Fri, 24/10/14 – 15:37 | No Comment

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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Dixon Returns To Form At Kansas
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Yes, Scott Dixon said, finishes of 16th and 15th in the first two races of the 2009 IndyCar Series season were taking a bit of an emotional toll on him and his team.  He said he was noticing long faces and people on the team “were not as nice to [...]

Sun, 04/26/09 – 17:54 | Comments Off
NASCAR Newscast: Aaron’s 499 Recap
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Brad Keselowski claimed his first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series victory at Talladega Superspeedway with a spectacular race to the finish line with Carl Edwards. Hear from Keselowski and runner-up Dale Earnhardt Jr. Plus, find out who took over the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series points lead.

Sun, 04/26/09 – 17:39 | One Comment
Flag to Flag: Kansas IndyCar
Nick Bromberg | Senior Writer

Watching the Road Runner Turbo 300 at Kansas Speedway?
Nick Bromberg is.
Join him today as he chats “Flag to Flag” about the race.

Sun, 04/26/09 – 14:03 | 22 Comments
Gilliland, TRG Firing “Blanks” at Cup’s Big Boys
Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Correspondent
Talledega, Ala. – Forty years ago NASCAR’s regular drivers went on strike at the Talladega Superspeedway and towed their cars out of the massive Alabama track the day before the race. In qualifying for the Aaron’s 499 on Saturday, 10 drivers were trying to fight their way into the field [...]

Sun, 04/26/09 – 12:09 | Comments Off
Saavedra Wins Firestone Indy Lights at Kansas
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Kansas City, Kan. – Sebastian Saavedra captured his first career checkered flag in the Firestone Indy Lights Series Sunday when he won the Kansas Lottery 100 at Kansas Speedway.
Wade Cunningham finished second and Mario Romancini was third.
Finishing fourth was Ana Beatriz. It was her third top-five finish of the season.
A [...]

Sun, 04/26/09 – 12:08 | Comments Off
Flag to Flag: Talladega
Nick Bromberg | Senior Writer

Watching the Aaron’s 499 at Talladega Sunday afternoon?
Nick Bromberg is.
Join him today as he chats “Flag to Flag” about the race.

Sun, 04/26/09 – 12:00 | 50 Comments
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Alex Gurney took the lead on a four-wide pass on Lap 65 of 81 laps in the two-hour, 45-minute Bosch Engineering 250, and then held off Michael Valiante in a sprint to the finish to capture the raceat Virginia International Raceway, Round 2 of the Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series presented by Crown Royal Cask [...]

Sat, 04/25/09 – 21:18 | Comments Off
Kansas Weather Unpredictable
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
A couple years ago, officials at Kansas Speedway requested that the date for the IndyCar Series/Camping World Truck Series weekend be shifted off of the Fourth of July Weekend. Too hot.
So the date was moved to late April.
After events of Saturday, might another date shift be requested?
About 50 laps [...]

Sat, 04/25/09 – 20:00 | Comments Off
O’Reilly Auto Parts Truck Race Suspended Until Monday
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Kansas Speedway’s O’Reilly Auto Parts 250 has been suspended due to rain until Monday, April 27.
The rain, accompanied by lightening and reports of a tornado moving toward the speedway and located just five miles away, struck 52 laps into the race.
More rain is expected for Sunday and the track also has Firestone Indy Lights and [...]

Sat, 04/25/09 – 18:55 | Comments Off
Rahal Wins IndyCar Pole At Kansas
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Kansas City, Kan. – Graham Rahal won the IndyCar Series pole Saturday afternoon when he recorded a four-lap-average qualifying run of 211.311 mph in qualifying for Sunday’s Road Runner Turbo 300 at Kansas Speedway.
His run pushed him past Dario Franchitti, the winner of last weekend’s race at Long Beach, Calif. [...]

Sat, 04/25/09 – 16:31 | 2 Comments