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NASCAR Hall Of Fame Has Five New Members
Wednesday, 23 May, 2012 – 17:20 | Comments Off
NASCAR Hall Of Fame Has Five New Members

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – In the end, it took what one member of the voting panel called a green/white/checkered restart, but the NASCAR Hall of Fame on Wednesday found out which five people would become its class of 2013.
The five are:
– Driver Herb Thomas
– Mechanic Leonard Wood
– Driver Rusty Wallace
– Driver/owner [...]

Toyota Rolls Out New Cup Camry
Tuesday, 22 May, 2012 – 18:39 | Comments Off
Toyota Rolls Out New Cup Camry

SALISBURY, N.C. – Toyota’s 2013 Camry has a little bit different feel than the car currently raced on NASCAR’s Sprint Cup circuit, but it’s not the major jump the drivers experienced when the old car was mothballed in favor of the COT, Kyle Busch said Tuesday at Toyota Racing and Development headquarters.
Busch attributed the [...]

Easy NASCAR Hall Voting Is Thing Of The Past
Tuesday, 22 May, 2012 – 18:31 | 2 Comments
Easy NASCAR Hall Voting Is Thing Of The Past

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – As we walked toward the room in the Charlotte Convention Center prior to voting for the first class of the NASCAR Hall of Fame three years ago, a colleague shook his head and said, man, this could be tough.
Yep, I said, but not as tough as things [...]

Everything’s Coming Up Hendrick In NASCAR
Sunday, 20 May, 2012 – 7:05 | Comments Off
Everything’s Coming Up Hendrick In NASCAR

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
CONCORD, N.C. – For Hendrick Motorsports, the week has been phenomenal, as the nearly three-decade old team has won everything in NASCAR Sprint Cup competition except qualifying for the All-Star and Showdown races.
In a seven-day period, five-time NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson has recorded Hendrick’s 200th Cup victory at Darlington [...]

Johnson Shows Winning Form At All-Star Race
Saturday, 19 May, 2012 – 21:54 | Comments Off
Johnson Shows Winning Form At All-Star Race

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Jimmie Johnson pulled away from Brad Keselowski over the final 10 laps to win Saturday night’s NASCAR Sprint All-Star race at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Johnson won $1 million for his efforts.
Five-time Cup champion Johnson took the lead when he beat the field out of the pits after the mandatory stop prior to the final 10-lap segment [...]

France Talks Diversity At CMS
Saturday, 19 May, 2012 – 21:03 | Comments Off
France Talks Diversity At CMS

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
CONCORD, N.C.  – Darrell Wallace Jr. becomes the third African-American to compete in a NASCAR Nationwide Series race this weekend and NASCAR Chairman Brian France said Saturday it would be big for the sport if he performed well.
“He’s somebody with the most promising talent who is an African-American who has [...]

All-Star Moments: No. 1 – Turf War Breaks Out
Saturday, 19 May, 2012 – 12:32 | One Comment
All-Star Moments: No. 1 – Turf War Breaks Out

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
It’s NASCAR All-Star Race week. It’s a week that culminates in a race which, despite of the fact – or maybe because of the fact – that it pays no points, has produced some of the Sprint Cup Series’ most memorable moments.
Which All-Star Races are the most memorable? This week, [...]

Kyle Busch To Start All-Star Race From Pole
Friday, 18 May, 2012 – 21:35 | Comments Off
Kyle Busch To Start All-Star Race From Pole

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Kyle Busch won the pole for Saturday night’s NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Busch edged Ryan Newman in Friday’s time trials, which included three laps and a pit stop.
Denny Hamlin claimed the third starting position, followed by Cup points leader Greg Biffle and Kevin Harvick .
Busch won his third All-Star pole but has [...]

Kurt Busch Defends Darlington Actions
Friday, 18 May, 2012 – 19:43 | 2 Comments
Kurt Busch Defends Darlington Actions

CONCORD, N.C. – Kurt Busch said Friday he didn’t believe any of Ryan Newman’s crewmen were in danger when he executed a burnout through Newman’s pit as he left pit road following a wreck in last weekend’s NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Darlington Raceway.
“Newman left his pit a good 10 seconds before us,” Busch [...]

Earnhardt Jr. Has Contempt For Congressman
Friday, 18 May, 2012 – 12:56 | Comments Off
Earnhardt Jr. Has Contempt For Congressman

CONCORD, N.C. – If a congressman from Georgia has his way military sponsorships in NASCAR could soon be a thing of the past.
That would include the National Guard’s association with the sport’s most popular driver, Dale Earnhardt Jr.
An amendment, which prohibits funding of sponsorships for professional sports or sporting events, passed in a voice vote [...]