Mon, 20/10/14 – 8:19 | No Comment

TALLADEGA, Ala. – I went to Talladega to see a fight and a race broke out.
Following the car bashing by Brad Keselowski and the headlocking by Matt Kenseth in Charlotte, it was reasonable to think more tempers would flare in the elimination race of the second round of the Chase for the Sprint Cup [...]

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Kanaan Outruns His Past And The Field At Indy
Mike Harris | Senior Writer
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INDIANAPOLIS – Tony Kanaan was so excited he forgot to slow down.
After years of frustration at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Kanaan passed Ryan Hunter-Reay on a restart three laps from the finish of the 97th Indy 500. Moments later, three-time Indy winner Dario Franchitti slid into the wall, bringing out a caution flag and assuring [...]

Sun, 05/26/13 – 22:00 | Comments Off
Fox Cable Snaps, Stops Race And Injures Fans
Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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CONCORD, N.C. – Ten people were injured Sunday night during the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway when a rope cable used by FOX to guide its CamCat overhead camera system broke and fell over the fourth turn grandstands.
A statement released by speedway officials said seven fans were treated [...]

Sun, 05/26/13 – 20:34 | Comments Off
Kanaan Finally Gets His Indianapolis 500 Victory
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Tony Kanaan, the fun-loving and popular veteran driver from Brazil, won his first Indianapolis 500 Sunday when a yellow flag came out with Kanaan leading and three laps to go in the 200-lap race.
The victory in the 97th running of the big race came in Kanaan’s 12th start. It came after several painfully frustrating close [...]

Sun, 05/26/13 – 14:08 | Comments Off
Keselowski: Mental Fitness Is The Key In The 600
Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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CONCORD, N.C. – Several NASCAR drivers have a personal trainer and follow a strict workout schedule while others compete in marathons and triathlons, but none of those are for Brad Keselowski. The current NASCAR Sprint Cup champion prefers to rely on mental toughness.
“I’ve never really been big into the whole workout routine thing,” Keselowski [...]

Sun, 05/26/13 – 12:37 | Comments Off
The 600 Is Milestone For Iconic Wood Brothers
Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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CONCORD, N.C. – Glen Wood first competed in a NASCAR race on May 17, 1953 and ever since the Stuart, Va., family has produced memorable, history-making moments in the sport. Another one of those will occur Sunday when Trevor Bayne gives the famed Wood Brothers their 1,400th NASCAR Cup [...]

Sun, 05/26/13 – 12:34 | Comments Off
Today’s Indianapolis 500 Favorite Is: The Field
Mike Harris | Senior Writer
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By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
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INDIANAPOLIS – The favorite for Sunday’s Indianapolis 500 depends on who you ask, but the consensus of the 33 drivers is that the 97th running of the big race is going to be ultra competitive.
The 2012 race was about as competitive as it gets, with 10 drivers leading laps and [...]

Sun, 05/26/13 – 7:17 | Comments Off
Still-Feisty Foyt Thinks Indy Win Is Within Reach
John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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To a generation of open-wheel fans who saw him race and win during his prime, A.J. Foyt Jr. is as much a tradition at Indianapolis Motor Speedway as the Borg-Warner Trophy, the Pagoda tower and the Yard of Bricks.
Only don’t confuse Foyt with a potted plant. At age 78 and recovering from recent back surgery, [...]

Sun, 05/26/13 – 6:58 | Comments Off
Kyle Busch Gives Nationwide Foes A History Lesson
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Kyle Busch held off Kasey Kahne during a closing, 13-lap green-flag run to win Saturday’s History 300 Nationwide Series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway and continue his wholesale revision of NASCAR’s record books.
Busch beat Kahne to the finish line by .939 seconds to claim a record seventh NNS victory at Charlotte, breaking a tie with [...]

Sat, 05/25/13 – 18:09 | Comments Off
France: NASCAR To Bring Innovation In-House
Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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CONCORD, N.C. – For NASCAR’s first five decades, innovations and technology in the sport primarily came from the race teams, but now those items will originate at the sanctioning body’s Research and Development Center in Concord, NASCAR Chairman Brian France said Saturday.
“We’re going to use a lot more science [...]

Sat, 05/25/13 – 17:46 | One Comment
NASCAR Boss Prefers Charlotte Keep Two Cup Races
Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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CONCORD, N.C. – NASCAR Chairman Brian France said Saturday Bruton Smith hadn’t requested a realignment of a Sprint Cup Series event at one of his tracks, but he would prefer Charlotte Motor Speedway’s October race remain at the 53-year-old facility.
“Our preference, my preference, is to make the events where they are more successful,” France [...]

Sat, 05/25/13 – 17:36 | Comments Off