Ron Fleshman

Ron Fleshman has followed NASCAR racing since attending his first race at Martinsville Speedway in 1964. He joined the Motor Sports Forum on the CompuServe network in the 1980s and became a reporter for Racing Information Systems in 1994. In 2002, he was named NASCAR Editor for RIS when it appeared on the World Wide Web as www.motorsportsforum.com. He can now be found at www.ris-news.com. Ron is a member of the American Auto Racing Writers and Broadcasters Association. You can find Ron following and reporting on the top three NASCAR divisions each week. As a lifer in his support of racing, he attends and reports on nearly 30 events a year and as a member of the motor sports media, his passion has been racing for 47 years. He lives with his family in rural West Virginia and works in the insurance industry when not on the road to another track.

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By Ron Fleshman On Wednesday, February 11th, 2015
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The Long Off Season is Finally Over

It’s almost time. Late in the week and over the weekend, engines will roar at Daytona International Speedway as Speedweeks continues. Of course, it’s a little different this year. It will be the last Speedweeks More...

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By Ron Fleshman On Friday, January 30th, 2015
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Richard Childress Racing Plans to Build on 2014’s Successes

Charlotte, NC – Richard Childress Racing will come back with the same drivers in 2015. Sprint Cup runner up Ryan Newman in the No. 31 Chevrolet, Paul Menard in the No. 27 Chevrolet, and Austin Dillon in the No. More...

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By Ron Fleshman On Friday, January 30th, 2015
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Hendrick Motorsports Fills a Fifth Chair

Charlotte, NC – There was lots of news during Hendrick Motorsports’ presentation at the 2015 Charlotte Motor Speedway Media Tour on Thursday. The biggest news of the day was what we all knew was going to happen. More...

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By Ron Fleshman On Thursday, January 29th, 2015
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Furniture Row Racing Has a New Crew Chief and Outlook

Charlotte, NC – Furniture Row Racing, the only NASCAR racing shop located west of the Mississippi, had plenty of announcements and exciting news in their stop on the Charlotte Motor Speedway Media Tour on Thursday. The More...

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By Ron Fleshman On Thursday, January 29th, 2015
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Richard Petty Motorsports Moves to Greater Space and Individuality

Charlotte, NC – They are doing things different over at Richard Petty Motorsports. First, they’ve moved from a shop over near the Concord Airport to a shop in Mooresville. The shop in Concord was adjacent to More...

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By Ron Fleshman On Wednesday, January 28th, 2015
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The Wood Brothers and Leavine Family Racing Look Forward to the New Season

Charlotte, NC – The legendary Wood Brothers and Leavine Family Racing held a joint press conference on Wednesday during the 2015 Charlotte Motor Speedway Media Tour. Neither of the Ford teams won a race in 2015, More...

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By Ron Fleshman On Wednesday, January 28th, 2015
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Penske Looks to Continue Its Success in 2015

Charlotte, NC – Coming off the best season they’ve ever had, Team Penske is reaching for higher accomplishments than even 2014 could bring them. With 11 victories from drivers Brad Keselowski and Joey Logano More...

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By Ron Fleshman On Wednesday, January 28th, 2015
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Roush Fenway Looks to “Tweak” Their Way Back to Winning

Charlotte, NC – Wednesday was Ford Day at the Charlotte Motor Speedway Media Tour and it began bright and early with Roush Fenway Racing. Although the team won two races in 2014, they both came from Carl Edwards More...

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By Ron Fleshman On Wednesday, January 28th, 2015
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Stewart Haas Racing – Looking For Less Controversy and a Healthy Tony Stewart

Charlotte, NC – Kevin Harvick is ready to defend his first Sprint Cup Championship title. The assembled media met with Stewart-Haas Racing drivers on Tuesday afternoon and the defending champion was confident More...

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By Ron Fleshman On Tuesday, January 27th, 2015
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Michael Waltrip Racing – Looking for a Better Year

Charlotte, NC – Michael Waltrip Racing had a very disappointing season in 2014. In 2013 with few laps remaining in the final race to qualify for the Chase for the Championship, Clint Bowyer allegedly spun out More...

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