Mon, 24/07/17 – 7:17 | No Comment

Robert Hight’s Funny Car victory Sunday in the opening race of the NHRA’s annual summertime Western Swing immediately left the John Force Racing ace thinking 1-2-3 sweep!
Hight’s win over Tommy Johnson Jr. at the 38th annual Mopar Mile-High NHRA Nationals at Bandimere Speedway was his first of the 2017 season, fourth on “The Mountain” in […]

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Minter: Carl Edwards Enjoys Making Scents
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
Concord, N.C. – There was no doorbell ringing, but Avon came calling on Wednesday in the media center at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Actually it was Carl Edwards, on behalf of Avon.
While some in the room wondered what some of the sport’s tough old birds like the late Curtis Turner and […]

Fri, 10/15/10 – 8:48 | One Comment
Gordon Takes P1 At Charlotte
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By Jim Pedley | Senior Writer
Concord, N.C. – Jeff Gordon said this week that, basically, he needs a victory real soon to have a shot at winning this year’s Chase for the Sprint Cup Championship.
On Thursday evening, he took a step toward that victory by winning the pole for Saturday’s Bank of America 500 at […]

Thu, 10/14/10 – 19:20 | Comments Off on Gordon Takes P1 At Charlotte
Busch Says No Way He Can Catch Jimmie
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Concord, N.C. – Four days have not altered Kyle Busch’s assessment of his chances in this year’s Chase for the Sprint Cup Championship: He’s cooked. Too many points out of the lead, too many cars to jump over and way too much Jimmie Johnson.
What remains as a goal, he said […]

Thu, 10/14/10 – 18:24 | Comments Off on Busch Says No Way He Can Catch Jimmie
Fort Worth, Texas– Four-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Jimmie Johnson and Texas Motor Speedway have collaborated on a ticket package offering substantial savings for next month’s AAA Texas 500 that will be available for only 48 hours beginning at 9 a.m. Thursday October 14.
The Jimmie Johnson “Drive For Five” promotion features a frontstretch […]

Thu, 10/14/10 – 12:00 | Comments Off on Time is ticking on JJ/TMS Ticket Package
Minter: CMS A Bit Quieter
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Rick Minter | Senior Writer
Concord, N.C. – The Charlotte Motor Speedway media center isn’t the same this morning. Jack Flowers isn’t here. They found him dead in his chair at his home just down the road from the speedway earlier this week.
Jack and I had a good bit in common, besides covering NASCAR races. We’re […]

Thu, 10/14/10 – 11:45 | Comments Off on Minter: CMS A Bit Quieter
Ganassi Won’t Mess With Winning Formula
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Despite a list of high-profile free-agents, team-owner Chip Ganassi says he likely will steer clear of adding a third driver to his IZOD IndyCar Series championship pairing of Dario Franchitti and Scott Dixon for the 2011 season.
“I’m perfectly happy with the two guys I have whether these free agents became […]

Thu, 10/14/10 – 10:41 | One Comment
Harris: Here Is My HOF Ballot
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(Editor’s Note: Mike Harris serves on the voting panel for the NASCAR Hall of Fame. Here is how he voted in Wednesday’s election for the second class in the Hall.)
By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
Charlotte, N.C. – I voted for David Pearson, Bobby Allison, Lee Petty, Cale Yarborough and Darrell Waltrip.
It was a VERY difficult […]

Thu, 10/14/10 – 10:22 | 2 Comments
Pedley: Proud/Sorry To Say Here Is How I Voted
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Charlotte, N.C. – For the second year in a row on Wednesday afternoon, I left the room where voting for the NASCAR Hall of Fame was held with a case of buyer’s remorse.
For the first time ever, it slowly occurred to me Wednesday that for as long as I hold […]

Wed, 10/13/10 – 18:14 | 5 Comments
Pearson Heads New Hall Of Fame Class
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Charlotte, N.C. – The NASCAR Hall of Fame grew by five members Wednesday as the voting for its second class was conducted in the Charlotte Convention Center.
The new members are David Pearson, Bobby Allison, Ned Jarrett, Bud Moore and Lee Petty.
The five new members join the inaugural class which was […]

Wed, 10/13/10 – 15:28 | One Comment
Woody: Can Stewart Turn Up The Heat?
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Larry Woody | Senior Writer
While the rest of the field seems allergic to Jimmie Johnson’s rear bumper, there’s one driver who just might be able to muster a challenge to Mr. Invincible.
Tony Stewart. The driver called “Smoke.” (Who used to be called some other things back in his temper-tantrum days.)
Stewart won last Sunday’s race in […]

Tue, 10/12/10 – 12:36 | One Comment