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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NASCAR Driver Bayne Diagnosed With MS
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NASCAR driver Trevor Bayne announced Tuesday that he has been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis.
Bayne, who drives for Roush Fenway Racing and who won the 2011 Daytona 500, has undergone extensive testing at the Mayo Clinic and has been cleared by doctors and NASCAR to continue compete behind the wheel.
“I’ve never been more driven to compete,” [...]

Tue, 11/12/13 – 8:15 | Comments Off
Champ Langdon Ends 2013 Season On Highest Note
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Shawn Langdon book-ended his 2013 Top Fuel championship season Sunday with a victory in the 49th annual Automobile Club of Southern California NHRA Finals at Pomona, just 20 miles from his boyhood home.
Langdon, who began the season with a win in February’s NHRA Winternationals at historic Auto Club Raceway, clinched his first Top Fuel title [...]

Mon, 11/11/13 – 9:00 | Comments Off
Coughlin Wins Fifth Pro Stock Championship
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Jeg Coughlin Jr. clinched the 2013 Pro Stock championship Sunday at the Auto Club NHRA Finals at Auto Club Raceway.
Coughlin became just the eighth driver in NHRA history to win a fifth professional championship, as he earned previous Pro Stock titles in 2000, 2002, 2007 and 2008. As a sportsman driver, Coughlin also won the [...]

Sun, 11/10/13 – 20:43 | Comments Off
Kenseth’s Bad Day At PIR Gives Johnson Big Edge
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Sunday was separation day in the 2013 Chase for the Sprint Cup Championship.
Separating in a positive direction was Jimmie Johnson, who finished third and will head to the season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway next weekend as the prohibitive favorite to pick up his sixth Cup championship.
Separating in a negative direction was Matt Kenseth who started [...]

Sun, 11/10/13 – 18:20 | One Comment
Quiet Kenseth Refuses To Give Too Much Away
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Back in the day when such things were still allowed, a “sit-down” interview was held with Matt Kenseth in his hauler in the infield of a NASCAR track. Kenseth’s PR rep was more than happy to set the thing up. Kenseth, still a couple years away from winning the 2003 [...]

Sun, 11/10/13 – 9:36 | Comments Off
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Daryn Pittman won the World of Outlaws World 2013 championship at The Dirt Track at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C. on Saturday night.
Pittman edged Donny Schatz for the championship by finishing 12th in Concord.
Paul McMahan drove to victory for the fourth time this season.
Pittman became the ninth different World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car [...]

Sun, 11/10/13 – 8:10 | Comments Off
Langdon Clinches Top Fuel
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Shawn Langdon locked up the 2013 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series Top Fuel world championship upon completion of qualifying at the Auto Club NHRA Finals on Saturday.
Antron Brown needed to make up three points during qualifying to have a shot at overtaking him, and he was unable to it.
Meanwhile, Brandon Bernstein (Top Fuel), John [...]

Sat, 11/9/13 – 21:20 | Comments Off
Busch Wins NNS Race; Dillon Pads Points Lead
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Kyle Busch drove the No. 54 Joe Gibbs racing Toyota  to victory in the ServiceMaster 200 NASCAR Nationwide Race at Phoenix International Raceway on Saturday.
Bush finished more than four seconds ahead of race runner-up Justin Allgaier, who passed series leader Austin Dillon for the second position on the final lap.
Dillon held third, followed by Regan [...]

Sat, 11/9/13 – 19:21 | Comments Off
Schatz Gets Friday Win At Finals
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Donny Schatz, Darrell Lanigan and Brett Hearn each scored A-Main wins Friday night at The Dirt Track at Charlotte during the seventh annual World of Outlaws World Finals in Concord, N.C.
Fans from 50 states, seven Canadian provinces, Australia, the United Kingdom and the Netherlands filled the stands and pit area for the second night of [...]

Sat, 11/9/13 – 9:27 | Comments Off
Jeggie Appears Set To Add To Stock Of Trophies
John Sturbin | Senior Writer

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Jeg Coughlin Jr. says it takes “an extreme amount of discipline” to successfully drive an NHRA Pro Stock car. And as the four Coughlin drag racing brothers continue to prove, a bit of genetic engineering doesn’t hurt.
“Sometimes we’re a product of our surroundings, right?” said Coughlin, poised to clinch his [...]

Sat, 11/9/13 – 9:10 | Comments Off