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Ryan Newman, left, and Clint Bowyer, center, yukked it up at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Friday. Fisticuffs replaced the yuks after Saturday night’s All-Star race at CMS. (RacinToday/HHP photo by Harold Hinson)

By Deb Williams | Senior

CONCORD, N.C. – NASCAR Competition Senior Vice President Scott Miller said he didn’t expect any penalties to be assessed […]

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Five New Members Elected To NASCAR Hall
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Charlotte, N.C. – The 2012 Class of the NASCAR Hall of Fame was elected today and it includes a mix of legendary drivers, a crew chief and a driver/owner.
The third class to be elected to the Hall includes Darrell Watlrip, Cale Yarborough, Dale Inman, Richie Evans and Glen Wood.
They will […]

Tue, 06/14/11 – 16:10 | One Comment
Woody: Going Into Stands Is Asking For Trouble
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By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
Carl Edwards has been risking his neck after some of his victories and I’m not talking about his famous back-flip off his car.
I’m referring to his habit of going into the grandstands to glad-hand fans, a la Jay Leno.
It’s a nice gesture on Carl’s part, but it’s dangerous. NASCAR better […]

Tue, 06/14/11 – 9:47 | 2 Comments
Busch, JGR Team Penalized For Illegal Car
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NASCAR has penalized the No. 18 team in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series as a result of rule infractions discovered during post-race inspection Sunday at Pocono Raceway.
The No. 18 car was found to be in violation of Sections 12-1 (actions detrimental to stock car racing); 12-4-J (any determination by NASCAR officials that race equipment used […]

Tue, 06/14/11 – 8:10 | Comments Off on Busch, JGR Team Penalized For Illegal Car
2011 Hall Vote Is Today
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Charolotte, N.C. – Election Day has arrived and it has nothing to do with things so trivial as taxes and global warming. Today, the NASCAR Hall of Fame’s Class of 2011 will be chosen.
Among the 25 candiates are past Cup champions like Darrell Waltrip and Cale Yarborough; short-track aces like Jerry Cook and Richie Evans; […]

Tue, 06/14/11 – 8:04 | One Comment
Ingram: Gordon Takes 13 Years To Match First Six
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
From the Monday Morning Crew Chief™:
There was a rash of questions after a brilliant June weekend of racing. Here are one writer’s top ten questions – and answers.
1. Does his second victory of the season make Jeff Gordon the man of the moment in NASCAR?
At least he’s moved from being washed […]

Mon, 06/13/11 – 5:28 | Comments Off on Ingram: Gordon Takes 13 Years To Match First Six
Gordon Gets Back To Winning Ways At Pocono

Jeff Gordon took a big step toward securing at least a wild card berth in the 2011 Chase for the Sprint Cup Championship when he won the 5-Hour Energy 500 at Pocono Raceway on Sunday afternoon.
The victory was the second of the season for the four-time champion, who started the day 13th in points. He […]

Sun, 06/12/11 – 15:46 | Comments Off on Gordon Gets Back To Winning Ways At Pocono
Race Day: Shifty Characters On Track At Pocono
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Add to shift or not to shift to the list of decisions teams and drivers competing in today’s 5-Hour Energy 500 Sprint Cup race at Pocono Raceway will be facing.
That’s because the gearing which NASCAR has selected for the race will facilitate shifting gears.
There are positives to changing gears at […]

Sun, 06/12/11 – 9:30 | Comments Off on Race Day: Shifty Characters On Track At Pocono
Surviving Audi Wins Le Mans
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Audi’s long, scary weekend at Le Mans ended in joy Sunday when the R18 TDI of Andre Lotterer, Benoit Treluyer and  Marcel Fassler won the 2011 edition of the 24-hour race which is  the most prestigious in sports car racing.
The victory was particularly sweet after the factory-backed Audi team lost its two other cars in horrific […]

Sun, 06/12/11 – 8:02 | Comments Off on Surviving Audi Wins Le Mans
Ben Kennedy Working Way Up Through Ranks
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By Jeff Hood | Senior Wrtier
Jefferson, Ga. – At first glance, you’d be hard-pressed to know there was plenty of star power lining up in the corner of Ben Kennedy prior to the start of Saturday night’s NASCAR K&N Series 150 at Gresham Motorsports Park.
As rain delayed the start of the evening’s main event at […]

Sun, 06/12/11 – 5:21 | Comments Off on Ben Kennedy Working Way Up Through Ranks
Sammy Swindell tracked down Jason Sides midway through the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Mediacom Shootout on Saturday night at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, executed a perfect slide job to move into the lead and then held on for his fourth victory of the season.
Swindell, of Germantown, Tenn., started the feature on the […]

Sun, 06/12/11 – 5:08 | Comments Off on Swindell Wins In Knoxville