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Tearing Apart the Trucks: Johnny Benson Ousted at Red Horse Racing

After a less than thrilling race at Texas Motor Speedway, the Camping World Truck Series made up for it to the tune of some big news. Monday afternoon, I got home from work and read in disbelief that Johnny Benson's No. 1 Red Horse Racing team has shut down due to a lack of operating dollars, but his teammate T.J. Bell and the No. 11 team would continue to run the remainder of the season as long as there are funds to do so. Johnny Benson was as surprised as I was when he got the news.

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NASCAR News for Friday, June 12, 2009

Crew Chief For Rusty Wallace Racing Suspended NASCAR announced on Thursday that Bryan Berry, the crew chief for the No. 62 Chevrolet driven by Brendan Gaughan, has been suspended following what NASCAR described as “an altercation with another team”. NASCAR did not specify the team, but Gaughan did have a …

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In Case You Missed It: Friday, June 12, 2009

Red Horse Racing Hires Timothy Peters After closing down operations for the No. 1 Camping World truck driven by Johnny Benson, Red Horse announced that they have hired Timothy Peters as a driver. With Peters comes a sponsorship in Strutmasters.com. Peters will be racing in the Michigan race this weekend. …

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Blue Smoke and Burnt Rubber: Chapter 9

Kalkaska International Raceway “Weaver!” Chris jumped and winced. There was no need to yell. Brad sat right next to him on top of the fancy new pit box for the No. 32. Besides that, the field was pacing under yellow on the other side of the 1.75 mile track. “Yes, …

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Frontstretch Folio: 2009 LifeLock 400 at Michigan

The Sprint Cup Series visits the Irish Hills of Brooklyn, Michigan this weekend to take on Michigan International Speedway. The LifeLock 400 is the 15th race of the 2009 Sprint Cup season and will be broadcast live on Sunday, June 14th at 2 pm ET on TNT, with radio coverage …

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Beyond the Cockpit: Joey Logano Discusses an Encounter with Kyle Busch, His Toughest Track and Driving for the Coach

Lumbis: *Your 2009 season has really turned around for the better, starting with Talladega in April. How do you account for such a large turnaround, where you've gone from barely hanging on to the top 35 earlier this year to fighting for top 10 finishes every week?* Logano: I can actually attribute it to a lot of things. Zippy (crew chief Greg Zipadelli) and I are working better together. I’m learning more about telling him what to change. Getting used to these cars is helping a lot. The tough part is when you go to places that you’ve never been to before. Even if you’ve been to them in other series, these cars are so different it’s like being at a new racetrack.

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Despite Claims and Regardless of Guilt, NASCAR’s Drug Policy Fails

Before I get into the meat and potatoes of this article, I want to apologize to my readers for some headaches that it may induce. You see, I am going to be including quotes from NASCAR CEO Brian France. In case you have not experienced these before, I would advise you read the following far away from any loaded firearms, sharp objects, or anything else within reach that may be used to inflict serious bodily harm upon yourself. You will see what I mean in a moment. As we all know, one of the major NASCAR news items these past few weeks has been the suspension of Jeremy Mayfield for "serious violations" of NASCAR’s drug policy. Well, this article is not about whether Mayfield is in fact guilty or innocent -- nor is it about the merits of Jeremy’s lawsuit against NASCAR. It's not even about the merits of NASCAR’s countersuit of Mayfield. No, this article is about where the policy itself falls apart from square one.

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Fanning the Flames: NASCAR’s Trifecta Of Current Events

*Matt, my question is what is the big deal about the NEW restart? I may be a little on the old age side, but I remember that was the way it was in the old days of NASCAR or any racing for that matter. You lined up in your position in the race at any restart and just received credit for the laps actually run past the start finish line. Did I miss something, or do not understand the restart procedure?* *A:* The difference is there are no longer cars one-lap down (or more) lined up to the inside of the leaders. Instead, the lead-lap machines will line up two-by-two (as opposed to single-file) like you’d see at the start of the race. The lapped cars now line up behind the lead-lap cars. “We’ve heard the fans loud and clear,” Brian France told us last week. “‘Double-file restarts – shootout style’ are coming to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series!” Jeez, you want a medal or something?

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Kyle Busch: Back On Track To 200 Wins?

Kyle Busch’s guitar-smashing antics in victory lane following his NASCAR Nationwide Series win at Nashville Superspeedway seems to have captured the lions-share of attention after a busy and newsworthy weekend of NASCAR racing. In fact, his questionable victory celebration overshadowed even the fact that the Federated Auto Parts 300 win was Busch’s 51st NASCAR victory – a number that has him now over a quarter of the way to his goal of 200 NASCAR wins

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