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NSCS: Earnhardt’s AMP ENERGY paint scheme selected

CONCORD, N.C. — After weeks of voting on Facebook, Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s paint scheme for the June 14 race at Michigan International Speedway has been determined. The No. 88 Chevrolet SS will feature AMP ENERGY Passion Fruit. Check out an early look at the scheme above and hear from Earnhardt below  https://www.facebook.com/AMP/videos/469922739842682/
Via On Pit Road
1 day ago  |  Discuss

The Weekend AfterMath – Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte

Matthew T. Thacker/NKP Posted By: David Morgan – Follow at @damorgan86 May 26, 2015 Each week following the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race, we’ll dive into the loop data statistics compiled by NASCAR and see which drivers truly performed the best, whether they ended the day in victory lane or not. We call this weekly in depth review of the stats, “The Weekend AfterMath”...
Via Motor Racing Digest
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Dale Jr. perplexed everyone didn't try to stretch fuel in Coke 600

One of six drivers whom attempted to make it the final 62 laps of Sunday night's Coca-Cola 600 on one tank of fuel, Dale Earnhardt Jr. finished third when his No. 88 Chevrolet did indeed go the distance. Speaking on Tuesday's episode of "The Dale Jr. Download" podcast on Dirty Mo Radio, Earnhardt seemed perplexed that not all of the lead-lap teams elected to top off their fuel tanks...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Thomas Davis quickly becoming a huge NASCAR fan

After serving as the honorary pace car driver for last Sunday’s Coca-Cola 600 at the Charlotte Motor Speedway, Thomas Davis is quickly becoming a huge NASCAR fan. “I got my kids out here with me now in the infield taking this all in and enjoying the experience,” Davis said, via ThatsRacin.com. “I am definitely becoming a big race fan. This is truly awesome. “Driving the...
Via cover32
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Larry McReynolds details biggest takeaway from Coca-Cola 600

I thought Sunday's Coca-Cola 600 was a pretty dramatic race. I really have a lot of fun when we have a race that has things unfold like we saw the other night. When that caution flag flew with 64 laps to go and the pits opened with 62 to go, I just knew we were right on the edge of the fuel window. Now I have to be honest, I was a little more than surprised when only six of the 16...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Coca-Cola 600 Honors Widow Of ‘American Sniper’ Subject Chris Kyle

Memorial Day is a time to remember those who have died while serving the United States, and NASCAR did just that at the Coca-Cola 600. Taya Kyle, the widow of Navy SEAL war hero Chris Kyle, was honored at Charlotte Motor Speedway before Sunday’s race. Kyle, whose late husband’s story was made popular by his autobiography “American Sniper” and Clint...
Via NESN.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Martin Truex Jr. Post-Race Report – Charlotte

Truex Jr. Leads Most Laps, Finishes 5th in Coca-Cola 600   CONCORD, N.C. (May 24, 2015) — For the second straight points race, Martin Truex Jr. had the fastest car, but saw victory elude him as NASCAR’s longest race of the year turned into a fuel mileage gamble.     Though he finished fifth in Sunday night’s Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway, Truex couldn’t...
Via Motor Racing Digest
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Tony Stewart Post-Race Report – Charlotte

Stewart 21st in Coca-Cola 600 Bass Pro Shops/Mobil 1 Driver Perseveres Through NASCAR’s Longest Race Date:  May 24, 2015 Event:  Coca-Cola 600 (Round 12 of 36) Series:  NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Location:  Charlotte (N.C.) Motor Speedway (1.5-mile oval) Start/Finish:  12th/21st (Running, completed 399 of 400 laps) Point Standing:  30th (202 points, 271 out of first...
Via Motor Racing Digest
2 days ago  |  Discuss

'American Sniper' widow reveals reason behind late husband's passion for Dale Jr.

On hand Sunday night at Charlotte Motor Speedway where she became the first woman to receive the track's annual Stonewall Jackson Award for demonstrating the highest standards of patriotism, the widow of well-known Navy SEAL and "American Sniper" Chris Kyle revealed a couple little-known facts about her heroic husband. "When I first met Chris, I thought, 'OK, here's this redneck...
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Carl Edwards Wins At Charlotte Motor Speedway

  Photo Credit: Jennifer Coleman / NKP Posted by: Sandy Terronez, follow @sandyterronez May 24, 2015   Carl Edwards won Sunday’s 56th Annual Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. This is his first win for 2015 and his first win since joining Joe Gibbs Racing. He led 27 laps overall and the final 21 of the race for the win. Roush Fenway’s Greg Biffle came in second and...
Via Motor Racing Digest
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Widow of "American Sniper" subject honored at NASCAR race

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) The wife of ''American Sniper'' subject Chris Kyle was honored with the Stonewall Jackson Award at Charlotte Motor Speedway before the Coca-Cola 600. Taya Kyle was introduced to the crowd before NASCAR's longest race Sunday night. Kyle said her late husband became a NASCAR fan and a supporter of racer Dale Earnhardt Jr. after getting to go behind the scenes at...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Dale Jr. has a million reasons to thank his Twitter followers

Almost exactly 15 months to the night he won the 2014 Daytona 500 and sent his first tweet from Victory Lane at the World Center of Racing, Dale Earnhardt Jr. has crossed the 1,000,000-follower mark on Twitter. In a sitdown interview with FOX Sports' Michael Waltrip prior to last year's Daytona 500, Earnhardt said he would consider joining Twitter if he won the race. Asked by a reporter...
Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Dale Earnhardt Jr has plenty of horsepower on Twitter

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) NASCAR's most popular driver is now one of the most popular people on Twitter. Dale Earnhardt Jr. reached 1 million followers Saturday on the social networking site. The announcement came Saturday from (at)TwitterSports. Earnhardt responded on Twitter with ''A million thanks.'' Earnhardt won NASCAR's most popular driver voting for 12 straight seasons, from 2003...
Via AP on Fox
4 days ago  |  Discuss

In-car view of Dale Jr.'s wild ride with Panthers LB Thomas Davis

On Tuesday, Dale Earnhardt Jr. took Carolina Panthers LB Thomas Davis on the ride of his life. Now, Hendrick Motorsports has released an in-car view of the 2014 Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year taking a hot lap around Charlotte Motor Speedway with NASCAR's most popular driver. Take a look. 
Via Fox Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Widow of 'American Sniper' to be honored before Coke 600

The widow of well-known Navy SEAL and "American Sniper" Chris Kyle will be honored during Sunday night's Coca-Cola pre-race "Salute to the Troops." Taya Kyle will receive Charlotte Motor Speedway's annual Stonewall Jackson Award that recognizes recipients who have demonstrated, by example, the highest standards of patriotism. Chris Kyle became the deadliest marksman in United States...
Via Fox Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

NCWTS: No. 00 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Team Penalized For Rules Infraction At Charlotte Motor Speedway

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (May 19, 2015) — The No. 00 team that competes in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series has been penalized for a rules infraction discovered during post-race inspection on May 15 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.   The infraction is a P2 penalty and violates the following sections in the 2015 NASCAR rule book: 12.1: Actions detrimental to stock car racing 20.17...
Via On Pit Road
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Charlotte Motor Speedway brings out range of emotions in Dale Jr.

Dale Earnhardt Jr. holds a long and special connection to Charlotte Motor Speedway. So long, in fact, that he recalls rolling plastic cars -- replicas of the ones that legends Bobby Allison, Cale Yarborough and Richard Petty raced -- down the banking of the speedway's infield road course as a kid. As the son of a 1980s and '90s NASCAR superstar, Junior rarely if ever remembers missing...
Via Fox Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

NASCAR penalizes JR Motorsports truck team for winning Kahne truck

NASCAR announced Tuesday that JR Motorsports' No. 00 Camping World Truck Series team has been hit with a P2 penalty after driver Kasey Kahne's Chevrolet failed post-race inspection after winning Friday night at Charlotte Motor Speedway. NASCAR ruled that the truck -- which was discovered in post-race inspection to be too low on both sides and too high in the right rear -- did not...
Via Fox Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Dale Jr. gives Carolina Panthers LB a ride, pledges support to Redskins

An unabashed lifelong fan of the Washington Redskins, Dale Earnhardt Jr. found himself in a bit of an awkward predicament during a promotional stop at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Tuesday afternoon. Junior, whose No. 88 Sprint Cup car is adorned with Nationwide as its primary sponsor, was there to give Nationwide advocate and Sunday's Coca-Cola 600 honorary pace car driver, Thomas...
Via Fox Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

No. 00 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Team Penalized For Rules Infraction At Charlotte Motor Speedway

The No. 00 team that competes in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series has been penalized for a rules infraction discovered during post-race inspection on May 15 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. The infraction is a P2 penalty and violates the following sections in the 2015 NASCAR rule book: 12.1: Actions detrimental to stock car racing 20.17.3.3.2: Top Splitter Shelf Heights. Vehicle...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Panthers LB Davis takes 5-lap spin with Earnhardt Jr.

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) Not a lot scares Carolina Panthers linebacker Thomas Davis so he was comfortable going a few laps around Charlotte Motor Speedway at 165 mph with NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. Davis, this year's NFL Walter Payton Man of the Year, was selected to be the honorary pace car driver for the Coca-Cola 600 on Sunday. He got a chance Tuesday to test out the pace car...
Via AP on Fox
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Song created for Catwalk for a Cause now available for download -- Martin Truex Jr. Foundation

After a highly-successful Catwalk for a Cause event that raised more than $250,000 for the Levine Children's Hospital in Charlotte and pediatric cancer research, the Martin Truex Jr. Foundation (MTJF) continues its creative ways to raise funding for children stricken with cancer. The MTJF has established a unique partnership with songwriters Edwin McCain and Maia Sharp, whose...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Dale Earnhardt Jr., Harvick sound off on late start to All-Star Race

Debate continues in the aftermath of last weekend's NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race. While some observers have bemoaned the aero-dependency of the cars and the lack of passing that resulted, others continue to take issue with the race's ever-changing format. But for some of NASCAR's top drivers, the late start time has been the biggest criticism. The green flag for the first segment...
Via Fox Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Takeaways from NASCAR's All-Star weekend in Charlotte

When the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series returns to its adopted home of the Charlotte, N.C. area for “10 Days of Thunder,” anything can happen.  The more than weeklong celebration of speed at the Charlotte Motor Speedway began this weekend, and was highlighted by the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race; the 110-lap dash for $1 million and absolutely no points, and this year’s running featured...
Via isportsweb.com
9 days ago  |  Discuss

NCWTS: JR Motorsports Setting Up For Strong Future in Truck Series

With Cole Custer only being 17-years-old, the teenager is only allowed to run 10 races this year – each of the ovals that are less than a mile, along with the Canadian Tire Motorsports Park road course. JR Motorsports has already announced he will run each of those events, looking to gain experience for when he turns 18. Once he turns 18 in January, he will be allowed to run the...
Via Rubbings Racing
10 days ago  |  Discuss
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