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NASCAR Updates Head Injury Protocol
Saturday, 18 Feb, 2017 – 8:42 | No Comment
NASCAR Updates Head Injury Protocol

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NASCAR has announced updates to its concussion protocol for competitors, adding a consistent screening tool for all venues and increasing available neurological support for race event weekends through its new partnership with American Medical Response.
The protocol went into effect Friday, prior to the first Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series practice of the 2017 season at […]

Penske New Guy Newgarden Fastest In Phoenix
Saturday, 11 Feb, 2017 – 8:58 | No Comment
Penske New Guy Newgarden Fastest In Phoenix

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The roar of 2.2-liter, twin-turbocharged V-6 engines filled the air into the night at Phoenix Raceway on Friday, as 21 Verizon IndyCar Series entries turned laps for the first time together in 2017.
The first of a two-day Open Test for all full-season teams saw Team Penske newcomer Josef Newgarden record the fastest of 2,638 total […]

‘Red Dragon’ To Fly Porsche Colors In ’17
Thursday, 9 Feb, 2017 – 10:00 | Comments Off on ‘Red Dragon’ To Fly Porsche Colors In ’17
‘Red Dragon’ To Fly Porsche Colors In ’17

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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After consecutive Pirelli World Challenge campaigns run with a Hyundai and a McLaren, sports car team-owner Bob Stallings has decided there is no substitute.
Dallas-based GAINSCO/Bob Stallings Racing is in full test-mode of the Porsche 911 GT3 R Jon Fogarty will pilot in the series’ GT Championship in 2017. The latest […]

Cadillacs Fill Out The Front Row At Rolex
Friday, 27 Jan, 2017 – 9:21 | Comments Off on Cadillacs Fill Out The Front Row At Rolex
Cadillacs Fill Out The Front Row At Rolex

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Qualifying for this weekend’s running of the Rolex 24 sports car race was held on Thursday at Daytona International Speedway and the new Cadillac’s stole the show.
On the pole for the event, which kicks off the 2017 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Challenge series, was the No. 5 Action Express Racing Cadillac DPi-V.R driven by Joao Barbosa […]

Keselowski: Head Injuries Need To Be Addressed
Wednesday, 25 Jan, 2017 – 20:55 | Comments Off on Keselowski: Head Injuries Need To Be Addressed
Keselowski: Head Injuries Need To Be Addressed

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Brad Keselowski said Wednesday he still believed NASCAR’s concussion protocol was lacking, but he had read an article that he felt bode well for the future.
 “I think it was Northwestern University that has made some huge studies and potential breakthroughs with respect to coming up with a […]

A Mature Earnhardt Jr. Ready To Grab The Wheel
Wednesday, 25 Jan, 2017 – 16:44 | Comments Off on A Mature Earnhardt Jr. Ready To Grab The Wheel
A Mature Earnhardt Jr. Ready To Grab The Wheel

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Statistics show Dale Earnhardt Jr. is entering his 19th season in NASCAR’s Cup Series, but for the third-generation driver it’s as if he’s beginning his career anew.
After missing 18 races last year due to concussion issues, Earnhardt returns a different person. He’s calm, comfortable with himself and […]

Busch Brothers Get Lesson In Global Party System
Tuesday, 24 Jan, 2017 – 21:53 | Comments Off on Busch Brothers Get Lesson In Global Party System
Busch Brothers Get Lesson In Global Party System

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Brothers Kurt and Kyle Busch said Tuesday they enjoyed the international competition in the Race of Champions, but the European drivers’ ability to party at night and then race the next day left them scratching their heads.
 “It’s a chaotic, frat house feel,” Kurt Busch said about the […]

Seven-Time Champion Is Feeling The Pressure To Lead
Tuesday, 24 Jan, 2017 – 18:02 | Comments Off on Seven-Time Champion Is Feeling The Pressure To Lead
Seven-Time Champion Is Feeling The Pressure To Lead

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Seven-time NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson said Tuesday he feels more pressure to be the proper leader in the sport than to compete for an eighth title.
“I’ve felt like there hasn’t been a lot of pressure on me through six and seven (championships) because I
never even thought I’d […]

The Effect Of Monday’s Big News Is Unknown
Monday, 23 Jan, 2017 – 21:12 | One Comment
The Effect Of Monday’s Big News Is Unknown

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. – NASCAR executives, team owners, drivers and track owners were extremely positive Monday when the sanctioning body announced the most drastic race format change in its history, but several questions remained with the season opening events in the three national touring series just weeks away.
Will the fans be […]

The Class Of 2017 Says A Lot About Racing In NASCAR
Saturday, 21 Jan, 2017 – 8:49 | Comments Off on The Class Of 2017 Says A Lot About Racing In NASCAR
The Class Of 2017 Says A Lot About Racing In NASCAR

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Memorable Remarks from the NASCAR Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony:
Richard Childress:  I’d like to start out by saying only in America.  Only in America could a kid selling peanuts and popcorn at Bowman Gray Stadium have a dream of becoming a race driver someday, and then he goes […]