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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
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Burton's bid for Talladega victory comes up short

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 the Estes driver to a 16th-place finish...

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
20 days ago  |  Discuss

NNS: Ty Dillon Takes Hit in Nationwide Point Standings

CONCORD, N.C. — Ty Dillon entered the night third in the point standings trailing the leader, Chase Elliott, by 40 points. In the second major wreck of the Drive For The Cure 300 NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway, Ty Dillon was involved in a six-car accident that brought out the red flag. On lap 74, the red flag flew following an accident that included...
Via Rubbings Racing
21 days ago  |  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...

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
27 days ago  |  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

TUSCC: Westbrook Tops Timing Charts In Opening Session

AUSTIN, Texas — Visitflorida.com Racing (formerly Spirit of Daytona) has continued to be one of the most consistent front runners in the 2014 TUDOR United SportsCar Championship. So, it was not a surprise to see their No. 90 Chevrolet Corvette DP in the hands of Richard Westbrook post the top time in Thursday’s opening practice session for Saturday’s Lone Star Le Mans Grand...
Via Rubbings Racing
September 19, 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

Premature victory fist-pump dooms X Games racer

It’s not over until you cross that finish line. Everybody knows that, right? Here’s yet another example of a lapse in common sense, which only proves that common sense isn’t so common anymore… At the X Games Women’s Moto-X race in Los Angeles, Meghan Rutledge was entering the final big jump with the finish line right around the corner when she foolishly threw up the old...
Via Low Brow Sports
August 05, 2013  |  Discuss
RIP

Driver dies during 24 hours of Le Mans

Danish driver Allan Simonsen, 34, died following a crash at the 24 Hours of Le Mans endurance race. He is the first driver to lose his life during the race since 1986.

Via Tireball.com
June 22, 2013  |  Discuss

NASCAR driver Jeremy Clements indefinitely suspended after racial remark

NASCAR Nationwide Series driver Jeremy Clements did just about the dumbest thing you could do… just when NASCAR was trying to introduce a new audience to the sport, Mr. Clements does his best to send them back to Civil War era. MTV reporter Marty Beckerman was speaking Clements and a NASCAR official, when Clements used ‘a phrase that used the n-word’ in a conversation about...
Via Low Brow Sports
March 02, 2013  |  Discuss
AMAZING

World's first 360-degree backflip in a car

Check out the video. French stunt driver Guerlain Chicherit became the first person to perform a 360-degree backflip in a car. Chicherit drove his Mini toward the 25-foot high ramp at precisely 37 mph. He soared 75 feet into the air, flipped the car backwards and landed rear wheels first on the other side of a snow ramp at the French ski resort of Tignes in the Alps.
Via IMAGE CPR SPORTS
February 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Gallery: Photos from the 2013 Dakar Rally

One of the most photogenic sporting events in the world.
Via Gunaxin Sports
January 24, 2013  |  Discuss
STUDENT DRIVER

Monster truck teen takes sport to new heights

Rosalee Ramer is much like every other 15-year-old girl in Watsonville, Calif., except for one thing — she spends her free time “flying 10,000 pounds of truck through 30 feet of air.” That’s right — Ramer drives monster trucks. The sophomore at Pacific Collegiate School (who also plays the piano of all things) pilots Detour — a souped up 2010 Ford Ranger which she and...
Via NESN.com
November 06, 2012  |  Discuss

Bowyer, Gordon going opposite ways

Jeff Gordon was a huge surprise at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Saturday night. He qualified 13th, and he and his Hendrick Motorsports team seemed fairly happy with their car in the two practices Saturday at the track. Then in the race, he really searched and struggled most of the night. He ended up with an 18th-place finish. That kind of just wiped out, points-wise, those three...
Via Fox Sports
October 15, 2012  |  Discuss

Dale Jr. living a driver's nightmare

Dale Earnhardt Jr. didn't want to climb out of the No. 88 car this weekend -- or any weekend. Finally, the pieces had come together. In his fifth season at Hendrick Motorsports, Earnhardt had blossomed under the direction of crew chief Steve Letarte. Earnhardt had led the point standings for the first time in eight years. After a four-season drought, he returned to Victory Lane...
Via Fox Sports
October 11, 2012  |  Discuss
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