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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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Chasers Tear Into The Big Apple
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By Bill Fleischman | Senor Correspondent
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New York – So what are 12 NASCAR Sprint Cup racers doing in midtown Manhattan on a September day? Racing taxis up Sixth Avenue?
Noooooo…they were promoting the Chase for the Championship. On their way to New Hampshire for the first Chase race the Daring Dozen made a pit stop in [...]

Fri, 09/18/09 – 16:00 | Comments Off
Montoya Off And Running In Loudon
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Juan Pablo Montoya got off to a fast start in his first Chase for the Sprint Cup on Friday as he won the pole for Sunday’s Chase-opening Sylvania 300 and also posted the fastest lap in the day’s practice session.
Montoya, who admitted to points racing in an effort to get into the Chase, posted a [...]

Fri, 09/18/09 – 15:25 | Comments Off
In A Twist, Points Snuck Up on Drivers in NHRA
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Concord, N.C. – The cell phone was out of Ron Capps’ pocket like a Colt .44 out John Wayne’s holster when he got the news that the NHRA Full Throttle drag racing series was going to adjust its point-paying system for the start of Countdown to 1.
He texted up the [...]

Fri, 09/18/09 – 12:01 | Comments Off
Dixon Has Pole In Japan, Briscoe Has Control
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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Motegi, Japan – Ryan Briscoe is not the kind of driver who hears footsteps when he’s in a close battle for a race victory – or a championship. “I’d rather have people behind me,” said the Penske Racing driver, who leads the IndyCar championship over Dario Franchitti by 25 points [...]

Fri, 09/18/09 – 6:58 | Comments Off
Questions About Her Future Follow Danica To Japan
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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Motegi, Japan – Danica Patrick took the racing world by storm on a rainy spring weekend at the Twin Ring Motegi circuit last year when she became the first woman to win an IndyCar race. In this year’s return of the series to the Japanese track on a balmy September [...]

Thu, 09/17/09 – 16:12 | 5 Comments
Minter: For Roush, Cuts May Increase Team Numbers
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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Some Thursday observations:
Like many other NASCAR rules that have been implemented over the years, the four-teams-per-car-owner limit isn’t as iron-clad as it seemed at the time. Rick Hendrick effectively expanded his four-car operation to six through a close alliance with Stewart-Haas Racing. The two companies run the same chassis and [...]

Thu, 09/17/09 – 16:10 | Comments Off
Fantasy Racing: Chase Edition
Nick Bromberg | Senior Writer
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I have to give the “experts” some credit, as at least some people are venturing away from the trunk of the tree that they’re living in and picking someone other than Jimmie Johnson to win the Chase.
Of course, you can’t really blame people for picking Johnson, he HAS kinda won the last three Sprint Cup [...]

Thu, 09/17/09 – 7:30 | Comments Off
Woody: Two Losers Acted Like Winners at Richmond
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By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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They say you can tell more about a person’s character in defeat than in victory. If that’s true we got a revealing look at the hearts of Matt Kenseth and Kyle Busch last Saturday night.
I thought both were at their best following what had to be one of the most [...]

Thu, 09/17/09 – 5:40 | 3 Comments
Jason Meyers Wins Thriller On Last Lap
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Spencer, IA— Jason Meyers saved his best for last on Wednesday night at Clay County Fair Speedway in Spencer, Iowa as he charged around Joey Saldana on the high side of turn two on the final lap to pick up a thrilling win in the third annual Arnold Motor Supply Shootout.
For Meyers it was his [...]

Thu, 09/17/09 – 5:00 | Comments Off
Morning Memo: Is The Gorilla Sick Or Just Not Eating?
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Let’s see what’s in today’s Wednesday Morning Memo:
* There it was, printed in Sports Illustrated on that thick glossy stock to which no known ink can properly adhere thus assuring messy smearing and transfer to everything from your white bread sandwich to your West Highland White Terrier.
“Give ‘Em Away”, the [...]

Wed, 09/16/09 – 8:12 | 2 Comments