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NSCS: Stewart to Miss Bristol Motor Speedway

KANNAPOLIS, N.C. — Stewart-Hass Racing announced Tuesday that Jeff Burton will once again pilot the No. 14 Chevrolet at the Bristol Motor Speedway this weekend. This will be the third race in-a-row where Tony Stewart has missed a NASCAR Sprint Cup series race since the Sprint Car crash almost three weekend’s ago. It is still unclear when Stewart will get back into his ride. Rumors...
Via Sicknissified
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

NSCS: Chase Pressure Begins to Build for Drivers at Bristol

JOPLIN, Mo. — There are four races remaining for the drivers who have yet to capture a win to make the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup. These next four races are going to be vital for some drivers and potentially could provide some of the best racing we have seen. There is only room for four more drivers to slide into the exclusive cut following Richmond via a win. The four drivers...
Via Sicknissified
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Carl Edwards to join JGR in 2015

Joe Gibbs Racing announced Tuesday that Carl Edwards will join the organization in 2015 to compete full time in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. From JoeGibbsRacing.com: In addition, ARRIS Group, Inc. will sponsor Edwards in the No. 19 Toyota Camry for 17 races in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series with JGR expanding its operations to include a fourth team. “This is one of the biggest...
Via Sports-Glory
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

NNS: JGR Adds Daniel Suarez to 2015 Driver Lineup

HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. — Joe Gibbs Racing announced Tuesday that Daniel Suarez will race full-time in the NASCAR Nationwide series next season. In addition, he will also compete part-time in the NASCAR Camping World Truck series. ARRIS Group, Inc. will also come on board as the sponsor for the 22-year-old driver. This will be a multi-year partnership, which is something that is very...
Via Sicknissified
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Carl Edwards to JGR in Car No. 19 with Arris sponsorship

Getty Images The announcement of Carl Edwards joining Joe Gibbs Racing will take place on Tuesday morning. Edwards will join JGR in a fourth car with the No. 19 on it. Arris, a communication technology company, will sponsor Edwards’ Toyota Camry in roughly half of the 36 races next season reports the Charlotte Observer. JGR is also expected to announce the signing of Daniel Suarez...
Via Tireball.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Chase Watch: After Michigan

Pos Driver Points Wins PtsPos 1 Jeff Gordon 816 3 1 2 Dale Earnhardt Jr. 813 3 2 3 Brad Keselowski 733 3 3 4 Jimmie Johnson 686 3 7 5 Joey Logano 714 2 4 6 Kevin Harvick 687 2 6 7 Carl Edwards 679 2 8 8 Kyle[...]
Via Start 'N' Park Blog
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Danica Patrick responds well to be crash, being 2 laps down

Danica Patrick, commonly referred to as “One Lap Downica” actually fell two laps down today, and got caught up in an early accident. However, she actually clawed her way out of it, to finish a respectable, and certainly respectable by her standards, 18th in Sunday’s Sprint Cup Series race at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn. “No sleep. Till Brooklyn. Brooklyn!”...
Via The Sports Bank
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Jeff Burton and Kevin Harvick comment on Stewart-Ward situation and disappointment in media

During a sprint car event last week on Saturday night at Canandaigua (N.Y.) Motorsports Park, Kevin Ward Jr. was spun out by Tony Stewart. He then got out of his car to display his displeasure, when Stewart’s car would make contact with Ward, sending him sliding across the track. Kevin Ward Jr. would be transported to hospital, where he was pronounced dead upon arrival. Since...
Via On Pit Road
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Jeff Gordon Wins Pure Michigan 400, First Win At MIS Since 2001

Jeff Gordon broke his 13 years losing streak at Michigan International Speedway by winning the Pure Michigan 400 on Sunday.
Via Gamedayr
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Chris Buescher wins Nationwide Series race at Mid-Ohio, full results

Getty Images   Chris Buescher won Saturday’s NASCAR Nationwide Series race from the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, OH. The driver of the No. 60 Ford Mustang finished ahead of Regan Smith and Brian Scott. Beginning the Nationwide Children’s Hospital 200 on the pole was Sam Hornish Jr. but his day went away just past the midway point with engine trouble.  Brian Scott...
Via Tireball.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Someone at ESPN really messed up on this tweet

Twitter/Nascar on ESPN Tony Stewart is a 43-year-old NASCAR driver. Kevin Ward, Jr. was a 20-year-old Sprint car driver. One of them is alive. One of them is dead. This all seems pretty straightforward, pretty easy to comprehend but nope, someone at ESPN screwed it up. And they screwed it up bad. They probably don’t have a job anymore. Twitter/Nascar on ESPN I understand screwing...
Via With Leather
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Kevin Harvick: Stewart would never hit anyone ‘on purpose’

NASCAR driver Kevin Harvick said he doesn’t think Tony Stewart would ever intentionally hit another driver. Stewart struck and killed 20-year-old Kevin Ward Jr. during a dirt-track race Saturday night in upstate New York. Harvick, who drives the No. 4 car for Stewart-Haas Racing, said Stewart has the “biggest heart of anybody in that garage.” “Tony Stewart is a great person...
Via Sports-Glory
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Kevin Ward Sr. Comments, Martin Truex Jr., And Loads More News

Kevin Ward Sr. is out with comments on the death of his son.    Kevin Ward Sr said:  “Apparently, Tony Stewart was the only one driving out there who didn’t see him.”  Kevin Harvick crew chief Rodney Childers has been fined $25,000 due to unapproved weights.  Getting a warning was the #98 as they wound up adding or removing fuel in the garage area. The RTA has expanded...
Via The Pit Stop
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Father of killed driver questions Tony Stewart’s actions

Kevin Ward Sr., the father of Kevin Ward Jr., spoke to The Syracuse Post-Standard about his sons death, and questions why NASCAR driver Tony Stewart was the only driver on the track to not see his son. Ward Jr. was sent into the wall after making contact with Stewart in a Empire Super Sprint race on Saturday night.  Ward got out of his car and walked onto the track, where he was...
Via Sports-Glory
6 days ago  |  Discuss

NASCAR in Talks with Dale, Jr. and Danica Patrick to Conceive a Super-Marketable Baby

NASCAR officials are reportedly close to a deal with Dale Earnhardt, Jr. and Danica Patrick in which the circuit’s two most popular names will engage in intercourse in order to achieve a NASCAR “super baby.” “We just have to iron out the final details,” said a NASCAR source. “Whose sponsors the baby will have, which races Junior will drive with the baby strapped in the...
Via Sports Pickle
6 days ago  |  Discuss

3M leaves Greg Biffle and Roush to sponsor Jeff Gordon, Hendrick

Jeff Gordon will acquire a new sponsor for the 2015 through 2017 seasons in 3M. Gordon’s new sponsor comes at the expense of competing NASCAR team, Roush Fenway Racing in which 3M has sponsored Greg Biffle since 2005. RFR announced Biffle was re-signing with the team earlier this Summer, noting that there are sponsorship opportunities available. One thing we know is it won’t...
Via Tireball.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Tony Stewart Might Want to Look to Ricky Rudd For Advice

While no one can possible know what Tony Stewart is going through after the tragic events of this past weekend, there is one former NASCAR driver who might have an idea. Going back to 1990’s Sprint Cup Series season finale at the Atlanta Motor Speedway, Ricky Rudd was coming into[...]
Via Start 'N' Park Blog
7 days ago  |  Discuss
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