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Stewart-Haas Won’t Be Missed At Hendrick
Friday, 14 Oct, 2016 – 12:26 | Comments Off on Stewart-Haas Won’t Be Missed At Hendrick
Stewart-Haas Won’t Be Missed At Hendrick

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Apparently eyes will remain desert-sand dry at Hendrick Motorsports after Stewart-Haas Racing bolts the HMS/Chevrolet fold and moves into the Ford camp next season.
So said Hendrick bell cow driver Jimmie Johnson at Kansas Speedway on Friday. The alliance between the teams, he said, has become one-sided.
SHR […]

X’d Out: Charlotte Out-Talladega’s Talladega
Monday, 10 Oct, 2016 – 7:59 | Comments Off on X’d Out: Charlotte Out-Talladega’s Talladega
X’d Out: Charlotte Out-Talladega’s Talladega

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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CONCORD, N.C. – Prior to Sunday’s Bank of America 500 at Charlotte Motor Speedway, several drivers pointed to the Round of 12 as the toughest in the Chase because of Talladega Superspeedway and the “big one” that’s always expected.
However, Sunday the 1.5-mile Charlotte track showed it could be just as […]

Johnson Ends Skid; Wins Delayed Charlotte Race
Sunday, 9 Oct, 2016 – 15:03 | Comments Off on Johnson Ends Skid; Wins Delayed Charlotte Race
Johnson Ends Skid; Wins Delayed Charlotte Race

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Jimmie Johnson ended a career-longest 24-race winless streak on Sunday when he won the hurricane-delayed Sprint Cup Series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
The victory give him automatic entry into the upcoming Round of Eight in the Chase playoffs, thus keeping hopes alive for Johnson to win a record-tying seventh Cup championship.
Johnson led 155 laps at […]

Thanks To Junior, Bowman Showing His Talents
Saturday, 8 Oct, 2016 – 8:41 | Comments Off on Thanks To Junior, Bowman Showing His Talents
Thanks To Junior, Bowman Showing His Talents

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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CONCORD, N.C. – Prior to mid-July, Alex Bowman wasn’t a familiar name to most race fans.
The 23-year-old Arizona native had enjoyed success in ARCA, winning six races in 21 starts over a two-year period, but when it came to NASCAR he possessed no victories. He had produced top-five and top-10 […]

Hurricane May Blow Away Charlotte Schedule
Thursday, 6 Oct, 2016 – 19:49 | Comments Off on Hurricane May Blow Away Charlotte Schedule
Hurricane May Blow Away Charlotte Schedule

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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CONCORD, N.C. – With Hurricane Matthew bearing down on the Southeast, NASCAR teams at Charlotte Motor Speedway viewed Thursday’s practice sessions as perhaps their only ones for this weekend’s races.
Friday’s Xfinity Series race and Saturday’s Sprint Cup event were expected to be completed this weekend, but there was a […]

Newgarden Replaces Montoya At Team Penske
Wednesday, 5 Oct, 2016 – 9:01 | Comments Off on Newgarden Replaces Montoya At Team Penske
Newgarden Replaces Montoya At Team Penske

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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As expected, Team Penske has announced that American driver Josef Newgarden will join the organization and will take the wheel of the No. 2 Dallara/Chevrolet in the IndyCar Series.
Newgarden, who announced he was leaving Ed Carpenter Racing last week, will take the seat that had belonged to Juan Pablo Montoya.
Newgarden will […]

Rossi To Remain With IndyCar, Andretti-Herta
Tuesday, 4 Oct, 2016 – 8:00 | Comments Off on Rossi To Remain With IndyCar, Andretti-Herta
Rossi To Remain With IndyCar, Andretti-Herta

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Alexander Rossi’s decision to continue his Verizon IndyCar Series career with Andretti-Herta Autosport has ended his pursuit of a full-time Formula One career for the foreseeable future, and perhaps forever.
The reigning Indianapolis 500 champion and 2016 Sunoco Rookie of the Year, Rossi confirmed on Monday his 2017 return to the […]

Red Hot Martin Truex Jr. Is A Dover Dominator
Sunday, 2 Oct, 2016 – 16:22 | Comments Off on Red Hot Martin Truex Jr. Is A Dover Dominator
Red Hot Martin Truex Jr. Is A Dover Dominator

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Martin Truex Jr. took advantage of a mistake by the pit crew of Jimmie Johnson with 125 laps to go and went on to win Sunday’s Sprint Cup Series race at Dover International Speedway.
The victory was the second of the 10-race Chase playoffs for Truex and his third in the last five races. It was […]

Rain Kills Qualifying In Dover; Bad Brad On Pole
Friday, 30 Sep, 2016 – 16:02 | Comments Off on Rain Kills Qualifying In Dover; Bad Brad On Pole
Rain Kills Qualifying In Dover; Bad Brad On Pole

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Qualifying for this weekend’s Sprint Cup Series playoff race at Dover was canceled because of rain on Friday. As a result, the starting field will be set per the rulebook – the starting grid is determined based on current owner’s points.
Leading the field to green will be Team Penske’s Brad Keselowski in the No. 2 […]

Points, Not Poles, Are What’s On Edwards Mind
Saturday, 24 Sep, 2016 – 17:29 | Comments Off on Points, Not Poles, Are What’s On Edwards Mind
Points, Not Poles, Are What’s On Edwards Mind

By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
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LOUDON, NH – NASCAR doesn’t award any points for winning poles and, as pleased as Carl Edwards is to have won his third pole in his last four tries at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, that is far from satisfying.
“Sometimes, it’s tough,’’ Edwards said as he prepared to lead the field […]