Charlotte Moves Playoff Race From Saturday Night to Sunday Afternoon

Most people were expecting the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series’ playoff race at the Charlotte Motor Speedway to get moved to the infield road course, but on Thursday, NASCAR made an announcement with track officials saying that the race would move from a night time event back to a daytime race. “Daylight Racing Time” is back for the Bank of America 500 as the race returns to a Sunday afternoon start time in 2017. The fourth race of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoffs and first race in the…

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NASCAR Makes Changes to All-Star Format, Goes Back to 1992 Race For Inspiration

As the engines fired, the lightbulbs buzzed — a first for the annual non-points extravaganza. Never before had an All-Star Race been run under the lights. Dubbed “One Hot Night,” the 1992 race signaled a new era, one that became tradition for the fan-favorite event. And now, 25 years later, past meets present … as another new era begins with the first All-Star Race under the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series banner. NASCAR and Charlotte Motor Speedway today announced the format for the 2017 Monster Energy All-Star Race, one that…

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Logano Steals Win In Rain Delayed X-Finity Series Race at Charlotte on Sunday/Dillon Elminated

CONCORD, NC – Joey Logano passed Kyle Larson on a late race restart with 13 laps-to-go and never looked back en route to his second NASCAR X-Finity Series victory of the season and 27th of his career. Logano, never had a car to win today, but he capitalized on two late race cautions to make his move to take his No. 12 Ford to victory lane. Elliott Sadler pounced in the end and brought his No. 1 Chevrolet home second for his 14th straight top 10 finish and 17th in…

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Jimmie Johnson Advances to Round of 8 With Victory In Wild Bank of America 500

CONCORD, NC – In a day that saw eight Chase drivers involved in a crash or mechanical failure and three of the other four left having an issue on pit road, the one that was flawless all day ended up in victory lane. Rightfully so too, as it was the ultimate clutch driver too. Jimmie Johnson led 155 of the 334 laps in Sunday’s rain delayed Bank of America 500 en route to his 78th career NASCAR Sprint Cup Series victory. Johnson, capitalized when everyone else was having trouble and…

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NASCAR Activity Rained Out on Friday

CONCORD, NC – Hurricane Matthew didn’t directly hit Charlotte on Friday, as a hurricane making landfall in the middle of North Carolina is physically impossible. But, that didn’t stop the mega storm from ruining NASCAR activity at the Charlotte Motor Speedway on Friday. Remnants of Matthew caused rain all day in the east coast areas which in turn caused downpours all day and into tonight forecasted for Charlotte. NASCAR decided to act swift and smart and cancelled all on track activity on Friday.

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With Friday Being a Washout, X-Finity Race Moved to Sunday, Lineup Set by Practice Speed

CONCORD, NC – Hurricane Matthew wrecked its havoc on the eastern seaboard on Friday as remnants of the storm found its way into inland North Carolina as a result. With that being said, rain was forecasted all day Friday and into Saturday as well. NASCAR made the call to cancel all on track activity at the Charlotte Motor Speedway today which in turn means the NASCAR X-Finity Series qualifying and race was moved too. First, X-Finity Series qualifying was cancelled and the lineup will be set by yesterday’s practice speeds….

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Kevin Harvick Wins the Pole for Saturday Night’s Bank of America 500

CONCORD, NC – It was a perfect day at the Charlotte Motor Speedway for Stewart-Haas Racing’s Kevin Harvick. The California native was quickest in the lone NASCAR Sprint Cup Series practice session at the 1.5-mile track earlier today, then in qualifying tonight, he was on top of the speed charts once again. Harvick, turned a lap of 196.029 mph in his orange colored No. 4 Chevrolet on Thursday night en route to the pole for Saturday night’s Bank of America 500 (7 p.m. ET/NBCSN/PRN). It was Harvick’s 16th career Cup…

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