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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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Woody: Crashes Not Wrecking Racing
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By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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It is race fans’ guilty little secret: We love wrecks.
We crave crashes, we delight in demolitions, we’re wowed by wipeouts. We can’t get enough of that tumbling stuff.
I’ve been covering NASCAR for 40-some odd years (some odder than others) and I continue to be puzzled by why so many race [...]

Mon, 05/4/09 – 12:33 | One Comment
Kyle Busch Is Also Winning Over The Fans
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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There is a threshold in sports that many of the all-time greats had to cross. Dale Earnhardt Sr. had to cross it, Darrell Waltrip had to cross it, Muhammad Ali had to cross it. It’s the threshold between fans loathing you because of your methods and loving you because of [...]

Sun, 05/3/09 – 18:35 | 12 Comments
Worsham gives Alan Johnson A Funny Car Win
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Team-owner Alan Johnson now has a Full Throttle NHRA Funny Car victory to go along with his Top Fuel victory.
On Sunday at Gateway International Raceway in Madison, Ill., Johnson’s new Al-Anabi/Alan Johnson Racing team got that Funny Car victory from Del Worsham.
The victory comes after Johnson, in his first year of owning the team, got [...]

Sun, 05/3/09 – 18:30 | Comments Off
Zonta Surprises At New Jersey
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Wet and wild from the outset, Sunday’s Verizon Wireless 250 was a water-marked battle at New Jersey Motorsports Park, won in a stunning upset by Ricardo Zonta and Nic Jonsson in the No. 76 Krohn Racing Ford Lola.
They then quickly went to work on re-acclimating themselves to Victory Lane post-race protocol. For Zonta, this was [...]

Sun, 05/3/09 – 16:59 | Comments Off
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After enduring more than his fair share of bad luck last weekend, Donny Schatz was bound and determined to get back on track at Knoxville Raceway in Iowa on Saturday night. The three-time and defending World of Outlaws champion showed he would be the man to beat, setting fast time and then charging from the [...]

Sun, 05/3/09 – 5:45 | Comments Off
Danica Patrick Rolls To Indy On “Time”
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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IndyCar Series driver Danica Patrick continues to reap the benefits of her first victory, and her “sexy and sculpted” mainstream appeal, by checking in at No. 93 on the list of the “TIME 100: The World’s Most Influential People.” 
There were 208 nominees from various categories in the online poll. Patrick, [...]

Sun, 05/3/09 – 5:44 | One Comment
NASCAR Newscast: Crown Royal Presents the Russ Friedman 400 Recap
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Kyle Busch claimed his third win of the season and joined Cale Yarborough as the only NASCAR Sprint Cup Series drivers to win on their birthday. Busch was also the third driver to sweep a weekend at Richmond International Raceway, winning the Nationwide Series race as well. Hear from Busch and runner-up Tony Stewart and [...]

Sat, 05/2/09 – 23:30 | Comments Off
Woody: Mark Martin A Miracle In The Making? Maybe
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By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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He’s up. He’s down. He’s up. He’s down.
Mark Martin’s Comeback Season reads like the diary of an elevator operator in the Empire State Building.
One minute he’s enjoying a bright and shining view from the penthouse, the next minute he plunges down into the dark parking garage where the rats squeak [...]

Sat, 05/2/09 – 17:34 | Comments Off
Penske’s Dumas On Grand-Am Pole in NJ
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Romain Dumas earned his first career Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series presented by Crown Royal Cask No. 16 pole position Saturday at the 2.25-mile Thunderbolt Raceway at New Jersey Motorsports Park in Millville.
Dumas, driving the No. 12 Verizon Wireless Porsche Riley for Penske Racing, made his first qualifying attempt of the 2009 season count, as [...]

Sat, 05/2/09 – 17:31 | 2 Comments
Lucas Tops In Fuel Qualifying At Gateway
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The NHRA was finally able to get in a full day racing at the O’Reilly Midwest Nationals near St. Louis Saturday and the field was set for Sunday’s eliminations.
Heading into the eliminations as top qualifiers at Gateway International Raceway are Morgan Lucas in Top Fuel, Ron Capps in Funny Car, Greg Stanfield in Pro Stock [...]

Sat, 05/2/09 – 17:30 | Comments Off