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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
Childress set for appeal hearing next week for alleged tire manipulation

...failed an independent inspection and had been altered to intentionally release air pressure during the race.Newman and car owner Childress were docked 75 points each. The points would be reinstated if RCR wins the appeal. INDYCAR: Officials are...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nascar/2015-04-09/childress-set-appeal-heari
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
Penalties against Ryan Newman's team are appealed

...Bender and engineer Philip Surgen also were suspended six races and placed on probation through Dec. 31.Newman and car owner Childress were docked 75 points each.No date for the appeal was set Thursday.NASCAR said RCR requested to have all...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nascar/2015-04-02/penalties-against-ryan-new
Hamilton leads 1-2 finish for Mercedes at Australian GP

...to react." GATORNATIONALS: In Gainesville, Fla., Don Schumacher Racing swept the top two NHRA series, giving the car owner the perfect welcome back gift after cancer treatment.Spencer Massey won the Top Fuel division, edging DSR teammate...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nascar/2015-03-15/hamilton-leads-1-2-finish-
Joey Logano, Jimmie Johnson can breathe easy with spots in Chase locked up

Amid all the euphoria at the season-opening Daytona 500, car owner Roger Penske found time to realize one of the important consequences of Joey Logano's victory ? an automatic spot in the Chase...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nascar/2015-03-04/joey-logano-jimmie-johnson
Electric vehicles poised to play an important role in Georgia's future

You may have heard that electric car owners have become a key focus of the proposed...It is easy to chide electric-car owners about getting a tax credit or having...lanes. But truth be told, these car owners experience a high degree of inconvenience...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/opinion-columns/2015-03-01/electric-vehicle
Used cars often sold with unfixed defects, despite recalls

...64 million vehicles nationwide last year, double the old record set in 2004. Government data show that 25 percent of car owners never get recall repairs done.No one is sure how many crashes or injuries happen because of unheeded recalls. But...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-02-28/used-cars-often-sold-unfix
Daytona 500 winner Joey Logano on pole at Atlanta

...Regan Smith, Cole Whitt, Alex Bowman, Landon Cassill and Jeb Burton failed to get through inspection and all will use car owner points from last season to make the race as provisional exemptions.Mike Wallace, Michael Annett, Matt Dibenedetto...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nascar/2015-02-27/daytona-500-winner-joey-lo