Sun, 14/09/14 – 18:30 | No Comment

CONCORD, N.C. – Rain Sunday afternoon at zMAX Dragway forced postponement of the elimination round in the Countdown to the Championship’s opening event – the Pep Boys NHRA Carolina Nationals – until next weekend at Dallas.
It is the first time the Carolina Nationals haven’t been completed as scheduled since the event began in 2008. However, [...]

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Jimmie A Hero In Garages
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Jimmie Johnson may not be the most-respected driver among fans, but among his peers? Huge respect.
After winning his record fourth-straight Sprint Cup championship Sunday, drivers lined up to to testify in behalf of Johnson and his team.
“I can’t believe Jimmie did it,” Carl Edwards said. “It’s unreal. I really just believed [...]

Sun, 11/22/09 – 19:52 | Comments Off
Jimmie Johnson Stands Alone
Mike Harris | Senior Writer
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By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
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Homestead, Fla. – No more questions, no more doubts. Jimmie Johnson made it four for the ages.
Topping off yet another consistently brilliant season, Johnson cruised to a trouble-free fifth-place finish Sunday in the season-ending Ford 400, wrapping up an unprecedented fourth straight NASCAR Sprint Cup championship.
“The truth [...]

Sun, 11/22/09 – 18:41 | Comments Off
Flag to Flag: Homestead
Nick Bromberg | Senior Writer
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Watching the Ford 400?
Nick Bromberg is.
Follow along here as he live blogs all the action at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

Sun, 11/22/09 – 12:00 | 37 Comments
Race Day: Some Chase Words
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Interestingly, the very existence of the Chase for the Sprint Cup Championship has come under scrutiny at times in recent weeks. It seems that not everybody loves a winner or, at least, a winning organization.
Very little of that scrutiny emanated from the Sprint Cup garages at Homestead-Miami Speedway this weekend, however. Competitors, some of whom [...]

Sun, 11/22/09 – 8:51 | One Comment
Remember Texas? Jimmie Sure Does
Mike Harris | Senior Writer
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By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
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Homestead, Fla. – Surprisingly, Jimmie Johnson came to Homestead-Miami Speedway with a case of nerves.
It seems that just about everybody has conceded an unprecedented fourth-straight NASCAR Sprint Cup championship to the Hendrick Motorsports driver as he heads into Sunday’s season-ending Ford 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway.
And he’s certainly been through this [...]

Sun, 11/22/09 – 7:45 | One Comment
Busch Wins Race, Championship
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Kyle Busch finished off his Nationwide Series championship with flair Saturday when he won the Ford 300 at Homestead-Miami Speedway.
And NASCAR officials got the victory in the feud between Denny Hamlin and Brad Keselowski.
Busch  got the victory by holding off Carl Edwads –who was on fresher tires after pitting on the final caution – over [...]

Sat, 11/21/09 – 19:21 | 2 Comments
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Brooklyn, Mich.  — If charity begins at home, then there’s no place like Michigan.
Michigan International Speedway is collecting goods to benefit two local charities by hosting a lap around the racetrack from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Dec. 4, weather dependent. Guests may take one lap in their personal automobiles around the historic two-mile [...]

Sat, 11/21/09 – 16:42 | Comments Off
Minter: Humpy Assesses Jimmie
Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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Ever since he began to dominate the Sprint Cup Series, media members and fans and others have been trying to figure out what to think about Jimmie Johnson. Some say he’s too clean cut, too vanilla, too non-controversial to suit the average NASCAR fan. Others don’t seem to give him the credit he deserves for [...]

Sat, 11/21/09 – 14:45 | One Comment
France: It’s Not The Format, It’s Jimmie
Mike Harris | Senior Writer
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By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
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Homestead, Fla. – The very large headline on the special NASCAR Championship Week section in Friday’s Miami Herald read: “Should The Chase Face The Scrap Heap?’’
The accompanying article didn’t really come to a conclusion, but the headline is representative of the type of questions being asked as Jimmie Johnson prepares [...]

Sat, 11/21/09 – 7:42 | 3 Comments
Harvick Wins Truck Finale
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Kevin Harvick passed Timothy Peters for the lead just after a green-white-checkered restart and went on to win the season-ending Ford 200 Camping World Truck Series race at Homestead-Miami Speedway Friday night.
Not that it mattered in the final series standings as Ron Hornaday Jr. had locked up the championship a week ago at Phoenix International [...]

Fri, 11/20/09 – 22:02 | One Comment