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Driver Killed After Being Hit By Tony Stewart at New York Dirt Track

Driver Killed After Being Hit By Tony Stewart at New York Dirt Track

Update (3:04 a.m.): Local police have confirmed that an incident at Canandaigua Motorsports Park in Canandaigua, N.Y., on Saturday night (Aug. 9) involved NASCAR driver Tony Stewart. According to police in a press conference at around 3 a.m. ET – and later reiterated in a press release – Stewart made contact with a driver who had gotten out of his car and had walked down the dirt track, visibly frustrated with Stewart. The two cars had made contact a lap ... Read More »

Bandit Industries, Jeffrey Earnhardt Team Up for 2-Race Deal

Bandit Industries, Jeffrey Earnhardt Team Up for 2-Race Deal

Bandit Industries announced on Thursday it has signed a two-race deal to sponsor Jeffrey Earnhardt, JD Motorsports and Earnhardt’s No. 4 Chevrolet in the Nationwide Series. Bandit will be the primary sponsor when Earnhardt takes the track at Mid-Ohio next weekend in the Nationwide Children’s Hospital 200. Bandit will return as co primary sponsor for Earnhardt in the VisitMyrtleBeach.com 300 at Kentucky Speedway on Sept. 20. “We are very excited to get back on the track in NASCAR, and to ... Read More »

Joe Gibbs Racing Will Not Appeal Indy Penalties

Joe Gibbs Racing Will Not Appeal Indy Penalties

On Thursday afternoon (Aug. 7), Joe Gibbs Racing announced that they would would not be appealing the penalties levied against Denny Hamlin, crew chief Darian Grubb and the No. 11 FedEx team for infractions found in postrace inspection after the Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway weeks ago. NASCAR docked Hamlin 75 points, crew chief Darian Grubb and car chief Wesley Sherrill were suspended six races each and placed on probation for the next six months. Grubb was also fined ... Read More »

National Guard Leaving Motorsports At End of 2014

National Guard Leaving Motorsports At End of 2014

On Wednesday, the National Guard announced that they are making “substantial changes” in their approach to recruiting through sports sponsorships. The most visible change that will result from the move is the end of the National Guard’s sponsorships of Dale Earnhardt, Jr.’s No. 88 team in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series and Graham Rahal’s No. 15 team in the Verizon IndyCar Series. Current Director of the National Guard, Major General Judd H. Lyons, claims that the move is about fiscal ... Read More »

Chase Elliott May Run Selected Sprint Cup Races in 2015

Chase Elliott May Run Selected Sprint Cup Races in 2015

Hendrick Motorsports owner Rick Hendrick was a guest on SiriusXM NASCAR Radio’s Tradin’ Paint with Jim Noble and Chocolate Myers on Wednesday morning. While there, the question of whether or not current Nationwide Series points leader Chase Elliott will run Sprint Cup races in the near future was posed. Hendrick’s response to the query was essentially “not yet, but it’s likely.” “No, we haven’t arrived at a decision for sure, but I think you’ll probably see him run a few ... Read More »

Bully Hill Vineyards to Sponsor Cole Whitt at Watkins Glen

Bully Hill Vineyards to Sponsor Cole Whitt at Watkins Glen

BK Racing announced on Wednesday that Bully Hill Vineyards, a Hammondsport, NY producer of wine, will serve as the primary sponsor of the No. 26 Toyota Camry driven by Cole Whitt. It will be a one-race deal. Representatives of Bully Hill Vineyards are very happy to be involved with BK Racing. “We’re extremely excited to partner with BK Racing and driver Cole Whitt for the Cheez-It 355 at the Glen,” said Sean King, Marketing Director for Bully Hill Vineyards. “Being ... Read More »

Austin Dillon to Drive Spraker Racing Car in NASCAR K&N Series Race at Watkins Glen International

Austin Dillon to Drive Spraker Racing Car in NASCAR K&N Series Race at Watkins Glen International

Spraker Racing Enterprises Inc. announced that NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Austin Dillon will drive the team’s No. 37 Chevrolet in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East, Bully Hill Vineyards 125 at Watkins Glen International on August 8th. Dillon, a regular in NASCAR’s Sprint Cup Series where he pilots the No. 3 Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet SS will make his first K&N start since Iowa Speedway in 2009. The 24-year-old hopes to gain some extra road course experience with the ... Read More »

Ryan Reed to Run NASCAR K&N Pro East Series Race this Weekend at Watkin’s Glen

Ryan Reed to Run NASCAR K&N Pro East Series Race this Weekend at Watkin’s Glen

Roush Fenway Racing announced on Tuesday that Ryan Reed will run both the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East and NASCAR Nationwide series events this weekend at Watkin’s Glen International. Reed will drive the No. 99 Ford for Bill McAnally Racing in the East event, before running his familiar No. 16 American Diabetes Association Drive to Stop DiabetesSM presented by Lilly Diabetes Ford Mustang in the Nationwide Series event. Reed is one of the drivers who is in contention for the ... Read More »

NASCAR Penalizes Two CWTS Teams Following Pocono Infractions

NASCAR Penalizes Two CWTS Teams Following Pocono Infractions

NASCAR announced on Tuesday that a pair of NASCAR Camping World Truck Series teams have been penalized following this past weekend’s race at Pocono Raceway. The No. 17 of Timothy Peters was found in violation of the rules during opening day inspection at Pocono Raceway and as a result, crew chief Paul Richmond was fined $7,500 and placed on NASCAR probation until December 31st. The infraction was a P3 level penalty and violated section 12-1 (Actions detrimental to stock car racing) ... Read More »

Rick Ware Racing Penalized Following Iowa Infraction

Rick Ware Racing Penalized Following Iowa Infraction

NASCAR has announced that Carl Long and the No. 23 of Rick Ware Racing have been penalized for a rules infraction that occurred during practice on August 1st at Iowa Speedway. Crew chief James Bell was fined $10,000 and placed on NASCAR probation until December 31st. The infraction was a P3 penalty and violated section 12-1 (Action detrimental to stock car racing) and 12A-2.3A (Any weight added to the car must be bolted inside the body shell in an approved weight ... Read More »