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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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Turner Motorsports Announces Crew Swap
John Sturbin | Senior Writer

Turner Motorsports owner Steve Turner has announced that his organization’s No. 30 and No. 38 NASCAR Nationwide Series teams immediately will interchange their entire crews – including crew chiefs – in an effort to evaluate performance and prepare for the 2013 season.
Trent Owens, who has led James Buescher and Nelson Piquet Jr. to NNS victories [...]

Wed, 08/22/12 – 19:47 | Comments Off
NASCAR Slams Menard Team With Big Penalties
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NASCAR has issued penalties, suspensions and fines to the No. 27 team in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series as a result of rules infractions discovered this week during post-race inspection at the NASCAR Research and Development Center following last Sunday’s race at Michigan International Speedway.
As a result, crew chief Slugger Labbe has been fined $100,000, [...]

Wed, 08/22/12 – 15:35 | Comments Off
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Donald Davidson, longtime historian at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, will be the featured speaker at the International Motor Racing Research Center in Watkins Glen, N.Y., on Saturday, Aug. 25.
Davidson is considered the pre-eminent expert on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the Indianapolis 500 and United States Auto Club. His appearance to discuss the famed 500-mile race [...]

Wed, 08/22/12 – 6:54 | Comments Off
IndyCar To Return To Texas
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Texas Motor Speedway officials announced the Fort Worth track’s 2013 season schedule Tuesday and it includes an IndyCar Series event.
Despite speculation about its future at Texas Motor Speedway, the IZOD IndyCar Series will return for its 17th season with the Firestone 550 on Saturday, June 8. The event will be an INDYCAR/NASCAR doubleheader weekend as [...]

Tue, 08/21/12 – 10:03 | Comments Off
Capps Moves To Top At Brainerd
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Ron Capps moved past Robert Hight into first place in the NHRA Funny Car standings by winning Sunday’s Lucas Oil Nationals in Brainerd, Minn.
Morgan Lucas (Top Fuel), Erica Enders (Pro Stock) and Eddie Krawiec (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also were winners at the penultimate regular season event in the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series.
Capps powered [...]

Sun, 08/19/12 – 19:00 | Comments Off
Biffle Secures Victory, Points Lead In Michigan
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Greg Biffle took the race lead with six laps to go when the engine of front-runner Jimmie Johnson let go. Once out front, Biffle easily went on to win the Sprint Cup Series race Sunday at Michigan International Speedway.
The victory was the second of the season for the Roush Fenway Racing driver and it moved [...]

Sun, 08/19/12 – 15:16 | Comments Off
Tension Rises As Racing Seasons Shorten
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
It’s been a busy weekend in auto racing with about every series except IndyCar on the tracks. Today, however, it’s just Sprint Cup and the NHRA running for points.
But an important day it is as the playoffs for both series are almost at hand.
Some things to keep an eye on [...]

Sun, 08/19/12 – 9:16 | Comments Off
Smith, Dyson End Pickett’s Charge
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A year after missing out by 0.112 seconds at Road America, Guy Smith delivered victory for Dyson Racing on Saturday in the closest overall finish in the history of the American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón – 0.083 seconds.
Despite starting next-to-last on the grid, Smith and Chris Dyson won the four-hour Road America [...]

Sun, 08/19/12 – 7:40 | Comments Off
Allgaier Bumps Way To NNS Win In Montreal
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Justin Allgaier of Turner Motorsports bumped leader Jacques Villeneuve out of the way on the last lap at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in Montreal and went on to capture his first win of the NASAR Nationwide Series season.
The victory came after a second green/white/checkered restart.
Sam Hornish Jr., Villeneuve’s Penske Racing teammate, overcame a serious mid-race wreck [...]

Sat, 08/18/12 – 20:42 | Comments Off
Finals Set In Brainerd
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Tony Schumacher raced to the No. 1 qualifying position in Top Fuel competition Saturday at the Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals in Brainerd, Minn.
Jack Beckman (Funny Car), Erica Enders (Pro Stock) and Hector Arana Sr. (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also will lead their respective categories into Sunday’s 11 a.m. eliminations at the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing [...]

Sat, 08/18/12 – 20:40 | Comments Off