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Aric Almirola driving STP car at Darlington, Sam Hornish in Winn Dixie

Aric Almirola will drive an STP themed No. 43 Ford Fusion this weekend at Darlington Raceway. Almirola’s car will look just like the car that was driven by Richard Petty in 1972. Back in 1972, STP debuted on The King’s car making one of the most memorable driver-sponsorship combinations in NASCAR history. “When you think throwback racing, you think STP and ‘The King’,”...
Via Tireball.com
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

TBT: Bobby Labonte showed heart of a champ in 2000 Darlington win

Bravery is something we take for granted in race-car drivers. It takes a lot of courage to wheel a car at 180 miles per hour with other cars inches away. Even accepting bravery as a given, sometimes drivers do the extraordinary in the face of danger because that's just what they do and how they're wired. Such was the case with Bobby Labonte in the 2000 Southern 500 at Darlington...
Via Fox Sports
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

No retro colors for Jeff Gordon at Darlington Raceway

While the majority of NASCAR teams are going retro with their paint schemes for this weekend's Bojangles' Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway, one car that will not have throwback colors is the No. 24 Chevrolet of Jeff Gordon. The four-time Sprint Cup Series champion brought out the iconic rainbow colors for the Irwin Tools Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway, but it is back to the...
Via Fox Sports
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Kyle Busch driving Crispy M&M’s paint scheme at Darlington (Photos)

Kyle Busch has made up for lost time since missing the beginning of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season. The driver of the No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota Camry has went to victory lane four times this season and heads to Darlington Raceway looking to lock-up a berth in the end of year Chase. Busch will be driving a special paint scheme this weekend. Rather than a previous M&...
Via Tireball.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Dale Earnhardt Jr. driving Valvoline throwback at Darlington (Photos)

Like so many other drivers, Dale Earnhardt Jr. will be driving a throwback paint scheme this weekend when the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series hits Darlington Raceway. Earnhardt Jr’s car will look like the one driven by  Cale Yarborough from 1981-82. “The suit is just like his,” said Earnhardt. “And he had this (blue) color shoes. There’s a picture of him with his car at Daytona...
Via Tireball.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Almirola and No. 43 STP Team Throwback to 1972

Aric Almirola and the No. 43 team are still in the hunt for a Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup transfer spot with just two races remaining before the start of the Chase. Currently, the team is 35 points outside of the cutoff. Not only will the team be fighting for a good finish to earn a Chase spot, but they will also throwback to 1972 with the No. 43 STP Ford for The Tradition Returns...

Truex Jr.'s paint scheme to promote ovarian cancer awareness

Martin Truex Jr. is using his Darlington Raceway paint scheme to help promote awareness for ovarian cancer. The Furniture Row/Denver Mattress Chevrolet No. 78 Chevrolet SS will have a teal look on the hood, roof, quarter panels and rear bumper. Truex's steering wheel and gloves will also have teal accents, as teal is the official color of ovarian cancer awareness.  A number of...
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Clint Bowyer No. 15 Buddy Baker Tribute Toyota Darlington Preview

Clint Bowyer’s No. 15 will honor NASCAR legend and Hall of Fame nominee Buddy Baker in this weekend’s 66th running of the Southern 500 at historic Darlington Raceway. The Michael Waltrip Racing Toyota’s blue-and-white paint scheme was hand painted and is similar to the scheme Baker carried on his Bud Moore Engineering No. 15 Torino in the early 1970s. Baker, who was 74 years...

Danica Patrick has the best arse of all her Bahamas traveling friends

Danica Patrick is on vaca in the Bahamas. Has the best ass of her friends. Why? Yoga. Please follow us on Twitter for exclusive stories, Like us on Facebook, Or return home for award winning writing.
Via Bob's Blitz
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Danica Patrick Beach Vacation, Yankees 666 Jersey & Razorbacks At VMAs

Danica loves going on vacation.
Via Busted Coverage
3 days ago  |  Discuss

NXS: Paul Menard Wins at Home in Road America

It was well worth the wait for Paul Menard. An extended caution period in the closing stages on the 4.048-mile track meant it was a long wait for everybody in Saturday’s Road America 180 at Road America. For Menard, however, the victory in his Richard Childress Racing No. 33 stood as a home victory for the Wisconsin native. “I’ve been really fortunate to win at some of the coolest...
Via Rubbings Racing
5 days 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
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Terry Labonte To Serve As Grand Marshal At Darlington

© 2001, Nigel KinradeNKP Posted by Brandon Whitton – follow on twitter @whittonbm August 27, 2015 Courtesy Darlington Raceway 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’...
Via Motor Racing Digest
7 days ago  |  Discuss

EXCLUSIVE: Fitzpatrick Fast in Search for First OSCAAR Feature Victory

Looking for a change, J.R. Fitzpatrick made the decision to join the Dickies OSCAAR Outlaws Presented by London Recreational Racing tour for 2015. Despite some early season bad luck, he has managed to work his way up to fifth in the points lead. “It’s been tough,” he admitted. “We’ve had a lot of bad luck. It’s a new car and just trying to get all the bugs out. It’s...
Via On Pit Road
7 days ago  |  Discuss

She said yes! Kurt Busch engaged to Ashley Van Metre

Kurt Busch is taking the plunge. On Wednesday, Busch - driver of the No. 41 Chevrolet SS for Stewart Haas Racing - announced that he and girlfriend Ashley Van Metre are engaged.
Via Shake and Bake
7 days ago  |  Discuss

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
8 days 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
8 days 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
9 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
10 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
11 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
11 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
15 days ago  |  Discuss
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