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NASCAR: Previewing the Spongebob Squarepants 400 at Kansas

On Saturday night the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series makes its spring trip to the Kansas City area for the running of the Spongebob Squarepants 400 at Kansas Speedway.  The 1.5-mile tri-oval has hosted races for NASCAR’s top series since 2001 and since then has produced 10 different winners.  Dale Earnhardt Jr. enters Saturday night’s race as 2015’s most recent winner, taking the...
Via isportsweb.com
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Ryan Newman to run Truck Series race at Kansas Speedway

SWM-NEMCO Motorsports announced Tuesday that Sprint Cup Series veteran Ryan Newman will drive the organization's No. 8 Chevrolet Silverado in Friday night's Camping World Truck Series race at Kansas Speedway (8 p.m. ET, FOX Sports 1). Newman, who competes full time for Richard Childress Racing in NASCAR's top division, has five career truck starts. His most recent truck outing was...
Via Fox Sports
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Petty hires Kevin Manion to crew chief Sam Hornish Jr.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Richard Petty Motorsports has hired Kevin ''Bono'' Manion to crew chief Sam Hornish Jr. beginning this weekend at Kansas Speedway. Manion replaces Drew Blickensderfer, who has been offered another position in the organization. Manion was the crew chief for Jamie McMurray in 2010 when the duo won the Daytona 500 and the Brickyard 400. Manion has five wins as...
Via AP on Fox
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

NCWTS: Ryan Newman To Run Kansas Speedway for SWM-NEMCO Motorsports

SWM-NEMCO Motorsports announced on Tuesday, May 5 that Ryan Newman will drive the No. 8 Rescue Ranch Chevrolet Silverado in Friday night’s NASCAR Camping world Truck Series race at Kansas Speedway. “As part of the Chevrolet family, we welcome Ryan Newman into SWM-NEMCO Motorsports to drive our No. 8 Chevrolet Silverado,” team co-owner and driver Joe Nemechek said. “Ryan has...
Via Rubbings Racing
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Almirola Eyes Victory Lane at his Best Track on Sprint Cup Circuit

Aric Almirola and the No. 43 team escaped the crapshoot of superspeedway racing with a Top-15 finish and now look to a favored track for both the driver and team. Kansas Speedway is a track Almirola has circled on his calendar. Of the last five races at the Midwest track, Almirola and the No. 43 team competed up front and finished in the Top-10 for all but two events where an engine...

Danica Patrick Post-Race Report – Talladega

Danica Patrick Ends Up 21st at Talladega GoDaddy Driver Overcomes Obstacles To Finish Race  Date:                           May 3, 2015 Event:                         Geico 500 (Round 10 of 36) Series:                         NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Location:                   ...
Via Motor Racing Digest
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Last Lap Accident Forces Stenhouse Jr. to Settle for a 26th-Place Finish at Talladega

Despite being involved in a 15 car accident on lap 47, Ricky Stenhouse Jr. was scored in the 13th position when the white flag was displayed but a last lap wreck forced Stenhouse into the outside wall causing the two-time XFINITY champion to settle for a 26th- place finish in Sunday’s GEICO 500 at Talladega Superspeedway. “I really thought we were going to get a decent finish...

NSCS: Winners and Losers – Talladega Edition

Photo Credit: Rusty Jarrett/HHP Posted by: Dave Thompson, follow @phillyfan17 May 4, 2015 Winners Dale Earnhardt Jr. – Earnhardt Jr. started off fourth and stayed up in the front pack for nearly the entire race en route to his first victory of 2015. In the last few laps, he had debris stuck on his grille, which caused the engine temperatures to rise and gauges flashing...
Via Motor Racing Digest
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Dale Earnhardt Jr. emotional after win at Talladega

  Dale Earnhardt Jr. celebrated his sixth victory at Talladega Superspeedway on Sunday after he beat Hendrick Motorsports teammate Jimmie Johnson in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series GEICO 500 by 0.159-second. Paul Menard was third, Ryan Blaney fourth and Martin Truex Jr. fifth. Earnhardt led for 67 of the 188 laps then let out all of his emotions on Victory...
Via Sports-Glory
1 day ago  |  Discuss

OnPitRoad.com Pick ‘Em Fantasy Results for Geico 500 at Talladega Superspeedway

The Picks Alex George and Ronald Costigan picked Kevin Harvick, Jimmie Johnson and Dale Earnhardt Jr. Harvick finished eighth, with Johnson second and Earnhardt winning. Points: 37+43+48=128 Kreistina Blinova and Ashley McCubbin picked Kevin Harvick, Jeff Gordon and Jimmie Johnson. Gordon finished 31st. Points: 37+14+43=94 Justin Tucker picked Brad Keselowski, Matt Kenseth...
Via On Pit Road
2 days ago  |  Discuss

NASCAR: Earnhardt Jr. wins the GEICO 500 at Talladega

The name “Earnhardt” is synonymous with Talladega Superspeedway.  Dale Earnhardt Sr. captured 10 checkered flags at the 2.66-mile tri-oval over the course of his career in NASCAR’s top series.  On Sunday, his son earned his sixth. Talladega Superspeedway Dale Earnhardt Jr. paced a largely single-file field for the final portion of the GEICO 500, winning his first race of...
Via isportsweb.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

NSCS: Blaney Posts Best Finish for the Wood Brothers Since 2011

Throughout his career, Ryan Blaney has been stellar in his starts at the restrictor plate tracks and that held true once again on Sunday while driving the legendary No. 21 Ford for the Wood Brothers, as he brought home a top-four finish on the day. Over the offseason, the Wood Brothers and Blaney teamed up for a part-time Cup Series schedule, as well as forming an alliance with Team...
Via Rubbings Racing
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Kevin Harvick leads NASCAR points following Talladega, full standings

Kevin Harvick entered Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race with such a big lead in the points that there was no doubt he would leave the Geico 500 as the top dog in the standings. Winner: Dale Earnhardt, full Geico 500 resutls Already winning races and putting themselves in place for a Chase spot are Kevin Harvick (2), Jimmie Johnson (2), Joey Logano, Brad Keselowski, Matt Kenseth...
Via Tireball.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Dale Earnahrdt Jr. wins NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Talladega, full Geico 500 results

Dale Earnhardt Jr. won Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Talladega Superspeedway. The driver of the No. 88 Nationwide Chevrolet finished ahead of Jimmie Johnson and Paul Menard at the 2.66-mile track which is the longest on the Sprint Cup Series circuit. Jeff Gordon began the race on the pole. With the win Earnhardt now has six career wins at Talladega which is second...
Via Tireball.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Jeff Gordon On Pole For Talladgea

  ©2015, John Harrelson / NKP Posted by Brandon Whitton – follow on twitter @whittonbm Jeff Gordon won the Coors Light Pole for the 46th Annual Geico 500 at Talladgea Superspeedway, obliterating the field with a lap a quarter second quicker than second place Kasey Kahne. Rounding out the top five are Ryan Blaney, Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Jimmie Johnson. The pole is his...
Via Motor Racing Digest
3 days ago  |  Discuss

NSCS: David Ragan To Drive No.55

David Ragan to Drive MWR’s No. 55 Toyota for Remainder of 2015 Season Ragan Begins New Duties at Kansas Speedway; No Timetable on Brian Vickers Return CORNELIUS, N.C. – Michael Waltrip Racing announced today that David Ragan will drive the No. 55 Aaron’s Dream Machine for the remainder of the 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup season, beginning May 9 at Kansas Speedway. Brian Vickers had...
Via On Pit Road
6 days ago  |  Discuss

OnPitRoad.com Pick ‘Em Fantasy Results for TOYOTA OWNERS 400

The Picks Ronald Costigan picked Kevin Harvick, Matt Kenseth and Dale Earnhardt Jr. Harvick finished second, followed by Kenseth in seventh and Earnhardt in 14th. Points: 43+37+30=110 Kreistina Blinova and Ashley McCubbin picked Kevin Harvick, Jeff Gordon and Jimmie Johnson. Gordon finished eighth, while Johnson finished third. Points: 43+36+41=120 Justin Tucker picked Kevin...
Via On Pit Road
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Gordon Driving Indy 500 Pace Car Good For Both IndyCar And NASCAR

INDIANAPOLIS- Jeff Gordon was announced today as the pace car driver for the upcoming 99th Running of the Indianapolis 500. Yes, the same Jeff Gordon that’s a four-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion and...
Via Race Review Online
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Danica Patrick losing GoDaddy sponsorship

USA Today Sports NASCAR driver Danica Patrick is in the final year of her contract at Stewart-Haas Racing and is losing her primary sponsor and longtime benefactor next season. According to USA Today Sports, GoDaddy will not return to NASCAR in 2016.  GoDaddy is looking to sign Patrick to a personal services contract but will no longer sponsor her No. 10 Chevrolet race car...
Via Sports-Glory
6 days ago  |  Discuss

NASCAR: Go Daddy Will Not Sponsor Danica Patrick in 2016

Since 2010, Danica Patrick has had her racing career funded by Go Daddy. The online domain company first jumped on her Verizon IndyCar Series entry with Andretti Autosport five years ago, and has since...
Via Race Review Online
6 days ago  |  Discuss

NASCAR: Previewing the GEICO 500 at Talladega

The high banks of Talladega Superspeedway often provide some of the most unpredictable racing action of any track on the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series schedule, and this Sunday, the sport’s best will do battle on the 2.66 mile tri-oval in the GEICO 500.  Kurt Busch enters the race as the series’ most recent winner, having taken the checkered flag at Richmond, and he’ll look to...
Via isportsweb.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

NASCAR: Erik Jones Likely Ready To Move Up To Sprint Cup Seat Filling In For Kyle Busch/David Ragan

Michael Waltrip Racing announced on Tuesday morning that they’ve signed David Ragan to race the No. 55 Aaron’s Dream Machine Toyota for the remainder of the 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season. Ragan, will...
Via Race Review Online
7 days ago  |  Discuss
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