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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Kenseth On Pole At Kansas
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Guess the new surface and banking at Kansas Speedway agree with Matt Kenseth as the veteran driver followed up his victory last fall at the 1.5-mile oval with a pole-winning effort during qualifying on Friday afternoon.
Kenseth, who won last year driving a Roush Fenway Racing Ford, won the pole for [...]

Fri, 04/19/13 – 17:35 | Comments Off
NHRA Qualifying Washed Out At zMAX
Deb Williams | Senior Writer

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
CONCORD, N.C. – Rain washed out Friday afternoon qualifying in the Dollar General NHRA Four-Wide Nationals at zMAX Dragway shortly after Pro Stock began its first round and Pro Stock Motorcycle had completed its inaugural session.
Qualifying for the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series resumes Saturday at 12:15 p.m. as [...]

Fri, 04/19/13 – 16:24 | Comments Off
Jimmie To Keselowski: We Are Not Dirty Rats
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Jimmie Johnson, on behalf of Hendrick Motorsports, pled not guilty Friday to “ratting out” technical illegalities on the part of rival Penske Racing.
“In no way, shape or form,” the five-time champion said, did he or anybody on his team go running to NASCAR officials and tattle [...]

Fri, 04/19/13 – 14:30 | Comments Off
All Is Rosy For Busch As Cup Heads To Kansas
John Sturbin | Senior Writer

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Trending into Kansas Speedway for Sunday’s STP 400, it’s good to be the latest iteration of Kyle Busch.
“Rowdy” playfully grabbed a broom and swept out the stone floor of Victory Lane at Texas Motor Speedway Saturday night after NASCAR’s NRA 500, his first Sprint Cup Series win on the high-banked, [...]

Fri, 04/19/13 – 10:16 | Comments Off
Schumacher, Team Adjusting Nicely In 2013
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Seven-time Top Fuel champion Tony Schumacher is off to a hot NHRA-season start. Again. But this one, Schumacher said recently, is a bit different. A bit better in terms of how he and his team are heating up.
This season’s hot start, he said, is directly traceable to Don Schumacher Racing [...]

Wed, 04/17/13 – 13:39 | One Comment
NASCAR Issues Penalties To Three Sprint Cup Teams, Truck Driver
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NASCAR officials on Wednesday announced they had handed down penalties to three Sprint Cup Series teams for rules violations committed in last Saturday’s race at Texas Motor Speedway.
The No. 56 car of Michael Waltrip Racing was found to have violated Sections 12-1 (actions detrimental to stock car racing); 12-4J (any determination by NASCAR officials that [...]

Wed, 04/17/13 – 12:14 | Comments Off
Trucker Larson Holds Off Cupper Logano At The Rock
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Kyle Larson withstood a final-laps challenge from Joey Logano and went on to win Sunday’s North Carolina Education Lottery 200 Camping World Truck Series race at Rockingham Speedway.
Larson, 20, won in only his fifth career start in the Truck Series and clearly had the fastest truck in the field all day, leading 187 of the [...]

Sun, 04/14/13 – 17:48 | Comments Off
It Was One ‘Rowdy’ Weekend In Fort Worth
John Sturbin | Senior Writer

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
FORT WORTH, Texas – Kyle Busch broke out a broom and playfully swept the stone surface of Victory Lane at Texas Motor Speedway Saturday night, the perfect prop and photo-op for a guy who spent his weekend in Cowtown cleaning house.
Busch used a late-race pit stop to overhaul Martin Truex [...]

Sun, 04/14/13 – 8:28 | Comments Off
Kyle Busch Caps Big Trip To Texas With Cup Win
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Kyle Busch pulled away on the final 16-lap green-flag run to win Saturday night at Texas Motor Speedway.
The victory Busch’s 26th in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series  and comes a day after he won the Cup pole and the Nationwide Series event at the 1.5-mile quad-oval speedway.
The victory was Busch’s second of the season and [...]

Sat, 04/13/13 – 22:56 | Comments Off
Kids Running Wild At Rockingham
Jeff Hood | Senior Writer

ROCKINGHAM, N.C. – Youth was served on Saturday at Rockingham Speedway, a facility chock full of rich, racing history.
Twenty-year-old phenom Kyle Larson carved up the rugged 1.017-mile oval like a seasoned pro to pace the 36 drivers who turned laps during opening practice for Sunday’s NASCAR Camping World Truck Series North Carolina Education Lottery 200 [...]

Sat, 04/13/13 – 17:00 | Comments Off