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Fit for 'The King': Almirola to run 1972 Petty STP scheme

Aric Almirola and the No. 43 STP Ford Fusion will will be running a 1972 "Petty Blue" and Day-Glo Red paint scheme at Darlington Raceway.
Via Shake and Bake
2 days ago  |  Discuss

NSCS: Almirola and STP Throwback to 1972 at Darlington Raceway

“Petty Blue” and Day-Glo Red Ford will Compete in Bojangles Southern 500 MOORESVILLE, N.C. (August 27, 2015) – A throwback conversation wouldn’t be complete without the iconic No. 43 STP Ford and neither would the throwback The Tradition Returns weekend at Darlington Raceway. Joining in on the retro paint schemes, Aric Almirola will pilot the 1972 “Petty Blue” and Day...
Via On Pit Road
2 days ago  |  Discuss

NSCS: 2016 NASCAR HALL OF FAME INDUCTEE TERRY LABONTE TO SERVE AS BOJANGLES’ SOUTHERN 500 GRAND MARSHAL

DARLINGTON, SOUTH CAROLINA (August 27, 2015) – Terry Labonte, who will be inducted into the 2016 class of the NASCAR Hall of Fame, will serve as Grand Marshal for the Bojangles’ Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway on Sunday, Sept. 6. Labonte will give the command to start engines accompanied by Bojangles’ CEO Clifton Rutledge. Labonte’s involvement in the Bojangles’ Southern...
Via On Pit Road
1 day ago  |  Discuss

NSCS: Kyle Busch, Matt Kenseth To Lose 15 Minutes of Practice at Darlington; 11 Teams Issued Warnings

NASCAR announced on Wednesday, August 26 that Kyle Busch and Matt Kenseth will each lose 15 minutes of practice time next weekend at Darlington Raceway as a result of inspection issues at Bristol Motor Speedway. Busch’s team failed pre-race inspection four times, while Kenseth’s team failed pre-race inspection two times plus were late for inspection. Additionally, the teams of...
Via On Pit Road
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Terry Labonte To Serve As Grand Marshal At Darlington

© 2001, Nigel KinradeNKP Posted by Brandon Whitton – follow on twitter @whittonbm August 27, 2015 Courtesy Darlington Raceway Terry Labonte, who will be inducted into the 2016 class of the NASCAR Hall of Fame, will serve as Grand Marshal for the Bojangles’ Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway on Sunday, Sept. 6. Labonte will give the command to start engines accompanied by Bojangles’...
Via Motor Racing Digest
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Charlotte Motor Speedway surprises Jeff Gordon fans with ticket package

In preparation for Jeff Gordon's final race at Charlotte Motor Speedway, the track recently announced a Bank of America 500 ticket package for all of the No. 24 team fans out there. The package includes a ticket to the Bank of America 500, a race program designed by artist Sam Bass, a Jeff's Last Ride t-shirt, hat, lanyard, poster and commemorative credential. While the ticket package...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Jeffrey Earnhardt to make Sprint Cup Series debut at Richmond

Go Green Racing (GGR) is pleased to announce that Jeffrey Earnhardt will make his NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) debut with GGR in the No.32 Ford Fusion at Richmond International Speedway during the Federated Auto Parts 400 on September 12, 2015. This will mark the return of two Earnhardt's competing in the NSCS for the first time in over a decade.   "I'm really excited to...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
1 day ago  |  Discuss

NSCS: Jeffrey Earnhardt To Make Sprint Cup Series Debut At Richmond

Go Green Racing (GGR) is pleased to announce that Jeffrey Earnhardt will make his NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) debut with GGR in the No.32 Ford Fusion at Richmond International Speedway during the Federated Auto Parts 400 on September 12, 2015. This will mark the return of two Earnhardt’s competing in the NSCS for the first time in over a decade. “I’m really excited to...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

NSCS: AdvoCare Goes “Back to the Future” in Darlington

CONCORD, N.C. (Aug. 27, 2015) – AdvoCare and Roush Fenway Racing driver Trevor Bayne have gone back in time to 1998 for their paint scheme on the No. 6 AdvoCare Ford Fusion in preparation for the “Southern 500” NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) event at Darlington Raceway on Sunday night, Sept. 6. The scheme, which was featured on the No. 6 Ford during one of the most successful...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

PSD RedZone’s WAG of the Week: Danica Patrick

Everyone knows who Danica Patrick is, so my introduction will be brief. Danica is the most successful woman in the history of American open wheel racing with a win at the Indy Japan 300 and a 3rd place finish at the Indianapolis 500. She currently competes on the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series and, despite not winning, she has built a nice career on the stock car racing circuit. She...
Via Pro Sports Daily
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Richmond Cup event to include two Earnhardts for first time since '05

Jeffrey Earnhardt will make his NASCAR Sprint Cup Series debut with Go Green Racing when he attempts to qualify for the Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond International Raceway on Sept. 12. The nephew of Dale Earnhardt Jr. and son of Earnhardt Jr.'s half-brother Kerry, Jeffrey -- who must qualify his way into the race -- hopes to join his uncle in making it the first Sprint Cup...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

With all 4 teams Chase-bound, Joe Gibbs has tough job ahead

Even though Joey Logano and Team Penske won Saturday night at Bristol Motor Speedway, Joe Gibbs Racing is clearly the fastest organization out there right now. Obviously, Coach Gibbs is going to need to find the right balance once the Chase for the Sprint Cup starts so that all four of his teams, which are already locked into the Chase, don't destroy each other trying to win the...
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Richard Petty and Richard Petty Motorsports to Auction Off 2015 Mustang

You won't be able to miss it. With its unmistakable Petty Blue coloring and the sleek design of the 2015 Ford Mustang, a Petty's Garage-built, 2015 Ford Mustang GT will roll onto Mecum Auction's signature red carpet and cross the auction block to be claimed by one lucky winning bidder at the Mecum Dallas auction this September 16-19. The real winner, however, will not only be the...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

NXS: Road America 180 Fired Up by Johnsonville Race Preview

The NASCAR XFINITY Series will return to a road course for the sixth annual Road America 180 presented by Johnsonville. Road America will mark the final road course race of the season for the series. Brendan Gaughan comes into the weekend as the defending race winner. The entry list features 40 different drivers. Some of those include Lawson Aschenbach, Tim Cowen, Kevin O’Connell...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

NCATS: Canadian Tire Series Championship Battles Heats Up As Season Nears Conclusion

With only two races remaining on the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series schedule, it’s evident that the championship has become at the forefront of discussion as the cream as risen to the top, so to speak, in the standings. A pair of past champions look to duke it out for the title, with a possible spoiler if the cards fall right this weekend. Coming off a win at Riverside International...
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19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Dillon can ask Gaughan for advice about Road America rain

ELKHART LAKE, Wis. (AP) If it rains Saturday at Road America, Ty Dillon can draw on advice from teammate Brendan Gaughan about how to win on a wet track. It could be just the edge Dillon needs in chasing leader Chris Buescher atop the NASCAR Xfinity Series standings. The 45-lap, 182-mile race at Road America is scheduled to begin early Saturday afternoon. The forecast was for rain...
Via AP on Fox
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Full results: Final XFINITY Series practice at Road America

Paul Menard paced Friday's final NASCAR XFINITY Series practice at Road America, a 4.048-mile road course in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin where the XFINITY Series will compete in Saturday's Road America 180. See the full results:
Via Fox Sports
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

NXS: Ben Rhodes and Paul Menard Lead Pair of Road America 180 Practices

On Friday afternoon, the NASCAR XFINITY Series would get a pair of practices to prepare for Saturday’s event at Road America. Those pair of practices would be led by Ben Rhodes and Paul Menard. Rhodes led the first practice with a lap of 134.311 seconds around the 14-turn, 4.048 mile course located in Wisconsin. This weekend marks Rhodes’ seventh start of the season with JR Motorsports...
Via On Pit Road
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

NCWTS: Matt Crafton Looks To Close Gap on Championship at CTMP

Continuing his trend of being consistent on a week-to-week basis, Matt Crafton has once again put himself in championship contention for the third straight season. The ThorSport Racing driver has won the championship the previous two years, and will look to close the gap on a third this weekend at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park. “Racing at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park is a lot...
Via On Pit Road
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Kevin Harvick The Original Can of Budweiser

Kevin Harvick, driver of the No. 4 Budweiser/Jimmy John’s Chevrolet SS for Stewart-Haas Racing (SHR), is helping turn back the clock with a special commemorative Budweiser paint scheme for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Southern 500 at Darlington (S.C.) Raceway as part of the track’s The Tradition Returns weekend Sept. 4 to 6. The retro-themed paint scheme mimics the first can...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

NCWTS: Alex Tagliani Tops First Chevrolet Silverado 250 Practice at CTMP

In the first practice ahead of Sunday’s Chevrolet Silverado 250, it’d be Alex Tagliani topping the charts with a lap of 80.584 seconds. Tagliani is back behind the wheel of the No. 29 Cooper Standard Ford F-150 for Brad Keselowski Racing for the second consecutive season. The Montreal, Quebec, Canada native made his Camping World Truck Series debut in last year’s edition...
Via On Pit Road
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

NCWTS: Chevrolet Silverado 250 Race Preview

The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series will also go road course racing. The Series will head north of the boarder for the third annual Chevrolet Silverado 250 at the Canadian Tire Motorsports Park. The race will mark the only road course race of the year for the series. Ryan Blaney comes into the weekend as the defending race winner. Blaney, who is racing in Saturday’s XFINITY Series...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Danica Patrick is REALLY getting the hang of yoga on the beach

Danica's latest photos on Twitter and Instagram suggest she's really starting to master the challenging art of yoga in the sand.
Via Shake and Bake
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Results: Sauter, Cobb, Townley wreck in final Truck Series practice

Erik Jones led final Camping World Truck Series practice Saturday at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park as Johnny Sauter, Jennifer Jo Cobb and John Wes Townley all wrecked in separate incidents. See the full results below:
Via Fox Sports
49 minutes ago  |  Discuss
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