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John Force Racing’s Robert Hight rewrote both ends of the track record to power into the provisional qualifying lead Friday evening during the 33rd annual Dodge NHRA Nationals at Maple Grove Raceway in Reading, Pa.
Clay Millican (Top Fuel), Bo Butner (Pro Stock) and Hector Arana Jr. (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also earned provisional poles in their […]

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NASCAR Going Green On Ethanol
Concord, N.C. _ NASCAR’s top three touring series will use an ethanol blend for fuel beginning with the 2011 season.
Sunoco’s E15 fuel, which contains 15 percent ethanol, will be used in the Sprint Cup, Nationwide and Camping World Truck series as part of the sanctioning body’s “NASCAR Green” environmental initiative.
“NASCAR is committed to being an […]

Sat, 10/16/10 – 17:42 | One Comment
Race Day: Welcome To CMS, AKA, Jimmieland
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Concord, N.C. – Yes, the Chase hits the halfway point today and, yes, Jimmie Johnson is leading the points and, yes, today’s race is at the track formerly known as Jimmieland, Charlotte Motor Speedway.
But no, other members of the Chase said this weekend, Johnson has not won this year’s championship. […]

Sat, 10/16/10 – 8:59 | Comments Off on Race Day: Welcome To CMS, AKA, Jimmieland
Keselowski Wins At CMS

Brad Keselowski stretched his Nationwide Series points lead to 450 points Friday night when he won the Dollar General 300 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
The victory was the fifth of the season for the Penske Racing driver but first ever at the 1.5-mile Charlotte track.
“We had some pit strategy there in the middle of the race […]

Sat, 10/16/10 – 7:28 | Comments Off on Keselowski Wins At CMS
Charlotte Notes: Danica Will Be Back For More
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Concord, N.C. – Danica Patrick officially announced she would be back racing in NASCAR in 2011 on Friday.
During a press conference at the Charlotte Motor Speedway media center, she confirmed that she will drive four Nationwide Series races for JR Motorsports – Daytona, Las Vegas, Phoenix and Bristol.
The rest of her scheduled will be put […]

Fri, 10/15/10 – 13:17 | Comments Off on Charlotte Notes: Danica Will Be Back For More
Pedley: Bowyer Finds Peace In Last Place
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Concord, N.C. – Watching the procession of Chase drivers rotate in and out of press conferences at Charlotte Motor Speedway this week, one would have to wonder if a berth in the playoffs is a prize or a penalty.
Moods ranged from distracted to surly as the drivers fielded questions about […]

Fri, 10/15/10 – 11:34 | Comments Off on Pedley: Bowyer Finds Peace In Last Place
Woody: Crabgrass Ruining Chase
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By Larry Woody | Senior Writer
Jimmie Johnson has become the crabgrass of NASCAR. Once he moves in there’s no getting rid of him.
Oh, once in awhile he may shrivel a bit, but he quickly sprouts right back up, as fresh and entrenched as ever.
While Tony Stewart stole the headlines by winning last Sunday’s race at […]

Fri, 10/15/10 – 9:03 | Comments Off on Woody: Crabgrass Ruining Chase
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