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Scott Dixon, all but irrelevant in the first two races of the current IndyCar Series season, looked like a candidate to win the 2015 championship in race No. 3.
Dixon moved to the lead during a pitting sequence with just under 30 laps recorded in the race, and from there drove to an easy victory in […]

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Johnson Wins Fourth-Quarter DOTY
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By Lewis Franck
It was virtually no contest; Jimmie Johnson was voted fourth-quarter winner of the Driver Of The Year award by an elite panel of broadcasters and journalists.
Johnson, the winner of the award in 2006 and 2007, wrapped up his fourth-straight NASCAR Sprint Cup championship two weeks ago at Homestead-Miami Speedway.
He then took 12 out […]

Fri, 12/4/09 – 13:29 | Comments Off
Minter: Numbers Tell A Story?
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Some Friday observations:
In looking at the final points standing for NASCAR’s top three series, three interesting stats jumped out. In the Nationwide Series, only 13 drivers ran all 35 races. In the Camping World Truck Series, just 15 ran all 25 races.
In Sprint Cup, the number was more like what might be expected. There were […]

Fri, 12/4/09 – 9:09 | 2 Comments
Harris: Cup Banquet Won’t Get Snowed Out
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By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
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Las Vegas – A few observations and random notes from the NASCAR festivities in Sin City.
After 27 years in New York City, champion’s week and its focal point, the Sprint Cup awards dinner, are being held amid the glitz and glamour of Las Vegas.
So far, the biggest difference has been […]

Fri, 12/4/09 – 4:08 | Comments Off
Hallam Brings F1 Perspective To NASCAR
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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Cornelius, N.C. – When Steve Hallam worked his first event with Michael Waltrip Racing at the outset of the season, he might have contemplated making it his last. Hallam was a highly decorated engineer at the world championship McLaren Mercedes F1 team in 2008 before leaving to take up stock car […]

Fri, 12/4/09 – 3:10 | 4 Comments
One More 24 For Jimmie
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NASCAR superstar Jimmie Johnson is anxious to expand his “comfort zone,” and Bob Stallings Racing will give him another opportunity to do so in America’s most prestigious endurance race.
Johnson, who won his record fourth-consecutive NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship last month, will rejoin reigning Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series Daytona Prototype champions Jon Fogarty and Alex […]

Thu, 12/3/09 – 9:35 | One Comment
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Kansas City, Kan.  – Kansas Speedway tickets for the 2010 season will go on sale Dec. 15, 2009.
Kansas Speedway will continue to offer fans a season ticket option, which will include four races (NASCAR Sprint Cup, NASCAR Nationwide Series, IZOD IndyCar Series and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series) over two weekends and access to the […]

Wed, 12/2/09 – 22:14 | Comments Off
Woody: Is Knaus Indispensible?
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Is Chad Knaus a good crew chief?
Yes he is.
Has he contributed to Jimmie Johnson’s many triumphs?
Yes he has.
Is he vital to Johnson’s continued success?
No he’s not.
Knaus was unquestionably a strong asset during Johnson’s drive to a record four-straight NASCAR championships. He’s cool under fire, knows how to set up and adjust a race car, and […]

Wed, 12/2/09 – 13:03 | 4 Comments
Sturbin: More Hardware For Jimmie
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Voting for 2009 Driver of the Year closes on Wednesday, and barring a Miguel Cabrera moment by one of the 20 media panel members, it appears Jimmie Johnson will be a unanimous selection.
As was the case last year, the leading contenders are Johnson, first driver in the 61-year history of NASCAR to win four consecutive […]

Wed, 12/2/09 – 9:25 | Comments Off
Harris: Do Numbers Tell The Whole Story?
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By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
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By this time, everyone who follows NASCAR knows that the statistics for Jimmie Johnson’s first eight seasons in the Sprint Cup series are pretty darn impressive, topped by those four straight championships.
But is it the best first eight years for a NASCAR driver? Let’s take a look at some stats […]

Wed, 12/2/09 – 9:07 | One Comment
Woody: Vegas Perfect For Bubbas
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I attended the first Bubba on Broadway NASCAR Awards Banquet in New York in 1981 and had a ball. Talk about swapping grits for ritz.
That first one was fun, but over the years the ceremony grew as stale as a subway wino’s socks.
The best entertainment became watching drivers try to read the speeches on the […]

Tue, 12/1/09 – 8:28 | Comments Off