HE CAME, HE DROVE, HE ALMOST WON

 CHARLOTTE _ The six NASCAR touring season champions met with members of the media for lunch and a race at the 2nd Annual NASCAR Toyota Champions/Media Karting Showdown at Victory Lane Karting on Tuesday. Ryan Truex represented the NASCAR Camping World Series East, Jason Bowles the NASCAR Camping World West, Andrew Ranger the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series, Phillip Morris the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series, Donny Lia the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour and George Brunnhoelzl III the NASCAR Whel ...

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KURT BUSCH WINS DICKIES 500 AS CHASE RACE TIGHTENS UP

Jimmie Johnson wrecked, Kurt Busch won a fuel-mileage thriller and one lucky fan won $1 million at the Dickies 500 at Texas Motor Speedway on Sunday. Johnson's wreck on lap 3 put Mark Martin and Jeff Gordon back in contention for the title with two races to go in the Chase. Busch survived a fuel finish that saw fellow contender Kyle Busch, who was attempting to sweep the weekend, run dry during the closing laps. The big winner? That would be Michael McGee of Broken Bow, Okla. He was named the Di ...

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DICKIES 500 TV AND START TIME

Dickies 500 at Texas Motor SpeedwayChase race: No. 8Date: Sun., Nov. 8, 2009TV: 2:30 PM ET on ABCRace time: 3:30 PM ETFavorite: Jimmie JohnsonThe week in review:All Left Turns joined FacebookESPN reported that Junior will sign DanicaPatrick Reynolds wrote about 5 fan fixes for Talladega and why they won't workSteve Wingate ventured into the heart of Junior Nation - Talladega, AlabamaDale Watermill's fancy math says Johnson has a 98.6 percent chance of winning titleDan Farkas took NASCAR behind t ...

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AMP ENERGY 500 TV AND START TIME

Amp Energy 500 at Talladega SuperspeedwayChase race: No. 7Date: Sunday, Nov. 1, 2009TV: Noon ET on ABCRace time: 1:19 PMFavorite: Tony StewartThe week in review:McGrew will be Junior's dictator in 2010Steve Wingate showed off some cool Halloween paint schemesPatrick Reynolds offered five suggestions on how to improve NASCARA.J. Allmendinger was busted for drunk drivingJunior joined the bottom 10 in the FLOPPER standingsAJ, Danica, Bo Duke and other race car driver public driving FAILsDan Farkas ...

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AMP ENERGY 500 ODDS

Tallafrickindega. A word? Not even close. Dreadful grammar? Damn skippy. But when you take a look at the odds for this week’s Amp Energy 500, it’s clear why this bad boy is a track unlike any other on the Sprint Cup circuit. JIMMIE JOHNSON IS WHERE?Sure, our research suggests Johnson will win his fourth consecutive Sprint Cup. But three others have better odds than Johnson, a stark contrast from last week in Martinsville where Vegas was begging you not to take the champ.BRAD ...

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UPDATED CHAMPIONSHIP PROBABILITY TABLE: JOHNSON ROUTING THE FIELD

Following Sunday's race in Martinsville we have a new, updated championship probability table. As always, the numbers are determined by using past results from this season to predict future success. 1) With the exception of the already-eliminated Denny Hamlin, Jimmie Johnson's second-place finish added to his lead against all of his Chase competitors.2) There really isn't much to say here, with Johnson pulling off finishes like this. It's going to take a wreck for him to lose this title. And ...

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HAMLIN WINS IN MARTINSVILLE AS JOHNSON INCREASES CHASE LEAD

Denny Hamlin won the TUMS Fast Relief 500 at Martinsville on Sunday, which is great and all, but the real story is that Jimmie Johnson extended his Chase lead with a second-place finish that stretched his points lead from 90 to 118 over Mark Martin, who finished eighth. The race featured all of the bumping and banging and Scott Speed single-car accidents you come to expect at Martinsville. With four races to go, Johnson looks unbeatable. In other news, at no point did Juan Pablo Montoya go out f ...

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MARTINSVILLE TV AND START TIME

TUMS Fast Relief 500 at Martinsville SpeedwayChase race: No. 6Date: Sunday, Oct. 25, 2009TV: ABC at 1 pm ETRace time: 1:43 pm ETFavorite: Jimmie JohnsonThe week in review:Patrick Reynolds crafted the perfect Sprint Cup scheduleJunior fans started an online petition demanding changes at HendrickCarl Edwards had a baby showerMichael Waltrip proved he can't drive off the track eitherChad Knaus made a bucket listTony Stewart told America he goes commandoWe compiled a list of the 25 hottest women in ...

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JOHNSON DOMINATING THE CHASE

CONCORD, N.C. _ He dominated practice. He dominated qualifying. And at the end of the night the right team was celebrating in Victory Lane. Clearly driving the best car all weekend long, Jimmie Johnson was able to give crew chief Chad Knaus the one thing he wanted his entire career – the perfect weekend.Leading five times for a total of 92 laps, Johnson moved past teammate Jeff Gordon with 13 laps to go to take the top spot. Once he cleared the No. 24, Johnson set sail toward the checkered ...

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JOHNSON GETS KNAUS PERFECT WEEKEND

With his victory at Lowe's Motor Speedway on Saturday night, Jimmie Johnson has won three of the first five Chase races and is pulling away from the field in his quest for a fourth straight Sprint Cup title. Johnson lost the lead to teammate Jeff Gordon following a restart with 15 laps to go, but took the lead back for good two laps later. Johnson and crew chief Chad Knaus pulled off a perfect weekend, running the fastest in every practice, winning the pole and the race. The perfect weekend has ...

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