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With his fifth victory at Dover and second at the track this year, Jimmie Johnson affirmed that his No. 48 Chevrolet team is a serious threat to win a fourth straight NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship.
Paulie Harraka led 149 of 150 laps en route to winning the Toyota/Copart 150, while Jason Bowles came away with a fourth-place finish to clinch the 2009 series championship.
Johnny Sauter led a race-high 62 laps. He surrendered the lead to pit under caution on Lap 120 to take right-side tires and emerged in fourth behind Matt Crafton, Jason White and Timothy Peters, who all stayed out.
After passing polesitter Kyle Busch for the lead on Lap 118 at Dover International Speedway, Clint Bowyer led the final 83 laps of the Dover 200 and beat Mike Bliss to the finish line by 1.319 seconds to win his second series race of the season and the eighth of his career.
Winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship isn’t quite as difficult as dropping Guitar Hero down the chimneys of every kid on the planet overnight, but it comes close. Juan Pablo Montoya’s wish list, although short, is a focused and comprehensive one.
Toyota continues its drive toward a fourth consecutive Manufacturers’ Championship. Busch’s New Hampshire victory increased the truck maker’s lead to 18 points over Chevrolet.
This weekend, Brian Vickers will become the youngest driver ever to reach 200 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series starts in six full seasons of competition.
While Justin Allgaier and Steve Wallace play out their duel for the fifth position in the series standings, there are many storylines surrounding places 6-10 and beyond.
Three NASCAR Titles On The Line-Camping World East and West, and Canadian Tire championships to be decided
The champagne is ready, and the trophies are waiting. This weekend, three NASCAR Touring Series across North America will crown their champions, and two other series will take a significant step toward deciding their titlist during one of their biggest events of their season.
50-year-old Mark Martin held off Juan Pablo Montoya on a three-lap sprint to the finish Sunday to win the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship opener at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
Ageless Mark Martin, 50, held off a tremendous charge by Juan Pablo Montoya and Denny Hamlin with three laps to go to win the Sylvania 300.
Kyle Busch took on four seconds’ worth of fuel during a splash-and-go on Lap 172 of 200 and got back on track ahead of Ron Hornaday.
When the field for the Chase was set following the race at Richmond, Mark Martin’s reaction to his enviable position at the top of the driver standings was to praise his crew chief, Alan Gustafson, and say, “I’m having the time of my life.”
A native of Mauston, Wis., Kelly Bires has frequented the NASCAR Nationwide Series and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series since 2006.
When the 2009 Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup begins Sunday at New Hampshire, several drivers will be in the spotlight for reasons other than their seeding.
The race is in a sense a home race for Skinner’s team, Randy Moss Motorsports. Owner Randy Moss begins his 12th NFL season Monday night against the Buffalo Bills as the head wide receiver of the New England Patriots, which is based in Foxboro, Mass., only a two-hour drive from Loudon, N.H.
Local native Denny Hamlin from Chesapeake finally won a NASCAR Sprint Cup race at his home track after coming “oh, so close” so many times before.
Matt Crafton was involved in incidents in back-to-back restarts with 10 laps remaining that knocked out the first-place and second-place trucks.
Heading into the race weekend at Richmond, I asked my mom to say a little prayer for Brian Vickers; Mom has better connections in that area than I do.
Because of an ignition problem in qualifying, Edwards started from the rear of the field under a penalty for adjustments outside of impound.
Richard Petty claimed nine of his record 200 victories in a Ford in 1969, the only year he drove the brand.
The NASCAR Hall of Fame broke ground in Charlotte on Jan. 25, 2007 and will open May 11, 2010.
Six of the Madison, Ill., facility’s previous winners are series champions, including defending winner Ron Hornaday Jr. (No. 33 Longhorn Chevrolet). The six — Hornaday, Johnny Benson, Greg Biffle, Todd Bodine (No. 30 Ventrillo Toyota), Ted Musgrave and Jack Sprague — own all but three of series’ 14 season titles.
Race No. 26, the final race of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series “regular season,” is an anticipated event for every single driver in the series. But it’s something else entirely for Denny Hamlin.
Kenny Wallace will become the 17th driver in NASCAR history to start at least 800 races. The distinguished list includes names such as Richard Petty, Mark Martin, Dale Earnhardt and fellow NASCAR Nationwide driver Morgan Shepherd (No. 89 Lagina Plumbing/Eldora Speedway Dodge).
NASCAR does not release official attendance figures. Several reporters estimated attendance for the Pep Boys Auto 500 as about 100,000, a big increase from the estimated attendance of 60,000 for the Kobalt Tools 500 in March.
Eight spots remain in the 2009 Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup – and
11 drivers are mathematically in contention for securing one. Matt Kenseth is just 20 points inside the top-12 driver points standings in his quest to make the chase again.
Enumclaw, Wash. native Kasey Kahne may have locked himself into the NASCAR Chase for the Sprint Cup 2009 with a win on Sunday night in Atlanta.
Mike Skinner pulled away from Aric Almirola
on a restart with four laps to go on the .875-mile track and went on to win by
Kevin Harvick’s car was stronger on long runs, and the driver of the No. 33 Chevrolet passed Busch for the lead with 48 laps left and began to pull away.