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Running Their Mouth: Subway Fresh Fit 500K

Running Their Mouth: Subway Fresh Fit 500K

"He [Rick Hendrick] makes dreams come true. I watched Tim Richmond win after he was sick, [and] this is as big a deal to me. Arlene [Martin's wife], thank you for letting me do it. I knew Tony Stewart was good for awhile... I knew I had the opportunity to lose it. But Tony raced me clean." _Mark Martin, race winner_ "You can't say you're unhappy running second, especially to Mark Martin. It's good to see him still kicking butt. It just shows a guy like him can kick our butts like everyone else... Really proud of Darian Grubb and all the guys on this team. I can taste it. I know it's coming." _Tony Stewart, finished 2nd_ Read More »

Running Their Mouth: Samsung 500

Running Their Mouth: Samsung 500

_Each week, we’ll go through media reports, interviews, PR, and all of our own stuff to find the best quotes from the Sprint Cup race, capturing the story of how the weekend unfolded. It’s the most original commentary you’ll ever find: the truth, coming straight out of the mouths of the drivers, crew members, and car owners themselves. This week, here’s a sneak peek at what a select few were thinking following the Samsung 500 at Texas Motor Speedway:_ "If you're in this sport long enough -- and whether or not you’ve had success -- you're gonna have ups and downs. When you don't win and have to hear about it every weekend, you feel like you've never won. If I hadn't gotten out first, I wouldn't have won. We had a great stop, and that was all the difference. That's how important track position is with this car." _Jeff Gordon_ Read More »

Running Their Mouth: Goody’s Fast Pain Relief 500

Running Their Mouth: Goody’s Fast Pain Relief 500

_Each week, we’ll go through media reports, interviews, PR, and all of our own stuff to find the best quotes from the Sprint Cup race, capturing the story of how the weekend unfolded. It’s the most original commentary you’ll ever find: the truth, coming straight out of the mouths of the drivers, crew members, and car owners themselves. This week, here’s a sneak peek at what a select few were thinking following the Goody's Fast Pain Relief 500 at Martinsville Speedway:_ "I'm out of breath. That was just a fun day. We didn't have the best car at the start. We opted to lose track position and work on the car. I wanted to win for Mr. Hendrick on the 25th anniversary of Hendrick Motorsports winning." _Jimmie Johnson_ Read More »

Running Their Mouth: Kobalt Tools 500

Running Their Mouth: Kobalt Tools 500

_Each week, we’ll go through media reports, interviews, PR, and all our own stuff to find the best quotes from the Sprint Cup race, capturing the story of how the weekend unfolded. It’s the most original commentary you’ll ever find: the truth, coming straight out of the mouths of the drivers, crew members, and car owners themselves. This week, here’s a sneak peek at what a select few were thinking following the Kobalt Tools 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway:_ "This was big. I have to thank my Miller Lite guys, this car was unbelievable. Good things come to those who wait. We've waited over a year and a half for this CoT to find a good package, and we've had that to start 2009. Penske power is back! This feels awesome. I've got to thank guys like Carl Edwards for racing me clean at the end." _Kurt Busch_ Read More »

Driver Review : Mike Skinner

Driver Review : Mike Skinner

*2008 Rides:* No. 27 Bill Davis Racing Toyota (1 race) No. 84 Team Red Bull Toyota (7 races) No. 00 Michael Waltrip Racing Toyota (3 races) *2008 Primary Sponsors:* Bad Boy Mowers (No. 27) Red Bull (No. 84) Champion Mortgage / Affliction Clothing (No. 00) *2008 Owners:* Bill Davis (No. 27) Dietrich Mateschitz (No. 84) Michael Waltrip (No. 00) Read More »

Driver Review : Kurt Busch

Driver Review : Kurt Busch

*2008 Ride:* No. 2 Penske Racing Dodge *2008 Primary Sponsor:* Miller Lite *2008 Owner:* Roger Penske *2008 Crew Chief:* Pat Tryson *Stats:* 36 Races, 1 Win, 5 Top 5s, 10 Top 10s, 0 Poles, 18th in points. *Best Finish:* 1st -- New Hampshire, June. *High Point:* In the season opener, Kurt Busch helped push teammate Ryan Newman to victory and the first 1-2 sweep by Dodge in the Daytona 500. The victory earned Newman a $1 million bonus from Dodge, and started their Penske organization off on the right foot. Read More »

Tearing Apart the Trucks : West Coast Rookies

Tearing Apart the Trucks : West Coast Rookies

After an exciting season opener at Daytona International Speedway, the series heads out west for the San Bernardino County 200 at California Speedway. In 2000, a young rookie by the name of Kurt Busch won the Motorola 200 at California to close out the truck series season. That win was his fourth of the season, and Busch remains the only truck series rookie to score a win at the two mile track. Read More »

Tearing Apart the Trucks : Season Preview Part II

Tearing Apart the Trucks : Season Preview Part II

Last week, we talked about Craftsman leaving the series, team mergers and splits, and the 2008 rookie class. This week, we examine which drivers find themselves with new teams during the offseason and what to expect from the series. Jack Sprague, winner of the 2007 season opener at Daytona, joined Kevin Harvick, Inc. and will be driving the No. 2 Chevy. American Commercial Lines will be primary sponsor for the first 15 races, but there has been no word yet on the last 10. Sprague joins rival and defending truck series champion Ron Hornaday, Jr. In 2007, the two combined for 3 wins and 32 Top 10's, and Sprague finished 9th in the series standings. Sprague and Hornaday, Jr. have six championships between them and are the only two drivers in the truck series to have three championships to their individual credit. Read More »