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Roush’s 2015 Driver Lineup Remains ‘In Flux’
Saturday, 24 May, 2014 – 21:26 | 2 Comments
Roush’s 2015 Driver Lineup Remains ‘In Flux’

CONCORD, N.C. – Roush Fenway Racing’s Saturday announcement that Trevor Bayne will compete fulltime next year in the Sprint Cup Series provides only a small glimpse into the team’s 2015 driver lineup.
Ricky Stenhouse Jr. returns to the Roush Fenway operation, but Greg Biffle’s and Carl Edwards’ plans for next year have yet to be finalized. [...]

Carpenter’s Done It All At Indy – Except For 1 Thing
Saturday, 24 May, 2014 – 17:38 | Comments Off
Carpenter’s Done It All At Indy – Except For 1 Thing

INDIANAPOLIS – Ed Carpenter’s first job inside the Indianapolis Motor Speedway was as golf-cart driver at The Brickyard Crossing, the championship-caliber course shoe-horned inside the mammoth facility at the corner of 16th Street and Georgetown Road.
“I washed the carts, parked them, charged them, cleaned clubs – whatever,” said Carpenter, recalling carefree summers at his family-owned [...]

Two Night: Gordon, Evernham ‘Snookered” The 600
Saturday, 24 May, 2014 – 10:40 | Comments Off
Two Night: Gordon, Evernham ‘Snookered” The 600

CONCORD, N.C. – Twenty years ago, 22-year-old upstart Jeff Gordon and his Ray Evernham-led Hendrick Motorsports team drove into Coca-Cola 600 history by outsmarting the 1989 series champion on the competitors’ final stop at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Rusty Wallace’s Penske Racing crew changed four tires, which was the accepted practice at the time, while Gordon’s Chevrolet [...]

KO Qualifying Snafus Cost Top Contenders Big At Charlotte Motor Speedway
Friday, 23 May, 2014 – 12:02 | Comments Off
KO Qualifying Snafus Cost Top Contenders Big At Charlotte Motor Speedway

CONCORD, N.C. – Guess some teams still have some minor tweaking to do in their approaches to the new Knockout Qualifying thing. In the case of the teams of Kevin Harvick and Matt Kenseth, maybe some major tweaks.
Harvick’s Stewart-Haas Racing team and Kenseth’s Joe Gibbs Racing team both advanced into the third and final round [...]

NASCAR Hall Of Fame’s Class of 2015 Is Announced
Wednesday, 21 May, 2014 – 15:33 | Comments Off
NASCAR Hall Of Fame’s Class of 2015 Is Announced

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The NASCAR Hall of Fame’s Class of 2015 was announced Wednesday and included five drivers who spanned several generations of the sport.
The five are Rex White, Bill Elliott, Wendell Scott, Fred Lorenzen and Joe Weatherly.
They were elected by a voting panel after five hours of deliberation Wednesday morning and afternoon. The election [...]

Hight Wins At Atlanta, Makes It Three Straight
Tuesday, 20 May, 2014 – 5:20 | Comments Off
Hight Wins At Atlanta, Makes It Three Straight

Robert Hight raced to his third Funny Car victory in a row and fourth overall this season on Monday at the rain-delayed Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Southern Nationals.
Spencer Massey (Top Fuel), Jeg Coughlin (Pro Stock) and Eddie Krawiec (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also were winners at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series event.
Hight, the 2009 [...]

Busch Has Hair Raised During Indy Qualifying Run
Saturday, 17 May, 2014 – 20:27 | Comments Off
Busch Has Hair Raised During Indy Qualifying Run

CONCORD, N.C. – Kurt Busch posted a four-lap average speed of 229.960 mph Saturday during Indianapolis 500 qualifying, narrowly missing the top nine, then calmly told reporters at Charlotte Motor Speedway the effort was “hair-raising.”
“I had three, what I felt, were moments in the car,” Busch said. “If I had, had a fourth, I might [...]

Net Result Is that Wise Is In, Danica Out At CMS
Saturday, 17 May, 2014 – 7:16 | One Comment
Net Result Is that Wise Is In, Danica Out At CMS

CONCORD, N.C. – What? Who?
Those were the two questions that could be heard echoing through Charlotte Motor Speedway’s infield media center deadline room Friday night after the winner of the Sprint All-Star fan vote was announced.
Josh Wise, a USAC three-quarter Midget division champion from Riverside, Calif., had defeated odds-on-favorite Danica Patrick in the fan voting [...]

Deals On Wheels And Everything Else At TMS Meet
Thursday, 15 May, 2014 – 7:07 | 3 Comments
Deals On Wheels And Everything Else At TMS Meet

FORT WORTH, Texas – After a couple of hours of wandering around the parking lot at Texas Motor Speedway, it was as if this particular assemblage of assorted tail light lenses, used carburetors and chrome wheel trim rings had taken on a life of their own.
Or maybe it was just the spring Texas heat, wearing [...]

Saavedra Back At Work After Ugly Traffic Incident
Wednesday, 14 May, 2014 – 9:20 | Comments Off
Saavedra Back At Work After Ugly Traffic Incident

Rookie Sebastian Saavedra got “back to business” at Indianapolis Motor Speedway Tuesday, logging seven laps before practice for the 98th running of the Indianapolis 500 was curtailed by rain.
The shortened session was significant for Saavedra, who returned to the cockpit after avoiding what could have been tragic consequences at the start of Saturday’s inaugural Grand [...]