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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Ambrose Solidifies Ownership Of The Glen With NNS Win
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Marcos Ambrose extended his Nationwide Series ownership of Watkins Glen International Saturday when he held of Kyle Busch to win for the fourth time at the venerable old road circuit in Upstate New York.
The victory is the sixth overall in NASCAR for the Richard Petty Motorsports driver at The Glen as he also has two [...]

Sat, 08/9/14 – 17:48 | Comments Off
Gordon On Pole At The Glen
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Jeff Gordon won the pole for Sunday’s Sprint Cup Series race at the Watkins Glen International road course on Saturday.
It was the four-time series champion’s third pole at the 2.45-mile road course and the 75th of his career.
“I’m super excited,” Gordon, the series points leader who will be looking for his third win of [...]

Sat, 08/9/14 – 13:34 | Comments Off
Road Racers Become Chase Relevant
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
In pre-constant-tinkering NASCAR, road racing aces like Marcos Ambrose and AJ Allmendinger would be fading into the real of insignificance at this time of the year.
This year? Thanks to the latest round of rule hammering, one of them could come out of this weekend with a Chase berth.
That’s because this [...]

Fri, 08/8/14 – 19:51 | Comments Off
Dixon Starts Last, Finishes First At Mid-Ohio
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Publicly, at least, Scott Dixon didn’t seem all that distressed about having to start dead last in Sunday’s IndyCar Series race at Mid-Ohio. Perhaps during the race, he said after qualifying, he would catch some breaks and still have a shot at a decent finish.
Dixon’s finish in the Honda Indy 200 turned out to be [...]

Mon, 08/4/14 – 6:55 | Comments Off
Force Leads JFR To Swing Sweep
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Funny Car icon John Force earned his third win of the season Sunday at the 27th annual O’Reilly Auto Parts NHRA Northwest Nationals, capping a sweep of the annual three-race Western Swing for his powerhouse team.
Brut Force’s victory at Pacific Raceways in Kent, Wash., near Seattle, was preceded by Robert Hight’s win at Morrison, Colo., [...]

Mon, 08/4/14 – 6:08 | Comments Off
Earnhardt Jr. Gets Third Win Of The Season
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
This is the kind of season which many had predicted for Dale Earnhardt Jr. after he joined Hendrick Motorsports in 2008.
On Sunday at Pocono Raceway, Earnhardt won his third Sprint Cup race of the season. The victory gave him 10 top-five finishes in 21 2014 starts and it moved him [...]

Sun, 08/3/14 – 15:28 | Comments Off
Larson In Spotlight At Tough Old Pocono
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Bad luck visits the best and the least of race car drivers. What makes the greats great is how they deal with the bad luck and how quickly they do their job to separate themselves from it.
In Kyle Larson’s case, dealing with patches of bad luck during this, his rookie [...]

Sun, 08/3/14 – 9:32 | Comments Off
Keselowski Plows Way To Victory In Iowa
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Brad Keselowski beat back an upset bid by Michael McDowell to win Saturday night’s NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Iowa Speedway.
“A really good battle,” said Keselowski, who led 146 laps and has finished no worse than third in seven Nationwide starts this season. “He (McDowell) had me there for a minute. Somehow I slid back [...]

Sun, 08/3/14 – 7:08 | Comments Off
John Force Holds Onto No. 1 Qualifying Spot In Northwest
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Drag racing icon John Force raced to his 150th Funny Car pole position Saturday during final qualifications for the 27th annual O’Reilly Auto Parts NHRA Northwest Nationals.
Tony Schumacher (Top Fuel) and Allen Johnson (Pro Stock) also will lead their respective categories into Sunday morning’s eliminations at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series event in [...]

Sun, 08/3/14 – 6:56 | Comments Off
Austin Dillon Collects First Truck Win Of Season
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Austin Dillon won his first NASCAR Camping World Truck Series victory of the season on Saturday. It came at Pocono Raceway’s 2.5-mile triangle.
Dillon moved past  Clint Bowyer on a restart with eight laps remaining. He then withstood two restarts to get the victory in a green-white-checkered finish.
Aiding his effort was a push from Johnny Sauter [...]

Sat, 08/2/14 – 18:09 | Comments Off