Rutherford Ponders Bad And Good On 85th Birthday
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FORT WORTH, Texas _ Three-time Indianapolis 500 champion Johnny Rutherford belatedly check-marked his 85th birthday during a media event at Texas Motor Speedway, where “Lone Star J.R.” mused over a pair of regrets in his …

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Greenville-Pickens Speedway: Good-bye To All That?
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David Pearson and Richard Petty were among the many NASCAR legends who raced at Greenvile-Pickens Speedway. (Photo by ISC Archives via Getty Images)

By Mike Hembree | Special Correspondent
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North Wilkesboro Speedway, now in the final stages of a remarkable rejuvenation that will culminate in May’s NASCAR All-Star weekend, is an outlier – a decades-old track that seemed dead but has been resurrected.

Over the years, many speedways across the United States have been shuttered. Some dry up because of lack of interest or competition from other entertainment venues, but many no longer hear the roar of engines because the land they sit on is more valuable for other uses.

Now this concept may be touching one of NASCAR’s bedrock tracks – Greenville-Pickens Speedway in Upstate South Carolina.

Initially a horse racing track, then a dirt track for race cars and eventually a paved half-mile that hosted the Cup Series, Greenville-Pickens has been under NASCAR sanction since 1951 and joins Bowman Gray Stadium in Winston-Salem, N.C., as two of the oldest tracks under the NASCAR banner.

The track is located in Easley, S.C., near the county line separating Greenville and Pickens counties.

Greenville-based real estate development company RealtyLink has listed 300 acres on the speedway site for sale as an industrial park.

There is the possibility that the next owner could continue to operate the track or lease it to someone else who would, but some locals see the property as much more valuable as an industrial park.

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Fri, 03/24/23 – 8:16 | Comments Off on Greenville-Pickens Speedway: Good-bye To All That?
Logano Gets His First Victory at His Second Home
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By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
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HAMPTON, Ga. – Two decades after dominating “Thursday Thunder” on the quarter-mile layout at Atlanta Motor Speedway, Joey Logano finally accomplished some unfinished business at his “second home track” on …

Mon, 03/20/23 – 7:34 | Comments Off on Logano Gets His First Victory at His Second Home
Logano Needs Last Lap Pass To Get First Atlanta Win
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Joey Logano passed former Team Penske teammate Brad Keselowski on the final lap and went on to win in Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series race at Atlanta Motor Speedway.
The victory for the defending champion was the first …

Sun, 03/19/23 – 17:21 | Comments Off on Logano Needs Last Lap Pass To Get First Atlanta Win
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The No. 31 AXR Cadillac of Pipo Derani, Alexander Sims and Jack Aitken capitalized on a late-race accident involving the then-leader to get the overall win the weekend’s 12-hour race at Sebring IMSA sportscar race …

Sun, 03/19/23 – 8:47 | Comments Off on Cadillac Survives, Wins at Sebring
Logano and Penske Teammates Atop Cup Field In Atlanta
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By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
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HAMPTON, Ga. – Joey Logano sped to the pole on a cool and brisk Saturday afternoon at Atlanta Motor Speedway and will lead the field to green in Sunday’s Ambetter …

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Rutherford Ponders Bad And Good On 85th Birthday
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FORT WORTH, Texas _ Three-time Indianapolis 500 champion Johnny Rutherford belatedly check-marked his 85th birthday during a media event at Texas Motor Speedway, where “Lone Star J.R.” mused over a pair of regrets in his …

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Racing And Talking Have Come Together For Georgia’s Turnbull
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By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
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HAMPTON, Ga. – When the high-speed machines of NASCAR duck onto pit road Sunday afternoon at Atlanta Motor Speedway, a familiar hometown voice will resonate during PRN’s radio coverage of …

Thu, 03/16/23 – 8:21 | Comments Off on Racing And Talking Have Come Together For Georgia’s Turnbull
Hagan Streaks To Gatornationals Victory
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Matt Hagan continued his workmanlike ascent up NHRA’s all-time Funny Car wins list, and put on repeat smile on team-owner Tony Stewart’s face, with a victory in the 54th annual …

Tue, 03/14/23 – 9:58 | Comments Off on Hagan Streaks To Gatornationals Victory
NASCAR Heads To Atlanta Looking Forward and Backward
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The NASCAR circuit rolls into Georgia this weekend for a tripleheader on Atlanta Motor Speedway’s revised “Baby Daytona” layout. 
Last season’s highly-successful debut on the 1.5-mile oval provided plenty of drafting and high drama from the …

Mon, 03/13/23 – 8:15 | Comments Off on NASCAR Heads To Atlanta Looking Forward and Backward
Byron Comes On In OT To Win Cup Race In Phoenix
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William Byron made it two in a row Sunday when he took the lead in overtime and went on to win in overtime at Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series race in Phoenix.
The 25-year-old Hendrick Motorsports driver …

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Force Gets The Call From The Hall
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Funny Car icon John Force’s 47th year on the NHRA pro tour is off to one Hall of a start.
On the eve of the 54th annual Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals at Gainesville (Fla.) Raceway, …

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