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Jeff Gordon has knack for finding unprotected barriers

...STOPS: A blown engine in Sunday's Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 at the Atlanta Motor Speedway made Landon Cassill the first driver since Glenn Dunaway in 1949 to start the season with consecutive last-place finishes ... According to Sports Business...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nascar/2015-03-04/jeff-gordon-has-knack-find
Diverse class inducted into NASCAR Hall of Fame

...African-American and part-time a driver made up the newest class.Lorenzen, who came from Elmhurst, Ill., was the first driver to win $100,000 in a season. More important he defied the notion stock car racing was only popular in the Southeast...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nascar/2015-01-30/diverse-class-inducted-nas
Vickers on pole at Talladega, but many drivers are angry and confused about qualifying format

...the first round of qualifying, when 23 cars had five minutes to make their qualifying lap. Nobody wanted to be the first driver on the track, and many sat on pit road waiting for traffic to pull out. They all wanted to turn their laps while racing...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nascar/2014-10-18/vickers-pole-talladega-man
NASCAR won't sanction Kurt Busch until police investigation ends

...Series championships, clinching the title with a ninth-place finish at Homestead-Miami Speedway.Crafton became the first driver to win consecutive championships in the series. Darrell Wallace Jr. earned his fourth win of the season.Wallace...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nascar/2014-11-14/nascar-wont-sanction-kurt-
Failure is higher in new test

Just before taking her first driver's license test in Augusta recently, Gia Huynh learned that...effect in January, 20 percent of the people who have taken their first driver's license test have failed, according to Georgia Department...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/10/25/met_398383.shtml
Metro
Hamlin gets sweep at Darlington

DARLINGTON, S.C. ? Denny Hamlin became the first driver in 17 years to sweep Darlington Raceway, winning the...Nationwide Series race Friday night, Hamlin became the first driver since Mark Martin in 1993 to sweep the Darlington weekend...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nascar/2010-05-09/hamlin-gets-sweep
Nascar | Sports
NASCAR newsmaker: Regan Smith

...SMITH No. 78 Chevrolet - Furniture Row RacingFor the second time in his Sprint Cup Series career, Regan Smith was the first driver across the finish line last Saturday at Darlington Raceway. But for the first time he was declared the winner.Nearly...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nascar/2011-05-11/nascar-newsmaker-regan-smi
Nascar | Sports
Engine derails driver's record bid

LAS VEGAS --- Matt Kenseth 's attempt to become the first driver in NASCAR history to win the season's first three races went up in smoke Sunday at the Shelby 427 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2009/03/02/nas_513240.shtml
Nascar
NASCAR makes technical change to hood tether

JOLIET, Ill. -- Kevin Harvick will try Sunday at Chicagoland Speedway to become the first driver in the Winston Cup era to win the first three races at a new track. Jeff Gordon, one of only four drivers who have won the first...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/07/12/nas_380955.shtml
Nascar
Kahne sweeps Busch, Cup poles at Richmond

...pole position in as many tries Friday and became the first driver in Richmond International Raceway history to sweep the...pole position in 47 Nextel Cup races, and became the first driver in NASCAR to accomplish the pole sweep since Mark Martin...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/05/14/nas_453146.shtml
Nascar