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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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Helio Castroneves Is Cooking Once Again
John Sturbin | Senior Writer

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Dallas – When it comes to the manly art of cooking, Helio Castroneves has more in common with Chef Boyardee than Chef Stephan Pyles.
“The only thing I am good at making at a restaurant is reservations,” Castroneves said Monday afternoon, two days removed from qualifying on-pole for the 93rd Indianapolis [...]

Wed, 05/13/09 – 14:40 | Comments Off
Fans Can Listen To Drivers Meeting
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
They are usually dull and always predictable, but people who have the chance to somehow work their way into a pre-race Sprint Cup drivers meeting usually grin like children all the way through them.
There are probably a variety of reasons for that – the chance to see drivers and crew [...]

Wed, 05/13/09 – 14:30 | Comments Off
Servia To Drive Rahal Letterman Car
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Open-wheel veteran Oriol Servia was named to drive the entry fielded by Rahal Letterman Racing in the 2009 Indianapolis 500, team officials announced May 13.
Servia, from Spain, finished 11th in a KV Racing entry as an Indianapolis 500 rookie in 2008. He will drive the No. 17 Dallara/Honda/Firestone with sponsorship from DAFCA, a company dedicated [...]

Wed, 05/13/09 – 14:00 | Comments Off
Pedley: There Were Few Losers In This Deal
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Rick Hendrick can drive a hard bargain. Hey, the guy owns car dealerships, like, coast to coast, so he’s been doing sell jobs for decades. But perhaps his biggest sales pitch came just a couple months ago. It was used against a reluctant mark named Mark Martin.
The pitch was long [...]

Wed, 05/13/09 – 13:48 | 2 Comments
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NASCAR announced that Michael Allen, crew chief for the No. 91 Chevrolet driven by Terry Cook in the NASCAR Nationwide Series, has been fined due to rule violations during this past Friday’s event at Darlington Raceway.
Allen was fined $2,500 for violating Section 12-1 (actions detrimental to stock car racing); 12-4-1 (any determination by NASCAR officials [...]

Wed, 05/13/09 – 11:08 | Comments Off
Fantasy Racing: Sprint All-Star Race
Nick Bromberg | Senior Writer

NASCAR Sprint Showdown
Lowes Motor Speedway
Saturday May 16, 7:00 PM ET, SPEED
Sprint All-Star Race
Lowes Motor Speedway
Saturday May 16, 9:00 PM ET, SPEED
If you’re playing fantasy racing for the Sprint All-Star Race, you need help. I can’t blame you for watching it or getting into it because it is a great way to cheer on your favorite [...]

Wed, 05/13/09 – 10:00 | Comments Off
Woody: Mayfield Case Doesn’t Make Sense
Larry Woody | Senior Writer

By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
I became acquainted with Jeremy Mayfield when he moved from Owensboro, Ky., to Nashville as a teenager, following the career path of his hometown hero Darrell Waltrip.
Mayfield, like Waltrip, began racing at historical old Fairgrounds Speedway while working at Sadler Racing. He swept floors, did body work, handled odd jobs around [...]

Wed, 05/13/09 – 8:00 | 7 Comments
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Danny Lasoski had close to getting his first victory for Parsons Motorsports for all season. He finally broke through on Tuesday night, dominating the World of Outlaws return to Delaware International Speedway to pick up the $10,000 top prize.
For Lasoski, it was his first World of Outlaws win since February of 2008 and the 82nd [...]

Wed, 05/13/09 – 7:58 | Comments Off
Ryan Newman on 2009 NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race Week
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Ryan Newman talks about his hopes for his team during the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race and the NASCAR Sprint Pit Crew Challenge Presented by Craftsman.

Tue, 05/12/09 – 18:30 | Comments Off
RCR Makes Nationwide Crew Chief Change
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Richard Childress Racing has made changes to the crew chief positions of the No. 29 Holiday Inn/Holiday Inn Express team and No. 2 Chevrolet team.
Doug Randolph will assume the crew chief duties for RCR’s No. 29 Holiday Inn/Holiday Inn Express Chevrolet while Dan Deeringhoff, who led Clint Bowyer to the 2008 NASCAR Nationwide Series championship, [...]

Tue, 05/12/09 – 15:00 | Comments Off