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  1. NASCAR - A 16-driver Chase would shake up the points system

    Brant James

    If NASCAR does move forward with a reported plan to expand the Chase field to 16, what can we expect? Our guy Brant James offers 16 impact points on the snazzy, new mega-Chase.

    Story | Conversation | January 23, 2014
  2. NASCAR planning major changes to points system

    Winning might just mean everything in the Sprint Cup Series going forward.

    Story | Conversation | January 17, 2014
  3. Dale Earnhardt Jr. sponsorships close to being filled out by Hend...

    David Newton

    The owner of Hendrick Motorsports is "very close" to reaching a deal for the 13 unsponsored Sprint Cup races on Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s No. 88 car, the Charlotte Observer reported.

    Story | Conversation | June 11, 2013
  4. Reports -- Ryan Newman reaches one-year extension with Stewart-Ha...

    Two weeks ago Ryan Newman held a wild-card spot in the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship.

    Story | Conversation | September 05, 2012
  5. NASCAR CEO Brian France fights to keep divorce private - The File...

    Paula Lavigne

    A long-running contest rolls on between NASCAR CEO Brian France and The Charlotte Observer newspaper, which has spent three years fighting to get records from France's divorce case released publicly.

    Blog | Conversation | January 17, 2012
  6. NASCAR - Roger Penske said he hopes to keep crew chief Steve Addi...

    Terry Blount

    LAS VEGAS -- Team owner Roger Penske said Friday he was surprised to read a report that Steve Addington, crew chief for the No. 22 Dodge driven by Kurt Busch, plans to leave at the end of the season. The Charlotte Observer reported Thursday that Add...

    Blog | Conversation | October 14, 2011
  7. Time to belly up to the buffet line as another media tour looms

    David Newton

    Are you ready to gorge yourself on some NASCAR? It's time to belly up to the buffet line as another media tour -- the unofficial start to the 2010 season -- starts Monday.

    Story | Conversation | January 15, 2010
  8. David Poole: Saluting a true pro

    Pat Yasinskas

    Posted by's Pat Yasinskas It is a sad and tragic day here at the NFC South blog. My friend and former co-worker David Poole has passed away. Football is going to take a back seat the rest of today. The NFC South often is called the NASCA...

    Blog | April 28, 2009
  9. David Poole dies; motorsports writer for Charlotte Observer

    David Poole, one of NASCAR's most significant voices as the lead motorsports columnist for The Charlotte Observer, died Tuesday. He was 50.

    Story | Conversation | April 28, 2009
  10. NASCAR won't discipline Hornaday for admitted testosterone use

    Defending Truck Series champion Ron Hornaday will not be penalized by NASCAR after admitting to ESPN The Magazine's Shaun Assael that he used testosterone, The Charlotte Observer has reported.

    Story | Conversation | September 12, 2008
  11. Report: Gibbs Racing attempted to alter chassis dyno test, will f...

    Two Joe Gibbs Racing Nationwide Series cars -- the Nos. 18 and 20 -- could have sanctions handed down against them, NASCAR officials told the Charlotte Observer late Saturday.

    Story | Conversation | August 16, 2008
  12. Report: NASCAR could raise minimum age for Cup drivers to 21

    NASCAR is considering raising the minimum age for Sprint Cup drivers from 18 to 21, according to a report on the Charlotte Observer's Web site.

    Story | Conversation | January 17, 2008
  13. Riggs crew member suspended, fined $10K for shove

    A member of Scott Riggs' pit crew has been suspended indefinitely by NASCAR for shoving Kevin Harvick after Sunday's race, the Charlotte Observer reported Tuesday.

    Story | Conversation | November 07, 2006
  14. Report: Impala to replace Monte Carlo in Cup races

    According to a report in the Charlotte Observer, NASCAR has given General Motors permission to phase out the Monte Carlo SS, which has the most Cup wins of any model with 400, and replace it with the Impala SS.

    Story | Conversation | October 24, 2006
  15. Suggested Chase tweaks ignore fact it's working

    Rupen Fofaria

    There are as many ideas for tweaking the Chase as there are Internet chat boards, but the best idea is to just shut up and watch it unfold, writes Rupen Fofaria.

    Story | Conversation | October 10, 2006
  16. Widows of two killed in plane crash sue Hendrick

    The widows of two men killed in the Hendrick Motorsports plane crash in 2004 sued the company claiming negligence, The Charlotte Observer reported Wednesday.

    Story | Conversation | February 08, 2006