Race Weekend Central

Mark Martin Wins 2009 Brickyard 400 Pole

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – After a long, soggy morning, the Sprint Cup Series finally took to the track for qualifying at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway at 2 p.m. Sam Hornish Jr. was the first car on track after heavy rain overnight and occasional showers during the morning cleaned off the rubber that had been laid down …

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Mark Martin Tops 2nd 2009 Brickyard 400 Practice

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Carl Edwards was the first car on the track for the second practice session. The majority of the teams queried stated they were going to work on qualifying runs during this session. Greg Biffle did admit that his last run during the first session was a qualifying run and that was reflected by …

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Greg Biffle Tops 1st 2009 Brickyard 400 Practice

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – At 2 p.m. the cars took to the track for the first practice session of the weekend in Indianapolis. John Andretti was the first driver to complete a lap in front of a crowd of over 10,000 people. Early in the session Jimmie Johnson was second fastest but suffered some minor damage …

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Kevin Harvick’s Gamble Pays Off for Kyle Busch in 2009 Missouri-Illinois Dodge Dealers 250 at Gateway

MADISON, Ill. – There are a few things that one can usually count on when the Nationwide Series comes to Gateway International Raceway near St. Louis; hot weather, a Wallace or two (or three) will be racing and a long green-flag run sometime during the race. Last Saturday night’s presentation of the Missouri-Illinois Dodge Dealers …

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Joey Logano’s Pit Strategy Pays Off Big Time at Loudon, Wins 2009 Lenox Industrial Tools 301

In NASCAR, anything can happen during races. On lap 180, Joey Logano blew out a left-rear tire in turn 3. He had to make multiple pit stops under the caution (during one stop, the crew had to remove part of the tire that had wrapped itself around the left rear hub) and lost a lap. …

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Kyle Busch Wins 2009 Camping World RV Sales 200, Becomes 23rd Different Winner at NHMS

LOUDON, N.H. – Kyle Busch stormed to the checkered flag in Saturday’s Camping World RV Rental 200 Presented by Turtle Wax (June 27), but his win was overshadowed by a New Hampshire Motor Speedway milestone: Busch was the 23rd different winner in the 23 Nationwide Series races that the track has hosted. “That’s pretty cool. …

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Drivers Looking Forward to Taking on New Hampshire’s Magic Mile

LOUDON, N.H. – New Hampshire Motor Speedway is one of the Sprint Cup Series’ northernmost stops and the track itself certainly provides a unique challenge. It’s a flat 1-mile oval with long straightaways and tight turns – think Martinsville on Popeye’s spinach. It’s notoriously hard to pass on and hard to get the setup perfected …

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Kasey Kahne Wins a Wild 2009 Toyota Save Mart 350 at Sonoma

In the Sprint Cup Series, road racing is a rarity. Since 1988, the series has only held two road races a season. Some fans claim that Sprint Cup cars are not designed for road courses, and thus, should not race on them. Sunday’s race might have proved those fans wrong. The new rules brought double-file …

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Mark Martin Wins 2009 Lifelock 400 at Michigan, Thanks to Fuel Mileage

Sometimes, motorsports can be cruel. You could completely dominate a race, only to lose badly at the end, either through a crash or by mechanical means. However, sometimes, other factors can cost you a race. Sunday brought on one of those “other factors.” Jimmie Johnson, in his No. 48 Lowe’s Chevrolet, dominated the day, leading …

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Tony Stewart Brings Home Maiden Victory for His Own Team, Wins 2009 Pocono 500

In the Sprint Cup Series, it has become incredibly rare for owner-drivers to win. In fact, it had been over 10 years since the last time it had happened (Note: Dale Earnhardt does not count here because he was not driving one of his own cars). On Sunday, Tony Stewart achieved the feat. Despite having …

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