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Drivers say Daytona is 'the holy grail of motorsports'

...race in the Sprint Cup Series. The Crown Royal 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway and the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway also are crown jewels.After that there are a handful of races that are on the next tier ? including the Coke...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nascar/2014-07-03/drivers-say-daytona-holy-g
Jimmie Johnson looks to stay on roll at Dover

...Johnson busted the definition of a minor slump at Charlotte Motor Speedway.His 0 for 11 start left some wondering when...finished seventh), and fourth last weekend at Charlotte Motor Speedway. "Most of the people that are sitting there...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nascar/2014-05-31/jimmie-johnson-looks-stay-
Jimmie Johnson is back in the mix

...ourselves," he said after leading 165 laps, including the final nine, on Sunday to win the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. "I honestly wasn't stressing. The fact that (it took) 12 races created that much buzz just means we've...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nascar/2014-05-28/jimmie-johnson-back-mix
Victory at Charlotte gives Jimmie Johnson shot at seventh title

...championship run at the end.Johnson had been on the outside of that until his record-breaking seventh career win at Charlotte Motor Speedway. He outlasted second-place Kevin Harvick and Matt Kenseth in third to pick up his fourth victory all-time...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nascar/2014-05-26/victory-charlotte-gives-ji
Kyle Larson wins Nationwide race at Charlotte Motor Speedway

...to his second Nationwide Series victory of the season Saturday, holding off Brad Keselowski and Kyle Busch at Charlotte Motor Speedway.The 21-year-old Larson passed Keselowski on the 118th lap in the 200-lap race and led the rest of the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nascar/2014-05-24/kyle-larson-wins-nationwid
Challenge of extra miles of race is welcomed by drivers at Coca-Cola 600

CONCORD, N.C. - The extra 100 miles of racing today at Charlotte Motor Speedway puts an extreme strain on engines and a race car.It's even worse on the drivers.While the Sprint Cup Series schedule has slowly...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nascar/2014-05-24/challenge-extra-miles-race
Jimmie Johnson wins pole for Coca-Cola 600

...starting spot Sunday at Charlotte Motor Speedway."We don't care what...the Coca-Cola 600 at the Charlotte Motor Speedway later that afternoon.Busch's...commentator Phil Parsons ... The Charlotte Motor Speedway will be closed today. The...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nascar/2014-05-22/jimmie-johnson-wins-pole-c
Driver John Wise defends the practice used to win fan vote

...earlier this month at Talladega, Ala. Wise earned $86,411 after finishing 15th in the non-points race at Charlotte Motor Speedway."Yeah, it just helps us," Wise said. "We're able to buy those extra sticker tires on the weekend so...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nascar/2014-05-21/driver-john-wise-defends-p
Jamie McMurray shines brightest in big races

...or sentimental moments like Saturday night, when McMurray pulled off an upset to win the $1 million prize at Charlotte Motor Speedway."He said to me in Victory Lane, 'We've won a lot of great races together, haven't we?'" Ganassi...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nascar/2014-05-18/jamie-mcmurray-shines-brig
Drivers set sights on major payday in Sprint All-Star race

...said. "I was driving for Daddy back then. He got all that money."The format for the annual race, held at Charlotte Motor Speedway, often changes. The twist this year is that pole qualifying will be tonight, two hours before the race. It...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nascar/2014-05-16/drivers-set-sights-major-p