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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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Woody: Mayfield Wins, But What, Exactly?
Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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I’m no lawyer – haven’t even played one on TV nor stayed at a Holiday Inn – but from a  layman’s vantage point it looks like NASCAR is in trouble.
A federal judge Wednesday lifted NASCAR’s suspension of owner/driver Jeremy Mayfield, brushing aside the contention that Mayfield is a druggie who’s too [...]

Wed, 07/1/09 – 17:20 | 4 Comments
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In the wake of a ruling in his favor by a U.S. district judge on Wednesday, NASCAR driver Jeremy Mayfield said he will attempt to compete in the Sprint Cup race this weekend at Daytona International Speedway.
His ability to race in Saturday’s Coke Zero 400 powered by Coke will be dependent upon him being able [...]

Wed, 07/1/09 – 16:30 | One Comment
Childress, Wood On Hall’s Short List
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On Thursday, NASCAR will unveil the list of nominees for the inaugural class in it Hall of Fame.
On Tuesday, NASCAR’s blog reported two of the names that will be on the list of nominees: Darrell Waltrip and Bobby Allison.
Two more names were released on Wednesday.
The NASCAR Hall of Fame is being built in Charlotte, N.C.
The [...]

Wed, 07/1/09 – 12:35 | Comments Off
Woody: Weber, What Are You Working On?
Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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* Beamed Up By Aliens?
TNT analyst Bill Weber abruptly vanished from the broadcast booth last Sunday at New Hampshire and the only comment the network made was that it would make no comment.
That’s pretty lame even by TV reporting standards.
There have been lots of rumors floating around but nobody seems to [...]

Wed, 07/1/09 – 12:30 | One Comment
RacinToday.com Is New Home for DOTY Award
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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We are pretty darn proud here to announce that RacinToday.com has been chosen to serve as the new host website for the most prestigious racing award in North America – the Driver Of The Year Award.
News, information, background and history concerning the DOTY is available on its own designated page [...]

Wed, 07/1/09 – 9:00 | Comments Off
Minter: Forget Level, Playing Field Has Been Plowed Up
Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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As the NASCAR circuit heads back to Daytona International Speedway for the traditional start of the second half of the season, it’s a good time to look at some of the events that have – or haven’t – transpired in the first half.
For starters, there’s a Who’s Who list of [...]

Wed, 07/1/09 – 0:15 | 3 Comments
Waltrip, Allision To Be On Ballot
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On Thursday, NASCAR will unveil the list of nominees for the inaugural class in it Hall of Fame.
On Tuesday, NASCAR’s blog reported two of the names that will be on the list of nominees: Darrell Waltrip and Bobby Allison.
Two more names will be released on Wednesday.
The NASCAR Hall of Fame is being built in [...]

Tue, 06/30/09 – 19:30 | Comments Off
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Auto racing was in the throes of transition in 1967.  A.J. Foyt became the first three-time winner of the Indianapolis 500 and also the only driver to win the grand race in both a roadster and a rear-engine car.  Young drivers like Mario Andretti, Gordon Johncock and Al Unser were pushing out the old guard [...]

Tue, 06/30/09 – 17:47 | Comments Off
Changes At Top At Indy
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The Board of Directors of Hulman & Company and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway announced June 30 that a new management team comprised of veteran IMS executives W. Curtis Brighton and Jeffrey G. Belskus will head the Hulman-George companies effective July 1.
Brighton, currently executive vice president and chief legal counsel, will become president and CEO of [...]

Tue, 06/30/09 – 16:35 | Comments Off
Woody: Freebie Leaves Kahne Missing The Point
Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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Remember those five bonus points Jimmie Johnson gave teammate Mark Martin by letting him lead a lap at Dover back on May 31?
Remember how I said it was shameful?
Remember how I said hurt the integrity of the sport?
Remember how some readers said it was no big deal?
Well, try telling Kasey Kahne [...]

Tue, 06/30/09 – 14:50 | 7 Comments