NASCAR Fans “Gear Up” for Independence Day Weekend

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NASCAR Fans “Gear Up” for Independence Day Weekend by Amy Lignor   It is that time again. And while some families will be going out on the town or heading to their local fireworks display to sit on the lawn and watch the rockets’ red glare as the local firefighters put on an awesome display, […]

NASCAR Great Jimmie Johnson and Crew Chief Chad Knaus Sign Contract Extensions

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    NASCAR Great Jimmie Johnson and Crew Chief Chad Knaus Sign Contract Extensions By Burt Carey Looks like we’ll be seeing more of the Lowe’s No. 48 Chevrolet, and not just at Chicagoland Speedway this weekend. Hendrick Motorsports has announced that six-time NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson and crew chief Chad Knaus have agreed to […]

Visiting Charlotte’s NASCAR Hall of Fame

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  Visiting Charlotte’s NASCAR Hall of Fame By Burt Carey   The NASCAR Hall of Fame is more than a mural-static history of a great American sport. Its interactive displays, mind-boggling video clips and portrayals of some of auto racing’s biggest characters will have you and your family buzzing about your stay in Charlotte. And […]

With NFL "Gates" Taking Second-Stage Racing is Soiled

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  With NFL “Gates” Taking Second-Stage Racing is Soiled  ~ Amy Lignor Racing has had its troubles lately. But they most likely breathe sighs of relief that the NFL and all its “Gates” seem to grab the headlines so that the world of racing can be buried on the back page of newspapers everywhere. But […]

Are There Other Cars on the Racetrack?

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  by Amy Lignor  Not when Jimmie Johnson is around, apparently. Let’s face it – 6 Sprint Cup wins in 8 years; you have to come to the conclusion that for two years during this time period he simply was either nursing a cold, or taking the day off when the race was run.   […]

The Debate Between NASCAR and IndyCar: The Quest to be King

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Yes, there are differences between IndyCar and NASCAR, and these differences seem to still be a subject of debate whenever the Indianapolis 500 comes around. A rookie by the name of A.J. Allmendinger (who started fifth in the Indy 500 on Sunday) already ran the Daytona 500 four times during his Sprint Cup career. But […]