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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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Doug Herbert Races On With A Still-Aching Heart
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Concord, N.C. – Virtually every day for the past 20 months, Doug Herbert has pulled out of the driveway of his home in Cornelius, N.C., headed up the street and passed the site where the first part of his life came to an end.
And every day for the past 20 [...]

Sun, 09/20/09 – 7:30 | Comments Off
Flag to Flag: Loudon
Nick Bromberg | Senior Writer

Watching the Sylvania 300 today?
Nick Bromberg is.
Follow along here as he live blogs all the action live from Loudon.

Sun, 09/20/09 – 7:30 | 46 Comments
GAINSCO Drivers Gain Another Grand-Am Win
John Sturbin | Senior Writer

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Jon Fogarty and Alex Gurney shared a car that was “crazy-fast” this weekend at Miller Motorsport Park, where the GAINSCO/Bob Stallings Racing twins moved three points closer to a second Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series Daytona Prototype championship.
Fogarty and Gurney capped a near-dominant weekend that began on-pole with their fourth [...]

Sun, 09/20/09 – 7:00 | Comments Off
Joey Saldana Wins Thriller at Deer Creek
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Joey Saldana came out on the short end of a late race battle just a few days ago at Clay County Fair Speedway losing the lead on the final lap to Jason Meyers and he made up for that on Saturday night in the Sprint for a Cure Summer Clash at Deer Creek Speedway in [...]

Sun, 09/20/09 – 1:00 | One Comment
Harris: Open-Wheel Rivals Chasing Each Other In Cup
Mike Harris | Senior Writer

By Mike Harris | Senior Correspondent
Team owners Roger Penske and Chip Ganassi each have a chance to do something this year that they’ve never done before – win a NASCAR Sprint Cup championship.
It’s something of a mystery why these two behemoths of open-wheel racing have had so little real success in the stock car sport.
You [...]

Sat, 09/19/09 – 17:01 | Comments Off
Busch Wins Truck Race; Hornaday Angers Boss
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Kyle Busch held off Kevin Harvick Inc. teammates Ron Hornaday Jr. and Kevin Harvick to win Saturday’s Camping World Truck Series race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
The victory was the fifth of the season for Busch.
And he had to be laughing about what he saw in his rear-view mirror.
Behind him late in the race were [...]

Sat, 09/19/09 – 17:01 | Comments Off
Dixon Jumps To The Top In Top Fuel
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Concord, N.C. – It was cloudy, relatively cool and it seemed the conditions at the zMAX Dragway were pretty darn good for Friday’s first two rounds of qualifying for the NHRA Carolina Nationals.
But, warned Top Fuel driver Antron Brown, the conditions were not perfect so he did not expect that [...]

Sat, 09/19/09 – 17:00 | Comments Off
Briscoe Spins, Dixon Wins To Take Point Lead In Japan
Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
Motegi, Japan – A spin by championship leader Ryan Briscoe on the pit road opened the door to IndyCar championship contenders Scott Dixon and Dario Franchitti, who gladly obliged by finishing one-two at the Twin Ring Motegi.
Race winner Dixon and Target Chip Ganassi Racing teammate Franchitti moved up to one-two in [...]

Sat, 09/19/09 – 11:05 | Comments Off
Woody: NASCAR – Do You Know Where Your Star Is?
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
He’s lean and lanky with scruffy chin-whiskers. Usually surrounded by a throng of panting fans. Answers to the name of “Junior.”
If you spot him, please call NASCAR immediately. It’s worried sick.
Even if Dale Earnhardt Jr., turns up, it’s too late in terms of the championship. The Chase kicks off Sunday [...]

Sat, 09/19/09 – 11:00 | 2 Comments
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Jon Fogarty’s  career qualifying prowess officially is fodder for the Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series record book.
Fogarty became the all-time Daytona Prototype pole-winner Friday at Miller Motorsports Park, where he earned his 13th career pole and a series-high fifth of the season during qualifying for Saturday’s Utah 250.
The 11th and penultimate event on the 2009 [...]

Sat, 09/19/09 – 8:00 | Comments Off