Fri, 24/10/14 – 15:37 | No Comment

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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Courtney Force Makes It Two Straight By Winning At Gateway
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Courtney Force raced to her second consecutive Funny Car victory on Sunday when she won the AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals at Gateway Motorsports Park in Madison, Ill.
Force outran championship rival Matt Hagan in the final round to move to within 30 points of the series leader, her dad, 16-time world champ John Force.
She raced [...]

Sun, 09/28/14 – 19:06 | Comments Off
Gordon Gets Dover Win; Four Booted From Chase
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Jeff Gordon won his fourth race of the season Sunday when he beat the field to the checkered flag at Dover International Speedway. But even more relevant news broke further back in the field as the Chase playoff field was trimmed down from 16 to 12 drivers.
Ousted Sunday from the [...]

Sun, 09/28/14 – 16:29 | Comments Off
Almirola Out To Crash The Chase Party At Dover
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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There, two weeks ago, was Aric Almirola in one of those queaze-inducing interview sessions. His heart laying on the oily infield pavement at Chicagoland Speedway, a microphone pointed at his head and moronic questions about how he felt being fired point blank.
Then came the headlines about Almirola being the “big [...]

Sun, 09/28/14 – 8:22 | Comments Off
Kalitta Wins Pole, Sets Sights On Schumacher At Gateway
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Veteran Top Fuel driver Doug Kalitta ramped-up his pursuit of point-leader Tony Schumacher Saturday at Gateway Motorsports Park, racing to his sixth pole position of the season as qualifications concluded for the third annual AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals in Madison, Ill., near St. Louis.
Kalitta powered his Mac Tools dragster to a 1,000-foot performance of [...]

Sun, 09/28/14 – 7:24 | Comments Off
Kyle Busch Completes NNS Sweep At Dover
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Kyle Busch beat Joey Logano out of the pits while under caution near the midpoint of the NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Dover International Speedway and led the rest of the way..
Busch took the checkered flag 2.545 seconds ahead of second-place Logano of Team Penske.
Chase Elliott finished third and increased his series lead to [...]

Sat, 09/27/14 – 18:56 | Comments Off
Force Overcomes Anniversary Miscue, Wins Provisional Pole At Gateway
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Funny Car icon John Force gift-wrapped an impromptu wedding anniversary present during qualifications for the AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals Friday, a sidebar to a weekend that will include a rare, network news interview for the reigning/16-time world champion.
Force powered his Castrol GTX High Mileage Ford Mustang to a 1,000-foot performance of 4.022- seconds at [...]

Sat, 09/27/14 – 7:54 | Comments Off
Harvick Sprints To Pole For Dover Cup Race
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Kevin Harvick’s conversion to a qualifying monster continued Friday when he took the pole for Sunday’s Sprint Cup Series race at Dover International Speedway in Delaware.
The pole was the seventh of the season for Harvick, who just six in his previous 13 years in the sport.
“It’s been an amazing [...]

Fri, 09/26/14 – 18:55 | Comments Off
Grand Jury: No Criminal Charges Against Stewart
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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A grand jury investigating the death of a young sprint car driver during a race in Ontario County, N.Y. earlier this summer, has determined there is no basis to file any criminal charges against fellow driver Tony Stewart it was announced Wednesday.
Also on Wednesday, the district attorney in Ontario County [...]

Wed, 09/24/14 – 15:34 | Comments Off
Cup’s Gordon Named Third-Quarter DOTY Winner
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NASCAR Sprint Cup driver Jeff Gordon was named the third-quarter winner of the Drive of the Year Award it was announced on Wednesday.

Gordon, a four-time Cup champion, won two races during the quarter: The Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway and the Pure Michigan 400 at Michigan International Speedway.
Voting for the prestigious DOTY Award, [...]

Wed, 09/24/14 – 8:16 | Comments Off
NASCAR Announces Sweeping Rule Changes For 2015 Cup Season
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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NASCAR announced a series of rule changes on Tuesday that will go into effect beginning with the 2015 racing season.
The rule changes apply to cars and engines and their aim, NASCAR officials said, is to improve competition, safety and the cost of doing business.
They include reduction of spoiler heights [...]

Tue, 09/23/14 – 15:35 | Comments Off