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The Final Lap Weekly Podcast interviews Jeremy Clements

SHOW #317 – Guest: Jeremy Clements – We recap Indianapolis Motor Speedway from last week, and the BIG 3 stories: Hamlin, Edwards, Dale Jr. We also work some comedy into the mix and preview Pocono Raceway. Enjoy, and you’re welcome. Hosted by Kerry Murphey and Toby Christie ( Roughly 48:00 mins) CREDITS: Hosts: Kerry Murphey & Toby Christie Executive Producer: Kerry...
Via Sicknissified
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

NNS: Kenny Wallace Returns to Action This Weekend

CONCORD, N.C. – RAB Racing announced Wednesday that Kenny Wallace will drive a second entry for the team this weekend at the Iowa Speedway. Wallace will have sponsorship backing from U.S. Cellular on his No. 29 Toyota ride. U.S. Cellular will also be serving as the race title sponsor for the sixth-season. The cell phone company has been one of the longest and most loyal sponsors...
Via Sicknissified
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Angry email shows the hate for Danica Patrick

Via 110 Nation Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Denny Hamlin and No. 11 Joe Gibbs Racing team penalized following Indianapolis race

NASCAR announced on Tuesday that the No. 11 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series team of Joe Gibbs Racing has been penalized for a rule infraction that was found during post-race inspection at Indianapolis Motor Speedway this past weekend. NASCAR has suspended crew chief Darian Grubb and car chief Wesley Sherrill for the next six races and placed both on NASCAR probation for the next six months...
Via On Pit Road
2 days ago  |  Discuss

NASCAR Drops The Hammer On Hamlin And JGR For Indianapolis Infraction

NASCAR made a clear message to all teams on Tuesday evening by dropping the hammer on Joe Gibbs Racing and specifically the Denny Hamlin team. During post-race inspection, NASCAR determined that the rear firewall had adjustments not approved by NASCAR. The exact verbiage by NASCAR will be below as it[...]
Via Start 'N' Park Blog
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Part Failure Relegates McClure to 36th-place Finish at IMS

Indianapolis, IN (July 26, 2014)-Eric McClure faced an uphill battle in Saturday’s Lilly Diabetes 250 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. It started when the team discovered a broken right-front hub following time trials Saturday afternoon that made them forfeit their 28th starting spot and ended with a power steering pump failure during the 100-lap race that relegated the team...
Via On Pit Road
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Carl Edwards move from Roush-Fenway Racing might not be great for anybody

Carl Edwards became the first major domino to fall in the 2014 NASCAR Silly Season, but that certainly does not guarantee next season will be a vast improvement for all of the parties involved. Roush-Fenway Racing released its driver lineup for the 2015 season Sunday, and it did not include Edwards, who said he has […]
Via Monday Morning Crew Chief
3 days ago  |  Discuss

NASCAR takes away parts from Denny Hamlin’s Brickyard car, possible penalties

NASCAR confiscated parts from Denny Hamlin’s third-place car at Indianapolis Motor Speedway and warned of possible penalties coming his way, reports Jeff Gluck of USA TODAY Sports. Hamlin’s No. 11 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota “could have some possible issues” with several rear firewall block-off plates, said NASCAR spokesman Kerry Tharp. The plates protect the driver from fire...
Via Low Brow Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Statistical Preview of the GoBowling.com 400 at Pocono

The Sprint Cup series makes its second visit of 2014 to Pocono Raceway on Sunday, where Hendrick Motorsports has won the last 4 races with 4 different drivers. Greg Biffle was the last Ford driver to win here (August, 2010) and he could use an encore in order to qualify for the 'Chase'. Biffle, winless and 17th in the points at this time, would be on the outside looking...
Via Racing-reference
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Jeff Gordon Gets Historic Fifth Brickyard Win; Complete John Wayne Walding 400 Results

Jeff Gordon became the first NASCAR Sprint Cup driver to win five times at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, with a dominant performance in the John Wayne Walding 400. Gordon, hardly known for his successful restarts, blew past teammate Kasey Kahne when the green flag dropped on lap 144 and sailed away from there to a 2.3 second victory. Kevin Harvick qualified on the pole and was Gordon...
Via Racing-reference
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Dale Earnhardt Jr. gets profane, inspiring text from his mom

Brenda Gee, mother of Dale Earnhardt Jr., sent her son a pretty inspiring text after his 9th place finish at the Brickyard 400.
Via Gamedayr
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Dale Earnhardt Jr. Seems To Have a Pretty Cool Mother

I love my mom. pic.twitter.com/eLEe7KDzbt — Dale Earnhardt Jr. (@DaleJr) July 27, 2014 Hard not to love this interaction between mother and son. [H/T Ryan] Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
Via Next Impulse Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Jeff Gordon wins record fifth Brickyard 400

Jeff Gordon captured his record 5th victory at the Brickyard 400 on Sunday at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Via Gamedayr
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Roush Fenway Racing Announces 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Lineup, Bayne Added

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Roush Fenway Racing’s 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) lineup will consist of three teams anchored by two-time NASCAR champion Greg Biffle. Biffle, driver of the No. 16 Ford and Ricky Stenhouse Jr., driver of the No. 17 Ford and also a two-time NASCAR champion will be joined by Daytona 500 champion Trevor Bayne in the No. 6 Ford. The lineup features a...
Via NESN.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Carl Edwards OUT at Roush-Fenway Racing after season

Photo Courtesy: Getty Images This year’s version of the worst kept secret is finally out. Three hours before the green flag is set to drop at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Roush-Fenway Racing confirmed that Carl Edwards, driver of the No. 99, will not return after the 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup season. Which left no one surprised. For months, it has been speculated that Carl Edwards...
Via Total Sports Blog
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Kevin Harvick on pole at Indianapolis, full qualifying results for Brickyard

getty images Kevin Harvick is on the pole for the Crown Royal Presents, The John Wayne Walding 400 At The Brickyard on Sunday. Harvick clocked his fastest speed of 188.470 which earned him the pole in qualifying on Saturday. Jeff Gordon will be starting second, followed by Brad Keselowski, Ryan Newman and Brian Vickers. Newman won this race last year. The race will air at 1:00 pm...
Via Tireball.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Dale Jarrett Prepares for Last Indianapolis Race for ESPN

Since retiring in 2008, Dale Jarrett has been one of the greatest announcers in NASCAR. Jarrett, 57, hasn’t been in a racecar in quite some time, yet he has never faded away from the sport. Jarrett joined NASCAR on ESPN before he retired in 2007, and since then – his name has become well-known for fans that weren’t around to follow his racing career. Highlighted by winning...
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