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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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Newman Keeping It Cool On Hot Atlanta Friday
Rick Minter | Senior Writer

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
(Editor’s note:’s Rick Minter has been granted full access to driver Ryan Newman and is spending the weekend at Atlanta Motor Speedway reporting on the Stewart-Haas Racing driver. The following is the first of a three-part series by Minter on Newman. Click for Part Two and Three)
HAMPTON, Ga. – [...]

Fri, 08/30/13 – 19:51 | 2 Comments
Graf, Auberlen Collect Poles In Baltimore
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Klaus Graf captured the pole for Saturday’s Grand Prix of Baltimore presented by SRT, leading a qualifying session that saw track records for all five classes broken on the 2.02-mile Inner Harbor Street Circuit.
Graf ran a lap of 1 minute, 25.290 seconds (86.106 mph) in the No. 6 Muscle Milk Pickett Racing HPD ARX-03c co-driven [...]

Fri, 08/30/13 – 19:24 | Comments Off
EGR Hands Wheel Of 42 Cup Car to 21-Year-Old Kyle Larson
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Earnhardt Ganassi Racing announced at Atlanta Motor Speedway on Friday that 21-year-old Kyle Larson will drive the team’s No. 42 Chevrolet next year in the Sprint Cup Series.
Team co-owner Chip Ganassi called Larson, who is a rookie in the Nationwide Series this year, a “special talent”.
Asked how special, Ganassi said, “Believe me, I’ve seen my [...]

Fri, 08/30/13 – 15:29 | Comments Off
Kanaan Ironing Out The Details Of His Future
John Sturbin | Senior Writer

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
With his 212th consecutive start on Sunday, Tony Kanaan officially will take his place as “Ironman” of the IZOD IndyCar Series. Coincidentally, the guy Kanaan will replace is working to make sure that Ripkenesque streak continues.
“I know there’s a lot of speculation out there about Tony’s status with KV, his [...]

Fri, 08/30/13 – 7:05 | Comments Off
Time To Roll Out Tweaks To The Countdown?
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Ron Capps is locked into this year’s Countdown. He’s won two of the last three NHRA events and is second in the Funny Car point standings with one race to go until the start of the playoffs, so he’ll likely be in great shape once the six-race Countdown begins.
Yet Capps [...]

Wed, 08/28/13 – 11:56 | Comments Off
When Opportunity Knocked, SHR Had To Answer
Deb Williams | Senior Writer

KANNAPOLIS, N.C. – Three-time NASCAR Cup champion Tony Stewart wanted a fourth team at Stewart-Haas Racing just not in 2014, but team co-owner Gene Haas felt he had to make the move now in order to add Kurt Busch to the organization’s driver roster.
“I’ve talked to Kurt Busch over the years. He’s been kind [...]

Tue, 08/27/13 – 16:27 | Comments Off
The Big Go Just May Be The Greatest Go In Racing
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
A lot of people have written a lot of words about the allure of the NHRA’s U.S. Nationals, the 2013 edition of which is scheduled for this week.
Last week during a media teleconference, Pro Stock Motorcycle rider Michael Ray offered his two cents. It was a response which surely resonated [...]

Tue, 08/27/13 – 10:42 | Comments Off
Drivers: Make Bristol Night Race A Chase Race
Deb Williams | Senior Writer

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
BRISTOL, Tenn. – Bristol Motor Speedway’s August race should be one of the 10 Chase races, not before it, says Kurt Busch and after Saturday’s 500-lap race most of those vying for a coveted spot in NASCAR’s playoffs would probably agree.
By the time the checkered flag waved, Matt Kenseth had [...]

Mon, 08/26/13 – 20:53 | Comments Off
Busch Headed To Stewart-Haas
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

Stewart-Haas Racing announced on Tuesday that it is expanding to a fourth Sprint Cup team and that former Sprint Cup champion Kurt Busch will drive that car.
SHR held a press conference in North Carolina about “future expansion” of the team, which is co-owned by Tony Stewart and Gene Haas.
“I’ve had a tremendous amount of respect [...]

Mon, 08/26/13 – 13:25 | Comments Off
Power Wins Sonoma After Leader Dixon’s Penalized
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Will Power capitalized on a bizarre pit road incident on the final green flag stop of the day and went on to win Sunday’s GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma IZOD IndyCar Series race at Sonoma Raceway in Northern California.
The victory was the first of the season for the Team Penske driver.
“We’ve had a lot of hard [...]

Sun, 08/25/13 – 20:07 | Comments Off