When Jake Ruggles started competing in quarter midgets, the Kannapolis resident never envisioned using the sport to support his younger brother in a special way. Ruggles’ brother is autistic, and Jake is using his platform to raise money for the Autism Society of North Carolina.
2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup at Pocono Raceway: Jimmie Johnson has won two Cup races in a row. ... Other drivers to watch: Matt Kenseth and Kyle Busch.
Roddey Sterling Jr. is one of 18 racers who will compete in the Stock Car Dream Challenge at Charlotte Motor Speedway on June 9-11.
NASCAR’s new knockout-group qualifying gets a different look Friday at Pocono Raceway in Pennsylvania. Pocono is one of NASCAR’s longer tracks at 2.5 miles. Its three-cornered layout – nicknamed the “Tricky Triangle” – also makes Pocono distinctive.
Ed Negre, who fielded the car Dale Earnhardt drove in his first start in NASCAR’s premier series, died Wednesday in a hospice care center in Longview, Wash. He was 86.
Modified racing and the Bohn family have been synonymous for three generations. It began in Wall, N.J., with Parker Bohn, continued with his son Eddie and now has migrated to North Carolina with grandson Danny.
Attendance declines at Dover are nothing new and in fact the crowd Sunday wasn’t dramatically different from last spring’s race. Yet the response on social media this week would lead you to believe the bottom fell out of the track, even leaving some to belittle the efforts the track made in efforts to attract new fans.
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series: A chunk of concrete nearly stole the spotlight Sunday from Jimmie Johnson at Dover International Speedway.
NASCAR Sprint Cup: Kyle Buschs shot at a sweep of Dovers three races ended when he left Sundays FedEx 400 after hitting the wall on Lap 126.
NASCAR Sprint Cup: Jimmie Johnson dominated the field Sunday in the FedEx 400 at Dover International Speedway for his second consecutive victory.