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Flat Spot On: Hanky Panky A Setback For Johnson
Sunday, 13 Oct, 2013 – 8:00 | Comments Off
Flat Spot On: Hanky Panky A Setback For Johnson

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
CONCORD, N.C. – Top Ten Tweets from the Charlotte Motor Speedway and the Bank of America 500:
1. If Jimmie Johnson fails to win a sixth championship this year by a narrow margin, he will look back at a “suspicious yellow hanky” that flew with 27 laps to go. (Absent the [...]

Johnson Trips Over Debris At Charlotte
Sunday, 13 Oct, 2013 – 7:07 | Comments Off
Johnson Trips Over Debris At Charlotte

By Joe Menzer
Special to NASCAR Wire Service
CONCORD, N.C. – For much of the Bank of America 500 Saturday night at Charlotte Motor Speedway, it looked as if a change in the Chase for the Sprint Cup points lead was in order.
Then a caution for debris came out with 27 laps remaining, placing what seemed a [...]

Wolfe Call Makes Keselowski A Winner
Sunday, 13 Oct, 2013 – 6:57 | Comments Off
Wolfe Call Makes Keselowski A Winner

CONCORD, N.C. – Two tires or four?
It’s often the toughest question a crew chief faces in the closing stages of a race. However, for Penske Racing crew chief Paul Wolfe, that wasn’t the case in Saturday night’s Bank of America 500 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
When the fourth and final caution period began with 27 laps [...]

Cup Career Curtains Will Rise At Charlotte
Saturday, 12 Oct, 2013 – 7:37 | Comments Off
Cup Career Curtains Will Rise At Charlotte

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
CONCORD, N.C. – Three drivers – Kyle Larson, Brian Scott and Blake Koch – will make their NASCAR Sprint Cup Series debut Saturday in Charlotte Motor Speedway’s Bank of America 500, adding their names to a rather stellar list.
Seven-time NASCAR champion Dale Earnhardt, five-time Cup titlist Jimmie Johnson, Harry Gant, [...]

Notes: Today’s Young Drivers Slower To Develop?
Saturday, 12 Oct, 2013 – 7:35 | One Comment
Notes: Today’s Young Drivers Slower To Develop?

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
CONCORD, N.C. – Kevin Harvick doesn’t believe today’s rookies in NASCAR Sprint Cup racing succeed as quickly as those who preceded them about a decade ago because the training ground isn’t as good as it was in that era.
“I think that the Nationwide cars and trucks are so slow,” Harvick [...]

Kansas To Host Night Cup Race
Friday, 11 Oct, 2013 – 9:12 | Comments Off
Kansas To Host Night Cup Race

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Kansas Speedway announced it 2014 schedule Friday and it features a Sprint Cup night race on May 10 and sports car racing on its infield oval June 7.
In addition to the night Sprint Cup Series race, Kansas Speedway race fans will get to see the NASCAR [...]

Kavpil To Race In Charlotte
Friday, 11 Oct, 2013 – 7:00 | Comments Off
Kavpil To Race In Charlotte

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Despite his arrest on suspicion of assault in an alleged domestic dispute with his wife, Travis Kavpil will race in Saturday night’s Sprint Cup race at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
“BK Racing understands the severity of the situation and we don’t condone the actions that Travis has been accused of,” Ron Devine, co-owner of BK Racing, said [...]

Gordon Regains That Old Magic At Charlotte
Thursday, 10 Oct, 2013 – 20:51 | One Comment
Gordon Regains That Old Magic At Charlotte

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
CONCORD, N.C. – Jeff Gordon was beaming when he strode into Charlotte Motor Speedway’s infield media center Thursday night after claiming his ninth pole at the 1.5-mile track in perhaps the most dramatic qualifying session this season.
The smile on his face and the twinkle in his eye seemed to say, [...]

Team Owner Roush Is Thinking Young
Thursday, 10 Oct, 2013 – 20:47 | 2 Comments
Team Owner Roush Is Thinking Young

CONCORD, N.C. – Jack Roush said Thursday he was excited about the youth coming into Roush Fenway Racing, noting Ryan Reed was expected to compete full time for the organization next year in NASCAR’s Nationwide Series while Chris Buescher possessed the inside track for his fourth Cup team.
Ricky Stenhouse Jr., 26, returns to Roush Fenway [...]

Harvick, RCR Know Cookies Can Taste Quite Good
Thursday, 10 Oct, 2013 – 10:17 | Comments Off
Harvick, RCR Know Cookies Can Taste Quite Good

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Over the years, NASCAR’s 1.5-mile ovals have been treated by fans and media with the type of disrespect generally accorded to things like rental cars and F-1 races. They’ve been tagged as dull and generic. Cookie-cutters is one of the nicer things the intermediates have been called.
But in the garages [...]