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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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Fairgrounds Speedway Is No More
Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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Nashville –  The end came quicker than expected for Fairgrounds Speedway.
Track operator Danny Denson Wednesday decided to cancel the scheduled season-ending All-American 400. The race had originally been set for last weekend but was postponed due to a rainy forecast and rescheduled for the end of the month.
Denson reconsidered and decided [...]

Wed, 11/4/09 – 12:20 | One Comment
Memo: The Mainstream Is Stagnant
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Let’s see what’s in the Morning Memo today:
As ESPN zipped away from its broadcast of Sunday’s Sprint Cup race at Talladega Superspeedway at non-restrictor-plate-like speed, I wondered how different the world would be if it were Dale Earnhardt Jr. going for a fourth-straight championship this fall.
I wondered if perhaps the scores of people which the [...]

Wed, 11/4/09 – 11:22 | 3 Comments
Woody: McMurray Counterjabs Chase-Bashers
Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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Jamie McMurray proved the Chase-bashers wrong.
They said drivers who didn’t make the Chase would have no incentive during the last 10 races.
Well, McMurray seemed to have plenty of incentive last Sunday when he blazed his way to victory at Talladega.
They anti-Chase crowd whined that the non-Chase drivers would be ignored [...]

Wed, 11/4/09 – 8:48 | Comments Off
Woody: Don’t Tamper With Talla’
Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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I remember a time when drivers had trouble sleeping the night before Talladega.
Now they have trouble staying awake during the race.
At one point during last Sunday’s race – using the term loosely – Tony Stewart radioed his crew that he was having a problem keeping his eyes open.
Trust me Tony, you [...]

Wed, 11/4/09 – 7:53 | 8 Comments
McMurray, Roush Gel Just In Time To Say Good-Bye
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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The celebration in Victory Lane after Sunday’s Sprint Cup race at Talladega seemed a bit more spirited than others we have seen in recent months. The smiles seemed bigger and the emotions more intense.
It was a great scene as Jamie McMurray, Jack Roush and members of the Roush Fenway Racing No. 26 team sprayed champagn, [...]

Tue, 11/3/09 – 16:34 | One Comment
Nationwide’s Future Tests Talladega
Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
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Talladega, Ala. – Eight drivers got a glimpse at the future of the NASCAR Nationwide Series on Monday during a six-hour test of the circuit’s new car at Talladega Superspeedway.
James Buescher, Jeff Burton, Kevin Harvick and Kelly Bires shook down Chevrolet Impalas as Justin Allgaier logged laps in Dodge’s new Challenger.
Roush Fenway Racing’s Colin Braun [...]

Mon, 11/2/09 – 17:49 | Comments Off
Keselowski In, Stremme Out At Penske
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Penske Racing has announced that driver Brad Keselowski will take the place of David Stremme in the team’s No. 12 Sprint Cup car for the final three races of the in the of the 2009 season. Keselowski will drive the car e in the upcoming races at Texas (Nov. 8), Phoenix (Nov. 15) and Homestead [...]

Mon, 11/2/09 – 16:19 | Comments Off
Harris: Suggested Fixes Abound
Mike Harris | Senior Writer
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It’s doubtful that any of the 43 drivers who competed in Sunday’s Amp Energy 500 at Talladega Superspeedway had much fun.
And, thanks to some rule tweaking by NASCAR, it took 490 miles of ho-hum before any of the usual wild Talladega antics woke up the fans in the stands and the folks catching a few [...]

Mon, 11/2/09 – 10:49 | One Comment
Ingram: Flips A Result of NASCAR Slips?
Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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From the Monday Morning Crew Chief:
Talladega, Ala. – What now for NASCAR officials? There was yet another Air Talladega moment, but no big finish to take the edge off as Jamie McMurray’s Ford led the field home under yellow in the Amp Energy 500.
The COT’s chassis and rollcage saved Ryan [...]

Mon, 11/2/09 – 9:13 | 4 Comments
Hight In A Strong Position
John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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By John Sturbin/Senior Writer
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Robert Hight says there is nothing lucky about his methodical march toward the 2009 NHRA Funny Car world championship.
“We have just outmuscled these guys,”  Hight said after defeating “Fast” Jack Beckman in Sunday’s final of the ninth annual NHRA Las Vegas Nationals, penultimate round of the six-race Countdown to 1 playoff. Hight’s [...]

Mon, 11/2/09 – 7:28 | One Comment