Mar 10, 2016

After Trump endorsement, NASCAR leader faces the fallout

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — When Brian France endorsed Donald Trump for president, the chairman and chief executive of NASCAR thought of it as nothing more than a “routine endorsement.” He’s […]

Mar 13, 2013

Making a splash: Sea Life aquarium headed to Concord

Concord Mills mall is getting a big wet neighbor. On Wednesday, Merlin Entertainments Group, which operates the Sea Life aquarium brand, announced that in the spring of 2014, it will open a 30,000-square-foot, $10 million aquarium at the site of the defunct NASCAR SpeedPark site.

Jul 26, 2011

Austin, Charlotte vie for tech jobs

Charlotte’s next big competitor for skilled workers might be coming from deep in the heart of Texas. When it comes to cities economic developers here are paying attention to, Austin, […]

Jul 19, 2011

How much turbulence would end of corporate jet tax break create in Charlotte’s economy?

Between banks and NASCAR, corporate jets regularly cast their shadows on Charlotte’s landscape. With 237 private and company planes based at facilities in Mecklenburg County, the impact of such aircraft […]

Jul 5, 2011

The Tuesday Interview: Joel Matthews, East Coast Pyrotechnics event producer

Age: 48 Lives in: Rock Hill, S.C. Family: wife, Marie; children, Jesse, 7, Jake, 5 Education: bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering technology, University of North Carolina at Charlotte Joel Matthews […]

Jun 21, 2011

Red Bull GM hopeful of finding new ownership group

The general manager of Red Bull Racing said today he’s optimistic he can find investors to keep the team going after the energy drink maker leaves NASCAR at the end […]

May 27, 2011

NASCAR still trying to recover after collision with downturn

For those who haven’t noticed, there are a few extra NASCAR fans in town this week. With Charlotte Motor Speedway hosting the All-Star Race last weekend and the Coca-Cola 600 […]

May 20, 2011

Adult store stimulates nearby businesses

The billboard on Interstate 77 catches the eye, both for the blond in the French maid outfit as well as the incongruity of its location. Towering over Mooresville, the advertisement […]

Oct 27, 2010

Jeff Gordon in ‘Drive to End Hunger’ campaign

CONCORD — Jeff Gordon will be sponsored next season by the AARP Foundation’s “Drive To End Hunger” campaign. The four-time NASCAR champion says the sponsorship agreement is for three years. […]

Oct 8, 2010

Losing speed

Morgan Ramsey’s longtime love affair with NASCAR ended badly. He grew up in Ridgeway, Va., just a few miles from the Martinsville Speedway and started going to races when he […]

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