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Fuel Mileage is Key for Busch at Michigan

The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series returns to Michigan International Speedway for this weekend’s CARFAX 400, the 23rd of 36 point races on the 2009 Sprint Cup Series schedule.

With only four races remaining in the “Race to The Chase”, the focus is intensifying in and around 12th-place in the NASCAR Sprint Cup standings, otherwise known as the “Chase cut-off.” After the season’s 26th race at Richmond on Sept. 12, the top 12 drivers in the season point standings qualify for the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup, NASCAR’s 10-race “playoffs” that determine the series champion.

Heading into Michigan this weekend, Kurt…

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Fuel Mileage is Key for Busch at Michigan

Kurt Busch Drives Career-Best at Watkins Glen

Kurt Busch drove the No. 2 Miller Lite Dodge Charger to a seventh-place finish Monday in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Watkins Glen, a career best on the 2.45-mile, 11-turn road course. His previous best at The Glen was 10th.

Mother Nature disrupted the racing schedule for the second consecutive weekend. Drivers were strapped in and ready for the command to start engines on Sunday when a thunderstorm moved into the area. Drying efforts continued for more than two hours. Those efforts were hampered by an occasional drizzle. At 4:07 p.m., NASCAR made the call to postpone the…

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Kurt Busch Drives Career-Best at Watkins Glen

Sam Hornish Jr. Scores Career-Best NASCAR Sprint Cup Finish

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Sam Hornish Jr. posted a career-best NASCAR Sprint Cup Series finish of fourth in Monday’s Sunoco Red Cross Pennsylvania 500 at Pocono Raceway. The event was postponed one day due to rain.

Kasey Kahne and Kurt Busch raced in the top 10 throughout the 200-lap event with both leading the race during the afternoon. Kahne led twice for 35 laps and Busch was at the point for 14 circuits. Kahne finished fourth and Busch ended up ninth.

Mother Nature disrupted the racing activities throughout the weekend. Friday’s qualifying was rained out. Fortunately, there…

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Sam Hornish Jr. Scores Career-Best NASCAR Sprint Cup Finish