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“Fast” Jack Beckman emerged as last man standing in pursuit of sweeping the NHRA’s 2015 Western Swing Sunday, when he polished-off a near-perfect weekend with a Funny Car victory in the 28th annual NHRA Sonoma Nationals.
Beckman trailered Don Schumacher Racing teammate Tommy Johnson Jr. in the final at Sonoma Raceway to keep alive his bid […]

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Pickett Racing Leads Petit Test
Reigning P1 champions Muscle Milk Pickett Racing led Sunday’s American Le Mans Series test session at Road Atlanta, site of next weekend’s season-ending Petit Le Mans.
The Pickett team posted a best lap of 1:10.510 (129.684 mph) in the morning session. The lap held up as the   the fastest time of the day.
The No. 6 […]

Sun, 10/13/13 – 18:35 | Comments Off on Pickett Racing Leads Petit Test
Flat Spot On: Hanky Panky A Setback For Johnson
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
CONCORD, N.C. – Top Ten Tweets from the Charlotte Motor Speedway and the Bank of America 500:
1. If Jimmie Johnson fails to win a sixth championship this year by a narrow margin, he will look back at a “suspicious yellow hanky” that flew with 27 laps to go. (Absent the […]

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Johnson Trips Over Debris At Charlotte

By Joe Menzer
Special to NASCAR Wire Service
CONCORD, N.C. – For much of the Bank of America 500 Saturday night at Charlotte Motor Speedway, it looked as if a change in the Chase for the Sprint Cup points lead was in order.
Then a caution for debris came out with 27 laps remaining, placing what seemed a […]

Sun, 10/13/13 – 7:07 | Comments Off on Johnson Trips Over Debris At Charlotte
Wolfe Call Makes Keselowski A Winner
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CONCORD, N.C. – Two tires or four?
It’s often the toughest question a crew chief faces in the closing stages of a race. However, for Penske Racing crew chief Paul Wolfe, that wasn’t the case in Saturday night’s Bank of America 500 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
When the fourth and final caution period began with 27 laps […]

Sun, 10/13/13 – 6:57 | Comments Off on Wolfe Call Makes Keselowski A Winner
Busch Wins 11th NNS Race Of 2013

By Reid Spencer
NASCAR Wire Service
Kyle Busch won from the pole—as he almost always does—and competition for the NASCAR Nationwide Series championship remained excruciating tight.
Busch held off charging series leader Austin Dillon in Friday night’s Dollar General 300 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Earlier in the day, Busch had won his ninth NNS pole of the season, […]

Sat, 10/12/13 – 8:02 | Comments Off on Busch Wins 11th NNS Race Of 2013
Cup Career Curtains Will Rise At Charlotte
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
CONCORD, N.C. – Three drivers – Kyle Larson, Brian Scott and Blake Koch – will make their NASCAR Sprint Cup Series debut Saturday in Charlotte Motor Speedway’s Bank of America 500, adding their names to a rather stellar list.
Seven-time NASCAR champion Dale Earnhardt, five-time Cup titlist Jimmie Johnson, Harry Gant, […]

Sat, 10/12/13 – 7:37 | Comments Off on Cup Career Curtains Will Rise At Charlotte
Notes: Today’s Young Drivers Slower To Develop?
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
CONCORD, N.C. – Kevin Harvick doesn’t believe today’s rookies in NASCAR Sprint Cup racing succeed as quickly as those who preceded them about a decade ago because the training ground isn’t as good as it was in that era.
“I think that the Nationwide cars and trucks are so slow,” Harvick […]

Sat, 10/12/13 – 7:35 | One Comment
New Sports Car Series Unveils Car Count Limits
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With high car counts expected for the inaugural TUDOR United SportsCar Championship in 2014, International Motor Sports Association officials today announced tentative car capacity guidelines for each of the series’ four classes at each venue.
The maximum car capacity guidelines are based on space available at each venue. Series officials arrived at the car capacity […]

Fri, 10/11/13 – 15:09 | One Comment
Kansas To Host Night Cup Race

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Kansas Speedway announced it 2014 schedule Friday and it features a Sprint Cup night race on May 10 and sports car racing on its infield oval June 7.
In addition to the night Sprint Cup Series race, Kansas Speedway race fans will get to see the NASCAR […]

Fri, 10/11/13 – 9:12 | Comments Off on Kansas To Host Night Cup Race
Kavpil To Race In Charlotte
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Despite his arrest on suspicion of assault in an alleged domestic dispute with his wife, Travis Kavpil will race in Saturday night’s Sprint Cup race at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
“BK Racing understands the severity of the situation and we don’t condone the actions that Travis has been accused of,” Ron Devine, co-owner of BK Racing, said […]

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