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Austin Dillon won Saturday night’s rain-delayed NASCAR XFINITY Series race at Daytona International Speedway.
The victory in the Subway Firecracker 250 came after a green/white/checkered restart.
“This is Daytona, man,” Dillon, the grandson of long-time team owner Richard Childress, said. “There are so many family memories here. … I’m just happy for my grandfather. He told me […]

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Post-Charlotte Brawl Has Drivers Wary Of ‘Dega
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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CONCORD, N.C. – Ever since the season began Talladega has been the Chase race dreaded the most by the competitors and after the post-race fights at Charlotte Motor Speedway, Bank of America 500 winner Kevin Harvick would prefer to simply watch next week’s event.
“It’ll be one hell of a race […]

Sun, 10/12/14 – 5:43 | One Comment
Restarts Give Elliott Fits At CMS
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CONCORD, N.C. – After 18 straight weeks of racing, NASCAR’s Nationwide Series teams now have a two-week break before the final three events, but standings leader Chase Elliott doesn’t plan on taking a vacation.
“I’m going to try to find as many short-track races to run as I can,” said Elliott, who possesses a 42-point […]

Sat, 10/11/14 – 6:27 | Comments Off on Restarts Give Elliott Fits At CMS
Keselowski Wins NNS Race At Charlotte
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Brad Keselowski came on strong at the end to win the Drive for the Cure 300 presented by Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina NASCAR Nationwide Series race Friday at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Keselowski outlasted a charge by Kyle Busch in the closing laps to get his third Nationwide Series win at Charlotte.
“Winning a Nationwide […]

Sat, 10/11/14 – 6:17 | Comments Off on Keselowski Wins NNS Race At Charlotte
Earnhardt Jr. Hits 40, But Only In ‘Literal’ Years
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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CONCORD, N.C. – Dale Earnhardt Jr. turned 40 years old on Friday.
Like most drivers, the actual celebration of his birthday occurred earlier in the week because on Friday he was at Charlotte Motor Speedway preparing for Saturday’s Bank of America 500. His family and friends had a surprise party for […]

Sat, 10/11/14 – 6:05 | Comments Off on Earnhardt Jr. Hits 40, But Only In ‘Literal’ Years
Kyle Busch Wins Pole; Looking Contender-Like At Charlotte
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Kyle Busch won the pole for Saturday night’s Sprint Cup Series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway with a lap at 197.300 mph (27.357 seconds) on Friday and in doing so, looked and sounded very much like a driver capable of winning a championship.
Busch’s lap nipped Jeff Gordon (197.217 mph), who […]

Fri, 10/10/14 – 6:58 | Comments Off on Kyle Busch Wins Pole; Looking Contender-Like At Charlotte
New Chase Format Has Amped Up Emotions
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. – After two more races, the Chase field will be slashed by another four drivers and Denny Hamlin said Thursday the 2014 format was more emotional for the competitors than the way it had been conducted since 2004.
“This is not a 10-race Chase anymore, it’s a three-race Chase […]

Thu, 10/9/14 – 19:57 | Comments Off on New Chase Format Has Amped Up Emotions
Hornish Jr. To Drive No. 9 Petty Sprint Cup Car In ’15
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Sam Hornish Jr. has driven for The Captain and The Coach. Next season, he will drive for The King.
Richard Petty Motorsports announced Wednesday that it has hired veteran Hornish Jr. to take the place of Marcos Ambrose as driver of the No. 9 RPM Ford in the Sprint Cup Series.
Hornish […]

Wed, 10/8/14 – 10:06 | One Comment
Hinchcliffe Exits Andretti, Moves To Schmidt Peterson
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The “Mayor of Hinchtown” is changing his email and snail-mail addresses.
James Hinchcliffe, a three-time Verizon IndyCar Series race-winner, has exited Andretti Autosport and signed a multi-year contract with Schmidt Peterson Motorsports beginning with the 2015 season.
Hinchcliffe will drive the No. 77 Dallara/Honda vacated by Simon Pagenaud, who was introduced as Team Penske’s fourth fulltime driver […]

Wed, 10/8/14 – 7:05 | Comments Off on Hinchcliffe Exits Andretti, Moves To Schmidt Peterson
Chrysler Pulls Plug On IMSA Viper Program
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Chrysler Group LLC announced Monday that it will discontinue its factory-backed SRT (Street and Racing Technology) Motorsports racing program in the International Motor Sports Association at the conclusion of the 2014 season.
The decision affects participation in the IMSA TUDOR United SportsCar Championship with the Dodge Viper SRT GTS-R GTLM-class team. The Dodge brand will redirect […]

Mon, 10/6/14 – 16:08 | Comments Off on Chrysler Pulls Plug On IMSA Viper Program
Hagan Races To Points Lead At Maple Grove
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Matt Hagan took over the Funny Car points lead by winning the NHRA Nationals at Maple Grove Raceway on Sunday.
Hagan crossed the finish line just as his Rocky Boots Dodge Charger’s engine exploded following a 4.333-second pass at 215.00 mph, defeating Tommy Johnson Jr. in the final round. He was appearing in his third Countdown […]

Mon, 10/6/14 – 7:02 | Comments Off on Hagan Races To Points Lead At Maple Grove