NASCAR: Rain, Rain Go Away; Friday Action at Charlotte Postponed One Day

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Story by Race Chaser Online Senior Editor Tom Baker — Matt Sullivan/NASCAR via Getty Images photo — Due to persistent rain, NASCAR has been forced to postpone Friday night’s Sprint Showdown and the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series’ North Carolina Education Lottery 200 to Saturday. Weather permitting, the revised schedule is as follows: Sprint Showdown practice will …

I on NASCAR: Tighten Up Your Nuts, Boys!

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Column by Race Chaser Online Senior Editor Tom Baker — Brian Lawdermilk/Getty Images for NASCAR photo — I can just hear ole’ DW this Sunday at Dover giving his usual pre-green flag yell. “Boogity, boogity, boogity boys! Let’s squeeze those lug nuts tight!” Well, OK, maybe not. But NASCAR made that statement loud and clear this week after …

NSCS: Rookie Rolls; Brian Scott Paces Fourth Round of Daytona 500 Practice

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. and DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Report by Race Chaser Online Mid-Atlantic Correspondent Marshall Gabell — Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images North America photo — Competing in his first full-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season, rookie Brian Scott led Wednesday night’s fourth practice session for the 58th Annual Daytona 500 in his No. 44 Alberstons Co./Shore Lodge Ford Fusion. Making his …

NASCAR: Leavine Family Racing and Circle Sport Racing Partner; Ty Dillon and McDowell To Drive

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Story/Photo By Race Chaser Online Senior Editor Tom Baker – Perhaps the biggest announcement of the morning session at NASCAR Media Week presented by Charlotte Motor Speedway and telecom on Thursday was the newly formed partnership between Leavine Family Racing and Circle Sport Racing, which will see the two Sprint Cup teams become one, with Ty Dillon …

Tom Time: Sprint Cup Series Final Four Set for Sunday’s Winner-Take-All Showdown in Homestead

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Column By Race Chaser Online Senior Editor Tom Baker — NASCAR photo — Here we are again. For the second year, NASCAR’s Sprint Cup Series has come down to four drivers who will battle it out on Sunday in the Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway for the right to call themselves champion of the top stock …

NSCS: Fast Again; Carl Edwards Leads Opening Saturday Sprint Cup Series Practice At NHMS

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LOUDON, N.H. — Story by Race Chaser Online New England Correspondent Kyle Souza — Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images North America photo — For the second time this weekend, Carl Edwards topped the speed chart for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. He unloaded his No. 19 Sports Clip Toyota Saturday morning and drove to the top of the leaderboard, posting a lap of …

Tom Time: Reflecting On Buddy Baker’s NASCAR Legacy

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Column By Race Chaser Online Senior Editor Tom Baker — ISC Archives via Getty Images photo — I was probably 7 or 8 years old when I first became aware of NASCAR. I was a 1970s kid in Central New York state, 750 miles from NASCAR country. Until the end of that decade, we got parts of some …

NSCS: Down To The Last Drop, Good To The Last Bite; Edwards Stretches Fuel To Win Coca-Cola 600

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CONCORD, N.C. — Recap by Race Chaser Online Correspondent James Pike — Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images North America photo — Carl Edwards spent the final run in the Coca-Cola 600 coaxing every last drop of fuel — or, as his sponsor would have it, making every bite of his sub last — out of his No. 19 Subway Toyota Camry. In the end, it paid off, …

NASCAR: Sprint Showdown – Everything You Need To Know Before You Watch

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CONCORD, N.C. – Story by RaceChaser Senior Editor Tom Baker – Photo Courtesy Jamie Squire/Getty Images – Today is the start of something big at Charlotte Motor Speedway, as both the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series N.C. Education Lottery 200 and the Sprint Showdown will be contested later this evening. Want to know what you need to know about the …

NSCS: Kurt Busch Leads Final Sprint Cup Series Practice at Martinsville

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MARTINSVILLE, Va. — official series release — Getty Images for NASCAR photo –Defending STP 500 winner Kurt Busch finally showed his speed during the final practice at Martinsville Speedway, powering his No. 41 Stewart Haas Racing Chevrolet at 97.098 mph around the 0.526-mile track. Jimmie Johnson’s momentum from the earlier practice continued, as the No. 48 driver once again posted the runner-up speed on the leaderboard of 96.810 mph. …