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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Ganassi Racing’s Hull Talks Droughts And Streaks
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Fans get to see flashes of Mike Hull on television broadcasts of IndyCar events. And they get to hear short quips from the long-time managing director of Chip Ganassi Racing during pre-race advances and post-race reactions.
But Hull, who spends his time during races sitting on pit boxes and calling the [...]

Sat, 07/20/13 – 7:55 | Comments Off
Cruz Pedregon Speeds To P1 In Colorado
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Veteran Funny Car driver and two-time world champion Cruz Pedregon raced to the qualifying lead Friday at the 34th annual Mopar Mile-High NHRA Nationals at scenic Bandimere Speedway.
Doug Kalitta (Top Fuel), Allen Johnson (Pro Stock) and Adam Arana (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also were qualifying leaders at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series event in [...]

Sat, 07/20/13 – 6:59 | Comments Off
New Sports Car Series Offers Look At Classes
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United SportsCar Racing – the series born of the merger of the American Le Mans and Grand-Am – released more information on the structure of its car classes in 2014 on Friday.
The new GT Le Mans (GTLM) class will retain all of the ALMS’ current GT class specs. An important new safety feature will be [...]

Fri, 07/19/13 – 12:53 | Comments Off
More Racing Does Not Always Mean Better Racing
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Some notes and takes:
When Brian Vickers survived the green/white/checkered restart and went on to take the white flag at the end of the New Hampshire race last weekend, there was a feeling of relief. The guy who deserved to win the race, actually won the race in Loudon.
The downside of multiple [...]

Thu, 07/18/13 – 7:12 | 3 Comments
NASCAR To Revamp Much Of Officiating Process
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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During a press conference on Monday, NASCAR officials announced their future plans concerning the topics of crime and punishment. The upgraded methods in those areas will incorporate increased use of “emerging” technology and are, the officials said, aimed at “making the racing better” for teams and fans.
Attending the press conference/teleconference, [...]

Mon, 07/15/13 – 17:28 | One Comment
Vickers Comes Back To Win Cup Race In Loudon
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LOUDON, N.H. – It has taken Brian Vickers three seasons to get his comeback into high gear. He finally made it to the top Sunday at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, pulling away from Kyle Busch on an overtime restart to win the Camping World RV Sales 301.
As he crossed under the checkered flags on the [...]

Sun, 07/14/13 – 22:32 | One Comment
Dixon Dusts Off Championship Hopes in Toronto
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Scott Dixon swept the IZOD IndyCar Series doubleheader Sunday by winning his second race in two days at the 1.755-mile Canadian street circuit.
By winning both races, the Target Chip Ganassi Racing driver moved to within 29 points of championship leader Helio Castroneves of Team Penske. Sunday’s win was his third straight.
Dixon, who won Race 1 [...]

Sun, 07/14/13 – 18:35 | Comments Off
Peters Harvests Truck Victory In Iowa
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Timothy Peters got his second straight NASCAR Camping World Trucks Series victory at Iowa Speedway on Saturday night.
It was Peters’ first win of the season and sixth in his career, moving the Red Horse Racing driver into sixth in points.
“We started off the season a little rocky,” Peters said. “We’re turning that around. And we’re [...]

Sun, 07/14/13 – 7:11 | Comments Off
Dixon Wins Toronto Doubleheader Opener
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Scott Dixon won Saturday’s IZOD IndyCar Series race on the street course in Toronto. It was his second victory in a row and gives him a shot at sweeping the Toronto doubleheader, which concludes with race No. 2 on Sunday afternoon.
Dixon, who started fifth in the 85-lap race on the tight 1.7-mile, 11-turn street circuit, [...]

Sat, 07/13/13 – 18:11 | Comments Off
Kyle Busch Wins His Seventh NNS Race Of Season
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Kyle Busch and his fuel cell survived three green-white-checkered restarts and went on to win Saturday’s Nationwide Series Race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
Busch, the pole sitter, led 141 laps in collecting his seventh NASCAR Nationwide Series victory in 14 starts this season, his fourth at the Magic Mile and the 58th of his career, [...]

Sat, 07/13/13 – 18:02 | Comments Off