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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 […]

NHRA’s Gray’s Career About To Make A Left Turn
Thursday, 27 Sep, 2018 – 17:41 | One Comment
NHRA’s Gray’s Career About To Make A Left Turn

NHRA Championship Drag Racing will lose one of its rising stars to NASCAR at season’s end, perhaps as a one-and-done world champion.
Pro Stock point-leader Tanner Gray _ who proudly brandishes a stock car-style No. 15 on his Chevrolet Camaro SS _ will transition to the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East fulltime in 2019 with DGR-Crosley. […]

The Road Is About To Get Bumpy In Cup Playoffs
Sunday, 23 Sep, 2018 – 9:02 | Comments Off on The Road Is About To Get Bumpy In Cup Playoffs
The Road Is About To Get Bumpy In Cup Playoffs

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
RICHMOND, Va. – With the inaugural race at Charlotte Motor Speedway’s ROVAL looming on the horizon, Kyle Busch, Martin Truex Jr. and Christopher Bell breathed a sigh of relief following their performances at Richmond Raceway.
Busch’s Saturday night victory in the Federated Auto Parts 400 guaranteed him a trip to the […]

Kyle Busch Tears Up The Field In Richmond
Saturday, 22 Sep, 2018 – 23:16 | Comments Off on Kyle Busch Tears Up The Field In Richmond
Kyle Busch Tears Up The Field In Richmond

Saturday did not start well for Kyle Busch but it sure ended well.
Busch, who was forced to start 39th in the 40-car field after being penalized for unapproved alterations to his car prior to the race, came all the way back to win the Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond Raceway on Saturday night.
“Even though […]

Newman To Join Roush Fenway
Saturday, 22 Sep, 2018 – 17:53 | Comments Off on Newman To Join Roush Fenway
Newman To Join Roush Fenway

RICHMOND, Va. – Ryan Newman’s engineering degree coupled with his knowledge of various race cars made him the ideal driver for Roush Fenway Racing’s flagship No. 6 Ford in 2019, Roush Fenway Racing executives said Saturday at Richmond Raceway.
“We think Ryan is fairly unique in the garage with his engineering background, with the number of […]

Harvick On Pole At Richmond
Saturday, 22 Sep, 2018 – 8:19 | Comments Off on Harvick On Pole At Richmond
Harvick On Pole At Richmond

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Kevin Harvick took the pole for Saturday night’s NASCAR Cup Series race by by edging Denny Hamlin by .006 seconds on Friday.
A seven-time winner this season, Harvick covered the .75-mile distance in 22.153 seconds (121.880 mph).
Harvick did not make mock qualifying runs during practice, opting to concentrate on race runs, but his car remained consistent throughout the three […]