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FS1's Adam Alexander: Hamlin, Blaney lead XFINITY charge into LVMS

Adam Alexander, FOX Sports play-by-play announcer for the NASCAR XFINITY Series and co-host of NASCAR Race Hub, took a few minutes this week to offer his thoughts on Saturday's race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Alexander will call the race (4 p.m. ET, FOX Sports 1) alongside Michael Waltrip and guest analyst Kevin Harvick, the defending NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion. Who is your...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

NSCS: Brett Moffitt to Drive No. 34 Front Row Motorsports Ford for Three Races

Front Row Motorsports announced on Wednesday, March 4th that Brett Moffitt will drive the No. 34 Ford Fusion in the next three Sprint Cup Series races. “We know Brett doesn’t have a ton of Sprint Cup experience, but he’s got a lot of hours behind the wheel in testing time, and he was certainly impressive Sunday in Atlanta,” team owner Bob Jenkins said. “For only his eighth...
Via On Pit Road
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Moffitt parlays Atlanta finish into deal with Front Row

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Brett Moffitt opened the year with exactly one race on his 2015 schedule, the Sprint Cup race at Atlanta as the replacement driver for Brian Vickers. He made the most of his opportunity, finishing eighth last Sunday in a head-turning performance. Now the Michael Waltrip Racing development driver has parlayed the run into more seat time. Moffitt on Wednesday...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Moffitt lands another Sprint Cup opportunity for next three races

Brett Moffitt will drive for Front Row Motorsports for the next three races, beginning this weekend at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Moffitt, who is under contract with Michael Waltrip Racing, finished eighth filling in for Brian Vickers last weekend at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Vickers will return to MWR this weekend at Las Vegas. Moffitt, 22, will drive the organization's No. 34 Ford...
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

NSCS: Moffitt Gets Three Race Deal With Front Row Motorsports

STATESVILLE, N.C. – Brett Moffitt will pilot the No. 34 Ford in the next three NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races for Front Row Motorsports. Moffitt’s first race with the organization will be this weekend at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. “I’m excited about the opportunity to run some races for Front Row,” Moffitt said. “After last weekend, I’m obviously eager to get back...
Via Rubbings Racing
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Moffitt to Drive No. 34 for Three Races

Twenty-two-year-old up-and-coming driver Brett Moffitt will pilot Front Row Motorsports' No. 34 Ford Fusion for the next three NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races. The young driver, who finished eighth in Sunday's race at Atlanta (Ga.) Motor Speedway, will drive the No. 34 Shaw's Southern Belle Seafood Ford this week at Las Vegas (Nev.) Motor Speedway. He will also be behind the wheel...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
2 days ago  |  Discuss

NSCS: Statement from MWR Co-Owner Rob Kauffman

“We are proud of how the entire No. 55 Aaron’s Dream Machine team has performed while Brian Vickers was recovering from his December surgery. The race in Atlanta showcased the progress of the entire organization, as well as a promising young driver in Brett Moffitt. Brett has been in the MWR system the past couple of years and we’re enthusiastic about his potential. Brett is...
Via On Pit Road
2 days ago  |  Discuss

NSCS: Moffitt Shows Impressive Run at Atlanta

JOPLIN, Mo. — Brett Moffitt got an opportunity of his lifetime this past weekend at the Atlanta Motor Speedway from Michael Waltrip Racing. The organization called up the Iowa native to pilot the No. 55 Aaron’s Toyota in the Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500. Moffitt, who is under contract with the racing team, posted a finish of eighth on Sunday, earning his best finish in the series...
Via Rubbings Racing
3 days ago  |  Discuss

MWR co-owner speaks positively of Brent Moffitt

Michael Waltrip Racing co-owner Rob Kauffman is speaking positively about developmental driver Brent Moffitt following his performance at Atlanta Motor Speedway on Sunday. “We are proud of how the entire #55 Aaron’s Dream Machine team has performed while Brian Vickers was recovering from his December surgery. The race in Atlanta showcased the progress of the entire organization...
Via Tireball.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Kobalt 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway entry list

There are a total of 48 cars on the entry list for this weekend's Kobalt 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.  Among those entered include David Ragan, driving Kyle Busch's No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota; Regan Smith in the No. 41 Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet; Ryan Blaney, making his second start of 2015 for Wood Brothers Racing; Ty Dillon in the No. 33...
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Statement from MWR Co-Owner Rob Kauffman on Brett Moffitt

“We are proud of how the entire No. 55 Aaron’s Dream Machine team has performed while Brian Vickers was recovering from his December surgery. The race in Atlanta showcased the progress of the entire organization, as well as a promising young driver in Brett Moffitt. Brett has been in the MWR system the past couple of years and we’re enthusiastic about his potential. Brett is...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
3 days ago  |  Discuss

NSCS: AJ Allmendinger, Brett Moffitt with Impressive Showing at Atlanta

The new aero package with lower downforce, the cold weather, and rain on race morning, all factored into a race day at Atlanta with little grip. A fact that, as all of the announcers pointed out, made the Folds of Honor Quicktrip 500 a “drivers” race. Drivers would have to a be a good “wheelman” to be successful. These scenarios bring to mind drivers like Jimmie Johnson,...
Via On Pit Road
4 days ago  |  Discuss

NASCAR: In Rare Opportunity, Brett Moffitt Dazzles En Route to Top 10 Finish in Atlanta

Hampton, GA- For the first two races of the 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season, Michael Waltrip Racing needed replacement driver for Brian Vickers. Vickers, needed surgery in the offseason and had to miss the first two races of the season in Daytona and Atlanta. At Daytona, Michael Waltrip filled in for Vickers while Brett … Continue reading NASCAR: In Rare Opportunity, Brett...
Via Race Review Online
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Super sub: Brett Moffitt finishes eighth for Michael Waltrip Racing

As he climbed from the No. 55 Michael Waltrip Racing Toyota, Brett Moffitt was red-faced and fighting back tears. In only his eighth career NASCAR Sprint Cup Series start, and his first with a competitive team, the 21-year-old Iowa native scored a surprising eighth-place finish in Sunday's Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedwayt, holding of 2012 series champion Brad...
Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

NSCS: Dinger & Moffitt Exceed The Norms On Sunday

The results have been lackluster for A.J. Allmendinger and his JTG-Daugherty Racing team, since their 2014 Chase for the Cup spot clinching victory last August at the Watkins Glen International road course in upstate New York. The team and driver went on to flounder badly in the following Chase scenario, earning just one top ten finish (a ninth at Martinsville, Va.) to close out...
Via Rubbings Racing
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Sights & Sounds: A soggy, but drying, Atlanta Motor Speedway

Editor's note: Scroll down for updates...  It is a cold and soggy morning at Atlanta Motor Speedway, but the Air Titans are on the track and teams are preparing for 500 miles today for the Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500.  Like any race morning, the teams are hard at work -- despite the cold and wet conditions -- to get their cars ready for Sunday's race and through the NASCAR technical...
Via Fox Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Taking in the two wheels: NASCAR stars turn out for Atlanta Supercross event

With both the NASCAR race and Monster Energy Supercross event in Atlanta, Georgia this weekend, many of the Sprint Cup Series' biggest stars headed to the Georgia Dome Saturday night for some two-wheel action in the dirt.  Team owner Joe Gibbs also runs a Supercross team, so the 'Coach' was watching his guys closely throughout the entire event.  Six-time Sprint Cup champion Jimmie...
Via Fox Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Adam Alexander previews XFINITY Series Atlanta race on FS1

Adam Alexander, FOX Sports play-by-play announcer for the NASCAR XFINITY SERIES and co-host of NASCAR Race Hub, took a few minutes this week to offer his thoughts on Saturday's race at Atlanta Motor Speedway, one of the circuit's most storied tracks and a driver favorite. Alexander calls Saturday's race from Atlanta alongside Michael Waltrip and guest analyst Brad Keselowski, 2012...
Via Fox Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

NASCAR: After Rough 2014 Season, 2nd Place in Sprint Unlimited Solid Night for Martin Truex Jr.

Daytona Beach, Fla- The final 11 races of 2013 and all of 2014 was a period of time that Martin Truex Jr. wants to forget. After thinking he made the Chase with Michael Waltrip Racing in ’13, NASCAR deemed MWR cheated and took Truex out of the Chase. The fallout would be severe for Truex even … Continue reading NASCAR: After Rough 2014 Season, 2nd Place in Sprint Unlimited Solid...
Via Race Review Online
19 days ago  |  Discuss

'Magic Mikey' Waltrip gearing up for 28th Daytona 500 start

FOX Sports analyst, Sprint Cup team owner and former "Dancing with the Stars" contestant Michael Waltrip put his newly discovered dance skills as he geared up for his 28th Daytona 500 start, driving the No. 55 Aaron's Dream Machine Toyota. 
Via Shake and Bake
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Michael Waltrip, No. 55 Aaron's Dream Machine Daytona 500 Preview

The No. 55 Aaron’s Dream Machine team at Michael Waltrip Racing will wait until the third race of the season before its regular driver Brian Vickers climbs behind the wheel of the team’s Toyota Camry. As Vickers recovers from December heart surgery, MWR founder and co-owner Michael Waltrip will make his 28th start in the Great American Race in Daytona where he has won twice....
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Brian Vickers Recovering from off-season Heart Surgery

A strenuous off-season could lead to plenty of success once the year kicks off at Daytona. During NASCAR’s off months, Brian Vickers had his second heart surgery in the last four and a half years. Although it was nearly a career-ending surgery, the driver of the No. 55 Toyota for Michael Waltrip Racing is set to return in 2015. Vickers had a disappointing 2014 season, with only...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Michael Waltrip to race at Daytona 500

With Brian Vickers sidelined from the No. 55 Aaron’s Toyota for the first two NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races of the season while recovering from heart surgery, owner Michael Waltrip will once again exhibit his restrictor-plate racing prowess in the Daytona 500 (Sunday, Feb. 22 at 1 p.m. ET on FOX). A two-time winner of the Great American Race, Waltrip won the event for the first...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
January 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Clint Bowyer senses newfound optimism at Michael Waltrip Racing

Clint Bowyer didn’t mince words. “There’s no reason to sugar-coat it — we sucked,” Bowyer said Tuesday with the no-nonsense frankness that has endeared him to NASCAR Sprint Cup Series fans. True enough, Michael Waltrip Racing’s performance as an organization was substandard in 2014. MWR failed to win a race last year and didn’t put a driver into the expanded field for...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
January 29, 2015  |  Discuss

NSCS: Michael Waltrip Racing Looking to Get Back On Track in 2015

JOPLIN, Mo. — Michael Waltrip Racing goes into the 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series hoping to recover from a very bad 2014 season. The entire organization isn’t happy about last season and looks forward to get back on track this year. The team enters their eighth season in the series. Waltrip spoke mainly on one subject: rebuilding. With the performance not being there all last...
Via Rubbings Racing
January 27, 2015  |  Discuss
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