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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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Loudon, N.H.  – Legendary Grammy-nominated band Three Dog Night; the car-eating, fire-breathing mechanical dinosaur “Transaurus;” and a fly-over featuring F-16 fighter jets highlight pre-race entertainment for the LENOX Industrial Tools 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on Sunday, June 28.
Three Dog Night will take the stage at the start/finish line at 12:30 p.m. for a [...]

Sun, 06/14/09 – 7:30 | Comments Off
Colin Braun Can Still Smell, Feel, Taste The 2007 Race At Le Mans
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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June 16 had turned into June 17 that weekend back in 2007. Day had turned to night, then, night back to day. Clear skies had turned to cloudy and then the clouds spilled out rain – not the kind of rains which spoil picnics, but the kind which inspires Michener [...]

Sat, 06/13/09 – 22:30 | Comments Off
Force Hood, Schumacher Still On Top
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Ashley Force Hood held on to the No. 1 qualifier in Funny Car as rain ended qualifying early at the 40th annual United Association NHRA SuperNationals at Old Bridge Township Raceway Park in Englishtown, N.J.
Tony Schumacher also kept the top position in Top Fuel while Ron Krisher and Hector Arana were able to move in [...]

Sat, 06/13/09 – 17:40 | 2 Comments
Colin Braun Gets First Trucks Victory
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Colin Braun passed then-leader Kyle Busch with 23 laps to go Saturday and then went on to win the Camping World Truck Series race at Michigan International Speedway.
The victory was the first in the series for Braun.
The victory in the Michigan 200 was, however, the 50th for owner Jack Roush in the series.
The was, best [...]

Sat, 06/13/09 – 14:55 | One Comment
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Joey Saldana has always enjoyed racing at Dodge City Raceway Park in Kansas and has always been fast at the track as well. After becoming the first World of Outlaws driver to win two career A-Feature events at the track last season, he picked up his third victory at the pristine 3/8-mile on Friday night, [...]

Sat, 06/13/09 – 7:40 | Comments Off
Brian Vickers Bulls His Way To Pole At Michigan
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Brian Vickers insists that his team keeps getting closer and closer to having the kind of equipment which can win a race. 
On Friday, he added another “closer”.
Vickers turned a qualifying lap at 189.110 mph Friday afternoon to win the pole for Sunday’s LifeLock 400 Sprint Cup race at Michigan International Speedway.
“It [...]

Fri, 06/12/09 – 19:50 | Comments Off
GM Has Cutting Remarks For NASCAR
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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The new General Motors will emerge from Chapter 11 bankruptcy with a significantly reduced financial stake in NASCAR.
GM announced Friday it has cut off funding to its Chevrolet Racing teams in NASCAR’s Nationwide and Camping World Truck series, according to several published reports. Among the affected organizations are Kevin Harvick [...]

Fri, 06/12/09 – 19:49 | 3 Comments
Schumacher, Force Hood Tops At Supers
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Tony Schumacher (Top Fuel), Ashley Force Hood (Funny Car), Allen Johnson (Pro Stock), and Craig Treble (Pro Stock Motorcycle) paced their respective fields during the opening day of action at the United Association NHRA SuperNationals, the 11th of 24 races on the 2009 NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series schedule.
Force Hood is very familiar with [...]

Fri, 06/12/09 – 19:45 | Comments Off
Woody: The Breath Of Fresh Air Needs A Tic Tac
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By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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Nashville – Kyle Busch said J.D. Gibbs, president of Joe Gibbs Racing, thought Kyle bashing his trophy to bits last Saturday night at Nashville Superspeedway was “cool.”
Really? Then how about this: Let artist Sam Bass, who spent countless hours hand-painting the classic Gibson guitar, crash Kyle’s brand-new race car through [...]

Fri, 06/12/09 – 17:15 | 7 Comments
Ingram: Peugeot Will Need To Be More Than Just Fast at Le Mans
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Correspondent
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A quarter million fans will gather this weekend around the eight-mile circuit in the French countryside to watch the 77th running of the Le Mans 24-hour sports car race. The fans will all have the same question in mind: can Team Peugeot beat Audi Sport?
To turn that question around to [...]

Fri, 06/12/09 – 14:05 | Comments Off