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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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Johnson Again On Top At Lowe’s
Rick Minter | Senior Writer

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
Concord, N.C. –  Jimmie Johnson’s Lowe’s-sponsored No. 48 Chevrolet hit another high note at Lowe’s Motor Speedway.
Johnson and his car won the pole for Saturday’s Sprint All-Star race. Seeing Johnson and his car out front at the team’s home track is nothing new. He has five wins and two poles [...]

Fri, 05/15/09 – 19:00 | Comments Off
Truck Qualifying Washed Out
Rick Minter | Senior Writer

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
Concord, N.C., – Kyle Busch got another “1” by his name in the record book on Friday at Lowe’s Motor Speedway. When qualifying for tonight’s Camping World Truck Series race, the North Carolina Education Lottery 200, was rained out after 21 of 39 entrants had run against the clock, he [...]

Fri, 05/15/09 – 16:42 | Comments Off
It’s The End Of The Road, Era For Bernsteins And Bud
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Brandon Bernstein felt odd as he left Gateway International Raceway two weeks ago. Empty, kind of. And not just because he left the NHRA O’Reilly Midwest Nationals there without a Wally.
Bernstein felt the kind of oddness which comes with the breakup of a 30-year-old partnership.
It was announced in March that [...]

Fri, 05/15/09 – 12:29 | Comments Off
Crafton’s Biggest High Was At Lowe’s
Rick Minter | Senior Writer

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
Concord, N.C. –  The first lap of Camping World Truck Series practice on Friday morning at Lowe’s Motor Speedway was special for Matt Crafton, driver of the No. 88 Chevrolet.
“When I went around the track for the first time since I’ve been to Victory Lane here… it was like, man, [...]

Fri, 05/15/09 – 12:25 | Comments Off
Stewart Haas Making Hendrick Look Super
Rick Minter | Senior Writer

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
Hendrick Motorsports and its affiliated teams continue to build strength as the Sprint Cup season rolls along. Saturday’s win at Darlington by Mark Martin was the fifth in the past six races for a Hendrick or Hendrick-affiliated team.
Six of the first seven finishers in the Southern 500 were Hendrick related [...]

Thu, 05/14/09 – 21:25 | Comments Off
Servia Celebrates New Ride With Fast Laps
John Sturbin | Senior Writer

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Driving with a sense of relief, Oriol Servia turned his first laps of the month around the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Thursday as the second week of practice cranked up for the 93rd Indianapolis 500.
Servia, named to drive the No. 17 Rahal Letterman DAFCA Special Dallara/Honda on Wednesday, was fastest among [...]

Thu, 05/14/09 – 21:20 | Comments Off
Ingram: Drug Tests Put NASCAR In Tough Spot
Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Correspondent
Stock car racing has come a long way since the days of binge drinking the night before races, bourbon in water jugs, cigarette lighters on the dashboard, amphetamines in the tool box or smelling salts taped to the dash.
One might say its a brave new world, because drug testing has [...]

Thu, 05/14/09 – 13:19 | Comments Off
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Brooklyn, Mich. — Michigan International Speedway will host the second edition of MIS Live!, a series of Web-based teleconferences with race fans and speedway campers, Wednesday, May 20, on
The first of four teleconferences focused on “veteran” campers. The upcoming session, beginning at 7 p.m., will feature first-time campers and last about an hour. Sessions [...]

Thu, 05/14/09 – 10:05 | Comments Off
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Daytona Beach, Fla. – The 48th anniversary edition of the Rolex 24 At Daytona, kickoff event to the Speedweeks 2010 and season-opener for the Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series, is set for Jan. 30-31.
The Rolex 24 is America’s most prestigious sports car event and one of only two 24-hour sports car races in the world. The [...]

Thu, 05/14/09 – 10:00 | Comments Off
Woody: Kyle Petty Moves From Racing Cars To Helping Kids
Larry Woody | Senior Writer

By Larry Woody | Senior Writer 
When Adam Petty, an effervescent teenager with the trademark Petty-sunbeam smile, died in a crash at New Hampshire Speedway in 2000 his parents decided to build a lasting monument.
Kyle and Pattie Petty, on a plot of North Carolina land donated by Adam’s famous grandfather Richard, built Victory Junction Camp, an [...]

Wed, 05/13/09 – 16:50 | 3 Comments