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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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Hood: These Holiday Wishes Smell Like Gasoline
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By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
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My two children put together their Christmas wish lists a few weeks ago. Not surprisingly, they are very interested in expensive, high-tech gadgets.
My holiday wishes are a bit more complicated for the fellow from the North Pole to deliver. These items can’t be acquired at a local retail store. And they’re all NASCAR-related.
A NASCAR Christmas wish list?
My wife says I’ve lost my mind [...]

Fri, 12/25/09 – 7:47 | Comments Off
Duno Following Heart, Not Danica
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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There is a pretty-fair-sized list of reasons why Milka Duno has opted to give driving stock cars a whirl. Not on that list, she stresses, is the desire to do it simply because Danica Patrick is doing it.
In fact, it might not be wise to even bring up the subject [...]

Thu, 12/24/09 – 10:04 | 9 Comments
Woody: Asterisks For Jimmie? That’s Asinine
Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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The only thing more predictable than Jimmie Johnson’s championship stretch run was the afterburner whine of a certain segment of fans who continue to chastise the Chase.
Some even suggest putting an asterisk beside each of Johnson’s four titles, as well as the championships won by Kurt Busch and Tony Stewart under [...]

Thu, 12/24/09 – 7:52 | 5 Comments
Bud Shootout Revamped
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NASCAR announced on Wednesday a revision to the 2010 Budweiser Shootout at Daytona format that provides fans with a strong lineup of drivers highlighted by last year’s top performers and a collection of previous winners at the sport’s most-storied race track.
The 32nd annual season-opening event launches Speed Weeks at Daytona International Speedway on Saturday, Feb. [...]

Wed, 12/23/09 – 16:39 | Comments Off
Harris: Drivers Not Athletes? Guess Again
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By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
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When Jimmie Johnson was named AP’s Male Athlete of the Year for 2009 earlier this week, I felt a real shot of pride.
Finally, after all these years, the sport that I chose to follow got some serious attention as an athletic endeavor.
Then, listening to a local sports talk show, I [...]

Wed, 12/23/09 – 10:37 | 3 Comments
Memo: Jimmie Was Best Driver In Best Series
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Let’s see what’s in the Morning Memo for today:
Voting for the Driver of the Year Award is done by way of a secret ballot. And that’s good and necessary. But at the same time, whenever I have voted for all-star teams, most valuable players, plays or players of the year, [...]

Wed, 12/23/09 – 9:52 | Comments Off
Pedley: A Big Yes For Road America
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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One of my most vivid memories of going to races at Road America is the smell of feet. Specifically, the smell of my college roommate’s feet. And I’m sure the owner of those feet – Frank is his name – probably has a vivid memory of mine. See, we hadn’t discovered Odor Eaters back in [...]

Tue, 12/22/09 – 9:23 | 4 Comments
Harris: Let’s Give The Woman A Chance
Mike Harris | Senior Writer
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By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
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I could be wrong, but:
I think Danica Patrick will be a success in NASCAR – though it may take a few years.
I have to laugh over the fuss created by Patrick’s decision to give stock cars a try.
The naysayers have come out in force. Why?
I guess they don’t like the [...]

Tue, 12/22/09 – 7:23 | 7 Comments
Johnson Gets Top AP Award
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The post-season honors keep piling up for Jimmie Johnson and once again, the four-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion is making history.
Johnson has been named the Male Athlete of the Year by members of The Associated Press becoming the first race car driver to win this prestigious award in the 78 years it has been [...]

Mon, 12/21/09 – 16:52 | One Comment
Nationwide Adds Road Race
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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The NASCAR Nationwide Series is leaving Milwaukee but not Wisconsin.
NASCAR officials announced Monday that there will be a Nationwide race at the Road America road racing circuit in June.
The race will be moved there from the Milwaukee Mile, which has had financial problems and announced recently that it will shut its doors to big-time racing.
The [...]

Mon, 12/21/09 – 14:10 | One Comment