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Gamble Nets Johnson 1st Win of '08

No. 48 Chevrolet stays on track while everyone else pits down stretch

(Newser) - Jimmie Johnson gave Hendrick Motorsports its first NASCAR Sprint Cup victory of the year, winning a fuel gamble last night at Phoenix International Speedway. As leader after leader dove for the pits to take on gas in the waning laps, Johnson's No. 48 Chevrolet stayed on track and the two-time... More »

Earnhardt Takes Qualifier, Poised for Daytona

Can make history by adding 500 win to Shootout and qualifying wins

(Newser) - Dale Earnhardt Jr. continued his newfound success with Hendrick Motorsports yesterday, winning the first qualifying race for Sunday's Daytona 500. Coupled with his win in last Saturday's Shootout, Earnhardt must now be considered the favorite at the 500, and is on the cusp of a sweep no driver has yet... More »

Jr. Hangs With Team in Daytona

Earnhardt Jr. eager to get new NASCAR season rolling

(Newser) - Dale Earnhardt Jr. is itching to get racing. The newest member of Hendrick Motorsports made an unusal visit a week before his scheduled test date for next month’s Daytona 500, just to schmooze with new team members, reports the Virginian-Pilot. "It's painful watching other cars go around the... More »

Johnson Extends NASCAR Reign

No. 48 makes it two straight with conservative 7th-place finish

(Newser) - With a conservative game plan in the top stock car circuit's finale at the Homestead-Miami Speedway, Jimmie Johnson cruised to a 7th-place finish, easily netting him the NASCAR season title. Johnson had won his previous four races and needed only to place in the top 18 in Florida. Mentor and... More »

This Bud—and No. 8—Is Not for Earnhardt

Contract with new team strips racer of number with 'tremendous history'

(Newser) - Dale Earnhardt Jr., whose Budweiser ride has long been iconic among NASCAR fans, will have to surrender the number 8 under the terms of a new team contract. The racer, who's leaving his father's Dale Earnhardt, Inc., to replace Kyle Busch at Hendrick Motorsports, will also strip the Budweiser paint-job... More »

Spitzer Rolls With NASCAR Crowd

It's off to the races for flesh-pressing Harvard Democrat

(Newser) - The Times noticed an unlikely NASCAR fan at this weekend's race in upstate New York—Governor Eliot Spitzer, who was no doubt running slightly left of the pack. Spitzer, whose brother-in-law is an engineer for NASCAR's Hendrick Motorsports, said he was supporting his favorite driver, Hendrick driver Jeff Gordon. The... More »

Bud Plans to Ditch Earnhardt

King of Beers eyes Kahne; Pepsi bubbles to rebound Jr.

(Newser) - Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s number 8 car is fixing for a makeover: ESPN says the Hendricks Motorsports driver is likely to lose his Budweiser sponsorship to number 9 Kasey Kahne. And though negotiations are largely undisclosed, rumor has it that Jr.'s Chevy will be painted in PepsiCo colors next... More »

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