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NSCS: Bobby Labonte Foundation Partners with Ride On Kids Foundation

Labonte to Aid Olympian Cyclist Lauren Tamayo in Her Cause for Kids TRINITY, N.C. (April 20, 2015) – The Bobby Labonte Foundation and its founder, NASCAR Champion Bobby Labonte, announced today plans to partner with 2012 Olympic Silver Medalist Lauren Tamayo to help raise awareness and funds for her foundation, Ride On Kids.   Ride On Kids was established to provide children...
Via On Pit Road
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Bobby Labonte Foundation Partners with Ride On Kids Foundation

The Bobby Labonte Foundation and its founder, NASCAR Champion Bobby Labonte, announced today plans to partner with 2012 Olympic Silver Medalist Lauren Tamayo to help raise awareness and funds for her foundation, Ride On Kids.    Ride On Kids was established to provide children ages eight to 17 with the opportunity to explore healthy living, experience the independence discovered...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Flashback Friday: Remembering Dale Jr.'s fiery ride at Texas

Dale Earnhardt Jr. has enjoyed some of his greatest and most memorable moments at Texas Motor Speedway. In 2000, the then-rookie Sprint Cup driver pulled away from veteran Bobby Labonte to capture his first top series NASCAR win in just his 12th Cup start. Almost exactly two years prior, the third-generation driver won at Texas in what is now the NASCAR XFINITY Series. It was the...
Via Fox Sports
16 days ago  |  Discuss

NSCS: RCR heads back to England for the Goodwood Festival of Speed

Richard Childress Racing (RCR) has once again been invited to participate in the world’s biggest and most diverse celebration of motorsports history – The annual Goodwood Festival of Speed in West Sussex, England. The four-day festival runs June 25 to 28 and features race cars from around the world, past and present. Vehicles of walks of motorsports participate in both demonstration...
Via On Pit Road
20 days ago  |  Discuss

RCR and famous No. 3 heading to Goodwood Festival of Speed

Richard Childress Racing and the famous No. 3 Chevrolet are headed back to the annual Goodwood Festival of Speed – two of them actually. The Goodwood Festival of Speed is a four-day festival from June 25 to 28 held at the estate of Lord Charles March in West Sussex, England started in 1993. A variety of motorsports vehicles show off with demonstration and competition runs through...
Via Fox Sports
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Harvick Has Momentum and More On His Side Headed to Martinsville

As if Kevin Harvick didn’t need any more ammunition to fuel his early-season hot streak, he’s got the STP 500 and Martinsville Speedway lined up in his sights next week. He couldn’t be happier. Let’s count the reasons. It’s home. He’s won in every division he has raced on the half-mile oval. And with two wins in the bank already this season, he can afford to gamble in...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
March 20, 2015  |  Discuss

NSCS: Throwback Thursday – 2011 Auto Club 400 at Auto Club Speedway

With the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series rolling into Southern California this weekend for the Auto Club 400 at Auto Club Speedway, the time has come again to dive into the past at the two-mile oval in this week’s edition of “Throwback Thursday”. This week, we look back at the 2011 running of the Auto Club 400 and the fantastic finish between two California natives, Kevin Harvick and...
Via Rubbings Racing
March 19, 2015  |  Discuss

The 57th Daytona 500 is starting out to be a very memorable one

On Sunday, February 22, 43 drivers and their crews will compete for fame and glory on the high banks of the historic Daytona International Speedway. These amazing drivers, who some have referred to as the best in the world, will fight the elements, the track, and their own fatigue as they drive at nearly 200 miles per hour in the heat of a Daytona winter over the course of 500 miles...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
February 21, 2015  |  Discuss

NSCS: Throwback Thursday – 1998 Daytona 500

FLOWOOD, Miss. — As we head into the 57th running of the Daytona 500 this coming Sunday, we pause to take a look back on this “Throwback Thursday” at one of the most memorable Daytona 500’s in history, the 1998 Daytona 500. For 20 years, Dale Earnhardt had come to Daytona International Speedway to capture glory in the “Great American Race” only to suffer defeat in every way...
Via Rubbings Racing
February 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Like Gordon, other NASCAR drivers closing in on retirement

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) Bobby Labonte looks around NASCAR's motorhome lot and sees the makeover coming. It was just a few years ago that the place was devoid of children. The playground was empty. There were no toys scattered about. Few, if any, sounds of children echoing across the rows of luxury buses. It was a clear indication how young the sport had become. Now, though, there...
Via AP on Fox
February 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Remembering Dale Earnhardt's act of kindness as Stewart tried double

Editor's note: Dale Earnhardt died Feb. 18, 2001, on the last lap of the Daytona 500. This column originally appeared in 2014 as a tribute to the man and his enduring legacy. What's it like running the Indianapolis 500 and the Coca-Cola 600 in the same day? In a word, it's brutal. And no one knows that better than Tony Stewart, who did it twice, in 1999 and 2001. During Stewart...
Via Fox Sports
February 18, 2015  |  Discuss

NSCS: Mike Bliss Joins Go FAS Racing for 2015

Mooresville, NC (February 3rd, 2015) – Go FAS Racing is pleased to announce that Mike Bliss will join Bobby Labonte, and Boris Said as drivers of the No.32 Ford Fusion for select events in 2015. Bliss will make his first appearance for Go FAS Racing in the Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway on March 1st.   “With the top tier teams expanding, we believe our...
Via On Pit Road
February 03, 2015  |  Discuss

NSCS: Mike Bliss Joins Go FAS Racing

MOORESVILLE, N.C. — Go FAS Racing announced Tuesday that Mike Bliss will join the racing team to drive the No. 32 Ford in select NASCAR Sprint Series races throughout the 2015 season. Bliss, 49, will join the list of Bobby Labonte and Boris Said to share the ride throughout the year. The first race that will feature Bliss behind the wheel will be in the Folds of Honor QuikTrip...
Via Rubbings Racing
February 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Mike Bliss to drive for Go FAS racing in 2015

Go FAS Racing is pleased to announce that Mike Bliss will join Bobby Labonte, and Boris Said as drivers of the No.32 Ford Fusion for select events in 2015. Bliss will make his first appearance for Go FAS Racing in the Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway on March 1st.  "With the top tier teams expanding, we believe our best strategy is to fill our seat with veterans...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
February 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Labonte Lands a Ride for Daytona 500

Labonte Lands a Ride for Daytona 500     Go Fas Racing announced Wednesday that former NASCAR Sprint Cup champion Bobby Labonte will drive the No. 32 C&J Energy Ford beginning in 2015 during the 57th running of the Daytona 500. Labonte, an established veteran of the sport, hasn’t had the most success in recent years. He has also contemplated the fact of retirement due to...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
December 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Bobby Labonte to run races for Go FAS Racing

Getty Images Former NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Terry Labonte has stepped away from competing in the No. 32 GoFAS Racing Ford Fusion. That has opened up some races for his younger brother, another former Series champion, Bobby to race in 2015. “I’m excited for the opportunity to go racing next season with GoFAS Racing and C&J,” Labonte said. “The people at C&...
Via Tireball.com
December 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Bobby Labonte to drive for GoFAS racing in 2015

GoFAS Racing is pleased to announce that former NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) Champion Bobby Labonte will pilot the No. 32 C&J Energy Services Ford Fusion in 2015.  The Corpus Christi, TX native will run the four Superspeedway events with support from Texas based C&J Energy Services.   "I'm excited for the opportunity to go racing next season with GoFAS Racing and C&...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
December 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Bobby Labonte to run Daytona 500, make select starts in 2015

GoFAS Racing announced Wednesday that 2000 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Bobby Labonte will drive the No. 32 Ford Fusion on a part-time basis in 2015, beginning with the Daytona 500. The Corpus Christi, Texas, native will run the four superspeedway races -- two at Daytona, two at Talladega -- with sponsorship from Texas-based C&J Energy Services. The team, formed by a merger...
Via Fox Sports
December 10, 2014  |  Discuss

NSCS: GoFAS Racing Signs Bobby Labonte to Four Races

Mooresville, N.C. — GoFAS Racing announced Wednesday that Bobby Labonte will drive the No. 32 Ford in four NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races in 2015. Labonte, who is a Sprint Cup Series champion, will have C&J Energy Services on the side of the car in these races. The sponsorship goes together perfectly because both parties are from the state of Texas. “I’m excited for the...
Via Rubbings Racing
December 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Coming into the homestretch at Homestead

Who’s the odd’s on favorite? So with the last race coming up next week at Homestead, it looks like we’ll have a first time champion. Of the four finalists, only Hamlin has won at Homestead in the past, including last year and in fact, he’s the only Toyota driver to win there. Of the four drivers, two drive a Chevy, one a Ford and one a Toyota. All four drivers drive for a...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
November 13, 2014  |  Discuss

NBC Sports group adds reporters Dave Burns and Mike Massaro to NASCAR broadcast team

  NBC Sports Group has reached agreements with motorsports reporters Dave Burns and Mike Massaro, who will join NBC’s multiplatform NASCAR coverage in 2015.  In addition to covering pit road during Sprint Cup and XFINITY Series action on NBC and NBCSN, Massaro and Burns will contribute to NASCAR AMERICA on NBCSN, as well as handle assignments throughout various NBC Sports properties...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
November 06, 2014  |  Discuss

NBC Sports Group Adds Krista Voda As NASCAR Host

NBC Sports Group announced today that Krista Voda has signed a multi-year agreement to serve as host of NBC Sports’ upcoming NASCAR Sprint Cup and XFINITY Series pre- and post-race coverage, beginning in 2015. Her on-air duties will also include regular appearances as host of NASCAR AMERICA on NBCSN, as well as a range of assignments across NBC Sports and NBC Olympics. The announcement...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
October 30, 2014  |  Discuss

NSCS: Throwback Thursday – 1999 Primestar 500 at Texas

RIDGELAND, Miss. — As the Sprint Cup Series packs up and heads to the Lone Star State for the second time this season for Sunday’s AAA Texas 500, the championship fight is in full swing in all three of NASCAR’s national series. While the focus this weekend is on the here and now of how the championship battles will play out, we’ll take a step back in time on this “Throwback...
Via Rubbings Racing
October 30, 2014  |  Discuss

NSCS: Throwback Thursday – 2000 Winston 500 at Talladega (Earnhardt’s Final Win)

RIDGELAND, Miss. — As the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series heads to Talladega for this weekend’s running of the Geico 500 and the elimination race for the Contender round of the Chase for the Sprint Cup, the time has come again to take a look back in time at Talladega Superspeedway and recap a race from the track’s storied past. In this week’s edition of “Throwback Thursday”, we...
Via Rubbings Racing
October 16, 2014  |  Discuss

NSCS: Throwback Thursday – 2002 UAW GM Quality 500 at Charlotte

RIDGELAND, Miss. — As the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series heads to Charlotte Motor Speedway for Saturday’s running of the Bank of America 500, the time has come once again to take a look back at a race from Charlotte’s past in this week’s edition of “Throwback Thursday”. In this week’s edition, we will focus on the 2002 UAW GM Quality 500 – a race that saw a relative unknown score...
Via Rubbings Racing
October 09, 2014  |  Discuss
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