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  • Ernie Irvan Looks Back on His Career, Returns to a Sport He Loves

    Ernie Irvan Looks Back on His Career, Returns to a Sport He Loves

    Friday, July 11 2014 10:43 PM EDT2014-07-12 02:43:31 GMT
    Despite his success as a driver, Ernie Irvan is most likely remembered for his 1995 comeback following a near fatal accident the year before at Michigan International Speedway.
    Despite his success as a driver, Ernie Irvan is most likely remembered for his 1995 comeback following a near fatal accident the year before at Michigan International Speedway.
  • 48 car crushes restarts, cruises to another victory

    Jimmie Johnson Wins at Dover for Second Straight Win

    Jimmie Johnson Wins at Dover for Second Straight Win

    Sunday, June 1 2014 5:26 PM EDT2014-06-01 21:26:50 GMT
    Jimmie Johnson's 48 car has won back-to-back races.
    Jimmie Johnson's 48 car has won back-to-back races.
  • Darrell Waltrip Talks About His Lifelong Connection to Broadcasting

    Darrell Waltrip Talks About His Lifelong Connection to Broadcasting

    Thursday, May 29 2014 11:02 PM EDT2014-05-30 03:02:28 GMT
    This Sunday, the NASCAR on FOX broadcast team will call their final Sprint Cup Series race of the 2014 season. The announcers in the booth, comprised up of Darrell Waltrip, Larry McReynolds and Mike Joy, have been calling races together since the 2001 season.

    For Darrell Waltrip, it seems broadcasting is in his blood. He got his start in Nashville co-hosting a racing-themed television show.
    This Sunday, the NASCAR on FOX broadcast team will call their final Sprint Cup Series race of the 2014 season. The announcers in the booth, comprised up of Darrell Waltrip, Larry McReynolds and Mike Joy, have been calling races together since the 2001 season.

    For Darrell Waltrip, it seems broadcasting is in his blood. He got his start in Nashville co-hosting a racing-themed television show.

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  • Kyle McCurry

    Kyle McCurry

    Wednesday, April 2 2014 11:14 AM EDT2014-04-02 15:14:24 GMT
    I am a Digital Journalist based in Hickory. I cover Alexander, Burke, Caldwell, Catawba, Iredell and Watauga counties. I was born in Weaverville, NC. My high school dream was to be a White House correspondent, then college happened and I got involved with the radio station at Western Carolina University.
    I am a Digital Journalist based in Hickory. I cover Alexander, Burke, Caldwell, Catawba, Iredell and Watauga counties. I was born in Weaverville, NC. My high school dream was to be a White House correspondent, then college happened and I got involved with the radio station at Western Carolina University.

  • Indy's Catawba County Connection

    Indy's Catawba County Connection

    Sunday, July 27 2014 10:09 PM EDT2014-07-28 02:09:31 GMT
    Jeff Gordon captured his fifth victory in the Brickyard 400 today at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. His name will go down in history as the winningest NASCAR driver at the Indiana track. But, he is not the only multiple champion.
    Jeff Gordon captured his fifth victory in the Brickyard 400 today at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. His name will go down in history as the winningest NASCAR driver at the Indiana track. But, he is not the only multiple champion.
  • Jason Jarrett: Carrying On A Family's Legacy

    Jason Jarrett: Carrying On A Family's Legacy

    Sunday, July 27 2014 1:58 PM EDT2014-07-27 17:58:54 GMT
    Last year, Ryan Newman won the Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. As you can imagine, the team was excited and proud of the accomplishment. That was certainly true for Catawba County’s Jason Jarrett.
    Last year, Ryan Newman won the Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. As you can imagine, the team was excited and proud of the accomplishment. That was certainly true for Catawba County’s Jason Jarrett.

Lynda Petty was more than just wife to NASCAR’s King, Richard Petty—she was his partner.

"I lived with her for 55 years, that's a big, big hole that will never be filled."

Bobby Allison, Petty’s long-time rival, knows the sting of losing something that no race can ever compare to.

In 1992, his son Clifford died after an accident at Michigan International Speedway. His death came as Allison was recovering from an accident that nearly cost him his own life.

Shortly afterwards, his oldest son Davey, a rising star in the Sprint Cup Series, was killed in a helicopter crash.

"They both were incredible losses,” Allison said. “Both of them physically hurt worse than the worst injury I ever got in a racing crash."

To make matters worse, he and his wife, Judy, split up shortly afterwards.

The Petty family then experienced a tragedy of its own. Richard’s grandson Adam, was killed in a race in 2000. A day later, the Allisons began to reunite at a family wedding. The couple eventually reconciled.

"We should put our differences aside and go try to help the Pettys,” Judy told Bobby.

"They understood our hurt,” Petty said. “Then we really understood their hurt that much more too."


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  • Red Bull Global Rallycross Excites Fans

    Red Bull Global Rallycross Excites Fans

    Saturday, July 26 2014 10:22 PM EDT2014-07-27 02:22:47 GMT

     Thousands enjoyed an up close racing experience at the Charlotte Dirt Track.

     Thousands enjoyed an up close racing experience at the Charlotte Dirt Track.

  • Roll Over Fred: From Pet Owner to Store Owner

    Roll Over Fred: From Pet Owner to Store Owner

    Sunday, July 27 2014 7:52 PM EDT2014-07-27 23:52:30 GMT
    We all have heard of the saying, “a dog is a man’s best friend," it may sound a bit cliche but it’s true for Fred Shrill and his dog Tucker. “I wouldn’t take the world or him,” said Fred as he smiled.

     

  • Mike Leslie's death-defying (not really) ride in the passenger seat of a rocket ship

    #Ridealong with Red Bull Global Rallycross

    #Ridealong with Red Bull Global Rallycross

    Saturday, July 26 2014 3:22 PM EDT2014-07-26 19:22:34 GMT
    Friday, for my assignment, I was tasked with a ride-along in a Global Rallycross car, at The Dirt Track at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Cars that go zero-to-60 in 1.9 seconds -- that's faster than a formula one car. We're talking about machines with absurd power. Not a bad gig... But enough to make you a little skittish...
    Friday, for my assignment, I was tasked with a ride-along in a Global Rallycross car, at The Dirt Track at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Cars that go zero-to-60 in 1.9 seconds -- that's faster than a formula one car. We're talking about machines with absurd power. Not a bad gig... But enough to make you a little skittish...
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