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Swan Racing's Future Unknown Due to Financial Woes

Parker Kligerman and Cole Whitt, two of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Sunoco Rookie of the Year contenders, might be searching for a new job after the eighth event of the year. Swan Racing released a statement on Thursday afternoon that they are unsure whether or not their two Toyota teams will be racing at Richmond next weekend.  “Swan Racing is in the process of reviewing its...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
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Slow and Steady Will Win the Race for Chase Elliott

Chase Elliott, 18, is already climbing through the NASCAR ranks at an unbelievable pace. He is truly ahead of the game, especially for someone that is still in high school.  Elliott, the son of former NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion, Bill Elliott, might just be what the NASCAR world has been looking for. He is aggressive, smart and mature - all of which he has learned thanks to...
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20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Hessert Leads the Way During ARCA Testing at Talladega

Eighteen drivers paced the biggest and baddest race track on the planet Wednesday during an open ARCA Racing Series Presented by Menards practice session at Talladega Superspeedway in preparation for the International Motorsports Hall of Fame 200, a part of a spectacular triple header on Saturday, May 3. Veteran Tom Hessert led the way with a speed of 184.551 mph, followed by Justin...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Jeff Gordon’s daughter gets behind wheel of quarter midget

via @JeffGordonWeb First there was Wonder Boy, now could there be Wonder Girl? The daughter of NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Jeff Gordon is starting to run quarter midges. On Monday, 6-year-old Ella Gordon got behind the wheel of a quarter midget for the first time and naturally mom and four-time Cup Series champion dad were there to share photos. Proud Papa
Via Tireball.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Hermie Sadler to Compete in Denny Hamlin Charity Race

1993 NASCAR Nationwide Series Rookie of the Year and current Fox Sport 1 analyst Hermie Sadler will return to the track as he will compete in the Denny Hamlin Short Track Showdown.  The biggest celebrity-laden Late Model Race on asphalt is going back to its roots at South Boston Speedway (South Boston, Va.) on April 24th, as host Denny Hamlin and an all-star cast of drivers return...
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Darrell Waltrip Educates Samford University Students on Talladega Superspeedway’s Incredible $19 College Ticket

Four-time Talladega Superspeedway winner and three-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Champion Darrell Waltrip was at Samford University in Birmingham on Tuesday, showcasing his historic No. 88 Gatorade Monte Carlo that won many races in the late 1970s and letting students know that Talladega Superspeedway has the best ticket in any sport for college students – the $19 College Party...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Kevin Harvick completes collection of crown jewel wins with Darlington

On Saturday night, Kevin Harvick had an amazing car and was dominate in the Bojangles Southern 500 and looked to be set to cruise to victory lane. Then the caution came out and set up a final dash to the checkered. While others took two tires, Harvick took four, restarting in the sixth spot, and said post-race that the option of taking two tires was never on his radar. If Rodney...
Via On Pit Road
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Elliott Sadler and the OneMain Financial Team Focus on Green in April

OneMain Financial and NASCAR driver Elliott Sadler will support the NASCAR Green initiative in a month-long campaign to draw focus on environmental awareness. The campaign will culminate with a green paint scheme for the No.11 OneMain Financial Toyota at Richmond International Raceway (RIR).  Throughout the month, the NASCAR Nationwide Series championship contender will participate...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Kevin Harvick secures NASCAR career Grand Slam with win at Darlington

Here’s a question for you: What does Kevin Harvick have that fellow modern-era drivers, both NASCAR Hall of Famers in Rusty Wallace and Dale...
Via Athlon Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Weekend Wrap Up: Bojangles’ Southern 500

Selfishly Kevin Harvick ended out debate on whether we could have 36 different race winners this season. Harvick took the victory Saturday night for his second win of the season. As long as he gets more checkers than wreckers, I guess the end justifies the mean for Harvick and his[...]
Via Start 'N' Park Blog
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Winner photos: Dale Earnhardt Jr. becomes a two-time Daytona 500 champ

With NASCAR enjoying its first off-week of the 2014 season, take a look back at the seven winners that went to victory lane in the first eight races, starting with Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s dramatic Daytona 500 victory. 
Via FOXSports.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

RCR Post Race Report - NSCS Darlington Raceway

Race Highlights:    Richard Childress Racing teammates Ryan Newman, Austin Dillon and Paul Menard finished 10th, 11th and 41st, respectively.    Newman ranks ninth in the Sprint Cup Series championship point standings, trailing current leader Jeff Gordon by 61 points, while Dillon ranks 10th and Menard ranks 18th.    The No. 31 Chevrolet team ranks 10th in the Sprint Cup...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Hard Work on Pit Road Earns Edwards a Top-15 Finish at Darlington

Carl Edwards visited Darlington Raceway this week for the 11th time in his NASCAR Sprint Cup Series career starting the day in 21st position. The Roush Fenway Racing driver battled with a car that was loose for most of the day and lacked any front grip as he ran in the middle of the pack for the majority of the 367 lap race. The crew worked diligently on pit road, making multiple...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

‘Lady in Green’ Delivers Solid Finish at Darlington

Danica Patrick’s goals in Saturday night’s Southern 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Darlington (S.C.) Raceway were simple: Race the racetrack and take what the car and the track would give. Patrick’s crew chief, Tony Gibson, told his driver that if she focused on those things throughout the night at one of the toughest racetracks on the Sprint Cup circuit, she would have...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Stenhouse Jr. Finishes 20th at ‘The Lady in Black’

After being awarded the lucky dog position twice during Saturday night’s Bojangles’ 500 at Darlington Raceway, Ricky Stenhouse Jr. drove his Nationwide Insurance Ford to a 20th-place lead lap finish.“We never gave up and ended up finishing on the lead lap,” Stenhouse said. “For some reason, our Nationwide Insurance Ford was super tight for a majority of the race. After...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Danica Patrick has rough finish at notoriously tough track

You don’t have to be into auto racing to have heard of Danica Patrick. Just like you don’t have to be into NASCAR to have heard of the Daytona 500. So obviously Daytona is the most famous track, with Talladega being the second most popular. (Because of the Will Ferrell movie of course) I’m not counting the Brickyard because that speedway is known for IndyCar first and foremost...
Via The Sports Bank
4 days ago  |  Discuss

NASCAR's Kurt Busch says Haas serious about F1

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) NASCAR driver Kurt Busch says team owner Gene Haas is serious about making a strong entry in Formula One now that the sport's governing body has opened the door for the first U.S.-based entry in decades.
Via FOXSports.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Race Recap: Harvick Captures Southern 500

The season of checkers or wreckers continued for Kevin Harvick Saturday night at the Darlington Raceway. Unlike last weekend at Texas, it was victory for the Stewart-Haas Racing driver. He captured the Bojangles’ Southern 500 after starting on the pole for the event. “It was just one of those deals[...]
Via Start 'N' Park Blog
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Biffle honors Red Cross with fifth place finish at Darlington

Greg Biffle drove his No. 16 Red Cross Ford Fusion, honoring blood donor Maureen Holt, to a fifth-place finish Saturday night under the lights at Darlington.  Biffle qualified 19th, earned a “Darlington stripe” just 16 laps into the race, and a two-tire gamble resulted in Biffle leading for five laps before settling into the top five.  “We worked really hard all night and...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Greg Biffle Biffle Leads Roush Fenway Racing With Top-5 Finish at Darlington

DARLINGTON, S.C. – Greg Biffle turned in his first top-five finish of the season to lead Roush Fenway Racing with a fifth-place finish in Saturday night’s 500-mile NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Darlington Raceway. Biffle used a combination of pit strategy and speed, leading five laps with his No. 16 3M/Red Cross Ford Fusion en route to the strong finish. “We worked really...
Via NESN.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Busch Hits Wall in Green-White-Checkered To Finish 31st

Kurt Busch, driver of the No. 41 Haas Automation Chevrolet SS for Stewart-Haas Racing (SHR), was unable to survive the first attempt at a green-white-checkered finish in the Southern 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race Saturday night at Darlington (S.C.) Raceway and finished 31st. Busch started 13th and ran in the top-15 for the majority of the night – as high as seventh on several...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Eric McClure Posts Track-Best Finish at Darlington Raceway

Coming off a 24th-place finish at Texas Motor Speedway, Eric McClure and the No. 14 Hefty®/Reynolds Wrap® team headed to Darlington Raceway to try their luck with "The Lady in Black". Despite qualifying 30th, McClure was able to earn a track-best finish of 21st. With this finish, the team advanced one position to 24th in the Owner Standings. When the green flag fell,...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Mid-Race Accident Spoils Buescher’s Strong Performance in Darlington

Roush Fenway Racing’s Chris Buescher exhibited one of the fastest racecars on the track during the weekend’s NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) action at Darlington Raceway.  The rookie led Thursday’s final practice session in his No. 60 Mustang 50thAnniversary Ford and qualified a career-high sixth for Friday night’s race. Unfortunately, Buescher’s strong run came to a halt...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Harvick marks himself a contender with win

DARLINGTON, S.C. (AP) Kevin Harvick knew his first-year Stewart-Haas Racing team was better than it had shown the past few weeks. After taking the Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway on Saturday night, Harvick is convinced the group has exactly what it takes to win a Sprint Cup championship.
Via FOXSports.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Johnson and Kenseth winless streak continues despite high expectations

Jimmie Johnson and Matt Kenseth are two drivers, that any year before 2014, they were a force to be reckoned with. After winning his sixth championship last year at Homestead, Johnson has yet to prove that he is the same man that he was at the end of last year. Johnson was close at Darlington on Saturday night, despite the rough start that he had in qualifying 26th. He drove himself...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

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