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CONCORD, N.C. – Don Schumacher Racing continued its domination of the NHRA Mello Yello Racing nitro classes this season with Top Fuel and Funny Car victories Sunday in the Four-Wide Nationals at zMAX Dragway.
With Antron Brown’s Top Fuel victory and Jack Beckman’s Funny Car win, DSR has now won seven of eight nitro titles in [...]

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Busch Has Hair Raised During Indy Qualifying Run
Deb Williams | Senior Writer

CONCORD, N.C. – Kurt Busch posted a four-lap average speed of 229.960 mph Saturday during Indianapolis 500 qualifying, narrowly missing the top nine, then calmly told reporters at Charlotte Motor Speedway the effort was “hair-raising.”
“I had three, what I felt, were moments in the car,” Busch said. “If I had, had a fourth, I might [...]

Sat, 05/17/14 – 20:27 | Comments Off
Carpenter Leads Fast Nine At Indy 500 Qualifying
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Ed Carpenter, the pole winner for last year’s Indianapolis 500, had the fastest four-lap run in Saturday’s first round of qualifying for this year’s event.
Carpenter, an Indiana native, will lead the nine drivers who had the fastest qualifying runs on Saturday, into Sunday’s run for the pole.
Making the day even sweeter for team owner Carpenter [...]

Sat, 05/17/14 – 19:25 | Comments Off
Track Records Fall; Brown Crashes Hard At Summer Nationals
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Alexis DeJoria (Funny Car) and Erica Enders-Stevens (Pro Stock) both laid down new track records en route to current No. 1 qualifying efforts as they vie to secure the 100th win by a female driver at the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Southern Nationals on Friday.
Steve Torrence (Top Fuel) and Eddie Krawiec (Pro Stock Motorcycle) [...]

Sat, 05/17/14 – 7:44 | Comments Off
Kyle Busch’s Truck Dominance Continues
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Kyle Busch won his fourth straight Camping World Truck Series race Friday night when he claimed the North Carolina Lottery 200 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
He started from the pole and led 130 of 134 laps.
The victory was Busch’s 38th in the series, his third of the season and his fourth in a row dating back [...]

Sat, 05/17/14 – 7:38 | Comments Off
Carpenter Blows Past 230 MPH Barrier On Fast Friday
John Sturbin | Senior Writer

Ed Carpenter cracked the magic 230 mph barrier during “Fast Friday” practice at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, adding the Verizon IndyCar Series owner/driver to the elite list of pole-position players for the 98th running of the Indianapolis 500.
Carpenter’s lap of 39.0418-seconds/230.522 mph around the 2.5-mile oval was turned less than 15 minutes into an abbreviated “Fast [...]

Sat, 05/17/14 – 7:28 | Comments Off
Net Result Is that Wise Is In, Danica Out At CMS
Deb Williams | Senior Writer

CONCORD, N.C. – What? Who?
Those were the two questions that could be heard echoing through Charlotte Motor Speedway’s infield media center deadline room Friday night after the winner of the Sprint All-Star fan vote was announced.
Josh Wise, a USAC three-quarter Midget division champion from Riverside, Calif., had defeated odds-on-favorite Danica Patrick in the fan voting [...]

Sat, 05/17/14 – 7:16 | One Comment
Junior Won’t Be Rushed Into Rushing Chase Elliott
Deb Williams | Senior Writer

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
CONCORD, N.C. – NASCAR Nationwide Series rookie Chase Elliott already has two victories this year and sits atop the point standings, but team owner Dale Earnhardt Jr. said Friday he doesn’t believe the plans outlined for the 18-year-old driver should change.
“We have like a two-year plan, I suppose, that he [...]

Fri, 05/16/14 – 20:02 | One Comment
Dillon To Start Showdown From The Pole
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Austin Dillon went out late in Friday afternoon’s qualifying session for Friday night’s pre-All-Star Race Sprint Showdown and won the pole.
Dillon nabbed the pole with a lap in 27.747 seconds at the 1.5-mile Charlotte Motor Speedway track.
Second was AJ Allmendinger and third was rookie Kyle Larson.
Rounding out the top five were Clint Bowyer and Marcos [...]

Fri, 05/16/14 – 15:53 | Comments Off
DW Became OK After The 1989 All-Star Race
Deb Williams | Senior Writer

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
CONCORD, N.C. – Twenty-five years ago one quick spin in NASCAR’s All-Star race sent three-time champion Darrell Waltrip to the fans’ penthouse and Rusty Wallace to the outhouse.
When the 1989 All-Star race began many NASCAR fans equated Waltrip to the character J.R. Ewing on the then popular TV show “Dallas” [...]

Fri, 05/16/14 – 15:25 | One Comment
Sampey Wanted A Chance; Got An NHRA Record
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All Angelle Sampey wanted was an opportunity. When it was presented in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series Pro Stock Motorcycle class, Sampey jumped at the chance. What followed was one of the most incredible runs in motorsports history, setting a class standard and continuing the excellence of female competitors in the National Hot [...]

Fri, 05/16/14 – 8:07 | Comments Off