Change Will Do Knaus, Johnson Good

Few things last forever- especially race car driver and crew chief pairings. Given that, the combo of seven-time champion and crew chief Chad Knaus have defied the odds with 17 years together. This week we learned that Johnson and Knaus will go their separate ways in 2019. Knaus will lend his talents to the 24 team and William Byron, while Johnson will collaborate with Kevin Mendeering. Current Byron crew chief Darian Grubb takes on the role of technical director at Hendrick Motorsports. ...

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Aric Almirola Emerges As Feel Good Story of 2018 Playoffs

He's in! Aric Almirola is in NASCAR's "elite eight" with his win at Talladega. While perhaps the beneficiary of questionable calls or non-calls, it does not matter. This NASCAR everyman is going through to the next round. Stewart-Haas Racing co-owner Tony Stewart gets validation for his belief in Almirola. Though he's been around for roughly a decade, the Floridian has just two wins to his credit in the Cup series. There's always been a belief in his talents by those who know, but there j ...

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The Curious Case of Kasey Kahne

Sometimes you just don't get that Hollywood ending. No victory laps, no farewell tours, it just ends. For every Jeff Gordon, there is a Kasey Kahne. Health problems pertaining to dehydration have abruptly ended the career of the 38-year old from Enumclaw, Washington. He says he's perfectly fine outside of the conditions of a race car, but something goes terribly wrong in the cockpit of a closed-up NASCAR race car. It's like the poor man has a busted thermostat. It's weird. Kahne is oth ...

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Elliott Didn’t Spend Long “Chasing” Second Win

Chase Elliott won't go down in history as a one-hit wonder. The son of the legendary "Awesome Bill from Dawsonville" Elliott follows his victory at Watkins Glen with an encore at Dover. Most importantly, it stamps his passport to the next round of NASCAR's playoff series. Secondly, it establishes the 22-year old as a bona fide winner. Don't believe for a moment this will be Chase Elliott's last celebration of the spoils of victory. Except for those elusive wins, Elliott has been a consist ...

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Hemric, Preece Bring Something Back To NASCAR

Ever since he arrived on the NASCAR Cup scene in 1992, team owners have been looking frantically for the "next Jeff Gordon." The last three decades have seen scores of teenage drivers to the sport- including Joey Logano and William Byron. As the silly season dominoes continue to fall, the 2019 rookie class begins to fall into place. Ryan Preece will pilot the 47 car for JTG Daugherty once occupied by AJ Allmendinger. Daniel Hemric will ply his trade for RCR in the 31 car being vacated by ...

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