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CONCORD, N.C. – In the early morning hours of Monday on Memorial Day weekend, Austin Dillon silenced his critics.
The eldest grandson of team owner Richard Childress became the seventh driver to claim his first-ever Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series victory in Charlotte Motor Speedway’s Coca-Cola 600 – stock car racing’s longest race – and the […]

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Flat Spot On: Darlington or Bust(ed)
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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The first NASCAR race I covered was the first one I had ever seen, not an unusual event in newspaper sports departments of the mid-1970’s. The newest member of the staff, as in my case, often drew what was considered — when it came to stock car races — the […]

Sat, 09/3/16 – 16:49 | Comments Off on Flat Spot On: Darlington or Bust(ed)
Hagan Out Front At U.S. Nationals
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Matt Hagan drove to the provisional pole in Funny Car on Friday at the U.S. Nationals near Indianapolis.
Steve Torrence (Top Fuel), Vincent Nobile (Pro Stock) and Jerry Savoie (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also were qualifying leaders in their respective categories at the 18th event of 24 on the 2016 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series schedule.
Hagan […]

Sat, 09/3/16 – 8:31 | Comments Off on Hagan Out Front At U.S. Nationals
Rahal Talks About Monkeys, His Dad, His Future
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WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. – Now that he has snapped a year-long Verizon IndyCar Series losing streak, Graham Rahal is in no particular hurry to exchange small talk with one of his team co-owners.
Nothing personal, but that guy is Bobby Rahal.
“To be honest, I really don’t hear from dad much anymore, you know?” Graham said through […]

Sat, 09/3/16 – 7:57 | Comments Off on Rahal Talks About Monkeys, His Dad, His Future
New Surface Kicking Up Speeds At The Glen
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. – A complete rewrite of the Verizon IndyCar Series record book looms Saturday afternoon at Watkins Glen International, where a repaving of the historic road-course provided breathtaking speeds during practice for the INDYCAR Grand Prix at The Glen.  
The track’s Indy car qualifying record was set by […]

Fri, 09/2/16 – 19:13 | Comments Off on New Surface Kicking Up Speeds At The Glen
Earnhardt Jr. Done For Season
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Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s 2016 season is over.
Team Hendrick, the owner of Earnhardt’s No. 88 Sprint Cup Series car, made the announcement on Friday.
The team said that Earnhardt has not been cleared to drive because of concussion-like symptoms he has been suffering.
“I wish I could return to the No. 88 team this season,” Earnhardt said in […]

Fri, 09/2/16 – 15:53 | Comments Off on Earnhardt Jr. Done For Season
DeJoria To Make Her Return At U.S. Nationals
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Funny Car driver Alexis DeJoria has received medical clearance from her team doctors and NHRA’s medical staff to return to competition this weekend for the 62nd annual Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals.
DeJoria sat out the last two NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series events due to a pelvic fracture suffered during […]

Thu, 09/1/16 – 7:11 | Comments Off on DeJoria To Make Her Return At U.S. Nationals
Community Service Will Be Betty Jane’s Legacy
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Bill and Betty Jane.
That’s the way former NASCAR Chairman and CEO Bill France Jr. and his wife, Betty Jane, were known to everyone in the racing community. Even though it was Bill Jr. who sat in a director’s chair behind the NASCAR hauler every race weekend in the garage, conversing with those who wanted to […]

Tue, 08/30/16 – 17:13 | Comments Off on Community Service Will Be Betty Jane’s Legacy
NASCAR Loses Its ‘First Lady’; Betty Jane France Passes Away
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The NASCAR world went into mourning Tuesday after it was announced that Betty Jane France had passed away on Monday evening.
France was the mother of NASCAR Chairman and CEO Brian France and International Speedway Corporation CEO Lesa France Kennedy. She was the wife of Bill France Jr., whose father founded NASCAR.
Betty Jane France was widely known […]

Tue, 08/30/16 – 12:35 | Comments Off on NASCAR Loses Its ‘First Lady’; Betty Jane France Passes Away
Corvette Tops Ford At VIR
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Jan Magnussen and Antonio Garcia drove the No. 3 Corvette Racing Corvette C7.R to the overall victory in the Michelin GT Challenge at Virginia International Raceway on Sunday.
The victory was the third of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season for the team.
Finishing second in GT Le Mans Sunday was Ford Chip Ganassi Racing’s No. 66 Ford GT […]

Mon, 08/29/16 – 7:15 | Comments Off on Corvette Tops Ford At VIR
Kyle Larson Becomes A Sprint Cup Race Winner
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Kyle Larson has been one of those “drivers to watch” ever since becoming a full-timer in Sprint Cup in 2014. On Sunday, Larson finally made it to Victory Lane as he held off rookie Chase Elliott to win at Michigan International Speedway.
The win was the first for a Chip Ganassi […]

Sun, 08/28/16 – 16:02 | Comments Off on Kyle Larson Becomes A Sprint Cup Race Winner