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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
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Richard Petty has received A LOT of keys to cities

Richard Petty has 200 career wins, seven NASCAR championships and A TON of keys. On Friday, Richard Petty Motorsports driver Brian Scott shared this picture on Twitter that shows just how many cities have given a key to "The King."Can't wait to see the size of his keychain. 
Via Fox Sports
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Exclusive: Jeff Gordon rules out replacing Tony Stewart in No. 14

You can scratch one name off the list of the possible replacements for the injured Tony Stewart as driver of the No. 14 Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet: Jeff Gordon.In an exclusive interview with FOXSports.com Friday morning, Gordon said he won't replace Stewart, who suffered a burst fracture of the L1 vertebra in a sand rail crash Sunday at the Glamis Dunes near the California-Arizona...
Via Fox Sports
17 hours 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
1 day ago  |  Discuss

NCWTS: RBR Enterprises, Kligerman team up for Daytona

Valvoline and Advance Auto Parts coming on board as sponsors CERRO GORDO, N.C. (Feb. 3, 2016) – Ricky Benton Racing (RBR) Enterprises announced Wednesday that Parker Kligerman will be behind the wheel of the No. 92 Valvoline/Advance Auto Parts/BTS Tire and Wheel Distributors/Goodyear Commercial Tire Network Ford F-150 when the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series...
Via On Pit Road
1 day 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
1 day ago  |  Discuss

CARS: David Gilliland Racing Resigns Raphaël Lessard for 2016

Mooresville, NC (February 3, 2016) – Raphaël Lessard is set to drive the No. 99 David Gilliland Racing / FRL Express Toyota Camry Super Late Model in the 2016 CARS Tour, as a development driver. Lessard, a Quebec native, comes from a family where racing is ubiquitous, first as a teammate of his fathers and now a driver. Joining DGR in 2015, Raphaël has found success through the...
Via On Pit Road
2 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
2 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
3 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
4 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
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Joey Logano’s Pennzoil paint scheme for 2016 revealed

Joey Logano’s paint scheme or the No. 22 Pennzoil Ford Fusion for the 2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season has been unveiled. Logano will continue to drive the Pennzoil car in select races for the 2016 season. Logano’s car will look much like it has in the past. The colors are largely the same with just some minor changes. The yellow car will have black number 22’s on the...
Via Tireball.com
9 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
12 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
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
15 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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