Charlotte Motor Speedway will once again host the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series in the 2011 season this weekend, as the green flag flies on the Bank of America 500 on Saturday night, October 15th. Joining the Cup stars at Charlotte are the Whelen Southern Modified Tour and the Nationwide Series, plus a special World of Outlaws Late Model Series show at The Dirt Track @ Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Ragan earned his spot in the All-Star starting line-up with his dramatic win at Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway on May 5 – the first victory in Front Row Learn more history. The All-Star race will feature all of the race winners from 2012 and 2013 to date.
CAN YOU COMPARE AND CONTRAST THE CAR THAT YOU ARE DRIVING TODAY WITH THE ONE THAT YOU DROVE IN 1999? WHAT KIND OF ADVANCEMENTS HAVE BEEN MADE SINCE THEN?
Daugherty, 42, co-founded NASCAR’s Diversity Council with NASCAR Chairman and CEO Brian France in 2000, and has been an active proponent of the initiative. He has also held a position on the sport’s Rules and Competition Committee. As a youngster growing up in the North Carolina mountains, his dad and uncle built and raced hot rods for local, non-sanctioned races. Brad has also built cars and enjoys the mechanical side of racing.
“We’re proud to once again be featuring another Gibbs’ development driver in our program. Darrell is one of those natural talents who possess skills far beyond his young age. He’s already proved he can race with the best of them. We’re expecting him to hit the track running and compete for a win at Daytona,” stated Billy Venturini, Director of Competition for VMS.
Agritubel’s Freddie Bichot won the first stage of the Paris-Correze race between Saint-Amand-Montrond and Besse. Spaniard Francisco Ventoso Alberdi (Carmiooro) won Thursday’s 2nd stage.
After being laid up for most of the season with cytomegalovirus, World Champion Alessandro Ballan notched his first victory of the 2009 season, winning stage 5 of the Tour of Poland. Since winning the rainbow jersey last year, he has gone 11 months without a win.