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Kyle Busch driving Crispy M&M’s paint scheme at Darlington (Photos)

Kyle Busch has made up for lost time since missing the beginning of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season. The driver of the No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota Camry has went to victory lane four times this season and heads to Darlington Raceway looking to lock-up a berth in the end of year Chase. Busch will be driving a special paint scheme this weekend. Rather than a previous M&...
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Dale Earnhardt Jr. driving Valvoline throwback at Darlington (Photos)

Like so many other drivers, Dale Earnhardt Jr. will be driving a throwback paint scheme this weekend when the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series hits Darlington Raceway. Earnhardt Jr’s car will look like the one driven by  Cale Yarborough from 1981-82. “The suit is just like his,” said Earnhardt. “And he had this (blue) color shoes. There’s a picture of him with his car at Daytona...
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Austin Dillon hosting 3-on-3 celebrity basketball tournament

Ready to ball? Austin Dillon is hosting a a 3-on-3 celebrity basketball tournament to benefit the Childress Institute for Pediatric Trauma. The 16-team, double-elimination tournament will be held at High Point University on Nov. 3. The Childress Institute will auction two spots on each team for fans to purchase. The list of expected celebrity captains includes: - Austin Dillon...
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Kasey Kahne's throwback scheme gives nod to Geoff Bodine

The red and white returns for Hendrick Motosports. On Wednesday, the team unveiled Kasey Kahne's throwback paint scheme for Darlington Raceway. The No. 5 HendrickRideAlong.com Chevrolet SS will be sporting the same paint scheme as Geoff Bodine's 1984 All-Star Racing Chevrolet Monte Carlo. “We finished 35th in our first Darlington race back in ’84 and nearly closed the doors...
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Battle Round Darlington: Thoughts on throwbacks, road racing and best teams

  Photo credit: HHP/Garry Eller Submitted by Matt Lovisa (follow on Twitter) Contributions by MRD Staff Writers September 2, 2015 Each week the Motor Racing Digest team will share opinions of the race weekend and hot button topics. Stay up to date with all of our writers on Twitter and let us know what YOU think. Share your thoughts on the battle round questions on our Facebook and Twitter ...
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Logano reveals throwback paint scheme on 'NASCAR Race Hub'

Joey Logano revealed his Darlington Raceway throwback paint scheme on Tuesday's edition of FOX Sports 1's "NASCAR Race Hub." The Team Penske No. 22 Shell/Pennzoil Ford Fusion will honor Mario Andretti and his paint scheme from the 1988 24 Hours of LeMans. Take a look. For a full photo gallery of Darlington throwback paint schemes, CLICK HERE. 
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17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Fantasy Fast Trax: Darlington Throwback Edition

Photo credit: Matthew T. Thacker, NKP Posted by Matt Lovisa – follow on Twitter @mattlovisa September 2, 2015 Darlington Raceway – Bojangles’ Southern 500 The race at Darlington this weekend will look like the 1970’s. Make that the 1980’s. Actually, how about the 1990’s. In all reality, the past five decades come to life in some shape or form for the Bojangles’ Southern...
Via Motor Racing Digest
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Jennifer Jo Cobb fined, team penalized for cell phone in race truck

The No. 10 team of Camping World Truck Series driver Jennifer Jo Cobb has been assessed a P3 level penalty from NASCAR for having a non-engine electronic component in their truck during last weekend's NASCAR event at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park. A P3 penalty is the fourth-most severe penalty on NASCAR's six-tier penalty deterrence system. After wrecking during Friday practice at...
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Frank Kimmel Set to Make 500th Career ARCA Start

Over the course of his illustrious career, 10-time Champion Frank Kimmel has etched his name into the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards record books more times than any other driver – he’s unquestionably the most identifiable driver in series history. Kimmel, driver of the No.25 Ansell-Menards Toyota and all-time series leader with 80 victories, is set to hit another major...
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Hornish and Winn-Dixie Look to Continue Darlington Success

Last week, Richard Petty Motorsports announced that Winn-Dixie would join Sam Hornish Jr. and the No. 9 team as the team's primary sponsor at Darlington (S.C.) Raceway. Winn-Dixie's history in NASCAR dates back to 1980, making their debut in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series as the primary sponsor for Lake Speed. Since then, they've proven their support to the world of NASCAR in more...
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Almirola and No. 43 STP Team Throwback to 1972

Aric Almirola and the No. 43 team are still in the hunt for a Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup transfer spot with just two races remaining before the start of the Chase. Currently, the team is 35 points outside of the cutoff. Not only will the team be fighting for a good finish to earn a Chase spot, but they will also throwback to 1972 with the No. 43 STP Ford for The Tradition Returns...
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Josh Berry to return to No. 88 JR Motorsports Chevy for one race

Two-time Late Model track champion Josh Berry will drive JR Motorsports' No. 88 Speedco-sponsored Chevrolet Camaro in the NASCAR XFINITY Series race at Richmond International Raceway on Sept. 11, the organization announced Tuesday. Berry, a 24-year-old native of Hendersonville, Tennessee, will make his first start in NASCAR's No. 2 series since running two races for JRM in 2014 ...
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NXS: Elliott Sadler – Darlington Raceway Advance

Elliott Sadler – Darlington Raceway Advance Team:              No. 1 OneMain Financial Ford Mustang Crew Chief:     Phil Gould ADVANCE NOTES Sadler at Darlington Elliott Sadler will make his 12th NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS) start at Darlington Raceway this Saturday afternoon in Darlington, SC. In Sadler’s previous 11 NXS starts at Darlington, he’s recorded one pole...
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Truex Jr.'s paint scheme to promote ovarian cancer awareness

Martin Truex Jr. is using his Darlington Raceway paint scheme to help promote awareness for ovarian cancer. The Furniture Row/Denver Mattress Chevrolet No. 78 Chevrolet SS will have a teal look on the hood, roof, quarter panels and rear bumper. Truex's steering wheel and gloves will also have teal accents, as teal is the official color of ovarian cancer awareness.  A number of...
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NSCS: Josh Wise Southern 500 Race Advance

66th Annual Bojangles Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway News and Notes: Heading into Sunday Night’s Bojangles Southern 500, Wise will be looking to make his 124th career NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) start, and his fourth at the “Lady In Black”. This weekend’s event in “The Palmetto State” will mark Wise’s fourth race in 2015 for Go Green Racing. The Riverside, CA...
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Armstrong Looks to Rebound at the Track "Too Tough To Tame"

The month of August was tough for the No. 43 WinField team with late race accidents and mechanical issues robbing the team of good results in four of the five races. To finish the month off, a cut brake line on Lap 13 took Dakoda Armstrong out of contention early at Road America. With the arrival of September, Armstrong hopes to shake all the bad luck off with a strong performance...
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Josh Berry to Pilot JRM’s No. 88 Speedco Chevrolet in NXS race at Richmond

Josh Berry, a two-time late model champion for JR Motorsports (JRM), has been selected to drive the No. 88 Speedco Chevrolet Camaro in the upcoming NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS) race at Richmond International Raceway on Sept. 11, general manager Kelley Earnhardt Miller announced today.    A 24-year-old native of Hendersonville, Tenn., Berry will make his first NXS start since...
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Clint Bowyer No. 15 Buddy Baker Tribute Toyota Darlington Preview

Clint Bowyer’s No. 15 will honor NASCAR legend and Hall of Fame nominee Buddy Baker in this weekend’s 66th running of the Southern 500 at historic Darlington Raceway. The Michael Waltrip Racing Toyota’s blue-and-white paint scheme was hand painted and is similar to the scheme Baker carried on his Bud Moore Engineering No. 15 Torino in the early 1970s. Baker, who was 74 years...
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Welcome home: Back from vacation, Danica gets a new dog

Danica Patrick enjoyed the Sprint Cup Series' rare off-week by vacationing in the Bahamas.
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Truex Jr.’s Darlington Car to Promote National Ovarian Cancer Awareness

With September designated as National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, Martin Truex Jr.’s Furniture Row/Denver Mattress Chevrolet will showcase a teal appearance for Sunday night’s Bojangles’ Southern 500 at Darlington (S.C.) Raceway.   The teal look, which is the official ribbon color for ovarian cancer awareness, will be displayed on the hood, roof, quarter panels and...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Danica Patrick The Lady in Black

It’s been called the toughest of all tracks on the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series schedule, so much so that Darlington (S.C.) Raceway years ago was nicknamed “The Track Too Tough To Tame.”Darlington is an egg-shaped oval, 1.366 miles in length – the odd shape because the western half of the track required a tighter radius in the turns as founder Harold Brasington promised Sherman...
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Kyle Busch Turning Back the Clock

Starting in 1950, the traditional Southern 500 at Darlington (S.C.) Raceway was held every Labor Day weekend. In 2004, the race was moved to the penultimate race of the season during the first year of NASCAR’s Chase for the Sprint Cup Championship playoffs before it was eventually moved to the Saturday of Mother’s Day weekend, where the Southern 500 name was brought back starting...
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Kurt Busch Retroactive

Kurt Busch, driver of the No. 41 Haas Automation Chevrolet SS for Stewart-Haas Racing (SHR), is one of many NASCAR Sprint Cup Series drivers who will be turning back time with a commemorative paint scheme for the 66th annual Southern 500 at Darlington (S.C.) Raceway as part of the track’s “The Tradition Returns” weekend. The colors on Busch’s No. 41 Chevy are a throwback...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Danica Patrick has the best arse of all her Bahamas traveling friends

Danica Patrick is on vaca in the Bahamas. Has the best ass of her friends. Why? Yoga. Please follow us on Twitter for exclusive stories, Like us on Facebook, Or return home for award winning writing.
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Mechanical Failure Relegates Timothy Peters to 22nd-Place Finish at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park

Timothy Peters recorded a 22nd-place result in the 64-lap event at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park after rear gear problems in the early laps caused him to go to the garage for repairs. At the only road course event of the season, Peters was eighth in first practice on Saturday in his No. 17 Gaunt Collision Centres Toyota Tundra, and recorded the ninth-fastest speed in final practice...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss
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