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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Johnson Wins 600 To Break His 2014 ‘Drought’
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Jimmie Johnson has been facing questions about his lack of victories in 2014 for weeks. On Sunday, in the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway, Johnson rendered those questions irrelevant as he blew past Matt Kenseth with just under 10 laps to go and went on to secure the victory.
The [...]

Sun, 05/25/14 – 21:36 | Comments Off
Courtney Force Gets Landmark Win In Topeka
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Courtney Force raced to the landmark 100th victory by a female in NHRA history Sunday at the NHRA Kansas Nationals at Heartland Park Topeka.
Spencer Massey (Top Fuel) and Allen Johnson (Pro Stock) also were winners of the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series event.
In her second attempt to earn the much sought after milestone victory [...]

Sun, 05/25/14 – 18:50 | Comments Off
Hunter-Reay Stamps Made In America On Indy 500
Mike Harris | Senior Writer

INDIANAPOLIS – Talk about your All-American boy.
Ryan Hunter-Reay lived his dream Sunday, holding off a determined Helio Castroneves in a six-lap sprint to the finish to win the 98th running of the Indianapolis 500.
In doing so, the 2012 IndyCar series champion became the first American driver to take the checkered flag in the Greatest Spectacle [...]

Sun, 05/25/14 – 16:24 | Comments Off
The 600 Is A Big Race In More Ways Than Just One
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

CONCORD, N.C. – In a way, the first-ever Memorial Day weekend 600-mile NASCAR race got off to a shotgun start back in 1960 as heavily-armed Charlotte Motor Speedway founders Bruton Smith, Curtis Turner, Turner’s brother Darnell and driver Bob Welborn confronted an obstinate contractor and his crew to persuade them to stop delaying the track [...]

Sun, 05/25/14 – 13:39 | Comments Off
Race Day: Franchitti Adds To Laps Led Stat At Indy
John Sturbin | Senior Writer

By John Sturbin and Mike Harris | Senior Writers
INDIANAPOLIS – There won’t be a fourth Indianapolis 500 victory on Dario Franchitti’s racing resume, but the popular Scotsman led a few more laps around the Indianapolis Motor Speedway today.
Franchitti came out of his injury-induced retirement to drive the Camaro Z/28 Pace Car, as well as spend [...]

Sun, 05/25/14 – 12:46 | Comments Off
ABC Coverage Of 500 Turns 50 Today
John Sturbin | Senior Writer

INDIANAPOLIS – ABC-TV will celebrate its landmark 50th consecutive year of Indianapolis 500 coverage today with 92 cameras, timely driver features and a nod to the “appointment viewing” era that made iconic broadcasters Jim McKay, Chris Economaki and Paul Page invited house guests nationwide every Memorial Day Weekend.
Pre-race coverage from Indianapolis Motor Speedway will begin [...]

Sun, 05/25/14 – 10:15 | One Comment
Race Day: Tony Kanaan Says, More Milk Please
John Sturbin | Senior Writer

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
INDIANAPOLIS – After you have swigged the milk and donned the laurel wreath and had your likeness engraved on the Borg-Warner Trophy, it’s difficult to not think about winning another Indianapolis 500. That is the delightful dilemma facing Tony Kanaan this morning during the final hours of his reign as [...]

Sun, 05/25/14 – 7:15 | Comments Off
Helio Resurfaces Yellow Submarine At Indianapolis
Mike Harris | Senior Writer

By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
INDIANAPOLIS – Retro uniforms are not uncommon in most pro sports and retro paint schemes abound in NASCAR. But, until now, that wasn’t the case in the IndyCar set.
On Sunday, three-time Indianapolis 500 winner Helio Castroneves will start the race fourth in the 33-car field. And nobody should have any [...]

Sat, 05/24/14 – 21:48 | Comments Off
Roush’s 2015 Driver Lineup Remains ‘In Flux’
Deb Williams | Senior Writer

CONCORD, N.C. – Roush Fenway Racing’s Saturday announcement that Trevor Bayne will compete fulltime next year in the Sprint Cup Series provides only a small glimpse into the team’s 2015 driver lineup.
Ricky Stenhouse Jr. returns to the Roush Fenway operation, but Greg Biffle’s and Carl Edwards’ plans for next year have yet to be finalized. [...]

Sat, 05/24/14 – 21:26 | 2 Comments
A Tour de Force In Topeka
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Brittany and Courtney Force raced to No. 1 qualifying positions Saturday at the NHRA Kansas Nationals at Heartland Park Topeka, the first time sisters have shared the top qualifying stage at an NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series event.
Brittany posted a career-best performance of 3.746 seconds with a track record speed of 329.75 mph in [...]

Sat, 05/24/14 – 21:21 | Comments Off