Category Archives: racing

Danica Patrick gets funds for ‘Danica Double’ but a critical element still missing

When Danica Patrick tearfully announced her retirement from NASCAR in November, it came with a caveat: that she would run two final races – the Daytona 500 in February and … Click to Continue »

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Ford came up just short for the 2017 NASCAR title. Will 2018 bring another letdown?

Two out of four slots ain’t bad odds, especially when there’s a championship on the line. And that’s the situation Ford found itself in in November at the NASCAR Cup … Click to Continue »

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IndyCar unveils 2018 race car at auto show in Detroit

IndyCar unveiled its 2018 race car — and Mario Andretti is evidently a fan. “I hear a lot of positives, and there is a negative in all this,” the 77-year-old … Click to Continue »

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Dale Earnhardt Jr. responds to rumors about his involvement in Panthers ownership bid

Felix Sabates, a Charlotte businessman who is part of a local group preparing a bid to purchase the Carolina Panthers, told the Observer last week that two NASCAR drivers are … Click to Continue »

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Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s brunch date included … what? Startled Twitter users react.

Former NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. dove feet-first into a new experience this weekend with his wife, Amy, and the Internet went kinda loco. Saturday afternoon – for the first … Click to Continue »

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Sainz takes lead of Dakar Rally after Peterhansel crashes

Carlos Sainz took advantage of teammate Stephane Peterhansel’s crash to win a second successive stage of the Dakar Rally and take the overall lead on Saturday. Peterhansel, the defending champion, … Click to Continue »

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Intruders who broke into NASCAR Hall of Famer Richard Childress’ home face more charges

Another layer has unfolded regarding an attempted break-in at Richard Childress’ home last month. The three intruders arrested for breaking into Childress’ residence in December now face additional charges of … Click to Continue »

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Christopher Bell wins to keep Toyota perfect at Chili Bowl

Christopher Bell used the Chili Bowl a year ago to open the biggest season of his career. He’s got a chance now to defend his victory, and perhaps launch yet … Click to Continue »

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Chevy left behind by NASCAR’s best in 2017. Will a new race car change that in 2018?

Chevrolet has the history, the tradition, the statistics … but right now in NASCAR, it just doesn’t have the best cars. So while Chevy has won more than twice as … Click to Continue »

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Al-Attiyah wins 3rd stage of Dakar, Peterhansel tops overall

Nasser Al-Attiyah won a second stage three days into the Dakar Rally on Monday to remain a contender in the world’s toughest rally. Al-Attiyah dominated the almost 300-kilometer third stage … Click to Continue »

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