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Mike Dunn Makes Executive Decision
Thursday, 11 Feb, 2016 – 19:19 | No Comment
Mike Dunn Makes Executive Decision

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Former NHRA competitor-turned-TV analyst Mike Dunn has launched his third career in drag racing as an executive. Meet Mike Dunn, president of the International Hot Rod Association.
IRG Sports + Entertainment, a portfolio company of TPG _ parent company to the IHRA _ announced Tuesday that Dunn has been installed as IHRA president in advance […]

NASCAR Revamps Green-White-Checker Format
Thursday, 11 Feb, 2016 – 15:42 | No Comment
NASCAR Revamps Green-White-Checker Format

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NASCAR officials announced Thursday a change to the overtime system that it uses for it Sprint Cup, XFINITY and Camping World Truck series.
At the heart of the new green-white-checkered flag finish is the institution of an “overtime line”.
NASCAR explained the new system as follows:
After taking the green on the overtime restart, if the leader then […]

Charter System A Big Boost For Big-Team Owners
Tuesday, 9 Feb, 2016 – 21:08 | No Comment
Charter System A Big Boost For Big-Team Owners

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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Five days before NASCAR kicks off its 2016 season with the Sprint Unlimited at Daytona, the sanctioning body’s first-ever charter system is in place.
It means that 36 of this year’s 38 full-time teams are guaranteed a starting position in the Sprint Cup Series 36-point races, which will have a grid […]

At Least One Cup Team Wearing Bronco Orange
Sunday, 7 Feb, 2016 – 9:43 | No Comment
At Least One Cup Team Wearing Bronco Orange

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Following today’s 50th playing of the NFL’s Super Bowl, fans will be divided into two camps – the joyous versus the grieving. NASCAR driver Martin Truex Jr., however, likely will find himself in a third camp – those relieved that the game is over.
An insider at Truex’s Furniture Row Racing […]

Isaac Outraced Hard Times En Route To The Hall
Friday, 5 Feb, 2016 – 8:13 | No Comment
Isaac Outraced Hard Times En Route To The Hall

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Stock car racing’s early years weren’t financially lucrative when compared to today, but for NASCAR Hall of Famer Bobby Isaac, the sport provided a means to escape poverty and become a champion.
“He loved to win, but he hated to lose, and he used this passion to drive […]

Champ Enders Talks NHRA 2016 Style
Thursday, 28 Jan, 2016 – 9:26 | Comments Off on Champ Enders Talks NHRA 2016 Style
Champ Enders Talks NHRA 2016 Style

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Two-time and defending NHRA Pro Stock champion Erica Enders met the press on Wednesday as she participated in a national teleconference.
Enders, who drives for Elite Motorsports, talked, among other things, about changes to series, her switch to Dodges and her new teammate.
She had 21 career victories and is second only to Angelle Sampey with 41 […]

Texas Terry Adds One More ‘Cool Thing’ To Resume
Thursday, 28 Jan, 2016 – 8:58 | One Comment
Texas Terry Adds One More ‘Cool Thing’ To Resume

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. – With a hug from his daughter and a bow from the reigning Sprint Cup Series champion, native Texan Terry Labonte humbly joined the immortals of stock car racing as a member of the 2016 NASCAR Hall of Fame.
“You know, I got to do a lot of cool […]

NASCAR Welcomes Emotional Cook To ‘Our House’
Tuesday, 26 Jan, 2016 – 8:15 | Comments Off on NASCAR Welcomes Emotional Cook To ‘Our House’
NASCAR Welcomes Emotional Cook To ‘Our House’

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Aided by a walker _ one on wheels, of course _ Jerry Cook carefully strode to the dais to take his place among stock car racing’s elite at the NASCAR Hall of Fame.
True to his unassuming personality, Cook termed the moment “overwhelming.”
“For me, it’s always been NASCAR,” […]

Curtis Turner: He ‘Lived Good’ And Drove Better
Saturday, 23 Jan, 2016 – 18:36 | 2 Comments
Curtis Turner: He ‘Lived Good’ And Drove Better

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. – A 6-foot-2, ruggedly handsome Virginian, Curtis Turner combined his brazen driving tactics with a swashbuckling lifestyle to carve himself a unique place in NASCAR history.
On Saturday, Turner was rewarded for his efforts with induction into the NASCAR Hall of Fame along with Speedway Motorsports Inc. founder […]

Pioneering Track Builder Smith Welcomed To HOF
Friday, 22 Jan, 2016 – 19:25 | Comments Off on Pioneering Track Builder Smith Welcomed To HOF
Pioneering Track Builder Smith Welcomed To HOF

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Courtesy of winter storm Jonas, residents of “The Queen City” awoke Friday to a snowy, icy coating that would stress-out even the weather-blessed spirit of NASCAR founder Big Bill France.
The inclement weather forced postponement of Friday night’s scheduled induction ceremonies for the NASCAR Hall of Fame Class […]