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BURTON’S BID FOR TALLADEGA VICTORY COMES UP SHORT

Talladega, Ala. (October 18, 2014) – Jeb Burton, driver of the No. 13 Estes Express Toyota Tundra, entered the ninth annual fred’s 250 at Talladega Superspeedway hoping to play spoiler and earn his first victory of the 2014 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season. After running inside the top-15 for the majority of the day, Burton lost drafting help on the final lap relegating...
Via On Pit Road
October 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Opinion: Chase Elliott, the Epitome of Class and Talent as he Closes in on Record Setting Championship

Chase Elliott stretched his points lead over teammate, Regan Smith, Friday at Charlotte Motor Speedway in the Drive for the Cure 300. Only three races remain in the NASCAR Nationwide Series season, and Elliott now has a solid 42 point lead in the championship standings. What makes this story even more impressive is the fact that last year Elliott appeared, for a short period of time...
Via On Pit Road
October 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Joe Gibbs Racing FanFest This Friday, October 10 From 9 AM to 1 PM

Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR) Fall FanFest will be held this Friday, October 10 from 9 AM to 1 PM at its team headquarters in Huntersville, NC. JGR drivers Kyle Busch, Denny Hamlin, Matt Kenseth, Elliott Sadler, Darrell Wallace, Jr., and Daniel Suarez are all scheduled to sign autographs at staggered times throughout the morning. In order to receive an autograph, fans must have a wristband...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
October 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Who knew? Dale Jr. doesn't plan to finish out career at Hendrick

It has been widely assumed for a while that Dale Earnhardt Jr. would finish out his NASCAR driving career at Hendrick Motorsports, the organization he joined with much fanfare in 2008 following eight roller-coaster years with Dale Earnhardt Inc. After all, Earnhardt Jr. has repeatedly expressed his affinity for team owner Rick Hendrick and the entire Hendrick organization, where...
Via Fox Sports
October 04, 2014  |  Discuss

A Monster Recovery for Chase Elliott at Dover

Chase Elliott, driver of the No. 9 NAPA AUTO PARTS Chevrolet, finished third in Saturday afternoon’s Dover 200 at Dover International Speedway.  It was Elliott’s 14th top-five of the season and increased his championship lead to 26 points over teammate Regan Smith with only five races remaining.  Kyle Busch won his 68th career Nationwide race after leading a race-high 101 laps...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
September 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Chase Elliott leads Nationwide Series points, full standings following Dover

Chase Elliott will again leave the race track with the points lead in the NASCAR Nationwide Series. The driver of the No. 9 NAPA Chevrolet Camaro will leave Dover International Raceway with a 26 point lead over Regan Smith. Up next for the Nationwide Series is the 1.5-mile Kansas Speedway next Saturday afternoon. Nationwide Series points following Dover – RK DRIVER POINTS...
Via Tireball.com
September 27, 2014  |  Discuss

FIA WEC: Six Hours of the Circuit of the Americas Preview

AUSTIN, Texas — Usually the term “party crasher,” is used in a very negative way. This weekend at the Circuit of the Americas, the term will be used in a positive manner as four competitors from the 2014 TUDOR United SportsCar Championship will fly the flag for the up and coming unified series against the best from the rest of the world for six hours on Saturday afternoon...
Via Rubbings Racing
September 18, 2014  |  Discuss

TUSCC: Dodge Viper Program In Danger of Elimination?

DETROIT — Just over three years into their current program, Chrysler’s Dodge Viper project in formally the American Le Mans Series and currently in the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship has had its share of success. The eight liter, V-10 powered muscle cars has claimed two victories in three years and is in prime position to challenge for Dodge’s first major sports car class...
Via Rubbings Racing
August 28, 2014  |  Discuss

WoO: It’s A Win For Stewart On Night Two

KNOXVILLE, Iowa — On Friday morning, Shane Stewart and his wife found out that they will be expecting a new baby girl in a few months. On Friday evening, they were celebrating for a different reason, as the multi-time Knoxville 360 Nationals Champion outlasted several of the best sprint car drivers on the planet to claim the main event checkered flag on night two of the 2014 FVP...
Via Rubbings Racing
August 09, 2014  |  Discuss

David Higgins sets record in 2014 Climb to the Clouds win

GORHAM, NH – It has been three years since the last competitive hill climb up the historic Mt. Washington Auto Road, but it was well worth the wait. David Higgins and co-driver Craig Drew of Subaru Rally Team USA picked up their third consecutive win on the Rally America Championship circuit at the Mt. Washington “Climb to the Clouds” in Gorham, New Hampshire on June 26-29...
Via Mill City Sports
June 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Photo Gallery: Climb to the Clouds 2014

David Higgins, Travis Pastrana and the Subaru Rally Team USA took to Mount Washington on Sunday, June 29 for Climb to the Clouds 2014. Higgins set a new record of 6:09.09, beating his old record by more than two seconds. CTTC 2014 was not only a classic Hill Climb, but an official Rally America event for the Rally America points. Climb to the Clouds 2014
Via Mill City Sports
June 30, 2014  |  Discuss

TUDOR: Ganassi Ford, Corvette dominate Long Beach

Chip Ganassi Racing picked off its second consecutive win, while the No. 3 GTLM Corvette scored the first Chevrolet GT win of 2014 in a caution-free race at Long Beach today.
Via FOXSports.com
April 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Ganassi teams challenged at 24 Hours of Daytona

Chip Ganassi Racing typically goes into the Rolex 24 at Daytona every year as the heavy favorite. Not this weekend. Ganassi switched to Ford during the offseason, and a variety of issues have raised questions about the competitiveness of their two-car entry. A rule change ordered by IMSA cost Ford valuable horsepower and drivers have complained they are down as much as 5 mph on...
Via AP on Fox
January 24, 2014  |  Discuss
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