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WWAY's Sunday night sports - August 19

The Wilmington Hammerheads had to win on Sunday on the road to get into the playoffs. As it turns out the Hammerheads edged Charlotte to get into the USL playoffs. Charlotte failed to get into the playoffs with the defeat..... UNCW women's soccer also had great results on Sunday, but it wasn't a win. Plus more!

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Pemberton leaves DEI; Richert to take his place

Crew chief Ryan Pemberton has left Dale Earnhardt Inc., and the team says Doug Richert will replace him beginning today. Full story...

Lowe's Motor Speedway owner to build drag strip

The owner of Lowe's Motor Speedway has received approval from a Concord city panel to build a drag strip near the speedway. Full story...

NASCAR fans pose no health hazard

Before last week's NASCAR race at Talledega the chair of the Homeland Security Committee advised staffers to get immunized against hepatitis A, hepatitis B, tetanus, diphtheria and influenza. Full story...

NASCAR NEXTEL CUP Bank of America 500

Schedule: Thursday, qualifying (ESPN2, 7 p.m.); Saturday, race (ABC, 7 p.m.). Track: Lowe's Motor Speedway (quad-oval, 1.5 miles, 24 degrees banking in turns). Race distance: 501 miles, 334 laps. Full story...

Three-race swoon has Johnson spiraling in Nextel Cup standings

Defending Nextel Cup champion Jimmie Johnson has his work cut out for him after a fiery crash knocked him out of the race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Full story...

Earnhardt merges with Hendrick, Harvick merges with Childress

Dale Earnhardt Junior and Kevin Harvick have partnered with their respective Cup team owners. Full story...

NASCAR's Richard Petty named North Carolinian of the Year

Petty won a record 200 NASCAR Winston Cup races and seven Daytona 500 races. He won 27 races in 1967 alone, 18 races in 1970 and 21 in 1971. Since 2000, no driver has won more than eight in a season. Only the late Dale Earnhardt matched Petty's seven NASCAR championships. Full story...

NASCAR driver Carl Edwards on the mend

A hospital spokeswoman says NASCAR driver Carl Edwards has been released from an Omaha hospital after being injured in a dirt track race. Full story...

NASCAR determines springs confiscated from Kyle Busch are legal

NASCAR says the springs it confiscated from the Kyle Busch's Number Five Busch Series Chevrolet after last weekend's race at Daytona International Speedway are legal. Full story...

Cars by Johnson, Gordon fail inspection

The cars driven by Jeff Gordon and Jimmie Johnson failed initial inspection and won't be allowed to practice or qualify today for the NASCAR Nextel Cup race at Infineon Raceway. Full story...

Supply man in NASCAR race

Supply's Chad McCumbee began racing at the age of ten. Since then, it's been his dream to compete against the best. He'll get that opportunity this weekend at Pocono Raceway when he'll shift gears for the number 45 Petty Dodge. Full story...

DEI drops appeal of COT penalties

Dale Earnhardt Incorporated is dropping its appeal of penalties levied against Dale Earnhardt Junior and his crew chief for illegal modifications made to the Car of Tomorrow. Full story...

Earnhardts listening to offers for Junior

Dale Earnhardt Junior is relaxing this week, leaving his sister to sort out which team her brother will be driving for in the future. Full story...

Judge: NASCAR can't stop AT&T from putting its logo on Burton car

A federal judge says NASCAR can't stop AT&T from featuring its logo on Jeff Burton's Chevrolet. Full story...