AUDIO – NASCAR NNS Rookie Harrison Rhodes Preparing For Dover

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When 19-year-old NASCAR Nationwide Series rookie Harrison Rhodes woke up on New Year’s Day, the last thing he expected was that he would soon be preparing to go to Phoenix International Raceway to race a car for Rick Ware Racing.  He was planning an aggressive K&N East Series schedule when a call from his father revealed some newly opened doors …

Jimmie Johnson Chasing Dover History This Weekend

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By: NASCAR Wire Service – May 30, 2013 – Another record is in Jimmie Johnson’s sights. Last spring’s Dover victory was Johnson’s seventh at the track, matching NASCAR Hall of Fame members Bobby Allison and Richard Petty atop the track’s all-time win list. The current NASCAR Sprint Cup points leader has won the track’s spring race three times and swept …

Beating The Busches: Not So Easy Thus Far

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May 29, 2013  – NASCAR WIRE SERVICE Kurt and Kyle Busch enter this weekend’s race at Dover on slightly different paths, but with the same ultimate goal – a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship. Kurt Busch has tallied three top-five finishes for Furniture Row Racing this season, the same amount that Furniture Row had in its previous 199 starts. His …

RCR Has High Hopes For Championship Run

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May 29, 2013 – NASCAR Wire Service Nearly two decades have passed since Richard Childress Racing won its last championship with Dale Earnhardt in 1994.  Over 19 years, drivers from five different teams – Hendrick Motorsports, Joe Gibbs Racing, Roush Fenway Racing, Stewart-Haas Racing and Penske Racing – have claimed NASCAR Sprint Cup Series titles. Yet RCR remains relevant, winning …

Kevin Harvick “Happy” After Winning Coca Cola 600

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By Reid Spencer NASCAR Wire Service   CONCORD, N.C.–After 389 laps in NASCAR’s motorsports marathon, the 54th running of the Sunday night’s Coca-Cola 600 Sunday at Charlotte Motor Speedway came down to an 11-lap shootout–and Kevin Harvick won it.   Harvick pulled away during an 11-lap green-flag run to the finish to beat Kasey Kahne to the finish line by 1.491 …

Kyle Busch Makes “History” In NASCAR Nationwide Series Charlotte Action

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By Reid Spencer – NASCAR Wire Service CONCORD, N.C.–Another race. Another record.  Kyle Busch held off Kasey Kahne during a closing, 13-lap green-flag run to win Saturday’s History 300 Nationwide Series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway and continue his wholesale revision of NASCAR’s record books. Busch beat Kahne to the finish line by .939 seconds to claim a record seventh …

Who Will Win the Big Three Races Today? Joel and Tom Have At It!

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It’s Sunday on Memorial Day Weekend, otherwise known as one of the most compelling Motorsports days of the year.  This is a day when Hollywood often intersects with history as the Monaco Grand Prix, the Indy 500 and NASCAR’s Coca Cola 600 are known for unpredictability and spectacular finishes.  It is in the spirit of friendly wagering that my highly …

NASCAR NNS: Michael Annett Cleared By Medical Officials To Return at Charlotte

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CONCORD, N.C. (May 21, 2013) – After being sidelined for eight races, Michael Annett will return to the driver’s seat of the No. 43 Pilot Flying J Ford this weekend at the Charlotte (N.C.) Motor Speedway. Annett was medically cleared today after suffering a broken and dislocated sternum after an accident in the season-opening NASCAR Nationwide Series event at Daytona …

Flock, Petty, Jarrett, Ingram and Roberts To Join NASCAR Hall of Fame in 2014

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May 22, 2013 Staff Report NASCAR Wire Service Any trip to the NASCAR Hall of Fame puts fans face-to-face with some of the sport’s most remarkable artifacts, stories and legends. Today, five more of those all-timers will live on forever, as NASCAR announced the inductees for the NASCAR Hall of Fame Class of 2014. The five newest members of the …

Coca Cola 600: Solid Season, Experience Gives Junior Optimism

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NASCAR Media You could say Dale Earnhardt Jr. has some catching up to do. He’s winless at Charlotte Motor Speedway, where his Hendrick Motorsports teammates Jimmie Johnson, Jeff Gordon and Kasey Kahne boast a combined 15 victories. The track hasn’t spun Junior out. But he hasn’t quite conquered the 1.5-mile layout either. Earnhardt’s record is so-so: five top fives and …

Kurt Busch Thrilled About Debut Ride In Australian V8 Supercar

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Furniture Row PR (April 24, 2013) – NASCAR Sprint Cup driver Kurt Busch said he was on information overload as he was fulfilling a racing dream Tuesday, taking part in a car swap with an Australian V8 Supercar at the Circuit of The Americas in Austin, Texas. The media event was to promote the May 17-19 V8 Supercars Series race …

Things To Watch This Weekend at Charlotte

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By NASCAR Media Sunday’s Coca-Cola 600 will be as different as night and day.   That’s because the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series’ longest – and, perhaps, most grueling – event begins in the late afternoon heat and ends in darkness. The 600-mile race comprised of 400 laps around Charlotte Motor Speedway’s 1.5-mile layout is an exercise in strategy.   Run …