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Newman Paces Sprint Cup Happy Hour

It was only by .047 miles an hour, but Ryan Newman topped the charts in final practice for Sunday’s Food City 500. Newman’s fast lap of 122.883 MPH bested Kyle Busch, with David Reutimann, Brad Keselowski, and Kasey Kahne rounding out the top five. Marcos Ambrose was sixth on the charts with a lap of 121.566MPH. The rest of the top 10 included Clint Bowyer, Martin Truex, Jr., Jeff Gordon, and Jimmie Johnson, whose car was damaged earlier in the ... Read More »

Logano on Pole for Nationwide Race

Joey Logano turned a fast lap of 15.448 to take the pole for today’s Ford EcoBoost 300, beating Trevor Bayne by just .132 seconds. It’s Logano’s first Nationwide Series pole at Bristol. Ricky Stenhouse, Jr., Elliott Sadler, and Brian Scott rounded out the top 5. The rest of the top 10 included Kevin Harvick, Brad Keselowski, Kyle Busch, Austin Dillon, and Justin Allgaier. The green flag is scheduled to fly at 2:15 Eastern. Read More »

Philip Morris NOT at South Boston for opening race of Virginia Triple Crown

South Boston’s season opening $10,000 to win Late Model race, which also kicks off the Virginia Triple Crown Series, will be missing the marquee name in the starting lineup. In a last minute development, 2011 Whelen All-American Series National Champion Philip Morris has pulled out of the event. The Facebook page for his sponsor, Clarence’s Steak House, simply says: Due to some last minute circumstances the #26 car WANT(sic) be at South Bosten this weekend. Good Luck to everyone tomorrow! ... Read More »

Backing Up Complaints With Cash: An Open Letter to Fans

Backing Up Complaints With Cash: An Open Letter to Fans

*Author's Note:* _I originally wrote this letter to race fans last fall, after the press conference telling NASCAR Nation that at long last, NASCAR racing would return to Rockingham Speedway. Race fans had been hoping, and locals praying, that NASCAR would come back to the little one-mile oval settled in the North Carolina sand hills. While Rockingham Speedway lacks the glamour of Las Vegas and the prestige of Daytona, it is an irreplaceable part of NASCAR history that has produced some thrilling races over the years. Fans responded enthusiastically to the announcement-finally, NASCAR was doing right by them. But it was critical that day and even more critical now, just a month before the engines roar to life at The Rock, that race fans take the next step: filling the stands and, for those who can't make the trip, blowing the other Camping World Series races out of the water in the television ratings. The time is now-or-never for Rockingham and other speedways like it, there may be no tomorrow._ Read More »

DEARBORN, MICH. – March 1, 2012 – Penske Racing is coming back to Ford.

DEARBORN, MICH. – March 1, 2012 – Penske Racing is coming back to Ford. After a 10-year hiatus, Penske Racing returns its two-car NASCAR Sprint Cup operation to Ford Racing beginning with the 2013 Daytona 500, and if its latest term is anything like the most recent one, Ford fans will have plenty to cheer about. Penske Racing, recognized as one of racing’s all-time great teams, most recently spent nine seasons with Ford from 1994-2002, posting 27 wins and 33 ... Read More »

No. 48 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Team Penalized For Infractions At Daytona International Speedway

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Feb. 29, 2012) – NASCAR has issued penalties, suspensions and fines to the No. 48 team in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, as a result of rules infractions found on Feb. 17 during opening day inspection for the Daytona 500. The No. 48 car was found to be in violation of Sections 12-1 (actions detrimental to stock car racing); 12-4J (any determination by NASCAR officials that race equipment used in the event does not conform to NASCAR ... Read More »

Tracking The Trucks: John King Prevails In Wild NextERA Energy Resources 250

Tracking The Trucks: John King Prevails In Wild NextERA Energy Resources 250

*In a Nutshell:* After spinning out Johnny Sauter to take the lead, rookie John King was in front when the caution fell during the last lap of a green-white-checkered finish. Since it was the third attempt, NASCAR ended the race under yellow and the rookie took the checkers in just his eighth career start in the series. Buzzwords to describe this one: Bizarro. Surreal. Wild wrecks. And... easily one of the top 3 upsets in Truck Series history, ever. Read More »

Track Changes Force World of Outlaws to Cancel Race at Tucson

_Unavoidable issues with venue lead to cancellation of March 3 event at USA Raceway_ CONCORD, N.C. – Feb. 9, 2012 – The World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series has cancelled the Wildcat Shootout originally scheduled for March 3 at USA Raceway in Tucson, Ariz., because of permitting issues resulting from the recent change in track management. Anyone who purchased advanced tickets will be contacted in the near future, and all tickets purchased will be refunded in full. The World of ... Read More »

Ford Racing unveils 2013 Ford Fusion

In the biggest announcement so far of the 2012 NASCAR Sprint Media Tour hosted by Charlotte Motor Speedway, Ford Racing took the wraps off of their 2013 Ford Fusion. The car incorporates common areas agreed upon by all manufacturers with style components unique to the 2013 production car to give fans a race car that truly resembles the street version of the Fusion. While there are most likely going to be some tweaks to the design the car is definitely ... Read More »

Tony Stewart display unveiled

As part of Acceleration Weekend, 2011 Sprint Cup Champion Tony Stewart unveiled a display in the Great Hall of the NASCAR Hall of Fame. The glass display case houses the driver’s uniform, helmet, gloves and shoes that Stewart wore during his championship clinching victory at Homestead-Miami Speedway. It also holds his tuxedo and shoes that he wore during the NASCAR Awards Banquet in Las Vegas along with his over-sized check and champagne bottle from Victory Lane at Homestead. Stewart is ... Read More »