NASCAR: Jim France Named Interim CEO

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DAYTONA BEACH, FL — NASCAR issued the following statement on Monday: “Brian France has taken an indefinite leave of absence from NASCAR as chairman and chief executive officer. Effective immediately, NASCAR Vice Chairman and Executive Vice President Jim France has assumed the role of interim chairman and chief executive officer.” Jim France grew up in the early years of stock car …

ROUNDUP: Watkins Glen Cup Race Sells Out For The Fourth Straight Year

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WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. — A huge roar went up at the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series driver’s meeting Sunday morning when it was announced that grandstand seating for the Go Bowling At The Glen race at Watkins Glen International had sold out for the fourth straight year. That coincides perfectly with the announcement by the track that they have been …

Motorsports Madness Goes Live Tonight 7 Eastern On PMN, FB Live

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MOORESVILLE, N.C. — Tune in to Motorsports Madness tonight at 7pm Eastern on the Performance Motorsports Network and our Race Chaser Media FB Live. Hosts Tom Baker and Cisco Scaramuzza will be joined by PRN At The Track’s Lenny Batycki, Front Row Motorsports Shop Engineer Bret Guzik and fitness expert Hunter Smith for a look at the latest in NASCAR, …

ROVAL Test Fest Day 2: What The Drivers Say

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CONCORD, N.C. — Chris Murdock RC Media Photo – “The biggest challenge is not crashing. Obviously, I haven’t done that very well today.” Those were the words of Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet driver Alex Bowman earlier today after he became one of three cars including teammate William Byron to do damage to their racers in today’s second day of Roval Test …

ROVAL Test Fest Day One: What The Drivers Are Saying

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CONCORD, N.C. — Race Chaser Media Photo — The first of two “ROVAL Test Fest” days at Charlotte Motor Speedway is complete, and by almost any measure it was an overall success, with a strong crowd of spectators and very little in the way of accidents or breakdowns on-track. Bubba Wallace slid into the barrier in turn one early this …

Lots Of Excitement For Charlotte ROVAL Debut

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CONCORD, N.C. – Charlotte Motor Speedway expanded on its groundbreaking new era of innovation on Monday, with the unveiling of a new, dynamic logo for the Sept. 28-30 Bank of America ROVAL™ 400 race weekend – which will feature the first playoff road course races in NASCAR history. The first-ever 400-kilometer Bank of America ROVAL™ 400 will be the longest road-course race in NASCAR. The stars of …

All Star Saturday Preview: This Race Could Get Crazy!

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CONCORD, N.C. — NASCAR made the decision on Friday to hold a special combined one-hour practice session for both the All-Star Open cars and those who are already in tonight’s Monster Energy NASCAR All-Star race.  Kyle Larson the fastest time in his Credit One bank Chevy at 173.305 mph, but it’s hard to know how much being the fastest car …

All-Star Friday Midday Update – Rain, One Lap, Rain, Four Laps

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CONCORD, N.C. — Through the lunch hour at Charlotte Motor Speedway, about all we’ve learned about what we can expect from the restrictor plate package that NASCAR is using for the Monster Energy All-Star race is that mother nature seems not to like it.  Every time the Cup cars hit the track for practice, it rains. We’ve had a grand …

Maynard Troyer – Another Good One Gone

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Mooresville, N.C. — The hearts of the racing community throughout the northeast and the world of stock car racing are hurting as news spreads of legendary asphalt modified builder and racer Maynard Troyer’s passing on Thursday at the age of 79. Troyer, from Spencerport, New York, built and raced asphalt modifieds in the late 1960’s until 1982, when he retired …

Race Chaser Weekly Roundup: Your Week In Motorsports News

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MOORESVILLE, N.C. — This week’s Race Chaser Roundup began late Monday evening when SB Nation Motorsports scribe Jordan Bianchi broke the news (and with it, the Internet) that Matt Kenseth was rejoining Roush Fenway Racing to split time with Trevor Bayne in the No. 6 through the end of the year.  Wyndham Resorts was unveiled as a new partner for …