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Running Their Mouth: 2009 Shelby 427 at Las Vegas

_Each week, we’ll go through media reports, interviews, PR, and all our own stuff to find the best quotes from the Sprint Cup race, capturing the story of how the weekend unfolded. It’s the most original commentary you’ll ever find: the truth, coming straight out of the mouths of the drivers, crew members, and car owners themselves. This week, here’s a sneak peek at what a select few were thinking following the Shelby 427 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway:_ "It's awesome--this is just the feeling of a lifetime. Coming to the checkered flag there were knots in my stomach. This is probably as big as the Daytona 500. I want to thank M&M’s, Interstate Batteries, the fans, Marquee Jets, Toyota, TRD, NOS Energy Drink, Pedigree, Combos -- everybody on this team. They’re phenomenal." _Kyle Busch_

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NASCAR News for Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Rusty Back Behind the Wheel at Bristol ESPN/ABC commentators (and a pretty good driver and crew chief) Rusty Wallace and Ray Evernham are teaming and will enter the Saturday Night Special at Bristol Motor Speedway next month. Wallace will be driving the No. 2 Chevy outfitted the popular Miller Genuine …

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When Only a Win Will Do

Sunday afternoon during the running of the Shelby 427, Jeff Gordon added yet another amazing statistic to his career resume. Joining only six other drivers in NASCAR history, he has led the field for a total of 20,006 laps in Cup races. While the wonderful commentators on Fox made suitable …

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Ten Points to Ponder: 2009 Shelby 427 at Las Vegas

*Kyle Busch Still the Driver to Beat* Daytona was just a minor hiccup: the No. 18 team is back with a vengeance in 2009. Las Vegas native Kyle Busch won the pole this weekend, only to have to start at the back after an engine change. Nonetheless, Busch methodically made his way back to the front to score his first career win at his hometown track, a win that he likened to being as big to him as the Daytona 500.

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David Reutimann Proving Old Guys And Big Dreams Can Still Come Together In Cup

Three races in, the NASCAR Sprint Cup point standings read like a who’s who of stock car racing. Four-time champ Jeff Gordon leads the pack, followed by reigning Nationwide King Clint Bowyer, Daytona 500 winner Matt Kenseth, fellow Roush Fenway superstar Greg Biffle, and … David Reutimann? Nope, that’s not a misprint, folks.

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Bubble Breakdown: Paul Menard, Mark Martin Among Those In Early Top 35 Trouble

With three races in the books already in 2009, the battle for the top 35 locked in spots is heating up, as there are only two races remaining to secure one of those top 35 guaranteed starting positions. And when you looked at the starting lineup for the Shelby 427 at Las Vegas Speedway, you saw the names Todd Bodine, Brad Keselowski, and Max Papis as new names on the grid. This means several full-time teams didn’t make the field this past weekend, thus digging themselves a deep hole. So, to see which cars and drivers took a big hit in the standings this past weekend, read on in this week’s edition of the Bubble Breakdown...

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Cup Rookies Avoid That Vegas Gambling Temptation… And Survive

*Joey Logano:* *Start: 20th; Finish: 13th* *Summary:* In the land of numbers and luck, it turned out that the number 13 was, in fact, lucky for rookie Joey Logano. After a difficult start to 2009 where the Connecticut native recorded two finishes outside of the top 25 and spun during a Shelby 427 practice session on Saturday, the 18-year-old pulled it together at Vegas to finish a career-best 13th place.

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Nationwide Series Breakdown: 2009 Sam’s Town 300 at Las Vegas

The Nationwide Series doesn’t tackle the high banks of Bristol until March 21. Apparently that message didn’t get through to the drivers Saturday. The Sam’s Town 300 opened with four wrecks in the first 28 laps, becoming a demolition derby that featured 12 cautions and two red flags while ending with only ten cars on the lead lap.

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