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Just awesome: Bill Elliott leads the 2015 class into Hall of Fame

As weeks go, this has been a pretty good one for the Elliott family of Dawsonville, Georgia. On Thursday, 18-year-old Chase Elliott was announced as Jeff Gordon's successor in the iconic No. 24 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet, one of the most coveted rides in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, starting in 2016. And Friday night, Chase's father, Bill Elliott, a/k/a "Awesome Bill from Dawsonville...
Via Fox Sports
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Elliott headlines 5 drivers in NASCAR Hall of Fame class

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Bill Elliott headlined the sixth class of inductees into NASCAR's Hall of Fame, a group that included three champions, the first African-American winner and a driver with movie star looks. ''Awesome Bill From Dawsonville'' was NASCAR's 1988 champion, a 44-race winner and the first driver to win the Winston Million bonus in 1985 for winning three NASCAR crown...
Via AP on Fox
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Kasey Kahne, Joey Logano at odds for Super Bowl XLIX

Among the millions watching Sunday night's Super Bowl with keen interest will be NASCAR Sprint Cup Series drivers Joey Logano and Kasey Kahne.
Via Shake and Bake
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

New Hampshire Motor Speedway exec charged with lewdness

Manchester, NH police say New Hampshire Motor Speedway executive vice president and general manager Jerry Gappens was arrested last week after being found in his car doing lewd things with a 19-year-old woman. Detectives watched as the female entered Gappens’ SUV, where they followed the car into a parking lot where the peep show began. They “allegedly observed an act of lewdness...
Via Low Brow Sports
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

NSCS: Hendrick Motorsports Excited About 2015 Season

JOPLIN, Mo. — Hendrick Motorsports enters the 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season with a lot of emotions going into the year. With the news earlier today of Chase Elliott taking over the No. 24 ride in 2016, it means that Jeff Gordon will enter his final full-time season in the Sprint Cup Series. Rick Hendrick started the formal media session wanting to thank Gordon for everything...
Via Rubbings Racing
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Watch Nick Offerman’s hilarious NASCAR Super Bowl ad

  Parks and Recreation star Nick Offerman and NBC Sports teamed up for a hilarious NASCAR ad that will air during Sunday’s Super Bowl. “Welcome to the place where we speed all day, where we bump and grind in a non-sexual way,” Offerman recites in the clip. “Where scores are settled, and we break the rules, and everybody’s got a set of badass tools.”   ...
Via Sports-Glory
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Grainger Joins Richard Childress Racing

Richard Childress Racing (RCR) and Grainger announced today a multi-year partnership that brings a leading broad line supplier of maintenance, repair and operating (MRO) products to NASCAR.   Grainger will serve as the primary sponsor of the No. 31 Chevrolet driven by Ryan Newman for select NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races beginning with the June 7 event at Pocono (Pa.) Raceway. Grainger...

Reigning champion Harvick feels no pressure as 2015 season approaches

Kevin Harvick acknowledged Tuesday that he approaches the defense of his NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship with a wide range of feelings, but intense pressure is not one of them. He enjoyed the thrill of winning the title by winning the final two races, when no other results would have led to a championship outcome. And winning one title certainly has whetted Harvick’s appetite...

As 2015 season approaches, Joe Gibbs Racing deals with massive changes

In contemplating his future at Joe Gibbs Racing, driver Carl Edwards draws inspiration from an unlikely source—Kevin Harvick. With a new team, a new crew chief and a new Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup format in 2014, Kevin Harvick drove his No. 4 Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet to the series championship. With a new team (Joe Gibbs Racing), a new crew chief (Darian Grubb), a new...

Wood Brothers, Danica Patrick, And loads More news

Wood Brothers have sponsorship for 18 races now. Sherwin Williams will be a primary sponsor this year for Jamie McMurray, but I do not know what races that is for yet. Tony Stewart now owns the All Star Circuit Of Champions Sprint Car Series. Bubba Wallace still needs full season sponsorship. GoDaddy dumps the Danica Patrick Superbowl ad. Brett Moffitt will get one shot at the #55...
Via The Pit Stop
2 days ago  |  Discuss

NBC adds Dale Jarrett to NASCAR coverage

NASCAR on television is approaching a new age as NBC Sports and Fox Sports will team up once again to provide coverage of America’s most popular racing series.  While Fox is continuing their relationship with the sport, NBC is replacing ESPN as NASCAR’s other major rightsholder and making its return to the track after several years out of the sport.  In that regard, NBC has...
Via Awful Announcing
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Kyle Busch, Danica Patrick, And A Mess Load More News

Gene Haas is looking to resign Danica Patrick. J.J. Yeley is going to be a primary driver for BK Racing. HScott Motorsports has made it official today with the signing of Michael Annett as a full time driver. Axalta is going to sponsor a race at Pocono this year. NASCAR said that Sprint is not going to early exit as a title sponsor for NASCAR. Kyle Busch says that people confuse...
Via The Pit Stop
3 days ago  |  Discuss

IndyCar: Kurt Busch’s Return to Indy 500 in 2015 “Something We Haven’t Talked About”

INDIANAPOLIS- The NASCAR Media Day is going on down in the Charlotte area this week at all the team shops in preparation for the upcoming season. One bit of news though that came out of Charlotte area on Tuesday afternoon directly affects the Indianapolis market. Stewart/Haas Racing’s Kurt Busch said during his media availability today that he’s yet to discuss … Continue...
Via Race Review Online
3 days ago  |  Discuss

NSCS: Michael Waltrip Racing Looking to Get Back On Track in 2015

JOPLIN, Mo. — Michael Waltrip Racing goes into the 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series hoping to recover from a very bad 2014 season. The entire organization isn’t happy about last season and looks forward to get back on track this year. The team enters their eighth season in the series. Waltrip spoke mainly on one subject: rebuilding. With the performance not being there all last...
Via Rubbings Racing
3 days ago  |  Discuss

NSCS: HScott Motorsports Adds Second Full-Time Entry, Allgaier Happy About Addition

JOPLIN, Mo. — HScott Motorsports announced Tuesday that Michael Annett will join the team as a second full-time entry in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. Annett makes the move over from Tommy Baldwin Racing. Annett will have numerous sponsorship funding all season long from Pilot Flying J and Cypress. These two sponsors also move over to the Iowa native from his former organization...
Via Rubbings Racing
3 days ago  |  Discuss

NASCAR: Michael Annett Joins HSM in 2015

Michael Annett is leaving Tommy Baldwin Racing as he’s found a new home for the 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season. Annett, will drive a second entry for HScott Motorsports team in the upcoming season. Annett, will join Justin Allgaier with the team as Allgaier will return to the No. 51 Chevrolet in 2015. The team … Continue reading NASCAR: Michael Annett Joins HSM in 2015 →
Via Race Review Online
3 days ago  |  Discuss

NASCAR: Bowyer and MWR Fire Back at Kyle Busch for “Idiots” Comment

Part of yesterday’s NASCAR Media day schedule was Joe Gibbs Racing. That portion of the day might have sparked the best story. JGR driver Kyle Busch voiced his displeasure of the two Toyota teams for not working closer together and said they’re no where close to where they should be with the season opener being just a … Continue reading NASCAR: Bowyer and MWR Fire Back at...
Via Race Review Online
3 days ago  |  Discuss

'He s--t his pants': Clint Bowyer's rude awakening to the joys of parenthood

Michael Waltrip Racing's Clint Bowyer got a rude awakening to the joys of parenthood the other night when he had to change a very messy diaper. 
Via Shake and Bake
3 days ago  |  Discuss

AMS: Atlanta Motor Speedway Announces Chase Elliott Ticket Package Special For Feb. 28 NASCAR Doubleheader

Atlanta Motor Speedway has created a ticket package special for Chase Elliott fans for the Saturday, Feb. 28 Hisense 250 NASCAR XFINITY Series race. By purchasing a regularly-priced $40 general admission ticket to the Hisense 250 XFINITY Series and Atlanta 200 Camping World Truck Series race doubleheader in the Chase’s Crew section near the start/finish line, purchasers will receive...
Via On Pit Road
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Big Names: Dale Jarrett, NASCAR Drivers, Peter Oosterhuis

With ESPN out of the NASCAR business, lead analyst Dale Jarrett has jumped ship to NBC. In other news, Fox Sports will use a rotation of active NASCAR drivers on XFinity Series races this year, and golf analyst Peter Oosterhuis has retired from broadcasting. ESPN’s Jarrett Joins NBC Sports ESPN NASCAR analyst Dale Jarrett has [...]
Via Sports Media Watch
4 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Preview – Matt Kenseth

Considered as “Mr. Consistency”, Matt Kenseth needs to keep doing what he’s doing – with a couple tweaks – to be successful in 2015.   Looking back at 2014 Last season, Matt Kenseth was his usual consistent, fast self during the first 26 races of the season, highlighted by a victory at Auto Club Speedway. It seemed as though the success that carried him to finish second...
Via On Pit Road
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Dale Earnhardt Jr. asks fans where NASCAR should hold all-nighter

Dale Earnhardt Jr. took to Twitter to share some memories of his own experiences in the Rolex 24 at Daytona, profess his loyalty to Corvettes, and ask fans an important question: If NASCAR were to hold a 24-hour endurance race, where should it be held?
Via Shake and Bake
5 days ago  |  Discuss

EXCLUSIVE: Bryan Silas looking for consistency after successful 2014 season

Following a top-10 points finishing season in 2014, Bryan Silas is set to go for 2015 with a lot of confidence on his side heading into Daytona. “With how last season ended, definitely got a lot of confidence entering Daytona – but its Daytona and whatever happens, it’s almost like a free for all for who is going to win the race,” he told OnPitRoad.com. “So we’ll go...
Via On Pit Road
5 days ago  |  Discuss

MRN And Jeff Gordon News

MRN has now hired Rusty Wallace and former Miss Sprint Cup Kim Coon. Fox Sports has an article up on Jack Roush and his failed attempt at landing driver Jeff Gordon.
Via The Pit Stop
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Rolex 24: Andy Lally to the garage after hitting a possum

The No. 44 Porsche 911 GT America team will not make it to the end of the running of the 53rd running of the 24 Hours of Daytona. The GTD car began billowing out smoke soon after the sun broke through at Daytona International Speedway due to, what was eventually diagnosed as, an oil leak. Though the exact cause of the oil leak is not known for certain, a potential culprit could...
Via Fox Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Jeff Gordon Waving Checkered Flag On 23-Year NASCAR Career

Jeff Gordon is waving the checkered flag on his storied career, and will retire following the 2015 season. Here are some takes from Twitter.
Via Gamedayr
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Jeff Gordon will retire after 2015 season

Marvin Gentry-USA TODAY Sports NASCAR driver Jeff Gordon announced Thursday morning that he will compete in his 23rd and final full-time Sprint Cup Series season in 2015. “As a race car driver, much of what I’ve done throughout my life has been based on following my instincts and trying to make good decisions,” Gordon said. “I thought long and hard about my future this...
Via Sports-Glory
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Kurt Busch says ex is a trained assassin: 'I saw it firsthand'

Someday, the Kurt Busch story is going to be one of the greatest movies of all time. While there’s nothing funny about the domestic abuse allegations the NASCAR driver faces, the story took a bizarre turn of events with Busch’s testimony Tuesday. The driver is accused of smashing his ex-girlfriend’s head against a wall. During his testimony Tuesday, Busch said Patricia Driscoll...
Via NESN.com
16 days ago  |  Discuss
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