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Edwards Goes The Distance For 600 Victory

Carl Edwards stormed to his first Coca-Cola 600 win on Sunday at Charlotte Motor Speedway. (HHP/Andrew Coppley photo)

The driver known for running marathons won NASCAR’s version of a marathon on Sunday night at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

Rahal Hoping For Indy 500 Success

Graham Rahal, center, poses with his Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing team at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. (Al Steinberg photo)

Graham Rahal is off to the best start of his Verizon IndyCar Series career, but he hasn’t visited victory lane since 2008. That’ll change if all goes according to plan on Sunday.

Day Man: Earnhardt Prefers Earlier Races

Dale Earnhardt Jr., pictured during NASCAR Sprint Cup Series practice on Thursday at Charlotte Motor Speedway, admitted he prefers day races to night races. (HHP/Harold Hinson photo)

Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s first NASCAR Sprint Cup start, the 1999 Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway, began during the evening and ended at night. If Earnhardt had his way, it would begin around noon and end long before Sunday’s race even starts.

Seavey Reigns In SPEED SPORT Challenge

Logan Seavey scored victory in Wednesday's GRC SPEED SPORT Challenge outlaw kart race at Millbridge Speedway. (Aaron Burns photo)

All Logan Seavey needed to win Wednesday’s QRC SPEED SPORT Challenge presented by JGRmx was a fast outlaw kart and some clean air.

Earnhardt Takes Panthers’ Davis For A Ride

NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. took Carolina Panther and Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Thomas Davis for a few hot laps around Charlotte Motor Speedway on Tuesday to prepare him for his role as honorary pace car driver at Sunday's Coca-Cola 600. (CMS/HHP photo)

Dale Earnhardt Jr. isn’t used to someone riding shotgun in his No. 88 Nationwide Insurance Chevrolet, but the NASCAR Sprint Cup star had a six-foot-one, 235-pound co-pilot on Tuesday.

BURNS: Burning Rubber


It’s been seven years since H.A. “Humpy” Wheeler Jr. was an official part of Charlotte Motor Speedway, but in many ways, he’ll always be part of the track.

Buescher Corrals First XFINITY Oval Victory

Chris Buescher collected his first NASCAR XFINITY Series win of the season on Sunday at Iowa Speedway. (NASCAR photo)

Chase Elliott led more laps than anyone in Sunday’s NASCAR XFINITY Series 3M 250 at Iowa Speedway, but Chris Buescher was the man in front when the race ended.

Hamlin Is Charlotte’s Million-Dollar Man

Denny Hamlin celebrates winning Saturday night's NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race at Charlotte Motor Speedway. (HHP/Tim Parks photo)

Perfect track position helped Denny Hamlin leave Charlotte Motor Speedway on Saturday night with a million dollars more than he had when he arrived.

Hamlin Secures Pole For All-Star Race

Denny Hamlin won the pole for Saturday's Sprint All-Star Race at Charlotte Motor Speedway. (HHP/Tim Parks photo)

Denny Hamlin left no doubt as to who would win the pole for Saturday night’s Sprint All-Star Race at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

Busch Is Back: Kyle Paces All-Star Practice

Kyle Busch, right, was back in the spotlight on Friday. (HHP/Rusty Jarrett photo)

If Kyle Busch needed to shake off any rust from missing 11 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races, one Friday practice session did the trick.


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