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Alabama native Grant Enfinger won Saturday’s Camping World Truck Series race at Talladega Superspeedway and in doing so entered the Round of Six in the Chase playoffs.
With a strong push from GMS Racing teammate and Chase driver Ben Kennedy after a restart on Lap 93 of 94, Enfinger surged to the front and stayed there in […]

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Woody: Where’s The Help For Nationwide?
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Larry Woody | Senior Writer
This is getting ridiculous.
No, it’s been ridiculous for years; now it’s getting absurd.
Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: A full-time Sprint Cup driver won the championship in NASCAR’s second-tier Nationwide Series.
Kyle Busch not only won the title, he made a shambles of the race. He won nine races and […]

Wed, 11/25/09 – 9:21 | 6 Comments
Memo: It’s Just Plain Jimmie
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Let’s see what’s in today’s Morning Memo:
He has now earned the highest of all honors that can be bestowed upon those who spend their lives in the public eye.
More-so than a private jet or his photo on the cover “People Magazine” or his police mugshot on the internet, this honor is a symbol of heaven-high […]

Wed, 11/25/09 – 9:01 | Comments Off on Memo: It’s Just Plain Jimmie
Pedley: Little Help Over Here, Please
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Five things I don’t understand about what happened over the past 10 months in NASCAR:
First. How in the world can Jimmie Johnson and Chad Knaus continue run bare foot through thousands of miles of mine fields and come out the other side with every hair still in place?
The fast cars, […]

Tue, 11/24/09 – 11:05 | 2 Comments
Armijo: Jimmie Is No. 1

By Mark Armijo | Senior Correspondent
Mirror, mirror on the wall, who’s the greatest of them all?
At least, who was the greatest in 2009? Which driver impressed me most, drove the best and ultimately deserves my vote for Driver of the Year?
The envelope, please….
Yes, Jimmie Johnson.
How can you pick against him? Johnson did something no driver […]

Tue, 11/24/09 – 7:35 | Comments Off on Armijo: Jimmie Is No. 1
Johnson: ‘The Cool Thing Is We’re Not Done Yet’
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By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
Homestead, Fla. – As Jimmie Johnson approached his record-setting fourth-consecutive NASCAR Sprint Cup championship, Rick Hendrick said he kept thinking about the kid he used to give cheeseburger money and rides to and from the racetrack.
“He’s come an awful long way from those days,’’ Hendrick said last Friday as Johnson […]

Mon, 11/23/09 – 16:57 | Comments Off on Johnson: ‘The Cool Thing Is We’re Not Done Yet’
Honda Staying in ALMS
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
Honda Performance Development will continue its participation in the American Le Mans Series with the Patron Highcroft Racing team in 2010. Highcroft will field an updated version of the original LMP2 class Acura prototype.
The car will provide a platform for the development of a new engine from HPD as Honda continues […]

Mon, 11/23/09 – 15:49 | Comments Off on Honda Staying in ALMS
Ingram: Johnson or Pearson?
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From the Monday Morning Crew Chief:
It’s not surprising to hear all the well-deserved accolades for Jimmie Johnson after his unprecedented fourth straight Sprint Cup championship. Johnson is one of the all-time greats. But is he a better driver than David Pearson?
In October’s vote for the inaugural class of the NASCAR Hall of Fame, it was […]

Mon, 11/23/09 – 9:03 | 3 Comments
Cup Notes: Martin Stays Proud
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Homestead, Fla. – Mark Martin looked exhausted and sounded dispirited, but his words belied appearances after Sunday’s season-ending Ford 400.
“There’s no frustration,’’ the 50-year-old said Sunday after Jimmie Johnson relegated Martin to his fifth second-place finish in the NASCAR Sprint Cup standings. “I’m very proud of what we accomplished. On top of all that I […]

Sun, 11/22/09 – 21:42 | Comments Off on Cup Notes: Martin Stays Proud
Jimmie A Hero In Garages
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Jimmie Johnson may not be the most-respected driver among fans, but among his peers? Huge respect.
After winning his record fourth-straight Sprint Cup championship Sunday, drivers lined up to to testify in behalf of Johnson and his team.
“I can’t believe Jimmie did it,” Carl Edwards said. “It’s unreal. I really just believed […]

Sun, 11/22/09 – 19:52 | Comments Off on Jimmie A Hero In Garages
Jimmie Johnson Stands Alone
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By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
Homestead, Fla. – No more questions, no more doubts. Jimmie Johnson made it four for the ages.
Topping off yet another consistently brilliant season, Johnson cruised to a trouble-free fifth-place finish Sunday in the season-ending Ford 400, wrapping up an unprecedented fourth straight NASCAR Sprint Cup championship.
“The truth […]

Sun, 11/22/09 – 18:41 | Comments Off on Jimmie Johnson Stands Alone