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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
RacinToday.com
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 [...]

Hamlin Wins Coke Pole
Thursday, 23 May, 2013 – 20:33 | Comments Off
Hamlin Wins Coke Pole

Denny Hamlin turned in the fastest lap during Thursday night’s qualifying session at Charlotte Motor Speedway, winning the pole for Sunday’s Coca-Cola 600.
One of eight drivers to beat the previous track record, Hamlin covered the 1.5-mile distance in 27.604 seconds (195.624 mph) to knock Kurt Busch (195.221 mph) off the provisional pole. Matt Kenseth (195.094 mph) [...]

Earnhardt’s Historic CMS Weekend Remembered
Thursday, 23 May, 2013 – 19:59 | 3 Comments
Earnhardt’s Historic CMS Weekend Remembered

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
CONCORD, N.C. – Twenty years ago Dale Earnhardt Sr. owned Charlotte Motor Speedway during the month of May, sweeping the All-Star race and the Coca-Cola 600. At that time, no one realized it would be Earnhardt’s last visit to the 1.5-mile speedway’s victory lane.
It was an era when an [...]

Kenseth Making No Long Term Plans For 2013
Thursday, 23 May, 2013 – 14:00 | Comments Off
Kenseth Making No Long Term Plans For 2013

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
CONCORD, N.C. – Things have gone dang well for Matt Kenseth this season. So well that he was named the winner of the first quarter Driver of the Year award on Thursday. So well that he even beat NASCAR law enforcement officials by having the massive penalties he was issued [...]

Phillips Needs To Be In Hall: Sooner The Better
Tuesday, 21 May, 2013 – 16:46 | Comments Off
Phillips Needs To Be In Hall: Sooner The Better

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Rusty Wallace likes to talk. And when he gets going, he can say a lot of things in a short amount of time. Separating the nut from the shell takes a good ear when listening to Rusty go.
It was during one of those go-times 10 years ago, [...]

Kulwicki Team Assembles 20 Years After Title
Monday, 20 May, 2013 – 13:46 | 5 Comments
Kulwicki Team Assembles 20 Years After Title

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – With very few exceptions, loyalty in NASCAR disappeared with the arrival of the 21st Century. Therefore, when one sees the loyalty that still exists for Alan Kulwicki from his 1992 championship crew, it is heart-warming.
Twenty years after losing their mentor, their leader, in a plane crash near [...]

Jimmie Becomes NASCAR’s All-Time All-Star
Sunday, 19 May, 2013 – 6:59 | 2 Comments
Jimmie Becomes NASCAR’s All-Time All-Star

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
CONCORD, N.C. – Entering Saturday’s NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race at Charlotte Motor Speedway Jimmie Johnson wasn’t sure about his chances in the event due to an 18th-place qualifying run, but when the checkered flag waved the California native had once again rewritten a page in the NASCAR record book.
With an [...]

Edwards, Fennig Hope To Put Trickle In Victory Lane
Saturday, 18 May, 2013 – 14:38 | Comments Off
Edwards, Fennig Hope To Put Trickle In Victory Lane

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
CONCORD, N.C. – Thanks to Carl Edwards, his Wisconsin-born crew chief Jimmy Fennig and many of his Roush-Fenway Racing crew, legendary short-track driver Dick Trickle has one more opportunity to visit victory lane.
That opportunity will be Saturday night in the NASCAR Sprint All-Star race at Charlotte Motor Speedway. In [...]

Garages React With Shock, Sadness To Trickle
Saturday, 18 May, 2013 – 7:25 | Comments Off
Garages React With Shock, Sadness To Trickle

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
CONCORD, N.C. – A cup of coffee in one hand and a cigarette in another. Those were legendary driver Dick Trickle’s staples, but it was his sense of humor and willingness to help others that will always endear him to those who knew him.
Perhaps that’s the reason it came [...]