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Kevin Harvick will start first in Coca-Cola 600

Fri, 26 May 2017 00:26:51 GMT

Harvick has won three poles so far in 2017 and all have been on 1.5-mile tracks. He beat out Kyle Busch for the top spot on Thursday.

Texas could make play for NASCAR all-star and finale races

Fri, 26 May 2017 07:43:22 GMT

State lawmakers have given Texas Motor Speedway a big helping hand if the state's premier stock-car track wants to lobby for NASCAR's All-Star race and season-ending championship. The Texas Legislature approved a bill Thursday that makes those two races eligible for the state's Major Events

NASCAR's pit crewmen, anonymous until that one-second fumble, share two traits

Fri, 26 May 2017 03:43:15 GMT

NASCAR pit crew members come in all shapes and sizes, but they must be consistent in two crucial ways: Long on persistence and short on memory. It's an odd part-time job: Train throughout the week for a series of 12-second procedures that would rival emergency rooms for urgency. Jack up the car,

Kevin Harvick takes the pole in NASCAR's longest race

Fri, 26 May 2017 02:08:00 GMT

There might not be a big tangible advantage to winning the pole for NASCAR's longest race, but Kevin Harvick was grateful for one strategic reward. “We gained a big advantage with (choice of) pit stall,” said Harvick, noting a subtle plus during pit stops for Sunday's Coca-Cola 600. Harvick acknowledged

Speedway Children's Charities Gala Raises Record $890,000

Fri, 26 May 2017 01:09:18 GMT

The biggest stars in the NASCAR industry came together Wednesday for the 37th annual Speedway Children's Charities Gala sponsored by Sonic Automotive and Speedway Motorsports, Inc. The fundraising event is estimated to have generated a record-setting $890,000. Held at the Ritz-Carlton in downtown

Charlotte adds coating to increase passing after lackluster All-Star race

Fri, 26 May 2017 00:50:00 GMT

CHARLOTTE — Responding to a mundane All-Star race at Charlotte Motor Speedway last week, track officials attempted to stoke passing at the notoriously sensitive 1.5-mile oval by applying a compound to increase traction used this season at Bristol Motor Speedway. Numerous drivers experienced everything

Kyle Busch intrigued by Charlotte Motor Speedway's 'Roval' trade-off in 2018

Fri, 26 May 2017 00:43:08 GMT

Kyle Busch is intrigued by the road-course set-up Charlotte Motor Speedway will create for next year's Bank of America 500, one of NASCAR's playoff races. Dubbed a “Roval,” the course will include 13 turns, but will still use most of the oval speedway layout. That's going to challenge the

Will sealer make for better racing Sunday? It's still a mystery

Fri, 26 May 2017 00:40:00 GMT

If Ryan Blaney's reaction was anything typical Thursday, NASCAR drivers are hopeful, yet wary, of the sealer applied to Charlotte Motor Speedway's driving surface. The sealer is intended to create a viable second groove near the top of the track, to make for better racing in Sunday's Coca-Cola

Kevin Harvick will start first in Coca-Cola 600

Fri, 26 May 2017 00:26:51 GMT

Harvick has won three poles so far in 2017 and all have been on 1.5-mile tracks.

Kevin Harvick Wins Pole Position

Fri, 26 May 2017 00:30:11 GMT

Kevin Harvick wins his third pole of the year and will start at the front for the Coca-Cola 600. FOX Fantasy AutoForm a Racing Team, Compete for Prizes

All-Star champ Busch seeks to snap Cup points drought at CMS

Thu, 25 May 2017 22:23:12 GMT

Kyle Busch proved last week he could win a Cup race at Charlotte Motor Speedway in the exhibition NASCAR All-Star race. Now he's out to prove he can win a Cup points race and put an end a long drought. ''It felt good to get that out of the way, so now hopefully we can make it back-to-back

Ron Hornaday Jr.’s Hall of Fame election aided by champion who slept on his couch

Thu, 25 May 2017 21:56:17 GMT

Jimmie Johnson spoke on Ron Hornaday Jr.'s behalf before the vote for the 2018 Hall of Fame class.

Why does the Coca-Cola 600 mean so much to Dale Earnhardt Jr and his family?

Thu, 25 May 2017 21:49:00 GMT

Dale Earnhardt Jr. said that if he were to win only one race in his final regular season as a Cup driver, he would want it to be the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. He has never won that particular race, one of NASCAR's most iconic. “I grew up around here,” Earnhardt said by way of explaining

Ryan Blaney talks beer, Star Wars -- and why he'd love to win at Charlotte

Thu, 25 May 2017 21:45:05 GMT

A self-described Star Wars nut, Blaney admits he sometimes goes overboard in search of T-shirts relating to the long-running popular sci-fi movie franchise. “You don't really find a lot of old Star Wars T-shirts," he said. "It's not like racing stuff. They used to make tons and tons

Austin Wayne Self to drive for MBM at Charlotte Motor Speedway

Thu, 25 May 2017 21:09:33 GMT

On the heels of a 12th place finish last Friday night in the N.C. Education Lottery 200 at Charlotte (N.C.) Motor Speedway, AM Racing officials confirmed Thursday that driver Austin Wayne Self will drive the No. 40 Dodge Charger for Motorsports Business Management (MBM) Motorsports in Saturday's

Junior: Jimmie Johnson is an 'encouraging' teammate

Thu, 25 May 2017 21:04:05 GMT

Dale Earnhardt Jr. discusses his relationship with his Hendrick Motorsports' teammate, Jimmie Johnson during his media availability at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

NASCAR America at 5 p.m. ET: Coke 600 preview

Thu, 25 May 2017 20:38:18 GMT

Former Richard Childress Racing crew chief Slugger Labbe joins the show.

Erik Jones leads first Coca-Cola 600 practice

Thu, 25 May 2017 19:45:45 GMT

Erik Jones led Kevin Harvick and Kyle Larson in the first practice for Sundays race at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

Why Ron Hornaday made the NASCAR Hall of Fame Class of 2018

Thu, 25 May 2017 18:45:10 GMT

A reader sent me a message this morning, wondering how it was that Ron Hornaday Jr. was voted into the NASCAR Hall of Fame Class of 2018 ahead of Alan Kulwicki. The short answer is simple: Hornaday absolutely belongs. It's the NASCAR Hall of Fame, not the Monster Energy Cup Series Hall of Fame. The

Ford chooses Sebastien Bourdais replacement for Le Mans (and it isn’t Tony Stewart . . . yet)

Thu, 25 May 2017 18:53:17 GMT

Ford Performance director Dave Pericak says the new co-driver will be announced soon.

Remembering Robert Yates' colorful career in NASCAR

Thu, 25 May 2017 16:46:38 GMT

The son of Rev. John Clyde Yates, Robert grew up as one of nine children in Charlotte, North Carolina, and as a youth raced his own dragster in the 1950s. He eventually moved to Wake Forest to live with his sister's family. In 1961, graduated from Wake Forest High School as a straight-A studen --

Turn 4: Pressure on Dale Jr. to win now?

Thu, 25 May 2017 15:45:40 GMT Our experts weigh in on four of the biggest questions in motorsports as two of the biggest races in IndyCar and NASCAR this season will be run this Memorial Day weekend: Ricky Craven, ESPN NASCAR analyst: Scott Dixon wins the Indianapolis 500 and later in the evening Kyle Larson completes the

Twenty-eight fallen service members to be honored by Hope For The Warriors at NASCAR's Coca-Cola 600

Thu, 25 May 2017 15:11:06 GMT

Hope For The Warriors has partnered with three Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series (MENCS) teams to honor and remember a total of 28 fallen service members during this year's Coca-Cola 600. Hope For The Warriors is a national nonprofit dedicated to restoring self, family and hope for post-9/11 veterans

XFINITY Race Preview: Charlotte

Thu, 25 May 2017 15:05:05 GMT

Darrell Wallace Jr. and Elliott Sadler are the only XFINITY regulars that have finished in the top 10 in the three races so far this season at 1.5-mile tracks. (Photo: Getty Images) Driver Averages | Schedule of Events | Entry List NASCAR XFINITY Series news, notes and fast facts in advance of Saturday

Top College Athletes Descend on Charlotte for NASCAR Drive for Diversity National Pit Crew Combine

Thu, 25 May 2017 14:06:00 GMT

A select group of former college football, basketball, softball, and track and field athletes from across the country will put their pit crew skills to the test in the second annual NASCAR Drive for Diversity National Pit Crew Combine presented by Goodyear on Friday, May 26. Top-performing participants

Kyle Larson comments on qualifying issues

Thu, 25 May 2017 08:00:00 GMT staff KYLE LARSON, #42 TARGET CHEVROLET SS - Did not make a qualifying attempt, was unable to get through pre-qualifying inspection YOU DIDN'T GET THE CHANCE TO QUALIFY. WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS RIGHT NOW? "We'll start last instead of from the pole. I guess I'm upset at myself

Conley returns to NASCAR XFINITY series

Thu, 25 May 2017 08:00:00 GMT

PARKERSBURG — A race car driver from Vienna returns to NASCAR Saturday in an XFINITY Series race at the Charlotte Motor Speedway. Cale Conley will pilot the No. 24 Toyota Camry for the JGL Racing Team. He joined JGL earlier this year in its Young Guns program and Saturday's Hisense 300 at Charlotte

Kennedy Meeks honored at West Charlotte High

Thu, 25 May 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Charlene LaPensee began painting NASCAR theme segments on the couple's RV in 2012. Today she is painting the Young Guns of racing while parked on the grounds of Charlotte Motor Speedway. Charlene and husband, Bernie are from Ontario, Canada and thus far this year have been to the Daytona 500, Volusia

Squier selected to NASCAR Hall of Fame

Thu, 25 May 2017 01:33:00 GMT

BURLINGTON, Vt. - A Vermont icon is heading to the Hall. Legendary broadcaster Ken Squier has been selected as one of five members of the Class of 2018 for the NASCAR Hall of Fame. One of NASCAR's original broadcasters, Squier co-founded the Motor Racing Network in 1970. Nationally, he is perhaps

2018 NASCAR Hall of Fame Landmark Award goes to Jim France

Thu, 25 May 2017 00:16:33 GMT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The NASCAR Hall of Fame voting committee awarded International Speedway Corporation Chairman Jim France with the Landmark Award for Outstanding Contributions to NASCAR. The 72-year-old member of the sport's founding family has served on the ISC Board since 1970 in positions ranging

ISC Chairman Jim France to Receive 2018 NASCAR Landmark Award

Wed, 24 May 2017 23:44:00 GMT

International Speedway Corporation (“ISC”) Chairman James (Jim) France, has been selected as the 2018 recipient of NASCAR's Landmark Award for Outstanding Contributions to NASCAR, it was announced today. The announcement was made at the NASCAR Hall of Fame in Charlotte, N.C., following a vote by

Indy President: Indianapolis and NASCAR are ‘about the oval’

Wed, 24 May 2017 21:54:48 GMT

IMS executive confirms talking with NASCAR about using the road course instead of the oval.

2018 NASCAR national series' schedules released

Wed, 24 May 2017 21:32:08 GMT

NASCAR today announced sweeping changes to the lineup of tracks that make up the playoffs as part of its 2018 national series schedules. Next season, the final regular season race in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series will be contested at iconic Indianapolis Motor Speedway, and the Round of 16 kicks

Darrell Waltrip says NASCAR is at a crossroads, but offers a 4-point plan to fix it

Wed, 24 May 2017 21:29:00 GMT

Darrell Waltrip has never been afraid to speak his mind, which is why he was nicknamed “Jaws” during his hall of fame career as a driver and why he has starred for 17 straight seasons in a Fox Sports broadcast booth as part of the network's NASCAR coverage. I had an entertaining, 45-minute conversation

Coca-Cola 600: Vegas odds, key stats, prediction, sleepers, fantasy drivers to watch

Wed, 24 May 2017 21:09:59 GMT

NASCAR's longest race of the season returns Sunday at Charlotte Motor Speedway and intermediate track kings Martin Truex Jr., Kyle Larson and Jimmie Johnson couldn't be happier.  Truex and Larson appear to be in the best form at 1.5-mile tracks this season. Truex won at Las Vegas and last week

Richard Petty Motorsports announces the driver of 43

Wed, 24 May 2017 21:09:05 GMT

Richard Petty Motorsports announces the driver of the 43 for the upcoming Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

For 21st Birthday Erik Jones Wants Coca-Cola 600 Trophy

Wed, 24 May 2017 20:44:21 GMT

Erik Jones has his mind set on giving himself an early 21st birthday present this Memorial Day Weekend. The driver of Furniture Row Racing's No. 77 5-hour ENERGY Toyota Camry turns 21 on Tuesday, March 30, just two days after the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Jones knows the celebration

Kevin Harvick: Current state of Truck Series schedule ‘makes me mad’

Wed, 24 May 2017 19:59:05 GMT

Kevin Harvick, a 14-time Truck winner, believes the Truck Series schedule needs to be tailored to reach grassroots fans.

Henry County Unveils New Logo Celebrating Martinsville Speedway

Wed, 24 May 2017 19:30:00 GMT

Martinsville Speedway turns 70 years old in 2017, and she's never looked better. A new Henry County logo highlighting this birthday milestone looks pretty good too. In celebration of Martinsville Speedway's 70th year, Henry County has produced a new, limited-use logo honoring the iconic race

Fantasy cheat sheet: Driver rankings for Charlotte

Wed, 24 May 2017 19:24:07 GMT

Back-to-back races on similarly-configured, 1.5-mile tracks means that fantasy players who chose not to change their rosters can still be successful if they had the winning hand at Kansas. But a few modifications can earn even more points.

NASCAR legend Jack Roush honored by SAE Foundation

Wed, 24 May 2017 18:36:01 GMT staff Racing legend Jack Roush received the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) Foundation's Industry Leadership Award at its annual celebration Tuesday night in Detroit. Roush is founder, CEO and Co-Owner of Roush Fenway Racing - the winningest team in NASCAR history- and Chairman of

NASCAR drivers take on the 'Little 600'

Wed, 24 May 2017 22:29:15 GMT

Some of NASCAR's biggest names raced at GoPro Motorplex for the title of Little 600 Champion. Find out who was able to dominate in the rain, and go home a winner.

Jacob Companies sponsors Kennedy at CMS

Wed, 24 May 2017 17:08:14 GMT

Although the start will mark Gonzalez's first behind the wheel in the NCWTS, he is no stranger to NASCAR, having made two Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series starts in 2013 at Sonoma Raceway and Watkins Glen International. Additionally, Gonzalez has seven NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS) starts under his

12 tracks where Joey Logano has won Monster Energy Series races

Wed, 24 May 2017 16:10:29 GMT

In 2015, Logano dominated the fall race at the 1.5-mile track, leading 227 of 334 laps in his fourth of six total victories that year. In 16 races at Charlotte, Logano has five top fives and nine top 10s. His average finish of 11.19 is the best out of all tracks where he has won.

2018 Talladega Superspeedway Race Dates Keep Familiar Weekends

Wed, 24 May 2017 15:56:56 GMT

While there is much anticipation for Talladega Superspeedway's upcoming October NASCAR playoff weekend Oct.13-15, which will feature Dale Earnhardt Jr's final start at the 2.66-mile venue, the mammoth track announced today its 2018 event schedule, one with dates that are all too familiar with

Option tires were a good idea to try, but they shouldn't become a NASCAR solution

Wed, 24 May 2017 14:54:08 GMT

Goodyear and NASCAR are far better served to keep cutting downforce from cars and finding tires to best suit cars with less downforce.

Smithley Returns to Charlotte

Wed, 24 May 2017 13:26:00 GMT

After scoring a solid finish in the last Xfinity Series race at Talladega Superspeedway, Garrett Smithley will drive the No. 0 JD Motorsports with Gary Keller Chevrolet in Saturday's Hisense 4K TV 300 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. The series has had two weeks off since Smithley rolled home 21st at

Tradition Restored: Advance Auto Parts Clash Returning to Sunday Afternoon at Speedweeks

Wed, 24 May 2017 12:05:54 GMT

Daytona International Speedway announced today a scheduling change for next season that restores a Speedweeks tradition dating back to 1979 with the Advance Auto Parts Clash returning to a Sunday afternoon start, one week before the prestigious DAYTONA 500. The Advance Auto Parts Clash, the annual non-points

Dover International Speedway announces 2018 NASCAR event dates

Wed, 24 May 2017 11:57:51 GMT

Dover International Speedway officials have announced that NASCAR will return to the Monster Mile in 2018 for two tripleheader weekends on May 4-6 and Oct. 5-7. The May 4-6, 2018 weekend will feature a NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race on Friday, May 4; the “OneMain Financial 200” NASCAR XFINITY

Ty Dillon: Pulling double-duty at Charlotte

Wed, 24 May 2017 06:36:23 GMT

In addition to driving his regular No. 33 GEICO Chevrolet SS in Sunday's Cup Series Coca-Cola 600, Ty Dillon will pilot the No. 3 Bass Pro Shops Chevrolet Camaro in the NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS) Hisense 4k TV 300 at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Saturday.

Ragan gets first top-20 on type in 17 tries

Wed, 24 May 2017 05:05:09 GMT

To find the most recent one before the 400, one has to scroll back to Chicagoland Speedway in 2015 when he was driving the No. 55 Michael Waltrip Racing car. Last week was also the first time he was able to complete all the laps on this course type, so he is not exactly one of this week