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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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Franchitti Rolls To Pole
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Dario Franchitti on Friday won the pole for Saturday night’s IndyCar Series race at Richmond International Raceway.
Franchitti edged his Target Chip Ganassi teammate, Scott Dixon, to get the pole.
The second row in the starting field will be all Team Penske. Helio Castroneves qualified third fastest and Ryan Briscoe was fourth.
Graham Rahal will start fifth.
The pole [...]

Fri, 06/26/09 – 17:55 | Comments Off
Schumacher Loses Top Tuner But Retains His Fastball
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Topeka, Kan. – Oh yeah, Tony Schumacher had heard the talk, all right. Loud and clear, even though much of that talk was snarkily whispered. And judging from the way Schumacher acknowledges that he heard the talk, it stung him.
Lord, it would sting anybody to hear that all of the [...]

Fri, 06/26/09 – 16:22 | Comments Off
Nationwide Adopts Shootout Restarts
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NASCAR announced Friday the addition of double-file restarts – “Shootout Style” – throughout each race for the NASCAR Nationwide Series.
Beginning next weekend at Daytona International Speedway, the first- and second-place cars will line up side-by-side as the green flag is displayed for each restart.
Double-file restarts were introduced at the non-points NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race [...]

Fri, 06/26/09 – 16:10 | Comments Off
Rain Puts Stewart On Pole
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Rain has forced cancelation of Friday’s qualifying session for Sunday’s Sprint Cup race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
Hence the field for the Lenox Industrial Tools 301 will be set by car-owner points.
That will put Tony Stewart on the pole. Next to Stewart in the front row will be Jeff Gordon.
Jimmie Johnson and Kurt Busch will [...]

Fri, 06/26/09 – 15:00 | Comments Off
Bowyer Set For Big Return After Having To Drop Back, Punt
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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In recent years, Richard Childress Racing could be counted on to put most or all of its drivers in the Chase for the Sprint Cup. Last year, all three RCR drivers made the cut and grabbed the fourth, fifth and sixth positions with Kevin Harvick leading the way. The year [...]

Fri, 06/26/09 – 7:42 | Comments Off
Woody: I Love The King And Bud
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By Larry Woody | Senior Writer

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Some of my recent rants have drawn responses from readers who may have misunderstood my positions on certain matters:
On Richard Petty & Budweiser: I don’t care if Richard serves Victory Lane brewskies from his cowboy hat – I’ll always be a Petty fan.
I’m pro-Petty and I’m certainly not anti-Bud. Some [...]

Fri, 06/26/09 – 7:40 | One Comment
Dodge Getting Boost From The R6
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Except for those gaga-about-Fiat kinds of people out there, the news about Chrysler has been pretty much a steady stream of sewage. Cutbacks, bailouts, dealer closings, layoffs, bankruptcy are all words which have been attached to the Chrysler name in recent months and not as potential names for the company’s [...]

Fri, 06/26/09 – 7:32 | Comments Off
Woody: The Fate Of IndyCar Rests In Pair of Very Petite Hands
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By Larry Woody | Senior Writer

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As I watched the Indy Racing League’s 20-car field romp through the Iowa cornfields Sunday, I couldn’t help thinking:
How long could it last without Danica?
I’d give it about 10 minutes, in terms of general public interest.
OK, maybe it’s not quite that grim – yet – but it’s getting there.
Twenty cars? [...]

Thu, 06/25/09 – 7:47 | 10 Comments
Busch Scheduled To Make Encore Performance In Nashville
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By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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Nashville – Kyle Busch, whose guitar-bashing antics following his June 6 win at Nashville Superspeedway created a nationwide uproar, is coming back to Music City.
Busch is scheduled to compete in the Aug. 23 All-American 150 at Fairgrounds Speedway.
“It’s going to be an interesting reception,” said track operator Danny Denson. “I [...]

Wed, 06/24/09 – 9:33 | 2 Comments
Frey Keeps NHRA Fans Up To Speed
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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Every sport has its icons. Most all of them are on the field or on the track. In the case of the NHRA, one of the sport’s most popular personalities for decades has done his work, not on a car, but with a microphone.
Bob Frey, 62, has been announcing races [...]

Wed, 06/24/09 – 9:30 | 3 Comments