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Ryan Blaney unveils special Snap-On paint scheme celebrating Wood Brothers at Darlington Raceway

Ryan Blaney, driver of the No. 21 Wood Brothers Ford Fusion in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, took part in a special media event today where the 21-year-old unveiled a special Snap-on paint scheme that he will run during the Bojangles Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway.    The No. 21 Snap-on Ford will carry a special scheme honoring the rich history of the Wood Brothers Racing...

Bayne takes a tour to promote the Pure Michigan 400

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Trevor Bayne attended several events in Detroit on Tuesday to promote the Aug. 16 Pure Michigan 400 at Michigan International Speedway. Bayne’s day started with an early morning wake-up after his original flight from Charlotte was cancelled. The first stop of the day for Bayne in Detroit was at the CBS Performance Studio. He and MIS President Roger...

David Ragan/Aaron's Dream Machine Watkins Glen Preview

When the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series holds its second and final road course race of the season this weekend at Watkins Glen (N.Y) International, No. 55 Aaron’s Dream Machine driver David Ragan hopes his Toyota will be as fast in New York as it was in California in June. Ragan raced in sixth with just 35 laps remaining at Sonoma (Cal.) Raceway in June before an accident on a restart...

Kyle Busch Moving On Up

Kyle Busch has been moving on up on several lists these days, winning three consecutive NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races in July and four of the last six. And things get even better for the Las Vegas native as the Sprint Cup Series is headed to another of Busch’s best tracks this weekend – the road course at Watkins Glen (N.Y.) International. If the driver of the No. 18 M&M’S...

Clint Bowyer No. 15 Maxwell House Toyota Watkins Glen Preview

He’s a kid from Emporia, Kan., who grew up racing motorcycles and sliding around dirt tracks. So it’s somewhat interesting that road course racing has proven to be one of Clint Bowyer’s strong suits since joining the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. The circuit travels to the second of two road courses, Watkins Glen (N.Y.) International, this weekend. Bowyer has one top-five and three...

Chip Ganassi Racing Teams Announces Multi-Year Partnership with Procter & Gamble’s Crest Brand

Chip Ganassi Racing Teams (CGRT) announced today a partnership with Procter & Gamble and their brand Crest, a trusted leader in oral health care. Crest will partner with 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) Rookie of the Year Kyle Larson on the No. 42 HScott Motorsports with Chip Ganassi Chevrolet Camaro for two NASCAR XFINITY Series races at Watkins Glen International (WGI)...

Eckrich, Kroger and Aric Almirola Surprise Military Family with FREE Groceries for a Year

There was a celebration in Cincinnati for more than just Kroger employees on Tuesday morning.  Eckrich, the makers of naturally hardwood smoked sausage and savory deli meats, hosted NASCAR driver Aric Almirola at Kroger's headquarters. While making the visit, Eckrich and Almirola surprised medically retired Army Specialist John Dietz and his family with one year of free groceries...

Hornish Anticipates Strong Finish at Watkins Glen

Watkins Glen International has been one of the most anticipated races of the season for Sam Hornish Jr. The 2.45-mile road course is a favorite stop on the Sprint Cup Series schedule for Hornish, not only because of his success there, but because of the tracks storied motorsports history.   This weekend, the No. 9 Medallion Bank Ford team will look to top their Top-10 finish earlier...

Almirola Hopes to Top Best Road Course Finish This Weekend at the Glen

Still in the hunt for a spot in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup, Aric Almirola picked up five points on the transfer spot and needs to make up 25 points in the next five races. Earlier this year, Almirola scored his best Sprint Cup Series road course finish of 14th at Sonoma Raceway. As he continues to get comfortable road course racing, Almirola hopes to score another Top-15...

Armstrong Looks to Find Road Course Rhythm at Watkins Glen

Last week in Iowa, Armstrong avoided all the late wrecks in the caution heavy race and found himself five points closer to 11th place in the Point Standings. Currently, Armstrong sits 12th in the XFINITY Series Championship Point Standings, just 16 points outside of 11th place. Armstrong brings that momentum to Watkins Glen International (WGI) looking to gain valuable track time...

Custer, Drake, Cheever Lead BMR Charge At Watkins Glen

Cole Custer will make his only scheduled appearance in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East for 2015 when the circuit visits Watkins Glen (New York) International for the Bully Hill Vineyards 125 on Friday.   The teenager from Ladera Ranch, California will drive one of three Bill McAnally Racing entries in the event on the historic 2.45-mile road course.   Custer will be behind the...

Kurt Busch Changing Gears

The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races 39 times a year – 36 points-paying events and a trio of non-points events in the Sprint Unlimited, the Budweiser Duals and the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race. That 39-race schedule takes competitors to a wide variety of venues, from short tracks to intermediate tracks to superspeedways to road courses. The majority of those events, however, take...

Joey Logano and Pennzoil put a new spin on performance

Joey Logano, driver of the No. 22 Shell-Pennzoil Ford Fusion, is best known for turning heads at the track, but has put a new spin on performance by completing 13 donuts in 60 seconds at The Statesville Regional Airport in Statesville, NC. Logano accepted a challenge from Pennzoil and AutoZone to create canvas art with his Sprint Cup Ford Fusion by completing as many donuts as he...

Roush Yates Engines and FORD Performance Sweep Both Xfinity Series Events at Iowa Speedway in 2015

Roush Yates Engines and FORD Performance completed the 2015 Iowa Speedway sweep Saturday as Ryan Blaney powered to the Xfinity Series win. Chris Buescher also won at Iowa Speedway on May 17, 2015 in his Roush Performance FORD Mustang.  “It really speaks a lot to this team,” said Blaney, “They gave me a great race car.” Blaney would rocket to first and led 146 laps before...

Bristol and Chevrolet invite fans to join first Bristol black out

In the AC/DC song, on the Intimidator’s legendary No. 3 Chevy, on the track walls at Bristol Motor Speedway, black is back. It’s the color of power, chosen for Chevrolet’s 2015 Midnight Silverado Special Edition, and in honor of the Bristol Blackout Powered by Chevrolet, BMS is encouraging the thousands of guests attending the August 22 IRWIN Tools Night Race (ITNR) to wear...

American Diabetes Association Youth Ambassadors Ian and Caleb VanDruff to ‘Ride with Ryan’

American Diabetes Association® Youth Ambassadors Ian and Caleb VanDruff will ride along with Roush Fenway Racing driver Ryan Reed during Saturday’s NASCAR XFINITY Series race at Watkins Glen International (WGI). The Sayre, Pa. natives will have their names featured on a decal above the passenger-side door on the No. 16 Lilly Diabetes American Diabetes Association Ford Mustang...

Deadline Approaching for 2015 NASCAR Drive for Diversity Driver Combine

Aspiring drivers have one month left to apply for the 2015 NASCAR Drive for Diversity Driver Combine. Young drivers of ethnically diverse backgrounds and females must submit their online application by September 4th in order to be considered for the 12th Annual NASCAR Drive for Diversity (D4D) Combine, Oct. 19-21 at Langley Speedway in Hampton, VA. A select number of applicants will...

Want to Know #WhatsBugginBiffle ?

Greg Biffle has been part of an exciting web series this season featuring products from Ortho® in fun and unique ways. Biffle has been able to showcase his favorite hobbies and sense of humor, while also educating consumers on the different products Ortho® has available. The hashtag #WhatsBugginBiffle has been the inspiration for the unique web series that can be seen at www.DriveBugsAway...

Grala charges back from a lap down to finish eleventh in Iowa

On a hot night in Newton, Iowa, Kaz Grala showed the poise and patience of a driver well beyond his years in rallying through the field to an eleventh place finish, having faced early race adversity. After qualifying his Ben Kennedy Racing OzLINK Toyota Camry in the 23rd position, Grala was issued a penalty on the first lap of the #ThanksKenny150 as a result of an evasive maneuver...

Patrick Earns Career-Best Pocono Finish

All in all it was a good day for Danica Patrick and her No. 10 GoDaddy Chevrolet SS team for Stewart-Haas Racing (SHR) in Sunday’s Windows 10 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race as she earned a career-best Pocono (Pa.) Raceway finish. Despite running out of fuel in the final laps, Patrick managed to finish in 16th place, her best finish in six Sprint Cup starts at the 2.5-mile racetrack...

Triangle full of tricks for Mears and Germain Racing

When Germain Racing arrived in Pocono for practice on Friday, they aimed to continue their string of solid runs that saw them score five top-20 finishes in the previous seven races.   Casey Mears and his No. 13 GEICO Chevrolet SS started off strong at the Tricky Triangle and posted a consistent 20th in all three practice sessions. In qualifying, he paced the 2.5-mile tri-oval in...

Stewart Scores Top-10 at Pocono

Progress is what Tony Stewart has sought during this NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season, and that’s exactly what he found Sunday in the Windows 10 400 at Pocono (Pa.) Raceway. The driver of the No. 14 Rush Truck Centers/Mobil 1 Chevrolet SS for Stewart-Haas Racing (SHR) finished ninth despite running out of gas on the final lap of the 160-lap race. It was Stewart’s 23rd top-10 in...

Harvick Has Short Day in Long Pond

Kevin Harvick, driver of the No. 4 Jimmy John’s/Budweiser Chevrolet SS for Stewart-Haas Racing (SHR), finished 42nd after engine trouble forced him from the race after only 20 laps in the Windows 10 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Pocono Raceway on Sunday afternoon. The defending Sprint Cup champion started on the front row in the second position and remained in second until...

Mazda Road to Indy Introduces USF2000 Scholarship Shootout

The Mazda Road to Indy is expanding the global scope of its INDYCAR ladder series scholarship program with announcement of its USF2000 Scholarship Shootout beginning in 2016. The shootout, set for Fall 2016 at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca in Monterey, Calif., will gather champions of select junior level open-wheel and karting series in 2016 from around the world to determine the recipient...

Wilson Wins Pirelli World Challenge GTS Round 12 at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course

Kris Wilson, of Monument, Colo. scored his fourth win of the season in Pirelli World Challenge GTS Round 12, at the StopTech Grand Prix at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course presented by MOMO. Jack Baldwin, of Marietta, Ga., finished second, while Dean Martin, of Westland, Mich. finished third.                                              Wilson...
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