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CP MOTORSPORTS - TOM HIGGINS: THE SENSATIONAL AUTUMN SABBATH

 

Every year when autumn rolls around and NASCAR’s top teams head to Dover, Delaware to race I unfailingly think back to the magical fall of 1991.

Just as resplendent as the forest foliage that year was Harry Gant, an immensely popular driver from Taylorsville, N.C.

Gant won four in a row 24 seasons ago,  and except for the failure of a 10-cent O-ring in his car’s braking system, he almost certainly would have made it five straight.

NASCAR GEARS UP FOR DIVERSITY COMBINE

Twenty-two drivers have three days to compete for a spot in the motorsport industry’s top driver development program, the NASCAR Drive for Diversity (D4D), set to commence at Langley Speedway in Hampton, Va., Oct. 19-21, 2015.
 
Now in its 12th year, the annual Combine invites promising ethnically diverse and female drivers, ages 14 to 26, from across North America to test their skills over a three-day period in order to identify members of the NASCAR D4D Class of 2016.

NO. 78 TEAM PENALIZED BY NASCAR

FINALISTS FOR BETTY JANE FRANCE HUMANITARIAN AWARD NAMED

 Four finalists have been chosen for The NASCAR Foundation’s fifth annual Betty Jane France Humanitarian Award presented by Nationwide, which honors volunteers from across the country who dedicate themselves to children’s causes in their communities. Through December 3 at 11:59 p.m. ET, fans have the power to decide the winner by voting for their favorite champion for children at NASCAR.com/Award.
 
This year’s finalists include Bob Bowler of Special Olympics North Carolina, Stephanie Decker of Stephanie Decker Foundation, Carl Flatley of Sepsis Alliance and Jeff Hanson of Children’s Tumor Foundation. The national winner will be announced on Dec. 4 during the 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Awards at Wynn Las Vegas at 9 p.m. ET on NBCSN. 

RAY EVERNHAM RECEIVES SMOKEY YUNICK AWARD

Ray Evernham, a former modified racer who earned 47 victories and three NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championships as Jeff Gordon’s crew chief, received the prestigious Smokey Yunick Award prior to the Bank of America 500.

Legendary car owner and mechanic Henry “Smokey” Yunick, who passed away May 9, 2001, instituted the award in 1997 to annually recognize an individual who rose from humble beginnings to make a major impact on the motorsports industry.

CP MOTORSPORTS - LOUIS BREWSTER: THIS WEEK'S CHASE BANTER

Random thoughts for the fourth week of the NASCAR Chase, relishing the drama and wondering if Jimmie Johnson is going to play a pivotal role in the next seven weeks.

CP MOTORSPORTS – MONTE DUTTON: HARVICK IN THE CLUTCH!

​Twelve move on. Now Dasher, now Dancer, now Prancer and Vixen! On, Comet, on Cupid, on Donner and Blixen!

No, it's not "The Night Before Christmas." It's Round Two, the Contender Round, in the 10 races of the Chase. Chase XII. The Dozen Cousins are Matt Kenseth, Joey Logano, Denny Hamlin, Carl Edwards, Martin Truex Jr., Kurt Busch, Jeff Gordon, Brad Keselowski, Kyle Busch, Ryan Newman, Dale Earnhardt Jr. and, finally, the wonderful, the talented Kevin Harvick, that wacky winner in Dover.

    

CP MOTORSPORTS - AAA 400, DOVER, DE NOTEBOOK

CP MOTORSPORTS - SMITH GRABS IMPORTANT XFINITY WIN DESPITE RAIN

CP MOTORSPORTS - TOM HIGGINS: REMEMBERING GANT AND THE MAGICAL FALL OF 1991

 

Every year when autumn rolls around and NASCAR’s top teams head to Dover, Delaware to race I unfailingly think back to the magical fall of 1991.

Just as resplendent as the forest foliage that year was Harry Gant, an immensely popular driver from Taylorsville, N.C.

Gant won four in a row 24 seasons ago,  and except for the failure of a 10-cent O-ring in his car’s braking system, he almost certainly would have made it five straight.

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