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Chase Elliott To Make Sprint Cup Debut At Martinsville Speedway In STP 500

Chase Elliott will take the first laps in his NASCAR Sprint Cup career at Martinsville Speedway in the STP 500 March 29. Hendrick Motorsports announced Thursday that Elliott would run five Sprint Cup races this year in preparation for a full-season campaign in 2016. The first of the five races will be the STP 500. “I’m excited to go to Martinsville. Hendrick Motorsports has had...

Ford Recognizes Bill Elliott’s Induction Into The NASCAR Hall of Fame With Video Retrospective Of His Stock Car Career

Bill Elliott will take his place among the stock car greats tomorrow night in Concord, NC, as he is formally inducted into the NASCAR Hall of Fame. “You start your career and you don’t know where it’s ever gonna end up and to end up being nominated and then inducted into the NASCAR Hall of Fame is kind of a goal that’s a lifelong dream,” said Elliott.  “I guess for me...

HScott Motorsports adds second driver

Driver Michael Annett, formerly of Tommy Baldwin Racing, will drive a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series car for HScott Motorsports in 2015, as the team expands to two full-time teams. Annett joins Justin Allgaier on the driver roster. Steve Addington will oversee both cars as competition director while doubling as Allgaier’s crew chief on the No. 51 Chevrolet. Annett’s car number and...

NBC Sports returns to NASCAR

In its return as a NASCAR broadcast partner for the first time since 2006, NBC Sports has assembled a formidable team as the organization ramps up for the 2015 season. NBC’s 20-race live coverage of NASCAR Sprint Cup Series racing won’t start until the July 5 Coke Zero 400 at Daytona, but the network’s enthusiasm for the property already has reached critical mass. Kyle Petty...

Brian Vickers' remarkable recovery

Brian Vickers was on the way to a photo shoot for sponsor Aaron’s in mid-December when a pain in his chest told him that a hospital was a more appropriate destination. Vickers underwent open-heart surgery to remove an artificial patch between the two upper chambers of his heart and to replace it with tissue from the sac that surrounds the heart. In six weeks, Vickers has gone from...

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...

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...

RaceDay Motorsports and the CARS Tour Agree to 2015 Partnership

As the 2015 racing season approaches, RaceDay Motorsports is pleased to announce their partnership with the CARS Tour. This partnership will bring motorsports simulation racing to each stop of the CARS Tour making the fan experience more exciting than ever.   The CARS Tour is the home of the all new pavement short track racing series featuring both the CARS Late Model Stock Tour...

Alan Johnson Racing Set to Open 2015 NHRA Season at Pomona

Alan Johnson Racing and 2013 World Champion driver Shawn Langdon  will open the 2015 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season next week at the 55th annual Circle K NHRA Winternationals in Pomona, Calif., the team announced today.  Alan Johnson Racing is moving forward into the new season while exploring multiple sponsorship options for 2015 and beyond after unexpectedly losing...

Chase Elliott to drive full time for Hendrick Motorsports in 2016

Chase Elliott, who became the youngest national series champion in NASCAR history last season, will join Hendrick Motorsports as a full-time Sprint Cup driver beginning in 2016. Elliott’s No. 24 Chevrolet SS team will be led by crew chief Alan Gustafson, who has earned 19 wins, 18 pole positions, 98 top-five finishes and 165 top-10s at the elite Cup level. “Chase brings the kind...

CAM2 to Sponsor Team Stange Racing’s NASCAR K&N PRO SERIES Programs

CAM2 International, an industry-leading manufacturer of high quality lubricant products, announced today that they are the proud sponsor of Team Stange Racing in the 2015 NASCAR K&N Pro series East and West Tours as well as ARCA races. The nationally recognized CAM2 brand which is almost synonymous with racing, was established in 1975 and was originally introduced as a premier...

Grainger Joins Richard Childress Racing

Richard Childress Racing (RCR) and Grainger announced today a multi-year partnership that brings a leading broad line supplier of maintenance, repair and operating (MRO) products to NASCAR.   Grainger will serve as the primary sponsor of the No. 31 Chevrolet driven by Ryan Newman for select NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races beginning with the June 7 event at Pocono (Pa.) Raceway. Grainger...

WIX Filters Continues Partnership with Richard Childress Racing

WIX Filters®, a global manufacturer of filtration products, announced today the extension of its partnership with Richard Childress Racing (RCR). The partnership includes primary branding of select events with the No. 31 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series program with driver Ryan Newman. WIX Filters will also be featured as primary sponsor for one race with the No. 62 XFINITY Series program...

Kulwicki Driver Development Program driver selection in full swing

The process to select the Kulwicki Driver Development Program (KDDP) competitors for the 2015 season is currently in full swing. The program was established last year by family members of 1992 NASCAR Champion Alan Kulwicki as a means to offer assistance to worthy drivers while keeping the late champion's legacy and memory alive. The organization's seven-member advisory board is narrowing...

Outcome of final race is the only change Team Penske needs

While other NASCAR Sprint Cup Series teams have made substantive offseason changes to correct perceived performance flaws, the watchwords at Team Penske are “status quo.” As the organization’s drivers, crew chiefs and executives gathered on stage for a group photo on Wednesday at the Charlotte Convention Center during the Charlotte Motor Speedway NASCAR Media Tour presented...

Reigning champion Harvick feels no pressure as 2015 season approaches

Kevin Harvick acknowledged Tuesday that he approaches the defense of his NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship with a wide range of feelings, but intense pressure is not one of them. He enjoyed the thrill of winning the title by winning the final two races, when no other results would have led to a championship outcome. And winning one title certainly has whetted Harvick’s appetite...

As 2015 season approaches, Joe Gibbs Racing deals with massive changes

In contemplating his future at Joe Gibbs Racing, driver Carl Edwards draws inspiration from an unlikely source—Kevin Harvick. With a new team, a new crew chief and a new Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup format in 2014, Kevin Harvick drove his No. 4 Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet to the series championship. With a new team (Joe Gibbs Racing), a new crew chief (Darian Grubb), a new...

The Jimmie Johnson Foundation Announces Partnership with The Penn Mutual Life Insurance Company

Six-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Champion Jimmie Johnson and his wife, Chandra announced today that The Penn Mutual Life Insurance Company has joined the Jimmie Johnson Foundation (JJF) as the presenting sponsor of the annual Wellness Challenge. The 2015 Wellness Challenge, presented by Penn Mutual, will consist of three events encouraging individuals and corporations to prioritize...

Visser Precision Joins Furniture Row Racing as Associate Sponsor

Visser Precision, LLC,  an advanced manufacturing solutions provider utilizing special alloys and proprietary manufacturing methods, joins Furniture Row Racing as an associate sponsor on the team's No. 78 Chevrolet, driven by Martin Truex Jr. in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series.    Headquartered in a state-of-the-art facility in Denver, Colorado, Visser Precision started...

Tommy Baldwin Racing Prepares for 2015 Season with Launch of #TBR7in7 Campaign

As preparation for the 2015 season kicks into high gear, Tommy Baldwin Racing (TBR) is ready to unveil their plans for the upcoming season.With the return of #TBR7in7, a grassroots Social Media campaign pioneered in 2013, Baldwin's team will be announcing the new driver of the No. 7 Chevrolet SS as well as sponsors and crew chief for the team. #TBR7in7 launches this Friday, January...

Team Penske Aims For Consistency, Roush Fenway's Youth Movement and the Possible Return of the No. 28

CONSISTENCY KEY FOR TEAM PENSKE IN 2015 Team Penske didn't need to show off to the crowd on the third day of the 33rd Annual Charlotte Motor Speedway Media Tour presented by Technocom, but they did anyway. A packed press room was shown a video recapping Team Penske's 2014 season that included 22 wins overall, 11 of them coming in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. Team owner Roger Penske...

Bryan Sellers Opens Eyes at Rolex 24

No one expected Bryan Sellers and Team Falken Tire to challenge in the multi-car, factory-centric world of GT Le Mans (GTLM) at the Rolex 24 At Daytona. This weekend's 53rd running of the 24-hour classic at Daytona International Speedway (DIS) was supposed to be settled between the "works" entries, but the single car program shared by the Braselton, Georgia-resident, Wolf Henzler...

RCR Names Kate Dallenbach to Driver Development Program

Richard Childress Racing and Team Dillon Racing have named Kate Dallenbach as one of two female drivers in their development program for the 2015 season. The other driver joining the program is 14 year-old Ahnna Parkhurst. Dallenbach, 17, is the daughter of Wally, Jr., NASCAR driver-turned-broadcaster, and Robin Dallenbach, a former driver herself with two starts in the NASCAR Sprint...

RCR Names Ahnna Parkhurst to Driver Development Program

Richard Childress Racing and Team Dillon Racing have named Ahnna Parkhurst as one of two female drivers in their development program for the 2015 season. The other driver joining the program is 17-year-old Kate Dallenbach. Parkhurst, 14, is an Augusta, Ga. native and is entering her second season of competitive racing. The student at Riverside Middle School will compete in dirt...

Rex White: Small Stature, Giant Legend

Over the years, NASCAR premier series champions have come in all shapes and sizes – tall, short, muscular and lean.  The single constant? It’s impossible to judge a book by its cover. Based upon first impressions, Rex White – at 5 feet 4 inches, weighing just 135 pounds and with his right leg withered by childhood polio – might have seemed the unlikeliest championship contender...
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