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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Woody: Kyle Pulled A Kyle After Texas Race
Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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When Kyle Busch narrowly missed making the make the Chase for the Championship at Richmond back in September I though he showed a lot of class with the way he handed his defeat and disappointment in the harsh glare of the TV lights.
That low point of his season might have been [...]

Tue, 11/10/09 – 14:15 | 24 Comments
IndyCar Boss Looks Down The Road
Mike Harris | Senior Writer
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Indianapolis – Things are finally looking up for the IZOD IndyCar Series.
As all good open-wheel fans know, the crushing 12-year conflict between the Indy Racing League and the now-defunct CART and Champ Car series ended just before the 2008 IndyCar season began, building hope for a new era of greater competition and growth.
Unfortunately, the crash [...]

Tue, 11/10/09 – 9:25 | 3 Comments
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Glendora, Calif. – A limited number of $20 Race Fan Relief tickets are available for this weekend’s Auto Club NHRA Finals (Nov. 12-15), the season finale for the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series. A limited number of the $20 Race Fan Relief tickets remain for Thursday and Friday’s racing at famed Auto Club Raceway [...]

Mon, 11/9/09 – 20:23 | Comments Off
Woody: Hiccups Are Seldom Fatal
Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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Ok, so he hit a pothole. A Texas-sized pothole.
But anybody – including the Boys in the Booth – who thinks Jimmie Johnson’s hiccup Sunday means he’s about to let the championship slip through his fingers better think again.
Yeah, he wiped out early in the race and wobbled home 38th. So?
In golf [...]

Mon, 11/9/09 – 15:36 | One Comment
Ingram: Martin A Miracle Man?
Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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From the Monday Morning Crew Chief:
The past week produced a remarkable batch of late fall racing news. One writer’s view of the top ten stories.
1. Prior to the Texas race, Mark Martin was headed for yet another runner-up finish or even third in the Sprint Cup championship. Yet [...]

Mon, 11/9/09 – 8:51 | 2 Comments
Johnson Wrecks, The Chase Is Back On
John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Fort Worth, Texas – The aura of invincibility surrounding Jimmie Johnson was shattered early during Sunday’s Dickies 500, and just like that, NASCAR’s Chase for the Sprint Cup is worth the price of ambition.
Talk of Johnson’s bid for an unprecedented fourth consecutive Cup title was muted when a crash involving [...]

Sun, 11/8/09 – 19:14 | Comments Off
Flag to Flag: Texas
Nick Bromberg | Senior Writer
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Watching the Dickies 500?
Nick Bromberg is.
Follow him here as he live blogs all the action at Texas Motor Speedway.

Sun, 11/8/09 – 12:00 | 44 Comments
Race Day: It’s Around No. 8 Of Chase
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Another Chase weekend and another oval race. Some think that should change, that a road race should be included in the 10-race playoff, if for no other reason, to break up the monotony.
You would think those people would have the vehement support of one of the best road racers of all time, Juan Pablo Montoya.
Those [...]

Sun, 11/8/09 – 9:48 | Comments Off
Saldana Is King Of Worlds, Schatz Is Champ
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A capacity crowd saw Joey Saldana win the World Finals at The Dirt Track @ Lowe’s Motor Speedway Saturday evening, and also saw Donny Schatz crowned champion of the World of Outlaws.
Saldana became just the fifth driver in the 30-plus year history of the series to win at least 20 A-Feature events in a single [...]

Sun, 11/8/09 – 8:12 | 2 Comments
Martin Makes Peace With His Place In History
John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Fort Worth, Texas – Mark Martin’s conscience will not allow him to tell a lie. Not even to himself.
And so, maybe it is true that Martin – second in Chase points to Jimmie Johnson – is just not good enough to become NASCAR Sprint Cup champion.
“Obviously, the performance of the [...]

Sat, 11/7/09 – 18:29 | 2 Comments