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Nov 13
Thursday

“Dukes of Hazzard” Stars John Schneider and Tom Wopat Headline Speedway Children’s Charities Christmas Concert and Grant Distribution

John Schneider and Tom Wopat will perform songs from their recently released holiday album “Home for Christmas" as part of the Speedway Children's Charities Christmas concert and grant distribution. SCC Charlotte to Award More Than $400,000 in Grants to Local Nonprofit Organizations CONCORD, N.C. (Nov. 13, 2014) – The Charlotte Chapter of Speedway Children’s Charities (SCC) is giving back this holiday season with their annual grant distribution on Dec. 1, and headlining the event is famous “Dukes of Hazzard” duo John Schneider and Tom Wopat for a special Christmas concert. This year, SCC Charlotte will distribute more than $400,000 in grants to 64 nonprofits throughout the Charlotte region to improve the lives of children in educational, financial, social and medical need. “This is a special time of year, not only because of the holiday season, but because we get the opportunity to give back to several deserving charities with our grant distribution,” ... FULL STORY »

NASCAR’s History on Display In Rare Collection At 21st Annual Goodguys Southeastern Nationals

This 1980 Monte Carlo, raced by Harry Gant at Texas Speedway and Lennie Pond at Atlanta in 1980, will be among the vehicles on display as part of a special NASCAR exhibit at the 21st annual Goodguys Southeastern Nationals at Charlotte Motor Speedway. CONCORD, N.C. (Oct. 17, 2014) – Whether you’re a longtime NASCAR fan who’s passionate about the sport’s rich history or a car buff with an interest in unique rides, the Goodguys Southeastern Nationals will have a can’t-miss stock car collection ... FULL STORY »

NASCAR Penalizes Drivers Brad Keselowski And Tony Stewart

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Logo Daytona Beach, Fla. (Oct. 14, 2014) — NASCAR has assessed behavioral penalties to drivers Brad Keselowski and Tony Stewart for their involvement in post-race incidents on Oct. 11 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Keselowski has been fined $50,000 and placed on NASCAR ... FULL STORY »

Toyota Racing 2014 NSCS Bank of America 500 Post-Race Recaps

Toyota Racing Logo Kyle Busch (fifth) was the first Toyota driver to the finish line in Saturday night's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) race at Charlotte Motor Speedway.  Kevin Harvick was the race-winner. Busch started from the pole and led the field three times ... FULL STORY »

Team Chevy 2014 NSCS Bank of America 500 Post-Race Recaps

Team Chevy Logo KEVIN HARVICK, NO. 4 BUDWEISER CHEVROLET SS – WINNER ON THE WIN: “Everybody on our team has just continued to build better race cars and we know that we’ve had the cars to run up front and lead laps and do the ... FULL STORY »

Harvick Advances With Charlotte Win As Tempers Flare After The Race

Kevin Harvick, driver of the #4 Budweiser Chevrolet, celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Bank of America 500 at Charlotte Motor Speedway on October 11, 2014 in Charlotte, North Carolina. - Photo Credit: Sarah Glenn/Getty Images CONCORD, N.C.—The Closer finally closed the deal, and the door swung almost shut on Dale Earnhardt Jr., six-time champion Jimmie Johnson and 2012 champion Brad Keselowski. With the dominant car in Saturday night’s Bank of America 500 at Charlotte Motor Speedway, ... FULL STORY »

Ford Racing 2014 NSCS Bank of America 500 Post-Race Recaps

Ford Racing Logo BRAD KESELOWSKI – No. 2 Detroit Genuine Parts Ford Fusion – “First off, the Detroit Genuine Parts Ford was good today.  I thought we were gonna have a fourth or fifth-place run and just didn’t catch a break in so ... FULL STORY »



Kevin Harvick, driver of the #4 Budweiser Chevrolet, takes the checkered flag to win the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Bank of America 500 at Charlotte Motor Speedway on October 11, 2014 in Charlotte, North Carolina. - Photo Credit: Chris Trotman/Getty Images
2014 NSCS Bank of America 500 Race Results & Point Standings
Posted 10.12.14
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) "chase" contender, Kevin Harvick, dominated his way into a guaranteed spot in round three of the "Chase for the Sprint Cup Championship" Saturday night, when he won the Bank of America 500 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Harvick, who led the most laps - 162 out of 334, received ...FULL STORY »
Brad Keselowski, driver of the #22 Discount Tire Ford, takes the checkered flag to win the NASCAR Nationwide Series Drive For The Cure 300 presented by Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina at Charlotte Motor Speedway on October 10, 2014 in Charlotte, North Carolina. - Photo Credit: Chris Trotman/Getty Images
Keselowski Wins Drive for the Cure 300 Presented by Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina
Posted 10.10.14
Brad Keselowski came on strong at the end to win the Drive for the Cure 300 presented by Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina NASCAR Nationwide Series race Friday at Charlotte Motor Speedway, outlasting a hard charge by Kyle Busch in the closing laps. It was Keselowski’s third Nationwide ...FULL STORY »
Brad Keselowski, driver of the #22 Discount Tire Ford, leads a pack of cars during the NASCAR Nationwide Series Drive For The Cure 300 presented by Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina at Charlotte Motor Speedway on October 10, 2014 in Charlotte, North Carolina. - Photo Credit: Jonathan Moore/Getty Images
2014 NNS Drive for the Cure 300 Race Results & Point Standings
Posted 10.10.14
The 2010 NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) champion, Brad Keselowski, held off Kyle Busch Friday night - by 0.377 seconds  - to win the Drive for the Cure 300 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. This was Keselowski's fourth series win of the 2014 season, his thirty-first series career win and his third series win ...FULL STORY »
Joey Logano, driver of the #22 Pennzoil Platinum Ford, reacts in the garage area during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Bank of America 500 at Charlotte Motor Speedway on October 10, 2014 in Charlotte, North Carolina. - Photo Credit: Streeter Lecka/Getty Images
2014 NSCS Bank of America 500 Final Practice Session Speeds
Posted 10.10.14
It was last week's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) event winner, Joey Logano, with a lap speed of 190.597 mph, showing the quickest way around Charlotte Motor Speedway early Friday evening during the final Bank of America 500 practice session. Kurt Busch, with a lap speed of 190.463 mph, was second ...FULL STORY »
2014 NNS Driver Chase Elliott on track in the No. 9 NAPA Auto Parts Chevrolet Camaro - Photo Credit: Brian Lawdermilk/Getty Images
2014 NNS Drive for the Cure 300 Starting Lineup
Posted 10.10.14
The current NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) points leader and Rookie of the Year (ROTY) candidate, Chase Elliott - with a qualifying lap speed of 181.354 mph - captured the pole for tonight's Drive for the Cure 300 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. This was Elliott's second series pole of the 2014 season, his second ...FULL STORY »
Kurt Busch, driver of the #41 State Water Heaters Chevrolet, looks on during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Bank of America 500 at Charlotte Motor Speedway on October 9, 2014 in Charlotte, North Carolina. - Photo Credit: Sarah Glenn/Getty Images
2014 NSCS Bank of America 500 Second Practice Session Speeds
Posted 10.10.14
Friday afternoon at Charlotte Motor Speedway, Kurt Busch - with a lap speed of 191.157 mph - was the fastest during the second NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) practice session for Saturday night's Bank of America 500. Last week's event winner, Joey Logano, was second fastest with a lap speed of ...FULL STORY »
Kyle Busch, driver of the #18 Doublemint Toyota, left, and Ms. Coors Lite Rachel Rupert, right, pose with the Coors Lite Pole Award after Busch qualified for the pole for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Bank of America 500 at Charlotte Motor Speedway on October 9, 2014 in Charlotte, North Carolina. - Photo Credit: Streeter Lecka/Getty Images
Busch Brothers Make NASCAR History
Posted 10.10.14
Myers Wins Southern Slam, Seuss Crowned Champion CONCORD, N.C. (Oct. 9, 2014) – Kyle Busch earned the pole position on Bojangles’ Pole Night with a lap of 197.390 mph in the final session of knockout qualifying on Thursday at Charlotte Motor Speedway. But it was his brother Kurt Busch who walked ...FULL STORY »
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Toyota Racing 2014 NSCS Bank of America 500 Post-Qualifying Recaps
Posted 10.09.14
KYLE BUSCH, No. 18 Doublemint Toyota Camry, Joe Gibbs Racing Starting Position: 1st How strong was the car in qualifying? "It seemed like the guy that was the most consistent was able to win the pole tonight.  I think we had a .38 then a .33 and then a .36 so pretty good ...FULL STORY »
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Ford Racing 2014 NSCS Bank of America 500 Post-Qualifying Recaps
Posted 10.09.14
BRAD KESELOWSKI – No. 2 Detroit Genuine Parts Ford Fusion – “We’ve been off a little bit in qualifying trim since we’ve been here, but I thought our race trim was really good in practice and that’s the most important thing so we’ll keep working.” DO YOU HAVE OPTIMISM FOR THIS ...FULL STORY »


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