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Kurt Busch fighting to stay alive in Chase

...biggest stars crowding his car. Dale Earnhardt, Bobby Labonte, Dale Jarrett all zooming past Busch and giving the rookie driver a reality check ? his racing heroes from TV were now his toughest competitors on the track."I was so blown away...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nascar/2014-09-27/kurt-busch-fighting-stay-a
Kevin Harvick posts win in Nationwide race at Atlanta

...end and cost us a couple spots. My guys deserved better than that. So my bad."INDYCAR: In Fontana, Calif., rookie driver Mikhail Aleshin has been upgraded to stable condition after undergoing a procedure for a chest injury from his horrific...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nascar/2014-08-30/kevin-harvick-posts-win-na
Montoya listed as one of Indy favorites

INDIANAPOLIS -- Only once in the past 73 years has a rookie driver won the Indianapolis 500. With Juan Montoya starting from the front row on Sunday, it could happen again. "Every year is different...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2000/05/24/oth_289956.shtml
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NASCAR newsmaker Chad Knaus

...Rainbow Warrior" crew members for Jeff Gordon's team in the 1990s, was a rookie crew chief, and Johnson was a rookie driver. Going into this week's race at New Hampshire, their team leads the Nextel Cup points standings. Knaus took time...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/07/22/nas_422942.shtml
Nascar
Troubled Swan Racing makes moves, remains afloat

...other former Swan Racing crew members.Swan Racing will continue to look for options for Kligerman that will keep the rookie driver on the track. 'KING' PLANS RETURN: Richard Petty is scheduled to return to the track this weekend for the first...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nascar/2014-04-23/troubled-swan-racing-makes
Stenhouse on pole after suggestion from team owner

...way around the 1.54-mile racetrack and a fast car to make it happen, Roush got a big assist by suggesting the rookie driver change is strategy."We were sitting in the trailer after practice and I decided whoever's on the pole, wherever...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nascar/2013-08-30/stenhouse-pole-after-sugge
Chase for the Sprint Cup leader Matt Kenseth is relaxed before race at dangerous Talladega

...for last place."DANICA'S BEST CHANCE: While the rest of the Sprint Cup Series schedule has been a challenge to rookie driver Danica Patrick, she's shown an ability to adapt quickly to the two restrictor-plate racetracks ? Talladega and...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nascar/2013-10-18/chase-sprint-cup-leader-ma
Rookie driver has record run

LAS VEGAS - A week off hasn't cooled down Kasey Kahne.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/03/06/nas_407959.shtml
Nascar
Title a race away for rookie driver

SHANGHAI, China - Lewis Hamilton is looking to become the youngest driver to win the Formula One driving title. All he needs is a good showing at the Chinese Grand Prix.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2007/10/07/nas_146527.shtml
Nascar
Rice crew wins Pit Stop contest, $30,000 prize

...busiest driver in the final practice before the Indianapolis 500. His Cheever Racing crew was the best rewarded. The rookie driver, whose 54 laps were more than double the number driven by all but one other driver in the two-hour practice session...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/05/23/nas_373411.shtml
Nascar