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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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All-Star Flashback: The Clown Was Shut Down In Showdown
Rick Minter | Senior Writer

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer 
The late Joe Weatherly was NASCAR’s original “Clown Prince,” a driver who loved to have a great time and went to great lengths to make sure everyone around him enjoyed themselves as well.
Delma Cowart was the most recent driver to wear the “Clown” crown. The Savannah, Ga., native ran [...]

Sat, 05/16/09 – 22:06 | Comments Off
The field is full for the 500
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33 cars have qualified for the 2009 Indy 500, bump day comes up Sunday May 17th.

Sat, 05/16/09 – 22:04 | Comments Off
Tagliani: I Feel Privileged To Be At Indy
John Sturbin | Senior Writer

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Open-wheel reunification has been a back-burner topic this month at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, but never far from the heart-and-mind of Alex Tagliani.
The native of Quebec launched his Champ Car career in 2000, in the midst of the schism between  the Indy Racing League and the Championship Auto Racing Teams.
“You can [...]

Sat, 05/16/09 – 22:00 | Comments Off
Hornish Wins Showdown, Logano Elected
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
Concord, N.C. – Sam Hornish Jr. got another victory in the month of May, even though it wasn’t anywhere near the level of his Indianapolis 500 triumph on May 28, 2006.
 Hornish bolted away from Jamie McMurray and David Stremme to win the Sprint Showdown, a 40-lap dash that determined which [...]

Sat, 05/16/09 – 19:23 | Comments Off
Eliminations Set For Thunder Valley
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Cory McClenathan (Top Fuel), Ashley Force Hood (Funny Car), and Mike Edwards (Pro Stock), will lead their classes into the eliminations at the Thunder Valley Nationals on Sunday.
All three hung onto their top-qualifyings spots at Bristol Dragway on Saturday.
McClenathan’s 3.874 from Friday was seriously challenged on Saturday because of warmer track temperatures. 
“I’ll definitely take that [...]

Sat, 05/16/09 – 17:30 | One Comment
Pagenaud Takes Record, Pole At Utah
Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Correspondent
Tuele, Utah – Simon Pagenaud spanked the American Le Mans Series track record at the daunting 15-turn Miller Motorsports Park circuit to win the pole for the de Ferran Motorsports Acura team.
Aboard the radical “four square” LMP1 class ARX-02a design of Acura, the Frenchman dropped three seconds from his best [...]

Sat, 05/16/09 – 17:30 | Comments Off
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Greg Hodnett had not won in a World of Outlaws Sprint Car race in nearly five years. But on Friday night  at Williams Grove Speedway in Pennsylvania, he returned to Victory Lane.
Hodnett out ran Stevie Smith and Cody Darrah to collect the $10,000 top prize.
For Hodnett, the 1993 Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the Year Award [...]

Sat, 05/16/09 – 7:00 | Comments Off
Drivers, France Talk Drugs And Racing At Lowe’s
Rick Minter | Senior Writer

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
Concord, N.C. – The suspension of Jeremy Mayfield for failing a drug test continues to cause aftershocks in the NASCAR garage.
Drivers expressed concern about taking basic medicines, and seemed to be seeking answers to a growing list of questions.
Mark Martin said he’d like to know just exactly what it was [...]

Fri, 05/15/09 – 22:17 | 3 Comments
Hornaday Has Big Night At Lowe’s
Rick Minter | Senior Writer

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
Concord, N.C.  – Ron Hornaday Jr. emerged victorious from a Camping World Truck Series race that was run under threatening skies and saw three front-runners knocked out by crashes.
Hornaday gave much of the credit for his win to his crew and the preparation and testing they did beforehand, such as [...]

Fri, 05/15/09 – 22:15 | Comments Off
Cory Mac Leads Qualifiers in Bristol
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Cory McClenathan, Ashley Force Hood, and Mike Edwards were fastest in their categories during qualifying for the NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals at Bristol Dragway on Friday.
If McClenathan’s 3.874 holds through tomorrow’s two sessions in Top Fuel, it would give him the 33rd No. 1 start of his career.
McClenathan’s run capped a spectacular nighttime session in [...]

Fri, 05/15/09 – 21:39 | Comments Off