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Gray: NASCAR Has More To Offer For Young Drivers
Saturday, 13 Oct, 2018 – 7:57 | Comments Off on Gray: NASCAR Has More To Offer For Young Drivers
Gray: NASCAR Has More To Offer For Young Drivers

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
CONCORD, N.C. – Tanner Gray has enjoyed success in the NHRA’s Pro Stock class ever since he entered it last year, but the 18-year-old competitor believes his future is in NASCAR because it provides more opportunities for young drivers.
“They (NASCAR) do a better job of marketing their sport,” Gray […]

Jimmie And Chad Are Splitsville
Thursday, 11 Oct, 2018 – 20:08 | Comments Off on Jimmie And Chad Are Splitsville
Jimmie And Chad Are Splitsville

Hendrick Motorsports has announced that it would split up the championship winning crew chief/driver combo of Chad Knaus and Jimmie Johnson.
The following is a transcript of a press conference discussing the move:
WHEN DID YOU GUYS COME TO THIS DECISION? HAS THIS BEEN IN THE WORKS?
Jimmie Johnson: “It hasn’t been a short-term decision or something that just […]

‘Roval’ Was Fun Dumpster Fire
Sunday, 7 Oct, 2018 – 8:31 | Comments Off on ‘Roval’ Was Fun Dumpster Fire
‘Roval’ Was Fun Dumpster Fire

Finally, last weekend, finally, something splatted against the wall and stuck for NASCAR. The bad news for North America’s premier stock car racing series, however, continues to be the large pile of refuse that has slid down that wall and is laying there steaming and congealing.
The final laps of Sunday’s race at the Charlotte “Roval” […]

Rain Puts Kyle Busch On Dover Pole
Friday, 5 Oct, 2018 – 16:27 | Comments Off on Rain Puts Kyle Busch On Dover Pole
Rain Puts Kyle Busch On Dover Pole

A sudden rain shower in Friday afternoon soaked the concrete track at Dover International Speedway, forcing cancellation of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series knockout qualifying session.
As a result, the field for Sunday’s race was set according to owner points.
On the pole for the first event of the Round of 12 playoff race will be […]

Carl Edwards Heads Into Texas HOF
Thursday, 4 Oct, 2018 – 17:40 | Comments Off on Carl Edwards Heads Into Texas HOF
Carl Edwards Heads Into Texas HOF

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
FORT WORTH, Texas – Carl Edwards shocked NASCAR Nation when he unexpectedly announced his retirement from big-time stock car racing in January 2017. But the man who punctuated each victory with his signature back flip off the door of his race car will return next month to Texas Motor Speedway, […]

Roval Debut Smashes Up The Cup Playoffs Field
Monday, 1 Oct, 2018 – 7:34 | Comments Off on Roval Debut Smashes Up The Cup Playoffs Field
Roval Debut Smashes Up The Cup Playoffs Field

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
CONCORD, N.C. – Clint Bowyer, third-place finisher in Sunday’s Bank of America ROVAL 400, strode into the media center, sat down at the interview desk, took a deep breath and remarked: “God almighty!”
Bowyer’s two words aptly described Charlotte Motor Speedway’s inaugural Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series road course race, which […]

Blaney Cashes In On Crashes To Win Roval
Sunday, 30 Sep, 2018 – 17:42 | Comments Off on Blaney Cashes In On Crashes To Win Roval
Blaney Cashes In On Crashes To Win Roval

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Winner Ryan Blaney looked as stunned as many of those who competed in Sunday’s Monster Energy Cup Series race, and virtually all those who were watching it from the grandstands at Charlotte Motor Speedway and from their comfy chairs in their living rooms.
Blaney successfully navigated his way through a final-lap […]

Kurt Busch On Pole At Roval
Saturday, 29 Sep, 2018 – 7:58 | Comments Off on Kurt Busch On Pole At Roval
Kurt Busch On Pole At Roval

Kurt Busch and his No. 41 Stewart-Haas Racing Ford won the pole for Sunday’s debut Monster Entergy NASCAR Cup Series race at the Charlotte Motor Speedway Roval.
Running late in the final round, Busch toured the 2.28-mile, 17-corner course in 76.805 seconds (106.868 mph) to edge road-course ace AJ Allmendinger (76.846 seconds at 106.811 mph) for […]

Hemric Steps Into No. 31 Car
Friday, 28 Sep, 2018 – 19:39 | Comments Off on Hemric Steps Into No. 31 Car
Hemric Steps Into No. 31 Car

CONCORD, N.C. – Daniel Hemric is no stranger to Charlotte Motor Speedway’s media center, having spent many evenings in it during the Summer Shootout Series. But Friday’s announcement that he was Ryan Newman’s replacement at Richard Childress Racing left him fighting back tears.
“I’m just incredibly humbled and honored to know that all those nights and […]

Preece’s Big Bet Has Put Him In A Cup Ride
Friday, 28 Sep, 2018 – 17:28 | Comments Off on Preece’s Big Bet Has Put Him In A Cup Ride
Preece’s Big Bet Has Put Him In A Cup Ride

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
CONCORD, N.C. – Ryan Preece bet on himself in 2017, bringing full sponsorship to Joe Gibbs Racing for two NASCAR Xfinity Series events. It was an all or nothing scenario – produce or forgo his dream of competing at stock car racing’s top level.
Preece produced. In the two races […]