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2009 Season Review: Scott Speed

Scott Speed had just one top-five finish this year – at Talladega this spring – and even that run went largely unnoticed courtesy of Carl Edwards bouncing off Ryan Newman’s windshield and nearly parking it in the front row on the final lap. While far from a weekly contender, Speed also led 12 laps at Martinsville this spring courtesy of a competition caution.

2009 Season Review: Regan Smith

Despite running part-time in 2009, Furniture Row Racing announced on August 19th that they will step back up to the full schedule in 2010 with Regan Smith as driver. It is a second chance of sorts for the 26-year-old and former Rookie of the Year, hoping he’ll showcase the best of his abilities in hopes of finding a better ride down the line.

2009 Season Review: David Ragan

You know a driver’s season is rough when their high point of success occurs in the opening race. David Ragan experienced this premature zenith in the Daytona 500, finishing sixth in the No. 6 UPS Ford. That led to hopes for a Chase-contending season, but little did we know Ragan’s only other top 10 in 2009 would not come until 29 races later… a seventh in the fall Fontana race.

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