Fri, 24/10/14 – 15:37 | No Comment

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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Clauson Captures 2014 Chili Bowl Championship
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Bryan Clauson won the Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals on Friday night in Tulsa, Okla.
To win the 2014 Golden Driller trophy, Clauson had to hold off four-time and defending champion Kevin Swindell, who finished second after starting 14th.
“I’m just really relieved I didn’t throw it away because these guys are really good,” Bryan Clauson said [...]

Sun, 01/19/14 – 8:54 | Comments Off
Force, Brown Quicken The Pace At Palm Beach Test
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Defending NHRA Funny Car world champ John Force and 2012 Top Fuel world champion Antron Brown put down the fastest runs in their respective categories during the final day of testing in Palm Beach, Fla.
Force drove his Castrol GTX Ford Mustang to a 4.013-second pass at 318.84 mph. The 16-time Funny Car world champion was [...]

Sat, 01/18/14 – 20:45 | Comments Off
NASCAR Reportedly Will Radically Change Chase
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If reports out of North Carolina prove correct, the Chase for the Sprint Cup Championship will undergo massive changes.
The Charlotte Observer newspaper ran a story on Friday evening that NASCAR is considering increasing the size of the year-ending playoff Chase field to 16 drivers.
That field of 16 would be whittled down by eliminations and culminate [...]

Sat, 01/18/14 – 9:14 | Comments Off
Clauson Tops Chili Bowl On Friday
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Breaking a streak of three, first-time preliminary night winners, Bryan Clauson “railroaded” the field en route to his second career prelim victory during Friday’s Vacuworx Global Qualifying Night at the 28th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire.
“The thing was on a rail, and has been on a rail since the time [...]

Sat, 01/18/14 – 8:40 | Comments Off
NHRA Cars To Warm Up Cold Florida
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Unseasonably cold weather in Florida has prompted the Professional Racers Owners Organization (PRO) and Palm Beach International Raceway (PBIR) officials to move up the schedule for this weekend’s fourth annual PRO Winter Warm-Up.
Two Nitro Funny Car and Top Fuel sessions now will be contested at 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. (EST) on Friday and Saturday. [...]

Fri, 01/17/14 – 15:21 | Comments Off
NASCAR Owner Haas Exploring Formula 1 Run
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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NASCAR team co-owner Gene Haas is exploring the possibility of fielding an American-based team in Formula One, reportedly beginning in 2015.
Haas is co-owner with three-time Sprint Cup Series champion Tony Stewart of Stewart-Haas Racing. According to various reports, Haas’ interest in F1 is the result of an announcement in December [...]

Fri, 01/17/14 – 15:14 | One Comment
WOODY: Requiem For A Nice Guy Named Benny
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By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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Seven years ago this week NASCAR – and the world – lost one of its resident Nice Guys.
Benny Parsons died from lung cancer. I was around Benny a lot back in the old days and never saw him smoking. He used to gnaw on a stogie now and then, [...]

Fri, 01/17/14 – 8:57 | 7 Comments
First-Timers Continue To Rule At 2014 Chili Bowl
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The checkered flag waved on a first-time preliminary winner for the third consecutive evening during the Chili Bowl Nationals Thursday, as Oklahoma’s Christopher Bell posted a flag-to-flag/25-lap victory in the John Christner Trucking Qualifying Night A-Feature.
Bell’s win on the clay, quarter-mile Tulsa Expo Center track marked the second of the week for an Oklahoman during [...]

Fri, 01/17/14 – 8:16 | Comments Off
Young Fetcho To Become Taylor Swift Of Racing?
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By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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NASHVILLE – Teen-age racer Dylan Fetcho hopes Scott Borchetta can do for his racing career what he’s done for Taylor Swift’s singing career.
Borchetta, founder and owner of Big Machine Records, discovered Swift several years ago when she was 14, and helped turn her into one of country music’s [...]

Thu, 01/16/14 – 13:11 | Comments Off
NASCAR’s Jimmy Elledge To Dip Into Chili Bowl
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By Len Hayward | Senior Correspondent
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TULSA, Okla.  – Jimmy Elledge’s experience driving a Midget is vastly different than his time spent working as a crew chief and mechanic in NASCAR’s top series.
 That hasn’t stopped the Sprint Cup Series veteran – who is semi-retired but will still work some events in 2014 for Phoenix Racing – [...]

Thu, 01/16/14 – 12:31 | One Comment