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McMurray Shows Off Planes, But Has Martinsville Speedway On His Mind

Like fast cars, fast airplanes are a vital part of Jamie McMurray’s life. Like most NASCAR Sprint Cup drivers, McMurray depends on private air travel to get back and forth to races, sponsor appearances and test sessions. McMurray spent a few hours Tuesday touring the Cessna Citation Service Center in Greensboro, NC, talking about airplanes and racing as part of a media event touting...

Brian Mitchell, Elena Delle Donne and Michael Carter-Williams highlight dignitaries for Sept. 26-28, 2014 race weekend

Current and former professional athletes Brian Mitchell, Elena Delle Donne and Michael Carter-Williams will serve as dignitaries for both the Sept. 28, 2014 “AAA 400” NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race and Sept. 27 NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Dover International Speedway. Other dignitaries for the Sept. 26-28, 2014 race weekend include Don Gagnon, CEO of Auto Club Partners, who...

Phoenix International Raceway branded Arizona license plate now available

NASCAR fans in Arizona can now officially share their passion for motorsports with a new auto accessory, courtesy of a new Phoenix International Raceway-designed Arizona license plate. The license plate, featuring PIR’s distinctive light-blue mountain scape background and the traditional PIR and NASCAR logos, is now available from the Arizona Department of Motor Vehicles. A portion...

Back-to-back Ninth-Place Finishes Mark Big Weekend in Kentucky for Justin Boston

It was a big weekend for Justin Boston in the Commonweath of Kentucky; not only did he continue his pursuit for a top-five finish with Venturini Motorsports in the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards, he made his NASCAR Nationwide Series debut for Joe Gibbs Racing as well. Boston had a solid weekend, finishing ninth with his No. 25 ZLOOP Toyota Camry in Friday's ZLOOP 150...

Rev Racing Prepares for Season Finale at Dover

Friday’s competition at Dover International Speedway will mark the culmination of the 2014 K&N Pro Series East season. Although competitor Ben Rhodes has already secured this year’s championship, each of the Rev Racing teams are working harder than ever to cap off the season with a trip to victory lane. Leading the way for Rev Racing will be newcomer Jay Beasley.   Jay Beasley...

Custer, Drake Aim For Strong Finish At Dover

Bill McAnally Racing drivers Cole Custer and Nick Drake look to close out the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East season with a strong finish as the circuit heads to Dover (Delaware) International Speedway for its season finale on Friday.   The Drive Sober 150 is part of a big NASCAR weekend that will also feature the NASCAR Nationwide Series and the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series at the high...

New Twist to DAYTONA 500 Qualifying Presented By Kroger; Preseason Thunder Testing Canceled

A new twist to qualifying for the DAYTONA 500 is among the 2015 rules changes that NASCAR officials announced on Tuesday afternoon. DAYTONA 500 Qualifying Presented By Kroger, which traditionally features single-car qualifying, will switch to the group qualifying format for 2015. The top two starting positions will be determined through the group qualifying format on Sunday, Feb...

NASCAR Delivers 2015 Competition Package to Teams

Following more than a year of extensive collaboration with stakeholders throughout the industry, and with a keen eye towards the future, NASCAR has finalized and delivered to teams the 2015 racing package for all three national series. “This race package represents a lot of hard work by NASCAR, the race teams, the drivers, our manufacturer partners and Goodyear,” said Gene Stefanyshyn...

Clinch Scenarios For Dover International Speedway

Brad Keselowski and Joey Logano have each clinched a spot in The Contenders Round via their wins at Chicagoland Speedway and New Hampshire Motor Speedway, respectively. Below are the finishes each driver needs in Sunday’s race at Dover (2 p.m. ET on ESPN) to guarantee a spot in The Contenders Round, regardless of the finish of any other driver: Kevin Harvick: 34th or better; or...

Formula E makes history with spectacular first ePrix

History was made this weekend as the world’s first ever fully-electric single-seater race took place in Beijing, marking the successful season opener of the FIA Formula E Championship. Some 40 million are believed to have watched the race worldwide on television with 75,000 attending on site and one billion social interactions recorded around the race.  The race, Beijing Evergrande...

After New Hampshire, all Chase drivers are back in the game

Wide open. That’s an apt description of Sunday’s action at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, where a succession of on-track dust-ups and hold-your-breath restarts played havoc with the fortunes of Chase drivers who entered the Sylvania 300 feeling relatively secure about their prospects of advancing to the second elimination round. Wide open. That’s also an apt description of the...

NewBlood by Morand Racing takes its first win at 4 hours of Paul Ricard

NewBlood by Morand Racing won the 4 Hours of Paul Ricard and gave the European Le Mans Series its fourth winner from four races!  Signatech Alpine climbed onto the second step of the podium ahead of the ORECA 03R of Murphy Prototypes!  In the last two hours of the 2014 4 Hours of Paul Ricard all the main competitors from LMP2 were involved in the action offering thrills, spills...

Ragan Ready to 'Fight a Good Fight' against the Monster

David Ragan, driver of the No. 34 Plimpton & Hills Ford, comments on racing at Dover International Speedway: "Dover is an intense racetrack. It's similar to Bristol, which is very fast and you don't have much chance to breathe. Dover is very much the same way. You're in the corners a lot, the straightaways have a lot of banking, and it's just very fast....

Gilliland: The Monster Is a Moving Target

David Gilliland, driver of the No. 38 Long John Silver's Ford, comments on racing at Dover International Speedway: "Dover is one of my favorite racetracks. It's just got a lot of speed. If you're going 150 miles an hour, it feels like you're going 200 mile an hour. It's a lot fun and a handful. It's a physically and mentally demanding racetrack and it...

Ferrari Challenge Podium Highlights Weekend for Scuderia Corsa

This past weekend marked another time this season in which Scuderia Corsa was in two very different parts of the country competing in both the TUDOR United Sportscar Championship as well as the Ferrari Challenge. While the weekend would bring a number of challenges for both sides of the team, things would finish on a very high note for the team in the Ferrari Challenge.  At the...

Turner Scott Motorsports NKNPSE Preview: Dover International Speedway

Dover International Speedway...The NASCAR K&N Pro Series East (NKNPSE) heads into Dover, Delaware for the Drive Sober 150, the final race of the 2014 season. Ben Rhodes enters this race looking to pick up his sixth victory of 2014, while the 17-year-old has already officially clinched the NKNPSE Driver Point Championship. The championship marks the second straight for TSM, after...

Homestead-Miami Speedway & Baptist Health South Florida Enter Into Multi-Year Partnership

Homestead-Miami Speedway joins an impressive list of professional sports teams, colleges and sporting events from South Florida which now share Baptist Health South Florida as a corporate partner. The Speedway and Baptist Health today announced a three-year agreement, making Baptist Health the official healthcare sponsor of the Speedway. Baptist Health will have a strong presence...

IHRA Announces 2015 Nitro Jam Drag Racing Series Schedule

The International Hot Rod Association™ (IHRA) and IRG Sports + Entertainment™ are excited to announce the 2015 IHRA Nitro Jam Drag Racing Series (NJDRS) schedule. The 12-race, 2015 IHRA Nitro Jam Drag Racing Series North American Tour will include a number of traditional favorites, plus two new stops in Ohio and Washington as the series travels to nine states and Canada, making...

Autumn Classic to Highlight Packed November At SNMP

Southern National Motorsports Park has once again added onto thecalendar, this time moving one of the biggest races in short track stock car racing up to the second weekend in November.  The Late Model Stock portion of the Thanksgiving All-Star Classic has been moved to November 7-9, and is now called the Autumn Classic. The race weekend will feature a full day of practice for...

NASCAR Digital Media And YouTube Team Up To Provide Full-Length Race Replays

Do you ever wish you could re-watch the bold passes and precise pit stops that secured your favorite driver a win during the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup™? For the first time ever, YouTube®and NASCAR Digital Media have collaborated to give race fans the chance to relive every moment of NASCAR®’s completely revamped playoffs. For the remainder of NASCAR’s postseason, fans...

SCCA Announces 2015 Majors Schedule, Moves to Five Conferences

The calendar for the 2015 SCCA U.S. Majors Tour was recently released, with an announcement that the country will be divided into five Conferences for the 2015 season. The total number of events will remain the same in 2015 despite the Conference expansion, with select events counting for points in two Conferences.   The schedule divides what was previously the Eastern Conference...

Scott Speed, Rhys Millen Take Victories in Red Bull Global Rallycross Los Angeles Doubleheader

Scott Speed won his third race of the 2014 Red Bull Global Rallycross season and Rhys Millen became the second multiple winner in the Supercar class this year at Red Bull Global Rallycross Los Angeles, held at the Port of Los Angeles in San Pedro, CA. The only doubleheader of the series’ 2014 season, the race served as the seventh and eighth rounds of the championship and a return...

Caleb Holman Picks up His Fourth Pro Cup Win of the Season at Coastal Plains

Caleb Holman picked up his fourth win of the 2014 X-1R Pro Cup season Sunday afternoon at Coastal Plains Raceway, after rain forced the running of the Coastal Carolina 200 back a day at the Jacksonville, North Carolina race track. The Abingdon, Virginia driver won the pole in MAHLE Pole Award in qualifying and then led flag-to-flag en route to the victory.  “This Coastal Plains...

MAV TV Announces November Premier For IHRA Nitro Jam Drag Racing Series

The International Hot Rod Association™ and MAV TV announced this week that the new Nitro Jam Drag Racing Series television show will debut on the popular automotive network on Thursday, November 6 in the first in a 13-week series. MAV TV, with its unparalleled line-up of motorsports events and exclusive automotive reality shows, will air all 12 IHRA Nitro Jam Drag Racing Series...

Top Fuel driver Brittany Force seeking Countdown playoff redemption at AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals

The start of Brittany Force’s first experience with the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series Countdown to the Championship did not go as planned. But with four more opportunities for playoff redemption, the sophomore Top Fuel driver knows she can still put together a thrilling end to her 2014 season. Force, at the controls of her 10,000-horsepower Castrol Edge dragster, fell in...
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