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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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A decade or so ago, a newspaper colleague who was assigned to do a couple of racing stories for an upcoming special section, questioned one of assignments – to do a feature on then NASCAR team owner Robert Yates.
“Why,” the guy, who was the type of other-sport reporter whom stick-and-ball […]

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The Class Of 2017 Says A Lot About Racing In NASCAR
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Memorable Remarks from the NASCAR Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony:
Richard Childress:  I’d like to start out by saying only in America.  Only in America could a kid selling peanuts and popcorn at Bowman Gray Stadium have a dream of becoming a race driver someday, and then he goes […]

Sat, 01/21/17 – 8:49 | Comments Off on The Class Of 2017 Says A Lot About Racing In NASCAR
Roads To The NASCAR Hall Crossed Many Times
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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CHARLOTTE, N.C – Four of the five men inducted Friday into the NASCAR Hall of Fame had careers that were intertwined over three decades.
For Richard Childress and Rick Hendrick, their first formal meeting came in 1987 at the invitation of then NASCAR president Bill France Jr. France summoned Childress, Hendrick […]

Sat, 01/21/17 – 8:40 | Comments Off on Roads To The NASCAR Hall Crossed Many Times
Stewart’s Hopes To Drive At Le Mans And Rolex May Have Gone Up In Smoke
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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CONCORD, N.C. – Tony Stewart said Wednesday his efforts to acquire a ride for the Jan. 28-29 Rolex 24 at Daytona and the June 17-18 24 Hours of Le Mans didn’t materialize, but he could alter his schedule if one developed.
“I had some interesting conversations about running Le Mans and […]

Thu, 01/19/17 – 9:46 | Comments Off on Stewart’s Hopes To Drive At Le Mans And Rolex May Have Gone Up In Smoke
Bowyer Eager To Get Back To Driving For Wins
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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CONCORD, N.C. – Optimism flourishes among drivers and race teams during the pre-season, but for Clint Bowyer there’s a high level of excitement and anticipation that the Kansas driver hasn’t experienced in several years.
“I love what I see at Stewart-Haas (Racing),” Bowyer said Wednesday at the Ford Performance Center in […]

Thu, 01/19/17 – 9:37 | Comments Off on Bowyer Eager To Get Back To Driving For Wins
IndyCar Unveils TV Schedule
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Continuity and consistency highlight the 2017 IndyCar Series television schedule.
In collaboration with ABC and NBC Sports Network, INDYCAR’s television calendar will see each race returning to the same network where it aired in 2016. The logic behind the schedule is based on continuing to seek opportunities to avoid broadcast conflicts with other major sporting events […]

Wed, 01/18/17 – 19:10 | Comments Off on IndyCar Unveils TV Schedule
Pigot To Take Wheel For Carpenter In The Twisties
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Spencer Pigot has found his niche at Ed Carpenter Racing.
The 2015 Indy Lights champion, Pigot has retained his seat as road and street-course specialist in the No. 20 Chevrolet for the 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series season. After joining ECR partway through 2016 in the same role, Pigot will compete in […]

Tue, 01/17/17 – 18:37 | Comments Off on Pigot To Take Wheel For Carpenter In The Twisties
Ford, Keselowski Engage In Development Program
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In an effort to develop talent for its NASCAR program long-term, Ford Performance has initiated a multi-tiered driver development program. The first stage is a formal relationship with Brad Keselowski Racing (BKR) and its Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) effort, where Ford has signed Chase Briscoe as one of the drivers for the 2017 season.
“We’re […]

Mon, 01/16/17 – 18:07 | Comments Off on Ford, Keselowski Engage In Development Program
Okie Bell Strikes Gold At Chili Bowl
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In 1994, Andy Hillenburg became the first Oklahoman to win the prestigious Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals. The Golden Driller Award made its way home Saturday night as Norman, Oklahoma’s, Christopher Bell emerged as champion of the 31st annual edition of the “Mecca of Midgets” in Tulsa.
Driving the No. 71W for Keith Kunz Motorsports, Bell’s […]

Sun, 01/15/17 – 9:13 | Comments Off on Okie Bell Strikes Gold At Chili Bowl
A Long List Spurred Edwards To Fix His Priorities
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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A NASCAR driver at the height of his career, driving for one of the premier series’ top teams, walked out his house’s back door and headed for a meeting. Sitting on the steps was one of his daughters.
When he asked why she wasn’t riding her bicycle she replied that […]

Sat, 01/14/17 – 13:13 | One Comment
2018 Indy Cars Will Roll Without Aero Doo-Dads
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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INDYCAR’s return to a universal/generic bodywork kit for the 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series season will emphasize bottom-side downforce as the key element of a “reverse-engineering exercise” addressing aesthetics as much as performance.
In other words, the next generation of Indy car needs to look good and run fast sans aerodynamic doo-dads. […]

Sat, 01/14/17 – 9:09 | Comments Off on 2018 Indy Cars Will Roll Without Aero Doo-Dads