Race Weekend Central

Jimmie Johnson Comes Back From a Bad Late Pit Stop to Win 2009 Autism Speaks 400 at Dover

In the Sprint Cup Series, you can win races in many different ways. David Reutimann won the Coca-Cola 600 by using a Waltrip-esque pit call to stay out when the leaders pitted, hoping for rain. Others totally dominate and win. Then, there is how Jimmie Johnson won on Sunday. Johnson absolutely dominated the race, leading …

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David Reutimann Wins Rain-Shortened 2009 Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte

CONCORD, N.C. – You can’t fool Mother Nature. Try as they might, NASCAR was unable to keep the racetrack dry after the final of four rain showers that doused the speedway today. After 227 laps, 340 and a half miles, the race was called official and David Reutimann played pit strategy, staying out when the …

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Racing is Finally Coming Back to North Wilkesboro

CONCORD, N.C. – After a 13-year absence, racecars will once again be battling around the 0.625-mile track in the foothills of North Carolina. After losing its race dates to New Hampshire and Texas, the track has sat dormant. Fortunately for race fans, that will not be the case this coming weekend (May 29-31). A gentleman …

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Mike Bliss Wins Rain-Shortened 2009 CARQUEST 300 at Charlotte

CONCORD, N.C. – Sometimes it’s better to be lucky than good. Saturday night Mother Nature interfered with the CARQUEST 300 at the beginning and the end. The race started late and under caution because the track was wet after an afternoon rain. Once the race started, Carl Edwards ran away from the pack for the …

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Carl Edwards Wins 2009 CARQUEST Auto Parts 300 Pole at Charlotte

CONCORD, N.C. – Dodging rain drops and bright sunshine, the Nationwide Series completed its qualifying for tonight’s (May 23) CARQUEST Auto Parts 300. Fifty cars attempted qualifying runs and in the end, Carl Edwards was the fastest of them all. Edwards turned a lap of 29.480 seconds for a speed of 183.175 mph. Edwards was …

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Mark Martin Gambles on Fuel Mileage to Win 2009 Southern 500 at Darlington

Ever since Darlington Raceway was repaved, races can be run to different rules as compared to the past. Saturday night was no different. Mark Martin and a few other teams gambled on fuel mileage Saturday night. While the rest of the leaders pitted for four tires and gas on lap 321 under caution, Martin and …

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Brad Keselowski Wins 2009 Aaron’s 499 at Talladega

Talladega had an unlikely hero on Sunday. Brad Keselowski braved a block from Carl Edwards, whose car went airborne and across Ryan Newman‘s car, to win his first Sprint Cup race at Talladega in only his fifth career start. Edwards’s car, meanwhile, went flying into the catchfence, ripping into it and sending parts into the …

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