DARLINGTON, S.C. (November 23, 2015) – Darlington Raceway is offering race fans the opportunity to purchase a special Black Friday ticket package for its Labor Day weekend events on Sept. 2-4, 2016. The package includes a ticket to all three days of racing at the famed South Carolina track. The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Bojangles’ Southern 500 on Sunday, Sept. 4, NASCAR XFINITY...
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NBCSN Compliments NBC’s Primary Broadcast of Championship Race with Simultaneous Spotlight Coverage Dedicated to the Championship 4 Chase Drivers NBCSN Hot Pass Multi-Window Display and Track Map Keeps Viewers Up to Speed on the 2015 Championship Hunt Leigh Diffey and NASCAR Hall of Famer Dale Jarrett Host NBCSN Hot Pass  STAMFORD, Conn. – Nov. 16, 2015 – In an unprecedented...
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NWSMT: Southern Mod Tour Stat Advance: Hickory

Analyzing The MTP Tire 150 At Hickory Motor Speedway DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – The NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour heads to Hickory Motor Speedway for the first time since 2011 for Saturday’s MTP Tire 150. Below is a statistical look at the performance of selected drivers at the track: Hickory 150 Setup: • George Brunnhoelzl III is the only driver entered in this weekend’s...
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October 01, 2015  |  Discuss


NBC Sports Presents 18 Hours of Coverage from Chicagoland Speedway Highlighted by NASCAR XFINITY Series Racing Saturday at 6 p.m. ET, and Sunday’s Sprint Cup Race at 3 p.m. ET Sprint Cup Chase Driver Jamie McMurray Joins NBCSN Broadcast Team to Call Saturday’s XFINITY Race NBC Sports Premieres Updated Chase Version of Blake Shelton’s “Bringing Back the Sunshine” Open Rutledge...
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September 16, 2015  |  Discuss

EXCLUSIVE: From Short Tracks to NASCAR, the Journey of James Tommy Byrd

James Tommy Byrd was born on August 8, 1961 in a small town Hendersonville, NC. He grew up watching his father work on race cars. At the young age of 17, Tommy began his own journey in racing. He built chassis in the famous and legendary Banjo Matthews shop. He then inherited the nickname “Brillo” by fellow co worker Stacey Morgan. He went to work for KLB Racecars and helped...
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September 12, 2015  |  Discuss

A tip of the hat: Larry Mac likes what he saw at the 'Lady in Black'

I honestly don't know how in the world anybody can complain about what we saw at Darlington on Sunday night. I don't know how the fans or drivers could complain, because I couldn't find anything negative about what we saw there. We all know about the hype and excitement we all feel with the Daytona 500 and the start of a new season. I have to be honest, I don't recall ever remembering...
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September 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Opinion: From Aero package to Tires to Throwback Schemes, NASCAR nails it at Darlington

Regardless, what decision or changes NASCAR implements, it seems there is always a fairly large percentage of the fan base that complain. Though, they usually come around to like it later, they complain at first. After all, it is human nature to resist change. Remember when NASCAR started the Chase format? You would have thought the world was coming to an end. As it turned out, it...
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September 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Exclusive: Short Track Crew Member, Barnes, Defies Adversity and Inspires Others

Anthony Christopher Barnes was born on June 12, 1995. He was born with a rare disease known as Spinal Bifida. Barnes is paralyzed from the waist down and confined to a wheelchair. He has been around the sport of auto racing his entire life. He grew up at Hickory Motor Speedway and Tri-County Motor Speedway and currently resides in Taylorsville, NC. Several years ago he lost a friend...
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September 07, 2015  |  Discuss

NBC to celebrate NASCAR's history at Darlington Raceway

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) The return of the Southern 500 to Labor Day weekend will be marked by a throwback celebration at Darlington Raceway that will include everything from the retro paint schemes on the track to the actual broadcast booth. The Southern 500 last ran on the holiday weekend in 2003. NBC has agreed to be part of the throwback theme, with its on-air talent scheduled to...
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September 02, 2015  |  Discuss

NSCS: Darlington Throwback Weekend — Comparing Engines (Boss 429 vs. FR9) RESEND

Ford Performance NSCS Notes and Quotes Bojangles’ Southern 500 Advance – Darlington Raceway Tuesday, September 1, 2015 When the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series gets to Darlington Raceway for the renewal of the Southern 500 on Labor Day Weekend there will be a throwback theme in the air as many teams bring back paint schemes from the 1970’s.  In keeping with that campaign, Ford Performance...
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September 01, 2015  |  Discuss

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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September 01, 2015  |  Discuss

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...
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August 13, 2015  |  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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August 12, 2015  |  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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August 06, 2015  |  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...

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...
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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...

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
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