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NSCS/NXS: INDY, MICHIGAN TO USE ONE TIMED LAP QUALIFYING

NASCAR officials told NASCAR Sprint Cup and XFINITY Series teams on Wednesday that it plans to use the superspeedway qualifying format at Indianapolis Motor Speedway next weekend and Michigan International Speedway next month. High drag rules packages were instituted last week for Indianapolis  and Michigan International Speedway. In an effort to align with this rules package,...
Via On Pit Road
16 days ago  |  Discuss

1968 Firecracker 400 Was Smooth Sailing For Cale Yarborough But Quite The Adventure For Kenny Martin

The Wood Brothers, Ryan Blaney and the Motorcraft/Quick Lane team return to Daytona International Speedway this weekend for the Coke Zero 400, a race the Woods have won eight times. The Woods also have five victories in the Daytona 500, and every one of those Daytona victories has its own unique set of circumstances. Some wins were hard-fought, like David Pearson’s triumph in the...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
June 30, 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

NASCAR's future meets the past at Bowman Gray Stadium

The young stars of the K&N Pro Series East put their skills to the test at one of NASCAR's most historic track in Saturday night's Hall of Fame 150 at Bowman Gray Stadium in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.  Hosting NASCAR races since 1949, Bowman Gray Stadium is a tight, flag quarter-mile track that fits within the confines of a football stadium. The track called 'The Madhouse...
Via Fox Sports
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

Doug Rice to do 'The Double' behind the mic on Sunday

INDIANAPOLIS – When Doug Rice was a boy growing up in Salisbury, North Carolina in the 1960s the state of Indiana may as well been on the other side of the Earth. He was a young lad in the heart of NASCAR Country where drivers named Richard Petty, David Pearson, Cale Yarborough and Bobby Allison were the heroes of stock car racing. Every Memorial Day, however, Rice would listen...
Via Fox Sports
May 23, 2015  |  Discuss

2016 NASCAR Hall Of Fame Class Announced

Harold Hinson/HHP Posted By: David Morgan – Follow at @damorgan86 Courtesy of NASCAR IMC DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (May 20, 2015) – NASCAR announced today the inductees who will comprise the NASCAR Hall of Fame Class of 2016. The five-person group – the seventh in NASCAR Hall of Fame history – consists of Jerry Cook, Bobby Isaac, Terry Labonte, O. Bruton Smith and Curtis Turner...
Via Motor Racing Digest
May 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Throwback Thursday: History's most flagrantly illegal race car

Junior Johnson is a member of the inaugural NASCAR Hall of Fame class, a driver who won 50 races and an owner who saw his drivers win six NASCAR Sprint Cup championships.   And he might be best known for building a car that was blatantly illegal, so completely beyond the spirit of the rules, let alone the letter of the law, that he earned himself a permanent spot alongside Smokey...
Via Fox Sports
February 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Glen Wood at Daytona for 69th Consecutive Year

Daytona wouldn’t be Daytona for Wood Brothers Racing if team patriarch Glen Wood wasn’t sitting in front of the hauler holding court with the who’s who of NASCAR racing.   Wood, 89, is attending his 69th consecutive race on Florida’s Atlantic coast. Starting in 1947 as a spectator to watch Curtis Turner drive, through driving to victory himself in the last three races run...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
February 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Daytona countdown: The history of the legendary No. 3 in NASCAR

With just three days until the Daytona 500 on FOX, it's time for a quick refresher course on the No. 3 and its place in NASCAR history. Think you already know everything about the No. 3 in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series? Think again. Here's some serious No. 3 trivia for the hard-core NASCAR fan: - A total of 82 drivers have driven the No. 3 in NASCAR's premier division - the late Dale...
Via Fox Sports
February 19, 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...
Via Fox Sports
February 01, 2015  |  Discuss

NASCAR legend David Pearson recovering from stroke

Three-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion and 2011 NASCAR Hall of Fame inductee David Pearson is recovering from a mild stroke suffered on Dec. 9. Pearson, whose nickname is "The Silver Fox," is second to Richard Petty on NASCAR's all-time wins list with 105 career victories. Wednesday afternoon during the Charlotte Motor Speedway Media Tour, NASCAR public relations representative...
Via Fox Sports
January 28, 2015  |  Discuss

“Golden Boy” Lorenzen Reaches NASCAR Pinnacle

Fred Lorenzen’s NASCAR career was brief, just 158 premier series starts over slightly more than a decade. The Elmhurst, Illinois, native never ran a complete season, his Holman-Moody Ford team choosing only to compete in the schedule’s most prestigious events. But when Lorenzen did buckle into his white, No. 28 Ford, it could be argued the rest of the field was running for second...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
January 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Happy birthday 'Silver Fox': Honoring David Pearson's career on his 80th birthday

Monday marks the birthday of the legendary David Pearson, one of the toughest and most successful drivers in the history of NASCAR. Pearson, a/k/a The "Silver Fox," turned 80 years old on Monday, and we at FOXSports.com would like to wish the Spartanburg, S.C., native a very happy birthday by looking back at his Hall of Fame career. Although Pearson never ran a full NASCAR Sprint...
Via Fox Sports
December 22, 2014  |  Discuss

NSCS: Throwback Thursday – 1981 Mason-Dixon 500 at Dover

RIDGELAND, Miss. — With the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series headed to Dover to take on the Monster Mile this weekend, “Throwback Thursday” is upon us once again and in this week’s edition, we will take a look back at a race at Dover that was intriguing until the end and gave a legendary car owner his first and only win in the Cup Series – the 1981 Mason-Dixon 500. In the early eighties...
Via Rubbings Racing
September 25, 2014  |  Discuss

South Carolina Driver Wins First NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Crown

Anthony Anders was sitting with friends in the grandstands off Turn 4 at historic Greenville Pickens Speedway when he got the itch to give this racing thing a try. Twenty years later, the Easley, South Carolina, driver has reached the pinnacle of short-track racing. Anders is the 2014 NASCAR Whelen All-American Series championship. The 43-year-old Anders accomplished the feat by...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
September 24, 2014  |  Discuss

25 years later: What might have been; Richmond vs. Earnhardt

Tim Richmond was heading into the Tunnel Turn at Pocono Raceway, one of the most precise and technically challenging corners in all of NASCAR, when he keyed his radio mic. "Rick, you listening?" Richmond called out to his car owner Rick Hendrick. It was the summer of 1986 and things were finally coming together for Richmond after five prior NASCAR seasons had produced promising moments...
Via Fox Sports
August 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Ronnie Bassett Jr. Looks to Extend Impressive Top-10 Streak at Langley Speedway

Winston-Salem, N.C. (June 18, 2014) – Ronnie Bassett Jr. and the Bassett Racing No. 04 Butler Trailer Manufacturing/Roush Yates Performance team look to extend their top-10 streak and continued climb up the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East point standings at Langley Speedway.  Langley Speedway in Hampton, Virginia will host the Visit Hampton VA 175 on Saturday night, June 21 and...
Via On Pit Road
June 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Legendary Engine Builder Ray Fox Dies

Born May 28, 1916, Fox made his name in NASCAR as an engine builder, winning Mechanic of the Year in 1956 after the Chrysler 300 cars he built for Carl Kiekhaefer won 22 of the season’s first 26 races.  Fox has been nominated for induction into the NASCAR Hall of Fame each of the past three years.  In 1960, he built the Chevrolet in which NASCAR Hall of Famer Junior Johnson won...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
June 17, 2014  |  Discuss

The Passing of NASCAR Engine Builder and Top Mechanic, Ray Fox

Long before becoming president of Charlotte Motor Speedway and Speedway Motorsports (NYSE:TRK), H.A. 'Humpy' Wheeler worked in Firestone's racing division, and Ray Fox was one of his most prominent race car testers. In the ensuing years as president of Charlotte Motor Speedway, Wheeler maintained a close relationship with him. "Ray was one of the most accomplished men in the history...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
June 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Motorcraft/Quick Lane Team Set For Another Memorable Weekend At Charlotte

For more than 50 years, people in the NASCAR world have said the only place to experience Memorial Day weekend is at Charlotte Motor Speedway, which hosts the sport’s longest race, the Coca-Cola 600.   Eddie Wood and the Wood Brothers have spent most of their Memorial Day weekends in the garage and on pit road at Charlotte. They’ll be there again Sunday after Trevor Bayne qualified...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
May 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Coca-Cola 600 has a history with major appeal

Sunday’s Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway has long been considered by many as one of NASCAR’s “major” events along with the Daytona 500, the Southern 500, one or perhaps both of Talladega Superspeedway’s races and, since 1994, the Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. It is a status well-earned. NASCAR’s longest race – 600 miles/400 laps around the...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
May 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Wood Bros. Racing Returns to Charlotte Motor Speedway; A Track Where the Team was Dominant in the 1970s

When Trevor Bayne straps himself into the iconic Wood Brothers No. 21 Motorcraft/Quick Lane Ford Fusion, he will be trying to re-claim the glory that once was for the Woods at the Charlotte Motor Speedway.   The team’s history in North Carolina dates back to 1957, includes a run of dominance in the 1970s unmatched in racing and a milestone race last year.   “The Wood Brothers...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
May 21, 2014  |  Discuss

2015 Schedule Shakeup Should Include Moving Southern 500 Back to Labor Day Weekend

It was one of motorsports' premier events. The Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway was considered by many people a bigger event than the Daytona 500, which modern day fans may be stunned at. Both Cale Yarborough and David Pearson took more pride in winning the Southern 500 at Darlington than they did for the Daytona 500. The Southern 500 was a true test of skill, patience and fearlessness...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
April 12, 2014  |  Discuss
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