Bliss Wins Carquest Auto Parts 300

May 27, 2009 by Warren Hayashi  
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Bliss Wins Carquest Auto Parts 300

Never let a good thing go by not grabbing on for the ride! On Saturday night in the Carquest Auto Parts 300 Nationwide Series race on Lowe’s Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C. Mike Bliss used this idea to take advantage of superior fuel management and mileage to take the lead and then Mother Nature did the rest. As three short laps after Bliss took the lead the rain began to fall and NASCAR officials decided to pull the red flag out, making Bliss the official winner with thirty laps remaining in the scheduled 200.
This is Mike Bliss’s second victory in … [Read More]

What, Toyota Lost Their Horsepower? Kyle Busch Didn’t Notice

July 27, 2008 by Tim Zaegel  
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What, Toyota Lost Their Horsepower? Kyle Busch Didn’t Notice

Earlier in the week NASCAR implimented new rules restricting the horsepower output in the Nationwide Series engines, specifically targeting Toyota, as they were the only manufacturer running the effected engine packages. But, even that couldn’t stop Kyle Busch from dominating Saturday night at O’Reilly Raceway Park.
Busch started the race from the outside pole, and then ran away with the race, leading 197 of the 200 laps. The victory is Busch’s sixth NNS win of the season, and his 15th between NASCAR’s three premier series, surpassing the previous record set by Kevin Harvick. Colin Braun, in search of his first NASCAR … [Read More]

NASCAR Rivals: Mike Bliss, Reed Sorenson, Scott Wimmer Wreck at Gateway

July 23, 2008 by Tim Zaegel  
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NASCAR Rivals: Mike Bliss, Reed Sorenson, Scott Wimmer Wreck at Gateway

Going for his third Nationwide Series win at Gateway International Raceway this past weekend, Reed Sorenson came up a bit short with a little over 80 laps to go when his car got loose getting into Turn 3 and hooked onto the no. 29 car of Scott Wimmer. The two wrecked each other into the wall and collected the no. 1 of Mike Bliss along the way.
The incident really started when David Reutimann got into the back of Sorenson coming out of Turn 2, which got him loose going through the next turns, leaving him pinched up near the wall going … [Read More]

Edwards the Hometown Victor at Gateway

July 20, 2008 by Tim Zaegel  
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Edwards the Hometown Victor at Gateway

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Even with the Sprint Cup Series taking the week off, it was still a busy weekend for Missouri native, Carl Edwards …. particularly because he decided to commit to a three-day bicycle trip from his hometown of Columbia, MO to the track that lies in Madison, IL - just outside of the St. Louis metro-area.
Edwards made the trip and got to the track in time to qualify third for the Missouri-Illinois Dodge Dealers 250 at Gateway International Raceway, and then passed Jason Leffler with 48 laps remaining en route to picking up … [Read More]

Tony Stewart Becomes 22nd Different Winner at New Hampshire

June 28, 2008 by Tim Zaegel  
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Tony Stewart Becomes 22nd Different Winner at New Hampshire

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Tony Stewart has given the media something else to talk about for a day, as he conquered Camping World RV Sales 200 on Saturday, to become the Nationwide Series’ 22nd winner at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in just as many races. With Joey Logano sitting out of the no. 20 Joe Gibbs Toyota for the next few weeks, Stewart answered the call this weekend and led his JGR teammates to the finish line.
After leading the most laps on the afternoon, Stewart took the white flag as he tried to hold off teammates, Denny Hamlin … [Read More]

Edwards Wins a Wild One in Milwuakee

June 21, 2008 by Tim Zaegel  
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Edwards Wins a Wild One in Milwuakee

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Carl Edwards was named the winner of Saturday night’s Camping World RV Rental 250 at the Milwuakee Mile, and pulled into Victory Lane in the Nationwide Series for the first time since winning in Nashville last June, but the 250-mile race was hardly one that lacked emotion, excitement and controversy.
The first half of the race was dominated by polesitter, Brad Keselowski, who was looking to his second win for JR Motorsports in a three-week span, but despite leading the most laps on the evening, it just wasn’t meant to be. Last … [Read More]

Logano Masters Kentucky

June 15, 2008 by Tim Zaegel  
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Logano Masters Kentucky

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In only his third start in the Nationwide Series, 18-year old Joey Logano was nothing but masterful during Saturday’s Meijer 300 at Kentucky Speedway en route to picking up his first career victory in the series. Logano passed teammate, Kyle Busch, for the lead on lap 147 and stayed there for the ensuing 53 laps to become the youngest winner in Nationwide history at 18 years, 21 days (the former record was held by Casey Atwood at 18 years, 10 months, 9 days in 1999 at Milwuakee). The victory also gives Joe Gibbs Racing … [Read More]

Bowyer Wins First Checkers of 2008

March 15, 2008 by Tim Zaegel  
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Bowyer Wins First Checkers of 2008

It should be of little surprise to most fans considering what we’ve already endured in this 2008 NASCAR season, but after running only 171 laps in the Mini-Sharpie 300 today, NASCAR officials stopped the race and made it official due to heavy rain. Clint Bowyer picked up his first win of the season after leading 126 laps, though even he admitted that the best car on the track was the no. 9 of Kasey Kahne.
Bowyer and Kahne raced each other for a good forty-plus laps, but Kahne did all he could to lay off Clint’s bumper, and in the end … [Read More]


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