Posts Tagged North Carolina

Tony Stewart returns with a swagger not seen in 2 years

Driver Tony Stewart, left, speaks to the media as Danica Patrick, right, listens during the NASCAR Charlotte Motor Speedway media tour in Charlotte, N.C., Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Tony Stewart, walking without a limp for the first time in 18 months, declared himself pain-free and never more eager to start a season.

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Kurt Busch focusing on racing amid domestic violence case

Driver Kurt Busch speaks to the media during the NASCAR Charlotte Motor Speedway media tour in Charlotte, N.C., Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Kurt Busch says he is in line for his best NASCAR season ever despite a domestic violence case that could keep him off the racetrack.

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Hendrick, Bostic brothers headline NC Sports Hall class

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — NASCAR team owner Rick Hendrick headlines this year’s electees into the North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame.

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NASCAR’s Brian Vickers eager to race after heart surgery

Driver Brian Vickers speaks to the media during the NASCAR Charlotte Motor Speedway media tour in Charlotte, N.C., Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Brian Vickers is eager to get back on the racetrack and prove to everyone he still has what it takes to win Sprint Cup races following emergency open heart surgery last month.

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No. 13 North Carolina beats Syracuse 93-83 for 7-1 ACC start

North Carolina's Kennedy Meeks, right, guards Syracuse's Rakeem Christmas (25) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Chapel Hill, N.C., Monday, Jan. 26, 2015. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — Brice Johnson had 15 of his 17 points after halftime and No. 13 North Carolina shot 55 percent to beat Syracuse 93-83 on Monday night.

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