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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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Capps Tops Force To Win In Sonoma
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Win or lose, NHRA Funny Car driver Ron Capps typically credits crew chief Rahn Tobler for the attention to detail on his 8,000-horsepower hot rod. On Sunday, Capps also could give himself a slap on the back for posting the starting line reaction time that helped him defeat 15-time world champion John Force in the [...]

Mon, 07/29/13 – 6:50 | Comments Off
Newman, Told To Hit The Bricks, Wins Brickyard
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Ryan Newman, a lame duck in his driving job at Stewart Haas Racing, won Brickyard 400 Sprint Cup race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Sunday afternoon.
Newman, informed earlier this month he would be replaced by Kevin Harvick at SHR next season, took a lead he would not surrender when then-leader Jimmie Johnson had a slow [...]

Sun, 07/28/13 – 15:01 | Comments Off
Kyle Busch Wins NNS Race At Indy
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Kyle Busch had some anxious moments in closing laps of Saturday’s Indiana 250 NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, but he hung on to get his first win at the Brickyard.
Busch beat runner-up Brian Scott to the finish by 2.141 seconds but had to survive a wild restart with five laps to go [...]

Sun, 07/28/13 – 6:54 | Comments Off
Field Set In Sonoma
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Funny Car driver Matt Hagan, David Grubnic (Top Fuel), Mike Edwards (Pro Stock) and Matt Smith (Pro Stock Motorcycle) will lead their categories into Sunday’s 11 a.m. eliminations as the No. 1 qualifiers at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series event.
No one bettered Hagan’s track record performance of 3.986 seconds at 320.51 mph in his [...]

Sun, 07/28/13 – 6:49 | Comments Off
Newman Rockets To Top Starting Spot At The Brickyard
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Ryan Newman won the pole for Sunday’s Brickyard 400 Sprint Cup race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway with a record-setting lap at 187.531 mph on Saturday afternoon.
Points leader and the winner of last year’s Brickyard race Jimmie Johnson was second at 187.438 mph.
The pole was the 50th of Newman’s career  but first at Indy and his [...]

Sat, 07/27/13 – 16:47 | Comments Off
Two Brickyarders Have Chance To Rise Above
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Indianapolis Motor Speedway history has been stuck on four – four event winners – for a lot of years. Two Sprint Cup teammates think too many years, and would love like crazy to do some un-sticking on Sunday afternoon in the 2013 running of the Brickyard 400.
Hendrick Motorsport’s Jimmie Johnson [...]

Sat, 07/27/13 – 13:47 | Comments Off
Hagan In Record Form In Sonoma
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Funny Car point-leader Matt Hagan raced to the provisional class lead in dominating fashion Friday during the opening day of qualifications for the 26th annual NHRA Sonoma Nationals.
David Grubnic (Top Fuel), Mike Edwards (Pro Stock) and Hector Arana Sr. (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also were qualifying leaders in their respective categories during the NHRA Mello Yello [...]

Sat, 07/27/13 – 6:56 | Comments Off
Starworks Shines, Wins Indy Grand-Am Race
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Ryan Dalziel took the lead with 9 minutes remaining and went on to take checkered flag for his Starworks Motorsports team Friday to win the Rolex Grand-Am Brickyard Grand Prix at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Sharing the wheel with Dalziel in the BMW Riley DP car was co-driver Alex Popow. The victory was the second straight at [...]

Fri, 07/26/13 – 20:01 | Comments Off
NASCAR Network Surfing: Good Or Bad For Fans?
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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ESPN is getting out of NASCAR, NBC is getting in and Fox is Fox. So who here are making the good moves, who are making the bad moves and, most importantly, are any of the the moves good for fans?
Any analysis of the situation must, it seems, start with an [...]

Fri, 07/26/13 – 11:38 | Comments Off
Jordan Taylor Racks Up Another Grand-Am Pole
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Wayne Taylor Racing driver Jordan Taylor captured his third consecutive Daytona Prototype pole position, breaking the track record with a lap of 1 minute, 22.251 seconds (110.909 mph) in the No. 10 Velocity Worldwide Corvette DP.
He will be joined on the front row by Memo Rojas, who ran his final lap in 1:22.375 (110.742 mph) [...]

Thu, 07/25/13 – 18:07 | Comments Off