Motorsports

Motorsports – including Darlington Raceway, Charlotte Motor Speedway (CMS), zMAX Dragway and Rockingham Speedway “The Rock” with a special emphasis on NASCAR and NHRA racing.

Bikers for Bruce Hemmingway Fundraising Festival

Bikers for Bruce Hemmingway Fundraising Festival

WILMINGTON, NC April 15th, 2014 – Bruce Hemmingway was riding home on his motorcycle on April 12, 2013.  The driver of a van was Texting while driving and did not yield the right of way.  Despite the fact that Bruce was wearing his helmet, he suffered spinal cord injuries and is currently a quadriplegic with his life forever changed. Bikers for Bruce, A Fundraising Festival will be held on Sunday, June 22, 2014.  100% of the proceeds will go to Bruce and Vicki Hemmingway to help with physical therapy and rehabilitation so that Bruce may walk again. The day will begin with registration at Logan’s Roadhouse located in Jacksonville, NC from 11-12 and at Fat Tony’s Pub in Wilmington, NC […]

Darlington Raceway Announces Plans to Honor its History and Shape its Future

Darlington Raceway Announces Plans to Honor its History and Shape its Future

The Track “Too Tough To Tame” Embraces the Past, Present and Future of NASCAR DARLINGTON, SC April 12, 2014 – It all started in the fall of 1949, when a crisp breeze toyed with the loose soil of an old cotton field on the west side of rural Darlington, South Carolina.  Harold Brasington saw more than just dirt dancing around that patch of land. He saw the future.  He saw Darlington Raceway. Today, Darlington Raceway is a place of history, where fans reminisce about the past, while creating lasting memories of the present.  Where NASCAR legends were born and the youth of NASCAR dream about making their mark on the famed walls of The Lady in Black. Celebrating its roots […]

Langdon, Capps, McGaha and Ray Top the Leaderboard Going Into Sunday’s Eliminations at NHRA Four-Wide Nationals

Langdon, Capps, McGaha and Ray Top the Leaderboard Going Into Sunday’s Eliminations at NHRA Four-Wide Nationals

CONCORD, NC April 12, 2014 – For the second season in a row Shawn Langdon will enter eliminations at the NHRA Four-Wide Nationals as the No. 1 qualifier in Top Fuel. Ron Capps (Funny Car), Chris McGaha (Pro Stock) and Michael Ray (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also will lead their categories into eliminations as No. 1 qualifiers at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series event at the Bellagio of drag strips. Langdon piloted his Al-Anabi Racing dragster to a 3.753 second pass at 321.81 mph during the first day of qualifying and that run held up as hotter temperatures cooled down the runs in the two qualifying sessions on Saturday. CHARLOTTE MOTOR SPEEDWAY TICKETS “We’ve had a really good car […]

Kevin Harvick Wins NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Bojangles’ Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway

Kevin Harvick Wins NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Bojangles’ Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway

DARLINGTON, SC April 12, 2014 – Kevin Harvick, driver of the No. 4 Budweiser Chevrolet for Stewart-Haas Racing, recorded his first career win at Darlington Raceway after a thrilling finish in the Bojangles’ Southern 500 on Saturday night. Harvick, who led a race-high 238 laps, had the one of the strongest cars in the field all night. After losing the lead on a pit road after a late caution, Harvick charged to the front in the final 10 laps. With the help of two attempts at a green-white checkered finish, Harvick managed to pass Dale Earnhardt Jr. to secure his first win at Darlington in his 18th career start at the track. “If you’re going to win a race, this […]

Six Ford Drivers Qualify Top 10 for NASCAR Sprint Cup Series at Texas Motor Speedway

Six Ford Drivers Qualify Top 10 for NASCAR Sprint Cup Series at Texas Motor Speedway

FT. WORTH, TX April 5, 2014 Ford Racing Qualifying Results: 2nd – Brad Keselowski 4th – Greg Biffle 5th – Carl Edwards 7th – Trevor Bayne 9th – Marcos Ambrose 10th – Joey Logano 17th – Aric Almirola 28th – Michael McDowell 31st – Ricky Stenhouse Jr. 39th—David Gilliland 43rd – David Ragan BRAD KESELOWSKI – No. 2 Miller Lite Ford Fusion – PRESS CONFERENCE – “Of course we’re disappointed.  We wanted to sit on the pole, but it wasn’t meant to be.  Tony obviously put down a great lap there at the end.  I didn’t see that one coming.  I thought we had it, but that’s why they do it this way.  It’s really exciting and I think a […]

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Ford Returns to Formula DRIFT with Top Mustang Team, Trackside Fun and 2014 Fiesta ST Giveaway

Ford Returns to Formula DRIFT with Top Mustang Team, Trackside Fun and 2014 Fiesta ST Giveaway

Ford returns to Formula DRIFT with sweepstakes for custom EcoBoost®- powered Fiesta ST Former champ Vaughn Gittin Jr. and past winner Justin Pawlak to compete in Ford Mustangs Ford Mustang, Fiesta ST and other cars featuring Ford parts and accessories will be trackside LONG BEACH, CA March 31, 2014 – To celebrate its second year as an official sponsor of the Formula DRIFT series, Ford Motor Company is returning in force for 2014. Ford will support Mustang drivers Vaughn Gittin Jr. and Justin Pawlak, launch a sweepstakes for a custom Fiesta ST and bring trackside displays to three key events across the United States. Ford kicks off its Fiesta ST giveaway at the opening round of the series in Long […]

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Joey Logano and Marcos Ambrose Post Top-5 Finishes in STP 500 at Martinsville Speedway

Joey Logano and Marcos Ambrose Post Top-5 Finishes in STP 500 at Martinsville Speedway

Joey Logano (4th) and Marcos Ambrose (5th) posted Top-5 finishes in Sunday’s STP 500 at Martinsville Speedway while Aric Almirola came home eighth. Ford Finishing Results: 4th – Joey Logano 5th – Marcos Ambrose 8th – Aric Almirola 13th – Carl Edwards 18th – Greg Biffle 26th – David Gilliland 28th – David Ragan 38th – Brad Keselowski 40th – Ricky Stenhouse Jr. MARTINSVILLE, VA March 30, 2014 BRAD KESELOWSKI – No. 2 Miller Lite Ford Fusion – GARAGE INTERVIEW AFTER INCIDENT ON PIT ROAD. “I started to check up and I just barely got in the back of him and Kurt (Busch) just accelerated and drove through us, absolutely drove through us.  I tell you what, I’m about tired […]

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Joey Logano Sets Martinsville Track Qualifying Record

Joey Logano Sets Martinsville Track Qualifying Record

Ford Qualifying Results: 3rd – Joey Logano 8th – Carl Edwards 11th – Greg Biffle 14th – Brad Keselowski 17th – Marcos Ambrose 20th – Aric Almirola 24th – David Ragan 30th – Ricky Stenhouse Jr. 39th – David Gilliland Martinsville, VA Mar 28, 2014 JOEY LOGANO – No. 22 Shell/Pennzoil Ford Fusion – NOTE: Logano set a Martinsville Speedway track record in winning the first qualifying session when he turned a lap of 18.898 seconds (100.20 mph).  Logano will start third on Sunday after placing in that position during the final qualifying round. LOGANO PRESS CONFERENCE – WHAT ARE YOUR PROSPECTS FOR SUNDAY?  “I feel like our Shell/Pennzoil Ford has speed in it obviously.  The guys were telling me […]

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Unique Mustang Makes Return, a Collector Car Auction with Rare Jaguar, Lawn Mower Racing and So Much More at AutoFair

Unique Mustang Makes Return, a Collector Car Auction with Rare Jaguar, Lawn Mower Racing and So Much More at AutoFair

CHARLOTTE, NC March 28, 2014 – Elvis, Mustangs and lawn mowers, oh my! The Charlotte Motor Speedway AutoFair hosted by OldRide.com has all of that and so much more, April 3-6. In addition to unique vehicles in the Nationwide Insurance Classic Car Showcase Pavilion and the Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest, there will be a collector car auction and more than 1,500 collectible vehicles of all makes and models for sale in the car corral that rings the 1.5-mile superspeedway. Below are some newsworthy items leading into the Charlotte Motor Speedway AutoFair hosted by OldRide.com. Davidson, N.C. Resident Brings Exceptional Story, and Car, to AutoFair Many older vehicles have a unique story behind them and the story behind Alan Goodman’s […]

Dale Earnhardt Jr., Rick Hendrick and Ray Evernham Unveil Iconic Elvis Car That Will Be on Display at Charlotte Motor Speedway AutoFair Hosted by OldRide.com

Dale Earnhardt Jr., Rick Hendrick and Ray Evernham Unveil Iconic Elvis Car That Will Be on Display at Charlotte Motor Speedway AutoFair Hosted by OldRide.com

CHARLOTTE, NC March 25, 2014 – Icons from the worlds of NASCAR and music came together at Charlotte Motor Speedway Tuesday when Dale Earnhardt Jr., Rick Hendrick and Ray Evernham helped unveil one of Elvis Presley’s most prized vehicles, which will be on public display during the Charlotte Motor Speedway AutoFair hosted by OldRide.com, April 3-6. The car was unveiled after undergoing an extensive preservation to restore it to the condition it was in when Elvis last drove it in 1976. “It has never left Graceland®. It has been there in the auto museum in Graceland. This car has not been run in 25 years,” said Jack Soden, CEO of Elvis Presley Enterprises. “If we had fully restored it, it […]