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NASCAR Cup Race Moves to Michigan

WBKR NASCAR Preview: Quicken Loans 400 

For the second time in a row, drivers face a repaved track and for the second week in a row, NASCAR drivers and teams arrived at the speedway two days early for a test session. Cars took to the Michigan International Speedway on Thursday for the first of the week’s 2 test sessions. Mark Martin led the morning test session with a speed of 201.089 MPH while Tony Stewart led the afternoon session with the fastest speed of the day, 201. 896 MPH. Like last week’s venue at Pocono, the Michigan track over gone a repaving during the off-season.

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Pocono Shortens Track for This Year’s Race — NASCAR Preview

Big week in racing. A shorter race, a legend passes and a Busch is suspended. Here's Blake Smith's review of Sunday's action.

WBKR NASCAR Preview: Pocono 400

Since the inaugural race in 1974, the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series has been visiting the Pocono Mountains. Nestled in the “honeymoon capitol of the world” is the tricky triangle of Pocono Raceway. The NASCAR Cup Series will be making their 14th stop of the 2012 season this Sunday for the Pocono 400, 10 miles shorter than last year.

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Win Quaker State 400 Tickets with Moon and Chad

Exiciting Sprint Cup action returns to Kentucky Speedway on Saturday, June 30th with the Quaker State 400.  And Moon and I have your chance to win tickets for the next two weeks on The WBKR Waking Crew.  Tune in each weekday from 6am to 9am for your chance to snag tickets.  If you win, you'll not only see the biggest names in NASCAR compete, you'll also get to hear one of the biggest stars in country music!  Wanna know who it is??

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NASCAR’s Monster Mile is Ready to Grab Somebody!

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series action is Sunday on WBKR and wbkr.com.  Let's check in with our NASCAR expert Blake Smith for a preview.

WBKR NASCAR Preview: FedEx 400

NASCAR drivers and teams have left the friendly confines of the Charlotte hub and head north for Sunday’s  FedEx 400 at Dover International Speedway. The NASCAR cup series began visiting Dover in 1969, when Richard Petty took his famed #43 car to victory lane in the inaugural race. Since then, there have been 84 Sprint Cup Series races at the 1-mile concrete oval.

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Dario Franchitti Wins Indy 500

As heard on WBKR today, Dario Franchitti won the 96th running of the Indy 500 on Sunday by holding off a charging Takuma Sato, who crashed on the last lap. It was the third Indy 500 win for Franchitti, making him one of 10 drivers to win the race three or more times. Piloting his red No. 50 Target-sponsored car, Franchitti won despite starting 16th.

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Sunday’s Indy 500 Will Be Missing Two Familiar Faces

Sunday's Indianapolis 500 won't be the same for a couple of reasons. Last year's winner, Dan Wheldon, tragically died last October as the result of a collision in a race in Las Vegas. And one of the sports biggest draws will be driving, but in a totally different series. Danica Patrick will miss this year's Indy 500 for the first time since her rookie year in 2005, which ironically is the same year Wheldon won his first 500.

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Sunday – Race Fans’ Heaven!

Memorial Day weekend is known for remembering our armed forces and those that gave all.  And, of course, hamburgers, hot dogs and the opening of swimming pool season. For race fans, it is a day filled with great racing.

We turn to our buddy, Blake Smith for his review.

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Missed RACETALK Last Night? You Can Listen Here [AUDIO]

We had a nice crowd on hand for last night's RACETALK live from Show-Me's in Owensboro, we talked to a bunch of great drivers, track promoters and gave away Indy 500 tickets last night. Please make plans to come see the show live every Tuesday night 7 to 8p you can also enjoy the great food at Show-Me's!

Don't forget to LIKE our RACETALK Facebook Page!

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All Star Drivers Lineup in Charlotte Saturday

WBKR NASCAR Preview: The Sprint All-Star Challenge by Blake Smith

With a 36-week racing schedule and limited off time, drivers and teams look forward to the three Charlotte-based events each season. This weekend’s All-Star Challenge, formerly known as the Winston, marks the first of these weeks for the 2012 season. The format for the All-Star Challenge has changed but the level of excitement on Saturday night will be just as high!

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RACETALK 7P Tonight At Show-Me’s Owensboro

LIVE from Show-Me's in Towne Square Mall in Owensboro, KY tonight & every Tuesday night from 7 to 8pm join your host Malcolm West as he talks to local drivers, track owners and more. Plus stop by Show-Me's for great food & your chance to win tickets to Indy 500 qualifying, given away 5 pairs of tickets tonight!

Hope to see you tonight at Show-Me's in Owensboro's Towne Square Mall, be sure to like us on our Racetalk Facebook page.

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Dare you Darling to Go to Darlington — NASCAR Cup Race Saturday Night

WBKR NASCAR Specialist Blake Smith Previews the Bojangles’ Southern 500, Saturday night at 5:00 p.m. on WBKR.

Since 1950, NASCAR’s top division has been visiting the historic South Carolina track known as The Lady in Black. This weekend will mark the series’ 109th visit to the 1.366 mile oval. Even though there have been 108 races at the speedway, there have only been 45 different winners.

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Missed Last Night’s RACETALK? Listen Now [AUDIO]

Thanks to everyone who came out to the Owensboro Show-Me's in Towne Square Mall last night we moved into the back room and had another jam packed house, next Tuesday night at 7:00pm join us for another edition of Racetalk we will have 5 pair of tickets for Indy 500 qualifying!

In case you missed some of the great audio from last night's show we have it for you right here! Don't forget to LIKE our RACETALK Facebook page too.

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