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Kyle Busch takes hard hit after tire blowout in NASCAR practice

Kyle Busch had a scary moment Friday morning during practice for Saturday night’s Coke Zero 400 at Daytona International Speedway.Busch lost a right-rear tire on his No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota with nine minutes left in practice. Once the tire failed, Busch’s car turned right and he went nose-first into the SAFER barrier on the outside wall of the track.The car was heavily...
Via Fox Sports
23 minutes ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Behind the Wreck: Darrell Waltrip - 1991 Pepsi 400 - Pt. 4

It's been 25 years since Darrell Waltrip's spectacular wreck in the summer race at Daytona. Part four of 'Behind the Wreck' takes a look at the concerns over concussions in major NASCAR wrecks.
Via FOX Sports
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Dale Earnhardt Jr. hopes new Chevrolet gets him a Daytona victory

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Amelia is in the graveyard located in the woods of Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s property in North Carolina, where he collects ruined race cars.The beloved Chevrolet failed Earnhardt in the Daytona 500 and again at Talladega. He thought he'd drive Amelia to another victory in both races — after all, she'd won four times in six restrictor-plate starts over a 13-month...
Via Fox Sports
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

The Final Lap: We Interview Sprint Cup Rookie, Chase Elliott

SHOW #417 – Guest: Chase Elliott – We recap the amazing finish from Sonoma, hear from Tony Stewart in rare form, back to NBC, Danica officiates GoCarts, the Townley Vs. Gallagher smackdown, the latest on Matt Tifft, and a full Daytona preview. Hosted by Kerry Murphey and Toby Christie DOWNLOAD HERE CREDITS: Hosts: Kerry Murphey & Toby Christie Executive Producer: Kerry...
Via Motorsports Tribune
12 hours ago

Hamlin insists he didn't let retiring Stewart win in Sonoma

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) Denny Hamlin insists he didn't let retiring NASCAR star Tony Stewart win last week at Sonoma Raceway. Asked about his runner-up finish at Daytona International Speedway on Thursday, Hamlin made it clear that his mistake was the main reason Stewart got by him in the final turn Sunday. Stewart passed Hamlin on the inside going into tricky Turn 11 and held...
Via Associated Press
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

DeWalt Extends Partnership With Kenseth & JGR

Matt Kenseth will have a familiar sponsor adorning his No.20 Toyota Camry for four races this season and 15 races in 2017. It was announced today DeWalt would be the primary sponsor for Kenseth at the upcoming Cup Series races at Chicagoland, Dover, Kansas, and Homestead as well as sponsorship for Erik Jones and Daniel Suarez in six XFINITY Series races this season. A special DeWalt...
Via On Pit Road
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Erik Jones Leads Weather Shortened First Daytona XFINITY Practice

The opening round of XFINITY Series practice on Thursday Afternoon at Daytona International Speedway saw teams only get about 25 minutes of track time as weather made an impact during the originally scheduled 55 minute session. Only 29 of the 43 cars on the entry list took time as Erik Jones paced the field during the first practice session with a lap of 46.547 seconds (193.353 MPH...
Via On Pit Road
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

It’s about Daytona present, not Daytona past for Truex Jr.

Tweet +1 Like Share Pin Reddit When asked if this year’s Daytona 500 still lingers in his memory bank Martin Truex Jr. brushes aside his runner-up result in what turned...
Via Mile High Sports
21 hours ago

NASCAR video: Kyle Busch surprises fan with phone call

Kyle Busch and Dale Jarrett surprise a diehard race fan.
Via CSN Chicago
21 hours ago

3 reasons why Dale Earnhardt Jr. will win the Coke Zero 400

Tony Stewart put his name in the victory column last Sunday at Sonoma Raceway. Is it Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s turn to step up and win his first race of 2016 this time around?It just might be.Earnhardt, driver of the No. 88 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet, is the defending winner of the Coke Zero 400 at Daytona International Speedway, where he has amassed four points race victories and...
Via Fox Sports
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Kasey Kahne and David Ragan reveal paint schemes designed by kids

Saturday night's Coke Zero 400 will see a couple of cars with truly special paint schemes designed by young people battling health issues.Kasey Kahne's No. 5 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet will carry the colors of  Great Clips Strong Against Cancer, The design on his car was created by 8-year-old Noelia Gutierrez  of White Center, Washington.Gutierrez was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

NASCAR America: Austin Dillon and Ryan Newman on Daytona hopes

Austin Dillon and Ryan Newman are still winless as the second half of the season begins.
Via CSN Chicago
1 day ago

WATCH: Austin Dillon's Massive Wreck at Daytona Remembered - 'NASCAR Race Hub'

Austin Dillon recalls one of the most violent wrecks in the history of Daytona International Speedway.
Via FOX Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Chase Elliott returns to Auto Club Speedway, top delight of Hard Hat Club

FONTANA >> What does a young NASCAR Sprint Cup driver do five days before the circuit's return to Daytona International Speedway?If you're Chase Elliott, you fly into Southern California from a Monday promotional appearance in Utah to speak with season-ticket holders at Auto Club Speedway at noon on a Tuesday.
Via LA Daily News
2 days ago

Spencer Gallagher apologizes for fight with John Wes Townley

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Spencer Gallagher apologized Monday for his role in a fight with John Wes Townley during NASCAR's Truck Series race at Gateway Motorsports Park. The two were involved in a pair of on-track incidents that culminated in a scuffle during Saturday night's race. After both drivers climbed from their damaged trucks, Townley charged at Gallagher and knocked him to...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: NASCAR Truck Series drivers get into hilarious brawl

Following a wreck during their race this weekend, a pair of NASCAR Truck Series drivers decided to throw hands. But you needn’t worry. This was the kind of fight that yielded far more laughs than injuries. NASCAR truck series drivers wreck, engage in one of the greatest fights in sports history pic.twitter.com/P3Ts9yC5jN — Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) June 26, 2016 The...
Via Sportsnaut
4 days ago  |  Discuss

NASCAR legend Jeff Gordon could be new 'Live' co-host

Since Michael Strahan’s departure from "Live," an earnest search has begun to find his replacement. And it appears that another sports legend could soon be sitting beside Kelly Ripa. According to TVLinee, it appears that NASCAR racing legend Jeff Gordon is one of the prime candidates on ABC’s short list to join Ripa and "Live" as its new co-host. Gordon makes sense as a candidate...
Via The Comeback
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Three arrested for attack on Mike Wallace, daughter

NASCAR driver Mike Wallace and his daughter had an unexpected trip to the hospital Friday evening as both were attacked after a concert. According to a Facebook post from Wallace, he and his daughter, Lindsey Wallace Van Wingerden, were leaving a Rascal Flatts concert at PNC Music Pavilion in Charlotte when three men attacked the father and daughter, sending them to the hospital...
Via The Comeback
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Mexico's Daniel Suarez sets sights on NASCAR Xfinity title

NEWTON, Iowa (AP) Promising young driver Daniel Suarez had his breakout moment last weekend, holding off Kyle Busch at Michigan to become the first Mexican winner in NASCAR national series history. Suarez can make even bigger history this year if he keeps racing as well as he has. Suarez will enter the Xfinity stand-alone race Sunday at Iowa Speedway atop the standings through...
Via Associated Press
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Joey Logano Cruises to Victory in FireKeepers Casino 400

©2016, John Harrelson / NKP By Steven Taranto – Follow at @STaranto92 June 12, 2016 Joey Logano led 139 of 200 laps from the pole to score his first win of 2016 in the FireKeepers Casino 400 at Michigan. Rookie Chase Elliott ran a career-best second, followed by Kyle Larson, Brad Keselowski, Kevin Harvick, Carl Edwards, Tony Stewart, Austin Dillon, Jamie McMurray, and Kurt Busch...
Via Motor Racing Digest
18 days ago  |  Discuss
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