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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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Haas Finds A Whole New World On Return To Racing
Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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Concord, N.C. – The other half of Stewart Haas Racing, Gene Haas, met with the media on Thursday for the first time since he returned to racing after serving prison time for tax evasion.
Haas, seated on the podium in the Lowe’s Motor Speedway media center between his partner, Tony Stewart, [...]

Thu, 05/21/09 – 20:03 | One Comment
Newman On Pole For 600
Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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Concord, N.C. – The good times continue to roll for Stewart Haas Racing. Four days after team co-owner Tony Stewart gave the team its first win, in the Sprint All-Star race at Lowe’s Motor Speedway, teammate Ryan Newman returned to the track and won the pole for the 50th running [...]

Thu, 05/21/09 – 20:00 | Comments Off
Don Miller Helping People Walk All Over Former Drivers
Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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Mooresville, N.C. – Don Miller has gone from working with some of the sport’s fastest cars and most talented current drivers to working with cars and drivers that likely will never race again.
And he absolutely loves it.
As president of Penske Racing South, Miller was the overseer for the preparation of [...]

Thu, 05/21/09 – 16:53 | Comments Off
Illegal Engine A Costly Mistake For Carl Long
Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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Concord, N.C. – Carl Long is a little guy with a big problem. He’s facing one of the most severe penalties in NASCAR history – 200 points, 12 weeks suspension and a $200,000 fine for his crew chief, Charles Swing. The part-time team was hit after the engine in their [...]

Thu, 05/21/09 – 16:50 | Comments Off
Dixie Whistling Along As A Piece Of Racing Americana
Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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Saturday night dirt tracks are as much a part of Americana as country churches, state parks and mom-and-pop stores.
For the past 40 years, Dixie Speedway in Woodstock, Ga., has been entertaining fans with good old-fashioned rock-em, sock-em dirt track racing. The track will celebrate its anniversary on Memorial Day weekend.
First [...]

Thu, 05/21/09 – 9:17 | One Comment
Fitzpatrick, KHI Reach New Deal
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Kevin Harvick Inc. (KHI) announced today that J.R. Fitzpatrick will compete for the team in selected events in both the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and the NASCAR Nationwide Series throughout the remainder of the 2009 season.
 The Cambridge, Ontario, Canada native will pilot a KHI entry in eight NASCAR Camping World Truck Series events, beginning [...]

Thu, 05/21/09 – 9:15 | Comments Off
Woody: Did-Too, Did-Not Game Getting Tedious
Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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After weeks of accusations, denials, rumors, official statements and more denials, all we know for sure – for absolute, positive certainty – about the NASCAR/Jeremy Mayfield drug-testing donnybrook is this:
Somebody’s fibbing.
Mayfield, who has been suspended indefinitely by NASCAR after testing positive for a “banned substance” said he has not been [...]

Thu, 05/21/09 – 9:00 | Comments Off
Fantasy Racing: Coca-Cola 600
Nick Bromberg | Senior Writer
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Coca-Cola 600
Lowe’s Motor Speedway
Sunday, May 24, 5 PM EDT, FOX
Race Facts: Kasey Kahne won last year’s race after Tony Stewart had to pit for a flat tire with just three laps to go… Jimmie Johnson’s win from the 37thstarting spot in 2003 is the furthest back a winner has come from… Johnson’s win in 2003 [...]

Thu, 05/21/09 – 6:00 | Comments Off
Pedley: Hollywood Has Had Star-Crossed Affair With Racing
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Hanging from the walls in the third-floor break room of the media center at Indianapolis Motor Speedway is a collection of the most marvelous old photographs. The are blown-up copies of black-and-white stills from the 1950s and ‘60s which feature celebrities from those eras mugging it up at the speedway.
There [...]

Wed, 05/20/09 – 17:20 | Comments Off
NASCAR Slams Carl Long’s Cup Team
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NASCAR has issued penalties, suspensions and fines to the No. 146 team in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, as a result of rules infractions committed during last weekend’s event at Lowe’s Motor Speedway.
The car was found to be in violation of Sections 12-1 (actions detrimental to stock car racing); 12-4-I (any determination by NASCAR Officials [...]

Wed, 05/20/09 – 17:18 | Comments Off