NASCAR Driver and X Games Superstar Travis Pastrana Shows ESPN Site Survey Team Why Charlotte Motor Speedway Deserves X Games Bid

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 – CHARLOTTE MOTOR SPEEDWAY PR One of the most decorated athletes in the history of X Games is throwing his support behind Charlotte Motor Speedway as the legendary facility bids to land ESPN’s extreme action sports contest beginning in 2014. During ESPN’s visit to Charlotte, Travis Pastrana, who now drives in the NASCAR Nationwide Series for Roush Fenway Racing, took …

Ryan Atkins Wins NDRA Circle K Showdown Feature at Charlotte Dirt Track

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CONCORD, NC – Ryan Atkins scored the biggest win of his young career Friday night at ‘The Dirt Track’ at Charlotte Motor Speedway as the Mt. Airy, NC resident claimed the win in the NDRA sanctioned Circle K Showdown. Atkins drove to the lead at the drop of the green over Greg Clark. Matt Long quickly found his way to …

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 …

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 …

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

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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

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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 …

AUDIO: OUTLAW KART SERIES RACER KADE TAYLOR HEADS TO NASCAR COUNTRY

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RaceChaserOnline Managing Editor Tom Baker of the Tom Baker Show talked with up and coming racer Kade Taylor from Texas as he prepares to head East to compete on “Race Night” at Millbridge Speedway in Salisbury, North Carolina just outside Charlotte. The event is part of the week-long festivities building up to the Coca Cola 600 for the NASCAR Sprint …