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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Wayne Taylor Racing Comes Up Big At Petit
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Wayne Taylor Racing powered to victory in the Tudor United SportsCar Championship series’ season-ending Petit Le Mans endurance race Saturday at Road Atlanta.
Brothers Ricky and Jordan Taylor, the team’s full-time drivers in 2014, became the first Americans to bring home an overall win in this 10-hour event 16 years after their father, South African-born Wayne [...]

Sun, 10/5/14 – 7:56 | Comments Off
The Sarge Marches To Pole At Maple Grove
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Top Fuel point-leader Tony Schumacher claimed pole position Saturday as his march toward an eighth world championship continued during the 30th annual NHRA Nationals at Maple Grove Raceway in Mohnton, Pa.
Cruz Pedregon (Funny Car), Erica Enders-Stevens (Pro Stock) and Hector Arana Jr. (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also will lead their respective categories into Sunday’s 11 a.m. [...]

Sun, 10/5/14 – 7:13 | Comments Off
Busch Out To Turn Kansas Frown Upside Down
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Kyle Busch’s anger after crashing out of the Sprint Cup race at Kansas Speedway a year ago was understandable. The wreck ended hopes of capping an impressive four-victory, eight-podium finish season with his first series championship.
And it was understandable that he blamed not bad luck but [...]

Sat, 10/4/14 – 14:19 | Comments Off
Vettel Bolting Red Bull; To Land At Ferrari?
John Sturbin | Senior Writer

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Four-time/reigning Formula One World Driving Champion Sebastian Vettel will exit Infiniti Red Bull Racing at the end of the 2014 season, with Scuderia Ferrari rumored as the German’s next destination.
Vettel, who joined Red Bull in 2009 and has won 38 grand prixs and four consecutive titles with a team [...]

Sat, 10/4/14 – 13:01 | Comments Off
Connolly Is Cooking In The Countdown
John Sturbin | Senior Writer

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Back-to-back victories have propelled Dave Connolly into the forefront of NHRA’s Pro Stock championship conversation, and the ace tuner-turned-driver suddenly has plenty to say.
“I can’t say enough about the Gray Motorsports team and organization, from Day One that it was assembled,” said Connolly, referring to a Chevy Camaro stable featuring [...]

Sat, 10/4/14 – 7:10 | Comments Off
Harvick Continues Kansas Qualifying Tear
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Kevin Harvick, a driver who at one time could not buy a decent qualifying run, won the pole for Sunday’s Sprint Cup Series race at Kansas Speedway.
It was his eighth pole of the season and his third in a row at the 1.5-mile Kansas oval.
“For whatever [...]

Fri, 10/3/14 – 18:38 | Comments Off
Kansas Notes: Junior Approaches The Big Four-Oh
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Dale Earnhardt Jr. will turn 40 years old next Friday. This Friday, during a press conference at Kansas Speedway, he was asked about the birthday that many view as the beginning of the end, and of the 16 years he has spent as a Sprint [...]

Fri, 10/3/14 – 16:16 | Comments Off
Kansas City-Area Cup Drivers Want In On The Fun
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Clint Bowyer stands ready and willing to take the baton pass from the Chiefs and Royals in this, the best week in professional sports that this area has experienced in decades.
But able?
Actually, he just might be. When his Michael Waltrip Racing Toyota’s are running this fall, [...]

Fri, 10/3/14 – 14:24 | Comments Off
For Stewart, Life And Racing Are The Same Thing
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
During a press conference on Monday, Tony Stewart was asked if he had considered retiring as a driver in the days since he was involved in an on-track incident in which 20-year-old competitor Kevin Ward Jr. was struck and killed by Stewart’s car.
People who know Stewart even just a little [...]

Wed, 10/1/14 – 15:08 | 2 Comments
Pagenaud To Join Team Penske
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Team Penske announced Monday that it is adding Simon Pagenaud as a fourth driver to its IndyCar Series team.
The 30-year-old Pagenaud is a four-time race winner in the Series. He will join 2014 series champion Will Power, multiple Indy 500 winner Helio Castroneves and Indy 500 winner/former Formula One star Juan Pablo Montoya at Penske.
Pagenaud [...]

Mon, 09/29/14 – 12:01 | Comments Off