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Ford Rolls Out Its 2013 “Driveway” Fusion
Tuesday, 24 Jan, 2012 – 19:05 | One Comment
Ford Rolls Out Its 2013 “Driveway” Fusion

News and notes from Tueday’s Day 2 of the Charlotte Motor Speedway NASCAR Media Tour:
NASCAR officials and Ford officials took the opportunity of the annual Charlotte Motor Speedway Media Tour to roll out the new Ford Fusion which will compete in the Sprint Cup Series beginning in 2013.
And in introducing the car, all said they [...]

Tour Notes: No. 11 Team Plans Comeback
Monday, 23 Jan, 2012 – 20:46 | Comments Off
Tour Notes: No. 11 Team Plans Comeback

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Notes and quotes from Monday’s Day 1 of the NASCAR Charlotte Motor Speedway Media Tour:
2011 season was a step-back season for Denny Hamlin of Joe Gibbs Racing. He and his team followed their strong run for the Chase championship the year before with a one-win season in which they made the playoffs but never really [...]

Steve Addington Embarks On A Working Vacation
Monday, 23 Jan, 2012 – 18:52 | Comments Off
Steve Addington Embarks On A Working Vacation

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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CONCORD, N.C. – NASCAR Sprint Cup champion Tony Stewart couldn’t resist the temptation Monday to casually remark that his new crew chief, Steve Addington, felt like he was on vacation at Stewart-Haas Racing.
After all, Addington’s previous two drivers were the Busch brothers – Kurt at Penske Racing and Kyle [...]

Danica Patrick Says She Won’t Drive In Indy 500
Monday, 23 Jan, 2012 – 12:49 | 2 Comments
Danica Patrick Says She Won’t Drive In Indy 500

CONCORD, N. C. – Danica Patrick announced Monday that she will not drive in this year’s Indianapolis 500.
Instead, she will race in the Coca-Cola 600 Sprint Cup race at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Memorial Day weekend.
Patrick made the announcement during the first day of the annual Charlotte Motor Speedway Media Tour in North Carolina.
“I hope [...]

Preview, Fans Are Back At The NASCAR Hall
Sunday, 22 Jan, 2012 – 9:32 | Comments Off
Preview, Fans Are Back At The NASCAR Hall

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Rain and chilly temperatures failed to dampen the spirits of several thousand race fans who traveled to the Charlotte Convention Center and NASCAR Hall of Fame Saturday to meet their favorite drivers – past and present – at the NASCAR Preview presented by Sprint.
Several people slept on the sidewalk outside the building [...]

Sturbin: Evans Was The Dean Of Modified Drivers
Sunday, 22 Jan, 2012 – 8:06 | 6 Comments
Sturbin: Evans Was The Dean Of Modified Drivers

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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ROME, N.Y. – There is a James Dean-like fascination with the life and times and death of NASCAR Modified champion Richie Evans here in his hometown, where “The Rapid Roman” is remembered as a complex country boy who was too fast to live, too young to die.
Winner of nine NASCAR [...]

Williams: Glen Wood Hauled Lumber And The Mail
Saturday, 21 Jan, 2012 – 9:56 | One Comment
Williams: Glen Wood Hauled Lumber And The Mail

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. – On a section of Wood family property in Stuart, Va., stands a majestic 153-year-old beech tree. Its sturdiness serves as a tribute to one of the most famous families in NASCAR racing for it was under its leafy branches that Glen Wood and his brothers pulled their [...]

Pedley: This Class Adds Depth To NASCAR Hall Of Fame
Friday, 20 Jan, 2012 – 14:30 | 3 Comments
Pedley: This Class Adds Depth To NASCAR Hall Of Fame

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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When the package of biographical material that NASCAR sends out to those who vote for members of its Hall of Fame arrived last year, I must admit: It was the material on former drivers that got the longest, deepest looks.
Names of former drivers like Cale Yarborough, Fireball Roberts, Darrell Waltrip, [...]

Woody: Waltrip Induction Into Hall Is Well-Deserved
Friday, 20 Jan, 2012 – 12:16 | 3 Comments
Woody: Waltrip Induction Into Hall Is Well-Deserved

By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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When I first met Darrell Waltrip in the late 1960s his favorite saying was, “The squeaky wheel gets the grease.”
D.W. was definitely a squeaky wheel and he got tons of grease, in the form of media attention and publicity.
It paid off, starting with his record-busting early days at Nashville’s Fairgrounds [...]

Pedley: Some Racing Chases Will Never Be Won
Tuesday, 17 Jan, 2012 – 9:34 | Comments Off
Pedley: Some Racing Chases Will Never Be Won

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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This morning, as seagulls are picking through the infield leftovers at Daytona International Speedway, the rest of us are left to conduct some searches of our own. Not for half-eaten sausages or dried out french fries, but for answers. Answers to questions like: Where are we vis a vis restrictor plate [...]