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Larson Gets NNS Win In Charlotte
Saturday, 24 May, 2014 – 19:07 | Comments Off on Larson Gets NNS Win In Charlotte
Larson Gets NNS Win In Charlotte

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Kyle Larson got his second NASCAR Nationwide Series win of the season on Saturday when he won the History 300 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
In fact, he dominated the second half of the event to get that win.
Larson passed fellow Sprint Cup regular Brad Keselowski on Lap 118 of 200 and stayed out front the rest […]

Back Spasms Keep Gordon Out Of Car; Backup To Be Ready On Race Day
Saturday, 24 May, 2014 – 14:45 | Comments Off on Back Spasms Keep Gordon Out Of Car; Backup To Be Ready On Race Day
Back Spasms Keep Gordon Out Of Car; Backup To Be Ready On Race Day

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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CONCORD, N.C. – Jeff Gordon bypassed Saturday’s final practice session for the Coca-Cola 600 due to back spasms and said Regan Smith would be standing by Sunday in case he needed relief during NASCAR’s
longest race.
“Unfortunately, I had a back spasm the other night [Thursday] in that last qualifying run that […]

Two Night: Gordon, Evernham ‘Snookered” The 600
Saturday, 24 May, 2014 – 10:40 | Comments Off on Two Night: Gordon, Evernham ‘Snookered” The 600
Two Night: Gordon, Evernham ‘Snookered” The 600

CONCORD, N.C. – Twenty years ago, 22-year-old upstart Jeff Gordon and his Ray Evernham-led Hendrick Motorsports team drove into Coca-Cola 600 history by outsmarting the 1989 series champion on the competitors’ final stop at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Rusty Wallace’s Penske Racing crew changed four tires, which was the accepted practice at the time, while Gordon’s Chevrolet […]

Bayne To Drive The RFR No. 6 Ford
Saturday, 24 May, 2014 – 9:51 | Comments Off on Bayne To Drive The RFR No. 6 Ford
Bayne To Drive The RFR No. 6 Ford

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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CONCORD, N.C. – Trevor Bayne will move to NASCAR Sprint Cup racing fulltime in 2015, driving the No. 6 Ford fielded by Roush Fenway Racing, Jack Roush announced Saturday at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Advocare, who is sponsoring Bayne in the Nationwide Series this year, will move to the Sprint Cup level […]

KO Qualifying Snafus Cost Top Contenders Big At Charlotte Motor Speedway
Friday, 23 May, 2014 – 12:02 | Comments Off on KO Qualifying Snafus Cost Top Contenders Big At Charlotte Motor Speedway
KO Qualifying Snafus Cost Top Contenders Big At Charlotte Motor Speedway

CONCORD, N.C. – Guess some teams still have some minor tweaking to do in their approaches to the new Knockout Qualifying thing. In the case of the teams of Kevin Harvick and Matt Kenseth, maybe some major tweaks.
Harvick’s Stewart-Haas Racing team and Kenseth’s Joe Gibbs Racing team both advanced into the third and final round […]

Elliott Survived Lions, Earned Spot In Hearts, Hall
Friday, 23 May, 2014 – 7:16 | Comments Off on Elliott Survived Lions, Earned Spot In Hearts, Hall
Elliott Survived Lions, Earned Spot In Hearts, Hall

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. – In a nine-month period in the mid-1980s, Bill Elliott skyrocketed from a relatively unknown north Georgia race car driver to international stardom.
With a potent Ford Thunderbird, Elliott and his older brothers, Ernie and Dan, turned NASCAR Cup racing upside down with their victories and record pole runs. […]

Johnson To Start 600 From The Pole
Thursday, 22 May, 2014 – 19:20 | Comments Off on Johnson To Start 600 From The Pole
Johnson To Start 600 From The Pole

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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CONCORD, N.C. – Jimmie Johnson started his bid to win Sunday night’s Coca-Cola 600 Sprint Cup race by winning the pole on Thursday evening.
Johnson had a pole winning speed of 194.911 miles per hour in the final of three rounds of knockout qualifying to bag the pole.
It was the first […]

NASCAR Garages Will Be Watching The Indy 500
Thursday, 22 May, 2014 – 17:16 | One Comment
NASCAR Garages Will Be Watching The Indy 500

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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CONCORD, N.C. – When Kurt Busch squeezes into his Indy car on Sunday to compete in the 2014 Indianapolis 500, he will not squeeze in alone. With him will be a NASCAR garage full of drivers and team members.
That became evident Thursday when the garages opened for business at Charlotte […]

Jimmie Johnson Says HOF Voting Was Major Hoot
Thursday, 22 May, 2014 – 15:05 | Comments Off on Jimmie Johnson Says HOF Voting Was Major Hoot
Jimmie Johnson Says HOF Voting Was Major Hoot

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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CONCORD, N.C. – With all he’s accomplished, with everything he has in life, with the giant future he has, you would think that it would be tough to impress Jimmie Johnson. But from the sound of it, the day he had on Wednesday impressed the six-time Sprint Cup champion in […]

NASCAR Hall Of Fame’s Class of 2015 Is Announced
Wednesday, 21 May, 2014 – 15:33 | Comments Off on NASCAR Hall Of Fame’s Class of 2015 Is Announced
NASCAR Hall Of Fame’s Class of 2015 Is Announced

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The NASCAR Hall of Fame’s Class of 2015 was announced Wednesday and included five drivers who spanned several generations of the sport.
The five are Rex White, Bill Elliott, Wendell Scott, Fred Lorenzen and Joe Weatherly.
They were elected by a voting panel after five hours of deliberation Wednesday morning and afternoon. The election […]