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Hey, Kyle ... don't show that lobster to Samantha unless it's on her plate

With her 2-month old son in hand and her husband celebrating his third victory in his last four Sprint Cup races, one would naturally expect Samantha Busch to be all smiles in Victory Lane on Sunday. Instead, photographers attempting to capture Kyle Busch’s triumphant hoist of the traditional lobster following his win at the 5-Hour Energy 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway caught...
Via Fox Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Two-Time Grammy Winner Travis Tritt Headlines Sixth-Annual Waltrip Brothers' Charity Championship

Preparation is underway for the Sixth Annual Waltrip Brothers’ Charity Championship (WBCC) in October, and this year’s edition features one of country music’s most beloved sons, two-time Grammy Award winner Travis Tritt, headlining the Champion’s Dinner on Wednesday, Oct. 21.  In addition, one of NASCAR’s most beloved sons, Bryson Byrnes, will be in attendance as the two...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Travis Tritt headlines 6th Annual Waltrip Brothers' Charity Championship

Preparation is under way for the Sixth Annual Waltrip Brothers' Charity Championship (WBCC) in October, and this year's edition features one of country music's most beloved sons, two-time Grammy Award winner Travis Tritt, headlining the Champion's Dinner on Wednesday, Oct. 21. In addition, one of NASCAR's most beloved sons, Bryson Byrnes, will be in attendance as the two-day fundraiser...
Via Fox Sports
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Throwback Thursday – R&D Driver Undoes DiGard Racing

Credit – nascarmedia.com. Photo by RacingOne/Getty Images) Posted by Brandon Whitton – follow on twitter @whittonbm Halfway through the 1985 season, the Winston Cup circuit returned the World Center of Racing for the annual 400 mile race on the high banks of Daytona International Speedway. Bill Elliott was in command of the season; having won half of the 14 races held and leading...
Via Motor Racing Digest
July 02, 2015  |  Discuss

PRESS RELEASE: Motor racing takes over FOX Sports this weekend

FOX Sports wraps up its portion of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season with live coverage of a critical event for drivers still trying to fight their way into the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup. Live coverage from the Sonoma Raceway road course gets underway Friday, June 26 on FOX Sports 2 (3:00 PM ET) with practice. FOX Sports' weekend programming culminates with live race coverage...
Via Fox Sports
June 25, 2015  |  Discuss

FOX NASCAR Analysts React to Rule Changes for NASCAR Sprint Cup Series at Kentucky Speedway

Following NASCAR’s announced rules package changes in effect for the July 11 NASCAR SPRINT CUP SERIES race at Kentucky Speedway, FOX NASCAR analysts Darrell Waltrip and Andy Petree offered their thoughts on what effects the changes might have.  WALTRIP ON WHAT HE EXPECTS DRIVER REACTION TO THE NEW PACKAGE WILL BE AFTER THE KENTUCKY RACE: “When all is said and done, I expect...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
June 16, 2015  |  Discuss

FOX Sports' DW, Petree react to NASCAR rule changes for Kentucky

Following NASCAR's announced rules package changes in effect for the July 11 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Kentucky Speedway, FOX NASCAR analysts Darrell Waltrip and Andy Petree offered their thoughts on what effects the changes might have.  WALTRIP ON WHAT HE EXPECTS DRIVER REACTION TO THE NEW PACKAGE WILL BE AFTER THE KENTUCKY RACE: "When all is said and done, I expect drivers...
Via Fox Sports
June 16, 2015  |  Discuss

NASCAR Hall of Fame adding new exhibit, making big changes to another

Just in time for summer, the NASCAR Hall of Fame is adding one new exhibit and totally recreating another. Beginning June 17, the popular Charlotte, North Carolina venue will unveil "From the Garage: Street Rides of NASCAR Stars" in the Great Hall along with a revamped Heritage Speedway on the fourth floor.  "From the Garage: Street Rides of NASCAR Stars" puts fans in the driver...
Via Fox Sports
June 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Dale Earnhardt Jr. shares special pre-race ritual with famous father

Each week before a driver climbs in his or her car, they typically have a pre-race ritual that takes place. Whether it is hugging their significant other, saying a little prayer or eating the same thing each week, drivers often have funny ways of preparing for a race. However, for Dale Earnhardt Jr., one pre-race tradition is a bit more special and ties him back to his late father...
Via Fox Sports
June 11, 2015  |  Discuss

FOX NASCAR Quotes: Brian France Joins NASCAR RACEDAY from Pocono; Talks Driver Council

NASCAR Chairman & CEO joined the NASCAR RACEDAY panel on FOX Sports 1 Sunday morning from Pocono Raceway to discuss a variety of topics, including the new “driver council” that met last week at Dover.  Below are excerpts from France’s interview, as well as reaction from FOX NASCAR analysts Darrell Waltrip and Michael Waltrip: FRANCE ON WHAT DRIVERS’ CONCERNS WERE IN...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
June 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Waltrip: 'A lot of unrest' in NASCAR led to driver council

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) NASCAR has never had much of an appetite for drivers uniting to create a single voice. The sanctioning body once banned Curtis Turner for trying to form a union in 1961. But times have changed, said Hall of Famer Darrell Waltrip, who believes dislike of the current rules package has led to the creation of a driver's council. The group of drivers elected by their...
Via AP on Fox
June 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Inside the numbers: Johnson's excellence on full display at Dover

If you want to understand exactly how good Jimmie Johnson is at Dover International Speedway, consider some of the numbers the six-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series has posted at the Monster Mile in his No. 48 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolets. * Johnson's victory Sunday at the 1-mile track was his 10th, meaning he joins the double-digit club of NASCAR race winners at one track. The other...
Via Fox Sports
May 31, 2015  |  Discuss

NSCS: Jimmie Johnson Earns Tenth Win at the Monster Mile

DOVER, Del. — It doesn’t matter where Jimmie Johnson starts when he straps into his No. 48 Lowe’s Chevrolet at Dover International Speedway. After a dismal qualifying effort on Friday, Johnson started Sunday’s FedEx 400 benefiting Autism Speaks in the 14th position. Despite starting in the seventh row, it didn’t take long for Johnson to make his charge to the front. After just...
Via Rubbings Racing
May 31, 2015  |  Discuss

At Dover, Johnson aims to join exclusive club

Just four NASCAR Sprint Cup Series drivers have amassed 10 or more wins at a single track. They are all NASCAR Hall of Famers. Richard Petty (15 at Martinsville and North Wilkesboro, 13 at Richmond, 11 at Rockingham and 10 at Daytona), Darrell Waltrip (12 at Bristol, 11 at Martinsville and 10 at North Wilkesboro), Dale Earnhardt (10 at Talladega) and David Pearson (10 at Darlington...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
May 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Kentucky Chapter of Speedway Children’s Charities Announces “Dinner with Jeff Hammond”

The Kentucky Chapter of Speedway Children’s Charities (SCC) is excited to announce their 2nd Annual Fundraising Dinner with this year’s Guest of Honor, Jeff Hammond. The event will take place on Monday, June 15 at Receptions Banquet and Conference Centers in Erlanger, Kentucky, beginning at 6:00 p.m.   Seats and tables for this event are available as pre-sale only and are...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
May 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Jeff Gordon will join the NASCAR on Fox broadcast booth for 2016

Since winning NASCAR rights for the first time in 2001, the trio of Mike Joy, Darrell Waltrip, and Larry McReynolds has been in the broadcast booth for Fox Sports.  The three have seen NASCAR ride the roller coaster of national popularity and called some of the most tragic and most memorable moments in the history of the sport. For the 2016 season, Fox will make their first change...
Via Awful Announcing
May 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Jeff Gordon Joins NASCAR on FOX, Will Replace McReynolds in Booth

Fox Sports has hired one of the biggest names in NASCAR. Retiring NASCAR driver Jeff Gordon has joined Fox Sports as a NASCAR analyst, it was announced Thursday. He will serve as an in-race reporter for the remainder of the season before joining Mike Joy and Darrell Waltrip on the lead broadcast team next year. [...]
Via Sports Media Watch
May 21, 2015  |  Discuss

O. Bruton Smith’s Statement on His Induction into the 2016 NASCAR Hall of Fame Class

The following is a statement from Speedway Motorsports, Inc. Executive Chairman O. Bruton Smith regarding Wednesday’s announcement that he will be inducted into the NASCAR Hall of Fame Class of 2016: “When I found out that I was nominated, I realized how much this meant to my family and the 15,000 employees that work for my companies.  Now I realize how much it means to me. ...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
May 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Bubba Wallace Looks to Capitalize on Experience at Iowa

Bubba Wallace, who is competing in his first fulltime season in the NASCAR XFINITY Series, enters Sunday’s race at Iowa Speedway fourth in the series point standings.  The Rookie of the Year contender comes into the weekend with some experience at the .88-mile track. “I’m excited to get on track in Iowa,” said Wallace.  “I’ve turned a lot of laps at this track, and...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
May 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Darrell Waltrip relives glory and heartache of three all-star races

From his controversial victory in 1985, to getting wrecked by Rusty Wallace while battling for the win in 1989, to tangling with Dale Earnhardt while racing for the lead in 1995, NASCAR Hall of Famer and FOX NASCAR analyst Darrell Waltrip endured quite the bumpy ride over his years in the Sprint All-Star Race. In looking ahead to Saturday night's all-star race (7 p.m. ET, FOX Sports...
Via Fox Sports
May 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Opinion: To heck with all-star snoozers; the boys must have at it

OK, boys, time to take the gloves off and have at it. The NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race is always one of the best nights on the schedule and Charlotte Motor Speedway certainly is one of the sport's finest venues. No arguments there. In the early years of the all-star race, we had some hellacious controversies: Did Darrell Waltrip deliberately blow his motor at the end of the 1985 race...
Via Fox Sports
May 14, 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...
Via Motor Racing Digest
May 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Column: NASCAR's All-Star race has been a dud of late

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) The lore of NASCAR's annual All-Star race has been building since 1987, when Dale Earnhardt's ''pass in the grass'' gave him the victory. That exciting third installment of the All-Star race was followed by plenty of stellar finishes - Rusty Wallace's 1989 victory over a spinning Darrell Waltrip in a race dubbed ''The Tide Slide,'' or Davey Allison's 1992 door...
Via AP on Fox
May 11, 2015  |  Discuss

FOX Sports 1 Home to 30th Anniversary NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race

FOX Sports 1 opens its annual 10 DAYS OF THUNDER Presented by Polaris programming block with a full calendar of racing from 1.5-mile Charlotte Motor Speedway and a selection of special original programs, including the anxiously awaited 100,000 CAMERAS: TALLADEGA. Highlighting the opening weekend on track, NASCAR SPRINT ALL-STAR RACE action gets started under the lights with the NASCAR...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
May 11, 2015  |  Discuss

PRESS RELEASE: FS1 home to 30th anniversary Sprint All-Star Race; Coca-Cola 600 on FOX

FOX Sports 1 opens its annual 10 DAYS OF THUNDER Presented by Polaris programming block with a full calendar of racing from 1.5-mile Charlotte Motor Speedway and a selection of special original programs, including the anxiously awaited 100,000 CAMERAS: TALLADEGA. Highlighting the opening weekend on track, NASCAR SPRINT ALL-STAR RACE action gets started under the lights with the NASCAR...
Via Fox Sports
May 11, 2015  |  Discuss
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