Stewart Decides To Play It ‘Straight’
Thu, 14/10/21 – 19:59 | No Comment
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CONCORD, N.C. – When veteran NHRA team owner Don Schumacher met Tony Stewart last year he asked the IndyCar-NASCAR champion if he wanted to buy a race team. Schumacher may have been joking, but his …

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Drivers: Back To Drawing Board For Next Gen
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Bubba Wallace tests the Next Gen Toyota at the Charlotte Motor Speedway ROVAL. (Photo by Bob Leverone/Getty Images)

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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CONCORD, N.C. – Steering problems that can be a “nightmare”, intense heat inside the car, and the amount of downforce are three issues NASCAR Cup drivers cited Tuesday as needing to be resolved with the Next Gen car before the 2022 season begins in February.

“The majority of the garage is working on trying to figure out how to fix the steering rack stuff,” Hendrick Motorsports’ Alex Bowman said about the Next Gen car, which uses rack- and-pinion steering. “Some guys have it all the time. Some guys only have it some of the time. We’ve been on both sides of it. I think we’re on steering rack four or five. 

“It drives awesome compared to the current car when the steering is OK. When the steering issues pop up it is a bit of a nightmare.”

Twenty-one teams participated in a two-day Next Gen test that began the day after the Bank of America ROVAL 400 at Charlotte Motor Speedway and concluded Tuesday evening. Joey Logano said having the Next Gen test on the 2.32-mile road course immediately after racing on it with the current car was extremely beneficial because “you have a great comparison of the old car, new car.”

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Wed, 10/13/21 – 7:59 | No Comment
‘The Sarge’ Returning To Battle
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Competition in NHRA’s Top Fuel ranks will ramp-up considerably in 2022 with the impending return of eight-time world champion Tony Schumacher.
The winningest Top Fuel driver in NHRA history, Schumacher will rejoin Don Schumacher Racing to …

Thu, 10/14/21 – 9:17 | No Comment
Drivers: Back To Drawing Board For Next Gen
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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CONCORD, N.C. – Steering problems that can be a “nightmare”, intense heat inside the car, and the amount of downforce are three issues NASCAR Cup drivers cited Tuesday as needing …

Wed, 10/13/21 – 7:59 | No Comment
Hendrick Calls For End of Elliott-Harvick Feud
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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CONCORD, N.C. – With the conclusion of the NASCAR Cup Series playoffs second round, team owner Rick Hendrick hopes the Kevin Harvick-Chase Elliott feud that erupted three weeks ago at …

Mon, 10/11/21 – 17:04 | No Comment
Anderson Bags Pro Stock Win No. 98
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ENNIS, Texas – Greg Anderson’s cell phone began ringing Sunday afternoon even before his white-and-blue Pro Stock car rolled to a silent halt in the shutdown area at Texas Motorplex.
Anderson had just defeated Chris McGaha …

Mon, 10/11/21 – 10:19 | No Comment
Hendrick: ROVAL Was Brutal On The Nerves
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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CONCORD, N.C. – Rick Hendrick is no stranger to racing’s roller coaster, but when the playoff hopes for his four teams began unraveling in the Bank of America ROVAL 400 …

Mon, 10/11/21 – 10:06 | No Comment
Larson Survives Gremlin Attack; Wins Roval
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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With just over 30 laps completed, the unthinkable was happening to the NASCAR Cup Series top driver in 2021.
Kyle Larson’s voltage meter showed that his battery was rapidly draining and …

Sun, 10/10/21 – 17:57 | No Comment
Anderson Has Eyes on Enders and Johnson
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ENNIS, Texas – Pro Stock superstar Greg Anderson will have his helmet on a swivel Sunday at Texas Motorplex during final eliminations of the 36th annual Texas NHRA FallNationals.
Anderson began the weekend with a 17-point …

Sun, 10/10/21 – 8:33 | No Comment
Allmendinger Three-peats At The ROVAL
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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CONCORD, N.C.  – Slightly more than three years ago A.J. Allmendinger sat in Charlotte Motor Speedway’s infield media center without a clue as to his future in racing.
His 5 ½-year …

Sun, 10/10/21 – 8:13 | No Comment
Next Gen Cars Bring In Next Gen Owners
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CONCORD, N.C. – NASCAR’s Next Gen car was cited Saturday by Team Hezeberg co-owners Toine Hezemans and Ernst Berg as the primary reason they elected to venture into American stock car racing in 2022.
“It is …

Sat, 10/9/21 – 16:47 | No Comment
‘The Snake’ Welcomed Back To His Second Home
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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ENNIS, Texas – He remains the embodiment of California cool, and as of Friday evening, a genuine Texas Motorplex Legend. 
“I’m 80-years-old now, do you believe that?” drag racing icon Don …

Sat, 10/9/21 – 12:01 | No Comment