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In Case You Missed It – Kentucky

Phoenix Racing to honor military members in special paint schemes In an effort to honor our nation’s military members, Phoenix Racing will begin displaying certain individuals on the No. 51 Phoenix Racing Chevrolet. This weekend at Kentucky Speedway, 1st Lieutenant Ashley White Stumpf, late member of the Army Rangers, will adorn the No. 51. Stumpf was killed in October of 2011 in Khandahar, Afghanistan. She had volunteered to work with Special Operations Forces, and worked extensively with Afghan women and ... Read More »

In Case You Missed It: Sonoma

Kyle Busch Beats Chase Elliot in ARCA / Super Series Race For the past four years, Kyle Busch has made the trek to Marne, Michigan after the Sprint Cup Series stop at Michigan International Speedway for the ARCA/Super Series Rowdy 251 at Berlin Raceway. On Tuesday, he took the checkered flag at Berlin for the third consecutive year, finishing just ahead of Chase Elliot, son of Bill Elliot. For his efforts, Busch earned $18,000 dollars. “I say it all the ... Read More »

In Case You Missed It: Michigan

Ford’s latest edition of the F-150 to serve as pace truck this Sunday This weekend at Michigan International Raceway–the closest NASCAR venue to Ford headquarters in Dearborn, Michigan–Ford Motor Company will unveil the 2013 edition of the F-150, the best-selling truck lineup in the country. The 2013 F-150 will serve as the pace truck, and it will be the first time the model has been revealed to the public. Ford President of the Americas Mark Fields will be the pace ... Read More »

In Case You Missed It: Pocono

NASCAR to Honor Sailors at Pocono A group of sailors from the Lehigh Valley area will be honored by NASCAR at Pocono Raceway this weekend. 20 sailors in all representing the U.S. Navy Operational Support Center will be on hand at Pocono, and will get a tour of the garage area, pit road access and a special recognition during the drivers’ pre-race meeting. Members of the group have served in the Arabian Gulf, Japan, Kuwait, Africa, Iraq, Guantanamo Bay and ... Read More »

In Case You Missed It – Dover

Jimmie Johnson to Sport Special “Madagascar” Paint Scheme With sure-to-be blockbuster “Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted” just a few days from box offices, the film will be gracing Jimmie Johnson’s No. 48 at Dover International Speedway. The sky blue paint scheme will feature all of the main characters from the popular series: Alex, Marty, Gloria and Melman. Madagascar 3 hits theaters across the country on June 8th. Robby Gordon to Launch Off-Road Truck Racing Series in 2013 NASCAR veteran Robby ... Read More »

In Case You Missed It – Coca-Cola 600

Kasey Kahne Makes 300th Career Start This Weekend Hendrick Motorsports driver Kasey Kahne will make the 300th start of his career when he takes the green flag for the Coca-Cola 600 Sunday. Kahne hasn’t missed a single race since the 2004 Daytona 500, where he made his debut. In his career thus far, Kahne has notched 12 victories and recorded 107 top-10 finishes. He will be seeking to win his third Coca-Cola 600, having already won the event in 2006 ... Read More »

In Case You Missed It — All-Star Edition

*’Mr. Excitement’ Jimmy Spencer to retire NASCAR veteran Jimmy Spencer has announced he plans to retire from his role as a television personality and racing pundit to return to his home in Pennsylvania. Spencer, now 55, had been in a commentary role on SPEED Channel’s NASCAR Race Hub and formerly hosted other shows on the network, after his racing career ended in 2006. Spencer recorded two wins in his lengthy career–both coming at superspeedways–with one victory each at Daytona and ... Read More »

In Case You Missed It — Darlington

BK Racing To Field Third Entry For the first time, BK Racing will attempt to field three cars at Darlington Speedway this weekend. Travis Kvapil, who normally pilots the No. 93 Toyota, will pilot the No. 73 Dr Pepper Toyota for Saturday night’s Bojangles’ Southern 500. Kvapil joins the Nos. 83 and 93 Toyotas, driven by Landon Cassill and David Reutimann, respectively. Ben Leslie, whose drivers have scored one pole and one top-5 finish in eight starts at “The Track ... Read More »

In Case You Missed It — Talladega

*Clint Bowyer’s car to honor Alabama’s national championship football team* The Alabama Crimson Tide took home the BCS National Championship this year, beating rival L.S.U. in the title game, and with NASCAR coming to Alabama this weekend, Clint Bowyer’s No. 15 car will sport a special paint scheme to honor the team. Bowyer, who has won the last two Fall races at Talladega, will also wear a specially designed firesuit and helmet, honoring former Alabama coach Paul “Bear” Bryant. “I’m ... Read More »

In Case You Missed It — STP 400

Wayne Grubb Fined for Illegal Parts at Texas On Tuesday, NASCAR announced Wayne Grubb, crew chief for David Ragan’s No. 27 Nationwide Series Ford had been fined $2,500 for illegal parts discovered during opening day inspection April 12th at Texas Motor Speedway. Grubb was found in violation of Sections 12-1 (actions detrimental to stock car racing), 12-4-j (any determination by NASCAR officials that the race equipment does not conform to NASCAR rules) and 20A-12 (use of hollow bolts in truck ... Read More »