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Fans shower Gordon with praise before final Daytona race

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) As rain delayed his final race at Daytona International Speedway, four-time NASCAR champion Jeff Gordon was showered with cheers during driver introductions Sunday. Speedway officials handed out thousands of placards commemorating Gordon's milestones at Daytona, dating to his victory in a Daytona 500 qualifying race in 1993. By the time he was introduced...
Via AP on Fox
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

NCSC: Toyota NSCS Daytona Clint Bowyer Notes & Quotes 7.5.15

CLINT BOWYER, No. 15 5-hour ENERGY Toyota Camry, Michael Waltrip Racing What will your strategy be for tonight’s race? “Yes, but unfortunately it’s the same plan everybody else has which is to roll their happy butt into victory lane with a big smile on their face. Just a cool race track. There’s something about this place – every time you come here, the facility – you...
Via On Pit Road
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Elliott and NAPA Secure Top-Three Finish and Make Points Jump at Daytona

Chase Elliott, driver of the No. 9 NAPA AUTO PARTS Chevrolet, endured the tumultuous closing laps of Saturday night’s Subway Firecracker 250 at Daytona International Speedway to score a third-place finish.  In would could only be described as a battle of attrition, Elliott saw his share of highs and lows throughout the event.  But the team persevered, rebounding from several...

NXS: Austin Dillon Wins Subway Firecracker 250

July 4, 2015 By Jeff Olson Austin Dillon led just nine laps Saturday night, including the one that mattered most. Dillon, grandson of legendary team owner Richard Childress, outlasted Elliott Sadler and Chase Elliott during a green-white-checkered finish to claim the crash-filled Subway Firecracker 250, the NASCAR XFINITY Series race at Daytona International Speedway. “This is...
Via On Pit Road
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

NXS: Big One Hits Twice In Closing Laps of Subway Firecracker 250

In the closing laps of the Subway Firecracker 250 from Daytona International Speedway, the big one not only happened once, but twice, in the final 10 laps. In the first incident, fourteen cars suffered damage following contact while nine were damaged in the second accident. The first big one took place on lap 10 and brought out the red flag while the second one happened six laps...
Via Rubbings Racing
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Daniel Suarez on pole: Xfinity Series starting lineup, green flag and tv info for Subway Firecracker 250

Daniel Suarez  will lead a field of 40 NASCAR Xfinity Series cars to the green flag for Saturday night’s running of the Subway Firecracker 250 powered by Coca-Cola. The driver of the No. 18 Arris Toyota car will be joined by Brian Scott on the front row. Chris Buescher who enters the day 29 points ahead of Ty Dillon will start the Firecracker 250 in 13th position. NBC Sports...
Via Tireball.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

NSCS: Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Danica Patrick Lead Coke Zero 400 Practices

In a pair of practices ahead of the Coke Zero 400, it’d be Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Danica Patrick topping the charts. Earnhardt is looking for his second win of the season after winning the last restrictor plate race of the season at Talladega Superspeedway. Patrick, meanwhile, is looking for her first career victory at a track where she has finished in the top-10 previously. Though...
Via On Pit Road
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Dale Earnhardt Jr. to drive Nationwide car with flag scheme at Daytona

Dale Earnhardt Jr. will drive a special patriotic paint scheme this weekend at Daytona International Speedway during the Coke Zero 400. Earnhardt’s No. 88 Nationwide Chevrolet will have an American flag paint scheme as part of NASCAR’s “American Salute” campaign. Earnhardt has three career wins at Daytona in 31 starts.  He won last year’s Daytona 500 and finished third...
Via Tireball.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Matt Kenseth driving DeWalt flag paint scheme at Daytona (Photos)

Matt Kenseth will drive the DeWalt sponsored No. 20 Toyota Camry this weekend at Daytona International Speedway. While DeWalt being on a car driven by Kenseth is nothing new, this time the car will feature the red, white and blue of the American flag on its sides. With a win at Bristol earlier this season, Kenseth appears locked into a spot in the season ending Chase. Though 16...
Via Tireball.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Battle Round Daytona: Sonoma excitement, Joe Gibbs Racing and Austin Dillon’s season

Photo credit: HHP/Tim Parks Submitted by Matt Lovisa (follow on Twitter) Contributions by MRD Staff Writers July 1, 2015 Photo credit: HHP, Rusty Jarrett Question 1: With Kyle Busch’s win on Sunday in Sonoma, all four Joe Gibbs Racing drivers have won compared to two of four drivers winning for Hendrick Motorsports and Stewart-Haas Racing. Is Joe Gibbs Racing the best team in...
Via Motor Racing Digest
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Danica Patrick is better at Yoga than she is at racing

Danica Patrick did a forearm stand in yoga shorts and Daniel Tosh was not impressed.Well, she's moved on to headstands. Follow us on Twitter for exclusive stories, Subscribe by Email, or Return home for Top sports news.
Via Bob's Blitz
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Landon Cassill draws hilarious track map of Sonoma Raceway

Sonoma Raceway can be challenging ... unless you take great notes. Sprint Cup Series driver Landon Cassill gave Twitter followers an inside look at how he prepares for the 1.99-mile California road course: A hand-drawn track map with hilarious notations. 
Via Shake and Bake
6 days ago  |  Discuss

NASCAR: Kyle Busch returns to victory lane

Busch, seen here in 2013 It had been more than a year since since 30 year-old Kyle Busch last stood in victory lane as the winner of a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race.  Before Sunday’s Toyota/Save Mart 350 from Sonoma, the last checkered flag that Busch collected came at Auto Club Speedway in March of 2014.  But on Sunday at Sonoma, Kyle Busch and victory lane were reacquainted...
Via isportsweb.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Kyle Busch Returns to Victory Lane

Kyle Busch wins in his 5th race since returning from injury.
Via CLNS Radio
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Dale Earnhardt Jr.: Confederate flag 'offensive to an entire race’

SONOMA, Calif. — Dale Earnhardt Jr., NASCAR’s most popular driver, called the Confederate flag “offensive to an entire race” Friday while voicing his support for it being removed from the grounds of the South Carolina Statehouse. NASCAR this week said it backs South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley’s call to remove the Confederate flag from the grounds and noted that it bars...
Via NESN.com
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Preview of the Toyota/Save Mart 350 at Sonoma

After more than 15 weeks of only left turns, road course fans rejoice!  On Sunday, the heavyweights of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series head west to take the green flag for the Toyota/Save Mart 350 at Sonoma Raceway, the first road course event of the 2015 season. The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series began visiting Sonoma in 1989, when the now 1.99-mile (then 2.5-mile) course replaced the...
Via isportsweb.com
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Martin Truex Jr. to give tour of Furniture Row Racing

Current NASCAR Sprint Cup No. 2 points leader Martin Truex Jr. will will be giving a Periscope tour of Furniture Row Racing in Denver at 2 p.m. MDT on Wednesday, according to NASCAR. EXCLUSIVE: @MartinTruex_Jr is taking fans on a @PeriscopeCo tour of Furniture Row Racing at 4 PM ET. Don't miss it! pic.twitter.com/pVLPGPSFRL — NASCAR (@NASCAR) June 24, 2015 Fans can live stream...
Via Mile High Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

The Weekend AfterMath – Owens Corning AttiCat 300 at Chicagoland

Brett Moist/NKP Posted By: David Morgan – Follow at @damorgan86 June 23, 2015 Each week following the NASCAR weekend, we’ll dive into the loop data statistics compiled by NASCAR and see which drivers truly performed the best, whether they ended the day in victory lane or not. We call this weekly in depth review of the stats, “The Weekend AfterMath”. With the Sprint Cup...
Via Motor Racing Digest
12 days ago  |  Discuss
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