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NASCAR America: Danny Stockman says he’ll take ‘risks’ as Paul Menard’s new crew chief

This weekend's Pocono race will be Stockman's first race as Menard's crew chief in the Sprint Cup Series.
Via CSN Chicago
3 hours ago

NASCAR releases list of top 20 drivers in merchandise sales through first half of this season

Yes, Dale Earnhardt Jr. is No. 1, but rookie Chase Elliott is in the top five.
Via CSN Chicago
4 hours ago

NASCAR America: Why tire barriers were better than SAFER barrier in Keselowski crash

Driver Sam Hornish Jr. and NASCAR on NBC analysts Dale Jarrett and Jeff Burton discuss various safety elements that helped Brad Keselowski walk away from his crash.
Via CSN Chicago
5 hours ago

First day of Watkins Glen testing 'really slick' for Sprint Cup teams

Sixteen NASCAR Sprint Cup Series teams completed the first of a two-day organizational test session Tuesday at the newly repaved Watkins Glen International.The biggest story of the day occurred when Brad Keselowski crashed his No. 2 Team Penske Ford hard after a brake failure going into Turn 1.Thankfully, Keselowski was evaluated and released from the infield care center.Austin Dillon...
Via FOX Sports
6 hours ago

WATCH LIVE: NASCAR America at 6 p.m. ET: Latest on Brad Keselowski’s wicked testing crash at Glen

NASCAR America catches up on a busy Tuesday of news.
Via CSN Chicago
6 hours ago

Brad Keselowski wrecks hard during Sprint Cup testing at Watkins Glen

Brad Keselowski's first day of testing at Watkins Glen International didn't go according to plan.On Tuesday afternoon during the first of a two-day NASCAR Sprint Cup Series test, Keselowski crashed hard in Turn 1 on a newly-repaved Watkins Glen road course.According to Team Penske officials, the 2012 Sprint Cup champion was evaluated and released from the infield care center.Afterward...
Via FOX Sports
7 hours ago

Brad Keselowski wrecks hard during Sprint Cup testing at Watkins Glen

Brad Keselowski's first day of testing at Watkins Glen International didn't go according to plan.On Tuesday afternoon during the first of a two-day NASCAR Sprint Cup Series test, Keselowski crashed hard in Turn 1 on a newly-repaved Watkins Glen road course.According to Team Penske officials, the 2012 Sprint Cup champion was evaluated and released from the infield care center.
Via FOX Sports
8 hours ago

John Wes Townley will make return to racing at Pocono Raceway

After sitting out two consecutive NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races due to concussion-like symptoms, John Wes Towley has received medical clearance to compete at Pocono Raceway, according to a statement released by the team Tuesday afternoon.Townley will complete in both the Camping World Truck Series and ARCA events this weekend.   "I'd like to thank Parker Kligerman, Cole...
Via FOX Sports
8 hours ago

Brad Keselowski crashes at Watkins Glen test

Keselowski tweets picture of his wrecked car.
Via CSN Chicago
8 hours ago

John Wes Townley cleared to race after missing two races because of concussion-like symptoms

Townley had not competed in NASCAR since June 25 Camping World Truck Series race.
Via CSN Chicago
9 hours ago

Kurt Busch seeks NASCAR record this weekend at Pocono

Kurt Busch has completed every lap this season, tying Dale Earnhardt Jr. for the series record.
Via CSN Chicago
10 hours ago

Chase Elliott and Ryan Blaney feeling rookie growing pains as playoffs loom

After early-season success, the summer months have been tough for NASCAR Sprint Cup Series rookies Chase Elliott and Ryan Blaney.Elliott's last top-10 finish came at Michigan International Speedway in June where he finished second to Joey Logano. Since then, he's accumulated results of 21st, 32nd, 31st and 34th.After Blaney's fifth-place finish at Kansas Speedway in May -- his highest...
Via FOX Sports
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

NSCS: Chris Buescher Earns Best Sprint Cup Finish at Indianapolis

Heading into Sunday’s Combat Wounded Coalition 400 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Sprint Cup Series, Rookie of the Year Contender Chris Buescher had yet to finish in the top 15 in his young career. The 23-year-old Prosper, Texas native, who is in his first full-time season of Sprint Cup Series competition with Front Row Motorsports, has been plagued by bad luck throughout the...
Via Rubbings Racing
11 hours ago

Fantasy NASCAR: Pennsylvania 400 at Pocono Driver Picks

The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series travels to Long Pond, Pennsylvania this week for the Pennsylvania 400. There are only six races until the Chase. As NASCAR teams prepare for the playoffs, fantasy teams need to prepare to make the march to the top of their league standings. Be sure to test your knowledge of NASCAR by competing in the Fox Sports Fantasy Auto Racing.The track known as ...
Via FOX Sports
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Matt Kenseth overcomes tough restarts in 'brutally hot' Brickyard 400

Joe Gibbs Racing appears poised to resume their domination in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series once again.Kyle Busch absolutely dominated Sunday's Crown Royal 400 at the Brickyard, leading 149 of 170 laps en route to his fourth victory of the season.And Matt Kenseth was right behind him, finishing second in a race where drivers had to overcome the heat and overtime restarts.After starting...
Via FOX Sports
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Dakoda Armstrong to drive Xfinity race at Iowa for Matt Tifft

Joe Gibbs Racing team won at Iowa earlier this year with Sam Hornish Jr. in the car.
Via CSN Chicago
14 hours ago

Kyle Busch might have some NASCAR company for an Indianapolis 500 run

His second Brickyard 400 victory reignites speculation over whether he would become the latest to attempt the IndyCar/NASCAR doubleheader.
Via CSN Chicago
15 hours ago

NASCAR's Hamlin to head to West Virginia for flood aid

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. (AP) NASCAR driver Denny Hamlin is heading to southern West Virginia to help out after deadly floods ravaged the region. A news release from The Greenbrier resort says that on Thursday evening, Hamlin will hand out toys and school supplies to Greenbrier County students affected by the June 23 floods. He'll be at the White Sulphur Springs train station...
Via AP on Fox
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

NASCAR America: What separates Kyle Busch from other Joe Gibbs Racing drivers?

What makes Kyle Busch so good? We examined that on Monday's edition of NASCAR America.
Via CSN Chicago
1 day ago

Dale Earnhardt Jr. talks recovery: 'This process is going to take a little bit longer'

On his weekly podcast, Dale Earnhardt Jr. set no timetable for his return to the cockpit of the No. 88 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet.Earnhardt has missed the last two races because of concussion symptoms, including nausea and lack of balance. He also will miss the upcoming race at Pocono Raceway on Sunday.Speaking on his weekly "Dale Jr. Download" podcast, which was released Monday...
Via FOX Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

NASCAR Brickyard Viewership Up, Sets NBCSN Record

With Jeff Gordon coming out of retirement to replace Dale Earnhardt Jr., NASCAR’s Brickyard 400 scored a double-digit increase over last year. NASCAR Sprint Cup racing from Indianapolis earned a 3.1 rating and 5.2 million viewers on NBCSN Sunday afternoon, according to Nielsen fast-nationals — up 3% in ratings and 11% in viewership from last [...]
Via Sports Media Watch
1 day ago

Danny Stockman Jr. named Sprint Cup crew chief for Paul Menard

Stockman has won championships as a crew chief in both the Truck and Xfinity Series.
Via CSN Chicago
1 day ago

WATCH: Winner's Weekend: Kyle Busch - Indianapolis - 'NASCAR Race Hub'

Kyle Busch and crew chief Adam Stevens recap the strategy that took them to Victory Lane in the Crown Royal presents the Combat Wounded Coalition 400 at the Brickyard.
Via FOX Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Earnhardt's return to NASCAR could take more time

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Dale Earnhardt Jr. warned Monday his return to NASCAR could take longer than planned. NASCAR's most popular driver is scheduled to miss his third consecutive race this Sunday with concussion-like symptoms. On his weekly podcast, he said he will have another evaluation ''soon'' to see ''what kind of gains we've made and get in front of my doctors . and let...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Watch LIVE: NASCAR America at 6 p.m. ET — Dale Jr. update, Kyle Busch, Tony Stewart

Dale Earnhardt Jr. gives an update on his health on today's show.
Via CSN Chicago
1 day ago
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