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Rust-Free Bowman Gets Xfinity Win
Sunday, 8 Oct, 2017 – 8:42 | No Comment
Rust-Free Bowman Gets Xfinity Win

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Alex Bowman drove to victory in Saturday night’s rain-delayed Xfinity Series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Bowman’s victory was his first in the the series.
Ryan Reed finished in 12th place, one position behind Brendan Gaughan. But Reed moved on to the Playoff’s Round of 8 by one point over Gaughan, who was eliminated along with Jeremy Clements (20th on […]

Hamlin On CMS Pole
Saturday, 7 Oct, 2017 – 8:27 | No Comment
Hamlin On CMS Pole

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Denny Hamlin of Joe Gibbs Racing claimed the pole for Sunday’s NASCAR Cup race at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Friday.
Hamlin will start up front in the first race in the Round of 12 in the series Playoff after coving the 1.5-mile distance at CMS in 28.184 seconds (191.598 mph) to edge teammate, Matt Kenseth (191.489 […]

Junior’s Concussions May Help Out Others
Friday, 6 Oct, 2017 – 17:00 | No Comment
Junior’s Concussions May Help Out Others

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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CONCORD, N.C. – Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s experience with concussions in the waning years of his career has led Charlotte Motor Speedway and Speedway Children’s Charities to create a concussion research fund in his name, it was announced Friday.
A $100,000 gift, the Dale Earnhardt Jr. Concussion Research Fund at Carolinas Healthcare […]

Robert Yates Rounded Up Horses
Friday, 6 Oct, 2017 – 9:02 | No Comment
Robert Yates Rounded Up Horses

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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It was 2002 or something like that during a planning meeting for an upcoming NASCAR weekend at Kansas Speedway when a colleague at the Kansas City Star was told to advance the event by doing a story on Robert Yates.
The colleague who knew/cared nothing at all about racing shot back: […]

AJ Foyt Lands An Oldy But Goody In Kanaan
Friday, 6 Oct, 2017 – 7:10 | No Comment
AJ Foyt Lands An Oldy But Goody In Kanaan

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Tony Kanaan, the self-described “last man standing” in the Verizon IndyCar Series, has joined AJ Foyt Racing as driver of the team’s famed No. 14 entry beginning with the 2018 season.
Kanaan, who will turn 43 on the last day of 2017, has signed a multi-year contract with the team fronted […]

F1 Returning to ESPN in ’18
Wednesday, 4 Oct, 2017 – 14:21 | No Comment
F1 Returning to ESPN in ’18

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Formula 1 racing will move back to ESPN beginning with the 2018 season it was announced on Wednesday.
ESPN and ABC will televise all 21 races in the championship. The first Formula 1 race ever aired in the U.S. was on ABC in 1962.
Beginning with the season-opening Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix on March 25, and ending […]

Brown Finds Quiet Sitting In Front Of 10,000 Roaring Horses
Friday, 15 Sep, 2017 – 18:10 | Comments Off on Brown Finds Quiet Sitting In Front Of 10,000 Roaring Horses
Brown Finds Quiet Sitting In Front Of 10,000 Roaring Horses

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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CONCORD, N.C. – Three-time NHRA Top Fuel champion Antron Brown is known for his lightning fast performances at the dragstrip, but this year the track has actually been the place where he could slow his lifestyle and relax.
“It’s been crazy. I never appreciated my bed so much when I go […]

Opinion: Danicamania Grinding To An Awkward Conclusion
Thursday, 14 Sep, 2017 – 16:08 | 11 Comments
Opinion: Danicamania Grinding To An Awkward Conclusion

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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If Danica Patrick is looking for the perfect sponsor as she seeks a new Cup Series ride, she may want to make a deal with Isotoner gloves. That company could then adopt a slogan along the lines of: The gloves that protect the most oft-used pointing fingers in the sport.
In […]

Sterling Still Shining In His Silver Racing Years
Monday, 28 Aug, 2017 – 20:16 | One Comment
Sterling Still Shining In His Silver Racing Years

By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Sterling Marlin is leaving Father Time choking in his dust.
Sterling turned 60 on June 30, but despite having enough candles on his birthday cake to set off the fire-alarm sprinklers, he continues to race like a teenager late for a date on prom night.
Sterling has won two […]