Sun, 29/03/15 – 8:30 | No Comment

Kyle Larson, who fainted during an autograph session on Saturday, will not race in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Martinsville on Sunday.
Taking his seat in the No. 42 Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet will be Regan Smith.
“After fainting yesterday at an autograph session in Martinsville, Virginia, Kyle Larson was first evaluated at a local [...]

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Fogarty, Stallings Roll Out The Future In Dallas
John Sturbin | Senior Writer

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
DALLAS – Sports car ace Jon Fogarty says Hyundai’s management team “needs a vision of who they want to be” in the door-slamming world of sedan sports car racing.
“It is my ambition to be a part of forming what that vision is,” said Bob Stallings, owner of the Hyundai Genesis [...]

Mon, 02/2/15 – 19:13 | Comments Off
Brasilia Withdrawal Shakes Up IndyCar’s Season-Opening Plans
John Sturbin | Senior Writer

INDYCAR officials are exploring options to save the Verizon IndyCar Series’ 2015 season-opening weekend in the aftermath of an unexpected cancellation of the scheduled March 6-8 event in Brasilia, Brazil.
The Indianapolis-based sanctioning body was blindsided Thursday when BAND, promoter of the race scheduled for the 3.4-mile Autodromo Internacional Nelson Piquet road-course, pulled the plug on [...]

Sat, 01/31/15 – 9:26 | Comments Off
Perseverance Led These Five To NASCAR’s Hall
Deb Williams | Senior Writer

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – When I was a child my dad and I were sitting on the backstretch at Bristol during a race. He pointed to car No. 34 as it entered pit road and said, “Watch this.”
The driver positioned his race car in the proper pit box, turned off the [...]

Sat, 01/31/15 – 9:11 | Comments Off
Wayne Taylor Racing Penalized For Rolex Violation
Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
The No. 10 Wayne Taylor Racing Prototype team and drivers Jordan Taylor, Ricky Taylor and Max Angelelli have been reclassified as finishing last in the Prototype class in the Rolex 24 At Daytona due to a violation of drive-time rules. In the Rolex 24, the maximum drive time was no more than four hours in [...]

Fri, 01/30/15 – 17:53 | Comments Off
Jilted Johnson Unveils 2015 Top Fuel Plans
John Sturbin | Senior Writer

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Alan Johnson Racing will open the 2015 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season next week with a single Top Fuel entry for former world champion Shawn Langdon at the 55th annual Circle K NHRA Winternationals in Pomona, Calif.
AJR’s future was placed in jeopardy on Jan. 5, when the Qatar [...]

Fri, 01/30/15 – 8:33 | Comments Off
Gordon To Hand Seat Over To Chase Elliott
Deb Williams | Senior Writer

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Exit Jeff Gordon. Enter Chase Elliott.
On Thursday, one week after Gordon announced 2015 would be his final full-time season in NASCAR’s Sprint Cup Series, team owner Rick Hendrick made it official that Elliott would be the four-time champion’s successor. The announcement surprised no one. After all, Hendrick had signed Elliott when he [...]

Thu, 01/29/15 – 20:49 | Comments Off
Pearson On The Mend
Deb Williams | Senior Writer

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – NASCAR Hall of Famer and three-time champion David Pearson is recovering from a mild stroke he suffered Dec. 9 and a full recovery is expected, his family said Wednesday in a statement released by NASCAR during the Charlotte Motor Speedway Media Tour.
“The stroke affected his left side [...]

Thu, 01/29/15 – 12:43 | Comments Off
New Year, New Look, New Attitude At Roush Fenway
Deb Williams | Senior Writer

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
After this year’s Roush Fenway Racing drivers were seated on stage for the Charlotte Motor Speedway Media Tour presented by Technocom’s opening event Wednesday, it became evident there was a different atmosphere among the competitors than had existed at the organization in previous years.
At past media tours, the organization’s drivers [...]

Wed, 01/28/15 – 19:23 | Comments Off
Biffle Hopes To Lead Roush Fenway Back To Top
Deb Williams | Senior Writer

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – At the end of each season in three of the last four years Greg Biffle has watched teammates exit Roush Fenway Racing; two moved to another organization while one had his sponsor withdraw from the sport.
It was a scenario that made the 45-year-old Biffle wonder if he [...]

Wed, 01/28/15 – 16:35 | Comments Off
Vickers’ Off Season Was Filled With Trauma, Pain
Deb Williams | Senior Writer

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Nearly two months after Brian Vickers once again found himself in open heart surgery, the Michael Waltrip Racing driver is focused on his return to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. However, the 31-year-old driver admitted Tuesday the scenario could have been much different.
“It was a pretty traumatic [...]

Tue, 01/27/15 – 13:25 | One Comment