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Cup Drivers Test Tires On Charlotte’s ‘Roval’
Thursday, 19 Oct, 2017 – 8:14 | Comments Off on Cup Drivers Test Tires On Charlotte’s ‘Roval’
Cup Drivers Test Tires On Charlotte’s ‘Roval’

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
CONCORD, N.C. – “Interesting”, “challenging”, “intimidating” and “tricky” are just a few of the words used Wednesday by NASCAR drivers to describe Charlotte Motor Speedway’s road course that will be used next year for the Bank of America 500.
“(We’re) still trying to figure it all out,” said Martin Truex Jr., […]

Keselowski Wins Wreck-O-Rama At Talladega
Sunday, 15 Oct, 2017 – 18:19 | Comments Off on Keselowski Wins Wreck-O-Rama At Talladega
Keselowski Wins Wreck-O-Rama At Talladega

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Brad Keselowski survived a late-race wreckfest, pulled off a last-lap pass and won Sunday’s NASCAR Cup race at Talladega Superspeedway.
The win was Keselowski’s fifth at the restrictor-plate track, his third there since 2012 and moves him into the next round of the Playoffs.
“It’s a special day any day you can win,” he said, “but to […]

Junior Earns First Talladega Pole In Last Start
Saturday, 14 Oct, 2017 – 18:44 | Comments Off on Junior Earns First Talladega Pole In Last Start
Junior Earns First Talladega Pole In Last Start

Dale Earnhardt Jr. on Saturday, almost performing as scripted for his last season of full-time NASCAR Cup Series racing, won the pole for Sunday’s race at the 2.66-mile Talladega Superspeedway.
It was his first pole at NASCAR’s biggest track and one associated with the Earnhardt family.
Earnhardt laid down a lap 50.256 seconds (190.544 mph) in the […]

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 […]