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  • Harvick survives shootout for 1st Darlington win

    Harvick survives shootout for 1st Darlington win

    Sunday, April 13 2014 8:18 PM EDT2014-04-14 00:18:28 GMT
    DARLINGTON, S.C. (AP) - Kevin Harvick capped his biggest weekend at Darlington Raceway with his first Southern 500 victory Saturday night, passing Dale Earnhardt Junior two laps from the end of the longest
    Kevin Harvick capped his biggest weekend at Darlington Raceway with his first Southern 500 victory Saturday night.
  • Driver Aric Almirola makes pit stop to "upgrade" fans

    Driver Aric Almirola makes pit stop to "upgrade" fans

    Sunday, April 13 2014 10:05 AM EDT2014-04-13 14:05:11 GMT
    Drivers were not the only one's making pit stops this weekend, but so were fans. STP hosted its Ultra 5-in-1 pit stop event on Saturday. Race fans were randomly selected to get a free five point inspection
    Drivers were not the only one's making pit stops this weekend, but so were fans. STP hosted its Ultra 5-in-1 pit stop event on Saturday. Race fans were randomly selected to get a free five point inspection
  • Blood donor gets chance to become pit crew member

    Blood donor gets chance to become pit crew member

    Sunday, April 13 2014 9:46 AM EDT2014-04-13 13:46:20 GMT
    For some NASCAR fans, getting their hands dirty in the pits could just be a dream. It was Maureen Holt's dream, but now, It's a reality. And her name is on the hood to prove it. "it's incredible!
    For some NASCAR fans, getting their hands dirty in the pits could just be a dream. It was Maureen Holt's dream, but now, It's a reality. And her name is on the hood to prove it. "it's incredible!
  • Darlington announces plan to showcase track's history

    Darlington announces plan to showcase track's history

    Saturday, April 12 2014 3:23 PM EDT2014-04-12 19:23:52 GMT
    LOCAL/STAFF REPORTS DARLINGTON - Darlington Raceway has a new marketing plan designed to showcase the track's history at future races. Track president Chip Wile announced the plan Saturday alongside
    Track will use new marketing plan featuring a throwback ticket design and classic product line.
  • Austin Dillon brings No. 3 car back to Darlington

    Austin Dillon brings No. 3 car back to Darlington

    Saturday, April 12 2014 1:07 AM EDT2014-04-12 05:07:24 GMT
    DARLINGTON- It's a historic car, coming back to a historic track. For the first time in over a decade, the Number 3 car will return to Darlington Raceway on Saturday. Rookie Austin Dillon will be sitting
    It's a historic car, coming back to a historic track. For the first time in over a decade, the Number 3 car will return to Darlington Raceway on Saturday.
  • Young Elliott wins Darlington Nationwide race

    Young Elliott wins Darlington Nationwide race

    Saturday, April 12 2014 12:04 AM EDT2014-04-12 04:04:44 GMT
    ASSOCIATED PRESS DARLINGTON - Chase Elliott missed his senior prom Friday, but wasn't too disappointed. "I had a good date tonight, the 'Lady in Black,' can't forget about that," he said, smiling. The
    18-year-old picks up his second straight win
  • NASCAR fans celebrate the infield life ahead of the big weekend races

    NASCAR fans celebrate the infield life ahead of the big weekend races

    Friday, April 11 2014 5:36 PM EDT2014-04-11 21:36:19 GMT
    A huge part of the Darlington tradition involves the infield life. Many folks drive RV's and campers across the country to camp out ahead of the big races. Over the years, those RV's are becoming more
    A huge part of the Darlington tradition involves the infield life. Many folks drive RV's and campers across the country to camp out ahead of the big races. Over the years, those RV's are becoming more
  • Darlington future assured by track leaders, fans

    Darlington future assured by track leaders, fans

    Friday, April 11 2014 2:48 PM EDT2014-04-11 18:48:17 GMT
    A changed race weekend date and a quick change in track leadership have some worried Darlington Raceway may not remain on the NASCAR schedule much longer.A changed race weekend date and a quick change in track leadership have some worried Darlington Raceway may not remain on the NASCAR schedule much longer.
    DARLINGTON (WBTW) - A new date, one month earlier than the seemingly successful Mother's Day weekend date. A new president, younger than most and with no track administrative experience previously. These
    DARLINGTON (WBTW) - A new date, one month earlier than the seemingly successful Mother's Day weekend date. A new president, younger than most and with no track administrative experience previously. These
  • NASCAR owner Gene Haas granted F1 License

    NASCAR owner Gene Haas granted F1 License

    NASCAR owner Gene Haas says he has been granted a license from Formula One's governing body to start what he hopes will be a U.S.-based entry in the global series.
    NASCAR owner Gene Haas says he has been granted a license from Formula One's governing body to start what he hopes will be a U.S.-based entry in the global series.
  • Darlington Raceway, NASCAR drivers and school children partner for "Race to Green"

    Darlington Raceway, NASCAR drivers and school children partner for "Race to Green"

    Friday, April 11 2014 11:41 AM EDT2014-04-11 15:41:46 GMT
    Nascar's "Race to Green" program aims to generate awareness about being environmentally responsible. As part of that effort, Nascar drivers and officials, planted trees today in Darlington, along with
    Nascar's "Race to Green" program aims to generate awareness about being environmentally responsible. As part of that effort, Nascar drivers and officials, planted trees today in Darlington, along with
  • Darlington Raceway offers tailgate experience for college students

    Darlington Raceway offers tailgate experience for college students

    Friday, April 11 2014 10:38 AM EDT2014-04-11 14:38:11 GMT
    The open field at the front of the racetrack is for college students to tailgate.The open field at the front of the racetrack is for college students to tailgate.
    Tailgaters will continue to roll in to Darlington Raceway for race weekend April 11 and 12. Many will have hot grills and cold coolers similar to what you might see at a football game. Darlington Raceway
    Darlington Raceway president, Chip Wile, who is an SEC graduate, wants to provide an experience to college students similar to what they experience on campus during sporting events.
  • Top 5 moments in Darlington Raceway history

    Top 5 moments in Darlington Raceway history

    Friday, April 11 2014 7:02 AM EDT2014-04-11 11:02:57 GMT
    The Lady in Black turns 65 this September. The track has seen many exciting races over the years so News13 decided to count down the top five moments in Darlington Raceway history. Moment #5: Earnhardt
    The Lady in Black turns 65 this September. The track has seen many exciting races over the years so News13 decided to count down the top five moments in Darlington Raceway history. Moment #5: Earnhardt
  • Keselowski hopes to bring momentum into Darlington

    Keselowski hopes to bring momentum into Darlington

    Friday, April 11 2014 12:46 AM EDT2014-04-11 04:46:14 GMT
    DARLINGTON - Brad Keselowski already has one win under his belt this year and he aims to pick up another this weekend in Darlington. The 2012 Sprint Cup champion is off to a strong start in 2014 after
    The 2012 Cup champion already has one win this year. He hopes to pick up another Saturday.
  • Kenseth seeks repeat at Darlington Raceway

    Kenseth seeks repeat at Darlington Raceway

    Friday, April 11 2014 12:20 AM EDT2014-04-11 04:20:32 GMT
    ASSOCIATED PRESS DARLINGTON - Matt Kenseth hopes to get his season going and lock up a spot in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup at Darlington Raceway. Kenseth came to the Southern 500 last May as
    Matt Kenseth hopes to get his season going and lock up a spot in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup at Darlington Raceway.
  • NASCAR Notebook, Darlington

    NASCAR Notebook, Darlington

    Thursday, April 10 2014 3:18 PM EDT2014-04-10 19:18:29 GMT
    News13 Sports Director Conan Gasque and Darlington Raceway President Chip Wile talk about the major storylines in NASCAR leading up to the Bojangles Southern 500.
    News13 Sports Director Conan Gasque and Darlington Raceway President Chip Wile talk about the major storylines in NASCAR leading up to the Bojangles Southern 500.
  • Jeff Gordon: Darlington changes don't bother drivers

    Jeff Gordon: Darlington changes don't bother drivers

    Thursday, April 10 2014 2:30 PM EDT2014-04-10 18:30:30 GMT
    Jeff Gordon is a seven-time Darlington winner, including his last win at the track in 2007.Jeff Gordon is a seven-time Darlington winner, including his last win at the track in 2007.
    DARLINGTON (WBTW) - Jeff Gordon's legendary career includes seven victories at Darlington Raceway--more than any other active driver--but he told News13 recently that the changes in times and dates for
    DARLINGTON (WBTW) - Jeff Gordon's legendary career includes seven victories at Darlington Raceway--more than any other active driver--but he told News13 recently that the changes in times and dates for
  • NASCAR Next drivers come to Florence Civic Center

    NASCAR Next drivers come to Florence Civic Center

    Thursday, April 10 2014 12:18 AM EDT2014-04-10 04:18:15 GMT
    FLORENCE - Some of the most legendary drivers in NASCAR history have won at Darlington Raceway in the past. For drivers in the NASCAR Next program, winning at the Track Too Tough to Tame is a goal for
    Race fans had a chance to meet some of NASCAR's drivers of the future Thursday.
  • Follow NASCAR, Darlington officials for Southern 500 news on Twitter

    Follow NASCAR, Darlington officials for Southern 500 news on Twitter

    Wednesday, April 9 2014 11:19 AM EDT2014-04-09 15:19:22 GMT
    The Bojangles Southern 500 goes green at 6:30 on Saturday night. Twitter is a great way to keep up with personalities in NASCAR.The Bojangles Southern 500 goes green at 6:30 on Saturday night. Twitter is a great way to keep up with personalities in NASCAR.
    DARLINGTON (WBTW) - A great way to follow NASCAR, its drivers, its personalities, and those who help make the Bojangles Southern 500 one of the Pee Dee's and South Carolina's signature events is on Twitter. News13's
    DARLINGTON (WBTW) - A great way to follow NASCAR, its drivers, its personalities, and those who help make the Bojangles Southern 500 one of the Pee Dee's and South Carolina's signature events is on Twitter. News13's
  • Darlington native Owens off to strong start in Cup series

    Darlington native Owens off to strong start in Cup series

    Wednesday, April 9 2014 12:17 AM EDT2014-04-09 04:17:29 GMT
    CONCORD, N.C. – Trent Owens began thinking about this week's Bojangles Southern 500 long before last week's race at Texas Motor Speedway even began. As a crew chief for the No. 43 Ford, it's part of
    Trent Owens hopes to bring momentum into this week's Bojangles Southern 500.
  • Logano holds on to win at Texas

    Logano holds on to win at Texas

    Monday, April 7 2014 10:08 PM EDT2014-04-08 02:08:54 GMT
    ASSOCIATED PRESS FORT WORTH, Texas -- Joey Logano had a big lead and was within a half-lap of taking the white flag at Texas. The late caution and extra laps? They just made his victory Monday in the
    Joey Logano becomes the seventh drivers to win this season.
  • Rain postpones NASCAR race at Texas Motor Speedway

    Rain postpones NASCAR race at Texas Motor Speedway

    Monday, April 7 2014 12:24 AM EDT2014-04-07 04:24:08 GMT
    FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - The Sprint Cup Series race at Texas Motor Speedway has been postponed by rain un til Monday at noon. It's the third time in seven Sprint Cup Series races this season that rain
    The Sprint Cup Series race at Texas Motor Speedway has been postponed by rain until Monday at noon.
  • NASCAR Notebook, Texas

    NASCAR Notebook, Texas

    Friday, April 4 2014 1:53 AM EDT2014-04-04 05:53:15 GMT
    News13 Sports Director Conan Gasque and Darlington Raceway President Chip Wile talk about the major storylines in NASCAR leading up to the race at Texas.
    News13 Sports Director Conan Gasque and Darlington Raceway President Chip Wile talk about the major storylines in NASCAR leading up to the race at Texas.
  • Sprint Cup driver Mears runs tests at Darlington Raceway

    Sprint Cup driver Mears runs tests at Darlington Raceway

    Tuesday, April 1 2014 11:47 PM EDT2014-04-02 03:47:38 GMT
    DARLINGTON – Casey Mears knows how much of a challenge it is to run at Darlington Raceway. He's certainly had his share of struggles there in the past. But that's why he chose to run tests at the Lady
    No. 13 GEICO Chevrolet driver is preparing for the Bojangles Southern 500.
  • Kurt Busch bests Johnson to win at Martinsville

    Kurt Busch bests Johnson to win at Martinsville

    Monday, March 31 2014 12:24 AM EDT2014-03-31 04:24:12 GMT
    AP Photo AP Photo
    MARTINSVILLE, Va. (AP) - Kurt Busch passed Martinsville master Jimmie Johnson for the lead with 10 laps to go Sunday and held off the eight-time winner to win at Martinsville Speedway for the first time
    Kurt Busch passed Martinsville master Jimmie Johnson for the lead with 10 laps to go Sunday and held off the eight-time winner to win at Martinsville Speedway for the first time since October 2002.
  • NASCAR Notebook, Martinsville

    NASCAR Notebook, Martinsville

    Friday, March 28 2014 6:54 PM EDT2014-03-28 22:54:20 GMT
    News13 Sports Director Conan Gasque and Darlington Raceway President Chip Wile discuss the major storylines in NASCAR leading up to the race in Martinsville.
    News13 Sports Director Conan Gasque and Darlington Raceway President Chip Wile discuss the major storylines in NASCAR leading up to the race in Martinsville.
  • State of South Carolina Declares April 6-13 "Darlington Raceway Week" in South Carolina

    State of South Carolina Declares April 6-13 "Darlington Raceway Week" in South Carolina

    Thursday, March 27 2014 2:25 PM EDT2014-03-27 18:25:13 GMT
    The week of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Bojangles' Southern 500, April 6-13, 2014, has been named "Darlington Raceway Week, a Week Too Tough To Tame" after the South Carolina Senate and House of Representatives
    The week of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Bojangles' Southern 500, April 6-13, 2014, has been named "Darlington Raceway Week, a Week Too Tough To Tame" after the South Carolina Senate and House of Representatives
  • Kyle Busch wins again at Fontana after wild finish

    Kyle Busch wins again at Fontana after wild finish

    Monday, March 24 2014 12:38 AM EDT2014-03-24 04:38:12 GMT
    FONTANA, Calif. (AP) - Kyle Busch won at Fontana for the second straight year Sunday, holding off Kyle Larson, Tony Stewart and his older brother Kurt on a frantic two-lap sprint to the finish. Kyle Busch
    Kyle Busch won at Fontana for the second straight year Sunday, holding off Kyle Larson, Tony Stewart and his older brother Kurt on a frantic two-lap sprint to the finish.
  • NASCAR NOTEBOOK- Fontana

    NASCAR NOTEBOOK- Fontana

    Thursday, March 20 2014 12:01 AM EDT2014-03-20 04:01:55 GMT
    DARLINGTON- News13's Kelsey Riggs talks with Darlington Raceway President Chip Wile about the storylines of NASCAR heading into race week at Fontana.
    News13's Kelsey Riggs talks with Darlington Raceway President Chip Wile about the storylines of NASCAR heading into race week at Fontana.
  • Miss Sprint Cup team member steps down for personal reasons

    Miss Sprint Cup team member steps down for personal reasons

    Wednesday, March 19 2014 9:27 PM EDT2014-03-20 01:27:32 GMT
    Just a few weeks into her second year as a Miss Sprint Cup, Brooke Werner is leaving her Miss Sprint Cup squad for what she called "personal reasons."Werner, a former Miss Vermont, made the announcement
    Just a few weeks into her second year as a Miss Sprint Cup, Brooke Werner is leaving her Miss Sprint Cup squad for what she called "personal reasons."Werner, a former Miss Vermont, made the announcement
  • Jeff Gordon visits Darlington Raceway

    Jeff Gordon visits Darlington Raceway

    Friday, March 14 2014 1:26 AM EDT2014-03-14 05:26:40 GMT
    A Darlington Raceway fan got the opportunity of a lifetime when NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Jeff Gordon Thursday visited the track Too Tough To Tame. It's all part of the Drive to End Hunger Chevrolet. The
    Four-time Cup champ interacts with fans at the Lady in Black
  • NASCAR Notebook, Bristol

    NASCAR Notebook, Bristol

    Thursday, March 13 2014 6:44 PM EDT2014-03-13 22:44:56 GMT
    News13 Sports Director Conan Gasque and Darlington Raceway President Chip Wile talk about the major storylines in NASCAR heading into the race at Bristol.
    News13 Sports Director Conan Gasque and Darlington Raceway President Chip Wile talk about the major storylines in NASCAR heading into the race at Bristol.
  • NASCAR Notebook, Las Vegas

    NASCAR Notebook, Las Vegas

    Thursday, March 6 2014 7:15 PM EST2014-03-07 00:15:15 GMT
    News13 Sports Director Conan Gasque and Darlington Raceway President Chip Wile talk about NASCAR storylines and preview the Las Vegas race in this week's NASCAR Notebook.
    News13 Sports Director Conan Gasque and Darlington Raceway President Chip Wile talk about NASCAR storylines and preview the Las Vegas race in this week's NASCAR Notebook.
  • Jeff Gordon to visit Darlington Raceway

    Jeff Gordon to visit Darlington Raceway

    Thursday, March 6 2014 7:06 PM EST2014-03-07 00:06:12 GMT
    LOCAL REPORTS DARLINGTON - Jeff Gordon is off to one of the hottest starts of his NASCAR career, and next week he rolls in to Darlington Raceway. The four-time Cup champion will be at the Track Too Tough
    Fans have a chance to meet the four-time Cup champ March 13
  • NASCAR Notebook, Phoenix

    NASCAR Notebook, Phoenix

    Thursday, February 27 2014 5:23 PM EST2014-02-27 22:23:00 GMT
    News 13 Sports Director Conan Gasque and Darlington Raceway President Chip Wile recap the Daytona 500, preview this week's Phoenix race and discuss the new qualifying format that begins for Sprint Cup
    A look at the major storylines in NASCAR this week
  • Myrtle Beach Speedway hopes to add NASCAR, ARCA races

    Myrtle Beach Speedway hopes to add NASCAR, ARCA races

    Tuesday, February 25 2014 4:22 PM EST2014-02-25 21:22:13 GMT
    MYRTLE BEACH – The president of Myrtle Beach Speedway says NASCAR and ARCA have expressed interest in bringing races to the track. Bob Lutz says he's been talking with NASCAR for more than year about
    Speedway president Bob Lutz says NASCAR and ARCA have shown interest in running races in Myrtle Beach.
  • Earnhardt Jr. wins 2nd Daytona 500 a decade later

    Earnhardt Jr. wins 2nd Daytona 500 a decade later

    Monday, February 24 2014 12:43 AM EST2014-02-24 05:43:53 GMT
    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Through rain and wrecks, on Daytona's longest day, this was a drought Dale Earnhardt Jr. was determined to end. NASCAR's most popular driver won the Daytona 500 on Sunday night
    Through rain and wrecks, on Daytona's longest day, this was a drought Dale Earnhardt Jr. was determined to end.
  • Smith gets redemption in Daytona Nationwide race

    Smith gets redemption in Daytona Nationwide race

    Sunday, February 23 2014 1:44 AM EST2014-02-23 06:44:36 GMT
    DAYTONA, Fla. – As far as Regan Smith is concerned, his crew could have thrown just about anything on him after his win in the DRIVE4COPD 300 Saturday – even tomato sauce from car sponsor Ragu. When
    Former Darlington winner Regan Smith picks up his first career win at Daytona
  • Regan Smith wins Nationwide opener at Daytona

    Regan Smith wins Nationwide opener at Daytona

    Saturday, February 22 2014 4:03 PM EST2014-02-22 21:03:03 GMT
    AP Photo AP Photo
    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Regan Smith won the season-opening Nationwide Series race at Daytona International Speedway by edging Brad Keselowski at the finish line in overtime. It was redemption for Smith,
    Regan Smith won the season-opening Nationwide Series race at Daytona International Speedway by edging Brad Keselowski at the finish line in overtime.
  • Busch wins Truck Series season opener at Daytona

    Busch wins Truck Series season opener at Daytona

    Saturday, February 22 2014 2:57 PM EST2014-02-22 19:57:51 GMT
    AP Photo AP Photo
    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Kyle Busch used a perfectly timed pass to edge Timothy Peters in the final few feet to win the NASCAR Truck Series season opener Friday night at Daytona International Speedway. Peters
    Kyle Busch used a perfectly timed pass to edge Timothy Peters in the final few feet to win the NASCAR Truck Series season opener Friday night at Daytona International Speedway.
  • Darlington native Owens enjoying new crew chief job

    Darlington native Owens enjoying new crew chief job

    Saturday, February 22 2014 12:57 AM EST2014-02-22 05:57:55 GMT
    DAYTONA, Fla. – Opportunities at the highest level of NASCAR don't always come easy or often for crew members in the spot. So when Trent Owens finally got his chance as a crew chief in the Sprint Cup,
    Trent Owens has his first full-time job as a crew chief in the Sprint Cup series this year
  • Columbus County race team hopes to make noise at Daytona

    Columbus County race team hopes to make noise at Daytona

    Friday, February 21 2014 1:56 PM EST2014-02-21 18:56:16 GMT
    DAYTONA, Fla. – Ricky Benton Racing is a small team by NASCAR standards, but they hope to compete on a big stage Friday night. The team, based in Columbus County, is at Daytona International Speedway
    Ricky Benton Racing is a small team hoping to make noise on a big stage
  • Sport Clips to sponsor Darlington's Nationwide race through 2016

    Sport Clips to sponsor Darlington's Nationwide race through 2016

    Friday, February 21 2014 11:56 AM EST2014-02-21 16:56:54 GMT
    LOCAL/STAFF REPORTS DARLINGTON – Sport Clips Haircuts will continue to sponsor Darlington Raceway's Nationwide through 2016, the track announced Thursday. The VFW Sport Clips Help A Hero 200 will run
    Sport Clips extends its sponsorship for three years
  • NASCAR Notebook, Daytona

    NASCAR Notebook, Daytona

    Friday, February 21 2014 1:29 AM EST2014-02-21 06:29:35 GMT
    Conan Gasque talks to Darlington Raceway president Chip Wile to preview the 2014 NASCAR season and Daytona 500.
    Conan Gasque talks to Darlington Raceway president Chip Wile to preview the 2014 NASCAR season and Daytona 500.
  • Austin Dillon puts No. 3 on pole for Daytona 500

    Austin Dillon puts No. 3 on pole for Daytona 500

    Sunday, February 16 2014 11:15 PM EST2014-02-17 04:15:35 GMT
    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Austin Dillon put the famed No. 3 back out front at Daytona International Speedway. Dillon won the pole for the season-opening Daytona 500 driving the No. 3 Chevrolet - a car
    Austin Dillon put the famed No. 3 back out front at Daytona International Speedway.
  • NASCAR creates winner-take-all championship format

    NASCAR creates winner-take-all championship format

    Thursday, January 30 2014 4:01 PM EST2014-01-30 21:01:38 GMT
    ASSOCIATED PRESS CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — NASCAR overhauled its championship format Thursday, creating an elimination, winner-take-all system designed to reward "the most battle-tested" driver at the end
    Chase for the Sprint Cup field expanded to 16 drivers
  • 350 Ft. Bragg soldiers deployed to Afghanistan

    350 Ft. Bragg soldiers deployed to Afghanistan

    Monday, January 20 2014 11:41 AM EST2014-01-20 16:41:04 GMT
    "We're all just waiting to get on the bird, do our job," Spc. Krikor Mouradian said Sunday night at Fort Bragg before his deployment to Afghanistan. With their goodbyes said to family a few hours earlier,
    "We're all just waiting to get on the bird, do our job," Spc. Krikor Mouradian said Sunday night at Fort Bragg before his deployment to Afghanistan. With their goodbyes said to family a few hours earlier,
  • Dale Earnhardt's iconic #3 to appear on Austin Dillon's cars

    Dale Earnhardt's iconic #3 to appear on Austin Dillon's cars

    Wednesday, December 11 2013 12:55 PM EST2013-12-11 17:55:10 GMT
    NASCAR news that Austin Dillon, grandson of car owner Richard Childress, will race full-time in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series with the iconic number 3 on his car.  It's the first time since Earnhardt was
    NASCAR news that Austin Dillon, grandson of car owner Richard Childress, will race full-time in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series with the iconic number 3 on his car.  It's the first time since Earnhardt was
  • Darlington native Owens gets crew chief job in Sprint Cup Series

    Darlington native Owens gets crew chief job in Sprint Cup Series

    Monday, December 2 2013 10:29 PM EST2013-12-03 03:29:48 GMT
    ASSOCIATED PRESS Richard Petty Motorsports has hired Darlington native Trent Owens to crew chief Aric Almirola in 2014. Owens is a longtime Nationwide Series crew chief and the nephew of Richard Petty.
    Trent Owens will serve as crew chief for Aric Almirola
  • Johnson wins sixth Sprint Cup title

    Johnson wins sixth Sprint Cup title

    Monday, November 18 2013 12:38 AM EST2013-11-18 05:38:15 GMT
    ASSOCIATED PRESS HOMESTEAD, Fla. - Back on top with only two NASCAR greats left to catch, Jimmie Johnson won his sixth championship in eight years Sunday and staked his claim as one of the most dominant
    Jimmie Johnson becomes just the third driver to win six titles.
  • Johnson finishes 3rd at Phoenix to extend points lead

    Johnson finishes 3rd at Phoenix to extend points lead

    Sunday, November 10 2013 11:13 PM EST2013-11-11 04:13:44 GMT
    ASSOCIATED PRESS AVONDALE, Ariz. - Jimmie Johnson has taken control of the championship battle following a disastrous performance by Matt Kenseth at Phoenix International Raceway. Johnson widened his
    Johnson leads Matt Kenseth by 28 points entering final race
  • Tony Stewart Breaks Right Leg In Iowa Crash

    Tony Stewart Breaks Right Leg In Iowa Crash

    Tuesday, October 15 2013 11:04 AM EDT2013-10-15 15:04:00 GMT
    Three-time NASCAR champion Tony Stewart has broken his right leg and had surgery following a crash in a sprint car race at Southern Iowa Speedway Monday night.	A spokesman for Stewart said the 42-year-old driver broke his right tibia and fibula.Three-time NASCAR champion Tony Stewart has broken his right leg and had surgery following a crash in a sprint car race at Southern Iowa Speedway Monday night. A spokesman for Stewart said the 42-year-old driver broke his right tibia and fibula.
    Three-time NASCAR champion Tony Stewart has broken his right leg and had surgery following a crash in a sprint car race at Southern Iowa Speedway Monday night. 
    Three-time NASCAR champion Tony Stewart has broken his right leg and had surgery following a crash in a sprint car race at Southern Iowa Speedway Monday night. A spokesman for Stewart said the 42-year-old driver broke his right tibia and fibula.
  • Darlington NASCAR Sprint Cup races moved to April in 2014

    Darlington NASCAR Sprint Cup races moved to April in 2014

    Saturday, October 12 2013 6:37 AM EDT2013-10-12 10:37:43 GMT
    DARLINGTON, SC (WBTW) - Darlington Raceway is moving its NASCAR race from May to April in 2014. According to a press release, the 65 years of racing tradition is moving its NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Bojangles'
    DARLINGTON, SC (WBTW) - Darlington Raceway is moving its NASCAR race from May to April in 2014. According to a press release, the 65 years of racing tradition is moving its NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Bojangles'
  • Darlington Raceway searching for face of track, "Lady in Black"

    Darlington Raceway searching for face of track, "Lady in Black"

    Tuesday, October 1 2013 5:20 PM EDT2013-10-01 21:20:05 GMT
    STAFF REPORTS Darlington Raceway is accepting candidates for the 2014 "Lady in Black" to serve as the face of the historic track. The next "Lady in Black" will serve as the face of Darlington Raceway,
    STAFF REPORTS Darlington Raceway is accepting candidates for the 2014 "Lady in Black" to serve as the face of the historic track. The next "Lady in Black" will serve as the face of Darlington Raceway,
  • Labonte breaks 3 ribs in bicycle crash, will miss NASCAR race

    Labonte breaks 3 ribs in bicycle crash, will miss NASCAR race

    Wednesday, August 28 2013 5:36 PM EDT2013-08-28 21:36:41 GMT
    Bobby Labonte broke three ribs in a bike riding accident Wednesday near his North Carolina home and will miss this weekend's NASCAR race in Atlanta. A spokesman for the driver said Labonte was taken
    Bobby Labonte broke three ribs in a bike riding accident Wednesday near his North Carolina home and will miss this weekend's NASCAR race in Atlanta. A spokesman for the driver said Labonte was taken
  • Wile takes helm at Darlington Raceway after major shakeup ousts former Pres., GM

    Wile takes helm at Darlington Raceway after major shakeup ousts former Pres., GM

    Friday, August 23 2013 7:20 PM EDT2013-08-23 23:20:48 GMT
    Darlington Raceway's new President, Chip Wile, took the helm at the track on Friday.Darlington Raceway's new President, Chip Wile, took the helm at the track on Friday.
    A new president took the helm at Darlington Raceway Friday, following a series of shakeups on Thursday that ousted longtime President Chris Browning and General Manager, Mac Josey. The track's parent
    A new president took the helm at Darlington Raceway Friday, following a series of shakeups on Thursday that ousted longtime President Chris Browning and General Manager, Mac Josey. The track's parent
  • Chip Wile named new President of Darlington Raceway

    Chip Wile named new President of Darlington Raceway

    Friday, August 23 2013 6:24 AM EDT2013-08-23 10:24:08 GMT
    Courtesy: ISC DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – August 22, 2013 – International Speedway Corporation ("ISC") today announced that it has named Chip Wile as President of Darlington Raceway ("DAR") effective immediately.
    Courtesy: ISC DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – August 22, 2013 – International Speedway Corporation ("ISC") today announced that it has named Chip Wile as President of Darlington Raceway ("DAR") effective immediately.
  • 2014 NASCAR Hall Of Fame Class Announced

    2014 NASCAR Hall Of Fame Class Announced

    Wednesday, May 22 2013 11:51 PM EDT2013-05-23 03:51:20 GMT
    Courtesy: NASCAR Flock, Ingram, Jarrett, Petty and Roberts Comprise List Of New Inductees DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (May 22, 2013) – NASCAR announced today the inductees who will comprise the 2014 class
    Courtesy: NASCAR Flock, Ingram, Jarrett, Petty and Roberts Comprise List Of New Inductees DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (May 22, 2013) – NASCAR announced today the inductees who will comprise the 2014 class
  • Racing legend reportedly commits suicide

    Racing legend reportedly commits suicide

    Thursday, May 16 2013 4:40 PM EDT2013-05-16 20:40:33 GMT
    Dick Trickle (Getty Images)Dick Trickle (Getty Images)
    The Charlotte Observer reports retired race car driver Richard "Dick" Trickle, 71, died Thursday after shooting himself. Lincoln County deputies said Trickle, was found dead next to his pick-up truck
    The Charlotte Observer reports retired race car driver Richard "Dick" Trickle, 71, died Thursday after shooting himself. Lincoln County deputies said Trickle, was found dead next to his pick-up truck
  • Effingham company happy to be team with NASCAR's David Ragan

    Effingham company happy to be team with NASCAR's David Ragan

    Tuesday, May 14 2013 12:07 AM EDT2013-05-14 04:07:01 GMT
    DARLINGTON, SC (WBTW) – A company in the Eastern Carolinas is using NASCAR to create brand awareness. Peanut Patch, a boiled peanut company produced by McCall Farms out of Effingham is the main sponsor
    DARLINGTON, SC (WBTW) – A company in the Eastern Carolinas is using NASCAR to create brand awareness. Peanut Patch, a boiled peanut company produced by McCall Farms out of Effingham is the main sponsor
  • Kenseth takes checkered flag at Bojangles Southern 500

    Kenseth takes checkered flag at Bojangles Southern 500

    Sunday, May 12 2013 12:56 AM EDT2013-05-12 04:56:49 GMT
    Pete Iacobelli / AP DARLINGTON, S.C. (AP) -- Matt Kenseth is quickly showing how well he fits in at Joe Gibbs Racing. Kenseth passed JGR teammate Kyle Busch 13 laps from the end to win the Southern
    Pete Iacobelli / AP DARLINGTON, S.C. (AP) -- Matt Kenseth is quickly showing how well he fits in at Joe Gibbs Racing. Kenseth passed JGR teammate Kyle Busch 13 laps from the end to win the Southern
  • Kyle Busch wins Nationwide race at Darlington

    Kyle Busch wins Nationwide race at Darlington

    Saturday, May 11 2013 1:11 AM EDT2013-05-11 05:11:02 GMT
    Pete Iacobelli, AP Sports Writer DARLINGTON - Kyle Busch figured it'd be easy to run his own program on the Nationwide Series after all the wins he'd racked up for Joe Gibbs Racing. A year on his own
    Pete Iacobelli, AP Sports Writer DARLINGTON - Kyle Busch figured it'd be easy to run his own program on the Nationwide Series after all the wins he'd racked up for Joe Gibbs Racing. A year on his own
  • PHOTOS: WBTW at Darlington Raceway!

    PHOTOS: WBTW at Darlington Raceway!

    Friday, May 10 2013 5:28 PM EDT2013-05-10 21:28:28 GMT
    It's time for the Bojangles Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway!
    It's time for the Bojangles Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway!
  • Ninth annual Car Hauler parade roars through the Pee Dee

    Ninth annual Car Hauler parade roars through the Pee Dee

    Thursday, May 9 2013 11:32 PM EDT2013-05-10 03:32:09 GMT
    FLORENCE, S.C.----Dean Mozingo has been a NASCAR hauler truck driver for the last 14 years, and he said that the Darlington Raceway is his favorite track to come out to. He especially enjoys being a part
    FLORENCE, S.C.----Dean Mozingo has been a NASCAR hauler truck driver for the last 14 years, and he said that the Darlington Raceway is his favorite track to come out to. He especially enjoys being a part
  • Bowyer a part of NASCAR Stars night at Myrtle Beach Speedway

    Bowyer a part of NASCAR Stars night at Myrtle Beach Speedway

    Thursday, May 9 2013 11:18 PM EDT2013-05-10 03:18:54 GMT
    MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WBTW) – Myrtle Beach Speedway capitalized on NASCAR coming to the area for the second straight year. Sprint Cup star Clint Bowyer along with Nationwide series drivers Mike Wallace and
    MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WBTW) – Myrtle Beach Speedway capitalized on NASCAR coming to the area for the second straight year. Sprint Cup star Clint Bowyer along with Nationwide series drivers Mike Wallace and
  • Nascar rookie passes on lessons about bullying at Darlington Middle School

    Nascar rookie passes on lessons about bullying at Darlington Middle School

    Thursday, May 9 2013 6:36 PM EDT2013-05-09 22:36:34 GMT
    Nascar driver Alex Bowman speaks to students Thursday at Darlington Middle SchoolNascar driver Alex Bowman speaks to students Thursday at Darlington Middle School
    Nascar driver Alex Bowman talked to students about bullying issues Thursday at Darlington Middle School. Bowman is a 20-year-old driver who says that issues he has dealt with over the past several years,
    Nascar driver Alex Bowman talked to students about bullying issues Thursday at Darlington Middle School. Bowman is a 20-year-old driver who says that issues he has dealt with over the past several years,
  • Florence stock car driver makes her mark on the track

    Florence stock car driver makes her mark on the track

    Thursday, May 9 2013 5:18 PM EDT2013-05-09 21:18:51 GMT
    MYRTLE BEACH, SC - Stock car racing remains a male dominated sport. That's changing thanks in great part to the popularity of drivers like Danica Patrick. Holly Jackson, 25, of Florence hopes to be the
    MYRTLE BEACH, SC - Stock car racing remains a male dominated sport. That's changing thanks in great part to the popularity of drivers like Danica Patrick. 
  • Miss Sprint Cup visits News13

    Miss Sprint Cup visits News13

    Thursday, May 9 2013 12:36 AM EDT2013-05-09 04:36:38 GMT
    NEWS13 SPORTS – Miss Sprint Cup stopped by News13 Studios on Wednesday afternoon. Jaclyn Roney took pictures with the News13 crew and helped Sports Director Jeff Zell with his six pm broadcast. Roney
    NEWS13 SPORTS – Miss Sprint Cup stopped by News13 Studios on Wednesday afternoon. Jaclyn Roney took pictures with the News13 crew and helped Sports Director Jeff Zell with his six pm broadcast. Roney
  • Bojangles Southern 500 gives local economies a big boost

    Bojangles Southern 500 gives local economies a big boost

    Wednesday, May 8 2013 10:53 PM EDT2013-05-09 02:53:21 GMT
    DARLNGTON, S.C.---Race fans from across the nation have already started pouring into Darlinton and surrounding cities for this weekend's Bojangles Southern 500. "This is a very exciting time for darlington,
    DARLNGTON, S.C.---Race fans from across the nation have already started pouring into Darlinton and surrounding cities for this weekend's Bojangles Southern 500. "This is a very exciting time for darlington,
  • Darlington Raceway's former PR director authors new book

    Darlington Raceway's former PR director authors new book

    Monday, May 6 2013 3:32 PM EDT2013-05-06 19:32:25 GMT
    DARLINGTON, SC - (PRESS RELEASE) - Darlington Raceway has been part of the landscape of South Carolina and of NASCAR® for over six decades and a new nostalgic book celebrates the history of the track through
    DARLINGTON, SC - (PRESS RELEASE) - Darlington Raceway has been part of the landscape of South Carolina and of NASCAR® for over six decades and a new nostalgic book celebrates the history of the track 
  • Darlington Raceway gears up for the 64th annual Bojangles Southern 500

    Darlington Raceway gears up for the 64th annual Bojangles Southern 500

    Friday, May 3 2013 2:42 PM EDT2013-05-03 18:42:42 GMT
    DARLINGTON, S.C.----Nearly 100,000 people will be in Darlington next week for the Bojangles Southern 500; and with the race just a week away, Darlington Raceway officials have been preparing for the big
    DARLINGTON, S.C.----Nearly 100,000 people will be in Darlington next week for the Bojangles Southern 500; and with the race just a week away, Darlington Raceway officials have been preparing for the big
  • Darlington businesses and residents gear up for Bojangles Southern 500

    Darlington businesses and residents gear up for Bojangles Southern 500

    Sunday, April 28 2013 6:34 PM EDT2013-04-28 22:34:35 GMT
    FLORENCE, S.C.---At Taki's Family Diner in Darlington, the week of the Bojangles Southern 500 is their busiest one of the year. "It's crazy, and it's fun and we have a lot of people, a lot of out of town
    FLORENCE, S.C.---At Taki's Family Diner in Darlington, the week of the Bojangles Southern 500 is their busiest one of the year. "It's crazy, and it's fun and we have a lot of people, a lot of out of town
  • NASCAR driver visits students in Darlington

    NASCAR driver visits students in Darlington

    Monday, April 22 2013 4:35 PM EDT2013-04-22 20:35:40 GMT
    NASCAR driver Parker Kligerman made a stop in the Pee Dee today. He met up with students from Society Hill Elementary School at the "Track Too Tough to Tame" in Darlington. The class won the opportunity
    NASCAR driver Parker Kligerman made a stop in the Pee Dee today. He met up with students from Society Hill Elementary School at the "Track Too Tough to Tame" in Darlington. The class won the opportunity
  • Pee Dee native Owens part of Turner Scott Motorsports test at Darlington Raceway

    Pee Dee native Owens part of Turner Scott Motorsports test at Darlington Raceway

    Wednesday, April 17 2013 12:08 AM EDT2013-04-17 04:08:11 GMT
    DARLINGTON, S.C. (WBTW) – It's a midweek homecoming for Nationwide Series crew chief Trent Owens. Owens and driver Kyle Larson took part in the first of a two day Turner Scott Motorsports test with fellow
    DARLINGTON, S.C. (WBTW) – It's a midweek homecoming for Nationwide Series crew chief Trent Owens. Owens and driver Kyle Larson took part in the first of a two day Turner Scott Motorsports test with fellow
  • Darlington native Owens wins as crew chief at Rockingham

    Darlington native Owens wins as crew chief at Rockingham

    Monday, April 15 2013 2:04 AM EDT2013-04-15 06:04:39 GMT
    Trent Owens (middle). Photo by Hunter ThomasTrent Owens (middle). Photo by Hunter Thomas
    ROCKINGHAM – Trent Owens has plenty of positive memories of Rockingham Speedway. The Darlington native added another to his list Sunday. Owens, crew chief for the No. 30 Autism Speaks Chevrolet truck,
    ROCKINGHAM – Trent Owens has plenty of positive memories of Rockingham Speedway. The Darlington native added another to his list Sunday. Owens, crew chief for the No. 30 Autism Speaks Chevrolet truck,
  • Darlington, Rockingham rev up interest for upcoming races

    Darlington, Rockingham rev up interest for upcoming races

    Tuesday, April 9 2013 11:14 PM EDT2013-04-10 03:14:19 GMT
    COLUMBIA, SC (WBTW) – Darlington Raceway last year mixed southern food and racing when they brought on Bojangles as a long term sponsor. To help rev up interest in this year's race, the folks at The
    COLUMBIA, SC (WBTW) – Darlington Raceway last year mixed southern food and racing when they brought on Bojangles as a long term sponsor. To help rev up interest in this year's race, the folks at The
  • Naked man breaks into and ransacks SPEED Network offices in NC

    Naked man breaks into and ransacks SPEED Network offices in NC

    Monday, April 8 2013 12:33 PM EDT2013-04-08 16:33:28 GMT
    A naked man broke into a motorsports TV network in Charlotte and ransacked the place early Monday, according to TV outlets in Charlotte. The incident happened at the SPEED Network offices in the 1200
    A naked man broke into a motorsports TV network in Charlotte and ransacked the place early Monday, according to TV outlets in Charlotte. The incident happened at the SPEED Network offices in the 1200
  • Fired Miss Sprint Cup returning to Darlington Raceway

    Fired Miss Sprint Cup returning to Darlington Raceway

    Saturday, April 6 2013 12:42 AM EDT2013-04-06 04:42:12 GMT
    STAFF REPORTS A former Miss Sprint Cup who was fired amid controversy will return to Darlington Raceway next month for the Bojangles Southern 500. The raceway announced Friday that Paige Duke, a Lancaster
    STAFF REPORTS A former Miss Sprint Cup who was fired amid controversy will return to Darlington Raceway next month for the Bojangles Southern 500. The raceway announced Friday that Paige Duke, a Lancaster
  • Miss Sprint Cup fired over nude pics to appear at Darlington races

    Miss Sprint Cup fired over nude pics to appear at Darlington races

    Friday, April 5 2013 4:58 PM EDT2013-04-05 20:58:13 GMT
    The former Miss Sprint Cup removed after nude photos of her surfaced on the Internet is back at Darlington Raceway as "The Lady in Black." Raceway officials said Paige Duke would serve at next month's
    The former Miss Sprint Cup removed after nude photos of her surfaced on the Internet is back at Darlington Raceway as "The Lady in Black." Raceway officials said Paige Duke would serve at next month's
  • VFW, Sport Clips to sponsor Darlington's Nationwide race again

    VFW, Sport Clips to sponsor Darlington's Nationwide race again

    Wednesday, March 27 2013 11:07 PM EDT2013-03-28 03:07:46 GMT
    DARLINGTON, S.C. (WBTW) - For the second year in a row VFW and Sport Clips will team up as the title sponsor of Darlington's Nationwide Series race. The Friday, May 10th race is to be called the VFW Sport
    DARLINGTON, S.C. (WBTW) - For the second year in a row VFW and Sport Clips will team up as the title sponsor of Darlington's Nationwide Series race. The Friday, May 10th race is to be called the VFW Sport
  • Hamlin out 6 weeks with fractured vertebra

    Hamlin out 6 weeks with fractured vertebra

    Tuesday, March 26 2013 11:50 PM EDT2013-03-27 03:50:25 GMT
    JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Denny Hamlin will be sidelined at least six weeks because of a fractured vertebra sustained in a last-lap crash at California. Hamlin was
    JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Denny Hamlin will be sidelined at least six weeks because of a fractured vertebra sustained in a last-lap crash at California. Hamlin was
  • Hamlin has compression fracture in lower back

    Hamlin has compression fracture in lower back

    Monday, March 25 2013 3:34 PM EDT2013-03-25 19:34:30 GMT
    JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer Denny Hamlin suffered a compression fracture in his lower back during Sunday's last-lap crash at Fontana, Calif. Joe Gibbs Racing disclosed the injury Monday
    JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer Denny Hamlin suffered a compression fracture in his lower back during Sunday's last-lap crash at Fontana, Calif. Joe Gibbs Racing disclosed the injury Monday
  • Anders wins Myrtle Beach 400 in thrilling finish

    Anders wins Myrtle Beach 400 in thrilling finish

    Saturday, March 23 2013 12:08 AM EDT2013-03-23 04:08:18 GMT
    Anthony Anders celebrates after winning the Myrtle Beach 400.Anthony Anders celebrates after winning the Myrtle Beach 400.
    Anthony Anders took the checkered flag after a wild finish in the Myrtle Beach 400 Friday. Anders, a Greenville native, was running third entering the final lap when a crash happened in turn one in front
    Anthony Anders took the checkered flag after a wild finish in the Myrtle Beach 400 Friday. Anders, a Greenville native, was running third entering the final lap when a crash happened in turn one in front
  • Anderson finishes fifth in car sponsored by Darlington Raceway

    Anderson finishes fifth in car sponsored by Darlington Raceway

    Sunday, March 17 2013 1:16 AM EDT2013-03-17 05:16:10 GMT
    MYRTLE BEACH - Jordan Anderson didn't take the checkered flag at Myrtle Beach Speedway Saturday, but he'll likely still have fond memories of running in the race. Anderson drove in the Battle at the
    MYRTLE BEACH - Jordan Anderson didn't take the checkered flag at Myrtle Beach Speedway Saturday, but he'll likely still have fond memories of running in the race. Anderson drove in the Battle at the
  • New format for 2013 NASCAR All-Star Race

    New format for 2013 NASCAR All-Star Race

    Wednesday, February 27 2013 12:00 AM EST2013-02-27 05:00:07 GMT
    STAFF REPORTS - NASCAR's All-Star race, the week after the Bojangles Southern 500, will give drivers the opportunity to ride away with two million dollars. Charlotte Motor Speedway owner Bruton Smith
    STAFF REPORTS - NASCAR's All-Star race, the week after the Bojangles Southern 500, will give drivers the opportunity to ride away with two million dollars. Charlotte Motor Speedway owner Bruton Smith
  • NC man and his Audi to compete on 'R U Faster Than a Redneck'

    NC man and his Audi to compete on 'R U Faster Than a Redneck'

    Monday, February 25 2013 8:51 PM EST2013-02-26 01:51:42 GMT
    Power, speed and force -- it can be addictive for some. "When I got my drivers' license my father realized I had the innate ability or the desire to go fast, so he gave me the opportunity to take my
    Power, speed and force -- it can be addictive for some. "When I got my drivers' license my father realized I had the innate ability or the desire to go fast, so he gave me the opportunity to take my
  • Wild wreck on final lap mars Stewart's Nationwide Win

    Wild wreck on final lap mars Stewart's Nationwide Win

    Saturday, February 23 2013 7:58 PM EST2013-02-24 00:58:09 GMT
    DAYTONA BEACH, FL -- A 12-car wreck that left a driver's engine, tires and debris into the grandstand injured at least 28 fans at Daytona International Speedway marring another Tony Stewart victory in
    A 12-car wreck that left a driver's engine, tires and debris into the grandstand injured at least 28 fans at Daytona International Speedway marring another Tony Stewart victory in
  • Darlington native Owens with full time Nationwide assignment

    Darlington native Owens with full time Nationwide assignment

    Saturday, February 23 2013 10:33 AM EST2013-02-23 15:33:32 GMT
    DAYTONA BEACH, FL – Darlington native Trent Owens is excited for stability in 2013. Owens, who begins his seventh year as a crew chief, is with the number-32 Turner Scott Motorsports Nationwide car driven
    Darlington native Trent Owens is excited for stability in 2013.  Owens, who begins his seventh year as a crew chief, is with the number-32 Turner Scott Motorsports Nationwide car driven by 20-year old Kyle Larson for a full season.
  • Bayne wins pole for Nationwide race

    Bayne wins pole for Nationwide race

    Friday, February 22 2013 11:50 PM EST2013-02-23 04:50:18 GMT
    AP - Former Daytona 500 winner Trevor Bayne will start from the pole in the Nationwide Series season opener. Bayne turned the fast lap during qualifying at Daytona International Speedway on Friday, averaging
    AP - Former Daytona 500 winner Trevor Bayne will start from the pole in the Nationwide Series season opener. Bayne turned the fast lap during qualifying at Daytona International Speedway on Friday, averaging
  • Kurt Busch, Craven remember classic Darlington race

    Kurt Busch, Craven remember classic Darlington race

    Friday, February 22 2013 5:05 PM EST2013-02-22 22:05:32 GMT
    DAYTONA BEACH, FL (WBTW)—Second place is not a finish most drivers want to talk about ten years later –but Kurt Busch doesn't seem to mind. "Being part of it, and sharing that experience with Ricky Craven,
    DAYTONA BEACH, FL (WBTW)—Second place is not a finish most drivers want to talk about ten years later –but Kurt Busch doesn't seem to mind. "Being part of it, and sharing that experience with Ricky Craven,
  • Darlington native Smith describes life as NASCAR Engineer

    Darlington native Smith describes life as NASCAR Engineer

    Friday, February 22 2013 1:24 PM EST2013-02-22 18:24:13 GMT
    DAYTONA BEACH, FL -- Darlington native Tristan Smith is on the road 38-weeks out of the year. In the ‘offseason', he puts in seven day weeks to get ready for Daytona. "It beats the heck out of sitting
    DAYTONA BEACH, FL -- Darlington native Tristan Smith is on the road 38-weeks out of the year. In the ‘offseason', he puts in seven day weeks to get ready for Daytona. "It beats the heck out of sitting
  • Harvick and Busch win Daytona 500 duels

    Harvick and Busch win Daytona 500 duels

    Friday, February 22 2013 1:21 AM EST2013-02-22 06:21:22 GMT
    AP - Kyle Busch has won the second of Daytona's twin qualifying races by holding off a late challenge from Kasey Kahne. Busch will join Kevin Harvick in the second row of the season-opening Daytona 500
    AP - Kyle Busch has won the second of Daytona's twin qualifying races by holding off a late challenge from Kasey Kahne. Busch will join Kevin Harvick in the second row of the season-opening Daytona 500
  • Daytona's twin qualifying races move to prime time

    Daytona's twin qualifying races move to prime time

    Thursday, February 21 2013 10:18 PM EST2013-02-22 03:18:40 GMT
    The twin qualifying races for the Daytona 500 are moving to prime time. The 150-mile qualifiers, called the Budweiser Duel races and historically run in daylight, will be held under the lights beginning
    The twin qualifying races for the Daytona 500 are moving to prime time. The 150-mile qualifiers, called the Budweiser Duel races and historically run in daylight, will be held under the lights beginning
  • NASCAR'S big names take time to find right sponsor

    NASCAR'S big names take time to find right sponsor

    Wednesday, February 20 2013 7:38 PM EST2013-02-21 00:38:43 GMT
    AP - Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Tony Stewart are among the elite NASCAR stars still looking to fill sponsorship spots this season. Earnhardt has about one-third of the 36 Sprint Cup races without a primary
    AP - Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Tony Stewart are among the elite NASCAR stars still looking to fill sponsorship spots this season. Earnhardt has about one-third of the 36 Sprint Cup races without a primary
  • Dramatic 1st Daytona 500 practice

    Dramatic 1st Daytona 500 practice

    Wednesday, February 20 2013 7:26 PM EST2013-02-21 00:26:53 GMT
    AP - It was a dramatic first practice session for the Daytona 500, with Ryan Newman demonstrating the instability of NASCAR's new Gen-6 race car. Newman spun about 15 minutes into Wednesday's first session,
    AP - It was a dramatic first practice session for the Daytona 500, with Ryan Newman demonstrating the instability of NASCAR's new Gen-6 race car. Newman spun about 15 minutes into Wednesday's first session,
  • VisitMyrtleBeach.com to sponsor Kentucky Speedway’s Fall NASCAR Nationwide race

    VisitMyrtleBeach.com to sponsor Kentucky Speedway’s Fall NASCAR Nationwide race

    Wednesday, February 5 2014 4:52 PM EST2014-02-05 21:52:19 GMT
    SPARTA, Ky. (Press Release) – One of the fastest-growing family and vacation destinations in the nation, Myrtle Beach, S.C., will be the title sponsor of the VisitMyrtleBeach.com 300 at Kentucky Speedway
    SPARTA, Ky. (Press Release) – One of the fastest-growing family and vacation destinations in the nation, Myrtle Beach, S.C., will be the title sponsor of the VisitMyrtleBeach.com 300 at Kentucky Speedway
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