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NASCAR RUMORS & GOSSIP

Jeffrey Earnhardt to make Sprint Cup Series debut at Richmond

Go Green Racing (GGR) is pleased to announce that Jeffrey Earnhardt will make his NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) debut with GGR in the No.32 Ford Fusion at Richmond International Speedway during the Federated Auto Parts 400 on September 12, 2015. This will mark the return of two Earnhardt's competing in the NSCS for the first time in over a decade.   "I'm really excited to...

Charlotte Motor Speedway surprises Jeff Gordon fans with ticket package

In preparation for Jeff Gordon's final race at Charlotte Motor Speedway, the track recently announced a Bank of America 500 ticket package for all of the No. 24 team fans out there. The package includes a ticket to the Bank of America 500, a race program designed by artist Sam Bass, a Jeff's Last Ride t-shirt, hat, lanyard, poster and commemorative credential. While the ticket package...
Via Fox Sports
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

NSCS: Kyle Busch, Matt Kenseth To Lose 15 Minutes of Practice at Darlington; 11 Teams Issued Warnings

NASCAR announced on Wednesday, August 26 that Kyle Busch and Matt Kenseth will each lose 15 minutes of practice time next weekend at Darlington Raceway as a result of inspection issues at Bristol Motor Speedway. Busch’s team failed pre-race inspection four times, while Kenseth’s team failed pre-race inspection two times plus were late for inspection. Additionally, the teams of...
Via On Pit Road
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Fit for 'The King': Almirola to run 1972 Petty STP scheme

Aric Almirola and the No. 43 STP Ford Fusion will will be running a 1972 "Petty Blue" and Day-Glo Red paint scheme at Darlington Raceway.
Via Shake and Bake
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

2016 NASCAR Hall of Fame inductee Terry Labonte to serve as Bojangles Southern 500 Grand Marshal

Terry Labonte, who will be inducted into the 2016 class of the NASCAR Hall of Fame, will serve as Grand Marshal for the Bojangles’ Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway on Sunday, Sept. 6. Labonte will give the command to start engines accompanied by Bojangles’ CEO Clifton Rutledge. Labonte’s involvement in the Bojangles’ Southern 500 further enhances the track’s throwback...

NSCS: Jeb Burton To Run Ward Burton Throwback Scheme at Darlington Raceway

When Jeb Burton takes to the track next weekend at Darlington Raceway, a lot of fans will recognize the look of his entry for BK Racing. BK Racing announced earlier this week that Burton’s entry for the Southern 500 will pay tribute to his father Ward Burton, who is a two-time Darlington Raceway winner. “I saw all the throwback stuff and Estes has the same colors as Dad had,...
Via On Pit Road
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Kurt Busch Gets Engaged To Ashley Van Metre

Kurt Busch finally has that crazy ex-girlfriend — who was supposedly a trained killer, according to the NASCAR driver —...
Via Busted Coverage
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

NXS/NCWTS: Toyota NASCAR Notes & Quotes RA/CTMP – August 2015

TOYOTA NASCAR NOTES & QUOTES August 24 – 30, 2015 TOYOTA TIDBITS BUSCH’S MILESTONE WIN: Camry driver Kyle Busch recorded his 150th NASCAR national touring series victory with a win at Tennessee’s Bristol Motor Speedway in the NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS) last Friday night. Busch has won 33 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) races, 73 NXS events and 44 triumphs in the NASCAR...
Via On Pit Road
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Like father (and sister): 5-year-old Leo Gordon fitted for his ride

The Gordon family has another race car driver. Just like his dad - 4-time NASCAR champion Jeff Gordon - and big sister, little Leo Gordon is getting behind the wheel.
Via Shake and Bake
2 days ago  |  Discuss

The Weekend AfterMath – Irwin Tools Night Race at Bristol

Lesley Ann Miller/NKP Posted By: David Morgan – Follow at @damorgan86 August 25, 2015 Each week following the NASCAR weekend, we’ll dive into the loop data statistics compiled by NASCAR and see which drivers truly performed the best, whether they ended the day in victory lane or not. We call this weekly in depth review of the stats, “The Weekend AfterMath”. This week, we’ll...
Via Motor Racing Digest
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Clint Bowyer honoring Buddy Baker with Darlington paint scheme

Clint Bowyer's No. 15 Toyota Camry will pay tribute to the late Buddy Baker at Darlington Raceway. Bowyer revealed the throwback paint scheme with a video on his Instagram account.
Via Shake and Bake
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Top five seesaw continues for Martin Truex Jr.

Following a disappointing 28th place finish in the Irwin Tools Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway, Furniture Row Racing and Martin Truex Jr. find themselves once again outside the top five in the NASCAR Sprint Cup driver standings. Truex ran Saturday’s race just about where he started, dropping two places from his 26th place starting position. It was a difficult starting position...
Via Mile High Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Tony Stewart lends plane to injured Justin Wilson's family

Tony Stewart was nowhere near Pocono Raceway on Sunday, when IndyCar driver Justin Wilson suffered a serious head injury in an on-track incident. But the three-time NASCAR champion still found a way to make his presence known in Long Pond, Pa. With Wilson airlifted to Lehigh Valley Hospital in Allentown, Pa., Stewart donated his private plane to Wilson’s family, according to...
Via NESN.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

NASCAR: Joey Logano’s championship chances

The 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup season couldn’t have gotten off to a better start for Joey Logano.  The driver of the #22 Shell/Pennzoil Ford for Penske Racing earned undoubtedly the biggest win of his career at “The World Center of Racing,” taking the checkered flag at Daytona.  But it took much longer for Logano to earn his second win of 2015, finally breaking through again...
Via isportsweb.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

RCR Team Post-Race Report – Bristol

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Bristol Night Race Bristol Motor Speedway August 22, 2015   Race Highlights: Richard Childress Racing drivers Ryan Newman, Austin Dillon and Paul Menard finished 10th, 13th and 24th, respectively, in the Bristol Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway. Newman ranks 11th in the Sprint Cup Series championship point standings, trailing current...
Via Motor Racing Digest
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Martin Truex Jr. Post-Race Report – Bristol

Multiple Issues Short Circuit Truex Jr.’s Charge at Bristol BRISTOL, Tenn. (Aug. 22, 2015) – It appeared to be smooth sailing for Martin Truex Jr., who drove his backup car to the front, holding down the fifth position when a caution came out at exactly the halfway mark (Lap 250 of 500) of Saturday night’s Sprint Cup Series race at Bristol Motor Speedway. But the four-tire...
Via Motor Racing Digest
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Joey Logano wins at Bristol, Irwin Tools Night Race results

Joey Logano won Saturday night’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Bristol. The driver of the No. 22 Shell Ford Fusion was able to hold off Kevin Harvick and navigate though lapped traffic for the win in the Irwin Tools Night Race. Denny Hamlin began the race on the pole and would remain a factor all night. Teammate Matt Kenseth’s chances of a Bristol sweep went away when he...
Via Tireball.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

As NASCAR Turns: Danica Patrick, Clint Bowyer Highlight Suddenly "Silly" Season

The best thing possible happened to NASCAR’s high-drag, highly destructive to competition package this week. As of Wednesday afternoon, nobody...
Via Athlon Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Michael Waltrip Racing will not compete full-time in 2016

Michael Waltrip Racing co-owner Rob Kauffman announced on Wednesday that the organization will no longer field a full-time entry beginning in 2016. The team, which began competing full-time in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series in 2007, has collected seven wins throughout its history, the most recent coming with Brian Vickers in the fall of 2013 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Kauffman...
Via isportsweb.com
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Dale Earnhardt Jr. really loves the Spice Girls

NASCAR star Dale Earnhardt Jr. and the guys from Dude Perfect combined for a hilarious video that was released earlier this week to highlight “Driver Stereotypes.” During the video, we got to witness Earnhardt Jr. jamming out to the Spice Girls hit “Wannabe” during an entertaining bit on “girl jams.” Earnhardt Jr. was also challenged to a race in the video and had to...
Via Campus Sports Net
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Is Danica Patrick Trolling Richard Petty With New Blue Paint Scheme? (Video, Photos)

Danica Patrick’s NASCAR ride received a makeover Tuesday, complete with a new sponsor and (possibly) some shade thrown toward a well-known critic. 3...2...1... And here's @DanicaPatrick's new @NaturesBakery No.10 Chevy for 2016 and beyond! http://t.co/Br6OoI549A—   (@NASCAR) August 18, 2015 That’s quite a switch from the neon green and orange that Patrick sported under longtime...
Via NESN.com
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Truex Jr. rejoins top five with third place finish

Martin Truex Jr. moved up 19 places in the field at Michigan International Speedway on Sunday, the biggest improvement of any top-ten finisher, to secure a third place finish and regain a spot within the top five in the NASCAR Sprint Cup standings. Truex and the Furniture Row Racing team finally saw a series of bad breaks that has stretched out over nearly a month come to an end...
Via Mile High Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Matt Kenseth wins, Chase plot thickens at Michigan

Matt Kenseth drove like a man possessed at Michigan on Sunday, and that might be the understatement of the season. Kenseth’s third win of 2015 puts him in third-place in the updated Chase grid The driver of the #20 Dollar General Toyota absolutely dominated the Pure Michigan 400 from the Michigan International Speedway Sunday afternoon, leading the field to the green flag...
Via isportsweb.com
10 days ago  |  Discuss
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