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NASCAR, IMG Announce Unprecedented International Partnership

Stock car racing, come next season is looking to expand into more international markets. No, it won’t be on the racetrack – yet – but a deal announced Monday with IMG Media is designed to keep the sport, front and center around the globe for the next decade. “NASCAR, already a global brand with deep international appeal, is positioning itself for robust growth beyond our borders by partnering with the world’s television and digital media content delivery leader,” said Brent ... Read More »

Boris Said to run Watkins Glen Sprint Cup Race for Go FAS Racing

Boris Said to run Watkins Glen Sprint Cup Race for Go FAS Racing

Go FAS Racing announced on Monday that Boris Said will drive the No. 32 Ford Fusion in the Sprint Cup Series race at Watkins Glen on Sunday, August 10th with sponsorship from Genny Light. “Genny Light is a fan favorite in upstate New York. It’s brewed in Rochester about an hour and a half away from Watkins Glen,” Boris said. “We hope local fans will come out to see us race. The Genny Light paint looks great on the car.” ... Read More »

Marcos Ambrose to run Nationwide Series event at Watkins Glen

Marcos Ambrose to run Nationwide Series event at Watkins Glen

Richard Petty Motorsports announced on Monday that Marcos Ambrose will run both the Sprint Cup Series and Nationwide Series races this weekend at Watkins Glen International. Ambrose will drive the No. 09 Stanley Ford in Saturday’s Zippo 200, before driving the No. 9 Stanley Racing Ford on Sunday. “I love going to Watkins Glen and competing there,” Ambrose said. “I am really thankful to STANLEY for allowing me the opportunity to race in the Nationwide Series and giving me another ... Read More »

Milka Duno Signs Deal to Drive for RAB Racing Part-Time

Catchfence.com is reporting that 42-year old Milka Duno, most recently of the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards, has signed a contract that will see her drive in a limited schedule of races in the Nationwide Series in RAB Racing’s No. 29 Toyota.  When she qualifies for her first race, Duno would be the first South American female racer in the history of the Nationwide Series. Duno is very excited to make her move up to the Nationwide Series. “I’m ... Read More »

IndyCar Breakdown: Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio

IndyCar Breakdown: Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio

In a Nutshell: The race began with a bang as drivers eager for the green flag got a bit excited as they hit the gas.  The wreck brought about a rare caution for IndyCar at Mid-Ohio.  Scott Dixon cruised home for the win, his fifth at the track in the last eight races.  Polesitter Sebastien Bourdais earned second, followed by James Hinchcliffe, who got his best finish of the year.  Carlos Munoz took fourth, and Graham Rahal followed in fifth, ... Read More »

Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Completes Season Sweep at Pocono

Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Completes Season Sweep at Pocono

Earlier this week Dale Earnhardt, Jr. finally learned the identity of his new crew chief in 2015, but in the meantime he isn’t ready to close his storybook relationship with current crew chief Steve Letarte quite yet. Employing a well-conceived fuel strategy by Letarte, Earnhardt was able to hold off Kevin Harvick on a restart with three laps to go to win the GoBowling.com 400. Earnhardt’s season sweep at Pocono is the first since Denny Hamlin accomplished the feat in ... Read More »

Kurt Busch Fastest in Opening Sprint Cup Practice

Kurt Busch Fastest in Opening Sprint Cup Practice

On Friday morning, the Sprint Cup Series teams took to the 2.5 mile scalene triangle known as Pocono Raceway for 90 minutes of practice ahead of this afternoon’s qualifying session. Speeds were a bit slower than in June, but still quite fast. Kurt Busch turned in the fastest lap of the session at 49.902 seconds (180.353 mph) in his No. 41 Haas Automation Chevrolet. That lap was half of a tenth of a second faster than Team Penske’s Brad Keselowski. ... Read More »

New Look for Toyota Camry Taking Shape for 2015

New Look for Toyota Camry Taking Shape for 2015

It appears that Carl Edwards won’t be the only new face for Toyota in 2015. Well before the debut of the 2015 Toyota Camry production car at the New York Auto Show in April, Toyota Racing Development was full steam ahead in development of a vehicle for competition in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series next season. Toyota had surrendered its first rendering on the 2015 car to NASCAR earlier this month but was returned for further development. “We had a ... Read More »

Mike Wheeler to be Interim Crew Chief for Denny Hamlin in Darian Grubb’s Absence

Mike Wheeler to be Interim Crew Chief for Denny Hamlin in Darian Grubb’s Absence

Joe Gibbs Racing announced on Thursday that Mike Wheeler, the lead engineer on the No. 11 Toyota driven by Denny Hamlin, will fill in for a suspended Darian Grubb as crew chief for the next six Sprint Cup Series races starting this weekend at Pocono Raceway. It was announced on Tuesday that Grubb and car chief Wesley Sherrill would be suspended for the next six Sprint Cup Series races after Hamlin’s No. 11 car failed post race inspection after last ... Read More »

Mark Martin Returning to Roush Fenway Racing as Driver Development Coach

Mark Martin Returning to Roush Fenway Racing as Driver Development Coach

For 19 years, Roush Fenway Racing was the only place Mark Martin called home. From 1988 to 2006, Martin won 83 races across NASCAR’s top three National Series and finished runner-up in the Sprint Cup Series points standings on four different occasions (1990, 1994, 1998 and 2002) while being a big part of helping Roush Fenway Racing become one of the premier teams in NASCAR. Martin, who has been with several organizations in driving roles since such as Dale Earnhardt, Inc, Hendrick ... Read More »