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  • • VIDEO: Onboard the Next Gen NASCAR at Charlotte
    Go onboard the new Next Gen NASCAR, which this week tested at Charlotte Motor Speedway...2020
  • NASCAR completes Next Gen testing at Charlotte
    • NASCAR completes Next Gen testing at Charlotte
    NASCAR concluded a two day test of the Next Gen car at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Wednesday evening.  Kurt Busch and Martin Truex, Jr. were the test drivers.  Comments from NASCAR: John Probst, NASCAR Senior Vice President of Racing Innovation, Quotes from Next Gen Test at Charlotte Motor Speedway John Probst on the Charlotte test […]...2020
  • Feedback from Next Gen car
    • Feedback from Next Gen car "wasn't as good" on Charlotte oval
    Two former Cup Series champions – Kurt Busch and Martin Truex Jr. – took part in this week’s two-day test, with Busch driving a car prepared by Richard Childress Racing in collaboration with NASCAR and Truex in a car built by Action Express.The drivers spent several hours Monday testing on the Charlotte Motor Speedway Roval course while they spent Wednesday on the track’s 1.5-mile oval ...Keep rea...2020
  • Kurt Busch and Martin Truex, Jr. complete first day of Next Gen testing
    • Kurt Busch and Martin Truex, Jr. complete first day of Next Gen testing
    Kurt Busch and Martin Truex Jr. got their first taste of NASCAR‘s Next Gen car slated for the 2022 Cup Series season on Monday. The pair participated in the first of a two-day test session at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Busch and Truex opened the week testing separate cars on the 2.32-mile oval/road course layout. Taking […]...2020
  • • Kurt Busch, Martin Truex Jr. on how Next Gen car performed at their Charlotte Roval test
    Kurt Busch and Martin Truex Jr. drove in the Next Gen test Monday at the Charlotte Motor Speedway Roval. Here were some of their takeaways....2020
  • • Kurt Busch, Truex Jr. test Next Gen car on Charlotte Roval: 'Does everything a little bit better'
    CONCORD, N.C. — Kurt Busch and Martin Truex Jr. got their first taste of NASCAR‘s Next Gen car slated for the 2022 Cup Series season on Monday. The pair participated in the first of a two-day test session at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Busch and Truex opened the week testing separate cars on the 2.32-mile oval/road […]...2020
  • Kurt Busch Next Gen testing teleconference transcript
    • Kurt Busch Next Gen testing teleconference transcript
    NASCAR CUP SERIES – TEAM CHEVY PRESS CONF. TRANSCRIPT – NOVEMBER 16, 2020 Photos from Monday’s test CHIP GANASSI RACING‘S, KURT BUSCH, is participating in a two-day Next Gen test held by NASCAR at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Kurt Busch met with media via teleconference to discuss his thoughts after the first day of the test, […]...2020
  • Next Gen testing to resume at Charlotte next week
    • Next Gen testing to resume at Charlotte next week
    NASCAR announced Wednesday that two tests of the Next Gen stock car for the 2022 Cup Series are scheduled next week at Charlotte Motor Speedway, marking the first time that two prototypes of the new model are scheduled to be on track at the same time. Former series champions Kurt Busch and Martin Truex Jr. […]...2020
  • • Kurt Busch, Martin Truex Jr. set for two-day Next Gen test at Charlotte
    NASCAR announced Wednesday that two tests of the Next Gen stock car for the 2022 Cup Series are scheduled next week at Charlotte Motor Speedway, marking the first time that two prototypes of the new model are scheduled to be on track at the same time. Former series champions Kurt Busch and Martin Truex Jr. […]...2020
  • • Rick Ware Racing to Field 2 Full-Time Xfinity Teams in 2021
    After running the No. 17 car for the first time this year in the NASCAR Xfinity Series at Charlotte Motor Speedway ROVAL and Martinsville Speedway, Rick Ware Racing will field two full-time entries next season, the organization announced Nov. 4. Cody Ware drove the car at the Charlotte ROVAL to seventh place, while JJ Yeley … The post Rick Ware Racing to Field 2 Full-Time Xfinity Teams in 20...2020

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Charlotte Motor Speedway injury and suspension

  • • Denny Hamlin’s Crew Chief Chris Gabehart Suspended 4 Races After Ballast Issue
    Chris Gabehart, crew chief for Denny Hamlin in the NASCAR Cup Series, has been suspended for the next four races of the season after losing ballast from his car Sunday (May 24) at Charlotte Motor Speedway. As Hamlin was leaving pit road, two ballasts fell out of the No. 11 car, with Aric Almirola hitting … The post Denny Hamlin’s Crew Chief Chris Gabehart Suspended 4 Races After Ballas...2020
  • • NASCAR suspends Hamlin's crew chief, car chief and engineer
    For the “loss or separation of added ballast,” Hamlin’s crew chief Chris Gabehart, car chief Brandon Griffeth and engineer Scott Simmons have all been suspended for the next four NASCAR Cup Series points events (through June 10).Joe Gibbs Racing did not immediately respond to a request for comment.Before Sunday’s race at Charlotte Motor Speedway went green, two pieces of ballast ...Keep reading...2020
  • • NASCAR suspends crew members for No. 11 Cup Series team
    NASCAR penalized the No. 11 Joe Gibbs Racing team after a tungsten weight came loose from the vehicle before the start of Sunday night's Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. As a result of the safety violation, which is detailed in section 12.5.2.7.4.d of the NASCAR rule book, crew chief Chris Gabehart, car chief Brandon […]...2020
  • • Denny Hamlin loses ballast before start of Coca-Cola 600; penalty announced
    UPDATE: NASCAR announced penalties to the #11 Joe Gibbs Racing team of Denny Hamlin following the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway: Infraction Safety Section 12.5.2.7.4.d Minimum Safety Penalty Options Note: Loss or separation of added ballast from the vehicle Penalty/Remarks Crew Chief (Chris Gabehart), Car Chief (Brandon Griffeth), Engineer (Scott Simmons) has been suspended […]...2020

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  • Chase Elliott earns $100K for virus relief with Gander Trucks win over Kyle Busch
    • Chase Elliott earns $100K for virus relief with Gander Trucks win over Kyle Busch
    On his first try, the bounty hunter got his prey. In the closing laps of Tuesday night‘s North Carolina Education Lottery 200 at Charlotte Motor Speedway, Chase Elliott held off a determined charge from Kyle Busch in the closing laps to earn the victory and a $100,000 bounty offered to any full-time NASCAR Cup Series […]...2020
  • Chase Elliott earns $100K for virus relief with Gander Trucks win over Kyle Busch
    • Chase Elliott earns $100K for virus relief with Gander Trucks win over Kyle Busch
    On his first try, the bounty hunter got his prey. In the closing laps of Tuesday night‘s North Carolina Education Lottery 200 at Charlotte Motor Speedway, Chase Elliott held off a determined charge from Kyle Busch in the closing laps to earn the victory and a $100,000 bounty offered to any full-time NASCAR Cup Series […]...2020
  • • Remember the bounty? Chase Elliott ready to take on Kyle Busch in Trucks
    As if the Chase Elliott and Kyle Busch situation needed more fuel, there's a reason flames could get fanned for Tuesday night's Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway (8 p.m. ET on FS1, MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio). Remember the bounty that Marcus Lemonis and Kevin Harvick offered to any full-time […]...2020
  • • Garrett Smithley driving the No. 53 for Rick Ware in the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway
    Garrett Smithley will pilot the No. 53 Rick Ware Racing entry at the Charlotte Motor Speedway’s Coca-Cola 600 this weekend. On board Smithley’s No. 53 is Victory Lane Quick Oil Change. Victory Lane Quick Oil Change is one of the oldest quick lube franchises in the industry, founded in 1980 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Their trademarks […]...2020
  • • Garrett Smithley driving the No. 53 for Rick Ware in the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway
    Garrett Smithley will pilot the No. 53 Rick Ware Racing entry at the Charlotte Motor Speedway’s Coca-Cola 600 this weekend. On board Smithley’s No. 53 is Victory Lane Quick Oil Change. Victory Lane Quick Oil Change is one of the oldest quick lube franchises in the industry, founded in 1980 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Their trademarks […]...2020

Charlotte Motor Speedway stats

  • • Charlotte Roval 101: TV schedule, playoff stats, Goodyear tires and more
    The NASCAR Cup Series returns to Charlotte Motor Speedway for the Round of 12 elimination race on the road-course layout. With only two drivers already punching their ticket to the next round, eight drivers will compete for the remaining six spots Sunday at the Bank of America ROVAL 400 (2:30 p.m. ET on NBC/NBC Sports […]...2020
  • • Charlotte 101: TV times, key stats, revised procedures and more
    In what's been a most unusual season, NASCAR returns to some semblance of tradition with events scheduled at Charlotte Motor Speedway around Memorial Day weekend. Two Cup Series races are scheduled at the 1.5-mile track outside North Carolina's Queen City: The Coca-Cola 600 on Sunday, May 24 (6 p.m. ET, FOX, PRN, SiriusXM) and the […]...2020

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  • • NASCAR champion Busch tries to stave off elimination
    Kyle Busch, to be clear, was only venting when he said he'd be knocked out of the playoffs this round. “I wouldn’t be continuing to go to the racetrack each and every week and pouring my heart and soul into this and taking time away from my family if I didn’t care,” Busch said. Here he is on the verge of elimination headed into Sunday's race on the hybrid road course-oval at Charlotte Motor Spee...2020
  • • Angela Ruch to honor father-in-law at Charlotte Motor Speedway
    Angela Ruch will be racing with a heavy heart and special decals on her truck in tonight‘s NASCAR Truck Series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Ruch, who drives for Reaume Brothers Racing, will have decals on her No. 00 Toyota honoring her late father-in-law, Robert Carl Ruch. A U.S. Air Force veteran, Robert Ruch died […]...2020
  • • Angela Ruch to honor father-in-law at Charlotte Motor Speedway
    Angela Ruch will be racing with a heavy heart and special decals on her truck in tonight‘s NASCAR Truck Series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Ruch, who drives for Reaume Brothers Racing, will have decals on her No. 00 Toyota honoring her late father-in-law, Robert Carl Ruch. A U.S. Air Force veteran, Robert Ruch died […]...2020

Top Charlotte Motor Speedway news

  • All-Star race moving to Bristol Motor Speedway
    Per Motorsport.com: The NASCAR All-Star Race will move this season to a track other than Charlotte Motor Speedway for just the second time since its inception. Due to the recent increase of the number of COVID-19 cases in North Carolina and the corresponding increase in the state‘s positive rate of infection, the annual All-Star race […]...2020
  • • NASCAR: Chase Elliott is fired up to take down Kyle Busch
    Chase Elliott is fired up to beat Kyle Busch in the NASCAR Truck Series for $100,000 on Tuesday night at Charlotte Motor Speedway. At the end of Wednesday night’s rain-shortened Toyota 500 NASCAR Cup Series race at Darlington Raceway, Kyle Busch made what he described as incidental contact with Chase Elliott as Elliott, on newer […] NASCAR: Chase Elliott is fired up to take down Kyle B...2020
  • • NASCAR alters Bristol schedule in response to Charlotte rainout
    Because tonight’s NASCAR Cup Series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway has been postponed, NASCAR has made changes to the upcoming race weekend at Bristol Motor Speedway. Being forced to postpone a race from Wednesday night to Thursday night due to a tropical storm is not an ideal situation for NASCAR, especially given the fact that […] NASCAR alters Bristol schedule in response to Charl...2020
  • • NASCAR Truck Series: Ty Majeski talks return to racing
    The NASCAR Truck Series is set to resume action at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Rookie Ty Majeski told Beyond the Flag about his thoughts on returning to racing. After 95 days of no live racing due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the NASCAR Truck Series is set to resume action at Charlotte Motor Speedway this Tuesday, May […] NASCAR Truck Series: Ty Majeski talks return to racing - Beyond the Flag - ...2020
  • • NASCAR: Chase Elliott defeats Kyle Busch to claim bounty
    Chase Elliott has beaten Kyle Busch in the NASCAR Truck Series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway to win the $100,000 bounty. That didn’t take long — aside of the 95 days between NASCAR Truck Series races, that is. In the first race since Cup Series driver Kevin Harvick and Truck Series title sponsor Gander RV […] NASCAR: Chase Elliott defeats Kyle Busch to claim bounty - Beyond th...2020
  • • NASCAR: Updated Bristol Motor Speedway weekend schedule
    Rain at Charlotte Motor Speedway caused one big shift in the upcoming NASCAR race weekend at Bristol Motor Speedway. Here’s a look at the updated schedule. At this point in the 2020 NASCAR season, a list of races which have not been impacted by rain in some way would be shorter than a list of […] NASCAR: Updated Bristol Motor Speedway weekend schedule - Beyond the Flag - Beyond the Fla...2020
  • • NASCAR: Timmy Hill to run all 7 races during 11-day span
    NASCAR is set to return to live racing at Darlington Raceway and Charlotte Motor Speedway. Timmy Hill is set to compete in all seven races at those two tracks over the course of 11 days. On Sunday, May 17, NASCAR is scheduled return to live racing. The Cup Series  field is set to compete in […] NASCAR: Timmy Hill to run all 7 races during 11-day span - Beyond the Flag - Beyond the Flag ...2020
  • • NASCAR: Kyle Busch on Chase Elliott bow: ‘That’s cute’
    Kyle Busch responded to Chase Elliott’s imitation of his winning bow after the NASCAR Truck Series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway. The last seven NASCAR Truck Series races entering Tuesday night’s North Carolina Education Lottery 200 at Charlotte Motor Speedway ended with a bow. That is because Kyle Busch had won each of those seven […] NASCAR: Kyle Busch on Chase Elliott bow: ...2020
  • • NASCAR: Chase Elliott closes the deal at Charlotte for first win of 2020
    After back-to-back NASCAR Cup Series races with tough blows that cost him victories, Chase Elliott has secured his first victory of the 2020 season. Things finally went the #9 team’s way at Charlotte Motor Speedway, as Hendrick Motorsports’ Chase Elliott secured his first victory of the 2020 NASCAR Cup Series season in the Alsco Uniforms […] NASCAR: Chase Elliott closes the deal ...2020
  • • NASCAR Truck Series returns to action after three-month hiatus
    The NASCAR Truck Series is set to return to action at Charlotte Motor Speedway for the first race since the outbreak of COVID-19. Here’s what has happened so far this season. For the first time since Friday, February 21, there is scheduled to be a NASCAR Truck Series race. The Truck Series is slated to become […] NASCAR Truck Series returns to action after three-month hiatus - Bey...2020
  • • NASCAR: Absence of qualifying sessions extended
    NASCAR’s random draws and inverted starting lineups are set to continue across the Cup Series, Xfinity Series and Truck Series through at least Sunday, August 2. The single-car qualifying session for the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Sunday, May 24 is the lone real qualifying session that NASCAR has held since returning to […] NASCAR: Absence of qualifying sessions exten...2020
  • • NASCAR: Kyle Busch responds to Chase Elliott’s bounty donation
    Kyle Busch was very appreciative that Chase Elliott decided to donate a large chunk of his NASCAR Truck Series bounty money to the Bundle of Joy Fund. When Kyle Busch failed to hold off Chase Elliott at Charlotte Motor Speedway in last week’s NASCAR Truck Series race, suffice it to say that Busch was not […] NASCAR: Kyle Busch responds to Chase Elliott’s bounty donation - Beyond ...2020
  • • NASCAR confirms track change for All-Star Race
    NASCAR has confirmed that this year’s All-Star Race has been moved from Charlotte Motor Speedway to Bristol Motor Speedway. For the first time since the 1986 season, the NASCAR Cup Series All-Star Race is set to take place at a track other than Charlotte Motor Speedway. Speedway Motorsports President and CEO Marcus Smith has confirmed […] NASCAR confirms track change for All-Star Race ...2020
  • • NASCAR: No more real qualifying sessions through Talladega
    There will not be any real qualifying sessions through the NASCAR Cup Series race at Talladega Superspeedway on Sunday, June 21. This past Sunday’s single-car qualifying session for the Coca-Cola 600 NASCAR Cup Series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway was the last one for quite some time, as NASCAR has announced that there will not […] NASCAR: No more real qualifying sessions through Ta...2020

Charlotte Motor Speedway fantasy rankings and news

  • • Daily Fantasy NASCAR DraftKings Forecast: 2020 Coca-Cola 600
    After a few days off, the NASCAR Cup Series heads to Charlotte Motor Speedway for the traditional Coca-Cola 600. The 400-lap race starts at 6 p.m. ET on Sunday, May 24, 2020 and will air on FOX. Get your daily fantasy NASCAR DraftKings roster ready to rumble! The Coca-Cola 600 is a race held on … The post Daily Fantasy NASCAR DraftKings Forecast: 2020 Coca-Cola 600 appeared first on Frontstr...2020

Charlotte Motor Speedway schedule, game

  • • Next Gen testing to resume at Charlotte next week
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  • • Kurt Busch, Martin Truex Jr. set for two-day Next Gen test at Charlotte
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  • • Power Rankings: Ridiculous ROVAL Edition
    Last week, King Richard Petty caused a bit of a ruckus calling dirt racing “unprofessional.” Do you know what is really unprofessional? Having turn 1 at the Charlotte Motor Speedway ROVAL contribute to the outcome of the NASCAR playoffs. Speaking of unprofessional, how about racing on a wet track not because of rain but because … The post Power Rankings: Ridiculous ROVAL Edition appeared fir...2020
  • • Chase Elliott Grabs Cup Pole for Kansas
    The NASCAR Cup Series playoffs continue with the Round of 8 at Kansas Speedway, and Chase Elliott will lead the field to green on Oct. 18. Elliott earned the Busch Pole Award after winning last week’s event at the Charlotte Motor Speedway ROVAL. Team Penske’s Joey Logano starts second alongside the Hendrick Motorsports driver. Kurt … The post Chase Elliott Grabs Cup Pole for Kansas appeared ...2020
  • • Chase Elliott will start from the Cup pole position at Kansas Speedway
    After his victory at the Charlotte Motor Speedway Roval, Chase Elliott will start from the pole position in the Kansas Speedway Cup starting lineup for Sunday's race....2020
  • • Bobby Zalenski wins eNASCAR Coca-Cola iRacing at Charlotte
    Bobby Zalenski‘s famous road-racing skills just made him one step closer to a $100,000 payday. The eNASCAR Coca-Cola iRacing Series kicked off its playoffs Tuesday night at the 17-turn Charlotte Motor Speedway Roval, and Bobby Zalenski once again did what he does best: perform at a road course. For the sixth consecutive road-course race, Zalenski […]...2020
  • • Up to Speed: Alex Bowman’s Title Hopes Saved Again by the ROVAL
    For the first time in his NASCAR career, Alex Bowman has made it to the Round of 8 in the NASCAR Cup Series playoffs.  Entering Sunday’s race at the Charlotte Motor Speedway ROVAL, Bowman was seventh in points, holding a 22-point advantage over the cutline.  Like most of the playoff contenders, he fought through an … The post Up to Speed: Alex Bowman’s Title Hopes Saved Again by the RO...2020
  • • ROVAL: Elliott - 4th straight road course win
    Wrap-up of the NASCAR Cup and XFINITY elimination races at the Charlotte Motor Speedway ROVAL, cutting the playoffs down to the top eight drivers. (Douglas DeFelice-USA TODAY Sports)...2020
  • • Charlotte ROVAL Dashes Playoff Hopes for Kyle Busch, Clint Bowyer, Aric Almirola & Austin Dillon
    While Sunday (Oct. 11) afternoon’s Bank of America ROVAL 400 at the Charlotte Motor Speedway ROVAL didn’t exactly descend into chaos, four drivers were eliminated when the checkered flag flew and the NASCAR Cup Series playoff field was cut down to eight. The Round of 12’s victims consisted of Kyle Busch, Clint Bowyer, Austin Dillon … The post Charlotte ROVAL Dashes Playoff ...2020
  • • NASCAR: Charlotte results, standings – Chase Elliott does it again
    Chase Elliott won the final race of the round of 12 of the 2020 NASCAR Cup Series playoffs, the Bank of America Roval 400 at the Charlotte Motor Speedway Roval. For the fourth consecutive NASCAR Cup Series road course race and the second consecutive race at the Charlotte Motor Speedway Roval, it was Hendrick Motorsports’ Chase […] NASCAR: Charlotte results, standings – Chase...2020

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