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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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Park Returns To Roots In Hope Of Returning To Top
Jeff Hood | Senior Writer

By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
Veteran driver Steve Park hopes success in a NASCAR series designed to showcase up-and-coming talent will resurrect his racing career.
The 41-year-old Park took a step in that direction Saturday night when he passed Jody Lavender for the lead with five laps remaining then pulled away from Ryan Truex. to win the [...]

Wed, 08/5/09 – 7:00 | 3 Comments
Minter: Kahne Talks Candidly About Kahne
Rick Minter | Senior Writer

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
This week’s NASCAR teleconference was livelier than usual. Kasey Kahne was the featured speaker, and some interesting subjects, some on-track and some off, were discussed. Here’s a look at a few of them.
* Points racing:
One of the most interesting topics was the importance of race wins versus making the cut [...]

Wed, 08/5/09 – 6:58 | 2 Comments
NASCAR Newscast: Watkins Glen Preview
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As the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series hits the road for the Heluva Good! Sour Cream Dips at The Glen, Kasey Kahne talks about going for the road-course season sweep, but Kurt Busch cautions Watkins Glen International is nothing like Infineon Raceway. Plus, find out why Tony Stewart is the driver to pick at The Glen.

Tue, 08/4/09 – 18:07 | Comments Off
Woody: Mayfield Stars In ‘As The Urinal Turns’
Larry Woody | Senior Writer

Larry Woody | Senior Writer
I know we shouldn’t be too flippant about a story that has riveted nationwide attention and is the subject of an upcoming major motion picture: “Jeremy Mayfield Goes to the Bathroom.”
But you have to admit, this opera has too much soap to ignore. 
For those who haven’t followed developments, here’s the timeline [...]

Tue, 08/4/09 – 10:04 | 11 Comments
Memo: Plenty Of Elbow Room In Wallace Pits
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
In today’s Tuesday Morning Memo we find:
• A couple minutes into Monday’s rain-delayed Sunoco Red Cross Pennsylvania 500 at Pocono Raceway, I got an email from person who really, really wants to become a NASCAR fan.
She wanted to know how in the world Mike Wallace had any chance to win [...]

Tue, 08/4/09 – 10:00 | Comments Off
Hamlin Wins Rain-Delayed Pocono Cup Race
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Denny Hamlin bumped his way past Clint Bowyer to grab the lead with 10 laps to go in the Sprint Cup Race at Pocono Raceway Monday afternoon and then held off Juan Pablo Montoya to get his first victory of the season.
Montoya hung on to finish second and make up [...]

Mon, 08/3/09 – 15:24 | One Comment
NASCAR Newscast: Sunoco Red Cross Pennsylvania 500 Recap
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Only days removed from losing his biggest fan, his grandmother, an emotional Denny Hamlin claimed his first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series win of the season and third at Pocono Raceway. Juan Pablo Montoya earned a runner-up finish, his best result of the season. Hear from both Hamlin and Montoya, and find out how Tony Stewart [...]

Mon, 08/3/09 – 15:23 | Comments Off
Minter: Hornaday Has Become King Of The Truck Series
Rick Minter | Senior Writer

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
If a modern-day driver is going to tie a mark held for 38 years by two giants like Richard Petty and Bobby Allison, it seems only fitting that an old-school racer would be the one to do it.
That’s exactly what happened at Nashville Superspeedway on Saturday as Californian Ron Hornaday [...]

Mon, 08/3/09 – 12:18 | Comments Off
Stenhouse Has Found A Home In Nationwide Series
Jeff Hood | Senior Writer

By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
Newton, Ia. – Following a successful rookie campaign last season in the ARCA RE/MAX Series highlighted by victories at Kentucky and Pocono, Roush Fenway Racing driver Ricky Stenhouse Jr. stood at a crossroads.
The former USAC National Sprint and Midget standout lobbied team owner Jack Roush during the offseason for another [...]

Mon, 08/3/09 – 12:08 | One Comment
Brack Becomes X Games Golden Boy
John Sturbin | Senior Writer

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Kenny Brack’s first exposure to motorized Action Sports proved to be an X-cellent adventure.
Brack, the 1999 Indianapolis 500 champion, emerged as the class of Sunday’s X Games 15 Rally Competition with a gold medal-winning performance. Driving a Ford Fiesta entered and prepared by the Olsbergs Motor Sport Evolution team of [...]

Mon, 08/3/09 – 8:15 | Comments Off