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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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Dixon’s Tear Continues In Northwest
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Larry Dixon, Tony Pedregon, and Mike Edwards grabbed the provisional poles in their classes Friday, the opening day of qualifying for the 22nd annual NHRA Northwest Nationals at Pacific Raceways, in Kent, Wash.
With just a handful of races to go until the end of NHRA’s regular season Countdown to 10, the three qualifying leaders are [...]

Sat, 07/18/09 – 8:00 | Comments Off
Nationwide Rookie Class Is A Humdinger
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Driver Jason Keller has been around the Nationwide Series garages for a while now. He’s seen the prospects and the can’t-miss phenoms and the never-will-haves come and go and in some cases, come back again.
Keller has seen the fat years for young drivers and he’s seen the Slim Fast years. [...]

Sat, 07/18/09 – 8:00 | Comments Off
Ragan Goes Rooting Around At Atlanta Motor Speedway
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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Atlanta, Ga. – NASCAR driver David Ragan went back to his roots Thursday night – racing Legends cars on the quarter-mile track at Atlanta Motor Speedway, the same piece of asphalt where he drove his very first race at age 12.
He went not as a visiting Cup start but as [...]

Fri, 07/17/09 – 17:40 | Comments Off
Pagenaud Tops At Lime Rock
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Simon Pagenaud drove to the pole during Friday qualifying for Saturday’s American Le Mans Series event at Lime Rock Park in Connecticut.
The 25-year-old de Ferran Motorsports Acura driver drove the No. 66 XM Satellite Radio Acura ARX-02a prototype sports car to his third overall 2009 pole position at the 1.53-mile circuit in preparation for Saturday’s [...]

Fri, 07/17/09 – 17:35 | Comments Off
Minter: Has Re-Start Rule Ushered In Era Of Anarchy?
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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Midweek observations:
* NASCAR’s double-file restart rules have added drama – and crashes – to races, and most fans and drivers are supportive of the new rules so far.
But there’s still no solution to the lack of action at the front of the pack once the field sets sail after a [...]

Thu, 07/16/09 – 17:06 | One Comment
Woody: Something Is Wrong With This Picture
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That hammering we heard earlier this week was said to be the final nails in Jeremy Mayfield’s coffin.
Well, maybe.
Even though NASCAR has produced another alleged positive drug test, along with an eye-witness who has sworn to Mayfield’s past drug use, I’ve still got some nagging questions.
For starters, how plausible is this [...]

Thu, 07/16/09 – 17:00 | 19 Comments
Woody: Confidence Is High On The Trucks Side
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By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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Nashville – Veteran NASCAR truck racer Mike Skinner says the series faces some potholes in the road, but predicts that it will keep on truckin’.
“I’ve had some conversations about it with folks at NASCAR and the truck series isn’t going anywhere,” Skinner said during a Wednesday press luncheon to promote [...]

Thu, 07/16/09 – 11:00 | One Comment
It’s Kinser Time At Limaland
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Steve Kinser is one of just two drivers competing full-time with the World of Outlaws this season that raced against Brad Doty. He competed against the Ohio native numerous times in the early days of the World of Outlaws, and during that span he struck up a great friendship with the fellow driver.
One of the [...]

Thu, 07/16/09 – 7:30 | Comments Off
Woody: Marty Robbins Loved Racing As Much As Singing
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By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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Nashville, Tenn. – Marty Robbins used to race at the Fairgrounds, then rush downtown to the Ryman in time to take the stage – sometimes still bearing the sweat and grime of the track – for the final set on the Grand Ole Opry.
“The only thing my dad loved more [...]

Wed, 07/15/09 – 19:50 | 4 Comments
NASCAR Says Stepmother Saw Mayfield Use Meth
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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NASCAR on Wednesday filed documents asking that the U.S. District Court, Western District of North Carolina in Charlotte, vacate the recent ruling by Judge Graham C. Mullen which had lifted the suspension of driver/owner Jeremy Mayfield for violating the organization’s substance abuse policy.
The filing came after Mayfield allegedly tested positive [...]

Wed, 07/15/09 – 19:45 | 3 Comments