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Defending champion Will Power opened the 2015 Verizon IndyCar Series by winning the pole for Sunday’s race in St. Petersburg, Fla.
The Team Penske driver earned the pole by breaking the 13-year-old track record with a lap of 1:00:6509 seconds in the second session on Saturday.
Power will be seeking his third career win at St. Petersburg [...]

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Johnson To Start 600 From The Pole
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
CONCORD, N.C. – Jimmie Johnson started his bid to win Sunday night’s Coca-Cola 600 Sprint Cup race by winning the pole on Thursday evening.
Johnson had a pole winning speed of 194.911 miles per hour in the final of three rounds of knockout qualifying to bag the pole.
It was the first [...]

Thu, 05/22/14 – 19:20 | Comments Off
NASCAR Garages Will Be Watching The Indy 500
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
CONCORD, N.C. – When Kurt Busch squeezes into his Indy car on Sunday to compete in the 2014 Indianapolis 500, he will not squeeze in alone. With him will be a NASCAR garage full of drivers and team members.
That became evident Thursday when the garages opened for business at Charlotte [...]

Thu, 05/22/14 – 17:16 | One Comment
Jimmie Johnson Says HOF Voting Was Major Hoot
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
CONCORD, N.C. – With all he’s accomplished, with everything he has in life, with the giant future he has, you would think that it would be tough to impress Jimmie Johnson. But from the sound of it, the day he had on Wednesday impressed the six-time Sprint Cup champion in [...]

Thu, 05/22/14 – 15:05 | Comments Off
Tough Choices Mark Selection Of Sixth HOF Class
Deb Williams | Senior Writer

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – NASCAR President Mike Helton said Wednesday that selecting the five people to be inducted into the NASCAR Hall of Fame in 2015 was probably the most challenging of the six voting sessions that have occurred.
“It was very difficult to come to five,” Helton said. “The conversation (we [...]

Thu, 05/22/14 – 6:43 | Comments Off
Scott Had To Battle More Than Just Racing Things
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Frankl Scott really preferred to not talk about the horrible things that his father, Wendell Scott, had to endure during his days as a black stock car driver in NASCAR’s premier series. Wednesday was a day to feel good – feel good about being elected into the [...]

Wed, 05/21/14 – 17:44 | One Comment
NASCAR Hall Of Fame’s Class of 2015 Is Announced
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The NASCAR Hall of Fame’s Class of 2015 was announced Wednesday and included five drivers who spanned several generations of the sport.
The five are Rex White, Bill Elliott, Wendell Scott, Fred Lorenzen and Joe Weatherly.
They were elected by a voting panel after five hours of deliberation Wednesday morning and afternoon. The election [...]

Wed, 05/21/14 – 15:33 | Comments Off
Busch Blinks, Hits Wall During Practice At Indy
John Sturbin | Senior Writer

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Kurt Busch admittedly made a rookie mistake Monday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, where an extra day of practice for the 98th running of the Indianapolis 500 bit him in the backside.
Busch brought out a yellow flag 95 minutes into a five-hour session when his No. 26 Suretone Dallara/Honda made right-side [...]

Tue, 05/20/14 – 5:56 | Comments Off
Hight Wins At Atlanta, Makes It Three Straight
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Robert Hight raced to his third Funny Car victory in a row and fourth overall this season on Monday at the rain-delayed Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Southern Nationals.
Spencer Massey (Top Fuel), Jeg Coughlin (Pro Stock) and Eddie Krawiec (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also were winners at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series event.
Hight, the 2009 [...]

Tue, 05/20/14 – 5:20 | Comments Off
Sir Jack Brabham Passes Away
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Three time Formula One champion Sir Jack Brabham died Monday at the age of 88. He passed away peacefully at his home in Gold Coast, Australia.
Formula 1 World Champion in 1959, 1960 and 1966 and double Constructors’ Champion (1966 and 1967), Sir Jack was one of the most accomplished drivers and team owners in the [...]

Mon, 05/19/14 – 7:18 | Comments Off
Rain Bumps Southern Nationals Back To Monday
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NHRA officials postponed eliminations for the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Southern Nationals at Atlanta Dragway until Monday, following a day of lengthy rain delays. Racing will resume at 9 a.m. on Monday for the Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series and will be followed by the continuation of racing in the Mello Yello Drag Racing Series [...]

Mon, 05/19/14 – 6:38 | Comments Off