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Benny Gordon Lands Daytona XFINITY Ride

Benny Gordon will compete in the season-opening PowerShares QQQ 300 at Daytona International Speedway in the NASCAR XFINITY Series. Gordon, an auto racing veteran with 23 starts in the series since 2009, will drive the No. 14 for TriStar Motorsports in the race, held this Saturday, Feb. 20. The No. …

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Nationwide Series Breakdown: 2009 Virginia 529 College Savings 250 at Richmond

All day at Richmond, through coverage of practice and qualifying, the hype was all over Kevin Harvick's No. 33 car and how he finally had the horses to run with Kyle Busch. There was also plenty of press regarding the charity competition within Joe Gibbs Racing between Busch and Denny Hamlin. Meanwhile, Carl Edwards only qualified 39th, made his way forward all night long, took the lead on lap 227 and never looked back, taking a win that few expected him to contend for with a broken foot and being relegated to a last-place start after suffering from spark plug issues.

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Nationwide Series Breakdown: 2009 U.S. Cellular 250 at Iowa

If there is one thing that has kept Brad Keselowski from challenging Kyle Busch for the Nationwide title in 2009, it has been an inability to keep up on the short run. The No. 88 car has been among the fastest after a few laps…but that’s all it’s been taking for the No. 18 to pull away. That all changed on Saturday. Despite having two fresh right side tires on his Toyota, Busch found himself unable to fend off Brad Keselowski who, after leading the most laps, stormed to the point with eight to go after mounting a furious charge from the exit of turn 3 all the way down the frontstretch.

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