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Johnson To Start 600 From The Pole
Thursday, 22 May, 2014 – 19:20 | Comments Off
Johnson To Start 600 From The Pole

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
CONCORD, N.C. – Jimmie Johnson started his bid to win Sunday night’s Coca-Cola 600 Sprint Cup race by winning the pole on Thursday evening.
Johnson had a pole winning speed of 194.911 miles per hour in the final of three rounds of knockout qualifying to bag the pole.
It was the first [...]

NASCAR Garages Will Be Watching The Indy 500
Thursday, 22 May, 2014 – 17:16 | One Comment
NASCAR Garages Will Be Watching The Indy 500

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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CONCORD, N.C. – When Kurt Busch squeezes into his Indy car on Sunday to compete in the 2014 Indianapolis 500, he will not squeeze in alone. With him will be a NASCAR garage full of drivers and team members.
That became evident Thursday when the garages opened for business at Charlotte [...]

Jimmie Johnson Says HOF Voting Was Major Hoot
Thursday, 22 May, 2014 – 15:05 | Comments Off
Jimmie Johnson Says HOF Voting Was Major Hoot

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
CONCORD, N.C. – With all he’s accomplished, with everything he has in life, with the giant future he has, you would think that it would be tough to impress Jimmie Johnson. But from the sound of it, the day he had on Wednesday impressed the six-time Sprint Cup champion in [...]

NASCAR Hall Of Fame’s Class of 2015 Is Announced
Wednesday, 21 May, 2014 – 15:33 | Comments Off
NASCAR Hall Of Fame’s Class of 2015 Is Announced

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The NASCAR Hall of Fame’s Class of 2015 was announced Wednesday and included five drivers who spanned several generations of the sport.
The five are Rex White, Bill Elliott, Wendell Scott, Fred Lorenzen and Joe Weatherly.
They were elected by a voting panel after five hours of deliberation Wednesday morning and afternoon. The election [...]

McMurray Brightest Of Sprint Cup’s All-Stars
Sunday, 18 May, 2014 – 6:43 | Comments Off
McMurray Brightest Of Sprint Cup’s All-Stars

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Jamie McMurray held off Kevin Harvick in the final 10-lap segment of Saturday night’s Sprint All-Star Race at Charlotte Motor Speedway and went on to collect the million dollars that went to the winner.
Harvick finished second, .696 seconds behind.
Matt Kenseth ran third, followed by Dale Earnhardt Jr., Edwards and four-time Sprint All-Star Race winner Jimmie [...]

Busch Has Hair Raised During Indy Qualifying Run
Saturday, 17 May, 2014 – 20:27 | Comments Off
Busch Has Hair Raised During Indy Qualifying Run

CONCORD, N.C. – Kurt Busch posted a four-lap average speed of 229.960 mph Saturday during Indianapolis 500 qualifying, narrowly missing the top nine, then calmly told reporters at Charlotte Motor Speedway the effort was “hair-raising.”
“I had three, what I felt, were moments in the car,” Busch said. “If I had, had a fourth, I might [...]

Net Result Is that Wise Is In, Danica Out At CMS
Saturday, 17 May, 2014 – 7:16 | One Comment
Net Result Is that Wise Is In, Danica Out At CMS

CONCORD, N.C. – What? Who?
Those were the two questions that could be heard echoing through Charlotte Motor Speedway’s infield media center deadline room Friday night after the winner of the Sprint All-Star fan vote was announced.
Josh Wise, a USAC three-quarter Midget division champion from Riverside, Calif., had defeated odds-on-favorite Danica Patrick in the fan voting [...]

Junior Won’t Be Rushed Into Rushing Chase Elliott
Friday, 16 May, 2014 – 20:02 | One Comment
Junior Won’t Be Rushed Into Rushing Chase Elliott

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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CONCORD, N.C. – NASCAR Nationwide Series rookie Chase Elliott already has two victories this year and sits atop the point standings, but team owner Dale Earnhardt Jr. said Friday he doesn’t believe the plans outlined for the 18-year-old driver should change.
“We have like a two-year plan, I suppose, that he [...]

Dillon To Start Showdown From The Pole
Friday, 16 May, 2014 – 15:53 | Comments Off
Dillon To Start Showdown From The Pole

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Austin Dillon went out late in Friday afternoon’s qualifying session for Friday night’s pre-All-Star Race Sprint Showdown and won the pole.
Dillon nabbed the pole with a lap in 27.747 seconds at the 1.5-mile Charlotte Motor Speedway track.
Second was AJ Allmendinger and third was rookie Kyle Larson.
Rounding out the top five were Clint Bowyer and Marcos [...]

DW Became OK After The 1989 All-Star Race
Friday, 16 May, 2014 – 15:25 | One Comment
DW Became OK After The 1989 All-Star Race

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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CONCORD, N.C. – Twenty-five years ago one quick spin in NASCAR’s All-Star race sent three-time champion Darrell Waltrip to the fans’ penthouse and Rusty Wallace to the outhouse.
When the 1989 All-Star race began many NASCAR fans equated Waltrip to the character J.R. Ewing on the then popular TV show “Dallas” [...]