Fri, 24/10/14 – 15:37 | No Comment

MARTINSVILLE, Va. – Chad Knaus, the only crew chief Jimmie Johnson has known while winning six NASCAR Sprint Cup championships, isn’t on the chopping block.
But Johnson, who was eliminated from this year’s Chase for the Sprint Cup championship on Sunday at Talladega, Ala., made it clear that he knows the day is coming when there [...]

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Logano Takes Two To Win NNS Race In Dover
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Joey Logano and his Penske Racing Nationwide Series team used a late-race decision on tires to get the victory in Saturday’s 5-Hour Energy 200 at Dover International Speedway.
Logano trailed race leader Kyle Busch by five seconds with 40 laps left, but a two-tire under the fifth and final caution got Logano out front for a [...]

Sat, 06/1/13 – 18:18 | One Comment
Millican Becomes A Pole Winner
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Top Fuel driver Clay Millican raced to his first career No. 1 qualifying position Saturday at the Toyota NHRA Summernationals at Old Bridge Township Raceway Park.
Matt Hagan (Funny Car), Mike Edwards (Pro Stock) and Steve Johnson (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also will lead their respective categories into Sunday’s 11 a.m. eliminations as No. 1 qualifiers at [...]

Sat, 06/1/13 – 18:04 | Comments Off
Busch Trucks To Dover Win
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Kyle Busch won Friday’s Lucas Oil 200 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Dover International Speedway.
Busch sped away after a restart on Lap 197 of 200, as Crafton and third-place finisher Ryan Blaney battled for the second spot.
The victory was owner/driver Busch’s second of the season, his second win in a row, his third [...]

Sat, 06/1/13 – 8:10 | Comments Off
Top Fueler Millican On Target To Win First Pole
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Veteran Top Fuel driver Clay Millican raced to the provisional qualifying lead Friday during the 44th annual Toyota NHRA Summernationals at historic Old Bridge Township Raceway Park.
Matt Hagan (Funny Car), Mike Edwards (Pro Stock) and Steve Johnson (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also were qualifying leaders at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series event in Englishtown, [...]

Sat, 06/1/13 – 7:00 | Comments Off
Franchitti On Pole At Belle Isle
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Dario Franchitti earned his 31st Indy car pole, setting the pace in the Firestone Fast Six qualifying for the first race of the Chevrolet Indy Dual in Detroit presented by Quicken Loans on June 1.
Franchitti, driving the No. 10 Suave car for Target Chip Ganassi Racing, recorded a best lap of 1 minute, 19.3311 seconds [...]

Fri, 05/31/13 – 18:12 | Comments Off
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Jordan Taylor already has enjoyed his share of success at Detroit Belle Isle, taking the Rolex Series GT class victory in last year’s inaugural Chevrolet GRAND-AM 200.
Taylor is looking to carry that success to the Daytona Prototype ranks for Saturday’s race. He captured the pole on Friday, running a lap of 1:27.675 (96.903 mph) in [...]

Fri, 05/31/13 – 18:08 | Comments Off
Hamlin Wins Dover Pole
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Denny Hamlin won his second-straight Sprint Cup pole Friday when he was fastest qualifier at Dover International Speedway. His qualifying time was 22.788 seconds at 157.978 mph.
The Joe Gibbs Racing driver won the pole a week ago for the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
When Hamlin climbed from his car after the run, he indicated [...]

Fri, 05/31/13 – 15:29 | Comments Off
Kurt Busch Displays New Furniture In Dover
Jeff Hood | Senior Writer

By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
DOVER, Del. – Kurt Busch couldn’t resist.
When the 2004 NASCAR Sprint Cup champion met the media Friday morning at Dover International Speedway, he did so while standing in front of a podium underneath the lift gate of his team hauler.
After a reporter complimented Busch on the new and innovative layout, [...]

Fri, 05/31/13 – 14:04 | Comments Off
Hildebrand Crashes Out Of His IndyCar Ride
John Sturbin | Senior Writer

J.R. Hildebrand crashed-out of the 2011 Indianapolis 500 as a rising IZOD IndyCar Series star. On Thursday, his latest Turn 4 wall-banger at Indianapolis Motor Speedway cost Hildebrand his job.
Panther Racing and Hildebrand announced “a mutual agreement” to immediately terminate the Californian’s contract, which was scheduled to continue through the end of the 2013 season. [...]

Fri, 05/31/13 – 10:03 | Comments Off
‘Next Year’ May Never Come For Some Pioneers
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – As NASCAR Hall of Fame voting cranked on last Wednesday, there was one phrase that got increasing use. Perhaps disturbingly so.
That phrase was (paraphrased): If “X” doesn’t get elected into the Hall this year it’s no big deal because he’ll surely get in in the future.
Really? Will he?
As [...]

Wed, 05/29/13 – 8:42 | 3 Comments