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

July 27, 2008 by Tim Zaegel  
Filed under Racing

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

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

Keselowski Wins First NASCAR Race at Nashville

June 8, 2008 by Tim Zaegel  
Filed under Racing

Keselowski Wins First NASCAR Race at Nashville

Brad Keselowski picked up his first win in the Nationwide Series on Saturday night, and the first of the season for JR Motorsports, as he took the lead from points leader, Clint Bowyer, with just five laps remaining and then cruised on his way to victory, winning the Federated Auto Parts 300 at Nashville Superspeedway.
Keselowski set the stage for the finish of the race when he stayed out on the track on lap 79 of the 225 lap event as the rest of the leaders made their way down pit road, led by then race leader, Joey Logano. The call …read more

RCR With Another 1-2 Finish

March 22, 2008 by Tim Zaegel  
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RCR With Another 1-2 Finish

It was the first time in 2008 that a Nationwide Series race was won by someone other than a Sprint Cup regular, the second week in a row that RCR posted a 1-2 NASCAR finish, and the first time since 2003 that Scott Wimmer visited victory lane. And, to make it all the more sweeter for Wimmer, the win came in a week in which the Sprint Cup enjoyed a weekend without racing, meaning that Scott had the stage all to himself after picking up the checkers in Saturday’s Pepsi 300.
The no. 20 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota of Kyle Busch …read more

Season Preview: Bill Davis Racing

February 11, 2008 by Tim Zaegel  
Filed under Racing

Season Preview: Bill Davis Racing

Entering into their sixteenth season in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, Bill Davis Racing has yet to find the keys to success to put them on a more competitive level with NASCAR’s elite. The organization hasn’t won a race at this level since 2002 – the season that Ward Burton captured the Daytona 500 – and even worse, they’ve only had 12 top-ten finishes over the last 5 years.
Business wasn’t always so bleak for this race team, however. In 2001, Burton finished 14th in the points standings for Bill Davis, but then dropped down to 25th in ’02, and the …read more


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