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Elliott, NAPA Bring Points Lead To Home Track Atlanta

In a rookie season full of firsts, Chase Elliott finally gets a weekend of familiarity. The NASCAR Nationwide Series will make its first and only stop of the season at Atlanta Motor Speedway with the running of the Great Clips 300 Saturday night. Elliott is from Dawsonville, Ga., just 80 miles north of the speedway. His sponsor, NAPA AUTO PARTS, is headquartered just 40 miles away...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
1 day ago  |  Discuss

A Solid Run Keeps Elliott and NAPA in Points Control

Chase Elliott, driver of the No. 9 NAPA AUTO PARTS Chevrolet, finished third in the rain-delayed Food City 300 NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Bristol Motor Speedway Friday night.  It was his 10th top five of the season, most of any driver in the Nationwide Series this year.  The finish propelled him to a 13-point lead over teammate Regan Smith in the points standings.  Ryan...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Chase Elliott leads Nationwide Series points, full standings following Bristol

Chase Elliott will leave Bristol Motor Speedway as the points leader in the NASCAR Nationwide Series. Elliott entered the Food City 250 with a 10 point lead over teammate Regan Smith and a 16 point lead over Elliott Sadler. He extended his lead over Smith to 13 points and is now 30 points over third place Ty Dillon. Sadler dropped to fourth in the standings 42 points back. Winner...
Via Tireball.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Chase Elliott looking for “redemption” after struggling in the spring

For some drivers, a ninth-place finish in their first trip to Bristol Motor Speedway would be considered a great accomplishment. However, that isn’t the story for Chase Elliott as his ninth place run back in March is something he considers a poor showing. “Fortunately, Bristol was one of our down weekends – I thought,” he commented. “We struggled in the spring as I did...
Via On Pit Road
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Entry List: Food City 300

# Driver Sponsor Make 2 Brian Scott Shore Lodge Chevrolet 3 Ty Dillon Bass Pro Shops Chevrolet 4 Jeffrey Earnhardt TBA Chevrolet 5 Kevin Harvick Hunt Brothers Pizza Chevrolet 6 Trevor Bayne AdvoCare Ford 7 Regan Smith Breyers Chevrolet 9 Chase Elliott NAPA Auto Parts Chevrolet 10 Mike Bliss SupportMilitary.org[...]
Via Start 'N' Park Blog
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Chase Elliott leads Nationwide Series points, full standings following Mid-Ohio

Chase Elliott entered Saturday’s NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Mid-Ohio with a 12 point lead over Regan Smith. Following just over 200 miles of racing the lead is now ten points for Elliott over Smith. WINNER: Buescher wins at Mid-Ohio Up next for the Nationwide Series is Bristol Motor Speedway next Friday. Nationwide Series points following Mid-Ohio - RK DRIVER POINTS...
Via Tireball.com
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Chris Buescher wins Nationwide race at Mid-Ohio

LEXINGTON, Ohio (AP) Chris Buescher took the lead on the 62nd of 90 laps and held off Regan Smith and Brian Scott to win the NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course on Saturday. The victory in the Nationwide Children's Hospital 200 made the 21-year-old Buescher the third rookie to win in the series this year. Buescher, driving the Roush Fenway Racing Ford...
Via AP on Fox
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Chris Buescher tames Mid-Ohio for first career NNS win

Chris Buescher won the Nationwide Children's Hospital 200 Saturday at the 2.25-mile Mid-Ohio road course in Lexington, Ohio, capturing the first NNS win of his career in only his 21st career start. Buescher was ultra-smooth over the final 18 laps following the final restart on the road course that features 13 tricky turns. His biggest fear was fuel mileage, as he was in danger...
Via Fox Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Chris Buescher wins Nationwide Series race at Mid-Ohio, full results

Getty Images   Chris Buescher won Saturday’s NASCAR Nationwide Series race from the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, OH. The driver of the No. 60 Ford Mustang finished ahead of Regan Smith and Brian Scott. Beginning the Nationwide Children’s Hospital 200 on the pole was Sam Hornish Jr. but his day went away just past the midway point with engine trouble.  Brian Scott...
Via Tireball.com
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Stewart-Haas Racing Sets No Timetable For Tony Stewart's Return

Tony Stewart will sit out his second straight NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race of the season this weekend at Michigan International Speedway in a decision made by the three-time premier series champion himself following last Saturday night's tragedy with sprint car driver Kevin Ward Jr. Ward Jr. was fatally injured when he was hit by a winged sprint car driven by Stewart at Canandaigua...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Thirteen points separate top four entering Mid-Ohio

The upper echelon of the NASCAR Nationwide Series standings can be described with one word…tight. A mere 13 points separate the top four drivers with only a dozen races remaining on the season. Sunoco Rookie of the Year candidate Chase Elliott holds a 12-point series lead over JR. Motorsports teammate Regan Smith, sitting just one point ahead of third-place Elliott Sadler and...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Hornish wins pole for Nationwide race at Mid-Ohio

LEXINGTON, Ohio (AP) Sam Hornish Jr. has won the pole for the second annual NASCAR Nationwide Children's Hospital 200 at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. Hornish, an Ohio native, had a lap speed of 95.873 around the 2.258-mile road course located midway between Columbus and Cleveland. Alex Tagliani was second at 95.53 and Brian Scott third at 95.44. Ty Dillon and Chris finished fourth...
Via AP on Fox
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Brett Frood: “It’s been an emotional week for (Stewart). He’s grieving.”

On Friday morning at Michigan International Speedway, Stewart-Haas Racing Executive Vice President Brett Frood addressed the media, along with VP of Competition Greg Zippidelli and intern driver Jeff Burton. Burton is filling in for Tony Stewart behind the wheel of No. 14 Bass Pro Shops/Mobil 1 Chevrolet SS as Stewart sits out this weekend. During a sprint car event last Saturday...
Via On Pit Road
12 days ago  |  Discuss

First Practice Times: Nationwide Children’s Hospital 200

Pos # Driver Team Time Behind 1 54 Sam Hornish Jr. Monster Energy Toyota 85.346 Leader 2 7 Regan Smith AmericasPower.org Chevrolet 85.920 -0.574 3 60 Chris Buescher Nationwide Children’s Hospital Ford 86.072 -0.726 4 22 Alex Tagliani Discount Tire Ford 86.100 -0.754 5 2 Brian Scott Avery Neely/Shore Lodge[...]
Via Start 'N' Park Blog
12 days ago  |  Discuss

NASCAR: Sam Hornish Jr. Leads the Way in Nationwide Series Practice at Mid-Ohio

The NASCAR Nationwide Series took to the 2.258-mile Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course on Friday afternoon as they prepare for Saturday’s Nationwide Children’s Hospital 200. It will be their second straight road course event as they ran at the Watkins Glen International circuit in upstate New York just last weekend. Sam Hornish Jr. was quickest on the day as he turned a lap of 95...
Via Race Review Online
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Stewart Set to Miss Race at Michigan

For the second-straight weekend, NASCAR Sprint Cup series driver Tony Stewart will not participate in major competitive racing. Stewart’s absence stems from the events that took place last Saturday, resulting in the unfortunate death of Kevin Ward Jr. Stewart also missed last week’s Sprint Cup race at Watkins Glen as well as a sprint-car race he was scheduled to compete in. Stewart...
Via Sports Mockery
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Race Preview: Nationwide Children’s Hospital 200

This weekend marks the 2nd running of the Nationwide Children’s Hospital 200 from the Mid-Ohio Sports Course. Chase Elliott comes in leading the points by 12 over Regan Smith. Elliott Sadler, Ty Dillon, and Brian Scott round out the top-5 in the driver standings. Entry List Notes This weekend we’ll[...]
Via Start 'N' Park Blog
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Entry List: Nationwide Children’s Hospital 200

# Driver Sponsor Make 2 Brian Scott Avery Neely / Shore Lodge Chevrolet 3 Ty Dillon Yuengling Light Lager Chevrolet 4 Jeffrey Earnhardt Bandit Chevrolet 6 Trevor Bayne AdvoCare Ford 7 Regan Smith AmericasPower.org Chevrolet 9 Chase Elliott NAPA Auto Parts Chevrolet 10 Blake Koch Supportmilitary.org Toyota 11 Elliott Sadler[...]
Via Start 'N' Park Blog
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Sheriff Povero: ‘All Options Remain Open’ In Stewart Case

The sheriff investigating a fatal crash that saw three-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Tony Stewart’s sprint car strike and kill a driver during a race Saturday night in New York said Monday “all options remain open” in regards to the case and possible criminal action. Appearing on CNN Monday morning, Sheriff Philip C. Povero of Ontario County, New York, said, “This...
Via Geeks and Cleats
16 days ago  |  Discuss

How the networks covered the Tony Stewart-Kevin Ward tragedy

When news broke about the tragedy at the Canandaigua Motorsports Park in upstate New York involving Tony Stewart and Kevin Ward, Jr., details were at first sketchy. And as usual when news like this occurs, it breaks through local outlets and on social media.  As details of the incident were released, local reporters on the ground from TV stations, WROC, WHEC and WHAM plus Mike...
Via Awful Announcing
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Regan Smith's busy day as Stewart's sub ends in late wreck at The Glen

With the tragic events that unfolded at Canandaigua Motorsports Park in New York on Saturday night, NASCAR Nationwide Series regular Regan Smith was tapped to serve as the stand-in driver for Tony Stewart's No. 14 Chevrolet early Sunday morning at Watkins Glen International. Taking a last-minute trip with Hendrick Motorsports team owner Rick Hendrick, first on a plane and later...
Via Fox Sports
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Stewart: No words to describe sadness about accident

Tony Stewart withdrew from the Cheez-It 355 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race on Sunday after being involved in a sprint car incident during an Empire Super Sprint race at Canandaigua Motorsports Park, a dirt track about an hour-and-a-half drive from the road course at Watkins Glen. The Canandaigua incident resulted in the death of fellow driver Kevin Ward Jr. "There aren'...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Sheriff says no criminal charges will be filed against Tony Stewart

Tony Stewart will not face criminal charges right now after a Saturday night incident in which Stewart's car struck and killed 20-year-old Kevin Ward Jr. during a sprint car race at Canandaigua (N.Y.) Motorsports Park. The two crashed, and under caution Ward got out of his car and walked toward Stewart's car, gesturing at the three-time NASCAR champion. As Stewart's car...
Via Fox Sports
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Tony Stewart comments on Sprint car accident that killed Kevin Ward Jr.

Tony Stewart was involved in an accident on Saturday night at the Empire Super Sprints series event at the Canandaigua Motorsports Park in upstate New York that left 20 year-old Kevin Ward Jr. dead. No criminal charges are pending for Stewart, but he chose not to race today and instead Regan Smith will be in the No. 14 for the Cheez-it 355 at Watkins Glen. Stewart released the...
Via Tireball.com
17 days ago  |  Discuss

NSCS: Regan Smith to Fill In for Stewart Following Tragedy at Canandaigua

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. — Following the tragic accident between NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Tony Stewart and 20-year-old Sprint Car driver Kevin Ward Jr., during a sprint car race at Canandaigua Motorsports Park late Saturday evening, it has been announced that Regan Smith will fill-in for Stewart for today’s NSCS race at Watkins Glen. The announcement was made to the press at...
Via Sicknissified
18 days ago  |  Discuss
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