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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
RacinToday.com
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
RacinToday.com
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
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 [...]