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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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Hail To The Vickers: Red Bull Driver Wins In Michigan
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Brian Vickers won the fuel-mileage sweepstakes at Michigan International Speedway on Sunday afternoon and in the process took a big step toward making the Chase for the Sprint Cup Championship.
Vickers took the lead in the Carfax 400 when he passed an out-of-fuel Jimmie Johnson for the lead with just under [...]

Mon, 08/17/09 – 7:40 | Comments Off
Mad Max Is Happily Pursuing New Dream
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Watkins Glen, N.Y. – To label Max Papis a “journeyman driver” is to do a disservice to the human being with the perpetual grin, classic Italian accent and stallion-like passion for racing.
“I am a race car driver, and my job is to kick ass,” said Papis, famously defining his “Mad [...]

Mon, 08/17/09 – 7:30 | 2 Comments
NASCAR Newscast: CARFAX 400 Recap
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Brian Vickers claimed his second career NASCAR Sprint Cup Series victory when Jimmie Johnson ran out of fuel after dominating his second consecutive race at Michigan International Speedway. Hear from Vickers and runner-up Jeff Gordon as fellow Hendrick Motorsports teammate Dale Earnhardt Jr. had his first top-five finish in four months.

Mon, 08/17/09 – 7:00 | Comments Off
Big Day for Lucas at Brainerd
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Morgan Lucas and Hector Arana scored huge victories in Top Fuel and Pro Stock Motorcycle at the 28th annual Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals at Brainerd International Raceway in Minnesota. Tony Pedregon (Funny Car) and Greg Anderson (Pro Stock) also scored important and emotional wins.
The twin victories by Lucas, whose parents, Forrest and Charlotte, own Lucas [...]

Sun, 08/16/09 – 19:15 | Comments Off
David Brabham Defeats de Ferran at Elkhart
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David Brabham was the speediest at Road America on Sunday.

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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Elkhart Lake, Wis. – In a battle of two master craftsmen on one of America’s finest road racing circuits, David Brabham held off the challenge from Gil de Ferran for the last 14 laps to bring Highcroft Racing the victory [...]

Sun, 08/16/09 – 19:00 | Comments Off
Race Day: Michigan Means Miles Of Fun – For Drivers
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Michigan International Speedway has the power to do something which not many other race tracks on the Sprint Cup schedule can do – silence complaints from the garage areas. Not all of them, but a lot of them. It’s magic.
Well, perhaps not magic. It’s probably the result of the racing [...]

Sun, 08/16/09 – 8:41 | One Comment
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Brooklyn, Mich. — Strengthening its commitment to race fans, Michigan International Speedway has extended its fan appreciation program by lowering ticket prices in every grandstand for 2010 during the renewal and deposit period. During that time, grandstand ticket prices will be reduced five percent to 63 percent across the board, so a family of four [...]

Sun, 08/16/09 – 8:00 | Comments Off
Flag to Flag: Michigan
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Watching the Carfax 400 today?
Nick Bromberg is.
Catch all the action here as he live blogs Flag to Flag from Michigan International Speedway.

Sun, 08/16/09 – 6:00 | 46 Comments
Q and A: Earnhardt Wants COT Changes
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During a press conference at Michigan International Speedway over the weekend, Dale Earnhardt Jr. took some questions about the Car of Tomorrow.
Here is a partial transcript of that press conference:
WHAT Were you getting at with recent comments about NASCAR engineers could do more to make these cars safe?
Earnhardt: “I just think, that everyone needs to…, [...]

Sun, 08/16/09 – 5:00 | Comments Off
Some Drivers Are Fuming Over Fuel Mileage Racing
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By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
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Brooklyn, Mich. – The pain was etched on Greg Biffle’s face Friday morning.
In June’s Lifelock 400 at Michigan International Speedway, Biffle was a mere mile from victory in team owner Jack Roush’s back yard.
Instead, his No. 16 Ford transformed from an 800 horsepower stock car into a soapbox derby racer when [...]

Sat, 08/15/09 – 19:16 | One Comment