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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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Harris: Shed No Tears For Martin
Mike Harris | Senior Writer
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Mark Martin is going to finish second in NASCAR’s biggest championship for the fifth time unless a minor miracle happens Sunday at Homestead-Miami Speedway.
But let’s not hold a pity party for the 50-year-old racing icon.
For those who doubt Martin’s sincerity when he says – over and over again – that  he’ll still feel fulfilled as [...]

Tue, 11/17/09 – 7:47 | 4 Comments
Sterling Marlin Says It Is ‘Probably” All Over
Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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The last of the Good Ol’ Boys is preparing to ride off into the sunset.
Sterling Marlin plans to enter Sunday’s season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway then, after over 30 years of life in the fast lane, will “probably” hang up his helmet.
“Will I miss it? Yeah, in some ways,” said Marlin, [...]

Mon, 11/16/09 – 20:50 | 24 Comments
Georgia Track Rich In History
Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
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Jefferson, Ga. – Fresh off a multi-million dollar renovation, Gresham Motorsports Park, the half-mile paved oval formerly known as Peach State Speedway, opened its gates on Sunday to host one of the nation’s premier Late Model events, the World Crown 300.
Originally known as Jeffco Speedway, the facility welcomed what is today known as the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series in [...]

Mon, 11/16/09 – 16:00 | 2 Comments
Woody: That’s All Folks
Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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They can take down the tents, load the elephants and wipe the grease paint off the clowns’ faces so they can return to their regular jobs as Washington politicians.
This circus is over.
As if there was really ever any doubt.
Anyone who wondered how Jimmie Johnson could win a NASCAR-record fourth Cup championship should wonder no more. [...]

Mon, 11/16/09 – 9:57 | Comments Off
Ingram: Talent On Display in Phoenix, Pomona
Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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From the Monday Morning Crew Chief:
On a weekend when Tony Schumacher clinched his sixth straight Top Fuel championship at Pomona, Jimmie Johnson put himself in line to win his fourth straight Sprint Cup title after leaving behind nothing but scorched earth at Phoenix.
Unless something goes unexpectedly wrong at Homestead next weekend, [...]

Mon, 11/16/09 – 9:28 | 2 Comments
Sarge Marches To Championship
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Tony Schumacher won his sixth-straight NHRA Top Fuel championship Sunday as a result of a mistake by the driver who started the day just a single point behind him in the standings.
The championship became all Schumacher’s after Larry Dixon smoked his tires during the semifinal round of eliminations against Spencer Massey at the Auto Club [...]

Sun, 11/15/09 – 19:03 | Comments Off
Johnson Takes Leisurely Ride To Victory Lane
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Jimmie Johnson will not only head to the season-ending Sprint Cup race at Homestead-Miami Speedway next weekend with a super-solid points lead, he will head there with maximum momentum as well.
Johnson won Sunday’s Checkers O’Reilly Auto Parts 500 at Phoenix International Raceway and did it in boringly easy fashion.
Johnson led [...]

Sun, 11/15/09 – 18:27 | Comments Off
Flag to Flag: Phoenix
Nick Bromberg | Senior Writer
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Watching the Checker O’Reilly Auto Parts 500?
Nick Bromberg is.
Follow along here as he live blogs the action at Phoenix International Raceway.

Sun, 11/15/09 – 11:09 | 31 Comments
Race Day: ‘The People’ Are Watching Martin
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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There are still a few unknowns about the 2009 Sprint Cup season. Like, the name of the eventual champion – though that could become known today at Phoenix International Raceway.
But there is one thing that is locked down but good, and that would be the name of the person who [...]

Sun, 11/15/09 – 9:35 | One Comment
Hight, Edwards Clinch in Pomona
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Robert Hight clinched the 2009 NHRA Funny Car championship on Saturday thanks to bonus points earned in qualifying for this weekend’s season-ending event in Pomona Calif.
Also clinching was Mike Edwards in Pro Stock.
The championship in Top Fuel and Pro Stock Motorccyle will be determined on Sunday in the final eliminations at Pomona.
In Top Fuel, Tony [...]

Sat, 11/14/09 – 20:24 | Comments Off