10 fast (and interesting) facts about the Sprint Unlimited

The lengthy off-season is at long last over, and NASCAR racing resumes Saturday night with the running of the Sprint Unlimited at Daytona International Speedway (FOX, 8 p.m. ET).Here are 10 fast facts about NASCAR's kickoff race:10. The late Dale Earnhardt holds the record for most Sprint Unlimited race victories with six.9. Dale Jarrett, Tony Stewart and Kevin Harvick have each...
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ARCA: Sean Corr and Dylan Lupton to Represent Empire Racing Group in Lucas Oil 200 at Daytona International Speedway

Drivers Previously Tested for ERG in January ARCA Racing Test MOORESVILLE, N.C. (February 8, 2016) – Empire Racing Group (ERG) will have two chances to reach Victory Lane during the ARCA Racing Series season opener at Daytona International Speedway on February 13, as veteran drivers Sean Corr and Dylan Lupton will be competing for the team. Both Corr and Lupton participated in...
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FS1 Goes Four Wide With Daytona NASCAR Specials

Fan-Favorite, Crowd-Sourcing Phenomenon 100,000 Cameras Focuses on Great American Race for First Time; Next Week’s NASCAR RACE HUB Special Highlights Features and Innovations of Daytona Rising FS1 wraps its first evening of Daytona coverage with a special programming block on Friday, Feb. 12, opening day at Daytona Speedweeks, offering race fans a trio of NASCAR specials, capped...
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NASCAR America Returns on Tuesday, January 19th at 5 p.m. ET with Complete Coverage from Charlotte Throughout the Week NBCSN Presents NASCAR Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony on Friday, January 22nd at 8 p.m. ET STAMFORD, Conn. – January 14, 2016 – NASCAR America hits the ignition switch on its third season next week with live coverage from NASCAR’s three-day media tour in Charlotte...
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Press release: FS1 goes five-wide with Daytona coverage specials

FS1 will wrap its first evening of Daytona coverage with a special programming block on Friday, Feb. 12, opening day at Daytona Speedweeks, offering race fans a trio of NASCAR specials, capped one week later by the third installment of the groundbreaking, crowd-sourced documentary 100,000 CAMERAS: DAYTONA 500 (to be aired Saturday, Feb. 27 at 6:30 p.m. ET).Following FS1's live coverage...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

History of the No. 32: Ricky Craven turned the tide

When it comes to the No. 32 in NASCAR, one name stands above the rest. From 2001 until 2004, Ricky Craven drove the No. 32 Tide-sponsored car in NASCAR's Premier Series.The Maine native piloted the No. 32 for 133 races, earning two victories, 10 top fives and 24 top 10s. Taking reigns of the number in 2001, Craven earned his first Sprint Cup victory that season at Martinsville Speedway...
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December 26, 2015  |  Discuss

The Tradition Continues! Darlington Raceway Announces Celebration Dates for Throwback Weekend 2016

Renewals for the Sept. 2-4, 2016, Bojangles’ Southern 500 weekend will be mailed in early January DARLINGTON, SOUTH CAROLINA (December 16, 2015) – Another historic celebration of the sport is in store for Darlington Raceway in 2016. The track is pleased to announce the return of its award-winning throwback campaign for the Bojangles’ Southern 500 race weekend on Sept. 2-4,...
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December 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Best of Bake: Wood Brothers cherish one-of-a-kind Christmas gift

(Note: As 2015 comes to an end, we're looking back at some of the top Shake and Bake stories of the year. The following was originally published on Feb. 3)A little over a year ago, Mike Smith had a problem a lot of people have: what to get some special friends for Christmas.Smith, a 26-year veteran of the Wood Brothers Racing Team, knew that 2015 was going to be the 65th anniversary...
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December 15, 2015  |  Discuss

One of the best: The No. 21 is one of NASCAR's longest-running dynasties

Almost never in NASCAR has one car number belonged in perpetuity to just a single team, but the No. 21 is about as close as it gets. While NASCAR officially owns each and every car number, the No. 21 will always truly belong to Wood Brothers Racing, one of NASCAR's founding families.Yes, a dozen different drivers drove the No. 21 for a race or two from 1949-52, in the early days...
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December 15, 2015  |  Discuss

From DJ to Bobby Labonte to Rowdy, a history of the No. 18

When Joe Gibbs Racing came into what is now the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series in 1992, its original entry was the No. 18 Chevrolet driven by Dale Jarrett.The team didn't win a race in its first season, but Jarrett struck gold a year later, winning the Daytona 500. In one of NASCAR's most memorable finishes, Jarrett outdueled superstar Dale Earnhardt, urged on by Jarrett's father, Ned...
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December 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Darlington Raceway Receives 2015 Myers Brothers Award

Sept. 4-6 2015, Darlington SC. USABojangles’ Southern 500 Race Weekend at Darlington Raceway.(©2015, Harrelson Photography Inc.) Posted by Brandon Whitton – follow on twitter @whittonbm December 4, 2015 Courtesy NASCAR Integrated Marketing In recognition of its “throwback” Southern 500 weekend, Darlington Raceway was named the recipient of the 2015 Myers Brothers Award...
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December 04, 2015  |  Discuss


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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November 24, 2015  |  Discuss


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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November 20, 2015  |  Discuss

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
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