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Austin Dillon running bulk of Xfinity Series in 2015

Getty Images NASCAR driver Austin Dillon will expand his schedule in 2015 as he returns to run the Xfitiy Series in addition to the Sprint Cup Series. Dillon, the 2013 Nationwide Series champion, will drive the No. 33 Chevrolet Camaro for the bulk of the 2015 Xfinity Series season for Richard Childress Racing. Sponsoring Dillon will be Rheem. Dillon is a two-time XFINITY Series race...
Via Tireball.com
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

NNS: Mike Hillman Jr. to Crew Chief for Brian Scott in 2015

WELCOME, N.C. — Richard Childress Racing announced Tuesday that Mike Hillman Jr. will serve as crew chief for Brian Scott during the team’s 2015 NASCAR XFINITY Series season. Hillman joins the Richard Childress Racing organization after working with the Turner-Scott Motorsports team throughout the 2014 season. He also worked with numerous drivers in 11 Sprint Cup Series races...
Via Rubbings Racing
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Kurt Busch And Brian Scott News

Kurt Busch has won a delay on a hearing on a protection from abuse petition filed by his ex-girlfriend. Mike Hilman Jr. is the new crew chief for Brian Scott.
Via The Pit Stop
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Kurt Busch wins delay of Delaware court hearing

DOVER, Del. (AP) A Delaware family court commissioner has granted NASCAR driver Kurt Busch's request to delay a hearing on a protection from abuse petition filed by his ex-girlfriend. Busch's attorney asked for the delay in court papers filed last Friday, saying Busch is participating in a race car rally in Italy and that his return flight is Dec. 2, the same day as the scheduled...
Via AP on Fox
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

NNS: Season In Review – JR Motorsports

RIDGELAND, Miss. — Coming off of a third place points finish in 2013, JR Motorsports headed into 2014 with a loaded roster looking for bigger and better things, but no one could have imagined just how successful Dale Earnhardt, Jr.’s team would be throughout 2014 on their way to a 1-2 points finish in the Nationwide Series. With Regan Smith returning for his second full-time...
Via Rubbings Racing
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Road trip! Dale Jr. & Regan Smith hit the highway for the holiday

Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Regan Smith hit the open road for a cross-country trip to Colorado. 
Via Shake and Bake
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

NNS: Dillon to Run Majority of the Races in 2015

WELCOME, N.C. - Richard Childress Racing announced Monday that Austin Dillon will compete in majority of the NASCAR Nationwide Series races in 2015. Dillon will pilot the No. 33 Chevrolet with primary sponsorship from the Rheem manufacturing company. This isn’t the first time the company sponsored a car in NASCAR as they served as the primary sponsor with James Buescher and Ron...
Via Rubbings Racing
1 day ago  |  Discuss

XFINITY/NCWTS: RCR strengthens partnership with Rheem; Dillon to run Xfinity Series races

Richard Childress Racing announced that Austin Dillon will run the majority of the NASCAR Xfinity Series schedule in 2015 in the No. 33 Rheem Chevrolet, while running the full Sprint Cup Series schedule. Dillon won the series championship in 2013 and has won two Xfinity Series races, along with 10 pole awards. “Rheem has a long tradition of reliability and quality in their industry...
Via On Pit Road
1 day ago  |  Discuss

NSCS/XFINITY: Richard Petty Motorsports resigns Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services

Richard Petty Motorsports announced on Tuesday, November 24th that they have extended their partnership with the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. The partnership will allow the pair to continue the campaign titled “Fresh from Florida”, which is “marketing, advertising and promotional campaign focused on building awareness and sales of fresh seafood,...
Via On Pit Road
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Austin Dillon to run majority of Xfinity Series races with Rheem

Richard Childress Racing announced late Monday afternoon that two-time series champion Austin Dillon would return to the NASCAR Xfinity Series in 2015. While still contending full-time in the Sprint Cup Series, Dillon will also run "a majority" of the Xfinity Series schedule in the No. 33 Rheem Chevrolet. Dillon race one NASCAR Nationwide Series race during the 2014 season...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Five pleasant surprises from the 2014 Sprint Cup Series season

Some final thoughts on the just-concluded 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season: 1. When NASCAR announced the changes to the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series format, I was skeptical. It seemed hokey and contrived and the idea of a one-race, winner-take-all format to determine a champion just seemed wrong to me. Turns out I was the one who was wrong. The new Chase created high...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Danica Patrick set for another GoDaddy Super Bowl commercial

Danica Patrick will be back for her record 14th Super Bowl commercial for GoDaddy, but this one will be different than those she's done in the past. No walking naked across the commercial set with Jillian Michaels while crewmen stand gape-jawed. No steamy shower scene for teenage computer geeks to leer at. No body painting a nude model. No dressing up like Lisa from "Weird Science...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Danica Patrick still not showing much improvement in NASCAR

As we look back to 2014 and look forward to 2015, many fans are asking me my opinion of Danica Patrick in the NASCAR Sprint Cup series. Let me start of by saying I'm a huge fan of Danica and she definitely has talent. She couldn't have had the success she had in IndyCar without knowing how to drive a race car. But the reality is we have to be honest and we have to face the music...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Carl Edwards could find success similar to Kevin Harvick, Matt Kenseth with new team in 2015

Kevin Harvick became the second consecutive driver in his first season with a new team to reach the season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway, as Matt Kenseth had done the same the year before, although Harvick triumphed while Kenseth finished second to Jimmie Johnson. It is somewhat counterintuitive for drivers with new teams to strongly compete […]
Via Monday Morning Crew Chief
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Final thoughts on 2014 season: Does the Chase need to be tweaked?

Some final thoughts on the just-concluded 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season: When NASCAR announced the changes to the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series format, I was skeptical. It seemed hokey and contrived and the idea of a one-race, winner-take-all format to determine a champion just seemed wrong to me. Turns out I was the one who was wrong. The new Chase created high drama...
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Aric Almirola Has Been

the Premios Univision Deportes Best Car Racing Performance Award.
Via The Pit Stop
3 days 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
3 days 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
4 days 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
4 days 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
4 days 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
4 days 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
4 days 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
4 days 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
4 days 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
4 days ago  |  Discuss
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