row in qualifying for Saturday night’s Coke Zero 400 at Daytona International Speedway.
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    Petty to Serve ss Honorary Pace Car Driver for Coke Zero 400
    NASCAR Sprint Cup Series veteran and TNT analyst Kyle Petty will serve as the honorary pace car driver for the 50th running of the Coke Zero 400 Powered By Coca-Cola on Saturday at Daytona International Speedway.
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    Menard Captures First Career Pole, Leads All DEI Front Row
    Dale Earnhardt Inc. driver Paul Menard captured his first career Sprint Cup pole Friday to lead an all DEI front row in qualifying for Saturday night’s Coke Zero 400 at Daytona International Speedway.
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    Mark Martin to Join Hendrick Motorsports
    Mark Martin, a 35-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race winner and the all-time leader in NASCAR Nationwide Series victories, has signed a two-year agreement to drive for Hendrick Motorsports beginning in 2009.
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    NASCAR and UTI Establish Brienne Davis Scholarship Fund
    Recognizing there are many women interested in pursuing careers in the automotive industry, NASCAR and the UTI Foundation established the Brienne Davis Scholarship Fund for women seeking an automotive technical education.
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    NASCAR Newscast: Daytona Preview

  • Jeff Burton says NASCAR enters its toughest stretch of the season on Saturday night at the Daytona International Speedway. Points leader Kyle Busch tells you how he plans to improve upon his runner-up finish in last year's Coke Zero 400 Powered by Coca-Cola. And find out who to watch this weekend at the World Center of Racing.
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    Sprint Cup Series News & Notes - Daytona
    One week down, nine to go, in the Race to the Chase — the 10-week stretch that precedes the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup.
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    ‘In the Loop’ at Daytona International Speedway
    In 1982, Bobby Allison won both the Daytona 500 and the Coke Zero 400 Powered by Coca-Cola – then known as the Firecracker 400.
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    Chevy Teleconference: Kevin Harvick
    Kevin Harvick, driver of the No. 29 Shell-Pennzoil Impala SS, participated in a teleconference with members of the media and discussed night racing, the economy, racing in Daytona and much more.
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    ESPY Nominated McMurray Returns to DIS to Defend Victory
    One year ago, on the final lap, Roush Fenway Racing driver Jamie McMurray radioed into his crew asking how many laps were remaining in the 160-lap event at Daytona International Speedway.
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    Drivers Nominated in Three Categories, for ESPY Awards
    There are five NASCAR-related nominations for this year’s 16th annual ESPY Awards. Kyle Busch, this season’s hottest driver, is involved in three of the five.
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    Gordon Wins First Nighttime Sprint Cup Race at DIS
    The inaugural nighttime running of Daytona International Speedway’s Independence Day holiday classic was scheduled to take place in July, 1998.
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    Fans to Receive Multi-Media Messages This Weekend at DIS
    For the first time ever at a NASCAR or other major sports venue, fans will be able to receive helpful event information, entertainment updates and multi-media content via Bluetooth and Wi-Fi technology as part of a trial program being conducted during the Coke Zero 400 Powered By Coca-Cola Weekend at Daytona International Speedway®.
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    Entry List for Darlington Historic Racing Festival Released
    Darlington Raceway officials have released the preliminary entry list for the Inaugural Darlington Historic Racing Festival. The preliminary entry list includes 45 vintage race cars including Indy roadsters, sprint cars, modifieds and stock cars.
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    TUMS Top 10 Moments from New Hampshire
    The 17th stop of the 2008 season at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon, N.H., had the stars of the Sprint Cup Series experiencing heartburn. From aggressive driving to a rain-shortened race several of the big-name drivers had TUMS moments.
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    Almirola to Pilot No. 8 Car Full Time in 2009
    After spending two seasons sharing a car with veteran Mark Martin, 24-year-old Aric Almirola will take over the No. 8 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Chevrolet full time in 2009.
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    Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates Moves to Two Cars
    Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates (CGRFS) announced today that due to a lack of sponsorship funding it will cease operation of the team’s No. 40 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) Dodge driven by Dario Franchitti beginning this weekend in Daytona.
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    NASCAR Teleconference: Jamie McMurray
    Jamie McMurray, driver of the No. 26 IRWIN Marathon with WeldTec Ford Fusion, is the defending race champion heading into this weekend’s event at Daytona International Speedway. McMurray was a guest on NASCAR’s weekly teleconference on Tuesday.
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    Wood Brothers Racing and Bill Elliott to Test Nashville
    Wood Brothers Racing is set to test Nashville Superspeedway on Wednesday, July 2nd. Coming off of a strong performance in Sonoma, the team experienced disappointment last weekend when they did not make the race in Loudon.
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    Ragan Names Shriners Hospitals for Children Official Charity
    Sprint Cup Series driver, David Ragan named Shriners Hospitals for Children his official charity of choice at the 134th Imperial Council Session of Shriners International in St. Louis on July 1. Ragan also plans to pursue membership with the Shriners fraternity.
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    Free Coke Zero for Fans if One of 13 Drivers Win Coke Zero 400
    For members of the Coca-Cola Racing Family, each victory in a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series™ race is traditionally followed by a thirst-quenching chug of an ice cold Coke Zero in the winner’s circle.
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    Cartoonist Dorton Offers Third Unique Look at Coke Zero 400
    Matt Dorton, whose feature cartoon TRACK LAUGHS takes a peek at the often humorous side of NASCAR throughout the season, has partnered with Daytona International Speedway to offer fans a unique look at the upcoming Coke Zero 400 Weekend Powered By Coca-Cola.
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    Numbers Game: Analyzing the Coke Zero 400 at Daytona
    The July 4th weekend NASCAR tradition continues this weekend at Daytona International Speedway – the 50th running of what is now known as the Coke Zero 400 Powered by Coca-Cola. The milestone lends itself perfectly to a By the Numbers:
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    Week 18: The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Top 12 – and Beyond
    The following is a look at the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Top 12 along with other notable drivers, going into the Coke Zero 400 Powered by Coca-Cola at Daytona International Speedway on Saturday night.
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    This Week in Ford Racing: Jamie McMurray
    Jamie McMurray, driver of the No. 26 Crown Royal Ford Fusion, is the defending winner of this weekend’s Coke Zero 400 at Daytona International Speedway. McMurray edged Kyle Busch by a bumper in last year’s night race for his second series victory.
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    The 50th Annual Coke Zero 400 Historical Timeline
    Beginning July 4, 1959, the 50th annual Coke Zero 400 Powered By Coca-Cola has evolved through the years to become one of the most prestigious stops in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series.
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    Get Ready for Chevy to Rock your Garage!
    Racing season is in full swing. So to celebrate, Chevy is giving fans the chance to win the ultimate garage, simply by logging onto chevy.com/rocks and entering the Chevy Rocks your Garage Sweepstakes.
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    NASCAR Newscast: New Hampshire Review

  • Find out from Kurt Busch and crew chief Pat Tryson how they used strategy to claim their first NASCAR Sprint Cup win of the season. And hear why runner-up Michael Waltrip wished the race at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway hadn't been shortened by rain.
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    New Hampshire Motor Speedway Photos

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    Pit Strategy Pays Off with Third-Place Finish for Yeley
    Mother Nature may win more headlines in the story about Sunday’s rain-shortened Lenox Industrial Tools 301 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon.
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    Pit Strategy, Rain Help Truex to Fourth Place at Loudon
    Martin Truex Jr. was hoping to celebrate his 28th birthday in style by winning Sunday’s LENOX Industrial Tools 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
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    Top Ten for Bobby Labonte in Loudon
    Bobby Labonte and the No. 43 Cheerios/Betty Crocker Dodge team garnered their first top-ten finish of the season by coming home 10th in the rain-shortened Lenox Industrial Tools 301 at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
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    Gordon Remains Sixth in Standings After 11th-Place Finish
    Jeff Gordon and the No. 24 DuPont Chevrolet team appeared set to post another top-five finish in Sunday's LENOX Industrial Tools 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, but Mother Nature had different plans.
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    Rain Thwarts Stewart’s Winning Effort at New Hampshire
    A last-lap slingshot pass that dropped him from first to third in the season-opening Daytona 500. A cut tire in the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway that nullified a five-and-a-half second lead and replaced it with a 13th-place finish.
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    Rain Washes Away Chance of Top-10 Finish for Kevin Harvick
    After leading 54 laps and racing inside the top 10 for the majority of the LENOX Industrial Tools 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, Kevin Harvick and the Shell-Pennzoil team literally saw a top-10 finish wash away as heavy rain showers swept across the “Magic Mile” cutting the race 17 laps short of its scheduled distance.
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    Team Red Bull Sees Bad Day Turn Worse at New Hampshire
    To make a bad day even worse… the Red Bull Racing Team had to strap on its hip waders just to leave New Hampshire Motor Speedway, because the Lenox Industrial Tools 301 was a tough one to swallow — and there was no shortage of water to wash it down.
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    Kenseth Experiences Disappointing Day at New Hampshire
    Matt Kenseth came to New Hampshire Motor Speedway on the heels of six consecutive top-10 finishes. The driver of the No. 17 DEWALT Ford wanted nothing more than to continue this streak, but two late-race cautions and Mother Nature ruined what could have been another top-10 finish.
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    Disappointment for Blaney at New Hampshire
    Crew chief Tommy Baldwin and the Caterpillar Racing crew had high hopes for the weekend at New Hampshire Motor Speedway after capturing the pole at the track last season.
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    Video: Post-Race News Conferences at New Hampshire

  • Kurt Busch says the No. 2 team took a risk to win its first race of the season (34 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Kurt Busch says strategy is one reason why NASCAR Sprint Cup Series racing is is so competitive (30 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Pat Tryson explains how his race-winning strategy could jump-start his team toward the Chase (24 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Michael Waltrip explains how he went from last place at the start to second at the finish (44 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Michael Waltrip says his runner-up finish gives him momentum heading to Daytona (28 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • J.J. Yeley says a third-place finish is a boost of confidence after struggling this season (28 seconds) [Watch Video]

    Video: Post-Qualifying News Conferences at New Hampshire

  • Patrick Carpentier says his New Hampshire pole will help grow NASCAR in Canada (In English - 21 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Patrick Carpentier says his New Hampshire pole will help grow NASCAR in Canada (In French - 16 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Patrick Carpentier says it's amazing to get his first pole. (28 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Bobby Labonte says his team made his car better from practice to have the second-fastest lap in qualifying (42 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Kevin Harvick says his third-place qualifying effort was sketchy (21 seconds) [Watch Video]

    Video: Friday News Conferences at New Hampshire

  • Greg Biffle explains why he signed a contract extension to stay with the No. 16 team (28 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Greg Biffle says he had other opportunities (44 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Jeff Burton says goal is to find a way to be better at New Hampshire (41 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Jeff Burton feels this is the hardest time of the year (39 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Kyle Busch hopes Tony Stewart will stick around (14 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Kyle Busch thinks Denny Hamlin's success on flat tracks should help his odds of running better (25 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Casey Mears says his dismissal from Hendrick Motorsports won't change his team's focus on winning (37 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Casey Mears is surprised at how many options he has for next year (33 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Jimmie Johnson says Foundation teaming up with Habitat for Humanity is just the right thing to do (44 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Jimmie Johnson reacts to Casey Mears leaving Hendrick Motorsports. (43 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Jeff Gordon thinks New Hampshire is a good track to gain momentum for the Chase (19 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Jeff Gordon says it's hard to get all four teams clicking at the same time (40 seconds) [Watch Video]

    Biffle Announces Contract Renewal with Roush Fenway Racing
    Greg Biffle announced today that he has signed a three-year extension of his contract with Roush Fenway Racing.
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    Casey Mears and Hendrick to Part Ways Following 2008 Season
    Hendrick Motorsports and driver Casey Mears will part ways following the 2008 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season.
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    Toyota Announces TRD, TMS Management Changes
    Toyota announced today that effective July 1, Lee White will become president and general manager of TRD, U.S.A. (Toyota Racing Development) and that motorsports activities at Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc., will be consolidated under Ed Laukes, TMS corporate manager of motorsports marketing.
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    Cartoonist Dorton Offers Another Unique Look at CokeZero 400
    Matt Dorton, whose feature cartoon TRACK LAUGHS takes a peek at the often humorous side of NASCAR throughout the season, has partnered with Daytona International Speedway to offer fans a unique look at the upcoming Coke Zero 400 Weekend Powered By Coca-Cola.
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    Daytona Tickets Available for Stewart-Marchman’s Fundraiser
    The Stewart-Marchman Foundation’s Annual Dinner and Auction is scheduled for Wednesday, July 2, at the elegant Daytona 500 Club at Daytona International Speedway.
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    NASCAR is Always in Season
    Everything from fresh fruit to football enjoys a peak season, although increasingly some of them can't make up their minds regarding exactly which season best applies.
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    Sprint Cup Series News & Notes - New Hampshire
    Summer’s arrival means the “Race to the Chase,” the 10-race stretch that precedes the “Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup.”
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    NASCAR Newscast: New Hampshire Preview

  • As the Race to the Chase begins at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, hear from Clint Bowyer as he goes for back-to-back wins at the Magic Mile. Plus, find out why Tony Stewart is the top driver to watch this weekend.
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    Brian Wolfe Named New Director of Ford Racing Technology
    Brian Wolfe, a 26-year Ford veteran who has held a series of management positions within Ford’s powertrain operations, has been named the new director of Ford Racing Technology, the company announced today.
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    Newman to Have Space in Daytona 500 Champion Walk of Fame
    Ryan Newman’s signature, right footprint and hand prints will now have their place in the history of Daytona International Speedway.
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    Roush Fenway Racing to Race Two Boston Red Sox Fords
    Roush Fenway Racing announced today that two Ford Fusions bearing the Boston Red Sox marks will compete at New Hampshire Motor Speedway (NHMS) in Loudon, N.H. on Saturday, June 28 and Sunday, June 29.
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    Jarrett Named Grand Marshal for Coke Zero 400
    Three-time Daytona 500 champion and founding member of the Coca-Cola Racing Family Dale Jarrett has been named Grand Marshal for the Coke Zero 400 Powered By Coca-Cola at Daytona International Speedway on Saturday night, July 5 Speedway officials announced today.
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    Brian France to Deliver Keynote Speech at APSE Convention
    Brian France, NASCAR’s Chairman and CEO, will serve as the keynote speaker Thursday afternoon at the annual Associated Press Sports Editor (APSE) National Convention, at the Radisson Plaza Hotel in Minneapolis, Minn.
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    58th Fighter Squadron to Perform Flyover at Coke Zero 400
    The “Mighty Gorillas,” of the 58th Fighter Squadron, part of the 33rd Fighter Wing at Eglin Air Force Base in Ft. Walton Beach, Fla., will perform the flyover at the Coke Zero 400 Powered By Coca-Cola at Daytona International Speedway on Saturday night, July 5, Speedway officials announced today.
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    Video: NASCAR Cam with Martin Truex Jr.

  • Martin Truex Jr. says winning at New Hampshire would be like his first win. (33 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Martin Truex Jr. describes what the team must do to make the Chase. (37 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Martin Truex Jr. talks about DEI's reputation. (37 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Martin Truex Jr. thinks DEI needs four teams to stay competitive. (41 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Martin Truex Jr. finds humor and frustration in media coverage. (34 seconds) [Watch Video]

    ‘In the Loop’ at New Hampshire Motor Speedway
    Jeff Gordon, Tony Stewart and Matt Kenseth have combined for seven NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championships. They’ve also combined for zero wins in 2008.
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    Numbers Game: Analyzing the Lenox Industrial Tools 301
    New Hampshire Motor Speedway hosts two of the most pivotal races on the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series schedule. The track is the first stop in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup, the final 10 races that determine the series champion.
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    Video: New Hampshire Preview

  • Clint Bowyer explains why New Hampshire is a special track (24 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Travis Kvapil talks about what makes a fast lap at the Magic Mile (26 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Ryan Newman says New Hampshire is more than a fun race, it's a fun place to hang out (31 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Robby Gordon nabbed his first oval win in New Hampshire and he's ready to do it again (23 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • David Ragan describes the improvements at New Hampshire and why it's so fast-paced (32 seconds) [Watch Video]

    NASCAR Teleconference: Martin Truex Jr.
    Today's NASCAR teleconference - in advance of Sunday's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway - features Martin Truex, driver of the No. 1 Bass Pro Shops/Tracker Boat Chevrolet for DEI.
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    This Week in Ford Racing: Ambrose, Wood and Kvapil
    Marcos Ambrose will be in the No. 21 Motorcraft Ford Fusion this weekend in Loudon, N.H., attempting to qualify for his second consecutive Cup race, while Travis Kvapil will be driving the No. 28 “Ford. Drive one.” Ford Fusion for the second time this season when the green flag falls.
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    Daytona 500 Experience Adds Interactive Driving Simulator
    Daytona 500 Experience, “The Official Attraction of NASCAR” has yet another way for race fans to get immersed in the sport – literally.
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    Ambrose and Wood Brothers Racing Remain Optimistic
    It was a strong showing for the no. 21 Little Debbie Honey Buns Ford Fusion driven by Marcos Ambrose this weekend at Infineon Speedway for the Toyota/Save Mart 350, despite a disappointing early dismissal, due to an incident on lap 83.
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    Andretti Wins Final Daytime July Race at DIS
    John Andretii will remember his victory in the 1997 Coke Zero 400 Powered By Coca-Cola as his first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series victory.
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    Bo-Dyn Bobsled Project Launches Saratoga Fundraiser
    Auto racing icon Geoff Bodine announced Monday that his Bo-Dyn Bobsled Project, Inc. will stage a fundraiser at the legendary Saratoga Race Course, named one of the world’s greatest sporting venues by Sports Illustrated.
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    TUMS Top 10 Moments from Infineon Raceway
    The 16th stop of the 2008 season at Infineon Raceway in Sonoma, Calif., had the stars of the Sprint Cup Series experiencing heartburn.
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    Week 17: The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Top 12 – and Beyond
    The following is a look at the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Top 12 along with other notable drivers, going into the Lenox Industrial Tools 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on Sunday.
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    Rivals to Team Up at New Hampshire Modified Race
    NASCAR star Kyle Busch and Kevin Manion, crew chief for driver Martin Truex Jr. in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, are fierce competitors on race weekends.
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    Berlin City Automotive to Sponsor Carpentier at Loudon
    Gillett Evernham Motorsports announced today that Berlin City Auto Group – serving consumer automotive needs in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont – will sponsor Patrick Carpentier’s No. 10 Dodge at the June 29 NASCAR Sprint Cup race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
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    There Was No Stopping Pearson in the Summer at DIS
    Richard Petty owned the prestigious season-opening Daytona 500 with a record seven victories. But Daytona International Speedway’s July mid-summer classic was owned by David Pearson, also known as “the Silver Fox.”
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    Plenty of Fan Fun Set for Chevy Day at the Brickyard
    Chevy Day at the Brickyard will be a major highlight of exciting, fan-friendly activities set for opening day of the 15th annual Allstate 400 at the Brickyard.
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    Cartoonist Matt Dorton Offers Unique Look at Coke Zero 400
    Matt Dorton, whose feature cartoon TRACK LAUGHS takes a peek at the often humorous side of NASCAR throughout the season, has partnered with Daytona International Speedway to offer fans a unique look at the upcoming Coke Zero 400 Weekend Powered By Coca-Cola.
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    NASCAR Newscast: Infineon Raceway Review

  • Hear from Kyle Busch after his fifth NASCAR Sprint Cup Series win of the season and first career road course victory. Get the full race recap from Infineon Raceway.
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    Kenseth Captures Career-Best Finish at Sonoma
    Matt Kenseth, driver of the No. 17 DEWALT Ford Fusion made his ninth NASCAR Sprint Cup Series start at Infineon Raceway this weekend.
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    Stewart Rallies Twice to Nab Top-10 at Sonoma
    Tony Stewart twice rallied his way from deep in the 43-car field of Sunday’s Toyota/Save Mart 350k NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at the Infineon Raceway road course in Sonoma, Calif., to finish 10th.
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    Red Bull Cars Were Like Night and Day at Sonoma
    One car was solid. The other struggled. Either way, Red Bull Racing Team took a giant step at Infineon Raceway.
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    Labonte Brothers Run Well at Infineon Raceway
    Terry Labonte and the No. 45 Wells Fargo Dodge team finished the Save Mart 350 in the 19th position, while brother Bobby Labonte and the No. 43 Cheerios/Betty Crocker Dodge team finished 39th.
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    Top-20 Effort for Blaney at Infineon
    The Caterpillar Racing team followed up a respectable 16th-place qualifying effort on Friday at Infineon Raceway in Sonoma, Calif. with a 20th-place showing in the Toyota Save Mart 350 Sunday afternoon. The top 20 effort was the fifth for the Bill Davis Racing crew in the past seven events.
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    Nemechek Finishes 26th in Sonoma Road Race
    Joe Nemechek battled to a 26th-place finish in Sunday's Sprint Cup road race at Infineon Raceway.
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    Almirola Solid in Cup Road Race Debut
    Aric Almirola met the challenge and finished 28th in his maiden Sprint Cup road race, contested Sunday at Infineon Raceway.
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    Accident Spoils Finish for Fellows, No. 01 DEI Team
    A late-race accident with only six laps remaining put an end to what promised to be a strong run for road racing specialist Ron Fellows and the No. 01 Dale Earnhardt Inc. Race Team.
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    Top-Five Finish Derailed by Late-Race Incident for Harvick
    A poor qualifying effort didn’t slow down Kevin Harvick and the No. 29 Shell-Pennzoil Chevrolet Impala SS but contact with Jamie McMurray and Tony Stewart with five laps to go did and the team had to settle for a 30th-place finish in the Toyota/Save Mart 350 at Infineon Raceway.
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    Brake Issue Costly for Said in Sonoma Road Race
    Boris Said managed to find positives even though an early brake malfunction severely handicapped him with a 41st place finish in Sunday's road race at Infineon Raceway.
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    Heartbreak for Ambrose in Impressive Cup Debut
    Little Debbie NASCAR driver Marcos Ambrose has starred during his NASCAR Sprint Cup Series debut with Wood Brothers Racing only to suffer a heartbreaking finish to the Toyota/SaveMart 350 at Infineon Raceway in Sonoma, California.
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    Video: Post-Race News Conferences at Infineon

  • Kyle Busch credits his team with vast improvements from struggling on Friday to winning on Sunday (40 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Kyle Busch says a two-race slump -- during which he ran all three of NASCAR's national series -- wasn't a big deal (38 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Runner-up David Gilliland says he was nervous with Jeff Gordon behind him at the end of the race (33 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Jeff Gordon says he lucked into a third-place finish, and his team needs to get better (43 seconds) [Watch Video]

    Camping World, King Taco to Sponsor Gordon at Sonoma
    Although Robby Gordon Motorsports arrived at Infineon Raceway with an unsponsored car for this weekend’s Toyota/SaveMart 350, it should come as no surprise that when the green flag drops later today the No. 7 Dodge Charger will feature the familiar blue and yellow colors of Camping World.
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    DLP® HDTV Logo to Appear on No. 7 Car at Sonoma
    Hall of Fame Racing officials announced today that the logo of the team’s primary sponsor, DLP HDTV, will appear on the No. 7 car of Robby Gordon during Sunday’s Toyota/Save Mart 350k NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at the 1.99-mile road course in Sonoma.
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    Infineon Raceway Photos

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    Video: Post-Qualifying News Conference at Infineon

  • Kasey Kahne says a conservative, consistent lap won the pole at Infineon Raceway (30 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Kasey Kahne says he thought he had a shot at the pole but was surprised to get it (31 seconds) [Watch Video]

    Video: Friday News Conferences at Infineon

  • Greg Biffle talks about how he will help Midwest flood victims (45 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Greg Biffle says his focus is staying on the track at a road course and lets his crew figure out the strategy (22 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • David Ragan says he's focused on the Chase despite pulling double duty this weekend at Milwaukee and Sonoma. (34 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • David Ragan says this weekend is all about surviving and not losing ground in the points race (14 seconds) [Watch Video]

    Two-Time Modified Champion Spencer to be Honored at NHMS
    As part of a season-long celebration of 60 years of Modified champions, two-time NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour titlist Jimmy Spencer will be honored at the New England 100 on June 28 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
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    DIS and Sprint Join Forces to Offer New Ticket Packages
    Daytona International Speedway and Sprint are putting fans in the driver seat when they purchase one of the new ticket packages which includes a NASCAR Sprint FanViewTM weekend rental.
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    NASCAR, at its Core, is Just a Game
    At the age when most young people are enjoying their final completely carefree summer, preparing to go to college or enter the work force, Joey Logano is getting ready to race in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series.
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    Sprint Cup Series News & Notes - Infineon
    The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series heads to wine country this weekend — Sonoma, California for the Toyota/Save Mart 350 at Infineon Raceway.
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    Truex to Hold First Annual Golf Tournament
    The Martin Truex Jr. Foundation - Helping Children in Need is proud to announce its first foundation event to be held in the NASCAR star’s home town of Mayetta, New Jersey on Thursday, September 18th, 2008 at the Sea Oaks Golf Club.
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    Lady Antebellum to Perform National Anthem, Concert at DIS
    Newly crowned ACM's Top New Vocal Group and Capitol Nashville recording artists Lady Antebellum will perform a 50-minute Pre-Race Concert and the National Anthem prior to the start of the Coke Zero 400 Powered By Coca-Cola NASCAR Sprint Cup Series event at Daytona International Speedway on Saturday, July 5th.
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    NASCAR Legends Look Back on DIS Before the Lights
    Being able to compete in the nighttime running Coke Zero 400 Powered By Coca-Cola Independence Day holiday classic was something that most NASCAR legends never got a chance to do.
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    ‘In the Loop’ at Infineon Raceway
    It made sense that Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s long awaited triumph came at Michigan International Speedway. Prior to Sunday’s race, Earnhardt finished in the top 10 in three of his previous four Michigan races.
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    Caterpillar to Sponsor Jeff Burton's No. 31 Team in 2009
    Caterpillar Inc. and Richard Childress Racing (RCR) have agreed to a multi-year partnership for the No. 31 Chevrolet driven by Jeff Burton beginning with the 2009 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season.
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    No. 22 BDR Sprint Cup Team Will Have New Look for 2009
    Bill Davis Racing (BDR) announced today that Caterpillar, the team’s sponsor for the past 10 seasons, will not return as primary sponsor of the No. 22 Bill Davis Racing team following the conclusion of the 2008 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season.
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    Activision and Target to Sponsor No. 40 Ganassi Dodge
    Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates announced today it has partnered with Activision and its long-time sponsor Target® to feature the latest version of the Guitar Hero® series, Guitar Hero®: Aerosmith®, on Dario Franchitti’s No. 40 Dodge in the NASCAR Sprint Cup race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway (NHMS) on June 29.
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    Gilliland Celebrates Anniversary of His Cup Debut at Sonoma
    In the world of NASCAR, careers can change overnight and Yates Racing’s David Gilliland knows first hand how quickly things happen in this sport. Gilliland, who pilots the No. 38 FreeCreditReport.com Ford, travels to Sonoma, California this weekend for his third Cup Series start at Infineon Raceway on Sunday.
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    Jim Beam Chopper Design Chronicled on Reality Series
    The Jim Beam® Chopper revs its engine this week as part of “Chopper Challenge”, a Country Music Television (CMT) reality series.
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    Kevin Costner to Perform Pre-Race Concert at Daytona
    Academy Award winner Kevin Costner, whose latest film “Swing Vote” will be released nationwide Aug. 1, along with his rock band “Modern West” will perform an one-hour pre-race concert inside the Sprint FANZONE prior to the 50th annual Coke Zero 400 Powered by Coca-Cola NASCAR Sprint Cup Series event at Daytona International Speedway on Saturday, July 5.
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    NASCAR Newscast: Infineon Raceway Preview

  • Hear from Toyota/Save Mart 350 winner Juan Pablo Montoya, who says he'll have a better car for this Sunday's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race in Sonoma, Calif. Robby Gordon also checks in, and find out which drivers to watch on the road course.
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    California Highway Patrol to Sponsor Travis Kvapil at Sonoma
    Yates Racing announced today that the California Highway Patrol (CHP) will serve as the primary sponsor of the No. 28 entry with driver Travis Kvapil for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Infineon Raceway on June 22nd.
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    Pruett to Replace Sorenson at Infineon
    CGRFS announced the team’s road-racing veteran driver Scott Pruett will make the switch from Daytona Prototypes to stock cars to compete in the first NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series road course race of the season at Infineon Raceway this Sunday. Pruett will pilot the No. 41 Target Dodge entry for the Cup race around the 1.99-mile track in Sonoma, Calif., on Sunday.

    Roush Fenway Announces Changes to Nationwide Program
    Roush Fenway Racing announced today that effective immediately, Drew Blickensderfer will assume crew chief duties with the No. 60 Nationwide entry with driver Carl Edwards. Pierre Kuettel assumes crew chief duties with the No. 17 Nationwide entry to be driven by Matt Kenseth and Jamie McMurray.

    NASCAR Teleconference: Brian Vickers and A.J. Allmendinger
    This week's NASCAR teleconference - in advance of Sunday's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Infineon Raceway at Sonoma, California - features the two drivers from Team Red Bull, Brian Vickers, driver of the No. 83 Toyota, and A.J. Allmendinger, driver of the No. 84 Toyota.
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    This Week in Ford Racing: Ambrose, Woods and Ragan
    Marcos Ambrose will attempt to make his NASCAR Sprint Cup debut on Sunday, both Eddie Wood and Leonard Wood reminisced about when the Woods put another road racer in the famed No. 21 for road races in California. David Ragan is in 13th place in the NASCAR Sprint Cup standings heading into this weekend’s SaveMart 350 at Infineon.
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    Dodge Motorsports Teleconference: Robby Gordon
    Robby Gordon, driver of the No. 7 Dodge Charger, was this week's guest on the Dodge Motorsports Teleconference in advance of the Toyota/Save Mart 350 at Infineon Raceway.
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    Double Duty for Braun at Milwaukee
    Colin Braun will be a busy man this weekend at The Milwaukee Mile. For the first time in his young NASCAR career, Braun will pull a double-header, driving both the No. 6 Con-way Freight Ford F-150 in Friday’s NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series race and the No. 16 CitiFinancial Ford Fusion in Saturday’s Nationwide Series event.
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    Newman Drives “Astro Van”, Receives Flag Flown in Space
    Ryan Newman is part of an elite group of drivers that have won the Daytona 500, NASCAR’s biggest, richest and most prestigious race.
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    Road Course Ringers at Infineon
    There have been 19 races at the Infineon Raceway since 1989. Road course ‘ringers’ have finished in the top-10 only 6.3% of the time and have finished in the top-five only 1.5% of the time at Infineon..
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    Numbers Game: Analyzing the Toyota/Save Mart 350 at Infineon
    Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s win Sunday at Michigan was a long time coming, but not only because there was a 76-race gap between wins. If ever a driver was “due,” it was Earnhardt.
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    Video: Infineon Preview

  • Juan Pablo Montoya says this year's car should be better than last year's car that won at Infineon Raceway (47 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Jeff Gordon says he's excited to celebrate his daughter's first birthday at Infineon Raceway (51 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Travis Kvapil says the key to road course racing is just keeping the car on the track (34 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Denny Hamlin says road course racing takes a lot out of drivers (27 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Robby Gordon hopes to better his performance after leading laps last year at Infineon Raceway (23 seconds) [Watch Video]

    Week 16: The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Top 12 – and Beyond
    The following is a look at the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Top 12 along with other notable drivers, going into the Toyota/Save Mart 350 at Infineon Raceway on Sunday.
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    Kimberley Dunn Wins Straightaway to Stardom Singing Contest
    Kimberley Dunn, a recent DeLand High School graduate, won the fourth annual Straightaway To Stardom singing competition on Saturday night at Daytona International Speedway.
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    Passes for the Lead Up at Michigan
    In ending a 76-race winless drought, Dale Earnhardt Jr. racked up eight Green Flag Passes for the Lead – the most in a race that saw 35 Green Flag Passes for the Lead in all.
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    NASCAR Newscast: Michigan Review

  • Dale Earnhardt Jr. snapped a 76-race winless streak and remembers his famous dad with a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series victory at Michigan International Speedway on Father's Day. Hear from Junior and see how the LifeLock 400 affected the point standings.
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    Kenseth Captures Third-Place Finish at Michigan
    Matt Kenseth, driver of the No. 17 DEWALT/Carhartt Ford Fusion started Sunday’s LifeLock 400 in 16th position after rain cancelled Friday’s time trials at Michigan International Speedway and owners point standings set the field for Sunday’s 400-mile NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race.
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    Another Good Showing for Team Red Bull
    Brian Vickers’ No. 83 Red Bull Toyota, one of the race’s dominant cars before finishing fourth, gave up the lead on lap 188 to pit for two tires and a splash of gas. AJ Allmendinger felt the effects of fuel mileage, too.
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    Stewart and Co. Lock-Up Top-Five at Michigan
    While it may not have been pretty, Tony Stewart and the No. 20 Joe Gibbs Racing Team rallied their ill-handling race car to finish fifth in Sunday’s LifeLock 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn.
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    Menard and DEI Team Turn in Season Best Performance
    Paul Menard and the No. 15 Menards/Dale Earnhardt Inc. team turned in a season-best performance during today’s Lifelock 400 at Michigan International Speedway.
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    Late Caution Robs Harvick of a Top-Five Finish at Michigan
    A top-five finish was derailed by a late-race caution flag, but Kevin Harvick and his Shell-Pennzoil-sponsored No. 29 Chevrolet still came away with a 12th-place finish in yesterday’s LifeLock 400 at Michigan International Speedway.
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    Truex Comes Home 17th at Michigan
    Martin Truex finished 17th in Sunday’s LifeLock 400, a race that saw the Dale Earnhardt Inc. driver battle an ill-handling racecar for the majority of the event’s 200 laps.
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    Gordon Now Ninth in Standings After 18th-Place Finish at MIS
    Mired in traffic facing a two-lap shootout in the LifeLock 400 at Michigan International Speedway on Sunday, Jeff Gordon stopped for new tires and a splash of fuel during a caution flag on lap 198.
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    Fuel Strategy Comes Up Short for Martin at Michigan
    With only three laps remaining in Sunday’s LifeLock 400 at Michigan International Speedway, Mark Martin and the No. 8 U.S. Army Team looked to be on their way to another top-five finish.
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    Labonte Brothers Finish 29th and 31st at Michigan
    Terry Labonte and the No. 45 Marathon American Spirit Motor Oil Dodge team finished Sunday’s race in the 29th position, while Bobby Labonte and the No. 43 Marathon American Spirit Motor Oil Dodge team finished 31st.
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    Elliott Finishes 36th in Life Lock 400 at Michigan
    Bill Elliott raced the no. 21 Wood Brothers Racing Motorcraft Ford Fusion during a 400 mile event that saw few caution flags. Elliott took the green flag in the 37th position after NASCAR cancelled qualifying due to rain.
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    Misfortune Hampers Blaney at Michigan
    Misfortune struck early for the Caterpillar Racing team during the LifeLock 400 at Michigan International Speedway.
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    Broken Shock Piston Cause of Unruly Handling for Gordon
    Robby Gordon hit the track in Michigan with a fast race car, but another run of bad luck was lurking under the hood.
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    Mechanical Problem Creates Short Day for Yeley at Michigan
    J.J. Yeley’s No. 96 DLP HDTV Toyota Camry suffered a part failure in the lower half of the engine, resulting in a disappointing 41st-place finish in Sunday’s LifeLock 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn.
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    Video: Post-Race News Conferences at Michigan

  • Dale Earnhardt Jr. says he saved just enough gas to win (11 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Dale Earnhardt Jr. credits crew chief and cousin Tony Eury Jr. with the win (36 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Dale Earnhardt Jr. explains the hardest part of snapping his 76-race winless streak (37 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Rick Hendrick says Dale Earnhardt Jr. has been the standard-bearer for Hendrick Motorsports (26 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Rick Hendrick says Hendrick Motorsports has had to play catch-up this year with the New Car (17 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Kasey Kahne was surprised with his second-place finish at Michigan (41 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Matt Kenseth says pit-road problems cost him a chance at a Michigan win (41 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Matt Kenseth says he's starting his charge toward the NASCAR Chase for the Sprint Cup (38 seconds) [Watch Video]

    Michigan International Speedway Photos

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    Road Course Ace Ron Fellows to Pilot No. 01 at Sonoma
    Veteran road course specialist Ron Fellows will pilot the Dale Earnhardt Inc. No. 01 Chevrolet in the Save Mart 350 at Infineon Raceway on June 22 with a goal of scoring maximum car owner points in the event.
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    3M to Sponsor August Race at Michigan
    For the third consecutive season, 3M is bringing the thrill of NASCAR racing to Michigan International Speedway. The 3M Performance 400 will take place on August 17, and, for the first time, Bondo, which 3M recently acquired, will be the presenting sponsor.
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    Video: Post-Qualifying News Conferences at Michigan

  • Kyle Busch talks about running three races this weekend and again in two weeks (26 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Kyle Busch talks about moving on after last weekend's disappointing triple-duty experience (49 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Jeff Burton says finding the right line is the key to winning at Michigan (15 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Jeff Burton says he was happy in race trim during practice (23 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Dale Earnhardt Jr. says he's happy with his Michigan car right off the truck (26 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Dale Earnhardt Jr. expects exciting, multi-groove racing at Michigan (28 seconds) [Watch Video]

    Video: Friday News Conferences at Michigan

  • Jeff Gordon says a test this week gave him a good race setup in practice at Michigan (14 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Jeff Gordon says his solid points position has allowed him to take chances with his setup (30 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Jeff Gordon says that he and his team are working together to get better, despite fan criticism (21 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Kasey Kahne says he has an adjustable car for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series LifeLock 400 (26 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Kasey Kahne credits his recent success to Gillett Evernham Vice President of Competition Mark McCardle (30 seconds) [Watch Video]

    Edwards, Kenseth and Biffle Get New Shelby Mustangs
    Ford NASCAR Sprint Cup drivers Carl Edwards, Matt Kenseth and Greg Biffle were surprised today with the delivery of their new 2008 Shelby GT500KRs in a brief ceremony at Ford World Headquarters, the day before NASCAR action starts at Michigan International Speedway.
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    MC2 Energy Drink Motorsports to Acquire NASCAR Team
    MC2 Energy Drink Motorsports Corporation announces its intent to acquire a controlling equity position in one or more motorsports companies involved in the NASCAR Sprint Cup or the Nationwide racing series.
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    DuPont Donates to Help Rebuild Town Leveled by Tornado
    DuPont and four-time NASCAR Cup Series Champion Jeff Gordon today announced that DuPont will partner with customers and make an initial donation of more than 30 innovative products and services worth nearly $750,000 to help rebuild homes and businesses in tornado-ravaged Greensburg, Kan.
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    In NASCAR, As in Life, You-Know-Who Knows Best
    In no other professional sport is the connection between fathers and their kids more prevalent than in NASCAR. If you can't wax sentimental about your father, there's simply no hope for you.
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    Sprint Cup Series News & Notes - Michigan
    It started as a joke at the end of a breakout season. After Carl Edwards' win at Texas Motor Speedway in Nov. 2005, Edwards' motor coach driver and longtime friend Tom Giacchi, famously declared that he wouldn't shave until Edwards' next victory.
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    Petty Enterprises Announces New Business Structure
    Petty Enterprises, the most successful organization in the history of American motorsports, today announced a partnership with Boston Ventures, a leading middle market private equity firm which invests in the entertainment, media, and communications sectors.
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    LifeLock to Co-Sponsor Kahne at Brickyard & Michigan
    Gillett Evernham Motorsports announced today that LifeLock®, the nation’s leading identity theft protection service, will co-sponsor the No. 9 Budweiser Dodge with driver Kasey Kahne when it races at Michigan Speedway this weekend and at the Allstate 400 at the Brickyard in Indianapolis on July 27.
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    Joey Fennig Follows in his Fathers Footsteps
    The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree when it comes to the Fennig family. Jimmy Fennig, David Ragan’s crew chief on the No. 6 AAA Ford Fusion, has someone following right in his footsteps.
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    Mother of 6 Soldiers to be Guest of Army Team in Michigan
    Mary Cay Thorrez-Wheeler, a mother of six soldiers, will be a guest of the No. 8 U.S. Army NASCAR team and driver Mark Martin for Sunday's Sprint Cup race at Michigan International Speedway (MIS).
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    ‘In the Loop’: A Season of Turnarounds
    The 2008 season may go down as the Year of the Turnarounds in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series.
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    Coke Zero 400 Flashback: Richard Petty Wins 200th
    It has become one of the landmark dates in the history of NASCAR – July 4, 1984. Richard Petty, driving the No. 43 STP Pontiac, captured his 200th and final NASCAR victory at historic Daytona International Speedway, all with the late President Ronald Reagan in attendance.
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    Dassault Systèmes Robotics Selected by Gillett Evernham
    Dassault Systèmes, a world leader in 3D and Product Lifecycle Management solutions, announced today that its DELMIA V5 Robotics solution has been selected by Gillett Evernham Motorsports for its 3D welding simulation tool, adding to its growing stable of V5 PLM solutions.
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    NASCAR Newscast: Michigan Preview

  • As NASCAR heads to Motor City, hear from Denny Hamlin, Matt Kenseth and Ryan Newman. Plus, find out why defending June race winner Carl Edwards is the driver to watch in Sunday's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Michigan International Speedway.
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    FreeCreditReport.com to Sponsor Kvapil at MIS and Chicago
    Yates Racing announced today that Experian Consumer DirectSM, the leading provider of online direct-to-consumer credit reports, scores, and monitoring products, will sponsor the No. 28 entry and driver Travis Kvapil in addition to David Gilliland and the No. 38 entry in the upcoming Sprint Cup series races at Michigan International Speedway on June 15th and Chicagoland Speedway on July 12th.
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    Numbers Game: Analyzing the LifeLock 400 at Michigan
    It’s no secret Carl Edwards loves running the 1.5- and 2-mile tracks on the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series schedule.
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    Video: Michigan Preview

  • Ryan Newman says Michigan International Speedway is fast and wide open (32 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Matt Kenseth says Michigan International Speedway is fun to drive (17 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Denny Hamlin says he would like to win for Toyota in the Motor City (21 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Greg Biffle says Michigan is special to him, Ford and car owner Jack Roush (29 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Chris Carrier, No. 77 crew chief, says Michigan's design makes for great racing (35 seconds) [Watch Video]

    TUMS Top 10 Moments from Pocono Raceway
    The 14th stop of the 2008 season at Pocono Raceway in Long Pond, Pa., had the stars of the Sprint Cup Series experiencing heartburn.
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    Video: NASCAR Cam with Kurt Busch

  • Kurt Busch talks about his brother Kyle and his passion for racing (27 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Kurt Busch discusses how the team is important in helping the driver adjust to the new car (43 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Kurt Busch talks about how challenging it is for open wheel drivers to adjust to NASCAR because of the tough competition (36 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Kurt Busch talks about overcoming the early struggles of the 2008 season (43 seconds) [Watch Video]

    NASCAR Teleconference: Kurt Busch
    Today's NASCAR teleconference - in advance of Sunday's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Michigan International Speedway - features the 2004 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion, Kurt Busch, driver of the No. 2 Miller Lite Dodge.
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    This Week in Ford Racing: David Gilliland and Jack Roush
    David Gilliland grew up in Southern California, where he spent some time at California Speedway, which is very similar to Michigan International Speedway, site of this weekend’s Cup race. Jack Roush has been invited to participate in the flyover this Saturday before the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series race at Michigan International Speedway.
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    Dale Jr. Hosts 100th Episode of XM Radio Show on June 12
    Dale Earnhardt Jr. will host the 100th episode of his XM Satellite Radio show “Dale Jr. Unrestricted” on June 12.
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    Martin Doesn't Need to Shop for Army Birthday Gift
    Presenting his primary sponsor -- the United States Army -- with the ultimate birthday gift is foremost on Mark Martin's mind as he readies himself for Sunday's LifeLock 400 Sprint Cup race at Michigan International Speedway.
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    Commission Upholds Haas CNC Penalties
    On June 9, 2008, the National Stock Car Racing Commission heard and considered the appeal of Haas CNC Racing regarding the No. 66 and No. 70 cars.
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    Race for Reputation in EA’s NASCAR 09
    Electronic Arts Inc. announced today that NASCAR® 09 has shipped and will be available in retail stores across North America starting June 11.
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    Daytona International Speedway Celebrates 10 Years of Lights
    Ten years ago, Daytona International Speedway saw the light.
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    Week 15: The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Top 12 – and Beyond
    The following is a look at the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Top 12 along with other notable drivers, going into the LifeLock 400 at Michigan International Speedway on June 15.
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    Biffle to Be Honored by North Shore Animal League America
    NASCAR Superstar Greg Biffle and his wife Nicole, auto racing’s power couple, will be honored for their life saving efforts on behalf of homeless animals at North Shore Animal League America’s Seventh Annual Lewyt Humane Awards Luncheon.

    David Ragan to Be Featured on the Travel Channel
    Roush Fenway Racing’s David Ragan will appear on the Travel Channel series, “Lawerence of America,” Tuesday, June 10th at 11PM EST.
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    NASCAR Newscast: Pocono Review

  • Kasey Kahne continued his hot streak with a second win in three races. Meanwhile, Kyle Busch's weekend of three races in three states came to a crashing halt.
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    Pocono Raceway Photos

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    Video: Post-Race News Conferences at Pocono

  • Kasey Kahne talks about winning at Pocono (34 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Kasey Kahne talks about his team's turnaround (49 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Kenny Francis explains how Kasey Kahne and a strong car bailed him out of an early pit call (50 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Brian Vickers talks about the improvement at Team Red Bull from last year (26 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Denny Hamlin says he had a third-place car and couldn't challenge for the win (26 seconds) [Watch Video]

    Second-Place Effort Caps Red Bull Racing's Best Weekend
    Not-so-fresh rubber was all that separated the No. 83 Red Bull Toyota from victory. A late caution kept the No. 84 from its first top-10 finish. But second place isn’t bad, and neither is 12th.
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    Kenseth Continues Roll of Top 10s with Seventh at Pocono
    Matt Kenseth and the No. 17 DEWALT Ford Fusion team continued their roll of top-10 finishes this weekend at Pocono Raceway, bringing home seventh place.
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    Martin Claims Top-10 Finish at Pocono
    Mark Martin battled all the way to the final laps of Sunday’s Pocono 500 to earn his fifth top-10 finish of the season.
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    Bobby Labonte 11th at Pocono, Brother Terry Finishes 30th
    Bobby Labonte and the No. 43 Cheerios/Betty Crocker Dodge team finished 11th in the Pocono 500. It is the third 11th-place finish for the team during the 2008 Sprint Cup season.
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    Despite Setbacks, Harvick Hangs on for 13th in Pocono
    Kevin Harvick and the Shell-Pennzoil team fought several setbacks in the Pocono 500 at Pocono Raceway but perseverance and teamwork netted them a top-15 finish in the 200-lap event.
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    Gordon Now Eighth in Standings After Finishing 14th at Pocono
    After stopping for four new tires late in Sunday's Pocono 500 at Pocono Raceway, Jeff Gordon passed 13 cars in the final 19 laps to finish 14th.
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    Truex Struggles at Pocono, Finishes 17th
    After enduring what can only be described as a “roller coaster” day, Martin Truex Jr. finished 17th in Sunday’s Pocono 500.
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    Menard Turns in Top-25 Performance at Pocono
    Paul Menard delivered another solid performance under the directorship of Crew Chief, Doug Randolph. Randolph, who has been instrumental in success enjoyed by Menards Racing in the first portion of the 2008 race season, led the Dale Earnhardt Inc. team to a 25th place finish in the Pocono 500.
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    Blaney Nets 22nd-Place Finish at Pocono
    After qualifying in the 32nd position for the Pocono 500, the Caterpillar Racing team knew it would have to work hard to continue its four-race streak of top-25 finishes.
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    Nemechek, No. 78 Team Grind it Out in Pocono
    For the second week in a row Joe Nemechek saw a potentially strong finish fade due to a damaged race car.
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    Elliott, U.S. Air Force Ford Fusion Finished 31st in Pocono
    The Pocono 500 was a race full of cautions, a red flag and gambles on fuel as the no. 21 U.S. Air Force Ford Fusion took a gamble to keep track position and ended with a 31st final finish.
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    Pocono Speeding Ticket Thwarts Solid Run for Stewart
    Stewart, driver of the No. 20 Home Depot Toyota for Joe Gibbs Racing, led 14 laps and hung inside the top-10 for the majority of Sunday’s Pocono 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Pocono (Pa.) Raceway before a pit road speeding penalty on lap 177 of the 200-lap event dropped him off the lead lap.
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    DEI’s Veteran and Rookie Make up Second Row at Pocono
    Dale Earnhardt Inc. teammates Mark Martin and Regan Smith will share the second row of Sunday’s starting lineup for the Pocono 500 at Pocono Raceway, after turning in strong performances during Friday’s qualifying effort.
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    DISH Network to Sponsor Travis Kvapil at Pocono
    Yates Racing announced today that DISH Network, the nation’s second largest satellite TV provider and leader in the digital transition, will sponsor the No. 28 entry with driver Travis Kvapil for this weekend’s Pocono 500 at Pocono Raceway on Sunday, June 8.
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    Martin to Carry Steak-Umm Paint Scheme at Pocono
    Mark Martin’s No. 8 Dale Earnhardt Inc. Chevrolet will carry a Steak-umm paint scheme this weekend at Pocono (Pa.) Raceway when the veteran hits the track for his 43rd career start at the 2.5-mile tri-oval.
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    Encore Presentations of Prelude to the Dream Available
    Even though you’ve seen a movie once, if it’s really good, you watch it over and over. And if you heard people talking about a great movie that you missed, you want to make sure you see it.
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    Allstate & Gillette Evernham Motorsports Reward Motorists
    Local motorists who pulled into the Sunoco gas station at 1227 S. Main Avenue in Scranton Thursday morning received a surprise greeting from the Allstate Safety Patrol and members of NASCAR driver Elliott Sadler’s No. 19 Pit Crew.
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    Hendrick Motorsports Lineup Rolling Along Like a Rock Band
    I don't really know how or why we develop personal affinities for certain celebrities, like musicians or athletes, but they are deeply rooted and can last a lifetime.
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    Stewart Wins Old Spice Prelude to the Dream
    Tony Stewart dominated the Old Spice Prelude to the Dream dirt late model race Wednesday night at Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio by leading all 30 laps en route to his second victory in the prestigious charity event.
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  • Race Results
  • Old Spice Prelude to the Dream Photo Gallery

    Own a Piece of Racing History!
    Two-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Tony Stewart has once again partnered with Old Spice to auction off an Old Spice Towel.
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    Coke Zero 400 Flashback: Sacks Pulls Off Big Upset
    On July 4, 1985, the stars and planets were aligned perfectly for Greg Sacks. Driving an unsponsored, research and development Chevrolet with a walk-on pit crew, Sacks took the lead from Bill Elliott with nine laps remaining and scored a 23.5-second upset victory in the Coke Zero 400 Powered By Coca-Cola.
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    Sprint Cup Series News & Notes - Pocono
    While the first four months of the 2007 and 2008 season may be known The Tale Of Two Starts for Jeff Gordon (No. 24 DuPont Chevrolet), Sunday’s Pocono 500 at Pocono Raceway could find the four-time series champion in the same place — Victory Lane.
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    NASCAR Newscast: Pocono Preview

  • Jeff Burton tells you which of the three turns is most important at Pocono Raceway. Plus, find out who to watch this week and get ready for Kyle Busch's triple duty.
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    ‘In the Loop’ at Pocono Raceway
    Kyle Busch looks to make NASCAR history this weekend. Busch, the points leader in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, will attempt a NASCAR first – racing in three national series, at three different tracks, in the same weekend.
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    NASCAR Teleconference: Kyle Busch
    Today's NASCAR teleconference features special guest Kyle Busch, who will attempt to drive in four different races, in four different states, in the span of five days.
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    McMurray Set to Make 200th Cup Start at Pocono Raceway
    On October 6, 2002, Roush Fenway Racing driver Jamie McMurray made his Sprint Cup Series debut when he filled in for the injured Sterling Marlin.
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    Valvoline, RJ de Vera, Roush Set for Ford Mustang Giveaway
    It’s not only hot, bad and fast, it’s the creation of legendary custom-car designer – RJ de Vera.
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    Video: NASCAR Cam with David Ragan

  • David Ragan says Roush Fenway Racing came up with a winning setup during the Pocono test (45 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • David Ragan explains what he needs to do to make the Chase for the Sprint Cup (42 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • David Ragan talks about the challenges of running Sprint Cup and Nationwide races in different cities on the same weekend (46 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • David Ragan talks about working together with his Roush Fenway Racing teammates (41 seconds) [Watch Video]

    NASCAR.COM and TNT Launch 'RaceBuddy'
    When NASCAR fans across the country gather this summer to watch NASCAR on TNT, they'll have one more way to watch the drama on the track unfold – with RaceBuddy, NASCAR.COM's live online companion coverage for TNT's six-race NASCAR Sprint Cup Series telecasts.
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    Andretti Remains Most Diverse Driver in Motorsports
    Not many drivers have demonstrated the versatility of John Andretti. Over the course of his career, Andretti has quietly built one of the most dynamic and accomplished re­sumes that racing has to offer.
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    Ambrose Completes Successful Cup Test with Wood Brothers
    Australian NASCAR driver Marcos Ambrose has completed his first test with Wood Brothers Racing in preparation for his NASCAR Sprint Cup debut at the Infineon Raceway in Sonoma, California in three weeks time.
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    Numbers Game: Analyzing the Pocono 500 at Pocono Raceway
    Kyle Busch of 2008 is the Jeff Gordon of 2007, at least in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. Their numbers are very similar.
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    NASCAR Teleconference: Carl Edwards
    Today's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series teleconference ahead of Sunday's Pocono 500 at Pocono Raceway features special guest Carl Edwards, driver of the No. 99 Aflac Ford, who is fourth in the series standings and a former winner of this race in June 2005.
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    This Week in Ford Racing: David Gilliland
    David Gilliland, driver of the No. 38 freecreditreport.com Ford Fusion, posted the fastest lap during the first day of last week’s two-day NASCAR Sprint Cup Series test session at Pocono Raceway. Gilliland, who was fifth-fastest on the second day, spoke about this weekend’s Pocono 500.
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    Graphic: Kyle Busch's Triple Duty
    This weekend, NASCAR driver Kyle Busch will make history by competing in three different series on three different tracks, all on the same weekend. His itinerary will take him to Pocono Raceway, Nashville Superspeedway and Texas Motor Speedway.
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    Bill Elliott to Drive Old Spice Prelude to the Dream at Eldora
    The Wood Brothers Racing No. 21 Sprint Cup Series driver, Bill Elliott, will step back to grassroots racing and join other high profile racers in the Old Spice “Prelude to the Dream” at Eldora Speedway on Wednesday, June 4th.
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    Lee Brice to Sing National Anthem at Eldora
    Curb Records recording artist Lee Brice will sing the National Anthem prior to the fourth annual Old Spice Prelude to the Dream June 4 at Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio.
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    DIS Schedules Autograph Sessions for Coke Zero 400 Weekend
    Gentlemen, start your sharpies. During the upcoming Coke Zero 400 Weekend Powered By Coca-Cola at Daytona International Speedway on July 3-5, race fans will have the opportunity to participate in two autograph sessions.
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    Video: Pocono Preview

  • Denny Hamlin talks about racing strong at Pocono Raceway. (26 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Jeff Burton talks about the keys to racing strong at Pocono Raceway. (44 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Greg Biffle talks about the style of racing at Pocono Raceway. (23 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Jeff Gordon talks about driving the new car at Pocono Raceway. (58 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Kasey Kahne talks about his hopes of racing well at Pocono. (27 seconds) [Watch Video]

    TUMS Top 10 Moments from Dover International Speedway
    The 13th stop of the 2008 season at Dover International Speedway in Dover, Del., had the stars of the Sprint Cup Series experiencing heartburn.
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    Setting the Stage at Tony Stewart’s “Field of Dreams”
    With more than 20,000 people in the grandstands and countless others tuning into the HBO Pay-Per-View broadcast of the fourth annual Old Spice Prelude to the Dream at 7 p.m. EDT on Wednesday, June 4, there will be plenty of attention paid to the cars and stars as they lap the half-mile dirt oval that is Eldora Speedway.
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    Bobby Labonte Partners with Lucas Oil at Eldora
    This week, NASCAR champion Bobby Labonte and four-time dirt series late model national champion Earl Pearson Jr. will be attempting to win on dirt’s biggest stage.
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    Ron Capps' Prelude to the Dream NAPA Car Revealed
    Ron Capps revealed the artwork of the NAPA AUTO PARTS Late Model car he'll be driving in the June 4 Prelude to the Dream event at Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio.
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    Week 14: The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Top 12 – and Beyond
    The following is a look at the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Top 12 along with other notable drivers, going into the Pocono 500 at Pocono Raceway on June 8.
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    Kahne to be Featured in Bud Fan Zone at Martinsville
    One of the hottest drivers on the NASCAR Sprint Cup circuit will headline the Bud Fan Zone prior to the TUMS QuikPak 500 at Martinsville Speedway on October 19.
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    NASCAR Diversity Internship Program Enters Ninth Year
    Seventeen students from across the country were selected to participate in the 2008 NASCAR Diversity Internship Program.
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    NASCAR Newscast: Dover Review

  • Kyle Busch won his fourth NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race of the season at Dover International Speedway. Hear from the points leader and race runner-up Carl Edwards.
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    Dover International Speedway Photos

  • Sunday Photo Gallery
  • Saturday Photo Gallery
  • Friday Photo Gallery

    Video: Post-Race News Conferences at Dover

  • Kyle Busch figured out a way to drive the New Car to wins at Darlington (40 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Carl Edwards says something was wrong with his car after the last pit stop, allowing Kyle Busch to get a big lead (34 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Greg Biffle feels good with the way his team has improved (58 seconds) [Watch Video]

    Kenseth Captures Fourth-Place Finish at Monster Mile
    Matt Kenseth and the No. 17 DEWALT NANO Technology Ford Fusion look to be on an upswing after finishing fourth in Sunday’s Best Buy 400 at Dover International Speedway – their fourth top 10 in a row and second top-five finish in the last four races
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    Gordon Finishes Fifth at Dover; Now Sixth in Standings
    Jeff Gordon gained four positions and moved up to sixth place in the points standings following his fifth-place finish in the Best Buy 400 at Dover International Speedway on Sunday -- his third consecutive top-five finish.
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    Truex Finds Spark with 6th-Place Finish at Dover
    Martin Truex Jr. was a hoping a return to Dover (Del.) International Speedway, where he won last seson, would provide his team with the spark it needs.
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    Blaney Scores Second Top-Ten Effort in Last Three Races
    Dave Blaney and the Caterpillar Racing team posted another top-20 qualifying effort – their fifth in a row – and lined 18th up for the start of the Best Buy 400.
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    "Speeding Tickets" Hurt Vickers at Dover
    The number in question is 3,900. To avoid a speeding ticket, that’s what the tachometer, which measures RPMs in the Red Bull Toyotas, must read in second gear entering and exiting pit road at Dover International Speedway.
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    The Monster Strikes Back; Martin Finishes 23rd at Dover
    During his career, Mark Martin has gotten the best of the Monster Mile of Dover International Speedway. But on Sunday, the Monster fought back as Martin posted a 23rd-place finish at the all-concrete oval.
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    Yeley Survives Early Brush with Wall to Finish 24th at Dover
    J.J. Yeley’s day at Dover (Del.) International Speedway was nearly over before it started.
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    Nemechek's Dover Result Doesn't Match the Performance
    Joe Nemechek will probably forget about the 34th-place finish, but what he won't forget is how well his No. 78 Furniture Row Racing Chevrolet ran prior to getting wrecked in Sunday's Sprint Cup race at Dover International Speedway.
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    Labonte Involved in Lap 17 Melee at Dover
    Bobby Labonte and the No. 43 Cheerios/Betty Crocker Dodge team finished 32nd in Sunday’s event. Labonte, the 1999 winner of this race, took the green flag from the 19th position.
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    Wrong Place, Wrong Time for Harvick at Dover
    Kevin Harvick was a victim of circumstance on lap 17 of the Best Buy 400 at Dover International Speedway as the No. 29 Shell-Pennzoil Chevrolet Impala SS was caught up in another driver’s wreck after demonstrating the potential for a good run.
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    Monster Mile Takes a Bite Out of Stewart
    Sunday’s Best Buy 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Dover (Del.) International Speedway was only 17 laps old when Tony Stewart became involved in a massive pileup off turn two that claimed a total of 10 cars.
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    Kyle Busch Masters the Monster Mile
    Same song, different verse. Points leader Kyle Busch made mincemeat of the competition and Sunday’s Best Buy 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Dover International Speedway. In a race that stayed green for the final 153 laps, Busch gained a total of five seconds over runner-up Carl Edwards on his final two pit stops, built a lead that topped eight seconds and cruised in his No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota to a 4.225-second win, his fourth of the season and the eighth of his career. Polesitter Greg Biffle ran third, followed by Matt Kenseth, Jeff Gordon and Martin Truex Jr., as only six cars finished on the lead lap.
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    Eldora Speedway Close to Sell-Out for June 4 Prelude
    For the fourth straight year, Tony Stewart’s Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio, will sell out its Old Spice Prelude to the Dream dirt late model race. Less than 500 general admission tickets remain.
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    Video: Friday News Conferences at Dover

  • Jeff Gordon talks about Joey Logano and his debut (50 Seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Jeff Gordon talks about Dover being the model of a great racetrack (43 Seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Carl Edwards talks about how he likes knowing the cars are the same and he is making the difference (16 Seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Denny Hamlin talks about how the driver, team, and car equally make up a good team (1 Minute) [Watch Video]
  • Denny Hamlin talks about the Test and the new asphalt groove at Pocono (1 Minute 6 Seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Jeff Burton talks about Car Owners and business planning (1 Minute 10 Seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Jeff Burton talks about Richard Petty's legacy and why he is an icon (1 Minute 21 Seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Jeff Burton talks about RCR and their idea of teamwork (34 Seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Greg Biffle talks about NASCAR's message when issuing penalties (18 Seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Greg Biffle talks about Roush Fenway Racing being behind last year and catching back up (39 Seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Joey Logano talks about his car during first practice (22 Seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Joey Logano talks about learning give and take on the racetrack and green flag pitstops (23 Seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Michael McDowell talks about the importance of the Top 35 and qualifying 1 Minute 16 Seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Michael McDowell talks about his first experience this weekend driving at Dover 27 Seconds) [Watch Video]

    Bill Elliott to Be Inducted into Atlanta Sports Hall of Fame
    There’s a reason Bill Elliott is known as “Awesome Bill from Dawsonville.” Bill is scheduled to be inducted into the Atlanta Sports Hall of Fame this weekend.
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    Sadler to Auction Hood from Special Dover Autism Speaks Car
    Elliott Sadler is losing part of his car after the Dover International Speedway race on Sunday; and it’s perfectly fine with him.
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    Crown Royal and McMurray Donate $25,000 to Drive for Autism
    Crown Royal and the Jamie McMurray Foundation are teaming up to donate $25,000 to the 7th Annual Drive for Autism Celebrity-Am Golf Outing.
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    Gordon, Hendrick and DuPont Announce Contract Extension
    Jeff Gordon, Hendrick Motorsports and DuPont will continue as the longest active driver/owner/sponsor combination in the Sprint Cup Series through 2010.
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    Gillett Evernham Motorsports Signs Sadler to Extension
    Gillett Evernham Motorsports announced today it has signed a multi-year contract extension with driver Elliott Sadler.
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    Richard Petty Driving Experience to Sponsor No. 45 Car
    Richard Petty Driving Experience (RPDE) will be the primary sponsor on the Petty Enterprises #45 Dodge for the Best Buy 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup race this weekend in Dover and again in Daytona for the Coke Zero 400 on July 5th.
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    Autism Speaks to Present a Unique Finish for Dover Race
    Autism Speaks, the nation’s leading non-profit organization dedicated to autism is championing an effort and encouraging race fans to cheer for a special goal at this weekend’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at the Dover International Speedway.
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    Track Walk at Dover Gives Fans a Unique Perspective
    NASCAR Sprint Cup Series drivers and personalities Juan Pablo Montoya, Ryan and Krissie Newman, Greg and Nicole Biffle, Martin Truex Jr., Aric Almirola, Matt Kenseth, David Gilliland, Michael Waltrip, Darrell Waltrip, Wendy Venturini and Krista Voda to attend The NASCAR Foundation Track Walk Presented by Officially Licensed NASCAR Race Track Pasta & Cheese at Dover International Speedway.
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    Kyle Petty Honored as Father of the Year
    Kyle Petty is being honored by the National Father’s Day Council and the American Diabetes Association as a Father of the Year.
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    Bill Brooks Named Vice Chairman of Speedway Motorsports Inc.
    Speedway Motorsports, Inc. has promoted Bill Brooks to the position of vice chairman while he will also continue to serve the company in his roles as treasurer and chief financial officer.
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    DIS Offers Wide Variety of Coke Zero 400 Ticket Packages
    What does an all-you-can-eat pre-race buffet, a Kasey Kahne fan forum in the Sprint FANZONE, Fingers Taylor concert and an Autoweek magazine subscription have in common?
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    Deep NASCAR Talent Pool Creates Surprise Allegiances
    I was having a nice end-of-weekend lunch recently, and the stranger sitting next to me observed that Sunday afternoons are pretty boring when the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races are on Saturday night. I agreed.
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    Sprint Cup Series News & Notes - Dover
    Momentum is one of those intangibles that plays a pivotal role in the ebb and flow of sports. One stellar performance or one set of circumstances can suddenly turn the tide in favor of the athlete and his outlook on the rest of the season.
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    NASCAR Newscast: Dover Preview

  • Kurt Busch and Mark Martin get you ready for a tripleheader weekend at The Monster Mile. Plus, find out why Greg Biffle tops the drivers to watch in Sunday's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race.
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    Video: Dover Preview

  • Kurt Busch hopes to take what they learned at Bristol earlier this year to Dover International Speedway (38 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Greg Biffle talks about the difficulties of racing at Dover International Speedway (38 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Roy McCauley, crew chief for Ryan Newman, talks about the success that Penske Racing has had at Dover International Raceway (46 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Jeff Burton talks about the speed the drivers feel when racing at Dover International Raceway (48 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Mark Martin talks about Dover being one of his favorite races (23 seconds) [Watch Video]

    No. 66 and 70 Teams Penalized for Infractions at Lowe’s
    NASCAR has issued penalties, fines and suspensions to the No. 66 and No. 70 teams in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series.
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    Video: Testing at Pocono Raceway

  • Drivers test during the two day session at Pocono Raceway (2 minutes, 10 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Jimmie Johnson discusses the importance of testing at Pocono Raceway (46 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Jeff Gordon talks about the challenges of racing at Pocono Raceway with the new car (44 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • David Ragan talks about the test session at Pocono Raceway and fine tuning the race car (37 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Kasey Kahne talks about the learning curve while testing at Pocono Raceway (32 seconds) [Watch Video]

    Wrap-Up: NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Test at Pocono Raceway
    This week’s two-day NASCAR Sprint Cup Series test sessions at Pocono Raceway may have had the look of a science experiment, but don’t be fooled, participants said.
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  • Day 2 AM Testing Speeds
  • Day 2 PM Testing Speeds

    Marcus Smith Named President of SMI and LMS
    Speedway Motorsports, Inc. has named Marcus Smith chief operating officer and president of the company, as well as president and general manager of Lowe’s Motor Speedway.
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    ‘In the Loop’ at Dover International Speedway
    In 2006, Matt Kenseth sat comfortably in second place in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series standings after 12 races. Last season, he was third at this juncture.
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    Smith Heads to Dover with New Crew Chief
    Coming off a strong 19th-place run in Charlotte last weekend, Dale Earnhardt Inc. driver Regan Smith heads to Dover (Del.) International Speedway for Sunday’s Best Buy 400 hoping to maintain his team’s momentum.
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    Dale Earnhardt Inc. Optimistic Heading into Monster Mile
    Dale Earnhardt Inc. rolls into the Monster Mile of Dover (Del.) International Speedway excited about its chances in this weekend’s Best Buy 400.
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    Coke Zero 400 Flashback: Spoiler Propels McQuagg
    In the 1966 Coke Zero 400 Powered By Coca-Coca at Daytona International Speedway, Sam McQuagg was playing spoiler.
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    Earl Baltes: Eldora Speedway’s Maestro
    Long before Tony Stewart purchased Eldora Speedway in November 2004, the venerable, half-mile dirt oval was already an iconic racing facility.
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    Start Your Engines! NASCAR Crowds Protected by AgileMesh
    To assist in protecting crowds during the 2008 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series event at the Phoenix International Raceway, the Glendale Police Department reached once again for a high-tech wireless video surveillance system from AgileMesh, a provider of rapidly deployable video surveillance, and Firetide, a developer of wireless mesh and access networks.
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    Numbers Game: Analyzing the Best Buy 400 at Dover
    Two NASCAR Sprint Cup Series drivers will attempt to change their fortunes this weekend. One hopes for a change in Dover International Speedway success. The other’s just looking for any kind of success in 2008.
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    This Week in Ford Racing: Matt Kenseth and Travis Kvapil
    Matt Kenseth gained four spots in the point standings after his seventh-place finish in Sunday’s Coca-Cola 600 and now sits 16th in the standings heading to one of his favorite tracks – Dover International Speedway, while Travis Kvapil will be making his first start at Dover International Speedway in NASCAR’s new car.
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    Martin Has Tamed the Monster on Every Level
    They call it the Monster Mile and over the years Dover (Del.) International Speedway has more than lived up to its reputation as a ferocious mile-long monster of a race track.
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    VJGC Kansas City Looks to Get a $1 Million Kick-Start
    With groundbreaking set for late September on the long-awaited second edition of the Victory Junction Gang Camp on the outskirts of Kansas City, the fourth edition of the Old Spice Prelude to the Dream has set a goal of generating $1 million to benefit the project.
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    It's a "Blue Jean Year" for Team Valvoline
    If you walked through the offices of Valvoline on any given Friday lately, chances are pretty good you would be walking in a virtual winner's circle of denims.
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    Tickets On-Sale Now for Darlington Historic Racing Festival
    Tickets are on-sale now for the inaugural Darlington Historic Racing Festival, Labor Day weekend, August 30-31.
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    Sprint Cup Testing at Pocono Raceway - Day One

  • Day 1 Testing Speeds

    TUMS Top 10 Moments from Lowe’s Motor Speedway
    The 12th stop of the 2008 season at Lowe’s Motor Speedway in Charlotte, N.C., had the stars of the Sprint Cup Series experiencing heartburn.
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    Week 13: The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Top 12 – and Beyond
    The following is a look at the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Top 12 along with other notable drivers, going into the Best Buy 400 at Dover International Speedway on June 1.
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    Passing at Lowe’s Motor Speedway: Most in Three Years
    There was a total of 2,850 green flag passes during the 2008 Coca-Cola 600, up almost 900 passes from last year's 600. During last season's Coca-Cola 600, there was 1,985 green flag passes, 865 less than this season.
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    NASCAR Newscast: Coca-Cola 600 Review

  • Kasey Kahne continued his winning ways at Lowe's Motor Speedway with back-to-back wins at the track. Hear from Kahne and NASCAR Sprint Cup points leader Kyle Busch, who finished third.
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    Lowe's Motor Speedway Photos

  • Sunday Photo Gallery
  • Saturday Photo Gallery
  • Thursday Photo Gallery

    Video: Sprint Cup Post-Race News Conferences at Charlotte

  • Kasey Kahne talks about joining exclusive company by winning the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race and Coca-Cola 600 in consecutive weeks (1 minute, 4 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Kasey Kahne talks about getting back into the top 12 and racing for points (23 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • George Gillett thanks the fans for turning around the No. 9 team (30 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Ray Evernham talks about a key pit strategy decision that helped the No. 9 team win (30 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Kenny Francis talks about a fuel duel with Tony Stewart (38 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Greg Biffle talks about back-to-back runner-up finishes to Kasey Kahne at Lowe's Motor Speedway (50 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Greg Biffle says he struggled from run to run during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Coca-Cola 600 (57 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Kyle Busch talks about fighting adversity for a third-place finish in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Coca-Cola 600 (37 seconds) [Watch Video]

    Labonte Just Misses Top Ten at Lowe’s Motor Speedway
    Bobby Labonte and the No. 43 Cheerios Racing/Trix, Lucky and Friends Dodge came home in the 11th position in the 600-miler. Labonte, who won the 1995 Coca-Cola 600 for his first Cup Series win, started the race from the 23rd spot.
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    Harvick Hangs Tough to Finish 14th at Lowe’s
    Kevin Harvick fought an ill-handling race car for the majority of the Coca-Cola 600 but perseverance to get it right paid off with a 14th-place finish for the No. 29 Shell-Pennzoil crew at Lowe’s Motor Speedway.
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    Mark Martin Battles to 15th-Place Finish in Coca-Cola 600
    Mark Martin and the No. 8 U.S. Army Team battled to a 15th -place finish in Sunday’s Coca-Cola 600 at Lowe's Motor Speedway near Charlotte.
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    Déjà vu for Smoke in Coke 600
    In last year’s Coca-Cola 600 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race, Tony Stewart’s shot at victory was undone by fuel mileage. In this year’s Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte (N.C.) Motor Speedway, fuel mileage wasn’t an issue, but a cut right front tire was.
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    Despite Set Back Bowyer Endures for Top-25
    Clint Bowyer fell victim to overheating issues in the early goings of Sunday night’s Coca-Cola 600 at Lowe’s Motor Speedway, forcing the driver of the Jack Daniel’s Chevrolet to pit under green-flag conditions, just 18 laps in to the longest race on the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series schedule.
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    Mid-Race Accident Ends Yeley’s Chances at Charlotte
    A mid-race accident caused J.J. Yeley to finish a disappointing 38th in Sunday night’s Coca-Cola 600 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Charlotte (N.C.) Motor Speedway.
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    Olympic and NASCAR Stars Connect with the World over a Coke
    Before the green flag dropped to start the 49th Coca-Cola 600 at Lowe’s Motor Speedway, one pit crew performance already stood head and shoulders above the rest – literally.
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    Video: Nationwide Post-Race News Conferences at Charlotte

  • Kyle Busch talks about his winning run in the Carquest Auto Parts 300 (26 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Chad Lohse talks about gambling to win the Carquest Auto Parts 300 (20 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Kyle Busch says a test at Lowe's Motor Speedway contributed to his win (21 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Denny Hamlin talks about his runner-up finish (27 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Brad Keselowski talks about his third-place run (31 seconds) [Watch Video]

    Wood Brothers' Salute the Troops Goes On... the No. 96 Car
    Wood Brothers' "Salute the Troops" message will pay tribute this Memorial Day weekend, thanks to the generosity of Jeff Moorad and Tom Garfinkel, co-owners of Hall Of Fame Racing and the No. 96 DLP HDTV Toyota Camry, driven by J.J. Yeley.
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    Decorated NC Soldier to be Guest of No. 8 U.S. Army Team
    Staff Sgt. Michael Gainey, a decorated war hero from Albemarle, N.C., will be a guest of the No. 8 U.S. Army/Dale Earnhardt Inc. team for Sunday's running of the Coca-Cola 600 at Lowe's Motor Speedway near Charlotte.
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    Video: Post-Qualifying News Conferences at Charlotte

  • Kyle Busch talks about sitting on the pole for the Coca-Cola 600 (35 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Kyle Busch talks about what he will do with his day off on Friday (37 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Kasey Kahne describes his front-row qualifying effort and says he has a winning race car for the Coca-Cola 600 (39 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Brian Vickers says a third-place qualifying effort in the Coca-Cola 600 was bittersweet (32 seconds) [Watch Video]

    Jimmie Johnson, Bank of America Surprise NASCAR Fan
    Bank of America gave NASCAR Banking customer Rhonda Beck of Cornelius, NC, the thrill of a lifetime this week by arranging an exclusive opportunity to meet 2007 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series™ champion Jimmie Johnson and tour the actual race shop floor where his cars are built and made race-ready.
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    Sprint Cup Series Teams Ready for Test at Pocono Raceway
    Sandwiched between Sunday’s 49th annual Coca-Cola 600 at Lowe’s Motor Speedway and the Best Buy 400 at Dover International Speedway on June 1, next week’s two-day NASCAR Sprint Cup Series test at Pocono Raceway will allow teams to gather more crucial data on NASCAR’s new car.
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    NASCAR's Back Home Again, In Indiana
    When the qualifying laps were completed, the front row for one of the biggest, most prestigious races of the entire season, run each year on Memorial Day weekend, featured a couple of familiar names.
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    Olympic Stars Yao Ming and Steven Lopez to Visit LMS
    Before the green flag drops to start this weekend's Coca-Cola 600 at Lowe's Motor Speedway, one pit crew performance will stand head and shoulders above the rest – literally.
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    Work Begins On Martinsville Speedway’s Pit Road Surface
    Martinsville Speedway’s pit road roared to life Thursday morning, but not with the usual equipment.
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    inthinc Test Pilots Lap Counter with NASCAR
    tiwi™, an inthinc division focused on driving safety, today announced its technology is being used in a NASCAR® pilot program.
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    Former Major Leaguer Davis Tours Daytona in RPDE Car
    As a friend of the late seven-time NASCAR champion and 1998 Daytona 500 winner Dale Earnhardt, former Major Leaguer and current Daytona Cubs manager Jody Davis has visited the hallowed grounds of Daytona International Speedway more times than he can count.
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    Video: Thursday News Conferences at Charlotte

  • Greg Biffle is very fast and happy with his Coca-Cola 600 car (52 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Greg Biffle expects a competitive Coca-Cola 600 with plenty of strategy (22 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Jeff Burton says mechanical breakdown is the biggest concern with an extra 100 miles in the Coca-Cola 600 (30 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Jeff Burton says he's in the prime of his career (44 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Jeff Burton talks about Lowe's Motor Speedway President Humpy Wheeler's legacy (50 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Jeff Burton talks about speed at Dover International Speedway (29 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Kyle Busch hoped to carry momentum into the Coca-Cola 600, but he struggled in practice (18 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Kyle Busch says he's used to working with different crew chiefs, and all three NASCAR Sprint Cup crew chiefs at Joe Gibbs Racing have helped him this year (57 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • David Ragan says patience takes is the key to contending for a Coca-Cola 600 win (18 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • David Ragan explains the secret to his sophomore season success (31 seconds) [Watch Video]

    Speedway Motorsports to Purchase Kentucky Speedway
    Speedway Motorsports, Inc. has agreed to purchase Kentucky Speedway from Kentucky Speedway, LLC. The agreement was announced today by O. Bruton Smith, founder, chairman and chief executive officer of Speedway Motorsports, Inc.
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    Toyota and MWR Announce One-Year Diversity Apprenticeship
    Toyota Motor Sales, Inc. (TMS) and Michael Waltrip Racing (MWR) have joined forces to offer a one year apprenticeship to a deserving diversity graduate of Toyota's Technician Training and Education Network (T-TEN) program.
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    Two Drivers, Two Different Perspectives, Same Sunday Goals
    This Sunday is known by many as the greatest single day in American motorsports. Racing spectacles such as the Indianapolis 500 and the Coca-Cola 600 will crown winners. For many it seems simple – a great day full of racing.
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    Sprint Cup Series News & Notes - Lowe's Motor Speedway
    Through the years, the name Mears has become synonymous with auto racing success on Memorial Day weekend. Rick Mears started that, with a record four victories in the Indianapolis 500.
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    ‘In the Loop’ at Lowe’s Motor Speedway
    You know you’ve got a track figured out when consecutive finishes of 10th and 14th are considered a slump. That’s the situation for Jimmie Johnson going into Sunday’s Coca-Cola 600.
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    The Dale Jr. Foundation to Launch Route 88 Drive
    In its first major fundraising effort of the year, The Dale Jr. Foundation will launch the Route 88 Membership Drive May 22 at the Fan Zone event at JR Motorsports. The first 4,588 members to sign up by Oct. 12, 2008 will be entered to win Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s personal 2008 Chevrolet Tahoe.
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    Sadler Honors Charlotte Students for Autism Activism
    NASCAR driver Elliott Sadler and Best Buy employees visited the Phillip O. Berry Academy of Technology in Charlotte on Wednesday afternoon to honor students for raising awareness and funds for autism, and for starting the first Student Club for Autism Speaks (SCAS) chapter in the southeast.
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    Aflac Announces Multi-Year Sponsorship with Edwards
    Aflac Incorporated today announced its signing of a full-season multi-year primary sponsorship of Roush Fenway Racing driver Carl Edwards and the No. 99 Ford Fusion.
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    Martin Ready to Salute the Troops in More Ways Than One
    In the true spirit of Sunday's Memorial Day weekend classic at Lowe's Motor Speedway -- the Coca-Cola 600 -- Mark Martin’s No. 8 U.S. Army Chevrolet will feature photos of eight soldiers on the outside of the car.
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    Mears to Race 500th Hendrick Motorsports Chassis Sunday
    This weekend, Casey Mears, driver of the No. 5 CARQUEST/Kellogg's Chevrolet, will pilot Hendrick Motorsports Chassis No. 500 when he suits up to run Sunday's 600-mile NASCAR Sprint Cup Series event at Lowe's Motor Speedway.
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    The Coca-Cola 600 Through the Years
    The Memorial Day Weekend tradition that is the Coca-Cola 600 conjures up thoughts of spotlight prestige and unforgettable history.
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    Humpy Wheeler to Retire from Speedway Motorsports and LMS
    Speedway Motorsports, Inc. announced today that H.A. "Humpy" Wheeler, chief operating officer and president of Speedway Motorsports and president and general manager of Lowe's Motor Speedway, is retiring from both positions following the Coca-Cola 600.
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    Richard Petty Comments on the Retirement of Humpy Wheeler
    "It may be a few more years before we can really measure the impact that Humpy Wheeler had on the sport of stock car racing. Over his 33-year career, he and I had one thing in common. We both have always held true to the notion that the fans are what drive our sport."
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    Rick Hendrick Comments on Humpy Wheeler
    "Humpy's the ultimate promoter and always will be. In his more than 30 years on the job, he has never failed to entertain us, and he has always put the fans first. Humpy's contributions will go down as some of the most significant in our sport's history."
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    Harvick and Reese's #29 Chevrolet to Appear at Speed Street
    Don’t miss the chance to see Reese’s driver Kevin Harvick Friday May 23rd in downtown Charlotte from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. at Speed Street.
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    Indy 500 Winner Offered Ride Old Spice Prelude to the Dream
    The winner of the 2008 Indianapolis 500 will receive a frosty bottle of milk in victory lane, a check for more than $2.5 million dollars, the keys to the Chevrolet Corvette Pace Car and the opportunity to race a dirt late model against the likes of Tony Stewart, Jeff Gordon, Jimmie Johnson, Kasey Kahne and others.
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    NASCAR Newscast: Coca-Cola 600 Preview

  • Casey Mears goes for back-to-back Coca-Cola 600 victories, but he'll be chasing Hendrick Motorsports' Jimmie Johnson, the only racer with an average Driver Rating over 100 at Lowe's Motor Speedway.
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    Video: NASCAR Cam - Mark Martin

  • Mark Martin talks about how Lowe's Motor Speedway changes throughout the Coca-Cola 600 (44 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Mark Martin talks about his first laps at Lowe's Motor Speedway (35 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Mark Martin talks about his victories at Lowe's Motor Speedway (45 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Mark Martin talks about the safety initiatives in NASCAR (41 Seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Mark Martin talks about how he enjoys racing a partial race schedule (51 seconds) [Watch Video]

    Video: Coca-Cola 600 Preview

  • Casey Mears talks about the desire to repeat as a Coca-Cola 600 winner (33 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • David Ragan talks about the challenges of racing in the Coca-Cola 600 (41 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Brian Vickers talks about the difficulties of finishing a 600-mile race (42 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Martin Truex Jr talks about how he hopes the new car helps his finishes at Lowe's Motor Speedway (29 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Jimmie Johnson talks about how 600 miles goes quickly for the drivers (21 seconds) [Watch Video]

    Numbers Game: Analyzing the Coca-Cola 600 at LMS
    The Coca-Cola 600 – one of the crown jewels of NASCAR – will be especially important to three previous winners for three different reasons.
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    NASCAR Teleconference: Mark Martin
    Today's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series teleconference ahead of Sunday's Coca Cola 600 at Lowe's Motor Speedway features our special guest Mark Martin, former Coca Cola 600 winner from 2002.
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    Stars Ready to Salute the Troops Memorial Day Tribute
    Seven Sprint Cup drivers and two Nationwide Series drivers will lead all NASCAR fans in the Salute the Troops Memorial Day tribute to the armed forces on Saturday, May 24th, and Sunday, May 25th, at Lowe's Motor Speedway to kick off a nationwide effort to raise funds for military families worldwide.
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    NASCAR Driver Elliott Sadler to Visit Charlotte School
    NASCAR driver Elliott Sadler will visit a Charlotte-area high school this week to celebrate the formation of the first Student Club for Autism Speaks (SCAS) in the southeast.
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    Kenseth to Sport the Colors of R+L Carriers in Coca-Cola 600
    This weekend, Matt Kenseth will sport the colors of R+L Carriers in the Coca-Cola 600 at Lowe’s Motor Speedway.
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    Martin Would Not Be Denied 2002 Coca-Cola 600
    As the laps final laps wound down on the 2002 Coca-Cola 600, Mark Martin quickly maneuvered around lapped traffic as he led the field at Lowe’s Motor Speedway.
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    Twisting with the Truex Team
    The Martin Truex Jr. Foundation (MTJF), along with Sprint Cup driver Martin Truex Jr., are teaming up with the Philly Pretzel Factory of Mooresville, NC to raise funds for the Martin Truex Jr. foundation.
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    Lumber Liquidators to Sponsor Travis Kvapil at Coca-Cola 600
    Lumber Liquidators, the largest specialty retailer of hardwood flooring in the United States, announced today that it will sponsor Travis Kvapil, driver of the No. 28 Yates Racing Ford at the 2008 Coca-Cola 600.
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    Cutter Forecasts What Drivers Will Be the Biggest Pests at LMS
    At Lowe's Motor Speedway, succeeding in the Coca-Cola 600 is all about lasting for 600 miles, not getting stung by an out-of-control race car and protecting yourself throughout the evening.
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    Childress Honored by Davidson County Chamber of Commerce
    NASCAR champion car owner and Davidson County (N.C.) businessman Richard Childress was presented today with the “Are You With Me” Exemplary Award by the Davidson County Chambers of Commerce.
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    This Week in Ford Racing: Ragan, Wood and McMurray
    Ford drivers David Ragan, Jon Wood and Jamie McMurray discuss various topics heading into this weekend's Coca-Cola 600 at Lowe’s Motor Speedway.
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    Dole, Thompson Named Race Officials for 2008 Coca-Cola 600
    The tradition continues at the 2008 Coca-Cola 600, with a patriotic tribute to America’s fighting men and women and distinguished high profile political figures serving as race officials.
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    Sadler’s Autism Awareness Helmet Auction Ends Monday
    For the month of April, Elliott Sadler wore a specially-designed Autism Awareness helmet at Talladega, Phoenix and Texas speedways during competition.
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    The Shell-Pennzoil Team to Make Appearance at Speed Street
    The Shell-Pennzoil over-the-wall crew will make an appearance on behalf of Chevrolet at Food Lion Speed Street May 23rd beginning at 4 pm in Uptown Charlotte.
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    DEI Development Drivers Make Presence Felt at Iowa
    Dale Earnhardt Inc.’s trio of development drivers - Trevor Bayne, Jeffrey Earnhardt and Jesus Hernandez - had a strong run in Sunday’s US Cellular 200 at Iowa Speedway.
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    ISC Partners with StubHub
    International Speedway Corporation (ISC) and StubHub today announced a partnership naming StubHub as the Preferred Fan-to-Fan Ticket Marketplace of ISC and six of its wholly-owned and/or operated motorsports facilities.
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    Richard Petty Comments on the Passing of Lloyd Moore
    “I was saddened to learn of the passing of Lloyd Moore yesterday. He was a joy to be around. Lloyd was a connection to origin of NASCAR."
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    NASCAR Newscast: Sprint All-Star Race Review

  • Thanks to his fans, Kasey Kahne was voted into the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race, winning the event. Hear from Kahne and runner-up Greg Biffle in this all-star recap from Lowe's Motor Speedway.
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    Video: All-Star Post-Race Press Conferences

  • Kasey Kahne says being voted in by the fans makes his NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race win extra special (23 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Kasey Kahne is in disbelief after starting in the back and finishing first in the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race (20 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Kenny Francis says taking no tires on his last pit stop helped his strong car to the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race win (21 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Ray Evernham says this year's NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race was truly for the fans (9 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Ray Evernham says Gillett Evernham Motorsports is back after winning the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race (17 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • AJ Allmendinger says winning the Sprint Showdown is like winning the Great American Race (11 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Sam Hornish Jr. says it means a lot to finish second in the Sprint Showdown and advance into the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race (9 seconds) [Watch Video]

    Stewart Solid in Prelude to Coke 600
    In a race typically known for aggressive driving and spark-filled crashes, Saturday night’s NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race at Charlotte (N.C.) Motor Speedway proved to be a rather refined affair.
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    Martin Finishes 9th in Sprint All-Star Race
    Mark Martin and the U.S. Army/Dale Earnhardt Inc. Team went with a two-tire strategy for the last 25-lap segment in Saturday night's Sprint All-Star Race at Lowe’s Motor Speedway.
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    Harvick, Pennzoil Platinum Chevrolet 11th in All-Star Race
    Kevin Harvick and the No. 29 Pennzoil Platinum team thought they had a race car that would lead them to the $1 million dollar prize but a tight-handling machine kept them from Victory Lane in the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race on Saturday night at Lowe’s Motor Speedway.
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    Labonte Finishes 12th in Sprint All-Star Race
    Bobby Labonte and the No. 43 Cheerios/Betty Crocker Dodge team finished 12th in the all-star event. Labonte was a part of the 24-car field because he was the 2000 Sprint Cup champion.
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    Victory — At Last for Team Red Bull
    AJ Allmendinger never needed the go-for-broke attitude in the Sprint Showdown. The No. 84 Red Bull Toyota was that good and so, too, was the driver.
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    McCumbee 13th, Petty 15th in Sprint Showdown
    Chad McCumbee and the No. 49 Marathon American Spirit Motor Oil Dodge finished 13th in the Showdown, while Kyle Petty, who was competing in his 12th all-star weekend, brought home a 15th-place finish on Saturday night.
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    Elliott 19th in Showdown; Wood Brothers Gain Knowledge
    Racing in the All Star Race was the ultimate goal for Wood Brothers Racing Saturday night at Lowe’s Motor Speedway, yet it’s the knowledge that was gained over the course of the weekend that will go a long way for the Coca-Cola 600.
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    Top Ten for Blaney in Sprint Showdown
    Dave Blaney qualified the Caterpillar Toyota in the sixth spot for the Sprint Showdown Saturday evening at Lowe’s Motor Speedway and stuck close to the leaders for much of the event. At the end of the 40-lap race, Blaney took the checkered flag in 10th place.
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    Kasey Kahne Proves All-Star Mettle After Fan Vote
    Kasey Kahne gave his fans a million-dollar payback victory Saturday night. He won the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race after being voted in through a fan vote. Kahne failed to finish in one of the two transfer spots in a last-chance race for drivers who otherwise didn't qualify for the special event. He received an overwhelming majority vote of fans to get a starting slot at the rear of the field. Kahne made the best of his chance, racing his way through the field in four 25-lap segments and taking the lead on the 84th lap when Denny Hamlin's' No. 11 FedExToyota lost power just like teammate Kyle Busch's car earlier in the race.
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    Greg Biffle Wins Burnout Contest
    Greg Biffle, driver of the No. 16 3M Ford Fusion, was the winner of the inaugural burnout contest prior to the Sprint All-Star Race. Biffle, who won $10,000 for the Greg Biffle Foundation, spoke about his victory on pit road.
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    Video: Friday All-Star Race Press Conferences

  • Jeff Gordon says the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race is the most competitive event of the season (30 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Jeff Gordon says that throughout its history, NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race has been for the fans (34 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Dale Jarrett says one word sums up his career (22 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Dale Jarrett comes to terms with the end of his career in the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race (30 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Kyle Busch announces that he'll pull triple duty, racing at Texas in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series, Nashville in the NASCAR Nationwide Series and Pocono in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (19 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Kyle Busch talks about the difference between a point race and the All-Star race format (17 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Kyle Busch talks about being compared to Dale Earnhardt (40 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • David Ragan says he'll go all out in the Sprint Showdown (9 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Kasey Kahne says he wants to win the Sprint Showdown (9 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Jeff Burton talks about the work ethic at Richard Childress Racing (23 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Jeff Burton talks about how the All-Star race format does not fit his driving style (43 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Casey Mears has a special reason to be excited about running this year's NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race (19 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Casey Mears looks forward to defending his Coca-Cola 600 title in a special Hendrick Motorsports car (30 seconds) [Watch Video]

    Boos an Accurate Barometer of a Driver's Success
    If you attend a NASCAR event in order to get a little peace and quiet, you're in the wrong place. A particularly appropriate phrase comes to mind, but another Southern writer has already coined it
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    A Golden Anniversary Fit for “The King”
    Petty Enterprises announces today the plans to celebrate “The King” Richard Petty’s 50th anniversary in NASCAR. The plan includes Petty getting back into a racecar and turning laps at Chicagoland (Ill.) Speedway.
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    Grand Opening of Kurt Busch “Superdome” Set for May 20
    The official ribbon-cutting and “Grand Opening” of the new Kurt Busch Superdome at the Victory Junction Gang Camp is set for Tuesday, May 20 at 2:00 p.m.
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    Rookie Marc Mitchell Gives Inside View of Kyle Busch
    NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series rookie Marc Mitchell, driver of the #15 Ergon Toyota, knows the star power of his Billy Ballew Motorsports teammate Kyle Busch.
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    Pennzoil Platinum Poised to Own All-Star Weekend
    The NASCAR Sprint Cup All-Star race weekend begins two weeks of racing at Lowe’s Motor Speedway with Saturday night’s race designed to showcase the best of the best in a winner-take-all race that every NASCAR fan looks forward to.
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    The Fastest and the Furious
    Mistake free and fast — a lethal combination no crew could contend with when it went against the No. 83 team Thursday night.
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    Childress Inducted into N.C. Sports Hall of Fame
    Richard Childress Racing (RCR) president and CEO Richard Childress and six others were honored in Raleigh last night at the 45th Induction Banquet for the North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame.
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    Chex Most Popular Driver Voting Site Has New Look
    A new partnership with Scenedaily.com will enhance the Chex Most Popular Driver voting experience, allowing race fans to now make just one stop to get the latest racing news and vote for their favorite driver.
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    No. 83 Red Bull Team Wins Sprint Pit Crew Challenge
    The No. 83 Red Bull Toyota pit crew of Brian Vickers entered the NASCAR Sprint Pit Crew Challenge as the 24th – and final – eligible team, but left on top after dominating the competition and the record book. The team posted the quickest time in each of the five rounds and edged the No. 11 FedEx Toyota crew of Denny Hamlin in a photo finish in the Finals to take the title. The No. 83 team changed four tires, filled the car with fuel and pushed it 40 yards to the finish line in 22.902 seconds, besting the No. 11 crew by 0.109 seconds.
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    NASCAR Sprint Pit Crew Challenge
    · Finals Results
    · Semifinal Elimination Results
    · Quarterfinal Elimination Results
    · Second Round Elimination Results
    · First Round Elimination Results
    · Front Tire Changer Results
    · Gas Man Results
    · Jack Man Results
    · Rear Tire Changer Results
    · Seeding Round Results

    Sprint Cup Series News & Notes - Sprint All-Star Race
    The playing field will be somewhat leaner and definitely meaner on Saturday night, seemingly lessening the chances of another event dominated by Kyle Busch (No. 18 M&M’s/Interstate Batteries Toyota).
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    NASCAR Newscast: Sprint All-Star Race Preview

  • Jeff Gordon attempts to make history while racing for the fans, and Kevin Harvick goes for back-to-back wins as NASCAR's stars come out at Lowe's Motor Speedway.
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    Video: NASCAR Cam - Juan Pablo Montoya

  • Juan Pablo Montoya talks about the uniqueness of the Sprint All-Star Race (29 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Juan Pablo Montoya discusses how he is helping with the Fifth Annual NASCAR Day (26 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Juan Pablo Montoya talks about his relationship with his new crew chief Jimmy Elledge (58 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Juan Pablo Montoya talks about his appearing in commercials for his sponsors (45 seconds) [Watch Video]

    BAM Racing No. 49 Back On Track in Sprint Showdown
    Today, BAM Racing team owner Beth Ann Morgenthau announced a one-race association with Petty Enterprises for the upcoming Sprint Showdown on Saturday, May 17, 2008.
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    BDI Racing Team Takes Media Pit Crew Challenge Title
    BDI Racing Team, led by SPEED reporter Bob Dillner, won the second annual Media Pit Crew Challenge at Time Warner Cable Arena Wednesday afternoon.
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    ‘In the Loop’ at the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race
    The NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race format – short segments, all-or-nothing racing – fits some driving styles perfectly. Like past winners Jimmie Johnson and Jeff Gordon, or the naturally aggressive Kyle Busch, for instance.
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    Video: NASCAR Cam - Roy McCauley

  • Roy McCauley talks about how the No. 12 Alltel Dodge team will approach the Sprint All-Star Race (54 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Roy McCauley talks about how the No. 12 Alltel Dodge team is preparing to defend their title in the Pit Crew Challenge (45 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Roy McCauley talks about his relationship with driver Ryan Newman (48 seconds) [Watch Video]

    Nintendo and Target to Sponsor Ganassi Teams for 1,100 Miles
    Chip Ganassi Racing Teams announced today it has partnered with Nintendo and its long-time sponsor Target, to have Nintendo’s newest video game, Wii Fit™, as the sponsor of 1,100 miles of auto racing on Sunday, May 25.
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    DEI Continues to Show Improvement Rolling into All-Star Break
    Dale Earnhardt Inc. rolls into the Sprint All-Star Race this weekend looking to take a break from the strain of weekly point racing.
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    Jamie McMurray Takes Part in Goodyear Tire Test at Daytona
    Less than two months away from defending his Coke Zero 400 Powered By Coca-Cola victory, Jamie McMurray was part of a trio of drivers participating in a two-day Goodyear tire test on Tuesday and Wednesday at Daytona International Speedway.
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    Audio: Jamie McMurray at Daytona Goodyear Tire Test

  • Jamie McMurray explains what each team is doing during the Goodyear tire test at Daytona International Speedway (46 seconds) [Listen to Audio]
  • Jamie McMurray says it's not surprising that he was selected for the Goodyear tire test, and he enjoys returning to Daytona International Speedway (42 seconds) [Listen to Audio]
  • Jamie McMurray explains the importance of load testing Goodyear tires (48 seconds) [Listen to Audio]
  • Jamie McMurray says luck and being in the right position on the track are the key to winning at Daytona International Speedway (40 seconds) [Listen to Audio]
  • Jamie McMurray says it's thrilling to run a lap at Daytona International Speedway (22 seconds) [Listen to Audio]

    Not Just a Day of Racing for Wood Brothers in Darlington
    In Darlington, SC. on Saturday, it was not only a day of racing for Wood Brothers, it was a day dedicated to the history of Wood Brothers Racing at Darlington Raceway.
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    Does NASCAR All-Star Weekend Compare to Other Sports?
    Thursday night kicks off the start of NASCAR’s All-Star weekend during the Sprint Pit Crew Challenge at Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte, North Carolina.
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    NASCAR Teleconference: Jeff Gordon
    This week's NASCAR teleconference, in advance of Saturday night's 24th annual NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race at Lowe's Motor Speedway in Concord, North Carolina, features a very special guest, three-time All-Star Race Champion and the four-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Champion, Jeff Gordon, driver of the No. 24 DuPont Chevrolet.
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    This Week in Ford Racing: Biffle, McMurray, Edwards
    Greg Biffle, Jamie McMurray and Carl Edwards are locked into the Sprint all-star race this Saturday night at Lowe’s Motor Speedway. The three drivers commented on the race recently.
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    Schrader to Pilot RCR’s Fourth Cup Entry in Coca-Cola 600
    Veteran NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Ken Schrader will attempt to qualify Richard Childress Racing’s No. 33 Camping World Chevrolet for the May 24 Coca-Cola 600 at Lowe’s Motor Speedway.
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    Petty Enterprises Announces “TNT” Driver Lineup
    Petty Enterprises announces its driver lineup for the No. 45 Marathon/Wells Fargo/PVA Dodge for the races beginning with the June 1 event at the Dover (Del.) International Speedway through the July 12 event at the Chicagoland (Ill.) Speedway.
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    Meet Martin Truex Jr.
    Martin Truex Jr., Driver of the #1 Bass Pro Shops Chevrolet will be honoring his fan club members at a private gathering located at the Bass Pro Shops Store in Concord, NC.
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    TUMS Top 10 Moments from Darlington
    The 11th stop of the 2008 season at Darlington Raceway had the stars of the Sprint Cup Series experiencing heartburn.
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    51st Annual Daytona 500 Tickets Go On Sale Saturday, May 17
    Tickets for the NASCAR’s biggest, richest and most prestigious race – the 51st annual Daytona 500 – will go on sale on Saturday, May 17, at 8 a.m. (EST).
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    Eldora On Track for Old Spice Prelude to the Dream Sell-Out
    Ticket renewals for the fourth annual Old Spice Prelude to the Dream at Eldora Speedway are ahead of schedule, pointing to another sell-out of the all-star dirt late model race featuring 25 world renown drivers.
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    Allison, Military Looking Forward to Windstream Pole Night
    Windstream Corp., a phone, broadband and digital TV provider, announced that it will host 2,500 soldiers and military families from Fort Bragg and the XVIII Airborne Corps at the upcoming Windstream Pole Night qualifier for the NASCAR Cup Series Coca Cola 600 on Thursday, May 22 at Lowe’s Motor Speedway.
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    Roush Fenway Rookie Leads Points After First Career Win
    It took just six career stock car starts for Roush Fenway Racing rookie Ricky Stenhouse Jr. to win his first career ARCA RE/MAX Series race and assume the points lead (he leads by five points over veteran Frank Kimmel).
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    Numbers Game: Analyzing the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race
    The following are notebook item facts for this weekend’s NASCAR Sprint Showdown and NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race.
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    Video: NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race Preview

  • Kevin Harvick, defending winner of the Sprint All-Star Race, talks about how the race is fun to drive (46 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Denny Hamlin talks about the new elements that are added each year for the Sprint All-Star Race (42 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Jeff Gordon discusses the prestige and excitement for the Sprint All-Star Race (38 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Jimmie Johnson talks about how he enjoys racing the Sprint All-Star Race. (29 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Martin Truex Jr. talks about wanting to participate in the All-Star Race each year (40 seconds) [Watch Video]

    Martin Looks for Third Victory in Sprint All-Star Race
    Mark Martin has visited NASCAR Victory Lane an amazing 90 times during his 26-plus year racing career, so it makes sense that he would have a difficult time singling out his favorite memories.
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    Week 12: The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Top 12 – and Beyond
    The following is a look at the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Top 12 along with other notable drivers, going into the Coca-Cola 600 at Lowe’s Motor Speedway on May 25.
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    Bank of America Introduces their First NASCAR-Themed TV Ad
    Bank of America, the Official Bank of NASCAR®, will rev up the excitement surrounding the 2008 racing season with the debut of the company’s first-ever NASCAR-themed television commercial, which celebrates the passion fans have for their favorite drivers and promotes the bank’s popular My Expression® NASCAR Banking program.
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    NASCAR Newscast: Darlington Review

  • Kyle Busch overcame a pit-road penalty to become the youngest winner at NASCAR's second-oldest track, Darlington Raceway.
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    Darlington Raceway Photos

  • Saturday Photo Gallery
  • Friday Photo Gallery

    Video: Sprint Cup Post-Race News Conferences at Darlington

  • Kyle Busch says his team bounced back from a bad pit stop and he bounced off the wall at Darlington Raceway (41 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Kyle Busch says it's special to win on Mother's Day weekend at Darlington Raceway (48 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Carl Edwards says his team got progressively better all weekend at Darlington (29 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Jeff Gordon says he didn't have a third-place car at Darlington but his team is getting better (22 seconds) [Watch Video]

    NASCAR Drivers Need Some Motherly Tough Love
    Both Mother's Day and Memorial Day fall in the month of May, so our thoughts naturally turn toward home and loved ones and spending time with the family. .
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    Near-Record Lead Changes at Darlington
    Venerable Darlington Raceway may wear a new asphalt coat, but its competitive reputation remains.
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    Kenseth Overcomes Obstacles to Capture Top-Six Finish
    Matt Kenseth and the No. 17 DEWALT NANO Technology team came to Darlington Raceway this weekend looking for a little redemption. Since suffering three finishes of 38th or worse in the last three races, Kenseth and company, led by crew chief Chip Bolin needed to turn things around.
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    Season-High Finish of Ninth for Blaney, Cat Team
    After spending time during the past couple of weeks testing its Caterpillar Toyotas extensively, the Cat Racing team was optimistic about its chances of success at Darlington Raceway. After qualifying in the 13th spot for the Dodge Challenger 500, Dave Blaney drove his Bill Davis Racing entry to a season-high ninth-place finish.
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    Martin Battles to 16th-Place Finish at Historic Darlington
    Mark Martin and the No. 8 U.S. Army team experienced an unidentified power steering issue, but still managed to post a solid 16th-place finish in Saturday night's NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Darlington Raceway.
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    Top-20 Finish for Labonte at Darlington, Petty Finishes 41st
    Bobby Labonte and the No. 43 Cheerios/Betty Crocker Dodge team brought home a hard-fought 18th place finish on Saturday night. Labonte began the race from the 10th position, one of his best qualifying efforts of the season, and remained in the top-10 for the first 120 laps.
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    Early Accident Makes for Long Night at Darlington for Stewart
    Tony Stewart’s high hopes for sweeping the NASCAR race weekend at Darlington (S.C.) Raceway were dashed minutes into Saturday night’s Dodge Challenger 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series event.
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    Dual Meaning for "Challenger" Race for Team Red Bull
    It’s tight! It’s loose! It’s tight…again! If you were listening to Brian Vickers on the radio Saturday night, you surely stopped counting the number of times he was fighting with the handling on his No. 83 Red Bull Toyota.
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    Alternator Problem Hampers Promising Day for Yeley
    An alternator problem hampered J.J. Yeley and his No. 96 DLP HDTV Toyota Camry in Saturday’s night’s Dodge Challenger 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Darlington (S.C.) Raceway, causing him to finish a disappointing 26th.
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    Harvick’s DNF Record Remains in Tact After Darlington
    Kevin Harvick was forced to bring his Shell-Pennzoil Chevrolet to the garage mid-way through the Dodge Challenger 500 at Darlington Raceway after hard contact with the outside retaining wall.
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    Video: Post-Qualifying News Conferences

  • Greg Biffle talks about his record-breaking qualifying lap for the Dodge Challenger 500 (21 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Greg Biffle says Darlington Raceway is tougher than ever to tame (27 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Dale Earnhardt Jr. hopes being fast all weekend will translate to a win in the Dodge Challenger 500 (36 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Jimmie Johnson was happy with his qualifying lap after crashing two cars in practice (14 seconds) [Watch Video]

    Video: Friday News Conferences at Darlington Raceway

  • Jeff Burton talks about the approach drivers will be taking this weekend at Darlington (43 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Jeff Burton talks about RCR being able to turn average days into good finishes this season (45 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Ryan Newman talks about how the cars are reacting this weekend compared to the test (37 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Ryan Newman talks about what it would mean to him to win at Darlington (37 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Clint Bowyer talks about the offseason changes made at RCR to get all three teams in top 12 (47 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Clint Bowyer talks about how new surface hasn't changed same old Darlington (29 seconds) [Watch Video]

    Darlington Announces Fourth Consecutive Cup Series Sellout
    For the fourth consecutive time since the race moved to Mother’s Day weekend in May 2005, reserved grandstand seating for the 2008 Dodge Challenger 500 is a sellout, Darlington Raceway President Chris Browning announced today.
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    NASCAR Schedules National Series Awards Shows
    NASCAR announced today the lineup for its three top series’ 2008 postseason awards shows, including the NASCAR Sprint Cup Awards Ceremony’s return to the Waldorf=Astoria hotel in New York City.
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    Hendrick Motorsports Reopens Museum
    Check out Rick Hendrick's first Chevrolet. Watch a dissected Impala SS "Car of Tomorrow" being pieced together. See the cars and memorabilia of Casey Mears, Jeff Gordon, Jimmie Johnson and Dale Earnhardt Jr.
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    NASCAR Newscast: Darlington Preview

  • New pavement equals more competitive racing at Darlington Raceway, says Carl Edwards. Hear from him and more. Plus, find out who to watch in Saturday's Dodge Challenger 500.
    [Watch Video]

    Video: NASCAR Cam with Jeff Burton

  • Jeff Burton says testing at Lowe's Motor Speedway will help at Darlington Raceway (24 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Jeff Burton says NASCAR is the leading organization in auto racing safety (14 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Jeff Burton says the mandatory head surround system in NASCAR's national series has gained wide acceptance in short-track racing (32 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Jeff Burton says combining Richard Childress Racing and Dale Earnhardt Inc. engine shops has been important to RCR's resurgence (28 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Jeff Burton talks about his success as a driver for Richard Childress Racing (48 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Jeff Burton talks about the driving style of competitor Kyle Busch (51 seconds) [Watch Video]

    Sprint Cup Series News & Notes - Darlington
    Richard Childress Racing’s trio of drivers dominate this week’s top five in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series point standings. And, with RCR claiming eight wins at Darlington Raceway over the years, the outlook for that organization is looking up as the series travels to the track deemed “Too Tough to Tame” for the Dodge 500 this Saturday night (FOX, 7 p.m. ET).
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    ‘In the Loop’ at Darlington Raceway
    Already this season, there have been seven different race winners through the first 10 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races. Figure on Saturday night’s Dodge Challenger 500 at Darlington Raceway producing number eight.
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    Earnhardt Jr. on Cover of ESPN The Magazine
    Dale Earnhardt Jr. has spent the seven years since his father’s death learning how to live without him. In the cover story for ESPN The Magazine, “All Grown Up”, Dale Jr. talks in depth publicly for the first time about the pain of losing his dad, who was killed in a crash at the Daytona 500 in 2001.
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    Wood Brothers to Bring Back 1971 Paint Scheme for Darlington
    Wood Brothers Racing will be placing its 1971 Mercury paint scheme on the #21 Motorcraft Ford Fusion in Darlington this weekend for the Dodge Challenger 500 on Saturday night, May 10th.
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    No. 18 Team Wins First Quarter Most Valuable Pit Crew Award
    The No. 18 M&M’s Team for Joe Gibbs Racing recorded one win and has been in the top five of the 2008 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship point standings through the first eight races of the season.
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    Martin, No. 8 U.S. Army Team Driving Point Home
    Fresh off the strength of back-to-back top-five finishes at Phoenix and Richmond, Mark Martin has helped lead the No. 8 U.S. Army Team to a 14th-place position in the Sprint Cup owner points – only 31 points outside of the top 12.
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    Month of May is Special in Racing World
    It’s tough to beat the month of May if you’re a race fan. Most professional motorsports series host competitions of “main event” status while grassroots levels of racing also host major events.
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    Chip Ganassi Racing Continues Tradition of Innovation
    As a proven global leader in innovation in motorsports over the past 20 years, Chip Ganassi Racing Teams, Inc. announced today it has teamed with Microsoft to offer Windows Vista users the unique opportunity to share in its racing tradition by becoming the first to download a revolutionary new gadget for the Windows Vista Sidebar.
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    Roush Fenway Development Driver Showing Progress
    In five career ARCA RE/MAX Series starts Roush Fenway Racing development driver Ricky Stenhouse Jr. has established himself as a top contender.
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    Elliott Sadler Tops Testing at Lowe’s
    When two days of testing wrapped up at Lowe’s Motor Speedway on Tuesday night, there were some smiling faces in the No. 19 Dodge garage.
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    Sprint Cup Series Test at Lowe’s Motor Speedway - Day Two

  • Day 2 - Morning Session
  • Day 2 - Afternoon Session
  • Day 2 - Evening Session

    Video: Testing at Lowe's Motor Speedway

  • Jeff Gordon talks about using the test at Lowe's to help make the car better at 1.5 mile tracks (54 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Brian Vickers talks about how this test information can be used at other tracks (42 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Kasey Kahne talks how the test at Lowe's Motor Speedway could pay off later in the 2008 season (38 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Jimmie Johnson talks about how track time at Lowe's is extremely important (44 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • David Ragan talks having tested at Lowe's Motor Speedway for Goodyear last year and applying that information to this test session (34 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Casey Mears discusses the opportunity to test at Lowe's Motor Speedway (33 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Kyle Busch talks about being the points leader and building on that heading into Darlington (43 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Kyle Busch talks about his incident with Dale Earnhardt Jr. in the race at Richmond International Raceway (46 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Kyle Busch talks about racing etiquette with a few laps to go in a race (44 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Drivers test during the two day session at Lowe's Motor Speedway (2 minutes, 26 seconds) [Watch Video]

    Stars Salute U.S. Armed Services with Memorial Day Tribute
    Six NASCAR Sprint Cup drivers and two Nationwide Series drivers will lead all NASCAR fans in the USO Salute the Troops Memorial Day tribute to the armed forces on Saturday, May 24th, and Sunday, May 25th, at Lowe's Motor Speedway to kick off a nationwide effort to raise funds for military families worldwide.
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    Video: USO Salute the Troops

  • NASCAR drivers will salute the U.S. Armed Services with special paint schemes honoring the troops during the Memorial Day weekend. (1 minute, 54 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Mark Martin talks about supporting the troops with his special U.S. Army paint scheme during the Coca-Cola 600 weekend (35 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Jon Wood talks about the dedication of the troops and honoring them with his special U.S. Air Force paint scheme during the Coca-Cola 600 weekend (51 seconds) [Watch Video]

    Marlin in Former Car at Darlington
    Former CGRFS driver and NASCAR Veteran Sterling Marlin will drive the No. 40 Dodge Challenger in this Saturday night’s NSCS 367-lap event at Darlington Raceway, while its full-time driver Dario Franchitti continues to recover from a race injury he received in the NNS event at Talladega Superspeedway last month (April 26).

    This Week in Ford Racing: Greg Biffle and Travis Kvapil
    Greg Biffle was part of a three-driver Goodyear tire test at Darlington Raceway last month. Biffle spoke about this weekend’s race, along with the keys for his team making the chase. While Travis Kvapil considers Darlington one of his favorite tracks on the NASCAR Sprint Cup circuit. He spoke about returning to the egg-shaped oval and what kind of effect the new pavement will have on the race.
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    Carl Edwards “Clear to Drive” in Darlington
    This weekend at Darlington Raceway, Carl Edwards’ No. 99 Ford Fusion will carry the colors of CLARITIN® a non-drowsy allergy medicine.
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    Numbers Game: Analyzing the Dodge Challenger 500
    This season has been a strange and unpredictable one for Jeff Gordon – especially compared to 2007. Through 10 races last season, Gordon had one finish outside the top 10 – a 12th-place result at Atlanta.
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    Sprint Cup Series Test at Lowe’s Motor Speedway - Day One
    The calendar flip to May revs more than engines in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, where competitors run four consecutive night races and end the month with one of the series’ biggest races.
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  • Day 1 - Morning Session
  • Day 1 - Afternoon Session
  • Day 1 - Evening Session
  • Jimmie Johnson Day 1 Testing Quotes
  • Jeff Gordon Day 1 Testing Quotes
  • David Ragan Day 1 Testing Quotes
  • Casey Mears Day 1 Testing Quotes

    Video: Darlington Preview

  • Jimmie Johnson says high speeds with new paving will make Darlington Raceway tough to drive (22 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Martin Truex Jr. says Darlington is always a challenge, with or without new pavement (41 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Kurt Busch says he plans to learn from Penske Racing teammate Ryan Newman, who tire tested at Darlington (32 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Jeff Gordon says new pavement at a track, like Darlington Raceway's new asphalt, is always a challenge for a driver (41 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Ryan Newman says Darlington Raceway is his favorite track and hopes the new pavement won't change that fact (25 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Ryan Newman likes the repaving job at Darlington Raceway and the Goodyear tire that he tested at the track (30 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Dale Earnhardt Jr. says racing at Darlington Raceway will be interesting with new pavement (48 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Greg Biffle discusses the new pavement at Darlington Raceway. (39 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Carl Edwards says racing will be very competitive at the newly-paved Darlington Raceway (34 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • David Pearson and Carl Edwards taking hot laps at Darlington Raceway (1 minute, 47 seconds) [Watch Video]

    Week 11: The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Top 12 – and Beyond
    The following is a look at the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Top 12 along with other notable drivers, going into the Dodge Challenger 500 at Darlington Raceway on May 10.
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    Darlington Showcases Historic Moments with New Monuments
    Fans attending the 2008 Dodge Challenger 500 this weekend will be able to take a trip down memory lane at Darlington Raceway.
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    TUMS Top 10 Moments from Richmond
    The 10th stop of the 2008 season at Richmond International Raceway had the stars of the Sprint Cup Series experiencing heartburn.
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    NASCAR Newscast: Richmond Review

  • Watch as Clint Bowyer survived a wild Crown Royal Presents The Dan Lowry 400 at Richmond International Raceway for his first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series win of the season.
    [Watch Video]

    Video: Post-Race News Conferences at Richmond

  • Clint Bowyer says he didn't have the fastest car but was in the right place at the right time to win (39 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Gil Martin says the No. 07 car improved all night and was up front when it mattered (22 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Richard Childress says Clint Bowyer was prepared to take advantage of circumstances and win the race (22 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Mark Martin says he was close to winning on a tough night of racing at Richmond (29 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Kyle Busch explains what happened when he and Dale Earnhardt Jr. got together (49 seconds) [Watch Video]

    Richmond International Raceway Photos

  • Saturday Photo Gallery
  • Friday Photo Gallery

    Martin Claims 3rd-Place Finish at Richmond
    Mark Martin and the No. 8 U.S. Army Team turned in their second consecutive top-five performance with a third-place run in Saturday night's Crown Royal 400 at Richmond International Raceway.
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    Stewart Steely in Dan Lowry 400 at Richmond
    Tony Stewart rallied to finish a strong fourth in Saturday night’s Crown Royal Dan Lowry 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Richmond (Va.) International Raceway.
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    Harvick, Shell-Pennzoil Chevy Rally for Top 10 at Richmond
    Despite grappling with an ill-handling Shell-Pennzoil Chevrolet Impala SS throughout Saturday night’s Crown Royal 400, Kevin Harvick hung in for an eighth-place finish in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series’ first stop of the season at Richmond International Raceway.
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    Labonte Drives Speed Racer Dodge to 13th at Richmond
    Bobby Labonte and the No. 43 Speed Racer/Cheerios Dodge team finished a very respectable 13th in Saturday night’s Crown Royal presents the Dan Lowry 400 at the Richmond International Raceway (RIR).
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    Blaney Scores 18th-Place Finish Under the Lights at Richmond
    Dave Blaney and the Caterpillar Racing team qualified in the 17th spot for the Crown Royal Presents the Dan Lowry 400 at Richmond International Raceway.
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    Nemechek Perseveres in Richmond; Finishes 29th
    Joe Nemechek and the Furniture Row Racing Team posted a 29th-place finish in Saturday night's NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Richmond International Raceway.
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    Menard Endures Long Night of Short Track Racing
    Paul Menard and the Menards/Dale Earnhardt Inc. team endured a long night of racing at Richmond International Raceway to come away with a 31st place finish in the Crown Royal 400.
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    Yeley’s Bad Luck Continues with 34th-Place Finish at Richmond
    A mid-race accident caused J.J. Yeley to finish a disappointing 34th in Saturday night’s Crown Royal presents the Dan Lowry 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Richmond (Va.) International Raceway.
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    Richmond Whips the Red Bulls
    For most of Saturday night, Brian Vickers doubted his No. 83 Red Bull Toyota would even see the finish of the Crown Royal presents the Dan Lowry 400.
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    Bowyer Benefits from Others' Tough Luck, Wins at RIR
    Bizarre might be a good description of the Dan Lowry 400 Saturday night at Richmond International Raceway. This one had a little bit of everything. Denny Hamlin led a race-record number of laps, 381 to be exact. Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Kyle Busch provided a few laps of great racing for the lead, a battle that ended with Earnhardt spinning out on Lap 398. And that led to Clint Bowyer getting by both Earnhardt and Busch, en route to his second career win in NASCAR Sprint Cup competition.
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    FreeCreditReport.com Extends Partnership with Yates Racing
    Yates Racing announced today that Experian Consumer DirectSM, the leading provider of online direct-to-consumer credit reports, scores, and monitoring products, will sponsor the No. 38 entry for an additional number of races for the 2008 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season.
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    Video: Friday News Conferences at Richmond

  • Greg Biffle says that he and his No. 16 team have run well with the new car on short tracks (16 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Greg Biffle attributes this season's success to mastering the new car at the end of last year (28 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Jeff Burton says Driver Rating is a good statistic to explain why he's leading the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver point standings (46 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Jeff Burton says that the No. 31 team can't figure out its recent woes at Richmond and tracks like it (15 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Kasey Kahne says his team is giving him better new cars (11 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Kasey Kahne says he enjoys coming back to Richmond and enjoys the sellout crowds (32 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Ryan Newman says the new car has leveled the playing field as some of the sport's biggest stars haven't won in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series this season (48 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Ryan Newman likes the repaving job at Darlington Raceway and the Goodyear tire that he tested at the track (30 seconds) [Watch Video]

    Edwards Re-Signs With Roush Fenway Racing
    Carl Edwards announced that he has re-signed with Roush Fenway Racing – a multi-year deal that will keep him behind the wheel of the No. 99 Office Depot Ford Fusion.
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    Earnhardt Jr. to Host Dierks Bently's Album Release Party
    Multi-platinum country music star Dierks Bentley will set off on a full throttle tour of media appearances and intimate fan club parties across the nation in support of his first hits collection titled “Greatest Hits//Every Mile A Memory 2003 – 2008” (Capitol Nashville) in stores May 6.
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    DEI and Fans Celebrate Seventh Annual Dale Earnhardt Day
    Thousands of fans turned out for the seventh annual celebration of Dale Earnhardt Day Tuesday at Dale Earnhardt Inc.’s corporate headquarters in Mooresville, N.C.
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    Kyle Busch Celebrates His Birthday With M&M’S Candies
    Mars Snackfood US announced today it is presenting NASCAR’s hottest young driver, Kyle Busch, with a unique gift to help him celebrate his 23rd birthday – his own “Inner M” print advertisement.
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    Sprint Cup Series Ready to Test at Lowe’s Motor Speedway
    Less than 48 hours after competing at Richmond International Raceway, NASCAR Sprint Cup Series teams will hit the track again next Monday and Tuesday at the 1.5-mile Lowe’s Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C.
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    Sprint Cup Series News & Notes - Richmond
    Soon-to-be 23-year-old Kyle Busch (No. 18 Pedigree Toyota) — his birthday is Friday — approaches Saturday night’s Crown Royal Presents The Dan Lowry 400 at Richmond International Raceway seeking the capstone to a personal puzzle.
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    Richard and Kyle Petty Visit With Veterans
    While in Richmond this week, Richard and Kyle Petty visited with paralyzed veterans in the Spinal Cord Injury Unit of Richmond’s Hunter Holmes McGuire VA Medical Center.
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    Martinsville Announces $2 Million Improvement Project
    Fans and competitors will be the beneficiaries of more than $2 million in improvements set for Martinsville Speedway before the October 19th running of the TUMS QuikPack 500.
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    Sadler's Autism Awareness Helmet Online Auction is Underway
    For the month of April, Elliott Sadler has worn a specially-designed Autism Awareness helmet at every track. Now, that very same helmet will belong to whoever wants it most.
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    Bobby Labonte Celebrity Golf Classic a Continued Success
    NASCAR champion Bobby Labonte and wife Donna hosted the fifth annual Bobby Labonte Foundation Celebrity Golf Classic on Tuesday, April 29 with over 100 participants taking part at the Ballantyne Resort Golf Course.
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    Kevin Harvick Signs with JEGS High-Performance Auto Parts
    Kevin Harvick has signed to promote high-performance auto parts giant JEGS.com and their Mail Order parts business.
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    Fans Encouraged to Vote Bill Elliott into the All-Star Race
    Wood Brothers Racing and Bill Elliott are running a campaign in an effort to vote Bill Elliott into the NASCAR All-Star Challenge on May 17th, 2008.
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    Jim Beam Campaigns for Robby Gordon
    Jim Beam®, proud sponsor of Robby Gordon, driver of the NASCAR Sprint™ Cup Series No. 7 Jim Beam Dodge, is standing behind their driver and is encouraging fans to vote Gordon into the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race event on May 17 at Lowe’s Motor Speedway.
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    Martin's History Runs Deep at Richmond
    Mark Martin was a wide-eyed rookie the first time he raced at Richmond in 1981, and he in made the most of his first opportunity taking the pole and running to a seventh-place finish in the Wrangler 400 on Sept. 13, 1981.
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    OSR Legends to Race at Music City Motorplex in July
    As part of the 50 years of asphalt racing in Nashville, TN, Music City Motorplex along with help from Old School Racing founders Norm and Gene Weaver, will hold a race for the racing legends at the Music City Motorplex on Friday July 18, 2008.
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    NASCAR Newscast: Richmond Preview

  • Watch this weekend's preview as Virginia native Denny Hamlin goes for a short-track sweep in his home state and Jimmie Johnson goes for three consecutive wins at Richmond. Hear from Hamlin and Greg Biffle, and find out who to watch this weekend.
    [Watch Video]

    May 2008 Television Schedule Posted
    May 2008 TV Schedule

    ‘In the Loop’ at Richmond International Raceway
    Twice a year, Denny Hamlin returns home trying to conquer Richmond International Raceway – his most coveted checkered flag. Hamlin grew up about 15 miles from historic Richmond, and the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races the short track hosts are the two he pines for most.
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    Jon Wood to Drive #21 Air Force Ford Fusion at RIR
    Jon Wood will drive the #21 Air Force Ford Fusion at this weekend’s Sprint Cup event at the Richmond International Raceway. The 26 year old driver will be attempting to qualify for his second start of the 2008 season, after qualifying 12th at Talladega Superspeedway last week.

    Discount Tire to Sponsor Kvapil and the No. 28 at Richmond
    Yates Racing announced today that Discount Tire, America’s largest independent tire retailer, will sponsor the No. 28 entry with driver Travis Kvapil for this weekend’s Crown Royal Presents the Dan Lowry 400 at Richmond International Raceway on Saturday, May 3rd.
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    NASCAR Stars Launch Program to Honor U.S. Armed Services
    A group of NASCAR stars will gather at Lowe's Motor Speedway with military troops and top military leaders to kick off this year's USO Salute the Troops program, including Mark Martin, Jon Wood and Brad Keselowski.
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    NASCAR Teleconference: Denny Hamlin
    This week's NASCAR teleconference in advance of Saturday night's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Richmond International Raceway, features Denny Hamlin, driver of the No. 11 FedEx Freight Toyota.
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    This Week in Ford Racing: David Ragan and David Gilliland
    David Ragan is looking forward to racing at Richmond this Saturday night following his season-best fourth place at Talladega last Sunday, while David Gilliland says he’s pleased with what his team has accomplished through the first quarter of the season, and says he’s looking forward to carrying that momentum into Saturday night.
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    Video: NASCAR Cam Kyle Busch and Sam Hornish Jr.

  • Kyle Busch discusses what makes the Sprint All-Star Race special (39 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Kyle Busch talks about how he thinks the tires will perform at upcoming races at Lowe's Motor Speedway. (31 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Kyle Busch talks about winning in all three of NASCAR's national series (42 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Kyle Busch discusses how he's adjusted to the team change in 2008 (37 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Sam Horish Jr. talks about this weekend's race at Richmond International Raceway (41 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Sam Horish Jr. talks about the importance of teammates working together (41 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Sam Horish Jr. talks about his thoughts on the first part of the 2008 season (42 seconds) [Watch Video]

    Numbers Game: Analyzing the Crown Royal 400 at Richmond
    The angles are seemingly endless for this weekend’s race at Richmond International Raceway. Here’s a “by the numbers” look at some of the things to watch for...
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    Franchitti Re-Evaluated; Schrader to Drive No. 40 at Richmond
    Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates (CGRFS) driver Dario Franchitti was re-evaluated this week by his doctors and will sit out this weekend’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) race at Richmond International Raceway (RIR).
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    LaFayette Ford Will Sponsor Travis Kvapil at Darlington
    Yates Racing announced today that LaFayette Ford, who sponsored the No. 28 with driver Fred Lorenzen from 1962-1967, will again sponsor the No. 28 entry but this time with driver Travis Kvapil for the Sprint Cup series race at Darlington Raceway on May 10th.
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    Bob Osborne Returns to the Track at Richmond
    This weekend’s race at Richmond International Raceway marks the return to the racetrack for Bob Osborne, crew chief of the No. 99 Office Depot team. Following a rule infraction at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on March 2, Osborne was placed on a six-week suspension from NASCAR.
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    NFL All-Pro Randy Moss Forms NASCAR Program
    Fresh off a record breaking NFL season, New England Patriots wide receiver Randy Moss announced today the formation of Moss Motorsports, LLC with its intended participation to begin in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series.
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    Stewart Foundation Announces “Smoke’s Pit Stop for Charity”
    The Tony Stewart Foundation (TSF) is proud to announce a partnership with iSold It® – the leading eBay drop-off store and No. 1 eBay seller – for a one-of-a-kind fundraiser.
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    Tough Times Call for a Trip to the Track Too Tough to Tame
    Economic times are tough and tough times call for a trip to the track “Too Tough to Tame.” Race fans looking for ways to spend their economic stimulus payments from the federal government need look no further than the Dodge Challenger 500 race weekend, May 8-10 at Darlington Raceway.
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    Chip Ganassi Racing Teams Complete Historic Day
    Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates (CGRFS) and Target Chip Ganassi Racing (TCGR) celebrated a historic day Sunday by picking up two wins and a second-place finish in three different races across three different series.
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    Daytona to Host 4th Annual Singing Contest
    Daytona International Speedway will once again be in search of talented area singers to participate in its fourth edition of “Straightaway to Stardom” talent competition with the lucky winner performing the National Anthem before more than 100,000 race fans prior to the Winn-Dixie 250 Powered By Coca-Cola NASCAR Nationwide Series race.
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    Dillner to Serve as Grand Marshal for Darlington Hauler Parade
    SPEED television personality Bob Dillner will serve as Grand Marshal for the fourth annual Darlington Hauler Parade on Wednesday, May 7 track officials announced today.
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    Video: Richmond Preview

  • Martin Truex Jr. talks about racing at Richmond International Raceway. (36 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Scott Riggs talks about the challenges of driving the new car at Richmond International Raceway. (36 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Greg Biffle talks about the great racing seen every year at RIR. (40 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Denny Hamlin talks about the pressures of performing well in his home state of Virginia. (40 seconds) [Watch Video]

    Week 10: The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Top 12 – and Beyond
    The following is a look at the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Top 12 along with other notable drivers, going into the Crown Royal Presents The Dan Lowry 400 at Richmond International Raceway on May 3.
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    Dale Earnhardt Jr. to Interview Danica Patrick on XM Radio
    The two biggest superstars in auto racing will go one-on-one on XM Satellite Radio this week when Dale Earnhardt Jr. interviews Danica Patrick on his weekly XM Radio show "Dale Jr. Unrestricted."
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    TUMS Top 10 Moments from Talladega
    The ninth stop of the 2008 season at the 2.66 mile Talladega Superspeedway had the stars of the Sprint Cup Series experiencing heartburn.
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    Pettys Make ‘Pit Stop’ to Meet Paralyzed Veterans at Richmond
    Richard and Kyle Petty, in advance of the Crown Royal Presents Dan Lowry 400, May 3 at the Richmond (VA) International Raceway, will drop by to meet paralyzed veterans at Richmond’s Hunter Holmes McGuire VA Medical Center on May 1, 2008.
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    Who Will Be the Next Roush Fenway Racing “Fan of the Year”?
    “Fan of the Year” is back! Have you entered? If you think you’re Roush Fenway Racing’s ultimate fan then you need to log on to www.RoushFenway.com and register now!
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    Office Depot Kicks Off ‘Official Small Business of NASCAR’
    This election season, millions of voters will flock to polls across the country, review the nominees and make their selection.
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    NASCAR Newscast: Talladega Review

  • Kyle Busch rallied back from being one lap down and went on to his second win of the season in Sunday's Aaron's 499 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Talladega Superspeedway.
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    Talladega Superspeedway Photos

  • Sunday Photo Gallery
  • Saturday Photo Gallery
  • Friday Photo Gallery

    Restrictor Plate Competition Up… Again
    The new car matched – and exceeded – the boom in competition from the last visit to a restrictor plate track (February’s Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway).
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    Video: Post-Race News Conferences at Talladega

  • Kyle Busch talks about coming back from a lap down to win the Aaron's 499 (53 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Steve Addington credits Kyle Busch's patience with winning the race (35 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Joe Gibbs says the Aaron's 499 was an emotional race for him (34 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Juan Pablo Montoya talks about how he made his way to the front (33 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Denny Hamlin says the stable new car made for great racing (29 seconds) [Watch Video]

    Plate Race Serves Up a Top Five for Vickers, 30th for AJ
    Brian Vickers spun all by his lonesome leaving pit road early in the Aaron’s 499. Vickers, in his No. 83 Red Bull Toyota, was “trying to dodge an official and not hit the No. 20 car.”
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    Menard Turns in Season Best Finish at Talladega
    From start to finish, Paul Menard’s weekend in Talladega, Alabama was everything racing in the NASCAR Sprint Cup should be – successful and fun.
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    Wrong Place, Wrong Time for Harvick at Talladega
    With packs of more than 25 cars racing three-wide running at 200 mph, the races at Talladega Superspeedway can not be denied as NASCAR fan favorites.
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    Final Lap Accident Spoils Nemechek's Strong Performance
    A potential top-10 finish turned into a 25th-place result for Joe Nemechek, who was collected in a 12-car wreck on the final lap of Sunday's NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Talladega Superspeedway.
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    Double Trouble Stalls Almirola's Run at Talladega
    A strong start in Sunday's Sprint Cup race took a 180-degree turn for Aric Almirola, who suffered back-to-back misfortunes at Talladega Superspeedway.
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    Wood Brothers Racing Accomplish Goals at Talladega
    Wood Brothers Racing and the Honey Buns Ford Fusion, driven by Jon Wood, accomplished what they set out to do in the Aaron’s 499 at Talladega Superspeedway and ended with a 36th place finish.
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    Tough Day at Talladega for Petty Enterprises
    Kyle Petty and the No. 45 Marathon/Wells Fargo/PVA Dodge finished 32nd in Sunday’s event while Bobby Labonte and the No. 43 Cheerios/Betty Crocker Dodge team came home with a disappointing 34th place finish.
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    Talladega Giveth and Talladega Taketh Away From Stewart
    Tony Stewart was ready to put an exclamation point on what had been a dominant weekend at Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway by winning Sunday’s Aaron’s 499 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race.
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    Kyle Busch Wins Wild One at Talladega
    Kyle Busch won racing's biggest crapshoot Sunday after a knuckle-cracking, tension-filled NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Aaron's 499 at Talladega Superspeedway. After a multi-car wreck with 25 laps to go ruined Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Tony Stewart's chances, Busch battled his way to the front with some bold moves in the closing laps of a thrilling race. Juan Pablo Montoya, the former Indy 500 winner and Formula One star, crossed the finish line in second, glued to the bumper of the winner.
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    Franchitti Unable to Race in Aaron's 499 Sunday in Talladega
    Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates (CGRFS) driver Dario Franchitti will not compete in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) race Sunday at Talladega Superspeedway after suffering a slight fracture in his left ankle as a result of a collision on lap 11 in Saturday’s NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) event.
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    Video: Saturday News Conferences at Talladega

  • Tony Stewart has a hard time finding words to express his excitement after finally winning at Talladega Superspeedway (41 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Dave Rogers says he needed to be honest about his driver racing on 100-lap tires (14 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • David Stremme says it's great to see non-NASCAR Sprint Cup affiliated teams finish second and third in a NASCAR Nationwide Series race (17 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Joe Nemechek talks about the keys to winning a pole at Talladega (29 seconds) [Watch Video]

    Harvick Visits Shell Oil Company Off-Shore Platform “Brutus”
    Kevin Harvick, driver of the No. 29 Shell-Pennzoil Chevrolet, made a unique stop in route to this weekend’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series event at Talladega Superspeedway. Harvick visited the Shell off-shore oil and gas production platform, Brutus, on Thursday.
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    Nemechek, Furniture Row Racing Capture Pole in Talladega
    Joe Nemechek, driving the No. 78 National Day of Prayer Chevrolet for Furniture Row Racing, captured the pole for Sunday's NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Talladega Superspeedway.
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    Dale Jr.’s Popularity is a Given – and Not Going to Change
    One of the most enjoyable things I do during the course of my normal work week in the Darlington, S.C. area is serve as part-time co-host of a morning sports talk radio program, the Powerade Press Box (see, it really is all about the sponsorship, even in the Small To Mid-Market Radio Series.)
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    Gordon, Team Dakar USA Close out the Central Europe Rally
    The final stage of the Central Europe Rally concluded today with Robby Gordon experiencing more bad luck. Gordon lost a handful of minutes on the stage when his rear wheel came off but still managed an eight place finish.
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    Video: NNS Post-Qualifying News Conference at Talladega

  • Tony Stewart says he enjoys running NASCAR Nationwide Series for Joe Gibbs Racing this year (26 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Tony Stewart says his NASCAR Nationwide Series pole is more about the crew than the driver (24 seconds) [Watch Video]

    Video: Friday News Conferences at Talladega

  • Dale Earnhardt Jr. talks about the similarities between NASCAR and the Navy (42 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Dale Earnhardt Jr. talks about trying to get to Victory Lane (45 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Dale Earnhardt Jr. talks about Dale Earnhardt Day (54 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Ryan Newman compares racing at Talladega and Daytona (19 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Ryan Newman talks about his momentum from his Daytona 500 victory (25 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Ryan Newman talks about his contract status (43 seconds) [Watch Video]

    Dale Jr. Recruiting Men and Women for the U.S. Navy
    Today the U.S. Navy and NASCAR’s five-time most popular driver, Dale Earnhardt Jr., announced the formation of the Dale Jr. Division, an 88-person boot camp division at Recruit Training Command.
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    Montoya Named to People En Español's 50 Most Beautiful List
    Juan Pablo Montoya, NASCAR Sprint Cup driver for Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates, will make his first appearance in People en Español’s special-edition magazine as one of its 50 Most Beautiful of 2008.
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    “NASCAR Now” to Broadcast Live from Dale Earnhardt Day
    ESPN’s “NASCAR Now” will broadcast a special one-hour show live from Dale Earnhardt Inc. on Tuesday, April 29 from 6-7 p.m. (EST). The show will highlight Tuesday’s annual Dale Earnhardt Day event that honors the birthday of the seven-time NASCAR Champion and serves as a major benefit for the Dale Earnhardt Foundation.
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    Gordon Claims Second Special Win in Central Europe Rally
    On the familiar tracks of Veszprem, Robby Gordon claimed his second special win on the sixth stage of the Central Europe Rally. Gordon, who yesterday suffered a major setback in the overall classification yesterday when he broke the rear hub of his Hummer was determined to showcase his teams talents.
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    J.D. Gibbs Comments on Tony Stewart’s Contract Status
    Recent news articles have discussed the contract status of Tony Stewart, driver of the No. 20 Home Depot Toyota, and the possibilities of Stewart leaving the Joe Gibbs Racing organization. JGR president J.D. Gibbs commented on the issues on Thursday at Talladega.
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    NASCAR Foundation Encourages Fans to Call During Telethon
    Phones will be ringing off the hook on May 16-17 when The NASCAR Foundation partners with SIRIUS Satellite Radio, NASCAR.com and SPEED Channel once again to host the NASCAR Day Telethon.
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    Talladega Unlikely to Return to Martin’s Schedule
    This weekend the NASCAR circuit rolls into Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway for one of the fastest races on the Sprint Cup schedule. Not surprisingly, veteran driver Mark Martin will not be making the trip.
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    Truex Takes Part in Oprah's Big Give
    Dale Earnhardt Inc. driver Martin Truex Jr. found himself giving back to the community while preparing for this weekend’s Aaron’s 499 at Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway.
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    Virginia Lottery and Hermie Sadler Team Up Again
    The Virginia Lottery and Virginia native Hermie Sadler will be teaming together again to provide NASCAR fans attending the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Richmond International Raceway on May 3 a once in a lifetime opportunity.
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    Gordon Rides Roller Coaster in Central Europe Rally
    The course was once again centered around the ex-military base outside of Veszprem, which provided an emotional rollercoaster ride for Robby Gordon and Andy Grider.
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    Old School Racing Postpones Inaugural Season
    Old School Racing announced today a new plan for the series. Under the new plan The Old School Racing (OSR) Series will launch its inaugural season in the spring of 2009 and not in the spring of 2008 as originally planned.
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    Sprint Cup Series News & Notes - Talladega
    A year ago, four-time series champion Jeff Gordon (No. 24 DuPont-Pepsi Chevrolet) arrived for the spring event at 2.66-mile Talladega Superspeedway atop the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series standings — and promptly won his second consecutive race.
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    ‘In the Loop’ at Talladega Superspeedway
    Which Clint Bowyer will show up this weekend at Talladega Superspeedway? Will it be the Bowyer who flourishes at Talladega when racing in the NASCAR Nationwide Series, or the Bowyer who struggles mightily there in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series?
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    Allstate, Gillett Evernham Drivers Promote Safe Teen Driving
    Allstate Insurance Company is using a group of athletes who drive fast for a living to caution parents and teens to slow down when making decisions behind the wheel.
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    Max Papis to Drive No. 70 at Road Course Races
    Haas CNC Racing is pleased to announce that Max Papis will drive the No. 70 Haas Automation Chevrolet during the two road-course races on the 2008 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series schedule.
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    Jon Wood to Pull Double Duty at Talladega and Kansas
    Jon Wood will practice and qualify the Wood Brothers No. 21 Honey Buns Ford Fusion at Talladega Saturday morning. Following qualifying, Jon will catch a waiting plane to Kansas in hopes of making it on time for the 5:00pm CT start of the Craftsman Truck Series O’Reilly Auto Parts 250 at the Kansas Speedway.
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    Up and Down Day for Gordon in the Central Europe Rally
    It was a seesaw day for Team Dakar USA. Over the past three stages when things have gone well for Robby Gordon and his Monster Hummer, BJ Baldwin and the Vanguard Hummer has had its set of challenges.
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    Video: Dale Earnhardt Jr. Video Teleconference

  • Dale Earnhardt Jr. likes his chances at Talladega but feels he's had a winning car all season (33 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Dale Earnhardt Jr. looks forward to racing up front in his new ride for his loyal Talladega fans (40 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Dale Earnhardt Jr. says his cousin and crew chief Tony Eury Jr. has had a great year but still faces criticism (36 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Dale Earnhardt Jr. says he's in winning equipment so he doesn't feel pressure to go to victory lane (39 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Dale Earnhardt Jr. says he and his team haven't figured out how to close out races to get a win (38 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Dale Earnhardt Jr. says racing at Darlington Raceway will be interesting with new pavement (48 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Dale Earnhardt Jr. appreciates the opportunity to take part in the Goodyear tire test at Indianapolis Motor Speedway (27 seconds) [Watch Video]

    NASCAR Teleconference: Dale Earnhardt Jr.
    This week's guest of the NASCAR teleconference, ahead of Sunday's Aaron's 499 at Talladega Superspeedway is Dale Earnhardt Jr., driver of the No. 88 AMP Energy/National Guard Chevrolet.
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    This Week in Ford Racing: David Ragan
    Double-duty driver David Ragan earned a fourth-place finish at Talladega in last year’s NASCAR Nationwide Series race, en route to his 2007 Raybestos Rookie of the Year title. He talks about returning to the high-banked track and his season to date.
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    Numbers Game: Analyzing the Aaron’s 499 at Talladega
    Jeff Gordon finds himself in a peculiar position – outside the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series cut-off. It’s a position he’s been in after every race but one this season (Gordon was in ninth after Martinsville).
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    Fans Can 'Ride with Dale Jr.' in the AMP Energy 500
    If Dale Earnhardt Jr. goes to Victory Lane in the Oct. 5 AMP Energy 500 at Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway, he will bring the names of more than 70,000 members of JR Nation with him.
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    Northern Tool + Equipment to Sponsor Kvapil at Talladega
    Yates Racing announced today that Northern Tool + Equipment, a leading supplier of high-quality tools and equipment for more than 27 years, will sponsor the No. 28 entry with driver Travis Kvapil for this weekend’s Aaron’s 499 at Talladega Superspeedway on April 27th.
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    Best Buy to Sponsor June 1 Dover Sprint Cup Series Race
    Dover International Speedway and Best Buy officials announced today that the June 1, 2008 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race will be named the “Best Buy 400 benefiting Student Clubs for Autism Speaks.”
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    Red Cross Launches Campaign to Connect Fans with Donations
    The American Red Cross today announced the launch of Red Cross Racing, a new national campaign to recruit NASCAR fans as blood donors and raise awareness of the need to give blood.
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    Has Patrick’s Win Made Kansas a Bigger Story Than Talladega?
    Danica Patrick made history last weekend by becoming the first female to win an IndyCar Series event. On her fiftieth try, Patrick took the checkers at Twin Ring Motegi in Japan. Her breakthrough win made worldwide headlines and has attracted unprecedented attention to the series’ next event at Kansas Speedway on April 27.
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    Gordon Survives the Mountains in the Central Europe Rally
    The damage was contained for Robby Gordon on stage three of the Central Europe Rally. The rock course that provided the four-wheel drive vehicles an advantage the day before was now in rough shape and Gordon and his Monster Energy Hummer managed a stronger than expected performance.
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    Video: Talladega Preview

  • Jimmie Johnson talks about how he expects the Aaron's 499 to be an exciting race at Talladega Superspeedway (38 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Ryan Newman talks about the importance of the handling of the car at Talladega (40 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Robby Gordon talks about how he enjoys racing the new car at Talladega (22 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Michael Waltrip talks about how he likes racing on the repaved surface at Talladega (34 seconds) [Watch Video]

    Wood to Drive No. 21 Honey Buns Ford Fusion in Talladega
    Jon Wood will make his 2008 Sprint Cup Series debut in the Wood Brothers Racing no. 21 Honey Buns Ford Fusion in the Aaron’s 499 at the famed Talladega Superspeedway on Sunday, April 27th.
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    National Day of Prayer Paint Scheme to Adorn Nemechek's Car
    The No. 78 Furniture Row Racing Chevrolet, driven by Joe Nemechek, will once again showcase a unique paint scheme at Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway, site of this weekend's NASCAR Sprint Cup race.
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    Mountains Challenge Gordon, Team Dakar USA on Stage Two
    The second stage of the Central Europe Rally proved to be quite the challenge for Team Dakar USA. The mountainous tracks on the outskirts of Baia Mare proved to favor the four-wheel drive vehicles today.
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    NASCAR Fans Decide Official Daytona Commemorative Portrait
    Thomas Kinkade, the Painter of Light™, today announced that, after more than 10,000 online votes were tallied, NASCAR® fans have decided which Thomas Kinkade sketch will become the officially licensed Limited Edition Commemorative Portrait of the historic 50th Running of the DAYTONA 500®.
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    Audio: Tony Eury Jr.
    Tony Eury Jr., crew chief for the No. 88 AMP Energy/National Guard Chevrolet, recently shared his thoughts on the following topics:

  • Dale Earnhardt Jr. making his 300th start at Talladega Superspeedway. (37 seconds) [Listen to Audio]
  • His approach to setting up the car for Talladega. (58 seconds) [Listen to Audio]
  • Whether the drivers will run single file or side-by-side this year. (40 seconds) [Listen to Audio]

    Gordon Claims Second in First Stage of Central Europe Rally
    American driver Robby Gordon and his Monster Energy Toyo Tire blazed to a second place finish in the first stage of the inaugural Central European Rally.
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    Dickies Expands RCR Partnership to Include No. 29 Cup Team
    Dickies®, the leading global workwear brand, and Richard Childress Racing (RCR), are expanding their partnership to include an associate sponsorship position on the No. 29 Shell-Pennzoil team with driver Kevin Harvick in the NASCAR Cup Series.
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    Fans to Decide One Driver's Entry into Sprint All-Star Race
    Sprint announced the return of the Sprint Fan Vote, a voting competition powered by fans to award one team a starting spot in the May 17 NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race at Lowe's Motor Speedway.
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    RCR Riding High Heading Into Off Weekend
    Richard Childress Racing’s three-car NASCAR Sprint Cup Series teams are riding a wave of recent success heading into the division’s second off weekend of the 2008 season.
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    Sprint Cup Series News & Notes - Off Week
    Even as the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series pauses, race shops and teams do not. Following this week’s off week, the series embarks on a 12-race stretch that will shape many teams’ fortunes and championship hopes.
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    Seventh Annual Dale Earnhardt Day Set for Tuesday, April 29
    Dale Earnhardt Inc. will host the seventh annual Dale Earnhardt Day at its corporate headquarters in Mooresville, N.C. on Tuesday, April 29th.
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    Ken Schrader to Drive No. 70 Car at Talladega
    Haas CNC Racing is pleased to announce that Ken Schrader will drive the No. 70 Hunt Brothers Pizza Chevrolet during the upcoming race weekend at Talladega.
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    David Pearson Finishes Ahead of Carl Edwards at Darlington
    Old met new at Darlington Raceway on Wednesday when David Pearson and Carl Edwards turned several laps around the newly-paved surface at the track “Too Tough to Tame.”
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    Wood Restores No. 21 Ford for a Final Run at Darlington
    It started with a simple phone call in March from Darlington Raceway to Wood Brothers’ Racing. The proposition: restore the No. 21 Purolator Mercury from the Darlington Raceway Stock Car Museum to working order and get David Pearson back in the seat to turn a few laps around Darlington in the car he made famous.
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    This Week in Ford Racing: Jamie McMurray, Eddie Wood
    The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series will take the weekend off before resuming the following weekend at Talladega. Jamie McMurray and Eddie Wood discuss their plans during the off-week.
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    Ganassi Makes Changes to Strengthen Sprint Cup Teams
    Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates announced today that NASCAR Sprint Cup Series crew chiefs Donnie Wingo and Jimmy Elledge will change roles, with Wingo assuming duties on the No. 41 Target Dodge driven by Reed Sorenson and Elledge on the No. 42 Texaco/Havoline/Juicy Fruit Dodge driven by Juan Pablo Montoya, respectively.
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    Crossing Borders
    This weekend, the NASCAR Nationwide Series will head south of the boarder to Mexico City for its fourth installment at Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez. The event consistently draws one of the largest crowds on the Nationwide Series tour.
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    Summer Time Jobs a Sure Ticket to NASCAR Success?
    With summer fast approaching, many high school students will be searching for part-time employment once classes let out. Some might have visions of NASCAR careers in their sights right now hoping to gain some worthwhile experience. And, they just might get a motorsports-related job for the summer.
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    Sprint Cup Test Session Added for Lowe's Motor Speedway
    NASCAR announced today the addition of a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series test session May 5-6 at Lowe’s Motor Speedway. On May 5 practice times are set from 9 a.m. – 12 noon; 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.; and 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. On May 6 practice times are set from 9 a.m. – 12 noon and 1 p.m. – 5p.m.
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    The King’s Hat Makes Visit to Troops in Iraq
    With 200 wins and seven championship in NASCAR Sprint Cup competition, “The King” Richard Petty is firmly woven into the fabric of Americana as a true icon. While those numbers place him at the top of his profession, “The King” is dually noted for his generous giving of time and energy in support of others.
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    Week 9: The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Top 12 – and Beyond
    The following is a look at the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Top 12 along with other notable drivers, going into the Aaron’s 499 at Talladega Superspeedway on April 27.
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    TUMS Top 10 Moments from Phoenix
    The eighth stop of the 2008 season at Phoenix International Raceway once again had the stars of the Sprint Cup Series experiencing heartburn-inducing incidents.
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    NASCAR Newscast: Phoenix Review

  • Watch as Jimmie Johnson claimed Hendrick Motorsports' first win of the season and third consecutive victory at Phoenix.
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    Video: Post-Race News Conferences at Phoenix

  • Jimmie Johnson says he had a great car and crew chief Chad Knaus talked him into saving Sunoco fuel (21 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Chad Knaus explains his strategy and how close the No. 48 car came to running out of Sunoco fuel (34 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Clint Bowyer says crew chief Gil Martin was more worried than he was about saving Sunoco fuel (27 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Denny Hamlin didn't second-guess coming in for Sunoco fuel at the end of the race (19 seconds) [Watch Video]

    Photos from Phoenix International Raceway

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  • Friday Photo Gallery
  • Thursday Photo Gallery

    Martin Comes Up Short on Fuel; Finishes 5th at Phoenix
    "We were really spectacular this weekend and it's a shame we finished fifth," said Mark Martin, who saw victory slip away after he was called into the pits for fuel with 10 laps remaining in Saturday night's Sprint Cup race at Phoenix International Raceway.
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    Labonte Comes Home 12th in Phoenix
    Bobby Labonte and the No. 43 Cheerios/Betty Crocker Dodge team used great fuel mileage to come home 12th in the race. Labonte started the race from the 34th position.
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    Steady Run at Phoenix Nets Top-15 for Stewart
    There was little flash for Tony Stewart in Saturday night’s Subway Fresh Fit 500k NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Phoenix International Raceway.
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    Misfortune Strikes Harvick, Shell-Pennzoil Racing at Phoenix
    A competitive run for Kevin Harvick and the Reese’s racing team was dashed Saturday night when the Bakersfield, Calif., native ran out of gas with seven laps remaining, strapping the No. 29 Chevy with a 19th-place finish in the Subway Fresh Fit 500 at Phoenix International Raceway.
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    Menard Continues Hot Streak in the Arizona Dessert
    After turning in his career best qualifying effort, Paul Menard drove the No. 15 Johns Manville/Menards Chevrolet to another solid finish in the Subway Fresh Fit 500.
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    Blaney Takes Checkered Flag in 30th at Phoenix
    Dave Blaney and the Caterpillar Racing team qualified in the 19th spot for the Subway Fresh Fit 500 at Phoenix International Raceway. After working through balance issues throughout the event, Blaney took the checkered flag in 30th place.
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    Elliott Endured the Subway Fresh Fit 500 in Phoenix
    The No. 21 Motorcraft Ford Fusion battled through a series of indiscriminate issues Saturday night on the one mile, desert landscaped race track, that concluded with a 31st place finish.
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    A Good Drive Spoiled; Accident Ends Promising Day for Yeley
    J.J. Yeley had a strong run spoiled by an accident not of his making Saturday night in the Subway Fresh Fit 500k NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Phoenix International Raceway.
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    Martin Fastest in Phoenix Happy Hour
    Mark Martin led the way Friday in the final practice session at Phoenix International Raceway, as preparation concluded for Saturday night’s Subway Fresh Fit 500. Both Martin’s quick time (129.296 mph) and his average time (127.302 mph) were fastest among the field of 43.
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    Video: Post-Qualifying News Conferences at Phoenix

  • Ryan Newman describes his pole-winning lap (23 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Ryan Newman won't predict a win but likes his chances in the Subway Fresh Fit 500 (26 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Elliott Sadler says his second-place qualifying effort and strong practice bode well for his organization's future (19 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Elliott Sadler says qualifying on the front row is important after a disappointing Texas weekend (33 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Carl Edwards, who qualified third, really likes Phoenix International Raceway, especially after dark (18 seconds) [Watch Video]

    Matt Kenseth Prepares for 300th Career Spring Cup Start
    Matt Kenseth, driver of the No. 17 DeWalt/Nano Ford Fusion, will be making his 300th career NASCAR Sprint Cup Series start this weekend. Kenseth, who won the series championship in 2003, says he doesn’t pay much attention to milestones; his interest remains in winning races championships.
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    Ryan Newman Clinches First Pole of Year at Phoenix
    Ryan Newman, driver of the Penske Racing No.12 Alltel Dodge Charger, will start from the pole position on Saturday, April 12’s NASCAR Cup event, to lead the field to the green flag at Phoenix International Raceway for the Subway Fresh Fit 500.
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    Video: Thursday News Conferences at Phoenix

  • Jeff Burton talks about his fast start. 16 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Jeff Burton talks about the early-season success of Carl Edwards. 28 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Ryan Newman says his team made a mistake and accepts NASCAR's 25-point penalty 20 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Ryan Newman explains his team's slump after Daytona 35 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Tony Stewart talks about driving the new car at a track similar to Phoenix International Raceway. 20 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Tony Stewart talks about night racing at Phoenix International Raceway. 20 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Jimmie Johnson talks about Carl Edwards' early season success. 30 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Kasey Kahne talks about his trouble with racing at PIR. 33 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Denny Hamlin talks about racing this weekend at Phoenix International Raceway. 28 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Clint Bowyer says he enjoys racing at Phoenix, where he has a win. 24 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Clint Bowyer says NASCAR knows what's best with its drug policy. (28 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Kyle Busch says he's learned at Phoenix from his Joe Gibbs Racing teammates Tony Stewart and Denny Hamlin. (29 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Kyle Busch likes racing closer to his hometown of Las Vegas. (10 seconds) [Watch Video]

    Subway to Serve as Stewart's Primary Sponsor for Three Races
    Furthering its relationship with Tony Stewart and Joe Gibbs Racing, SUBWAY® Restaurants will serve as primary sponsor of the No. 20 Toyota Camry in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series for three races in 2008.
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    Kvapil to Pilot No. 28 Ford Drive one Fusion at Phoenix
    This weekend, racing fans across the country will see and hear many of Ford Racing’s top stars talking about “Drive one,” Ford’s new and far-reaching message on improved vehicle quality, fuel economy, safety advances and smart technology.
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    NASCAR Newscast: Phoenix Preview

  • Watch as Jeff Gordon and Juan Pablo Montoya tell you what it takes to get around the one-mile Phoenix International Raceway. Plus, find out who to watch in Saturday's Subway Fresh Fit 500.
    [Watch Video]

    Julie Roberts to Perform National Anthem at Darlington
    South Carolina native and Mercury Recording artist, Julie Roberts, will perform the National Anthem prior to the 2008 Dodge Challenger 500 at Darlington Raceway.
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    Super 8 Revs up NASCAR Season with Pit Stop Challenge
    As March Madness winds down, Super 8 Worldwide, Inc. is giving NASCAR fans a chance to keep the tournament excitement going on their racing website, www.labonteslaw.com.
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    Sprint Cup Series News & Notes - Phoenix
    Carl Edwards is proving to his competitors he is the driver to beat. Edwards is back in the top 12 after winning his third race this season, overcoming a penalty that docked the No. 99 team 100 points in the driver and owner point standings, plus the 10 potential Chase for NASCAR Sprint Cup bonus points for winning at Las Vegas.
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    ‘In the Loop’ at Phoenix International Raceway
    Twice a driver has scored a perfect Driver Rating at Phoenix International Raceway. Kurt Busch accomplished the rare feat – it has happened six times in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series since the stat’s inception in 2005 – during the spring Phoenix race in 2005. Kevin Harvick did it a year later in the fall race of 2006.
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    Petty Teaming Up with CMS for Safe Driving School Project
    Richard Petty Driving Experience (RPDE) and the Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools Science Department are pleased to announce their partnership around the theme “Physics of Safe Driving” and a curriculum project designed to foster better student drivers and interest in the science and physics of automobiles.
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    NASCAR Official Brienne Davis Dies in Car Accident
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    "NASCAR is deeply saddened at the loss of NASCAR Sprint Cup official Brienne Davis. She was a key member of our team of inspectors and will be missed by the NASCAR community. Our thoughts and prayers go out to her family and friends."

    Childress Vineyards Makes Wine Enthusiast List of 25 Best
    Wine Enthusiast magazine has selected Childress Vineyards as one of America’s Top 25 Tasting Rooms. In the May issue, the magazine asked its editors and contributors to suggest tasting rooms that were memorable to them for a number of reasons.
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    Triad Racing Development’s Chassis Does its Job on Friday
    The chassis that Michael Waltrip Racing driver Michael McDowell wrecked during Friday’s qualifying session at Texas Motor Speedway was built by Triad Racing Development, in High Point NC.
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    BAM Racing Welcomes MetaLogix as Diamond Sponsor for 2008
    BAM Racing is pleased to welcome MetaLogix, Inc as an official Diamond Sponsor of the No. 49 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series team for the 2008 season. "We're excited to welcome MetaLogix, Inc as a Diamond Sponsor for 2008," commented team owner Beth Ann Morgenthau.

    Special Tribute for NASCAR's 60th Anniversary
    The past and present of NASCAR will converge on stage during the International Motorsports Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony on April 24.
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    TUMS Top 10 Moments from Texas
    The seventh stop of the 2008 season at Texas Motor Speedway once again had the stars of the Sprint Cup Series experiencing heartburn-inducing incidents.
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    Martin to Honor Army Reserve's 100th Anniversary
    Mark Martin's No. 8 Dale Earnhardt Inc. Chevrolet will pay tribute to the 100th anniversary of the United States Army Reserve in this weekend's NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Phoenix International Raceway.
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    Haas CNC Racing, Jeremy Mayfield Part Ways
    Haas CNC Racing announced today that the team and Jeremy Mayfield have mutually agreed to part ways.
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    NASCAR Teleconference - Clint Bowyer
    On today's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series teleconference in advance of Saturday night's race at the Phoenix International Raceway, the Subway Fresh Fit 500, we are joined today by Clint Bowyer, the driver of the No. 07, Jack Daniel's Chevrolet.
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    This Week in Ford Racing: David Gilliland and Greg Biffle
    David Gilliland, driver of the No. 38 Yates Racing Ford Fusion, grew up watching Cup races at Phoenix before he started racing there while Greg Biffle, driver of the No. 16 Ford Fusion, looks forward to returning to Phoenix International Raceway, where he has two-second-place finishes in eight Sprint Cup starts, two victories and eight top-10s in 10 Nationwide Series starts, and a win in the Truck Series.
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    No. 12 Team Penalized for Infractions at Texas
    NASCAR has issued penalties and fines to the No. 12 team that competes in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, as a result of rule infractions found last Sunday at Texas Motor Speedway.
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    Cooper Named as Crew Chief for Petty
    Stewart Cooper will take over as crew chief for Kyle Petty and the No. 45 Wells Fargo Dodge beginning this weekend at Phoenix International Raceway.
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  • Stewart Cooper Bio

    Sadler Donates Autism Awareness Helmet for Online Auction
    For the month of April, Elliott Sadler is wearing a specially-designed Autism Awareness helmet in every race. In May, that very same helmet will belong to whoever wants it most.
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    Numbers Game: Analyzing the Subway Fresh Fit 500 at Phoenix
    With his win at Texas Motor Speedway, Carl Edwards joined Jimmie Johnson, Jeff Gordon and Bill Elliott as active NASCAR Sprint Cup Series drivers to win three of the first seven races of a season.
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    Video: Phoenix Preview

  • Greg Biffle describes a lap at Phoenix International Raceway. (35 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Juan Pablo Montoya discusses the uniqueness of Phoenix International Raceway. (35 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Ryan Newman talks about racing at night at Phoenix International Raceway. (37 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Jeff Gordon discusses the challenges racing at Phoenix International Raceway. (48 seconds) [Watch Video]

    Kenseth to Make 300th Start at Phoenix
    Matt Kenseth, 2003 NASCAR Cup Series Champion and driver of Roush Fenway Racing’s No. 17 Ford Fusion will make his 300th NASCAR Sprint Cup Series start this weekend, under the lights, at Phoenix International Speedway.
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    Week 8: The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Top 12 – and Beyond
    The following is a look at the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Top 12 along with other notable drivers, going into the Subway Fresh Fit 500 at Phoenix International Raceway on April 12.
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    Management Reorganization Announced at Bill Davis Racing
    Bill Davis, President of Bill Davis Racing (BDR), announced today a reorganization of the company’s management team. Davis, who with wife Gail has fielded teams in NASCAR for over 20 years, has added several key personnel and shifted several others within the organization.
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    Gillett Evernham Motorsports Fan Appreciation Day Scheduled
    Gillett Evernham Motorsports will hold its seventh annual Fan Appreciation Day on Friday, May 23, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the team race shops in Statesville, N.C.
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    Stats: Edwards Shines at Texas
    Samsung 500 winner Carl Edwards scored his third victory of the season, racking up some impressive statistics in the process.
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    NASCAR Newscast: Texas Review

  • Watch Carl Edwards' third win of the season, and hear from the winner and runner-up Jimmie Johnson. Plus, find out how the Texas race shook up the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series point standings.
    [Watch Video]

    Video: Post-Race News Conferences at Texas

  • Carl Edwards enjoys driving the new car with the best racers in the world (38 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Jimmie Johnson says he had a good run but a difficult time finding the right setup for his car (15 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Kyle Busch says he battled his car to get a third-place finish (35 seconds) [Watch Video]

    Photos from Texas Motor Speedway

  • Sunday Photo Gallery
  • Saturday Photo Gallery
  • Friday Photo Gallery
  • Thursday Photo Gallery

    Busch Scores Solid Third-Place Finish at Texas
    Kyle Busch, driver of the No. 18 Interstate Batteries Toyota for Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR), started and finished third in Sunday’s Samsung 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth.
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    Stewart Soldiers to Seventh in Samsung 500 at Texas
    Sunday’s Samsung 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth was not a race Tony Stewart enjoyed.
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    Martin Drives to Eighth-Place Finish at Texas Motor Speedway
    Mark Martin picked up two spots on the final lap of Sunday’s Samsung 500 to post his best finish of the 2008 season, an eighth-place run at Texas Motor Speedway (TMS).
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    Perseverance Pays off for Harvick at Texas
    Kevin Harvick fought and ill-handling race car for majority of the Samsung 500 but perseverance to get it right paid off with an 11th-place finish for the No. 29 Shell-Pennzoil crew at Texas Motor Speedway.
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    Small Gains for Team Red Bull in Texas
    The No. 83 Red Bull Toyota didn’t have the best starting spot for Sunday’s race at Texas Motor Speedway, but Brian Vickers worked himself into the top-20 in no time.
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    Menard Turns in Another Solid Top-20
    Paul Menard and the No. 15 Menards team turned in another solid performance in the Lone Star state of Texas in today’s Samsung 500.
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    Labonte Finishes 20th in Home State of Texas
    Bobby Labonte and the No. 43 Cheerios Racing/Sam’s Club Dodge finished 20th in the Samsung 500. Labonte was making his first 2008 visit to his home state and he was looking for his first career win at TMS.
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    Promising Run Ends in 21st-Place Finish at Texas
    Dave Blaney and the Caterpillar Racing team qualified in the 29th spot for the Samsung 500 at Texas Motor Speedway.
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    Mid-Race Accident Causes Yeley to Finish 42nd at Texas
    J.J. Yeley finished a disappointing 42nd in Sunday’s Samsung 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Texas Motor Speedway after he crashed while exiting turn two on lap 174.
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    Video: Dale Jr. Pole-Winning News Conference at Texas

  • Dale Earnhardt Jr. says he thought he would start in the first five rows, but didn't realize how fast his car was two-tenths of a second faster than Carl Edwards (20 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Dale Earnhardt Jr. won't say his new team is better than his old team, but he and crew chief Tony Eury Jr. have new and different assets this season. (44 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Dale Earnhardt Jr. says Texas Motor Speedway ranks with Daytona International Speedway as important tracks to him, and the success of racing in Texas gives him hope for the continued growth of NASCAR (45 seconds) [Watch Video]

    Video: Friday News Conferences at Texas

  • Jeff Burton talks about racing this weekend at Texas Motor Speedway. (41 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Ryan Newman talks about being back at Texas Motor Speedway. (31 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Ryan Newman talks about racing this weekend at Texas Motor Speedway. (54 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Kyle Busch talks about the possibilities of making the 2008 Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup. (43 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Denny Hamlin talks about coming off his win at Martinsville and racing at TMS. (52 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Denny Hamlin talks about racing the new car and tires at Texas Motor Speedway. (54 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Michael McDowell talks about racing this weekend at Texas Motor Speedway. (28 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Michael McDowell talks about racing in the NASCAR Sprint Cup series. (38 seconds) [Watch Video]

    The New IROC: The Old Spice Prelude to the Dream
    A supernova of racing talent will again descend upon the Field of Dreams that is Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio on June 4 when the dirt that made champions out of A.J. Foyt and Mario Andretti plays host to today’s racing stars at the fourth annual Old Spice Prelude to the Dream.
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    McMurray Kicks Off National Autism Awareness Month at Texas
    This weekend, at Texas Motor Speedway, NASCAR driver Jamie McMurray will help promote autism awareness through a special paint scheme, as well as the launch of a month-long online auction with all proceeds going towards the research and support of autism and families coping with this neurobiological disorder.
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    GEM Announces LifeLock as New Sponsor for Carpentier
    Gillett Evernham Motorsports announced today that LifeLock®, the nation’s leading identity theft protection service, will sponsor the No. 10 Dodge with driver Patrick Carpentier in eight races in the 2008 NASCAR Sprint Cup Season.
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    Aflac to Sponsor No. 99 at Texas, Phoenix
    Aflac, the number one provider of guaranteed-renewable insurance in the United States, will be the primary sponsor of Carl Edwards’ No. 99 Roush Fenway Racing team this weekend at Texas Motor Speedway. Additionally, Aflac will also be the primary sponsor next weekend at Phoenix International Raceway.
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    Jeff Gordon Calls on Fans for Help with New Club Logo
    On Friday, Jeff Gordon announced a new initiative to create a fresh identity for his popular fan club, the Jeff Gordon Network.
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    Statistics Prove Martinsville Center of Racing Excitement
    Fans know Martinsville Speedway is an exciting place to watch a race. Now they have statistics to back them up.
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    Richard Petty Driving Experience Returns to DIS
    The Richard Petty Driving Experience will officially kick off another season at historic Daytona International Speedway beginning Thursday, April 3.
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    Sprint Cup Series News & Notes - Texas
    He arrives atop the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series standings, and as this week’s defending event champion. That’s Jeff Burton’s good fortune heading into Sunday’s Samsung 500 at Texas Motor Speedway.
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    Video: Texas Preview

  • Roy McCauley talks about the challenges of racing at Texas Motor Speedway (46 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Roy McCauley talks about the Goodyear tires that will be used at Texas this weekend (41 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Roy McCauley talks about last lap of the Daytona 500 (36 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Roy McCauley talks about the repaved Darlington Raceway (29 seconds) [Watch Video]

    ‘In the Loop’ at Texas Motor Speedway
    Even the best of the best find trouble at Texas Motor Speedway – according to the statistics. That may explain two interesting bullet points that make Texas so unpredictable.
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    Martin Brings Hall of Fame Career Back to Texas
    Mark Martin will make his 15th career Sprint Cup start at Texas this weekend, but his first as a member of the Texas Motor Speedway Hall of Fame.
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    Youth Movement Serves Well at Dale Earnhardt Inc.
    In what could serve as a glimpse of the future, youth was served for Dale Earnhardt Inc. last weekend at Martinsville Speedway.
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    Sprint to Offer Free Sprint All-Star Benefits to Customers
    Sprint today launched the Sprint All-Star Customer Celebration, a program around the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race where Sprint customers will be offered more than 30,000 free tickets to an array of NASCAR-themed events May 15-17.
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    2008 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Season in Review - Week 7
    Five different drivers have posted victories in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series in 2008: Ryan Newman, Carl Edwards, Kyle Busch, Jeff Burton and Denny Hamlin.
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    Video: Texas Preview

  • Greg Biffle says this year's race will be a different NASCAR Sprint Cup Series event than Texas Motor Speedway has ever seen. (40 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Casey Mears says Texas Motor Speedway has widen out with more racing grooves. (35 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Ryan Newman looks forward to a good race and several grooves coming into the track at Texas Motor Speedway. (20 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Scott Riggs says Texas Motor Speedway may look like other mile and a half tracks, but it's unique in its own way. (46 seconds) [Watch Video]

    TUMS Top 10 Moments from Martinsville
    The sixth stop of the 2008 season at Martinsville Speedway once again had the stars of the Sprint Cup Series experiencing heartburn-inducing incidents.
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    Is Hendrick Motorsports Really in a Slump?
    After winning 18 times, their second consecutive championship, securing the driving services of the sport’s most popular driver and increased their sponsorship presence, Hendrick Motorsports expectations became nearly astronomical heading into 2008.
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    Dale Earnhardt Chevrolet to Sponsor Ben Kennedy in FASCAR
    Dale Earnhardt Chevrolet has signed on to sponsor Ben Kennedy in the Fla.-based Advance Auto Parts Pro Truck Series. Kennedy, the great-grandson of NASCAR founder Bill France Sr. and son of International Speedway Corporation President Lesa France-Kennedy, will run the No. 96 Silverado based out of Mark Martin Performance in Daytona Beach.
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    NASCAR Teleconference: Kasey Kahne
    Welcome to this week's NASCAR teleconference in advance of Sunday's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Texas Motor Speedway, the Samsung 500. We're very pleased today to have a great guest, Kasey Kahne.
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    This Week in Ford Racing: Kenseth, Ragan and Edwards
    Texas Motor Speedway has been a good place for Ford Racing, which has seven victories in 14 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races there. Matt Kenseth, Greg Biffle and Carl Edwards all have one Cup victory at the 1.5-mile facility while second-year David Ragan is still looking for his first series win.
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    RCR to Field Fourth Cup Team in ’09 with General Mills
    Richard Childress Racing and General Mills have agreed to terms on a multi-year partnership for the world’s sixth-largest food company to sponsor the No. 33 Cheerios®/Hamburger Helper® Chevrolet Impala SS beginning with the 2009 NASCAR Cup Series season.
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    Petty Enterprises Searching for Sponsor for 2009 Season
    Since 1949 Petty Enterprises has forged a legacy as the most successful organization in American motorsports history by forming lasting partnerships with trusted sponsors based on the Petty family principles of hard work, integrity, dedication and charity.
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    Bobby Labonte Comments on Remainder of 2008 Season
    Bobby Labonte continues to be totally focused on returning Petty Enterprises back to victory lane. He will concentrate on those efforts for the remainder of the 2008 season. Contrary to reports, he has made no contractual agreements with any team beyond 2008.
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    DLP HDTV Extends Relationship with Hall of Fame Racing
    DLP® HDTV officials announced today that they will extend their sponsorship of the No. 96 Hall of Fame Racing Toyota driven by J.J. Yeley in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series.
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    Texas Soldier Honored for Heroism Will be Guest of Army Team
    Mark Martin and the United States Army NASCAR team will have an added incentive at this weekend's Sprint Cup race at Texas Motor Speedway.
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    Harvick Maintains Lead in March Madness Celebrity Challenge
    Kevin Harvick is nobody’s fool. Although he trails his Richard Childress Racing teammate Jeff Burton by 39 points in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series point standings, Harvick stands alone atop the Washington Post’s Online March Madness Celebrity Pick challenge.
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    Daytona International Speedway Names Two Vice Presidents
    Brian Crichton and John Guthrie have been named Vice Presidents at Daytona International Speedway, Speedway President Robin Braig announced today.
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    Numbers Game: Analyzing the Samsung 500 at Texas
    Prior to Martinsville, the statistics suggested Jeff Gordon and Jimmie Johnson would finally make their way back into the top 12.
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    McCumbee to Race No. 45 Dodge at Texas
    Chad McCumbee is going to step into the No. 45 Marathon American Spirit Motor Oil Dodge this weekend at Texas.
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    Week 7: The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Top 12 – and Beyond
    The following is a look at the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Top 12 along with other notable drivers, going into the Samsung 500 at Texas Motor Speedway on April 6.
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    Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Mountain Dew Go Retro at Darlington
    Fans who attend the Dodge Challenger 500 at Darlington Raceway will not only see some of the most exciting racing of the 2008 season, they will also see a special one-time-only throwback paint scheme on the No. 88 Mountain Dew AMP Energy/National Guard entry driven by Dale Earnhardt Jr.
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    Kahne to Run NASCAR Camping World Series Event at Iowa
    Kasey Kahne, a popular young NASCAR Sprint Cup star, is scheduled to race at Iowa Speedway in the NASCAR Camping World Series East-West Challenge Sunday afternoon May 18.
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    The NASCAR Foundation Launches 2008 NASCAR Day Program
    The NASCAR Foundation has announced that starting today fans can visit participating The Home Depot stores to make a $5 donation and get their 2008 NASCAR Day collectable lapel pin.
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    NASCAR Newscast: Martinsville Review

  • Watch Denny Hamlin's win at his home state track Martinsville (Va.) Speedway, and hear from Hamlin and runner-up Jeff Gordon.
    [Watch Video]

    Video: Post-Race News Conferences at Martinsville

  • Denny Hamlin says he made a mistake pitting and made up for it by winning. (34 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Jeff Gordon describes his run and says Denny Hamlin had a winning tire strategy. (35 seconds) [Watch Video]

    Photos from Martinsville Speedway

  • Sunday Photo Gallery
  • Saturday Photo Gallery
  • Friday Photo Gallery

    Competition Fierce at 2008 Race at Martinsville Speedway
    NASCAR's Loop Data statistics showed a large boost in competition during Sunday's Goody's Cool Orange 500.
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    Stewart Rallies for Top-Five Finish at Martinsville
    The word “cool” had plenty of meaning for Tony Stewart in Sunday’s Goody’s Cool Orange 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Martinsville (Va.) Speedway.
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    Harvick Rallies for 12th-Place Finish at Martinsville
    Kevin Harvick and the No. 29 Shell-Pennzoil team continue to prove they are a championship-caliber team by making the most out of an ill-handling race car and bringing home a 12th-place finish in the Goody’s Cool Orange 500 at Martinsville Speedway.
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    Menard Posts Season Best Finish at Martinsville Speedway
    Paul Menard and the Menards/Dale Earnhardt Inc. team survived a long day of rough racing at the half-mile "paper-clip"-shaped oval in Martinsville, Virginia.
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    Labonte 25th After Promising Start at Martinsville
    Bobby Labonte and the No. 43 Cheerios/Betty Crocker Dodge team finished 25th in Sunday’s event. They left Martinsville, however, thinking of what could have been.
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    Yeley Battles Back from Early Problems to Finish 27th
    J.J. Yeley used his Hall of Fame Racing-prepared No. 96 DLP HDTV Toyota to battle back from a tough start in Sunday’s Goody’s Cool Orange 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Martinsville (Va.) Speedway to finish 27th.
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    Elliott, Wood Brothers Finish 34th at Martinsville
    The No. 21 Little Debbie Nutty Bars Ford Fusion banged its way through the Martinsville, Goody’s Cool Orange 500 on Sunday during a race that seemed more like a county fair “smash-up derby” then a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race.
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    Tough Luck for Team Red Bull at Martinsville
    Brian Vickers’ stellar day came to a crawling halt. Mike Skinner’s never got going.
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    Punctured Radiator Spoils Almirola's Strong Effort
    Though his car got hit from every direction during Sunday's bump-and-bang NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Martinsville Speedway, Aric Almirola was still able to stay on the lead lap and maintain respectable track position at the rugged half-mile short track.
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    Punctured Radiator Relegates Blaney to 43rd at Martinsville
    Dave Blaney and the Caterpillar Racing team qualified in the 18th spot for the Goody’s Orange Crush 500 at Martinsville Speedway. After running well for much of the event and leading several laps in the process, a punctured radiator ended the day early for the team.
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    Australian V8 Supercar Driver Marshall Visits Martinsville
    Marcus Marshall drives the No. 26 Irwin Ford Falcon in the Australian V8 Supercar Series. He’s visiting Martinsville Speedway this weekend to get a taste of stock car racing in America.
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    Sadler Injures Back - Status Uncertian
    In response to the announcement that Elliott Sadler sustained an off-track injury that makes his status in question for today’s practice for the Goody’s Cool Orange 500 at Martinsville Speedway, Mark McArdle, vice president and managing director of competition of Gillett Evernham Motorsports, has issued the following statement...
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    Jack Roush Comments on Swaybar Taken by Toyota Team
    Car owner Jack Roush held a Q&A session in the Martinsville Speedway infield media center to address the issue of his comments in the recent issue of ESPN The Magazine.
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    TUMS Announces Sponsorship of Fall Race at Martinsville
    TUMS, one of the most trusted and enduring brands for indigestion and heartburn relief, announced today that it is using its newest product, the TUMS QuikPak instant dissolve powder, to bring its fastest relief ever to Martinsville Speedway in Martinsville, Va., as the entitlement sponsor of the October 19, 2008 Sprint Cup series race – The TUMS QuikPak 500.
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    Video: NASCAR Cam Michael McDowell

  • Michael McDowell talks about how he got his start in auto racing. (51 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Michael McDowell talks about getting advice from his veteran teammates at Michael Waltrip Racing. (23 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Michael McDowell talks about driving the new Sprint Cup car. (44 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Michael McDowell talks about the 2008 goals of Michael Waltrip racing. (33 seconds) [Watch Video]

    NASCAR Newscast: Martinsville Preview

  • Watch the preview for this weekend's Goody’s Cool Orange 500 at Martinsville. Hear from Greg Biffle, Elliott Sadler and more as they head to NASCAR's smallest track for beating and banging.
    [Watch Video]

    Fans Still Have Chance to Buy Goody’s Cool Orange 500 Tix
    The Goody’s Cool Orange 500 weekend is just about here, but fans still have time to purchase tickets for all three days of action.
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    McMurray Joined by Marcus Marshall at Martinsville Speedway
    There will not be just one IRWIN Industrial Tools driver at Martinsville Speedway this weekend, but two. Roush Fenway Racing driver, Jamie McMurray, who will pilot the No. 26 IRWIN Industrial Tools Ford Fusion at Martinsville this weekend, will be joined by his Australian counterpart, Marcus Marshall.
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    New GAC Series Drafting Partners Pairs Artists and Drivers
    Country music and NASCAR go together like... well, like country music and NASCAR, according to the artists and drivers featured on Great American Country's (GAC) newest one-hour series, Drafting Partners.
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    NASCAR Numbers Adding Up to Exciting 2008
    The following is the completely falsified transcript of a conversation, which never took place between Mike and Maggie, two people who do not exist. I did not overhear this conversation, or one remotely like it, and probably never will.
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    Sprint Cup Series News & Notes - Martinsville
    By any calculation, the following numbers just don’t add up. Together, Jimmie Johnson (No. 48 Lowe’s Chevrolet) and Jeff Gordon (No. 24 DuPont Chevrolet) have won a total of six NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championships — but not a single race thus far this season.
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    ‘In the Loop’ at Martinsville Speedway
    Odds are either Jeff Gordon or Jimmie Johnson (or both) will slide into the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series top 12 after this Sunday’s Goody’s Cool Orange 500 at Martinsville Speedway.
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    NASCAR Teleconference: Greg Biffle
    Greg Biffle, driver of the No. 16 3M Ford Fusion, is second in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series point standings going into this weekend’s event at Martinsville Speedway. Biffle was one of this week’s guests on the NASCAR Teleconference.
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    This Week in Ford Racing: David Gilliland
    David Gilliland, driver of the No. 38 freecreditreport.com Ford Fusion, is coming off his first top-10 finish of the season with a ninth-place run at Bristol last week. Gilliland recently spoke about going to Martinsville for Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series event.
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    Martinsville Part of Inaugural NASCAR Schedule in 1948
    The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races at 22 tracks, only one of which was part of the sanctioning body’s historic first season in 1948. Martinsville Speedway.
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    Have Mom Wave the Green Flag at Darlington Raceway
    Looking for that perfect Mother’s Day gift for your mom? Dodge Boys Racing has got a great suggestion for you!
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    Martinsville's “Grandfather Clock” Makes List of Most Wanted
    This weekend, the Sprint Cup Series heads to the .526-mile Martinsville (Va.) Speedway. Martinsville Speedway is the presenter of one of the most unique trophies in NASCAR.
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    Harvick Atop Washington Post’s March Madness Standings
    Kevin Harvick, driver of the No. 29 Shell/Pennzoil Chevrolet for Richard Childress Racing (RCR), leads a power-packed field of athletes, political personalities and media in The Washington Post’s Online March Madness Celebrity Pick standings after the first two rounds of the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament.
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    Chick-fil-A Kyle Petty Charity Ride Announces 2008 Route
    Riders, start your engines! The Chick-fil-A Kyle Petty Charity Ride Across America has announced the route for its 14th annual motorcycle ride, to take place July 13-20, 2008.
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    Kennedy Assumes Crew Chief Role for Michael Waltrip
    Michael Waltrip Racing announced today that Bobby Kennedy and Paul Andrews will switch managerial roles beginning with Martinsville Speedway.
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    Kennametal to Sponsor Franchitti at Martinsville and Texas
    Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates announced today an expansion of their current partnership with Kennametal to include primary sponsorship for the next two NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races in Martinsville and Texas on the No. 40 Dodge Charger driven by Dario Franchitti.
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    Original Purolator Car on Display at Wood Brothers Museum
    The Wood Brothers Racing original 1971 #21 Purolator Mercury driven by David Pearson has been brought home to Stuart, Virginia where it will be on display at the Wood Brothers Racing museum beginning this week.
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    Numbers Game: Analyzing the Goody’s Cool Orange 500
    With six NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championships between them, it’s hard to say Jeff Gordon and Jimmie Johnson are “quietly” lurking in the shadows of the top 12.
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    Video: Martinsville Preview

  • Greg Biffle talks about the importance of track position at Martinsville Speedway. (30 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Casey Mears talks about the need to have the car turn well at Martinsville. (30 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Ken Schrader talks about importance of the car's handling at Martinsville. (18 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Elliott Sadler enjoys going to Martinsville Speedway since it's close to home. (23 seconds) [Watch Video]

    Activity Revving Up at Martinsville Speedway
    The first on-track action for the Goody’s Cool Orange 500 weekend at Martinsville Speedway is still five days away, but the speedway is already teeming with activity.
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    Young McDowell Faces Challenging Debut at Martinsville
    It’s been a busy week for Michael McDowell. He’s been jumping all around the Southeast, doing a media event here, a test session there and phone calls everywhere.
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    Johnson Gets Schooled by NHL Great Modano of Dallas Stars
    Two-time defending NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Jimmie Johnson traded in his racing gloves for a pair of hockey ones Thursday as he participated in on-ice shooting drills with Dallas Stars center Mike Modano, the greatest American-born scorer in NHL history.
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    NASCAR Newscast: Sprint Cup Season Review

  • Take a look back at the first five races of the year as the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series takes its first break of the 2008 season. While points leader Kyle Busch has led the most laps, find out who has the best average finish.
    [Watch Video]

    Drivers Counting on Breaks and Brakes at Darlington Raceway
    The action at Darlington Raceway has been non-stop since crews finished repaving the racing surface earlier this month.
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    Newman Comes to Martinsville to Race, But Finds Time to Fish
    A few years ago, Ryan Newman hopped into his pickup truck after practice at Martinsville Speedway and went looking for a place to fish. He didn’t have a boat; he didn’t even have a map.
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    On NASCAR: Game On
    It gets a little upsetting at times, when one of NASCAR's rare "off" weekends rolls around, to hear the inevitable lament, "Aw, man, there's no race this weekend."
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    Video: Sprint Cup Series Drivers on the Off-Weekend

  • Jeff Burton says the first off-weekend of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season falls at the right time this year. (52 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Kurt Busch looks forward to spending the off-weekend with family. (35 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Jeff Gordon plans to spend quality time with his wife and baby girl. (45 seconds) [Watch Video]

    NASCAR Drivers Give March Madness Predictions
    Although the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season is still young, the first off-week of the year comes at a perfect time for some drivers – it’s March Madness time, a rite of spring for many in the garage.
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    ESPN the Magazine Special Edition Features Earnhardt Jr.
    Five-time NASCAR Most Popular Driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. is among a select group of professional sports stars featured on unique covers for ESPN The Magazine’s 10th anniversary issue, released this week.
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    Meet the 2008 No. 16 Sprint Cup Team Pit Crew
    Who are those crazy guys who jump out on pit road in front of the No. 16 3M/Dish Network/Jackson Hewitt Ford without hesitation or concern that the car might not stop? Well, they are a team.
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    2008 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Season in Review - Week 6
    Four different drivers have posted victories in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series in 2008: Ryan Newman (Daytona), Carl Edwards (California and Las Vegas), Kyle Busch (Atlanta), Jeff Burton (Bristol).
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    Sprint Cup Series News & Notes - Off Weekend
    For the first five races of 2008, the top 35 teams in the final 2007 owner points were assured starting spots. Beginning with this season’s sixth race, March 30 at Martinsville Speedway, 2008 points determine the weekly top-35 guarantees. Teams outside the top 35 must qualify based on speed.
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    This Week in Ford Racing: Max Jones
    Max Jones, co-owner of Yates Racing, with drivers David Gilliland and Travis Kvapil, has watched his teams get off to a solid start in 2008.
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    Hall of Fame Racing Names Boyer as Crew Chief for No. 96 Car
    Hall of Fame Racing (HoFR) officials announced today that Steve Boyer will serve as crew chief for driver J.J. Yeley and the No. 96 DLP® HDTV Toyota Camry beginning with the Goody’s Cool Orange 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race weekend March 29-30 at Martinsville (Va.) Speedway.
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    For Sixth Straight Year, Daytona Earns Prestigious Award
    For the sixth straight year, historic Daytona International Speedway has been awarded the Welcome Mat from The Good Sam Club for hosting the most RV friendly NASCAR event – the Daytona 500.
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    Who is Hot Headed into Martinsville?
    With the first Sprint Cup short-track stop of the season in the books, who has the hot hand headed into the second, the Goody’s Cool Orange 500 at Martinsville Speedway?
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    Elliott Sadler and No. 19 Dodge Team Ready for Off-Weekend
    With so few breaks in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season, it’s with great anticipation that Elliott Sadler and the No. 19 Dodge Charger team of Gillett Evernham Motorsports look to a rare off-weekend.
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    Week 6: The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Top 12 – And Beyond
    The following is a look at the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Top 12 along with other notable drivers, going into the Goody’s Cool Orange 500 at Martinsville Speedway on March 30.
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    TUMS Top 10 Moments from Bristol
    The fifth stop of the 2008 season at Bristol Motor Speedway once again had the stars of the Sprint Cup Series experiencing indigestion-inducing incidents.
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    NASCAR Newscast: Food City 500 Review

  • Watch the review of the first short-track race of the season that saw a first in Richard Childress Racing history with a thrilling green-white-checkered finish.
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    Harvick Comes Home Second with Wild Finish at Bristol
    Despite racing in the top 10 for the entire Food City 500 and leading 32 of the 500-lap event, Kevin Harvick and the Shell-Pennzoil racing team grabbed their second top-five and fourth top-10 finish of the 2008 season.
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    Spring Stop at Bristol Yields Same Result for Stewart
    Tony Stewart led six times for a race-high 267 laps in Sunday’s Food City 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway, but a late-race accident with Kevin Harvick relegated the driver of the No. 20 Home Depot Toyota to a disappointing 14th-place finish.
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    Almirola Soldiers to Impressive 8th-Place Finish in Bristol
    Aric Almirola sure didn't look like a driver who had not competed in more than four months. In only his seventh career NASCAR Sprint Cup start the 24-year-old U.S. Army driver took on one of NASCAR's toughest tracks Sunday and psoted an eighth-place finish at Bristol Motor Speedway.
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    Yeley Runs Strong, but Fades Late to Finish 25th at Bristol
    J.J. Yeley started 25th and finished 25th in Sunday’s Food City 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway.
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    Menard Finishes 32nd at Bristol
    Paul Menard and the Menards/Dale Earnhardt Inc. team seemed to shoot out of a cannon at the start of today’s Food City 500, advancing from a 29th place starting spot up to 16th place in the first 50 laps.
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    Dave Blaney Finishes 34th at Bristol
    Dave Blaney and the Caterpillar Racing team qualified in the 34th spot for the Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway.
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    Petty 28th, Labonte 38th in Bristol
    Kyle Petty and the No. 45 Marathon American Spirit Motor Oil Dodge team scored a 28th place finish in the Food City 500.
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    Due to Rain, Wood Brothers Fail to Make Bristol Race
    Wood Brothers Racing and the #21 Team spent the week tapping every available resource looking for answers on how to get the car to perform better and make races.
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    Video: Post-Race News Conferences at Bristol

  • Jeff Burton says he may not have had the best car, but he got the win. (10 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Jeff Burton says his team put him in position to get his first Bristol NASCAR Sprint Cup Series victory. (12 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Jeff Burton says he'll take wins any way he can get them. (16 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Richard Childress salute No. 31 crew chief Scott Miller for making the right call and his entire organization on its 1-2-3 finish at Bristol. (23 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Kevin Harvick credits crew chief Todd Berrier with a good call for a late pit and admits to losing control of his car and getting into Tony Stewart. (18 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Clint Bowyer explains how he struggled in the sun but felt pride to be in a Richard Childress Racing ride. (13 seconds) [Watch Video]

    March 03: Too Close to Call at the Track “Too Tough to Tame”
    Darlington Raceway has long been known as the track “Too Tough to Tame” and the track that produces the most competitive and exciting racing on the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series circuit.
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    Video: Bristol Pre-Race

  • Greg Biffle talks about the development of David Ragan this season (24 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Greg Biffle talks about the respect Dale Jarrett has in the garage (27 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Greg Biffle talks about the excitement of having fans so close to the track at Bristol (32 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Kasey Kahne talks about what its like at the shop without Ray Evernham around (1 minute, 1 second) [Watch Video]
  • Kasey Kahne talks about his team's early season success (19 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Kasey Kahne talks about how his team has adjusted to the new car (35 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Kyle Busch reflects on last week's victory (47 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Kyle Busch admits its flattering to hear people talk about his talent level (34 seconds) [Watch Video]

    Tony Stewart Meets with Goodyear’s Stu Grant at Bristol
    The following are statements from NASCAR driver Tony Stewart and Goodyear General Manager of Worldwide Racing Stu Grant, respectively, following a meeting between the two this afternoon at Bristol Motor Speedway.
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    DALE Nominated for Two Sports Emmy Awards
    DALE, the definitive documentary of the legendary Dale Earnhardt produced in 2007 by CMT Films and NASCAR Media Group, has been nominated for two Sports Emmy® Awards by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.
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    NASCAR Newscast: Bristol Preview

  • Watch the preview of the Food City 500 at the World's Fastest Half-Mile.
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    Sprint Cup Series News & Notes - Bristol
    As accomplishments and admirers multiply, Kyle Busch zooms from one track to the next these days, often at the front of the field. This week, he heads to Bristol Motor Speedway as the defending winner of Sunday’s Food City 500 and the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series’ latest victory — last week at Atlanta Motor Speedway.
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    NASCAR Cam Video: Pat Tryson

  • Pat Tryson talks about working with Kurt Busch at Bristol Motor Speedway. (14 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Pat Tryson talks about setting the new car up at Bristol. (16 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Pat Tryson talks about his relationship with Kurt Busch. (33 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Pat Tryson talks about his thoughts on the new car, as Bristol marks the one-year anniversary of the debut of the new car. (28 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Pat Tryson talks about being outside the top-35 for the first five races in 2008. (30 seconds) [Watch Video]

    Kurt Busch Receives 25,000th Dodge Viper
    Chrysler LLC's Conner Avenue Assembly Plant reached a manufacturing milestone yesterday, building its 25,000th Dodge Viper.
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    McMurray Launches VIP Texas Weekend Experience Auction
    This afternoon, Roush Fenway Racing driver Jamie McMurray will launch an online auction allowing fans to bid on a VIP weekend at Texas Motor Speedway on April 4th – 6th.
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    60 Years of NASCAR Has Included 47 Years of Bristol Action
    Bristol Motor Speedway, now a modern-day stock car coliseum, had modest beginnings, much like NASCAR itself. Through the years, the half-mile track has grown in size and stature, a development mirrored by the growth of stock car racing overall.
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    Whoa, Nellie! 200 Miles Per Hour, at Darlington?
    What a difference a paving makes: 200 miles per hour. That’s how fast the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series cars ran during Goodyear tire tests earlier this week at historic Darlington Raceway.
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    Race Fans Select Official Logo for Coke Zero 400 at Daytona
    The ballots have been tallied and Coke Zero is declaring a winner in the closest vote of the season. Race fans have selected the official logo for the Coke Zero 400 Powered By Coca-Cola, the new name of the July Sprint Cup Series race at Daytona (6:30 p.m. ET on July 5, TNT).
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    VT Receives Petty Donation for Motorsports Research
    The Virginia Tech received a donation of two retired No. 43 Nextel Cup race cars from Petty Enterprises for research tools at the Virginia Institute for Performance Engineering and Research.
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    ‘In the Loop’ at Bristol Motor Speedway
    The first four races of 2008 were a big test for the “new car” that will be used in all 36 races (22 tracks) this NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season.
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    No Appeal for Roush Fenway Racing
    Roush Fenway Racing announced today that it will not appeal the penalties imposed by NASCAR following its post-race inspection of the No. 99 car at Las Vegas.
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    Montoyas Host NASCAR Foundation in Native Colombia
    Juan Pablo Montoya and his wife Connie hosted NASCAR Chairman and CEO Brian France, Driver and Founder of the Victory Junction Gang Camp Kyle Petty, Team Owners Chip Ganassi and Felix Sabates, Executive Director of the NASCAR Foundation Sandy Marshall and a number of other NASCAR executives in their home country of Colombia on Monday and Tuesday.
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    No. 28 Ford to Carry “11 Million” at Bristol
    The 2008 NASCAR TV season is already off to a great start with an average of more than 11 million people per race day watching the No. 28 Yates Racing Ford during FOX’s coverage.
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    Kenseth, Dish Network All-Star Debuts this Weekend at Bristol
    This weekend, Matt Kenseth will be the second All-Star to sport the colors of Dish Network in the Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway.
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    EA Announces Jeff Gordon as NASCAR 09 Cover Athlete
    Start your engines! Electronic Arts Inc., today announced Jeff Gordon, legendary NASCAR® driver of car #24, will be featured as the cover athlete for EA SPORTS™ NASCAR 09.
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    NASCAR Teleconference: Dale Jarrett
    Dale Jarrett, the 1999 Sprint Cup champion who is also retiring following Sunday's event at Bristol - he'll don his uniform for one more event in May, and that will be the NASCAR Sprint Cup All-Star Race at Lowe's Motor Speedway - but Sunday is it for Dale and it will be his 668th and final start in the No. 44 UPS Toyota.
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    NASCAR Teleconference: Kyle Busch
    Kyle Busch, driver of the No. 18 M&M's Toyota and current Sprint Cup points leader, joins this week's NASCAR Teleconference.
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    This Week in Ford Racing: Dan Davis and Jamie McMurray
    Even though Carl Edwards came up short in his bid for three straight wins in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, he still drove one of the dominant cars Sunday at Atlanta Motor Speedway. His effort, coupled with top-10 finishes by Ford drivers Greg Biffle and Matt Kenseth, provided further evidence of how improved Ford teams are with the new car.
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    Numbers Game: Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway
    Kyle Busch’s 2008 can’t get any better. Can it? He’s first in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series points, first in NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series and third in NASCAR Nationwide Series.
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    Take Home Jack Roush's Ride
    The smell of a new car, the shine of the paint gleaming in the sun and the roar of the Roush Mustang engine all could be yours, courtesy of 3M.
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    Martin to Host Fourth Annual Fan Appreciation Days
    NASCAR driver Mark Martin will host his fourth annual Fan Appreciation Days at his museum in his hometown of Batesville, Ark. on March 21 and 22.
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    The Hartford and Ganassi to Launch Partnership at Bristol
    The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc., announced today that it will sponsor No. 40 Dodge Charger on March 16 at the Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway when Dario Franchitti takes on NASCAR’s best in the fifth race of the 2008 Sprint Cup Series season.
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    TUMS Top 10 Moments from Fontana
    The fourth stop of the 2008 season at Atlanta Motor Speedway once again had the stars of the Sprint Cup Series experiencing several indigestion-inducing incidents.
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    Richard Petty Driving Experience Coming to Bristol
    NASCAR fans will get a taste of what Bristol Motor Speedway (BMS), the “world’s fastest half-mile”, has to offer from inside a race car this week.
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    Chase Elliott Wins First Major Championship
    Chase Elliott captured his first major racing title last weekend when he was named champion in the Young Guns division of both the Georgia Winter Series and the Winter Flurry Series.
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    Video: Bristol Motor Speedway Preview for the Food City 500

  • Kurt Busch talks about the importance of how the car turns at Bristol Motor Speedway. (19 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Carl Edwards discusses how drivers can races in different groves at Bristol. (30 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Elliott Sadler talks about how the new surface at Bristol makes it a fun race for both the drivers and fans. (31 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Jeff Burton talks about how racing at Bristol is an action-packed race. (23 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • David Reutimann discusses about how drivers race the track at Bristol. (32 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Ryan Newman talks about how racing at Bristol better with the new surface. (31 seconds) [Watch Video]

    Week 5: The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Top 12 – And Beyond
    The following is a look at the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Top 12 along with other notable drivers, going into the Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway on March 16.
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    Gordon, Biffle, Newman, “Darlington Still Too Tough To Tame”
    The roar of racing engines could once again be heard at Darlington Raceway on Monday as three of NASCAR’s top teams participated in a Goodyear tire test at the track “Too Tough to Tame.”
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    NASCAR Newscast: Kobalt Tools 500 Review

  • Watch and hear from Kyle Busch on his historic weekend at the Atlanta Motor Speedway. Plus, hear from Dale Earnhardt Jr. on why he fell short.
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    Video: Post-Race News Conferences at Atlanta Motor Speedway

  • Kyle Busch explains how and where he had to run at Atlanta to win the Kobalt Tools 500. (13 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Kyle Busch was proud to put a Joe Gibbs Racing No. 18 in Atlanta Motor Speedway's Victory Lane for the seventh time. (48 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Steve Addington says he's happier for his crew than himself after earning his first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series win as a crew chief. (13 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Joe Gibbs says Kyle Busch's win marked several firsts, including a first win for crew chief Steve Addington. (25 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • J.D Gibbs says winning with the No. 18 car means more after being absent for years from Victory Lane. (21 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Tony Stewart enjoys being Kyle Busch's teammate, but he likes watching Kyle race even more. (29 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Dale Earnhardt Jr. marvels at Kyle Busch's ability behind the wheel. (18 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Dale Earnhardt Jr. says that after a strong start, he struggled with his setup the rest of the day. (22 seconds) [Watch Video]

    Stewart Second in Atlanta 500 for Second Straight Year
    Tony Stewart didn’t like the tire he raced on or the feel of his race car, but he liked the second-place finish he earned in Sunday’s Atlanta 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Atlanta Motor Speedway.
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    Harvick Posts Third Top-10 Finish of the Season at Atlanta
    Kevin Harvick grabbed his best finish at Atlanta Motor Speedway since 2001 with a hard-fought seventh-place showing in Sunday’s Kobalt Tools 500.
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    Top-Ten Effort by Vickers as Both Red Bull Cars Race at AMS
    The 4th race in the 2008 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season finally saw both Red Bull Toyota's in the field.
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    Bobby Labonte Scores 12th-Place Finish at Atlanta
    Bobby Labonte and the No. 43 Cheerios/Betty Crocker Dodge team finished 12th in Sunday’s event. Labonte, a six-time winner at AMS, began the race from the fifth position.
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    Paul Menard Survives Weather Filled Weekend in Atlanta
    Despite a wild weekend of weather, which included rain, snow and even sunny skies on race day, the Menards/Dale Earnhardt Inc. team turned in a solid performance at Atlanta Motor Speedway.
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    Martin, U.S. Army Team Battle Through Tough Day in Atlanta
    Mark Martin and the U.S. Army/Dale Earnhardt Inc. team endured a tough outing in Sunday's Kobalt Tools 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Atlanta Motor Speedway.
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    Blaney Fights Flu, Loose Car to Finish 34th at Atlanta
    Despite battling an illness all week long, Dave Blaney was able to complete the entire race Sunday and drove the No. 22 machine to a 34th-place finish after battling a loose handling racecar for most of the day.
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    Yeley, DLP HDTV Team, Endure Another Tough Day at Atlanta
    J.J. Yeley and the No. 96 DLP HDTV/Hall of Fame Racing Team started 37th and 500 miles later finished 37th in Sunday’s Kobalt Tools 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Atlanta Motor Speedway.
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    Kyle Busch Makes History with Double in Atlanta
    His nickname is "Rowdy." They call him that because he runs his Joe Gibbs Toyota wide open... all the time. "Go or Blow!" That's Kyle. And he did just that Sunday at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Start to finish, the young driver from Las Vegas kept his foot in the gas to win the Kobalt Tools 500.
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    Edwards, Roush Discuss NASCAR Penalties
    Carl Edwards, driver of the No. 99 Aflac Ford Fusion, and Jack Roush, car owner of Roush Fenway Racing, held a press conference before NASCAR Sprint Cup Series practice Friday at Atlanta Motor Speedway to discuss penalities handed down by NASCAR earlier in the week.
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    The UPS Store Races in New Reading-Inspired Ride
    As part of the newly launched Toys for Tots Literacy Program, The UPS Store® today unveiled a new paint scheme for this year’s #44 The UPS Store/Toys for Tots Camry. NASCAR driver David Reutimann will race the car on Aug. 31 at California Motor Speedway.
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    Harvick Recalls 2001 Atlanta Win
    Kevin Harvick scored a dramatic win as a Raybestos Rookie in the 2001 Kobalt Tools 500 at Atlanta. He beat Jeff Gordon by just .006 seconds to capture his first Sprint Cup Series victory in just his third career start.
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    Reutimann Has Mixed Emotions About First Start in No. 44
    David Reutimann understands the pressure of racing. He felt it heavy on his shoulders for more than a decade as he ran his own cars on short tracks throughout the Southeast, eking out a living race to race.
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    Pettys Donate Sponsorship to Paralyzed Veterans of America
    Petty Enterprises will donate the primary sponsorship of their No.45 Dodge at this weekend’s Kobalt Tools 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway to Paralyzed Veterans of America (Paralyzed Veterans).
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    Ninjas Invade Atlanta Motor Speedway
    An army of tiny green ninjas race into Atlanta Motor Speedway for this weekend. They are here courtesy of Spectracide® to help race fans fight the weeds that are spreading throughout their yard this spring.
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    Travis Kvapil and Zaxby’s Partner for Atlanta Cup Race
    Yates Racing announced today that Zaxby’s will sponsor the No. 28 entry with driver Travis Kvapil for this weekend’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Atlanta Motor Speedway on March 9th.
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    Martin Looks For Continued Progress at Atlanta Track
    Mark Martin and the No. 8 U.S. Army/Dale Earnhardt Inc. Team will look to build on their continued momentum when the NASCAR Sprint Cup circuit travels to Atlanta Motor Speedway for the fourth race of the season.
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    NASCAR Newscast: Atlanta Preview

  • Jeff Burton and Dale Earnhardt Jr. get you ready for racing at Atlanta.
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    Video: Testing at Phoenix International Raceway

  • Juan Pablo Montoya talks about early morning testing at Phoenix International Raceway. (24 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Ryan Newman discusses his car while testing at Phoenix. (22 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Jeff Gordon talks about his approach to testing his car at Phoenix (43 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Robby Gordon talks about experimenting with the new car while at the Phoenix. (37 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Kasey Kahne talks about testing the new car at Phoenix International Raceway. (30 seconds) [Watch Video]

    Sprint Cup Series News & Notes - Atlanta
    Starting up front is nothing new for Ryan Newman (No. 12 Alltel Dodge), especially with a nickname like ‘The Rocket’. Newman is tied for first with Buddy Baker for the most poles at Atlanta Motor Speedway with seven each.
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    No. 99 Team Penalized for Infractions at Las Vegas
    NASCAR has issued penalties and fines to the No. 99 team that competes in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, as a result of rule infractions found last Sunday at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
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    Roush Fenway Reacts to NASCAR Penalties
    Roush Fenway Racing president Geoff Smith’s statement on the penalty given to the No. 99 team following Sunday’s Las Vegas race.
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    Commission Rescinds Gordon Penalties, Increases Fine
    On March 5, 2008, the National Stock Car Racing Commission heard and considered the appeal of Robby Gordon Motorsports regarding the #7 car. The appeal concerned three penalties issued by NASCAR following opening day inspection on February 8, 2008 for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series event at Daytona International Speedway.
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    Robby Gordon Reacts to Commission's Appeal Hearing
    The following is a statement from Robby Gordon regarding today’s decision by the National Stock Car Racing Commission restoring his 100 owner and driver points as well as reversing the six-week suspension of crew chief Frank Kerr.
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    Valvoline to Sponsor Robby Gordon's Dodge in Atlanta
    Valvoline Racing announced today that Valvoline will be the primary sponsor on Robby Gordon's No. 7 Dodge Charger in this weekend's NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Atlanta Motor Speedway.
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    Ten Years Strong for The Home Depot in NASCAR
    Tony Stewart’s No. 20 Home Depot Toyota will sport a slightly different look when it takes to the track for this weekend’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Atlanta Motor Speedway.
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    Chip Bolin Wins NASCAR MOOG ‘Problem Solver of the Race’
    Chip Bolin, crew chief for Roush Fenway Racing, overcame cooling system problems, a wet racetrack and multiple weather-related delays to help spur Matt Kenseth and the #17 Ford Fusion to a top-five finish in last weekend’s NASCAR Auto Club 500 in Fontana, Calif.
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    TUMS Top 10 Moments from Las Vegas
    The third stop of the 2008 season at Las Vegas Motor Speedway once again had the stars of the Sprint Cup Series experiencing several indigestion-inducing incidents.
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    ‘In the Loop’ at Atlanta Motor Speedway
    Consider Sunday’s Kobalt Tools 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway a “redemption race” for the last six NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champions.
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    New Asphalt, Same Attitude: Paving Complete at Darlington
    Paving of the racing surface at Darlington Raceway has been completed, track President Chris Browning announced today.
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    Phoenix International Raceway Testing: Day 2

  • Day 2 Morning Session
  • Day 2 Afternoon Session

    This Week in Ford Racing: Greg Biffle and Carl Edwards
    Greg Biffle, driver of the No. 16 3M Ford Fusion, and Carl Edwards, driver of the No. 99 Office Depot Ford Fusion, have combined for 21 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series victories. As the schedule shifts back east for this weekend’s Kobalt Tools 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway, both drivers talk about why the track is so popular among competitors and fans.
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    Dodge Motorsports Teleconference: George Gillett
    George Gillett, the Majority Owner of Gillett Evernham Motorsports, was today's guest on the weekly Dodge Motorsports Teleconference.
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    Jim Beam Enables Over 13,000 Fans to Join Gordon at Hearing
    When Robby Gordon arrives tomorrow for his race team’s appeal of a recent NASCAR® penalty, he will be bringing more than 13,000 fans with him – courtesy of a show of support led by team sponsor Jim Beam® Bourbon.
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    Biffle and Busch Headline Appearances for Palmetto Pavilion
    NASCAR Sprint Cup Series drivers Greg Biffle and Kurt Busch will headline the driver appearance schedule in the Palmetto Pavilion, a new corporate hospitality option for race day of the 2008 Dodge Challenger 500 at Darlington Raceway.
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    Toyota's Aust Announces Retirement Plans
    Jim Aust, who has been responsible for Toyota's motorsports activities in the U.S. for the past 10 years, has announced his retirement.
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    Paul Menard Quickest at Phoenix International Raceway
    With the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series at Phoenix International Raceway for a two day test, Paul Menard and the No. 15 Menards/Dale Earnhardt Inc. team turned in the fastest lap of 46 drivers over the course of three sessions on Monday.
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    Gordon, Biffle and Newman to Test Goodyears at Darlington
    Seven-time Darlington winner Jeff Gordon, two-time Darlington winner Greg Biffle and 2008 Daytona 500 champion Ryan Newman will be at Darlington Raceway on Monday, March 10 at 2:00 p.m. participating in a Goodyear tire test.

    Numbers Game: Analyzing the Kobalt Tools 500 at Atlanta
    In his six full seasons in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, only once has Jimmie Johnson been lower than his current 14th-place points position after the first three races. That was in 2004, when he was 19th after three races.
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    Video: Keys to Victory at Atlanta Motor Speedway

  • Carl Edwards talks about the challenge at Atlanta Motor Speedway is finding speed and having a fast car. (51 seconds) (Watch Video)
  • Jeff Burton talks about the special characteristics of Atlanta Motor Speedway. (34 seconds) (Watch Video)
  • Reed Sorenson talks about the variables of racing at Atlanta Motor Speedway. (1 minute) (Watch Video)
  • Dale Earnhardt Jr. says Atlanta and Bristol are important for in the Race to the Chase. (23 seconds) (Watch Video)

    Skinner to Temporarily Replace Allmendinger in No. 84 Toyota
    Red Bull Racing Team has confirmed that veteran NASCAR driver Mike Skinner will temporarily replace AJ Allmendinger in the No. 84 Red Bull Camry in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series effective this weekend at Atlanta Motor Speedway.
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    Phoenix International Raceway Testing: Day 1

  • Day 1 Morning Session
  • Day 1 Afternoon Session
  • Day 1 Evening Session
  • J.J. Yeley Day 1 Testing Quotes
  • Juan Pablo Montoya Day 1 Testing Quotes
  • Sam Hornish, Jr. Day 1 Testing Quotes

    Test a Welcome Pit Stop for Phoenix Native J.J. Yeley
    With its well-known roster of fitness spas and desert resorts, Phoenix’s reputation isn’t necessarily that of a diet-buster. Unless you’re J.J. Yeley and can smell the home cooking across state lines.
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    Week 4: The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Top 12 – And Beyond
    The following is a look at the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Top 12 along with other notable drivers, going into the Kobalt Tools 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway on March 9.
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    60th Anniversary Season’s Celebration Arrives at Atlanta
    NASCAR started fast at Atlanta Motor Speedway and hasn’t looked back. The very first race in what is now known as the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series was won by a driver who would become known as arguably NASCAR’s first superstar – Fireball Roberts.
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    Edwards Win Moves Ford to the Top of the Standings
    Carl Edwards had Ford Racing fans flipping for the second consecutive weekend after winning his second NASCAR Sprint Cup race in as many weeks.
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    Capital Improvement Project at Darlington Enters Final Lap
    It has been several months since the green-flag waived on the $10 million capital improvement project at Darlington Raceway, and now the project in on the final lap.
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    NASCAR Newscast: UAW-Dodge 400 Review

  • Watch Carl Edwards' second consecutive win as he beat Dale Earnhardt Jr. to the line at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Plus, hear NASCAR's statement on the No. 99 car following inspection.
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    Martin Caps Off Strong Weekend with Top-10 Run in Las Vegas
    Driving the No. 8 U.S. Army Chevrolet, Mark Martin posted his ninth top-10 finish in 11 career Sprint Cup starts at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
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    Labonte 16th, Petty 32nd in Las Vegas
    Bobby Labonte and the 43 Cheerios “Circle of Helping Hearts” Dodge team scored a 16th place finish in Sunday’s event. Kyle Petty and the No. 45 Wells Fargo Dodge team finished Sunday’s event in 32nd position.
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    Solid Effort by Harvick Nets a Top Five Finish at Vegas
    Kevin Harvick and the No. 29 Shell-Pennzoil Chevrolet team overcame a 17th-place starting spot to earn a series career-best fourth-place finish at Las Vegas Motor Speedway in Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series UAW-Dodge 500.
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    Menard Records Top-25 Finish in UAW-Dodge 400
    Dale Earnhardt Inc. driver Paul Menard turned in another solid performance in today’s UAW-Dodge 400.
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    No Luck for Vickers in Vegas
    In a city that is all about betting and odds, Las Vegas odd’s makers should take note of Brian Vickers and the Red Bull Racing Team.
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    Blaney, Caterpillar Racing Team Finish 26th in Las Vegas
    Dave Blaney and the Caterpillar Racing team lined up in the 26th spot for Sunday’s UAW-Dodge 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
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    Yeley, DLP HDTV Team, Endure Long Day at Las Vegas
    J.J. Yeley and the DLP HDTV/Hall of Fame Racing team struggled to a disappointing 27th-place finish in Sunday’s UAW-Dodge 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
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    Penalty, Handling Issues Relegate Skinner to 30th in Vegas
    Mike Skinner and the No. 27 Bill Davis Racing team lined up in the fifth spot for Sunday’s UAW-Dodge 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
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    Stewart Endures Another Hard Hit at Las Vegas
    Tony Stewart experienced a case of déjà vu in Sunday’s UAW-Dodge 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
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    Wood Brothers Enjoy Race Day Despite DNQ
    Wood Brothers Racing enjoyed a brisk pre-race morning with its U.S. Air Force and Little Debbie guests despite the No. 21 not making the race..
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    Montoyas to Host NASCAR Officials in Colombia
    Juan Pablo Montoya, driver of the No. 42 Texaco/Havoline/Juicy Fruit Dodge®, and his wife Connie will host NASCAR officials during an unprecedented trip to Cartagena, Colombia March 10-11, to visit their charitable foundation, Formula Smiles.
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    Churchill Downs, UPS to Bring Kentucky Derby to NASCAR
    Churchill Downs and UPS are again teaming up to bring the horsepower of the Kentucky Derby to NASCAR, as the two companies today unveiled a special Kentucky Derby 134 paint scheme that will be featured on the #44 UPS Toyota Camry during the Aaron’s 499 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Talladega Superspeedway on Sunday, April 27.
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    NASCAR Newscast: Las Vegas Preview

  • Get ready for the UAW-Dodge 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway as Denny Hamlin and Kevin Harvick tell you what it takes to win at the Diamond in the Desert.
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    Sprint Cup Series News & Notes - Las Vegas
    Given today’s ultra-competitive NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, it’s not often that drivers dominate certain race tracks. Behold the exception: Reigning and two-time series champion Jimmie Johnson (No. 48 Lowe’s Chevrolet) hopes Sunday’s UAW-Dodge 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway will be his fourth consecutive win there.
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    ‘In the Loop’ at Las Vegas Motor Speedway
    In both races this season, the top-five finishing order looked very similar to the pre-race Driver Rating top five at each track – further suggesting pre-race Driver Rating is an excellent race analyzing tool.
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    Team Chevy Goes to Vegas
    For the first time since returning to NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) competition in 2007, the Impala SS will tackle a 1.5-mile track this weekend at Las Vegas Motor Speedway (LVMS).
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    10 Years Later, Inaugural Vegas Win Still Magical for Martin
    Mark Martin has visited victory lane on many occasions during is 26 year plus NASCAR career. In fact, the veteran of 700 Cup starts has hoisted NASCAR trophies more times than he can recall.
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    Federal-Mogul Introduces MOOG ‘Problem Solver of the Race’
    Federal-Mogul Corporation’s MOOG® brand of steering and suspension components has established a weekly and annual awards program to honor the best-performing crew chief following each 2008 NASCAR® Sprint Cup Series event and at the conclusion of the 2008 season.
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    Labonte, Crew Chief Look to Develop Communication
    Communication between driver and crew chief is one of the most important factors in developing a successful race team.
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    TUMS Top 10 Moments from Fontana
    The second stop of the 2008 season at the newly renamed Auto Club Speedway of Southern California once again had the stars of the Sprint Cup Series experiencing several indigestion-causing incidents.
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    Women of Racing Bond Together to Fight Heart Disease
    Bobby Labonte knows the importance of a number. He races the #43 Cheerios/Betty Crocker Dodge, one of the most famous and recognizable numbers in the history of the sport. Veteran media members, Wendy Venturini, Jenna Fryer and Krista Voda are also familiar with an important number.
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    Video: Keys to Victory at Las Vegas Motor Speedway

  • Kevin Harvick talks about the importance of track position at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. (24 seconds) (Watch Video)
  • Jeff Burton discusses the handling of the new car at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. (30 seconds) (Watch Video)
  • Denny Hamlin talks about expecting a good race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. (30 seconds) (Watch Video)
  • Casey Mears discusses the keys to winning at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. (51 seconds) (Watch Video)

    Numbers Game: Analyzing the UAW-Dodge 400 at Las Vegas
    This Sunday is Round 3 for the “new car” competing in each of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races this season – and so far, some telling trends have developed. Trend 1: Tight and varied competition up front.
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    NASCAR Teleconference: Jimmie Johnson
    This week's NASCAR teleconference is in advance of Sunday's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, the UAW Dodge 400. We are very pleased today to have as a guest a driver who knows all about winning at Las Vegas and all about winning, period.
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    This Week in Ford Racing: DiMarco, Ahlman and Ragan
    Monday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series win by Carl Edwards in the Auto Club 500 at California Speedway was the third Ford victory in the last nine ‘new car’ races dating back to last year. Much of Ford’s success during that stretch can be traced to a cooperative effort between engineers from Ford Racing and its individual teams
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    Week 3: The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Top 12 – And Beyond
    The following is a look at the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Top 12 along with other notable drivers, going into the UAW-Dodge 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on March 2.
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    Thousands of Racing Fans “Stand Up for Robby” with Jim Beam
    Jim Beam® Bourbon announced today the brand will continue the “Stand Up for Robby” initiative, begun this past weekend at Auto Club Speedway of Southern California.
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    Racing Freightliner to Take Laps Before the UAW-Dodge 400
    A NASCAR Sprint Cup car won’t be the only fast vehicle to hit the track next Sunday for the UAW-Dodge 400 from Las Vegas Motor Speedway, and another driver besides Kasey Kahne, Jeff Gordon or Dale Earnhardt Jr. will be getting the NASCAR fans excited before the drop of the green flag.
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    NASCAR Newscast: Auto Club 500 Review

  • Watch the story of the Auto Club 500 at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, Calif. See and hear Carl Edwards and Jimmie Johnson talk about their fight to the finish.
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    Video: California Post-Race News Conferences

  • Carl Edwards talks about catching up with Hendrick Motorsports in the new car. (43 seconds)