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...
Via Fox Sports
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...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
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...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
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...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
November 14, 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 – 2001 Old Dominion 500 at Martinsville

RIDGELAND, Miss. — Since 1949, NASCAR has raced at Martinsville and the Sprint Cup Series heads back to the shortest track on the circuit this Sunday for the Goody’s Headache Relief Shot 500. As we always do on Thursday, we’ll take a look back into the past and in this edition of “Throwback Thursday” we revisit the 2001 Old Dominion 500, a race that gave NASCAR on ESPN analyst...
Via Rubbings Racing
October 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Kurt Busch has Chase hopes on line in 500th start

DOVER, Del. (AP) Kurt Busch looked around and saw NASCAR's biggest stars crowding his car. Dale Earnhardt, Bobby Labonte, Dale Jarrett all zooming past Busch and giving the rookie driver a reality check - his racing heroes from TV were now his toughest competitors on the track. ''I was so blown away by the speed and intensity of it,'' Busch said. Busch steeled his nerves inside...
Via AP on Fox
September 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Childress, Jarrett, Bodine Headline Legends Club at Chicagolan​d Speedway, Sept. 12-14

Chicagoland Speedway today announced Richard Childress, Dale Jarrett and Brett Bodine will be inducted in the Legends Club this September as part of a triple-header weekend to kick off the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup. Featuring some of the most storied figures, families and personalities in the sport, The Legends Club offers an intimate setting with an all-inclusive package of...
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September 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Familiar finish

Kevin Harvick was second at Michigan for the fourth straight race, matching the Sprint Cup Series record set by Dale Jarrett at Rockingham (N.C.) Speedway. He was in a sour mood in June after winning the pole and getting stuck in a battle of pit strategy but was in better spirits Sunday. He’s already locked up a spot on the Chase Grid and said the team is much more concerned with...
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August 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Will Sunday's race at Indy identify next NASCAR Sprint Cup champion?

Perhaps more than any other race on the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series schedule, the Brickyard 400 historically has been an excellent predictor of the series championship. In 1998, Jeff Gordon started a streak of four straight years in which the Indy winner went on to win the title. Dale Jarrett (1999), Bobby Labonte (2000) and Gordon (2001) followed. In 2005, Tony Stewart won both the...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
July 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Dale Jarrett Prepares for Last Indianapolis Race for ESPN

Since retiring in 2008, Dale Jarrett has been one of the greatest announcers in NASCAR. Jarrett, 57, hasn’t been in a racecar in quite some time, yet he has never faded away from the sport. Jarrett joined NASCAR on ESPN before he retired in 2007, and since then – his name has become well-known for fans that weren’t around to follow his racing career. Highlighted by winning...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
July 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Brickyard unpredictability makes it a perfect wild card

The Brickyard is the home of champions. Or is it? A quick point-counterpoint on the subject… Point Heading into the 20th anniversary of NASCAR racing at Indianapolis Motor Speedway (Sunday at 1 p.m. ET on ESPN, IMS Radio, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio), legendary names have conquered more often than not. For instance: - 15 of the 20 races have been won by past, future or reigning series...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
July 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Hauler Parade Kicks Off 2014 Kroger Super Weekend

 The 2014 Kroger Super Weekend at the Brickyard will kick off this Thursday, July 24, with the sixth annual Hauler Parade. This event allows fans to enjoy the color and excitement of NASCAR leading into the Sprint Cup and Nationwide Series races this weekend at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The event will take place from 5-8 p.m. on Main Street in Speedway. Admission is free...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
July 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Buddy, can you spare a ride? Dale Jr. leaves Newman at tarmac

Dale Earnhardt Jr. was supposed to give fellow Sprint Cup driver Ryan Newman a ride on his plane to Michigan. But Junior forgot, leaving Newman to hitch another ride with Dale Jarrett.
Via Shake and Bake
June 13, 2014  |  Discuss

War Hero, Public Officials to Kick Off 2014 Coca-Cola 600, Nation’s Largest Memorial Weekend Celebration

A United States Congresswoman, the North Carolina Senate Leader and a military hero will lead race fans in the commencement of the nation’s largest Memorial Day Weekend celebration as they serve as race officials for the 2014 Coca-Cola 600. Master Sergeant Cedric King will be the Grand Marshal, United States Congresswoman Shelley Moore Capito will be the Honorary Starter and North...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
May 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Bike Spokes and Shoe Boxes – 2014 Press Pass Total Memorabilia

Card collecting is a much a part of the game today as it has been in the past.  Bike Spokes and Shoe Boxes is the column here on i70baseball that is dedicated to reviews, stories and commentary based around America’s collecting habit. Per Box Items: 5 packs per box 9 cards per pack 1 autograph or memorabilia card per pack Press Pass Sell Sheet The 50 card base set features art...
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May 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Johnson hopes to enter 'seventh' heaven

Rain poured down while Michael Waltrip sat under a really big umbrella. Then, he got the word. He hopped up, and the newly crowned two-time Daytona 500 champion threw his hands in the air – surprised and relieved. The next race, Dale Jarrett won at Rockingham. It was his only top-five finish that season. A race after that, eventual champion Matt Kenseth nabbed his only victory...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
April 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Hammer down: Sprint Unlimited a chance to push limits

The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series returns to competition for the first time this season with the running of the 75-lap, non-points Sprint Unlimited race Saturday night at Daytona International Speedway (FOX Sports 1, 8 p.m. ET) The action gets started today with two rounds of practice, both on FOX Sports 1, the first from 5-5:45 p.m. ET and the final Happy Hour round from 6:30 to 7:30...
Via Fox Sports Florida
February 14, 2014  |  Discuss

NASCAR: Winning Sprint Unlimited Doesn’t Necessarily Mean Daytona 500 Success

  NASCAR Media Site Daytona Beach, Fla- Most would think that if you win the Sprint Unlimited then you’d be the favorite to take home the Daytona 500 crown too. Reality is, it’s not that easy. In fact, rarely does the driver that wins the all-star race at the Daytona International Speedway go on to win the season’s biggest race just a week later. In the race’s 32 year history...
Via Race Review Online
February 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Parrott named crew chief at Tommy Baldwin Racing

Todd Parrott has landed a crew chief position in the Sprint Cup Series with Tommy Baldwin Racing. Parrott was suspended by NASCAR last year for failing a random drug test and it cost him his job with Richard Petty Motorsports. Parrott completed NASCAR's recovery program and was reinstated in January to work in the garage. Parrott will be the crew chief for the No. 36 car. The team...
Via AP on Fox
February 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Dale Jarrett and more news

The Sprint Showdown which is apart of the All-Star--Race is now going to be run on Friday night whjich is the same night as the Truck Series race. Dale Jarrett says that he is unsure of his plans after 2014. Kevin Harvick is living at his mom's house until repairs are completed at his place. Gardner Denver us going to be the sponsor foe the Nationwide Series race at Road America.
Via The Pit Stop
January 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Halll of Fame and more news

CSX is going to sponsor David Ragan for four races. Richard Petty, Waddell Wilson, Harry Gant, Humpy Wheeler and Blake Shelton are going to be inducting  Maurice Petty, Fireball Roberts, Jack Ingram, Tim Flock and Dale Jarrett – on Wednesday, Jan. 29 at the NASCAR Hall of Fame in Charlotte, N.C. Former NASCAR crew chief Rey Evernham is going to be host of of a show on...
Via The Pit Stop
January 24, 2014  |  Discuss

NASCAR reinstates Todd Parrott

Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images NASCAR has reinstated former NASCAR Sprint Cup Series crew chief Todd Parrott. Parrott has completed NASCARs Substance Abuse Policy Road to Recovery Program. On Oct. 17, 2013 Parrott was suspended indefinitely by NASCAR for violating the sanctioning bodys substance abuse policy. He had most recently served as the crew chief of the No. 43 for Richard...
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January 07, 2014  |  Discuss
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