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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McMurray On Pole In Sonoma
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Jamie McMurray won the pole for Sunday’s Toyota/Save Mart 350 Sprint Cup Series race at Sonoma Raceway on Saturday.
McMurray knocked AJ Allmendinger off the provisional pole late in the knockout session to get the pole.
McMurray’s speed of 96.350 mph eclipsed Marcos Ambrose’s 2012 track qualifying record of 95.262 mph.
The pole was McMurray’s the 10th of [...]

Sat, 06/21/14 – 17:16 | One Comment
Records Fall In New England
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Robert Hight posted the first three-second Funny Car run in New England Dragway history during Friday qualifying at the Auto-Plus NHRA New England Nationals in Epping, N.H.
Antron Brown (Top Fuel), Shane Gray (Pro Stock) and Hector Arana Jr. (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also were qualifying leaders on a day when all eight track records were broken [...]

Sat, 06/21/14 – 6:53 | Comments Off
Penske Competition Director Talks About 2014 Turnaround
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Roger Penske shocked – and disappointed – a lot of people three years ago when he announced that his Sprint Cup operation would switch from Dodges to Fords beginning with the 2013 season.
His team had, afterall, just won its first Cup championship in 2012 with Brad Keselowski driving the No. 2 Dodge.
In the first year [...]

Fri, 06/20/14 – 16:59 | One Comment
It’s Time To Add Twists And Turns To The Chase
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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It’s road racing weekend in NASCAR and to help kick things off, some questions and some direct-answer avoidance:
– When will NASCAR add a road race to the Chase?
Not any time soon, appears to be the answer. While fans and even some drivers have upped their support for the idea in [...]

Fri, 06/20/14 – 9:28 | Comments Off
‘Great Schumi’ Leaves Hospital
John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Nearly six months after suffering a life-threatening head injury in a skiing accident, retired Formula One world champion Michael Schumacher no longer is in a medically induced coma and has left the French hospital where he was being treated.
A statement issued by Schumacher’s family and manager on Monday indicated the seven-time F1 World Driving [...]

Mon, 06/16/14 – 20:55 | Comments Off
NASCAR Engine Man Fox Passes Away
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NASCAR engine builder, car owner and official Ray Fox died Sunday at the age of 98 it was announced on Monday.
Fox made his name in NASCAR as an engine builder, winning Mechanic of the Year in 1956 after the Chrysler 300 cars he built for Carl Kiekhaefer won 22 of the season’s first 26 races.
Fox has [...]

Mon, 06/16/14 – 12:59 | Comments Off
Hendrick Power Is Leaving Competition In A Funk
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Jimmie Johnson and Hendrick Motorsports didn’t just leave Michigan International Speedway with money and a trophy after Sunday’s Sprint Cup Race. They also left with the hearts and hopes of a lot of the other competitors.
Johnson won the Quicken Loans 400 at MIS. It was his third victory in his [...]

Mon, 06/16/14 – 9:06 | 3 Comments
Top Fueler Langdon Gets First Win Of Season
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Reigning NHRA Mello Yello Top Fuel world champion Shawn Langdon claimed his first victory of the season Sunday.
It came in Bristol, Tenn. at the Ford NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals presented by Tri-Cities Area Ford Dealers.
Tommy Johnson Jr. (Funny Car) and Erica Enders-Stevens (Pro Stock) also were winners in their respective categories.
Langdon raced to his [...]

Sun, 06/15/14 – 19:01 | Comments Off
Johnson Continues Tear: Wins At Michigan
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Jimmmie Johnson won for the third time in his last four Sprint Cup Series starts on Sunday. The latest victory came at Michigan International Speedway.
The victory was the six-time Cup champion’s first at the 2-mile MIS oval, however.
“Finally,” he tweeted after getting out of his Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet.
“Yeah, it has been,” he added about having [...]

Sun, 06/15/14 – 15:44 | Comments Off
Audi Again Up To Challenges, Wins 2014 Le Mans
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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This was supposed to be the year that Audi’s domination of the 24 of Le Mans was to end. This was supposed to be the year that really fast Toyotas and Porsche’s return to the LMP1 class were going to upstage Audi.
Nope.
Even a sweeping new set of technical regulations couldn’t deprive the German marque of [...]

Sun, 06/15/14 – 8:02 | Comments Off