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Stewart-Haas Racing Closing After 2024 Season

Stewart-Haas: Joint Statement from Tony Stewart and Gene Haas
Joint Statement from Tony Stewart and Gene Haas
Kannapolis, N.C. (May 28, 2024) – The following is a joint statement from Tony Stewart and Gene Haas, the co-owners of Stewart-Haas Racing, regarding the future of their NASCAR team following the 2024 season.

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Volume 2024, Issue 5, Posted 7:58 PM, 05.28.2024

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Bell Rings Up Victory in Rain-Shortened Coca-Cola 600

Christopher Bell in Victory Lane

(CONCORD, NC – 26 MAY, 2024 – RIS) Christopher Bell was leading the 2024 Coca-Cola 600 at the right time Sunday evening as rain and lightning sent the race under caution and then the red flag on lap 249 with heavier rain starting a short time after the race halted. The rain forced the decision not to restart the race, as a restart might not have been possible before 1:00 AM, meaning the race could have extended beyond 2:00 AM.

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Volume 2024, Issue 5, Posted 12:17 AM, 05.27.2024

CMS ROVAL To Receive Layout Changes

The new layout for the ROVAL

(CONCORD, NC – MAY 26, 2024 – RIS) Known for its illustrious history of innovation, Charlotte Motor Speedway will usher in a thrilling new era of motorsports excitement this October.

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Volume 2024, Issue 5, Posted 3:22 PM, 05.26.2024

Ty Gibbs Wins Charlotte 600 Pole

Ty Gibbs qualified on the pole

CONCORD, NC – RIS – Ty Gibbs too his Toyota Camry to the pole position in qualifying for Sunday’s Coke 600.  It was his first career Cup pole position and added to his earlier pole in the Xfinity race, it appears Joe Gibbs Toyotas are fast. The No. 54 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota soared to the top at 183.955 mph, holding off Hendrick Motorsports’ William Byron (183.580 mph) and JGR teammate Christopher Bell (183.461 mph).

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Volume 2024, Issue 5, Posted 8:18 PM, 05.25.2024

Greg Walter Named President of Charlotte Motor Speedway

Greg Walter, newly-named president of Charlotte Motor Speedway

CONCORD, N.C. (May 25, 2024) – Today, Greg Walter, a 25-year veteran of Speedway Motorsports, was promoted from Executive Vice President and General Manager to President of Charlotte Motor Speedway. Speedway Motorsports President and CEO Marcus Smith made the announcement today in the media center at Charlotte Motor Speedway on the eve of the 65th running of the Coca-Cola 600.

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Volume 2024, Issue 5, Posted 9:46 PM, 05.25.2024

Ty Gibbs Wins First Career Cup Pole for Charlotte's 600-Mile Event

CONCORD, NC – RIS – Ty Gibbs too his Toyota Camry to the pole position in qualifying for Sunday’s Coke 600. It was his first career Cup pole position and added to his earlier pole in the Xfinity race, it appears Joe Gibbs Toyotas are fast. The No. 54 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota soared to the top at 183.955 mph, holding off Hendrick Motorsports’ William Byron (183.580 mph) and JGR teammate Christopher Bell (183.461 mph).

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Volume 2024, Issue 5, Posted 7:37 PM, 05.25.2024

Elliott Chases Victory in BetMGM 300

(CONCORD, NC – MAY 25, 2024 – RIS) Chase Elliott was the class of the field in the late laps of the BetMGM300 NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Pit strategy had the No,. 17 Chevy on the best tires for the final restarts, letting the second-generation NASCAR Cup Series champion capture the win in his first Xfinity start of the season. Elliott’s car carried the paint schem and number raced by owner Rick Hendrick’s son, Ricky Hendrick.

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Volume 2024, Issue 5, Posted 4:47 PM, 05.25.2024

Nick Sanchez Wins in Charlotte

(CONCORD, NC – MAY 24, 2024 – RIS) Nick Sanchez led only the final eight laps after a late race caution and restart to win the North Carolina Education Lottery 200. Starting mid-pack in 16th to start the race, Sanchez avoided being caught up in one of the three incidents that punctuated the final stage of the race, after the first two stages ran cleanly.

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Volume 2024, Issue 5, Posted 11:45 PM, 05.24.2024

Joey Logano Dominates NASCAR Cup Race at North Wilkesboro

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NORTH WILKESBORO, NC - RIS - Joey Logano dominated the 2024 NASCAR Cup Series Race at Northboro Speedway on Sunday night. Logano won the pole position and led 199 of 200 laps to finish first.  It was his second All Star win and the winner went home with 1 Million dollars   Logano started on the pole after posting the fastest time in qualifying on Saturday and was never really challenged, setting a record by leading more laps than any driver has in the race's 40-year history.

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Volume 2024, Issue 5, Posted 11:02 PM, 05.19.2024

Gibbs and Wallace Race into the All-Star

Ty Gibbs pits for the soft option tires during the mid-race break

(NORTH WILKESBORO, NC – MAY 19, 2024 – RIS) Ty Gibbs led every lap of the All-Star Open to gain a slot in the NASCAR All-Star race. Bubba Wallace followed him about a half second ahead of Josh Berry to earn the second transfer slot.

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Volume 2024, Issue 5, Posted 7:05 PM, 05.19.2024

Brown, Hagan, Glenn and Herrera Pick Up Wins At Gerber Collision & Glass Route 66 NHRA Nationals

Matt Hagan earned another Wally
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Chicago (May 19, 2024) – Three-time Top Fuel world champion Antron Brown picked up his 75th career win on Sunday at Route 66 Raceway, powering past Shawn Langdon in the final round of the 24th annual Gerber Collision & Glass Route 66 NHRA Nationals presented by PEAK Performance.

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Volume 2024, Issue 5, Posted 9:13 PM, 05.19.2024

North Wilesboro is Heim Time in Trucks

(NORTH WILKESBORO, NC – MAY 19, 2024 – RIS) Corey Heim scored his third victory in the season. The brand-new pavement got washed clean when torrential rain hit the track just after the first stage ended Saturday, forcing the Wright Brand 250 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series race to be completed on Sunday. In spite of the rain-cleaned new asphalt, the race resumed with some three-wide passes, side-by-side battles that lasted for lap after lap. Series rookie Laybe Riggs took third place, just ahead of first-time series racer Brenden Queen who finished fourth after making over 60 position passes in the race. 

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Volume 2024, Issue 5, Posted 2:27 PM, 05.19.2024

Wright Brand 250, NASCAR All-Star Schedule Update

NORTH WILKESBORO, N.C. (May 18, 2024) – Saturday's Wright Brand 250 CRAFTSMAN Truck Series race has been postponed to 11:30 a.m. ET Sunday.  Saturday's All-Star Heat Races have been canceled. 

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Volume 2024, Issue 5, Posted 9:15 PM, 05.18.2024

Anderson Wins GETTRX Pro Stock All-Star Callout; Zizzo, Prock, Enders and M. Smith Qualify No. 1 At Gerber Collision & Glass Route 66 NHRA Nationals

Ron Capps will face Matt Hagain in Round One of eliminations

Chicago (May 18, 2024) – Pro Stock points leader Greg Anderson drove to the win in the GETTRX Pro Stock All-Star Callout on Saturday at Route 66 Raceway, defeating Matt Hartford in the final round of the specialty event during weekend’s 24th annual Gerber Collision & Glass Route 66 NHRA Nationals presented by PEAK Performance.

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Volume 2024, Issue 5, Posted 8:51 PM, 05.18.2024

Logano and Crew Win All-Star Pole

(NORTH WILKESBORO, NC – MAY 18, 2024 – RIS) Joey Logano and his crew had the fastest series of laps on the track and quickest pit stop to earn the pole for the 2024  NASCAR All-Star race. William Byron’s combined track and pit time was quicker, but he was timed speeding entering pit road and the penalty dropped him to 13th in the field. Weather continued to affect the event as the truck race qualifying was rained out and later on Saturday, the truck race was halted for lightning and then rain less than a third of the way through the race.

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Volume 2024, Issue 5, Posted 3:48 PM, 05.18.2024

Zizzo, Prock, Enders And M. Smith Grab Provisional No. 1 Spots At Gerber Collision & Glass Route 66 NHRA Nationals

T.J. Zizzo made the quickest Top Fuel run in each session on Friday

CHICAGO (May 17, 2024) – Chicago native T.J. Zizzo made the quickest Top Fuel run in each session on Friday at Route 66 Raceway, taking the provisional No. 1 qualifier at the 24th annual Gerber Collision & Glass Route 66 NHRA Nationals presented by PEAK Performance.

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Volume 2024, Issue 5, Posted 10:24 PM, 05.17.2024

Gibbs Tops All-Star Practice, Weather Wins Friday

Will the rain tires in the center be the main tires used in the All-Star?

(NORTH WILKESBORO, NC – MAY 17, 2024 – RIS) Ty Gibbs set the quickest lap in practice for the 2024 NASCAR All-Star with Ryan Blaney just 0.031 second back of Gibbs’ 18.145 sec / 124.001 mph lap. Gibbs set his quickest lap time late in a session on the softer ‘option’ tire before changing to the standard tire compound. 

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Volume 2024, Issue 5, Posted 7:52 PM, 05.17.2024

Queen Reigns Truck Practice at North Wilkesboro

Brenden "Butterbean" Queen at the media day at North Wilkesboro Speedway

(NORTH WILKDSBORO, NC – MAY 17, 2024 – RIS) Brenden “Butterbean” Queen, winner of last year’s CARS Tour race at North Wilkesboro Speedway’s  up and downhill oval, jumped to the top of the practice chart for the Wright Brand 250 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series race. Queen’s best time was his 29th of 30 laps, at 17.911 seconds and 125.621 mph. Qualifying and the truck race will be held Saturday.

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Volume 2024, Issue 5, Posted 4:04 PM, 05.17.2024

zMAX CARS Tour Schedule Update:

NORTH WILKESBORO, N.C. (May 14, 2024) – Track and series officials announced additional updates this afternoon to tomorrow’s race schedule for the postponed zMAX CARS Tour Series racing at North Wilkesboro Speedway. Fan Zone, Ticket Office and Spectator Parking Open Wednesday at 4 p.m.; Qualifying Slated to begin at 5 p.m.

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Volume 2024, Issue 5, Posted 7:15 PM, 05.14.2024

RIS Gets Taken for a Ride by zMAX CARS Tour Driver

The historic old speedway is back

(NORTH WILKESBORO, NC – MAY 13, 2024 – RIS) Broadcaster and NASCAR winner Michael Waltrip, zMAX CARS Tour winner Brenden Queen met with th media today at the newly repaved North Wilkesboro Speedway for a preview of this week’s NASCAR All Star events.

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Volume 2024, Issue 5, Posted 8:57 PM, 05.13.2024

Keselowski Returns Blue Oval to Victory Lane at Darlington

Brad Keselowski celebrates with the American flag

(DARLINGTON, SC – MAY 12, 2024 – RIS) Brad Keselowski found Victory Lane at Darlington for his second win at the old track and 36th career win. Keselowski led five times for only 37 laps, while Tyler Reddick dominated the race, running in front of the pack on four occasions for a total of 174 laps. Ty Gibbs led once for 34 laps and Chris Buescher was in front of the field for 21 laps, only to be taken out late in the race by an error by Reddick. The win is Keselowski’s first in 110 races, the first for a team co-owner since Tony Stewart won in 2016 and the first Ford victory in the 2024 season.

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Volume 2024, Issue 5, Posted 7:43 PM, 05.12.2024

Allgaier Scores Third Darlington Win

(DARLINGTON, SC – May 11, 2024 – RIS) Justin Allgaier dominated the NASCAR Xfinity Series Royal Crown Purple Bag Project 200, leading 119 of the 147 laps in the race on his way to a third checkered flag at the ‘Lady in Black’ – NASCAR’s oldest superspeedway. Only one other driver led more than ten laps as Cole Custer headed the first 21 laps of the race until a competition caution flag allowed the teams to check tire wear and other setup details after rain prevented practice and qualifying.

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Volume 2024, Issue 5, Posted 5:55 PM, 05.11.2024

Reddick Tops Darlington Cup Qualifying

(DARLINGTON, SC – MAY 11, 2024 – RIS) Tyler Reddick learned the lessons of practice and moved to second in group one of time trials for the Goodyear 400 at Darlington Raceway, then improved again to take the pole for Sunday’s race.

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Volume 2024, Issue 5, Posted 4:56 PM, 05.11.2024

Chastain Gets Smashing Darlington Truck Win

(DARLINGTON, SC – MAY 11, 2024 – RIS) “Protect Your Melon – Buckle Up” may be one of the most ironic sponsorships on a driver’s suit. Ross Chastain, the watermelon farmer turned race driver, has the tradition of smashing a watermelon on the track when he wins a race and he smashed another melon after winning the rain-delayed Buckle Up SC 200.

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Volume 2024, Issue 5, Posted 12:30 AM, 05.11.2024

Weather Reigns in Darlington Xfinity Qualifying

(DARLINGTON, SC – MAY 10, 2024 – RIS) Weather won qualifying at Darlington Raceway for the Xfinity Series Crown Royal Purple Bag Project 200 with heavy rain starting a few minutes after qualifying for the truck series finished. Cole Custer and Chandler Smith will start on the front row with ‘guest’ drivers John Hunter Nemechek and William Byron will start 34th and 38th respectively. 

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Volume 2024, Issue 5, Posted 7:09 PM, 05.10.2024

Nick Sanchez Tops Truck Qualifying at Darlington

(DARLINGTON, SC – MAY 10, 2024 – RIS) Nick Sanchez only scored the 21st-fastest lap in practice for the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Buckle Up South Carolina 200 at Darlington Raceway but he more than made up the gap in qualifying, earning the pole position 0.148 second quicker than Corey Heim who is fresh off his win last week at Kansas. Kyle Busch, making a rare start in the trucks, qualified fourth, just 0.050 second slower than third-starter Tanner Gray.

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Volume 2024, Issue 5, Posted 5:37 PM, 05.10.2024

Larson Over Buescher in NASCAR's Closest Photo Finish.

(KANSAS CITY, KS – MAY 5, 2024 – RIS) Kyle Larson used a good run off the second turn to squeeze by leader Chris Buescher on the outside, then the two battled and bumped to the closest finish in NASCAR history with Larson just edging out Buescher by a scant thousandth of a second at the line. The top four cars were separated by a margin of only three thousandths of a second at the checkered flag, a margin that would have been a new record close finish at the track had it been only the lead pair.

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Volume 2024, Issue 5, Posted 10:37 PM, 05.05.2024

Kansas Trucks are Heim Time

Corey Heim on his way to victory in Kansas

(KANSAS CITY, KS – MAY 4, 2024 – RIS) Corey Heim took the Tricon Garage truck to his second victory of 2024 in the Heart of America 200 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series race at Kansas Speedway. Heim led for a total of 79 laps, heading the race on four occassions, leading the final 33 laps of the race. Nick Sanchez recovered from starting 31st after pre-race inspection woes to finish sixth. The race was slowed by only one caution other than the two stage ending periods.

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Volume 2024, Issue 5, Posted 10:41 PM, 05.04.2024

Bell Rings Eleventh Pole at Kansas

(KANSAS CITY, KS – MAY 4, 2024 – RIS) Christopher Bell rang up his eleventh career pole by lapping Kansas Speedway at 29.491 seconds and 183.107 mph. Ross Chastain put the No. 1 Chevy beside Bell on the front row with a lap just 65 thousandths slower with Noah Gragson 0.106 second behind Bell’s lap time. Kyle Larson was last to qualify and a track suddenly under almost full sunlight slowed his time to fourth, followed by Kyle Busch.

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Volume 2024, Issue 5, Posted 7:34 PM, 05.04.2024

Purdy Speeds to Third Truck Pole

(KANSAS CITY, KS – MAY 4, 2024 – RIS) Chase Purdy drove his No. 77 Bama Buggies Chevy to the top of the time charts in qualifying for the Heart of America 200 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series race. Purdy’s best practice lap was good for ninth place and his ten-lap average of 171.057 mph was twelfth on the tables. The pole is Purdy’s third career pole in the series.

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Volume 2024, Issue 5, Posted 2:01 PM, 05.04.2024

Hagan Gets 50th, Ashley, Anderson and Herrera Also Roll to Wins at NHRA 4-Wide Nationals in Charlotte

Funny Car final round launch from the roof ot the tower

Charlotte (April 28, 2024) – Reigning Funny Car world champion Matt Hagan picked up his 50th career victory on Sunday, driving past John Force, J.R. Todd and Daniel Wilkerson at zMAX Dragway to get the win at the 14th annual NHRA 4-Wide Nationals in Charlotte.

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Volume 2024, Issue 4, Posted 9:28 PM, 04.28.2024

Denny Hamlin By A Quarter of Second At Dover Motor Speedway's Wurth 400

Denny Hamlin wins the Wurth 400 at Dover Motor Speedway in front of one of the largest crowds in a decade.

Dover, DE. -RIS- The Wurth 400 held up to the what was predicted, a tight, and hot day running under a Bright Delaware Sun. Thirty-seven NASCAR Cup Series Drivers took the Green. With Miss America in the house and a flyover by two F-10 Warthogs what more could you ask for? 

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Volume 2024, Issue 4, Posted 6:30 PM, 04.28.2024

Tasca, Ashley, Enders and Herrera Earn #2Fast2Tasty Wins At Saturday’s NHRA 4-Wide Nationals Qualifying

Bob Tasca III

Justin Ashley powered his 11,000-horsepower dragster to his first #2Fast2Tasty win of the season during Saturday’s NHRA 4-Wide Nationals at zMAX Dragway.
Powered by strong Friday night runs, Doug Kalitta, John Force and Greg Anderson join Gaige Herrera to earn No. 1 qualifier spots ahead of elimination Sunday at zMAX Dragway
Tickets for Sunday’s 44,000-horsepower showcase of speed are still available online at www.charlottemotorspeedway.com
CONCORD, NC (April 27, 2024) – With more than just No. 1 qualifying spots on the line during Saturday’s action at the NHRA 4-Wide Nationals, drivers put on yet another record-breaking showcase of speed. New this season, the Mission #2Fast2Tasty NHRA Challenge brought a race within a race to zMAX Dragway, as the top eight drivers from the 4-Wide Nationals in Las Vegas were pitted against each other with money, playoff points and bragging rights on the line.

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Volume 2024, Issue 4, Posted 9:26 PM, 04.27.2024

Ryan Truex Wins; In Overtime, the BetRivers 200 at Dover Motor Speedway

The final laps counting down and Justin Allaier jumps to the lead over Austin Hill (#21) but it would be short lived due to a Caution and Yellow due to action in Turn two.

Dover, DE. -RIS-  Tickets to the Monster Mile turned into one hot commodity on a very cool and drizzly day. The Dover Motor Speedway hosted the BetRivers 200 for NASCAR Xfinity Series event. Once all the smoke finally cleared and with Rain threatening all dayRyan Truex stood tall and was telling Mother Nature this race is mine. Truex brought the Toyota Gazoo Racing Toyota #20 to victory lane after a number of Yellow Flags due to hard side by side racing. In a 200 lap event it took 209 laps to get this one in the books.

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Volume 2024, Issue 4, Posted 5:49 PM, 04.27.2024

Wurth 400 Busch Pole Award Winner: Kyle Busch

Dover, DE.    Kyle Busch won the Busch Pole Award for the Wurth 400 with a lap time of 22.196 seconds and a speed of 166.191 MPH. Busch has 34 Pole Wins in 689 NASCAR Cup Series races. Busch takes the #8 FICO Chevrolet to the front row for the event. For 2024 this would be his first pole and a third top-10 start on the season.

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Volume 2024, Issue 4, Posted 2:29 PM, 04.27.2024