NASCAR RUMORS & GOSSIP

Jeff Gordon’s daughter gets behind wheel of quarter midget

via @JeffGordonWeb First there was Wonder Boy, now could there be Wonder Girl? The daughter of NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Jeff Gordon is starting to run quarter midges. On Monday, 6-year-old Ella Gordon got behind the wheel of a quarter midget for the first time and naturally mom and four-time Cup Series champion dad were there to share photos. Proud Papa
Via Tireball.com
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Kevin Harvick completes collection of crown jewel wins with Darlington

On Saturday night, Kevin Harvick had an amazing car and was dominate in the Bojangles Southern 500 and looked to be set to cruise to victory lane. Then the caution came out and set up a final dash to the checkered. While others took two tires, Harvick took four, restarting in the sixth spot, and said post-race that the option of taking two tires was never on his radar. If Rodney...
Via On Pit Road
1 day ago  |  Discuss

RCR Post Race Report - NSCS Darlington Raceway

Race Highlights:    Richard Childress Racing teammates Ryan Newman, Austin Dillon and Paul Menard finished 10th, 11th and 41st, respectively.    Newman ranks ninth in the Sprint Cup Series championship point standings, trailing current leader Jeff Gordon by 61 points, while Dillon ranks 10th and Menard ranks 18th.    The No. 31 Chevrolet team ranks 10th in the Sprint Cup...

Greg Biffle Biffle Leads Roush Fenway Racing With Top-5 Finish at Darlington

DARLINGTON, S.C. – Greg Biffle turned in his first top-five finish of the season to lead Roush Fenway Racing with a fifth-place finish in Saturday night’s 500-mile NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Darlington Raceway. Biffle used a combination of pit strategy and speed, leading five laps with his No. 16 3M/Red Cross Ford Fusion en route to the strong finish. “We worked really...
Via NESN.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Busch Hits Wall in Green-White-Checkered To Finish 31st

Kurt Busch, driver of the No. 41 Haas Automation Chevrolet SS for Stewart-Haas Racing (SHR), was unable to survive the first attempt at a green-white-checkered finish in the Southern 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race Saturday night at Darlington (S.C.) Raceway and finished 31st. Busch started 13th and ran in the top-15 for the majority of the night – as high as seventh on several...

Dale Earnhardt Jr. scores career best finish at Darlington

Dale Earnhardrt Jr. rebounded from a last place finish at Texas Motor Speedway last week to take home second place in Saturday night’s Bojangles Southern 500 at Darlington. With a little strategy Earnharadt nearly took home the win but said in a post race press conference that the No. 4 of Kevin Harvivk was simply too good. “Yeah, that was – we really weren’t a top-two car...
Via Tireball.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Kevin Harvick Wins From Poll At Talladega

Setting on the poll for the Saturday night might event in Darlington was Kevin Harvick which picked off his first poll of his career at this track. “We got a great race car,” said Jeff Gordon. Joey Logano got the great jump at the start of the race and was leading laps.  Jeff Gordon was a hot car early and slowly moving his way through the field and was able to get the race...
Via The Pit Stop
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Danica Patrick on steroids isn’t the best marketing tool

Go Daddy loves the bizarre. Their Super Bowl ad featured Danica Patrick as a bodybuilder running down the street. It was odd and it didn’t make us want to run out and buy some domains from the company. The Patrick angle was an unusual shift from Go Daddy’s usual sex-filled spots. It appears to be one the company is running with, even away from the TV set. I have no idea wtf GoDaddy...
Via Awful Advertisements
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Chase Elliott epitomizes exactly what NASCAR needs

Second-generation Nationwide Series driver Chase Elliott has turned heads across the garage over the course of the last two weeks, as the eighteen-year-old has picked up his first two Nationwide victories in consecutive races in a pair of impressive wins at Texas and Darlington that should have the NASCAR community ecstatic about the youngster’s future in the sport. Elliott, who...
Via isportsweb.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Trevor Bayne Earns Top-10 Finish In Nationwide Series Race At Darlington

Roush Fenway Racing’s Trevor Bayne earned a ninth-place finish in the NASCAR Nationwide Series VFW Sport Clips Help A Hero 200 Friday night at Darlington Raceway. Bayne led all Roush racers with his top-10 finish, but teammate Trevor Bayne wasn’t far behind, as he came in 13th place on the night. Meanwhile, Chris Buescher was one of many drivers who suffered damage from a collision...
Via NESN.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Brian Vickers to drive car honoring FSU title team at Daytona

Brian Vickers' No. 55 car will have a special look when he drives in the Sprint Cup race at Daytona on July 5. Vickers will drive a garnet-and-gold painted Toyota that will honor Florida State's national title and have a BCS national championship logo on the hood. He will also wear a special FSU driver uniform for the race. ''Everyone in America knows about Florida...
Via Fox Sports Florida
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Dominant Logano survives late caution for win

  Joey Logano thought he had his first victory of the 2014 season wrapped up just before he was set to take the white flag at the Duck Commander 500. A late caution put those that in doubt but didn't change the outcome as Logano raced past Jeff Gordon on a green-white-checkered finish to claim his first win at the 1 ½-mile quadoval at Texas Motor Speedway. Logano, who had...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Joey Logano wins Duck Commander 500

Joey Logano made it seven different winners in seven Sprint Cup races after he passed Jeff Gordon on the last lap to win the rain-delayed Duck Commander 500 at Texas Motor Speedway Monday. Logano and Penske Racing teammate Brad Keselowski dominated the race, collectively leading 191 of 334 laps. Gordon took second, Kyle Busch finished third, followed by Brian Vickers and...
Via Sports-Glory
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch: Dale Earnhardt Jr. catches fire after hitting grass

Sprint Cup points leader Dale Earnhardt Jr. drove into the rain-soaked infield grass, smacked a wall and had to climb out of his car because part of it was on fire on Monday at Texas Motor Speedway. Earnhardt’s left-side tires went through the infield, causing a tire to blow on Lap 13 of the NASCAR Duck Commander 500.  Earnhardt finished the race in 43rd, his first last...
Via Sports-Glory
9 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Dale Earnhardt Jr. catches on fire at Texas

The Duck Commander 500 was postponed until Monday. The first ten laps of the race were run under caution and once the race went green it took only a few laps before one car found it’s way off the track. Dale Earnhardt Jr. said in a interview that he made a mistake and drove his No. 88 National Guard Chevrolet into the grass on the front-stretch at Texas Motor Speedway. The results...
Via Tireball.com
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Photo: Danica Patrick, Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Do Not Have Good Seats At The Final Four

Just because you’re a celebrity doesn’t mean that you’ll always have great tickets to big events. Never has that ever rung more true than after seeing where NASCAR drivers Danica Patrick and Ricky Stenhouse Jr. are sitting at tonight’s Final Four. Both racing stars tweeted out photos of their view, which as we’ve written about earlier this week, is not the best for all...
Via College Spun
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Jimmie Johnson thanks fans for their support after tragic week

Six-time Sprint Cup champion Jimmie Johnson thanked the fans for their support after brother-in-law Jordan Janway was killed Sunday in a Southern California skydiving accident. “I appreciate the opportunity to say thank you to everybody for your thoughts and prayers,” the six-time Sprint Cup Series champion said.  ”This week has been a very difficult week for the Janway...
Via Sports-Glory
11 days ago  |  Discuss
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