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Big format changes headed NASCAR’s way in 2017

| January 23, 2017 | 1 Comment
Big format changes headed NASCAR’s way in 2017

In an industry-wide effort to enhance the on-track excitement and quality of racing, NASCAR is set to implement a wide rash of changes before this season gets underway. On Monday night in Charlotte, the motorsports entity made a huge announcement regarding how the races in each of it’s top-3 series will be run in 2017 […]

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NASCAR: Say hello to Monster Energy

| December 1, 2016 | 0 Comments
NASCAR: Say hello to Monster Energy

With just over two months until the start of the 2017 season, NASCAR’s two-year search for a new title sponsor has taken the checkered flag, and sitting in Victory Lane is energy drink company, Monster Energy. NASCAR CEO Brian France, accompanied by Monster executives, broke the news in a press conference Thursday afternoon in Las […]

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Jimmie Johnson captures historic seventh career NASCAR championship

| November 20, 2016 | 0 Comments
Jimmie Johnson captures historic seventh career NASCAR championship

Richard Petty and Dale Earnhardt; the two drivers who had earned seven Sprint Cup championships before Sunday. The question had been asked for quite sometime, will anyone ever achieve the feat again? At the conclusion of Sunday night’s Sprint Cup finale race at Homestead-Miami, Jimmie Johnson added himself to that list. The sports world has […]

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Daniel Suárez crowned first foreign-born NASCAR XFINITY champion

| November 19, 2016 | 0 Comments
Daniel Suárez crowned first foreign-born NASCAR XFINITY champion

For the first time in history, a foreign-born driver has clinched a NASCAR national series championship. On Saturday night under the lights during the NASCAR XFINITY Series championship race at Homestead-Miami Speedway, Daniel Suárez drove the race of his lifetime. The Monterrey, Mexico native led the field to the green flag for the Ford EcoBoost […]

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Johnny Sauter crowned 2016 NASCAR Truck champion

| November 18, 2016 | 0 Comments
Johnny Sauter crowned 2016 NASCAR Truck champion

The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series has grown a reputation for showcasing spectacular racing events, and that was the case once again in the season finale race on Friday night at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Four drivers; Matt Crafton, Johnny Sauter, Christopher Bell, and Timothy Peters entered the Ford EcoBoost 200 with a shot at the championship, […]

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Jimmie Johnson aims to re-write NASCAR history books

| November 18, 2016 | 0 Comments
Jimmie Johnson aims to re-write NASCAR history books

2016 has been a history-making year for the entire sport’s world. The Cleveland Cavaliers captured their first NBA championship in franchise history in June with the help of three-time champion Lebron James. Michael Phelps, the most decorated Olympian in history, swam his way to his 23rd Olympic gold medal at Rio in late July. The […]

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Four 49ers set to compete in NASCAR Truck Series event

| November 11, 2016 | 0 Comments
Four 49ers set to compete in NASCAR Truck Series event

The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series has headed out west to Phoenix International Raceway for the penultimate event of the season – and UNC Charlotte is going to be well represented. There are 32 trucks on the entry list for Friday night’s Lucas Oil 150 – three of which are current UNCC students, and one […]

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Carl Edwards gets redemption at Texas

| November 7, 2016 | 0 Comments
Carl Edwards gets redemption at Texas

Mother Nature forced NASCAR to call last year’s Chase race at Phoenix early – seemingly ending Carl Edwards championship hopes. Flash forward almost one full year later to the rain-plagued Chase race at Texas Motor Speedway, and the outcome is much different for the Columbia, MO native. NASCAR headed to the Lone Star State for […]

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Final eight Chasers determined after wild Talladega race

| October 23, 2016 | 0 Comments
Final eight Chasers determined after wild Talladega race

Sunday’s Hellmann’s 500 at Talladega Superspeedway – the knockout event in the second round of the Chase for the Sprint Cup – had all the ingredients to be a wild, nerve-wracking race, and once the checkered flag flew, we all ended up experiencing a nail-biting main course. Forty cars took the green flag for Sunday’s […]

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Gearing up for Sunday’s knockout feature at Talladega

| October 22, 2016 | 1 Comment
Gearing up for Sunday’s knockout feature at Talladega

The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series has rolled into Alabama for the final event in the second round of the 2016 Chase. The bottom four drivers of the twelve remaining in playoff contention will be eliminated at the conclusion of Sunday’s Hellmann’s 500 at Talladega Superspeedway. For the Chase drivers that are not locked into the […]

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Harvick captures clutch victory at Kansas

| October 16, 2016 | 0 Comments
Harvick captures clutch victory at Kansas

Kevin Harvick entered Sunday’s race at Kansas Speedway in a hole in the points after experiencing technical issues during last weekend’s race at Charlotte Motor Speedway. With next weekend’s knockout event at Talladega Superspeedway looming, Harvick and the other Chase drivers knew they had to perform well on Sunday – and the Bakersfield, CA native […]

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Matt Kenseth captures Kansas pole

| October 14, 2016 | 0 Comments
Matt Kenseth captures Kansas pole

On a cool/crisp Friday evening in America’s heart-land, Matt Kenseth laid down a fast lap in the final round of NASCAR Sprint Cup Series qualifying that was capable of knocking Dorothy’s socks off and captured the pole for Sunday’s Hollywood Casino 400. NASCAR has descended upon Kansas Speedway for the penultimate race in the second […]

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NASCAR Chase University

| October 4, 2016 | 0 Comments
NASCAR Chase University

UNC Charlotte students – are you stuck with no plans and need something fun to do over Fall Break? Do you need some excitement and exhilaration in your life? Well Charlotte Motor Speedway has a deal for you. Forty of NASCAR’s greatest stars are set to return to North Carolina next weekend for the Bank […]

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Chase elimination day at Dover

| October 2, 2016 | 0 Comments
Chase elimination day at Dover

Domination, elimination, heartbreak –  three words that could be used to sum up Sunday’s Citizen Soldiers 400 at Dover International Speedway. The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series headed up north to Delaware for the final race in the first round of the Chase for the Sprint Cup. 16 drivers entered Sunday’s event with a shot at […]

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Matt Tifft set for return to NASCAR action

| September 12, 2016 | 0 Comments
Matt Tifft set for return to NASCAR action

After a summer medical hiatus, 20-year old UNCC student, Matt Tifft, is set to get back behind the wheel of a racecar again. Back in late June, a slow-growing brain tumor was found inside Tifft’s head while he was undergoing treatment for a disc issue in his back. The tumor, benign low-grade glioma, required treatment, […]

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Wild Regular Season Finale at Richmond

| September 11, 2016 | 0 Comments
Wild Regular Season Finale at Richmond

RICHMOND, VA – The 2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series regular season went out with a bang on Saturday night at Richmond International Raceway. Actually, bang might be an understatement. The Federated Auto Parts 400 was quite simply, insane. Denny Hamlin led the field to the green flag for Saturday night’s event in front of a […]

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Mile high misstep- Broncos steal opening night victory from Panthers

| September 10, 2016 | 0 Comments
Mile high misstep- Broncos steal opening night victory from Panthers

Thursday night marked the end of an excruciating offseason for everyone involved with the Carolina Panthers. Super Bowl 50 left bitter taste in the mouths of the Panthers.  The anticipation of Thursday night’s game was much like the anticipation going into Super Bowl 50 this past February. Many people predicted the Panthers to win on […]

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Fantasy Football Week 1: Start ‘Em, Sit ‘Em

| September 8, 2016 | 0 Comments
Fantasy Football Week 1: Start ‘Em, Sit ‘Em

The NFL Preseason is finally over, which means that fantasy football is right around the corner. The first week of September is a popular time for owners to draft their teams for multiple reasons. The first being the preseason gives fantasy football owners a chance to see how a potentially drafted player performs before the […]

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Martin Truex Jr. captures storybook Southern 500 victory

| September 5, 2016 | 0 Comments
Martin Truex Jr. captures storybook Southern 500 victory

DARLINGTON, SC – In need of a storybook event? Look no further than the 2016 Bojangles’ Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway. The entire NASCAR world took a step back into the past for Sunday night’s Sprint Cup Series race. A large majority of the cars were adorned in throwback paint schemes, honoring those who had […]

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Kevin Harvick conquers The Last Great Coliseum

| August 21, 2016 | 0 Comments
Kevin Harvick conquers The Last Great Coliseum

BRISTOL, Tennessee – Kevin Harvick was in twenty-fourth when the green flag dropped on Saturday night’s Bass Pro Shops/NRA 500. When it was all said and done nearly 23 hours later on Sunday, he wound up crossing the finish line ahead of the rest of the field. Mother Nature wreaked more than her fair share […]

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