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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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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
Cup Notes: Martin Awed By 48
Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
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By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
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Homestead, Fla. – When it comes to excelling during NASCAR’s 10-race Sprint Cup chase, there is no one better than Jimmie Johnson, who will attempt to clinch an unprecedented fourth consecutive title during Sunday’s Ford 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway.
Mark Martin, the lone driver with a mathematical chance to dethrone Johnson [...]

Fri, 11/20/09 – 19:00 | Comments Off
US F1 Near Deal With Driver
Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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Argentinian Jose Maria Lopez has an agreement with the US F1 to drive in 2010 contingent upon sponsorship. The Automobile Club of Argentina is backing the 26-year-old, who has not participated in F1 since working as a test driver for Renault in 2005 and 2006.
“It’s a new team, which faces [...]

Fri, 11/20/09 – 17:20 | 4 Comments
Johnson Wins Pole at HMS
Mike Harris | Senior Writer
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By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
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Homestead, Fla. – Jimmie Johnson said coming into the final weekend of the season that qualifying near the front would be an important step toward wrapping up his fourth straight NASCAR Sprint Cup championship.
Mission accomplished.
Johnson ripped off the fastest lap of the afternoon on the 1.5-mile Homestead-Miami Speedway track to earn [...]

Fri, 11/20/09 – 16:56 | Comments Off