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Paul Menard’s future was never in real doubt. On Friday official word came that the 32-year-old and Richard Childress Racing had reached a deal which will keep the driver in the No. 27 Chevrolet.
Keeping Menard at RCR was important to the organization as Menard brings sponsorship from his family’s home improvement store. The re-signing of Menard keeps the...
Denny Hamlin won the pole for Sunday’s Coca-Cola 600 from Charlotte with a time of 27.604 seconds. Kurt Busch, Matt Kenseth, Mark Martin, and Clint Bowyer round out the top five starting positions. The only driver who did not make the event was Mike Bliss. The event will be live on FOX at 6 PM EST.
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Kurt Busch led the way with a lap of 28.295 seconds in the first practice for the Coca-Cola 600 from Charlotte. Rounding out the top five was Kyle Busch, Kasey Kahne, Jimmie Johnson, and Aric Almirola.
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Denny Hamlin broke the track record Thursday with a lap of 195.624 mph to capture the pole for the Coca-Cola 600 on Sunday at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Hamlin, who has never won a Sprint Cup race at CMS, was one of eight drivers to top the previous record of 193.708 set last October by Greg Biffle.
It is Hamlin's 14th career pole.
Four Toyotas will start in the top five. Hamlin...
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Denny Hamlin won the pole for the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Hamlin set a new track record at 195.6 mph, seven other drivers also topped the previous track record. He will lead a field of 43 cars to the green flag in the twelfth race of the Sprint Cup season.
Kasey Kahne won last years race, he will start sixth in Sunday’s race.
Only one car failed to qualify for...
STATS SAY CHARLOTTE THE BEST: Logano’s stats tell the tale of his NASCAR Sprint Cup Series career at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Statistically, Charlotte Motor Speedway is Logano’s best track on the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series schedule. In eight races there, he’s earned five top-10 finishes. His average finish of 10.1 is his personal best of all the tracks on the circuit and it’s...
Fresh off his career best finish (8th), in last weekend’s NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) event at Charlotte Motor Speedway, John Wes Townley will return to the same track Saturday afternoon hoping to better his efforts in the NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) History 300, driving his No.25 Zaxbys - Venturini Motorsports (VMS) Toyota.
Townley, who has emerged in 2013 with...
Danica Patrick has finished 25th or worse in nine of 11 NASCAR Sprint Cup races this season…
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By: Toby Christie – Follow on twitter @tobalical
NASCAR came up with the 2013 format for the Sprint All-Star Race with all intentions of spicing the competition up after things fell flat in 2012.
However days after the race, many are still grumbling that the new format, which placed emphasis on running well in every segment, didn’t bring excitement...
Carl Edwards, driver of the #99 Fastenal Ford, and Kurt Busch, driver of the #78 Furniture Row/Sealy Chevrolet, the the field past the green flag to start the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series All-Star race at Charlotte Motor Speedway on May 18, 2013 in Concord, North Carolina. (Photo Credit: Jeff Zelevansky/NASCAR via Getty Images)
By: Toby Christie – Follow on Twitter @Tobalical
The first thought for Kurt Busch when asked about this weekend’s Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway wasn’t about the longest race of the year, nor was it about his chances of winning one of NASCAR’s crown jewels after a dominating performance Saturday night in the Sprint All-Star Race.
Busch said his initial thoughts were on Memorial Day weekend and what it means...
Charmin put together one of the best billboard ads we have seen. The toilet paper company decided to get in on some advertising action with NASCAR and placed this giant billboard outside of the Charlotte Motor Speedway for Saturday’s Sprint All-Star Race. Does it get better than that? According to Auto Week, this billboard is about 30 by 40 feet and faces Highway 29, which is...
The oldest driver to win NASCAR’s Rookie of the Year title, Dick Trickle, passed away on Thursday from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, according to officials with the Lincoln County (N.C.) Sheriff’s office.
Trickle, a popluar and successful driver, is known for having a cigarette in one hand and a cup of coffee in the
NASCAR Truck Series driver Jennifer Jo Cobb says she feels “in danger” after rival driver Mike Harmon was charged with stealing her team trailer, valued at $279,000.
Harmon turned himself into the Cleveland County Sheriff’s Department and posted $10,000 bond. He says he’s innocent and claims he was at a race in Darlington, SC on the Saturday when the trailer was taken from...
Former NASCAR driver Dick Trickle has died of a self-inflicted gun shot. Trickle, 71, competed in 303 Sprint Cup races over a 24-year career. While Trick never won a race he managed 36 finishes inside the top ten.
Trickle gained a lot of fans and notoriety racing dirt tracks around the country earning cult-like status. Trickle was also known for smoking while driving, taking a puff...
With women in NASCAR, it seems there is always going to be a drama taking place. When Jennifer Jo Cobb, pointed her finger in the direction of Mike Harmon, over her missing transported, she had no idea what kind of mess she was making. Or did she? Harmon took to twitter to defend himself against the charges Cobb had filed against him. He tweeted this; I want it known that I have...
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For decades NASCAR drivers let their driving gain their popularity. That isn’t the case for Danica Patrick. NASCAR is changing a rule to favor Patrick in the All-Star Race. Patrick should show she can drive with the best of NASCAR drivers to get her a spot in the All-Star race. NASCAR shouldn’t change rules to make things easier for her. After all, would she want to be remembered...