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Fernando Alonso logged his first test laps in an LMP2 car earlier this week as the Formula One superstar began preparations to compete with United Autosports in the 2018 Rolex 24 at Daytona, America’s most prestigious endurance sports car race.
A two-time Formula One World Driving Champion, Alonso tested the team’s Ligier JS P217 at Motorland […]

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Furniture Row To Downsize
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Furniture Row Racing announced on Wednesday that it will return to being a one-car operation in 2018.
A press release issued by the team said, “As Furniture Row Racing looks ahead to the 2018 NASCAR Cup Series season, the Denver, Colo. based team is not planning to field the No. 77 Toyota as a second car […]

Wed, 10/11/17 – 12:27 | Comments Off on Furniture Row To Downsize
DeJoria To Retire
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Kalitta Motorsports announced Monday that Funny Car driver Alexis DeJoria will retire after the 2017 season.
“It’s one of the hardest decisions I’ve ever had to make and I will miss everyone so much. My reasoning behind this decision is simple, it’s time for me to switch my focus towards my family,” said DeJoria, driver of […]

Mon, 10/9/17 – 12:01 | Comments Off on DeJoria To Retire
The Magic Keeps Building For Martin Truex Jr.
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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CONCORD, N.C. – Four years ago Martin Truex Jr. didn’t know if he would ever have the opportunity to race competitively in NASCAR’s premier series again.
In 2013 Truex found himself without a sponsor and without a ride due to fallout from a team orders scandal at Michael Waltrip Racing. Following […]

Mon, 10/9/17 – 11:54 | Comments Off on The Magic Keeps Building For Martin Truex Jr.
Truex Jr. Beats Field At Charlotte Motor Speedway
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Martin Truex Jr. won Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Truex’s Furniture Row Racing No. 78 Toyota led 91 of 337 laps, the fourth of 10 playoff races for the series.
Truex survived a pair of late-race restarts and an overtime finish to secure his sixth victory of the season, his second at the […]

Sun, 10/8/17 – 16:40 | Comments Off on Truex Jr. Beats Field At Charlotte Motor Speedway
Rust-Free Bowman Gets Xfinity Win
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Alex Bowman drove to victory in Saturday night’s rain-delayed Xfinity Series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Bowman’s victory was his first in the the series.
Ryan Reed finished in 12th place, one position behind Brendan Gaughan. But Reed moved on to the Playoff’s Round of 8 by one point over Gaughan, who was eliminated along with Jeremy Clements (20th on […]

Sun, 10/8/17 – 8:42 | Comments Off on Rust-Free Bowman Gets Xfinity Win
Jones Unhurt After Plowing Into Steps At CMS
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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CONCORD, N.C. – NASCAR driver Erik Jones escaped injury Saturday at Charlotte Motor Speedway when the NBC track car hit aluminum steps that were on the speedway.
The aluminum steps were at the frontstretch gate located at the flagstand. They are used for those walking from the grandstand to the infield […]

Sat, 10/7/17 – 18:22 | Comments Off on Jones Unhurt After Plowing Into Steps At CMS
Hamlin On CMS Pole
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Denny Hamlin of Joe Gibbs Racing claimed the pole for Sunday’s NASCAR Cup race at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Friday.
Hamlin will start up front in the first race in the Round of 12 in the series Playoff after coving the 1.5-mile distance at CMS in 28.184 seconds (191.598 mph) to edge teammate, Matt Kenseth (191.489 […]

Sat, 10/7/17 – 8:27 | Comments Off on Hamlin On CMS Pole
Earnhardt’s Difficult Season Drags On At CMS
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CONCORD, N.C. – Dale Earnhardt Jr. said Friday at Charlotte Motor Speedway he would be having more fun and he thought the fans would, too, if he was in the thick of the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup championship battle.
“I think it’s a little bittersweet for me and the fans and our supporters with the […]

Sat, 10/7/17 – 8:16 | Comments Off on Earnhardt’s Difficult Season Drags On At CMS
Junior’s Concussions May Help Out Others
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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CONCORD, N.C. – Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s experience with concussions in the waning years of his career has led Charlotte Motor Speedway and Speedway Children’s Charities to create a concussion research fund in his name, it was announced Friday.
A $100,000 gift, the Dale Earnhardt Jr. Concussion Research Fund at Carolinas Healthcare […]

Fri, 10/6/17 – 17:00 | Comments Off on Junior’s Concussions May Help Out Others
Robert Yates Rounded Up Horses
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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It was 2002 or something like that during a planning meeting for an upcoming NASCAR weekend at Kansas Speedway when a colleague at the Kansas City Star was told to advance the event by doing a story on Robert Yates.
The colleague who knew/cared nothing at all about racing shot back: […]

Fri, 10/6/17 – 9:02 | Comments Off on Robert Yates Rounded Up Horses