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Latest news for Charlotte races

May 19, 2013, NASCAR.com

Latest news for Charlotte races
All the news from All-Star weekend at Charlotte Motor Speedway

Sprint Cup Series: NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race results | Sprint Showdown results

Camping World Truck Series: North Carolina Education Lottery 200 results

The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series hosts its annual NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race and Sprint Showdown on Saturday night at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

The Camping World Truck Series also returns to the track for the first time in nearly a month with the North Carolina Education Lottery 200.

Read below, and check back throughout the week, for full coverage.

Fourth time for Five-Time

Jimmie Johnson won his second consecutive NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race and in doing so became the first driver in history to win the All-Star event four times. Johnson spoiled a strong showing by the Busch brothers and fellow Hendrick Motorsports driver Kasey Kahne. | Read the full story

Hall of Fame credentials

A cursory glance at Jimmie Johnson’s racing resume will tell you that the driver of the No. 48 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet is a lock to make the NASCAR Hall of Fame. | Read the full story

Pit proves poignant

The Sprint All-Star Race is the only one where the names of the pit crews are prominently displayed on TV during pre-race introductions. It was appropriate considering the race turned for Jimmie Johnson and Kyle Busch on the mandatory four-tire stop before the final 10-lap segment. | Read the full story

Busch bummed with finish

Kurt Busch won the opening 20-lap segment and had dreams of winning $2 million Saturday night at Charlotte Motor Speedway. He would have settled for a cool $1 million after entering pit road first prior to the 10-lap dash to the finish, but an off stop sent him to fifth place. | Read the full story

Kahne can't keep pace

Kasey Kahne had a fast car, and the lead, when the final 10-lap sprint got under way in Saturday night’s Sprint All-Star Race at Charlotte Motor Speedway. On most occasions, that’s more than enough to start thinking about Victory Lane. The Hendrick Motorsports driver finished fourth, though. | Read the full story

Patrick wins Sprint Fan Vote

Danica Patrick advanced to the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race by winning the Sprint Fan Vote. Jeff Burton, Bobby Labonte, Ricky Stenhouse Jr. and Martin Truex Jr. were among the top five vote-getters. | Read the full story

Keselowski KO’d

Brad Keselowski’s run in the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race ended almost as soon as it began, thanks to a transmission problem that knocked out the No. 2 car shortly before the event was halted under a red flag due to rain. The Penske Racing driver was on the second lap when his vehicle suddenly slowed. | Read the full story

McMurray wins Sprint Showdown

Jamie McMurray won the Sprint Showdown, leading all 40 laps of the two-segment race that precedes the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race. Ricky Stenhouse Jr. finished second. Both drivers advanced to Saturday night’s main event. | Read the full story

Minute-by-Minute blog

Follow NASCAR.com’s latest blog on this weekend for all related news from Charlotte Motor Speedway, social media reaction, pictures and race videos from Saturday night's All-Star events. | Read the full story

Sweep dreams loom large

There’s a $1 million prize for winning Saturday night’s NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race. This year, there’s another $1 million incentive if a driver sweeps all five segments. That added bonus money is on the minds of drivers as they plan strategy. | Read the full story

Busch wins Truck Series race

Kyle Busch won the North Carolina Education Lottery 200 on Friday night, despite getting hit with a pit-road penalty with 50 laps remaining. It’s Busch’s first Truck Series win since 2011; points leader Matt Crafton finished fourth. | Read the full story

Edwards takes All-Star pole

Carl Edwards, with a car that paid tribute to deceased NASCAR driver Dick Trickle, won the pole for the Sprint All-Star Race on Friday at Charlotte Motor Speedway in an event that added excitement along pit road. | Read the full story

Career-best for Gresham

The 20-year-old native of Griffin, Ga., surged at the end of Friday night’s Camping World Truck Series event to claim a career-best third in the North Carolina Education Lottery 200, his first top-five finish in 21 starts on the circuit. | Read the full story

Lasting impressions

One day after the death of NASCAR legend Dick Trickle, drivers at Charlotte Motor Speedway discussed with NASCAR.com their fondest memories of the late driver. Trickle left quite a mark on his peers. | Read the full story

Busch discusses Kahne incidents

If Kyle Busch had to do it over again, he still wouldn’t give an inch. After his third incident this season with Kasey Kahne in his rearview mirror, Busch said Friday at Charlotte Motor Speedway that it’s simply hard racing. | Read the full story

Burton takes Truck Series pole

Jeb Burton continued his mastery of NASCAR Camping World Truck Series qualifying, claiming the pole position for Friday night's N.C. Education Lottery 200 by scooting to a fast lap of 181.372 mph at Charlotte Motor Speedway. | Read the full story

Viewer’s Guide

Whether you’re going to Charlotte Motor Speedway this weekend or watching from home, see NASCAR.com’s Viewer’s Guide for a list of schedules this week, how to meet drivers and where to follow along on NASCAR.com. | Read the full story

Cobb, Harmon at odds

Jennifer Jo Cobb’s hauler was stolen on Saturday, and Mike Harmon and another woman have been charged in the incident. Harmon denies any involvement, while Cobb is hoping to get enough help from other teams to still compete at Charlotte. | Read the full story

Pit-road twist

NASCAR will set aside pit-road speed limits during Friday’s qualifying for the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race. Qualifying for the event will consist of three laps and a mandatory four-tire pit stop. | Read the full story

Lofton will defend win

Justin Lofton may no longer be a full-time driver in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, but he wouldn’t miss the chance to defend his race victory at Charlotte Motor Speedway. The driver will be in the field for Friday night’s race. | Read the full story

Power rankings

Denny Hamlin’s full-time return to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series resulted in a second-place finish at Darlington Raceway and rocketed him up the power rankings. See who else was a big riser, and which two drivers fell out of the top five. | Read the full story

Paint scheme preview

Jimmie Johnson, who won last yea’s NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race, will again break out a patriotic scheme for the No. 48 Chevrolet. See the looks and colors that will be prevalent for Saturday night’s All-Star Race and NASCAR Sprint Showdown. | Read the full story

Driver reports

Kyle Busch and Kasey Kahne tangled again, and there’s a new face in the top 12 spots of the points standings. Check out this week’s Driver Reports for news and notes on Sprint Cup drivers, and get prepared for the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race. | Read the full story

 

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KO’s Keselowski

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