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CONCORD, N.C. – The Charlotte Motor Speedway bills its late-May racing extravaganza as the Ten Days of Thunder. This year it began with One Day (and Night) of Wonder.
A strange format that included a winner’s purse of $1million left a lot of questions marks in the air as well as fireworks at the end of […]

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Pioneering Track Builder Smith Welcomed To HOF
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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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
zMAX Dragway To Host MXGP
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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CONCORD, N.C. – When Monster Energy MXGP of the Americas rolls into zMAX Dragway Labor Day weekend it will mark the culmination of nearly two years of work by Speedway Motorsports Inc. executives to bring professional motocross to the Charlotte area.
SMI CEO Marcus Smith said Tuesday night that people began […]

Thu, 01/21/16 – 18:54 | Comments Off on zMAX Dragway To Host MXGP
Penske On His Team: The Plan Is To ‘Go On Forever’
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Accompanied by drivers from its glorious past and generational present _ and a highlight film narrated by Tom Brokaw _ Team Penske launched its 50-year celebration of all things motorsports Wednesday with a verbal down payment on the next half-century.
“I don’t know when I’m going to […]

Thu, 01/21/16 – 8:09 | Comments Off on Penske On His Team: The Plan Is To ‘Go On Forever’
NASCAR Nearing Charter Agreement With Team Owners
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Seven-time NASCAR champion and veteran team owner Richard Petty said Wednesday that he believed NASCAR and the sport’s team owners had reached an agreement on about 75 percent of the sanctioning body’s charter program which would provide teams with long-term equity.
However, there is still a question as to whether it will […]

Thu, 01/21/16 – 8:00 | Comments Off on NASCAR Nearing Charter Agreement With Team Owners
NASCAR Extends Playoffs To XFINITY, Truck Series For 2016
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. – In the spirit of the late Eagles founder/guitarist Glenn Frey, NASCAR is going to Chase it to the limit in 2016.
The elimination-style format that crowned Kyle Busch as 2015 Sprint Cup Series champion will be extended with tweaks to the XFINITY and Camping World Truck series this […]

Tue, 01/19/16 – 19:54 | Comments Off on NASCAR Extends Playoffs To XFINITY, Truck Series For 2016
With Help From The Dead, Hamlin Getting Better
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Denny Hamlin said Tuesday he’s not fully recovered from the right knee surgery he had in the off-season to repair his torn ACL, but he expects to be ready for next month’s season opening Daytona 500.
“At this point, this one is a lot more difficult than the […]

Tue, 01/19/16 – 19:36 | Comments Off on With Help From The Dead, Hamlin Getting Better
McLaren ‘Red Dragon’ Set To Light Up Sebring
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One month after a successful shakedown session, GAINSCO/Bob Stallings Racing is scheduled to continue development of its shiny red McLaren 650S GT3 on Monday, the first of a two-day test at Sebring International Raceway in Florida.
Team-owner Stallings joined championship driver Jon Fogarty in lapping the McLaren during a systems check at MotorSport Ranch in Cresson, […]

Mon, 01/18/16 – 8:07 | One Comment
Abreu Finishes Big Weekend With Victory In Chili Bowl Nationals
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Rico Abreu made a late pass for the lead and then went on to win the 2016 Chili Bowl Nationals in Tulsa, Okla. on Saturday night.
The victory in the prestigious Midget Car event was the second straight for Abreu. The 23-year-old Californian is a former USAC Midget car champion.
It also capped a weekend of good news […]

Sun, 01/17/16 – 9:08 | Comments Off on Abreu Finishes Big Weekend With Victory In Chili Bowl Nationals
Clauson Takes Friday Qualifier; Field Set For Chili Bowl Finale
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Bryan Clauson led Friday’s Vacuworx Global Qualifying Night preliminary feature non-stop to set the stage for Saturday’s finale of the 30th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented by General Tire.
“My Golden Driller is lonely, I need to get him a friend,” Clauson joked after his fourth career prelim feature win around Tulsa Expo Raceway’s […]

Sat, 01/16/16 – 7:59 | Comments Off on Clauson Takes Friday Qualifier; Field Set For Chili Bowl Finale
Enders Hoping For Bull’s Eye In 2016 Dart
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Two-time/reigning Pro Stock world champion Erica Enders’ 2016 Dodge Dart has been unveiled, a month before she begins pursuit of a third consecutive NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series title.
Like her championship-winning Chevrolet Camaros from 2014 and 2015, Enders’ Dart was built by RJ Race Cars in Galesburg, Ill., the […]

Fri, 01/15/16 – 19:53 | Comments Off on Enders Hoping For Bull’s Eye In 2016 Dart