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  • Johnson's Win Is Historic - But It's Not Over

    11/24/2009
    By Reid SpencerSporting News NASCAR Wire Service HOMESTEAD, Fla.—At long last, Jimmie Johnson allowed himself to savor the magnitude of his accomplishments—but don’t let that fool you. After finishing fifth in Sunday’s Ford 400 and wrapping up his fourth straight NASCAR Sprint Cup championship, Johnson reveled in the history he had just achieved. None of the legends of the sport—not Richard Petty, not Cale Yarborough, not David Pearson, not Dale Earnhardt—had ever won four consecutive series titles. Aside from the well-deserved—and fleeting—enjoyment of the moment, however, there’s nothing to indicate Johnson, 34, has reached a point where complacency will dull his desire. During a break from a photo shoot that had Johnson posing with his four Cup trophies, nearly four hours after the race, Johnson told Sporting News that winning four straight won’t diminish his drive for a fifth title. “I definitely have all those intentions to be as committed,” Johnson said. “There’ll be someday when things change and it’s not as … I guess when I think about retiring and all that. But for me, it’s not that it’s any work to do it, because my goal wasn’t to win a race and get out or win a championship and get out. “I’m a racer. That’s what I do at all times—I race. And I know I have at least another 10 years in me of racing, so while I’m racing, I want to be successful.” Perhaps the closest parallel to Johnson’s four straight championships can be found in Lance Armstrong’s all-but-unfathomable seven consecutive victories in the Tour de France. For seven straight years, Armstrong was willing to torture himself to prepare for one of sport’s most grueling events. Nor did Johnson relax after winning his third title last year. Instead, he paid more attention to his diet and ramped up his exercise and fitness program. Once satisfied to run second—if he gave his best effort—Johnson now stands at the pinnacle of stock car racing. “I’m happy that I’m operating at this high of a level, but from my days of riding motorcycles, I knew there were days when I left the track that I did all that I could,” he explained. “That’s all I ask myself, just to know in the bottom of my heart that I did all I could that day.  “If I did, I left the track happy. And for a large part of my career, I left the track happy, with a second-place trophy or a fifth-place trophy—I didn’t have this kind of success. It’s amazing to me now that I leave the track happy with the trophy and four of these things.” One person not likely to let Johnson settle for second is crew chief Chad Knaus. One hour after the checkered flag Sunday, and 84 days before the next Daytona 500, Knaus already was stewing. “I just got the gut-wrenching feeling that 2010 is coming soon,” Knaus said. “It just hit me. So, wow.” Johnson’s fellow drivers don’t think he’s finished rewriting the record books. “I can’t put Jimmie in history because he’s not done yet. … I think it’s premature to try to do that,” Jeff Burton said after finishing second to Denny Hamlin in Sunday’s Ford 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway. “But anybody that doesn’t respect what they’ve done isn’t being fair to them. “I understand pulling for somebody else—I get all that. I don’t really like the Cowboys very much. But I really think that I should respect what they’ve done, because it’s been incredible … if you would have told me four years ago that somebody would win four championships in a row, I would tell you you’re crazy.”
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  • Live Streaming Video Of Chase Driver Interviews And Post-Race Press Conferences From NASCAR Season Finale

    11/17/2009
    Throughout the 10-race Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup, www.texasmotorspeedway.com will be providing you with the special opportunity to watch the Chase driver press conferences as well as the post-qualifying and post-race press conferences LIVE from those respective speedways.
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  • Venturini Motorsports, Hoosier Debut ARCA Series To Texas Motor Speedway

    11/12/2009
    TOLEDO, Ohio (November 12, 2009)—The process of bringing ARCA Racing to Fort Worth’s Texas Motor Speedway is in full swing as exhibited by a private Hoosier Tire Test at the 1.5-mile Speedway Motorsports, Inc.-owned facility on Thursday.
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  • Live Streaming Video Of Chase Driver Interviews And Post-Race Press Conferences From Phoenix

    11/12/2009
    Throughout the 10-race Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup, www.texasmotorspeedway.com will be providing you with the special opportunity to watch the Chase driver press conferences as well as the post-qualifying and post-race press conferences LIVE from those respective speedways.
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  • God Bless Our Fort Hood Troops

    11/11/2009
    Texas Motor Speedway honored the fallen soldiers of the Fort Hood tragedy during the Dickies 500 weekend by painting the logo above on its frontstretch field. Texas Motor Speedway is 150 miles north of the site where 13 soldiers were killed and 31 others injured Thursday, Nov. 5.
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  • Busch Brothers Dominate Dickies 500 Weekend

    11/10/2009
     FORT WORTH, Texas (November 10, 2009) – In NASCAR’s 61 years of existence, there have been many seasons of brothers competing against each other.
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  • Dickies American Worker Of The Year Cashes In

    11/10/2009
    Kurt Busch walked away with the biggest payout for a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series winner in the 10-race Chase for the Sprint Cup, collecting $440,575 for the victory in Sunday’s Dickies 500.
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  • Season First For Four-Time Champion

    11/10/2009
    Four-time Sprint Cup Series champion Jeff Gordon has been “streaky” at Texas Motor Speedway this year.
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  • Post-Race Comments From Dickies 500 Winner Kurt Busch

    11/08/2009
    POST-RACE COMMENTS FROM DICKIES 500 WINNER KURT BUSCH, DRIVER OF THE NO. 2 MILLER LITE DODGE CHARGER:"Unbelievable!  I’m proud of our team and everybody pulling together hard.  Racing my little brother head to head for the win is bitter sweet.  I was rooting for him, but at the same time, we wanted to put our Miller Lite Dodge in victory lane.  We raced hard.  It was cat and mouse on those restarts.  Then it came down to the crew chief, Pat (Tryson) putting in the right calls and getting us the fuel mileage to bring it home."
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  • Kurt Busch Wins At Texas; Johnson Wrecks Early

    11/08/2009
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  • Kyle Busch Wins O'Reilly Challenge; Will Chase History In Sunday's Dickies 500

    11/07/2009
    FORT WORTH, Texas (November 7, 2009) – Kyle Busch (No. 18 Z-Line Designs/WWE SmackDown vs. Raw Toyota) continued his march toward NASCAR history with a win in Saturday’s O’Reilly Challenge Nationwide Series race, leaving him one victory away from an unprecedented weekend sweep of all three NASCAR events at Texas Motor Speedway.
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  • This Week's Chase Driver Interviews And Post-Race Press Conferences - Texas

    11/07/2009
    Throughout the 10-race Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup, www.texasmotorspeedway.com will be providing you with the special opportunity to watch the Chase driver press conferences as well as the post-qualifying and post-race press conferences LIVE from those respective speedways.
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  • Busch Captures WinStar World Casino 350k

    11/07/2009
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  • Johnson Fastest In Final Dickies 500 Practice

    11/07/2009
     
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  • Kenseth Wins O'Reilly Challenge Pole

    11/06/2009
    FORT WORTH, Texas (November 6, 2009) – Matt Kenseth (No. 16 CitiFinancial Ford) won his second NASCAR Nationwide Series pole position at Texas Motor Speedway with a lap of 187.201 miles per hour during Friday’s 7-Eleven Qualifying Day for the O’Reilly Challenge.
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  • Four-Time Series Champion Jeff Gordon Wins Pole For Sunday's Dickies 500

    11/06/2009
    FORT WORTH, Texas (November 6, 2009) – Four-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Jeff Gordon (No. 24 DuPont Chevrolet) won the Dickies 500 pole for the second consecutive year, earning the position with a lap of 191.117 miles per hour during Friday’s 7-Eleven Qualifying Day at Texas Motor Speedway.
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  • Bowyer Fastest In Dickies 500 Practice

    11/06/2009
    FORT WORTH, Texas (November 5, 2009) – Clint Bowyer (No. 33 Cheerios/Hamburger Helper Chevrolet) posted the fastest lap at 189.381 miles per hour in Friday’s 90-minute NASCAR Sprint Cup Series practice session for the Dickies 500 at Texas Motor Speedway.
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  • Carl Edwards Fastest In Final O'Reilly Challenge Practice

    11/06/2009
    Carl Edwards was quickest in the final practice for the NASCAR Nationwide Series O'Reilly Challenge practice at Texas Motor Speedway with a lap of 184.200 MPH.
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  • David Ragan Quickest In First O'Reilly Challenge Practice

    11/06/2009
    David Ragan was the fastest in the first practice for the NASCAR Nationwide Series O'Reilly Challenge with a lap of 184.401 MPH.
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  • Matt Crafton Takes The 7-Eleven Qualifying Pole For The WinStar World Casino 350k

    11/05/2009
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