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NASCAR News for Wednesday, August 5, 2009

U.S. Chrome to Sponsor No. 08 Cup Car at the Glen Carter-Simo Racing announced Tuesday that U.S. Chrome will sponsor the No. 08 for in this weekend’s Heluva Good! Sour Cream Dips at the Glen. However, the press release issued puts in doubt just who is going to drive the …

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Bubble Breakdown: Tempers Flare Between David Stremme and Robby Gordon at Pocono

Rain forced the postponement of Sunday’s race until Monday afternoon, meaning there will be no bubble chatter this week as I had to work and therefore wasn’t able to listen to the in car radio communications during the event. I tried to get out early, but when I asked my boss if I could leave early to go home and watch the race he gave me the look that said get out of my office and go back to work, now. So I hid in a corner of the plant, huddled with a radio, listening to see if Scott Speed would make any headway into John Andretti’s hold on 35th, and if Robby Gordon would just plain lay one upside David Stremme’s head. So to see how the Sunoco Red Cross Pennsylvania 500 played out for our bubble teams, read on in this week’s edition of the bubble breakdown.

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In Case You Missed It: Friday, July 24, 2009

Kansas Speedway Holding Blood Drive On September 8 Kansas Speedway has teamed up with the American Red Cross for an upcoming blood drive at the track this September 8, from 1:00 PM to 7:00 PM. “We look forward to working with the American Red Cross on this blood drive,” said …

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Did You Notice? Boris Said a Madman for a Reason, Petty’s New Face, and Leffler, NNS in Trouble?

*Did You Notice...* That Boris Said was a one man wrecking ball on the road course at Sonoma this past Sunday? Of course you did, because unless you’re a P.J. Jones or Dave Blaney fan, Said probably made contact with your favorite driver during the race’s 113 laps. Said’s brazenly reckless and even violent performance on the track was a sharp departure from the car control and breathtaking footwork that he has demonstrated on NASCAR’s road courses over the years, and a large number of fans took notice.

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Who’s Hot/Who’s Not in Sprint Cup: 2009 Toyota/Save Mart 350 at Sonoma Edition

The Cup Series’ trip to wine country in Sonoma, Ca. sure seemed to be worth the extra gas bill. The inevitable fuel strategy gambles and unpredictable mishaps that Infineon Raceway commonly produces shuffled up the running order many times during Sunday’s race. The racing action through the pack was tight and fender-banging, especially in the closing laps, helping to cure the spacious, snooze-worthy action of the past couple of weeks in Michigan and Pocono. Despite the race boiling down to fuel strategy, the best driver and car combination won the event. Kasey Kahne survived several restarts and held off an almost equal car and superior driver in Tony Stewart. Not every team was as lucky, as some Chase hopefuls took hits in the points and others that have struggled all year continued that trend. Here are this week’s *HOT*, *WARM*, and *COLD* drivers.

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Running Their Mouth: 2009 Toyota/Save Mart 350 at Sonoma

_Each week, we’ll go through media reports, interviews, PR, and all of 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 peek at what the drivers were thinking following the Toyota / SaveMart 350 at Infineon Raceway:_ "It feels great. With myself, I've had issues here in the past with finishing anywhere on this course. You know, I think that was really cool to see Richard (Petty) in victory lane with us, and it's a big deal. Richard Petty Motorsports is a great company, and we keep building and trying to make it better and stronger." _Kasey Kahne_

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Big Six: 2009 Toyota/Save Mart 350 at Sonoma

Who… gets my shoutout of the race? Running on a smaller budget is usually not indicative of a great finish, but someone forgot to give Marcos Ambrose that memo. Ambrose once again showed his considerable road racing skill as he was alternately patient and aggressive in his march from the …

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NASCAR News for Friday, February 13, 2009

NASCAR Announces Change To Single File Restart Rule NASCAR announced on Thursday that late race restarts will now be single file whenever the race is restarted with 20 or fewer laps to go, as opposed to 10 laps in previous seasons. The rule will be applied to all three of …

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Did You Notice? Double Yellow Line Means Ridiculous, Stremme’s Sad Debut, And Said’s Big Chance

*Did You Notice...* The giant black wrecking ball on the track Saturday night? NASCAR was looking for a new wrinkle to make the races more exciting, and... Hold on a second. That was David Stremme? Ohhhh ... _now_ it all makes sense. Seriously, it’s hard to think of a worse debut for a driver with a top-level team. I know the Shootout is an exhibition race, but Stremme was pulling an ugly exhibition of his own Saturday night, involved in multiple wrecks while destroying his Veriz ... er, Penske Championship Racing Dodge. He followed that up by falling flat in qualifying the next day, taking full advantage of his Top 35 exemption into the field after timing in a dismal 41st.

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Did You Notice? Junior Stressed Out? Said Rained Out? And Why Did McDowell Pout?

*Did You Notice?* ... That Dale Earnhardt, Jr. looks a little haggard lately? In virtually every single interview I’ve seen him do over the past two months, Junior’s answers are so slow and meticulously constructed it feels like he’s processing the question in slow motion. I feel like it’s either one of two things – it’s either Junior’s stressed out, or he’s still adjusting a bit in his new role at the more politically correct Hendrick Motorsports. Remember, the Most Popular Driver is also in the midst of figuring out his own identity after leaving the family-owned team and the comfort of a beer sponsor for two backers in Mountain Dew and the National Guard in which he’s expected to be a role model for kids _and_ adults. Add in the increasing demands of his JR Motorsports team, and it’s clear Junior’s got a lot on his mind these days.

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