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THE RACE: Bank of America 500

TRACK: Charlotte Motor Speedway

NASCAR Sprint Cup Race #31 of 36 for the 2010 season
Chase for the Sprint Cup race #4 of 10
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  • Race: Saturday, October 16, 2010 in Concord, NC

  • Title Sponsor: Bank of America 500

  • Scheduled Green Flag (approx): 7:46pm/et


Television Coverage/Re-air/TV Team

  • NASCAR Contdown: ABC - 7:00pm/et

  • Television Race Coverage: ABC - 7:30pm/et

  • In the Booth: Marty Reid, Dale Jarrett, Andy Petree
    Pit Reporters: Dr. Jerry Punch. Dave Burns, Jamie Little, Vince Welch
    On-track studio: Allen Bestwick, Brad Daugherty, Rusty Wallace, Ray Evernham, Tim Brewer

  • SPEED's NASCAR Raceday Pre-Race Show: 5:00pm/et with John Roberts, Kyle Petty, Kenny Wallace

  • Scheduled Race Re-Air Dates/Times:
    Sunday, October 17 at 3:00am/et on ESPN2
    Wednesday, October 20 at 12:00pm/et on SPEED

  • TV Listings, Links and Info:
    Jayski's TV Listings Page
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Radio Coverage/Shows/ Team

  • This Week - Performance Racing Network (PRN) and XM Sirius Satellite

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    • sirius.com

    • Co-Anchors: Mark Garrow, Doug Rice

    • Garage/Pit Reporters: Steve Richards, Brett McMillan, Jim Noble, Pat Patterson

    • Turn Announcers: Rob Albright, Brad Gillie


Practice Dates/Times/Television coverage

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  • Practices:
    Thursday, October 14, 3:30 - 5:00pm/et, TV-ESPN2
    Friday, October 15, 5:00 - 5:45 pm, TV-ESPN2

  • Happy Hour 'Final' practice: Friday, October 15, 6:20 - 7:20 pm/et, TV-ESPN2


Qualifying Information/Times/Television coverage

  • Qualifying Draw: Thursday, October 14, 2:00 pm/et

  • Qualifying: 2 laps for positions 1-42, Thursday, October 14 at 7:10 pm/et, TV-ESPN2, no re-air scheduled;
    AND live via radio at PRN Radio only on NASCAR.com.


RACE RUNDOWN
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  • McMurray wins at Charlotte: #1-Jamie McMurray won the Bank of America 500 Sprint Cup Series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway for his 3rd win of 2010 and the 6th win of his career. #18-Busch finished second followed by #48-Johnson, #11-Hamlin, #16-Biffle, #17-Kenseth, #20-Logano, #29-Harvick, #00-Reuitmann and #6-Ragan. Pole sitter #24-Gordon finished 23rd. J.J. Yeley finished the race in the #9 Ford as Kahne wasn't felling well after his wreck.
    There were 27 lead changes among 19 drivers and 9 cautions for 39 yellow flag laps. The attendance was reported at 103,000 down a tad from 2009 which was 105,000.
    Scheduled Race Re-Airs are ESPN2, Sunday, October 25 at 2:00am/et; and SPEED, October 27 at 12:00pm/et.
    See race results, awards, laps led and more on Jayski's Charlotte Race Results/Awards page.(10-16-2010)

  • Chase Drivers Finishing Position at Charlotte:
    [by points standings before the race]:
    1) #48-Jimmie Johnson, 3rd
    2) #11-Denny Hamlin, 4th
    3) #29-Kevin Harvick, 8th
    4) #24-Jeff Gordon, 23rd
    5) #14-Tony Stewart, 21st
    6) #2-Kurt Busch, 30th
    7) #99-Carl Edwards, 12th
    8) #31-Jeff Burton, 20th
    9) #18-Kyle Busch, 2nd
    10) #16-Greg Biffle, 5th
    11) #17-Matt Kenseth, 6th
    12) #33-Clint Bowyer, 17th
    (10-16-2010)

  • Race Fast Facts - Charlotte:
    #1-Jamie McMurray won the Bank of America 500, his sixth victory in 289 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races. This is his third victory and 11th top-10 finish in 2010.
    This is his second victory and eighth top-10 finish in 17 races at Charlotte Motor Speedway. His first career series victory also came at Charlotte, in October of 2002.
    #18-Kyle Busch (second) posted his eighth top-10 finish in 14 races at Charlotte Motor Speedway. It is his 17th top-10 finish in 2010.
    #48-Jimmie Johnson (third) posted his 14th top-10 finish in 19 races at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
    #48-Jimmie Johnson leads the point standings by 41 points over #11-Denny Hamlin.(NASCAR Statistics)(10-16-2010)

  • 2010 Sprint Cup Driver Chase Standings:
    [after Charlotte, race 31 of 36, Chase Race 5 of 10]:
    rank, car#, driver, points, behind
    1) #48-Jimmie Johnson [6 wins], 5843
    2) #11-Denny Hamlin [6 wins], 5802, -41
    3) #29-Kevin Harvick [3 wins], 5766, -77
    4) #24-Jeff Gordon, 5687, -156
    5) #18-Kyle Busch [3 wins], 5666, -177
    6) #14-Tony Stewart [2 wins], 5666, -177
    7) #99-Carl Edwards, 5643, -200
    8) #16-Greg Biffle [2 wins], 5618, -225
    9) #2-Kurt Busch [2 wins], 5606, -237
    10) #31-Jeff Burton, 5604, -239
    11) #17-Matt Kenseth, 5587, -256
    12) #33-Clint Bowyer [1 win], 5543, -300
    (Bowyer without 150 pt penalty 5693, -150 would be 4th)
    See drivers championship points standings on Jayski's Drivers Points Standings page.(10-16-2010)

  • 2010 Sprint Cup Driver 'Classic' Points Standings:
    [after Auto Club, race 30 of 36....the OLD way]:
    rank, car#, driver, points, behind
    1) #29-Kevin Harvick (x), 4459
    2) #48-Jimmie Johnson (x), 4210, -249
    3) #24-Jeff Gordon (x), 4180, -279
    4) #18-Kyle Busch (x), 4131, -328
    5) #11-Denny Hamlin (x), 4084, -375
    6) #14-Tony Stewart (x), 4073, -386
    7) #99-Carl Edwards (x), 4070, -389
    8) #31-Jeff Burton (x), 3994, -465
    9) #17-Matt Kenseth (x), 3933, -526
    10) #2-Kurt Busch (x), 3923, -536
    11) #1-Jamie McMurray 3786, -748
    12) #16-Greg Biffle (x), 3785, -673
    13) #33-Clint Bowyer (x), 3764, -674
    14) #39-Ryan Newman, 3711, -695
    15) #5-Mark Martin, 3632, -869
    16) #42-Juan Pablo Montoya, 3590, -827
    (x) chase drivers
    See drivers championship points standings on Jayski's Drivers Points Standings page.(10-10-2010)

  • Top-35 in Owner Points and guaranteed a starting spot at Martinsville:
    No one moved in to or out of the top-35. BUT the #7 team is only 5 points ahead of 36th, the #38 team and the #71 is only 20 pts ahead of the #38 team.
    34) #71-Cassill-Labonte/TRG: 2191, +20
    35) #7-Conway/RGM, 2176, 5 points ahead of 36th
    these teams/ drivers must qualify by speed:
    36) #38-Gilliland/Front Row: 2171, -5 points out of the top 35
    37) #26-Carptenier/Latitude43: 1999, -177
    The teams are NOT locked in past the next race as the owners points change after each race.
    For the owner points standings, see my Owners Points Standings page.(10-16-2010)

  • Penalty Report - Charlotte:
    Car#, Lap, Reason, Green/Yellow, Penalty
    #39 2 Pitting before pit road is open, Y
    #71 3 Removing equipment from assigned pit area, Y, Must come in
    #2 23 Pitting before pit road is open, Y, Tail End
    #2 24 Excessive speed ENTERING pits, Y, Tail End
    #82 25 Excessive speed EXITING the pits, Y, Tail End
    #48 34 Pitting before pit road is open, Y, Tail End
    #36 43 Excessive speed EXITING the pits, G, Pass Thru
    #39 61 Excessive speed EXITING the pits, G,Pass Thru
    #9 110 Pitting before pit road is open, Y, Tail End
    #47 110 Outside half of the pit box tire violation/
      Team member not in contact with the outside tires, Y, Tail End
    #9 124 Pitting before pit road is open, Y
    #77 124 Pitting before pit road is open,Y
    #09 124 Pitting before pit road is open,Y
    #47 203 Pitting before pit road is open, Y, Tail End
    #10 238 Pitting before pit road is open, Y, Tail End
    #7 240 Pitting before pit road is open, Y, Tail End
    #31 247 Pitting before pit road is open, Y, Tail End
    #39 248 Excessive speed EXITING the pits, Y, Tail End
    #24 291 Excessive speed ENTERING pits, G, Pass Thru
    #39 294 Excessive speed EXITING the pits, G, Pass Thru
    #88 311 Excessive speed EXITING the pits, Y, Tail End
    (NASCAR Statistics)(10-16-2010)

  • Lucky Dogs - Who got a lap back on each caution at Charlotte: (and their finish)
    Caution 1: no driver down a lap
    Caution 2: #09-Cassill, 42nd
    Caution 3: #64-Green, 41st
    Caution 4: #83-Sorenson, 18th
    Caution 5: #82-Speed, 19th
    Caution 6: #24-Gordon, 23rd
    Caution 7: #78-Smith, 13th
    Caution 8: #47-Ambrose, 16th
    Caution 9: #31-Burton, 20th
    (10-16-2010)

  • Start and Parks? Which teams parked their cars early in the race at Charlotte (or seemed to)?
    43rd: #36-Yeley, 73 laps run
    42nd: #09-Cassill, 90 laps
    41st: #64-Green, 92 laps
    with NASCAR's new rule of the first non-crashed car out of the race to be inspected, it would be the #36 this week
    (only count a team with a history of start and park, not a wreck or engine blow and only if 25% or less of race completed)(10-16-2010)

  • Pit Stall Selections - Charlotte: The selections of pit stalls for the Bank of America 500 Sprint Cup Series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway have been made. Pole sitter #24-Gordon chose pit stall 1 [as do most pole sitters].
    Outside pole sitter #99-Edwards took pit stall 15, the first with an opening in front of it [after the 1st stall of course].
    #43-Allmendinger, who starts 3rd took the 14th pit stall, the first stall with an opening in back of it.
    The 43rd and final pit stall was taken by #00-Reuitmann, who starts 16th.
    To see where all the drivers/teams pit stall is, see the pit selection chart on the Pit Stall Selection chart.(10-15-2010)

  • Race Coverage of the Bank of America 500 Sprint Cup Series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway is scheduled for Saturday, October 16, 2010.
    Television (TV): ABC at 7:30 pm/et; pre-race show at 7:00 pm/et; green flag approx 7:46pm/et
    Radio: Performance Racing Network (PRN) and Sirius XM Satellite NASCAR Radio 128
    Scheduled Race Re-Airs:
    ESPN2, Sunday, October 17 at 3:00am/et
    SPEED, Wednesday, October 20 at 12:00pm/et

  • Lowest-finishing, non-wrecked car to be inspected: NASCAR has instituted a new postrace inspection policy for Sprint Cup races in which the first car out of the race that is not involved in an accident will be held for teardown, much like the cars that currently finish in the top five. That meant that Aric Almirola’s #09 Phoenix Racing’s Chevy was thoroughly inspected after the Las Vegas Motor Speedway race. His engine was taken to be torn down later this week at the NASCAR R&D center in Concord, NC. The policy is expected to impact the start-and-park teams – teams that typically bring a car but don’t have funding to run the entire event. These teams often are not in the top 35 in owner points, so they are required to qualify on speed. The new policy means it is likely that one of the cars that qualify on speed for every race will end up getting torn down. NASCAR Vice President of Competition Robin Pemberton said Sunday the move was not to discourage start-and-park teams. “We’re just expanding our inspection process and making sure that everybody feels like everybody is on the same playing field, that’s all,” Pemberton said. “It’s all about making sure that the guys who get beat that don’t make the race understand that the guys who get in the race, for the most part, are doing everything right.” The move could cost these teams money, as they will have to pay for an engine rebuild that they might not have needed if they didn’t run many laps. Pemberton said the engine might not be torn down weekly but acknowledged it could cost teams $30,000 for a rebuild. That could lead to those teams racing more instead of risking the cost of a rebuild. Or it could lead to those teams not showing up if they can’t afford to have the motor rebuilt.(SceneDaily)(3-1-2010)

  • NASCAR Revises Green-White-Checkered Race Procedure: NASCAR announced a revision to one of its race procedures, allowing a maximum of three restart attempts prior to the White Flag under NASCAR's Green-White-Checkered flag finish. If the leader has taken the White Flag and the caution flag is displayed, the field is frozen and the race will not be restarted. Previously, there was only one restart attempt. The new procedure will be implemented beginning with today's running of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series' Gatorade Duel at Daytona and will apply to all three national series. NASCAR officials met with drivers and teams Wednesday at Daytona International Speedway to discuss the change and get their input. The announcement was made during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series' drivers and crew chiefs meeting Thursday morning. "We want to do all we can to finish our races under green flag conditions – the fans want to see that and so do the competitors," said Robin Pemberton, NASCAR vice president of competition. "We felt that putting a cap at three attempts to finish the race under green is the way to go. It gives the fans what they want and it also gives the teams a better opportunity to prepare for their end of race strategy." The change amends procedure 9-14C of the 2010 NASCAR rulebook.(NASCAR), see rules and notes on my Green-White-Checker rule page.(2-11-2010)

  • NASCAR tweaks wave-around rule: NASCAR has tweaked its rule on wave-around cars under caution. The new rule now dictates that cars under penalty at the time of the caution are ineligible for the wave around. The change began last week with the Sprint Cup race at Kansas Speedway after a situation came up in the Nationwide Series race that was new to the double-file restart system instituted in June. In the Nationwide race, Roush Fenway Racing's Carl Edwards was penalized for speeding under green, and then the caution came out. He stayed out and didn't pit and then was among those cars on the end of the lead lap. He then got the "wave around" the caution car (along with the rest of the cars that had stayed out and were on the end of the lead lap) to get to the rear of the line of lead-lap cars. Edwards then went to the end of the line to serve his penalty. That move would not be allowed anymore. The driver would not get the wave around and would start a lap down at the rear of the field on the restart, the penalty for a driver who had a speeding penalty under green but never served it before the caution came out. The new rule in general is any driver under penalty is no longer eligible for the wave around.(SceneDaily)(10-11-2009)

  • Jayski's - 2010 Sprint Cup Race Results Page and from last season: Jayski's - 2009 Sprint Cup Race Results Page
    (pole and race winner with speed and starting/finishing position, links to race results, drivers & owners points, pit stall selections, qualifying results/starting lineup, practice speeds and chase stats as well as link to race track and race information page for each race)


NEWS, PRACTICE and QUALIFYING
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  • Happy Hour practice: for the Bank of America 500 at Charlotte Motor Speedway is over, after 60 scheduled minutes, the top-5, slowest and any notes:
    #99-Edwards 186.008
    #83-Sorenson 185.357
    #2-Busch 185.344
    #9-Kahne 185.115
    #1-McMurray 185.058
    slowest: #64-Green 179.468 & #46-McDowell 180.445
    incident: #2-Busch slapped the wall and did some damage to the side of his car, but the team plans to fix it.
    See fastest speeds, average speeds, laps run on the Charlotte Practice Speeds Page.(10-15-2010)

  • Happy Hour Practice Results for the Chase drivers at Charlotte:
    [by current points standings]:
    1) #48-Jimmie Johnson, 17th
    2) #11-Denny Hamlin, 24th
    3) #29-Kevin Harvick, 22nd
    4) #24-Jeff Gordon, 27th
    5) #14-Tony Stewart, 32nd
    6) #2-Kurt Busch, 3rd
    7) #99-Carl Edwards, 1st
    8) #31-Jeff Burton, 19th
    9) #18-Kyle Busch, 6th
    10) #16-Greg Biffle, 10th
    11) #17-Matt Kenseth, 31st
    12) #33-Clint Bowyer, 26th
    (10-15-2010)

  • Friday's first practice: for the Bank of America 500 at Charlotte Motor Speedway is over, after 45 scheduled minutes, the top-5, slowest and any notes:
    #9-Kahne 186.104
    #00-Reutimann 185.382
    #16-Biffle 185.052
    #2-Busch 184.970
    #56-Truex Jr. 184.792
    slowest: #64-Green 177.877 and #09-Cassill 177.965
    no speed: #46-McDowell
    See fastest speeds, average speeds, laps run on the Charlotte Practice Speeds Page.(10-15-2010)

  • Jeff Gordon wins pole at Charlotte: #24-Jeff Gordon won the Coors Pole for the Bank of America 500 Sprint Cup Series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway with a speed of 191.544mph for his 1st pole of 2010 and 69th of his career which ties Gordon for 3rd all-time poles with Cale Yarborough. Richard Petty had 123 and David Pearson had 113. Gordon has won 17 races from the pole. Gordon has won at least one pole a year for 18 straight seasons, tied for the 2nd longest streak ever with Petty. Pearson had a streak of 20 seasons.
    #99-Edwards will start 2nd followed by #43-Allmendinger, #5-Martin, #98-Menard, #18-Busch, #83-Sorenson, #88-Earnhardt Jr., #19-Sadler and #48-Johnson.
    The go-or-go homers who made the race (8): #09-Cassill, #10-BLabonte, #46-McDowell, #26-Carpentier, #38-Gilliland, #21-Elliott, #36-Yeley and #64-Green.
    The go-or-go homers who failed to qualify for the race (6): #87-Nemechek, #13-Mears, #55-Bliss, #66-Leffler, #07-Conway and #23-Sauter.
    See the starting lineup, qualifying speeds and notes on my Charlotte Starting Lineup/Qualifying Results page. (10-14-2010)

  • Starting Spots for the Chase drivers at Charlotte:
    Only four of the 12 Chase drivers qualified in the top 10 for the Bank of America 500 Sprint Cup Series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway, the starting spots for the 12 chasers:
    [by current points standings]:
    1) #48-Jimmie Johnson, 10th
    2) #11-Denny Hamlin, 23rd
    3) #29-Kevin Harvick, 24th
    4) #24-Jeff Gordon, 1st
    5) #14-Tony Stewart, 29th
    6) #2-Kurt Busch, 15th
    7) #99-Carl Edwards, 2nd
    8) #31-Jeff Burton, 18th
    9) #18-Kyle Busch, 6th
    10) #16-Greg Biffle, 22nd
    11) #17-Matt Kenseth, 17th
    12) #33-Clint Bowyer, 20th
    See drivers championship points standings on Jayski's Drivers Points Standings page.(10-14-2010)

  • Qualifying Fast Facts - Charlotte:
    #24-Jeff Gordon won the Coors Light Pole Award for the Bank of America 500 with a lap of 28.192 seconds, 191.544 mph. This is his 69th pole in 612 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races. Gordon moves into a tie with Cale Yarborough for third on the all-time poles list.
    This is his first pole and 16th top-10 start in 2010. Gordon's last pole came at Texas in November of 2009.
    This is his eighth pole in 36 races at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
    Gordon's first career pole came at Charlotte in October of 1993.
    #99-Carl Edwards (second) posted his 11th top-10 start of 2010 and his third in 12 races at Charlotte Motor Speedway. #43-A J Allmendinger (third) posted his first top-10 start at Charlotte Motor Speedway. It is his ninth in 31 races this season.(NASCAR Statistics)(10-14-2010)

  • Coverage of Qualifying for the Bank of America 500 Sprint Cup Series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway is scheduled for Thursday, October 14, 2010 at 7:10pm/et.
    Television (TV): ESPN2 at 7:00pm/et
    Radio: Performance Racing Network (PRN) only on NASCAR.com
    Jayski.com: Jayski's Semi-Live Qualifying Page
    Qualifying Re-Air: none

  • Qualifying Order for the Bank of America 500 Sprint Cup Series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway is posted. 46 cars/drivers are listed. Go-or-go homers will qualify at the end of the session, once the top-35 drivers are done.
    The first of the top-35 drivers scheduled to go out is #19-Sadler.
    The final top-35 driver scheduled to go out is #18-Busch.
    The first go-or-go homer scheduled to qualify [36th] is #21-Elliott with the final driver scheduled to qualify being #23-Sauter.
    See the full qualifying order on the Charlotte Qualifying Page.(10-14-2010)

  • Thursday practice: for the Bank of America 500 at Charlotte Motor Speedway is over, after 90 scheduled minutes, the top-5, slowest and any notes:
    #39-Newman 189.553
    #20-Logano 189.341
    #18-Busch 188.330
    #5-Martin 188.225
    #00-Reutimann 187.800
    slowest: #23-Sauter 182.599 and #07-Conway 182.624

    Conway is in the #07 and Robby Gordon is in the #7.
    See fastest speeds, average speeds, laps run on the Charlotte Practice Speeds Page.(10-14-2010)

  • Charlotte practice rank for the non top-35 drivers:
    if things stay the same, these eight drivers would make the race:
    #10-Bobby Labonte [PC1], 30th fastest
    #38-David Gilliland, 32nd
    #21-Bill Elliott [PC2], 34th
    #55-Mike Bliss, 35th
    #46-Michael McDowell, 36th
    #36-J.J. Yeley, 37th
    #13-Casey Mears, 38th
    #64-Jeff Green, 39th
    these drivers would miss the race if the order stayed the same:
    #09-Landon Cassill, 40th
    #87-Joe Nemechek, 41st
    #66-Jason Leffler, 42nd
    #26-Patrick Carpentier, 43rd
    #07-Kevin Conway, 48th
    #23-Johnny Sauter, 49th
    [PC] = [past champion and order, 1 is more recent champ]

  • Some Chassis selections for Charlotte Motor Speedway:
    #1-Jamie McMurray: Crew Chief Kevin “Bono” Manion and the #1 Bass Pro Shops team will bring chassis #1006 to Charlotte this weekend. This chassis has been used four times in 2010 capturing the pole position twice and finishing in the top-five twice at both Chicagoland (fifth) and Darlington (second). This chassis was also used at Kansas and the second Michigan event finishing 11th and 20th. McMurray has led 150 laps with this chassis.
    #2-Kurt Busch and his Steve Addington-led “Blue Deuce” team will be racing their brand new “PRS-738” Dodge Charger at Charlotte Motor Speedway this weekend. “This is another one of the latest edition of the Penske Racing chassis model that we’ve been putting out there since late this summer,” offered crew chief Addington. “We’ll have a new car there this weekend at Charlotte and another one at Martinsville next week.
    #5-Mark Martin: crew chief Alan Gustafson has chosen Hendrick Motorsports Chassis No. 5-620 for Saturday's race at Charlotte. This chassis never has been raced or tested.
    #6-David Ragan: Primary: RK-617, Last ran Atlanta – finished 19th; Backup: RK-620, Last ran Vegas – finished 23rd. The Lancaster Center (SLIC – 2971) in the South Atlantic District has been selected as the UPS Maximum Center for this weekend’s race at Charlotte Motor Speedway. The Lancaster Center, was selected for its exceptional safety, cost and service performance, which includes range of dispatch, exception scan and delivery scan frequency.
    #11-Denny Hamlin: and the FedEx Racing team will unload JGR 279 at Charlotte this weekend. This car recorded a ninth-place finish at Dover two weeks ago. Chassis JGR 288 will serve as the backup. The #11 FedEx Ground Camry will carry the letters OHVL on the B-posts this weekend in recognition of the Ohio Valley District team. The team is being recognized for their consistently strong performance in package care. The Ohio Valley district encompasses the Northern Kentucky hub and its satellite facilities in southwestern Ohio, eastern Indiana, and northern Kentucky.
    #12-Brad Keselowski: The #12 Penske Dodge Charger team will use chassis PRS-733 during Saturday night’s Bank of America 500 at Charlotte. Keselowski last drove this chassis to a 25th-place finish at Atlanta Motor Speedway in September.

    #14-Tony Stewart: Chassis No. 14-515 a carryover chassis from the former Haas CNC team, but it was essentially rebuilt since failing to qualify for the November 2008 race at Texas. Prior to Texas, Chassis No. 14-515 made two starts, with its debut coming in August at Michigan. There, Tony Raines qualified 30th and finished 31st. The car was then tested Sept. 9 at Kentucky in preparation for Kansas. Raines qualifyied 25th and finishing 23rd. The NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race marked Chassis No. 14-515’s third career start, but first of 2009 and first with Stewart at the controls wheeling Chassis No. 14-515 to the car’s first victory as well as the first win of any kind for Stewart-Haas Racing. The car saw track time again June 1-2 when it participated in a Goodyear tire test at Indianapolis. Last year’s Brickyard 400 was the car’s first point-paying start of 2009, where it qualified seventh and led two laps before finishing third. It sat idle until getting a new body and a trip to the wind tunnel in preparation for its sixth career start this past May at Darlington where it started 24th and finishing 23rd. With a new body honed in the wind tunnel, Chassis No. 14-515 returned to the track at Pocono in August, winning the pole before leading two laps and finishing second. It last ran at Atlanta where in its third start of 2010 and the seventh of its career, it found victory lane. This weekend’s race at Charlotte will mark the car’s fourth start of 2010 and the eighth of its career.
    #16-Greg Biffle: crew chief Greg Erwin on Charlotte: ““We’re taking a brand new car to the track this weekend and we feel pretty good about the latest cars we’ve been building here at Roush Fenway. We’ve had some decent runs at Charlotte over the last few years and I know this team is as determined as ever to get to victory lane a few more times before the end of this season. If we can get the car to handle well throughout the race as the track changes, I think we’ve got a good chance of running up front and contending for another win.”
    #17-Matt Kenseth: Primary: RK-694 (last run at Atlanta)
    #18-Kyle Busch: Chassis No. 286 is a brand new racecar that will turn its first competitive laps in Saturday night’s Bank of America 500.
    #19-Elliott Sadler: The #19 RPM team has prepared chassis No. 710 for this weekend's event. This is the first time this season that this particular chassis will be utilized by the #19 team. The #19 Ford Fusion will carry the Stanley colors this weekend in Charlotte, but will also highlight Susan G. Komen For the Cure on the hood of the car.
    #29-Kevin Harvick: is scheduled to pilot Chassis No. 318 from the Richard Childress Racing NASCAR Sprint Cup Series stable. Built new for 2010, this Chevrolet made its debut two weeks ago at Kansas, where Harvick led 16 laps and finished third.
    #31-Jeff Burton: will race Chassis No. 314 from the Richard Childress Racing NASCAR Sprint Cup Series stable. Built new this season, this is the same Caterpillar Chevy Burton drove to a fourth-place finish at Atlanta last month and, most recently, posted a runner-up finish with this #31 racer at Dover three weeks ago.
    #33-Clint Bowyer: will race Chassis No. 283 from the Richard Childress Racing NASCAR Sprint Cup Series stable. Built new in 2010, this #33 racer made its debut at Atlanta in March, where Bowyer finished 23rd following a late-race contact that cut down his left-rear tire. In May, Bowyer was in line for another solid finish at Dover but, on the final pit stop of the day, he left his stall with the jack wedged underneath the #33 machine, resulting in a pit road penalty, the loss of a lap and a less-than-desired 17th-place finish. Then, the Emporia, Kan., native started on the outside row and led 59 laps en route to a ninth-place finish in this #33 Impala at Pocono in June before returning to the track in August to post a 15th-place finish. Most recently, the three-time series race winner finished 25th with this chassis at Dover after brushing the wall just prior to the race's halfway mark.
    #39-Ryan Newman Chassis No. 39-531 debuted last year at Charlotte in the Sprint All-Star Race, where Newman started 12th. He was battling for the lead with less than 10 laps to go when he got tangled up with two other cars and finished 18th. The car’s second start was at Chicago in July 2009. Newman started 12th and finished sixth. The car saw action for the final time in October 2009 at Charlotte. Newman qualified sixth and finished 11th. During the offseason, the original body was cut off the car. The car was made lighter and the bodywork was rebuilt. Chassis No. 39-531 returned to action in February at Auto Club Speedway, where Newman qualified 18th. An engine failure after Newman had been running in second-place relegated him to a 36th-place finish. The car’s next start came in March at Atlanta, where Newman qualified seventh and finished 17th. The car’s third start of 2010 came in the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte. Newman started on the pole for the ninth time at CMS and finished the race in the ninth spot. Michigan marked the car’s fourth start of the season. After qualifying eighth, Newman looked to be on target for a top-10 finish. However, a chunk of sheet metal hit the car on lap 136, hampering Newman’s performance. He finished 32nd. Next up for 39-531 was a return trip to Chicago. Newman battled an ill-handling racecar all day and finished a disappointing 22nd. After the Chicago race, a new front clip was placed on the car, echoing a new generation of racecars for SHR. Newman qualified sixth and finished eighth two weekends ago at Kansas.
    #42-Juan Pablo Montoya: Brian Pattie and the #42 Target team are bringing chassis #1015 to Charlotte Motor Speedway this weekend. This chassis has been used at both 2010 Michigan events where Montoya qualified 10th and fifth with finishes of 13th and seventh.
    #43-A.J. Allmendinger: The #43 RPM team has prepared chassis No. 265 for this weekend's event at Charlotte. This chassis has been utilized on several occasions this season including the most recent event at Bristol and the spring race at Atlanta where Allmendinger drove to a sixth-place finish. The #43 Ford Fusion will showcase the familiar Petty Blue color this weekend as WIX Filters hops on board the car to serve as primary sponsor.
    #47-Marcos Ambrose For the Bank of America 500, creew chief Frankie Kerr and his JTG Daugherty Racing team have prepped a car Ambrose finished fifth in the All-Star Showdown at Charlotte in May, 28th at Chicagoland Speedway in July and 10th at Atlanta Motor Speedway in September. “It’s the same car we ran well with during the Showdown earlier this year,” Kerr said. “We’re looking forward to being back. I always like racing at Charlotte because it is the racing hub. Winning at Charlotte ranks pretty high on everyone’s list because its home and it gives you bragging rights."
    #48-Jimmie Johnson: will pilot a brand new chassis – No. 623 – in Saturday night's Sprint Cup Series race. Backup chassis No. 553 was driven to Victory Lane by Johnson at Auto Club Speedway in February.
    #88-Dale Earnhardt Jr.: 88-556 which is the first car McGrew built from scratch for Earnhardt. This chassis, which Earnhardt debuted in 2009 at Indianapolis, most recently was raced to a 23rd-place finish at Dover last month.
    #98-Paul Menard: Crew chief Slugger Labbe and the #98 RPM crew have prepared chassis No. 683 for this weekend's event. This particular Ford Fusion has finished in the top 10 twice. It was last utilized at Atlanta in September where Menard was running seventh when the team experienced engine problems. This is also the same car the team ran at Charlotte in the spring. Schrock Cabinetry will make its second appearance on the hood of the #98 Ford this weekend at Charlotte. Schrock Cabinetry was founded in 1961 in Arthur, Illinois as Schrock Brothers Manufacturing, specializing in handcrafted cabinetry.
    #99-Carl Edwards: The #99 Aflac team will be bringing chassis RK-709 to CMS. This will be the first outing for this car as it is a brand new chassis.(from team PR's/sites if reported)(10-14-2010)

  • The Entry List for the Bank of America 500 Sprint Cup Series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway is posted, 49 teams/drivers [for 43 spots] are listed, including:
    Not in top 35 of owners points:
    #07-Robby Gordon (49 in owners pts/4 attempts)
    #09-Landon Cassill (2009 race winner as owner)(39/30)
    #10-Bobby Labonte (2000 Champ)(55/1)
    #13-Casey Mears (38/30)
    #21-Bill Elliott (1988 Champ)(46/10)
    #23-Johnny Sauter (none/0)
    #26-Patrick Carpentier (2009 race winner as owner)(37/30)
    #36-J.J. Yeley (40/30)
    #38-David Gilliland (36/30)
    #46-Michael McDowell (42/30)
    #55-Mike Bliss (43/30)
    #64-Jeff Green (45/18)
    #66-Jason Leffler (44/30)
    #87-Joe Nemechek (41/30)
    withdrew from the event:
    #81-Scott Riggs (54/1)
    #92-Brian Kesekwoski (53/3)
    In the event qualifying is rained out or cancelled:
    the eight who would make it [8]: #'s 26,09,10,21,38,13,36,87
    missing the race would be [6]: #'s 46,55,66,64,07,23
    See the full entry list at my Jayski's Charlotte Entry List.(10-11/14-2010)

  • Top-35 in Owner Points and guaranteed a starting spot at Charlotte:
    No one moved in to or out of the top-35. BUT the #7 team is only 25 points ahead of 36th, the #38 team.
    34) #71-Cassill-Labonte/TRG: 2130, +43
    35) #7-Conway/RGM, 2112, 25 points ahead of 36th
    these teams/ drivers must qualify by speed:
    36) #38-Blaney/Front Row: 2087, -25 points out of the top 35
    37) #26-Carptenier/Latitude43: 1942, -170
    The teams are NOT locked in past the next race as the owners points change after each race.
    For the owner points standings, see my Owners Points Standings page.(10-10-2010)

  • 2010 Sprint Cup Driver Chase Standings:
    [after Auto Club, race 30 of 36, Chase Race 3 of 10]:
    rank, car#, driver, points, behind
    1) #48-Jimmie Johnson [6 wins], 5673
    2) #11-Denny Hamlin [6 wins], 5637, -36
    3) #29-Kevin Harvick [3 wins], 5619, -54
    4) #24-Jeff Gordon, 5588, -85
    5) #14-Tony Stewart [2 wins, 5566, -107
    6) #2-Kurt Busch [2 wins], 5533, -140
    7) #99-Carl Edwards, 5511, -162
    8) #31-Jeff Burton, 5496, -177
    9) #18-Kyle Busch [3 wins], 5486, -187
    10) #16-Greg Biffle [2 wins], 5458, -215
    11) #17-Matt Kenseth, 5432, -241
    12) #33-Clint Bowyer [1 win], 5426, -247
    (Bowyer without penalty 5576, -97 would be 5th)
    See drivers championship points standings on Jayski's Drivers Points Standings page.(10-10-2010)

  • 2010 Sprint Cup Driver 'Classic' Points Standings:
    [after Auto Club, race 30 of 36....the OLD way]:
    rank, car#, driver, points, behind
    1) #29-Kevin Harvick, 4312
    2) #24-Jeff Gordon, 4081, -231
    3) #48-Jimmie Johnson, 4040 -272
    4) #14-Tony Stewart, 3973, -339
    5) #18-Kyle Busch, 3951, -361
    6) #99-Carl Edwards, 3938, -374
    7) #11-Denny Hamlin, 3919, -393
    8) #31-Jeff Burton, 3886, -426
    9) #2- Kurt Busch, 3850, -462
    10) #17-Matt Kenseth, 3778, -534
    11) #39-Ryan Newman, 3656, -716
    12) #33-Clint Bowyer, 3647, -656
    13) #16-Greg Biffle, 3625, -665
    14) #1-Jamie McMurray, 3596, -687
    15) #5-Mark Martin, 3506, -857 16) #42-Juan Pablo Montoya, 3455, -806
    See drivers championship points standings on Jayski's Drivers Points Standings page.(10-10-2010)

  • What happens if qualifying gets canceled/rained out?
    After the 5th race of the season, the current season OWNERS points are used:
    #1) - First 35 by current Owner Points [position 1-35][top 35 teams do NOT need to attempt ALL the races]
    #2) - Last Years Sprint Cup Champ or the Event Champion if not already in the field
    #3) - Car Owners whose team has won in the previous and current season not already in the field
    #4) - Drivers who have won in the previous and current season not already in the field
    #5) - ALL Past Sprint Cup Champions not in by 1 thru 4 [is NOT charged against the 6 past champ provisionals]
    #6) - Qualifying Attempts [not starts] with Owners points as the tie breaker, if still tied then by best finish
    #7) - Qualifying Order Position
    (all above apply as long as the team was entered by the entry deadline - usually 7-13 days before the race)

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  • Qualifying Rules/Notes/News page

  • Go or Go Home Drivers to Qualify Together: Teams outside the top 35 in owners points will qualify together at the end of the qualifying session. The thought is that nobody would have an advantage in track conditions.

  • How to Calculate Track Speeds: use the formula Speed = Distance divided by Time. Distance is Track Length, and Lap Time into Hours. Once hour is 3600 seconds, so the calculation for a 48 second lap at Daytona(2.5 miles) would be: Speed = 2.5 x (3600/48), = 2.5 x 75 = 187.500mph. For a 19 second lap at Bristol(.533 miles): Speed = .533 x (3600/19), = .533 x 189.474 = a speed of 100.990mph

  • How to break a tie during qualifying? (same speed/time) When drivers are tied for a starting spot during qualifying, it is broken by owners points standings (not drivers points).

  • Determining Race Line-Ups - Top 35 Guarantee: At the start of the 2005 season, NASCAR instituted a new procedure for establishing the starting race field in the Sprint Cup Series [NSCS]. NASCAR revamped the system by simplifying the procedure with teams no longer accruing provisionals throughout the season to gain entry into the starting fields. While starting positions one through 42 in the NSCS still will be determined by qualifying speed, the new system will assure the highest-ranked 35 positions of the NSCS OWNER [not Driver] championship points that have entered the event prior to the entry deadline [usually 13 days before the day of the race] one of those starting positions in the field, providing they have made an attempt to qualify [which usually means the team at least practiced and made an effort to qualify].
    The remaining seven positions [36-42] will be assigned to those drivers with the fastest qualifying speeds whose car owners are not among the top 35. The final starting position [43rd] – the champion’s provisional – can be utilized by a car owner whose driver is a current or past Sprint Cup champion who participated as a driver during the current of previous season and was entered in the event for that owner in that car prior to the entry deadline.
    If there is more than one series champion vying for the position, it will be given to the most recent series champion. If the final provisional starting position – 43rd in the Sprint Cup – is not filled by a current or past series champion, it will be assigned to the next eligible car owner according to qualifying results.
    Through the first five races of the season for the Sprint Cup, the top 35 in the NSCS of the previous owner championship points entered in the event prior to the entry deadline will be assured one of the 42 starting positions in the field, provided they have made an attempt to qualify. From the sixth race on, the current owner championship points will be used to determine the top 35 each race week. In the event that conditions prevent qualifying from being run, starting positions will be assigned according to the respective series’ current Rule Book.(NASCAR PR)
    Simple: so the field is set by speed to where the 7th fastest non-top 35 driver is on speed. The any drivers in the top 35 of OWNERS [not drivers points] are placed to the 42nd spot. The 43rd spot is used for the most recent past Sprint Cup champion NOT already in the field from being in the top-35 in owners points or one of the seven no top-35. If their is not past champ for the 43rd spot, it goes to the next fastest [8th fastest driver]

  • Past Champions Limited To 6 Provisional Berths in Sprint Cup: See my 2010 Past Champions Provisional Page for more


RACE RECORDS, NOTES, RULES and NEWS

  • 2010 May Pole Sitter: #39-Ryan Newman, 187.546mph, finished 9th

  • 2009 October Pole Sitter: #48-Jimmie Johnson, 192.376mph, finished 1st

  • Track Qualifying Record: #38-Elliott Sadler, Oct 2005, 193.216mph

  • Event Qualifying Record: #12-Ryan Newman, May 2005, 192.988mph

  • Youngest Pole Winner: Jeff Gordon, 22 years, 2 months, 6 days, 10/10/1993

  • Oldest Pole Winner: Bobby Allison, 49 years, 10 months, 8 days, 10/11/1987

  • 2010 May Race Winner: #2-Kurt Busch, 144.966mph, started 2nd

  • 2009 October Race Winner: #48-Jimmie Johnson, 137.658mph, started 1st

  • Track Race Record 500 miles: Jeff Gordon, Oct 1999, 160.306mph

  • Track Race Record 600 miles: Bobby Labonte, May 1995, 151.952mph

  • Slowest Race Record: Junior Johnson, 107.752mph, 1960

  • Worst Starting Spot to Win: Jimmie Johnson, May 2003, started 37th

  • Oldest Winner: Cale Yarborough, 46 years, 6 months, 9 days, 10/6/1985

  • Youngest Winner: Jeff Gordon, 22 years, 9 months, 25 days, 5/29/1994

  • Most Wins: 6 - Darrell Waltrip, Bobby Allison, Jimmie Johnson; 5, Jeff Gordon

  • Most Poles: 14 - David Pearson; Current driver: 9, Ryan Newman; 7, Jeff Gordon

  • Most Top 5s: 23 - Bobby Allison, Richard Petty

  • Most Top 10s: 31 - Richard Petty

  • Most Laps Led [500 mile race]: 328, Ernie Irvan, 10/10/1993

  • Most Laps Led [600 mile race]: 335, Jim Paschal, 5/28/1967

  • Most Laps Led by a Race Winner: 335, Jim Paschal, 5/28/1967

  • Fewest Laps Led by a Race Winner: 3, Joe Weatherly, 5/21/1961

  • Most Leaders: 21, 5/29/2005

  • Most Lead Changes: 59 - 5/27/1979

  • Fewest Leaders: 3, 5/21/1961

  • Fewest Lead Changes: 2 - 5/21/1961

  • Most Cautions: 22, 5/29/2005

  • Most Caution Laps: 113, 5/25/1980

  • Fewest Cautions: 0 - 5/21/1961

  • Fewest Caution Laps: 0, 5/21/1961

  • Most Finishers on a lead lap: 25, 10/15/2005

  • Most Finishers on a lead lap: 26, 5/25/2009 [227 of 400 laps completed]

  • Most Running at the Finish: 39, 10/11/2003 & 10/17/2009

  • Most Running at the Finish: 42 [of 43], 5/25/2009 [227 of 400 laps completed]

  • Fewest Running at the Finish: 10 - 5/21/1961

  • Most Wins by Manufacturer: 37 - Chevy

  • Races won from starting pos 1: 14

  • Races won from starting pos 2: 16
  • Races won from starting pos 3: 13
  • Races won from starting pos 4: 9
  • Races won from starting pos 5: 8
  • Races won from starting pos 6: 5
  • Races won from starting pos 7: 6
  • Races won from starting pos 8: 2
  • Races won from starting pos 9: 5
  • Races won from starting pos 10: 2
  • Races won from starting pos 12: 2
  • Races won from starting pos 13: 3
  • Races won from starting pos 14: 1
  • Races won from starting pos 15: 2
  • Races won from starting pos 16: 3
  • Races won from starting pos 17: 2
  • Races won from starting pos 18: 2
  • Races won from starting pos 20: 2
  • Races won from starting pos 21: 2
  • Races won from starting pos 22: 2
  • Races won from starting pos 25: 1
  • Races won from starting pos 37: 1
  • Races won from the top 5: 60 of 103
  • Races won from the top 10: 80 of 103

  • At Charlotte Motor Speedway::
    · Construction began in 1959.
    · The track’s first NASCAR Sprint Cup race was June 19, 1960.
    · The track was repaved midseason in 1994.
    · The track name changed from Charlotte Motor Speedway to Lowe’s Motor Speedway in 1999. It changed back to Charlotte Motor Speedway for the 2010 season.
    · The track was repaved again before the 2006 season.
    · There have been 103 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series points races at Charlotte Motor Speedway, two races per year since the track opened in 1960. In 1961, there were two 100-mile qualifying points races held the week beforethe May race. The first six fall races at Charlotte were 400-mile events (1960-65).
    · 37 drivers have won poles, led by David Pearson with 14.
    · Fireball Roberts won the pole for the first race, in 1960.
    · David Pearson had 11 straight poles at Charlotte from the fall of 1973 through 1978.
    · Ryan Newman leads all active drivers in poles, with nine. Jeff Gordon has seven.
    · 43 drivers have won races, led by Bobby Allison, Darrell Waltrip and Jimmie Johnson, with six each.
    · Kurt Busch won his first Charlotte race in May, at the Coca-Cola 600. Also the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race winner, Busch looks to become the first driver to sweep the All-Star Race, the Coke 600 and the Bank of America 500 in the same season.
    · Joe Lee Johnson won the first race, in 1960.
    · There have been 13 back-to-back victories, including three consecutive by Fred Lorenzen (fall 1964 and both 1965) and four straight by Jimmie Johnson (both in 2004 and 2005).
    · A sweep has occurred eight times, including each season from 2004-2006.
    · 14 races have been won from the pole, the last by Jimmie Johnson last October.
    · Jimmie Johnson won the 2003 Coca-Cola 600 from the 37th starting position, the furthest back a race winner has started.
    · A number of active drivers earned their first win at CMS: Jeff Gordon, Matt Kenseth, Bobby Labonte, Jamie McMurray, Casey Mears and David Reutimann. Inactive drivers David Pearson, Buddy Baker and Charlie Glotzbach also got their first series win at Charlotte.
    · There have been 511 NASCAR Sprint Cup races in North Carolina.
    · 421 drivers in NASCAR’s three national series (all-time) have their home state recorded as North Carolina.
    · There have been 44 race winners from North Carolina in NASCAR’s three national series; 28 in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series.


PAINT SCHEME NEWS

    Car#/Driver Sponsor/Scheme/Promo Image Link
    #00-David Reutimann Aaron's Outdoors Mossy Oak #00 Team Schemes Page
    #07-Kevin Conway Extenze #07 Team Schemes Page
    #2-Kurt Busch Miller Lite / Operation Homefront #2 Team Schemes Page
    #5-Mark Martin GoDaddy.com #5 Team Schemes Page
    #6-David Ragan UPS - United Way #6 Team Schemes Page
    #7-Robby Gordon pink Extenze #7 Team Schemes Page
    #11-Denny Hamlin FedEx Ground (green) #11 Team Schemes Page
    #14-Tony Stewart Old Spice - Showtime #14 Team Schemes Page
    #16-Greg Biffle 3M - Scotch Blue #16 Team Schemes Page
    #17-Matt Kenseth Crown Royal Black #17 Team Schemes Page
    #19-Elliott Sadler Stanley Tools / Susan M. Komen #19 Team Schemes Page
    #21-Bill Elliott JDRF / Fired up for a Cure
    Motorcraft / Quick Lane
    #21 Team Schemes Page
    #31-Jeff Burton CatUsed.com #31 Team Schemes Page
    #37-Dave Blaney Andy Griffith Show #37 Team Schemes Page
    #43-A.J. Allmendinger WIX Filters #43 Team Schemes Page
    #47-Marcos Ambrose Lance - Tom's #47 Team Schemes Page
    #71-Andy Lally ModSpace #71 Team Schemes Page
    #88-Dale Earnhardt Jr AMP Energy #88 Team Schemes Page
    #98-Paul Menard Menard's / Schrocks #98 Team Schemes Page
    #99-Carl Edwards Aflac Silver #99 Team Schemes Page

  • ModSpace Joins Forces with TRG for CMS: TRG Motorsports announced Thursday that ModSpace agreed to join forces for this weekend's "home" race for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series at Charlotte Motor Speedway to be run Saturday night under the lights. Andy Lally, seasoned road racer, will be at the wheel of the #71 ModSpace/Savory Thymes/TRG Motorsports Chevy with his first opportunity to run a full Sprint Cup race distance on an oval. ModSpace will be using their Charlotte race partnership with TRG Motorsports to capitalize on the new business-to-business opportunities provided by the media exposure of NASCAR's vast corporate network. ModSpace is among the largest global suppliers of permanent modular construciton and temporary modular space. Headquartered in Berwyn, PA, the company is a leading innovator in modular construction. ModSpace has been involved in a number of different motorsport endeavors, this will be the first venture into the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. TRG Motorsports will also receive support from boutique kitchenware company Savory Thymes. Savory Thymes is a specialist in providing a number of designer wares and accessories for your kitchen (TRG Motorsports), see image of the car on my #71 Team Schemes page.(10-15-2010)

  • Showtime scheme for Stewart: #14-Tony Stewart is sporting a special paint scheme at Charlotte promoting Old Spice’s popular Showtime scent. His traditional red Old Spice/Office Depot Chevrolet has been transformed into a red-and-green showpiece that celebrates Stewart’s showmanship. To see how the car was wrapped, go to oldspice.com.(SHR/True Speed Communications), see an image of the scheme on my #14 Team Schemes page.(10-14-2010)

  • Conway & Robby switch rides: Looks like Robby Gordon will drive the pink #7 Extenze Toyota at Charlotte Motor Speedway with Kevin Conway in the blue #07 Extenze Toyota. With the #7 team only 25 points ahead of the #38 Front Row Motorsports team in owners poionts and in 35th in owners points, Gordon hopes to run well to get more owners points and stay in the top 35. See images on my #7 Team Schemes page and #07 Team Schemes page.(10-14-2010)

  • Wix Filters scheme on the #43: The #43 Ford Fusion will showcase the familiar Petty Blue color this weekend as WIX Filters hops on board the car to serve as primary sponsor. WIX Filter's history in racing started with NASCAR Hall of Famer Richard Petty, who began using the product to protect his stock car engines in 1967. WIX partnered with Petty to win his second NASCAR championship that season, and WIX filtration technology went on to help him win five more throughout his illustrious career.(RPM)(10-14-2010)

  • #19 car to highlight Susan G. Komen For the Cure: The #19 Richard Petty Motorsports Ford of Elliott Sadler will carry the Stanley colors this weekend in Charlotte, but will also highlight Susan G. Komen For the Cure on the hood of the car. The #19 machine showcased a pink paint scheme at Kansas Speedway in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month and though it returns to the familiar black and yellow this weekend, will continue to stress the importance of that organization as well.(RPM)(10-14-2010)

  • 'Fired up for a Cure' scheme wins contest, featured on the #21 at CMS: One young man wants to tell the entire NASCAR community that he’s fired up to find a cure for type 1 diabetes – and he plans on using the paint scheme on the #21 Motorcraft/Quick Lane Ford Fusion running this weekend at Charlotte Motor Speedway to get the point across to millions of fans nationwide. Carson Luther, an eight-year-old resident of Wildwood, MO, was selected as the winning designer of the Ford Customer Service Division’s (FCSD) NASCAR Design Contest to Support the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF). His design, entitled “JDRF – Fired Up for A Cure” was officially unveiled for the first time today at the Wood Brothers’ Racing shop today, with Luther and his family on hand. “I wanted fire and flames on my car, and thought the blue would make the flames stand out,” said Carson Luther. “I want a cure for diabetes more than anything, even all the LEGOs in the world.” For the past two years JDRF children have helped design the paint scheme featured on the NHRA Motorcraft/Quick Lane Shelby Mustang Nitro Funny Car, driven by Bob Tasca III. This year, in honor of the Wood Brothers celebrating 60 years of racing Ford products in NASCAR, FCSD has decided to bring the successful contest over to the legendary race team. The Luther family, along with Wood Brothers Racing, Bill Elliott, driver of the #21 Motorcraft/Quick Lane Ford Fusion and representatives from FCSD, were on hand for the unveiling today, Carson and his family will attend their first NASCAR race weekend and watch the JDRF-themed race car qualify for the Bank of America 500. “This is my first NASCAR race,” said Luther. “My Mom, Grandma, Uncle and sisters are here with me in Charlotte and we’re really excited to see my design on the race car this weekend.” Luther raised $5,341 for JDRF with his design. That number, added to the money raised by the designs that were submitted, brought the total for the contest to $33,391 for research for Type 1 diabetes, and nearly $150,000 in donations the past three years.
    Each design was featured on www.jdrf.org/ford from July 6 to September 3, a total of 60 days in honor of Wood Brothers Racing’s 60-year anniversary of racing Ford products in NASCAR. During that time, the public was invited to vote for their favorite car design by making a monetary donation to JDRF. The top five donation-earning designs were narrowed down to one by a panel of judges from Ford Motor Company. Since its founding in 1970 by parents of children with type 1 diabetes, JDRF has awarded more than $1.3 billion to worldwide diabetes research, including more than $107 million last year. For more information, call 1-800-533-CURE (1-800-533-2873) or visit www.jdrf.org.(Wood Brothers Racing), see images of the scheme on my #21 Team Schemes page.(10-13-2010)

  • Andy Griffith Show scheme to be run by Blaney; image: CBS Consumer Products in conjunction with HLG Licensing and Front Row Motorsports will pay tribute to the 50th anniversary of The Andy Griffith Show with an original NASCAR Sprint Cup Series car in this weekend's Bank of America 500 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. The car, which features the main characters of the iconic television series and a patrol-car paint scheme, will be fielded by Front Row's #37 Ford Fusion team and driver Dave Blaney. Starting this week, fans of The Andy Griffith Show and Front Row Motorsports will be able to purchase their own souvenirs to commemorate the running of the anniversary racecar. No. 37 50th Anniversary Andy Griffith Show team hats and hooded sweatshirts will be available online at www.Yerzies.com.
    "We couldn't think of a better place to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of The Andy Griffith Show than its home state of North Carolina," said Liz Kalodner, Executive Vice President and General Manager of CBS Consumer Products. "The NASCAR race at Charlotte Motor Speedway is the perfect event for that celebration."
    "Like so many other people, I've always loved The Andy Griffith Show," said the #37 Ford Fusion Team owner Bob Jenkins. "We first started talking about doing this paint scheme a while ago, and now it's really cool to see it come together and see it on the car in person. I think fans of the show are really going to like it."
    "It's pretty cool to have the 50th anniversary of The Andy Griffith Show on our car for Charlotte," said Blaney. "I remember watching it with my family back in the day, and we still catch the reruns every once in a while now. We're happy to welcome the show back to its home state of North Carolina and give it a good run on the #37 car."(Front Row Motorsports), orginally the scheme was to run on the #34 FRM Ford with Travis Kvapil driving. See image of the scheme on my #37 Team Scheme page.(10-12-2010)

  • Special scheme for Kurt Busch: Miller Lite is announced a $100,000 donation to Operation Homefront, an organization that helps troops in need. Miller Lite Racing, in its third year of supporting to the organization, is also encouraging consumers to donate and send thank-you postcards to military members. “Operation Homefront does an incredible job of driving awareness to the needs of military members and their families,” said Grant Leech, vice president of marketing for Miller Lite. “The men and women of our armed services, and their families, make incredible sacrifices every day. All of us at Miller Lite are proud to show our appreciation, and we hope everyone who enjoys the great taste of Miller Lite will also make a contribution to Operation Homefront.”
    Consumers can visit www.MillerLite.com/vets to make a donation and visit participating Miller Lite retailers to write thank-you postcards, which will then be sent to local Operation Homefront chapters. Additionally, the # 2 Miller Lite Dodge, driven by NASCAR Sprint Cup Series title contender Kurt Busch, will feature a special Operation Homefront paint scheme for each race between October 3 and November 7, including a full-car takeover for the November 7 Texas race. “The Operation Homefront paint scheme shows the racing world that Miller Lite is a strong supporter of the military,” said Busch. “And on a personal level, I’m proud to drive this car. I’m hoping to revisit Victory Lane several times in it, just as I did in Texas last year. And I hope all the fans of the Blue Deuce will chip in, too.”(Tom Roberts PR)(10-1-2010)

  • Andy Griffith Show on #34 at CMS in Oct: The Andy Griffith Show is returning to North Carolina with the debut of an original commemorative racecar that pays tribute to the iconic series. CBS Consumer Products in conjunction with HLG Licensing announced a partnership with Front Row Motorsports and the #34 Ford Fusion team to help celebrate the 50th anniversary of the beloved series. The car, to be driven Travis Kvapil, is slated to make its first appearance in the NASCAR Banking 500 during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series at the Charlotte Motor Speedway on Saturday, October 16, 2010, and broadcast by ABC. The partnership marks the second time that CBS Consumer Products has come together with the NASCAR organization to feature a car scheme based on The Andy Griffith Show. Based on the announcement, CBS Consumer Products will be developing a very special merchandising and promotional program around the NASCAR partnership and will soon be announcing an entire line of products in the apparel, accessories, gift and toy categories. HLG has previously tied NASCAR teams with Hollywood's top entertainment brands including Jim Henson's "Muppets," Marvel's "Spiderman," Universal's "Monsters of the Speedway" and more.(Front Row Motorsports/Breaking Limits)(5-12-2010)

  • More Paint Scheme news can be found on Paint Schemes Gallery


TRACK/RACE NEWS

  • Track Specifications:
    Superspeedway: 1.5-mile quad oval
    Race Length: 334 laps, 501 miles
    Banking: turns: 24 degrees; straights: 5 degrees
    Straights: Frontstretch - 1952.8 feet; Backstretch - 1360 feet
    Grandstand Seating: 146,000
    Pit Road Speed: 45mph
    Pace Car Speed: 55mph
    Opened: 1960
    Carry-In Items
    Coolers: Allowed (14"x14"x14" limit).
    Glass containers: Not allowed.
    Alcoholic beverages: Allowed.
    Cameras/recording devices: Allowed

  • Race Festivities/Officials:
    Grand Marshal: 2011 NASCAR Hall of Fame Inductee's and family
    Command to start engines: 2011 NASCAR Hall of Fame class; Bobby Allison, David Pearson, Ned Jarrett and Bud Moore; Ritchie Petty, Timmy Petty and Mark Petty, will represent Lee Petty.
    Honorary Starter/Wave Green Flag: ?
    Invocation: Joe Gibbs
    National Anthem: Danielle Beck & MRO kids
    Military Flyover: 4 T-38's

  • For the season race officials by track, see my Race Officials page

  • Track / Sponsor Websites:
    Charlotte Motor Speedway
    Speedway Motorsports
    Facebook - Charlotte Motor Speedway
    Twitter - CLTMotorSpdwy
    U.S. Legend Cars
    2010 Cabarrus County Destination Guide

  • October 2009: see my Charlotte Race Info page

  • May 2010: see my Charlotte Race Info page


  • Charlotte Motor Speedway's New Family Seating Section: Charlotte Motor Speedway has revolutionized the family experience at NASCAR events by creating the most family-friendly grandstand in all of motorsports. The brand new Family Seating Section will make its debut on during the Dollar General 300 on Oct. 15 and the Bank of America 500 on Oct.16.
    The new family-oriented environment will give parents with young children the option to sit in a smoke-and-alcohol-free family section, as well as provide kid-friendly activities throughout the weekend. The Family Seating Section will be located in the Toyota Fourth Turn Terrace grandstand.
    In addition to the special seating section, numerous entertainment options for the kids will be conveniently located on the concourse directly below the Family Seating Section. The concourse will feature an inflatable monster truck bounce house, a face painter, a caricature artist and a display by Plaster Creations, where children can paint NASCAR themed ornaments.
    Lug Nut, the world's fastest mascot, will also make special appearances, along with his friends Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Lucy and Woodstock from the Peanuts Gang at Carowinds amusement park in Charlotte, N.C.The Family Seating Section concourse will offer a picnic and seating area with kid-friendly concession stands for meal or break time. Included on the menu is a kids' meal consisting of peanut butter and jelly, carrot sticks, apple slices and a juice box.
    Racing-themed booster seats will be available for use free of charge for the viewing convenience of the speedway's smaller fans. In addition, special blue and pink ear muffs for children's hearing protection will be available for purchase.
    The Charlotte Motor Speedway Coca-Cola Fan Van will also be parked underneath the Family Seating Section and offer family fun and entertainment for children of all ages. Families can play cornhole, compete in NASCAR-simulated racing on one of four gaming stations, rock out with Guitar Hero or try a refreshing sample of Powerade Play. Parents visiting the Fan Van will have the opportunity to sign their children up for the Little Luggies Race Club, a kids club at Charlotte Motor Speedway that centers around the speedway's official mascot, Lug Nut. The club helps all the little racers join in the speedway's fun and receive emails, a birthday postcard, and special prizes from Lug Nut.
    Tickets for the Family Seating Section and all October races at Charlotte Motor Speedway can be purchased online at charlottemotorspeedway.com or by calling the speedway ticket office at 1-800-455-FANS (3267).(CMS)(10-15-2010)

  • Charlotte City Buses Turn into Race Cars for NASCAR Month: Charlotte Motor Speedway is teaming up with the Charlotte Area Transit System, or CATS, in Charlotte, N.C., on an innovative new way to promote the speedway's October NASCAR events. Two CATS buses will get a custom wrap that looks exactly like a NASCAR stock car. The buses will carry ticket information and logos for three NASCAR events taking place at the speedway in October: Bojangles' Pole Night on Oct. 14, the Dollar General 300 on Oct. 15 and the Bank of America 500 on Oct. 16. The artwork was designed by SMI Properties. The bus wraps are the first for CATS since its formation in 1998. The wrapped buses will take various routes around Charlotte. CATS operates more than 70 routes in the city, transporting more than 22 million passengers each year.
    Charlotte Motor Speedway is once again partnering with CATS to bring bus service from Center City Charlotte to the track. Starting from the Charlotte Transportation Center, race fans can take the 79X Concord Mills Express to beat the traffic and enjoy the Bank of America 500 at the speedway for just $7 round-trip. The route will run every 20 minutes from noon to 6 p.m. on Oct. 16. Return trips will begin immediately after the checkered flag as race fans make their way to the buses near the track's main entrance. Tickets can be purchased at the Charlotte Transportation Center at 310 East Trade Street in Center City or online at secure.ridetransit.org/psales/. For more information visit www.ridetransit.org or call (704) 336-RIDE (7433).
    Tickets for all October races at Charlotte Motor Speedway can be purchased online at charlottemotorspeedway.com or by calling the speedway ticket office at 1-800-455-FANS (3267). Six-pack tickets start at just $33.17 per person, or fans can get four nights of great racing with the Bank of America 500 Weekend Super Ticket for just $99.(CMS)(10-12-2010)

  • Biggest Bank of America 500 Week Ever Shaping Up in Charlotte: The Charlotte, N.C., region is gearing up for the Bank of America 500 on Oct. 16, and in addition to attending the only night race in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup, racing enthusiasts of all ages will have a host of other opportunities to totally immerse themselves in the sport of NASCAR all week long. From Sunday, Oct. 10 through Sunday, Oct. 17, Charlotte and its surrounding cities will boast the most robust lineup of activities in the 51-year history of the Bank of America 500 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Fans in town for the races can plan a visit to the NASCAR Hall of Fame, take a lap around the legendary superspeedway on foot or in a driving-school race car, tour one of the many team shops in the area or participate in number of special events being held throughout the week. With children's tickets for many events priced at just $10, or just $1 for Bojangles' Pole Night at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Oct. 14, entertaining the entire family at a major sports event has never been more affordable. Great ticket packages are available for all events, like the Bank of America Fan 4 Pack that includes tickets, hot dogs and Coca-Cola drinks starting at just $39.75 per person. Tickets can be purchased online at www.charlottemotorspeedway.com or by calling 1-800-455-FANS (3267).(CMS)(10-12-2010)

  • Sinkhole on the property of Charlotte Motor Speedway: A sinkhole has formed at the Charlotte Motor Speedway, on the infield near the back end of the track. A Speedway representative said the sinkhole was likely caused by the recent spate of rain. In addition, part of the speedway is built on top of a landfill, which could have added to the issue. Crews have already started work to fill the hole and hope to have it repaired before next week’s Bank of America 500.(WSOC)(10-5-2010)
    UPDATE: Anyone who reserved a camper spot near the sinkhole will be moved to another area of the track, according to the Speedway representative.(WSOC) and see a slideshow of images of the sinkhole at WSOCtv.com.(10-6-2010)

  • Fans Are Given Unprecedented Access to NASCAR Stars at Charlotte: NASCAR fans are clamoring for more chances to see their favorite drivers and Charlotte Motor Speedway is listening. Building on its Fans First philosophy, Charlotte Motor Speedway is providing an unprecedented number of opportunities for fans to get closer to the stars of their favorite sport during Bank of America 500 Week Oct. 14-16. Through a variety of ticket packages and free events, fans will see the following NASCAR drivers and legends:
    - Richard Petty and Junior Johnson; Kasey Kahne; Kenny Wallace; Jamie McMurray; Jeff Burton; many Nationwide Series Drivers and other Top NASCAR Stars
    PRN Up To SPEED is the popular free fan forum that will take place at the SPEED stage, located at the speedway's main entrance, prior to the Bank of America 500 on Oct. 16. Several NASCAR stars are scheduled to join personalities from the Performance Racing Network for the 30 minute Q-and-A session. Tickets for all October races at Charlotte Motor Speedway can be purchased online at www.charlottemotorspeedway.com or by calling the speedway ticket office at 1-800-455-FANS (3267).(9-30-2010)

  • Charlotte Motor Speedway partners with hotels for cheaper stays: Charlotte Motor Speedway will partner with regional tourism bureaus and area hotel operators to secure lower room rates for fans attending races during Bank of America 500 Week, Oct. 13 - 16. More than 50 hotels within approximately one hour of the 1.5-mile superspeedway have agreed to reduce their race week room rates by 15 percent and waive the minimum stay requirements. “We strive to make the fan experience at Charlotte Motor Speedway second to none,” said Marcus Smith, president and general manager of Charlotte Motor Speedway. “We understand that lodging can be a significant expense and we are very thankful to these area hotels who have taken the initiative to help fans alleviate some of those costs.” A full list of participating hotels is available here or fans can call the speedway’s ticket office at 1-800-455-FANS (3267). In order to obtain the discounted rate, those interested must call the hotels directly and request the Speedway Special when making reservations.(CMS)(9-28-2010)

  • Charlotte to install world's largest HD video board: Continuing a tradition of innovation and fabulous firsts, Speedway Motorsports Inc. Chairman Bruton Smith and Charlotte Motor Speedway officials announced a partnership with Panasonic to revolutionize the fan experience at sporting events with the creation of the world's largest high-definition video board. Panasonic will also become the founding sponsor of the video board and a Speedway Motorsports Inc. alliance partner around its broad portfolio of advanced technologies. At an incredible length of 200 feet wide, standing 80 feet tall and weighing 165,000 pounds, the video board will cover an expansive 16,000 square feet and be located between Turns 2 and 3 along the backstretch of the legendary superspeedway. Fans seated throughout the frontstretch from Turn 4 to Turn 1 will have clear viewing angles of the gigantic board that will feature 720P high-definition visuals illuminated by more than nine million light emitting diode, or LED, lamps. In addition to the live race coverage, the video board will provide fans with interactive entertainment, continuous leaderboard updates, sponsor information and instant replays. Construction will begin on the video board following the Oct. 13-16 Bank of America 500 Week at Charlotte Motor Speedway and is scheduled to be complete by April, 2011.(CMS)(9-22-2010)

  • Charlotte Motor Speedway to Host Gigantic New Holiday Light Show: North Carolina Governor Bev Perdue and Charlotte Motor Speedway officials announced plans for Carolina Christmas, a spectacular 2.5-mile drive-through Christmas light park and village located on the track and infield of the legendary superspeedway.
    Open nightly from Nov. 22 through Jan. 2, Carolina Christmas will be one of the largest holiday light shows in the United States, featuring nearly 500 different LED, or light emitting diode, light displays, a realistic Bethlehem-themed village, NASCAR souvenir rigs for Christmas shopping, and themed areas for children with food, music, rides and photos with Santa.
    The LED technology will give a new meaning to the "green" typically associated with Christmas. The highly efficient LED lights use nearly 90% less energy and produce a brighter light than incandescent bulbs. During its 42-night schedule, the displays will use approximately 12,000 kilowatt hours of electricity, less than 10 typical North Carolina households in a given month. Based on tourism research benchmarks and an in-depth study of other Christmas light parks in the United States, event organizers estimate 250,000 people will visit Carolina Christmas, generating a $10.2 million economic impact on the region and creating 80 seasonal jobs.
    The addition of Carolina Christmas creates a "Christmas Corridor" during the holiday season that includes Concord Mills Mall and dozens of dining, entertainment and hotel attractions along Bruton Smith Boulevard in Concord.
    Operating hours for Carolina Christmas will be 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm from Nov. 22 through Jan. 2, 2011. Tickets will be available online at www.VisitCarolinaChristmas.com beginning in mid-October and also be available at the gate nightly during event hours for drive-up traffic. Admission is just $20 per passenger vehicle, with group and motorcoach packages available.(CMS)(9-21-2010)

  • Safety Training Class Prepares Track Services Personnel For Charlotte: On Sept. 11-12, more than 80 students gathered at Charlotte Motor Speedway for a two-day track services personnel training session in preparation for the Bank of America 500 Weekend at the Mecca of Motorsports. Twenty instructors led the sessions, which included classroom training and hands-on experiences for fire, rescue and EMS personnel. Topics covered included extrication, fire suppression and on-track EMS. The teaching staff consisted of instructors from nine race tracks: Charlotte, Texas, Kentucky, Darlington, Martinsville, Atlanta, Phoenix, Homestead and Memphis Motorsports Park. Also, on the ninth anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on the United States, the instructors were joined by two FDNY firefighters who assisted with the training sessions: Mark Stone, Assistant Chief, FDNY Incident Management Team and Pater Cachia, Bureau of Operations.
    Charlotte Motor Speedway has been a pioneer in safety training for NASCAR events and was the first NASCAR-sanctioned race track to offer such a class, starting in 1991. Personnel from other tracks including Indianapolis and Talladega came to the classes as students and began implementing similar programs at their respective tracks a few years later. Charlotte Motor Speedway was the first track to have its own rescue truck and the first to put paramedics on the track fire trucks.
    Tickets for all October races at Charlotte Motor Speedway can be purchased online at www.charlottemotorspeedway.com or by calling the speedway ticket office at 1-800-455-FANS (3267).(CMS)(9-15-2010)

  • Evernhan & Bruton to partner up: on Saturday afternoon, August 21st at Bristol Motor Speedway, Bruton Smith and Ray Evernham are scheduled to hold joint press conference about a new partnership that they say is preserving and protecting the future of racing for generations to come.(8-21-2010)
    UPDATE: Bruton Smith, chairman and CEO of Speedway Motorsports, Inc., and Ray Evernham, CEO of Ray Evernham Enterprises, have partnered to launch a new dirt track racing series as part of U.S. Legend Cars International. The series will run an innovative dirt track version of the Legend Car, designed by Evernham. “The local tracks around the country are where the stars of the sport get their start, and we need to create the opportunities that inspire young racers today and hone their talents for tomorrow,” said Smith. “Grassroots racing is a passion of mine and of Ray’s, and through this partnership we can give back to our roots and support the future of grassroots racing.” The series will initially run at East Lincoln Speedway in Stanley, N.C. next year, which is owned by Evernham, and expand to other top dirt tracks around the country. A special unveiling of the new car will be held on October 13, 2010, at The Dirt Track at Charlotte Motor Speedway, followed by an on-track demonstration in early November.(LegendsNation)(8-21-2010)

  • CMS drops lawsuit against Concord, Cabarrus County: Bruton Smith has dropped his lawsuit against the city of Concord and Cabarrus County. Smith, the president of Speedway Motorsports, was suing for $80 million that he said he was owed for keeping Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord. Smith's attorney said the lawsuit was dropped without prejudice, meaning it could be re-filed. The attorney said Smith is currently in negotiation with both municipalities, hoping to settle the matter out of court.(WCNC)(6-3-2010)

  • Past track news: posted in the past at Jayski's Track News/Rumors - Charlotte Motor Speedway


GOODYEAR TIRE NOTES

    Tire: Goodyear Eagle Speedway Radials

    Number of Tires:
    Sprint Cup: Left-side – 1,500, Right-side – 1,500;
    Nationwide: Left-side -- 575, Right-side -- 575

    Tire Codes: Left-side -- D-4390; Right-side -- D-4234

    Tire Circumference: Left-side -- 87.3 in.; Right-side -- 88.3 in.

    Technical Inspection Inflation:
    Left Front -- 30 psi; Left Rear -- 30 psi;
    Right Front -- 55 psi; Right Rear -- 50 psi

    Minimum Recommended Inflation:
    Left Front -- 30 psi; Left Rear -- 30 psi;
    Right Front -- 54 psi; Right Rear -- 50 psi

    Estimated Pit Window: Every 50-55 laps, based on fuel mileage (Sprint Cup).

    Notes: Teams in both the NASCAR Sprint Cup and Nationwide Series will run the same tire codes at Charlotte this week . . . this is the same combination of left- and right-side tires that teams in these two series ran at this track in May . . . these teams have also run this right-side tire code (D-4234) with a different left-side code at Las Vegas and Charlotte in 2009, and Las Vegas and Darlington in 2010 . . . this is the only track on which teams will run this left-side code (D-4390) . . . as on all NASCAR ovals greater than one mile in length, teams are required to run inner liners in all four tire positions at Charlotte . . . air pressure in those inner liners should be 12-25 psi greater than that of the outer tire.


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