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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Race Day: Restarts Could Finish Race Leaders
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
U-turns are what Carl Edwards called those two things which connect the two co-joined dragstrips known as Martinsville Speedway. Not corners, as they do in the NASCAR media guide. But U-turns.
NASCAR drivers have been plunging into those things, whatever you want to call them, since 1949 after restarts. But today, [...]

Sun, 10/25/09 – 7:50 | Comments Off
Keselowski Bashes Way To Victory
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

Brad Keselowski won Saturday’s Nationwide Series race but probably did not win a lot of friends in the process.
Keselowski, who made liberal use of his front bumper in winning the Kroger On Track for The Cure 250 at Memphis Motorsports Park, was able to hold off a final-lap charge by points-leader Kyle Busch after a [...]

Sat, 10/24/09 – 17:54 | 5 Comments
Peters Wins Martinsville Truck Race
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Timothy Peters got his first career victory in the Camping World Truck Series when he won the Kroger 200 at Martinsville Speedway.
“Words can’t describe what I’m going through right now,” Peters said afterward. “These two guys up here, (Red Horse Racing team-owner) Tom DeLoach for believing in me and giving me a opportunity and (crew [...]

Sat, 10/24/09 – 16:31 | Comments Off
Teen DiBenedetto Gets A New Car
Jeff Hood | Senior Writer

Millington, Tenn. – Joe Gibbs Racing will dip into its deep pool of driver talent today when Matt DiBenedetto makes his debut in the Nationwide Series in the Kroger on Track for the Cure 250 at Memphis Motorsports Park.
The 18-year-old DiBenedetto, a participant in the NASCAR Camping World East Series this year, gets the keys [...]

Sat, 10/24/09 – 7:34 | 3 Comments
Woody: Are Non-Chasers Non-Racers?
Larry Woody | Senior Writer

Larry Woody | Senior Writer
Critics of the Chase for the Championship claim that drivers who don’t make the 12-man playoff become ride-around clock-watchers with no incentive in the final 10 races.
Oh really?
How about pride?
How about a little self-respect?
How about showing some grit and professionalism?
How about trying to get your sponsor some publicity the old-fashioned way [...]

Sat, 10/24/09 – 7:00 | 2 Comments
Nationwide Notes: Keller Says Keep It Real
Jeff Hood | Senior Writer

By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
Millington, Tenn. – Steve Wallace created a buzz last weekend when he tossed his helmet in the garage at Lowe’s Motor Speedway following a wreck triggered by David Gilliland during Saturday night’s Dollar General 300.
Though Wallace later apologized for the helmet incident, Nationwide Series veteran driver Jason Keller believes it’s essential that [...]

Fri, 10/23/09 – 17:10 | One Comment
Sprint Cup Notes: Newman On The Pole At Martinsville
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

Ryan Newman will attempt to begin his long climb back into contention for this year’s Sprint Cup championship from the pole position at Martinsville Speedway.
Newman, who is eighth in points and 288 behind leader Jimmie Johnson, won the pole for the Tums Fast Relief 500 Friday with a lap at 96.795 mph. His time was [...]

Fri, 10/23/09 – 15:53 | One Comment
Time Machine: Switching Brands Is Old Hat
Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
If Richard Petty Motorsports adds a Ford to its line-up later this year, it will not be the first time a front-line team has raced both the Ford and Chrysler brands in the same season.
Domineering, rich and uncompromising, when Carl Kiekhaefer headed south from Wisconsin to race in NASCAR’s Grand National [...]

Fri, 10/23/09 – 13:19 | 3 Comments
Eury Jr. To Guide First-Timer at Memphis
Jeff Hood | Senior Writer

Millington, Tenn. – When the No. 5 Chevrolet rolls onto the track for Saturday’s Kroger on Track for the Cure 250 at Memphis Motorsports Park, the driver won’t be the only person settling into a new role.
Richard Boswell’s NASCAR Nationwide Series debut will coincide with Tony Eury Jr. sliding into the crew chief role for [...]

Fri, 10/23/09 – 13:17 | One Comment
New Ford Engine To Debut At Talladega
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Ford Racing announced Friday that its new “FR9” engine will make its debut during the Amp Energy 500 at Talladega Superspeedway next weekend.
The new engine will be in the Roush Fenway Racing cars of Matt Kenseth and David Ragan.
Roush Fenway’s Chase drivers, Carl Edwards and Greg Biffle, will use their current Ford engines at Talladega.
While [...]

Fri, 10/23/09 – 8:04 | Comments Off