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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Stewart To Sit Out Michigan Cup Race
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Tony Stewart has decided not to compete in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series event this weekend at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, his team said in a statement released to the media on Thursday.
Veteran driver Jeff Burton, a winner of 21 Sprint Cup races, will drive the No. 14 Mobil 1/Bass Pro Shops Chevrolet SS [...]

Thu, 08/14/14 – 16:41 | Comments Off
Wood Brothers Align With Penske; Put Blaney In No. 21 Car
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Wood Brothers Racing announced Thursday that it has entered into a technical alliance with Team Penske and that Ryan Blaney will drive the No. 21 Motorcraft/Quick Lane Ford Fusion in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series in 2015 for at least 12 races.
In addition, Blaney with practice and qualify the car this weekend at Michigan International [...]

Thu, 08/14/14 – 15:10 | Comments Off
Woody: Irony And Tragedy Mingle In N.Y.
Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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This immediately came to mind when I viewed the horrific video of Tony Stewart’s car accidentally striking Kevin Ward as he charged down the track:
The first driver I ever saw climb from his car after a crash and dart onto the track to confront another driver as the field came back [...]

Thu, 08/14/14 – 11:27 | 3 Comments
Allmendinger Berth: Good Or Bad For Chase?
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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AJ Allmendinger and his relatively tiny JTG/Daugherty Racing team won Sunday’s Sprint Cup race at Watkins Glen International and immediately became a virtual lock to earn one of 16 berths in the series’ playoffs.
Is that a positive asset of the new Chase system, or one of its flaws?
By most measures, Allmendinger’s run to victory at [...]

Wed, 08/13/14 – 8:44 | 4 Comments
Action Express Gets The Victory At Elkhart Lake
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Joao Barbosa and Christian Fittipaldi drove the No. 5 Action Express Racing Corvette DP to the overall victory in Sunday’s Tudor United SportsCar Championship race at Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wis.
Winning the Continental Tire Road Race Showcase at Road America gave Barbosa and Fittipaldi their third victory of the season .
Barbosa took the checkered [...]

Mon, 08/11/14 – 7:12 | Comments Off
Allmendinger Wins The Glen, Likely Chase Berth
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Two of NASCAR’s best road course wheelmen duked it out for both the race victory and a berth in the Chase over the final laps of Sunday’s Sprint Cup race at the Watkins Glen International road course.
When the checkered flag finally fell, putting an end to the race and gripping [...]

Sun, 08/10/14 – 16:47 | Comments Off
Wreck Stops Race, Spurs Calls For Changes
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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A scary wreck just after the mid-point of Sunday’s Sprint Cup Series race at Watkins Glen International brought out loud and sometimes angry calls for improved safety measures at the aging New York road course.
The wreck occurred on Lap 55 of the 90-lap event.
As the field came out of the [...]

Sun, 08/10/14 – 15:11 | Comments Off
IMSA Releases 2015 Tudor Schedule
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IMSA today announced a 12-event calendar for the 2015 Tudor United SportsCar Championship season on Sunday.
Each of the four TUDOR Championship classes will compete in 10 races.
The schedule includes the addition at the historic Lime Rock Park. The race at the Lakeville, Conn. circuit will be held on Saturday, July 25.
The season opens with the [...]

Sun, 08/10/14 – 12:02 | Comments Off
Updated: Stewart Involved In Fatal Dirt Track Incident In New York
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Tony Stewart struck and killed a fellow sprint car driver who had climbed from his car and was on the track trying to confront Stewart during a race in upstate New York on Saturday night.
Stewart was reportedly unhurt but announced at Watkins Glen International that he would not drive in Sunday’s Sprint Cup race. He [...]

Sun, 08/10/14 – 6:54 | One Comment
Schatz Reigns At Knoxville Nationals
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Donny Schatz  continued his dominance of sprint car racing’s biggest event on Saturday night when he won the Knoxville Nationals for the eighth time in nine years.
Schatz is now just three wins away from tying Steve Kinser’s Knoxville mark.
Brian Brown finished second for the third year in a row.
Kerry Madsen, Craig Dollansky and Justin Henderson [...]

Sun, 08/10/14 – 6:34 | Comments Off