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Dale Earnhardt Jr. needs 'no fear’ to win third Daytona 500

Two-time Daytona 500 champion Dale Earnhardt Jr. knows exactly what it takes to be successful on restrictor-plate tracks. But as he makes his return to Monster Energy Cup Series competition following a lengthy recovery from a concussion, Earnhardt knows one thing’s for sure if he wants to win a third Daytona 500 (Feb. 26, 2 p.m. ET on FOX). He needs to race with no fear. “I know...
Via FOX Sports
1 hour ago

Countdown to Daytona: Why Richard Petty didn't run the seventh running of the 500

OK folks, we have officially turned the corner and are on the white-flag lap. Just seven days remain until the 59th running of the Daytona 500, which takes place Feb. 26 at 2 p.m. ET on FOX. And we think the timing is fit for a king. Or more correctly, fit for The King. The No. 7 holds a special significance for Richard Petty, a/k/a “The King,” as he is one of only three drivers...
Via FOX Sports
2 hours ago

Advanced Auto Parts Clash Postponed

Following persistent rain showers that began Saturday Evening, The Advanced Auto Parts Clash has been postponed and will be ran at 11:00 am/ET and will be shown on Fox Sports 1. Brad Keselowski and Denny Hamlin will lead the field to green in the first Clash held in daylight conditions since 2006, That season the season opening event was postponed to Sunday like this seasons. That...
Via On Pit Road
11 hours ago

WATCH: Jeff Gordon Welcomes Monster Energy to NASCAR I NASCAR RACEDAY

Jeff Gordon narrates the history of title sponsors that helped shaped the sport into what it has become today.
Via FOX Sports
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Learning on the go: Rookie Daniel Suarez hopes homework pays off in Clash

Daniel Suarez has been busy studying film and data reports and asking teammates questions as he prepares for his Cup debut.
Via CSN Chicago
18 hours ago

Martin Truex Jr., Furniture Row Racing a marriage made for weekends

Martin Truex Jr. acknowledges the privilege to drive for a unique NASCAR Cup Series team — the only one based outside of the Carolinas. Denver-based Furniture Row Racing is considered one of Colorado’s major professional sports teams, and no other state is as singular in big-league auto racing. But Truex is a New Jersey native and former clam-boat fisherman who still prefers...
Via The Denver Post
23 hours ago

Up to Speed: Advance Auto Parts Clash at Daytona Preview

By David Morgan, NASCAR Contributor It’s that time of the year again. After a long offseason, NASCAR is back in action for the 2017 season with the running of the Advance Auto Parts Clash at Daytona, an annual exhibition race that kicks off two weekends of racing activity at the World Center of Racing. The Advance Auto Parts Clash has held various names over the years, from starting...
Via Motorsports Tribune
23 hours ago

Brad Keselowski on the Pole for the Advance Auto Parts Clash

Via On Pit Road
1 day ago

Brett Moffitt Lands NCWTS Ride for Daytona and Atlanta

By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Writer  After the closure of Michael Waltrip Racing at the end of the 2015 season, MWR development driver, Brett Moffitt, was left without a ride. Moffitt spent most of the 2016 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season filling in for Matt Tifft who had under-gone surgery for a brain tumor. In this substitute role in the Red Horse Racing No. 11 Toyota Tundra...
Via Motorsports Tribune
1 day ago

Greg Biffle won't participate full-time in NASCAR in 2017

Greg Biffle officially announced Friday on Twitter that he won't be racing full-time in NASCAR this season. He didn't rule out the possibility to compete part-time if the right opportunity presented itself. After splitting with Roush Fenway Racing at the end of 2016, the writing was on the wall for the 47-year-old driver. At the Kansas playoff race in 2016, Biffle alluded to stepping...
Via FOX Sports
1 day ago

NASCAR's Danica Patrick adamant she fairly promoted sponsor

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) Danica Patrick is defending her support of former sponsor Nature's Bakery and says she never promoted any rival products. Stewart-Haas Racing has filed a $31 million lawsuit against Nature's Bakery, saying the food company concocted false claims to dump the remaining two years on its sponsorship deal for Patrick. The suit claims Nature's Bakery took issue...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Looking ahead: 5 keys to success for Kyle Busch in 2017

Via FOX Sports
1 day ago

NASCAR’s Kurt Busch sued by former management company

NASCAR driver Kurt Busch is being sued for nearly $1.5 million by his former sports management company after he terminated their relationship last March. Sports Management Network is seeking $1.47 million in damages in the federal lawsuit filed this month in Michigan. It accuses Busch of breach of contract, fraudulent misrepresentation and unjust enrichment. Alan Miller, Busch...
Via The Denver Post
1 day ago

Moffitt Joins Peters as Red Horse Teammate

After putting together a strong part-time campaign for Red Horse Racing last year that included a win Michigan International Speedway, Brett Moffitt will race the No. 7 Tundra for RHR in at least the first two races with a full season possible, if sponsorship allows it. The 2015 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Rookie of the Year will have veteran NASCAR crew chief Butch Hylton atop...
Via On Pit Road
1 day ago

Bowyer out to revive NASCAR career as Stewart's replacement

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) Clint Bowyer hasn't won a race since 2012, hasn't made the playoffs in three years and is coming off an embarrassingly bad season. The worst of his career. It was so bad the one-time championship contender was a backmarker in nearly every event. But there was never reason to panic for Bowyer, who was long-slated to replace three-time NASCAR champion Tony...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Greg Biffle announces he won't race full-time in 2017

Biffle will join NBC Sports as a guest analyst on its show 'NASCAR America.'                

Kurt Busch sued by former management company

Kurt Busch is being sued for nearly $1.5 million by his former sports management company after he terminated his relationship with the agency last March. A federal lawsuit filed this month in Michigan by the Sports Management Network claims that Busch owes $930,000 under the terms of an agreement dating to 2012. SMN is also seeking $540,000 for the 2018 season. SMN is seeking...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Danica Patrick still in sponsorship limbo with NASCAR season approaching

The 2017 NASCAR season is just around the corner, and one of the sport’s biggest stars still is in major sponsorship limbo.Stewart-Haas racer Danica Patrick raised eyebrows when she appeared at a recent NASCAR media event wearing a firesuit void of the familiar light blue Nature’s Bakery logo she wore for much of the 2016 season. As it turns out, speculation of sponsorship woes...
Via NESN.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Dale Earnhardt Jr. on Trump’s travel ban: “America is created by immigrants”

Many sports figures have already spoken out against Donald Trump’s travel ban, and you can add NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. to the list. Over the weekend, Earnhardt tweeted his support for immigrants, saying: “My fam immigrated from Germany in 1700s escaping religious persecution. America is created by immigrants.” Many people responded positively to Earnhardt’s thoughts...
Via The Comeback
19 days ago  |  Discuss
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