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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It Was A Gray Day In Ohio
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Johnny Gray picked up his fourth NHRA Funny Car victory of 2013 on Sunday when he beat Ron Capps in the finals at the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals at Summit Racing Equipment Motorsports Park in Norwalk, Ohio.
Khalid alBalooshi (Top Fuel), Mike Edwards (Pro Stock) and Matt Smith (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also were winners of [...]

Sun, 07/7/13 – 18:36 | Comments Off
Ganassi Sweeps Up In IndyCar’s Return To Pocono
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Scott Dixon led a first-ever Chip Ganassi Racing podium sweep in winning INDYCAR’s return to Pocono Raceway after a 24-year absence on Sunday afternoon.
Dixon earned his first victory since Mid-Ohio last August, while Charlie Kimball tied his career high of second and four-time series champion Dario Franchitti finished third.
“Going into this [...]

Sun, 07/7/13 – 18:16 | Comments Off
Luhr, Graf Win At Lime Rock
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Lucas Luhr and co-driver Klaus Graf scored their third consecutive victory in the 2013 American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón competition by winning at Lime Rock Park on Saturday.
It was the second consecutive Lime Rock victory for the No. 6 Muscle Milk Pickett Racing Honda Performance Development ARX-03c teammates. It also was their [...]

Sun, 07/7/13 – 2:35 | Comments Off
Jimmie Johnson Completes The Sweep In Daytona
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Jimmie Johnson beat Tony Stewart to the finish line in the Coke Zero 400 at Daytona International Speedway to record the first Sprint Cup season-sweep at the 2.5-mile tri-oval since Bobby Allison accomplished the feat in 1982.
Johnson’s victory Saturday night comes four and a half months after he won the season-opening Daytona 500 at DIS.
Not [...]

Sun, 07/7/13 – 2:05 | Comments Off
Kalitta Runs To Norwalk Pole
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NHRA Top Fuel driver Doug Kalitta earned his fifth No. 1 qualifier of the season and 36th of his career on Saturday, and will try for his first victory of the season on Sunday at the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals at Summit Racing Equipment Motorsports Park.
John Force (Funny Car), Allen Johnson (Pro Stock) and [...]

Sat, 07/6/13 – 16:42 | Comments Off
Marco Is Latest Andretti To Start Pocono From The Pole
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Marco Andretti captured his fourth career pole on Saturday and will become the third Andretti to start an Indy car race from the pole at the 2.5-mile “Tricky Triangle”.
Andretti broke the track record of 211.715 mph set by Emerson Fittipaldi in 1989, with a two-lap average speed of 221.273 mph in the No. 25 Chevrolet.
Second [...]

Sat, 07/6/13 – 16:38 | Comments Off
Kenseth Sprints To NNS Win
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Matt Kenseth robbed Nationwide Series fans of a dramatic ending when he cruised away from the field after a green/white/checkered restart in Friday night’s Firecracker 250 at Daytona International Speedway.
James Buescher, who gave Kenseth a push to the checkered flag in an event marked by tandem racing, finished second.
Elliott Sadler, Kurt Busch (running the Cole [...]

Sat, 07/6/13 – 7:13 | Comments Off
Force At The Top In Norwalk
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John Force raced to the qualifying lead in Funny Car at the seventh annual Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals at Summit Racing Equipment Motorsports Park in Norwalk, Ohio.
Doug Kalitta (Top Fuel), Allen Johnson (Pro Stock) and Michael Ray (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also were qualifying leaders at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Series event, the 13th [...]

Sat, 07/6/13 – 6:58 | 2 Comments
Kyle Busch Fastest Qualifier at DIS
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Kyle Busch on Friday won the pole for Saturday night’s Coke Zero 400 at Daytona International Speedway.
Busch toured the 2.5-mile superspeedway in 46.458 seconds (193.723 mph) to win his third Coors Light Pole Award of the season, his first at Daytona and the 13th of his career. Never before had Busch won more than two [...]

Fri, 07/5/13 – 18:32 | Comments Off
Would Day Change Put Pop Back Into Firecracker?
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
On Saturday night, the Sprint Cup Series will hold the 2013 version of the race that at one time, had the perfect name – the Firecracker 400. Held on the Fourth of July, way down South, sand clinging sweat-stickied skin, loud un-muffled V-8s. Perfect.
Just not profitable enough – the name [...]

Fri, 07/5/13 – 14:45 | Comments Off