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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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 [...]
Via Sports Media Watch
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

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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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.
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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
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