Thu, 4/02/16 – 16:29 | No Comment

Three-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Tony Stewart will miss the 2016 Daytona 500 later this month _ the start of his final season as driver _  after suffering a fracture in his back in an all-terrain vehicle accident Sunday.
Stewart-Haas Racing reported Thursday that Stewart, driver of the No. 14 Chevrolet SS, sustained a burst […]

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Russians Conquer Soggy Track To Win Prototype Pole For The Rolex 24
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Russian IndyCar driver Mikhail Aleshin overcame extremely wet conditions to capture the Prototype class TOTAL Pole Award for the 54th Rolex 24 At Daytona.
How we was the session? So wet that a pair of GT Le Mans class Porsches swept the overall pole and outside pole.
Aleshin ran a lap of 2:05.793 (101.882 mph) in the […]

Fri, 01/29/16 – 8:11 | No Comment
Champ Enders Talks NHRA 2016 Style
Two-time and defending NHRA Pro Stock champion Erica Enders met the press on Wednesday as she participated in a national teleconference.
Enders, who drives for Elite Motorsports, talked, among other things, about changes to series, her switch to Dodges and her new teammate.
She had 21 career victories and is second only to Angelle Sampey with 41 […]

Thu, 01/28/16 – 9:26 | No Comment
Texas Terry Adds One More ‘Cool Thing’ To Resume
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – With a hug from his daughter and a bow from the reigning Sprint Cup Series champion, native Texan Terry Labonte humbly joined the immortals of stock car racing as a member of the 2016 NASCAR Hall of Fame.
“You know, I got to do a lot of cool […]

Thu, 01/28/16 – 8:58 | No Comment
Radio Voice Barney Hall Passes Away
Longtime racing radio voice Barney Hall as died at the age of 83.
Hall communicated the action of NASCAR to countless radio listeners during a broadcast career has spanned nearly 50 years.
A native of Elkin, North Carolina, Hall was one of the original members of the Motor Racing Network staff and was known as the “Voice of […]

Wed, 01/27/16 – 7:55 | No Comment
C.J. Wilson Ready For Racing’s Season-Opener In Daytona
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Major League pitcher C.J. Wilson has never been one to wake up in the middle of the night, glance over at the Little Ben clock on the night table and worry what his post-pro jock life would be like.
It would not play out in an office or as a hair-do television analyst. Wilson’s future, the Los […]

Tue, 01/26/16 – 16:38 | No Comment
NASCAR Welcomes Emotional Cook To ‘Our House’
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Aided by a walker _ one on wheels, of course _ Jerry Cook carefully strode to the dais to take his place among stock car racing’s elite at the NASCAR Hall of Fame.
True to his unassuming personality, Cook termed the moment “overwhelming.”
“For me, it’s always been NASCAR,” […]

Tue, 01/26/16 – 8:15 | No Comment
NHRA Dumps Back-Up Rule For National Records
NHRA’s competition committee announced today that the longstanding 1-percent back-up policy to certify national record performances in the NHRA Mello Yello Series, J&A Service Pro Mod Series, and Lucas Oil Series Alcohol categories will no longer be required at NHRA Drag Racing Series events starting in 2016.
Under the new policy, NHRA teams who post performances […]

Mon, 01/25/16 – 19:09 | No Comment
Curtis Turner: He ‘Lived Good’ And Drove Better
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – A 6-foot-2, ruggedly handsome Virginian, Curtis Turner combined his brazen driving tactics with a swashbuckling lifestyle to carve himself a unique place in NASCAR history.
On Saturday, Turner was rewarded for his efforts with induction into the NASCAR Hall of Fame along with Speedway Motorsports Inc. founder […]

Sat, 01/23/16 – 18:36 | 2 Comments
Teams Hope Leavine/Childress Relationship Will Help Both Teams
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Leavine Family Racing and Circle Sport Racing, owned by Joe Falk, have entered into a partnership that will allow LFR to run full time in NASCAR’s Sprint Cup Series with drivers Michael McDowell and Ty Dillon.
The team also has entered into an alliance with Richard Childress Racing and will switch to Chevrolets […]

Fri, 01/22/16 – 19:35 | Comments Off on Teams Hope Leavine/Childress Relationship Will Help Both Teams
Pioneering Track Builder Smith Welcomed To HOF
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Courtesy of winter storm Jonas, residents of “The Queen City” awoke Friday to a snowy, icy coating that would stress-out even the weather-blessed spirit of NASCAR founder Big Bill France.
The inclement weather forced postponement of Friday night’s scheduled induction ceremonies for the NASCAR Hall of Fame Class […]

Fri, 01/22/16 – 19:25 | Comments Off on Pioneering Track Builder Smith Welcomed To HOF