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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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Minter: A Car And A Driver Are Restored In Georgia
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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The news that Huston Platt is among the inductees into the 2009 class of the East Coast Drag Times Hall of Fame is yet another sign that the 76-year-old former drag racer and his family are finally able to begin moving past one of their family’s and auto racing’s darkest days.
It’s mostly [...]

Wed, 09/30/09 – 9:55 | 2 Comments
Woody: Drivers Alive Today Because of Car of Tomorrow
Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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Did the Car of Tomorrow save the Star of Tomorrow?
Despite persistent criticism of the COT that was introduced into the Sprint Cup Series, there is accumulating evidence that it is meeting NASCAR’s main goal – increased driver safety.
The latest testimonial is last Sunday’s wild Dover rollover by rookie sensation Joey Logano.
Logano’s [...]

Wed, 09/30/09 – 9:30 | 5 Comments
Harris: They Talk A Good Race Over At Hendrick Motorsports
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By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
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There are those who automatically believe that drivers who work for Hendrick Motorsports have a built-in advantage.
No question the Hendrick entries have the best of everything – great cars, powerful engines, top-notch engineering, the best personnel available.
But that’s not the only reason that Jeff Gordon is a four-time champion, Jimmie Johnson [...]

Tue, 09/29/09 – 11:08 | 4 Comments
Woody: New Testing Policy Doesn’t Add Up
Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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I’m not sure who’s in charge of accounting at NASCAR, but they might want to change the batteries in their calculator. I’m not sure it’s calculating.
NASCAR, which at the end of last season curtailed (but not entirely eliminated) testing as a cost-cutting measure, has announced that it will be permitted next [...]

Tue, 09/29/09 – 11:00 | Comments Off
Knaus Is Hearing The Sounds Of Success In Cup Garages
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Chad Knaus is beginning to hear exactly what he wants to hear at Sprint Cup tracks and it is not just the sound of well-tuned Hendrick Motorsport engines. Knaus is hearing the sound of fear in his opponents.
He heard it before Sunday’s victory at Dover International Speedway and he heard [...]

Mon, 09/28/09 – 15:20 | Comments Off
Woody: Racing Is About Competition, Not Cooperation
Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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With the growing “cooperation” between racing teammates, you knew it was bound to happen:
A driver deliberately crashed in order to bring out a caution that helped his teammate win.
It happened in Formula One. Could it happen in NASCAR?
We know there’s a definite trend toward teammates helping teammates. That’s troubling, and if [...]

Mon, 09/28/09 – 15:00 | 10 Comments
Ingram: Sports Cars Refuse To Stall Out
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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From the Monday Morning Crew Chief:
Despite heavy rains and the flooding of the circuit at Road Atlanta, once again the Petit Le Mans demonstrated the staying power of the American Le Mans Series.
The weather may have produced a premature end, but it also underscored the commitment of fans. An estimated 30,000 [...]

Mon, 09/28/09 – 9:00 | 3 Comments
NASCAR Newscast: AAA 400 Chase Race 2 Recap
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Jimmie Johnson completed the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season sweep at Dover International Speedway and closed within 10 points of Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup leader Mark Martin, who finished second. See how the Monster Mile changed the point standings with eight races to go in the Chase.

Sun, 09/27/09 – 23:51 | Comments Off
Jimmie Johnson Dominates At Dover, Moves In On Point Lead
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Jimmie Johnson took a big step toward winning a record fourth-straight Sprint Cup championship Sunday when he won the AAA 400 at Dover International Speedway.
Johnson clearly had the best car in the race as the only time other drivers were able to get close to him in the second half of the race was on [...]

Sun, 09/27/09 – 17:59 | 3 Comments
Schumacher Stands Tall In The Fall Nationals
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Ennis, Texas – Given his recent history, Tony Schumacher might have won the Top Fuel final of the O’Reilly Super Start Batteries NHRA Fall Nationals blasting down nearby State Highway 287.
As it was, Schumacher defeated Larry Dixon from the Texas Motorplex’s right lane – an ornery 1,000-foot stretch of concrete [...]

Sun, 09/27/09 – 17:45 | Comments Off