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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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Fogarty  Wins Grand-Am Pole For Debut COTA Race
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Jon Fogarty showed why he is the top qualifier in Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series history on Friday, waiting until his final lap to capture the TOTAL Pole Award for Saturday’s Grand-Am of The Americas presented by GAINSCO and Total.
After hanging back for much of Friday’s 15-minute Daytona Prototype qualifying session, Fogarty unleashed the Dallas-based [...]

Sat, 03/2/13 – 8:14 | Comments Off
Martin On Pole At PIR
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Mark Martin won the pole Friday for Sunday’s Sprint Cup race at Phoenix International Raceway.
Martin, 54, was the only driver in time trials for Sunday’s Subway Fresh Fit 500 to top 138 mph. Martin’s lap at 138.074 mph, a record for the spring event at PIR, was good enough to edge Kasey Kahne (137.862 mph) [...]

Sat, 03/2/13 – 8:07 | Comments Off
Danica and Gibson Looking Good Together
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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Twenty years ago Tony Gibson was a fabricator and the gasman for Alan Kulwicki’s 1992 NASCAR Cup championship team. Danica Patrick was 10 years old.
Neither person knew the other existed and until last fall, it never seemed probable their career paths would cross. Yet, last October Stewart-Haas Racing decided Gibson [...]

Thu, 02/28/13 – 20:32 | Comments Off
‘The Sarge’ Takes Command At Firebird
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Tony Schumacher notched a final-round win against Morgan Lucas Sunday to claim the Top Fuel victory at the NHRA Arizona Nationals at Firebird International Raceway on Sunday.
Ron Capps (Funny Car) and Erica Enders-Stevens (Pro Stock) also were winners at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series event near Phoenix.
Schumacher raced to his 70th career victory [...]

Sun, 02/24/13 – 21:30 | Comments Off
Johnson Puts On Late Show To Win The 500
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Jimmie Johnson won Sunday’s Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway. The victory was the five-time Sprint Cup champion’s second in the big race as he did it in 2006.
Dale Earnhardt Jr., Johnson’s Hendrick Motorsports teammate, was second and Mark Martin of Michael Waltrip Racing was third.
Defending Sprint Cup champion Brad Keselowski was fourth and Ryan [...]

Sun, 02/24/13 – 16:47 | Comments Off
McKim’s Had Lot Of Brushes With NASCAR History
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Sitting on a carpet of grass, barely 100 yards from Victory Lane at Daytona International Speedway, is a replica of the 1963 Ford Galaxie that Tiny Lund drove to victory in the Daytona 500 on a Sunday afternoon 50 years ago to the day from this [...]

Sun, 02/24/13 – 7:30 | Comments Off
Kalitta Rises To Pole At Phoenix
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Doug Kalitta raced to the No. 1 qualifying position in Top Fuel Saturday at the NHRA Arizona Nationals at Firebird International Raceway.
Johnny Gray (Funny Car) and Mike Edwards (Pro Stock) also will lead their categories into Sunday’s 11 a.m. eliminations at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series event near Phoenix.
Kalitta powered his Mac Tools [...]

Sat, 02/23/13 – 21:33 | Comments Off
Fans Injured As Car Slams Fence At Daytona
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Tony Stewart was in no mood to celebrate after he won Saturday’s DRIVE4COPD 300 Nationwide Series race at Daytona International Speedway. Not with 14 fans injured and being transported to medical centers as a result of a last lap crash that sent the car of Kyle Larson flying into the catchfence near the start/finish line.
The [...]

Sat, 02/23/13 – 18:32 | One Comment
Divine Intervention Powering Burkart Jr. At Firebird?
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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YORKVILLE, N.Y. – Phil Burkart Jr. is well-aware his 2013 NHRA Funny Car schedule could end this weekend at Firebird International Raceway, throttled by a lack of sponsorship. Even if that’s the case, Burkart will savor a two-race stint made possible by car-owner/chassis builder Steve Plueger…and perhaps Phil Sr.
Cold-turkey, Burkart [...]

Sat, 02/23/13 – 9:10 | One Comment
Brown Back In Cockpit, On Top Of Field At Firebird
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Involved in a crash at the Winternationals last weekend, Antron Brown got back in his Don Schumacher Racing car and raced to the qualifying lead in Top Fuel Friday at the NHRA Arizona Nationals at Firebird International Raceway.
Johnny Gray (Funny Car) and Mike Edwards (Pro Stock) also were qualifying leaders at the NHRA Mello Yello [...]

Sat, 02/23/13 – 8:53 | Comments Off