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XFINITY To Amp Up Technology For NASCAR Fans
Wednesday, 3 Sep, 2014 – 13:07 | Comments Off
XFINITY To Amp Up Technology For NASCAR Fans

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – NASCAR’s utilization of technology to attract younger fans received a major boost Wednesday when the sanctioning body announced that Comcast’s XFINITY brand would succeed Nationwide as that series sponsor beginning in 2015.
The 10-year agreement also makes XFINITY an official NASCAR partner in the multichannel video programming distributor [...]

Famed Owner Ed Whitaker Passes Away
Saturday, 23 Aug, 2014 – 7:43 | Comments Off
Famed Owner Ed Whitaker Passes Away

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
BRISTOL, Tenn. – Ed Whitaker, one of the most successful Busch Series [now Nationwide] team owners for two decades, died Friday morning. He was 76.
“Ed Whitaker proved you can have big success with a small operation,” said Bristol Motor Speedway General Manager Jerry Caldwell. “The term ‘throwback’ gets used a [...]

Winning Restart Ignites Controversy At Bristol
Saturday, 23 Aug, 2014 – 7:28 | Comments Off
Winning Restart Ignites Controversy At Bristol

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
BRISTOL, Tenn. – Ryan Blaney capitalized on the final restart in Friday’s rain delayed Food City 300 at Bristol Motor Speedway, but the maneuver that gave him his first Nationwide Series victory this season wasn’t without controversy.
Kyle Busch, who was leading at the time, criticized the way Blaney handled the [...]

Ambrose Solidifies Ownership Of The Glen With NNS Win
Saturday, 9 Aug, 2014 – 17:48 | Comments Off
Ambrose Solidifies Ownership Of The Glen With NNS Win

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Marcos Ambrose extended his Nationwide Series ownership of Watkins Glen International Saturday when he held of Kyle Busch to win for the fourth time at the venerable old road circuit in Upstate New York.
The victory is the sixth overall in NASCAR for the Richard Petty Motorsports driver at The Glen as he also has two [...]

Keselowski Plows Way To Victory In Iowa
Sunday, 3 Aug, 2014 – 7:08 | Comments Off
Keselowski Plows Way To Victory In Iowa

Brad Keselowski beat back an upset bid by Michael McDowell to win Saturday night’s NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Iowa Speedway.
“A really good battle,” said Keselowski, who led 146 laps and has finished no worse than third in seven Nationwide starts this season. “He (McDowell) had me there for a minute. Somehow I slid back [...]

Ty Dillon Earns NNS Win At Indy
Saturday, 26 Jul, 2014 – 17:40 | Comments Off
Ty Dillon Earns NNS Win At Indy

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Ty Dillon passed Kyle Busch for the lead on a restart with 24 laps to go, led the rest of the way and won Sunday’s Lilly Diabetes 250 NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
The victory was the first of the 22-year-old Richard Childress Racing driver’s NNS career. The 24 laps he led were [...]

Rookie Elliott Wins Third NNS Race Of Season
Sunday, 20 Jul, 2014 – 6:56 | Comments Off
Rookie Elliott Wins Third NNS Race Of Season

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Chase Elliott posted his third NASCAR Nationwide Series victory of the season when he won the EnjoyIllinois.com 300 at Chicagoland Speedway on Saturday night.
Elliott looked nothing like a rookie as he led 85 of 200 laps on the 1.5-mile tri-oval in suburban Joliet.
“This is an unbelievable night,” Elliott said. “We were fortunate enough to be [...]

Cup Rookie Larson In No Mood To Take Vacation
Friday, 18 Jul, 2014 – 16:27 | Comments Off
Cup Rookie Larson In No Mood To Take Vacation

JOLIET, Ill. – This is a rare off-weekend for the Sprint Cup Series. But that didn’t stop Kasey Kahne and Kyle Larson, full-time drivers in NASCAR’s top series, from showing up in Chicago on Friday to participate in Saturday night’s Nationwide Series EnjoyIllinois.com 300.
As they met the media at Chicagoland Speedway early Friday afternoon, Larson [...]

Keselowski Claims NNS Race In Loudon
Saturday, 12 Jul, 2014 – 17:31 | Comments Off
Keselowski Claims NNS Race In Loudon

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Brad Keselowski eased away from Kyle Busch over the final laps to win Saturday’s NASCAR Nationwide Series race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon.
Busch held on to finish second.
“This is really satisfying,” Keselowski, driving the Team Penske No. 22 Ford Mustang, said. “This team has deserved to win a few races and things just [...]

Kahne Nips Smith For Nationwide Win
Saturday, 5 Jul, 2014 – 8:22 | Comments Off
Kahne Nips Smith For Nationwide Win

Kasey Kahne edged Regan Smith in a green-white-checkered finish to win Friday night’s Subway Firecracker 250 Nationwide Series race at Daytona International Speedway.
The victory was Kahne’s first in the Nationwide Series since August 2007. It came after he sat 12th on the restart.
The victory was by just 0.021 seconds (third closest in the series at [...]