Thu, 30/10/14 – 8:12 | One Comment

A couple years back, colleague Rick Minter was talking about stock-car racing then vs. stock-car racing now. The topic morphed to drivers. Minter happily described how he and his father used to run into them down at the Waffle House near their home in Georgia.
That’s right kids, NASCAR drivers used to eat at Waffle [...]

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Flat Spot On: Hanky Panky A Setback For Johnson
Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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CONCORD, N.C. – Top Ten Tweets from the Charlotte Motor Speedway and the Bank of America 500:
1. If Jimmie Johnson fails to win a sixth championship this year by a narrow margin, he will look back at a “suspicious yellow hanky” that flew with 27 laps to go. (Absent the [...]

Sun, 10/13/13 – 8:00 | Comments Off
Johnson Trips Over Debris At Charlotte
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By Joe Menzer
Special to NASCAR Wire Service
CONCORD, N.C. – For much of the Bank of America 500 Saturday night at Charlotte Motor Speedway, it looked as if a change in the Chase for the Sprint Cup points lead was in order.
Then a caution for debris came out with 27 laps remaining, placing what seemed a [...]

Sun, 10/13/13 – 7:07 | Comments Off
Wolfe Call Makes Keselowski A Winner
Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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CONCORD, N.C. – Two tires or four?
It’s often the toughest question a crew chief faces in the closing stages of a race. However, for Penske Racing crew chief Paul Wolfe, that wasn’t the case in Saturday night’s Bank of America 500 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
When the fourth and final caution period began with 27 laps [...]

Sun, 10/13/13 – 6:57 | Comments Off
Busch Wins 11th NNS Race Of 2013
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By Reid Spencer
NASCAR Wire Service
Kyle Busch won from the pole—as he almost always does—and competition for the NASCAR Nationwide Series championship remained excruciating tight.
Busch held off charging series leader Austin Dillon in Friday night’s Dollar General 300 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Earlier in the day, Busch had won his ninth NNS pole of the season, [...]

Sat, 10/12/13 – 8:02 | Comments Off
Cup Career Curtains Will Rise At Charlotte
Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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CONCORD, N.C. – Three drivers – Kyle Larson, Brian Scott and Blake Koch – will make their NASCAR Sprint Cup Series debut Saturday in Charlotte Motor Speedway’s Bank of America 500, adding their names to a rather stellar list.
Seven-time NASCAR champion Dale Earnhardt, five-time Cup titlist Jimmie Johnson, Harry Gant, [...]

Sat, 10/12/13 – 7:37 | Comments Off
Notes: Today’s Young Drivers Slower To Develop?
Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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CONCORD, N.C. – Kevin Harvick doesn’t believe today’s rookies in NASCAR Sprint Cup racing succeed as quickly as those who preceded them about a decade ago because the training ground isn’t as good as it was in that era.
“I think that the Nationwide cars and trucks are so slow,” Harvick [...]

Sat, 10/12/13 – 7:35 | One Comment
New Sports Car Series Unveils Car Count Limits
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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With high car counts expected for the inaugural TUDOR United SportsCar Championship in 2014, International Motor Sports Association officials today announced tentative car capacity guidelines for each of the series’ four classes at each venue.
The maximum car capacity guidelines are based on space available at each venue. Series officials arrived at the car capacity [...]

Fri, 10/11/13 – 15:09 | One Comment
Kansas To Host Night Cup Race
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Kansas Speedway announced it 2014 schedule Friday and it features a Sprint Cup night race on May 10 and sports car racing on its infield oval June 7.
In addition to the night Sprint Cup Series race, Kansas Speedway race fans will get to see the NASCAR [...]

Fri, 10/11/13 – 9:12 | Comments Off
Kavpil To Race In Charlotte
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Despite his arrest on suspicion of assault in an alleged domestic dispute with his wife, Travis Kavpil will race in Saturday night’s Sprint Cup race at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
“BK Racing understands the severity of the situation and we don’t condone the actions that Travis has been accused of,” Ron Devine, co-owner of BK Racing, said [...]

Fri, 10/11/13 – 7:00 | Comments Off
Gordon Regains That Old Magic At Charlotte
Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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CONCORD, N.C. – Jeff Gordon was beaming when he strode into Charlotte Motor Speedway’s infield media center Thursday night after claiming his ninth pole at the 1.5-mile track in perhaps the most dramatic qualifying session this season.
The smile on his face and the twinkle in his eye seemed to say, [...]

Thu, 10/10/13 – 20:51 | One Comment