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Oct 11
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2012 NSCS Bank of America 500 Q&A with Team Chevy Driver Regan Smith

Regan Smith, replacement driver of the No. 88 Chevrolet in Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s absence, - Photo Credit: Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images for NASCAR REGAN SMITH, NO. 88 AMP ENERGY/NATIONAL GUARD CHEVROLET, met with members of the media at Charlotte Motor Speedway and discussed filling in for Dale Earnhardt, Jr. in the No. 88 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet at Charlotte and Kansas and his future plans.   TAKE ME THROUGH HOW THIS ALL CAME ABOUT: “The hour-by-hour of this was pretty quick. I found out at seven this morning. I had a text message from Stevie (Letarte, crew chief No. 88 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet) that said to give him a call ASAP. I did. I was actually just getting up; drinking a cup of coffee, then head to the gym.  He basically said ‘Why don’t you head over to the shop, instead of heading to the gym’. ... FULL STORY »

2012 NSCS Bank of America 500 Q&A with Team Chevy Driver Kurt Busch

Kurt Busch - Furniture Row Racing KURT BUSCH, NO. 78 FURNITURE ROW RACING/FARM AMERICAN CHEVROLET, met with members of the media at Charlotte Motor Speedway and discussed his expectations this weekend, the plan for the next six weeks and other topics. HOW MANY TIMES HAVE YOU ... FULL STORY »

2012 NNS Dollar General 300 First Practice Session Speeds

No. 33 Rheem / Menards Chevrolet Impala Kevin Harvick, with a lap speed of 181.488 mph, was the quickest during the first NNS Dollar General 300 practice session at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Series Sunoco Rookie of the Year contender, Austin Dillon, was second quickest with a lap speed of 181.068 mph, ... FULL STORY »

2012 NSCS Bank of America 500 Q&A with SRT Motorsports Driver Brad Keselowski

2012 NSCS Brad Keselowski in Car - Photo Credit: Tom Pennington/Getty Images Brad Keselowski (No. 2 Miller Lite Dodge Charger R/T) “The way I look at it, we’ve run four races of the 10 and if you do the math that’s forty percent of the way but still a long ways to go. ... FULL STORY »

Race to Feeding America Campaign Donates $50,000 to Feeding America to Benefit Child Hunger Relief Efforts

Front Row Motorsports Logo NASCAR Drivers David Ragan and David Gilliland to Race to Donate $1 Million From Glory Foods for Feeding America October 11, 2012, Charlotte, N.C. - At a press conference earlier today, Glory Foods, along with and NASCAR drivers David Ragan and ... FULL STORY »

SPEED Quotes: McReynolds, Despain on Opportunities for Smith and Allmendinger This Weekend

SPEED Logo Today’s announcement that Dale Earnhardt Jr. will sit out the next two NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races after sustaining a concussion in a last-lap accident at Talladega Superspeedway set in motion a shuffling around of drivers Regan Smith and AJ ... FULL STORY »

David Reutimann 2012 NSCS Bank of America 500 Race Preview

David Reutimann - Tommy Baldwin Racing Tommy Baldwin Racing NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Advance: Charlotte Motor Speedway Race: Bank of America 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series: 31 of 36 Track: Charlotte Motor Speedway Track Length: 1.5 miles Date: October 13, 2012 Tommy Baldwin Racing (TBR) will race at the team’s home track, ... FULL STORY »



2012 Charlotte NSCS (Oct. 11) Dale Jr., Rick Hendrick and Crew Chief Steve Letarte Press Conference - Photo Credit: Chris Graythen/Getty Images
2012 NSCS Hendrick Motorsports’ Dale Earnhardt Jr. Concussion Press Conference
Posted 10.11.12
DALE EARNHARDT JR., NO. 88 AMP ENERGY/NATIONAL GUARD CHEVROLET met with media to discuss the fact that he will not be competing at this weekend’s race at Charlotte Motor Speedway nor at next week’s race at Kansas Speedway after being diagnosed with a concussion following the Oct. 7 race at ...FULL STORY »
Dale Earnhardt Jr., driver of the #88 Diet Mountain Dew/National Guard Chevrolet, sits in his car - Photo Credit: Todd Warshaw/Getty Images for NASCAR
Dale Earnhardt Jr. to miss Charlotte and Kansas races
Posted 10.11.12
CONCORD, N.C. – Dale Earnhardt Jr. will not compete in the upcoming NASCAR Sprint Cup Series events at Charlotte Motor Speedway and Kansas Speedway after being diagnosed with a concussion following the Oct. 7 race at Talladega, Ala. Earnhardt, driver of the No. 88 Chevrolets for Hendrick Motorsports, was diagnosed Wednesday ...FULL STORY »
Dale Earnhardt Jr. has concussion, out 2 races
Posted 10.11.12
CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Dale Earnhardt Jr. has a concussion and will sit out the next two Sprint Cup races at Charlotte and Kansas. The injury ends NASCAR's most popular driver's championship chances this season. Hendrick Motorsports says Earnhardt Jr. was diagnosed Wednesday afternoon. He sustained the concussion in the 25-car pileup ...FULL STORY »
Speedway Children's Charities Executive Director Gen. Tom Sadler (left) was joined by Speedway Motorsports, Inc. Chairman Bruton Smith and Charlotte Motor Speedway President and General Manager Marcus Smith for a surprise unveiling of a special paint scheme honoring Sadler. The car will be run in Friday's NASCAR Nationwide Series Dollar General 300. (CMS/HHP Photo)
Speedway Children’s Charities Honors Gen. Tom Sadler With Special Paint Scheme For Dollar General 300
Posted 10.10.12
CONCORD, N.C. (Oct. 10, 2012) – Speedway Children’s Charities (SCC) National Executive Director, retired U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Tom Sadler was honored Wednesday with the unveiling of a special paint scheme that will be run in Dollar General 300 on Friday. SCC officials surprised Sadler with the NASCAR Nationwide Series ...FULL STORY »
Tony Stewart in Car - Photo Credit: Todd Warshaw/Getty Images for NASCAR
Tony Stewart – Did You Say Over?!
Posted 10.10.12
KANNAPOLIS, N.C., (Oct. 10, 2012) – The Big One may have dropped last Sunday at Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway, but just like when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor, nothing is over until Tony Stewart decides it is. And despite being seventh in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup standings, 46 ...FULL STORY »
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Toyota NASCAR Tidbits – Oct. 8 – 14, 2012
Posted 10.10.12
DISECTING DEGA: Camry driver Kyle Busch escaped a race-changing, last-lap wreck at Talladega Superspeedway to claim a third-place result in Sunday's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) race in Alabama. Busch was riding in the middle of the pack on the last lap when the race leaders made contact and spun, ...FULL STORY »
Ryan Newman, driver of the #39 Quicken Loans Chevrolet, sits in his car in the garage during practice - Photo Credit: Jerry Markland/Getty Images for NASCAR
Ryan Newman – Home Is Where the Turtle Is
Posted 10.10.12
KANNAPOLIS, N.C. (Oct. 10, 2012) – It could be argued that there’s no track on the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series circuit Ryan Newman is better at getting around than Charlotte (N.C.) Motor Speedway. It was at the 1.5-mile track, largely considered to be the home track for many of NASCAR’s teams, ...FULL STORY »
No 21 Good Sam/Camping World Ford Fusion
Good Sam/Camping World Crew Ready To Make More Charlotte Memories
Posted 10.10.12
October 10, 2012 - Sprint Cup races at Charlotte Motor Speedway are something to look forward to for members of nearly every team, as the track is within a few miles of most NASCAR race shops, which gives drivers and crews a chance to perform in front of the home ...FULL STORY »
Denny Hamlin in car - Photo Credit: Jared Wickerham/Getty Images for NASCAR
Denny Hamlin 2012 NSCS Bank of America 500 Race Preview
Posted 10.10.12
EXPRESS NOTES: Talladega Recap: Denny Hamlin avoided a last-lap wreck and piloted the No. 11 FedEx Freight Toyota to a 14th place finish in Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Talladega Superspeedway. With the result, Hamlin remains third in the Chase for the Sprint Cup points standings, 23 markers ...FULL STORY »


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