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  • 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.

  • Wendell Scott: NASCAR's First African-American Hall of Famer

    Wendell Scott: NASCAR's First African-American Hall of Famer

    Wednesday, May 28 2014 10:18 PM EDT2014-05-29 02:18:57 GMT
    On May 21, 2014, the NASCAR Hall of Fame voting panel designated the first African-American driver and race winner, Wendell Scott, as an inductee.
    On May 21, 2014, the NASCAR Hall of Fame voting panel designated the first African-American driver and race winner, Wendell Scott, as an inductee.
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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.

  • Newton's "Reunion" Honors Soldiers

    Newton's "Reunion" Honors Soldiers

    Thursday, August 21 2014 10:38 PM EDT2014-08-22 02:38:41 GMT
    In 1889, a reunion was held in Newton. The gathering consisted of community members rallying to support Confederate veterans. Now, the community celebrates its 125th anniversary.
    In 1889, a reunion was held in Newton. The gathering consisted of community members rallying to support Confederate veterans. Now, the community celebrates its 125th anniversary.
  • A.J. Allmendinger's "Road to Recovery" Ends In Victory Lane

    A.J. Allmendinger's "Road to Recovery" Ends In Victory Lane

    Saturday, August 16 2014 5:26 PM EDT2014-08-16 21:26:10 GMT
    When A.J. Allmendinger pulled his No. 47 JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet into victory lane at Watkins Glen International Speedway last Sunday, it solidified his position in NASCAR history as one of the great comebacks in the sport’s history.
    When A.J. Allmendinger pulled his No. 47 JTG Daugherty Racing Chevrolet into victory lane at Watkins Glen International Speedway last Sunday, it solidified his position in NASCAR history as one of the great comebacks in the sport’s history.

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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  • A New Spot For Breakfast and Lunch in Myers Park

    A New Spot For Breakfast and Lunch in Myers Park

    Friday, August 22 2014 4:59 PM EDT2014-08-22 20:59:50 GMT
    A bowl full of coffee and a hash made with locally sourced purple potatoes. It's all part of the culinary scene at a new breakfast and lunch spot in Myers Park called Littlespoon.
    A bowl full of coffee and a hash made with locally sourced purple potatoes. It's all part of the culinary scene at a new breakfast and lunch spot in Myers Park called Littlespoon.
  • American Legion Hosts 96th National Convention in Charlotte

    American Legion Hosts 96th National Convention in Charlotte

    Friday, August 22 2014 5:37 PM EDT2014-08-22 21:37:04 GMT
    The American Legion is hosting it's 96 national convention in Charlotte this week. They're expecting between nine and 10,000 people from across the country. We caught up with the group that left behind the nicely air-conditioned convention center and took on the heat in South Charlotte.
    The American Legion is hosting it's 96 national convention in Charlotte this week. They're expecting between nine and 10,000 people from across the country. We caught up with the group that left behind the nicely air-conditioned convention center and took on the heat in South Charlotte.
  • As One Ministries To Close

    As One Ministries To Close

    Friday, August 22 2014 4:51 PM EDT2014-08-22 20:51:57 GMT
    As One Ministries, a daytime homeless shelter in Gastonia, closed Thursday, August 21. The shelter closed due to a drop in donations and budget restraints. As One Ministries provided food, showers and storage for Gastonia's homeless community.
    As One Ministries, a daytime homeless shelter in Gastonia, closed Thursday, August 21. The shelter closed due to a drop in donations and budget restraints. As One Ministries provided food, showers and storage for Gastonia's homeless community.
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