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Sam Bass worked his artistry on everything from canvas to guitars. (RacinToday file photo by David Vaughn)

By Deb Williams | Senior

NASCAR lost two very special people Saturday; people who were icons in very different areas of the sport but still connected.

One was motorsports artist Sam Bass. The other was former NASCAR official and […]

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Gordon’s Hopes Are On The Ropes
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
The Chase for the Sprint Cup Championship is, basically, a process of elimination. As the 10-event playoff wears on, drivers begin to be dropped from contention.
On Saturday night at Charlotte Motor Speedway, it looks like it was Jeff Gordon’s turn to get dropped as car problems and head problems relegated […]

Sun, 10/17/10 – 7:39 | One Comment
Craig Dollansky continued his winning ways at Tri-State Speedway on Saturday night, winning a thriller over Joey Saldana to score his third career win at the track. For Dollansky the $10,000 win was his fourth of the season and the 35th of his career with the series. He is one of just two active World […]

Sun, 10/17/10 – 7:01 | Comments Off on Dollansky Edges Saldana
McMurray Chases Away Chasers At CMS

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Jamie McMurray grabbed the lead away from Kyle Busch on a restart with 21 laps to go and went on to win the Bank of America 500 at Charlotte Motor Speedway Saturday night.
In doing so, he grabbed the spotlight away from shrinking list of drivers who still have hopesof winning […]

Sat, 10/16/10 – 22:23 | Comments Off on McMurray Chases Away Chasers At CMS
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