Found February 16, 2013 on Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News: Yardbarker Blogger Network
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  Thematically, the message was abundantly clear, as Chevrolet unveiled the production version of its new high-performance SS model to a throng of fans and media Saturday at Daytona International Speedway. "NASCAR and the car manufacturers for years have been talking about the need to visually put the 'stock' back in stock car racing," said Mark Reuss, president of General Motors North America. "This is the year that that finally happens for our sport and our brand." Sprint Cup driver Jeff Gordon did the official unveiling, driving a gleaming silver SS to a prominent position in the Daytona Fan Zone. Fresh from opening practice for the Daytona 500, Gordon stepped out of the car clad in his fire suit.  "This thing goes so fast, I think I need to be in my uniform," quipped Gordon, who then turned serious as he spoke to Reuss. "It's a four-door sedan, but it's got the heart of a Corvette. I love what you guys are doing, by bringing that luxury and performance together." The new Chevrolet SS is a rear-wheel-drive, fuel-injected sedan based on the Commodore built by Australia-based Holden, a GM subsidiary. In fact, Reuss served as chairman managing director of Holden from February 2008 through September 2009. When he returned to GM in the United States, unifying the brand identity between the Cup car and a street car was at the top of Reuss' to-do list. He met with NASCAR president Mike Helton and NASCAR principals Lesa France Kennedy and Jim France. The agenda? A new car. "This is the first thing I did when I came back from Australia was to sit down with Mike and Lesa and Jim," Reuss told the NASCAR Wire Service after the unveiling. "The car that we had had little to do with an Impala. The car before that had little to do with a Monte Carlo. It goes back a ways, right? "We didn't do this right for a long time, and that's really kind of the way I look at it." Helton acknowledged that prodding from the manufacturers accelerated the development of the new Gen-6 race cars, which were set to make their competitive debuts in Saturday night's Sprint Unlimited at Daytona. "This was a great collaborative effort," Helton said. "We can't thank Chevrolet enough for having led the charge on that -- backed us in a corner and said, 'Here's what you guys need to think about doing,' causing us maybe to react a little bit ahead of our own schedule. "But it worked, and it worked well, and we're very grateful for their participation, and we're excited to see what happens in 2013."    

Sprint Unlimited practice schedule for Friday, times, tv and streaming info

The Sprint Unlimited, NASCAR’s shootout style race which features pole winners from the previous season, is being held at Daytona International Speedway on Saturday evening at 8:00 p.m. If you want to catch practice for The Sprint Unlimited, you can watch it on SPEED on Friday.  Practice is from [..]

Jeff Gordon has Moves: The NASCAR Harlem Shake

Jeff Gordon and his crew are now getting into the Harlem Shake Jeff Gordon has never been afraid to put himself out there. He has hosted NBC’s Saturday Night Life and even break danced in Las Vegas during Championship Week in 2011. However, after this video he may think differently. In a video posted on, Gordon and the No. 24 team shake their booties to the Harlem...

NASCAR driver Jeff Gordon and pit crew do the "Harlem Shake" (Video)

Move over Gangnam Style, there is a brand-new popular dance to do and it is called, "The Harlem Shake". So far, the Dallas Mavericks and the Orlando Magic mascot "Stuff the Magic Dragon" have done it and now, NASCAR driver Jeff Gordon is doing it. Check out the below video which shows Gordon and members of his pit crew getting into the action:

Jeff Gordon Sprint Unlimited Post-Accident Media Transcript

JEFF GORDON: “Half the battle and goal of this race is to learn something for next week’s Duel and the 500. The car was definitely, as far back as I was, they become a handful a couple laps before that. But handling wasn’t an issue. We had good handling. We need a little more speed, so we’ll work on that. But I can’t tell if guys are just getting out of control or if they’re...

Jeff Gordon’s Hendrick Motorsports team busts out the Harlem Shake at their shop

Jeff Gordon and his crew took some time out of their day to shake it down hard with their rendition of the Harlem Shake.

NFL Draft prospects do the "Harlem Shake" (Video)

Previously on Outside the Boxscore, we featured a video of NASCAR legend Jeff Gordon and his pit crew doing a "Harlem Shake" video. The latest sports-related group to do a video regarding the shake is some NFL Draft prospects at the IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida. Keep an eye out for Matt Barkley, Bjoern Werner, Tyler Eifert, and even Manti Te'o getting down...

Patrick Makes history, Gordon Makes it an All Chevrolet SS Front Row for the 55th Running of Daytona 500

Danica Patrick made history today behind the wheel of the No. 10 GODADDY Chevrolet SS by winning the pole for the 55th running of the Daytona 500. Four-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) champion Jeff Gordon powered the No. 24 Drive To End Hunger Chevrolet SS to second in the final order giving the all-new Chevrolet SS the front row for the Great American Race set for Sunday, February...

Best in class?

Jeff Gordon found consolation, albeit facetiously, in running second to Danica Patrick in Sunday's time trials at Daytona. Gordon characterized himself as "the fastest guy," and in at least one respect, he was content with his effort. Patrick, after all, had just become the first female driver to win a pole at NASCAR's highest level. "I'm glad I didn'...

NASCAR: Winning Sprint Unlimited doesn’t usually lead to season success

Each NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver wants to start the year off with a bang. They all have the same goal. This year 19 drivers will try to get a head start on that goal and win the season opening exhibition race in the Sprint Unlimited. The all-star race comprised of 2012 Cup pole winners will try and accomplish a feat only few have done. Most people think winning the season opening...

The 2013 NASCAR Sprint Cup season will kickoff Sunday at the Daytona 500, the biggest race of the season. How important is a good finish in the Great American Race to a driver’s season? In order to win the NASCAR Sprint Cup championship a driver must be consistent throughout the season. Putting together a string of top five or top 10 finishes is more important than winning one...
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