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Homestead-Miami Speedway to collect donations for Hurricane Matthew relief

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Homestead-Miami Speedway, in partnership with Chris Fellowship Church, will be collecting donations on Oct. 14 at Fast Lane Friday presented by The Ticket Clinic to help those affected by Hurricane Matthew.

Homestead-Miami is also offering car enthusiasts who donate the chance the chance to enter their street-legal car for an opportunity to compete on the 1/8-mile drag strip from 6 p.m. to Midnight. Donations will be accepted started at 5 p.m.

Those who make donations from 5 – 9 p.m. will also have the opportunity to take a paced lap around the 1.5-mile speedway. Contributions can also be made without having to enter into Fast Lane Friday. Any individual who donates an item will be entered into a raffle with the chance to win a $100 gift card.

Those wishing to donate to the cause are encouraged to bring the follow supplies:

  • Anti-Bacterial Bar Soap
  • Antibiotic ointment
  • Aspirin/Tylenol
  • Baby blankets
  • Baby bottles
  • Baby clothing
  • Baby formula
  • Baby scales
  • Bandages
  • Batteries
  • Diapers
  • Feminine products
  • First aid kits
  • Flashlights
  • Gauze
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Hygiene kits
  • Mosquito nets/bed nets (for pregnant women to protect from Zika)
  • Pedialyte
  • Powdered baby formula
  • Protein bars
  • Protein drinks
  • Tents/tarps
  • Thermometers
  • Vitamins
  • Water purification tablets

Hurricane Matthew was a category 2 storm when it traveled up the Florida coast the weekend of Oct. 7. In addition to the damage it caused in Florida, Hurricane Matthew is reported to be responsible for the death of nine individuals while leaving one million people without power.

For more information on Fast Lane Friday at Homestead-Miami Speedway and Hurricane Matthew donations, you can visit here.

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Kyle Larson fastest in final practice for Coca-Cola 600

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CONCORD, N.C. — Kyle Larson topped the final practice session for Sunday’s Coca-Cola 600 with a speed at 186.400 mph.

The Cup points leader, Larson will start 39th in the race because his No. 42 Chevrolet didn’t clear inspection in time to qualify.

Ryan Blaney (185.861), Matt Kenseth (185.046), Kurt Busch (184.856) and Erik Jones (184.818) rounded out the top five.

Dale Earnhardt Jr. was seventh fastest at 184.433 mph. Pole-sitter Kevin Harvick was 20th fastest at 182.648 mph.

Jimmie Johnson recorded the most laps in the session with 47.

Jamie McMurray had the best 10-lap average at 180.914 mph.

The session was stopped for a caution once after Brad Keselowski spun exiting Turn 4.

Click here for the full practice report.

Justin Allgaier wins pole for Charlotte Xfinity race

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CONCORD, N.C. — Justin Allgaier won the pole for the Xfinity Series’ Hisense 4K TV 300 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

With a speed at 182.488 mph, Allgaier earned his fifth Xfinity pole and his first since the March 2013 race at Bristol Motor Speedway.

Allgaier is joined on the front row by Austin Dillon (181.519).

The top five was completed by Ryan Blaney (181.378), Daniel Hemric (181.324) and Kevin Harvick (181.245).

Christopher Bell will start seventh in his first Xfinity race.

Brad Keselowski and Dakoda Armstrong will start from the rear after not passing inspection in time to qualify.

Click here for full qualifying results.

Ryan Blaney leads second Coke 600 practice

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CONCORD, N.C. — Ryan Blaney posted the top speed in the second practice session for the Coca-Cola 600.

Blaney’s No. 21 Ford produced a speed of 188.055 mph Saturday morning around Charlotte Motor Speedway.

The top five was filled out by Erik Jones (187.598 mph), Martin Truex Jr. (187.084), Daniel Suarez (186.838) and Trevor Bayne (186.239).

Pole-sitter Kevin Harvick was ninth fastest at 185.567 mph. Dale Earnhardt Jr. was 14th quickest at 185.141 mph.

Kyle Busch recorded the most laps in the session with 48.

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Eight teams lose 15 minutes of Coke 600 practice for failing pre-qualifying inspection

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CONCORD, N.C. — Eight Cup teams were held 15 minutes during Coca-Cola 600 practice today for failing pre-qualifying inspection on Thursday

Drivers include Denny Hamlin, Kyle Busch, Paul Menard, David Ragan, Kurt Busch, Kyle Larson, Corey LaJoie and Chris Buescher.

Buescher’s team also loses pit selection for Sunday’s race because it failed inspection three times.

Larson and LaJoie’s loss of practice time comes after neither qualified Thuraday because their cars didn’t clear inspection in time.