Wed, 23/07/14 – 8:42 | 6 Comments

The decision by Elite Motorsports to sit out the next two NHRA national events is understandable. But, it’s also highly troubling.
Elite owner Richard Freeman made the decision public on Sunday at Bandimere Speedeway, site of the Mopar Mile-High Nationals. He said that his driver, Erica Enders-Stevens, would not compete at events in Sonoma, Calif. and [...]

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Wolfe Call Makes Keselowski A Winner
Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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CONCORD, N.C. – Two tires or four?
It’s often the toughest question a crew chief faces in the closing stages of a race. However, for Penske Racing crew chief Paul Wolfe, that wasn’t the case in Saturday night’s Bank of America 500 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
When the fourth and final caution period began with 27 laps [...]

Sun, 10/13/13 – 6:57 | Comments Off
Busch Wins 11th NNS Race Of 2013
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By Reid Spencer
NASCAR Wire Service
Kyle Busch won from the pole—as he almost always does—and competition for the NASCAR Nationwide Series championship remained excruciating tight.
Busch held off charging series leader Austin Dillon in Friday night’s Dollar General 300 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Earlier in the day, Busch had won his ninth NNS pole of the season, [...]

Sat, 10/12/13 – 8:02 | Comments Off
Cup Career Curtains Will Rise At Charlotte
Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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CONCORD, N.C. – Three drivers – Kyle Larson, Brian Scott and Blake Koch – will make their NASCAR Sprint Cup Series debut Saturday in Charlotte Motor Speedway’s Bank of America 500, adding their names to a rather stellar list.
Seven-time NASCAR champion Dale Earnhardt, five-time Cup titlist Jimmie Johnson, Harry Gant, [...]

Sat, 10/12/13 – 7:37 | Comments Off
Notes: Today’s Young Drivers Slower To Develop?
Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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CONCORD, N.C. – Kevin Harvick doesn’t believe today’s rookies in NASCAR Sprint Cup racing succeed as quickly as those who preceded them about a decade ago because the training ground isn’t as good as it was in that era.
“I think that the Nationwide cars and trucks are so slow,” Harvick [...]

Sat, 10/12/13 – 7:35 | One Comment
New Sports Car Series Unveils Car Count Limits
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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With high car counts expected for the inaugural TUDOR United SportsCar Championship in 2014, International Motor Sports Association officials today announced tentative car capacity guidelines for each of the series’ four classes at each venue.
The maximum car capacity guidelines are based on space available at each venue. Series officials arrived at the car capacity [...]

Fri, 10/11/13 – 15:09 | One Comment
Kansas To Host Night Cup Race
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Kansas Speedway announced it 2014 schedule Friday and it features a Sprint Cup night race on May 10 and sports car racing on its infield oval June 7.
In addition to the night Sprint Cup Series race, Kansas Speedway race fans will get to see the NASCAR [...]

Fri, 10/11/13 – 9:12 | Comments Off
Kavpil To Race In Charlotte
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Despite his arrest on suspicion of assault in an alleged domestic dispute with his wife, Travis Kavpil will race in Saturday night’s Sprint Cup race at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
“BK Racing understands the severity of the situation and we don’t condone the actions that Travis has been accused of,” Ron Devine, co-owner of BK Racing, said [...]

Fri, 10/11/13 – 7:00 | Comments Off
Gordon Regains That Old Magic At Charlotte
Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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CONCORD, N.C. – Jeff Gordon was beaming when he strode into Charlotte Motor Speedway’s infield media center Thursday night after claiming his ninth pole at the 1.5-mile track in perhaps the most dramatic qualifying session this season.
The smile on his face and the twinkle in his eye seemed to say, [...]

Thu, 10/10/13 – 20:51 | One Comment
Team Owner Roush Is Thinking Young
Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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CONCORD, N.C. – Jack Roush said Thursday he was excited about the youth coming into Roush Fenway Racing, noting Ryan Reed was expected to compete full time for the organization next year in NASCAR’s Nationwide Series while Chris Buescher possessed the inside track for his fourth Cup team.
Ricky Stenhouse Jr., 26, returns to Roush Fenway [...]

Thu, 10/10/13 – 20:47 | 2 Comments
Franchitti Out Of Hospital
John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Target Chip Ganassi Racing’s Dario Franchitti was released from Memorial Hermann Texas Medical Center in Houston Thursday, five days after suffering multiple injuries in a grinding crash during Race2 of the Shell and Pennzoil Grand Prix of Houston doubleheader.
Franchitti was scheduled to travel to Indianapolis, where he will be re-evaluated over the next few days [...]

Thu, 10/10/13 – 17:41 | Comments Off