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David Ragan Expects to Return to Front Row Motorsports

David Ragan Expects to Return to Front Row Motorsports

David Ragan was considered to be one of the hot free agents in the garage ahead of the 2015 season. Rumors were running rampant that he would be the one to replace Marcos Ambrose as the driver of the No. 9 Ford for Richard Petty Motorsports until RPM signed Sam Hornish, Jr. last week. Ragan said despite the Petty rumors there was never any genuine interest between him and Petty for that ride – just preliminary conversations. “I had my ... Read More »

Daytona Rising Project Reaches Halfway Point

Daytona Rising Project Reaches Halfway Point

On Wednesday, Daytona International Speedway held a special ceremony to commemorate the halfway point of the track’s $400 million renovation, dubbed “Daytona Rising.”  For the Daytona Rising project, the halfway point entailed the installation of the highest steel beams for the project.  In a special ceremony, a plaque was placed onto the beam, while the construction team responsible signed their names with Sharpies. International Speedway Corporation (ISC) CEO Lesa France Kennedy (the mother of Camping World Truck Series rookie Ben ... Read More »

Bully Hill Vineyards To Sponsor Joe Nemechek in fred’s 250

Bully Hill Vineyards To Sponsor Joe Nemechek in fred’s 250

NEMCO Motorsports announced Wednesday that Hammondsport, NY-based Bully Hill Vineyards will serve as the primary sponsor of the No. 8 Toyota Tundra driven by Joe Nemechek in Saturday’s fred’s 250 Powered by Coca-Cola at Talladega Superspeedway. Car chief Austin Pollack hinted at the partnership on Tuesday afternoon with a tweet that featured a small portion of the paint scheme. A sneak peak at @FrontRowJoe87 @NASCAR_Trucks for @TalladegaSuperS this weekend pic.twitter.com/dFOyiqG1Jk — Austin Pollak (@AustinPollak8) October 14, 2014 Nemechek is very ... Read More »

Christian PaHud Captures Victory Thanks to Opportunity with Michael Waltrip and Bill McAnally

Christian PaHud Captures Victory Thanks to Opportunity with Michael Waltrip and Bill McAnally

Christian PaHud isn’t the average 21-year-old race car driver. With the help of the Peak Stock Car Dream Challenge held by Michael Waltrip Racing, this young man was able to do something that very few have done over the past few years. Making his NASCAR K&N Pro Series debut during the NAPA Auto Parts 150 at All American Speedway in California, PaHud sat on the pole after participating in a test just days before the 150-lap event. Entered in the ... Read More »

Brad Keselowski and Tony Stewart Penalized for Charlotte Postrace Actions

Brad Keselowski and Tony Stewart Penalized for Charlotte Postrace Actions

On Tuesday afternoon, NASCAR announced that Brad Keselowski and Tony Stewart will be penalized for actions taken at the Charlotte Motor Speedway on Saturday evening following the Bank of America 500. Keselowski had been fined $50,000, while Stewart will receive discipline of $25,000. Both drivers will also be on probation until Nov. 12 – spanning the next four NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races. During the Bank of America 500 at Charlotte, Keselowski was having intense battles with Joe Gibbs Racing ... Read More »

Marching Tar Heels Will Play National Anthem at Martinsville Speeday

Marching Tar Heels Will Play National Anthem at Martinsville Speeday

NASCAR is filled with many timeless traditions that fans participate in. Tailgating outside the track, infield camping, cheering loudly during driver intros for the ones you like, booing those you don’t, standing respectfully while listening to the national anthem… …complaining about it afterwards. No tradition is more valued or sacred to NASCAR fans than the pre-race ceremonies, and no habit is harder to break than the tendency to gripe loudly on social media when the anthem isn’t played or sung ... Read More »

Teams Set to Test This Week at Phoenix

Teams Set to Test This Week at Phoenix

Sprint Cup teams are trying to prep themselves for the Eliminator Round of the Chase for the Sprint Cup in the desert of Arizona this week. Eleven Sprint Cup drivers and one Camping World Truck Series entry (the No. 00 of Cole Custer) will take to Phoenix International Raceway in Avondale, Ariz., Tuesday and Wednesday of this week as they prepare for the tail end of the season race, the Quicken Loans Race for Heroes 500, on Sunday, Nov. 9. ... Read More »

Joey Logano, Rockwell Watches Announce Partnership

Joey Logano, Rockwell Watches Announce Partnership

Could Sliced Bread be the new NASCAR sponsorship “it” man? Current NASCAR Chase for the Sprint Cup standings leader Joey Logano will partner with timepiece brand Rockwell Watches. Logano joins Rockwell’s roster of athletes representing the watch brand in the extreme sports. He becomes the brand’s first NASCAR-affiliated driver. “I’m thrilled to become a part of the Rockwell Team,” Logano said in a release. “I’ve always been a big fan of their watches and they really fit my style. I’m ... Read More »

Dover International Speedway to Remove Nearly 20,000 Seats

Dover International Speedway to Remove Nearly 20,000 Seats

It looks like the Monster Mile is the latest to join the list of race tracks cutting down on total number of seats. According to a report originally in the Delaware State News, the turns 2 and 3 grandstands at Dover International Speedway are currently being removed, due to a declining need for spectator seating for events, including NASCAR racing, at the 45-year-old facility. In total, the track says it will remove 17,500 aluminum seats as part of a multiphase ... Read More »