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Pace Laps: Dover Downer, Elliott’s Excellence, Crafton’s Consistency and More

Pace Laps: Dover Downer, Elliott’s Excellence, Crafton’s Consistency and More

Sprint Cup Series:  Dover Downer - After the excitement of the first two races of the reborn Chase, Dover produced a race that didn’t follow the script.  Rather than being a hard-charging affair, with the four drivers positioned to lose out racing like madmen, it seemed like everyone did his best to log laps, not make a mistake, and do what was needed to bring a car home in one piece. Perhaps Dover isn’t quite the track to make wild moves, ... Read More »

NASCAR on FOX Welcomes Jamie Little to Broadcast Team

Thursday afternoon, FOX Sports announced that Jamie Little will join the NASCAR on FOX broadcast team beginning in January 2015. Little, who has worked for several years with ABC and ESPN, will serve as pit road reporter for the Sprint Cup Series and the new XFINITY Series. According to a release, Little will also have “select additional races and special events throughout the year.” “Jumping over to FOX will be a big change for me, but this is the perfect ... Read More »

Ladies of NASCAR Gear Up for Better Half Dash at Charlotte Motor Speedway

Ladies of NASCAR Gear Up for Better Half Dash at Charlotte Motor Speedway

When the Sprint Cup Series heads to Charlotte Motor Speedway next month, the ladies of NASCAR will kick the action off on Thursday, Oct. 9, with the Better Half Dash. For the fourth consecutive year, they will hop into Bandolero cars and race the quarter-mile to raise money for their chosen charities. Earlier this week, rain threatened one of the practice sessions leading up to this race. Rain rain go away, I wanna practice today!! #betterhalfdash http://t.co/nC9bAKEsJA — Ashley Allgaier ... Read More »

Truckin’ Thursdays: Ron Hornaday, Jr. Returns to Action

Truckin’ Thursdays: Ron Hornaday, Jr. Returns to Action

After sitting on the sidelines for the last three races, Ron Hornaday, Jr. will be back on track this weekend at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. The veteran was sidelined just before the Camping World Truck Series headed off to Canadian Tire Motorsports Park last month. Hornaday will pilot the No. 9 Rheem Chevrolet for NTS Motorsports. Earlier this month, the “global manufacturer of residential and commercial heating and cooling systems” and so much more announced they would back the four-time ... Read More »

Pace Laps: Chase Mess, Justin Boston’s Nationwide Debut, Cole Custer Makes History & More

Pace Laps: Chase Mess, Justin Boston’s Nationwide Debut, Cole Custer Makes History & More

Sprint Cup Series: A Hodge-Podge for Chase Drivers - Let’s ignore the fact there were 15 cautions at Loudon, and that most of them happened in the second half of the race, leading to an event that felt like a stop-and-go commute downtown in a major city during rush hour.  The result of all the cautions brought about a mix of strategies and helped even drivers with injured cars find a way to get to the front. When Kyle Busch got ... Read More »

Tracking the Trucks: UNOH 175

Tracking the Trucks: UNOH 175

In a Nutshell: Cole Custer took the checkered flag 1.148 seconds ahead of Darrell Wallace, Jr. to win the UNOH 175 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway Saturday afternoon. The driver of the No. 00 took the lead on the final restart with just four laps remaining en route to his first career victory. Matt Crafton, Johnny Sauter and John Hunter Nemechek rounded out the top 5. Who Should Have Won: Cole Custer. If you look at the stats from the ... Read More »

Tracking the Trucks: Lucas Oil 225

Tracking the Trucks: Lucas Oil 225

In a Nutshell: Kyle Busch took the checkered flag 1.129 seconds ahead of Matt Crafton to grab his fifth victory this season in the rain delayed Lucas Oil 225 at Chicagoland Speedway Saturday evening. Busch used a lapped truck to assist in his pass of Austin Dillon to take the lead for the final time on lap 134. Dillon, Tyler Reddick and Jeb Burton rounded out the top 5. Who Should Have Won: Kyle Busch. Erik Jones practiced the No. 51 Toyota ... Read More »

Pace Laps: Roush Fenway’s Struggles, Truck Championship Contenders and Racing vs. Rain

Pace Laps: Roush Fenway’s Struggles, Truck Championship Contenders and Racing vs. Rain

Sprint Cup Series: Slow Start for Roush Fenway Racing - There has been a gap between Penske Racing and Roush Fenway Racing all season.  Though both teams use Ford engines, Penske has been gapping their counterpart, and never was it more evident than at Chicagoland on Sunday. While Brad Keselowski earned the win and Joey Logano fought to a fourth-place finish, the RFR drivers languished on the track, never coming close to contention, and really, not ever being much of a ... Read More »

Truckin’ Thursdays: Turner Scott Motorsports Saga Takes Bizarre Turn

Truckin’ Thursdays: Turner Scott Motorsports Saga Takes Bizarre Turn

In the wake of Turner Scott Motorsports “breaking up” their Truck Series team, both owners pointing fingers toward the other the organization has been in turmoil for a few weeks now. From the rumors that swirled to layoffs, lawsuits, then the official closure of the No. 30 team, TSM continues to be in the news for all the wrong reasons, failing to stop the bleeding that led to public media scrutiny. And as the dominoes keep falling, almost daily the ... Read More »

Nationwide Expands Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Sponsorship

Nationwide Expands Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Sponsorship

Nationwide is on your side. In May, Nationwide Insurance joined Hendrick Motorsports to back Dale Earnhardt, Jr. as a part of three-year deal to serve as primary sponsor for 12 Sprint Cup races in 2015 and 13 each in 2016 and 2017. Having stepped away from series title sponsorship of the Nationwide Series in favor of individual team backing, the insurance company has now expanded its involvement with the No. 88 team. On Friday morning, it was announced Nationwide had ... Read More »