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Elliott Sadler joining Roush Fenway for 2015 Xfinity Series season

Elliott Sadler is leaving Joe Gibbs Racing at the end of 2014 and carrying primary sponsor OneMain Financial with him to Roush Fenway Racing to run the full 2015 season in the newly rebranded NASCAR Xfinity Series, RFR officials announced on Friday morning. Sadler, a veteran of 435 Sprint Cup starts and three-time winner in NASCAR's top series, returned to the Nationwide Series...
Via Fox Sports
13 minutes ago  |  Discuss

Is the Chase really at Ryan Newman’s advantage?

As I sat there and listened to the post race interview in the media center at Martinsville Speedway with Ryan Newman, the wheels in my head began to turn.  Was I hearing a sense of cockiness?  Was there a need for an ego check?  Then I thought about it and came to this conclusion, maybe Ryan Newman was right, maybe the Chase has played into his advantage. But lets back up about...
Via 110 Nation Sports
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

NCWTS: Will We See Another Episode of Sauter Versus Peters In Texas?

FORT WORTH, Tex. — In the latest episode of ‘As The Garage Turns’, we see our two veteran drivers — Johnny Sauter and Timothy Peters — who were at each other’s throats after last week’s race at Martinsville Speedway at the top of the speed charts in Texas. After one practice session it appears that we will see how good Peters was at smoothing over his post-race altercation...
Via Rubbings Racing
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

NCWTS: Sauter Paces Opening Practice at Texas Motor Speedway

FORT WORTH, Tex. – Thursday afternoon at the Texas Motor Speedway (TMS) it was relatively quiet until the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series drivers took to the track. Even though it took more than two minutes after the session started for trucks to hit the track, 25 teams took laps in the opening session. When first practice was over, it was NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS...
Via Rubbings Racing
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

NSCS: Storylines A-Plenty At Texas Motor Speedway As Chase Rolls On

FORT WORTH, Tex. – A lot of people expected the drama and intrigue of NASCAR’s new Chase for the Sprint Cup format to tank after Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Jimmie Johnson were eliminated a couple of weeks ago, however with three races remaining before we crown our champion things are really beginning to heat up. Jeff Gordon is in the midst of chasing his elusive fifth Sprint Cup...
Via Rubbings Racing
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Confident Logano the odds-on favorite to win the Sprint Cup title?

With only three races left in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season, Joey Logano is perfectly positioned to capture his first series championship. Logano heads into Sunday's AAA 500 ranked third in points, just four points behind leader Jeff Gordon. In recent weeks, Logano has posted some truly spectacular numbers. In the first seven races of the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup...
Via Fox Sports
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

NSCS: Gilliland Looks for ‘Seamless’ Race at Texas

Love’s Travel Stops on No. 38 Ford for ‘Home’ Race STATESVILLE, OCTOBER 28, 2014 – David Gilliland, driver of the No. 38 Love’s Travel Stops Ford, comments on racing at Texas Motor Speedway: “Texas will be fun. We’ve got Love’s Travel Stops back on our car. It’s a home race for them because it’s pretty close to their headquarters in Oklahoma City. We...
Via On Pit Road
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Kyle Busch Looking to Deliver More Treats to Toyota

Kyle Busch returns to the seat of the No. 51 ToyotaCare Tundra for Friday night's WinStar World Casino and Resort 350 at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth for his eighth of 10 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series starts this season. 'Rowdy' will be looking to deliver Toyota its 16th Truck Series victory of 2014 and help the world's top automaker clinch its seventh Manufacturer...

A fan's guide to future NASCAR Cup Series rookies

Welcome to the Athlon Rookie Report, where each week David Smith will evaluate the deepest crop of new NASCAR Sprint Cup Series talent since 2006....
Via Athlon Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Jeff Gordon, “I would have moved him for sure”

Image credit: USA Today After Sunday’s race at Martinsville Speedway, Jeff Gordon let his true feelings air out after a long grueling day on one of NASCAR‘s toughest track.  Gordon finished second, behind fellow Hendrick Motorsports‘ teammate Dale Earnhardt Jr.  While in the media center after the race, the media had their opportunity to dig a little deeper. The media wasted...
Via 110 Nation Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Danica Patrick begins life with new crew chief Sunday

  Danica Patrick begins a new era at the Cup at Texas this weekend. After two years with crew chief Tony Gibson, she now welcomes Daniel Knost as the head of the No. 10. Knost is the interim crew chief and brings along his road crew from the No. 41 SHR entry of Kurt Busch. Gibson and his road crew move to Busch and the Haas Automation team. “With NASCAR changing some rules...
Via The Sports Bank
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Dale Earnhardt Jr. Morphs Into Talking Car, Scares Bystanders (Video)

Dale Earnhardt Jr. took the track at Martinsville Speedway on Sunday with a brand-new paint scheme on his car. Before the race, though, he decided to have a little fun with his new ride. Earnhardt Jr.’s crew rolled out the No. 88 car in a random nearby parking lot, and as you might expect, a few passersby were a bit curious at the sight. When they went over to investigate, though...
Via NESN.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Kyle Busch Captains a Different Type of Speed Machine

NASCAR driver Kyle Busch is no stranger to speed. On Monday, he experienced a different type of speed – in a different type of vessel. Homestead-Miami Speedway teamed up with the Miss GEICO Superboat team today to teach Busch how to pilot one of the fastest boats in the world. Captaining the Miss GEICO Superboat, Busch hit speeds of nearly 150 mph on the waters of Biscayne Bay...

Harvick unhappy with Kenseth following Martinsville wreck

Kevin Harvick is not exactly happy with fellow chase driver Matt Kenseth after the two made contact at Martinsville on Sunday. On lap 228 of the race Kenseth ran into the back of Denny Hamlin before clipping Harvick’s car sending the No. 4 Chevrolet behind the wall for repairs. “I definitely thought that we had worked our way into where we needed to be, in a good position, and...
Via Tireball.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Dale Earnhardt Jr. ‘Gonna Drink A Lot Of Beer’ After Martinsville Win (Video)

After Sunday, Dale Earnhardt Jr. could care less about being eliminated from the NASCAR Chase for the Sprint Cup. He has his grandfather clock, and that’s all that matters. Almost 10 years to the day of a plane crash that killed 10 people, including the son of Hendrick Motorsports owner Rick Hendrick, Earnhardt claimed the unconventional trophy for winning at Martinsville Speedway...
Via NESN.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Dale Jr. Finally Wins At Martinsville

The Sprint Cup drivers were back to the paperclip track in Martinsville for 500 laps of action packed racing.  Jamie McMurray picked off the pole for this event. The race started off with Jamie McMurray leading laps as Martin Truex Jr. picked an early tire rub problem and then at lap 4 is was a real early caution for Alex Bowman that spun out.  The raced restarted and Matt Kenseth...
Via The Pit Stop
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Matt Crafton leaves Martinsville as Truck Series point leader, full standings

Matt Crafton will leave Martinsville Speedway as the leader of the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series point standings. The driver of the No. 98 Toyota has a 18 point lead over second place Ryan Blaney. Crafton entered Saturday’s race with 16 point lead over Blaney. Up next for the truck series is Texas Motor Speedway next weekend. Camping World Truck Series Point Standings ...
Via Tireball.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Jeff Gordon looks for pass into Chase's final round at Martinsville

Martinsville is Jeff Gordon’s ticket to HomesteadJeff Gordon is driving a brand new Hendrick Motorsports chassis this weekend at Martinsville...
Via Athlon Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

NCWTS/NSCS: OPR Staff and Fan Fantasy Picks for Martinsville Speedway

From NASCAR’s biggest track to NASCAR’s shortest track, it’s time for the Sprint Cup and Camping World Truck Series drivers to keep the excitement going as the year draws closer to the end.   NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Terry Wagner picked Matt Crafton and Johnny Sauter. The ThorSport Racing teammates have had success at Martinsville before, both posting wins previously...
Via On Pit Road
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Jamie McMurray wins pole at Martinsville, full qualifying for Goody’s 500

Jamie McMurray will lead a field of 43 cars into the Eliminator Round this weekend when the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races at Martinsville Speedway. In orrder to win the pole, McMurray set a new qualifying record in the second round of qualifying . Joining McMurray on the front row for the Goody’s Headache Relief Shot 500 will be Joey Logano. The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series will...
Via Tireball.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Somebody is tweeting out pics of Danica Patrick as a young cheerleader

Since my last #TBT got so much buzz, I'm giving another TBT out to all of you! @DanicaPatrick you rocked the hair ❤️ pic.twitter.com/bhAWaQZiU0— WE LOVE DANICA! (@danicadevoted) October 24, 2014And for Throwback Thursday, Twitter user Christian Carver posted these pictures of Danica Patrick as a cheerleader.@danicadevoted I think this is a great #TBT of @DanicaPatrick as...
Via Bob's Blitz
7 days ago  |  Discuss

NCWTS: Short Track Ace Peyton Sellers To Drive For Win-Tron Racing At Martinsville

MARTINSVILLE, Virginia (October 23, 2014) – – In an 11th hour agreement, short track racing ace Peyton Sellers will drive Win-Tron Racing’s No. 35 Danville Toyota / Pembelton Forrest Products Toyota Tundra in Saturday’s Kroger 200 at Martinsville (Va.) Speedway. The pairing seems like a natural fit, as Win-Tron Racing hails from the short track ranks, while Sellers will compete...
Via On Pit Road
7 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 Qualifying Rules Are Changing

For the Xfinity and Truck series as they will be more like the Sprint Cup series. At Texas the Crew Chiefs for Danica Patrick and Kurt Busch are changing. Cheeze-It will be a sponsor for Greg Biffle in 2015. Hunt Brothers Pizza will Sponsor Kevin Harvick for four races in 2015.  
Via The Pit Stop
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Matt Kenseth-Brad Keselowski Fight Among Best In NASCAR History (Videos)

People watch NASCAR for its high speeds and entertaining wrecks, but altercations between drivers aren’t so bad either. The most recent incident involved drivers Matt Kenseth and Brad Keselowski. The latter got tangled up with fellow drivers Kenseth, Denny Hamlin and Tony Stewart during the cool-down lap, leading to quite the brouhaha after the race. The fight was just one of...
Via NESN.com
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Ryan Newman And His Car Failed

post race inspection for his car being too low.  He was though involved in the lap 102 wreck so that could impact what penalty he does get. Blake Koch though is going to be in the #44 Nationwide Series car at Miami.
Via The Pit Stop
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Brad Keselowski wins at Talladega

Brad Keselowsk kept his NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship hopes alive with a victory in Sunday’s GEICO 500. “I can’t believe it,” Keselowski said in Victory Lane. “Talladega is such a wild card, and to be able to win here you have to catch breaks and make your own breaks-a little of both. “I can’t believe we won at Talladega. This race is the scariest of the...
Via Sports-Glory
11 days ago  |  Discuss
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