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Earnhardt’s Difficult Season Drags On At CMS
Saturday, 7 Oct, 2017 – 8:16 | No Comment
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 […]

Kyle Busch Drives Elliott To School At Dover
Sunday, 1 Oct, 2017 – 18:00 | Comments Off on Kyle Busch Drives Elliott To School At Dover
Kyle Busch Drives Elliott To School At Dover

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Kyle Busch tracked down Chase Elliott over the final 40 or so laps, caught him and passed him for the lead with just over one lap to go and went on to win Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Playoffs race at Dover International Speedway.

The victory was Busch’s fourth of the season and second of the playoffs and […]

Truex Jr. Rolls To Pole For Dover Playoff Race
Saturday, 30 Sep, 2017 – 8:01 | Comments Off on Truex Jr. Rolls To Pole For Dover Playoff Race
Truex Jr. Rolls To Pole For Dover Playoff Race

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Martin Truex Jr. edged Kyle Busch in pole qualifying Friday for Sunday’s 400-mile NASCAR Cup series race (on NBCSN at 2 p.m. ET) at Dover International Speedway.
Truex had a fast lap during qualifying for the the elimination race in the Playoff’s Round of 16 in 22.407 seconds (160.664 mph).
The Furniture Row Racing driver won his second pole of […]

Busch Wins New Hampshire, Gets Round-2 Berth
Sunday, 24 Sep, 2017 – 16:52 | Comments Off on Busch Wins New Hampshire, Gets Round-2 Berth
Busch Wins New Hampshire, Gets Round-2 Berth

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Kyle Busch led 187 of 300 laps to win Sunday’s NASCAR Monster Energy Cup race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. The win came in the second race of the 10-event playoffs and moves Busch into Round 2.
Kyle Larson of Chip Ganassi Racing finished second, 2.6-seconds back, while Busch’s Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Matt Kenseth was […]

NASCAR Puts Logano In ‘Jail’; Drivers React
Saturday, 23 Sep, 2017 – 13:00 | 4 Comments
NASCAR Puts Logano In ‘Jail’; Drivers React

By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
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LOUDON, N.H. – Joey Logano felt a little like he was in jail Saturday as he sat in his car on pit road for the entire final practice session for the ISM Connect 300 Cup race.

After his Team Penske No. 22 Ford failed technical inspection four times prior to Friday’s qualifying, NASCAR penalized the […]

Johnson Hopes Tough Year To Have Happy Ending
Friday, 22 Sep, 2017 – 19:14 | Comments Off on Johnson Hopes Tough Year To Have Happy Ending
Johnson Hopes Tough Year To Have Happy Ending

By Mike Harris| Senior Writer
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LOUDON, NH – Jimmie Johnson can probably be excused if he is already thinking about next year.
It’s not that he isn’t in the thick of the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup championship battle. The seven-time series champion is seventh in the points heading into Sunday’sISM Connect 300 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, only […]

Bowman At Texas: ‘I’m Not Dale Earnhardt Jr.’
Friday, 22 Sep, 2017 – 8:31 | Comments Off on Bowman At Texas: ‘I’m Not Dale Earnhardt Jr.’
Bowman At Texas: ‘I’m Not Dale Earnhardt Jr.’

Alex Bowman’s first fulltime Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season officially is underway.
Bowman, the driver who will replace Dale Earnhardt Jr. after his season-ending retirement from Hendrick Motorsports, participated in a unique test at Texas Motor Speedway involving NASCAR’s three OEM partners. Chevrolet, Toyota and Ford joined Goodyear Racing for a two-day wheel force transducer […]