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BURTON’S BID FOR TALLADEGA VICTORY COMES UP SHORT

Talladega, Ala. (October 18, 2014) – Jeb Burton, driver of the No. 13 Estes Express Toyota Tundra, entered the ninth annual fred’s 250 at Talladega Superspeedway hoping to play spoiler and earn his first victory of the 2014 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season. After running inside the top-15 for the majority of the day, Burton lost drafting help on the final lap relegating...
Via On Pit Road
October 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Burton's bid for Talladega victory comes up short

Jeb Burton, driver of the No. 13 Estes Express Toyota Tundra, entered the ninth annual fred's 250 at Talladega Superspeedway hoping to play spoiler and earn his first victory of the 2014 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season. After running inside the top-15 for the majority of the day, Burton lost drafting help on the final lap relegating the Estes driver to a 16th-place finish...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
October 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Timothy Peters survives wild day to win 'Dega truck race

Timothy Peters used a last-lap shove from Tayler Malsam to power ahead of Ryan Blaney and win Saturday's NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Talladega Superspeedway. Malsam crossed the finish line second, followed by Spencer Gallagher, pole winner Tyler Reddick and Brad Keselowski Racing teammate Blaney. As is typical of races at Talladega, there was no shortage of excitement...
Via Fox Sports
October 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Friends could be beneficial come Sunday at Talladega Superspeedway

This is going to be a very wild race this weekend. Four cars will be eliminated from the Chase Sunday afternoon when the checkered flag falls. I was looking at the entries for the race and it looks like Ford is coming loaded for bear. They've got Ryan Blaney scheduled to be in this race along with Trevor Bayne in the Wood Brothers car. They could either end up helping Carl Edwards...
Via Fox Sports
October 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Opinion: Chase Elliott, the Epitome of Class and Talent as he Closes in on Record Setting Championship

Chase Elliott stretched his points lead over teammate, Regan Smith, Friday at Charlotte Motor Speedway in the Drive for the Cure 300. Only three races remain in the NASCAR Nationwide Series season, and Elliott now has a solid 42 point lead in the championship standings. What makes this story even more impressive is the fact that last year Elliott appeared, for a short period of time...
Via On Pit Road
October 11, 2014  |  Discuss

NNS: Brad Keselowski Grabs Nationwide Series Victory At Charlotte

October 10, 2014   In the closing laps of Friday night’s Drive for the Cure 300 at Charlotte Motor Speedway, with an air of inevitability, Brad Keselowski tracked down teammate Ryan Blaney and made the pass for the win on Lap 187 of 200. With frequent cautions giving crew chiefs multiple options and scrambling tire strategies, Keselowski had four fresh tires for the restart on...
Via On Pit Road
October 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Chase Elliott leads Nationwide Series points after Charlotte, full standings

Chase Elliott will leave yet another track as the points leader in the NASCAR Nationwide Series. The driver of the No. 9 Napa Chevrolet Camaro appears to be on his way to a Nationwide Series title in his rookie season. Elliott entered Friday’s race 38 points ahead of teammate Regan Smith and will leave with a 42 point advantage. WINNER: xxxx wins at Charlotte, full Nationwide...
Via Tireball.com
October 10, 2014  |  Discuss

NNS: Ty Dillon Takes Hit in Nationwide Point Standings

CONCORD, N.C. — Ty Dillon entered the night third in the point standings trailing the leader, Chase Elliott, by 40 points. In the second major wreck of the Drive For The Cure 300 NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway, Ty Dillon was involved in a six-car accident that brought out the red flag. On lap 74, the red flag flew following an accident that included...
Via Rubbings Racing
October 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Keselowski KO: Rest of NNS field can't catch BK at Charlotte

Brad Keselowski made a late pass of Team Penske teammate Ryan Blaney and then held off the rest of the field in the closing laps to win the NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Friday night.  It was Keselowski's fourth win in nine NNS starts in the No. 22 Ford this season.
Via Fox Sports
October 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Chase Elliott wins Nationwide Series pole at Charlotte, full qualifying results

Chase Elliott will lead the NASCAR Nationwide Series to the green flag for Saturday nights race at Charlotte Motor Speedway. The driver of the No. 9 Napa Chevrolet Camaro will be joined by Matt Kenseth on the front row for the start of the Drive for the Cure 300. ESPN2 will have coverage of the race beginning at 7:30 pm ET. The green flag for the Drive for the Cure 300 will wave...
Via Tireball.com
October 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Joe Gibbs Racing FanFest This Friday, October 10 From 9 AM to 1 PM

Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR) Fall FanFest will be held this Friday, October 10 from 9 AM to 1 PM at its team headquarters in Huntersville, NC. JGR drivers Kyle Busch, Denny Hamlin, Matt Kenseth, Elliott Sadler, Darrell Wallace, Jr., and Daniel Suarez are all scheduled to sign autographs at staggered times throughout the morning. In order to receive an autograph, fans must have a wristband...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
October 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Kyle Busch wins at Kansas Speedway

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) Kyle Busch raced his sixth NASCAR Nationwide Series victory of the year Saturday, making a late pass on Kevin Harvick and holding on at Kansas Speedway. Busch, also the winner last week at Dover, extended his series-record victory total to 69. Harvick pulled away at the final restart with 40 laps to go, but Busch got around him with 20 to go and won by 0.767...
Via AP on Fox
October 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Chase Elliott leads Nationwide Series points, full standings following Kansas Speedway

Rookie driver Chase Elliott continues his reign atop the NASCAR Nationwide Series point standings. The driver of the No. 9 Napa Chevrolet Camaro holds a 38 point lead over teammate Regan Smith following Saturday’s running of the Kansas Lottery 300 at Kansas Speedway. Elliott’s lead is nearly a full race over second place Smith and is a full race over fourth place Brian Scott...
Via Tireball.com
October 04, 2014  |  Discuss

NNS: Ty Dillon Scores Kansas Lottery 300 Pole

Ty Dillon scored the pole for Saturday's Kansas Lottery 300 after posting a fast time of 29.357 seconds, 183.943 mph. Dillon led all but the first of the three rounds of the day. It'll mark the third time of the year that the 22-year-old has started a race from the pole position. Ryan Blaney will start from the second starting spot after posting a fast time of 29.398 seconds...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
October 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Who knew? Dale Jr. doesn't plan to finish out career at Hendrick

It has been widely assumed for a while that Dale Earnhardt Jr. would finish out his NASCAR driving career at Hendrick Motorsports, the organization he joined with much fanfare in 2008 following eight roller-coaster years with Dale Earnhardt Inc. After all, Earnhardt Jr. has repeatedly expressed his affinity for team owner Rick Hendrick and the entire Hendrick organization, where...
Via Fox Sports
October 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Another Test for NAPA and Chase Elliott in New Territory

One thing is for sure, Chase Elliott and his No. 9 NAPA AUTO PARTS team have taken the 2014 NASCAR Nationwide Series season by storm. The 18-year-old rookie has been on a tear since the drop of the green flag at Daytona International Speedway on Feb. 22. Elliott is coming off an enormous momentum swing after dealing with adversity last week when he was involved in a fender-bender...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
September 30, 2014  |  Discuss

A Monster Recovery for Chase Elliott at Dover

Chase Elliott, driver of the No. 9 NAPA AUTO PARTS Chevrolet, finished third in Saturday afternoon’s Dover 200 at Dover International Speedway.  It was Elliott’s 14th top-five of the season and increased his championship lead to 26 points over teammate Regan Smith with only five races remaining.  Kyle Busch won his 68th career Nationwide race after leading a race-high 101 laps...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
September 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Chase Elliott leads Nationwide Series points, full standings following Dover

Chase Elliott will again leave the race track with the points lead in the NASCAR Nationwide Series. The driver of the No. 9 NAPA Chevrolet Camaro will leave Dover International Raceway with a 26 point lead over Regan Smith. Up next for the Nationwide Series is the 1.5-mile Kansas Speedway next Saturday afternoon. Nationwide Series points following Dover – RK DRIVER POINTS...
Via Tireball.com
September 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Cool customer: As he pursues NNS title, young Chase Elliott keeps it real

As rookie Chase Elliott enters today's NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Dover International Speedway, he holds a 20-point lead in the series standings over JR Motorsports teammate Regan Smith. With three wins on the season already, the second-generation driver has been leading the points since winning at Chicagoland Speedway in July, and looks to continue that trend all the way...
Via Fox Sports
September 27, 2014  |  Discuss

TUSCC: Westbrook Tops Timing Charts In Opening Session

AUSTIN, Texas — Visitflorida.com Racing (formerly Spirit of Daytona) has continued to be one of the most consistent front runners in the 2014 TUDOR United SportsCar Championship. So, it was not a surprise to see their No. 90 Chevrolet Corvette DP in the hands of Richard Westbrook post the top time in Thursday’s opening practice session for Saturday’s Lone Star Le Mans Grand...
Via Rubbings Racing
September 19, 2014  |  Discuss

FIA WEC: Six Hours of the Circuit of the Americas Preview

AUSTIN, Texas — Usually the term “party crasher,” is used in a very negative way. This weekend at the Circuit of the Americas, the term will be used in a positive manner as four competitors from the 2014 TUDOR United SportsCar Championship will fly the flag for the up and coming unified series against the best from the rest of the world for six hours on Saturday afternoon...
Via Rubbings Racing
September 18, 2014  |  Discuss

TUSCC: Dodge Viper Program In Danger of Elimination?

DETROIT — Just over three years into their current program, Chrysler’s Dodge Viper project in formally the American Le Mans Series and currently in the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship has had its share of success. The eight liter, V-10 powered muscle cars has claimed two victories in three years and is in prime position to challenge for Dodge’s first major sports car class...
Via Rubbings Racing
August 28, 2014  |  Discuss

TUSCC: Oak Tree Grand Prix Preview

DANVILLE, Va.- As the Prototypes take this race off, the focus of the 2014 Oak Tree Grand Prix TUDOR United SportsCar Championship race is on a pair of ever closing battles for the grand touring championships in professional GT Le Mans and the semi-pro GT Daytona classes. In GTLM, Corvette Racing’s control of the 2014 points race has started to take a back seat. After Antonio...
Via Rubbings Racing
August 20, 2014  |  Discuss

TUSCC: Schedule For Season Two Revealed

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — As the first season of the new TUDOR United SportsCar Championship is down to its final three events, the look ahead to season two in 2015 is underway with the schedule made public this past weekend. There are several noticeable changes to the layout as opposed to this year as equalizing the schedule and limiting travel costs for teams were focused on by...
Via Rubbings Racing
August 13, 2014  |  Discuss

TUSCC: Championship Standings (After Road America)

PROTOTYPE: With their second victory in succession, Action Express Racing’s Christian Fittipaldi and Joao Barbosa take a commanding lead in the championship standings with only two events remaining in the 2014 season (the Prorotype division will not compete in the next event at Virginia International Raceway. After crashing out late at Road America, Wayne Taylor Racing’s Jordan...
Via Rubbings Racing
August 13, 2014  |  Discuss
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