Sun, 29/05/16 – 14:39 | No Comment
American Alexander Rossi used a very soft right foot to conserve fuel over the final laps and become a rookie winner of the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500.
Rossi, a native of California, got the victory in his No. 98 Andretti Herta Autosport Honda. Afterward, he had to be towed to Victory Circle as his […]

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NASCAR Notes: Johnson And Team Face Changing Times
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By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer
Concord, N.C. – If Jimmie Johnson captures a fourth consecutive Sprint Cup championship, he’ll do so despite being forced to use three different rear-tire changers during the final third of the season.
After rear-tire changer Jeremy West was sidelined by back surgery following the night race at Bristol in August, crew chief […]

Thu, 10/15/09 – 21:15 | One Comment
Johnson Rolls To Pole At Lowe’s Motor Speedway
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Concord, N.C. – With clouds hanging low and rain seemingly in no hurry to leave the Lowe’s Motor Speedway area, many involved in the Chase for the Sprint Cup Championship were put into grumpy moods. They were worried that qualifying would be washed out and that points-leader Jimmie Johnson would […]

Thu, 10/15/09 – 21:10 | One Comment
Minter: Are Two Frances Too Many In First Hall Class?
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
The phone began ringing within minutes of the announcement on Wednesday of the inaugural class of the NASCAR Hall of Fame in Charlotte.
“How could they?” said Bud Lang, a long-time NASCAR fan from the north Georgia hills that produced some of the sport’s earliest stars like Lloyd Seay, Gober Sosebee, […]

Thu, 10/15/09 – 15:50 | 4 Comments
Current Drivers Give First Hall Class Thumbs Up
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Concord, N.C. – Wednesday’s selection of the inaugural class for the NASCAR Hall of Fame has generated a fairly hefty amount of heated discussion among fans and critics. But in the sport’s garages on Thursday, the discussion was nothing but civil and positive.
Driver after driver lined up to say first, […]

Thu, 10/15/09 – 15:30 | 2 Comments
Fantasy Racing: Charlotte
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Bank of America 500
Lowe’s Motor Speedway
Saturday October 17th,7:30 PM ET, ABC
Race Facts: I wasn’t going to call this the NASCAR Banking 500 only from Bank of America because sorry, that’s just stupid. That’s almost as bad as the Goulds Pumps ITT Industries Salute to the Troops 250 Presented by Dodge… Mike Wallace and the Gunselman […]

Thu, 10/15/09 – 11:33 | Comments Off on Fantasy Racing: Charlotte
NASCAR Newscast: Chase Race 5 Lowe’s Preview

The Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup reaches halfway with a homecoming at Lowe’s Motor Speedway. Greg Biffle says he likes racing near his North Carolina home while three-time Lowe’s winner Kasey Kahne sees NASCAR Banking 500 Only From Bank of America as a chance to rally from 11th and get back into title contention. […]

Thu, 10/15/09 – 9:33 | Comments Off on NASCAR Newscast: Chase Race 5 Lowe’s Preview
The NASCAR Hall Of Fame Has Its First Class
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
Charlotte, N.C. – Several of those who took part in Wednesday’s voting for the inaugural class of the NASCAR Hall of Fame stood up to remind other voters that what they were doing was nothing less than deciding whose faces will appear on the sport’s Mount Rushmore.
If that’s true then […]

Wed, 10/14/09 – 16:20 | Comments Off on The NASCAR Hall Of Fame Has Its First Class
RacinToday’s Votes Went To…
Charlotte, N.C. – was represented in Wednesday’s voting for the inaugural class of the NASCAR Hall of Fame by two of its senior writers. Here is how those two staffers voted and why:
Jim Pedley:
Bill France Sr. – Pretty simple. No Bill France Sr., no NASCAR, no NASCAR Hall of Fame.
Bill France Jr. – France […]

Wed, 10/14/09 – 16:02 | Comments Off on RacinToday’s Votes Went To…
Harris: The Hall Debate Was A Lively One
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By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
Charlotte, N.C. – Being part of the voting panel for the first class to be enshrined in the NASCAR Hall of Fame was the experience of a lifetime.
Sitting in that meeting room Wednesday at the Charlotte Convention Center was very much like taking a personal tour through NASCAR history.
There were […]

Wed, 10/14/09 – 16:00 | 3 Comments
Woody: Is Happy Hour Coming To An End In NASCAR?
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Larry Woody | Senior Writer
Is the bar about to close in NASCAR?
Jack Daniel’s has announced that it will end its sponsorship of one of Richard Childress Racing’s Sprint Cup cars at the end of the season. Earlier, Jim Beam likewise said it will discontinue its sponsorship of Robby Gordon’s cars.
A couple of years ago Busch […]

Wed, 10/14/09 – 7:42 | 4 Comments