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 Talks Dirty At Start Of His Big Week
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This is a big week for Tony Stewart.
On Wednesday night, his dirt short track, Eldora Speedway, will host a NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race for the second straight year. Over the weekend, Stewart will be competing as a driver/owner at his other most-favorite race track, Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Stewart, who also got back in a [...]

Wed, 07/23/14 – 8:40 | Comments Off
Todd Ends Top Fuel Drought In Colorado
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J.R. Todd earned his first NHRA victory since 2008 on Sunday by racing to victory in Top Fuel at the Mopar Mile-High Nationals at Bandimere Speedway in Morrison, Colo.
Robert Hight (Funny Car), Allen Johnson (Pro Stock) and Andrew Hines (Pro Stock Motorcycle) were winners at Bandimere.
To get his victory, Todd had to beat Brittany Force [...]

Mon, 07/21/14 – 4:47 | Comments Off
Enders-Stevens To Sit Out Next Two Pro Stock Events
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Pro Stock points leader Erica Enders-Stevens will skip the NHRA national events in Sonoma, Calif., and Seattle her team announced on Sunday.
According to her Elite Motorsports team owner, Richard Freeman, the decision to sit out the remaining two races of the Western Swing is based on making improvements on the team.
“This has been the game [...]

Sun, 07/20/14 – 17:39 | Comments Off
Bourdais, Conway Nab Victories In Toronto
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Mike Conway easily held off Tony Kanaan over the final four minutes to win Race 2 of Sunday’s IndyCar Series double-header in Toronto.
Conway took the lead in the race – a large chunk of which was run in the rain – just before red flags waved because of a multi-car wreck with 4 minutes and [...]

Sun, 07/20/14 – 13:58 | Comments Off
Rookie Elliott Wins Third NNS Race Of Season
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Chase Elliott posted his third NASCAR Nationwide Series victory of the season when he won the EnjoyIllinois.com 300 at Chicagoland Speedway on Saturday night.
Elliott looked nothing like a rookie as he led 85 of 200 laps on the 1.5-mile tri-oval in suburban Joliet.
“This is an unbelievable night,” Elliott said. “We were fortunate enough to be [...]

Sun, 07/20/14 – 6:56 | Comments Off
Schumacher Pole Drought Ends In Colorado
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Tony Schumacher raced to his first No. 1 qualifying position of the year and the first of his career at Bandimere Speedway during qualifying for the Mopar Mile-High NHRA Nationals.
John Force (Funny Car), Jason Line (Pro Stock), and Hector Arana Jr. (Pro Stock Motorcycle) will lead their categories when eliminations begin Sunday at 11 a.m. [...]

Sun, 07/20/14 – 6:38 | Comments Off
Rain In Toronto Postpones Race: Sets Up Single-Day Double-Header
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The first race of the Honda Indy Toronto double-header has been moved from Saturday to Sunday because of a rain.
That means the Sunday will see to IndyCar Series races at the 1.755-mile, 11-turn temporary street circuit.
The decision to postpone Saturday’s race was made by series officials after a 2-hour, 30-minute delay from the scheduled start.
The [...]

Sat, 07/19/14 – 18:01 | Comments Off
Mile High Air Tough On Humans And Cars
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There is a sign at the entrance of the visitors’ locker room at Denver’s Mile High Stadium which reads: “ELEVATION 5,280 FEET ABOVE SEA LEVEL.” It was put there as a psychological weapon.
Competing in athletic events in Colorado has been a challenge forever. Doesn’t matter which sport you’re talking about. The thin air at altitudes [...]

Sat, 07/19/14 – 7:19 | Comments Off
Force Jumps To Top At Bandimere
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Funny Car icon John Force rocketed to the quickest run in Bandimere Speedway history Friday to take the provisional qualifying lead at the 35th annual Mopar Mile-High NHRA Nationals.
Tony Schumacher (Top Fuel), Allen Johnson (Pro Stock) and Hector Arana Jr. (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also were qualifying leaders at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series [...]

Sat, 07/19/14 – 7:12 | Comments Off
Pagenaud Tops Practice In Toronto
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Frenchman Simon Pagenaud posted the quickest lap in two Verizon IndyCar Series practice sessions for this weekend’s Honda Indy Toronto doubleheader.
Pagenaud, who has drove the No. 77 Schmidt Peterson Hamilton Motorsports Honda to two road victories this season, recorded a best lap of 1 minute, 0.0084 seconds on the 1.7-mile, 11-turn temporary street circuit on [...]

Fri, 07/18/14 – 17:35 | Comments Off