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Brian Vickers to drive in place of Tony Stewart at Daytona

With Tony Stewart out of action to start the 2016 NASCAR season the No. 14 Chevrolet will be driven by Brian Vickers at Daytona International Speedway. Vickers must first be cleared by NASCAR to race. The driver previously has dealt with blood clots and will need to go though a few steps before being able to climb into Stewart’s car. Stewart-Haas Racing has scheduled a Friday...
Via Tireball.com
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Front Row to field car for David Gilliland in Daytona 500

David Gilliland may no longer be a full-time driver for Front Row Motorsports but the team will give the veteran a chance to compete in the season opening Daytona 500. Gilliland, 39, had been a fixture at FRM but the organization recently switched up it’s driver lineup choosing to field cars for Chris Buescher and Landon Cassill. NEWS: FRM will enter a third car in the #Daytona500...
Via Tireball.com
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Bobby Labonte to make cameo for Joe Gibbs Racing

Joe Gibbs Racing announced Wednesday that former longtime JGR driver Bobby Labonte will reunite with the organization for one race, driving the No. 18 NOS Energy Drink-sponsored Toyota in next weekend's XFINITY Series season opener at Daytona International Speedway.Labonte, the 1991 XFINITY Series champion, won the 2000 Sprint Cup title with JGR, where he competed from 1995-2005...
Via Fox Sports
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

NOS Energy returns to sponsor Kyle Busch in 2016, Bobby Labonte gets Daytona Xfinity ride

With Monster Energy upping it’s sponsorship of Kurt Busch and the No. 41 Chevrolet this season it comes as little surprise that the company has re-branded it’s sponsoring of younger brother Kyle to feature it’s NOS Energy brand. “I’m pumped to be back with NOS Energy Drink, a brand that supported me initially when I came to Joe Gibbs Racing. We had a lot of success together...
Via Tireball.com
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Greg Biffle shows off 'hot' new paint scheme, sponsor on 'NASCAR Race Hub'

Remember last month when Roush Fenway Racing announced that Greg Biffle would have Kentucky Fried Chicken as a primary sponsor for multiple races in 2016?At the time, RFR released just a rendering of Biffle's new KFC car.Tuesday night on FS1's "NASCAR Race Hub," the veteran driver unveiled the real thing.Check out Biffle's No. 16, which promotes KFC's recently launched line of smoky...
Via Fox Sports
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

2016 Season Preview – Stewart-Haas Racing

Nigel Kinrade/NKP Posted By: David Morgan – Follow at @damorgan86 February 10, 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
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

ARCA: Bobby Gerhart Not Over with Winning Daytona

Saturday’s Lucas Oil 200 at Daytona International Speedway will mark the 29th time Bobby Gerhart takes the green flag at the World Center of Racing in the ARCA Racing Series. The milestone start will also begin the 57-year-old’s quest for a ninth ARCA victory at the 2.5-mile superspeedway. Longevity is one thing but winning one of the toughest races of the year eight times is truly...
Via Rubbings Racing
1 day ago  |  Discuss

NCWTS: Austin Theriault to pilot third Brad Keselowski Racing entry in season opener at Daytona

STATESVILLE, N.C. (Monday, Feb. 8) – Brad Keselowski Racing announced today that Austin Theriault will drive a third entry for the organization in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) season-opening race on February 19 at Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway. “I’m really excited and can’t wait to get back to Daytona,” Theriault said.  “I can’t thank...
Via On Pit Road
1 day ago  |  Discuss

NSCS: SORENSON TO DRIVE NO. 40 CRC BRAKLEEN CHEVROLET AT DAYTONA

MOORESVILLE, N.C. (February 9, 2016) – With today’s formal announcement of the implementation of a NASCAR charter system for the 2016 Sprint Cup Series season, Hillman Racing will field the No. 40 CRC BRAKLEEN Chevrolet SS with driver Reed Sorenson as an open competitor in the 58th annual Daytona 500.   “While we are absolutely disappointed with our exclusion from the new...
Via On Pit Road
1 day ago  |  Discuss

New paint scheme: McMurray's No. 1 McDonald's Chevrolet

Jamie McMurray will have a new McDonald's paint scheme for Saturday night's Sprint Unlimited on FOX. Check it out.
Via Shake and Bake
1 day 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
4 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
6 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
8 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
9 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
12 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
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Top NASCAR Moments Of 2015: Jeff Gordon Rides Off Into Sunset (Videos, Photos)

NASCAR was filled with shocking and exciting moments in 2015. Dale Earnhardt Jr. got engaged away from the track, Kevin Harvick began his championship defense with two wins and two second place finishes, and Danica Patrick raced in a GoDaddy car for the final time — but none of those even made our final list. Jeff Gordon did, though. The 44-year-old is final saying goodbye to the...
Via NESN.com
December 24, 2015  |  Discuss
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