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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Kyle Busch Needs A Reversal Of Kansas Fortunes
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

Kyle Busch’s numbers through the first 25 Sprint Cup races this year look remarkably similar to his numbers through the first 25 races of the 2011 season. And pretty impressive those two sets of numbers are.
The thing is, Cup seasons are 36 races long.
It was the numbers that came in the final four races – [...]

Wed, 10/2/13 – 5:32 | Comments Off
For NASCAR, 2013 Had A September To Remember
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
A couple of weeks ago during a eat-and-schmooze at Kansas Speedway, Kurt Busch was asked what was then the mandatory question du jour. It was the question about the blemish-to-the-sport incidents which occurred at Richmond in the final non-playoff race of the year.
Busch gave an answer that was pure Busch. [...]

Tue, 10/1/13 – 13:15 | One Comment
John Force Overpowers Field At Gateway
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John Force raced to his 136th career victory and moved into position to earn a 16th Funny Car championship Sunday at the AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals at Gateway Motorsports Park near St. Louis.
Antron Brown (Top Fuel), Erica Enders-Stevens (Pro Stock) and Matt Smith (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also were winners at the 21st race of [...]

Sun, 09/29/13 – 18:57 | Comments Off
Johnson Wins Dover; Chase For Cup Tightens
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

Jimmie Johnson passed Matt Kenseth for the lead at the halfway point of Sunday’s Sprint Cup race at Dover International Speedway, led most of the rest of the way and captured race No. 3 of the Series’ 10-race playoff.
The victory was Johnson’s first of this year’s Chase for the Sprint Cup Championship and the loss [...]

Sun, 09/29/13 – 16:26 | 2 Comments
NHRA Field Set At Gateway
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Funny Car points leader Matt Hagan earned the top qualifying position at the AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals at Gateway Motorsports Park near St. Louis on Saturday.
Shawn Langdon (Top Fuel), Allen Johnson (Pro Stock) and Hector Arana Sr. (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also will lead their categories into Sunday’s eliminations as No. 1 qualifiers at the [...]

Sat, 09/28/13 – 18:07 | Comments Off
Flat Spot On: Snore-dom In The Chase For The Cup
Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
Top Ten Tweets from the first two weeks of the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup:
1. Matt Kenseth is threatening to make the Chase boring by winning too much. (Poor guy still gets credit for creating the need for the Chase format after NOT winning enough in 2003 when the [...]

Sat, 09/28/13 – 18:02 | 3 Comments
Logano Wins Again At Dover
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Joey Logano won Saturday’s 5-hour Energy 200 NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Dover International Speedway.
The victory was a record four straight events at the Monster Mile.
No other driver has ever won four straight races at Dover in any of NASCAR’s top three national series, and Logano accomplished the feat decisively, finishing 14.590 seconds ahead of [...]

Sat, 09/28/13 – 17:21 | Comments Off
Taylor, Angelelli Win Final Grand-Am Championship
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

Wayne Taylor Racing’s driving tandem of Max Angelelli and Jordan Taylor needed to finish fourth or better in Saturday’s season-ending Grand-Am Rolex race to win the 2013 Daytona Prototype championship. They finished better. Much better. Best, in fact.
With Taylor, the team owner’s youngest son, behind the wheel for the final stint at Lime Rock, the [...]

Sat, 09/28/13 – 15:21 | Comments Off
Reminder: Auto Racing Is Not Stick-And-Ball
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Auto racing has been around like, what,  more than a hundred years, right? Yet there are still people in media centers at race tracks who can’t quite get the basics of the sport nailed. How else to explain some of the questions that are asked of drivers and teams.
Like the [...]

Sat, 09/28/13 – 8:29 | 2 Comments
Langdon Provisional P1 At Gateway
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Shawn Langdon raced to the qualifying lead in the Top Fuel category Friday at the AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals at Gateway Motorsports Park near St. Louis.
Matt Hagan (Funny Car), Allen Johnson (Pro Stock) and Michael Ray (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also were qualifying leaders at the third of six playoff races in the NHRA Mello [...]

Sat, 09/28/13 – 7:10 | Comments Off