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The 600 Has Become A Sprint Race
Sunday, 27 May, 2018 – 12:28 | Comments Off on The 600 Has Become A Sprint Race
The 600 Has Become A Sprint Race

CONCORD, N.C. – For several decades, the Coca-Cola 600 was an endurance race with the final 100 miles often a mechanical nightmare, but technology has changed the way drivers approach Sunday’s Memorial Day classic.
 “It’s 400 laps as fast as the car will go,” says Kevin Harvick, who starts stock car racing’s longest race at the […]

Kyle Busch On Pole At 600
Thursday, 24 May, 2018 – 20:32 | Comments Off on Kyle Busch On Pole At 600
Kyle Busch On Pole At 600

RacinToday.com
Kyle Busch earned the top starting spot for Sunday’s Coca-Cola 600 by finishing P1 during qualifying at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Thursday.
Busch circled the 1.5-mile CMS oval in 28.149 seconds (191.836 mph)
Busch’s No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota was .091 seconds faster that the No. 22 team Penske Ford of Joey Logano (191.218 mph). Denny Hamlin, Busch’s […]

Companies Are Bullish On Seven-Time Champion Jimmie Johnson
Thursday, 24 May, 2018 – 20:19 | Comments Off on Companies Are Bullish On Seven-Time Champion Jimmie Johnson
Companies Are Bullish On Seven-Time Champion Jimmie Johnson

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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CONCORD, N.C. – Jimmie Johnson confirmed Thursday that Red Bull was one of the companies that had expressed an interest in replacing Lowe’s as the seven-time NASCAR champion’s primary sponsor in 2019.
Red Bull was involved in NASCAR from 2006-2011. During that time the team fielded cars for Brian Vickers, Kasey […]

Is The NASCAR Hall of Fame Getting Too Crowded?
Thursday, 24 May, 2018 – 16:22 | Comments Off on Is The NASCAR Hall of Fame Getting Too Crowded?
Is The NASCAR Hall of Fame Getting Too Crowded?

During the early part of my tenure as a member of the NASCAR Hall of Fame voting panel – like the first year or two voting was held – colleagues, friends and readers would constantly offer suggestions on the format and rules used to elect the honorees.
One of the most common suggestions concerned the decision […]

Gordon, Of Course, Enters The Hall Of Fame
Wednesday, 23 May, 2018 – 18:44 | Comments Off on Gordon, Of Course, Enters The Hall Of Fame
Gordon, Of Course, Enters The Hall Of Fame

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Four-time NASCAR champion Jeff Gordon led the balloting Wednesday in a selection process that placed three drivers and two team owners into the NASCAR Hall of Fame.
Joining Gordon for the Feb. 1, 2019 induction ceremonies will be 1992 NASCAR premier series champion Alan Kulwicki, Davey Allison, and […]

Has NASCAR Found A Cookie Cutter Buster?
Sunday, 20 May, 2018 – 15:35 | One Comment
Has NASCAR Found A Cookie Cutter Buster?

With 1.5-mile tracks responsible for 11 of the 36 races on the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series schedule and nearly half of those in the playoffs, something needed to be done about the boring races that often occur on those tracks. Now, it appears NASCAR has the solution.
The package used in Saturday night’s All-Star race […]

Harvick Adds All-Star Win To 2018 Spoils
Sunday, 20 May, 2018 – 7:38 | Comments Off on Harvick Adds All-Star Win To 2018 Spoils
Harvick Adds All-Star Win To 2018 Spoils

Kevin Harvick’s season of success rolled on Saturday night as he won the  Monster Energy NASCAR All-Star Race at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Harvick, who has won five times in Cup points races in 2018, won Saturday’s exhibition even by taking control at the end of the 20-lap third stage. He won by beating Daniel Suarez to the checkered […]

Like Old Times: Roush Cars On Front Row At CMS
Saturday, 19 May, 2018 – 8:10 | Comments Off on Like Old Times: Roush Cars On Front Row At CMS
Like Old Times: Roush Cars On Front Row At CMS

By Deb Williams | Senor Writer
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CONCORD, N.C. – Roush Fenway Racing has struggled for most of the season, but less than a month after announcing Matt Kenseth’s return, the organization swept the front row in qualifying Friday for this weekend’s Monster Energy NASCAR All-Star race at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Kenseth earned the pole in the […]

Big Bill Would Not Like SCOTUS Decision
Friday, 18 May, 2018 – 18:10 | 2 Comments
Big Bill Would Not Like SCOTUS Decision

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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CONCORD, N.C. – NASCAR founder Bill France Sr. vehemently fought against legalized gambling in stock car racing, but a U.S. Supreme Court ruling earlier this week could allow it and Kyle Busch believes it would be good for the sport.
“I think it’ll put more eyeballs on the sport,” Busch said […]

Streaky Harvick Wins Kansas Cup Series Race
Sunday, 13 May, 2018 – 7:44 | Comments Off on Streaky Harvick Wins Kansas Cup Series Race
Streaky Harvick Wins Kansas Cup Series Race

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Kevin Harvick is becoming a world class champagne sprayer.
Harvick passed defending series champion Martin Truex Jr. with two laps to go, held the lead to the checkered flag and collected his fifth victory of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season Saturday night at Kansas Speedway.
The victory was Harvick’s second in a row and third […]