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Car Slams, Injures Pedestrians After Race At Martinsville
Monday, 31 Oct, 2016 – 7:12 | Comments Off on Car Slams, Injures Pedestrians After Race At Martinsville
Car Slams, Injures Pedestrians After Race At Martinsville

MARTINSVILLE, Va. – Nearly two dozen people were injured Sunday at Martinsville Speedway after the Goody’s Fast Relief 500 when a person maneuvered his vehicle out of the traffic line and plowed into a group of pedestrians.
The injured, who Virginia State Police said ranged in age from 13 to 65, were behind turns one and […]

Hurricane Smacks DIS; Charlotte Race Postponed
Saturday, 8 Oct, 2016 – 9:08 | Comments Off on Hurricane Smacks DIS; Charlotte Race Postponed
Hurricane Smacks DIS; Charlotte Race Postponed

RacinToday.com
Daytona International Speedway officials said the facility, which is home to NASCAR’s most important race – the Daytona 500 – suffered damage from Hurricane Matthew.
Meanwhile, Matthew forced postponement of the Sprint Cup Series race from Saturday night to Sunday at noon.
NBC will broadcast the first race in the Round of 12 of the Chase for the NASCAR […]

Childress, Earnhardt Were Hot At CMS 30 Years Ago
Friday, 7 Oct, 2016 – 18:28 | Comments Off on Childress, Earnhardt Were Hot At CMS 30 Years Ago
Childress, Earnhardt Were Hot At CMS 30 Years Ago

Thirty years before Charlotte Motor Speedway became the first race in the Chase’s second round, Dale Earnhardt and his Richard Childress Racing team steamrolled into the 1.5-mile track in October 1986 with a season as hot as the sweltering temperatures that blanketed the facility that fall.
With only four races left in the 29-race season. Earnhardt […]

Rains Washes Out Friday Schedule At Charlotte
Friday, 7 Oct, 2016 – 14:32 | Comments Off on Rains Washes Out Friday Schedule At Charlotte
Rains Washes Out Friday Schedule At Charlotte

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Persistent rain and the forecast for more of it, forced NASCAR to cancel all of Friday’s on-track activity at Charlotte Motor Speedway, including the Xfinity Series Chase Round of 12 finale and Sprint Cup practice.
The rain in the Southeast come courtesy of Hurricane Matthew.
The Xfinity race is now scheduled to run Sunday at 11 a.m. […]

Flat Spot On: Darlington or Bust(ed)
Saturday, 3 Sep, 2016 – 16:49 | Comments Off on Flat Spot On: Darlington or Bust(ed)
Flat Spot On: Darlington or Bust(ed)

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
The first NASCAR race I covered was the first one I had ever seen, not an unusual event in newspaper sports departments of the mid-1970’s. The newest member of the staff, as in my case, often drew what was considered — when it came to stock car races — the […]

Community Service Will Be Betty Jane’s Legacy
Tuesday, 30 Aug, 2016 – 17:13 | Comments Off on Community Service Will Be Betty Jane’s Legacy
Community Service Will Be Betty Jane’s Legacy

Bill and Betty Jane.
That’s the way former NASCAR Chairman and CEO Bill France Jr. and his wife, Betty Jane, were known to everyone in the racing community. Even though it was Bill Jr. who sat in a director’s chair behind the NASCAR hauler every race weekend in the garage, conversing with those who wanted to […]

NASCAR Loses Its ‘First Lady’; Betty Jane France Passes Away
Tuesday, 30 Aug, 2016 – 12:35 | Comments Off on NASCAR Loses Its ‘First Lady’; Betty Jane France Passes Away
NASCAR Loses Its ‘First Lady’; Betty Jane France Passes Away

The NASCAR world went into mourning Tuesday after it was announced that Betty Jane France had passed away on Monday evening.
France was the mother of NASCAR Chairman and CEO Brian France and International Speedway Corporation CEO Lesa France Kennedy. She was the wife of Bill France Jr., whose father founded NASCAR.
Betty Jane France was widely known […]

Byron Gets Ultimate Treat From Hendrick
Sunday, 21 Aug, 2016 – 13:49 | Comments Off on Byron Gets Ultimate Treat From Hendrick
Byron Gets Ultimate Treat From Hendrick

BRISTOL, Tenn. – Team owner Rick Hendrick and six-time NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson first met William Byron as a youngster when he came trick-or-treating at Johnson’s house and Hendrick’s granddaughter’s home on Halloween. In fact, Byron still has the pillow case Johnson signed that night.
A few years later Byron told Hendrick his dream was […]

Flat Spot On: Bristol Night Race Still Great Spectacle
Sunday, 21 Aug, 2016 – 7:48 | Comments Off on Flat Spot On: Bristol Night Race Still Great Spectacle
Flat Spot On: Bristol Night Race Still Great Spectacle

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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BRISTOL, Tenn. – The double duty gate, which also served as a barrier in Turn 2, lumbered open, allowing crew members, NASCAR officials, drivers and assorted others to walk down the steep banking that tested knee strength and into the infield of the Bristol half mile. At the time, 1992, […]

Tifft To Take First Small Steps At Hickory
Friday, 19 Aug, 2016 – 15:48 | Comments Off on Tifft To Take First Small Steps At Hickory
Tifft To Take First Small Steps At Hickory

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
BRISTOL, Tenn. – Approximately 1½ months after undergoing brain surgery for a tumor, NASCAR driver Matt Tifft will step back into a race car Sunday at Hickory (N.C.) Motor Speedway when he tests a late model.
“For myself, what I want to see is short-run speed and how well I’m able […]