Cerro Gordo, N.C. (August 29, 2012) – For the first time since Martinsville and Rockingham in the spring, the Ricky Benton Racing (RBR) Enterprises No. 92 Black’s Tire and Auto Service/fleetHQ.com/QMI Chevrolet will be attempting consecutive NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) races when they unload later this week at Atlanta Motor Speedway for the Jeff Foxworthy’s Grit Chips 200. “For us to get better as a team, we have to be at the race track,” said crew chief Kevin “Cowboy” Starland. “We were better at Bristol than we were at Chicago and we will be better at Atlanta than we were at Bristol.” Atlanta will be the seventh race that RBR has attempted in 2012 (of 14 total NCWTS […]
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Earlier in the season, Courtney Force and Erica Enders made history. Enders became the first woman in NHRA history to win in Pro Stock at Chicago, and together they became the first two women to share the winner’s circle at Seattle. They both joi…
Rockingham, N.C. (August 29, 2012) – Rockingham Speedway President Andy Hillenburg was recently named the second quarter winner of the NMPA Speedway Motorsports Spirit Award. The award is designed to recognize character and achievement in the face of adversity, sportsmanship and contributions to motorsports. Each year, quarterly winners are selected, and a yearly winner is determined by a vote of the National Motorsports Press Association membership.Hillenburg was selected for his efforts to return NASCAR to Rockingham Speedway . NASCAR left the track in 2004 after nearly 40 years but, due to the work of Hillenburg, returned with the Camping World Truck Series last April. “This award is very humbling,” said Hillenburg. “Rockingham is special to race fans and I am […]
RALEIGH, N.C. – After an inspirational and hard-hitting keynote speech at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, the McCrory Campaign is proud to announce that New Jersey Governor Chris Christie will travel to Charlotte to campaign with Pat McCrory on September 13. Watch the RNC keynote introduction video of Governor Christie here: “Governor Christie is a strong, inspirational and visionary leader who is not afraid of telling people the truth and treating people like adults,” said Pat McCrory. “Unfortunately, while other governors from around the country have been showing leadership and implementing reforms, North Carolina has had a bystander in the governor’s office. I look forward to having Governor Christie with me on the campaign trail to talk about the […]
(Fort Mill, SC) – Trayce Thompson, rated as the fourth-best prospect in the White Sox organization by Baseball America, has been promoted the Charlotte Knights from Double-A Birmingham today.
American Idol Winner and Platinum Country Recording Artist Will Throw Out First Pitch, Perform “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” DURHAM, NC – The Durham Bulls today announce Scotty McCreery will headline festivities at the 2012 Gildan Triple-A National Championship Game at the DBAP on Tuesday, September 18. The country music superstar will throw out the game’s ceremonial first pitch and perform “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” during the 7th Inning Stretch. McCreery, a native of Garner, NC, was crowned the winner of the tenth season of American Idol in 2011. He has since become one of country music’s brightest young stars, selling over a million copies of his debut album Clear as Day. Now enrolled at North […]
Max Henson Staff Writer CHARLOTTE – The fourth preseason game allows players battling for roster spots one last chance to make a positive impression. That will be the goal against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Thursday. But the Panthers’ coaching staff and front office have been forming their player evaluations for months now. Head coach Ron Rivera made it clear that he and his staff will take a comprehensive approach to finalizing their 53-man roster. “We can’t get caught up in the moment,” Rivera said. “It really has to be the whole body of work — what we’ve done staring with OTAs, to minicamp, through training camp and to the last preseason game.” Rivera added that there are “probably a dozen” […]
Bryan Strickland Senior Writer CHARLOTTE – As the media gathered around Justin Medlock following Panthers practice Tuesday, one reporter congratulated him on being the last kicker standing. “Thanks,” Medlock said. “But it’s not over.” The Panthers released a pair of veteran specialists Monday – kicker Olindo Mare and punter Nick Harris – paving the way for Medlock and punter Brad Nortman. It’s a breakthrough for Medlock – whose last NFL kick was as a rookie in the 2007 season opener – and a relief for Nortman, a rookie. But neither is planning to pop open the champagne just yet. “I have to keep earning it every day,” Nortman said. “Your last punt is the only punt that matters. So even […]
Paced by trio of Morgan Kline, McKenzie Keightley and Christi Laite, UNCW posted a 3-0 sweep of visiting Campbell Tuesday.
(Fort Mill, SC) – Tuesday's game between the Charlotte Knights and Syracuse Chiefs was postponed due to inclement weather and will be made up as part of a doubleheader on Wednesday, August 29. First pitch of Wednesday's game will be at 6:15 p.m.