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RETRANSMISSION TO CORRECT SURNAME - Bill Elliott, with wife Cindy, daughter Starr Elliott, granddaughter Kennedy Elliott and son Chase Elliott, left to right, stops for photographers as they enter the NASCAR Hall of Fame Friday, Jan. 30, 2015, in Charlotte, N.C. Elliott is a member of the 2015 Hall of Fame induction class.(AP Photo/Nell Redmond)

Elliott headlines five drivers in NASCAR Hall of Fame class

Saturday, January 31, 2015

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Bill Elliott headlined the sixth class of inductees into NASCAR’s Hall of Fame, a group that included three champions, the first African-American winner and a driver with movie star looks. “Awesome Bill From Dawsonville” was NASCAR’s 1988 champion, a 44-race winner and the first driver to win the Winston Million bonus in 1985 for winning three NASCAR …

Chase Elliott to replace Jeff Gordon in No. 24 next season

Friday, January 30, 2015

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Chase Elliott will replace Jeff Gordon in the No. 24 Chevrolet when the four-time NASCAR champion gives up his seat at the end of this season. The announcement yesterday was expected because Elliott is the reigning Xfinity Series champion and one of NASCAR’s most promising young talents. Hendrick Motorsports had to find a seat for him at NASCAR’s top level …

NASCAR’s France lauds Chase’s popularity, confirms no changes to playoff format

Monday, January 26, 2015

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – NASCAR won’t change its new championship format, which Chairman Brian France said yesterday is “overwhelmingly popular” with fans. The Chase was revamped last year into an elimination-style system that created a winner-take-all final race among four drivers. Kevin Harvick won the season finale at Homestead in November to claim his …

Tony Stewart will not face charges in deadly crash

Thursday, September 25, 2014

CANANDAIGUA, N.Y. – After more than six weeks in limbo, NASCAR star Tony Stewart finally got the news he had been hoping for. A grand jury that heard testimony from more than two dozen witnesses, including accident reconstruction …

NASCAR sets testing ban that includes Daytona 500

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – NASCAR announced a new rules package yesterday that will ban all private testing in 2015, including the annual Daytona 500 test, and levy the stiffest penalty possible on any team caught conducting its own sessions. …

Team Penske in command of the Chase after two races

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – As Brad Keselowski flaunted his fast car by leading session after session at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, Joey Logano took a good-natured swipe at his teammate by asking him via Twitter to slow down. The …

Check on the Chase

Monday, September 22, 2014

CHECK ON THE CHASE In with wins Keselowski (Chicago) Logano (NHMS) Points race The bottom four drivers after next week’s race will be eliminated from title contention. Harvick 3rd, 2,090 Johnson 4th, 2,080 Ky. Busch 5th, 2,077 Earnhardt …

Logano warms to NHMS after Chase race victory

Monday, September 22, 2014

LOUDON – Joey Logano is the first to admit New Hampshire is far from his favorite place to race. The New England native won his first-ever Sprint Cup race at the Magic Mile in 2009 – albeit a …

Crazy afternoon at Loudon scrambles the Chase field

Sunday, September 21, 2014

The moment the new Chase for the Sprint Cup championship format was unveiled, it came with a certainty: With eliminations looming, the September race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway would get crazy. As expected, the Sylvania 300 was …

Johnson chasing down his own high standards

Sunday, September 21, 2014

LOUDON – It’s Jimmie Johnson’s favorite time of the year. But with the second race of the Chase set to begin, Six-Time has the tone of the kid whose birthday party isn’t quite up to his expectations. “It’s …

With warmer temps, Gordon turns fastest practice lap

Sunday, September 21, 2014

LOUDON – Maybe there’s hope for beating Brad Keselowski today after all. The winner at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in July and pole-sitter for this afternoon’s Sylvania 300 was the fastest car again at yesterday’s morning practice, but …

Custer’s first stand lands 16-year-old Truck Series driver in Victory Lane

Sunday, September 21, 2014

LOUDON – Cole Custer didn’t know if there’d be time to recover after a questionable call on pit road with 27 laps left had him climbing out of a deep hole. The pole-sitter for yesterday’s NASCAR Camping World …

For NASCAR, race is on to tap into bracket hype

Saturday, September 20, 2014

The New Hampshire Motor Speedway, along with its NASCAR partners, are betting on a bracket. This year, the NASCAR playoff chase, which rolls into Loudon today with the Sylvania 300, will take a play out of the college basketball playbook, introducing the NASCAR Perfect Grid Challenge. With $100,000 …

Truck Series driver Sauter finds major happiness in NASCAR’s minor leagues

Saturday, September 20, 2014

LOUDON – Johnny Sauter has seen plenty of them. They’re the young drivers who come up through the Camping World Truck Series, looking for a stepping-stone on their way up the NASCAR ladder. Darrell Wallace Jr. is one …

More at stake in Loudon race with new Chase format

Friday, September 19, 2014

The Chase for the Sprint Cup race at Loudon was always pivotal. Now, it’s even more important. Thanks to the changes to the Chase format for this season, calling New Hampshire an “all or nothing” stop in the …