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Jeff Gordon Paces First NSCS Practice Session

Jeff Gordon Paces First NSCS Practice Session

After weather forced some changes to the scheduled on-track activities on Friday at Kansas Speedway, the first practice session began right around noon. The session lasted for an hour and a half and, at the end, Jeff Gordon was the fastest driver. Gordon ran the fastest lap time of 27.515 sec at 196.257 mph. Gordon won last week’s race at Dover and hopes to continue that momentum into this weekend’s race. Kevin Harvick, who is still searching for his first ... Read More »

Team Chevy Stage Collapses at Kansas Speedway, Weather Forces Schedule Changes

Team Chevy Stage Collapses at Kansas Speedway, Weather Forces Schedule Changes

The weather wasn’t cooperating Friday morning at Kansas Speedway and no one knows that better than Team Chevy. .@JeffGordonWeb's visit to @TeamChevy stage today has been canceled. All okay from my understanding. #wind pic.twitter.com/AsKS5IuFKd — Jon Edwards (@JonEdwards24) October 3, 2014 Sprinkles started early and eventually turned into a steady downpour with strong winds, forcing ARCA Racing Series final practice to be postponed until later in the day. Qualifying was cancelled, so the season finale will be lined up by ... Read More »

NASCAR Mailbox: Four Drivers Are Out, But Does It Matter?

NASCAR Mailbox: Four Drivers Are Out, But Does It Matter?

AJ Allmendinger, Kurt Busch, Greg Biffle, and Aric Almirola … we hardly knew ya. Not that seeing these four drop from Chase contention after the first round was any surprise, of course. In fact, for those of us who filled out our Chase Grid, this round was probably the easiest selection (though I’ll admit I had Busch going on to the next round). I really do like the new Chase format, but the fact that there are no shockers, surprises, ... Read More »

NASCAR Mailbox: Calling All Armchair Crew Chiefs!

NASCAR Mailbox: Calling All Armchair Crew Chiefs!

It’s moments like this one that I really wish I understood cars better. Like, I know NASCAR issued changes to the car that will reduce horsepower and downforce, with changes to the spoiler and the addition of a tapered spacer. I know that these changes are meant to emphasize passing and better racing, making the cars tougher to drive. But I don’t know … how. I don’t know if it will make the racing better, or how it will impact ... Read More »

NASCAR Mailbox: Grand Jury or Grandstanding?

NASCAR Mailbox: Grand Jury or Grandstanding?

The news we have all been waiting for finally broke on Wednesday in regards to the Tony Stewart / Kevin Ward, Jr. story. With the investigation complete, Ontario County District Attorney Michael Tantillo has decided to present the case to a grand jury, despite the fact that those handling the investigation had previously said that they saw no evidence that led them to believe there was any criminal intent on Stewart’s part. Tantillo would not say when the case would be presented, ... Read More »

NASCAR Mailbox: Jimmie Johnson Is Human? Who Knew!

NASCAR Mailbox: Jimmie Johnson Is Human? Who Knew!

With Richmond over and the very first Chase Grid upon us, the excitement and tension is in the air now more than ever. Brad Keselowski is atop the standings, surprisingly enough. If someone would have predicted that Keselowski was going to have the most wins at the end of the regular season, I don’t know that I would have believed them, especially considering the year they had in 2013. Yet Keselowski and teammate Joey Logano have combined for seven wins ... Read More »

Nationwide Insurance, Dale Earnhardt Jr. Unveil New Paint Scheme

Nationwide Insurance, Dale Earnhardt Jr. Unveil New Paint Scheme

The NASCAR Nationwide Series may be turning into the NASCAR XFINITY Series next season, but don’t say goodbye to Nationwide Insurance just yet. The Columbus, Ohio-based insurance company will become one of Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s primary sponsors in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series in 2015. On Wednesday, just prior the XFINITY announcement, Nationwide Insurance unveiled their paint scheme for Earnhardt’s car, which will run for the first time this weekend in Richmond. In addition to its sponsorship on Earnhardt’s car, ... Read More »

NASCAR To Be Represented in ‘Dancing With The Stars’

NASCAR To Be Represented in ‘Dancing With The Stars’

After 19 seasons on the air, ABC’s ultra-popular series Dancing With the Stars will feature a NASCAR star as one of their representatives. According to a report from New York Daily News, two-time Daytona 500 and current Fox Sports analyst Michael Waltrip will be a contestant, the first time NASCAR has a driver on the show. The closest racing-related contestant on the show was when Verizon IndyCar Series driver Helio Castroneves competed and won in 2007 and returned to the show in ... Read More »

Xfinity Series To Be The Official Name of NASCAR’s Secondary Series in 2015

Xfinity Series To Be The Official Name of NASCAR’s Secondary Series in 2015

Nationwide is on your side? Not anymore – at least not when it comes to title sponsorship at the end of this season. Say good-bye to the NASCAR Nationwide Series and look ahead to 2015 for a new title sponsorship for NASCAR’s secondary series: The NASCAR XFINITY Series. NASCAR and Comcast’s XFINITY have reached a 10-year agreement for Xfinity – Comcast’s residential service provider – to be the title sponsor of the sport for the next 10 years, the longest title ... Read More »

NASCAR Mailbox: The Lack of Negativity Surrounding Tony Stewart’s Return Was Refreshing

NASCAR Mailbox: The Lack of Negativity Surrounding Tony Stewart’s Return Was Refreshing

Tony Stewart’s return to NASCAR was a story that wasn’t just a big deal to the NASCAR community. It was a big deal to a lot of people who rarely pay attention to the sport, if ever. Mainstream news organizations were present at Atlanta Motor Speedway, from Friday afternoon when Stewart made his first public statement since the tragic accident at Canandaigua Motorsports Park, all the way through until Sunday night when Stewart’s race ended in the garage area. While I ... Read More »