Wednesday, September 23rd, 2009

The Race for the Chase is Heating up

August 24, 2009 by Warren Hayashi  
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The Race for the Chase is Heating up

Tony Stewart is breathing a little easier after securing his invitation to NASCAR’s postseason showdown last weekend during the race at Michigan. Jeff Gordon and Jimmie Johnson will be competing Saturday night at Bristol Motor Speedway. They need a sixth and second place respectively to book their spots for the Chase and you can expect them to run a fast and controlled race. Winning is always the goal but with the Chase being so important to NASCAR these days, expect them to stay within themselves and not take any unnecessary chances that could cost them their berth in the Chase.
Kyle …read more

Tony Stewart Wins Heluva Good! at The Glen

August 12, 2009 by Warren Hayashi  
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Tony Stewart Wins Heluva Good! at The Glen

Tony Stewart continued his dream race season on a cloud of racing success Monday in the rain delayed Heluva Good! at The Glen, by taking his fifth victory on the pavement at Watkins Glen International in front of an enthusiastic crowd. He got back in the car after making a few adjustments to the way his No. 14 Chevrolet handles and then was able to get to the front of the pack and hold off his competition with a much improved car. The Sprint Cup leader stayed near the front until there were only 17 laps left, before moving in …read more

The Chase is Just Around the Corner

August 8, 2009 by Warren Hayashi  
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The Chase is Just Around the Corner

The racers and teams in NASCAR are still trying to solidify their position in the upcoming twelve-man Chase and Juan Montoya and Kasey Kahne managed to finish high enough in Monday’s Sunoco Red Cross Pennsylvania 500 to put them in a good position to make it to the Chase. Clint Bowyer and Brian Vickers finished good enough to-put themselves in position to make it to the Chase if they continue to run fast and finish good. There unfortunately has to be a few frustrating days at every race during the season for every driver and it turned out to be …read more

Sunoco Red Cross Pennsylvania Pole Position

July 31, 2009 by Warren Hayashi  
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Sunoco Red Cross Pennsylvania Pole Position

Tony Stewart will be hoping for rain before every qualifying round if events keep going the way they have the last two times he qualified for a NASCAR event. Friday’s qualifying round for Sunday’s Sunoco Red Cross Pennsylvania 500 was canceled due to persistent rain falling on the 2.5-mile triangular venue of Pocono Raceway.
Marking the second time in as many events that qualifying for an event has been canceled due to inclement weather and the fifth time this year a qualifying round for a Sprint Cup race has been canceled due to rain. This is important in that Tony Stewart …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

Martin Wins the LifeLock.com 400

July 13, 2009 by Warren Hayashi  
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Martin Wins the LifeLock.com 400

50 year old Mark Martin is like a fine wine this year as he won his 2009 series best fourth Sprint Cup competition of the year and the 39th of his long and illustrious racing career Saturday night at Chicago’s 1.5 mile Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet, Illinois. The last man standing on a night of body-slamming and bump-drafting that included seven cautions, the last one with only two laps left in the race due to oil on the track from Kyle Busch’s blown engine. Mark Martin pulled away after a double-file restart after the seventh caution of the night and …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

Tony Stewart Wins the Coke Zero 400

July 6, 2009 by Warren Hayashi  
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Tony Stewart Wins the Coke Zero 400

Tony Stewart must have felt like the last fighter standing after crossing the finish line first in the Coke Zero 400 Cup Series competition Saturday night at Daytona International Speedway. His ability to manage his car through a long race and stay out of the any race ending altercations with the other racers ultimately helped him make it first to the finish line. He became the beneficiary of Kyle Busch slamming into the front-stretch wall after an unsuccessful attempt at a high block that saw his car clip Tony Stewart’s as he came high to block, which resulted in his …read more

Kasey Kahne Wins the Toyota/SaveMart 350

June 26, 2009 by Warren Hayashi  
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Kasey Kahne Wins the Toyota/SaveMart 350

Kasey Kahne had a hard time finding Victory Lane after winning Sunday’s Toyota/SaveMart 350 held at Infineon Raceway in Sonoma, California. It has been awhile since the No. 9 Richard Petty Motorsports Dodge had to find its way to the winners circle and Kahne had to ask for directions to find the crowd of fans and industry professionals waiting to pay homage to the latest winner of the 2009 NASCAR season.
Kahne had to fight off early challenges by the field, but once he got up to speed the quality of his ride and driving skill started to take over. He had to …read more

Tony Stewart Wins the Pocono 500

June 8, 2009 by Warren Hayashi  
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Tony Stewart Wins the Pocono 500

The sun finally shined on Tony Stewart’s dreams of a possible third Sprint Cup championship to go with his first two on Sunday afternoon as he came from behind to beat the field to the finish line and win the Pocono 500 in front of thousands of unbelieving fans. This victory along with his recent win in the All-Star Race last month certainly validates Stewart’s belief that he can still compete against the best and maybe even hang-in long enough to sneak around the corner at the end of the year and steal his third title.
Stewart had to start at …read more

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