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Flat Spot On: Under a Full Moon in Charlotte…
Sunday, 22 May, 2016 – 14:31 | Comments Off on Flat Spot On: Under a Full Moon in Charlotte…
Flat Spot On: Under a Full Moon in Charlotte…

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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CONCORD, N.C. – The Charlotte Motor Speedway bills its late-May racing extravaganza as the Ten Days of Thunder. This year it began with One Day (and Night) of Wonder.
A strange format that included a winner’s purse of $1million left a lot of questions marks in the air as well as […]

Logano Wins ‘Screwed Up’ All-Star Race
Sunday, 22 May, 2016 – 7:52 | Comments Off on Logano Wins ‘Screwed Up’ All-Star Race
Logano Wins ‘Screwed Up’ All-Star Race

CONCORD, N.C. – NASCAR’s Sprint All-Star race Saturday night at Charlotte Motor Speedway, which was won by Joey Logano, left drivers both pleased and confused.   
They praised NASCAR’s rules package that removed more downforce from the cars, but deemed the non-points event’s new format as too confusing.
“It’s the most screwed up All-Star race I’ve ever […]

Showdown Produces All-Stars And Thrills
Saturday, 21 May, 2016 – 14:57 | Comments Off on Showdown Produces All-Stars And Thrills
Showdown Produces All-Stars And Thrills

CONCORD, N.C. – Five drivers advanced to Saturday night’s Sprint All-Star race following the Sprint Showdown at Charlotte Motor Speedway, but it was the racing produced by the event’s new format that provided a rebirth of the excitement for which NASCAR was once known.
Smoke flew from rubbing, banging sheet metal as Kyle Larson and Chase […]

Rain Ruins Friday At Charlotte
Friday, 20 May, 2016 – 18:52 | Comments Off on Rain Ruins Friday At Charlotte
Rain Ruins Friday At Charlotte

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Rain scratched all track activity on Friday at Charlotte Motor Speedway, setting up a full day of racing on Saturday at the 1.5-mile track.
Both the Sprint Showdown, which will determine three qualifiers for the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race, and the North Carolina Education Lottery 200 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race have been rescheduled for […]

Harvick: I Never Talked to Hendrick
Friday, 20 May, 2016 – 18:47 | Comments Off on Harvick: I Never Talked to Hendrick
Harvick: I Never Talked to Hendrick

CONCORD, N.C. – Kevin Harvick said Friday he never talked with Hendrick Motorsports about joining the organization and that his contract talks with Stewart-Haas Racing were the result of NASCAR’s charter program.
“I had an automatic two-year extension that the team held,” Harvick explained to the media at Charlotte Motor Speedway as teams prepared for Saturday’s […]

Kenseth Wins Dover For First Victory Of Year
Sunday, 15 May, 2016 – 16:18 | Comments Off on Kenseth Wins Dover For First Victory Of Year
Kenseth Wins Dover For First Victory Of Year

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Matt Kenseth held off kid drivers Kyle Larson and Chase Elliott to win Sunday’s Sprint Cup Series race at the Dover International Speedway Monster Mile.
The win was the first of the season for Kenseth and made him the fourth and final Joe Gibbs Racing driver to win a race and […]

Rain Washes Out Dover Qualifying; Harvick On Pole
Friday, 13 May, 2016 – 15:37 | Comments Off on Rain Washes Out Dover Qualifying; Harvick On Pole
Rain Washes Out Dover Qualifying; Harvick On Pole

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Rain wiped out Friday’s Sprint Cup Series qualifying session at Dover.
As a result, Kevin Harvick and Dale Earnhardt Jr. will start from the front of the field at the Monster Mile on Sunday (1 p.m. ET on FS1).
Harvick won the pole and Earnhardt P2 as the field for the race was set by practice speeds on […]

Teams’ Brain Guys Getting Leg Up On Rule Guys
Thursday, 12 May, 2016 – 15:55 | Comments Off on Teams’ Brain Guys Getting Leg Up On Rule Guys
Teams’ Brain Guys Getting Leg Up On Rule Guys

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Crossing the finish line first always tells you who won the race in motor sports, but it never tells you how the race was won. And in the long run, the how will generally determine the who.
An intriguing case study concerning one of the “hows” is currently playing out in […]

Kyle Busch’s Hatred Of Kansas Turns To Love
Sunday, 8 May, 2016 – 3:16 | Comments Off on Kyle Busch’s Hatred Of Kansas Turns To Love
Kyle Busch’s Hatred Of Kansas Turns To Love

A couple years back, as he stood addressing the media after exiting the infield care center, Kyle Busch called Kansas Speedway the worst track on the Sprint Cup schedule. Hate the place, he said. On Saturday night, Busch finally picked up a victory at the series’ “worst” track.
Busch walked away from the field over the […]

Truex Wins Kansas Pole
Friday, 6 May, 2016 – 20:23 | Comments Off on Truex Wins Kansas Pole
Truex Wins Kansas Pole

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Martin Truex Jr. of Furniture Row Racing posted a fast lap at 28.284 seconds (190.921 mph) to win the pole for Saturday night’s Go Bowling 400 at Kansas Speedway on Friday.
The pole was the eighth of Truex’s career and his first since April 2012 at Texas, a string of 147 races.
“It kind of took us a […]