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‘NASCAR America’ Expands to An Hour During Chase

‘NASCAR America’ Expands to An Hour During Chase

The Chase for the Sprint Cup will bring new changes to NBC Sports Network’s NASCAR block. Each Monday during the Chase, the broadcast of NASCAR America, the network’s NASCAR news and commentary TV series, will be aired in a special, expanded 60-minute edition. The expanded show will start with today’s airing (Sept. 8) at 4:30 p.m. ET. In addition to its new coverage as part of the Chase, the network will also debut a special one-hour NASCAR Sprint Cup Chase show highlighting each ... Read More »

Stanley Tools to Leave RPM, Join Edwards at Joe Gibbs Racing

Stanley Tools to Leave RPM, Join Edwards at Joe Gibbs Racing

Richard Petty Motorsports may have to find a new driver in the No. 9 Ford, come 2015 if Marcos Ambrose leaves for Australia. But there’s one thing we now know for sure: no matter who drives their second Sprint Cup car, more sponsorship is needed by February. According to a report from Lee Spencer of Motorsport.com, Stanley Tools announced internally last week that the brand will become a primary sponsor of the No. 19 Toyota Camry of Carl Edwards  in ... Read More »

Nationwide Expands Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Sponsorship

Nationwide Expands Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Sponsorship

Nationwide is on your side. In May, Nationwide Insurance joined Hendrick Motorsports to back Dale Earnhardt, Jr. as a part of three-year deal to serve as primary sponsor for 12 Sprint Cup races in 2015 and 13 each in 2016 and 2017. Having stepped away from series title sponsorship of the Nationwide Series in favor of individual team backing, the insurance company has now expanded its involvement with the No. 88 team. On Friday morning, it was announced Nationwide had ... Read More »

Hendrick Motorsports Breaks Silence on National Guard Sponsorship Situation

Hendrick Motorsports Breaks Silence on National Guard Sponsorship Situation

Back on Aug. 6, the National Guard announced that due to budget cuts in their marketing division, they would be leaving motorsports at the end of 2014.  The cuts affect both Hendrick Motorsports‘ No. 88 team in the Sprint Cup Series and Rahal Letterman Lanigan’s No. 15 team in the Verizon IndyCar Series.  At the time, Hendrick Motorsports stated that they had a signed contract through 2015. On Friday morning, Hendrick Motorsports gave a very brief update on the situation. ... Read More »

Aric Almirola to Return to Nationwide Series with Biagi-DenBeste Racing

Aric Almirola to Return to Nationwide Series with Biagi-DenBeste Racing

On the heels of clinching his first Chase berth and first career Sprint Cup Series win at Daytona in July, Aric Almirola hopes some double duty when the Chase for the Sprint Cup begins at Chicagoland Speedway next weekend is the edge needed to propel his No. 43 car to the second round of the chase. Biagi-DenBeste Racing announced on Thursday that Almirola would drive the No.98 Smithfield Foods Ford for the organization in two Nationwide Series races starting next weekend ... Read More »

NASCAR Makes Changes to Talladega Qualifying Ahead of Fall Races

NASCAR Makes Changes to Talladega Qualifying Ahead of Fall Races

Many consider Talladega SuperSpeedway as the ultimate wild card in NASCAR’s 10-race Chase for the Sprint Cup, as anything can happen in the course of 500 miles on the biggest oval NASCAR competes on. Now, there’s even more intrigue to the race down in Alabama. On Thursday, NASCAR announced a new qualifying format for the Oct. 17-19 race weekend that features the Camping World Truck Series Fred’s 250 and Sprint Cup Series Geico 500 that includes shortening the qualifying rounds ... Read More »

Chris Buescher, Ty Dillon Lead Nationwide Practices at Richmond

Chris Buescher, Ty Dillon Lead Nationwide Practices at Richmond

Chris Buescher and Ty Dillon paced the field as the Nationwide Series hit the track at Richmond International Raceway Thursday afternoon. The series returned to the track as preparations began for Friday night’s Virginia 529 College Savings 250. Buescher led a trio of Nationwide rookies at the the top of the board, piloting his No. 60 Ford Mustang around the lightning quick .75-mile oval with a speed of 120.011 mph. Dillon was second at 119.846 mph and series points leader ... Read More »

Haas Chooses Ferrari as Engine Supplier for Formula 1

On Wednesday morning, the newly-renamed Haas F1 Team announced their power unit supplier for their 2016 entry into the Formula One World Championship.  Based on previous press releases from the team, it is not much of a surprise. Haas F1 Team announced that Scuderia Ferrari will serve as a technical partner to the new outfit.  Through this technical partnership, Haas F1 Team will use Scuderia Ferrari-built power units (the terminology now used to describe the engine, the kinetic energy and ... 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 »