Super Bowl smackdown: Social media shows NASCAR primed for big game

Super Bowl Sunday is nearly upon us, and that is not lost on a very interested NASCAR community.From former driver Jeff Burton and his son, current driver Jeb Burton, who are attending the game with none other than Gov. Pat McCrory from the great state of North Carolina, to many others who are fans of either the Carolina Panthers or the Denver Broncos, many have taken to Twitter...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Who is/isn't interested in driving Tony Stewart's car? Twitter has some answers

With Tony Stewart sidelined indefinitely with a back injury suffered last weekend, there are several possible candidates for stepping into the No. 14 Stewart-Haas Racing Chevy as a temporary replacement.At least one of those possible candidates, 22-year-old Alex Bowman, made his interest known on Twitter.Brett Moffitt, another young driver with some Cup experience, also wasn't bashful...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

7 drivers who could be called on to sub for Tony Stewart

Stewart-Haas Racing announced Thursday that Tony Stewart will be out indefinitely after suffering a back injury in an off-road vehicle crash on Sunday."A timetable for Stewart's return has not been determined, but he is expected to make a full recovery and return to the No. 14 Chevrolet in 2016," SHR said in a statement, adding that an interim replacement for Stewart has not been...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

ST: To Stream New Smyrna

Eight Nights of Whelen All-American Racing Airing Live By Jason Christley, NASCAR DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Race fans around the world got to watch last year as 14-year-old Harrison Burton became the youngest Division I winner in NASCAR Whelen All-American Series history and rising dirt racing star Christopher Bell scored his first NASCAR win. That was possible thanks to the coverage...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Jeff Burton, Robby Gordon, Ryan Newman highlight the history of the No. 31 car

To understand the basic history of the No. 31 car in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, one need look no further than Richard Childress Racing.While the number has been used by 101 different drivers beginning when Sterling Long and Ben Cannaziaro drove it in NASCAR's Strickly Stock division in 1949, the No. 31's most notable history began when it became a property of Richard Childress...
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December 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Kyle Petty reveals his pick to win NASCAR Sprint Cup Chase title

Retired NASCAR driver and NBC Sports analyst Kyle Petty will be joining Jeff Burton and Steve Letarte to cover the first race of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Chase this Sunday at Chicagoland Speedway. We spoke to Petty this week about the Chase, his pick to win the NASCAR championship, and which track will be pivotal in deciding the winner. How will Jimmie Johnson, the No. 1 seed, do...
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September 18, 2015  |  Discuss

NSCS/NXS: Roush Fenway Advance – Richmond International Raceway

Roush Fenway Advance – Richmond International Raceway, .750-mile “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” Roush Fenway Racing hopes to “Meet Virginia” this weekend as the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) heads to Richmond International Raceway, a track that has seen a Roush Fenway Ford visit victory lane on 15 previous occasions. Sprint Cup Series Richmond Int’l Raceway Sat...
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September 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Darlington Adds To Throwback Weekend With Return Of Southern 500 Parade

©2015, Harrelson Photography Inc. Posted by Brandon Whitton & David Morgan – follow on twitter @whittonbm & @damorgan86 Darlington, SC September 6, 2015 On the eve of the Southern 500, hundreds of fans and local residents lined Harry Byrd Highway on the backstretch of Darlington Raceway to take in the Southern 500 Parade, a relic of the past that was shelved along with...
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September 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Despite the roadblocks, NBC’s NASCAR comeback was flawless

In a 10 year deal signed last year, NBC is back in NASCAR. Once broadcasting NASCAR races from 1999-2006, NBC took over from TNT and ESPN to show the last half of the NASCAR Sprint Cup and XFINITY Series races on the NBC family of networks. To say they had their challenges Sunday night in the Coke Zero 400 at Daytona International Speedway, as they had to get through a four-hour...
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July 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Harrison Burton wins 1st career super late model race

NEW SMYRNA, Fla. (AP) Jeff Burton's 14-year-old son won his first NASCAR Super Late Model race by taking the lead with 10 laps remaining in Friday night's feature at New Smyrna Speedway. Harrison Burton chased Paul Schafer Jr. for several laps before making his move with 13 laps remaining. It took him another three laps to complete the pass. ''It means the world to me,'' Burton...
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February 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Jeb Burton goes from unemployment line to Cup ride with BK Racing

Jeb Burton, the son of former Daytona 500 winner Ward Burton, will drive the No. 26 Sprint Cup car for BK Racing this season, according to a report in USA Today. In a rather amazing turn of events for the 22-year-old Burton, he received a call from BK Racing just 11 days after he seemingly was out of a ride for 2015 when planned sponsorship for his Camping World Truck Series team...
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February 08, 2015  |  Discuss

NSCS/XFINITY: Dave Burns and Mike Massaro added to NBC Sports Broadcast Team

NBC Sports announced today that Dave Burns and Mike Massaro will join NBC’s NASCAR coverage in 2015. The pair will cover pit road during action for both the Sprint Cup and XFINITY Series races, while contributing to NASCAR America and handling other assignments throughout NBC Sports’ coverage. “We’ve known Dave Burns for a long time, and are excited to welcome back his...
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November 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Dalton Sargeant to attempt a ‘double header’ this weekend at Southern National Motorsports Park and South Boston Speedway.

Charlotte, N.C. (September, 11 2014) - Dalton Sargeant and the No. 54 Lee Pulliam Performance/Kiker Motorsports team are looking forward to a double-header weekend at Southern National Motorsports Park and South Boston Speedway this weekend.  On Friday, September 12 Southern National Motorsports Park will host twin 75-lap feature events, and onSaturday, September 13 South Boston...
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September 11, 2014  |  Discuss

NSCS: Tony Stewart Returns, Has One Last Shot at Chase

RICHMOND, Va. — Last Sunday night under the lights at the Atlanta Motor Speedway, NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Tony Stewart returned to race in the Oral B USA 500. Stewart, who had not been behind the wheel of a racecar since the tragic accident involving Kevin Ward Jr. in a non-NASCAR event on August 9, 2014, walked out to an overwhelming response by the fans in attendance...
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September 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Tony Stewart: Kevin Ward’s death will ‘affect my life forever’

Tony Stewart addressed the media for the first time since his car struck and killed Kevin Ward Jr. during a sprint-car race in New York. “This has been one of the toughest tragedies I’ve ever had to deal with, both professionally and personally. This is something that will definitely affect my life forever,” said Stewart. “This is a sadness and a pain that I hope no one has...
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August 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Tony Stewart to return to racing this weekend at Atlanta Motor Speedway

Stewart-Haas Racing announced on Thursday that Tony Stewart will be back behind the wheel of the No. 14 Bass Pro Shops/Mobil 1 Chevrolet at Atlanta Motor Speedway this weekend. It marks Stewart’s first Sprint Cup Series race since the incident earlier this month involving Kevin Ward Jr. During a sprint car event on August 9th at Canandaigua (N.Y.) Motorsports Park, Ward Jr. was...
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August 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Tony Stewart Returns to Racing

After missing the last three races in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, Tony Stewart is back behind the wheel of the No. 14 Chevrolet for Stewart-Haas Racing. NASCAR’s premier series heads to Atlanta Motor Speedway this weekend. The investigation is still ongoing into the death of Kevin Ward, Jr. an Ontario County spokeswoman said on Thursday.  Since Stewart has been out, Regan Smith...
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August 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Jeff Burton gives No. 14 team solid finish amid controversy

After three rough weeks both on and off the track, the No. 14 Stewart-Haas Racing team had something to smile about Saturday night. With veteran Jeff Burton behind the wheel for the second straight weekend, the No. 14 team tackled Bristol Motor Speedway and scored their best finish since Tony Stewart stepped out of the car due to a sprint car incident that claimed the life of 20...
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August 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Burton Finishes 15th at Bristol

Jeff Burton delivered a solid performance in his second straight NASCAR Sprint Cup Series start as the interim driver of the No. 14 Bass Pro Shops/Mobil 1 Chevrolet SS for Stewart-Haas Racing (SHR). Subbing for regular driver Tony Stewart, Burton started 25th and ran as high as fourth before finishing 15th in the Irwin Tools Night Race Saturday at Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway....

lrwin Tolls Night Race-Preview

Which driver will clinch a Chase berth this week? Jeff Burton to fill in for Tony Stewart again this week With 3 races left until the Chase field is set and only 4 spots left, who is going to get in this week? Those 4 spots are currently held by Matt Kenseth, Ryan Newman, Clint […] The post lrwin Tolls Night Race-Preview appeared first on Champs Nation.
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August 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Jeff Burton will again drive for Tony Stewart at Bristol

Jeff Burton will again climb behind the wheel of the No. 14 Chevrolet SS normally driven by three-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Tony Stewart. Stewart will be missing his third straight Cup Series race following an accident at Canandaigua Speedway in New York that took the life of 20-year old Kevin Ward Jr. Burton, a 21 time Cup winner, has 40 career starts at Bristol which...
August 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Stewart To Sit Out Bristol; Burton To Return as Interim Driver for No. 14 Team

Tony Stewart has decided not to compete in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series event this weekend at Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway. Veteran driver Jeff Burton, a winner of 21 Sprint Cup races, will pilot the No. 14 Bass Pro Shops/Mobil 1 Chevrolet SS for Stewart-Haas Racing in place of Stewart for the second straight week. Burton subbed for Stewart last weekend at Michigan International...

Tony Stewart will sit out third race weekend in a row at Bristol

For the third straight race, three-time champion Tony Stewart will not race in this weekend's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series event. According to a statement issued by Stewart-Haas Racing on Wednesday evening, Jeff Burton will drive the No. 14 Chevrolet during Saturday night's Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway. This is the second week Burton has filled in for Stewart, who has not...
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August 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Tony Stewart skipping Bristol after Ward's death

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Tony Stewart will not race Saturday night at Bristol Motor Speedway in Tennessee, the third Sprint Cup race he's skipped since his car struck and killed Kevin Ward Jr. during a sprint car race. Stewart's decision was announced Wednesday and Jeff Burton will once again replace him in the No. 14 Chevrolet. Burton also drove Stewart's car at Michigan last week...
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August 20, 2014  |  Discuss

NSCS: Stewart to Miss Bristol Motor Speedway

KANNAPOLIS, N.C. — Stewart-Hass Racing announced Tuesday that Jeff Burton will once again pilot the No. 14 Chevrolet at the Bristol Motor Speedway this weekend. This will be the third race in-a-row where Tony Stewart has missed a NASCAR Sprint Cup series race since the Sprint Car crash almost three weekend’s ago. It is still unclear when Stewart will get back into his ride. Rumors...
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August 19, 2014  |  Discuss
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