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Mercedes AMG’s Lewis Hamilton continued to rewrite Formula One history Saturday, when he qualified on-pole for the Azerbaijan Grand Prix at the expense of boyhood hero Ayrton Senna.
Hamilton’s fast lap of 1-minute, 40.593-seconds set a track qualifying record around the 3.730-mile/6.003-kilometer/20-turn Baku City Circuit. Hamilton’s hot lap was 0.434-seconds better than runnerup and teammate Valtteri […]

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Radio Voice Barney Hall Passes Away
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Longtime racing radio voice Barney Hall as died at the age of 83.
Hall communicated the action of NASCAR to countless radio listeners during a broadcast career has spanned nearly 50 years.
A native of Elkin, North Carolina, Hall was one of the original members of the Motor Racing Network staff and was known as the “Voice of […]

Wed, 01/27/16 – 7:55 | Comments Off on Radio Voice Barney Hall Passes Away
C.J. Wilson Ready For Racing’s Season-Opener In Daytona
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Major League pitcher C.J. Wilson has never been one to wake up in the middle of the night, glance over at the Little Ben clock on the night table and worry what his post-pro jock life would be like.
It would not play out in an office or as a hair-do television analyst. Wilson’s future, the Los […]

Tue, 01/26/16 – 16:38 | Comments Off on C.J. Wilson Ready For Racing’s Season-Opener In Daytona
NASCAR Welcomes Emotional Cook To ‘Our House’
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Aided by a walker _ one on wheels, of course _ Jerry Cook carefully strode to the dais to take his place among stock car racing’s elite at the NASCAR Hall of Fame.
True to his unassuming personality, Cook termed the moment “overwhelming.”
“For me, it’s always been NASCAR,” […]

Tue, 01/26/16 – 8:15 | Comments Off on NASCAR Welcomes Emotional Cook To ‘Our House’
NHRA Dumps Back-Up Rule For National Records
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NHRA’s competition committee announced today that the longstanding 1-percent back-up policy to certify national record performances in the NHRA Mello Yello Series, J&A Service Pro Mod Series, and Lucas Oil Series Alcohol categories will no longer be required at NHRA Drag Racing Series events starting in 2016.
Under the new policy, NHRA teams who post performances […]

Mon, 01/25/16 – 19:09 | Comments Off on NHRA Dumps Back-Up Rule For National Records
Curtis Turner: He ‘Lived Good’ And Drove Better
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. – A 6-foot-2, ruggedly handsome Virginian, Curtis Turner combined his brazen driving tactics with a swashbuckling lifestyle to carve himself a unique place in NASCAR history.
On Saturday, Turner was rewarded for his efforts with induction into the NASCAR Hall of Fame along with Speedway Motorsports Inc. founder […]

Sat, 01/23/16 – 18:36 | 2 Comments
Teams Hope Leavine/Childress Relationship Will Help Both Teams
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Leavine Family Racing and Circle Sport Racing, owned by Joe Falk, have entered into a partnership that will allow LFR to run full time in NASCAR’s Sprint Cup Series with drivers Michael McDowell and Ty Dillon.
The team also has entered into an alliance with Richard Childress Racing and will switch to Chevrolets […]

Fri, 01/22/16 – 19:35 | Comments Off on Teams Hope Leavine/Childress Relationship Will Help Both Teams
Pioneering Track Builder Smith Welcomed To HOF
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Courtesy of winter storm Jonas, residents of “The Queen City” awoke Friday to a snowy, icy coating that would stress-out even the weather-blessed spirit of NASCAR founder Big Bill France.
The inclement weather forced postponement of Friday night’s scheduled induction ceremonies for the NASCAR Hall of Fame Class […]

Fri, 01/22/16 – 19:25 | Comments Off on Pioneering Track Builder Smith Welcomed To HOF
zMAX Dragway To Host MXGP
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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CONCORD, N.C. – When Monster Energy MXGP of the Americas rolls into zMAX Dragway Labor Day weekend it will mark the culmination of nearly two years of work by Speedway Motorsports Inc. executives to bring professional motocross to the Charlotte area.
SMI CEO Marcus Smith said Tuesday night that people began […]

Thu, 01/21/16 – 18:54 | Comments Off on zMAX Dragway To Host MXGP
Penske On His Team: The Plan Is To ‘Go On Forever’
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Accompanied by drivers from its glorious past and generational present _ and a highlight film narrated by Tom Brokaw _ Team Penske launched its 50-year celebration of all things motorsports Wednesday with a verbal down payment on the next half-century.
“I don’t know when I’m going to […]

Thu, 01/21/16 – 8:09 | Comments Off on Penske On His Team: The Plan Is To ‘Go On Forever’
NASCAR Nearing Charter Agreement With Team Owners
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Seven-time NASCAR champion and veteran team owner Richard Petty said Wednesday that he believed NASCAR and the sport’s team owners had reached an agreement on about 75 percent of the sanctioning body’s charter program which would provide teams with long-term equity.
However, there is still a question as to whether it will […]

Thu, 01/21/16 – 8:00 | Comments Off on NASCAR Nearing Charter Agreement With Team Owners