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Aric Almirola Has Been

the Premios Univision Deportes Best Car Racing Performance Award.
Via The Pit Stop
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

OPINION: Where Art Thou Chase Elliott go?

With Jeff Gordon deflecting reports of retirement and Kasey Kahne’s contract set to expire at the end of 2015, the pieces of the puzzle were coming together for Chase Elliott to take over Kahne’s ride at Hendrick Motorsports in 2016. However, Hendrick Motorsports threw a twist in those plans earlier this week when they announced that they had signed Kasey Kahne to a three-year...
Via On Pit Road
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

XS/NCWTS: Athenian Motorsports to run full Xfinity, Truck Schedule in 2015; Townley to drive

Athenian Motosrports, LLC announced on Friday, November 21st that they will field a Chevrolet Camaro full-time in the NASCAR Xfinity Series (formally Nationwide Series) and a Chevrolet Silverado in all 23 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series events in 2015, with engines provided by Hendrick Motorsports. The team also announced that John Wes Townley will run all the truck races for AMS...
Via On Pit Road
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Kasey Kahne And More News

Athenian Motorsports is going to be running a full Xfinity Series season next year.  John Wes Townley is going to be a driver. Liftmaster is going to be a primary sponsor for Kasey Kahne. Cheeze-it is going to be back as a sponsor for the Watkins Glen race.
Via The Pit Stop
1 day ago  |  Discuss

NCWTS: Townley Will Return With Athenian Motorsports in 2015

Mooresville, N.C. — Athenian Motorsports announced Friday that the team will compete full-time in the NASCAR Xfinity and Camping World Truck Series in 2015. The team also made the announcement that they’ll switch to Chevrolet. John Wes Townley will remain with the racing team to compete full-time in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. He will also compete in the Xfinity Series...
Via Rubbings Racing
1 day ago  |  Discuss

JR Motorsports enjoys 2014 season to remember

Less than a week ago, Dale Earnhardt Jr. and sister Kelley Earnhardt Miller were standing on stage celebrating their first NASCAR Nationwide Series championship with driver Chase Elliott and crew chief Greg Ives. For an organization that started out in Late Models, the road to JR Motorsports' first NASCAR championship was one that took years to develop, with a few bumps in the road...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

NSCS: Did the Chase for the Championship Work for You?

LOS ANGELES, Ca. — After the checkered flag flew Sunday at Homestead and Kevin Harvick was crowned the 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Champion, the question still remains: Did the Chase for the Championship Work for You? Now I know many of you will say “no”, but take your role as a fan out of the equation for a minute and really think about it. NASCAR, for many years ran...
Via Rubbings Racing
1 day ago  |  Discuss

NSCS: Denny Hamlin and Danica Patrick unveil paint schemes for 2015

With the 2014 season done, focus has already turned to next year. FedEx and Go Daddy unveiled their respective paint schemes for their drivers, Denny Hamlin and Danica Patrick, on twitter earlier this week. A fresh ride for @dennyhamlin to make a run at the title again next year. First look at the 2015 #FedEx11 pic.twitter.com/2JzpcVuZxA — FedEx (@FedEx) November 18, 2014 Here...
Via On Pit Road
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Friends in low places: Kevin Harvick hangs with Garth Brooks

One of the perks of being a Sprint Cup Series champ? A chance to hang with a country music legend who's sold more than 134 million albums.
Via Shake and Bake
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Ambrose to run in 2014 V8 Supercar finale at Homebush

Just three weeks after the NASCAR Sprint Cup series finale in Homestead, Marcos Ambrose will be back behind the wheel of a Ford racing car – only this time he’ll be Down Under. The 38-year-old Australian announced his return to the 2015 V8 Supercar Championship earlier this year, but will actually get his chance behind the wheel of a Dick Johnson Racing Ford Falcon FG for the...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Dynamic Duo: Kevin Harvick, Rodney Childers could win multiple titles

As a former crew chief, I am very happy and excited for Rodney Childers winning his first championship Sunday evening as a crew chief on the No. 4 car. To me, Rodney is one of those crew chiefs, I believe, who is very underrated. Prior to this year he had won three races as a crew chief -- two with David Reutimann and one with Brian Vickers. Rodney had never been in the Chase for...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

NCAT: J.R. Fitzpatrick Wins NASCAR Canadian Tire Series Most Popular Driver Award

BRADFORD, Ont. — On November 19th, NASCAR announced that J.R. Fitzpatrick is the 2014 Most Popular Driver for the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series. Fitzpatrick would edge out Alex Tagliani for the award by a mere 48 points. It marks Fitzpatrick’s second time winning the award, as he was Most Popular Driver in the inaugural season for the series in 2007. Known for racing as hard as...
Via Rubbings Racing
1 day ago  |  Discuss

NSCS: Chase Elliott to run five to six Sprint Cup races in 2015

Speaking with Sirius XM NASCAR radio, Hendrick Motorsports General Manager Doug Duchardt announced on Thursday, November 20th that Chase Elliott will run some Sprint Cup races in 2015, along with the full NASCAR Xfinity Series (formally Nationwide Series) schedule. “He’s going to run Nationwide again next year and we’ve announced that we’re going to run some Cup races with...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

NSCS: Ricky Stenhouse Jr.’s crew chief Mike Kelley fined $50,000 for post-qual infraction

NASCAR announced on Thursday, November 20th that Ricky Stenhouse Jr.’s crew chief Mike Kelley was fined $50,000 and placed on NASCAR probation for six months starting January 1st for rule infractions discovered during pre-qualifying inspection for Homestead-Miami Speedway. In addition, NASCAR has also placed car chief Patrick Magee on NASCAR probation. Per NASCAR, the infraction...
Via On Pit Road
2 days ago  |  Discuss

NSCS: Kasey Kahne signs contract extension with Hendrick Motorsports, gets new crew chief

Hendrick Motorsports announced on Thursday, November 20th that Kasey Kahne has signed a three-year contract extension with the team, with him set to drive the No. 5 Chevrolet thru 2018. “It’s extremely gratifying to work with a driver like Kasey,” Rick Hendrick, owner of Hendrick Motorsports, said. “I think the world of him both as a driver with championship-level talent...
Via On Pit Road
2 days ago  |  Discuss

NSCS: LiftMaster partners with Hendrick Motorsports

CONCORD, N.C. – LiftMaster, the number-one brand of professionally installed residential garage door openers, will join 11-time Sprint Cup Series champions Hendrick Motorsports beginning with the 2015 NASCAR season when it will become a primary sponsor of driver Kasey Kahne and his No. 5 Chevrolet SS team. The new relationship will feature LiftMaster, which is headquartered in...
Via On Pit Road
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Disappointment for Hamlin

Disappointment for Hamlin “I thought we had it,” said Denny Hamlin, following the championship race at Homestead-Miami Speedway on Sunday.  Hamlin was strong in the latter portion of the race at Homestead, and had the car to beat the three other championship eligible drivers. It was until a late race caution with 19 laps to go that defeated Hamlin. Darian Grubb, Hamlin...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Xbox Australia partner with Dick Johnson Racing to bring Marcos Ambrose home for Sydney NRMA 500

  Dick Johnson Racing (DJR) today revealed leading videogame and entertainment brand, Xbox, assumes the role of official ‘wildcard’ entry partner in the Sydney NRMA 500 V8 Supercars race this December. Two-time V8 Supercars champion and Australian racing legend Marcos Ambrose – who is returning to Australia after eight years in the US NASCAR circuit to race the Sydney NRMA...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
2 days ago  |  Discuss

The 2014 Nationwide Series Year in Review

The Nationwide Insurance Company ended sponsorship of the series while the people over at Comcast have decided to sponsor it in 2015. Chase Elliott won the championship in his rookie year outlasting his teammate Regan Smith.  Chase had three wins this year including the win at Dartlington.  He also became the youngest ever to win the title. The other big battle this season was...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Jimmie Johnson: Newman title would've been tough for NASCAR to swallow

Jimmie Johnson believes NASCAR's new championship format produced the correct champion and a Ryan Newman victory would have been ''tough to swallow for the sport.'' Johnson began the season as the six-time and defending champion, but he was eliminated from title contention in the revamped Chase for the Sprint Cup format. A 16-driver field was whittled down to...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Kasey Kahne And Chase Elliott News

Kasey Kahne has a three year extension at Hendrick Motorsports. Kenny Francis is supposed to be the crew chief for the 2015 Sprint Cup races that Chase Elliott is going to run.
Via The Pit Stop
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Kurt Busch met with investigators in regards to ex-girlfriend’s assault claim

Now that the NASCAR season is over, Kurt Busch’s attention is now focused on an allegation against him. Back in September, Busch’s ex-girlfriend Patricia Driscoll claimed that Busch assaulted her by grabbing her face and smashing her head three times against a wall. Driscoll also says that Busch was verbally abusive. Busch, who has stated that the allegations against him are...
Via No Guts, No Glory
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Johnson believes Harvick was correct winner

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Jimmie Johnson believes the right driver won NASCAR's championship, and that a Ryan Newman victory would have been ''tough to swallow for the sport.'' Johnson began the season as the six-time and defending champion, but he was eliminated from title contention in the revamped Chase for the Sprint Cup championship. A 16-driver field was whittled down to four for...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Stenhouse crew chief fined $50,000 by NASCAR

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) NASCAR has fined crew chief Mike Kelley $50,000 for a rules infraction discovered on Ricky Stenhouse Jr.'s car during pre-qualifying inspection at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Kelley was also placed on probation for six months, which will extend to June 30 of next season. Patrick Magee, the car chief for the Roush Fenway Racing team, was also placed on probation...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

NASCAR penalizes Ricky Stenhouse Jr.'s team for Homestead infraction

NASCAR has penalized the No. 17 Roush Fenway Racing team of Ricky Stenhouse Jr. but won't take points away for infractions discovered in prequalifying inspection for last Sunday's Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway. The punishment, handed down Thursday afternoon, constitutes a P3 level penalty on NASCAR's six-tier penalty deterrence system and comes after NASCAR officials...
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss
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