Wed, 25/04/18 – 10:18 | No Comment

Roush Fenway Racing announced Wednesday that former NASCAR Cup Series champion Matt Kenseth will return to the team and drive No. 6 Ford Fusion for a part of the 2018 season.
“It’s a great feeling to return to where it all started for me in the Cup Series,” said Kenseth. “There aren’t many people who have […]

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Raikkonen Needs To Pay Up To Keep Running, Busch Says
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Concord, N.C. – One week after Kimi Raikkonen made his NASCAR debut in the Camping World Truck Series, the former Formula One champion set his sights on the Nationwide Series, however, this weekend’s Top Gear 300 could be the Finland native’s last NASCAR event due to non-payment to Kyle Busch Motorsports.
Busch, who originally said Raikkonen […]

Thu, 05/26/11 – 20:40 | 3 Comments
Keselowski Captures Pole For The 600
Brad Keselowski on Thursday won the pole for Sunday’s Coca-Cola 600 Sprint Cup Series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
The pole is the first of Keselowski’s season and the second of his career. His other pole came at New Hampshire last fall.
He is driving the No. 2 Penske Racing Dodge Charger. His speed on his quick […]

Thu, 05/26/11 – 19:27 | Comments Off on Keselowski Captures Pole For The 600
Indy Drivers Say Restarts Could Be Disastrous
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By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
Indianapolis – Here’s a scene that could very well play out in Sunday’s Indianapolis 500:
The cars line up for a double-file restart with five laps to go in a very competitive race. Pole-winner Alex Tagliani is on the inside at the front, with two-time 500 winner and defending champion Dario […]

Thu, 05/26/11 – 18:50 | One Comment
Busch, Gibbs Issue Apologies For Speeding Incident
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
Concord, N.C. – NASCAR team owner Joe Gibbs sat solemnly in the back of Charlotte Motor Speedway’s media center Thursday, listening intently to Kyle Busch calmly and, yes, humbly answer questions about the ticket he received earlier this week for speeding
128 mph in a 45 mph zone and careless and […]

Thu, 05/26/11 – 17:54 | One Comment
Harris: 500 Miles, 41 Years, A Million Memories
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By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
Driving through the credential gate at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway for the first time each year brings back a flood of memories.
Today, as I drove through Gate 9a off Georgetown Road, I thought back to my first time here, in 1970. That day, I drove onto the massive speedway grounds […]

Thu, 05/26/11 – 15:51 | One Comment
Malady A Mystery But Bayne Bouncing Back
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By Rick Minter| Senior Writer
Concord, N.C. – An upbeat Trevor Bayne said his doctors, even those at the Mayo Clinic, never diagnosed exactly what caused him to have double vision and inflammation, but he was sure that he was thankful for the “eye-opener” that came with having to sit out of
racing for several weeks.
He said […]

Thu, 05/26/11 – 13:39 | One Comment
Q and A: Polesitter Talks About Indy 500
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Indianapolis – Alex Tagliani’s Week of Fame as Indianapolis 500 pole-sitter may have peaked Thursday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, where he met the media for the final time before the 100th anniversary edition of “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing.”
Tagliani became the first Canadian to qualify on-pole for the Indy 500 […]

Thu, 05/26/11 – 13:06 | Comments Off on Q and A: Polesitter Talks About Indy 500
Memo: Only A Fool Would Do What Kyle Busch Did
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Let’s see what’s in the old Morning Memo today:
As the deputy handed back my license and the registration for the twin-turbo/direct injected/variable-valve-timed/sport trimmed BMW I was driving, he asked the standard question: Do you know how fast you were going?
Had I known then what I know today, I would have said: Faster than Kyle Busch.
So […]

Wed, 05/25/11 – 9:49 | One Comment
Woody: Indy’s Aura Has Faded For NASCAR
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Larry Woody | Senior Writer
When I covered the inaugural Brickyard 400 in 1994 the place was packed to the seams. Scalpers lined the streets. Newspapers in several states were crammed with ads for tickets, invariably as part of some sort of gold-plated travel package.
One estimate put the crowd at 350,000 and I figure that was […]

Wed, 05/25/11 – 7:09 | 2 Comments
Racin’ News: Kyle Busch Stopped By Cops

Kyle Busch was cited for careless and reckless driving and speeding Tuesday by an Iredell County Sheriff’s deputy who said he was traveling at nearly three times the posted speed limit between Troutman and Mooresville.
Sgt. Chris Stone, a member of the Iredell County Sheriff Department’s Aggressive Criminal Enforcement team, stopped a yellow Lexus sports car […]

Tue, 05/24/11 – 16:37 | 3 Comments