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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Bourdais On Pole At Mid-Ohio
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Sebastien Bourdais overcame a soaked track at Mid-Ohio road circuit to win his second pole of the IndyCar Series season on Saturday. He claimed P1 on his final lap in the Fast Six Shoutout seession.
Bourdais’ final lap of 1 minute, 24.1610 seconds in the No. 11 Mistic KVSH Racing car overtook Josef Newgarden (1:24.6787) in [...]

Sat, 08/2/14 – 17:59 | Comments Off
John Force P1 In Northwest
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John Force raced to the provisional No. 1 qualifying position in Funny Car during Friday qualifying at the O’Reilly Auto Parts NHRA Northwest Nationals.
Tony Schumacher (Top Fuel) and Allen Johnson (Pro Stock) also were qualifying leaders at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series event near Seattle.
Force ran a 4.085-second pass at 308.07 mph in [...]

Sat, 08/2/14 – 7:11 | Comments Off
Larson Wins First Pole
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Rookie Kyle Larson definitely is back in his groove.
The Chip Ganassi Racing driver, who started the season in impressive finish but sank into a mid-season funk in terms of finishes, won the pole Friday for Sunday’s Sprint Cup Series race at Pocono Raceway.
Larson, who turned 22 on Thursday, set a track record of 183.438 mph [...]

Fri, 08/1/14 – 19:33 | Comments Off
Hamlin Q and A: Penalties Are A Tough Deal
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Earlier this week, NASCAR announced that it was levying heavy penalties on the No. 11 Joe Gibbs Racing team, the driver for which is Denny Hamlin.
On Friday at Pocono Raceway, Hamlin met with the media to discuss the penalties.
NASCAR inspectors found violations with the rear firewall block-off plates of the No. 11 Toyota driven to [...]

Fri, 08/1/14 – 11:11 | Comments Off
The Brickyard Hasn’t Changed; Racing Culture Has
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It was 1972 and my college roommate Frank and I were at Road America for a Can-Am race. We were walking the paddocks  when he stopped and took a deep breath. Man, he said, love the smell of that Castrol. Frank was/is a road racing purist and what he did [...]

Thu, 07/31/14 – 8:27 | 4 Comments
The Future Is Closing In On Jack Roush’s Team
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Earlier this year, during a break in on-track action at Kansas Speedway, an old friend and former Roush Fenway Racing insider stopped by to bench race. Naturally the conversation turned to the former employer and when it did, the conversation turned kind of dismal.
When asked about the long-term future of [...]

Mon, 07/28/14 – 9:36 | 3 Comments
Courtney Is The Stronger Force At Sonoma
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Courtney Force beat father John Force in the final to become the winningest female in Funny Car history at the NHRA Sonoma Nationals on Sunday.
Khalid alBalooshi (Top Fuel), Jason Line (Pro Stock) and Eddie Krawiec (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also were winners at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series event at Sonoma Raceway.
Force, who won the [...]

Mon, 07/28/14 – 6:18 | Comments Off
Gordon Wins His Fifth Brickyard 400
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The first winner of the Brickyard 400 became the Sprint Cup race’s latest winner when Jeff Gordon pulled away over the final 17 laps to collect one of most coveted trophies the series offers.
Gordon’s victory was his fifth in the Indianapolis Motor Speedway event ,with his first coming 21 years ago in the 1994 debut [...]

Sun, 07/27/14 – 15:02 | Comments Off
Edwards, Roush Fenway To Go Own Ways In ‘15
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Carl Edwards and Roush Fenway Racing will part ways following the 2014 season it was announced on Sunday.
“Carl has been a cornerstone of our success here in the last 10 years.,” RFR owner Jack Roush said. “He’s one of the drivers who have come to our program initially. We’ve had 48 drivers in 27-and-a-half-years [...]

Sun, 07/27/14 – 12:43 | Comments Off
Hines Earns Bike Bonus; Eliminations Set At Sonoma
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Andrew Hines drove to victory in the inaugural MiraMonte Records Pro Bike Battle, a race within a race at the NHRA Sonoma Nationals at Sonoma Raceway on Saturday.
Hines, the current points leader in Pro Stock Motorcycle, beat Scotty Pollacheck in the finals of the specialty bonus event final with a 6.835-second run at 196.02 on [...]

Sun, 07/27/14 – 7:02 | Comments Off