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CONCORD, N.C. — The hometown kid is starting out front in NASCAR’s longest race. Charlotte native William Byron became the youngest driver ever to capture the pole for the Coca-Cola 600. The 21-year-old Byron, who grew up a short drive from Charlotte Motor Speedway, turned a lap of 183.424 mph in his No. 24 Chevrolet
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CONCORD, N.C. — When Joe Gibbs decided to venture from the NFL and form a race team in 1992, he was scared — petrified, in fact. Gibbs had won three Super Bowls as coach of the Washington Redskins, but he was an outsider starting from scratch in stock car racing. When his team failed to
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Tony Stewart and friends are heading to the NASCAR Hall of Fame. The three-time Cup Series champion will be inducted alongside his former car owner Joe Gibbs and teammate Bobby Labonte. Driver Buddy Baker and mechanic Waddell Wilson rounded out the Class of 2020. “It totally changed from watching my moment to
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NASCAR announced a $2 billion merger agreement with International Speedway Corp. on Wednesday, an aggressive move to gain control of key racetracks and set itself up for sweeping changes that could save America’s most popular racing series. The deal is expected to close by the end of the year. ISC owns 12 tracks that host
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CONCORD, N.C. — Side-by-side racing, a dramatic, decisive pass near the end for the win and even an old-style, on-track fight: NASCAR couldn’t be happier with what it saw at the All-Star Race. “As an official, but also as a race fan, it was super exciting to watch,” said Scott Miller, NASCAR senior vice president
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CONCORD, N.C. — Clint Bowyer had a lot more to say to Ryan Newman after the checkered flag flew at the NASCAR All-Star Race. He made sure his fists sent that message. Bowyer rushed to Newman’s car after the cool-down lap, frantically trying to land blows through the window while Newman had his helmet on
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CONCORD, N.C. — Are you not entertained?! Beneath a Saturday night full moon, the NASCAR All-Star Race featured tricked-out race cars, a frantic pace, four-wide racing, a gaggle of superstar front-runners, a surprise winner and postrace fisticuffs. As a cloud of yellow burnout smoke blasted from the tires of Kyle Larson‘s victorious Chevy, the drivers
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CONCORD, N.C. — Kyle Larson got a push to the front from Kevin Harvick in the final stage, then held off the defending champion to win the NASCAR All-Star Race on Saturday night. Larson advanced into the prime-time spectacle by winning the Monster Energy Open earlier at Charlotte Motor Speedway, then kept near the top
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CONCORD, N.C. — NASCAR will not recommend changes after extensively analyzing how Kyle Larson‘s car got airborne during a late-lap accident and spin at Talladega Superspeedway last month. Larson was hit by William Byron‘s No. 24 car on the final lap of the race. As Larson spun, his back wheels lifted off the ground, the
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CONCORD, N.C. — NASCAR’s All-Star race has arrived, and so has the tinkering of the cars. NASCAR is using the $1 million non-points race at Charlotte Motor Speedway as a research and development project in its seemingly endless quest for more competitive and exciting racing. The 2019 rules package was first experimented with in last
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Jimmie Johnson views himself as a patient person. But mired in a brutal winless streak, the seven-time NASCAR champion intends to put all options on the table when his contract is up next year. “I’ll have to evaluate what I’ll want to do after that,” he said. Johnson is growing more and
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Jimmie Johnson is going camouflage for the Coca-Cola 600 on Memorial Day weekend to honor those who died while serving in the military. Johnson unveiled a military-themed camouflage paint scheme Tuesday with the name of a fallen soldier written across the front windshield of his No. 48 Chevrolet. The seven-time NASCAR Cup
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KANSAS CITY, Kan. — Brad Keselowski had planned to head to St. Louis after the NASCAR Cup Series race at Kansas Speedway to visit Mike Mittler, a longtime Truck Series owner who helped him early in his career and who had been battling cancer the past couple years. But after Mittler died Friday night at
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