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INDYCAR boss Mark Miles said Wednesday the “compelling” and “at times hard to watch” record-setting pack racing that unfolded during Saturday’s MAVTV 500 at Auto Club Speedway largely was the result of aerodynamic happenstance.
“Clearly different tracks present different styles and getting the best setup is not an exact science,” Miles, CEO of Hulman & Co., […]

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Montoya At Indianapolis For The First Time – Again
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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INDIANAPOLIS – In Juan Pablo Montoya’s universe, Indianapolis 500 history dates all the way back to Monday.
The Indy 500 JPM won as a brash rookie in 2000? Might as well have been run on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway’s original 2.5-mile brick surface with a riding mechanic aboard. As in, ancient […]

Fri, 05/23/14 – 10:51 | Comments Off on Montoya At Indianapolis For The First Time – Again
Elliott Survived Lions, Earned Spot In Hearts, Hall
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. – In a nine-month period in the mid-1980s, Bill Elliott skyrocketed from a relatively unknown north Georgia race car driver to international stardom.
With a potent Ford Thunderbird, Elliott and his older brothers, Ernie and Dan, turned NASCAR Cup racing upside down with their victories and record pole runs. […]

Fri, 05/23/14 – 7:16 | Comments Off on Elliott Survived Lions, Earned Spot In Hearts, Hall
Johnson To Start 600 From The Pole
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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CONCORD, N.C. – Jimmie Johnson started his bid to win Sunday night’s Coca-Cola 600 Sprint Cup race by winning the pole on Thursday evening.
Johnson had a pole winning speed of 194.911 miles per hour in the final of three rounds of knockout qualifying to bag the pole.
It was the first […]

Thu, 05/22/14 – 19:20 | Comments Off on Johnson To Start 600 From The Pole
NASCAR Garages Will Be Watching The Indy 500
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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CONCORD, N.C. – When Kurt Busch squeezes into his Indy car on Sunday to compete in the 2014 Indianapolis 500, he will not squeeze in alone. With him will be a NASCAR garage full of drivers and team members.
That became evident Thursday when the garages opened for business at Charlotte […]

Thu, 05/22/14 – 17:16 | One Comment
Jimmie Johnson Says HOF Voting Was Major Hoot
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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CONCORD, N.C. – With all he’s accomplished, with everything he has in life, with the giant future he has, you would think that it would be tough to impress Jimmie Johnson. But from the sound of it, the day he had on Wednesday impressed the six-time Sprint Cup champion in […]

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Tough Choices Mark Selection Of Sixth HOF Class
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. – NASCAR President Mike Helton said Wednesday that selecting the five people to be inducted into the NASCAR Hall of Fame in 2015 was probably the most challenging of the six voting sessions that have occurred.
“It was very difficult to come to five,” Helton said. “The conversation (we […]

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Scott Had To Battle More Than Just Racing Things
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Frankl Scott really preferred to not talk about the horrible things that his father, Wendell Scott, had to endure during his days as a black stock car driver in NASCAR’s premier series. Wednesday was a day to feel good – feel good about being elected into the […]

Wed, 05/21/14 – 17:44 | One Comment
NASCAR Hall Of Fame’s Class of 2015 Is Announced
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The NASCAR Hall of Fame’s Class of 2015 was announced Wednesday and included five drivers who spanned several generations of the sport.
The five are Rex White, Bill Elliott, Wendell Scott, Fred Lorenzen and Joe Weatherly.
They were elected by a voting panel after five hours of deliberation Wednesday morning and afternoon. The election […]

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Busch Blinks, Hits Wall During Practice At Indy
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Kurt Busch admittedly made a rookie mistake Monday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, where an extra day of practice for the 98th running of the Indianapolis 500 bit him in the backside.
Busch brought out a yellow flag 95 minutes into a five-hour session when his No. 26 Suretone Dallara/Honda made right-side […]

Tue, 05/20/14 – 5:56 | Comments Off on Busch Blinks, Hits Wall During Practice At Indy
Hight Wins At Atlanta, Makes It Three Straight
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Robert Hight raced to his third Funny Car victory in a row and fourth overall this season on Monday at the rain-delayed Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Southern Nationals.
Spencer Massey (Top Fuel), Jeg Coughlin (Pro Stock) and Eddie Krawiec (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also were winners at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series event.
Hight, the 2009 […]

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