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The IHRA Nitro Jam Palm Beach Nationals offers up fun for fans of all ages

On Friday, April 24, thousands of fans braved threatening skies to attend day one of the annual IHRA Nitro Jam Palm Beach Nationals Presented By Sunoco Race Fuels at Palm Beach International Raceway. Nitro Jam is "heads-up" drag racing entertainment - first racer to the finish line wins - in all five pro categories. The exciting show includes qualifying and eliminations for: Crower...

Denny Hamlin dominates XFINITY Series race at Richmond

Domination must be contagious.Six days after Joey Logano led all 300 laps in a NASCAR XFINITY Series race at Bristol, Denny Hamlin led 248 of 250 circuits in winning Friday night’s ToyotaCare 250 at Richmond International Raceway.The only two laps that spoiled a Hamlin no-hitter were Brian Scott’s dive bomb off Turn 4 to lead Lap 154 by inches and Elliott Sadler’s contrarian...

Toyota Care 250 results from Richmond

VIDEO: Fire on pit road in the Toyota Care 250 at Richmond International Raceway

Joey Logano tops Richmond qualifying for third pole of 2015

Sometimes it pays to go for broke—particularly when you have little to lose.That was the case for Joey Logano in Friday’s time trials for Saturday night's Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond International Raceway (7 p.m. ET on FOX). Logano’s crew made significant adjustments to his No. 22 Team Penske Ford between the second and final rounds of knockout qualifying, and the changes...

France favors giving Kyle Busch a break in Chase

NASCAR chairman and CEO Brian France couldn't have been more emphatic when he met with the Associated Press Sports Editors on Thursday in New York. Safety remains the sanctioning body's top priority, France said, and with that assertion came a ray of hope for Joe Gibbs Racing driver Kyle Busch, who was sidelined at Daytona International Speedway in February after a crash that broke...

What competition meeting?

On Lap 18 of last Sunday's Food City 500 in Support of Steve Byrnes at Bristol Motor Speedway, Brad Keselowski spun exiting Turn 4 and collected Team Penske teammate Joey Logano. Given that both cars were wrecked early on and lost double-digit laps during repairs, the competition debriefing at the Penske shop after the race was probably a short one, right? How about nonexistent?...

NASCAR Green initiatives break new ground

Fans at Richmond International Raceway and at NASCAR home tracks across the country will see one predominant color this weekend -- green -- whether it's on the "A" posts or race cars, pit boxes, hauler flags of NASCAR officials' uniforms. This weekend marks the third anniversary of the NASCAR Race to Green initiative, a program designed to raise consciousness of environmental concerns...

Hamlin the favorite at Richmond?

Thoughts on NASCAR's Sprint Cup Series in 140 words or less: It would be normal to expect Virginian Denny Hamlin to be among the favorites at the Richmond International Raceway on Saturday night especially if you pay a lot of attention to the Loop Data statistics kept by NASCAR. There is no doubt Hamlin gets around the D-shaped short track very well. But his stats and smooth driving...

Toyota Owners 400 starting lineup at Richmond

Toyota Care 250 starting lineup at Richmond

Josh Williams Debuts New Support Heading To Salem

As the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards heads to the Federated Auto Parts 200 at Salem (Ind.) Speedway fueled by the Hoosier Lottery this weekend, driver Josh Williams and his family-owned team bring new support. Williams currently ranked second in the championship standings after three races will have local support from Greenfield, Indiana’s Fields Auto Parts, as well as...

Roush Fenway Racing to Host Annual Spring Fan Day on May 21

Roush Fenway Racing will host its annual spring fan day at its world headquarters in Concord, N.C. on Thursday, May 21.  The event is open to the public and will feature autograph sessions with each of Roush Fenway’s seven NASCAR drivers. “We say it each year, but this event is really the perfect opportunity to show our fans how much we appreciate them,” said Roush Fenway...

The Biggest Meatball in Racing Meets the Biggest Track in NASCAR

Talladega Superspeedway, known for its extraordinary one-of-a-kind racing, is now delivering a new menu item that is just as anticipated as the action on the track – “The Big One” Meatball. Fans coming to enjoy the GEICO 500 and Winn-Dixie 300 on May 1-3, will want to sink their teeth into this “softball-sized” meatball that’s being sold at concession stands in the Gadsden...

High-Powered Military Exercises and Captivating Musical Performances Highlight Spectacular Salute to the Troops Coca-Cola 600 Pre-Race Show

For decades, Charlotte Motor Speedway has paid tribute to the U.S. Armed Forces each Memorial Day Weekend with a captivating pre-race show before the drop of the green flag for the Coca-Cola 600. On May 24, the 56th running of the ultimate test of man and machine will host one of the biggest military appreciation pre-race spectaculars in the track’s history. The action-packed show...

Menards to Back Two Venturini Entries for Jones and Kimmel at Talladega

The 2015 ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards season has been unique for the Venturini Motorsports (VMS) team. After several seasons of fielding at least one full-time driver for the series championship, the team focused its efforts on fielding its flagship No. 25 Ansell-Menards car in a split season for 10-time ARCA Racing Series champion Frank Kimmel and Richard Childress Racing...

Veterans Sadler, Smith Hope to Fend Off XFINITY Series Young Guns in Hopes of another Talladega Superspeedway Winn-Dixie 300 Win

Since 1997, Elliott Sadler had always circled the races at Talladega Superspeedway on his calendar as ones he desperately wanted to win. He finally made his mark at NASCAR’s Most Competitive track a year ago, holding off an array of challengers to claim his first Talladega triumph. What’s next on his list? How about a repeat trip to Gatorade Victory Lane in the May 2, Winn-Dixie...

JGL Racing Announces Kenny Wallace will Pilot Team's Third Entry at Talladega

JGL Racing officials announced today  that NASCAR veteran driver and TV personality Kenny Wallace would pilot the team's No. 26 Toyota next week at Talladega Superspeedway for the NASCAR XFINITY Series race.  Wallace will drive the second year team's third entry joining JGL Racing teammates JJ Yeley (No. 28 Toyota) and Eric McClure (No. 24 Toyota) for the running of the Winn Dixie...

Jimmie Johnson Foundation announced winners of Blue Bunny Helmet of Hope

The Jimmie Johnson Foundation announced today the five recipients of this year’s $25,000 Blue Bunny Helmet of Hope grants.  The Blue Bunny Helmet of Hope is a program that allows fans and consumers across the country to nominate not-for-profit (501c3) organizations that support K-12 public education for the chance to win one of five (5) available grant packages. The 5 winners...

Peters Survives Wild Finish To Score Victory

When you are racing for $10,000 and bragging rights anything can happen, and it did Thursday night during the final lap of the Eighth Annual Denny Hamlin Short Track Challenge. Danville, Virginia native, Timothy Peters avoided a spinning Lee Pulliam on the final lap of the green-white-checkered finish to claim his first win in the charity race at his home track. Peters started second...

Grand Marshal, Honorary Starter Named for Winn-Dixie 300 NASCAR XFINITY Series Race at Talladega

Talladega Superspeedway announced today the Honorary Officials for the Winn-Dixie 300 on Saturday, May 2 - the 9th NASCAR XFINITY Series race of the 2015 schedule. Drew Elkins, Regional Vice President for BI-LO Holdings, the parent company for Winn-Dixie, will serve as the Grand Marshal and will give the most famous command in motorsports –  “Drivers, Start Your Engines.”...

Three-Time Coca-Cola 600 Champion Kasey Kahne Trains with Fort Bragg Soldiers In Preparation for Pre-Race Festivities at Charlotte Motor Speedway

Three-time Coca-Cola 600 champion Kasey Kahne traded his fire suit and racing helmet for tactical gear as he trained alongside soldiers from Fort Bragg in preparation for the biggest Memorial Day Weekend celebration and Charlotte Motor Speedway’s pre-race Salute to the Troops before the Coca-Cola 600 on May 24. During the day-long training session, Kahne, along with Miss Sprint...

Sonoma Raceway Introduces Real. Strong. Humboldt Redwood Deck

Sonoma Raceway will introduce a new, club level option for race fans just in time for the 2015 major-event season. The “Real. Strong. Humboldt Redwood Deck” at Turn 2 will feature a 135-foot redwood deck that extends above the existing Turn 2 Terrace seating area.  This exclusive area will feature panoramic views of the raceway and Sonoma Valley, plus a redwood-arbor covered...

Amanda Mertz Embarks on New Era for Miss Coors Light

The smiles never stop coming when a driver wins the pole for a NASCAR race. Having the edge come race day and an added confidence level are just some of the perks for being the driver that will start first for an event. Come Friday’s events for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series and XFINITY Series, there will be a new face to greet the pole award winner. Since 2010, Rachel Rupert has...

Darlington Raceway celebrates its rich history with launch of new website

Darlington Raceway is honoring its storied history with a new and enhanced digital platform. The track’s new website, www.DarlingtonRaceway.com, officially launched to the public today, April 23. It features a sleek, clean design that follows the track’s 2015 campaign of celebrating its history, while embracing the present and looking towards the future. “Our new website provides...
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