Tag Archives: JR Fitzpatrick

Tracking the Trucks: 2009 AAA Insurance 200 at Dover

*Who Should Have Won:* Kyle Busch. Busch started 10th and wasted no time working his way to the front, passing multiple cars on the first lap after the green flag flew. Numerous times, Kyle Busch made the same moves throughout the race, always resulting in him pulling into the lead. Busch went on to lead the most laps--133 of 200--before a right front tire failure and the resulting hard hit on the outside wall ended his run to the win. The driver of the No. 51 Miccosukee Resort and Gaming Toyota was left to settle for a 9th place finish.

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Tearing Apart the Trucks: J.R. Fitzpatrick Debuts With KHI

When the 2009 Camping World Truck Series season began, J.R. Fitzpatrick planned to run full time in search of becoming the 2009 Raybestos Rookie of the Year. Last month, all of that changed when TRG Motorsports announced they would run a reduced schedule due to a lack of financial support for the team. At the time, TRG Motorsports team principal Kevin Buckler said the team planned to return with J.R. Fitzpatrick or another driver. The team was present on the entry list at Lowe's Motor Speedway a few weeks ago, but Fitzpatrick's name wasn't alongside it. Sprint Cup Series driver David Gilliland piloted the No. 7 Hyde Park / FansSponsorMe.com Chevrolet to a 6th place finish in the North Carolina Education Lottery 200.

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Who’s Hot/Who’s Not in Sprint Cup: 2009 Subway Fresh 500 at Phoenix Edition

Another one bit the dust in the sands out west at Phoenix Saturday night. But as the smoke cleared from the Cup Series' eighth race of the season, we're left with plenty of storylines from a weekend's worth of action at PIR. Mark Martin became one of the oldest drivers ever to win a NASCAR race, scoring his first victory in nearly four years, while point leader Jeff Gordon surrendered nearly half his lead because of a late race pit road miscue -- garnering him his first finish outside the top 15 all year. Jimmie Johnson, Kurt Busch, and Tony Stewart’s solid finishes will keep Gordon honest atop the standings heading into this weekend's restrictor plate showdown at Talladega. As for Clint Bowyer, Kevin Harvick, and Matt Kenseth, they were just a few of the Chase contenders who struggled to get a grip on the one-mile, D-shaped oval. But which one did I think has been slumping long enough to earn a spot in this column's freezer? Read on to find out who -- as well as the other *HOT*, *WARM*, and *COLD* drivers in Sprint Cup halfway through the month of April:

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Raybestos Rookie Ricky Carmichael THIRD in 2009 San Bernardino 200 Qualifying

RAYBESTOS® ROOKIE CONTENDER QUALIFYING QUOTES FOR THE SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY 200 AT AUTO CLUB SPEEDWAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2009 RICKY CARMICHAEL IN THE No. 4 MONSTER ENERGY CHEVROLET WAS THE TOP RAYBESTOS ROOKIE QUALIFIER TODAY AT AUTO CLUB SPEEDWAY. “I’m still shaking. You know, just the adrenaline ‘cause you just got …

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Tearing Apart the Trucks: Rookies Look to Impress This Season

Fresh off of the exciting season opener at Daytona International Speedway, the Camping World Truck Series heads west for some fun in California, and the rookies this season have already shown they can run with the veterans. The 2009 Camping World Truck Series rookie class could be the toughest group in a few years. Four drivers will be competing full time for Raybestos Rookie of the Year honors, and two are scheduled to run a handful of races throughout the season. Chase Austen (No. 32 Chevrolet), James Buescher (No. 10 Ford), Tayler Malsam (No. 81 Toyota) and Johnny Sauter (No. 13 Chevrolet) are expected to compete full time ; Ricky Carmichael (No. 4 Chevrolet) is scheduled to run 14 races, and J.R. Fitzpatrick (No. 7 Chevrolet) is expected to run several races.

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Tracking the Trucks: 2009 NextEra Energy Resources 250 at Daytona

*In a Nutshell:* Todd Bodine took the checkered flag 0.249 seconds ahead of Kyle Busch to win the NextEra Energy Resources 250 at Daytona International Speedway on Friday night. Bodine overcame an early race black flag for advancing his position below the double yellow line on his way to victory lane. Terry Cook, rookie J.R. Fitzpatrick and Ron Hornaday, Jr. rounded out the Top 5.

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