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Chevy Rock Roll 400 Runs This Saturday

September 12, 2009 by Warren Hayashi  
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Chevy Rock Roll 400 Runs This Saturday

Saturday night at Richmond the Chevy Rock & Roll 400 will run on the pavement of Richmond International Raceway (7 p.m. ET, ABC). Twelve NASCAR drivers will make the Chase, which ones won’t be determined for most until after Richmond. Below we’ll discuss some of them and their chances and previous results at Richmond.
Carl Edwards has a winless record at Richmond and just three top ten finishes in 10 races at this tough and challenging track. Carl has had a rough ride in his car lately, finishing 37th at Atlanta, but before that he had finished in the top 20 …read more

Race for the Chase is About to Boil Over

September 11, 2009 by Warren Hayashi  
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Race for the Chase is About to Boil Over

The 25 competitions, 214 cautions, 9,706 miles, 468 lead changes and 6,936 laps of the 2009 NASCAR Sprint cup Series have been a barn burner with the energy and pace NASCAR had hoped they would have when they implemented the Chase. All of the work comes down to one last race for many racers just outside the results they need to make NASCAR’s playoffs. Four NASCAR drivers have punched their tickets to the Chase and are sitting pretty, although they have work to do as they use the time to get prepare for the final race, and just to build …read more

Edwards Wins the Napa Auto Parts 200

September 1, 2009 by Warren Hayashi  
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Edwards Wins the Napa Auto Parts 200

NASCAR’s Nationwide Series returned to the road on the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve Sunday for the third time in the Napa Auto Parts 200. The first two races on the 2.709-mile road course in Montreal were entertaining affairs that brought out thousands of race fans. Sunday’s road race was no different as Carl Edwards passed Marcos Ambrose on the last corner of the race to win the Nationwide Series Napa Auto Parts 200 by a margin of 0.393 seconds. Carl was able to stay close enough to Ambrose to take advantage of the only lapse in concentration Ambrose had all day …read more

David Ragan Wins the Food City 250

August 26, 2009 by Warren Hayashi  
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David Ragan Wins the Food City 250

The lights were shining above David Ragan on Friday night as he held off Roush Fenway Racing teammate Carl Edwards during green-white-checkered-flag finish to take the win in the Food City 250 Nationwide Series race held at Bristol Motor Speedway outside of Bristol, Tennessee.  
Ragan was in the front of the pack for the last 56 laps of the scheduled 250 mile race on the .533-mile surface of Bristol Motor Speedway. He was able to hold off Carl Edwards during the last few laps and pulled ahead of Edwards to stay in the final few corners. Edwards has a lot …read more

Carl Edwards Wins the Kroger 200

July 29, 2009 by Warren Hayashi  
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Carl Edwards Wins the Kroger 200

The roar of power filled Saturday night in Indianapolis, Indiana this week as the thrill and energy of NASCAR once again brought thousands of fanatical fans to O’Reilly Raceway Park to witness the Nationwide Series Kroger 200.

They weren’t disappointed as Carl Edwards passed Kyle Busch on Lap 179 and then put his foot down and never looked back until he crossed the finish line. The race didn’t start as well for Edwards, who had to start from the rear of the grid because he wasn’t able to make qualifying due to participation in a practice session for Sunday’s Sprint Cup …read more

NASCAR 2009 Mid-Term Report Card

July 19, 2009 by Warren Hayashi  
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NASCAR 2009 Mid-Term Report Card

The 2009 NASCAR season is on its one week break that traditionally happens every year, so to mark this occasion, we’ve decided to do go over the report card for the 2009 season. We’ll go over a few of the surprises and disappointments on NASCAR’s national levels so far this year.
The biggest disappointment of the year for many will be the disappointing year of Dale Earnhardt Jr. Expectations were high for Dale but he has had a hard time getting his car up to speed all year, but hopefully these are just growing pains and he’ll find his wheels next …read more

Joey Logano Wins the Dollar General 300

July 15, 2009 by Warren Hayashi  
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Joey Logano Wins the Dollar General 300

A critical choice by crew chief Dave Rogers at the right time propelled NASCAR racer Joey Logano to victory Friday night in the Dollar General 300 Nationwide race held at Chicago’s Chicagoland Speedway.  Staying out on the track during the second caution of the Dollar General 300 on Lap 185, Logano was able to pull away from teammate Kyle Busch after the restart on Lap 192 on his old tires and the choice turned out to be the right one. Kyle Busch for his part had taken two fresh tires during the restart and was astonished when Logano was able …read more

NASCAR Pulls Into Chicagoland Speedway

July 10, 2009 by Warren Hayashi  
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NASCAR Pulls Into Chicagoland Speedway

The sparks will be flying and the wheels screaming again on Saturday night in Joliet, Illinois as the Sprint Cup Series rolls back to Chicago’s Chicagoland Speedway this week for the running of NASCAR’s LifeLock.com 400. Chicagoland Speedway is a 1.5 mile intermediate oval track that’s similar in requirements and construction to the other tracks of this type in NASCAR, which do make up the majority of the tracks currently used for Sprint Cup Series competitions at present. Chicagoland Speedway does have one twist that the other tracks of this type don’t have, it’s closer to being one continuous circle …read more

Carl Edwards Wins the Northern Tool.com 250

June 24, 2009 by Warren Hayashi  
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Carl Edwards Wins the Northern Tool.com 250

Drivers in NASCAR often finish one race and then jump in a plane and head off to another NASCAR competition at another track. They burn their candle on both ends, trying to race and win as much as possible, and are often very successful at this kind of endeavour.
This is just the scenario that allowed Roush Fenway Racing’s Carl Edwards to drive to victory Saturday night in the Nationwide Series Northern Tool.com 250 held at the Milwaukee Mile in West Allis, Wisconsin. Edwards had earlier in the day competed and practiced with his Cup Series car at Infineon Raceway but …read more

Kyle Busch Wins Federated Auto Parts 300

June 11, 2009 by Warren Hayashi  
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Kyle Busch Wins Federated Auto Parts 300

Kyle Busch just wants to race and win, and he did it again on Saturday night in the Federated Auto Parts 300 held at the Nashville Superspeedway. The fourth time in a row appeared to be the charm as he once again was in the lead for the most laps in the race, only this race starting from the pole position on the grid. This time Lady Luck didn’t show up to ruin his final run to the line and he was able to stay out in front for the final 24 laps. Busch’s ninth NASCAR win of the season …read more

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