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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Woody: Jerry Carroll Deserves Some Credit
Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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Jerry Carroll, one of the founders of Kentucky Speedway, is sometimes portrayed as a cantankerous maverick whose litigious battle with NASCAR stood in the way of the track getting a Sprint Cup race.
Having known Jerry for the better part of two decades – I first met him when he was a [...]

Wed, 01/6/10 – 7:56 | 6 Comments
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Joe Gibbs Racing announced Tuesdasy that Kevin Kidd has been named crew chief for its No. 20 NASCAR Nationwide Series entry.
Kidd replaces Dave Rogers who was named crew chief for JGR’s No. 18 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series team in November.
Kidd joins JGR after spending the previous four years in engineering with Richard Petty Motorsports. Most [...]

Tue, 01/5/10 – 12:30 | Comments Off
Woody: Father Time Eats Red’s Dust
Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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Red Farmer spent his formative years listening to the whine of racing engines just down the street from his home near Nashville’s Fairgrounds Speedway.
It was a siren song that lured Farmer into racing and decades later – at age 77 – refuses to let him go.
Farmer was recently admitted to a Bessemer, Ala., hospital for [...]

Tue, 01/5/10 – 10:04 | 3 Comments
Ragan Gets An Early Start In A Late Model
Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
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By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
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Braselton, Ga. – A portion of NASCAR driver David Ragan’s offseason has been dedicated to putting the finishing touches on a Late Model car he recently purchased.
With major assistance from cousin Brett Ragan, a member of Carl Edwards’ Nationwide Series team, and longtime friend Chris Dilbeck, David Ragan will have an opportunity to put his No. 6 Late Model [...]

Tue, 01/5/10 – 8:00 | Comments Off
Hunter-Reay Signed By Andretti
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Andretti Autosport has signed Phillips-Van Heusen and its IZOD brand to team with driver Ryan Hunter-Reay during the 2010 IZOD IndyCar Series season.
The initial focus of Hunter-Reay’s effort in the No. 37 IZOD entry will be the 2010 Indianapolis 500 and will also include a number of other key series events before and after the [...]

Mon, 01/4/10 – 17:39 | One Comment
Hood: Loss of Milwaukee Mile Could Mean A Net Gain
Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
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The recent cancellation of a pair of national touring events sanctioned by NASCAR at The Milwaukee Mile presents an opportunity for the sport to give back to fans at the grassroots level.
The NASCAR Nationwide Series was originally scheduled to appear at the historic 1-mile oval in West Allis, Wis. on Saturday June 19. NASCAR’s junior circuit will [...]

Mon, 01/4/10 – 8:54 | 3 Comments
Ingram: The Push Is On To Fix The COTs
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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From the Monday Morning Crew Chief:
When Smokey Yunick brought his Chevy to Daytona in 1968, the year after his little ol’ Chevelle beat the mighty factory teams of Chrysler and Ford to the pole for the 500, he ran into some opposition from Bill Gazaway, the director of the NASCAR garage.
After [...]

Mon, 01/4/10 – 8:22 | 4 Comments
Harris: Indy 500 Adapts To Times
Mike Harris | Senior Writer
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Tradition can be a wonderful thing. But not always.
It has taken officials at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway a long time to figure out that less can be more.
True, for many of the 93 years that the Indianapolis 500 has been run, the month-long schedule every year in May was the right way to go – a celebration [...]

Sun, 01/3/10 – 8:42 | 3 Comments
Woody: 2010 A Year Full Of Promises
Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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In the New Year I promise:
* Never again to say Jimmie Johnson can’t win another championship – as I’ve done the past three years.
* Not to grind my teeth so much every time a driver says “awesome.”
* To stop bashing Kyle Busch – until he bashes another guitar.
* To stop saying [...]

Sat, 01/2/10 – 13:13 | Comments Off
The Woods of Virginia – Part 4: Super Speedy
Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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The Wood Brothers Racing Team has been one of the backbones of NASCAR since the sport was founded. The Woods, from Stuart, Va., have been racing continuously in the division now known as Sprint Cup since 1953 and have 96 wins to their credit.
In a RacinToday exclusive series, Eddie Wood, [...]

Fri, 01/1/10 – 14:23 | 2 Comments