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The best and worst of 2007

...contenders. Busch will push Tony Stewart and Denny Hamlin to see who becomes the top dog. WORST SLIP: NASCAR. Busch Series driver Kelly Bires was ordered to give up his 21st-place starting position at Dover International Speedway because NASCAR...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2008/01/03/nas_179015.shtml
Nascar
New champion isn't Mr. Popularity

...closely aligned since Gordon helped him get his big break with Hendrick Motorsports in 2001. Johnson was a no-name Busch Series driver when he approached Gordon at the track one day and asked for advice. Gordon gave him his phone number and told...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/11/21/nas_105321.shtml
Nascar
Teen bumped to sport's fast lane

LONG POND, Pa. - Stephen Leicht was a part-time Busch Series driver one week ago, hoping to work his way into a Nextel Cup ride. Now he's the future of Robert Yates Racing, his NASCAR career...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/07/23/nas_89889.shtml
Nascar
NASCAR notebook

JOLIET, Ill. - NASCAR president Mike Helton told Busch Series drivers and crew chiefs Saturday that penalties will become more severe until everyone gets the message: NASCAR won't tolerate cheating...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/07/09/nas_88301.shtml
Nascar
Burton, Mears go with backup plan

...between 1947 and 1951, teaching motor maintenance. He went on to build engines for Delta Airlines. PIT STOPS: Busch Series driver Mark McFarland, who injured his right shoulder in a wreck at Milwaukee last week, will have to sit out Friday's...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/06/30/nas_87234.shtml
Nascar
Season filled with excitement on and off track

...its advertisers. There were other run-ins with another section of its rule book - the substance abuse policy. Busch Series driver Shane Hmiel was suspended for a second violation. Defending series champion Kurt Busch was suspended after he was...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/11/24/nas_25616.shtml
Nascar
Stewart knows key to winning the Chase

...freeing up Jamie McMurray to move into Busch's current ride in Roush's No. 97 Ford. HAMLIN'S NEW RIDE: Busch Series driver Denny Hamlin will drive the No. 11 Chevrolet for Joe Gibbs Racing in 2006. Hamlin, who already drives Gibbs...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/11/07/nas_20332.shtml
Nascar
Gordon, Kahne fined for New Hampshire outbursts

...retaliation on the racetrack." Instead, Kahne and Gordon essentially got off with a slap on the hand. For example, Busch Series driver Martin Truex Jr. was fined $10,000 and 25 points for using an obscene gesture earlier this month. Last season...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/09/20/nas_4749.shtml
Nascar
Overtime

...Tony Raines last week at California Speedway. The sanctioning organization also fined Teddy Brown, crew chief for Busch Series driver Aaron Fike, $500 for using an unapproved A-frame at the Fontana, Calif., track.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/09/08/oth_1318.shtml
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Overtime

...season. Two-time NASCAR champion Terry Labonte will drive the car this weekend at Watkins Glen International. Busch Series drivers J.J. Yeley and Denny Hamlin will also drive in several events this season. Leffler, a former sprint car champion...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/08/09/oth_444461.shtml
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