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WATCH: Squirrel on track narrowly dodges Kevin Harvick

Kevin Harvick nearly hit a squirrel during Sunday’s running of the Oral-B USA 500 at Atlanta. While leading the race, Harvick radioed to his crew that he nearly hit a cat. It was not a cat but rather a squirrel that avoided being hit by the No. 4 Jimmy Johns Chevrolet driven by Harvick. The squirrel later sat in the grass just off the track and enjoyed some of the action. Fortunately...
Via Tireball.com
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Kevin Harvick Nearly Runs Over Cat On Race Track

GIF: Kevin Harvick nearly ran over a cat on the track. http://t.co/r9STM6TtMY — Cork Gaines (@CorkGaines) September 1, 2014 I have no idea where this cat came from or how it got on the track, but the fact it didn’t get hit is ridiculous. The post Kevin Harvick Nearly Runs Over Cat On Race Track appeared first on Diehardsport.
Via Diehardsport
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

TriStar Motorsports Post-Race Report: Atlanta Motor Speedway

Mike Bliss Finishes 17th: Mike Bliss and the No. 19 Tweaker Energy Shot Camry qualified19th for Saturday night's race. When the green flag dropped, Bliss was quickly working his way up the leaderboard and by lap 7 he was scored in the 16th position. On lap 12, Bliss reported to his team that his Camry was really loose. By lap 40, he was scored in the 16th position and came back...

Experience gives Danica Patrick pointers as she learned how to earn NASCAR points

As much as Danica Patrick is able to driver under the NASCAR radar, in this, her second year in the #10 car as given her valuable pointers, even if they have not turned into Cup points. For the 32-year-old Patrick, the education she is receiving in the Stewart-Haas Racing garage is allowing her to feel enthusiastic and optimistic about the rest of the 2014 season and beyond. Danica...
Via 110 Nation Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Andrew Ranger scores pole with record qualifying lap at CTMP

Andrew Ranger has always been considered a road course ace and in need of some points to close in on the championship with three races to go, he is using those skills to his advantage. The Roxton, Pond native scored the pole for the Pinty’s presents the Clarington 200 with a lap of 83.261 seconds (106.321 mph) in the No. 27 Mopar/Exide Dodge to become the all-time series leader...
Via On Pit Road
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Starting Spot Doesn't Worry Logano

In Friday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series qualifying session at Atlanta Motor Speedway, Joey Logano failed to make the final session of knockout time trials for the first time on an open-motor track. Logano qualified 14th for Sunday’s Oral-B USA 500 at the 1.54-mile track, but the winner of last week’s Bristol race isn’t particularly concerned about his starting position. Logano’s...

Jeff Gordon says being in race car is “best thing” for Tony Stewarat

Tony Stewart will make his return to racing on Sunday during the Oral-B USA 500. After missing three weeks following an incident that took the life of Kevin Ward in a sprint race, Stewart will again get behind the wheel of his No. 14 Chevrolet. Four-time series champion Jeff Gordon believes getting back in the car is the best thing for Stewart. “I sent him a text as soon as I found...
Via Tireball.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

NASCAR: Matt Kenseth Quickest in Final Sprint Cup Series Practice in Atlanta

Hampton, GA- The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series held two practice sessions at the 1.5-mile Atlanta Motor Speedway on Saturday afternoon in preparation for tomorrow night’s Oral-B USA 500. Joey Logano was quickest in the initial session with a lap of 189.351 mph as that lap held on to be the quickest of the day. But, Matt Kenseth set the quick time in the final 50-minute practice session...
Via Race Review Online
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Fitzpatrick leads first practice as Kennington and Tagliani forced to change engines

It’s only practice and the action has already started as teams are working feverishly in the pit area to have the cars ready for qualifying later today, and tomorrow’s Printy’s presents the Clarington 200 at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park. J.R. Fitzpatrick would lead the first practice session with a lap of of one minute and 24.244 seconds as he looks to reach Canadian Tire...
Via On Pit Road
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Jeff Gordon to make 750th career start this weekend at Atlanta

This weekend marks an important race in the history of one four-time Sprint Cup Series Champion as Jeff Gordon will make his 750th career start this weekend at Atlanta Motor Speedway. It marks a fitting spot to mark the career highlight as Gordon made his first career start at Atlanta in 1992. ““That is a big number.  I hadn’t thought about it a whole lot until I saw a decal...
Via On Pit Road
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Tony Stewart: Kevin Ward Jr.'s death will 'affect my life forever'

HAMPTON, Ga. — Speaking quietly and with a trembling voice, NASCAR superstar Tony Stewart said Friday that the death of Kevin Ward Jr. will “affect my life forever” as he returned to the track for the first time since his car struck and killed the fellow driver during a sprint-car race in New York three weeks ago. “I’ve taken the last couple of weeks off out of respect...
Via NESN.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Tony Stewart: Kevin Ward’s death will ‘affect my life forever’

Tony Stewart addressed the media for the first time since his car struck and killed Kevin Ward Jr. during a sprint-car race in New York. “This has been one of the toughest tragedies I’ve ever had to deal with, both professionally and personally. This is something that will definitely affect my life forever,” said Stewart. “This is a sadness and a pain that I hope no one has...
Via Sports-Glory
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Here’s NASCAR’s Denny Hamlin lip-syncing to Taylor Swift’s ‘Shake It Off’ (video)

NASCAR star Denny acknowledged in a tweet that unleashed the below video on the masses that he’s “a fan” of Taylor Swift. He then goes out and tries to prove how much of an admirer he is of Swift by lip-syncing a portion of her new song, “Shake It Off.” And the results? Nothing short […] The post Here’s NASCAR’s Denny Hamlin lip-syncing to Taylor Swift’s ‘Shake...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Tony Stewart to race on Sunday for first time since fatal crash

Three-time Sprint Cup champion Tony Stewart will return to racing this weekend at Atlanta Motor Speedway. After skipping three consecutive races, Stewart will be back behind the wheel of his No. 14 car, competing in his first race since being involved in the on-track collision that killed Kevin Ward Jr. at Canandaigua Motorsports Park in upstate New York on Aug. 9. “Tony Stewart...
Via NESN.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

NSCS: Stewart to Return to Action at Atlanta

HAMPTON, Ga. — Tony Stewart will return to action this weekend at Atlanta Motor Speedway, climbing behind the wheel of the No. 14 Mobil 1 Chevrolet for the first time since the tragic accident during a sprint car race at Canandaigua Motorsports Park on Aug. 9. Stewart has missed the past three NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races at Watkins Glen International, Michigan International...
Via Sicknissified
3 days ago  |  Discuss

NNS: REPORT: Xfinity To Become New Series Sponsor

CHICAGO — According to a Thursday report in SportsBusiness Daily, what is now known as the NASCAR Nationwide Series will become the NASCAR Xfinity Series in 2015.  The deal is expected to be officially announced next Wednesday in Charlotte, but has been widely rumored for several weeks. Current series sponsor Nationwide Insurance announced late last year they would direct their...
Via Sicknissified
4 days ago  |  Discuss

NSCS: Kyle Busch Quits On Team At Bristol

BRISTOL, TENN. - Kyle Busch had a fast car Saturday at Bristol Motor Speedway — a track he has five career wins at — in the Irwin Tools Night Race, and he was looking to wipe away a horrid three-race stretch where he had finished 39th-or-worse. The good news for Busch and the No. 18 team: They finished higher than 39th. The bad news: They wound up 36th after their driver opted...
Via Sicknissified
8 days ago  |  Discuss
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