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

RaceChaser Staff Featured, NASCAR, Uncategorized 1 Comment

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

RaceChaser Staff Featured, NASCAR 0 Comments

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

RaceChaser Staff Featured, NASCAR, Uncategorized 0 Comments

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

Tom Baker Featured, NASCAR, Uncategorized 1 Comment

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 …

NASCAR Issues Fines to Crew Chief; Probation to Crew Chief and Car Chief Following Darlington Infractions

Tom Baker NASCAR 0 Comments

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (May 14, 2013) – NASCAR announced today that NASCAR Nationwide Series crew chief Adam Stevens (No. 54 team) has been fined and placed on probation for violations during this past weekend’s event at Darlington Raceway. In addition, the team’s car chief Christopher Landis has been placed on probation for the remainder of the year. Stevens has been …

Kyle Busch breaks “drought” with NASCAR Camping World Truck Series win at Charlotte

Tom Baker NASCAR 0 Comments

By Reid Spencer – NASCAR Wire Service CONCORD, N.C.— Winless in his last seven starts in NASCAR’s Camping World Truck Series, Kyle Busch broke what was for him a major drought with a victory in Friday night’s North Carolina Education Lottery 200 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Busch, who owns his own truck, charged from the back of the field after …

Four Times For Five Time – Johnson Stands Alone In All-Star History

Tom Baker Featured, NASCAR 0 Comments

By Reid Spencer – NASCAR Wire Service CONCORD, N.C.—The Brothers Busch won the first four segments of Saturday night’s Sprint All-Star Race at Charlotte Motor Speedway, but Jimmie Johnson took the one the counted—the 10-lap dash to the finish—and continued to build his legacy, not to mentioned his bank account. Speeding away from Hendrick Motorsports teammate Kasey Kahne after a …

Tyler Young On Track at Charlotte For Friday Night’s NCWTS NC Education Lottery 200 Battle

Tom Baker NASCAR, West 0 Comments

Mooresville, N.C. – (May 17, 2013 – Young’s Motorsports PR) Tyler Young is at Charlotte Motor Speedway this morning practicing for tonight’s NC Education Lottery 200 for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. Tonight’s race is the Texas native’s first attempt at Charlotte and the 23-year-old was very excited about the opportunity. “I haven’t raced on a track like Charlotte …

Charlotte Race Week is NASCAR Paradise and More

Tom Baker Carolinas Racing, Featured, NASCAR, Tom Baker Blog 0 Comments

It’s a great week to be alive and to be a RaceChaser.  It’s the perfect week to be a RaceChaser who lives in Charlotte, North Carolina. When racin’ folk think of Charlotte, most think of NASCAR and that’s as it should be.  After all, Charlotte is the roots of stock car racing’s guiding light.  As a journalist, driver coach and …

Short Track and NASCAR Legend Dick Trickle Dies

Tom Baker Carolinas Racing, Featured, MidSouth, Midwest, NASCAR, Northeast, Southeast, West 0 Comments

May 16, 2013  By Tom Baker – RaceChaser Online Managing Editor. It’s always sad when you lose a legend.  It’s even sadder when they take their own life. One of racing’s all-time greats may have chosen to do just that today.  Charlotte, North Carolina CBS affiliate WBTV.com is reporting that NASCAR and Short-Track Legend Dick Trickle has died at the …

Shane Lee 2nd and 4th In Hickory Action

Tom Baker Carolinas Racing, Featured, NASCAR, Southeast 0 Comments

(Hickory, N.C.) -Shane Lee got a little closer on Saturday to getting back to victory lane at Hickory Motor Speedway. He finished second in the Limited Late Model division and fourth in the NASCAR Late Model 100-lap main. “We had the fastest car in the Limited feature I think,” Shane said after the night was over. “But we couldn’t get …