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Beyond the Cockpit: Scott Speed Focusing on GRC Championship, No NASCAR Plans

He’s been away from NASCAR for a while, but Scott Speed is staying busy in the racing world. Busy winning championships. This recent resurgence of success has come in the Red Bull Global Rallycross Series, an off-road / pavement racing series that includes high jumps and a young fan demographic in …

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Running Their Mouth: 2009 AAA 400 at Dover

_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 they all were thinking following the AAA 400 at Dover International Speedway:_ "It was just an awesome race car, awesome day. I can't thank all the Lowe's employees for all of their support. We had the Race for Relief program on the deck lid and want to point out that Lowe's is going to donate more money now that we won. The fans were great cheering me in when my engine was broken trying to get here to Victory Lane. I am just so happy we had a maximum points day today; that is what we needed to do." _Jimmie Johnson_

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Bubble Breakdown: Clock Ticking For Team Red Bull While The Monster Mangles Several Others

As the NASCAR season begins winding down, time is running out for Scott Speed, the only real threat to John Andretti, to catch and pass Andretti and get himself into a guaranteed spot for the first five races in 2010. Not only is time now working against Speed and his Red Bull Racing Toyota team, but with up to six start and park teams in the race, as was the case last Sunday, John Andretti has just to make laps early and is guaranteed a finish of no worse than 37th as opposed to a 43rd. Doesn’t sound like a lot, but it's 18 points a race which adds up over a season. So to see if Scott was able to chisel away at Andretti’s lead, read on in this week’s edition of the bubble breakdown.

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Mr. Logano’s Wild Ride Means Top Rookie Honors for Scott Speed

This was one of those weekends where everybody involved with the sport came out as a winner when Joey Logano walked away from an eye-popping accident that left his car in shambles. There are many negative things that have been said about this new car and with good reason, but the additional layer of safety it has introduced into the sport far outweighs the other challenges that crews and drivers have had to deal with as a result. It was unfortunate though for Logano that he was at the wrong place at the wrong time as the accident ended what could have been a potential top 10 run.

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Bubble Breakdown: Andretti, Labonte’s Solid Showing Leaves Speed Searching For Answers

Well if you were to ask John Andretti, he'd tell you that New Hampshire is just beautiful this time of year; but ask Scott Speed, and you may get a totally different answer. While driving to a solid 26th-place finish, Andretti and the No. 34 team extended their lead over Speed and the No. 82 car for the final "locked in" spot in the field each week. So to see just how badly Front Row Motorsports beat their rivals, as well as how your other bubble dwellers did, read on in this week's edition of the Breakdown.

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Rookies Perform Terribly While a Former ROTY Behaves Terribly at Loudon

*Joey Logano:* *Start: 33rd; Finish: 21st* *Summary:* Joey Logano’s return to his home track, where he scored his first career Cup victory earlier this year, did not get off to a good start. The Connecticut native could only muster enough speed out of his Home Depot Camry for a dismal 33rd starting position on Friday, and any hope of having a better race setup was quickly erased as Logano struggled to make up ground in the first 150 laps of the event.

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Scott Speed Driver Diary: Teammate Is In While Best Friend Is Out, Crew Chiefs in the Information Age and St. Lucia

As you could imagine, everybody at Team Red Bull is really pumped about my teammate Brian Vickers making the Chase. It is definitely a big step for our entire team as we establish ourselves on the circuit. To keep things in perspective though, just like I mentioned after Brian’s Michigan win, while we are all happy, we are still two separate teams, so our guys are impacted a little differently. The No. 83 team is simply more established than the No. 82 is or No. 84 was when A.J. was driving so we have a ways to go before getting to their level. Our team has changed some people around and has progressed throughout the year so I am happy with that. In the end though, we still have our own stuff that we are working on regardless of whether the No. 83 is doing well or not.

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Bubble Breakdown: Regan Smith Smashes Streak While John Andretti Extends Lead On 35th

With NASCAR's Chase for the Cup upon us and twelve of the sport's top drivers locked in and ready to battle for the championship, the chase just to be in the top 35 has boiled down to pretty much two teams: *John Andretti (No. 34) and Scott Speed (No. 82)*. Andretti's once comfortable margin in Front Row's car had dwindled to less than 100 points heading into Richmond last Saturday night, as Speed had strung together a number of decent runs while Andretti struggled to even crack the top 30. So was Scott able to keep narrowing the gap at Richmond, or was John able to stabilize his lead? Read on to find the fate of that duo, as well who's mourning the end of an impressive streak in this week's edition of the Bubble Breakdown...

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Freshmen Struggle To Find Footing At Richmond… With One Exception

*Joey Logano:* *Start: 27th; Finish: 14th* *Summary:* Joey Logano faced a tall order when Saturday evening’s race began. Starting towards the back of the field at a short track during one of the season’s most intense races of the year would be daunting for any freshman, but especially for one who had yet to score a top 15 on a Cup oval less than a mile in length. So while some were busy racing for their Chase lives, Logano was simply hoping to have a solid night without interfering with any of the "bubble drivers" in front of him. Mission accomplished.

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Denny Hamlin Finally Claims Victory at Home in Richmond; Vickers Claims Final Chase Spot

For Denny Hamlin, races at Richmond International Raceway are home games. It would mean the world for him to win there since he grew up only eight miles from the track. Well, after Saturday night, Denny doesn’t have to pine for a win anymore. Hamlin led six times for 299 …

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