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Junior Tabbed For Texas Motorsports Hall Of Fame
Thursday, 12 Oct, 2017 – 12:02 | Comments Off on Junior Tabbed For Texas Motorsports Hall Of Fame
Junior Tabbed For Texas Motorsports Hall Of Fame

FORT WORTH, Texas – Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s historically unique connection to Texas Motor Speedway will be recognized next month as NASCAR’s perennial Most Popular Driver heads into retirement.
Earnhardt Jr. will become the 19th member inducted into the Texas Motorsports Hall of Fame during ceremonies in The Grand Ballroom of The Speedway Club on Saturday, Nov. 4. […]

Furniture Row To Downsize
Wednesday, 11 Oct, 2017 – 12:27 | Comments Off on Furniture Row To Downsize
Furniture Row To Downsize

Furniture Row Racing announced on Wednesday that it will return to being a one-car operation in 2018.
A press release issued by the team said, “As Furniture Row Racing looks ahead to the 2018 NASCAR Cup Series season, the Denver, Colo. based team is not planning to field the No. 77 Toyota as a second car […]

The Magic Keeps Building For Martin Truex Jr.
Monday, 9 Oct, 2017 – 11:54 | Comments Off on The Magic Keeps Building For Martin Truex Jr.
The Magic Keeps Building For Martin Truex Jr.

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
CONCORD, N.C. – Four years ago Martin Truex Jr. didn’t know if he would ever have the opportunity to race competitively in NASCAR’s premier series again.
In 2013 Truex found himself without a sponsor and without a ride due to fallout from a team orders scandal at Michael Waltrip Racing. Following […]

Truex Jr. Beats Field At Charlotte Motor Speedway
Sunday, 8 Oct, 2017 – 16:40 | Comments Off on Truex Jr. Beats Field At Charlotte Motor Speedway
Truex Jr. Beats Field At Charlotte Motor Speedway

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Martin Truex Jr. won Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Truex’s Furniture Row Racing No. 78 Toyota led 91 of 337 laps, the fourth of 10 playoff races for the series.
Truex survived a pair of late-race restarts and an overtime finish to secure his sixth victory of the season, his second at the […]

Jones Unhurt After Plowing Into Steps At CMS
Saturday, 7 Oct, 2017 – 18:22 | Comments Off on Jones Unhurt After Plowing Into Steps At CMS
Jones Unhurt After Plowing Into Steps At CMS

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
CONCORD, N.C. – NASCAR driver Erik Jones escaped injury Saturday at Charlotte Motor Speedway when the NBC track car hit aluminum steps that were on the speedway.
The aluminum steps were at the frontstretch gate located at the flagstand. They are used for those walking from the grandstand to the infield […]

Hamlin On CMS Pole
Saturday, 7 Oct, 2017 – 8:27 | Comments Off on Hamlin On CMS Pole
Hamlin On CMS Pole

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Denny Hamlin of Joe Gibbs Racing claimed the pole for Sunday’s NASCAR Cup race at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Friday.
Hamlin will start up front in the first race in the Round of 12 in the series Playoff after coving the 1.5-mile distance at CMS in 28.184 seconds (191.598 mph) to edge teammate, Matt Kenseth (191.489 […]

Earnhardt’s Difficult Season Drags On At CMS
Saturday, 7 Oct, 2017 – 8:16 | Comments Off on Earnhardt’s Difficult Season Drags On At CMS
Earnhardt’s Difficult Season Drags On At CMS

CONCORD, N.C. – Dale Earnhardt Jr. said Friday at Charlotte Motor Speedway he would be having more fun and he thought the fans would, too, if he was in the thick of the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup championship battle.
“I think it’s a little bittersweet for me and the fans and our supporters with the […]

Junior’s Concussions May Help Out Others
Friday, 6 Oct, 2017 – 17:00 | Comments Off on Junior’s Concussions May Help Out Others
Junior’s Concussions May Help Out Others

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
CONCORD, N.C. – Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s experience with concussions in the waning years of his career has led Charlotte Motor Speedway and Speedway Children’s Charities to create a concussion research fund in his name, it was announced Friday.
A $100,000 gift, the Dale Earnhardt Jr. Concussion Research Fund at Carolinas Healthcare […]

Robert Yates Rounded Up Horses
Friday, 6 Oct, 2017 – 9:02 | Comments Off on Robert Yates Rounded Up Horses
Robert Yates Rounded Up Horses

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
It was 2002 or something like that during a planning meeting for an upcoming NASCAR weekend at Kansas Speedway when a colleague at the Kansas City Star was told to advance the event by doing a story on Robert Yates.
The colleague who knew/cared nothing at all about racing shot back: […]

NASCAR Has Lost Engine Builder Extraordinaire
Wednesday, 4 Oct, 2017 – 14:09 | 2 Comments
NASCAR Has Lost Engine Builder Extraordinaire

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
In the 1960s, a Mars Hill College professor saw Robert Yates working on a farmer’s tractor one Sunday afternoon instead of in his dorm room studying. The professor told Yates he would never amount to anything because of his actions.
Time-and-time again Yates proved that professor wrong, establishing a NASCAR […]