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Leah Pritchett continued her scorching start to the 2017 NHRA season Friday, setting the Top Fuel elapsed-time national record on her second pass during qualifying for the 33rd annual NHRA Arizona Nationals at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park.
Courtney Force (Funny Car) and Jason Line (Pro Stock) also were provisional No. 1 qualifiers in their respective […]

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Keselowski: Head Injuries Need To Be Addressed
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Brad Keselowski said Wednesday he still believed NASCAR’s concussion protocol was lacking, but he had read an article that he felt bode well for the future.
 “I think it was Northwestern University that has made some huge studies and potential breakthroughs with respect to coming up with a […]

Wed, 01/25/17 – 20:55 | Comments Off on Keselowski: Head Injuries Need To Be Addressed
A Mature Earnhardt Jr. Ready To Grab The Wheel
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Statistics show Dale Earnhardt Jr. is entering his 19th season in NASCAR’s Cup Series, but for the third-generation driver it’s as if he’s beginning his career anew.
After missing 18 races last year due to concussion issues, Earnhardt returns a different person. He’s calm, comfortable with himself and […]

Wed, 01/25/17 – 16:44 | Comments Off on A Mature Earnhardt Jr. Ready To Grab The Wheel
Busch Brothers Get Lesson In Global Party System
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Brothers Kurt and Kyle Busch said Tuesday they enjoyed the international competition in the Race of Champions, but the European drivers’ ability to party at night and then race the next day left them scratching their heads.
 “It’s a chaotic, frat house feel,” Kurt Busch said about the […]

Tue, 01/24/17 – 21:53 | Comments Off on Busch Brothers Get Lesson In Global Party System
Seven-Time Champion Is Feeling The Pressure To Lead
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Seven-time NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson said Tuesday he feels more pressure to be the proper leader in the sport than to compete for an eighth title.
“I’ve felt like there hasn’t been a lot of pressure on me through six and seven (championships) because I
never even thought I’d […]

Tue, 01/24/17 – 18:02 | Comments Off on Seven-Time Champion Is Feeling The Pressure To Lead
NASCAR Has Turned To ‘Enhancements’ To Survive
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NASCAR “stakeholders” took to the airwaves on Monday to present and laud what they touted as “enhancements” to their sport. A better term for the radical changes that will render the sport almost unrecognizable to the framers of the grand old series might be “Hail Mary”.
NASCAR is in trouble. The sport that was arguably the […]

Tue, 01/24/17 – 16:17 | One Comment
The Effect Of Monday’s Big News Is Unknown
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. – NASCAR executives, team owners, drivers and track owners were extremely positive Monday when the sanctioning body announced the most drastic race format change in its history, but several questions remained with the season opening events in the three national touring series just weeks away.
Will the fans be […]

Mon, 01/23/17 – 21:12 | One Comment
NASCAR Unveils Massive Changes To Its Product
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NASCAR unveiled a new format for racing in its three top series that offers a radical departure from its past. It’s a format that features three-stage races in all events, a complicated system of awarding points and a revamped system of making the playoffs.
At a press conference held in Charlotte, N.C, that kicked off the […]

Mon, 01/23/17 – 18:23 | Comments Off on NASCAR Unveils Massive Changes To Its Product
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