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 Driver: Hendrick Motorsports 11/03/08, Time: 11:51 am
 News: Mark Martin confirmed that he will not race in the season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway in the No. 5 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet. Casey Mears is moving to Richard Childress Racing next season, but will close out 2008 with Hendrick. (NASCAR.com)
 Driver: Carl Edwards 11/03/08, Time: 11:47 am
 News: Carl Edwards won the Dickies 500 at Texas Motor Speedway, his 8th win of the 2008 season. The team took a huge gamble to stretch their fuel window during the last section of the race. ?I thought there's no way we can go this slow, save this much fuel, and still be leading this race? said Edwards. ?The car was very fast. We got behind on that last pit stop and it was still very cool to win the thing.? Edwards was able to close the gap on Chase leader Jimmie Johnson. Edwards is now trailing by 106 points with two races remaining. Edwards gained 77 points this weekend, so it?s not impossible for him to win the series title after all. (Eric Adams/SB)
 Driver: Jamie McMurray 11/03/08, Time: 11:47 am
 News: Jamie McMurray finished 3rd in the Dickies 500 at Texas Motor Speedway, his best finish of the season. "We made a great call to put two tires on with 70 laps to go,? McMurray said. ?We ran that out and put two more tires on, but some of those guys were able to make it on fuel, but, overall, that was cool to get the lead that way and it?s pretty exciting to have the possibility to win, so the guys did a really good job in the pits all night.? He is now 18th in the Sprint Cup standings. (Eric Adams/SB)
 Driver: Jeff Gordon 11/03/08, Time: 11:47 am
 News: Jeff Gordon finished 2nd in the Dickies 500 at Texas Motor Speedway. He jumped to 5th in the Sprint Cup standings. "That Lucky Dog really played in our favor because we able to roll around there quite a few laps and come in later and top off, I conserved a little bit under yellow,? Gordon said. ?When they said we were one lap short, I really wasn't that worried. I was still letting off real early. We didn't know the No. 99 was going to go for it, obviously a great call. Second is like a win for me here at Texas.? With a couple solid runs, Gordon should finish either 4th or 5th in the standings. (Eric Adams/SB)
 Driver: Clint Bowyer 11/03/08, Time: 11:44 am
 News: Clint Bowyer finished 4th in the Dickies 500 at Texas Motor Speedway. ?We were better in the heat of the day,? Bowyer said. ?Kinda fought that throughout the whole race. But the Jack Daniel's Chevrolet was good. Had a lot of fun out there. Those guys out-guts us, they had a little more guts than we did. Nonetheless a good run for us." Bowyer is 6th in the Sprint Cup standings, 267 points behind Chase leader Jimmie Johnson. (Eric Adams/SB)
 Driver: Greg Biffle 11/03/08, Time: 11:42 am
 News: Greg Biffle finished 5th in the Dickies 500 at Texas Motor Speedway. "It turned into a fuel mileage race and it?s unfortunate,? Biffle said. ?We had a pretty good car at the end, but fuel mileage won this thing and that was kind of unusual. I can?t quite figure out how my teammate can go eight laps more than I can, either, so we?ll just have to go back and do our homework." Biffle is 3rd in the Sprint Cup standings, 143 points behind Chase leader Jimmie Johnson. (Eric Adams/SB)
 Driver: Kyle Busch 11/03/08, Time: 11:40 am
 News: Kyle Busch finished 6th in the Dickies 500 at Texas Motor Speedway. "It was a good race car, it was decent,? Busch said. ?Clean air was so important here and we had to get upfront. We never really got there. It was the best we could do with the car we had." Busch is 10th in the Sprint Cup standings, 428 points behind Chase leader Jimmie Johnson. (Eric Adams/SB)
 Driver: Kevin Harvick 11/03/08, Time: 11:39 am
 News: Kevin Harvick finished 7th in the Dickies 500 at Texas Motor Speedway. "The Shell-Pennzoil Chevy was pretty good all day,? Harvick said. ?I am looking forward to Phoenix next week.? Harvick is 7th in the Sprint Cup standings, 279 points behind Chase leader Jimmie Johnson. (Eric Adams/SB)
 Driver: Martin Truex Jr. 11/03/08, Time: 11:25 am
 News: Martin Truex Jr. finished 8th in the Dickies 500 at Texas Motor Speedway. Truex is 15th in the Sprint Cup standings. (Eric Adams/SB)
 Driver: David Reutimann 11/03/08, Time: 11:25 am
 News: David Reutimann finished 10th in the Dickies 500 at Texas Motor Speedway. Reutimann is 23rd in the Sprint Cup standings. (Eric Adams/SB)
 Driver: David Ragan 11/03/08, Time: 11:25 am
 News: David Ragan finished 11th in the Dickies 500 at Texas Motor Speedway. Ragan has been very good as of late, finishing in the top 15 in his last six races; including four top 10s. Ragan is 13th in the Sprint Cup standings. (Eric Adams/SB)
 Driver: Matt Kenseth 11/03/08, Time: 11:25 am
 News: Matt Kenseth finished 9th in the Dickies 500 at Texas Motor Speedway. Kenseth is 8th in the Sprint Cup standings, 393 points behind Chase leader Jimmie Johnson. (Eric Adams/SB)
 Driver: Mark Martin 11/03/08, Time: 11:24 am
 News: Mark Martin finished 12th in the Dickies 500 at Texas Motor Speedway. Martin is 28th in the Sprint Cup standings. (Eric Adams/SB)
 Driver: Jeff Burton 11/03/08, Time: 11:24 am
 News: Jeff Burton finished 13th in the Dickies 500 at Texas Motor Speedway. Burton is 4th in the Sprint Cup standings, but is 212 points behind Chase leader Jimmie Johnson, and 69 points behind 3rd place Greg Biffle. Burton will likely fall to 5th place in the standings behind hard-charging Jeff Gordon. (Eric Adams/SB)
 Driver: Tony Stewart 11/03/08, Time: 11:15 am
 News: Tony Stewart finished 16th in the Dickies 500 at Texas Motor Speedway. Stewart is 9th in the Sprint Cup standings, 404 points behind Chase leader Jimmie Johnson. (Eric Adams/SB)
 Driver: Denny Hamlin 11/03/08, Time: 11:15 am
 News: Denny Hamlin finished 17th in the Dickies 500 at Texas Motor Speedway. Hamlin is 12th in the Sprint Cup standings, 431 points behind Chase leader Jimmie Johnson. (Eric Adams/SB)
 Driver: Casey Mears 11/03/08, Time: 11:15 am
 News: Casey Mears finished 14th in the Dickies 500 at Texas Motor Speedway. Mears has been very consistent as of late, finishing in the top 15 in six of his previous seven races. Mears is 20th in the Sprint Cup standings. (Eric Adams/SB)
 Driver: Jimmie Johnson 11/03/08, Time: 11:15 am
 News: Jimmie Johnson finished 15th in the Dickies 500 at Texas Motor Speedway. Even with his solid finish, he gave a huge chunk of his lead back to Edwards. "That?s racing,? Johnson said. "There are two races left,? Johnson said. ?I have known all along we were going to have to fight every week for this thing. We had a nice big points lead and we still have a great points lead, but in racing anything can happen and usually does. We will go Phoenix, one of our great tracks and do it again next week.? It?s still Johnson?s title to lose. (Eric Adams/SB)
 Driver: Brian Vickers 11/03/08, Time: 11:15 am
 News: Brian Vickers finished 18th in the Dickies 500 at Texas Motor Speedway. Vickers is 17th in the Sprint Cup standings. (Eric Adams/SB)
 Driver: NASCAR News 11/03/08, Time: 11:15 am
 News: Brad Keselowski finished 19th in the Dickies 500 at Texas Motor Speedway. This was Keselowski?s Sprint Cup Series debut. (Eric Adams/SB)
 Driver: Dale Earnhardt Jr. 11/03/08, Time: 11:14 am
 News: Dale Earnhardt Jr. finished 20th in the Dickies 500 at Texas Motor Speedway. Earnhardt is now 11th in the Sprint Cup standings, 429 points behind Chase leader Jimmie Johnson. Junior will look to rebound in 2009. (Eric Adams/SB)
 Driver: Marcos Ambrose 11/03/08, Time: 10:59 am
 News: Marcos Ambrose finished 21st in the Dickies 500 at Texas Motor Speedway. (Eric Adams/SB)
 Driver: Sam Hornish 11/03/08, Time: 10:58 am
 News: Sam Hornish Jr. finished 23rd in the Dickies 500 at Texas Motor Speedway. Hornish is 35th in the Sprint Cup standings. (Eric Adams/SB)
 Driver: Kasey Kahne 11/03/08, Time: 10:58 am
 News: Kasey Kahne finished 24th in the Dickies 500 at Texas Motor Speedway. Kahne is 14th in the Sprint Cup standings. (Eric Adams/SB)
 Driver: Paul Menard 11/03/08, Time: 10:58 am
 News: Paul Menard finished 22nd in the Dickies 500 at Texas Motor Speedway. Menard is 26th in the Sprint Cup standings. (Eric Adams/SB)
 Driver: Michael Waltrip 11/03/08, Time: 10:57 am
 News: Michael Waltrip finished 27th in the Dickies 500 at Texas Motor Speedway. Waltrip is 29th in the Sprint Cup standings. (Eric Adams/SB)
 Driver: Scott Riggs 11/03/08, Time: 10:57 am
 News: Scott Riggs finished 25th in the Dickies 500 at Texas Motor Speedway. Riggs is 32nd in the Sprint Cup standings. (Eric Adams/SB)
 Driver: Ryan Newman 11/03/08, Time: 10:57 am
 News: Ryan Newman finished 28th in the Dickies 500 at Texas Motor Speedway. Newman is 16th in the Sprint Cup standings. (Eric Adams/SB)
 Driver: A.J. Allmendinger 11/03/08, Time: 10:57 am
 News: A.J. Allmendinger finished 26th in the Dickies 500 at Texas Motor Speedway. Allmendinger is 36th in the Sprint Cup standings. (Eric Adams/SB)
 Driver: Dave Blaney 11/03/08, Time: 10:57 am
 News: Dave Blaney finished 29th in the Dickies 500 at Texas Motor Speedway. Blaney is 31st in the Sprint Cup standings. (Eric Adams/SB)
 Driver: Bill Elliott 11/03/08, Time: 10:54 am
 News: Bill Elliott finished 31st in the Dickies 500 at Texas Motor Speedway. Elliott is 40th in the Sprint Cup standings. (Eric Adams/SB)
 Driver: NASCAR News 11/03/08, Time: 10:54 am
 News: Scott Speed finished 33rd in the Dickies 500 at Texas Motor Speedway. (Eric Adams/SB)
 Driver: Ken Schrader 11/03/08, Time: 10:54 am
 News: Ken Schrader finished 30th in the Dickies 500 at Texas Motor Speedway. Schrader is 43rd in the Sprint Cup standings. (Eric Adams/SB)
 Driver: Travis Kvapil 11/03/08, Time: 10:54 am
 News: Travis Kvapil finished 32nd in the Dickies 500 at Texas Motor Speedway. Kvapil is 24th in the Sprint Cup standings. (Eric Adams/SB)
 Driver: Reed Sorenson 11/03/08, Time: 10:52 am
 News: Reed Sorenson finished 37th in the Dickies 500 at Texas Motor Speedway. Sorenson is 30th in the Sprint Cup standings. (Eric Adams/SB)
 Driver: Robby Gordon 11/03/08, Time: 10:52 am
 News: Robby Gordon finished 36th in the Dickies 500 at Texas Motor Speedway. Gordon is 33rd in the Sprint Cup standings. (Eric Adams/SB)
 Driver: Regan Smith 11/03/08, Time: 10:52 am
 News: Regan Smith finished 34th in the Dickies 500 at Texas Motor Speedway. Smith is 34th in the Sprint Cup standings. (Eric Adams/SB)
 Driver: Elliott Sadler 11/03/08, Time: 10:52 am
 News: Elliott Sadler finished 35th in the Dickies 500 at Texas Motor Speedway. Sadler is 22nd in the Sprint Cup standings. (Eric Adams/SB)
 Driver: Joe Nemechek 11/03/08, Time: 10:51 am
 News: Joe Nemechek finished 38th in the Dickies 500 at Texas Motor Speedway. Nemechek is 37th in the Sprint Cup standings. (Eric Adams/SB)
 Driver: Bobby Labonte 11/03/08, Time: 10:51 am
 News: Bobby Labonte finished 39th in the Dickies 500 at Texas Motor Speedway. Labonte is 21st in the Sprint Cup standings. (Eric Adams/SB)
 Driver: Juan Pablo Montoya 11/03/08, Time: 10:49 am
 News: Juan Pablo Montoya finished 43rd in the Dickies 500 at Texas Motor Speedway. Montoya is 25th in the Sprint Cup standings. (Eric Adams/SB)
 Driver: NASCAR News 11/01/08, Time: 10:43 am
 News: Jeff Gordon won the pole for Sunday's Dickies 500 at Texas Motor Speedway. His fast lap of 188.469 mph bumped early leader Martin Truex Jr. to second at 188.003 in the 43-car field. (ESPN.com)
 Driver: Carl Edwards 10/26/08, Time: 9:21 pm
 News: Carl Edwards won the Pep Boys Auto 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway, his 7th victory of the 2008 season. ?It was a lot of fun,? Edwards said. ?This race track is a blast. I hope they never repave it or mess with it. You can spin the tires halfway down each straightaway and made it drive like a dry, slick dirt track.? Edwards led 98 laps and was dominant near the end of the race. He moved up to 2nd in the Sprint Cup standings, but is still 183 points behind Chase leader Jimmie Johnson. (Eric Adams/SB)
 Driver: Jimmie Johnson 10/26/08, Time: 9:12 pm
 News: Jimmie Johnson finished 2nd in the Pep Boys Auto 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway. The team had to recover from some early mistakes to ?salvage? a quality finish "I guess I got in trouble for speeding on pit road and we just tried to recover from that all day long,? Johnson said. ?We had a good car and we could get up through traffic. We had great stops that helped me out. Johnson leads the Chase and has a commanding 183 point lead over 2nd place Carl Edwards. Johnson has dominated the Chase, finishing in the top 10 in each of the seven races. (Eric Adams/SB)
 Driver: Denny Hamlin 10/26/08, Time: 9:04 pm
 News: Denny Hamlin led 56 laps in the Pep Boys Auto 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway, but was only able to finish 3rd. "We had a race-winning car, but our car didn?t like those cycles on those cautions,? Hamlin said. ?We had the field licked and then we had that debris caution, and it just changed the whole complexion of the race. When that happens, you have to take it for what it?s worth." After a rough start to the Chase, Hamlin has rebounded with back-to-back top 5s. Hamlin is 11th in the Sprint Cup standings, 425 points behind Jimmie Johnson. (Eric Adams/SB)
 Driver: Matt Kenseth 10/26/08, Time: 8:50 pm
 News: Matt Kenseth finished 4th in the Pep Boys Auto 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Kenseth is 9th in the Sprint Cup standings, 413 points behind Chase leader Jimmie Johnson. (Eric Adams/SB)
 Driver: Kyle Busch 10/26/08, Time: 8:49 pm
 News: Kyle Busch finished 5th in the Pep Boys Auto 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway. "Yeah, it was hard fought, for sure. I'm not sure if it was well-earned,? Busch said. ?We just didn't have anything today. We were out to lunch there a long ways and made the most of a solid run. If we can keep finishing in the top-five -- we need to start running in the top-five and then the wins should come back our way." Busch is 12th in the Sprint Cup standings, 465 points behind chase leader Jimmie Johnson. (Eric Adams/SB)
 Driver: Jamie McMurray 10/26/08, Time: 8:46 pm
 News: Jamie McMurray finished 7th in the Pep Boys Auto 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway. McMurray is 19th in the Sprint Cup standings. (Eric Adams/SB)
 Driver: David Ragan 10/26/08, Time: 8:46 pm
 News: David Ragan finished 8th in the Pep Boys Auto 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Ragan is 13th in the Sprint Cup standings. (Eric Adams/SB)
 Driver: Kurt Busch 10/26/08, Time: 8:46 pm
 News: Kurt Busch finished 6th in the Pep Boys Auto 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Busch is 17th in the Sprint Cup standings. (Eric Adams/SB)
  
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