Fri, 29/08/14 – 18:58 | No Comment

HAMPTON, Ga. – Add Brian Vickers’ name to the growing list of NASCAR drivers willing to go on the record and admit that, when it comes to horsepower, engines built by Hendrick Motorsports are the class of the field.
When Ryan Newman got into a heated argument with Jimmie Johnson two weeks ago at Michigan, Newman [...]

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No. 3 To Return Full Time To Cup Series In 2014
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Richard Childress announced Wednesday that he will return the No. 3 Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet to the Sprint Cup Series next season and that his grandson, Austin Dillon, will drive the car.
Dillon will be competing in his first full Cup season while the car returns full time to the series [...]

Wed, 12/11/13 – 15:35 | One Comment
Jones Wins Snowball After Elliott Fails Inspection
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Erik Jones won the Snowball Derby at Five Flags Speedway on Sunday in Georgia.
Jones’ victory came after Chase Elliott, who was originally credited with the victory, was disqualified after his car failed post race inspection.
The victory was the second straight for Jones in the Snowball.
Grant Enfinger finished second, followed by Austin Theriault , Hunter Robbins [...]

Sun, 12/8/13 – 21:00 | 3 Comments
Jimmie Talks Past, Present, Future At Banquet
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Jimmie Johnson marked his sixth NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship Friday night as driver, parent and cultural historian, and with a tongue-in-cheek suggestion for the next chapter of his wonderful life.
The latter was delivered by championship runnerup Matt Kenseth during the annual NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Awards at Wynn Las [...]

Sat, 12/7/13 – 9:17 | 2 Comments
IMSA Announces 2014 Teams
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The debut season of the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship in 2014 will include 29 prototype race cars across the Prototype and Prototype Challenge categories.
International Motor Sports Association officials today unveiled the approved entries for all four TUDOR Championship classes.
The prototype class will include an intriguing mix of 17 cars battling for overall victories. The class [...]

Fri, 12/6/13 – 16:21 | Comments Off
Hamlin Puts 2013 In Past
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On Friday night in Las Vegas, the usual suspects will be in their usual places on dais at the Sprint Cup Awards banquet. Well, most of the usual suspects.
Seated in the audience this year will be Denny Hamlin, the Joe Gibbs Racing driver who has been a Chase berth-earner every year since 2007 and a [...]

Fri, 12/6/13 – 13:24 | Comments Off
Stewart ‘Humbled’ By Receiving Media Award
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Tony Stewart’s reaction to being named recipient of the 2013 NMPA Myers Brothers Award was emotional and heartfelt.
“This is crazy,” said Stewart, a three-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion. “What an honor. It’s very humbling.”
Stewart was cited by the National Motor Sports Press Association (NMPA) during Thursday’s annual NASCAR NMPA Myers Brothers Awards Luncheon at [...]

Fri, 12/6/13 – 9:08 | Comments Off
France Takes On Variety Of Topics At Presser
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On Thursday in Las Vegas, site of this weekend’s annual post-season awards banquet, NASCAR officials Brett Jewkes and Brian France held a press conference.
A variety of topics were discussed. The topics ranged from the updates to the Hall of Fame voting procedures (see related story on this page) to the [...]

Thu, 12/5/13 – 19:57 | One Comment
NASCAR Hall Of Fame Alters Selection Process
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NASCAR on Thursday announced a number of changes to the selection process for the NASCAR Hall of Fame, including a modification to driver eligibility parameters and the creation of a new award to honor significant contributions to the growth and success of the sport.
In all, six changes and updates will be made starting with the [...]

Thu, 12/5/13 – 19:11 | Comments Off
Michael Waltrip Racing Turns To Jeff Burton
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Michael Waltrip Racing announced Monday it has contracted veteran Jeff Burton to test and drive in a select number of races during the 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup season in the No. 66 Toyota Camry.
Burton, a 21-time winner in the Sprint Cup Series begins testing for MWR Dec. 9 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. The first scheduled [...]

Mon, 12/2/13 – 16:41 | Comments Off
Iowa Speedway Has New Owner
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In a move designed to solidify the future of one of the premier racing and entertainment facilities in the Midwest, NASCAR has purchased Iowa Speedway. The agreement, finalized Wednesday under a wholly-owned subsidiary, Iowa Speedway, LLC, is effective immediately.
“Iowa Speedway is a great entertainment facility with a very bright future,” said Eric Nyquist, NASCAR vice [...]

Sun, 12/1/13 – 9:46 | Comments Off