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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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Nobuhiro Tajima rolls on at the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb as the Japanese driver won the Race to the Clouds for the fourth straight time.
While Tajima took top honors he fell short in his bid to break the 10-minute barrier in the event as he finished with a time of 10:15.368.
Two-time European world rally [...]

Sun, 07/19/09 – 20:20 | Comments Off
Sturbin: Danger, History Collide In ‘Race To The Clouds’
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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In the spirit of Parnelli Jones, world-class rally aces Marcus Grönholm and Andreas Eriksson will scale Pikes Peak Sunday determined to crack the elusive 10-minute barrier.
Jones, one of America’s most versatile drivers, won the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb in 1963 and 1964 in a Mercury Marauder set up as [...]

Sun, 07/19/09 – 17:21 | One Comment
Gurney, Gainsco Enjoy Trip To Barber
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Alex Gurney held off Scott Pruett after a restart with 20 minutes to go to win the Daytona Prototype portion of the Porsche 250 Rolex Grand-Am Series race at Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham, Ala. Sunday.
The victory gave Gurney and his Bob Stallings-owned operation a tie for the series points lead. It was the team’s [...]

Sun, 07/19/09 – 17:10 | Comments Off
Schatz Crowned At Kings Royal
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Donny Schatz knows how to impress the boss. With team owner Tony Stewart looking on, Schatz won the mighty Kings Royal World of Outlaws race at Eldora Speedway in Ohio Saturday night.
And when he was handed the $50,000 check for his victory, it was signed by Stewart, who also owns Eldora.
“It’s big,” said Schatz. “This [...]

Sun, 07/19/09 – 7:50 | Comments Off
Gateway Fails To Hold Back Busch
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Obliterate the name of Gateway International Raceway from the shrinking list of places which have shut down Kyle Busch on race day. Busch conquered Gateway, which is located just across the Mississippi River from St. Louis, Saturday night when he won the Missouri-Illinois Dodge Dealers 250 Nationwide Series [...]

Sun, 07/19/09 – 7:00 | Comments Off
Hornaday Wins In Kentucky
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Ron Hornaday Jr. held off Mike Skinner in the closing laps to win the Build Ford Tough 225 at Kentucky Speedway.
The victory was the third in a row for Hornaday, who drives for Kevin Harvick Inc.
The victory was also the fourth of the season for Hornaday and helped him pad his lead in the series [...]

Sat, 07/18/09 – 20:22 | Comments Off
Nitro Leaders Hold Serve in Seattle
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Friday’s nitro qualifying leaders, Larry Dixon in Top Fuel and Tony Pedregon in Funny Car, remained atop their fields at the close of qualifying Saturday at the 22nd annual NHRA Northwest Nationals.
In Pro Stock, Allen Johnson raced to the head of the Pro Stock pack with a track-record effort.
The event at Pacific Raceways near Seattle [...]

Sat, 07/18/09 – 19:45 | Comments Off
Pagenaud Punctures Brabham’s Bid For Win At Lime Rock
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Correspondent
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David Brabham’s bid to back up his Le Mans 24-hour victory was shaping up nicely at Lime Rock Park, scene of the fifth round of the American Le Mans Series. With 15 minutes to go, the Australian and his Highcroft Racing LMP1 Acura had a four-second lead over fellow Acura driver [...]

Sat, 07/18/09 – 19:40 | Comments Off
Drivers Hope To Meet Opportunity In St. Louis
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By Jeff Hood | Senior Correspondent
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Madison, Ill. – Saturday evening’s Missouri-Illinois Dodge Dealers 250 at Gateway International Raceway isn’t considered one of the marquee stops on the 35-race Nationwide Series schedule.
But for several drivers, this weekend’s stand-alone NASCAR event might just be the most important evening of their racing career.
Despite recording a victory at Kentucky [...]

Sat, 07/18/09 – 17:30 | Comments Off
Hornaday Tops Kentucky Qualifying
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Ron Hornaday, Jr., won the pole for Saturday evening’s Camping World Truck Series race at Kentucky Speedway.
Hornaday, driving for Kevin Harvick Inc., became the 10th different pole winner at Kentucky by claiming the top spot on the “Built Ford Tough 225 Presented by the Greater Cincinnati Ford Dealers” starting grid with a 173.383-mph (31.145 seconds) [...]

Sat, 07/18/09 – 17:25 | Comments Off