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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Ryan Newman Speeds To P1 In New Hampshire
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Ryan Newman of Stewart-Haas Racing won the pole for Sunday’s Sprint Cup race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
Newman, told earlier this year that he would not be rehired by SHR and who will driver for Richard Childress Racing next year, won the pole for race No. 2 of the Chase with a track-record lap at [...]

Fri, 09/20/13 – 17:11 | One Comment
Debut United SportsCar Championship Season Unveiled
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

By Jim Pedley | Senior Writer
The schedule for the inaugural season of the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship season was announced on Friday.
The 2014 season for the Unified Series, which is sanctioned by the International Motor Sports Association, starts with the 52nd running of the Rolex 24 At Daytona on Jan. 25-26, includes a variety of [...]

Fri, 09/20/13 – 15:09 | Comments Off
Brown Itching To Get Back Into The Show
John Sturbin | Senior Writer

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
(Editor’s note: Friday’s qualifying sessions were washed out by rain.)
DALLAS – When his Top Fuel dragster is pumping-out a 1,000-foot pass on all cylinders, reigning NHRA world champion Antron Brown says he is an accident waiting to happen.
Strange words from a guy who failed to qualify for Round 1 of [...]

Fri, 09/20/13 – 7:10 | Comments Off
NAPA Dumps Waltrip; Cites ‘Actions’ At Richmond
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
NAPA auto parts supplier, a long-time sponsor of Michael Waltrip Racing, announced Thursday that it will part company with the NASCAR team following the 2013 season.
The reason, according to a statement released by NAPA on its Facebook page, is events which happened at Richmond International Raceway two weeks ago.
The statement [...]

Thu, 09/19/13 – 10:35 | 4 Comments
Nationwide To End Title Sponsorship of NASCAR’s No. 2 Series
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Nationwide’s run as title sponsor of NASCAR’s top development series will end following the 2014 season it was announced on Wednesday.
When the sponsorship does end, it will do so after a seven-year run.
The insurance company will remain in NASCAR as an official sponsor for auto, home, life and business insurance through 2017 and also focus [...]

Wed, 09/18/13 – 11:30 | 2 Comments
Montoya To Join Penske’s IndyCar Team In 2014
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Team Penske announced today that Juan Pablo Montoya will join the team in 2014.
Montoya will drive the No. 2 Team Penske IndyCar for the full season as he will join Will Power and three-time Indianapolis 500 winner Helio Castroneves in the team’s IZOD IndyCar Series lineup beginning next season.
Montoya, 37, is a native of Colombia. [...]

Mon, 09/16/13 – 10:30 | Comments Off
Kenseth Kicks Off Chase With A Win In Joliet
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Matt Kenseth passed leader Kyle Busch on a restart with 23 laps to go and went on to win the playoff-opening, rain-extended Sprint Cup race at Chicagoland Speedway on Sunday night.
Kenseth, who led the most laps in the race but watched from behind as Busch dominated the night-time portion of a race which was delayed [...]

Sun, 09/15/13 – 23:01 | One Comment
Hot Hight Wins Funny Car In Concord; Lucas Tops In Top Fuel
Deb Williams | Senior Writer

CONCORD, N.C. – Funny Car driver Robert Hight repeated history Sunday at zMAX Dragway in the Carlyle Tools Carolina Nationals while Top Fuel’s Morgan Lucas secured his first-ever victory at the 6-year-old track as the Mello Yello NHRA Countdown to the Championship began with some interesting
In the other two professional categories, Jeg Coughlin claimed his [...]

Sun, 09/15/13 – 19:15 | Comments Off
Antron Brown: Things Didn’t Go Our Way
Deb Williams | Senior Writer

CONCORD, N.C. – Antron Brown’s Top Fuel dragster shut off before he completed his final qualifying run Saturday and the category’s defending champion found himself eliminated from zMAX Dragway’s Carlyle Tools Carolina Nationals, the opening event in the six-race Mello Yello NHRA Countdown to the Championship.
“You never imagine this kind of thing happening,” said Brown, [...]

Sun, 09/15/13 – 7:46 | Comments Off
Busch, Furniture Row Running ‘With The Big Dogs’
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
With the deal to hire Kurt Busch in place, with a proven crew chief already in the fold, and with team confidence at apogee, Furniture Row Racing general Manager Joe Garone could not wait for the 2013 Sprint Cup season to start.
But then came a comment from his boss, and [...]

Sat, 09/14/13 – 18:46 | 2 Comments