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NASCAR’s Johnson: Indycars On Ovals A Bad Idea
Monday, 17 Oct, 2011 – 16:46 | 2 Comments
NASCAR’s Johnson: Indycars On Ovals A Bad Idea

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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CONCORD, N.C. – Despite auto racing’s worldwide existence, it is a small community and when tragedy strikes, as it did with Indianapolis 500 winner Dan Wheldon’s death in Sunday’s IndyCar Series season finale, it is felt by every series competitor and sanctioning body.
“Those of us walking around the garage today, [...]

Woody: Anybody But Jimmie Would Be Toast
Monday, 17 Oct, 2011 – 8:04 | Comments Off
Woody: Anybody But Jimmie Would Be Toast

By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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If Jimmie Johnson can escape this one, he should change his name to Jimmie Houdini.
Last Saturday night’s Charlotte wipeout dropped Johnson five spots in the standings and left him buried in eighthplace with just five races to go. And so we can say with absolute certainty that one of two [...]

Williams: This Cup Chase Has Been Biz-zarre
Sunday, 16 Oct, 2011 – 10:18 | 3 Comments
Williams: This Cup Chase Has Been Biz-zarre

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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CONCORD, N.C. – Matt Kenseth’s Saturday night Bank of America 500 victory at Charlotte Motor Speedway marked the half way point in a title chase that has displayed only one characteristic – unpredictability.
In fact, third-place finisher and points leader Carl Edwards readily admits “this season’s not like others.” He believes [...]

Kenseth Chases Down The Victory At Charlotte
Saturday, 15 Oct, 2011 – 22:21 | Comments Off
Kenseth Chases Down The Victory At Charlotte

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Matt Kenseth passed Kyle Busch for the lead with 25 laps to go, survived a restart with 12 laps to go and went on to win Saturday night’s Sprint Cup race at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Kenseth, who started the race fifth in points, jumped up to third with the victory. He will head to Talladega Superspeedway [...]

Race Day: Will Jimmie Get A Helping Hand?
Saturday, 15 Oct, 2011 – 15:28 | Comments Off
Race Day: Will Jimmie Get A Helping Hand?

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Suddenly, and thanks to a victory last weekend at Kansas Speedway, Jimmie Johnson is again the hot pick to win the 2011 Sprint Cup championship. Should things pan out, the championship would be the sixth straight for Johnson.
And should he win the sixth-straight championship, Johnson would be in line to [...]

New Sprint Cup Team Unveiled
Friday, 14 Oct, 2011 – 17:46 | One Comment
New Sprint Cup Team Unveiled

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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CONCORD, N.C. – Sinica Motorsports is joining NASCAR’s Sprint Cup Series with Camping World Truck Series and ARCA driver Grant Enfinger, it was announced Friday at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Owned by George Sinica, the No. 93 team will compete in 10 to 15 races in 2012 with Allen Wellman as the [...]

Pedley: I’m Pretty Sure This Chase Is A Good One
Friday, 14 Oct, 2011 – 14:31 | Comments Off
Pedley: I’m Pretty Sure This Chase Is A Good One

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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This weekend, as the Chase for the Sprint Cup Championship reaches its half way point, 47 points separate the first-place driver from the second-place driver.
What I can’t seem to figure out is: Is the lead just 47 points or is it a whopping 47 points. That’s right, still can’t get a [...]

Childress Reveals 2012 Plans
Thursday, 13 Oct, 2011 – 20:53 | Comments Off
Childress Reveals 2012 Plans

CONCORD, N.C. – With the exit of Clint Bowyer at the end of the season, NASCAR team owner Richard Childress said Thursday he expected his organization to field three, not four, NASCAR Sprint Cup teams full time next year.
“I’ve had offers to race people and race drivers and had another full sponsorship with a driver; [...]

Stewart Wins Pole At Charlotte
Thursday, 13 Oct, 2011 – 19:27 | Comments Off
Stewart Wins Pole At Charlotte

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Tony Stewart won the pole for Saturday night’s Sprint Cup race at Charlotte Motor Speedway when he turned a lap at 191.959 mph on Thursday night.
Stewart, who won the first two races of the Chase, collected his first pole of the season.
“This is a place where track position is so important, so this is an [...]

Wood Brothers Putting The Past On Display
Thursday, 13 Oct, 2011 – 14:29 | Comments Off
Wood Brothers Putting The Past On Display

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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Concord, N.C. – Three generations of Wood Brothers have combined to spend the past 62 years running a race team, but lately they’ve turned into museum curators.
With team founder Glen Wood being selected for the NASCAR Hall of Fame the second generation of the family – Glen’s children Eddie, Len [...]