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BURNS: Around The Track


My favorite moment from the Charlotte Motor Speedway Media Tour presented by Technocom didn’t come from a NASCAR Sprint Cup superstar who was mobbed by journalists and television announcers.

NASCAR Hall Of Fame Inducts 2015 Class

Bill Elliott, Fred Lorenzen, Wendell Scott, Joe Weatherly and Rex White entered the NASCAR Hall of Fame Friday night in Charlotte, N.C. (NASCAR Photo)

Five of NASCAR’s most unique drivers were presented with the sport’s highest honor on Friday night at the NASCAR Hall of Fame.

Weatherly’s Legend Grows With Hall Induction

Joe Weatherly (NASCAR photo)

Fifty-one years and 11 days after Joe Weatherly made his final NASCAR premier series start, the man known as “Little Joe” was featured on NASCAR’s biggest stage Friday night.

Austin Dillon Sets Sights On Victory Lane

Austin Dillon said Thursday during the Charlotte Motor Speedway Media Tour presented by Technocom that he's optimistic of his chances of winning races this season. (HHP/Andrew Coppley photo)

Austin Dillon was pleased with how he fared in his rookie season in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, but he wants a lot more out of year two.

Bayne Has High Hopes For Roush Fenway

Trevor Bayne answers a question during Wednesday's portion of the Charlotte Motor Speedway Media Tour presented by Technocom. (Aaron Burns photo)

There’s a renewed sense of optimism throughout the Roush Fenway Racing camp. Trevor Bayne hopes it will help translate to wins when the NASCAR Sprint Cup season starts in less than a month.

HScott Motorsports Expands, Adds Annett

Michael Annett, front row right, will join HScott Motorsports in 2015. (Aaron Burns photo)

Harry Scott’s HScott Motorsports NASCAR Sprint Cup Series team will go from a one-car operation to a two-car tandem in 2015.

Moffitt To Fill In For Vickers At Atlanta

Brett Moffitt will fill in for Brian Vickers in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series' race at Atlanta Motor Speedway on March 1, as Vickers recovers from heart surgery. (Aaron Burns photo)

Brian Vickers believes he could potentially race at Atlanta Motor Speedway on March 1, but Vickers and his Michael Waltrip Racing team aren’t taking any chances.

Brian France Discusses NASCAR’s Future

Brian France, CEO and chairman of NASCAR, speaks with the media during the NASCAR Sprint Media Tour at the Charlotte Convention Center on Jan. 26, 2015 in Charlotte, N.C. (NASCAR photo)

NASCAR CEO and Chairman Brian France met with media on Monday at the Charlotte Motor Speedway Media Tour presented by Technocom and addressed the state of the sport he’s helped govern since 2003.

Evernham Looks Back On Gordon’s Career

Ray Evernham (right) led Jeff Gordon to three NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championships during his time with Hendrick Motorsports. (HHP/Alan Marler Photo)

Ray Evernham can still recall the first time he met the wiry kid from Pittsboro, Ind., who looked like he was 14 years old even after he’d already turned 19.

Abreu Excited For NASCAR Debut

Rico Abreu scored 24 victories this year in addition to winning the Honda USAC National Dirt Midget Series title. (Mark Funderburk Photo)

Rico Abreu couldn’t ask for a better start to 2015.


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