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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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Grand-Am Pays A Visit To New Jersey
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By Bill Fleischman | Senior Correspondent
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When plans for the New Jersey Motorsports Park were announced a few years ago, many longtime racing observers were skeptical. Those of us involved in auto racing for lengthy periods have seen grand plans for race tracks announced and then fade away.
Skeptics thought, “We’ll believe it when the tracks are [...]

Fri, 05/1/09 – 13:01 | Comments Off
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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (May 4, 2009) – Below is a look at the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series top 12, along with other notable drivers, going into the Southern 500 presented by GoDaddy.com at Darlington Raceway on May 9. (Note: Drivers listed below who are outside the top 12 are chosen based on past performances at [...]

Fri, 05/1/09 – 12:41 | Comments Off
Ingram: 200 mph, Four-Wide, Nose-to-Tail; What Could Possibly Go Wrong?
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Correspondent
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Talladega, Ala. – If you’re traveling west on Interstate 20 towards central Alabama on a race weekend, you’re bound to see  vehicles with “Talladega Bound” inscribed on the rear window. I doubt the count will go down come this October despite injuries to seven fans in last Sunday’s race.
NASCAR is [...]

Fri, 05/1/09 – 8:45 | One Comment
Minter: The Suite Life Should Be At The Finish Line
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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Commerce, Ga. – Fans of every sport treasure their traditions. But it’s almost a given that if a sport is going to grow, those traditions have to be tweaked.
There’s an idea floating around in the NHRA – it’s actually been around for years –  that seems to have the potential of [...]

Fri, 05/1/09 – 8:40 | Comments Off
David Poole Issued A Fond Farewell
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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Gastonia, N.C. – A wise person once advised that it’s good to make friends with a preacher so there’ll be someone who knows you to preach your funeral. There’s an extra sadness at funerals where the reverend doesn’t know much about the deceased.
David Poole, despite his intense working pace at [...]

Thu, 04/30/09 – 21:28 | One Comment
A Few Words With: Tony Stewart
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Tony Stewart is still looking for his first victory as an owner/driver. This weekend, the quest moves to a favorite track, his favorite track, Richmond International Raceway. This week, he shared a few words about it all.
Question: It’s been 371 races since a driver/owner last visited victory lane – Ricky Rudd on Sept. 27, 1998 [...]

Thu, 04/30/09 – 18:20 | Comments Off
Woody: Bud Moore Was The Genuine American Hero
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By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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Tom Wolfe once penned a famous Esquire article about moonshiner/racer Junior Johnson titled “The Last American Hero.”
Nothing against Junior, understand – I’ve always admired his gritty individualism – but I think the sobriquet might better be applied to one of Johnson’s fellow NASCAR competitors, Bud Moore.
Moore, crusty, craggy-faced and cantankerous [...]

Thu, 04/30/09 – 11:16 | One Comment
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Wesley Lane, a crew member for the No. 90 team in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, has been suspended from the next six NASCAR Camping World Truck Series events and all NASCAR activity until July 1 for rule violations at Kansas Speedway.
Lane was found to be in violation of Section 12-1 (actions detrimental to [...]

Thu, 04/30/09 – 11:10 | Comments Off
Ricky Carmichael Trades Pain For Pressure
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Kansas City, Kan. – From the quiet, comfortable air-conditioned safety of his transporter, Ricky Carmichael pointed first to his wrist, then to his shoulder and then his collar bone.  All, he said, were objects of massive attention from doctors during his days as the main guy in motocross racing.
It was [...]

Thu, 04/30/09 – 10:10 | Comments Off
Graham Rahal aboard the USS Ronald Regan
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Graham’s recent trip to the USS Ronald Reagan Naval aircraft carrier for Operation Homefront, a non-profit organization which provides emergency assistance and morale to our troups, to the families they leave behind and to wounded warriors when they return home.

Wed, 04/29/09 – 20:26 | One Comment