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Statement from LVMS President Chris Powell on new NHRA President Peter Clifford

“We’re looking forward to a long relationship with Peter Clifford in his new role as president of the NHRA. We have worked closely with Peter for many years, and his knowledge and passion for drag racing make him the perfect person to lead NHRA for years to come. I also want to thank Tom Compton for his dedication and his friendship. He has been there with us since the day we...

Martel Returns to Pocono for Truck Race & Charity Walk

Bill Martel Racing (BMR) is planning to burn up Pocono Raceway with both tires and sneakers -- at summer's hottest race. BMR has committed to racing in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) "Pocono Mountains 150" on August 1st - then walking the famed "Tricky Triangle" for charity. Kyle Martel returns to Long Pond to give Central Pennsylvania fans the opportunity to see one...

Stenhouse Jr. Looks to Cap Off Week with Victory in Daytona

Ricky Stenhouse Jr. traveled to Orlando on Tuesday to support Fifth Third Bank as they became the official bank of Daytona International Speedway and will serve as an official partner of the Daytona 500 and the Coke Zero 400 powered by Coca-Cola. “Fifth Third Bank has been a great partner of RFR for the past four years,” Stenhouse said. “Their new partnership with Daytona International...

Danica Patrick Back to Daytona

The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series nears the midpoint of the 2015 season as it returns to where it all started back in February – Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway, site of Sunday night’s Coke Zero 400 Powered by Coca-Cola. After a tumultuous Budweiser Speedweeks in February, Danica Patrick and the No. 10 GoDaddy Chevrolet SS team for Stewart-Haas Racing (SHR) return to the 2.5...

Truex Jr. Looking for Continuation of Daytona Omen

The success that Martin Truex Jr. and Furniture Row Racing enjoyed in February at Daytona International Speedway to open the 2015 season turned out to be an omen for the single-car team.   Truex and his No. 78 Furniture Row/Denver Mattress Chevrolet sent an early message in the three races during Daytona Speedweeks. Truex finished second in the Sprint Unlimited and fifth in...

Chevrolet Becomes Founding Partner of DAYTONA Rising Project At Daytona International Speedway

International Speedway Corporation (NASDAQ Global Select Market: ISCA; OTC Bulletin Board: ISCB) (“ISC”) and Chevrolet today announced a multi-year partnership that will make Chevrolet a Founding Partner at Daytona International Speedway (DIS) as part of its DAYTONA Rising redevelopment project. The historic $400 million DAYTONA Rising project, encompassing the Speedway’s nearly...

Kevin Harvick Leader of the Pack

Kevin Harvick, driver of the No. 4 Jimmy John’s/Budweiser Chevrolet SS for Stewart-Haas Racing (SHR), has led or been near the front of the field in each of the first 16 Sprint Cup Series races of 2015 – a trend he hopes to continue this weekend in the Coke Zero 400 powered by Coca-Cola at Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway. Harvick’s second-place finish in the season-opening...

Fourth of July heats up in the Firecracker 250 at Daytona

For the past 239 years, Americans have celebrated their Independence from their oppressors in Great Britain with fireworks, BBQs, and adult beverages galore. For more than fifty years, all of those things have been combined with auto racing to create the ultimate patriotic celebration at the world center of racing.  On Saturday, July 4, thirty-six of the best drivers and teams in...

The Busch brothers return to Daytona with Victory Lane in their sights

On February 22, thousands of fans at the track and countless millions in in the comfort of their living rooms witnessed something that hadn’t happened in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series since the last century; a race without  Kurt Busch or his younger brother Kyle.  The elder Busch was sidelined due to domestic issues, while Kyle was lying in hospital bed after suffering a broken...

NBC Sports Group celebrates NASCAR return with 23.5 hours of holiday weekend coverage

NBC Sports Group begins its 10-year partnership with NASCAR this 4th of July weekend with 23.5 hours of NASCAR coverage. The holiday weekend slate from Daytona International Speedway is highlighted by the 57th running of the Coke Zero 400 Powered by Coca-Cola NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race on Sunday, July 5, at 7 p.m. ET on NBC, and the Subway Firecracker 250 NASCAR XFINITY Series...

Interstate Batteries Racing: David Ragan XFINITY Series at Daytona Advance

Daytona Beach, Florida. While many will be traveling to this popular destination for their annual summer vacation this weekend, NASCAR drivers and teams will have a different mindset. Daytona Beach is the site of NASCAR’s most famous track – Daytona International Speedway. At Daytona, the racing is not only intense, it’s unpredictable. But winning at Daytona comes with plenty...

Drake Looks For Top Performance In NAPA 150

The NAPA AUTO PARTS 150 at Columbus (Ohio) Motor Speedway on Saturday marks the midway point of the season for the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East.   With his sponsor also serving as the title sponsor of the race, Nick Drake knows it’s important to deliver a great performance in Bill McAnally Racing’s No. 15 NAPA AUTO PARTS Toyota.   “Knowing that NAPA AUTO PARTS is sponsoring...

JGL Racing Tabs Timmy Hill to Pilot No. 26 Toyota in Daytona

JGL Racing announced today that Timmy Hill will pilot the team's No. 26 Toyota this Saturday night for the NASCAR XFINITY Series race at Daytona International Speedway.  The 2011 NASCAR XFINITY Series Rookie of the Year joins the rising JGL Racing organization for the running of the Subway Firecracker 250 at the "World Center of Racing".   "I really appreciate this opportunity...

Stanley Industries Partners with Benny Gordon

Starting at Daytona International Speedway on July 4, 2015, Stanley Industries out of Clawson, MI, will serve as an Associate Marketing Partner with Benny Gordon on the No. 66 SRWR/VSI Toyota Camry.   “We’re excited for this opportunity with Benny and Howard [Bixman] in the NASCAR Xfinity Series,” says Jim Cash, President of Stanley Industries.   Stanley Industries has been...

Columbus Motor Speedway Preview: NAPA 150

Columbus Motor Speedway...The NASCAR K&N Pro Series East (NKNPSE) heads to Columbus Motor Speedway this weekend for the seventh race of the 2015 season, the NAPA 150.  This marks the first and only trip to Columbus this season for the NKNPSE. Byron enters the NAPA 150 looking to build upon his success the last time the series was on track at Langley, where the 17-year-old picked...

Kyle Busch What a Difference 127 Days Makes

On February 21, 2015, Kyle Busch found himself in an unfamiliar spot – lying in hospital bed after suffering a broken right leg and left foot during an accident in the NASCAR Xfinity Series race that day at Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway. The winner of 29 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races wasn’t certain when his next victory would come. But just 127 days later and with a...

David Gilliland Front Row Motorsports Coke Zero 400 Race Preview

"I've been really eager to get back to Daytona. We always run well there, and we started from the pole at this race last year, so we know it's always a good opportunity for us. We've got the Florida Lottery on board with us for this race. So, a different look for our Ford Fusion, but we know it will be just as fast a car as the guys always put together for us. Daytona and Talladega...

Cole Whitt Front Row Motorsports Coke Zero 400 Race Preview

"Night racing is always fun, and it usually gives you a little more grip. It gives you a little more security and keeps you a little bit fresher as a driver. And when you're racing 200 miles an hour, inches apart, you need to be on your game for sure. The guys have worked hard to bring a fast Speed Stick Ford to the track this week. We're looking forward to running up front like...

Brett Moffitt Front Row Motorsports Coke Zero 400 Race Preview

"This will be my first superspeedway race, so I'm pretty excited about it. Obviously I've watched a lot of the Daytona and Talladega races on TV, and they're always exciting to watch and full of action and lots of strategy involved. So, I can't wait to get in the CSX 'Play It Safe' Ford and be a part of it. Front Row Motorsports always brings some pretty stout cars to these races...

Blaney & Co. Look to Finish What They Started at Daytona 500

The Motorcraft/Quick Lane Racing Team is looking to finish at the Coke Zero 400 this weekend what it started in February during the Daytona 500 when a hard-charging, fast race car retired early with engine trouble.   Driver Ryan Blaney’s first Daytona 500 came to an end when the motor of his No. 21 Ford Fusion let go suddenly late in the race.   This occurred after battling...

Randy Benson, Jeff Melton Return To Victory Lane At Dillon Motor Speedway

Due to a washout on Saturday, Dillon Motor Speedway hosted the First Bank 200 on Sunday, June 28. In the Late Model division, defending track champion, Randy Benson took the checkered flag at the speedway for the first time since 2010. The race featured a very competitive 21-car field. BJ Mackey who led the majority of the laps just wasn’t able to capitalize on a late restart and...

Home Away From Home at I-44 Speedway

The old saying there is no place like home held true for 2013 NASCAR Whelen All American Series Missouri State Champion and Lebanon I-44 Speedway Pro Late Model Champion Cole Williams of Sellersburg, Indiana as he used a lap 19 caution to close-up the ground on leader Brian Brown and then took the top spot on lap 22 to capture The O'Reilly Auto Parts Late Model feature Saturday Night...

David Ragan No. 55 Aaron's Dream Machine Toyota Daytona Preview

Only 10 drivers in the 56-year history of the Coke Zero 400 at Daytona International Speedway own more than one winner’s trophy— David Ragan hopes to become the 11th. That’s elite company considering 445 drivers have competed in at least one summer race at the 2.5-mile restrictor plate track. The driver of the No. 55 Aaron’s Dream Machine hopes for a repeat of his 2011 trip...

Kyle Larson visits the Indianapolis Motor Speedway VNR

Kyle Larson, driver of the No. 42 Target Chevrolet for Chip Ganassi Racing and one of NASCAR's rising stars, visited the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Tuesday, June 30, in advance of the Crown Royal Presents the Jeff Kyle 400 at the Brickyard on Sunday, July 26. Larson drove media around the famed 2.5-mile oval in a 1994 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Pace Car from the inaugural Brickyard...

LA's top Classic Collectors and Enthusiasts Come out for Petrolicious Road Rally

The rows of eclectic and cherished classic cars lining the Malibu Country Mart parking lot early Saturday morning were a reflection of the legendary classic car scene in Los Angeles where renowned collectors like Bruce Meyer, standing next to his 300 SL cabriolet, and Magnus Walker, in a seriously fast looking 1971 911 racecar, mingled happily with young classic owners and veterans...
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