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Bowles-Eye View: At Lowe’s Motor Speedway, NASCAR Simply Not Doing Enough

Two years. One “levigation” project. One nightmare. That just about sums up the type of racing we’ve seen at Lowe’s Motor Speedway. Once known as one of the sport’s best tracks, recent results have been nothing short of disastrous. Now six Cup races into a new racing surface, no fuel cells, tire combinations or public …

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Frontstretch Breakdown: 2006 Bank of America 500 at Charlotte

After finishing second at Talladega the previous week, Kasey Kahne came out and dominated at Lowe’s, leading 134 laps and surviving a wacky race of attrition and pit strategy to come out on top in the Bank of America 500 and close to within 160 of points leader Jeff Burton.

Kasey Kahne Says He’s Not Out of Chase; Backs it Up With 6th Win of 2006 at Charlotte

CONCORD, N.C. – Kasey Kahne pulled the Lowe’s Motor Speedway sweep, winning the Bank of America 500 over Jimmie Johnson. That’s no mean feat considering Johnson has seemed nearly unbeatable at the track named for his sponsor, sweeping both races in both 2004 and 2005. It was Kahne’s sixth win of the season and further …

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Dedicated Safety Teams: The NASCAR Debate Continues

For a good five years now, the debate has gone on about NASCAR safety and medical workers. With wrecks and mechanical failures forever ingrained in the culture of the sport, having a solid medical staff in place is necessary to ensure the safety of all competitors. But, what type of medical crew would best serve …

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Dave Blaney Wins 2006 Dollar General 300 at Charlotte in Bizarre Finish

CONCORD, N.C. – It looked like it might slip away when Dave Blaney slid high during the last lap of the race, opening the door for Matt Kenseth to sneak by. But Blaney stood on the gas, and coming out of the fourth turn Kenseth bobbled and then lost control of the No. 17 Ford, spinning down the frontstretch as Blaney drove off for the win.

Carl Edwards Grabs 2006 Dollar General 300 Pole at Charlotte

CONCORD, N.C. – He may not be able to catch Kevin Harvick for the championship, but Carl Edwards can still win races and poles, and he did just that for the Dollar General 300 at Lowe’s Motor Speedway. Edwards posted a fast speed of 186.245 mph to win the Busch Pole Award for tonight’s race. …

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Full Throttle: Jeff Gordon vs. Dale Earnhardt Jr. – Let the Slings & Arrows Fly

Last Sunday at Talladega, Dale Earnhardt Jr. pushed Jeff Gordon to the lead in the UAW-Ford 500. That wasn’t the first time Earnhardt has helped Gordon get to the front, but it very well may be his last. After Gordon was taken out of the race by someone else’s mistake in the race’s semi-annual Big …

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