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Crew chief Greg Ives to lead the No. 88 team in 2015

Crew chief Greg Ives will rejoin Hendrick Motorsports following the 2014 NASCAR season to lead the No. 88 Sprint Cup Series team of driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. Ives, 34, was race engineer for Jimmie Johnson’s historic run of five consecutive Sprint Cup championships (2006-2010) with the No. 48 Hendrick Motorsports team. He will work alongside Johnson’s crew chief, Chad Knaus,...

Hattori Racing Enterprises heads to Iowa with Toyota Technical Colleges of Japan

Hattori Racing Enterprises (HRE) will be making their 9th start in the NASCAR K&N east series this coming weekend at Iowa motor speedway for the Autolite Iridum XP 150. The team is pleased to have once again Ross Chastain back behind the wheel of the Yazaki Toyota Camry. Chastain has an impressive record at Iowa motor speedway with just four starts his average finish at the 7...

Ruston eyeing results in the Autolite iridium xp 150

Kenzie Ruston is looking to deliver on the promising top-10 run she had going in May at the Iowa Speedway. Ruston was running in the top-10 through the first half of the race, when a mechanical failure relegated her to a sixteenth place finish. “I think that was the toughest fifty laps I’ve ever driven in a race car,” said Ruston. “We had a fast car in May, and then it was...

Atlanta Motor Speedway to host six-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Champion Jimmie Johnson on Aug. 6th at Dantanna’s and the Metro Atlanta Chamber

Six-Time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Champion Jimmie Johnson will visit Atlanta on Wed., Aug 6 and participate in a host of activities in preparation of the Atlanta 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Atlanta Motor Speedway Labor Day Weekend. Fans will have the opportunity to qualify to compete against Johnson on a virtual Atlanta Motor Speedway in a 270-degree racing simulator located...

Iowa Speedway to Unveil Innovative Social Media Element During NASCAR Nationwide Series Weekend

Iowa Speedway will debut a special 6.5-feet-by-28-feet social media visualization element for fans Friday, August 1 - the first of its kind in motorsports and part of the official partnership between NASCAR and Hewlett-Packard (HP). The NASCAR Social Wall Powered by HP will offer a place for race fans to see live posts from drivers, media, fans and industry personalities while sharing...

MyAFibStory.com 400 at Chicagoland Speedway, September 14

Chicagoland Speedway today announced Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc., the official cardiovascular partner of NASCAR®, as the title sponsor of this year’s first Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup™race. The MyAFibStory.com 400 will take place on Sunday, September 14, 2014 in recognition of National AFib Awareness Month, running throughout September. Atrial Fibrillation, or AFib, is...

Stanton and Locklair Jr. Win Back-To-Back At Dillon Motor Speedway

Dillon Motor Speedway was back in action on Saturday, July 26 for the #JacobStrong 200. A strong field of 50 cars showed up to compete, in front of a great crowd. Donations from the track’s 50/50 benefited Jacob Richardson, a police officer for the City of Dillon who was involved in a crash just a few miles from the speedway. Ben Stanton overcame adversity to win his second Late...

Leavine Family Racing Announces Partnership with Thrivent Financial

Leavine Family Racing has announced a multi-race partnership this season with Thrivent Financial for the No. 95 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race team and driver Michael McDowell. Thrivent is a financial services organization that helps Christians be wise with money and live generously. The NASCAR race team sponsorship is a first for Thrivent and will include five races with LFR, starting...

Kurt Busch Stacked Deck at Pocono

Kurt Busch, driver of the No. 41 Haas Automation Chevrolet SS for Stewart-Haas Racing (SHR) is heading to Pocono (Pa.) Raceway this weekend looking for a pair of wins. Before he heads to the 2.5-mile triangle, Busch will make an appearance in Thursday night’s Pocono Celebrity Charity Poker Showdown, benefitting the NASCAR Foundation and the Armed Forces Foundation, at the Mohegan...

Danica Patrick Pocono II

It is difficult to believe, but just two months ago the first Pocono (Pa.) Raceway NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race took place. And this week it’s time for part two with the GoBowling.com 400 Sunday at the 2.5-mile triangle. Danica Patrick, driver of the No. 10 GoDaddy Chevrolet SS for Stewart-Haas Racing (SHR), hasn’t had the best results at Pocono with a best finish of 29th in...

Iowa: Part Deux for Elliott and NAPA KNOW HOW Team

When the NASCAR Nationwide Series last visited Iowa Speedway 11 weeks and 10 races ago, there was more on the mind of NAPA AUTO PARTS driver Chase Elliott than just racing. That was the weekend Elliott graduated high school. After practicing his No. 9 NAPA Chevrolet in Iowa on Friday, he boarded a plane, flew home, graduated on Saturday morning, and flew back to Iowa in time to race...

U.S. Cellular Returns to Iowa Speedway with RAB Racing & Kenny Wallace

The NASCAR Nationwide Series' second race at Iowa Speedway on August 2ndwill feature some familiar names and sponsors.   U.S. Cellular continues its partnership with Iowa Speedway by serving as title sponsor of the U.S. Cellular 250 for a sixth consecutive year and its partnership with RAB Racing with Brack Maggard as the primary sponsor of the No. 29 Toyota Camry driven by...

Little's strong summer continues with return trip to Iowa Speedway

Jesse Little, a third-generation NASCAR driver, looks to keep his summer surge going as the NASCAR K&N Pro Series returns to Iowa Speedway on Friday for the running of the Autolite Iridium XP 150.   This week Little announced a partnership with the City of Newton that has their 'Get to know Newton' promotional campaign tied into his racing endeavors on Friday night....

John Wes Townley Ready to Tackle the Tricky Triangle at Pocono

The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series heads to the halfway point of the 2014 series season at Pocono Raceway.  John Wes Townley sits in the 10th-place in the Driver Points standings after 10 events and looks to increase his points position in the running of the Pocono 150 NCWTS race Saturday, August 2, 2014.  Townley hopes the seat time in the ARCA Racing Series event on Friday...

Kyle Larson NCWTS Preview: Pocono Raceway

In It To Win It...Returning to the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) with Turner Scott Motorsports (TSM) for the second time this season, Kyle Larson hopes to tame the Tricky Triangle in the No. 32 Cartwheel by Target Chevrolet Silverado. Although it will be his first time on the 2.5-mile tri-oval in a truck, Larson and his TSM team claimed victory in the ARCA Racing Series...

Ben Kennedy NCWTS Preview: Pocono Raceway

Crossed Flags Ahead...The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) approaches the halfway marker as it heads to Pocono Raceway for the 11th event of the 22-race season. This will be the first event at the Tricky Triangle for Ben Kennedy, who heads into the race with one top-five and five top-10 finishes in 2014. Although he has never competed in a race at the three-turn track, the...

Ron Hornaday NCWTS Preview: Pocono Raceway

Gettin' Tricky...The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) heads to Pocono Raceway for the 11th of 22 races in 2014. Ron Hornaday Jr. has four previous starts at the 2.5-mile tri-oval and has earned a best start of seventh (2011) and a best finish of sixth (2013).   Tricky Stats...As the series approaches the season's halfway mark, Hornaday enters the race at the Tricky...

Patrick to Appear in Budweiser Turn 1 Tavern

Danica Patrick, driver of the No. 10 GoDaddy Chevrolet SS for Stewart-Haas Racing, will be participating in a special Q&A session at Watkins Glen International during the Cheez-It™ 355 at The Glen weekend. This exclusive Q&A session will take place at the Budweiser Turn 1 Tavernon Saturday. Tickets are still available for the Budweiser Turn 1 Tavern but they are going fast...

Darlington Raceway to hold annual blood drive on September 11

Darlington Raceway will host its ninth annual Blood Drive event on Thursday, September 11. The Darlington Raceway Blood Drive has experienced tremendous success over the years. It’s important to remember that one unit of donated blood can be transfused to up to three people. The 2013 event collected 183 units of blood, thus potentially saving the lives of 549 people. “This is...

Dierks Bentley to headline Bristol Motor Speedway truck series post race concert

Boasting one of the most competitive doubleheaders in racing, Bristol Motor Speedway (BMS) revs up Wednesday night’s UNOH 200 presented by ZLOOP (Aug. 20) with award-winning country music star Dierks Bentley. Bentley will electrify racing and country-music fans with a full-length concert presented by Mountain Dew. The newly announced tripleheader - the Whelen Modfied race, Camping...

No. 11 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Team Penalized For Rules Infraction At Indianapolis

The No. 11 team that competes in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series has been penalized for a rules infraction discovered in post-race inspection July 27 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. This infraction is a P5 level penalty which is outlined in Section 12-4.5 A (9) of the 2014 NASCAR rule book: Approved parts that fail or are improperly installed to fail in their intended use of great importance...

Armstrong Returns to One of His Favorite Tracks, Iowa Speedway In

It's been just under three months since Dakoda Armstrong made his NASCAR Nationwide Series debut at one of his favorite tracks, Iowa Speedway. This weekend, he'll return for the second and final time this season, and he's ready to prove why it's one of his favorites with a Top-10 finish.   Armstrong finished 21st in his Nationwide debut at the Newton, Iowa track...

BMR Drivers Anxious For Return To Iowa Speedway

Drivers from Bill McAnally Racing are anxiously awaiting their return this week to Iowa Speedway for this year’s second NASCAR K&N Pro Series East-West combination race, the Autolite Iridium XP 150, on Friday.   Sixteen-year-old Cole Custer led wire-to-wire to win the event a year ago and hopes to repeat and become the first driver with multiple victories in the prestigious...

Nathan's Famous 2015 Qualifying Circuit Seeks Champion in Michigan

Nathan's Famous has announced that the official 2015 qualifying tour for the annual Fourth of July International Hot Dog-Eating Contest will kick off in Brooklyn, Michigan, at Michigan International Speedway on August 17. The official qualifying event, which is the first of more than a dozen contests that will be held in cities across the United States prior to the July 4 contest...

Brian Vickers No. 55 Aaron's Dream Machine Pocono Preview

No. 55 Aaron’s Dream Machine driver Brian Vickers returns to Pocono Raceway this weekend  with just six races remaining before the start of the 2014 Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup. The Michael Waltrip Racing driver is 20th in the Chase standings just 27 points out of the 16th and final Chase spot. Vickers knows good finishes over the next half-dozen races will aid his bid for...
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