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Gordon To Hand Seat Over To Chase Elliott
Thursday, 29 Jan, 2015 – 20:49 | No Comment
Gordon To Hand Seat Over To Chase Elliott

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Exit Jeff Gordon. Enter Chase Elliott.
On Thursday, one week after Gordon announced 2015 would be his final full-time season in NASCAR’s Sprint Cup Series, team owner Rick Hendrick made it official that Elliott would be the four-time champion’s successor. The announcement surprised no one. After all, Hendrick had signed Elliott when he [...]

Pearson On The Mend
Thursday, 29 Jan, 2015 – 12:43 | No Comment
Pearson On The Mend

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – NASCAR Hall of Famer and three-time champion David Pearson is recovering from a mild stroke he suffered Dec. 9 and a full recovery is expected, his family said Wednesday in a statement released by NASCAR during the Charlotte Motor Speedway Media Tour.
“The stroke affected his left side [...]

Biffle Hopes To Lead Roush Fenway Back To Top
Wednesday, 28 Jan, 2015 – 16:35 | No Comment
Biffle Hopes To Lead Roush Fenway Back To Top

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – At the end of each season in three of the last four years Greg Biffle has watched teammates exit Roush Fenway Racing; two moved to another organization while one had his sponsor withdraw from the sport.
It was a scenario that made the 45-year-old Biffle wonder if he [...]

Vickers’ Off Season Was Filled With Trauma, Pain
Tuesday, 27 Jan, 2015 – 13:25 | One Comment
Vickers’ Off Season Was Filled With Trauma, Pain

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Nearly two months after Brian Vickers once again found himself in open heart surgery, the Michael Waltrip Racing driver is focused on his return to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. However, the 31-year-old driver admitted Tuesday the scenario could have been much different.
“It was a pretty traumatic [...]

France: NASCAR To Apply Brakes To Chase Change
Monday, 26 Jan, 2015 – 19:13 | No Comment
France: NASCAR To Apply Brakes To Chase Change

By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Touting NASCAR’s march towards innovation while balancing that with the cost and the benefits to the individual teams and to the sport, NASCAR Chairman Brian France said the rules for the cars would always evolve, but there would be no change this year to the Chase format.
“It [...]

Q and A: Gordon – “Today Is An Emotional Day”
Thursday, 22 Jan, 2015 – 18:01 | No Comment
Q and A: Gordon – “Today Is An Emotional Day”

On Thursday morning, Jeff Gordon announced to his Hendrick Motorsports team that 2015 would be the last year that he competed full time in the Sprint Cup Series.
Thursday afternoon, the 43-year-old driver held a teleconference with the media to explain his decision and to take question about it.
Gordon, a four-time Cup champion and the winner [...]

2015 To Be Gordon’s Final Full Season In Cup
Thursday, 22 Jan, 2015 – 11:26 | No Comment
2015 To Be Gordon’s Final Full Season In Cup

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Hendrick Motorsports announced Thursday that four-time Sprint Cup champion Jeff Gordon will retire from full-time driving in the series following the 2015 season.
Gordon, who has driven in the series the past 22 years, announced his decision Thursday morning to the No. 24 Hendrick Motorsports team he has driven for since November 1992.
“As a race car [...]

Roush Fenway Unveils 2015 Lineup of Crew Chiefs
Tuesday, 6 Jan, 2015 – 16:20 | Comments Off
Roush Fenway Unveils 2015 Lineup of Crew Chiefs

Roush Fenway Racing has filled out its roster of crew chiefs for the 2015 NASCAR season, which begins next month at Speedweeks in Daytona.
The lineup features the return of Bob Osborne. Osborne will call the shots for Trevor Bayne and the No. 6 AdvoCare Ford.
Osborne served as a crew chief at RFR from 2004 until [...]

Sprint To End Cup Series Sponsorship in 2017
Tuesday, 16 Dec, 2014 – 14:04 | One Comment
Sprint To End Cup Series Sponsorship in 2017

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
The Sprint Cup Series will no longer exist after the 2016 racing season. Instead, a new entitlement sponsor’s name will precede the word “Cup”.
That became known Tuesday when it was announced that Kansas-based telecommunications giant Sprint will part with NASCAR’s top series after its current contract expires in 2016.
NASCAR Senior Vice [...]

NASCAR Expands Field of Unlimited
Monday, 15 Dec, 2014 – 18:10 | Comments Off
NASCAR Expands Field of Unlimited

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NASCAR on Monday announced that all 16 drivers from the 2014 Chase will be eligible to compete in the 2015 Sprint Unlimited at Daytona International Speedway exhibition race in February.
The 75-lap event will again kick off the Sprint Cup Series racing season Saturday, Feb. 14 (FOX, MRN Radio, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio) and will feature an [...]