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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Gibbs Will Appeal ‘Severe Nature Of The Penalties’
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Earlier this week, Joe Gibbs Racing was hit with severe penalties after the car driven by Matt Kenseth at Kansas Speedway last week was found to have a piston rod which was ruled to be of an improper weight – it was 2.7 grams too heavy.
Gibbs held a press conference on Friday at Richmond International [...]

Fri, 04/26/13 – 19:10 | Comments Off
Kenseth On Pole at Richmond
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Matt Kenseth, who was slammed with penalties by NASCAR this week, responded by winning the pole Friday for this weekend’s Sprint Cup race at Richmond International Raceway.
With a track-record run at 130.334 mph (20.716 seconds), Kenseth edged Brian Vickers (130.303 mph), subbing for injured Denny Hamlin for the third straight week, by .005 seconds.
Kenseth will [...]

Fri, 04/26/13 – 18:42 | Comments Off
Q and A: Kenseth Calls Penalties ‘Grossly Unfair’
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Earlier this week, NASCAR came down hard on Matt Kenseth and his Joe Gibbs Racing Sprint Cup team. The series imposed penalties and fines on Kenseth.
The penalties stemmed from a post-race inspection after he STP 400 at Kansas Speedway that yielded a piston rod which was not up to spec.
Kenseth won the race, but at [...]

Thu, 04/25/13 – 19:48 | Comments Off
Kurt Busch Turns Into Superman For A Day
John Sturbin | Senior Writer

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Former NASCAR champion Kurt Busch admittedly found himself operating on “information overload” while hot-lapping in an Australian V8 Supercar at Circuit of The Americas.
The 2004 Sprint Cup Series champion, Busch swapped rides with 2010 Supercar champion James Courtney Tuesday during a promotion for the inaugural appearance of the Australian production [...]

Thu, 04/25/13 – 7:47 | One Comment
Kenseth, JGR Issued Huge Penalties By NASCAR
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
NASCAR officials have slammed Matt Kenseth and his Joe Gibbs Racing team with major penalties as a result of rules violations discovered in the post-race engine inspection April 23 at the series’ Research and Development Center.
The violations appear to be connect to use of an illegal piston rod.
Toyota Racing Development officials [...]

Wed, 04/24/13 – 12:15 | 5 Comments
Victory Reinvigorates Foyt Just In Time For Indy
John Sturbin | Senior Writer

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Open-wheel icon A.J. Foyt Jr. underwent successful back surgery Tuesday in an effort to rejoin new first-time IZOD IndyCar Series winner Takuma Sato and the No. 14 team for the only race that really matters to “Super Tex,” the Indianapolis 500.
While A.J. recuperates, Sato’s victory in Sunday’s 39th annual [...]

Wed, 04/24/13 – 11:05 | Comments Off
Flat Spot On: Grand-Am Takes To Road Atlanta
Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
BRASELTON, Ga. – It’s been a while – and it seems like ages – since this writer walked the pit lane just prior to a Grand-Am race at Watkins Glen and couldn’t help but notice some crew members who were not bound for over the wall duty sitting in lawn [...]

Tue, 04/23/13 – 17:10 | Comments Off
Bad Brad Terrific At Keeping His Head On Race Day
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Penske Racing vice president Walt Czarnecki took a half-circle inspection tour around Brad Keselowski’s race car as it was about to be loaded into the team hauler following Sunday’s Sprint Cup race at Kansas Speedway. What was left of the car, any way.
Kind of apropos he [...]

Mon, 04/22/13 – 9:13 | Comments Off
Sato And Foyt Savor ‘Perfect Weekend’ In Long Beach
John Sturbin | Senior Writer

Hours after scoring his first IZOD IndyCar Series win, Takuma Sato paused long enough to allow his rapid-fire Victory Lane celebration, photo shoot, press conference, one-on-one interviews and satellite media tour to sink in.
“Winning is very busy!” said Sato, summing-up a flawless performance for himself and A.J. Foyt Racing during Sunday’s 39th annual Toyota Grand [...]

Sun, 04/21/13 – 19:56 | Comments Off
DSR Rules At zMAX Dragway
Deb Williams | Senior Writer

Deb Williams | Senior Writer
CONCORD, N.C. – Spencer Massey successfully defended his Top Fuel title in Sunday’s Dollar General NHRA Four-Wide Nationals at zMAX Dragway, while Matt Hagan snapped a Funny Car winless streak of more than a year to give Don Schumacher Racing a sweep of the NHRA’s top two categories.
It was the [...]

Sun, 04/21/13 – 19:18 | Comments Off