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The National Hot Rod Association has promoted Peter Clifford, the organization’s longtime executive vice president and general manager, to president. Clifford succeeds Tom Compton, who announced his retirement from the NHRA following 15 years as president.
Dallas Gardner, chairman of the NHRA Board of Directors, made the announcement and introduced Clifford as president to NHRA employees […]

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Kenseth Making No Long Term Plans For 2013
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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CONCORD, N.C. – Things have gone dang well for Matt Kenseth this season. So well that he was named the winner of the first quarter Driver of the Year award on Thursday. So well that he even beat NASCAR law enforcement officials by having the massive penalties he was issued […]

Thu, 05/23/13 – 14:00 | Comments Off on Kenseth Making No Long Term Plans For 2013
Top Fueler Brown To Go Stock Car Racing
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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CONCORD, N.C. – It was announced during a press conference held at Charlotte Motor Speedway Thursday that NHRA drag racer Antron Brown will take a shot at stock-car racing.
Brown, as first reported earlier Thursday by RacinToday.com sources, will test a K&N Series car for Rev Racing, the team owned by Max […]

Thu, 05/23/13 – 10:10 | Comments Off on Top Fueler Brown To Go Stock Car Racing
Kenseth Wins First DOTY
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Matt Kenseth’s offseason race shop move from Concord to Huntersville, N.C., continues to pay dividends, as the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series star emerged as first quarter 2013 winner of the Driver of the Year award.
Kenseth, the 2003 Cup champion, crushed the opposition in voting among a nationwide panel of 18 […]

Thu, 05/23/13 – 8:23 | One Comment
Families Take Center Stage At Hall Of Fame
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. – NASCAR has always billed itself as a family oriented sport and seven-time champion Richard Petty said the 2014 NASCAR Hall of Fame class announced Wednesday reinforces that sentiment.
Petty’s younger brother, Maurice, and Ned Jarrett’s younger son, Dale, were among the five selected by a voting panel that […]

Wed, 05/22/13 – 21:52 | Comments Off on Families Take Center Stage At Hall Of Fame
Bright Lights Find Jack Ingram, Maurice Petty
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The bright lights never find some auto racers. The media scrums that search out the pretty boys – the drivers with the big names and high paying endorsement deals – run away from, not to this group. Despite critically important contributions to their sport, some racers in […]

Wed, 05/22/13 – 19:27 | Comments Off on Bright Lights Find Jack Ingram, Maurice Petty
The Yanks Are Storming Gasoline Alley
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Pre-race story lines for the Sunday’s 97th running of the Indianapolis 500 fittingly will be dominated by the possibility of either IZOD IndyCar Series superstars Helio Castroneves or Dario Franchitti becoming the event’s fourth four-time winner.
Both popular drivers are bidding to join A.J. Foyt Jr., Al Unser and Rick Mears […]

Wed, 05/22/13 – 9:45 | Comments Off on The Yanks Are Storming Gasoline Alley
Phillips Needs To Be In Hall: Sooner The Better
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Rusty Wallace likes to talk. And when he gets going, he can say a lot of things in a short amount of time. Separating the nut from the shell takes a good ear when listening to Rusty go.
It was during one of those go-times 10 years ago, […]

Tue, 05/21/13 – 16:46 | Comments Off on Phillips Needs To Be In Hall: Sooner The Better
Kulwicki Team Assembles 20 Years After Title
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. – With very few exceptions, loyalty in NASCAR disappeared with the arrival of the 21st Century. Therefore, when one sees the loyalty that still exists for Alan Kulwicki from his 1992 championship crew, it is heart-warming.
Twenty years after losing their mentor, their leader, in a plane crash near […]

Mon, 05/20/13 – 13:46 | 5 Comments
Texas Gives A Warm Welcome To V8 Aussies
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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AUSTIN, Texas – Jamie Whincup went 3 for 4 at Circuit of The Americas during the inaugural Texas 400 weekend, and the Australian V8 Supercars Championship superstar wasn’t too proud to admit that he was about chicken-fried.
“Crazy, crazy hot out there,” Whincup said after winning the fourth/final 27-lap sprint around […]

Sun, 05/19/13 – 20:55 | Comments Off on Texas Gives A Warm Welcome To V8 Aussies
It Was A Gray Day In Topeka
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Johnny Gray raced to his third victory of the season Sunday and moved back into the Funny Car points lead at the 25th annual NHRA Kansas Nationals.
Shawn Langdon (Top Fuel) and Jeg Coughlin (Pro Stock) also were winners in their respective categories at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series event. All three winners were […]

Sun, 05/19/13 – 18:36 | Comments Off on It Was A Gray Day In Topeka