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NASCAR’s Harvick on top but uncomfortable

Posted at 6:40pm on Jun. 1, 2014
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NASCAR Sprint Cup: Kevin Harvick could hardly be in a better position to win another Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. He is perhaps NASCAR’s hottest driver and he knows his way around Charlotte’s 1.5-mile layout pretty well.

NASCAR Sprint Cup: Coca-Cola 600 facts and figures

Posted at 11:30pm on May. 24, 2014

NASCAR Sprint Cup: Coca-Cola 600 facts and figures for Charlotte Motor Speedway; Who’s hot and who’s not

Interactive: Rewinding the last 10 Coca-Cola 600 races

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

NASCAR Sprint Cup: On Sunday, the 2014 Coca-Cola 600 takes place at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Let's take a look back at the past 10 races - who won, how the winner finished in the Cup standings that season and something you may or may not remember from that race.

On Friday: Coca-Cola Speed Street race festival ... and a free breakfast

Posted at 1:09am on May. 23, 2014
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Racing activity Friday moves from Charlotte Motor Speedway to the nearby dirt track, and the Coca-Cola Speed Street will enter Day 2 of its three-day run in Charlotte’s uptown.

Coca-Cola 600: Logano a top contender for the pole

Posted at 8:54pm on May. 21, 2014
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Joey Logano and Team Penske teammate Brad Keselowski have also been near masters so far of the new knockout qualifying sessions, which utilize two or three rounds (depending on track size) to determine the starting order.

Bill Elliott leads NASCAR’s 2015 Hall of Fame inductee class

Posted at 10:44pm on May. 21, 2014
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Joining Elliott in the Class of 2015 are Wendell Scott (58 percent), Joe Weatherly (53 percent), Rex White (43 percent) and Fred Lorenzen (30 percent).

Meet the five new members of the NASCAR Hall of Fame

Posted at 8:54pm on May. 21, 2014
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Bill Elliott, Fred Lorenzen, Wendell Scott, Joe Weatherly and Rex White make up the NASCAR Hall of Fame’s Class of 2015.

Tom Sorensen: 5 I’d like to see inducted in NASCAR Hall of Fame

Posted at 11:45pm on May. 20, 2014
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Sorensen: 5 nominees most deserving of induction into the NASCAR Hall of Fame

NASCAR Today: Knights host Waltrip, Logano

Posted at 8:59am on May. 21, 2014
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Two-time Daytona 500 winner Michael Waltrip and 2009 Sprint Cup Rookie of the Year Joey Logano will throw out ceremonial first pitches before the Charlotte Knights’ game.

NASCAR Hall of Fame Class of 2015: Expect the unexpected

Posted at 6:54pm on May. 21, 2014
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Some unexpected names could be a part of the 2015 NASCAR Hall of Fame class, which will be announced on Wednesday following the completion of the voting process.

A look at the 20 nominees for NASCAR Hall of Fame Class of 2015

Posted at 5:31pm on May. 20, 2014
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Voting for the NASCAR Hall of Fame Class of 2015 is Wednesday. The 20 nominees for induction, listed alphabetically.

Kyle Larson is pushing the limits in NASCAR

Posted at 1:55pm on May. 20, 2014
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Kyle Larson’s NASCAR Sprint Cup resume is pretty impressive for a 21-year-old rookie, but he’s still pushing for the one thing it lacks so far: A victory.

Amid the cheers and the roars, NASCAR is busy giving back

Posted at 9:11pm on May. 20, 2014

Fast cars, big crowds, traffic jams and spectacular pre-race shows are a big part of NASCAR’s annual two-week May visit to the Charlotte region.

Spencer Boyd dominating super truck series in first full season

Posted at 3:39pm on May. 15, 2014

Three races into the 11-event super truck season at Hickory Motor Speedway, 18-year-old Spencer Boyd is undefeated and leading the series point standings.

Driver Kyle Larson is pushing the limits in NASCAR, on and off the track

Posted at 7:30pm on May. 20, 2014
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Kyle Larson’s NASCAR Sprint Cup resume is pretty impressive for a 21-year-old rookie, but he’s still pushing for the one thing it lacks so far: A victory.

See NASCAR drivers race (karts) ... for free

Posted at 6:39am on May. 20, 2014

The GoPro Motorplex is the site of Tuesday evening’s “Little 600,” featuring more than a dozen NASCAR drivers competing in motorized karts.

Kurt Busch crashes during Indy 500 practice

Posted at 5:59pm on May. 19, 2014

Kurt Busch’s attempt to complete The Double just got tougher.

Monday’s NASCAR-related events in Charlotte

Posted at 11:44am on May. 19, 2014
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The Racing4Vets kart races and Rusty Wallace’s golf tournament are on Monday’s NASCAR-related schedule in the Charlotte area.

Swimmer Tyler Clary focuses on going fast – in the pool and on the track

Posted at 9:49pm on May. 18, 2014
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Tyler Clary has dreams of one day racing on the NASCAR circuit. However, before he drops the green flag in that sport, Clary has his sights set on other goals – a world championship, and another gold medal in swimming.

Jamie McMurray relentless in NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race win

Posted at 8:30pm on May. 18, 2014
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NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race: If this had been any other sport, Jamie McMurray would have been accused of running up the score.

Hornish Jr. win Nationwide race in Iowa

Posted at 8:14pm on May. 18, 2014
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Sam Hornish Jr. went from nearly winning the NASCAR Nationwide Series season title to losing his ride.

NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race Rewind

Posted at 8:30pm on May. 18, 2014

Chip Ganassi Racing and Jamie McMurray had a special guest in their Victory Lane celebration – Carolina Panthers coach Ron Rivera.

Kyle Busch wins truck race at Charlotte Motor Speedway

Posted at 12:05am on May. 17, 2014
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The only thing able to slow Kyle Busch on Friday night in the NC Education Lottery 200 was the caution flag. And even then, he still won the race.

NASCAR: Wise wins fan vote, headed to All-Star Race

Posted at 1:30am on May. 17, 2014
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Clint Bowyer and A.J. Allmendinger finished 1-2 in Friday’s Sprint Showdown at Charlotte Motor Speedway, sending the two drivers to Saturday’s Sprint All-Star Race. Little-known and 18th-place finisher Josh Wise won an Internet fan’s vote to be the third driver from the Showdown to make NASCAR’s all-star event.

NASCAR: Danica Patrick believes better races are ahead

Posted at 12:54am on May. 18, 2014
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NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race: What’s cool about Danica Patrick is she doesn’t try to act cool. Obviously she tries to look cool. That’s her image and part of her appeal. Yet, at 32, she’s willing to sound like a kid, or a fan.

CATS – a green flag alternative for Speedway fans

Posted at 9:24pm on May. 16, 2014

CATS again this year will run the Concord Express bus from uptown to the speedway for both Saturday night’s NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race and the Coca-Cola 600 on May 25.

Dale Earnhardt Jr. so excited about first All-Star win he forgot check

Posted at 1:30am on May. 17, 2014
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Dale Earnhardt Jr. was the first rookie to win the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race, but he apparently missed out on one very important part of the celebration: The check.

NASCAR All-Star Race: Darrell Waltrip recalls winning inaugural race with fondness

Posted at 12:54am on May. 18, 2014
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Darrell Waltrip won the inaugural NASCAR All-Star Race in 1985 in dramatic fashion at Charlotte Motor Speedway, as his engine blew just as he crossed the finish line. The next day, he soundly beat Harry Gant by more than 14 seconds to win the Coca-Cola 600.

NASCAR artist expected back at the track after near-death experience

Posted at 11:49pm on May. 16, 2014

NASCAR artist Sam Bass plans to attend the Sprint All-Star Race and the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway, despite a monthslong struggle with an infection stemming from Type 1 diabetes.

Mooresville Ice Cream Co. debuts race-inspired flavor at Charlotte Motor Speedway

Posted at 10:54pm on May. 16, 2014
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The custom flavor, Burnout Blast, is a creamy vanilla infused with chocolate-covered peanuts, chopped salted peanuts and sugar-cone pieces, all laced with a chocolate swirl.

Snider Hopes Top-10 Finish In Hamlin’s Charity Event Signals Turnaround

Posted at 12:54am on May. 16, 2014

For 19-year-old Myatt Snider, the 2014 racing season had a tough beginning, but the Belmont resident hopes his seventh-place finish in the recent Denny Hamlin Short Track Showdown signals a turnaround.

Charlotte Motor Speedway fans’ guide

Posted at 6:24am on May. 16, 2014

NASCAR: Fans’ guide for events at Charlotte Motor Speedway

NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race schedule, TV times

Posted at 10:54pm on May. 16, 2014

NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race at Charlotte Motor Speedway: There are 19 drivers already locked into the field this season: Greg Biffle, Kurt Busch, Kyle Busch, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Carl Edwards, Jeff Gordon, Denny Hamlin, Kevin Harvick, Jimmie Johnson, Kasey Kahne, Matt Kenseth, Brad Keselowski, Joey Logano, Jamie McMurray, Ryan Newman, David Ragan, Tony Stewart, Martin Truex Jr. and Brian Vickers.

NASCAR: Matt Crafton’s long road to Victory Lane

Posted at 12:54am on May. 16, 2014
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Matt Crafton will never forget his first NASCAR Truck Series victory. ... In 2008, he found himself battling first Todd Bodine and then Chad McCumbee for the lead as the laps wound down at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

Jimmie Johnson seeks consistency; All-Star race provides it

Posted at 10:54pm on May. 16, 2014
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The format for Saturday’s NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race hasn’t changed from a year ago, giving Jimmie Johnson and the other drivers a measure of predictability. But that’s not all Johnson is after.

Panthers LB Luke Kuechly gets his pace car certification at Charlotte Motor Speedway

Posted at 10:44pm on May. 15, 2014

Carolina Panthers linebacker Luke Kuechly got the opportunity Thursday to do something at Charlotte Motor Speedway not even available to NASCAR drivers – get on the track.

Charlotte Motor Speedway logo painter celebrates 30 years on the job

Posted at 10:54pm on May. 16, 2014
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Alan Jones of Sherrills Ford started by painting billboards at Charlotte Motor Speedway in the mid-1970s.

Racing weeks also mean concerts (some of them free)

Posted at 10:54pm on May. 16, 2014

Several big-name groups will perform at the speedway and next week at uptown’s Coca-Cola Speed Street festival.

Dale Earnhardt Jr. still reaping benefits from winning NASCAR Sprint Cup’s Daytona 500

Posted at 11:44pm on May. 15, 2014
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CONCORD Winning means more than anything this season in NASCAR thanks to the new Chase for the Sprint Cup format. It meant something a little extra for Dale Earnhardt Jr.

Concord’s hauler parade scheduled, rain or shine

Posted at 1:24pm on May. 15, 2014

Downtown Concord’s streets will turn into a colorful procession of big trucks Thursday night as the city hosts the Haulers on Union parade.