Thu, 22/01/15 – 18:01 | No Comment

On Thursday morning, Jeff Gordon announced to his Hendrick Motorsports team that 2015 would be the last year that he competed full time in the Sprint Cup Series.
Thursday afternoon, the 43-year-old driver held a teleconference with the media to explain his decision and to take question about it.
Gordon, a four-time Cup champion and the winner [...]

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Charlotte Test To Take On Gen 6 Pushiness
Deb Williams | Senior Writer

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
CONCORD, N.C. – A NASCAR test scheduled for Monday at Charlotte Motor Speedway will deal with various aerodynamic devices on Sprint Cup cars in an effort to find a configuration that will eliminate aero push, thus allowing for easier passing and side-by-side racing during an event.
Gene Stefanyshyn, NASCAR’s vice president [...]

Mon, 10/14/13 – 9:22 | 2 Comments
Vettel: We’ll Keep Pushing Until The Job Is Done
John Sturbin | Senior Writer

Sebastian Vettel continued his methodical march to a fourth consecutive Formula One World Driving Championship with a victory in Sunday’s Japanese Grand Prix.
But not even Vettel’s career-best fifth consecutive victory was enough to clinch the 2013 title, as Fernando Alonso’s fourth-place finish mathematically was enough to extend the inevitable to at least the Airtel Indian [...]

Mon, 10/14/13 – 8:13 | Comments Off
Pickett Racing Leads Petit Test
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Reigning P1 champions Muscle Milk Pickett Racing led Sunday’s American Le Mans Series test session at Road Atlanta, site of next weekend’s season-ending Petit Le Mans.
The Pickett team posted a best lap of 1:10.510 (129.684 mph) in the morning session. The lap held up as the   the fastest time of the day.
The No. 6 [...]

Sun, 10/13/13 – 18:35 | Comments Off
Flat Spot On: Hanky Panky A Setback For Johnson
Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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

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

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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

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