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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
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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 […]

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
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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
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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
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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 […]