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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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Ingram: Push-Button Racing Comes To Pass
Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
In today’s edition of Monday Morning Crew Chief we find:
My grandmother’s 1957 Plymouth Belvedere had a push-button automatic transmission. Much like the old push-button radio dials or a juke box, to get in gear you selected the correct letter on the dash and punched in the raised button. It had [...]

Mon, 08/3/09 – 8:00 | Comments Off
Race Day: Speeders Could Join Track In Weeping
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
The guess here is that teams and drivers in today’s weeper-delayed Sprint Cup race at Pocono Raceway will be paying a bit more attention to their speeds on pit road. Especially those wanting to, say, win.
The Juan Pablo Montoya situation of last week at Indianapolis was one of the top [...]

Mon, 08/3/09 – 7:00 | One Comment
Hornaday Streaks On, Smooches Gibson Guitar
Larry Woody | Senior Writer

By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
Gladeville, Tn. – Ron Hornaday became the first driver in 38 years to win five consecutive NASCAR races when he captured Saturday night’s Toyota Tundra 200 at Nashville Superspeeday, and afterwards he gave the trademark Gibson guitar trophy a smooch instead of a smash.
When Kyle Busch won the track’s June [...]

Sun, 08/2/09 – 16:02 | 2 Comments
Rain Pushes Pocono Back To Monday
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Rain and a wet track forced postponement of Sunday’s Sprint Cup race at Pocono Raceway.
The decision to postpone by NASCAR officials was made late in the afternoon, about two hours after the scheduled starting time.
The has been rescheduled to begin at noon (EDT) on Monday.
Heavy rains deluged the track Sunday morning. The weather began to [...]

Sun, 08/2/09 – 16:00 | Comments Off
X Marks The Spot Of Brack’s Return
John Sturbin | Senior Writer

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Kenny Brack came to grips with the end of his professional racing career on a May afternoon in 2005, when he climbed out of an Indy-car and decided he was “back to normal.”
So…what in the wide world of Action Sports is Brack doing in the X Games 15 Rally Competition? [...]

Sun, 08/2/09 – 7:45 | One Comment
Schatz Wins Again in Ohio
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Every time that Donny Schatz has competed at K-C Raceway in Ohio with the World of Outlaws, he has been in contention for the victory. After finishing fourth in his debut at the track in 2004, he picked up his first victory at the track the following season. He followed that up with two more [...]

Sun, 08/2/09 – 7:30 | Comments Off
Reutimann Knows the Risks Of Taking Risks
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
You can ask race car drivers to do a lot of things and they will happily comply. Seemingly insane things, too.
They’ll drive 200 mph an inch away from a concrete wall, they’ll inhale toxic exhaust fumes, they’ll sit inches away from red-hot header pipes in Florida during July and they’ll [...]

Sat, 08/1/09 – 21:32 | One Comment
Briscoe Wins Kentucky Speedway Derby
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Nobody was apologizing for the quality of the racing after Saturday night’s IndyCar Series race at Kentucky Speedway. Not with the closeness and on-track intensity that went on in the Meijer 300.
Ryan Briscoe won the race but few knew that until the tapes of finish were replayed and showed that his victory was by a [...]

Sat, 08/1/09 – 21:25 | One Comment
Hornaday Gets Fifth In Row
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Ron Hornaday Jr. made it a series record five victories in a row Saturday night when he won the Camping World Truck Series race at Nashville Superspeedway.
Hornaday pulled away during a green-white-checkered finish. The victory was his first at Nashville and he got by being fairly dominating.
Hornaday, driving a Kevin Harvick Racing Chevrolet, added to [...]

Sat, 08/1/09 – 21:20 | Comments Off
Keselowski Beats Back Busch In Iowa
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Brad Keselowski passed Kyle Busch with eight laps to go and hung to win the U.S. Cellular 250 Nationwide Series race at Iowa Speedway Saturday afternoon.
The finished capped an exciting final 50 or so laps which saw Keselowski and Busch exchange the lead a couple of times and attempt to exchanged it many more times.
The [...]

Sat, 08/1/09 – 18:25 | Comments Off