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Charity softball game Wed. has NASCAR, NHRA stars

fund-raisers bugKANNAPOLIS – - Top drivers from the worlds of NASCAR and the NHRA will face off in a charity slow-pitch softball game on Wednesday at CMC-Northeast Stadium in Kannapolis. The event will benefit The Armed Forces Foundation and Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.

NHRA Top Fuel driver Bob Vandergriff and NASCAR star Kurt Busch came up with the idea for the game as a way to raise money for their favorite causes and give fans a chance to meet drivers in a different setting. Read the full story

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Davidson’s Tom Cotter brings Formula One to N.J.

Tom Cotter

Tom Cotter

sports people bugReprinted from Brenda Barger’s Feb. 2, 2012 Around Davidson column.

We all know the New Jersey jokes. Snooki news? Hot news from TV’s “Jersey Shore?” Possible VP choice for Governor Chris Christie? But it all pales in consideration to the idea of bringing Formula One racing to the streets of Garden State. Never say never when talking to Davidson resident Tom Cotter.

Tom has been named the President of Formula One Grand Prix of America with the responsibility of bringing Formula One racing to New Jersey for the first time next year. A motor sports veteran, Tom has an impressive resume. Humpy Wheeler, former president of Charlotte Motor Speedway, who will serve as a consultant to the race, has the following comment about Tom, “His leadership skills, motorsports savvy and unflappable temperament are the right combination for this enormous undertaking.” Read the full story

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Kurt Busch departing from Penske Racing

Kurt Busch

Kurt Busch

sports people bugNASCAR driver Kurt Busch of Mooresville is on the way out from Penske Racing. The racing team announced the move in a news release Monday. The news comes after NASCAR recently fined Busch $50,000 for an angry outburst at an ESPN reporter in Miami.

Here’s the full text of the Penske announcement: Read the full story

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A hot date at the track – very hot!

Shaquille O'Neal and Dale Jr. battle it out on the track for Shaq Vs.

Shaquille O'Neal and Dale Jr. battled it out on the track for "Shaq Vs."

By BRENDA BARGER
DavidsonNews.net

What is not to like when your hubby invites you on a hot date? Not any hot date but an afternoon at the very hot Concord Speedway to see Shaquille O’Neal and Dale Earnhardt Jr. speed around a half-mile oval in their custom stock cars. Maybe this could be a story for DavidsonNews.net if we could survive the brutal, oppressive heat of this June day. Read the full story

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Davidson racer Tiff Daniels to compete in South Africa

Tiff Daniels

Tiff Daniels

SOURCE: American Speed Association
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – She is only 24 years old and couldn’t pass up the opportunity of a lifetime to compete overseas. Tiffany Daniels, or Tiff as she goes by, will join fellow female driver Toni McCray and compete in the American Speed Association Transcontinental Series FreeState 500 on Sunday, Jan. 31, at Phakisa Freeway Circuit oval in Welkom, Free State South Africa.

“I was really excited,” Ms. Daniels said when she got the invitation. “This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to go over to South Africa and run a race. I think its going to be so much fun. It will be really great racing with drivers from the U.S. and South Africa and that is something that we normally don’t get to do in our racing careers and I am looking forward to it.” Read the full story

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