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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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Montoya Masters Short Game, Climbs To Top
Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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Juan Pablo Montoya is not often confused with the game of golf. But according to team co-owner Chip Ganassi, Montoya’s breakout season in 2009 had a lot to do with pitching and putting as well as hitting long drives.
“Juan has learned the game of golf,” said Ganassi, whose driver made [...]

Sun, 12/13/09 – 8:07 | Comments Off
Hood: The Future Of NASCAR Is Crystal Clear
Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
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By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
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OK, I realize the Daytona 500 is still more than two months away. The first Christmas gift has yet to be opened and we’re still three weeks away from a Dick Clark sighting.
But let’s shake the ol’ crystal ball extra hard and see what outlandish predictions we can deliver well in advance [...]

Sat, 12/12/09 – 8:16 | 5 Comments
Duno To Test ARCA Cars
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IndyCar driver Milka Duno will make her stock car debut during the ARCA Racing Series presented by RE/MAX and Menards open test at Daytona International Speedway December 18, 19  and 20.
Duno will participate in the test behind the wheel of Braun Racing’s No. 90 Toyota.
It will be Duno’s first opportunity to go around the 2.5-mile [...]

Fri, 12/11/09 – 16:44 | Comments Off
Kyle Busch Going Trucking
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Kyle Busch announced on Friday that he will enter two Toyota Tundras full-time in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series beginning in 2010.
Kyle Busch Motorsports (KBM), which has fielded Late Models for Busch and others the last three years, will step up to the Camping World Truck Series with youth behind the wheel and experience [...]

Fri, 12/11/09 – 15:47 | Comments Off
Woody: Danica Bashing Stinks
Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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In the aftermath of Danica Patrick’s announced plan to stick her toe into NASCAR’s Nationwide pool next year, I’ve been surprised by the amount of hostile fan response.
Is Danica fiery and temperamental?
Yes she is. Just like A.J. Foyt used to be.
Is she a tough, take-no-prisoners racer?
You bet. Just like The Intimidator was.
Has she proven she [...]

Fri, 12/11/09 – 9:40 | 18 Comments
New Crew Chiefs For KHI
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Kevin Harvick Inc. announced Friday that Dave Fuge and Doug George have joined the organization’s Camping World Truck Series program.
Fuge will lead the No. 33 Longhorn Chevrolet Silverado driven by four-time Truck Series champion Ron Hornaday Jr. and George will serve as crew chief of the No. 2 Truck which will feature several NASCAR Sprint [...]

Fri, 12/11/09 – 8:41 | One Comment
The Woods Of Virginia – Part 1: Petty Theft
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, 12/11/09 – 8:22 | Comments Off
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Indianapolis – Race fans visiting the IMS Online Store and Brickyard Authentics Gift Shop locations during the holiday season can purchase a candy cane tree ornament to benefit charity through Shop For A Cause program.
The candy ornaments cost $3 each, with $2 from each sale being donated to The Salvation Army. The ornaments can be [...]

Thu, 12/10/09 – 20:59 | Comments Off
Minter: Danica Has Us Talking About Auto Racing
Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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A few random thoughts on the first week in months in which there’s been no official NASCAR-sanctioned activity, unless you count the announcement of Danica Patrick’s decision to add a part-time Nationwide Series schedule to her 2010 agenda.
One of the most refreshing parts of the Danica debate is that it’s a big NASCAR story that [...]

Thu, 12/10/09 – 15:36 | 3 Comments
Kyle Busch Happy With ‘09, Excited about ‘10
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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The most misunderstood driver in NASCAR said Tuesday that nobody should misunderstand this: The 2009 racing season will not be filed away in his personal memory bank under the heading of “Disappointing”.
On the contrary, Kyle Busch said, he’s inserting 2009 into the brain file marked “Great”.
“A lot of successes,” Busch [...]

Thu, 12/10/09 – 11:16 | One Comment