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.

By Ron Fleshman On Saturday, January 27th, 2018
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“Bubba” Wallace Discusses 2018

Darrell Wallace Jr. answered questions about his move from Roush Fenway and Richard Petty Motorsports Fords to a Richard Petty Motorsports Chevrolet. The team is now operating from a shop on the Richard Childress More...

By Ron Fleshman On Friday, January 26th, 2018
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Reigning Champion Martin Truex Jr. Has Been Busy, But Has Enjoyed the Ride

CHARLOTTE, NC – Martin Truex Jr. is still enjoying the limelight as the 2017 NASCAR Monster Energy Cup champion. The reigning champ sat down with the media at the Charlotte Motor Speedway Media Tour held at the More...

By Ron Fleshman On Friday, January 26th, 2018
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Paul Menard Looks Forward to Racing the Wood Brothers’ Iconic No. 21

CHARLOTTE, NC – Paul Menard, a staple in Richard Childress Racing’s lineup the last few years is moving over to the Wood Brothers after Ryan Blaney moved over to Team Penske after the 2017 season. Menard has More...

By Ron Fleshman On Thursday, January 25th, 2018
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Ryan Blaney Ready to Roll with Team Penske and Takes on Kyle Busch’s Comments

CHARLOTTE, NC – Ryan Blaney, new driver of the No. 12 Menards Ford has had a great two seasons with Wood Brothers Racing. He not only made the Playoffs in his second season with the team, he won his first More...

By Ron Fleshman On Thursday, January 25th, 2018
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Young Alex Bowman Takes Over the No. 88 at HMS

CHARLOTTE, NC – Alex Bowman spent a year at Hendrick Motorsports subbing for Dale Earnhardt Jr. and generally helping out and waiting. When Earnhardt decided to retire at the end of last season, Bowman was pegged More...

By Ron Fleshman On Thursday, January 25th, 2018
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Kyle Busch Laments the Attention Given Young Drivers, but Looks Forward to Being a Mentor

CHARLOTTE, NC – Kyle Busch has always spoken his mind, and nothing was different at the Charlotte Motor Speedway Media Tour on Tuesday. He is bothered by the so-called youth movement and the attention it keeps More...

By Ron Fleshman On Wednesday, January 24th, 2018
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SHR’s Harvick, Bowyer, and Almirola Meet the Press

CHARLOTTE, NC – SHR Teammates Kevin Harvick, Clint Bowyer, and Aric Almirola met with the media on Tuesday at the Charlotte Convention Center during the 2018 Charlotte Media Tour. The team won three races in 2017 More...

By Ron Fleshman On Wednesday, January 24th, 2018
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Stenhouse Looking Forward to the Daytona 500 and Has No Qualms About Racing with Danica

CHARLOTTE, NC – Ricky Stenhouse Jr. won two restrictor plate races, the first of his career, and took a tumble in the Chili Bowl in the offseason. Those were just two of the topics the press corps heard at the More...

By Ron Fleshman On Wednesday, January 24th, 2018
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Jimmie Johnson Looks Forward to 2018, Loves His Young Team, and Won’t buy the Panthers

CHARLOTTE, NC – Seven-Time NASCAR Cup champion Jimmie Johnson faces having a new race car (the Chevrolet Camaro ZL1) and a changing Hendrick Motorsports organization. As the seasoned and senior driver of the No. More...

By Ron Fleshman On Tuesday, January 23rd, 2018
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Matt Crafton and Thorsport Move to Ford in 2018

CHARLOTTE, NC – In news involving the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, Matt Crafton, long seen driving the bright yellow Toyota Tundra, announced that the No. 88 truck would be a Ford F-150 in 2018. How could More...





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