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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Points, Schmoints – Power Is Out For Victories In ‘14
John Sturbin | Senior Writer

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Pardon Will Power for declining to do the math relating to the Verizon IndyCar Series driver’s championship. After racking-up three runner-up finishes over the past four seasons, Power’s mantra for 2014 is refreshingly simple – screw the math.
“I don’t want to think about points all year; I don’t care,” Power [...]

Sat, 04/26/14 – 8:01 | Comments Off
Rain Fails To Slow Harvick In Richmond NNS Race
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Kevin Harvick passed pole-sitter Brian Scott for the lead on Lap 48 of 250 and led all but one lap thereafter in securing the victory over JR Motorsports teammate Chase Elliott in rain-delayed Nationwide Series race at Richmond International Raceway on Friday.
The victory was Harvick’s seventh at Richmond, his first of the season and the [...]

Sat, 04/26/14 – 7:33 | Comments Off
Rookie Larson To Start Cup Racin In Richmond From Pole
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With severe weather canceling Friday’s qualifying for Saturday night’s Sprint Cup Series  race at Richmond International Raceway, Kyle Larson will make his first start from the pole position.
The Chip Ganassi Racing rookie earned the pole after being the fastest driver in Friday’s opening practice at the .75-mile track.
“I wanted to start off in qualifying trim [...]

Fri, 04/25/14 – 17:25 | Comments Off
Changes Keep Coming For Indy’s Month Of May
John Sturbin | Senior Writer

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
INDYCAR has re-tweaked the qualifying format to fill the traditional 33-car starting field for the 98th running of the Indianapolis 500 via an addition to next month’s practice schedule at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
The schedule change features a Verizon IndyCar Series practice session on Monday, May 19, from 12-5 p.m. (EST). [...]

Fri, 04/25/14 – 8:19 | Comments Off
Lines Which Racing Series Can’t Afford To Cross
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
A friend asked the other day: What’s the big deal about the sound of the new Formula One engines? Who the hell cares what kind of sound engines make?
The answers is: Race fans the hell care. A lot. And not just the purist of the pure. Fans – and not [...]

Thu, 04/24/14 – 8:26 | One Comment
Don’t Confuse Haas With Past U.S. F1 Wannabes
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Gene Haas is well aware of recent efforts by Americans to assemble Formula One teams. He is equally aware of the failures and borderline deceptiveness of those efforts and he thoroughly understands the skepticism that those failures have created among American fans.
So during a lengthy teleconference on Monday, Haas, who [...]

Fri, 04/18/14 – 8:40 | 6 Comments
IndyCar Drivers At Texas: Keep The Packs At Bay
John Sturbin | Senior Writer

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
FORT WORTH, Texas – INDYCAR’s annual aero package conundrum for Texas Motor Speedway likely won’t be solved at the end of a two-day Firestone tire test on Thursday. But any open-wheel fan longing for a return to pack racing with “grandma” and assorted “wankers” needs to get up-to-speed.
“That’s not going [...]

Thu, 04/17/14 – 9:49 | Comments Off
Carlos Munoz Is Kind Of Pushy For A Rookie
John Sturbin | Senior Writer

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
FORT WORTH, Texas – Rookie Carlos Munoz was almost apologetic after his podium finish in Sunday’s 40th annual Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach, where the 22-year-old Colombian emerged as Andretti Autosport’s coolest shoe.
“It’s not the way I’d like to earn my third-place with so many accidents, but this is [...]

Wed, 04/16/14 – 7:58 | Comments Off
Haas Lays Out Plans For Move Into Formula One
Deb Williams | Senior Writer

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
CONCORD, N.C. – California businessman Gene Haas said Monday he believes basing his Formula One operation in Kannapolis at the current Stewart-Haas Racing location will be an enhancement rather than a distraction to his four NASCAR teams.
“There are a lot of similarities between both forms of racing,” Haas said. “Both [...]

Mon, 04/14/14 – 14:17 | Comments Off
Conway Gives Long Beach GP A Warm, Fuzzy Ending
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Mike Conway held off points leader Will Power to win Sunday’s IndyCar Series Long Beach Grand Prix on Sunday.
Conway was driving the Fuzzy’s Vodka sponsored Dallara/Chevrolet of Ed Carpenter Racing.
The victory was Conway’s second in the series.
“Yeah, I can’t believe I’m actually here,” Conway said. “Wow, this is just an awesome job by the team. [...]

Sun, 04/13/14 – 20:06 | Comments Off