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Talladega Superspeedway Honors its Latest Winner With ³Two for $88² Dale Jr. Ticket Package for Alabama 500

In honor of Dale Earnhardt. Jr. capturing the last two Superspeedway races in the 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, Talladega Superspeedway is bringing back the popular “Two for $88” ticket package, named for NASCAR’s most popular driver and Talladega’s latest winner, for the October 25, Alabama 500. Earnhardt, Jr., who went to Gatorade Victory Lane in the GEICO 500 at NASCAR’s...

Tyler Young to make NASCAR XFINITY series debut in Kentucky

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) regular, Tyler Young will make his NASCAR Xfinity Series (NXS) debut in the Kentucky 300 on Friday, July 10 at Kentucky Speedway in Sparta. Currently 13th in the NCWTS driver point standings, Young will not only be making his first NXS start, but will also pull double duty, racing in both the NCWTS UNOH 225 and the NXS Kentucky 300.   ...

Top-5 Finish for Benny Gordon and Performance Energy Group

An exciting and eventful race at Daytona International Speedway ended well for NASCAR Xfinity Driver, Benny Gordon and new team Performance Energy Group. Only his second start of the 2015 season and Gordon earned a career high finish of 5th in the Subway Firecracker 250. Gordon’s finish also accounted for the highest finishing Toyota of the race.   “With the help from Larry...

From 200 MPH to 200 Feet Deep, Ray Black Jr. Always Taking It to the Extreme

Not many 24-year-olds can say they are a full-time NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) driver, a fully licensed deep-sea diver and a supervisor in the commercial diving business, but Ray Black Jr. can. When he’s not piloting the No. 07 ScubaLife.com Chevrolet Silverado, he can be found back home at Florida managing parts of his family’s commercial diving businesses. Just...

RCR Post Race Report - Coke Zero 400 Powered by Coca-Cola

Race Highlights: Richard Childress Racing drivers Austin Dillon, Ryan Newman and Paul Menard finished seventh, eighth and 16th, respectively, in the Coke Zero 400 Powered by Coca-Cola at Daytona International Speedway. Menard ranks 13th in the Sprint Cup Series championship point standings, trailing current leader Kevin Harvick by 176 points, while Newman ranks 14th and Dillon ranks...

Biffle Salvages 20th-Place Finish after Being Collected in a Lap Three Accident

The July 4th weekend at Daytona International Speedway proved challenging for Biffle and his team.  A wreck early in practice was severe enough for the team to pull out the backup Cheez-It Ford.  As if one wreck wasn’t enough, after a rain delayed start of the Coke Zero 400 Biffle got collected in an accident just three laps into the race.  The team made the necessary repairs...

Brian Scott Finishes 42nd at Daytona International Speedway

After nearly a four-hour rain delay at Daytona International Speedway, the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series took the green flag for the Coke Zero 400 at 11:42 p.m. Eastern Time. The starting order for the 160-lap event was set by first practice speeds in lieu of the NASCAR rule book after qualifying was rained out on Friday afternoon. Brian Scott and the No. 33 Shore Lodge Chevrolet started...

Last Lap Accident Relegates Stenhouse Jr. to a 19th-Place Finish

On the final green-white-checkered flag attempt of Sunday night’s Coke Zero 400, Ricky Stenhouse Jr. lined up in the 17th position but as cars tangled at the front of the field coming to the checkered Stenhouse settled with a 19th-place finish. “We just got caught in that logjam there and were trying to pick which lane and no lane was really going anywhere” Stenhouse said....

Bayne Strong in Ninth-Place Finish at Daytona

Trevor Bayne, driver of the No. 6 AdvoCare Ford Fusion, ran inside the top three for much of the closing stages of the rain-delayed NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) event at Daytona International Speedway, ultimately earning a hard-fought ninth-place finish. “Our AdvoCare Ford was really fast tonight,” said Bayne after the race.  “Despite getting into the wall avoiding that...

Fantasy NASCAR Picks for Quaker State 400 at Kentucky

The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series will travel to Sparta, Kentucky this week for the Quaker State 400. Most drivers in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series either really like Kentucky or they hate it. The track is one of the roughest surfaces on the circuit and drivers usually have a hard time navigating the bumps in the turns. By looking are the driver’s stats at Kentucky it is not hard to...

Whitt Takes KFC and the Colonel to Kentucky Race

Kentucky Fried Chicken will be back on track in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series with driver Cole Whitt. Whitt will pay homage to the restaurant's iconic founder, Colonel Harland Sanders, during Saturday night's race at Kentucky Speedway by sporting a white firesuit modeled after the Colonel's famous all-white suit and black string tie. The event will be KFC's third sponsored race with...

Timmy Hill Scores 11th-Place Finish for JGL Racing at Daytona

Timmy Hill and the JGL Racing team entered Daytona with each having solid track records in NASCAR XFINITY Series competition at the 2.5-mile superspeedway.  This trend continued on Saturday night as Hill piloted his No. 26 JGL Racing Toyota to a hard fought 11th-place finish in the running of the Subway Firecracker 250 at the Daytona International Speedway.  "While that was a great...

Yeley's Tough Night Nets 20th-Place Finish at Daytona

J.J. Yeley and his JGL Racing team had extremely high hopes as they returned to the high banks of Daytona International Speedway with their No. 28 Toyota. Unfortunately the veteran racer suffered through a rough night on his way to a disappointing 20th-place finish in the running of the Subway Firecracker 250 at the "World Center of Speed".   "That was a really tough night," said...

Armstrong Finishes Career Best, Fresh From Florida Returns with Almirola

Dakoda Armstrong and the No. 43 WinField Ford team came to Daytona International Speedway looking to regain momentum after a rough outing in Chicago. Armstrong persevered through the night, survived "The Big One", and drove his way to his best XFINITY Series career finish. Armstrong finished in the sixth position and climbed to 12th in the NASCAR XFINITY Series championship run...

Advanced Patient Care Joins Tommy Baldwin Racing

Tommy Baldwin Racing announced today that Advanced Patient Care (APC) has joined on with the team as an associate sponsor for the remainder of the 2015 season. APC's mission is to employ their care innovation expertise for both patients and providers to improve adherence, care coordination, and health outcomes. Their state-of-the-art services offer providers advanced solutions to...

TriStar Motorsports Post-Race Report: Daytona International Speedway

Race Highlights:    Blake Koch qualified 22nd for the Subway Firecracker 250, followed by David Starr in 25th, Cale Conley in 37th and Eric McClure in 39th.   The 100-lap race included seven cautions for 24 laps and nine lead changes among five drivers.   Blake Koch finished the 100-lap race 18th, followed by Eric McClure in 24th, David Starr in 29th and Cale Conley in 32nd....

Rhodes has big night at Daytona

What a difference a few months makes. Harrison Rhodes finished ninth in Saturday night’s Subway Firecracker 250 Xfinity Series race at Daytona International Speedway, wiping out bad memories from February, when a wreck in qualifying forced Rhodes to miss the race. Rhodes made up for that disappointment Saturday night by scoring his best finish of the Xfinity season and winning...

Coke Zero 400 results from Daytona

VIDEO: Austin Dillon last lap massive wreck Coke Zero 400 at Daytona

Contestants go Whole Hog in eating competition at the World Center of Racing

Before the skies decided to open up and delay the start of the 2015 Coke Zero 400, fans gathered in the new Midway section outside of turn 1 to enjoy a competition of epic proportions. Nine people who considered themselves to have iron stomachs competed for a a pair of Richard Petty Driving Experience ride-along passes courtesy of Smithfield.   In addition to "fueling" the crew...

Smithfield hopes to fuel the Richard Petty Motorsports team to success in Daytona

Shortly before 5 p.m. on Sunday, July 5, Smithfield celebrated the Fourth of July weekend and midway point of the 2015 racing season in style - with a holiday cookout at Daytona featuring the Executive Chef of famed Orlando restaurant American Q,  Chef Justin Leo.  Leo cooked up enough BBQ, macaroni and cheese, stuffed, bacon wrapped peppers, corn casserole and cole slaw that the...

HScott Motorsports with Justin Marks NASCAR K&N Pro Series East Post Race Report: Columbus Motor Speedway

HScott Motorsports with Justin Marks headed to this weekend's race at Columbus Motor Speedway looking to return to victory lane following William Byron's victory at Langley Speedway during the last NASCAR K&N Pro Series East (NKNPSE) race. Rico Abreu got the day started strong for the team, capturing his second-straight Coors Light Pole Award. The 23-year-old followed that up...

Chastain finishes 10th at Daytona

Ross Chastain, celebrating the Fourth of July with a patriotic paint scheme, had even more to celebrate after Saturday night’s race at Daytona International Speedway. Chastain turned in one of his best performances of the Xfinity Series season, finishing 10th in the Subway Firecracker 250 at Daytona. The finish gave Chastain, driving the Watermelon.org Chevrolet, excellent bookends...

Pit road incident hampers Cassill

A pit-entrance crash early in the race cost Landon Cassill a solid run in Saturday night’s Subway Firecracker 250 Xfinity Series race at Daytona International Speedway. Despite damage to his car, Cassill completed the race, finishing 31st. Cassill and Jeremy Clements made contact as several cars dropped off the track to enter the pits early in the race. Both cars spun and were...

John Wes Townley Daytona Review/Kentucky Preview

A night of riding in the lead draft and biding his time went wrong late in the going during Saturday night’s Subway Firecracker 250 at Daytona International Speedway when John Wes Townley’s No. 25 Zaxby’s Chevrolet was collected in the first of two “big ones” on the 2.5-mile tri-oval. With 18 laps remaining, Townley avoid the calamity directly in front of him only to see...
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