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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
RacinToday.com
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 […]

Pearson Was The King At Charlotte In The ’70s
Friday, 27 May, 2016 – 7:51 | 2 Comments
Pearson Was The King At Charlotte In The ’70s

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
CONCORD, N.C. – During the 1970s, epic on-track battles were status quo for NASCAR Hall of Famers David Pearson and Richard Petty; however, it was the three-time champion Pearson who owned the deed to Charlotte Motor Speedway in that decade.
From 1972-78, Pearson piloted the potent No. 21, candy-apple red and […]

Talladega-Kansas Swap Highlights 2017 Schedule
Thursday, 5 May, 2016 – 14:18 | Comments Off on Talladega-Kansas Swap Highlights 2017 Schedule
Talladega-Kansas Swap Highlights 2017 Schedule

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
KANSAS CITY, Kan. – NASCAR announced its 2017 schedules on Thursday and one particular feature of the Sprint Cup schedule will likely be greeted with joy by competitors but with dismay be fans.
Next year, the fall race at Talladega Superspeedway will swap dates with the race at Kansas Speedway. The […]

Kyle Busch Ponders, Nixes Indy 500 Run
Friday, 15 Apr, 2016 – 19:00 | Comments Off on Kyle Busch Ponders, Nixes Indy 500 Run
Kyle Busch Ponders, Nixes Indy 500 Run

BRISTOL, Tenn. – Kyle Busch would like to add his name to the Indianapolis 500 roster, but the NASCAR Sprint Cup champion said Friday at Bristol Motor Speedway that it wouldn’t occur this year.
Details would need to be worked out, but he said convincing team owner Joe Gibbs to allow him to do it probably […]

Jeff Burton To Be Enshrined In Texas
Wednesday, 16 Mar, 2016 – 7:55 | Comments Off on Jeff Burton To Be Enshrined In Texas
Jeff Burton To Be Enshrined In Texas

FORT WORTH, Texas – On an overcast spring Sunday when Texas Motor Speedway stumbled out of the gate, Jeff Burton emerged as an unlikely and popular feel-good story.
That was April 6, 1997, when the inaugural Interstate Batteries 500 went into the track’s record book as Burton’s first career Sprint Cup Series victory. With TMS […]

Flat Spot On: Which Way Forward?
Saturday, 27 Feb, 2016 – 9:07 | 4 Comments
Flat Spot On: Which Way Forward?

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
HAMPTON, Ga. – In case you think this is just a story on NASCAR, it’s not. Please continue, because there is some straight talk here (hello Robin Miller!) that I think all racing fans might find worthwhile.
On a Friday at the Atlanta Motor Speedway, rarely has there been as much optimism prior […]