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November 19, 2010
Hamlin needs earplugs George Diaz Orlando Sentinel Denny Hamlin has the car. He has the speed. He has the skills. The only question is whether he has tone-deaf hearing. That's what it's going to take to win a NASCAR Cup Championship on Sunday in Homestead. Hamlin is going to have to block out the pesky voice in his head. The voice belongs to Jimmie Johnson. For days now, Johnson has been taking jabs at Hamlin, making sure he feels the pressure of trying to hang on to a 15-point lead.
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By George Diaz, Tribune Newspapers | February 15, 2012
Every driver is motivated. Every one believes he has a shot. Everybody is excited. That's all hunky-dory. The 2012 NASCAR season has yet to start and the optimistic rumble from the garages always precedes the realistic rumble on the track, when the usual suspects rise to the top and the pretenders finish 28th or worse every week. It's not hard to predict which guys will be chasing NASCAR championships in 2012: Defending champion Tony Stewart has huge momentum after a thunderous finish in 2011.
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May 5, 2010
A lot of hand wringing preceded Chad Knaus' contract extension with Hendrick Motorsports. What's taking so long? Is he going to come back? Maybe — gasp — maybe he'll leave! Wishful thinking, perhaps. There was never any chance Chad Knaus would leave Hendrick Motorsports. "I didn't speak to anybody else," Knaus said. "I didn't talk to anybody else about any other options. I was planning on staying here at HMS and I'm pretty sure Rick (Hendrick) wanted me to stay here."
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November 24, 2010
Bad news for Jimmie Johnson haters. Crew chief Chad Knaus already is plotting plans to win a sixth consecutive championship. Expect to see the No. 48 team at Daytona International Speedway in a few weeks for tire testing on the new pavement. "I have some hard discussions to have with Jimmie this weekend about some testing that he's going to have to take part in," Knaus said to bemused chuckles in the media center Sunday evening at Homestead. "But here are the facts. The 2010 season ended two hours ago. And 2011 started two hours ago. We have started preparing at Hendrick Motorsports for next year and we are full force to make sure that we take a better product to the racetrack next year, and it's going to be so. So we are hard at it. " "I'm really dying for some down time," Johnson said on Tuesday, probably to no avail.
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By Tania Ganguli and Tania Ganguli,Tribune Newspapers | November 22, 2009
HOMESTEAD, Fla. - -Chad Knaus walked into his interview at Hendrick Motorsports in 1993 with his career carefully thought out. He wanted to be a crew chief by the time he was 30. He wanted to win a race. He wanted to win a championship. Knaus didn't tell Ray Evernham all that when Evernham, then Jeff Gordon's crew chief, interviewed Knaus. Evernham asked about his long-term goals. "I want your job," Knaus told him. That was exactly what Evernham wanted to hear. So he hired Knaus and began what would become one of the greatest careers any NASCAR crew chief ever had. Today at Homestead-Miami Speedway, Knaus and his driver Jimmie Johnson will attempt to win a record fourth consecutive championship.
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November 24, 2010
Bad news for Jimmie Johnson haters. Crew chief Chad Knaus already is plotting plans to win a sixth consecutive championship. Expect to see the No. 48 team at Daytona International Speedway in a few weeks for tire testing on the new pavement. "I have some hard discussions to have with Jimmie this weekend about some testing that he's going to have to take part in," Knaus said to bemused chuckles in the media center Sunday evening at Homestead. "But here are the facts. The 2010 season ended two hours ago. And 2011 started two hours ago. We have started preparing at Hendrick Motorsports for next year and we are full force to make sure that we take a better product to the racetrack next year, and it's going to be so. So we are hard at it. " "I'm really dying for some down time," Johnson said on Tuesday, probably to no avail.
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By George Diaz, Tribune Newspapers | February 15, 2012
Every driver is motivated. Every one believes he has a shot. Everybody is excited. That's all hunky-dory. The 2012 NASCAR season has yet to start and the optimistic rumble from the garages always precedes the realistic rumble on the track, when the usual suspects rise to the top and the pretenders finish 28th or worse every week. It's not hard to predict which guys will be chasing NASCAR championships in 2012: Defending champion Tony Stewart has huge momentum after a thunderous finish in 2011.
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November 26, 2009
• TENNIS: Rafael Nadal fell out of contention for a spot in the semifinals at the ATP World Tour Finals with a second straight defeat, losing to Nikolay Davydenko . Nadal looked sluggish throughout and was thoroughly outplayed by the Russian. Earlier, Robin Soderling became the first player to reach the semis by beating Novak Djokovic , ending his 11-match winning streak. ... Nadal officially was chosen to play for Spain in the Dec. 4-6 Davis Cup final against the Czech Republic.
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By Tania Ganguli On NASCAR | April 7, 2010
Success isn't all parts hard work. It isn't all parts luck either. NASCAR success comes from hard work and luck, from being prepared to take advantage of luck and from handling the pressure that comes with both. After winning at Bristol Motor Speedway last month, Chad Knaus, Jimmie Johnson's crew chief, couldn't wait to crow that there wasn't a lot of luck involved in what Johnson accomplished. The No. 48 team's naysayers, out of jealousy or frustration, attribute its success to luck.
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By Tania Ganguli | June 30, 2010
Something both extraordinary and perfectly ordinary for the last five years happened during NASCAR's last two races. Jimmie Johnson won back-to-back and erased all questions about his team's ability. He thrust himself out of a supposed slump with his first victory on Infineon Raceway's road course and another triumph last weekend in Loudon, N.H. Just like that, Johnson has five victories and is tied with Denny Hamlin for the Chase bonus-point lead. Once again Johnson, even though he doesn't lead the points standings, is the favorite in the Sprint Cup series.
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November 19, 2010
Hamlin needs earplugs George Diaz Orlando Sentinel Denny Hamlin has the car. He has the speed. He has the skills. The only question is whether he has tone-deaf hearing. That's what it's going to take to win a NASCAR Cup Championship on Sunday in Homestead. Hamlin is going to have to block out the pesky voice in his head. The voice belongs to Jimmie Johnson. For days now, Johnson has been taking jabs at Hamlin, making sure he feels the pressure of trying to hang on to a 15-point lead.
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By Tania Ganguli | June 30, 2010
Something both extraordinary and perfectly ordinary for the last five years happened during NASCAR's last two races. Jimmie Johnson won back-to-back and erased all questions about his team's ability. He thrust himself out of a supposed slump with his first victory on Infineon Raceway's road course and another triumph last weekend in Loudon, N.H. Just like that, Johnson has five victories and is tied with Denny Hamlin for the Chase bonus-point lead. Once again Johnson, even though he doesn't lead the points standings, is the favorite in the Sprint Cup series.
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May 5, 2010
A lot of hand wringing preceded Chad Knaus' contract extension with Hendrick Motorsports. What's taking so long? Is he going to come back? Maybe — gasp — maybe he'll leave! Wishful thinking, perhaps. There was never any chance Chad Knaus would leave Hendrick Motorsports. "I didn't speak to anybody else," Knaus said. "I didn't talk to anybody else about any other options. I was planning on staying here at HMS and I'm pretty sure Rick (Hendrick) wanted me to stay here."
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April 28, 2010
Ryan Newman has theories about a lot of things, but his latest might make a lot of sense. "I was thinking about when I was out there, these shouldn't be points races," Newman said after crashing (as usual) Sunday at Talladega. "If they want to have these races for the fans, just let us come here and do this, but don't let it affect our championship because it's not racing." As it often does, Sunday's race in Talladega left many drivers wondering what role they play in the race itself.
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By Tania Ganguli On NASCAR | April 7, 2010
Success isn't all parts hard work. It isn't all parts luck either. NASCAR success comes from hard work and luck, from being prepared to take advantage of luck and from handling the pressure that comes with both. After winning at Bristol Motor Speedway last month, Chad Knaus, Jimmie Johnson's crew chief, couldn't wait to crow that there wasn't a lot of luck involved in what Johnson accomplished. The No. 48 team's naysayers, out of jealousy or frustration, attribute its success to luck.
SPORTS
November 26, 2009
• TENNIS: Rafael Nadal fell out of contention for a spot in the semifinals at the ATP World Tour Finals with a second straight defeat, losing to Nikolay Davydenko . Nadal looked sluggish throughout and was thoroughly outplayed by the Russian. Earlier, Robin Soderling became the first player to reach the semis by beating Novak Djokovic , ending his 11-match winning streak. ... Nadal officially was chosen to play for Spain in the Dec. 4-6 Davis Cup final against the Czech Republic.
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April 28, 2010
Ryan Newman has theories about a lot of things, but his latest might make a lot of sense. "I was thinking about when I was out there, these shouldn't be points races," Newman said after crashing (as usual) Sunday at Talladega. "If they want to have these races for the fans, just let us come here and do this, but don't let it affect our championship because it's not racing." As it often does, Sunday's race in Talladega left many drivers wondering what role they play in the race itself.
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By Tania Ganguli and Tania Ganguli,Tribune Newspapers | November 23, 2009
HOMESTEAD, Fla. - -It will take some time for the magnitude of what Jimmie Johnson and the No. 48 team accomplished at Homestead-Miami Speedway on Sunday to sink in for the men who made it happen. But Johnson knows it's big. Johnson, 34, won an unprecedented fourth consecutive championship. He joined Jeff Gordon, Richard Petty and Dale Earnhardt Sr. as the only drivers to win at least four championships and broke a tie with Cale Yarborough, who won three consecutive championships.
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By Tania Ganguli and Tania Ganguli,Tribune Newspapers | November 22, 2009
HOMESTEAD, Fla. - -Chad Knaus walked into his interview at Hendrick Motorsports in 1993 with his career carefully thought out. He wanted to be a crew chief by the time he was 30. He wanted to win a race. He wanted to win a championship. Knaus didn't tell Ray Evernham all that when Evernham, then Jeff Gordon's crew chief, interviewed Knaus. Evernham asked about his long-term goals. "I want your job," Knaus told him. That was exactly what Evernham wanted to hear. So he hired Knaus and began what would become one of the greatest careers any NASCAR crew chief ever had. Today at Homestead-Miami Speedway, Knaus and his driver Jimmie Johnson will attempt to win a record fourth consecutive championship.
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