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2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Rookie Battle has the Potential to be One of the Best of All Time

The 2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series battle for the rookie-of-the-year title is set to be a great one. Two great drivers, driving for two great teams will contend for the freshman honor. There have been many rookies-of-the-year in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series since Blackie Pitt was the inaugural winner of the award in 1954. Many of the sports great drivers earned the ROTY moniker. Richard...
Via On Pit Road
6 days ago  |  Discuss

NSCS: Wood Brothers, Ryan Blaney have a lot to be excited about

NASCAR WIRE SERVICE — CHARLOTTE, N.C. – It was difficult to tell who was more excited on Wednesday when the Charlotte Motor Speedway Media Tour wheeled into the Ford Technical Center in Concord, North Carolina. Take your pick: There were the legendary Wood Brothers, returning to full-time racing in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, Ford Racing, unveiling its new version of the No...
Via On Pit Road
16 days ago  |  Discuss

DIRT: Racing Community Gears up for The Chili Bowl Nationals

Since 1987 Tulsa, Oklahoma has played host to what has become one of the premier racing events in the entire United States. Each January hundreds of teams from all around the world make the trek to the Tulsa Expo Center to battle it out in 4-cylinder, fire breathing sprint cars known simply as Midgets. Over the course of the past 29 years, the Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals presented...
Via On Pit Road
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Wood Brothers amped about return to full-time racing

When Wood Brothers Racing went from a full schedule to competing part time beginning with the 2009 Sprint Cup season, many observers believed the fabled but financially challenged single-car organization would never return to full-time status.Team co-owners Eddie and Len Wood even had their doubts.But when the brothers joined executives from Ford Motor Company in November to announce...
Via Fox Sports
January 05, 2016  |  Discuss

Dale Blaney Thoroughly Dominated Night Number One Of Winter Heat

Just when you thought that this is “the off-season” for any type of racing, Cocopah Speedway kicked off five days of ground pounding, earth shaking, 410 Winged Sprint Car racing!  Even though the rest of the country is dealing with the depths of winter, Yuma, AZ is basking in warmer weather and some of the best sprint car racing to kick off 2016! Dale Blaney, brother of former...
Via Rubbings Racing
January 02, 2016  |  Discuss

How strong is the '16 Sprint Cup rookie class? Get the skinny

The 2016 Sunoco Rookie of the Year class in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series is as deep and talented as any group since 2006, when Denny Hamlin won rookie honors over a field that included Clint Bowyer and Martin Truex Jr.Here's a snapshot of the rookie hopefuls for 2016:Chase ElliottAge 20Hendrick MotorsportsNo. 24 ChevroletThe lowdown: Elliott is the favorite to win rookie honors,...
Via Fox Sports
January 01, 2016  |  Discuss

Daughter of BK Racing crew chief killed in car crash

The daughter of BK Racing crew chief Joe Williams, Stephanie Rembert, was killed in a "freak car accident" according to team member Roy Gangdal. The BK Racing employee has set up a Go Fund Me account for Rembert, who was the mother of two children.According to multiple reports, the accident took place outside of Asheboro, North Carolina and Rembert died after being airlifted to a...
Via Fox Sports
December 21, 2015  |  Discuss

NSCS: 2016 Rookie Class Will Be The Best in Years

Do you know who the last six NASCAR Sprint Cup Series’ Rookie of the Year’s are? It’s okay if you don’t because I didn’t know them all, either. They are Brett Moffitt (2015), Kyle Larsen (2014), Rickey Stenhouse, Jr (2013), Stephen Leicht (2012), Andy Lally (2011) and Kevin Conway (2010), if you were wondering. However, the 2016 Rookie of the Year battle will be the best in...
Via Rubbings Racing
December 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Fishing for a cause: NASCAR joins forces with Hall of Fame drag racer

Hall of Fame drag racer Darrell Gwynn was joined Saturday by his NASCAR friends as they came together for the annual Hot Rods & Reels Fishing Tournament to benefit The Darrell Gwynn Quality of Life Chapter of The Buoniconti Fund to Cure Paralysis.The annual event, held at the infield lake at Homestead-Miami Speedway, combines some of the best NASCAR drivers with the leaders in...
Via Fox Sports
November 21, 2015  |  Discuss

NSCS: Talladega A Memorable Place For Blaney, Bullins and the Wood Brothers

Talladega Superspeedway has a mystique about it like no other track on the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. It has seen many strange events over the years – from a string of surprise winners in the 1970s and 1980s to Bobby Isaac parking Bud Moore’s Ford mid-race after hearing voices telling him to do so, to an instance of sabotage to race cars. “Something out of the ordinary was always...
Via On Pit Road
October 22, 2015  |  Discuss

NASCAR Sprint Cup Drivers to Meet Young Race Fans at Talladega Superspeedway Saturday, Oct. 24

TALLADEGA, AL — NASCAR Sprint Cup Series drivers Danica Patrick, Aric Almirola, AJ Allmendinger and Ryan Blaney are scheduled to appear for a Talladega Superspeedway special youth autograph session during the CampingWorld.com 500 / fred’s 250 Powered by Coca-Cola race weekend upcoming Oct. 23-25. On Saturday, Oct. 24 at 10:45 a.m. (CDT) in the track’s Hospitality Village, located...
Via On Pit Road
October 18, 2015  |  Discuss

NASCAR Sprint Cup Drivers to Meet Young Race Fans at Talladega Superspeedway Saturday, Oct. 24

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series drivers Danica Patrick, Aric Almirola, AJ Allmendinger and Ryan Blaney are scheduled to appear for a Talladega Superspeedway special youth autograph session during the Alabama 500/fred's 250 Powered by Coca-Cola race weekend upcoming Oct. 23-25. On Saturday, Oct. 24 at 10:45 a.m. (CDT) in the track’s Hospitality Village, located behind the Birmingham Tower ...

Ryan Blaney boosted by support from dad, other drivers in hard stretch

From missing two Sprint Cup Series races to losing an XFINITY Series race on a last-lap pass, to dominating another XFINITY Series race but this time actually closing the deal, the past month has been quite the roller-coaster ride for Ryan Blaney. In fact, the 21-year-old second-generation driver can't recall a stretch in his relatively young career when circumstances have been any...
Via Fox Sports
August 06, 2015  |  Discuss

TSS: Bowyer, Blaney & Hall of Famer Wallace Join Talladega Superspeedway’s Pre-Race Q&A Session at GEICO 500 May, 3

TALLADEGA, AL – A former NASCAR Sprint Cup Series winner at Talladega Superspeedway, a young, promising rookie driver for a legendary team, and a legendary Hall of Famer are scheduled to be a part of the track’s Pre-Race Fan Question & Answer session at the Start/Finish Line on Sunday, May 3, prior to the start of the GEICO 500. Hear first-hand how Clint Bowyer, who has two...
Via On Pit Road
April 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Bowyer, Blaney & Hall of Famer Wallace Join Talladega Superspeedway¹s Pre-Race Q&A Session at GEICO 500 May, 3

A former NASCAR Sprint Cup Series winner at Talladega Superspeedway, a young, promising rookie driver for a legendary team, and a legendary Hall of Famer are scheduled to be a part of the track’s Pre-Race Fan Question & Answer session at the Start/Finish Line on Sunday, May 3, prior to the start of the GEICO 500. Hear first-hand how Clint Bowyer, who has two triumphs at the...

Ryan Blaney Races His Way Into First Daytona 500 with Wood Brothers

The Blaney name will live on in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. Veteran racer Dave Blaney is all but done with racing in NASCAR’s top-tier division, but his son is just getting started. Ryan Blaney, 20, will run 18 races in the Cup Series this year with the legendary Wood Brothers Racing. Driving the No. 21 car, pressure is escalating for the son of the “Buckeye Bullet.” Besides...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
February 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Tommy Baldwin Racing may have only one full-time team

Early reports of Tommy Baldwin Racing running only one machine in 2015 appear to be true. According to Dave Moody, TBR may field only the No. 7 Chevrolet driven by Michael Annett for the full season while the No. 36 machine is run on a limited basis. TBR is said to be working on deal with Jay Robinson Racing who would run the car in all but the four races at Daytona and Talladega...
Via Tireball.com
January 06, 2015  |  Discuss

NCWTS: Tight Nemechek Bond Made for Strong On-Track Results in 2014

EASTON, Pa. — A father and son duo seems like a common occurrence these days in NASCAR racing; Chase and Bill Elliott, Ryan and Dave Blaney among others. However, for the first time in the three national series of  NASCAR, a father and son were to team up and actually share a ride for a season. For the Camping World Truck Series in 2014, it was the successful and respected driver...
Via Rubbings Racing
December 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Crafton set to become 1st back-to-back Truck champ

HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) Matt Crafton simply had to start last season's finale in order to clinch the NASCAR Truck Series championship. On Friday, all he has to do is avoid something catastrophic at Homestead-Miami Speedway to become the first series driver to win back-to-back championships. The grizzled, 38-year-old veteran in a series loaded with up-and-comers must finish 21st or...
Via AP on Fox
November 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Truck Series title battle a two-man race headed to Phoenix

The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season is rapidly winding to a conclusion, and with only two races left, two drivers effectively remain in the hunt for the 2014 title. Although five drivers are still mathematically eligible for the championship, those in positions three through five -- Darrell Wallace Jr. (-43), Johnny Sauter (-52) and Timothy Peters (-76) -- are so far behind...
Via Fox Sports
November 07, 2014  |  Discuss

NSCS: LaJoie to Make Sprint Cup Debut at New Hampshire

JOPLIN, Mo.— Corey LaJoie is set to make his NASCAR Sprint Cup Series debut this weekend at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway. LaJoie is currently a developmental driver for the Richard Petty Motorsports team and will drive the No. 77 Humphrey Ford. He becomes the fourth driver, joining Dave Blaney, Joe Nemechek and Nelson Piquet Jr. to have driven this car in 2014. LaJoie has made...
Via Rubbings Racing
September 15, 2014  |  Discuss

NCWTS: Ryan Blaney Feels Motivation after Mosport Win

EASTON, Pa. — If you could put the 2014 year into one word for Ryan Blaney — the son of long-time NASCAR racer Dave Blaney — that word would be progress, and lots of it. From making his first Sprint Cup Series start at Kansas Speedway back in May, being announced as the newest driver for the infamous Wood Brothers Racing No. 21 for 2015, to beating out Kyle Busch for the Nationwide...
Via Rubbings Racing
September 03, 2014  |  Discuss

NASCAR: The Week That Was (8/31/14)

 Ladies and Gentlemen, Start Your Opinions! Rubbings Racing’s weekly segment continues, recapping everything that has happened in the past week, i.e. “NASCAR: The Week That Was”, written in a “Big Deal or No Big Deal” format. If you have missed anything during the past week, don’t worry - we have you covered. As always, I welcome your comments on our Facebook page. Big...
Via Rubbings Racing
September 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Ryan Blaney riding high into truck series race in Canada

To be certain, these are good times for Ryan Blaney. Two weeks ago, the 20-year-old son of Sprint Cup veteran Dave Blaney was named the part-time driver of the Wood Brothers' fabled No. 21 car for the 2015 Sprint Cup season. Last weekend, Blaney challenged and beat Kyle Busch in the final laps of the Nationwide Series race at Bristol -- a track where Busch, the all-time Nationwide...
Via Fox Sports
August 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Ryan Blaney Has Successful First Outing in Famed Wood Brothers Ford

Two three-generation racing families officially went to work together on Friday at Michigan International Speedway as Ryan Blaney took his first laps in the Wood Brothers’ No. 21 Motorcraft/Quick Lane Ford Fusion. Blaney, the son of veteran NASCAR and sprint car racer Dave Blaney, nephew of sprint car standout Dale Blaney, and grandson of the late short track legend Lou Blaney...
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