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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Harvick’s Hall Hopes Could Hinge On 2014 Chase
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Every person in the world who knows the feeling of Nomex on skin wants to win a major automobile racing championship. Then there are those few who need to win one. And there, perhaps, sits Kevin Harvick today.
For reasons of history and legitimacy and the NASCAR Hall of Fame, Harvick, [...]

Fri, 10/17/14 – 7:34 | No Comment
Formula One Drivers Have Texas, Title, Bianchi On Their Minds
John Sturbin | Senior Writer

As Formula One’s globetrotting tour prepares for its lone visit to the United States, Lewis Hamilton’s march to a second World Driving Championship continues to be tempered by Jules Bianchi’s fight for life.
Hamilton’s victory in Sunday’s inaugural Russian Grand Prix extended his lead over Mercedes AMG teammate Nico Rosberg to 17 points en route [...]

Wed, 10/15/14 – 8:16 | One Comment
Bye-Bye Time For Sprint Cup’s Biggest Stars?
Mark Armijo | Senior Correspondent

By Mark Armijo | Senior Writer
AVONDALE, Az. – As warm as the temperatures were Tuesday during a 90-plus degree test session at Phoenix International Raceway, it likely paled miserably to the heat Jimmie Johnson and Dale Earnhardt Jr. are under.
For them, with their NASCAR Chase for the Sprint Cup championship lives on the line entering Sunday’s [...]

Wed, 10/15/14 – 6:28 | No Comment
NASCAR Penalizes Keselowski, Stewart
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NASCAR has assessed behavioral penalties to drivers Brad Keselowski and Tony Stewart for their involvement in post-race incidents on Oct. 11 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Keselowski has been fined $50,000 and placed on NASCAR probation for the next four NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship events through Nov. 12 for violating:
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Tue, 10/14/14 – 17:34 | No Comment
Flat Spot On: Them Boys Get To Fightin’
Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
When you race against one of Roger Penske’s teams, you know you’re always in for a fight, almost invariably on the track. But during the Charlotte round of the new Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup format, it was Penske’s lead driver who instigated a post-race ruckus.
As a team [...]

Mon, 10/13/14 – 7:06 | One Comment
Harvick Wins Charlotte; Top Stars’ Championship Hopes In Trouble
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Kevin Harvick, who has led a lot of laps and a lot of races in 2014 but has had trouble closing the deal of late, won the Sprint Cup Series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Saturday night.
It was the third victory of the season for Harvick, but the first [...]

Sun, 10/12/14 – 6:03 | One Comment
Post-Charlotte Brawl Has Drivers Wary Of ‘Dega
Deb Williams | Senior Writer

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
CONCORD, N.C. – Ever since the season began Talladega has been the Chase race dreaded the most by the competitors and after the post-race fights at Charlotte Motor Speedway, Bank of America 500 winner Kevin Harvick would prefer to simply watch next week’s event.
“It’ll be one hell of a race [...]

Sun, 10/12/14 – 5:43 | One Comment
Restarts Give Elliott Fits At CMS
Deb Williams | Senior Writer

CONCORD, N.C. – After 18 straight weeks of racing, NASCAR’s Nationwide Series teams now have a two-week break before the final three events, but standings leader Chase Elliott doesn’t plan on taking a vacation.
“I’m going to try to find as many short-track races to run as I can,” said Elliott, who possesses a 42-point [...]

Sat, 10/11/14 – 6:27 | No Comment
Keselowski Wins NNS Race At Charlotte
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Brad Keselowski came on strong at the end to win the Drive for the Cure 300 presented by Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina NASCAR Nationwide Series race Friday at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Keselowski outlasted a charge by Kyle Busch in the closing laps to get his third Nationwide Series win at Charlotte.
“Winning a Nationwide [...]

Sat, 10/11/14 – 6:17 | No Comment
Earnhardt Jr. Hits 40, But Only In ‘Literal’ Years
Deb Williams | Senior Writer

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
CONCORD, N.C. – Dale Earnhardt Jr. turned 40 years old on Friday.
Like most drivers, the actual celebration of his birthday occurred earlier in the week because on Friday he was at Charlotte Motor Speedway preparing for Saturday’s Bank of America 500. His family and friends had a surprise party for [...]

Sat, 10/11/14 – 6:05 | No Comment