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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NASCAR Hall Of Fame Alters Selection Process
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NASCAR on Thursday announced a number of changes to the selection process for the NASCAR Hall of Fame, including a modification to driver eligibility parameters and the creation of a new award to honor significant contributions to the growth and success of the sport.
In all, six changes and updates will be made starting with the [...]

Thu, 12/5/13 – 19:11 | Comments Off
Michael Waltrip Racing Turns To Jeff Burton
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Michael Waltrip Racing announced Monday it has contracted veteran Jeff Burton to test and drive in a select number of races during the 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup season in the No. 66 Toyota Camry.
Burton, a 21-time winner in the Sprint Cup Series begins testing for MWR Dec. 9 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. The first scheduled [...]

Mon, 12/2/13 – 16:41 | Comments Off
Iowa Speedway Has New Owner
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In a move designed to solidify the future of one of the premier racing and entertainment facilities in the Midwest, NASCAR has purchased Iowa Speedway. The agreement, finalized Wednesday under a wholly-owned subsidiary, Iowa Speedway, LLC, is effective immediately.
“Iowa Speedway is a great entertainment facility with a very bright future,” said Eric Nyquist, NASCAR vice [...]

Sun, 12/1/13 – 9:46 | Comments Off
Black Friday Deals For Gear Heads
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Again, it’s “Black Friday” which leads to “Cyber Monday” and maybe even to “Ruby Tuesday” _ days made for people who drive Honda Odysseys in search of holiday bargains both real-and-imagined.
Anyone with a really, really cool car _ for instance, a Guards Red 1987 Porsche Turbo _ wouldn’t think of battling traffic over to the [...]

Fri, 11/29/13 – 13:34 | Comments Off
Jimmie Appears To Be In Line For Another DOTY
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Ballots for 2013 Driver of the Year on two levels are due on Black Friday, and the guy now known as “Six-Pack” clearly will be dealing from a position of strength.
That guy is Jimmie Johnson, whose updated business card reads “Six-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Champion.” Johnson is a four-time [...]

Thu, 11/28/13 – 12:31 | 2 Comments
Webber Drives Off To Porsche After Ride In Brazil
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Sebastian Vettel’s relentless rewrite of Formula One’s record book continued during last Sunday’s Brazilian Grand Prix, where the German’s latest victory shared the spotlight with the retirement of teammate Mark Webber.
The four-time/reigning World Driving Champion, Vettel closed the 2013 season in Sao Paulo with his record-tying ninth consecutive victory and 13th overall in 19 events. [...]

Wed, 11/27/13 – 15:36 | Comments Off
Jim Minter To Be Honored By Georgia Racing Hall Of Fame
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During his career as a newsman, Jim Minter worked hard to make sure that racers were viewed as athletes in the pages of the newspapers he worked for.
On Dec. 13, the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame will honor Minter for his contributions to racing as a journalist, as he will receive the Jimmy Mosteller Excellence [...]

Mon, 11/25/13 – 17:15 | Comments Off
Formula One Will Take On A New Look In 2014
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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In theory, there is no such thing as an ugly race car. Any vehicle designed to poke a hole through the air, transfer torque and horsepower to the pavement and move from Point A to Point B faster than the other guy/gal serves a worthy purpose.
But clearly, some race cars [...]

Sat, 11/23/13 – 19:31 | 2 Comments
Johnson Also Winning Respect In Wake Of No. 6
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Jimmie Johnson’s 2013 Sprint Cup Championship had a familiar look and feel to it. It was much like his first five. But championship No. 6 did have a different sound to it.
As he unbuckled, unhooked and squeezed from his car after the season-ending, championship-deciding race at Homestead-Miami Speedway last weekend, [...]

Sat, 11/23/13 – 10:14 | One Comment
Enders-Stevens Becomes Elite Driver
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Erica Enders-Stevens, the most prolific female driver in Pro Stock history, has joined Elite Motorsports for the 2014 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season.
Enders-Stevens will drive the team’s new Chevrolet Camaro, which will be tuned by the father/son duo of Rick and Rickie Jones with in-house horsepower provided by Nick Ferri and Jake Hairston.
“I’m [...]

Fri, 11/22/13 – 7:48 | Comments Off