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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Spanish driver Fernando Alonso moved within one victory of accomplishing international auto racing’s triple crown on Sunday when he and his Toyota teammates won the overall championship at the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
Alonso, who has twice won the Formula 1 Grand Prix of Monaco and is currently a full-time […]

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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
Minter: CMS A Bit Quieter
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Rick Minter | Senior Writer
Concord, N.C. – The Charlotte Motor Speedway media center isn’t the same this morning. Jack Flowers isn’t here. They found him dead in his chair at his home just down the road from the speedway earlier this week.
Jack and I had a good bit in common, besides covering NASCAR races. We’re […]

Thu, 10/14/10 – 11:45 | Comments Off on Minter: CMS A Bit Quieter
Ganassi Won’t Mess With Winning Formula
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Despite a list of high-profile free-agents, team-owner Chip Ganassi says he likely will steer clear of adding a third driver to his IZOD IndyCar Series championship pairing of Dario Franchitti and Scott Dixon for the 2011 season.
“I’m perfectly happy with the two guys I have whether these free agents became […]

Thu, 10/14/10 – 10:41 | One Comment