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Hamlin Wins Dover Pole
Friday, 31 May, 2013 – 15:29 | Comments Off
Hamlin Wins Dover Pole

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Denny Hamlin won his second-straight Sprint Cup pole Friday when he was fastest qualifier at Dover International Speedway. His qualifying time was 22.788 seconds at 157.978 mph.
The Joe Gibbs Racing driver won the pole a week ago for the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
When Hamlin climbed from his car after the run, he indicated [...]

Kurt Busch Displays New Furniture In Dover
Friday, 31 May, 2013 – 14:04 | Comments Off
Kurt Busch Displays New Furniture In Dover

By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
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DOVER, Del. – Kurt Busch couldn’t resist.
When the 2004 NASCAR Sprint Cup champion met the media Friday morning at Dover International Speedway, he did so while standing in front of a podium underneath the lift gate of his team hauler.
After a reporter complimented Busch on the new and innovative layout, [...]

Harvick Pits His Way To Victory Lane In Charlotte
Monday, 27 May, 2013 – 6:17 | Comments Off
Harvick Pits His Way To Victory Lane In Charlotte

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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CONCORD, N.C. – With 14 laps remaining in Sunday’s Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway, Kevin Harvick pitted for two fresh tires and returned to the 1.5-mile track with only one thought – “Don’t screw up.”
“I knew they put me in the best position to win the race,” said [...]

Harvick Wins Bizarre Coca-Cola 600 At Charlotte
Sunday, 26 May, 2013 – 22:41 | Comments Off
Harvick Wins Bizarre Coca-Cola 600 At Charlotte

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Kevin Harvick pulled away to an easy victory after taking the lead during a late restart in Saturday night’s Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway,
The victory was the second of the season for the Richard Childress Racing driver.
Kasey Kahne finished second and Kurt Busch was third. Denny Hamlin finished fourth and Joey Logano was fifth.
Rounding out [...]

Fox Cable Snaps, Stops Race And Injures Fans
Sunday, 26 May, 2013 – 20:34 | Comments Off
Fox Cable Snaps, Stops Race And Injures Fans

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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CONCORD, N.C. – Ten people were injured Sunday night during the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway when a rope cable used by FOX to guide its CamCat overhead camera system broke and fell over the fourth turn grandstands.
A statement released by speedway officials said seven fans were treated [...]

Keselowski: Mental Fitness Is The Key In The 600
Sunday, 26 May, 2013 – 12:37 | Comments Off
Keselowski: Mental Fitness Is The Key In The 600

CONCORD, N.C. – Several NASCAR drivers have a personal trainer and follow a strict workout schedule while others compete in marathons and triathlons, but none of those are for Brad Keselowski. The current NASCAR Sprint Cup champion prefers to rely on mental toughness.
“I’ve never really been big into the whole workout routine thing,” Keselowski [...]

The 600 Is Milestone For Iconic Wood Brothers
Sunday, 26 May, 2013 – 12:34 | Comments Off
The 600 Is Milestone For Iconic Wood Brothers

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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CONCORD, N.C. – Glen Wood first competed in a NASCAR race on May 17, 1953 and ever since the Stuart, Va., family has produced memorable, history-making moments in the sport. Another one of those will occur Sunday when Trevor Bayne gives the famed Wood Brothers their 1,400th NASCAR Cup [...]

France: NASCAR To Bring Innovation In-House
Saturday, 25 May, 2013 – 17:46 | One Comment
France: NASCAR To Bring Innovation In-House

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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CONCORD, N.C. – For NASCAR’s first five decades, innovations and technology in the sport primarily came from the race teams, but now those items will originate at the sanctioning body’s Research and Development Center in Concord, NASCAR Chairman Brian France said Saturday.
“We’re going to use a lot more science [...]

NASCAR Boss Prefers Charlotte Keep Two Cup Races
Saturday, 25 May, 2013 – 17:36 | Comments Off
NASCAR Boss Prefers Charlotte Keep Two Cup Races

CONCORD, N.C. – NASCAR Chairman Brian France said Saturday Bruton Smith hadn’t requested a realignment of a Sprint Cup Series event at one of his tracks, but he would prefer Charlotte Motor Speedway’s October race remain at the 53-year-old facility.
“Our preference, my preference, is to make the events where they are more successful,” France [...]

Notes: The Champ’s Leadership Quest Will Go On
Friday, 24 May, 2013 – 10:29 | One Comment
Notes: The Champ’s Leadership Quest Will Go On

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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CONCORD, N.C. – After winning the 2012 Sprint Cup championship, Brad Keselowski told the garages he wanted to assume a leadership role in the series. This year, Keselowski has run into some problems. On the track and off.
Tweeted and voiced comments have not sat well with some of his peers. Unapproved [...]