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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American Sports Car Racing Has A New Name
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More details about the American unified sports car racing series were unveiled Thursday at Sebring International Raceway. Among those details is the name for the new series, which is the result of the merging of the Grand-Am Series and the American Le Mans Series.
The name of the series will be the United SportsCar Racing platform.
United [...]

Thu, 03/14/13 – 15:18 | Comments Off
Speeds Soar As IndyCars Arrive At Barber
John Sturbin | Senior Writer

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Record-setting speeds marked the first of a two-day IZOD IndyCar Series Open Test Tuesday at Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham, Ala.
The session previewing the season-opening Honda Grand Prix of St. Petersburg, Fla., on March 24 produced these by-the-numbers highlights:
_ Twenty-five drivers who hot-lapped quicker than Will Power’s official record on [...]

Wed, 03/13/13 – 8:21 | Comments Off
Kenseth Gets First Victory For Joe Gibbs Racing
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Kenseth held off Kasey Kahne in a 26-lap green-flag run to the finish Sunday to win the Kobalt Tools 400 Sprint Cup race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
The win is Kenseth’s first in a Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota as he moved to the team following the 2012 season.
“I just knew it,” he said. “I just [...]

Sun, 03/10/13 – 18:25 | Comments Off
Hornish Rolls To Win In Vegas
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Sam Hornish Jr. won the Sam’s Town 300 NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Saturday.
The win was Hornish’s second in NASCAR’s Nationwide Series and his first since Nov. 12, 2011 at Phoenix. It was the first Las Vegas victory for Penske Racing in any NASCAR series and the first Nationwide triumph [...]

Sat, 03/9/13 – 21:15 | Comments Off
This Georgia Driver Didn’t Have To Fake Success
Rick Minter | Senior Writer

When the press releases and news reports about Tia Norfleet planning to be the first black female to race in NASCAR’s Nationwide Series came out, long-time followers of the Georgia short track scene likely thought: “Here we go again.”
Back around 2000, Norfleet’s father Bobby Norfleet showed up for Speedweeks at Daytona International Speedway with similar [...]

Sat, 03/9/13 – 11:00 | 3 Comments
Free Speech Has A Long Tradition In NASCAR
Rick Minter | Senior Writer

Rick Minter | Senior Writer
In light of NASCAR’s $25,000 fine imposed on Denny Hamlin for his mild criticism of the Generation-6 race car and the kind of racing it produced at Phoenix last week, racing that saw Carl Edwards lead the final 78 laps without a serious challenge and others complaining about the difficulty of [...]

Fri, 03/8/13 – 9:15 | 3 Comments
There Was No MarioMania At Daytona In ‘67
Rick Minter | Senior Writer

Rick Minter | Senior Writer
In an era in which the entire sport of NASCAR seems to roll out the red carpet, so to speak, for cross-over open-wheel drivers like Danica Patrick and Juan Pablo Montoya, it’s hard to imagine that it wasn’t always that way.
Among the career accomplishments of the great Mario Andretti is a [...]

Tue, 03/5/13 – 12:56 | 3 Comments
Carl Edwards Gets His First Victory Since 2011
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Carl Edwards held off five-time champion Jimmie Johnson, defending champion Brad Keselowski and an emptying fuel cell to win Sunday’s Sprint Cup Series race at Phoenix International Raceway.
The victory broke a 70-race winless drought for the Roush Fenway Racing driver.
“One of the coolest wins of my life,” Edwards said in Victory Lane.
Edwards appeared headed to [...]

Sun, 03/3/13 – 18:24 | Comments Off
‘Red Dragon’ Slays Field In Austin
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Jon Fogarty and Alex Gurney won the GRAND-AM of The Americas Presented by GAINSCO and TOTAL in their No. 99 GAINSCO/Bob Stallings Racing Corvette DP in an unpredictable race on the 3.4-mile Circuit Of The Americas on Saturday.
The pole-winning car led the final seven laps – its only stint out front – as Fogarty and [...]

Sun, 03/3/13 – 8:56 | Comments Off
Kyle Busch Ends NNS Drought, Wins At PIR
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Kyle Busch drove to Victory Lane on Saturday at Phoenix International Raceway.
Busch, who won the pole in a laydown earlier in the day, overcame a speeding penalty that dropped him to 22nd position for a restart on Lap 44.
He worked his way through traffic in short order, however. Busch passed Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Matt [...]

Sat, 03/2/13 – 20:04 | Comments Off