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
14 days ago  |  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...
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...
Via Tireball.com
January 07, 2014  |  Discuss

RPM fires crew chief Parrott for failing drug test

Richard Petty Motorsports has fired Todd Parrott for violating NASCAR's substance-abuse policy. Parrott was crew chief for the No. 43 car driven by Aric Almirola for the last year. NASCAR suspended him indefinitely last week for failing a random drug test. Car chief Greg Ebert was elevated to interim crew chief beginning with this weekend's race at Martinsville Speedway...
Via AP on Fox
October 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Petty, crew chief Parrott part ways

Todd Parrott was released from Richard Petty Motorsports on Monday for violating NASCAR's substance-abuse policy. The 19-year veteran crew chief won the 1999 Sprint Cup championship with Dale Jarrett and most recently oversaw the No. 43 Ford team and driver Aric Almirola. Parrott has been with RPM since 2010. He has 31 Sprint Cup wins. Parrott has already submitted his application...
Via Fox Sports
October 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Todd Parrott suspended by NASCAR

Todd Parrott, crew chief of the No. 43 Richard Petty Motorsports Ford driven by Aric Almirola, has been indefinitely suspended from NASCAR for violating the sanctioning body's Substance Abuse Policy, NASCAR announced Thursday afternoon. Parrott, 49, is the highest-visibility NASCAR personality to fail a drug test since AJ Allmendinger more than a year ago. Parrott is best known...
Via Fox Sports
October 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Almirola crew chief suspended by NASCAR

NASCAR has indefinitely suspended Todd Parrott, the crew chief for Sprint Cup Series driver Aric Almirola, for violating its substance-abuse policy. NASCAR announced its decision Thursday against Parrott, who works for Richard Petty Motorsports. ''We have an expectation of all RPM employees to conduct themselves at the highest level of professionalism and within the competitive...
Via AP on Fox
October 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Bama Redneck In Dale Jarrett NASCAR Shirt Leads Police On 110 MPH Chase

BOOGITY! BOOGITY! BOOGITY! YEEHAW! Goddamn nothing gets my juices pumping like a good old fashioned police chase in Alabama. It reminds me of…
Via Busted Coverage
October 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Can Johnson be stopped?

Chevrolet as a manufacturer has been darn near unstoppable in the Brickyard 400, winning 14 times in 19 tries at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, including the last 10 in a row. To put that in context, when Dale Jarrett gave Ford its last Brickyard victory in 1999, Joey Logano was in grade school. And Toyota's most recent victory here as of Saturday morning was a decade ago in the...
Via Fox Sports
July 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Aric Almirola Crown Royal 400 Race Preview

CONCORD, N.C. – A tradition started by No. 43 Eckrich Ford crew chief Todd Parrott, Aric Almirola looks to kiss the bricks in his second Brickyard 400 this weekend. In the fourth race where the No. 43 Richard Petty Motorsports Ford will carry the Eckrich logo, the team looks to capture their fifth top-10 finish of the 2013 season while working their way back into the coveted 10th...
Via Start 'N' Park Blog
July 24, 2013  |  Discuss

NASCAR: Top 5 Drivers to Watch at Brickyard 400 in Indy

Indianapolis, IN- NASCAR Sprint Cup action returns this weekend after having their last weekend off as the series heads to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway for the 20th annual Brickyard 400. It’s no secret this race is still one of the most prestigious races on the 36 race schedule. Drivers still want to put their name in the history books at the famed 2.5-mile oval on the west...
Via Race Review Online
July 22, 2013  |  Discuss

NASCAR: Jimmie Johnson trying to add another first to storied career

Indianapolis, IN- It’s been a banner career for NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Jimmie Johnson. After winning five straight Cup titles (2006-2010) he is currently leading the standings heading into this weekend’s race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Johnson became just the fifth driver to ever sweep both Daytona races as he won the Daytona 500 in February and the Coke Zero...
Via Race Review Online
July 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Greatest Call Tournament - Round 1 Day 8

Throughout July we're on a quest to definitively name the greatest announcing call in the history of sports.  We started with a list of 64 (the top 32 of which were seeded) that will be narrowed down to 1 at the end of the month that will earn the greatest of all-time title thanks to your votes.  Each day will bring a list of new matchups as we march our way through the tournament...
Via Awful Announcing
July 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Nominee Smith not in '14 class

First-time nominee O. Bruton Smith was not among the five voted into the NASCAR Hall of Fame on Tuesday. The 54-member voting panel selected Tim Flock, Maurice Petty, Dale Jarrett, Jack Ingram and Fireball Roberts as the Class of 2014. Smith, the track founder and chairman of Speedway Motorsports, Inc., is a long-time promoter of NASCAR races. His group currently owns eight tracks...
Via Fox Sports
May 22, 2013  |  Discuss

NASCAR announces class of 2014 Hall Of Fame Inductees

NASCAR announced the five person group on Wednesday evening that will make up the 2014 Hall Of Fame class. The list includes Tim Flock, Jack Ingram, Dale Jarrett, Maurice Petty and Fireball Roberts. The voting committee was comprised of 54 members and included representatives from NASCAR, the NASCAR Hall of Fame, track owners from major facilities and historic short tracks, media...
Via Tireball.com
May 22, 2013  |  Discuss

2013 NASCAR Hall of Fame class announced

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (May 22, 2013) – NASCAR announced today the inductees who will comprise the 2014 class of the NASCAR Hall of Fame. The five-person group – the fifth in NASCAR Hall of Fame history – consists of Tim Flock, Jack Ingram, Dale Jarrett, Maurice Petty and Fireball Roberts. The 54-member NASCAR Hall of Fame Voting Panel met today in a closed session in Charlotte...
Via Race Review Online
May 22, 2013  |  Discuss

2014 NASCAR Hall Of Fame Class Annouced

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – NASCAR announced today the inductees who will comprise the 2014 class of the NASCAR Hall of Fame. The five-person group – the fifth in NASCAR Hall of Fame history – consists of Tim Flock, Jack Ingram, Dale Jarrett, Maurice Petty and Fireball Roberts. Next year’s Induction Day is scheduled for Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014, broadcast on Fox Sports 1 from Charlotte...
Via Start 'N' Park Blog
May 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Flock, Petty highlight new class

The NASCAR Hall of Fame Class of 2014 was selected Wednesday afternoon, with Tim Flock, Maurice Petty, Dale Jarrett, Jack Ingram and Fireball Roberts joining the 20 members inducted from 2010-13. A voting panel of 54 media members, track operators, retired racers and others active in the sport selected the five from a list of 25 nominees. Here are the new inductees: Tim Flock...
Via Fox Sports
May 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Will Hall finally recognize Smith?

O. Bruton Smith still remembers the sleepless 78 hours leading up to Charlotte Motor Speedway's debut on June 19, 1960. Halfway through the first World 600, Smith finally was able to close his eyes. "I went to sleep after half-way -- I felt comfortable after that point," Smith said. "I hadn't slept Friday or Saturday night, so I went to sleep in the ol'...
Via Fox Sports
May 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Five New Names Nominated For NASCAR Hall Of Fame

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Larger than life figures who built NASCAR lap by lap and bolt by bolt from the post-World War II era into the 21st century comprise the 25 nominees for the NASCAR Hall of Fame Class of 2014. NASCAR today announced those 25 nominees for the NASCAR Hall of Fame’s fifth induction class, and included among the diverse group are five newcomers whose achievements...
Via Start 'N' Park Blog
April 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Jarrett, Bruton Smith headline new Hall nominees

NASCAR champion Dale Jarrett headlined the 25 nominees announced Wednesday for next year's Hall of Fame class - a list that finally includes track magnate Bruton Smith. Only five nominees are new to the list, with the other 20 carrying over from last year. Joining Jarrett and Smith as the new nominees were engine builder Maurice Petty, five-time NASCAR weekly series national...
Via AP on Fox
April 10, 2013  |  Discuss

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