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NCWTS: Dillon Brothers to Share Seven-Race Deal at GMS Racing

EASTON, Pa. — GMS Racing has had some big news this off-season. With the joining of Brandon Jones for a part-time entry in the No.33 Chevrolet, to Spencer Gallagher filling a full-time No.23 truck, the team has been molding their 2015 Camping World Truck Series plans into what could be a winning masterpiece. During NASCAR Media Week in Charlotte, Ty Dillon announced that he and...
Via Rubbings Racing
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NSCS: Danica Patrick looks to continue improving as a driver

As she heads into her third full year as a Sprint Cup Series driver, Danica Patrick is keeping her goals simple – continuing to improve in the areas that she wants to improve in. She felt that she had a good year last year, despite some calling the 28th place finish in points a “sub-par” season. “I think sub-par is a matter of opinion,” she stated. “I think in my second...
Via On Pit Road
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NSCS: Kevin Harvick using championship as motivation for more success

Despite having success and making the Chase, Kevin Harvick was “just tired of going to work” while at Richard Childress Racing in 2013. “I didn’t like my job and that’s not a healthy way to be productive in this environment because it takes a lot of work and effort to be competitive and there’s going to be ups and downs and a lot of emotions to deal with,” he commented...
Via On Pit Road
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Jeff Gordon does not want No. 24 retired

Just like how the No. 3 has returned to the track, NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Jeff Gordon hopes to see his No. 24 on the track after his days of racing are over. Team owner Rick Hendrick wanted to retire Gordon’s car number but the driver told him otherwise. “Rick wanted to retire that number for maybe one year or a certain period of time — you never know what NASCAR...
Via Tireball.com
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Just awesome: Bill Elliott leads the 2015 class into Hall of Fame

As weeks go, this has been a pretty good one for the Elliott family of Dawsonville, Georgia. On Thursday, 18-year-old Chase Elliott was announced as Jeff Gordon's successor in the iconic No. 24 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet, one of the most coveted rides in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, starting in 2016. And Friday night, Chase's father, Bill Elliott, a/k/a "Awesome Bill from Dawsonville...
Via Fox Sports
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Elliott headlines 5 drivers in NASCAR Hall of Fame class

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Bill Elliott headlined the sixth class of inductees into NASCAR's Hall of Fame, a group that included three champions, the first African-American winner and a driver with movie star looks. ''Awesome Bill From Dawsonville'' was NASCAR's 1988 champion, a 44-race winner and the first driver to win the Winston Million bonus in 1985 for winning three NASCAR crown...
Via AP on Fox
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

NCWTS: Smokey Mountain Herbal Snuff Extends Partnership with ThorSport Racing and Johnny Sauter in 2015

Becomes primary sponsor of the No. 98 Toyota Tundra for eight NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races Sandusky, Ohio (January 27, 2015) -ThorSport Racing is pleased to announce that Smokey Mountain Herbal Snuff and Pouches has extended their partnership with Johnny Sauter for the 2015 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) season. The eight-race partnership kicks-off with the...
Via On Pit Road
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2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Fantasy Preview

The 2015 Daytona 500 is just weeks away and that means it is time to start preparing for the fantasy NASCAR season. It does not matter if you play Yahoo! Fantasy Auto Racing, Fantasy Live on nascar.com, Fox Sports Fantasy Auto Racing or just a game with a group of friends; the more prepared you are the better your chances will be of winning your league. The 2015 season should be...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
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Jamie Mac didn't enjoy life at Roush -- but the company is changing

During their time on the Charlotte Motor Speedway Media Tour, Roush Fenway Racing drivers appeared convinced the problems of the past were behind them heading into the new season. What made the team so confident it has turned the corner and is set up for success during the 2015 campaign? A renewed atmosphere at the shop that includes a revitalized shop area with new paint and floors...
Via Fox Sports
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Kasey Kahne, Joey Logano at odds for Super Bowl XLIX

Among the millions watching Sunday night's Super Bowl with keen interest will be NASCAR Sprint Cup Series drivers Joey Logano and Kasey Kahne.
Via Shake and Bake
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Jeff Gordon open to future in sports car racing

While his NASCAR career may be coming to an end, Jeff Gordon isn't about to hang up the helmet entirely, as the four-time Sprint Cup Series Champion has revealed ambitions of taking part in select sports car races in the future. Gordon, who will step down from full-season NASCAR competition at the end of this year, told reporters during Thursday's NASCAR Media Day in Charlotte, N...
Via Fox Sports
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NSCS: Expanding for 2015, HScott Motorsports looks for improvement

Following a solid debut season in the Sprint Cup Series, HScott Motorsports is returning for 2015 and looking for more success. Justin Allgaier will once again be behind the wheel of the No. 51 Chevrolet for the second straight year, and once again have sponsorship from Brandt Professional Agriculture. The prominent brand will serve as the primary sponsor for 21 races in their fifth...
Via On Pit Road
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Jeff Gordon reads five fun facts about broadcasting for FOX

Jeff Gordon had a little fun with FOX Sports 1's NASCAR Race Hub on Thursday, as Adam Alexander helps get him prepared for his new gig in the FOX broadcast booth.
Via Shake and Bake
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Richard Petty Motorsports' offseason move

Having established its own research-and-development and engineering departments last year, Richard Petty Motorsports has continued its move toward greater independence from its status as a Roush Fenway Racing customer. An offseason move to an 80,000-square-foot facility in Mooresville, North Carolina has given RPM the ability to hang its own bodies and to hire 35 new employees. Team...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
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Will major changes mean renewed success for Roush Fenway Racing?

Before the first engine is fired and the first lap is run in a new NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season, it’s customary for every organization represented on the Charlotte Motor Speedway NASCAR Media Tour to tout its chances and explain why the current year will be better than the last one. In the case of Roush Fenway Racing, the optimistic tone appears to be more than mere lip service...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
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For Newman winning is key

Richard Childress Racing Driver Ryan Newman advanced to the final round of the Chase for the Sprint Cup last year and came within a half-second of winning the championship—and he did so without winning a race. But Newman is well aware that the surest path to the Chase lies in getting to Victory Lane in the first 26 races of the season. And to win the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series title...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
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Truex and Pollex nearing the end of an inspirational battle

Driver Martin Truex Jr. shared some welcome off-track news during Furniture Row Racing’s media session on Thursday morning at the Charlotte Convention Center. Truex’s girlfriend Sherry Pollex has been battling ovarian cancer and recently completed her last chemotherapy treatment. “We had a little celebration for her,” Truex said. “She’s feeling good, and it seems like...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
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Stellar year in 2014 solidified Jeff Gordon’s decision to retire

For those who might think that Jeff Gordon’s splendid 2014 run in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series might have tempted him to reconsider his decision to retire from full-time competition, think again. In fact, Gordon’s top-notch performance on the track only reinforced his decision to bow out of the No. 24 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet. “A couple of years ago, when I wasn’t as...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
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New Hampshire Motor Speedway exec charged with lewdness

Manchester, NH police say New Hampshire Motor Speedway executive vice president and general manager Jerry Gappens was arrested last week after being found in his car doing lewd things with a 19-year-old woman. Detectives watched as the female entered Gappens’ SUV, where they followed the car into a parking lot where the peep show began. They “allegedly observed an act of lewdness...
Via Low Brow Sports
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NSCS: Hendrick Motorsports Excited About 2015 Season

JOPLIN, Mo. — Hendrick Motorsports enters the 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season with a lot of emotions going into the year. With the news earlier today of Chase Elliott taking over the No. 24 ride in 2016, it means that Jeff Gordon will enter his final full-time season in the Sprint Cup Series. Rick Hendrick started the formal media session wanting to thank Gordon for everything...
Via Rubbings Racing
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Dale Earnhardt Jr. has no plans to retire in the near future

As Jeff Gordon's decision to quit driving full time after 2015 continues to be the buzz of the NASCAR world, Hendrick Motorsports teammate Dale Earnhardt Jr. spent several minutes during Thursday afternoon's final leg of the Charlotte Motor Speedway Media Tour discussing his own future in the sport. Earnhardt, who turned 40 last October, is three years and two months younger than...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Watch Nick Offerman’s hilarious NASCAR Super Bowl ad

  Parks and Recreation star Nick Offerman and NBC Sports teamed up for a hilarious NASCAR ad that will air during Sunday’s Super Bowl. “Welcome to the place where we speed all day, where we bump and grind in a non-sexual way,” Offerman recites in the clip. “Where scores are settled, and we break the rules, and everybody’s got a set of badass tools.”   ...
Via Sports-Glory
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Chase Elliott To Make Sprint Cup Debut At Martinsville Speedway In STP 500

Chase Elliott will take the first laps in his NASCAR Sprint Cup career at Martinsville Speedway in the STP 500 March 29. Hendrick Motorsports announced Thursday that Elliott would run five Sprint Cup races this year in preparation for a full-season campaign in 2016. The first of the five races will be the STP 500. “I’m excited to go to Martinsville. Hendrick Motorsports has had...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Numbers game: Why Chase Elliott will keep the No. 24

It was no real surprise that Chase Elliott was announced Thursday as Jeff Gordon's replacement in the No. 24 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. What may have surprised some fans is that when Elliott takes over for Gordon in 2016, he will keep Gordon's No. 24. After all, the Elliott family number is the No. 9: Chase's father, Bill, who will be inducted...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Loads of Chase Elliott And More News

The Hendrick Motorsports camp made it official today in naming that Chase Elliott is going to take over the spot Jeff Gordon will have next year. They have also announced that he will be in a #25 Sprint Cup car sponsored by NAPA at these events: March 29 at Martinsville Speedway April 25 at Richmond International Raceway May 24 at Charlotte Motor Speedway July 26 at Indianapolis...
Via The Pit Stop
1 day ago  |  Discuss
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