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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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A decade or so ago, a newspaper colleague who was assigned to do a couple of racing stories for an upcoming special section, questioned one of assignments – to do a feature on then NASCAR team owner Robert Yates.
“Why,” the guy, who was the type of other-sport reporter whom stick-and-ball […]

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Logano Dominates At Charlotte Motor Speedway
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Joey Logano cruised into the third round of the Chase for the Sprint Cup Championship playoffs on Sunday by notching a dominating victory the first race of the second round.
The Joe Gibbs Racing driver led a race-best 227 of 334 laps in getting the win at Charlotte Motor Speedway. The win […]

Sun, 10/11/15 – 15:12 | Comments Off on Logano Dominates At Charlotte Motor Speedway
Charlotte Cup Race Postponed Until Sunday
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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Persistent rain and a forecast for more forced postponement of Saturday night’s scheduled Bank of America 500 at Charlotte Motor Speedway until 12:30 p.m. ET on Sunday on NBCSN.
Matt Kenseth will lead the field to the start when the first race in the Contender Round of the Chase begins more […]

Sat, 10/10/15 – 18:44 | Comments Off on Charlotte Cup Race Postponed Until Sunday
Dillon Completes CMS Sweep
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By Reid Spencer
NASCAR Wire Service
After experienced veterans Kyle Busch and Kasey Kahne knocked themselves out of contention on Lap 151 of Friday night’s Drive for the Cure 300 NASCAR XFINITY Series race at the 1.5-mile track, Austin Dillon streaked away from Erik Jones to win by 2.809 seconds over the Joe Gibbs Racing driver.
With the […]

Sat, 10/10/15 – 8:19 | Comments Off on Dillon Completes CMS Sweep
JGR Drivers Out To Maintain Ownership Of CMS
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By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
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CONCORD, N.C. – Same song, second verse.
Such is the case where Joe Gibbs Racing is concerned when it comes to Charlotte Motor Speedway this year. What had been Hendrick Motorsports’ playground in previous years switched ownership to Joe Gibbs Racing this season.
With Matt Kenseth claiming the pole for Saturday’s Bank […]

Sat, 10/10/15 – 8:12 | Comments Off on JGR Drivers Out To Maintain Ownership Of CMS
Kenseth On Pole In Charlotte
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Matt Kenseth won the pole for this weekend’s Sprint Cup Series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Thursday afternoon.
The Joe Gibbs Racing driver laid down a lap in 27.759 seconds (194.532 mph) for the first race in the Contender Round of the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup.
Kenseth was .198 seconds quicker than teammate Kyle Busch […]

Fri, 10/9/15 – 7:17 | Comments Off on Kenseth On Pole In Charlotte
Talladega On Minds Of Cup Drivers In Charlotte
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CONCORD, N.C. – With Talladega being in the Contender round in the Chase for the Championship, Carl Edwards said Thursday the segment that kicks off at Charlotte Motor Speedway feels more like a two-race rather than a three-race series.  
“I think you have to look at it that way,” Edwards said during preparations for Saturday’s […]

Fri, 10/9/15 – 7:10 | Comments Off on Talladega On Minds Of Cup Drivers In Charlotte
Brown Continues To Cruise Through The Countdown
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Antron Brown increased his 2015 Countdown to the Championship round record to 12-0 with his Top Fuel victory Sunday at the NHRA Keystone Nationals in Pennsylvania.
Jack Beckman (Funny Car), Chris McGaha (Pro Stock), and Andrew Hines (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also were winners in their respective categories at the third of six playoff races in the […]

Sun, 10/4/15 – 18:49 | Comments Off on Brown Continues To Cruise Through The Countdown
Harvick Wins Dover; Overcomes Two Ugly Finishes
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By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Kevin Harvick and his Stewart-Haas Racing team avoided the mistakes they made in the first two races of the Chase for the Sprint Cup Championship and logged a dominating victory in the third.
Harvick, who led all but 42 of 400 laps, won Sunday’s race at Dover International Speedway and in doing […]

Sun, 10/4/15 – 17:19 | Comments Off on Harvick Wins Dover; Overcomes Two Ugly Finishes
Townley Wins First Truck Race
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John Wes Townley won his first NASCAR Camping World Truck Series victory by saving just enough fuel during his final run to win the Rhino Linings 350 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Townley’s victory came in the Georgia veteran’s 89th career start. He scored a previous-best finish of third at Texas Motor Speedway in June.
Both Townley and […]

Sun, 10/4/15 – 8:54 | Comments Off on Townley Wins First Truck Race
Flat Spot On:  A Rainy Afternoon in Georgia
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BRASELTON, Ga. – When is a road race in the rain no longer a race? Some people were asking that question as the Petit Le Mans seemed to reach a saturation point while precipitous fallout from a hurricane in the Atlantic kept coming down on Road Atlanta.
Funny thing, though. Despite the frequent safety car periods […]

Sun, 10/4/15 – 8:36 | Comments Off on Flat Spot On: A Rainy Afternoon in Georgia