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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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Hamlin To Start From Pole At Auto Club Speedway
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Denny Hamlin won his first pole of the season Friday when he laid down the fastest lap in qualifying at Auto Club Speedway, site of Sunday’s Pepsi 500 Sprint Cup race.
Hamlin, a two-time winner this year and a participant in the Chase, had a lap of 183.870 mph and 39.16 seconds.
“It definitely comes at a [...]

Fri, 10/9/09 – 21:18 | Comments Off
Woody: France Drug Problems A Sign of Times
Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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I’m sure a lot of NASCAR-haters are grinning and gloating over the arrest of J.C. France on drug charges after a traffic stop in Daytona Beach.
How shameful.
I doubt that there’s a family anywhere that hasn’t been touched by the poison of drugs, and just because someone doesn’t care for NASCAR is [...]

Fri, 10/9/09 – 21:00 | 14 Comments
de Ferran Tops Qualifying At Laguna Seca
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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In his final qualifying session behind the wheel, Gil de Ferran was anything but retiring. The driver of the XM Radio Acura ARX-02a won the pole at Mazda Laguna Seca Raceway by edging Acura driver David Brabham. In a sweep for the Honda brand, Luis Diaz claimed the pole in [...]

Fri, 10/9/09 – 18:30 | Comments Off
Three Teams Chasing Championship At Grand Finale
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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It’s difficult to find a championship favorite in the Grand-Am season finale in Saturday’s two hour, 30-minute race at the Homestead-Miami Speedway, where three teams have a chance to win the Rolex Sports Car Series championship.
The Gainsco/Bob Stallings Racing team and drivers Alex Gurney and John Fogarty lead the points [...]

Fri, 10/9/09 – 18:26 | One Comment
Franchitti On The Pole At Homestead
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The three drivers contending for the IndyCar Series championship won’t have to work their way through traffic in Sunday’s season-ending race at Homestead-Miami Speedway as they qualified first, second and third on Friday.
Dario Franchitti earned his fifth PEAK Performance Pole Award of the season – the third on an oval – with a four-lap average [...]

Fri, 10/9/09 – 18:01 | Comments Off
Force Hood Adds To Points Lead
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Ashley Force Hood solidified her status as the Funny Car points leader with a 4.094-second pass at 307.79 mph to secure the provisional pole on the first day of qualifying at the NHRA Virginia Nationals.
The other provisional No. 1 qualifiers at the 22nd of 24 races in the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series were [...]

Fri, 10/9/09 – 18:00 | Comments Off
J.C. France Suspended By Grand-Am
Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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J.C. France, a veteran competitor in the Rolex Sports Car Series and son of current NASCAR board member Jim France, has been suspended indefinitely by the series after an arrest on drug charges in Daytona Beach following a traffic violation.
“Grand-Am has issued a penalty notice and suspended J.C. indefinitely from [...]

Fri, 10/9/09 – 17:00 | 2 Comments
Fontana Notes: Montoya Offers Danica Advice
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By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
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Fontana, Calif. – Former Indy 500 champion and Formula One star Juan Pablo Montoya believes it would be a mistake for Danica Patrick to run a partial stock car schedule next season while competing for the 2010 Indy Car Series championship.
“I wouldn’t be driving both cars, to be honest,” said [...]

Fri, 10/9/09 – 16:58 | Comments Off
IndyCar Notes: Dixon Says Three Would Be Charming
John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Show me a race car driver who says he is not just a little bit selfish, and I’ll show you a race car driver who is (1) a liar and (2) unemployed.
IndyCar Series teammates Scott Dixon and Dario Franchitti have ridden their open-book/good-buddy policy at Target Chip Ganassi Racing to [...]

Fri, 10/9/09 – 9:48 | One Comment
California Sets Up A Decision For Biffle And Team
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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Ironically, Greg Biffle’s great run at Kansas Speedway, where he led 113 laps and finished third, poses a dilemma for him and his crew heading into this weekend’s race at Auto Club Speedway.
Biffle told reporters this week that his team finally has found a chassis combination that helps his car [...]

Fri, 10/9/09 – 9:10 | Comments Off