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Clint Bowyer, Erik Jones celebrate birthdays in style at Dover

It is never a bad day when you can celebrate your birthday at a racetrack.  Two NASCAR drivers are doing just that Saturday at Dover International Speedway.  Joe Gibbs Racing's Erik Jones celebrated his 19th birthday with an impromtu birthday party on the Monster Mile's frontstretch, complete with a cake and Monster Energy girls. What 19-year-old wouldn't love that? Jones isn't...
Via Fox Sports
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Jack Link's and Big Machine Records to sponsor Clint Bowyer No 15 at Pocono

Jack Link’s and Big Machine Records will co-sponsor Michael Waltrip Racing’s No. 15 Toyota driven by Clint Bowyer in the June 7 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Pocono Raceway.  “Snacks, cool music and NASCAR. What a combination! They certainly picked the right driver,” laughed Bowyer. “Think of the party after the race if we win. What would be really cool is if we brought...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Dale Jr. has a million reasons to thank his Twitter followers

Almost exactly 15 months to the night he won the 2014 Daytona 500 and sent his first tweet from Victory Lane at the World Center of Racing, Dale Earnhardt Jr. has crossed the 1,000,000-follower mark on Twitter. In a sitdown interview with FOX Sports' Michael Waltrip prior to last year's Daytona 500, Earnhardt said he would consider joining Twitter if he won the race. Asked by a reporter...
Via Fox Sports
7 days ago  |  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
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Catching Up with Kyle Turner – No. 78 Furniture Row Racing Team

Rusty Jarrett, HHP Written by Matt Lovisa (follow @mattlovisa) May 19, 2015 During the rain delay at Richmond, Motor Racing Digest caught up with Kyle Turner, the rear tire changer for the No. 78 Furniture Row Chevrolet driven by Martin Truex Jr. We last spoke with Turner during Bristol spring race in 2014 and a lot has happened since then. The No. 78 team is off to a lightning...
Via Motor Racing Digest
11 days ago  |  Discuss

EXCLUSIVE: Crew chiefs discuss the 2015 Sprint Cup rules package

The 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series rules package has come under fire by some competitors over the last few weeks. Joe Gibbs Racing's Carl Edwards said to put on the best racing the series needs to "be running an extremely different package." Michael Waltrip Racing's Clint Bowyer said the 2015 rules were "kind of exactly opposite" of what drivers asked for. They are certainly not alone...
Via Fox Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss

David Ragan's No. 55 Aaron's Toyota To Honor Sgt. Bryan Brewster in 600

No. 55 Aaron’s Dream Machine driver David Ragan will carry a very special name on his windshield this Memorial Day weekend in the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Race fans and television viewers will see the name of Sgt. Bryan Brewster at the top of the No. 55 Toyota’s windshield as part of Michael Waltrip Racing and NASCAR’s 600 Miles of Remembrance honoring fallen...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Danica Patrick Post-Race Report – Sprint Showdown

Fans Vote Patrick into Sprint All-Star Race Mobil 1/Aspen Dental Driver Finishes Ninth in Sprint Showdown Date:                           May 15, 2015 Event:                         Sprint Showdown (non-points event) Series:                         NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Location:                  ...
Via Motor Racing Digest
14 days ago  |  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
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Brett Moffitt named primary driver of No. 34 Front Row Motorsports car

Brett Moffitt's game of musical cars has ended -- at least for 2015. Front Row Motorsports announced Wednesday morning that the organization will keep the 22-year-old as the "primary driver" of the No. 34 Ford Fusion for the rest of the Sprint Cup season.   Moffitt has already driven the No. 34 in three races this season, including last Saturday night's SpongeBob SquarePants 400...
Via Fox Sports
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Michael Waltrip Racing to hold fan fest on May 20

Michael Waltrip Racing will hold its annual Fan Fest at its Cornelius, N.C. race shop on Wed. May 20, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Fans may tour the shop, get autographs from MWR drivers, shop in the team store, watch live pit practice, enjoy sponsor displays and check out muscle cars provided by RK Motors. MWR will provide food and music for all the race fans. Admission is free and kids...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
18 days ago  |  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
19 days ago  |  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
19 days ago  |  Discuss

David Ragan goes for slide in debut for Michael Waltrip Racing

David Ragan's first race for Michael Waltrip Racing took a turn for the worse on Lap 119 of Saturday night's SpongeBob SquarePants 400 at Kansas Speedway.   Ragan was mid-pack in the No. 55 SpongeBob SquarePants Toyota when he got into the left rear of Josh Wise's No. 98 Phil Parsons Racing Ford at the exit of Turn 4. The contact sent Ragan's car sliding through the rain-soaked...
Via Fox Sports
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Sketchy forecast for Kansas race might leave teams scrambling

As has happened so often already this season, the weather forecast for tonight's SpongeBob SquarePants 400 at Kansas Speedway (FOX, 8 p.m. ET) is sketchy at best. As of 11 a.m. ET, weather.com placed the odds of rain at the 1.5-mile Kansas track at 45 percent at 8 p.m., rising to 70 percent by 10 p.m. Of course, those are just estimates. A lot could change between now and the green...
Via Fox Sports
21 days ago  |  Discuss

FOX Sports South presents 'Michael Waltrip Racing: Life in the Pits'

FOX Sports South's EMMY Award-winning original programming series DRIVEN presented by Toyota returns for the 2015 season with "Michael Waltrip Racing: Life in the Pits" on Friday, May 15 at 11 p.m. ET.   "DRIVEN -- Michael Waltrip Racing: Life in the Pits" follows the six-person pit crews for the No. 15 and No. 55 cars running under Michael Waltrip Racing. Viewers will get a first...
Via Fox Sports
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Battle Round Kansas: Clinching Chase Bids, Ragan’s New Ride and GoDaddy’s Gone

HHP, Rusty Jarrett Submitted by Matt Lovisa (follow on Twitter)Contributions by MRD Staff Writers May 6, 2015 John Harrelson/MRD Question 1: Half of the 16 car Chase field is set. Of the remaining 8 spots, how many spots are secured by wins and how many spots will be secured by points? Brandon Whitton: Assuming none of the current winners drop out of the top 30 or become injured...
Via Motor Racing Digest
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Exclusive: Michael Waltrip says struggling MWR team 'gaining on it'

It's no secret that this has been a second consecutive year of struggle for Michael Waltrip Racing, with the team riding a 63-race winless streak dating back to New Hampshire Motor Speedway in 2013, driver Clint Bowyer still looking for his first top-five finish of the year and Brian Vickers once again sidelined by blood clots. But as the team heads to Kansas Speedway, Bowyer's home...
Via Fox Sports
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Johnson, Wallace, Waltrip, Knaus Tout 30th Anniversary Of NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race

Less than two weeks before the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race returns to the high banks of Charlotte Motor Speedway on May 16, several of the sport’s past and present legends were at the iconic 1.5-mile superspeedway to share their favorite memories of the biggest all-star event in sports and celebrate the race’s historic upcoming 30th anniversary. The winningest Sprint All-Star...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Erik Jones only in the No. 18 for Kansas?

David Ragan’s run in the No. 18 Toyota Camry came to an end on Sunday at Talladega. Ragan now moves onto the seat of the No. 55 Toyota Camry at Michael Waltrip Racing which leaves Erik Jones assuming the seat of the Joe Gibbs Racing machine. With Jones getting behind the wheel of the No. 18 car at Kansas many assumed he was the preferred driver of JGR until Kyle Busch could return...
Via Tireball.com
25 days ago  |  Discuss

NSCS: Winners and Losers – Talladega Edition

Photo Credit: Rusty Jarrett/HHP Posted by: Dave Thompson, follow @phillyfan17 May 4, 2015 Winners Dale Earnhardt Jr. – Earnhardt Jr. started off fourth and stayed up in the front pack for nearly the entire race en route to his first victory of 2015. In the last few laps, he had debris stuck on his grille, which caused the engine temperatures to rise and gauges flashing...
Via Motor Racing Digest
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Brian Scott's spin leaves Michael Waltrip with nowhere to go

The first incident of Sunday's GEICO 500 at Talladega Superspeedway was a two-car incident that collected Brian Scott and Michael Waltrip. The incident occurred when Scott appeared to lose an engine just past the start-finish line on Lap 18. With smoke billowing out the rear of the car, Scott spun going into Turn 1 and Waltrip had nowhere to go but into the side of Scott's No. 33...
Via Fox Sports
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Michael Waltrip honoring Steve Byrnes on helmet at Talladega

FOX Sports NASCAR analyst and Sprint Cup Series driver Michael Waltrip is honoring Steve Byrnes at Talladega Superspeedway. Waltrip's helmet is adorned with photos of our late friend and colleague. Take a look.
Via Fox Sports
29 days ago  |  Discuss

NSCS: David Ragan to Drive for Michael Waltrip Racing

Michael Waltrip Racing announced earlier this week that David Ragan will drive the No. 55 Aaron’s Dream Machine Toyota for the remainder of the 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup season, beginning May 9 at Kansas Speedway. “Life has thrown a lot at MWR the first part of this racing season, but our team has stood tall and worked through it,” team owner Michael Waltrip said. “Our original...
Via Rubbings Racing
April 30, 2015  |  Discuss

NSCS: David Ragan To Drive No.55

David Ragan to Drive MWR’s No. 55 Toyota for Remainder of 2015 Season Ragan Begins New Duties at Kansas Speedway; No Timetable on Brian Vickers Return CORNELIUS, N.C. – Michael Waltrip Racing announced today that David Ragan will drive the No. 55 Aaron’s Dream Machine for the remainder of the 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup season, beginning May 9 at Kansas Speedway. Brian Vickers had...
Via On Pit Road
April 30, 2015  |  Discuss
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