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Multimatic Motorsports Wins CTSC at Lime Rock

Going into Saturday morning’s 150-minute Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge race at Lime Rock, it was assumed that the race would come down to tires.  The Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsports weigh less, thus it was assumed that they would be quicker later.  In addition, everyone assumed that the race would have …

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Danny Burkett, Chad McCumbee Take Lime Rock CTSC Poles

On Friday afternoon, the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge teams had to deal with high temperatures in order to determine the starting grid for Saturday’s 150-minute race at Lime Rock Park.  The two earlier practice sessions saw two different models top the charts in both the Grand Sport and Street …

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Multimatic Claims 1-2 in GS, CJ Wilson Racing Wins ST at Lime Rock

Once the fog burned off at Lime Rock Park in Connecticut, the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge rolled off for their two-hour combined race. Multimatic Motorsports may have won the last time out at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park with Austin Cindric and Jade Buford, but their second car, the No. 15 …

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Running Their Mouth: 2009 EnjoyIllinois.com 225/NAPA Auto Parts 200 Edition

_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 EnjoyIllinois.com 225 at Chicagoland Speedway and the NAPA Auto Parts 200 at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve:_ *EnjoyIllinois.com 225* "It was a really good night for us. The Miccosukee Tundra was pretty good. We were real proud of the way that we brought a brand new truck here out of the box. We were dragging in practice a little bit and had to work through a few things to get the truck off the race track. We're going to take it home, work on it a little bit, polish it up and get it ready for the next one. Hopefully we can [win)]a few more times this season." _Kyle Busch_

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Frontstretch Power Rankings: Top 15 NASCAR Drivers NOT In Sprint Cup

With the off week in full swing, it presented an opportunity for the Frontstretch experts to do something a little different. Instead of grading the Cup guys, we took a look at those drivers who often get shunned from the spotlight these days... the drivers exclusive to the Nationwide and Camping World Truck Series desperate to make a name for themselves. These divisions are filled with established veterans and young guns mixed together to provide a cornucopia of driving talent. And since you never know when a Cup ride will become available... we thought it's high time to figure out who's proved himself most worthy of filling the spot as of late. Read on to see if your favorite non-Cup driver made the list in this special edition of the Top 15.

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Beyond the Cockpit: Chad McCumbee On Going From Movies to Truck Racing

He might be recognized by some fans as the actor who played Dale Earnhardt Jr. in the movie 3, but Chad McCumbee is a racer through and through. He currently sits in fifth place in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series driver standings, and his team is on a roll. He took some time out of his CWTS schedule to sit down with Frontstretch’s Amy Henderson to discuss everything from his start in racing to helping his team survive the economy.

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Bowles-Eye View: 5 Middle-Tier Drivers Making Waves

Matt’s stuck at home with a nasty case of the flu this week, so I’ve been pressed into service as a last-minute replacement for his column. Usually, I try my best to match his sarcasm when I sub in (although in reality, no one can even come close). But this week, in terms of Mouthing Off… I’ve pretty much already done it on a variety of subjects in my weekly version of Did You Notice? on Wednesday. So, I thought that instead of spewing more venom at the NASCAR powers that be this week, I’m going to play around with the term “Mouthing Off” in a different way.

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2008 Driver Review: Chad McCumbee

There isn’t a whole lot to summarize for Chad McCumbee’s season, making it a difficult one to put a viable grade on. While the Pettys hoped to put a full-time Nationwide Series deal together for the young driver, nothing materialized, and that forced him to again run the Truck Series in the No. 8 Malcolmson Construction Chevrolet. While he was fairly successful there, McCumbee struggled for P.E. in the Cup Series while running a limited schedule for a team that even former champion Terry Labonte couldn’t even do much for. He did manage two top-25 finishes, though, showing that there is definitely potential if the equipment underneath him improved. However, with the planned merger between Petty and GEM, we may never see how a future in the No. 45 car would have worked out.

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