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Statistical Preview of the Crown Royal Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis

Chevrolet has won the last 11 races at Indianapolis, and one Chevy driver who would like to continue the streak is 2-time Brickyard winner Tony Stewart. Currently 19th in the points and with zero wins in 2014, the Indiana native desperately needs a victory -- something he has never gone an entire Sprint Cup season without -- in order to qualify for a spot in the 'Chase'....
Via Racing-reference
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Brad Keselowski injured celebrating win

NASCAR.com Brad Keselowski’s celebration after Saturday night’s win at Kentucky Speedway landed him in the infield care center to get four stitches on his hand.  “We were playing around with some champagne bottles and as I told my good friend, ‘We should have stuck with beer,’” Keselowski said. “We were having too much fun with champagne and one of the bottles broke...
Via Sports-Glory
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Dale Earnhardt Jr: ‘Feels good’ to finally win at Pocono

Dale Earnhardt Jr. punched his ticket to the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup by winning his second race this season on Sunday at Pocono Raceway. Earnhardt passed runner-up Brad Keselowski when his car began to overheat due to a piece of trash on his front end. “Brad had the better car; he had me beat,” said Earnhardt, via NASCAR.com. “I’ve lost some in some strange ways...
Via Sports-Glory
June 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Pocono 400 Preview: The Math Is Simple for the Tricky Triangle

We’re half way to the chase with ten different winners, three of whom have been to Victory Lane multiple times. Will Sunday’s Pocono 400 bring us another new winner? Will we see another repeat? Let’s give the Magic 8-Ball a shake and see what we get. Looking back, five different drivers have conquered “The […] The post Pocono 400 Preview: The Math Is Simple for the Tricky...
Via Outside Analysis
June 04, 2014  |  Discuss

NASCAR announces Hall of Fame class of 2015

NASCAR.com NASCAR announced Wednesday the inductees who will comprise the 2015 class of the NASCAR Hall of Fame. Bill Elliott, Fred Lorenzen, Wendell Scott, Joe Weatherly and Rex White will be the sixth five-person group in NASCAR Hall of Fame history.   Voting for next year’s class was as follows: Bill Elliott (87%), Wendell Scott (58%), Joe Weatherly (53%), Rex White (43%)...
Via Sports-Glory
May 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Tony Stewart takes a nap alongside his unusual pet

The life of a professional race car driver can often leave one tired and weary. Such was the case the other day when Tony Stewart decided to catch some sleep alongside his pet pig affectionaly named Porkchop.Seen here is the duo taking a nap on a couch. The photo was posted to Stewart's newly created Twitter account late Friday night.I'm stating the obvious here, but there...
Via Bush League Chronicle
May 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Watch: Dale Earnhardt Jr. catches fire after hitting grass

Sprint Cup points leader Dale Earnhardt Jr. drove into the rain-soaked infield grass, smacked a wall and had to climb out of his car because part of it was on fire on Monday at Texas Motor Speedway. Earnhardt’s left-side tires went through the infield, causing a tire to blow on Lap 13 of the NASCAR Duck Commander 500.  Earnhardt finished the race in 43rd, his first last...
Via Sports-Glory
April 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Jimmie Johnson thanks fans for their support after tragic week

Six-time Sprint Cup champion Jimmie Johnson thanked the fans for their support after brother-in-law Jordan Janway was killed Sunday in a Southern California skydiving accident. “I appreciate the opportunity to say thank you to everybody for your thoughts and prayers,” the six-time Sprint Cup Series champion said.  ”This week has been a very difficult week for the Janway...
Via Sports-Glory
April 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Tony Stewart does Burt Reynolds for "Smoke is the Bandit' spot

Tony Stewart goes eastbound and down in his new "Smokey and the Bandit" themed commercial.
Via Gamedayr
March 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Jeff Gordon scares journalist with phony police chase

Jeff Gordon dressed up as a taxi driver to prank automotive journalist Travis Okulski, who was one of the first to claim Pepsi MAX “Test Drive” last year was fake. This is a real thing. It really happened. It’s not fake. At all. http://t.co/tYguV1ZPg2 — Travis Okulski (@tokulski) February 27, 2014 The best part of the internet is that everyone has been in a terrifying...
Via Sports-Glory
February 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Tony Stewart wants Danica Patrick and Richard Petty to race

Stewart-Hass Racing owner Tony Stewart stuck up for his teammate and employee Danica Patrick in the war of words with NASCAR racing legend Richard Petty. Stewart wants a challenge race: Patrick vs. Petty. If Danica won, Stewart suggested an unusual location for the checkered flag. “If I were her, I’d take (the checkered flag) over there and cram it up his (butt),” Stewart said...
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February 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Tony Stewart speaks out on Petty’s comments about Danica

Tony Stewart has finally spoken out about comments that were made by Richard Petty regarding his driver, Danica Patrick. Stewart told Performance Racing Network that he suggested that Patrick challenge the 76-year-old Petty, NASCAR’s all-time leader in wins to a race. “I told her she should challenge Richard to a heads-up race,” Stewart said. “I think that would pretty much...
Via Tireball.com
February 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Dale Earnhardt Jr. enjoys ‘Drinking Around The World’ at Disney’s Epcot

2004 Daytona 500 winner Dale Earnhardt Jr. spoke with Jeff Gluck of USA Today Sports in a 12 question interview, and was asked what he would do if he had one day off to do anything in the world. Earnhardt: I’ll tell you one thing I really enjoyed – and this is kind of corny – but Beers Around The World at Disney World (Epcot Center). I’d really love to do that. One day at...
Via Sports-Glory
February 18, 2014  |  Discuss

'Captain America' actor to serve as Daytona 500 grand marshal

Captain America will kick off “The Great American Race.” Actor Chris Evans will serve as grand marshal for the Feb. 23 Daytona 500 and will say the most famous words in motor sports, “Drivers, start your engines” Evans stars in “Captain America: The Winter Solider,” scheduled for release on April 4. “What better way to kick-off ‘The Great American Race’ than with...
Via Sports-Glory
February 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Tony Stewart says leg was pain free

Tony Stewart is back and ready for action as Speedweeks officially began on Friday with Sprint Unlimited practice. Stewart has been a focal point leading up to the start of the season after he suffered a broken leg during a Sprint car crash in Iowa on Aug. 5. Stewart underwent three surgeries to surgically repair his broken right leg and missed the final 15 races of the season....
Via Tireball.com
February 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Richard Petty: Danica Patrick will never win a NASCAR Sprint Cup race

NASCAR Hall of Famer Richard Petty says Danica Patrick would only win a Sprint Cup race if she’s the only driver on the track. “If everybody else stayed home,” Petty told reporters when asked if Patrick would ever win in the Cup series. “If she’d have been a male, nobody would ever know if she’d showed up at a racetrack. “This is a female deal that’s driving her...
Via Sports-Glory
February 10, 2014  |  Discuss

NASCAR announces changes to Chase format

NASCAR announced major changes to the Chase for the Sprint Cup 10-race format on Thursday. “We have arrived at a format that makes every race matter even more, diminishes points racing, plus puts a premium on winning races, and concludes with a best-of-the-best, first to the finish line showdown race — all of which is exactly what fans want,” France said. “We have looked...
Via Sports-Glory
January 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Tony Stewart not be completely healed, says he will be ready by Daytona

Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images Tony Stewart is ready to return to the wheel of the No. 14 Chevrolet for the 2014 season. During the annual NASCAR Media tour Stewart admitted that a broken leg that forced him to miss the end of the 2013 season was not fully healed. “This is an injury that’s not healed 100% — there’s no bones about it,” Stewart said about his leg. “But it...
Via Tireball.com
January 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Tony Stewart on return: ‘I’ll be able to do my job 100 percent’

Tony Stewart says he’ll be ready to race at 100 percent when the NASCAR season opens next month. The three-time NASCAR champion broke his right leg Aug. 5 in a sprint car accident. The broken tibia and fibula caused Stewart to miss the final 15 races of last season, and doctors won’t clear him to race until Feb. 14. The season-opening Daytona 500 is Feb. 23. “I feel pretty...
Via Sports-Glory
January 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Tony Stewart On Injury: By Daytona 500 “It’s Not Going To Be 100 Percent”

(Photo Credit: Streeter Lecka/NASCAR via Getty Images) Tony Stewart is entering the 16th year of his NASCAR Sprint Cup Series career, but I don’t believe Stewart…
Via Sicknissified
January 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Rush Truck Centers To Expand Sponsorship of Tony Stewart

Rush Truck Centers were a refreshing new sponsor that was added to the NASCAR family when they decided to sponsor three-time Sprint Cup Series champion,…
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December 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Jimmie Johnson doesn’t care if NASCAR fans are mad that he leads Chase

Jimmie Johnson doesn’t care for the NASCAR fans who grumbled when the five-time Sprint Cup champion reclaimed the top spot in the point standings after last weekend’s race at Talladega. “I don’t care if they want to see me there,” Johnson said during his two days of testing at Texas Motor Speedway, via FOXSportsSouthwest.com. “Even the fans that are (mad), I don’t...
Via Sports-Glory
October 24, 2013  |  1 Comment

Danica Patrick frustrated with crew chief over pit road mishap at Talladega

Danica Patrick, who had been running in the top 10, tried to drive down pit road with 28 laps remaining in the Camping World RV Sales 500 on Sunday.  But the pit entrance at Talladega Superspeedway gave her no time to slow down below the NASCAR-mandated speed limit and she darted down pit road and into the grass to avoid hitting cars. Patrick had 
Via Sports-Glory
October 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Tony Stewart undergoes third surgery on leg

Tony Stewart underwent a third surgery on his right leg on Monday morning. The surgery was to examine and close a wound on his shin stemming from the broken tibia and fibula he sustained in a sprint car crash Aug. 5 at Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa. Stewart will remain in the hospital for observation. The surgery served as a proactive measure and team officials do not expect...
Via Tireball.com
October 07, 2013  |  Discuss

NASCAR replaces Martin Truex Jr. with Ryan Newman after MWR penalties

Ryan Newman is in, Martin Truex Jr. is out of the Chase for the Sprint Cup after NASCAR penalized Michael Waltrip Racing for manipulating the outcome of last weekend’s race. “It is our determination that the MWR 
Via Sports-Glory
September 09, 2013  |  Discuss
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