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OPINION: Where Art Thou Chase Elliott go?

With Jeff Gordon deflecting reports of retirement and Kasey Kahne’s contract set to expire at the end of 2015, the pieces of the puzzle were coming together for Chase Elliott to take over Kahne’s ride at Hendrick Motorsports in 2016. However, Hendrick Motorsports threw a twist in those plans earlier this week when they announced that they had signed Kasey Kahne to a three-year...
Via On Pit Road
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Kasey Kahne And More News

Athenian Motorsports is going to be running a full Xfinity Series season next year.  John Wes Townley is going to be a driver. Liftmaster is going to be a primary sponsor for Kasey Kahne. Cheeze-it is going to be back as a sponsor for the Watkins Glen race.
Via The Pit Stop
1 day ago  |  Discuss

NCWTS: Townley Will Return With Athenian Motorsports in 2015

Mooresville, N.C. — Athenian Motorsports announced Friday that the team will compete full-time in the NASCAR Xfinity and Camping World Truck Series in 2015. The team also made the announcement that they’ll switch to Chevrolet. John Wes Townley will remain with the racing team to compete full-time in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. He will also compete in the Xfinity Series...
Via Rubbings Racing
1 day ago  |  Discuss

JR Motorsports enjoys 2014 season to remember

Less than a week ago, Dale Earnhardt Jr. and sister Kelley Earnhardt Miller were standing on stage celebrating their first NASCAR Nationwide Series championship with driver Chase Elliott and crew chief Greg Ives. For an organization that started out in Late Models, the road to JR Motorsports' first NASCAR championship was one that took years to develop, with a few bumps in the road...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

NSCS: Denny Hamlin and Danica Patrick unveil paint schemes for 2015

With the 2014 season done, focus has already turned to next year. FedEx and Go Daddy unveiled their respective paint schemes for their drivers, Denny Hamlin and Danica Patrick, on twitter earlier this week. A fresh ride for @dennyhamlin to make a run at the title again next year. First look at the 2015 #FedEx11 pic.twitter.com/2JzpcVuZxA — FedEx (@FedEx) November 18, 2014 Here...
Via On Pit Road
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Friends in low places: Kevin Harvick hangs with Garth Brooks

One of the perks of being a Sprint Cup Series champ? A chance to hang with a country music legend who's sold more than 134 million albums.
Via Shake and Bake
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Ambrose to run in 2014 V8 Supercar finale at Homebush

Just three weeks after the NASCAR Sprint Cup series finale in Homestead, Marcos Ambrose will be back behind the wheel of a Ford racing car – only this time he’ll be Down Under. The 38-year-old Australian announced his return to the 2015 V8 Supercar Championship earlier this year, but will actually get his chance behind the wheel of a Dick Johnson Racing Ford Falcon FG for the...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

NCAT: J.R. Fitzpatrick Wins NASCAR Canadian Tire Series Most Popular Driver Award

BRADFORD, Ont. — On November 19th, NASCAR announced that J.R. Fitzpatrick is the 2014 Most Popular Driver for the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series. Fitzpatrick would edge out Alex Tagliani for the award by a mere 48 points. It marks Fitzpatrick’s second time winning the award, as he was Most Popular Driver in the inaugural season for the series in 2007. Known for racing as hard as...
Via Rubbings Racing
1 day ago  |  Discuss

NSCS: Chase Elliott to run five to six Sprint Cup races in 2015

Speaking with Sirius XM NASCAR radio, Hendrick Motorsports General Manager Doug Duchardt announced on Thursday, November 20th that Chase Elliott will run some Sprint Cup races in 2015, along with the full NASCAR Xfinity Series (formally Nationwide Series) schedule. “He’s going to run Nationwide again next year and we’ve announced that we’re going to run some Cup races with...
Via On Pit Road
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Xbox Australia partner with Dick Johnson Racing to bring Marcos Ambrose home for Sydney NRMA 500

  Dick Johnson Racing (DJR) today revealed leading videogame and entertainment brand, Xbox, assumes the role of official ‘wildcard’ entry partner in the Sydney NRMA 500 V8 Supercars race this December. Two-time V8 Supercars champion and Australian racing legend Marcos Ambrose – who is returning to Australia after eight years in the US NASCAR circuit to race the Sydney NRMA...

Aric Almirola Nominated for Premios Univision Deportes Best Car Racing Performance Award

Univision Deportes, the sport division of Univision Communications Inc., the leading media company serving Hispanic America, announced today that Cuban American NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Aric Almirola is nominated for the Best Car Racing Performance Award in the inaugural Premios Univision Deportes awards. The two-hour show is the ultimate sports award show for U.S. Hispanics...

Alan Gustafson takes blame for Jeff Gordon’s late pitstop that cost him Homestead win

Jeff Gordon’s crew chief Alan Gustafson took the blame for a late pit stop at Homestead which cost the driver of the No. 24 Chevrolet a chance to win the Ford EcoBoost 400. “Really, the error was made, I stayed out when the majority of the field pitted and that put us in a bad situation,’’ Gustafson during an appearance on SiriusXM NASCAR Radio’s “The Morning Drive.’’...
Via Tireball.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Petty Holdings Makes it Easier to Give the Gift of Speed This Holiday

  Petty Holdings, LLC, the worldwide leader in drive and ride entertainment, is making it easier to give the gift of speed this holiday by offering payment planson all reserved driving experiences in 2015 at Richard Petty Driving Experience (RPDE) and Exotic Driving Experience (EDE) if purchased between November 17 and January 31, 2015. Richard Petty Driving Experience offers real...

Kyle Busch believes JGR needs an affiliation

Kevin Harvick drove to the 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship driving a Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet which acquired many of its under the hood products from Hendrick Motorsports. That has Joe Gibbs Racing driver Kyle Busch calling for his team to work more closely with a fellow Toyota team in Michael Waltrip Racing. “We have four cars going next year and in reality we...
Via Tireball.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Danica Patrick closes out season with meh 18th place finish

Danica Patrick did say heading into this Miami that she was ready for the season to end. “I’m tired of the season,” she said, (here’s the Danica Patrick battled to an 18th-place finish after starting 32nd in Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Season Finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Then again, it’s pretty good for her. 18th place is well above her average. “We...
Via The Sports Bank
6 days ago  |  Discuss

MJ Comforted Denny Hamlin After NASCAR Championship Loss (Video)

Michael Jordan went to Homestead, FL, to support his friend Denny Hamlin in his quest to win his first NASCAR Sprint Cup Championship. Hamlin came close, but ended up finishing 7th in the standings. Kevin Harvick ended up being NASCAR’s big winner. Michael Jordan comforts buddy Denny Hamlin. #NASCAR A video posted by Jeff Gluck (@jeff_gluck) on Nov 11, 2014 at 4:03pm PST ...
Via BlackSportsOnline
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Congresswoman wants Kurt Busch suspended

Congresswoman Jackie Speier (D-Calif.) is calling on NASCAR to step in and punish racer Kurt Busch amid accusations of domestic violence against his former girlfriend Patricia Driscoll. On Wednesday, court documents revealed that Driscoll told authorities back in September that Busch grabbed her face and repeatedly smashed her head against a wall while in his motor home at...
Via Low Brow Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Congresswoman wants NASCAR to suspend Kurt Busch

            A congressional lawmaker has called on NASCAR to suspend Sprint Cup driver Kurt Busch from Sunday’s season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway until his recent domestic accusation is fully resolved, reports SI.com. According to the report, Rep. Jackie Speier (D-Calif.) sent a letter to NASCAR president Mike Helton and to Stewart-Haas Racing...
Via Sports-Glory
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Flipping amazing: Buy Richard Petty's car from '88 Daytona 500

It's one of the most memorable crashes in NASCAR history. Now - thanks to a South Carolina auction house - Richard Petty's car from the 1988 Daytona 500 (or what's left of it) can be yours.
Via Shake and Bake
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Peaking when it counts: Harvick's team on top form entering Homestead

How do you prepare for a one-race, winner-take-all shootout in the final race of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season? Well, you definitely don’t do anything different. What you did to get you to this final round is what you have to try to accomplish on Sunday once again. And when I say that, all of these teams with the exception of Ryan Newman have won races, most recently Kevin...
Via Fox Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

ESPN’s NASCAR coverage approaching the checkered flag

Heading into Sunday’s Ford Ecoboost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway, four drivers are contenders to win their first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship. The four drivers, Denny Hamlin, Kevin Harvick, Joey Logano and Ryan Newman, represent four different teams and three different manufacturers. Whichever driver finishes ahead of the other three will take home the title. This...
Via Awful Announcing
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Do you 'B31ieve'? Underdog Ryan Newman releases dramatic video

As the only winless member of The Championship 4, Ryan Newman is definitely NOT the favorite heading to Homestead-Miami Speedway. Newman is playing up his underdog role in a newly released video called "B31ieve." 
Via Shake and Bake
10 days ago  |  Discuss
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