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Torrence Remains Torrid
Sunday, 14 Oct, 2018 – 19:07 | No Comment
Torrence Remains Torrid

CONCORD, N.C. – Unstoppable and dominating. Those are the only two words to describe Steve Torrence’s history making run towards his first-ever NHRA Top Fuel championship.
With Torrence’s victory Sunday in the NHRA Carolina Nationals at zMAX Dragway, the Texan remained undefeated in the Countdown to the Championship. He’s now 4-0 with two events remaining in […]

Hight Engineers Own Comeback
Friday, 12 Oct, 2018 – 19:10 | No Comment
Hight Engineers Own Comeback

CONCORD, N.C. – Two events ago Robert Hight experienced joy and pain when he took a 30-point lead in the NHRA Funny Car standings and broke his collarbone simultaneously, but he admitted Friday it was his own ingenuity that allowed him to remain in title contention.
“After surgery, I had a lot of time to lay […]

Jimmie And Chad Are Splitsville
Thursday, 11 Oct, 2018 – 20:08 | No Comment
Jimmie And Chad Are Splitsville

Hendrick Motorsports has announced that it would split up the championship winning crew chief/driver combo of Chad Knaus and Jimmie Johnson.
The following is a transcript of a press conference discussing the move:
WHEN DID YOU GUYS COME TO THIS DECISION? HAS THIS BEEN IN THE WORKS?
Jimmie Johnson: “It hasn’t been a short-term decision or something that just […]

‘Roval’ Was Fun Dumpster Fire
Sunday, 7 Oct, 2018 – 8:31 | No Comment
‘Roval’ Was Fun Dumpster Fire

Finally, last weekend, finally, something splatted against the wall and stuck for NASCAR. The bad news for North America’s premier stock car racing series, however, continues to be the large pile of refuse that has slid down that wall and is laying there steaming and congealing.
The final laps of Sunday’s race at the Charlotte “Roval” […]

Rain Puts Kyle Busch On Dover Pole
Friday, 5 Oct, 2018 – 16:27 | No Comment
Rain Puts Kyle Busch On Dover Pole

A sudden rain shower in Friday afternoon soaked the concrete track at Dover International Speedway, forcing cancellation of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series knockout qualifying session.
As a result, the field for Sunday’s race was set according to owner points.
On the pole for the first event of the Round of 12 playoff race will be […]

Briscoe Becomes Winner At CMS
Saturday, 29 Sep, 2018 – 19:22 | Comments Off on Briscoe Becomes Winner At CMS
Briscoe Becomes Winner At CMS

CONCORD, N.C. – For Chase Briscoe and Justin Marks, Saturday’s Drive for the Cure 200 on Charlotte Motor Speedway’s 2.28-mile, 17-turn road course marked milestones in each competitor’s career.
Briscoe won his first-ever Xfinity race, finishing 1.478 seconds ahead of Marks. At age 37, it was Marks’ final NASCAR Xfinity race.
“I was holding back tears […]

Kurt Busch On Pole At Roval
Saturday, 29 Sep, 2018 – 7:58 | Comments Off on Kurt Busch On Pole At Roval
Kurt Busch On Pole At Roval

Kurt Busch and his No. 41 Stewart-Haas Racing Ford won the pole for Sunday’s debut Monster Entergy NASCAR Cup Series race at the Charlotte Motor Speedway Roval.
Running late in the final round, Busch toured the 2.28-mile, 17-corner course in 76.805 seconds (106.868 mph) to edge road-course ace AJ Allmendinger (76.846 seconds at 106.811 mph) for […]

Hemric Steps Into No. 31 Car
Friday, 28 Sep, 2018 – 19:39 | Comments Off on Hemric Steps Into No. 31 Car
Hemric Steps Into No. 31 Car

CONCORD, N.C. – Daniel Hemric is no stranger to Charlotte Motor Speedway’s media center, having spent many evenings in it during the Summer Shootout Series. But Friday’s announcement that he was Ryan Newman’s replacement at Richard Childress Racing left him fighting back tears.
“I’m just incredibly humbled and honored to know that all those nights and […]

NHRA’s Gray’s Career About To Make A Left Turn
Thursday, 27 Sep, 2018 – 17:41 | One Comment
NHRA’s Gray’s Career About To Make A Left Turn

NHRA Championship Drag Racing will lose one of its rising stars to NASCAR at season’s end, perhaps as a one-and-done world champion.
Pro Stock point-leader Tanner Gray _ who proudly brandishes a stock car-style No. 15 on his Chevrolet Camaro SS _ will transition to the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East fulltime in 2019 with DGR-Crosley. […]

Hight Wins Gateway Just Before His Funny Car Explodes
Monday, 24 Sep, 2018 – 9:14 | Comments Off on Hight Wins Gateway Just Before His Funny Car Explodes
Hight Wins Gateway Just Before His Funny Car Explodes

 
Robert Hight was forced to skip the Victory Circle celebration at Gateway Motorsports Park Sunday afternoon following an engine explosion that sent the two-time/reigning Funny Car world champion to a St. Louis-area hospital for evaluation.
The latest in a season-long series of Funny Car engine explosions at John Force Racing saw Hight drive to victory over […]