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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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Hornaday Sets Truck Record In Indy
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Ron Hornaday Jr. set a NASCAR record by winning his fourth straight Camping World Truck Series race on Friday night.
The victory came at O’Reilly Raceway Park in Indianapolis.
Hornaday padded his series points lead with the victory.
Mike Skinner finished second after challenging Hornaday for the victory.
His finish moved him into second place in the standings.
“He makes [...]

Fri, 07/24/09 – 21:30 | One Comment
Indy Not Just Another Race, Place For Stewart
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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Indianapolis Motor Speedway is special to many drivers, which is natural given the track’s heritage. But few are identified with it like Tony Stewart.
Stewart grew up just down the road from the speedway, in Columbus and Rushville. And racing at Indy was a big part of his life, long before [...]

Fri, 07/24/09 – 15:42 | One Comment
Mayfield Again Banned From Driving
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Indianapolis – Jeremy Mayfield is once again under suspension by NASCAR.
The re-suspension of the Sprint Cup team owner/driver is the result of an appeals court ruling made in North Carolina.
NASCAR suspended Mayfield under its substance abuse policy after he failed a test in May.
Mayfield opted to take the suspension to [...]

Fri, 07/24/09 – 15:40 | Comments Off
Johnson-Busch Feud Fizzles At Indy
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Those hoping that the Kurt Busch-Jimmie Johnson flare-up at Chicagoland Speedway would turn into the big feud which some feel the sport needs to climb back onto the front pages will be disappointed today.
Jimmie loves Kurt and Kurt loves Jimmie.
And not even a breach of text-messaging etiquette could change that.
That [...]

Fri, 07/24/09 – 15:40 | Comments Off
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Las Vegas – The theme for the 2010 NASCAR Weekend at Las Vegas Motor Speedway: “High speeds and lower prices.”
Tickets will go on sale to the public on Monday, Aug. 17. A limited number of tickets will be available for $49 – the lowest pricing of NASCAR tickets since the speedway’s inception.
In fact, [...]

Fri, 07/24/09 – 10:29 | Comments Off
How Old Is Too Old In Racing? Apparently Not 81
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By Mark Armijo | Senior Correspondent
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A NASCAR Camping World West Series race at Portland International Raceway ended Sunday and Hershel McGriff still hasn’t pressed the brake pedal.
“It’s been crazy,” McGriff said Wednesday. “One interview after another. I was on NASCAR Now on Tuesday and then I did an interview with Fox. I was on ESPN [...]

Thu, 07/23/09 – 12:10 | Comments Off
Minter: Gordon Takes Goodyear Off The Hook At Indy
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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Midweek Observations:
* There’s considerable debate out there this week about whether NASCAR’s honeymoon phase with Indianapolis Motor Speedway has come to an end. That’s probably a given no matter how things have gone at the Brickyard over the years. But it’s important to note that NASCAR has been running there [...]

Thu, 07/23/09 – 12:09 | Comments Off
Fantasy Racing: Brickyard
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Allstate 400 at the Brickyard
Sunday July 26, 2009
2:00 ET, ESPN
Race Facts: Oddly enough, last year’s race set the Indy record for most lead changes and leaders… The 1995 race just had one caution while, believe it or not, the 2004 race had the most cautions with 13… However, last year’s debacle had the most caution [...]

Thu, 07/23/09 – 6:30 | Comments Off
Lasoski And Smith Win Twin 30s
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Sarver, PA— July 22, 2009—Danny Lasoski and Stevie Smith made history on Wednesday night at Lernerville Speedway as they split the first ever Twin-30 lap features in the annual Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup at the high-banked track located just outside of Pittsburgh as the “Month of Money” rolls on for the World of Outlaws.
Lasoski [...]

Thu, 07/23/09 – 5:00 | Comments Off
Gordon Stands Up For Racing At The Brickyard
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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It seems odd given the history and heritage of Indianapolis Motor Speedway that Jeff Gordon would spend much of Tuesday’s NASCAR teleconference answering questions about NASCAR’s continued participation at Indy.
Gordon, a one-time resident of nearby Pittsboro, Ind., isn’t the most unbiased one to answer, but he said he sees no [...]

Wed, 07/22/09 – 22:28 | One Comment