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Alex Bowman to Drive for Tommy Baldwin Racing

Tommy Baldwin Racing has announced that Alex Bowman will drive the team's No. 7 Chevrolet SS in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series for the 2015 season. 21-year-old Bowman just completed his rookie season in the series with a notable 13th place finish at Daytona International Speedway. If you are engaged in numerology, Bowman's new job should be destined for success. In addition to driving...

NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series returns to ESPN2 in 2015

The NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series, NHRA’s popular Sportsman level racing series, will be featured in 16 one-hour shows on ESPN2HD in 2015, it was announced today.   The NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series coverage from select national events will air on ESPN2HD on a tape-delay basis as part of NHRA’s relationship with ESPN, in its second decade as the exclusive home of NHRA...

2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Fantasy Preview

The 2015 Daytona 500 is just weeks away and that means it is time to start preparing for the fantasy NASCAR season. It does not matter if you play Yahoo! Fantasy Auto Racing, Fantasy Live on nascar.com, Fox Sports Fantasy Auto Racing or just a game with a group of friends; the more prepared you are the better your chances will be of winning your league. The 2015 season should be...

Tickets on sale February 2 for Mid-Ohio's 54th season of racing

Tickets for the 2015 race season at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, one of North America's most competitive race tracks, will go on sale February 2 at 10 a.m. ET. Four spectator events highlight the historic track's 2015 season schedule, with marquee events The Honda Indy 200 returning July 31-August 2 and the Nationwide Children's Hospital 200 returning August 14-15.   The 2015 race...

2014's Best and Hottest Female Race Car Drivers In America

2014 marks the third year that a list of the best and hottest American Female Race Car Drivers has been published, and by all accounts this year is the best group by far. The racing venues are quite diverse: jet dragsters, monster trucks, dragsters, NASCAR-Whelen, off road, and way off road and a couple of road racers. The driver of the 2014 season is Michele Abbate. A road...

Drive-Time Violation Moves No. 10 Prototype Team To Last In Class In Rolex 24

The No. 10 Wayne Taylor Racing Prototype team and drivers Jordan Taylor, Ricky Taylor and Max Angelelli have been reclassified as finishing last in the Prototype class in the Rolex 24 At Daytona due to a violation of drive-time rules. In the Rolex 24, the maximum drive time was no more than four hours in a six-hour period and no more than 14 hours total.  All Prototype teams and...

AMSOIL Arenacross Interview of the Week: Husqvarna TiLUBE TUF Racing's Kyle Regal

Husqvarna TiLUBE TUF Racing's Kyle Regal is in the midst of his second full season of AMSOIL Arenacross, featuring Ricky Carmichael's Road to Supercross, competition. With a new training program and new approach to racing, along with a full season under his belt, Regal believes in his mind there is no one more deserving and ready to claim the 2015 Arenacross Class title than himself...

Memphis International Raceway Announces Dirt Track Classes

Memphis International Raceway (MIR) is pleased to announce the classes for the new 3/10-mile dirt track opening this summer.   There are currently seven classes confirmed to compete at MIR. The classes include: 305 & 360 "Winged" Sprint Cars, the "Awesome Power of the" Super Late Models, "Challenging" Crate Late Models, "Sideways" Street Stocks, "Wild" Open Wheel Modifieds...

JD Motorsports looking for strong 2015

NASCAR’s No. 2 series has a new name – the Xfinity Series – in 2015, but the series has a lineup filled with familiar names. Few of them have been around the sport longer than South Carolina team owner Johnny Davis, who has been involved in NASCAR racing since 1981 and has fielded an Xfinity team since 2002. And JD Motorsports with Gary Keller, Davis’ Gaffney, S.C.-based...

Richard Petty Motorsports' offseason move

Having established its own research-and-development and engineering departments last year, Richard Petty Motorsports has continued its move toward greater independence from its status as a Roush Fenway Racing customer. An offseason move to an 80,000-square-foot facility in Mooresville, North Carolina has given RPM the ability to hang its own bodies and to hire 35 new employees. Team...

Will major changes mean renewed success for Roush Fenway Racing?

Before the first engine is fired and the first lap is run in a new NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season, it’s customary for every organization represented on the Charlotte Motor Speedway NASCAR Media Tour to tout its chances and explain why the current year will be better than the last one. In the case of Roush Fenway Racing, the optimistic tone appears to be more than mere lip service...

Larson sets lofty goals for 2015

When it comes to their own on-track expectations as a new season approaches, many NASCAR Sprint Cup Series drivers are reluctant to reveal specific personal goals. Then there’s Kyle Larson, who appeared entirely comfortable in talking about the racing milestones he expects to achieve in 2015. “Last year my goals were to maybe win a race, definitely make the Chase and win rookie...

For Newman winning is key

Richard Childress Racing Driver Ryan Newman advanced to the final round of the Chase for the Sprint Cup last year and came within a half-second of winning the championship—and he did so without winning a race. But Newman is well aware that the surest path to the Chase lies in getting to Victory Lane in the first 26 races of the season. And to win the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series title...

Truex and Pollex nearing the end of an inspirational battle

Driver Martin Truex Jr. shared some welcome off-track news during Furniture Row Racing’s media session on Thursday morning at the Charlotte Convention Center. Truex’s girlfriend Sherry Pollex has been battling ovarian cancer and recently completed her last chemotherapy treatment. “We had a little celebration for her,” Truex said. “She’s feeling good, and it seems like...

Stellar year in 2014 solidified Jeff Gordon’s decision to retire

For those who might think that Jeff Gordon’s splendid 2014 run in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series might have tempted him to reconsider his decision to retire from full-time competition, think again. In fact, Gordon’s top-notch performance on the track only reinforced his decision to bow out of the No. 24 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet. “A couple of years ago, when I wasn’t as...

NASCAR Hall of Fame inductee Bill Elliott recorded seven wins at MIS

When Bill Elliott climbed into his Ford on a late-winter afternoon in 1976, little did fans at North Carolina Motor Speedway know they were witnessing the birth of a NASCAR Hall of Fame career. Elliott won seven times at Michigan International Speedway, the third most in track history trailing only fellow NASCAR Hall of Famers David Pearson’s nine wins and Cale Yarborough’s eight...

Goodbye, Gordon; Truex Ready for Fresh Start; Ganassi Teammates Have Early Momentum

GOODBYE, GORDON Chevrolet Thursday, the fourth and final day of the 33rd annual Charlotte Motor Speedway Media Tour presented by Technocom, was an emotional one. For the last time, Jeff Gordon talked about his expectations for the upcoming season. Hendrick Motorsports owner, Rick Hendrick, said he couldn’t put into words what Gordon has meant to him throughout the years. With Gordon...

Fans Can Ride the Raceway Fun Train to NASCAR in Sonoma

For the third consecutive year,NASCAR fans can take a one-of-a-kind ride to the Toyota/Save Mart 350 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series event at Sonoma Raceway with the Raceway Fun Train. The raceway will partner with Key Holidays to offer an express train that will transport fans directly from the Sacramento area to the raceway on race day, Sunday, June 28.  The train will depart from Sacramento...

RCH Soaring Eagle/Jimmy Johns/Suzuki Factory Racing Looks to Rebound In Anaheim

No one said it was going to be easy and last weekend that old cliché proved prophetic for RCH Soaring Eagle/Jimmy Johns/Suzuki Factory Racing.   After two wins and a second-place finish in the season’s first three races, Ken Roczen was the man to beat heading into last weekend’s Monster Energy Supercross, an FIM World Championship, at O.co Coliseum in Oakland. Roczen’s RCH...

Chase Elliott To Make Sprint Cup Debut At Martinsville Speedway In STP 500

Chase Elliott will take the first laps in his NASCAR Sprint Cup career at Martinsville Speedway in the STP 500 March 29. Hendrick Motorsports announced Thursday that Elliott would run five Sprint Cup races this year in preparation for a full-season campaign in 2016. The first of the five races will be the STP 500. “I’m excited to go to Martinsville. Hendrick Motorsports has had...

Ford Recognizes Bill Elliott’s Induction Into The NASCAR Hall of Fame With Video Retrospective Of His Stock Car Career

Bill Elliott will take his place among the stock car greats tomorrow night in Concord, NC, as he is formally inducted into the NASCAR Hall of Fame. “You start your career and you don’t know where it’s ever gonna end up and to end up being nominated and then inducted into the NASCAR Hall of Fame is kind of a goal that’s a lifelong dream,” said Elliott.  “I guess for me...

HScott Motorsports adds second driver

Driver Michael Annett, formerly of Tommy Baldwin Racing, will drive a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series car for HScott Motorsports in 2015, as the team expands to two full-time teams. Annett joins Justin Allgaier on the driver roster. Steve Addington will oversee both cars as competition director while doubling as Allgaier’s crew chief on the No. 51 Chevrolet. Annett’s car number and...

NBC Sports returns to NASCAR

In its return as a NASCAR broadcast partner for the first time since 2006, NBC Sports has assembled a formidable team as the organization ramps up for the 2015 season. NBC’s 20-race live coverage of NASCAR Sprint Cup Series racing won’t start until the July 5 Coke Zero 400 at Daytona, but the network’s enthusiasm for the property already has reached critical mass. Kyle Petty...

Brian Vickers' remarkable recovery

Brian Vickers was on the way to a photo shoot for sponsor Aaron’s in mid-December when a pain in his chest told him that a hospital was a more appropriate destination. Vickers underwent open-heart surgery to remove an artificial patch between the two upper chambers of his heart and to replace it with tissue from the sac that surrounds the heart. In six weeks, Vickers has gone from...

Michael Waltrip to race at Daytona 500

With Brian Vickers sidelined from the No. 55 Aaron’s Toyota for the first two NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races of the season while recovering from heart surgery, owner Michael Waltrip will once again exhibit his restrictor-plate racing prowess in the Daytona 500 (Sunday, Feb. 22 at 1 p.m. ET on FOX). A two-time winner of the Great American Race, Waltrip won the event for the first...
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