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Shawn Langdon raced to his third victory of the year on Sunday when he captured the Top Fuel Portion of at the NHRA Midwest Nationals at Gateway Motorsports Park just east of St. Louis in Madison, Ill.
Also taking class victories Sunday were Jack Beckman (Funny Car), Alex Laughlin (Pro Stock) and Jerry Savoie (Pro Stock Motorcycle).
Langdon powered […]

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Champ Enders Talks NHRA 2016 Style
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Two-time and defending NHRA Pro Stock champion Erica Enders met the press on Wednesday as she participated in a national teleconference.
Enders, who drives for Elite Motorsports, talked, among other things, about changes to series, her switch to Dodges and her new teammate.
She had 21 career victories and is second only to Angelle Sampey with 41 […]

Thu, 01/28/16 – 9:26 | Comments Off on Champ Enders Talks NHRA 2016 Style
Texas Terry Adds One More ‘Cool Thing’ To Resume
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. – With a hug from his daughter and a bow from the reigning Sprint Cup Series champion, native Texan Terry Labonte humbly joined the immortals of stock car racing as a member of the 2016 NASCAR Hall of Fame.
“You know, I got to do a lot of cool […]

Thu, 01/28/16 – 8:58 | One Comment
Radio Voice Barney Hall Passes Away
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Longtime racing radio voice Barney Hall as died at the age of 83.
Hall communicated the action of NASCAR to countless radio listeners during a broadcast career has spanned nearly 50 years.
A native of Elkin, North Carolina, Hall was one of the original members of the Motor Racing Network staff and was known as the “Voice of […]

Wed, 01/27/16 – 7:55 | Comments Off on Radio Voice Barney Hall Passes Away
C.J. Wilson Ready For Racing’s Season-Opener In Daytona
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Major League pitcher C.J. Wilson has never been one to wake up in the middle of the night, glance over at the Little Ben clock on the night table and worry what his post-pro jock life would be like.
It would not play out in an office or as a hair-do television analyst. Wilson’s future, the Los […]

Tue, 01/26/16 – 16:38 | Comments Off on C.J. Wilson Ready For Racing’s Season-Opener In Daytona
NASCAR Welcomes Emotional Cook To ‘Our House’
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Aided by a walker _ one on wheels, of course _ Jerry Cook carefully strode to the dais to take his place among stock car racing’s elite at the NASCAR Hall of Fame.
True to his unassuming personality, Cook termed the moment “overwhelming.”
“For me, it’s always been NASCAR,” […]

Tue, 01/26/16 – 8:15 | Comments Off on NASCAR Welcomes Emotional Cook To ‘Our House’
NHRA Dumps Back-Up Rule For National Records
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NHRA’s competition committee announced today that the longstanding 1-percent back-up policy to certify national record performances in the NHRA Mello Yello Series, J&A Service Pro Mod Series, and Lucas Oil Series Alcohol categories will no longer be required at NHRA Drag Racing Series events starting in 2016.
Under the new policy, NHRA teams who post performances […]

Mon, 01/25/16 – 19:09 | Comments Off on NHRA Dumps Back-Up Rule For National Records
Curtis Turner: He ‘Lived Good’ And Drove Better
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. – A 6-foot-2, ruggedly handsome Virginian, Curtis Turner combined his brazen driving tactics with a swashbuckling lifestyle to carve himself a unique place in NASCAR history.
On Saturday, Turner was rewarded for his efforts with induction into the NASCAR Hall of Fame along with Speedway Motorsports Inc. founder […]

Sat, 01/23/16 – 18:36 | 2 Comments
Teams Hope Leavine/Childress Relationship Will Help Both Teams
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Leavine Family Racing and Circle Sport Racing, owned by Joe Falk, have entered into a partnership that will allow LFR to run full time in NASCAR’s Sprint Cup Series with drivers Michael McDowell and Ty Dillon.
The team also has entered into an alliance with Richard Childress Racing and will switch to Chevrolets […]

Fri, 01/22/16 – 19:35 | Comments Off on Teams Hope Leavine/Childress Relationship Will Help Both Teams
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