Race Weekend Central

Jimmie Johnson Tops 2nd 2009 NASCAR Banking 500 Practice at Charlotte

CONCORD, N.C. – In a continuation of the first practice and qualifying from yesterday, Jimmie Johnson was the fastest driver in the second practice this weekend for the NASCAR Banking 500. Johnson laid down a lap of 28.852 seconds on his very first lap on the track, which correlates to a 187.162-mph lap. Johnson has …

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Mark Martin Takes Lobster in 2009 Sylvania 300

LOUDON, N.H. It’s not everyday somebody tries to hand you a giant lobster. Mark Martin in his No. 5 Chevy held out against a hard-charging No. 42 driven by Juan Pablo Montoya during the final three-lap shootout to win the Sylvania 300 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Martin maintained his spot atop the Chase points …

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Juan Pablo Montoya Tops 2009 Sylvania 300 Happy Hour Practice

LOUDON, N.H. – The drivers complained bitterly of chattering rear tires and everybody else complained of chattering teeth. A bitter wind driving down the backstretch belied the beautiful sunshine during the final practice session for the Cup cars Saturday morning (Sept. 19). Juan Pablo Montoya, the polesitter for Sunday’s Sylvania 300, continued to be the …

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Denny Hamlin Finally Claims Victory at Home in Richmond; Vickers Claims Final Chase Spot

For Denny Hamlin, races at Richmond International Raceway are home games. It would mean the world for him to win there since he grew up only eight miles from the track. Well, after Saturday night (Sept. 12), Denny doesn’t have to pine for a win anymore. Hamlin led six times for 299 laps Saturday night, …

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