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Richard Petty has idea on how to bring more competition back into NASCAR

...NASCAR-record 200 races and seven championships. He's remained in the sport since his retirement after the 1992 season as a car owner."I know they don't pay any attention to me, but I got experience," he said. "I got my own idea of how things...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nascar/2015-05-27/richard-petty-has-idea-how
Montoya gives struggling series the Indy 500 it needed

...think about how we started the month, all the issues, the negative things that came out about the racecars," winning car owner Roger Penske said. "It was a safe race. The world saw the race that we wanted to see come out of Indianapolis ? the 'Greatest...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2015-05-25/montoya-gives-strugg
Recall on auto air bags double for Takata in US

...moisture can get into the inflators and cause the ammonium nitrate to burn hotter than it should, Rosekind said.He urged car owners who get recall notices in the mail should immediately make an appointment to get their cars fixed. Owners can key in...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-05-19/recall-auto-air-bags-doubl
Senate Republicans offer another plan to fix SC roads

...similar to a bill on the Senate floor. It would raise gas taxes by 12 cents over three years, add a flat fee for hybrid cars owners and raise driver's license and vehicle registration fees. Senators estimate it would raise about $800 million in...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-05-07/senate-republicans-offer
Denny Hamlin benefits from clean air to win $1 million race

...preference of team owners, who are forced to spend money with every change."There's been good communication between the car owners and NASCAR - before we make a change, we look at the costs associated with it," said Roger Penske. "The main thing...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nascar/2015-05-17/denny-hamlin-benefits-clea
NAPA signs on as primary sponsor of Chase Elliott starting in 2016

...crew chief ? he led Ward Burton to victories in the 2002 Daytona 500 and the 2001 Southern 500 ? before becoming a car owner seven years ago. FIERI TO GIVE CALL: NASCAR's annual Sprint All-Star Race next week will feature TV personality...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nascar/2015-05-06/napa-signs-primary-sponsor
Safety agency seeks ideas on getting more recall fixes done

...to find replacement parts and the cars' owners. Regulators have fined automakers for procrastinating, while car owners wait for repairs and worry about...70 percent of the U.S. small-car owners had reported for service, 14 months...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-04-28/safety-agency-seeks-ideas-
Championship format changes give injured, ill drivers more flexibility

...through the pain.Hamlin, who picked up his Chase-qualifying win in March, saw no need for such heroics. Nor did car owner Joe Gibbs, who flew Jones in from North Carolina during the rain delay but almost balked at putting him in his first...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nascar/2015-04-20/championship-format-change
NASCAR levies harsh penalties against Ryan Newman's race team for manipulating tires

...Bender and engineer Philip Surgen were also suspended six races and placed on probation through Dec. 31.Newman and car owner Childress were docked 75 points each."NASCAR takes very seriously its responsibility to govern and regulate the rules...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nascar/2015-03-31/nascar-levies-harsh-penalt
Joe Gibbs Racing president J.D. Gibbs being treated for 'brain function' issues

...sanctioning body fined Slugger Labbe $50,000, suspended him three races and placed him on probation until Dec. 31. Car owner Joe Falk was docked 25 owner points.The penalties stemmed from a rules infraction discovered during opening day inspection...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nascar/2015-03-25/joe-gibbs-racing-president