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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Langdon, Force Make Hay In Maple Grove
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Top Fuel driver Shawn Langdon and Funny Car’s John Force both extended their points leads and edged closer to world championship titles by racing to victories on Sunday at the Auto-Plus NHRA Nationals at Maple Grove Raceway.
Jeg Coughlin (Pro Stock) and Matt Smith (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also were winners at the fourth of six playoff [...]

Sun, 10/6/13 – 21:39 | Comments Off
Dixon Leads Points After Scary Race In Houston
John Sturbin | Senior Writer

Season-long rivals Scott Dixon and Helio Castroneves will decide the 2013 IZOD IndyCar Series championship in two weeks after a tumultuous two days on the mean streets of Houston that ended in disaster for four-time champion Dario Franchitti.
Dixon, of Target Chip Ganassi Racing, emerged from Sunday’s second 90-lap event of the Shell and Pennzoil Grand [...]

Sun, 10/6/13 – 19:30 | Comments Off
Harvick Wins Kansas, Enters The Chase Fray
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By Reid Spencer
NASCAR Wire Service
KANSAS CITY, Kan.— Kevin Harvick crashed the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup party.
Kyle Busch simply crashed—at a track that continues to bedevil him.
And with a bizarre power failure in the last two laps, Johnson failed to cash in decisively on Matt Kenseth’s skittishness with the new tire combination Goodyear brought [...]

Sun, 10/6/13 – 19:20 | 3 Comments
Keselowski Makes Kansas Drivers Meeting Interesting
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Racing at Kansas Speedway started two hours before the green flag dropped on Sunday. Racing of the between-the-ears variety.
During the drivers meeting at Kansas, all was pro forma until the part at the end where Sprint Cup managing race director David Hoots asks assembled drivers and team members if there are [...]

Sun, 10/6/13 – 12:31 | Comments Off
2013 Chase Has Reached Its Most Critical Stage
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
KANSAS CITY, Kan. – These are the Shake Out Days in the Chase for the Sprint Cup Championship. Three races down, seven to go. Too late in the playoffs to say that everybody still has a chance at the championship, too early to say with any certainty at all who [...]

Sun, 10/6/13 – 10:43 | Comments Off
Dixon Has Eye On A Sweep In Houston, Points Lead
John Sturbin | Senior Writer

Scott Dixon hacked into Helio Castroneves’ IZOD IndyCar Series point-lead big-time Saturday afternoon with a victory in Race 1 of the Shell Pennzoil Grand Prix of Houston. And as he did at the doubleheader on the Streets of Toronto in mid-July, Dixie now is whistling…sweep!
Dixon’s fourth win of 2013, and third on a street circuit, [...]

Sun, 10/6/13 – 8:00 | Comments Off
Pickett Charges Past Dyson At VIR
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Muscle Milk Pickett Racing dominated the final 45 minutes to score its eighth consecutive American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón victory, with Lucas Luhr and Klaus Graf winning Saturday’s Oak Tree Grand Prix at Virginia International Raceway.
Quick work in the pits gave Luhr the lead under an extended caution. He pulled away on [...]

Sat, 10/5/13 – 20:17 | Comments Off
Kenseth Wins, Busch And Keselowski Feud In NNS Race
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Matt Kenseth won Saturday’s Kansas Lottery 300 NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Kansas Speedway.
But Kyle Busch and Brad Keselowski provided the fireworks – fireworks that resulted in Keselowski issuing a warning to Busch that could carry over to the remaining Sprint Cup races.
Kenseth pulled away after a restart with five laps left and won going [...]

Sat, 10/5/13 – 18:16 | Comments Off
John Force Wins Pole, Takes Points Lead at Maple Grove
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John Force won the pole at the 29th annual Auto-Plus NHRA Nationals at Maple Grove Raceway Saturday and earned the Funny Car points lead in the process.
Morgan Lucas (Top Fuel), Jason Line (Pro Stock) and Michael Ray (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also will lead their categories into Sunday’s 11 a.m. eliminations as No. 1 qualifiers at [...]

Sat, 10/5/13 – 17:55 | Comments Off
Notes: Chasers Take A Beating In Practice
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

KANSAS CITY, Kan. – It was a tough day to be a Chase driver Saturday at Kansas Speedway. It was a really tough day to be a Busch.
The Sprint Cup cars took to the track for practice at 10 a.m. Saturday for the first practice of they. Almost immediately, cars being driven by championship contenders [...]

Sat, 10/5/13 – 14:44 | Comments Off