NASCAR Carl Edwards won his first race with Joe Gibbs Racing on Sunday, capitalizing on a fuel gamble to win the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. In his No. 19 Toyota, Edwards fended off a late challenge from former Roush Fenway Racing teammate Greg Biffle, who was also gambling on a long, late green-flag run. Biffle finished second, followed by hometown driver Dale Earnhardt Jr., Matt Kenseth and Martin Truex Jr.
World War II Hero and NASCAR Legend On Monday, Memorial Day, as people across America pause to honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice in service to their country, a truly outstanding member of the Greatest Generation celebrates a milestone birthday. Walter "Bud" Moore, World War II hero and NASCAR legend, turns 90 years old on Monday. Moore, a life-long resident of Spartanburg, S.C., is like many a member of Americaâ€™s Greatest Generation.
by Pete McCole Austin Dillon raced to his second NASCAR Xfinity Series win of the season on Saturday with a victory in the Hisense 300 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Dillon rallied back after falling out of the lead on the final restart, getting past Denny Hamlin with a three-wide pass with 15 laps to go and leaving the field in his dust â€“ taking the checkered flag by nearly 2.7 seconds over Hamlin.
by Pete McCole Matt Kenseth collected his second pole of the season in Thursday night's qualifying session for Sundayâ€™s 56th running of the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Kenseth wheeled his no. 20 Toyota to a top lap of 27.799 second (194.252 mph) in the third and final round, bumping his teammate Carl Edwards who briefly held the top spot.
Panthers Linebacker Goes For Ride Along With Junior
by Pete McCole Dale Earnhardt, Jr. takes a lot of ribbing from his friends whenever his beloved Washington Redskins get a beatdown at the hands of the hometown Carolina Panthers. On Tuesday afternoon, Earnhardt, Jr. got a chance to do a little ribbing himself, when Panthers linebacker Thomas Davis strapped into a two-seater no. 88 Nationwide Chevrolet for a full-tile ride along on the high banks of Charlotte Motor Speedway.
by Pete McCole Denny Hamlin took advantage of a fast final pit stop to race to a million dollar payday and his first career victory in the Sprint All Star race at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Saturday night. Hamlin restarted at the head of the field for the final segment and led all 10 laps, holding off a strong challenge from Kevin Harvick to earn Joe Gibbs Racing their first all-star victory and put Toyota in Victory Lane for the first time in the event.
by Pete McCole Kasey Kahne collected his fifth-career NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series win on a thrilling finish over rookie Erik Jones in Friday nightâ€™s NC Education Lottery 200 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Kahne and Jones battled side by side over the final laps of a green-white-checkered overtime finish before coming to the line in a near photo finish that was the second-closest finish in series history.
Biffle Dominates Sprint Showdown; Races into All-Star
by Pete McCole Greg Biffle and Clint Bowyer raced their way into the field for Saturday nightâ€™s NASCAR Sprint All Star race after picking up victories in Fridayâ€™s nightâ€™s Sprint Showdown at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Biffle won the opening 20-lap segment in a runaway to advance into the field, while Bowyer fought his way to the front with a thrilling three-wide pass to win the second segment to race his way into the All Star Race for the second straight year.
by Pete McCole After nearly three months on the sidelines, Kyle Busch says he was happy to finally "get a taste" of being back at the race track and getting back in the saddle in his first race since the start of the 2015 Sprint Cup season. As if to show that he hasn't missed a beat after missing the first 11 races, Busch's no 18 Toyota Camry was the fastest in the opening practice session for Saturday night's 30th running of the NASCAR Sprint All Star race.
Returning for Charlotte's All-Star race THE MODERATOR: Good afternoon, everyone. Welcome to today's teleconference. We are joined by Kyle Busch, driver of the #18 M&M Red Nose Day Toyota. Kyle will return to on-track activity Saturday at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Kyle, welcome back. First off, how are you feeling and how excited are you to be back in the car for this weekend's All-Star Race?
Chevy in 1-2-3-4 sweep Jimmie Johnson won a rain-delayed SpongeBob SquarePants 400 at Kansas Speedway that started on Saturday night but ended early Sunday morning. Staying out on older tires for a restart with six laps to go, Johnson held off a challenge from reigning NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Kevin Harvick. The six-time series champion led just 10 laps in the race.
Penske Ford driver Joey Logano won the Sprint Cup Series Coors Light Pole Award on Friday for Saturday's SpongeBob SquarePants 400 at Kansas Speedway. This is the Team Penske driver's fourth pole award of 2015 and his first at the 1.5-mile track. The 2014 Daytona 500 winner won the fall race at Kansas last season. Lining up second to Logano on the front row on Saturday will be Kasey Kahne.
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