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NASCAR announced Thursday that Monster Energy drink will become the entitlement sponsor of its premier series.
Press releases from NASCAR did not say what the name of the series would be. Some media reports had asserted that the word “Cup” would be dropped.
Cup has been attached to the name of the series since R.J. Reynolds tobacco’s […]

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Thanks To Junior, Bowman Showing His Talents
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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CONCORD, N.C. – Prior to mid-July, Alex Bowman wasn’t a familiar name to most race fans.
The 23-year-old Arizona native had enjoyed success in ARCA, winning six races in 21 starts over a two-year period, but when it came to NASCAR he possessed no victories. He had produced top-five and top-10 […]

Sat, 10/8/16 – 8:41 | Comments Off on Thanks To Junior, Bowman Showing His Talents
Childress, Earnhardt Were Hot At CMS 30 Years Ago
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Thirty years before Charlotte Motor Speedway became the first race in the Chase’s second round, Dale Earnhardt and his Richard Childress Racing team steamrolled into the 1.5-mile track in October 1986 with a season as hot as the sweltering temperatures that blanketed the facility that fall.
With only four races left in the 29-race season. Earnhardt […]

Fri, 10/7/16 – 18:28 | Comments Off on Childress, Earnhardt Were Hot At CMS 30 Years Ago
Ganassi Switches To Honda
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Chip Ganassi Racing Teams announced Friday that its IndyCar Series program is bolting the Chevrolet camp and will be powered by Honda beginning with the 2017 season as part of a multi-year deal.
Honda Performance Development and CGRT have a history together which dates back to 1996 when the two combined to win CGRT’s first INDYCAR […]

Fri, 10/7/16 – 14:44 | Comments Off on Ganassi Switches To Honda
Rains Washes Out Friday Schedule At Charlotte
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Persistent rain and the forecast for more of it, forced NASCAR to cancel all of Friday’s on-track activity at Charlotte Motor Speedway, including the Xfinity Series Chase Round of 12 finale and Sprint Cup practice.
The rain in the Southeast come courtesy of Hurricane Matthew.
The Xfinity race is now scheduled to run Sunday at 11 a.m. […]

Fri, 10/7/16 – 14:32 | Comments Off on Rains Washes Out Friday Schedule At Charlotte
Pagenaud Collects Awards And Cash
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Simon Pagenaud was recognized for a breakthrough personal season, along with the 50th for Team Penske in motorsports, during the 2016 Verizon IndyCar Series Championship Celebration in Indianapolis.
Pagenaud, 32, was saluted at Hilbert Circle Theatre on Indianapolis’ Monument Circle for capturing the season championship on the strength of a series-best five race wins and seven […]

Fri, 10/7/16 – 7:14 | Comments Off on Pagenaud Collects Awards And Cash
Harvick On Pole At Charlotte Motor Speedway
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Kevin Harvick won the pole for Saturday night’s Sprint Cup Series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway by edging substitute driver Alex Bowman in Thursday’s qualifying session.
Havick laid down a lap at the 1.5-mile CMS track in 27.547 seconds (196.029 mph) and in doing so, knocked Bowman from the top of the pylon.
The pole was Harvick’s first at Charlotte.
“It was […]

Fri, 10/7/16 – 7:00 | Comments Off on Harvick On Pole At Charlotte Motor Speedway
Hurricane May Blow Away Charlotte Schedule
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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CONCORD, N.C. – With Hurricane Matthew bearing down on the Southeast, NASCAR teams at Charlotte Motor Speedway viewed Thursday’s practice sessions as perhaps their only ones for this weekend’s races.
Friday’s Xfinity Series race and Saturday’s Sprint Cup event were expected to be completed this weekend, but there was a […]

Thu, 10/6/16 – 19:49 | Comments Off on Hurricane May Blow Away Charlotte Schedule
Haas Hoping Tough Times Are Over
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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The Haas F1 Team grabbed and shook the international Formula One scene by its Nomex lapels when it opened its debut season by earning points during the first several races of the 2016 season. The team would like to grab those lapels again as the season heads into its final […]

Thu, 10/6/16 – 10:21 | Comments Off on Haas Hoping Tough Times Are Over
Newgarden Replaces Montoya At Team Penske
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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As expected, Team Penske has announced that American driver Josef Newgarden will join the organization and will take the wheel of the No. 2 Dallara/Chevrolet in the IndyCar Series.
Newgarden, who announced he was leaving Ed Carpenter Racing last week, will take the seat that had belonged to Juan Pablo Montoya.
Newgarden will […]

Wed, 10/5/16 – 9:01 | Comments Off on Newgarden Replaces Montoya At Team Penske
Rossi To Remain With IndyCar, Andretti-Herta
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Alexander Rossi’s decision to continue his Verizon IndyCar Series career with Andretti-Herta Autosport has ended his pursuit of a full-time Formula One career for the foreseeable future, and perhaps forever.
The reigning Indianapolis 500 champion and 2016 Sunoco Rookie of the Year, Rossi confirmed on Monday his 2017 return to the […]

Tue, 10/4/16 – 8:00 | Comments Off on Rossi To Remain With IndyCar, Andretti-Herta