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The 600’s Decisive Dozen
Monday, 28 May, 2018 – 7:10 | Comments Off on The 600’s Decisive Dozen
The 600’s Decisive Dozen

CONCORD, N.C. – Coca-Cola 600 twelve-pack race recap:

Defending Coca-Cola 600 race champion Austin Dillon’s bid for a second straight win in NASCAR’s longest race of the season went up in smoke on lap 42 after a blown right-rear tire caused extensive damage to his No. 3 Chevrolet. This season’s Daytona 500 champion finished 34th on Sunday night.
A […]

Busch Wins 600; Becomes Mastered Tracksman
Monday, 28 May, 2018 – 6:58 | Comments Off on Busch Wins 600; Becomes Mastered Tracksman
Busch Wins 600; Becomes Mastered Tracksman

By Deb Williams | Senor Writer
RacinToday.com
CONCORD, N.C. – Ever since childhood, Kyle Busch has dreamed of winning the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. On Sunday night, the Las Vegas native turned his dream into reality, becoming the first driver in NASCAR’s Modern Era to win at every Cup track on which he has competed.
“Always […]

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

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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
RacinToday.com
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
RacinToday.com
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
RacinToday.com
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 […]