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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Andretti Adds Viso, Fourth Car To Lineup
John Sturbin | Senior Writer

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
In what rates as an open-wheel marriage of convenience, Andretti Autosport’s championship-winning organization has signed IZOD IndyCar Series veteran E.J. Viso to drive a fourth fulltime entry for the 2013 season.
A native of Caracas, Venezuela, Viso will drive the No. 5 Team Venezuela PDVSA Dallara/Chevrolet during his sixth IndyCar season [...]

Sun, 02/10/13 – 9:03 | 2 Comments
Wallace Leaves Hall Ceremony ‘Legitimized’
Deb Williams | Senior Writer

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Less than an hour after being inducted into the NASCAR Hall of Fame Friday night, an emotional Rusty Wallace admitted the honor made him feel different.
“I feel so happy. I feel like my career finally has a period on the end of it,” the 1989 NASCAR champion said in a very humble [...]

Sat, 02/9/13 – 9:27 | Comments Off
Leonard Wood Was/Is A Gearhead’s Gearhead
Deb Williams | Senior Writer

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Innovator and inventor are two words that can be used to describe Leonard Wood, who was inducted Friday night into the NASCAR Hall of Fame with Rusty Wallace, Buck Baker, Cotton Owens and Herb Thomas.
However, when it comes to the personable Wood’s close-knit, Stuart, Va., family, they prefer to identify him as [...]

Fri, 02/8/13 – 20:40 | Comments Off
Massey Explains His Actions At NHRA Banquet
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Shortly after last year’s season-ending NHRA awards banquet, Don Schumacher Racing announced that it was cutting Top Fuel driver Spencer Massey from the team.
Initially, no reason was given for the decision to cut Massey, who had finished third in points in 2012 – 50 behind teammate Antron Brown.
In a short [...]

Fri, 02/8/13 – 16:52 | 3 Comments
Montoya Was Something To Watch At The Rolex
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Since forever, Juan Pablo Montoya has been an enigma wrapped in a smirk.
Absurdly talented, he is also seemingly bored to the point of being disinterested in whatever car or race or series in which he’s competing. His driving style can be as precise as a plasma cutter or as brutish as a [...]

Sun, 02/3/13 – 9:41 | Comments Off
Top Fueler Massey Will Return To DSR For 2013
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Don Schumacher announced today that Spencer Massey will rejoin Don Schumacher Racing for the 2013 NHRA Top Fuel season.
In addition to reigning world champion Antron Brown and the Matco Tools Top Fuel team and Tony Schumacher and the U.S. Army team, which finished seven points behind Brown last season, the third team  – Massey’s – [...]

Sat, 02/2/13 – 19:48 | Comments Off
Brown Takes High Road On Massey’s Behavior
John Sturbin | Senior Writer

Reigning NHRA Top Fuel world champion Antron Brown says former teammate Spencer Massey has apologized for his embarrassing behavior during the season-ending awards banquet that led to his dismissal from Don Schumacher Racing in November.
Additionally, Brown said Massey insisted that he never directed a racial epithet toward him – the first African-American driver to win [...]

Fri, 02/1/13 – 16:04 | 5 Comments
SRT Sending Pair Of Vipers Back To Le Mans In 2013
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Dodge Vipers will make a return to the most prestigious endurance road race in the world this year as they have received an invitation to compete at the 24-hour race at Le Mans.
Two Vipers GTS-Rs, backed by Chrysler’s SRT Motorsports wing, will make the trip. They will compete in the [...]

Fri, 02/1/13 – 14:54 | Comments Off
Dumping Start-And-Parkers Presents Problems
Rick Minter | Senior Writer

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
Speedway Motorsports chairman Bruton Smith told reporters in attendance at last week’s Media Tour that he wanted NASCAR to do something to end the practice of teams starting and parking in races. He also appealed to NASCAR to reduce the top speeds of race cars, using the argument that racing [...]

Tue, 01/29/13 – 9:13 | 5 Comments
Flat Spot On: The Amazing Mr. Pruett
Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Has there ever been an American race car driver with a career as distinctive as that of Scott Pruett? At Daytona on Sunday, he clinched a fifth over-all victory and tied Hurley Haywood for the most outright victories in what is currently known as the Rolex 24 at Daytona.
It’s not the [...]

Mon, 01/28/13 – 15:08 | 2 Comments