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Champion Johnson Lets His Talking Do His Talking
Wednesday, 20 Nov, 2013 – 9:25 | Comments Off
Champion Johnson Lets His Talking Do His Talking

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Jimmie Johnson emerged as a non-controversial “sexy, six-time champion” during his historic guest host appearance on ESPN’s “SportsCenter” Tuesday evening, a NASCAR-themed hour that dredged-up the time-worn drivers-as-athletes debate.
Co-anchors John Anderson and Lindsay Czarniak steered Johnson through a full menu of stick-and-ball coverage, during which he wasn’t asked to mouth [...]

Schrader’s Take On His Sport: Just Race, Baby
Tuesday, 19 Nov, 2013 – 8:14 | One Comment
Schrader’s Take On His Sport: Just Race, Baby

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Nevada Speedway in central Missouri is less than 100 miles from Kansas City’s tall buildings, hip nightspots, five-star restaurants and magnificent NASCAR facility. But Neveda’s dirt track is also several decades away from Kansas City.
Nevada is the kind of race track which is more about race than track. The Modifieds [...]

Flat Spot On: 6-Time, The Intimidator and The King
Monday, 18 Nov, 2013 – 9:29 | 4 Comments
Flat Spot On: 6-Time, The Intimidator and The King

HOMESTEAD, Fla. – Top Ten “Tweets” from Homestead-Miami Speedway’s NASCAR championship finale.
1. Let the battle begin in earnest – if Jimmie Johnson gets one more title and wins a seventh championship does that mean he’s the equal of Richard Petty and Dale Earnhardt? (His status as one of the all-time greats is the only thing [...]

Done Deal: Johnson Wins Sixth Cup Championship
Sunday, 17 Nov, 2013 – 18:27 | One Comment
Done Deal: Johnson Wins Sixth Cup Championship

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It didn’t come without some tense moments, but Sprint Cup championship No. 6 did come for Jimmie Johnson at Homestead-Miami Speedway on Sunday.
Johnson finished eighth in the season-ending Ford EcoBoost 400 but that allowed him to clinch a title that is just one shy of tying Richard Petty and Dale Earnhardt for the all-time championship [...]

Flat Spot On: NASCAR, F1 Champs on Same Page
Saturday, 16 Nov, 2013 – 9:51 | Comments Off
Flat Spot On: NASCAR, F1 Champs on Same Page

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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HOMESTEAD, Fla. –Since Jimmie Johnson and Sebastian Vettel compete in radically different forms of major league motor racing, they initially appear to have little in common other than their winning ways and preference for wearing blue jeans.
But they share more than a few things in common, starting with one [...]

Kenseth Starts Final Weekend By Winning Cup Pole
Friday, 15 Nov, 2013 – 20:17 | Comments Off
Kenseth Starts Final Weekend By Winning Cup Pole

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Touring the 1.5-mile speedway in 30.394 seconds (177.667 mph), Matt Kenseth drove the No. 20 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota to his third Coors Light pole award of the year (tying a single-season career best), his first at Homestead and the 11th of his career.
Trailing Johnson by 28 points entering the Ford EcoBoost 400, the season [...]

Rick Hendrick’s Gamble Continues To Pay Off Big
Friday, 15 Nov, 2013 – 15:29 | 2 Comments
Rick Hendrick’s Gamble Continues To Pay Off Big

By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
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HOMESTEAD, Fla. – The three team owners with a mathematical chance to see their driver win Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup championship held court with the media at Homestead-Miami Speedway on Friday.
There was plenty of reminiscing and discussion about the direction of the sport between Richard Childress, Joe Gibbs and Rick [...]

Chasers Know The Score When Chasing Jimmie
Friday, 15 Nov, 2013 – 10:14 | Comments Off
Chasers Know The Score When Chasing Jimmie

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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There is a segment of auto racing fandom which Jimmie Johnson will never win over. No matter what Johnson says, does or wins, there are fans who will never be able to bring themselves to admit that the five-time champion belongs in the historical company of seven-time champions Dale Earnhardt [...]

Fennig Continues To Crank Out Winning Hot Rods
Wednesday, 13 Nov, 2013 – 17:21 | Comments Off
Fennig Continues To Crank Out Winning Hot Rods

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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He is a man of few words and that’s OK. Because in Jimmy Fennig’s world, the hands still really do the talking.
“I build hot rods,” said Fennig, summing up the personal and professional life of a dedicated “Car Guy” in one declarative sentence. “Fords, Chevys – I’ve got everything.”
And in [...]

NASCAR Driver Bayne Diagnosed With MS
Tuesday, 12 Nov, 2013 – 8:15 | Comments Off
NASCAR Driver Bayne Diagnosed With MS

NASCAR driver Trevor Bayne announced Tuesday that he has been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis.
Bayne, who drives for Roush Fenway Racing and who won the 2011 Daytona 500, has undergone extensive testing at the Mayo Clinic and has been cleared by doctors and NASCAR to continue compete behind the wheel.
“I’ve never been more driven to compete,” [...]