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Denny Hamlin ends Toyota’s 32-race winless streak

  Denny Hamlin passed teammate Matt Kenseth for the lead with 28 laps to go Sunday and ended Toyota’s 32-race winless streak in the NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Martinsville Speedway. The driver of the Joe Gibbs Racing No. 11 held off a late charge by Brad Keselowski in Sunday’s STP 500  for his 25th career race. Joey Logano, Matt Kenseth and David Ragan rounded...
Via Sports-Glory
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Dale Earnhardt Jr. explains his method for dealing with angry drivers

Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports While some drivers resort to shoving and even throwing punches during post-race confrontations, NASCAR’s most popular driver deals with angry drivers by taking them to dinner. Dale Earnhardt Jr. spoke with Jeff Gluck of USA Today Sports in a wide-ranging interview recently and was asked what he does to deal with an angry driver. Q: What’s your...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch: Brad Keselowski passes Kurt Busch on final lap to win at Fontana

  Brad Keselowski somehow went from 18th place to victory lane after yellow flags started flying. A caution for debris allowed Keselowski to move up to sixth.  On a second flag, he took four new tires while Harvick and Busch got only two. Keselowski passed Kurt Busch on the final lap of a second attempt at a green-white-checkered finish to win at Auto Club Speedway. “At...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

NASCAR lifts Kurt Busch’s suspension

Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports NASCAR announced Wednesday that driver Kurt Busch has been reinstated, 12 days after he agreed to the sanctioning body’s terms and conditions necessary to restore his competition license. The decision comes six days after the Delaware Attorney General’s office declined to file criminal charges against Busch over an alleged incident of domestic...
Via Sports-Glory
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Danica Patrick ruined Jeff Gordon’s day

Instead of starting as pole-setter, Jeff Gordon will have to start Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway from the back of the 43-car field after damaging his car in the closing stages of the final practice session for the Kobalt Tools 400. Danica Patrick spun her car exiting Turn 2 in front of Gordon, who was unable to move before his No. 24 Chevrolet...
Via Sports-Glory
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Kurt Busch will not face any charges for domestic abuse case

NASCAR driver Kurt Busch will not be charged by the Delaware Attorney General’s office for the alleged assault of his ex-girlfriend Patricia Driscoll at Dover International Speedway last September. “After a thorough consideration of all of the available information about the case, it is determined that the admissible evidence and available witnesses would likely be insufficient...
Via Sports-Glory
25 days ago  |  Discuss

NASCAR hopes new rule will decrease fighting on pit road

NASCAR reminded teams of new rules for 2015 before Sunday’s Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway. After the race, all drivers will have to stop on pit road, rather than head directly back to the garage, as NASCAR collects the tapered spacer from each car. Each team may only send out two crew members onto pit road to aid the driver and the removal of the spacer...
Via Sports-Glory
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Stolen NASCAR found by police in Suburban Atlanta

Police have found Travis Kvapil’s Team Xtreme Sprint Cup car, which was stolen from a hotel parking lot near Atlanta Motor Speedway on Friday. Team XTREME announced on Twitter that the car was discovered early Saturday northwest of Atlanta in Gwinnett County, about 20 miles away from where it was taken. Official Teamxtreme44 @TravisKvapil @NASCAR car found by @Gwinnettcounty...
Via Sports-Glory
February 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Team Xtreme withdraws from NASCAR race after car stolen

Team Xtreme Racing has withdrawn the No. 44 Chevrolet from Sunday’s Sprint Cup race at Atlanta Motor Speedway after its only available vehicle was stolen from a Drury Inn parking lot in Murrow, reports USA Today Sports. Team owner John Cohen told USA Today Sports that the team will enter the event next weekend at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Travis Kvapil was preparing to qualify...
Via Sports-Glory
February 27, 2015  |  Discuss

NASCAR driver Travis Kvapil: My Sprint Cup car was stolen

Travis Kvapil tweeted Friday that his Sprint Cup Series race car for this weekend’s race at Atlanta Motor Speedway was stolen. Sgt. Larry Oglesby of the Morrow (Ga.) Police Department told ESPN.com that they are treating this matter as a stolen vehicle after a report was filed at 5:50 a.m. at the Drury Inn. The Team Xtreme truck and trailer with the race car inside was stolen...
Via Sports-Glory
February 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Tony Stewart now 0-for-17 at Daytona 500

  Tony Stewart’s Daytona 500 drought continues. Stewart slipped up the track and into the outside wall out of turn four on lap 42, damaging the car’s steering mechanism.  The cars of Matt Kenseth and Ryan Blaney were also significantly damaged in the five car wreck. Stewart eventually returned to the track – 64 laps down – and completed 72 laps before parking the No...
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February 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Joey Logano wins Dayton 500

  Joey Logano won his first career Daytona 500 on Sunday at Daytona International Speedway. The Team Penske driver led 31 laps and took the lead for good on Lap 191. The race went into overtime and ended under caution on Lap 203. NASCAR needed nearly seven minutes to clean the track. “I’m still in complete awe. I don’t know what to say,” Logano told Fox Sports in Victory...
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February 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Kyle Busch will miss Daytona 500

  NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Kyle Busch will miss Sunday’s season-opening Daytona 500 after suffering a right leg injury during a hard crash into an interior concrete wall Saturday at Daytona International Speedway. Busch had his right leg placed in an air cast before being transported to Halifax Health Medical Center. Busch was supposed to start fourth Sunday in the...
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February 21, 2015  |  Discuss

NASCAR suspends Kurt Busch Indefinitely

Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports NASCAR suspended Kurt Busch indefinitely on Friday after Delaware court ruled that Busch “committed an act of domestic violence” against former girlfriend Patricia Driscoll on Sept. 24, 2014. A Kent County (Del.) family court commissioner granted Driscoll’s request for a year-long protective order Monday. NASCAR statement: “Given the serious...
Via Sports-Glory
February 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Danica Patrick confronts Denny Hamlin

  For the second time this week, Danica Patrick, driver of the Stewart-Haas Racing No. 10 Chevrolet, had a wrecked race car and on both occasions she blamed fellow driver Denny Hamlin. One day after an incident with Hamlin during practice had sent her bouncing off the wall, Patrick was spun at Daytona International Speedway during the second of two Budweiser Duel qualifying...
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February 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Jeff Gordon wins Daytona 500 pole

Peter Casey-USA TODAY Sports Jeff Gordon, driver of the No. 24 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet SS, won the pole for the Daytona 500 on Sunday at Daytona International Speedway. Joining Gordon on the front row for next Sunday’s Great American Race will be Jimmie Johnson, driver of the No. 48 HMS Chevrolet SS. Gordon, who announced last month that this will be his final full-time...
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February 15, 2015  |  Discuss

NASCAR drivers get in confrontation during exhibition event at Daytona

  The 2015 NASCAR season started where the 2014 season left off, with confrontations between drivers. Kevin Harvick confronted Joey Logano following the Sprint Unlimited after Logano got into the back of Harvick’s No. 4 car with two laps remaining. The two drivers were nose to nose (Harvick kept his helmet on) Saturday after they had gotten out of their cars following the...
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February 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Tony Stewart black flagged at Daytona for not weighing in

Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports Tony Stewart was black flagged for failing to step on a scale before getting behind the wheel on Friday. Each NASCAR driver is required to step on the scale so the minimum car weights can be calculated. Joe Gibbs Racing teammates Denny Hamlin and Kyle Busch were also called by NASCAR to return to the scale after getting in their cars. Stewart...
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February 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Vince Vaughn named Daytona 500 grand marshal

Actor Vince Vaughn will kick off the 2015 NASCAR season by delivering the command, “Drivers, start your engines,” for the 57th annual Daytona 500 on Feb. 22. “We are thrilled to welcome Vince Vaughn as grand marshal for the Daytona 500,” Daytona International Speedway president Joie Chitwood III said. “We look forward to hearing Vince Vaughn’s command as we kick off...
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February 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Watch Nick Offerman’s hilarious NASCAR Super Bowl ad

  Parks and Recreation star Nick Offerman and NBC Sports teamed up for a hilarious NASCAR ad that will air during Sunday’s Super Bowl. “Welcome to the place where we speed all day, where we bump and grind in a non-sexual way,” Offerman recites in the clip. “Where scores are settled, and we break the rules, and everybody’s got a set of badass tools.”   ...
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January 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Kurt Busch: Ex-girlfriend was trained assassin

Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports NASCAR driver Kurt Busch testified Tuesday that he believes his ex-girlfriend, Patricia Driscoll, is a trained assassin dispatched on covert missions around the world. “Everybody on the outside can tell me I’m crazy, but I lived on the inside and saw it firsthand,” Kurt Busch said when his attorney, Rusty Hardin, questioned why he still...
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January 13, 2015  |  Discuss

NSCS: Tony Stewart Does The Impossible, 200-Mile-Per-Hour Lap In Texas

FORT WORTH, Tex. – Back in 1997, when Atlanta Motor Speedway was reconfigured, Geoff Bodine ripped off a lap of 197.478 mph, which at the time was a jaw-dropping, all-time stock car record for a lap at a 1.5-mile race track. That record stood nearly 17 years, but earlier this season Kevin Harvick kept his foot in the gas all the way around the Texas Motor Speedway and topped the...
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October 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Tony Stewart has no ‘desire’ to get back in a sprint car

Tony Stewart says he may never get back in a sprint car again following the death of Kevin Ward Jr. “I would say it’s going to be a long time before you ever see me in a sprint car again, if ever. I don’t have any desire at this moment to get back in a car,” Stewart told The Associated Press in his first interview since a grand jury decided he would not be charged in Ward’s...
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September 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Stewart not charged by grand jury in death of Kevin Ward Jr.

Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports NASCAR driver Tony Stewart will not face criminal charges for his role in the on-track death of sprint car driver Kevin Ward Jr. A 23-member grand jury reviewed evidence from the Ontario County District Attorney’s office and found there was no basis for criminal charges, D.A. Michael Tantillo announced Wednesday. Tantillo also said Ward was under...
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September 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Tony Stewart case sent to grand jury

The Ontario County of New York District Attorney’s office announced Tuesday that they will send evidence from its investigation into the Kevin Ward Jr.-Tony Stewart incident to a grand jury. The statement from Michael Tantillo, Ontario County District Atttorney, reads in full: “Over the past several weeks I have reviewed with members of the Ontario County Sheriff’s Department...
Via Sports-Glory
September 16, 2014  |  Discuss
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