Fri, 24/10/14 – 15:37 | No Comment

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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Restarts Could Turn Up Heat In Daytona
Rick Minter | Senior Writer

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
Daytona Beach, Fla. – Some old NASCAR rules and a new one will be put to the test this weekend at Daytona International Speedway.
This weekend’s race are the first to be run on a restrictor-plate track using the new double-file restart format. From what most drivers say, the difference between [...]

Fri, 07/3/09 – 8:00 | Comments Off
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Daytona Beach, Fla. – Daytona International Speedway® (“DIS”) has partnered with InStadiumSolutions (“ISS”) to implement a text-message based communication system at their facility. The service debuts this weekend, July 2-4, at DIS, host to the Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series Brumos Porsche 250, NASCAR Nationwide Series Subway Jalapeno 250 Powered By Coca-Cola and NASCAR Sprint [...]

Fri, 07/3/09 – 8:00 | Comments Off
Nominees For NASCAR Hall Of Fame Unveiled
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The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) announced today a history-rich list of 25 nominees for the inaugural NASCAR Hall of Fame induction class.
From that list, five inductees will be chosen via a process that includes a nationwide fan vote on NASCAR.COM; the inductees will be announced in October and honored next May [...]

Thu, 07/2/09 – 20:00 | Comments Off
Confidence and Success Are On The Rise for Logano
Rick Minter | Senior Writer

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
Daytona Beach, Fla. – The last time Joey Logano was in the garage at Daytona International Speedway on a race weekend, he likely was looking for a place to hide after crashing the famous No. 20 Toyota early in the race and finishing dead last in the Daytona 500.
But on [...]

Thu, 07/2/09 – 13:38 | One Comment
Ingram: Racing Potentates Are Going, Going, Gone
Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Correspondent
The first half of the current season has finally cast doom over the once-respected livelihood known as the motor racing dictator.
This week the last solo American racing potentate, Tony George, lost a key seat of power in a sign of the changed times. An internal family boardroom movement separated George [...]

Thu, 07/2/09 – 13:21 | Comments Off
Woody: Mayfield Could Strike Gold
Larry Woody | Senior Writer

Larry Woody | Senior Writer
After news broke Wednesday about a federal judge lifting NASCAR’s suspension of Jeremy Mayfield for alleged drug use, I called a lawyer buddy to ask him what it meant.
He said it means that Mayfield is probably going to be a very wealthy young man.
When the case winds its way to civil [...]

Thu, 07/2/09 – 13:15 | 7 Comments
Patience Pays Off For Gibbs and Zippy
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
One of them owns big, huge chunks of Sprint Cup championship trophies. Two of those trophies. The other also owns chunks of those trophies and, when he goes to polish them, he does so with Super Bowl rings on the fingers which grip the can of Pledge.
Yes, Greg Zipadelli and [...]

Thu, 07/2/09 – 10:00 | Comments Off
NASCAR Newscast: Coke Zero 400 Preview
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The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series reaches the halfway point of the 2009 season at Daytona International Speedway, and Marcos Ambrose and Clint Bowyer talk about how special it is to run under the lights at the World Center of Racing. Driver Rating says Tony Stewart will win his third July 4th race in five years, [...]

Thu, 07/2/09 – 7:00 | Comments Off
Fantasy Racing: Daytona
Nick Bromberg | Senior Writer

Coke Zero 400
Daytona International Speedway
Saturday, July 4, 2009, 7:30 ET, TNT
Race Facts: Believe it or not, over 91 percent of races at Daytona have been won from a top 15 starting position. I have to imagine that it is skewed due to the pre-restrictor plate era, but still, that’s pretty shocking for a track like [...]

Wed, 07/1/09 – 18:00 | One Comment
Minter: No Shortage of Worthy Candidates For Hall of Fame
Rick Minter | Senior Writer

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
As sports go, NASCAR is still relatively young. The first championship-winning car owner, Raymond Parks, is still making the rounds today. Richard Petty, whose race team won two weeks ago at Infineon Raceway, was on hand in 1949, when the first race of the series now known as Sprint Cup [...]

Wed, 07/1/09 – 17:23 | 3 Comments