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With Stewart out, Stenhouse Jr. is in Sprint Unlimited

With the news that Tony Stewart is out indefinitely with an injured back, the field for next Saturday night's Sprint Unlimited at Daytona International Speedway (FOX, 8 p.m. ET) has a slightly different look.Stewart's absence from the 75-lap exhibition means Ricky Stenhouse Jr. is now in the 25-car field. Casey Mears, another driver who otherwise wouldn't be eligible, landed a spot...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Jeff Gordon will not drive Tony Stewart’s car due to FOX commitments

Jeff Gordon retired at the end of last season but the four-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion confused in an interview on Friday that he would have gotten behind the wheel of Tony Stewart’s No. 14 Chevrolet if not for commitments with FOX. “I’ll be honest, the way I was feeling about it at the time, if I wasn’t in the FOX booth, I would fill in for him,” said Gordon...
Via Tireball.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Denny Hamlin dishes on parenting joys, possible post-career plans

Since becoming a father a little more than three years ago, Denny Hamlin has had the opportunity to celebrate with his daughter, Taylor, in Victory Lane on more than one occasion.But the biggest parenting surprises? Those go far beyond the track."Probably how fun it is," Hamlin recently told FOXSports.com. "I didn't think that I could really enjoy hanging out with a 3-year-old that...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Joey Logano makes donation to Habitat for Humanity, helps build house

Joey Logano swung a hammer and dug into his wallet for a good cause on Saturday.
Via Shake and Bake
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Danica Patrick's most memorable Super Bowl commercials

GoDaddy no longer sponsors Danica Patrick, but with the Super Bowl on tap for Sunday, here's a look back on some of their best ads.
Via Shake and Bake
2 days ago  |  Discuss

ARCA: Frank Kimmel Returns To Drive No. 46 Team Stange Ford With Juice® Replay™

Broadview, Illinois; February 5, 2016 — Team Stange Racing, LLC officially announces its 2016 ARCA Series presented by Menards Major sponsor for the #46 Ford that will be piloted by 10-time ARCA series Champion Frank Kimmel and sponsored by JUICE® Replay™. Rumors linking Kimmel to return to the No. 46 where he won 9 of his 10 ARCA Championships had been swirling for weeks prior...
Via On Pit Road
2 days ago  |  Discuss

NCWTS: Reed Sorenson, Theme Park Connection Join MB Motorsports for Truck Series Season Opener

MOORESVILLE, N.C. (February 5, 2016) – Reed Sorenson will team with MB Motorsports and Theme Park Connection for the season-opening race for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series on Feb. 19 at Daytona International Speedway. This will mark Sorenson’s first ever Truck Series start. The 30-year-old Peachtree City, Ga. native has competed at the NASCAR national level since 2004...
Via On Pit Road
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Michael Waltrip driving for BK Racing in Daytona 500

Getty Images Michael Waltrip Racing may have shut down but that will not keep driver Michael Waltrip from running in the 2016 Daytona 500. Waltrip, a commentator for Fox Sports, will drive a third entry for BK Racing when the 2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season gets underway. Waltrip will be driving the No. 83 car which typically will be driven by Matt DiBenedetto while the second...
Via Tireball.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Tony Stewart to miss Daytona 500 after ATV accident, back injury

Tony Stewart’s retirement season is off to a bumpy start. After injuring his back in an ATV accident Sunday, the three-time NASCAR champion will miss the start of the Sprint Cup season, Stewart-Haas Racing announced Thursday. Stewart underwent surgery Wednesday to a burst fracture of his L1 vertebra. .@TonyStewart Injury Update from Stewart-Haas Racingpic.twitter.com...
Via The Comeback
4 days ago  |  Discuss

NSCS: Greg Biffle Speaks with Sirius XM Radio about Tony Stewart Back InJury

Since the initial report that Tony Stewart had been hospitalized with a back injury, details have continued to filter out. One of those details included that incident occurred when Stewart, Greg Biffle, Jeff Gordon headed to the sand dunes after attending the Barrett Jackson Collector’s Car Auction, as reported by Motorsport.com. On Wednesday night, Biffle spoke about the...
Via On Pit Road
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Morgan Shepherd Set To Return To Daytona For PowerShares QQQ 300

CONOVER, NC- With funding in place, Morgan Shepherd is set to return ot the high banks of Daytona for the PowerShares QQQ 300, the first race of the 2016 NASCAR Xfinity Series season. The event will mark Shepherd’s 97th race at the famed superspeedway. “Our Camaro is coming together nicely,” says Shepherd. “It’s from the Childress shop, so we know it’s a fast car. And...
Via Tireball.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Tony Stewart hospitalized after ATV accident

NASCAR driver Tony Stewart was hospitalized Tuesday in Arizona after an accident while he was riding an all-terrain vehicle.The accident, which occurred at some point Sunday afternoon, has landed Stewart in the hospital with a back injury, according a spokesman for Stewart-Haas Racing.Stewart, 44, who has gone on record saying this will be his final season as  NASCAR driver, was...
Via Yardbarker
6 days ago  |  Discuss

2016 Season Preview – Richard Childress Racing

HHP Photo/Alan Marler Posted By: David Morgan – Follow at @damorgan86 February 1, 2016 As the calendar moves to 2016, the time has come to take a look ahead to the upcoming 2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season and how things could shake out for the teams planning to run full-time. Based on owner points from last season, we’ll make our way through the field with a team by team...
Via Motor Racing Digest
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Bill Nye wants NASCAR to use electric cars and become NESCAR

Roaring engines, insane sounds of cars whipping around a track and the smell of gasoline — it is all part of the NASCAR fan experience. However, if Bill Nye “the science guy” has its way, most of that will change. In an op-ed posted to Aeon Magazine, Nye envisions a world in which NASCAR eschews gasoline for all-electric cars of tomorrow. But beyond the heart-pounding,...
Via The Comeback
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Mullins: Smith In, Bowman Out; Is this a good move for Tommy Baldwin Racing?

Tommy Baldwin Racing got a new driver earlier this week in Regan Smith. In the process, however, past driver of the No. 7 Chevrolet, Alex Bowman, found out about his departure from TBR on social media. The big question now is if this will prove to be a good move by Tommy Baldwin Racing. I’m not sold on the idea, but only time will tell. Smith is now returning to the NASCAR Sprint...
Via Rubbings Racing
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Mullins: Roush Fenway Racing Playing Catch-Up

It’s a fact that Roush Fenway Racing has seen better seasons than the last couple they have weathered. I call it “weathered” because one of the premier teams in NASCAR has slowly faded in years past – struggling to even break the top 15 on a weekly basis. There was a time when Roush Fenway was the premier team for Ford Racing in NASCAR, having multiple teams showcasing victories...
Via Rubbings Racing
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Jimmie Johnson, Dale Earnhardt Jr. Rock Batman, Superman Cars (Photo)

Contrary to fans’ popular beliefs, your favorite NASCAR drivers aren’t actually super heroes. Jimmie Johnson and Dale Eanrhardt Jr. are challenging that notion, though. .@JimmieJohnson, @DaleJr Batman/Superman cars parked out front of @NASCARHall on day 3 of #MediaTour @FS1 #NASCAR pic.twitter.com/V3GefG1O8F — Andrew Doud (@AndrewDoud) January 21, 2016 Glad to know...
Via NESN.com
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Dale Earnhardt Jr. drives car for TaxSlayer Bowl coin toss

Call me a hater, but this is the best thing Dale Earnhardt Jr. has done in his career. He drove his car onto the field of this today’s TaxSlayer Bowl between Georgia and Penn State, during the coin toss. Post-1999, he’s underwhelmed NASCAR fans.  Though being compared to his late great father is a difficult task, one I wholeheartedly understand from a critical standpoint. Nonetheless...
Via Campus Sports Net
January 02, 2016  |  Discuss
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