Monday 26 January 2015

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    Is NASCAR driver Kurt Busch crazy for saying Patricia Driscoll a killer spy for the CIA? Hear an exclusive interview on Kickin' the Tires that will make you think twice before you answer.

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    Four drivers are set to battle for the 2014 Sprint Cup Series Championship in the final race of the season at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Listen to their strategies on Kickin' the Tires.

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In The News


Crafton wins second-straight truck title, Wallace takes checkered flag


NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Champion is doused in champagne by his crew after winning back-to-back series titles. Photo by Jerry Jordan

By Jerry Jordan

HOMESTEAD, Fl. – History was made at Homestead-Miami Speedway in the final NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race of 2014 as Darrell Wallace Jr. took the checkered flag and Matt Crafton held on to become a back-to-back series champion.

“I can't thank my guys enough for continuing to come up each and every race and never give up and have that desire to win,” Wallace said, following a prolonged Victory Lane celebration and impromptu autograph session for fans. “I told them before the race started, we want it more than anybody else. We don't have a shot at the title, but we want this race more than anybody else.  Let's show that. And I had to work for it there. I had to battle off Kyle (Larson) and Kyle (Busch), so a lot of things knocked off tonight in the mile‑and‑a‑half win. We beat the boss finally. It was another battle with Larson like Eldora running up against the fence like Eldora. Just had to be smart about it. Just had a lot of fun.



Keselowski gets the win but record-breaking rookie clinches Nationwide Series title



By Jerry Jordan

PHOENIX, Az. – Brad Keselowski got a great run off Turn 3 on the final restart of the DAV 200 at Phoenix International Raceway to pass Kyle Busch for the win but fifth-place finisher, Chase Elliott, was the big winner, who clinched the 2014 NASCAR Nationwide Series Championship with yet one more race to go in the season.

“It was kind of a long day and I thought that Kyle was really, really good,” Keselowski said. “If you would have told me that we were going to pass him on the final restart, I wouldn’t have thought would happen.”



Kyle Busch wins again at Texas Motor Speedway


Photo by Donna Littrell/Kickin’ the Tires

By Jerry Jordan

JUSTIN, Tx – For the second time in as many days, Kyle Busch celebrated a win at Texas Motor Speedway – this time in the NASCAR Nationwide Series – dominating the O’Reilly Auto Parts Challenge, leading the field for a total of 116 laps and securing the 100th series win for Joe Gibbs Racing.

“All in all it was a great race today. Hopefully, we put on a good show,” Busch said. “It's certainly a blast to drive these cars. I can't say enough about Monster Energy and Adam Stevens (crew chief), Jason Ratcliff (JGR crew chief), Dave Rogers (JGR crew chief) – all the crew chiefs that I've been able to win with in the Nationwide Series at Joe Gibbs Racing. The different cars we won in – it just kind of goes to show that everything is always changing. It’s good to be back on top here in Texas and getting another win here.”



Atkins Library Acquires Motorsports Photo Collection



CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Oct. 8, 2014 – The  J. Murrey Atkins Library at UNC Charlotte has acquired the Bryant McMurray Motorsports Photograph Collection which documents the world of stock car racing through images captured over six decades by award-winning motorsports photographer Bryant McMurray.

The collection contains approximately 500,000 photographs, most of which are negatives, but also slides and digital photographs. The images were taken by McMurray from the 1960’s through this year, with the bulk of the collection shot between 1969 and 1991. Hundreds of motorsports races and related events at venues around the country are represented in the collection, along with the sport’s most notable drivers and other personalities.


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