Wed, 23/07/14 – 8:42 | 6 Comments

The decision by Elite Motorsports to sit out the next two NHRA national events is understandable. But, it’s also highly troubling.
Elite owner Richard Freeman made the decision public on Sunday at Bandimere Speedeway, site of the Mopar Mile-High Nationals. He said that his driver, Erica Enders-Stevens, would not compete at events in Sonoma, Calif. and [...]

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Bowyer Back In Chase After Winning Fuel Duel
Deb Williams | Senior Writer

CONCORD, N.C. – Fuel mileage strategy can be defined rather simply – a love-hate relationship.
In Saturday night’s Bank of America 500 at Charlotte Motor Speedway, that often frustrating facet of racing smiled on Clint Bowyer and his Michael Waltrip Racing team, allowing the Kansas native to collect his first victory in the Chase and third [...]

Sun, 10/14/12 – 6:14 | Comments Off
Head Injury Turned Ricky Craven Upside Down
Deb Williams | Senior Writer

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
CONCORD, N.C. – When former NASCAR driver and now ESPN analyst Ricky Craven heard Dale Earnhardt Jr. was stepping out of his Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet for two Sprint Cup races it resurrected a lot of memories for the 46-year-old Maine native.
That’s because Craven was driving a Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet when [...]

Sat, 10/13/12 – 12:17 | One Comment
Logano Gets NNS Win At CMS
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Joey Logano easily won Friday night’s Dollar General 300 at Charlotte Motor Speedway, to get his eighth Nationwide Series race of the season in 18 starts.
Logano beat Kevin Harvick to the finish line by 2.760 seconds to win for the first time at Charlotte and the 17th time in his career. Series leader Elliott Sadler [...]

Sat, 10/13/12 – 7:50 | Comments Off
NNS Looking Like Redux With A Rookie Tossed In
Deb Williams | Senior Writer

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
CONCORD, N.C. – Elliott Sadler vs. Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
Sound familiar? It should because this year’s NASCAR Nationwide Series championship battle involves the same players as last season’s with a rookie named Austin Dillon thrown into the mix.
With only four races remaining, Sadler possesses a 13-point lead over Stenhouse, the [...]

Sat, 10/13/12 – 7:38 | Comments Off
Will Busch Bust Up The Furniture?
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

With a fresh start this weekend at Charlotte Motor Speedway, Kurt Busch now has the opportunity to make his way into a pretty interesting fraternity: The fraternity of professional athletes who have wasted massive talent and potential because of an inability to exercise acceptable levels of self control.
Here’s hoping the eldest of the Busch brothers [...]

Fri, 10/12/12 – 9:23 | 2 Comments
Text Gives Regan Smith His Early Morning Jolt
Deb Williams | Senior Writer

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
CONCORD, N.C. – For 29-year-old Regan Smith, the last four weeks have been quite a roller-coaster ride.
During that time span he has lost his NASCAR Sprint Cup ride with Furniture Row Racing to Kurt Busch, gained a ride with Busch’s former team fielded by James Finch and been named [...]

Fri, 10/12/12 – 8:39 | Comments Off
Biffle Wins Pole In Charlotte
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Greg Biffle won the pole for Saturday night’s Sprint Cup Series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Thursday. he did it with a track record lap in 27.877 seconds (193.708 mph).
It was  Biffle’s third pole of the season, his first at Charlotte and the 12th of his career.
He edged Mark Martin (193.361 mph) and Ryan [...]

Thu, 10/11/12 – 20:30 | Comments Off
Peers To Junior: We Hear Ya
Deb Williams | Senior Writer

CONCORD, N.C. – Several NASCAR Sprint Cup drivers said Thursday it’s their responsibility to get checked by a doctor when they believe they have suffered a concussion, but admitted it’s a difficult step to take knowing they may not be cleared to drive.
“For any race car driver not being in the car is your [...]

Thu, 10/11/12 – 20:22 | One Comment
Earnhardt Jr.: Reporting Injury Was Toughest Part
Deb Williams | Senior Writer

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
CONCORD, N.C. – Dale Earnhardt Jr. admitted Thursday the concussion he suffered last weekend in the final lap 25-car pileup at Talladega Superspeedway was his second in the last six weeks and he knew for his own “well-being” he needed to follow a neurosurgeon’s orders and step out of [...]

Thu, 10/11/12 – 17:39 | One Comment
Transcript: Earnhardt Jr., Team Talk Concussion
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Dale Earnhardt Jr. held a press conference at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Thursday morning. The press conference came just hours after it was announced that he would not drive in the next two Sprint Cup Series races because he suffered a concussion.
The following is a transcript of that press conference. It features Earnhardt Jr., team [...]

Thu, 10/11/12 – 16:31 | Comments Off