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Cars Edge Hoops In N.C.
Wednesday, 22 Jun, 2011 – 6:40 | One Comment
Cars Edge Hoops In N.C.

CONCORD, N.C. – With the stroke of a pen, North Carolina Gov. Bev Perdue signed into law Tuesday a bill adopting stock car racing as the Tar Heel state’s official sport, but it was 13 elementary school students who were responsible for the new state symbol.
“Why is it that sometimes it takes really bright kids […]

NASCAR Issues JGR Penalties
Tuesday, 21 Jun, 2011 – 16:31 | Comments Off on NASCAR Issues JGR Penalties
NASCAR Issues JGR Penalties

NASCAR issued penalties to Joe Gibbs Racing on Tuesday for use of unapproved parts at Michigan International Speedway last weekend.
The penalties included fines and probation to crew chiefs and car chiefs for all three JGR teams, but no reductions of owner or driver points.
A statement issued by NASCAR read:
“All three of the Joe Gibbs Racing […]

Hight Shreds Speed Record In Bristol Win
Sunday, 19 Jun, 2011 – 22:37 | Comments Off on Hight Shreds Speed Record In Bristol Win
Hight Shreds Speed Record In Bristol Win

Robert Hight set the national NHRA Funny Car speed record at the Ford NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals presented by Tri-Cities Area Ford Dealers and won his fourth race of the season in doing so.
Larry Dixon (Top Fuel) and Mike Edwards (Pro Stock) also were winners at Bristol Dragway in the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing […]

Minter: Some Would Like To Kick The New Can
Sunday, 19 Jun, 2011 – 8:22 | Comments Off on Minter: Some Would Like To Kick The New Can
Minter: Some Would Like To Kick The New Can

Sprint Cup races at Michigan International Speedway, where the circuit is racing this weekend, have a way of turning into gas mileage/strategy races, as have several recent races in both the Sprint Cup and Nationwide Series.
The reasons races play out that way are numerous. For starters, the caution periods in the latter part of the […]

Edwards Wins NNS Race In Michigan
Saturday, 18 Jun, 2011 – 16:33 | Comments Off on Edwards Wins NNS Race In Michigan
Edwards Wins NNS Race In Michigan

Carl Edwards got his fourth victory of the season when he won the Alliance Truck Parts 250 Nationwide Series race at Michigan International Speedway on Saturday.
The victory was his second at MIS.
The victory also gave Edwards his fourth straight finish of second or better in the Nationwide Series.
Finishing second was Ricky Stenhouse Jr., who is […]

2012 Hall Of Fame Vote Is Called Toughest Yet
Wednesday, 15 Jun, 2011 – 2:23 | Comments Off on 2012 Hall Of Fame Vote Is Called Toughest Yet
2012 Hall Of Fame Vote Is Called Toughest Yet

Charlotte, N.C.  – NASCAR’s 2012 inductees into its Hall of Fame total 23 championships and more than 900 victories, but NASCAR President Mike Helton said Tuesday deciding on the five for enshrinement in January was the toughest yet.
NASCAR Cup champions Cale Yarborough and Darrell Waltrip, legendary team owner Glen Wood, the sport’s winningest crew chief, […]

2011 Hall Vote Is Today
Tuesday, 14 Jun, 2011 – 8:04 | One Comment
2011 Hall Vote Is Today

Charolotte, N.C. – Election Day has arrived and it has nothing to do with things so trivial as taxes and global warming. Today, the NASCAR Hall of Fame’s Class of 2011 will be chosen.
Among the 25 candiates are past Cup champions like Darrell Waltrip and Cale Yarborough; short-track aces like Jerry Cook and Richie Evans; […]

Gordon Gets Back To Winning Ways At Pocono
Sunday, 12 Jun, 2011 – 15:46 | Comments Off on Gordon Gets Back To Winning Ways At Pocono
Gordon Gets Back To Winning Ways At Pocono

Jeff Gordon took a big step toward securing at least a wild card berth in the 2011 Chase for the Sprint Cup Championship when he won the 5-Hour Energy 500 at Pocono Raceway on Sunday afternoon.
The victory was the second of the season for the four-time champion, who started the day 13th in points. He […]

Surviving Audi Wins Le Mans
Sunday, 12 Jun, 2011 – 8:02 | Comments Off on Surviving Audi Wins Le Mans
Surviving Audi Wins Le Mans

Audi’s long, scary weekend at Le Mans ended in joy Sunday when the R18 TDI of Andre Lotterer, Benoit Treluyer and  Marcel Fassler won the 2011 edition of the 24-hour race which is  the most prestigious in sports car racing.
The victory was particularly sweet after the factory-backed Audi team lost its two other cars in horrific […]

Kurt Busch On Pole At Pocono
Saturday, 11 Jun, 2011 – 12:20 | Comments Off on Kurt Busch On Pole At Pocono
Kurt Busch On Pole At Pocono

On Friday, Kurt Busch’s Sprint Cup car was a wad of metal. Saturday, it was on the pole for Sunday’s 5-Hour Energy 500 at Pocono Speedway.
It was the Penske Racing driver’s second straight pole as he captured the one at Kansas Speedway last weekend.
Busch’s lap was at 171.579 mph. It gave him the 14th pole […]