NBC Sports Group presents "Throwback" NASCAR Sprint Cup and XFINITY Series racing coverage from Darlington this Labor Day Weekend

NBC Sports is gearing up for a holiday weekend celebration for the ages, when the sights, sounds and style of the 1970s will be incorporated to commemorate NASCAR’s rich racing history at Darlington Raceway.  The storied, egg-shaped track that has earned two nicknames over the years through tough, white-knuckle racing will be hosting a full slate of Labor Day Weekend action for...
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Throwback Thursday – Jarrett Captures First Cup Win

Credit 0 nascarmedia.com. (Photo by RacingOne/Getty Images) Posted by Brandon Whitton – follow on twitter @whittonbm As the Winston Cup Series came to Michigan International Speedway for the second time in 1991, a dark cloud came in tow. Longtime independent driver and fan favorite underdog J.D. McDuffie was killed in an accident during the previous weekends Budweiser at The...
Via Motor Racing Digest
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Larry Mac: NASCAR lost a great one in legendary Buddy Baker

I don't think there was anyone surprised by the sad news Monday of the passing of Buddy Baker. We all knew he was in very bad shape and it was only a matter of time. I speak from experience with my own mother battling cancer in the mid-1990s when I say that while you never want to give them up, you still don't want to see them suffer. I get the feeling that Buddy was doing some pretty...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Throwback Thursday – Martin Dominates At The Glen

Mark Martin leads Rusty Wallace. Credit – nascarmedia.com, RacingOne/Getty Images Posted by Brandon Whitton – follow on twitter @whittonbm Budweiser At The Glen – Watkins Glen International – August 8, 1993 The 19th race of the 1993 Winston Cup season brought the stock cars to the historic Watkins Glen International circuit for the eighth consecutive season. Dale Earnhardt...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

Clint Bowyer No. 15 5-hour ENERGY Toyota Indianapolis Preview

Indianapolis Motor Speedway is a track steeped in tradition. The track officially opened in June 1909 with balloon races followed by motorcycle and automobile races later that year. A stamp cost two cents, a gallon of gas six cents and Yale University was the NCAA champion in football at that time. Needless to say a lot has changed since then but some things have remained the same...
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July 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Throwback Thursday – Irvan Returns To Victory Lane

Credit – Harrelson Photography/RIR Posted by Brandon Whitton – follow on twitter @whittonbm 1996 Jiffy Lube 300 – New Hampshire International Speedway – July 14, 1996 Halfway through the 1996 Winston Cup campaign a spirited battle was being waged for the championship lead. Entering the fourth annual Jiffy Lube 300, Dale Earnhardt led Terry Labonte by just five points, with...
Via Motor Racing Digest
July 16, 2015  |  Discuss

FS1’s Friday Gold Cup ratings added to record, skewed young, but were topped by NASCAR

Soccer continues to pay big dividends for Fox in the ratings, as they pulled in an average of 1,035,000 viewers for Friday’s Gold Cup match between the U.S. and Haiti on Fox Sports 1. That’s a boost over the 986,000 they drew for the tournament opener against Honduras last Tuesday, which itself was the most-watched men’s soccer game in the history of Fox Sports 1 and the...
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July 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Despite the roadblocks, NBC’s NASCAR comeback was flawless

In a 10 year deal signed last year, NBC is back in NASCAR. Once broadcasting NASCAR races from 1999-2006, NBC took over from TNT and ESPN to show the last half of the NASCAR Sprint Cup and XFINITY Series races on the NBC family of networks. To say they had their challenges Sunday night in the Coke Zero 400 at Daytona International Speedway, as they had to get through a four-hour...
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July 08, 2015  |  Discuss

NBCSN introduces NASCAR Victory Lap

Following NBC’s Sunday night coverage of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Coke Zero 400, NBCSN will debut NASCAR Victory Lap, a new weekly one-hour NASCAR program recapping the biggest moments of each weekend’s Sprint Cup Series and XFINITY Series races on NBC and NBCSN. NASCAR Victory Lap will air Sundays at 11 p.m. ET on NBCSN, through the Chase for the Sprint Cup Championship...
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June 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Top 5: Incredible moments at Michigan International Speedway

The Irish Hills are alive, with some pretty incredible moments.  FOX Sports 1's NASCAR Race Hub counts down the top five best moments in the history of Michigan International Speedway. Jeff Gordon, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Mark Martin, Ernie Irvan and Dale Jarrett are all represented.  What's your favorite?
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June 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Throwback Thursday – Rudd Survives War of Attrition to Win Final 500 Mile Race at Dover

NASCAR Media/Motorsports Images and Archives Posted By: David Morgan – Follow at @damorgan86 May 28, 2015 1997 Miller 500 – Dover Downs International Speedway For the first 55 races held at Dover from 1969 to 1997, the “Monster Mile” had been a 500-mile affair with attrition being the name of the game, but starting with the fall race in 1997 the race length was shortened...
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May 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Throwback Thursday – ’92 All-Star Race “One Hot Night”

Credit – nascarmedia.com Posted by Brandon Whitton – follow on twitter @whittonbm 1992 The Winston – Charlotte Motor Speedway – May 16, 1992 The 1992 edition of The Winston was a race several months in the making. In late 1991, Charlotte Motor Speedway President and General Manager H.A. “Humpy” Wheeler approached a little known company, Musco Lighting, based in Iowa...
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May 14, 2015  |  Discuss

NSCS: Throwback Thursday – 1996 Dura Lube 500 at Phoenix

Heading into this weekend’s trip to the Arizona desert for the running of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series CampingWorld.com 500 at Phoenix International Raceway, a visit to the past is in order for this week’s edition of “Throwback Thursday”. This week, we’ll take a look back at the 1996 Dura Lube 500, which saw quite a few interesting storylines coming into the event and most certainly...
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March 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Bojangles' legends breakfast brings NASCAR Hall of Famers to Darlington Raceway

With its platform of celebrating the history and heritage of the sport, Darlington Raceway is giving fans the opportunity to participate in the celebration with a once-in-a-lifetime event featuring NASCAR Hall of Fame inductees. The Bojangles’ Legends Breakfast will feature a panel of NASCAR icons, including Cale Yarborough, Ned Jarrett, Junior Johnson, Dale Inman, Leonard Wood...
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February 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Labor of love: Wood Brothers cherish one-of-a-kind Christmas gift

Mike Smith had a problem a lot of people have: What to get some special friends for Christmas. Smith, a 25-year veteran of the Wood Brothers Racing team, knew that 2015 was going to be the 65th anniversary season for the fabled squad that began in Stuart, Virginia, and now has its shop in sleepy Harrisburg, North Carolina, just up the road from Charlotte. He didn't know what to get...
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February 03, 2015  |  Discuss

It's official! Wood Brothers Racing recognized for longevity by Guinness World Records

  There is no doubt the Wood Brothers have built one of the most iconic and longstanding teams in the history of NASCAR. Founded in 1950, Wood Brothers Racing set the bar when it came to NASCAR, employing some of the greatest drivers in the history of the sport, while winning some of the biggest races and creating innovations along the way. However, their legacy just became official...
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February 01, 2015  |  Discuss

NBC Sports returns to NASCAR

In its return as a NASCAR broadcast partner for the first time since 2006, NBC Sports has assembled a formidable team as the organization ramps up for the 2015 season. NBC’s 20-race live coverage of NASCAR Sprint Cup Series racing won’t start until the July 5 Coke Zero 400 at Daytona, but the network’s enthusiasm for the property already has reached critical mass. Kyle Petty...
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January 29, 2015  |  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...
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January 27, 2015  |  Discuss

NSCS/NXS: NASCAR Hall of Famer Dale Jarrett to join NASCAR coverage on NBC, NBCSN

— Three-Time Daytona 500 Champion to Join Krista Voda and Kyle Petty During Pre- and Post-race Coverage, and Contribute to NASCAR AMERICA on NBCSN NBC Sports Group has reached an agreement with 1999 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Champion and 2014 NASCAR Hall of Fame inductee Dale Jarrett, who will serve as a pre- and post-race analyst during live coverage of select NASCAR Sprint Cup...
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January 27, 2015  |  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 [...]
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January 26, 2015  |  Discuss

NASCAR Sports Group adds Hall of Fame drive Dale Jarrett to NASCAR broadcast team

NBC Sports Group has reached an agreement with 1999 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Champion and 2014 NASCAR Hall of Fame inductee Dale Jarrett, who will serve as a pre- and post-race analyst during live coverage of select NASCAR Sprint Cup and NASCAR XFINITY Series racing on NBC and NBCSN.  Jarrett, a three-time Daytona 500 winner, will be among the first to welcome fans to NBC Sports’...
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January 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Todd Parrott returns to NASCAR as RCR's Xfinity Series competition director

Richard Childress Racing announced the hiring of industry veteran and championship-winning crew chief Todd Parrott as its Competition Director for the NASCAR Xfinity Series (formerly the Nationwide Series) on Saturday. Parrott brings a wealth of experience to RCR with 20 years as a crew chief in NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. During that time, he won 31 races while earning 144 top-five...
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December 13, 2014  |  Discuss

RCR Hires Todd Parrott as its XFINITY Series Competition Director

Richard Childress Racing has hired industry veteran and championship-winning crew chief Todd Parrott as its Competition Director for the NASCAR XFINITY Series, effective immediately. Parrott brings a wealth of experience to RCR with 20 years as a crew chief in NASCAR Sprint Cup Series competition. During that time, he won 31 races while earning 144 top-five and 230 top-10 finishes...
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December 13, 2014  |  Discuss

ESPN’s Live NASCAR Race Coverage Takes Checkered Flag

After 28 years and 398 races, ESPN’s live telecasts of NASCAR Sprint Cup racing took the checkered flag Sunday at Homestead-Miami Speedway with the telecast of the 2014 season finale. Kevin Harvick won the NASCAR Sprint Cup championship.   The race marked the end of ESPN’s eight-year contract with NASCAR, which began in 2007. Previously, ESPN had televised live NASCAR racing...
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November 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Jarrett impressed

Dale Jarrett, NASCAR's 1999 Sprint Cup champion and NASCAR Hall of Famer, was impressed with what Ryan Newman did on the final lap at Phoenix -- and that was before the contact that put Kyle Larson into the wall. "I was more impressed with how he kept himself in position to even be in that position," Jarrett said, "because he was at a huge disadvantage with the tires he was on versus...
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November 14, 2014  |  Discuss
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