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Hendrick Motorsports Wins Hat Trick in Overtime at Martinsville Cup Race

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MARTINSVILLE, VA - RIS - Sunday's NASCAR Cup Series race at Martinsville Speedway turne into a rout for Hendrick Motorsports. William Byron earned his third NASCAR Cup Series win of the season with Sunday's victory in the Cook Out 400, as the Chevrolet teams finished the top three spots.  It sas a storybook ending for NASCAR's winningness team.  Following Byron across the finish line were Kyle Larson and Chase Elliott.  Bubba Wallace and Ryan Blaney rounded out the top five. Alex Bowman, the fourth HMS driver, ended the day eighth.

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Volume 2024, Issue 4, Posted 7:26 PM, 04.07.2024

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Stunning 1957 Chevy Bel Air Wins Walt Hollifield Best of Show At AutoFair Presented by Camping World

Arnold Walker’s custom-made 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air won the prestigious Walt Hollifield Best of Show Sunday at the AutoFair presented by Camping World. (CMS photo)
Gastonia native Arnold Walker won the prestigious Walt Hollifield Best of Show Award for his 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air at AutoFair presented by Camping World on Sunday at Charlotte Motor Speedway

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Volume 2024, Issue 4, Posted 12:34 AM, 04.08.2024

Almirola A Winner in Xfinity Race at Martinsville Speedway

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MARTINSVILLE, VA - RIS - Aric Almirola survived NASCAR Overtime to win the Xfinity Series race at Martinsville Speedway after leading 148 laps in his No. 20 Toyota. The longtime veteran also scored the $100,000 Dash 4 Cash prize, finishing highest among qualified participants.

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Volume 2024, Issue 4, Posted 10:54 PM, 04.06.2024

Kyle Larson Wins the NASCAR Cup pole at Martinsville

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MARTINSVILLE, VA - RIS - Kyle Larson won the pole for the Cook Out 400 at Martinsville Speedway Saturday (April 6) with the quickest time being 96.034 mph. This is Larson’s second pole at Martinsville and 18th pole of his NASCAR Cup Series career.  He won it by  turning a fast lap at 96.034 miles per hour to edge Bubba Wallace for the top spot by one one-thousandth of a second. Wallace completed his best lap around the 0.526-mile oval at 96.029 mph.  

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Volume 2024, Issue 4, Posted 10:30 PM, 04.06.2024

Pristine Pair of Rare Cars Steal the Show At Second Annual Smith Heritage Invitational

Early morning light on the collection

Brothers Cam and Rory Ingram’s 1955 Porsche 550 Spyder and Ralph Marano’s 1930 Packard Super 8 Boattail Speedster were recognized as Chairman's Choice recipients during the second annual Smith Heritage Invitational at AutoFair on Saturday, April 6, 2024 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Winners of the second annual invitational were picked from 22 carefully curated automobiles from across the country representing the sporting and d'elegance categories
CONCORD, NC (April 6, 2024) - For more than 30 years, Charlotte Motor Speedway has connected generations of car enthusiasts through a shared appreciation for the history, artistry, and innovation of the automobile. Those connections were on full display Saturday at AutoFair presented by Camping World in a celebration of the history of vintage race cars, ultra-unique one-of-ones and never-before-seen custom remasterings.

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Volume 2024, Issue 4, Posted 9:16 PM, 04.06.2024

Eckes Wins Heated Battle in Martinsville Truck Race

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MARTINSVILLE, VA - RIS -  Christian Eckes survived multiple late-race restarts to win the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series race at Martinsville Speedway. He led 133 of 200 laps in the Long John Silver's 200, holding off ThorSport Racing's Ty Majeski, who led 66 laps. Chase Purdy, Nick Sanchez and Tyler Ankrum rounded out the top five. Taylor Gray, Rajah Caruth, Sammy Smith, Kaden Honeycutt and Corey Heim completed the top 10.

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Volume 2024, Issue 4, Posted 10:37 PM, 04.05.2024

Majeski Wins Martinsville Truck Pole

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MARTINSVILLE, VA - RIS -  ThorSport Racing driver Ty Majeski scored the second pole of the 2024 NASCAR Truck Series season. He is set to lead the field to the green flag at the start of the Long John Silver's 200 at Martinsville. He posted a lap time of 19.417 seconds and a speed of 97.523 mph. It marked Majeski's seventh truck pole of his career.

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Volume 2024, Issue 4, Posted 5:53 PM, 04.05.2024

More Than Pretty Cars: Canít-Miss Attractions Offer Family Fun at AutoFair This Weekend

The Smith Heritage selections are breath-taking every year!

CONCORD, N.C. (April 2, 2024) – Thousands of hot rods, classics and custom cars will take center stage when the AutoFair presented by Camping World returns to Charlotte Motor Speedway this Thursday through Sunday, but they aren’t the only attractions that will get guests’ motors running. Fans are in for a four-day adventure filled with Hall of Fame appearances by industry experts, fast-paced thrill rides and family-friendly entertainment.

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Volume 2024, Issue 4, Posted 2:34 PM, 04.02.2024

Hamlin Steals Richmond Cup Race in Overtime

RICHMOND, V A – RIS – De3nny Hamlin was at home, but for most of the race (228 laps) his teammate, Martin Truex was in the lead, but a late caution necessitated a two lap shoot out to determine the winner.  In the two-lap showdown, Hamlin got the jump ahead and Truex could never regain the lead.

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Volume 2024, Issue 3, Posted 11:50 PM, 03.31.2024

Chandler Smith Repeats at Richmond with Xfinity Win

Chandler Smith and Aric Almirola switched these positions, leading Taylor Gray to a Joe Gibbs Racing sweep at Richmond Raceway in the ToyotaCare250 Xfinity race

(RICHMOND, VA – MAR 30, 2024 – RIS) Chandler Smith, Aric Almirola and Taylor Gray swept Joe Gibbs Racing into the top three positions in the ToyotaCare 250 at Richmond Raceway. Bubba Pollard finished sixth after starting on the pole for JR Motorsports in his series debut.

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Volume 2024, Issue 3, Posted 5:01 PM, 03.30.2024

Smith Heritage Invitational Bridges History,Artistry With World's Most Sought-After Automobiles

Arguably one of the most significant autos ever - the Marmon Wasp was the winner of the first Indianapolis 500 and sports the first recorded rear view mirror mounted to a car.

The second edition of the Smith Heritage Invitational takes place on Saturday, April 6.
CONCORD, NC (March 29, 2024) -- A never-before-seen field of champion race cars, iconic classics and innovative automobiles will come together for the second annual Smith Heritage Invitational on Saturday, April 6, at the famed Charlotte Motor Speedway. The collection brings some of the most sought-after automobiles in the world to the public for a single-day event to celebrate all things automotive.

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Volume 2024, Issue 3, Posted 3:52 PM, 03.29.2024

Byron Lords Over COTA Road Course

William Byron led 47 laps in adding to the road course total for Hendrick Motorsports

(AUSTIN, TX – MAR 24, 2024 – RIS) William Byron won his twelfth NASCAR Cup Series checkered flag in a race that went caution free (except for the two stage breaks) with Christopher Bell second, Ty Gibbs third, Alex Bowman and Tyler Reddick finishing fourth and fifth. Byron’s pit crew got him out of the pits either in the lead or in position to take the lead when other cars stopped at each of their three stops. 

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Volume 2024, Issue 3, Posted 7:40 PM, 03.24.2024

B. Force, Hagan and Glenn Take Top Spots at Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals

Brittany Force - No. 1 qualifier in Top Fuel

POMONA, Calif. (March 22, 2024) – Brittany Force powered to the top spot to close out qualifying on Saturday at In-N-Out Burger Pomona Dragstrip, earning her first No. 1 qualifier of the 2024 NHRA Mission Foods Drag Racing Series season at the 64th annual Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals.

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Volume 2024, Issue 3, Posted 12:19 AM, 03.24.2024

Larson Overcomes Penalty Start to Win COTA

Kyle Larson leads Shane Van Gisbergen early in the Focused Health 250 at COTA

(AUSTIN, TX – MAR 23, 2024 – RIS) Kyle Larson had to start at the back of the field instead of from the pole after changes to the No. 17 Hendrick Automotive Camaro and made a pass in the final lap of a double-overtime to put the No. 17 Xfinity racer in Victory Lane for the first time. Larson led one time for only the The car carries the number and paint scheme originally raced by Ricky Hendrick in NASCAR’s truck series before the airplane crash that killed several members of the Hendrick family.

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Volume 2024, Issue 3, Posted 8:59 PM, 03.23.2024

Corey Heim Victorious in Truck Race at COTA

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AUSTIN, TX – RIS – It was Corey Heims’s day.  The NASCAR Craftsman truck race at COTA saw Heim dominate the run on Saturday. Heim's Tricon Garage No. 11 Toyota led a race-high 31 of the 46 laps in the XPEL 225, taking the checkered flag by a 1.625-second margin.

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Volume 2024, Issue 3, Posted 4:45 PM, 03.23.2024

Byron Repeats COTA Pole Record Run

William Byron broke his own track qualifying record at COTA

(AUSTIN, TX – MAR 23, 2024 – RIS) William Byron, holder of the qualifying record from the 2023 race on the 3.41 mile road course, bettered last year’s time in winning the pole for the EchoPark Automotive Grand Prix. Byron’s practice time, his Round One time and his Round Two times were all quicker than last year’s. The pole lap of 2:10.787 at 93.882 mph beat Ty Gibbs’ lap by 0.015 second, with Tyler Reddick, Christopher Bell and Corey LaJoie the rest of the top five starters.

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Volume 2024, Issue 3, Posted 2:38 PM, 03.23.2024

Zilisch and Larson Win Truck and Xfinity Pole at COTA

Conor Zilisch won the pole and set a track record in the teen's first-ever NASCAR start.

AUSTIN, TX – RIS – Young development driver Connor Zilisch turned the fastest speeds to sit on the pole for the NASCAR Craftsman truck race on Saturday at COTA by making the first of what is expected to be three series starts this year with Spire Motorsports, Zilisch advanced to the final round of qualifying with a track record average lap speed of 92.941 mph. The m17-year old rack record average lap speed of 92.941 mph. He was 1.630 seconds faster than Ross Chastain’s record lap of a year ago).Zilisch becomes just the sixth driver to start on the pole in his first series race.

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Volume 2024, Issue 3, Posted 8:15 PM, 03.22.2024

Danny Hamlin Wins at Bristol Amid Tire Wear Problems

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BRISTOL, TN – RIS –  March 17, 2024 -The Food City 500 NASCAR Cup Series race was a result of tire wear on Sunday. Denny Hamlin played the tire wear game and won over teammate Martin Truex in a game of attrition.  His Toyota teammates and he dominated the race.  Brad Keselowski, Alex Bowman and Kyle Larson rounded out the top five in the end.  The Goodyear tires — the same tire codes used in last season’s playoff race at Bristol Motor Speedway  last year— did not lay down rubber as expected. There was extra wear on the tires, which led to multiple drivers spinning due to right-side issues.

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Volume 2024, Issue 3, Posted 8:08 PM, 03.17.2024

Eckes Continues Chevy Truck Streak with Bristol Victory

(BRISTOL, TN – MARK 16, 2024 – RIS) Christian Eckes held off Kyle Busch to gain a ‘redemtion’ Craftsman Truck Series win after last year’s disappointing finish at Bristol. Eckes’ win came after he had set the fastest time in practice and qualifying, along with the highest ten-lap average speed in practice. Zane Smith finished third, followed by Matt Crafton and Tyler Ankrum to fill out the top five finishers.

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Volume 2024, Issue 3, Posted 11:00 PM, 03.16.2024

Blaney Will Start First at Bristol, Berry Second

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Bristol, TN – RIS – He was fast in practice and he was unbeatable in qualifying.  Ryan Blaney won the pole for Sunday’s Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway.  Blaney posted the fastest overall lap Saturday in NASCAR Cup Series practice at Bristol Motor Speedway and was the only driver to hit 127mph.  Kyle Busch was second fastest in practice at 126.989mph and Bubba Wallace was third fastest at 126.922mph. Ross Chastain was fourth fastest at 126.905mph and Joey Logano completed the top five at 126.863mph.

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Volume 2024, Issue 3, Posted 7:33 PM, 03.16.2024

Eckes Tops Bristol Truck Charts

(BRISTOL, TN – MAR 16, 2024 – RIS) Christian Eckes starts tonight’s NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series race at the front of the field after setting the top times in practice and in qualifying with a time trials result of 15.122 seconds, ahead of Nick Sanchez’ effort of 15.203 seconds. Taylor Gray starts third with Kyle Busch fourth and Ty Majeski fifth.

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Volume 2024, Issue 3, Posted 5:46 PM, 03.16.2024

Bell Breaks Chevy Streak in 2024 With Phoenix Win

(PHOENIX, AZ – MAR 10, 2024 – RIS) Christopher Bell chalked up the first win by a non-Chevy in the 2024 NASCAR Cup Series season to extend his record of wins in each of the last four seasons with his seventh career win. A pit stop in the final stage dropped him to 20th in the field and the new tires provided the speed and traction for him to storm through the field to a winning margin of 5.465 seconds over Chris Buescher. Ty Gibbs finished third in another Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota, followed by Brad Keselowski and Ryan Blaney. The top Chevy was Ross Chastain in sixth at the checkered flag.

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Volume 2024, Issue 3, Posted 7:39 PM, 03.10.2024

Langdon and Todd Give Kalitta Motorsports First Nitro Sweep; Enders and Herrera Also Win Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals

JR Todd and Shawn Langdon gave Kalitta Motorsports the team's first sweep of both nitro classes

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (March 10, 2024) – For the first time in team history, Kalitta Motorsports doubled-up in the nitro categories on Sunday at Gainesville Raceway, as Shawn Langdon and J.R. Todd picked up wins in Top Fuel and Funny Car, respectively, to kick off the 2024 NHRA Mission Foods Drag Racing Series season at the 55th Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals.

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Volume 2024, Issue 3, Posted 7:46 PM, 03.10.2024

BROWN WINS PEP BOYS TOP FUEL ALL-STAR CALLOUT; LANGDON, PROCK, ENDERS & HERRERA QUALIFY NO. 1 AT AMALIE MOTOR OIL NHRA GATORNATIONALS

Gaige Herrera starts 2024 like he ended 2023 - on top.

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (March 9, 2024) – Antron Brown picked up the victory in the Pep Boys NHRA Top Fuel All-Star Callout on Saturday at Gainesville Raceway in front of a capacity crowd, knocking off Brittany Force in the final round of the specialty race as part of this weekend’s 55th Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals at Gainesville Raceway.

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Volume 2024, Issue 3, Posted 10:38 PM, 03.09.2024

Chandler Snith Victorious in Phoenix Xfinity Race

AVONDALE, AZ – RIS – Chandler Smith won his second career NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Phoenix Raceway in overtime.  As the laps winded down, Jason Allgaier had a commanding lead with few laps to go when left rear tire went down causing him to spin and wrecking his JR Motorsports Camaro. After the wreck cleared, Smith had led earlier, fought off the opposition and rolled to his win.

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Volume 2024, Issue 3, Posted 7:50 PM, 03.09.2024

Hamlin Fastest in Phoenix Qualifying.

AVONDALE, AZ – RIS – Denny Hamlin broke Joey Logano’s streak of pole positions to have the honor of starting first in 2024.   Hamlin is to start first in Sunday’s Shriners Children’s 500 after a best lap of 132.655 mph in the JGR No. 11 Toyota. His first pole of the season was his third at the 1-mile Arizona oval and the 41st of his Cup Series career.

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Volume 2024, Issue 3, Posted 3:56 PM, 03.09.2024

Cole Custer Takes Phoenix Xfinity Pole

(PHOENIX, AZ – MAR 9, 2024 – R IS) Cole Custer drove to his second series pole of the season setting fastest time in qualifying with a lap of 27.380 seconds at 131.483 mph, beating out Chandler Smith’s Toyota by just over an eighth of a second. Corey Heim set the third-fastest time for the race, followed by Riley Herbst and Justin Allgaier. The pole is Custer’s second for the new season and twentieth of his career.
Jesse Love qualified seventh as the top-qualifying rookie.

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Volume 2024, Issue 3, Posted 3:49 PM, 03.09.2024

Prock, Torrence, Enders, Herrera Tops in Friday at Gainesville

Tony Stewart posted the seventh-quickest time in qualifying

(NHRA release) GAINESVILLE, Fla. (March 8, 2024) – Austin Prock set the Gainesville Raceway track record in his Funny Car debut on Friday for John Force Racing, powering to the provisional No. 1 position at the 55th Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals at Gainesville Raceway.

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Volume 2024, Issue 3, Posted 9:23 PM, 03.08.2024

Logano Tops Phoenix Practice

(PHOENIX, AZ – MAR 8, 2024 – RIS) Once again in the 2024 NASCAR Cup Series, Joey Logano headed the field in pre-race sessions, jumping to the top of the chart in practice at Phoenix Raceway on Friday. His early lap of 27.446 sec at 131.167 mph was just 0.018 second ahead of Denny Hamlin’s 27.464 round with Tyler Reddick only another three thousandths back. Daniel Hemric spun in the first half of the session and then Tyler Reddick spun, then executed an epic burnout on recovering and driving down pit road.

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Volume 2024, Issue 3, Posted 7:20 PM, 03.08.2024

Larson Dominates NASCAR Cup Series Race at LVMS

LAS VEGAS, NV – RIS – Kyle Larson held off a charging Tyler Reddick in the final laps to claim victory in the NASCAR Cup series race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Sunday. Larson won his first race of 2024 while leading a whopping 181 laps and sweeping the first two stages, Larson had to defend the race win in the closing laps from a charging Tyler Reddick, whom Larson fended off by 0.441 seconds.

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Volume 2024, Issue 3, Posted 7:39 PM, 03.03.2024

Nemechek Takes the Xfinity Race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway

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LAS VEGAS, NV – RIS - John Hunter Nemechek ended Chevrolet's early dominance of the NASCAR Xfinity Series  by winning the wind-swept Xfinity Series race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Saturday in a Toyota.

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Volume 2024, Issue 3, Posted 8:13 PM, 03.02.2024

Logano Speeds to Second 2024 Pole at Las Vegas

(LAS VEGAS, NV – MAR 2, 2024 – RIS) Joey Logano drove his Pennzoil-sponsored Ford to his second pole starting position for 2024 in the NASCAR Cup Series Pennzoil 400 presented by Jiffy Lube, beating Kyle Larson’s qualifying lap by 0.021 second. 

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Volume 2024, Issue 3, Posted 5:05 PM, 03.02.2024

Rajah Caruth Wins First Truck Race at Vegas

LAS VEGAS, NV – RIS – Rajah Caruth became the third Black driver to win a NASCAR national series race after taking the checkered flag in Las Vegas on Friday, joining Hall of Famer Wendell Scott and Bubba Wallace. Caruth, 21, won his first career truck series race, the Victoria’s Voice Foundation 200, from pole position at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

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Volume 2024, Issue 3, Posted 2:11 PM, 03.02.2024

Custer Tops C. Smith for Xfinity Pole, Rajah Caruth Earns Career First Truck Pole at Las Vegas

Rajah Caruth won his career first pole at Las Vegas Motor Speedway's Victoria's Voice Foundation 200 Craftsman Truck Series race

(LAS VEGAS, NV – MAR 1, 2024 – RIS) Cole Custer out-qualified Chandler Smith for Saturday’s The LiUNA! Xfinity race by only 0.017 second, and Rajah Caruth won the pole for Friday evening’s Victoria's Voice Foundation 200 presented by Westgate Resorts Craftsman Truck Series race by the narrowest of margins: 0.001 second, over Christian Eckes.

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Volume 2024, Issue 3, Posted 8:51 PM, 03.01.2024