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NASCAR Sprint Cup Series at Dover: FedEx 400 preview

Posted at 10:33pm on May. 31, 2014

Six-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champ Jimmie Johnson won for the first time this season at last week’s Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. He’s racing Sunday at Dover International Speedway – a track where he has eight career victories.

Kyle Busch holds off Trevor Bayne in Delaware Nationwide race

Posted at 7:35pm on Jun. 1, 2014

Kyle Busch followed up a victory in Friday’s NASCAR Truck Series race by holding off Trevor Bayne to win Saturday’s Buckle Up 200 Nationwide race in Dover, Del. He goes for a sweep Sunday in the Sprint Cup’s FedEx 400.

Tony Stewart up next in NASCAR list of winless stars in 2014

Posted at 10:37pm on May. 31, 2014
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NASCAR Sprint Cup Series: Tony Stewart returns to Dover International Speedway where he found success in 2013 before his season came to a halt after broken leg in sprint car race

NASCAR Truck: Kyle Busch wins fourth of 2014

Posted at 7:35pm on Jun. 1, 2014

Kyle Busch remained perfect in NASCAR Truck Series racing Friday, winning his fourth race in as many tries this season in the Lucas Oil 200 at Dover International Speedway.

NASCAR Sprint Cup: Jeff Gordon’s back is still an issue

Posted at 8:42pm on May. 31, 2014
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Jeff Gordon is feeling better for Sunday’s FedEx 400 at Dover International Speedway after experiencing spasms last Saturday at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

NASCAR: Joey Logano can tie Nationwide record at Dover

Posted at 11:47pm on May. 30, 2014
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Joey Logano has won four consecutive Nationwide races at the Monster Mile and goes for a fifth Saturday in the Buckle Up 200. If Logano does win, he’ll tie a Nationwide Series record for consecutive victories at a track, joining Jack Ingram (South Boston), Dale Earnhardt (Daytona) and Kyle Busch (Texas).

NASCAR Sprint Cup: Matt Kenseth poised to end drought

Posted at 8:42pm on May. 31, 2014
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NASCAR Sprint Cup at Dover International Speedway: It took a stop at Charlotte Motor Speedway, where Jimmie Johnson has enjoyed much success, to earn his first win in 2014. Does Matt Kenseth, who has found much success in Sunday’s FedEx400, have next?

OrthoCarolina Motorsports Program keeps NASCAR teams on top in performance

Posted at 9:40pm on May. 30, 2014

Nearly 10 years ago, Huntersville resident and physician assistant Bill Heisel saw a need for a motorsports program to keep over-the-wall NASCAR crewmen performing at their peak. Today he’s joined by physical therapist Ken Breath, also of Huntersville, and athletic trainer Angela Sneed of Mooresville as they treat the motorsports athletes in the shops and at the track.

NASCAR Sprint Cup: FedEx 400 schedule, TV times

Posted at 9:36pm on May. 30, 2014

2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup at Dover International Speedway: Jeff Gordon heads into Sunday’s FedEx 400 on top of the Sprint Cup Series points standings. ... Who’s Hot/Who’s Not features drivers Jimmie Johnson, Kevin Harvick, Kurt Busch and Kasey Kahne.

Hunter-Reay proud to be IndyCar’s American star

Posted at 5:46pm on May. 29, 2014
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Ryan Hunter-Reay was deeply disappointed when his 2012 championship was overshadowed by IndyCar politics. His breakthrough moment was largely ignored by the league as it fought with yet another CEO.

Road ahead only looks easier for Johnson

Posted at 10:05pm on May. 26, 2014
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Jimmie Johnson led a race-high 164 of 400 laps and held off Kevin Harvick to win Sunday night’s Coca-Cola600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway, site of six previous Cup victories by Johnson in his career.

NASCAR Sprint Cup: Coca-Cola 600 Race Rewind

Posted at 8:56pm on May. 26, 2014

NASCAR Sprint Cup at Charlotte Motor Speedway: Who thought the most trouble Kurt Busch would experience during his attempt to complete all 1,100 miles of the Indianapolis 500 and Coca-Cola 600 would come on the Charlotte end of his journey?

A nice, decent, normal Coca-Cola 600 with a Jimmie Johnson victory

Posted at 10:00pm on May. 26, 2014
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NASCAR Sprint Cup at Charlotte Motor Speedway: While the Coca-Cola 600 has had more than its share of unusual winners and bizarre circumstances over the years, Sunday night was as traditional as a June wedding.

Matt Kenseth close again at Coca-Cola 600 in Charlotte but still no win

Posted at 1:03am on May. 26, 2014
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Matt Kenseth led after the final restart of the Coca-Cola 600 Sunday at Charlotte Motor Speedway but last year’s runner-up was caught and passed by race winner Jimmie Johnson and Kevin Harvick to finish in third.

Coca-Cola 600: Jimmie Johnson turns season around with win

Posted at 10:00pm on May. 26, 2014
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NASCAR Sprint Cup Series: Jimmie Johnson passed Matt Kenseth with eight of 400 laps remaining and held off Kevin Harvick to win Sunday's Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway and earn his first win of the NASCAR Sprint Cup season.

Kurt Busch overachieves, underachieves in ‘Double’ attempt

Posted at 8:56pm on May. 26, 2014
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Kurt Busch finished the first half of the longest day on the motorsports racing calendar by taking sixth at the Indianapolis 500 before jetting to Concord for the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. His fortune didn’t transfer to North Carolina, though. A blown engine on Lap 271 ended his long day and he finished 40th.

Olympian Clary says he can be fast outside the pool, too

Posted at 10:00pm on May. 26, 2014
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Olympic swimmer Tyler Clary is used to making a splash. He intends to carry that over to motorsports sooner than later.

Speedway is home away from home for Ohio couple

Posted at 10:21am on May. 25, 2014
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Jim and Sallie Hooker call Mansfield, Ohio, their home, but they spend almost as much time each year at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

Octopus’ pick in Sunday’s race: Carl Edwards

Posted at 10:21am on May. 25, 2014
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Sea Life officials said they lowered five model cars, representing the season Sprint Cup leaders, into the octopus’ tank in the aquarium at Concord Mills. The octopus wrapped itself around Edwards’ car.

NASCAR: Jeff Gordon’s road back

Posted at 6:40pm on Jun. 1, 2014
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NASCAR Sprint Cup Series: In 1994, Jeff Gordon got his first Cup Series victory in the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Now 42, Jeff Gordon is a certainty to make NASCAR’s Hall of Fame, but he hasn’t won a series championship since 2001. This, though, might be the year.

Crowds relish hot dog-eating contest at Speed Street

Posted at 9:49pm on May. 24, 2014

The smell of sunscreen was strong, and kids – many on their parent’s shoulders – beat yellow and green plastic noise sticks together above their heads at Coca-Cola Speed Street festivities on Saturday.

NASCAR: Kyle Larson outruns Brad Keselowski for Nationwide win at Charlotte

Posted at 11:07pm on May. 25, 2014
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NASCAR Nationwide Series: Chip Ganassi’s newest NASCAR driver, Kyle Larson, picked up his second Nationwide Series victory of the season, handedly beating Brad Keselowski to win Saturday’s History 300 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

NASCAR Sprint Cup: Coca-Cola 600 Lineup

Posted at 7:30pm on May. 24, 2014

NASCAR Sprint Cup at Charlotte Motor Speedway: Coca-Cola 600 expanded starting lineup.

NASCAR Sprint Cup at Charlotte: Coca-Cola 600 preview

Posted at 10:21am on May. 25, 2014

NASCAR Sprint Cup at Charlotte Motor Speedway: Trevor Bayne will drive fulltime next season in the Sprint Cup Series for Roush Fenway Racing. ... Kyle Busch quickly posted the fastest lap in Saturday’s final practice for the Coca-Cola 600 and then promptly wrecked.

With Charlotte Motor Speedway, fans are beginning to expect the unexpected

Posted at 6:40pm on Jun. 1, 2014
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NASCAR Sprint Cup: In the past decade, the Coca-Cola 600 has produced a pair of first-time winners in the Sprint Cup Series and also some memorable finishes.

2-time Concord champion finds enjoyment in vintage racing

Posted at 5:46pm on May. 29, 2014

When late model racing became too expensive for Larry Benz, the Harrisburg resident had the opportunity to compete in Classic Sportsman Racing at Hickory Motor Speedway. The two-time Concord Speedway dirt track champion is now second in the division’s points at the historic Hickory track.

NASCAR driver Jeff Gordon’s status for Coca-Cola 600 unknown after back problem

Posted at 6:40pm on Jun. 1, 2014
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NASCAR driver Jeff Gordon’s status for Sunday’s Coca-Cola 600 is up in the air after an ongoing back problem flared up again Saturday morning, forcing him to cut short a practice session.

Saldana holds off Schatz for WoO win at Dirt Track

Posted at 11:14pm on May. 23, 2014

For a few seconds, Joey Saldana thought he had blown his chance to win another race at The Dirt Track at Charlotte.

On Saturday: Hot dogs, NASCAR and kids

Posted at 1:18pm on May. 24, 2014
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Saturday will be a busy day for motorsports fans and anyone else interested in joining the Coca-Cola Speed Street party, with activities both at the track and in Charlotte’s uptown.

NASCAR ticket sales see smaller drop in 2013

Posted at 1:18pm on May. 24, 2014

Ticket revenues at NASCAR tracks continued to decline in 2013, but at a slower rate than in previous years, federal security filings show.

NASCAR Nationwide Series Q&A: Chase Elliott doing what he loves

Posted at 11:30pm on May. 24, 2014
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This has been a big week for the Elliott family. Bill Elliott was announced Wednesday as the leading vote getter for the newest five-member class of the NASCAR Hall of Fame, which will be inducted during January.

Motorsports Notebook: Jadotte nominated for position in White House

Posted at 10:21am on May. 25, 2014
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Marcus Jadotte is going from the race track to the White House. On Thursday, President Obama nominated Jadotte to the position of assistant secretary for industry and analysis in the Department of Commerce.

Kurt Busch plans ‘double duty’ on Sunday

Posted at 10:21am on May. 25, 2014
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Kurt Busch is attempting to become the fourth driver to complete the Indy 500 and the Coca-Cola 600 on the same day. Tony Stewart was the last to do it, in 2001.

Longtime race fan Mike Kleban and his ‘team’ host troops at Coca-Cola 600

Posted at 10:21am on May. 25, 2014
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When the first World 600 race roared to life at the new Charlotte Motor Speedway in June 1960, Mike Kleban watched from the grandstand.

Roush Fenway Racing hosts traveling 9/11 exhibit’s visit to Concord

Posted at 11:05pm on May. 24, 2014

The Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation partners with Roush Fenway Racing to raise money to help build smart home for wounded solders

Humpy Wheeler enters Great Race with grandson, Hudson

Posted at 10:34pm on May. 24, 2014

Humpy Wheeler and his grandson will compete in the Great Race in a Hudson designed to be a replica of the character Doc Hudson in the Pixar movie “Cars.”

Jamie McMurray won $1 million, and he still has every penny

Posted at 11:14pm on May. 23, 2014
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Jamie McMurray collected $1 million for winning the Sprint All-Star Race Saturday. What did he do with it? “I haven’t done anything,” McMurray says Thursday from his hauler at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

NASCAR’s 25 most influential: Dale Earnhardt Jr. ranks 6th

Posted at 11:30pm on May. 24, 2014
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NASCAR’s 25 most influential: Mother Nature is No. 1. Really. That’s how much impact bad weather has had on the 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup season. Remember the Daytona 500?

NASCAR: Jimmie Johnson takes Coca-Cola 600 pole

Posted at 10:21am on May. 25, 2014
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NASCAR Sprint Cup Coca-Cola 600: Jimmie Johnson got better through each of the three rounds of knockout qualifying Thursday night at Charlotte Motor Speedway before capturing the pole for Sunday’s Coca-Cola 600.

Outlaw eyes on Pittman’s win streak

Posted at 12:54am on May. 23, 2014

Sprint Cup driver Kasey Kahne is looking for a big night at the track Friday night but not in NASCAR.