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The Pit Stop


September 5, 2008 4:23 PM

Qualifying, Darian Grubb news, and more.

UPDATE: On the NASCAR.com website it says that the RIR racetrack is closed until Sunday.  The Nextel Cup race is going to start at 1pm, the Nationwide series race will start at 7pm.   RIR.com link on the postponements.

The Sprint Cup race is going to be aired on ESPN starting at 1PM on Sunday.

The Nationwide Series race will air on ESPN2 with coverage starting at 6:30 PM Sunday.

Rain from tropical storm Hanna started to fall on the racetrack around 4:20 PM today killing Nationwide Series qualifying.  This put Joey Logano on the poll for the race with his lead in the owners points.  Clint Bowyer will start in second place.

Stewart Hass Racing has officially hired Darian Grubb today as the crew chief for Tony Stewart.

Next week at Richmond International Raceway 12 drivers are going to practice in the next cars that the Nationwide Series is going to use.  It will not be used until 2010 at the earliest.

The Sprint Cup Race from California scored only a 3.9 rating.  That was down from the 4.3 rating the race got last year.  The Nationwide Series race scored a 1.1 rating down from a 1.3 rating the race got last year.

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