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Starting Lineup for the Budweiser Duels at Daytona

Starting Lineup for Budweiser Duel No. 1 (Start time approximately 7:20pm) Row 1: 3 Austin Dillon 16 Greg Biffle Row 2: 31 Ryan Newman 88 Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Row 3: 17 Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. 9 Marcos Ambrose Row 4: 43 Aric Almirola 22 Joey Logano Row 5: 20 Matt Kenseth 5 Kasey Kahne Row 6: 18 Kyle Busch 4 Kevin Harvick Row 7: 10 Danica Patrick 47 AJ Allmendinger Row 8: 36 Reed Sorenson 38 David Gilliland Row 9: 30 ... Read More »

Austin Dillon wins Daytona 500 Pole

18 years after it last occured, and 13 years since the number was last on the track, Austin Dillon put the No. 3 of Richard Childress Racing on the top of the speed charts during Daytona 500 qualifying to grab the pole for the 56th Annual Daytona 500. Dillon posted a time of 45.914 seconds at a speed of 196.019 MPH. His time was .039 seconds faster than Martin Truex Jr., who will start outside of the front row for ... Read More »

Busch Dominates at Darlington as JGR Sets Nationwide Series Record

Kyle Busch dominated the VFW Sport Clips Help a Hero 200 on Friday night en route to his 56th career Nationwide Series victory and fifth series win of 2013. Joe Gibbs Racing in general was the class of the field all night at Darlington Raceway, claiming four of the top 5 finishing spots, with only fourth-place Joey Logano keeping them from sweeping the top four spots. It was a historic night for JGR, as no team has ever before placed ... Read More »

Joe Gibbs Racing Penalties Reduced Following Appeal

Joe Gibbs Racing had many of their penalties for the No. 20 team reduced during the appeal process on Wednesday. Driver Matt Kenseth and owner Joe Gibbs had their points penalties reduced from 50 to 12 points. Crew chief Jason Ratcliff’s suspension has also been dropped from seven races to one, though he will still be forced to pay the $200,000 fine. Not all of the penalties were reduced, however. Toyota Racing’s manufacturer points penalty was increased from five points ... Read More »

Penske Has Suspensions Reduced On Appeal

Penske Has Suspensions Reduced On Appeal

Roger Penske’s team got some relief Tuesday from NASCAR’s Chief Appellate Officer John Middlebrook, as he chose to reduce penalties assessed to that organization at Texas Motor Speedway in early April. Middlebrook, after hearing the evidence from both sides Tuesday chose to reduce all suspensions in the case from six to two weeks, plus NASCAR’s All-Star Race on May 18th. That means the final consequences for both teams are the following: No. 2 car Brad Keselowski – loss of 25 ... Read More »

Penske Racing LOSES Penalty Case, Will Appeal To NSCRC John Middlebrook

Penske Racing LOSES Penalty Case, Will Appeal To NSCRC John Middlebrook

A three-member panel Wednesday unanimously upheld penalties assessed to Penske Racing after pre-race inspection at Texas Motor Speedway. Comprised of Pocono President Brandon Igdalsky, Bowman-Gray President Dale Pinilis and former NASCAR VP Paul Brooks, the trio determined the sanctioning body’s evidence was enough to “convict” Penske to the tune of points lost, suspensions given and $200,000 in fines. Roger Penske, in response has pledged to send a final appeal to National Stock Car Racing Commissioner John Middlebrook. That hearing will ... Read More »

Jeremy Clements Said… What? It Was The “N” Word

Jeremy Clements Said… What? It Was The “N” Word

*UPDATE: The word is out. In an “MTV blog published this morning,”: reporter Marty Beckerman gives his side of the story. In it, he says Clements said the “N” word, not specifically in response to a driver but in describing something. The reporter was unsure whether he would even print the comment, claiming NASCAR has made this story a national one.* As word of Jeremy Clements’ NASCAR suspension spread on Thursday, for violating the sport’s Code Of Conduct policy, the ... Read More »

Five Fans Leave Hospital After Terrifying Wreck

Those injured by Saturday’s horrifying, last-lap Daytona wreck in the Nationwide Series in which parts of Kyle Larson’s car went over the catchfence continue to improve. Five of the seven patients sent to Halifax Medical Center in Daytona Beach have been released, according to the most recent update Thursday morning. The two that remain in the hospital are in stable condition according to a hospital spokesman; the other 21 fans, of the 28 confirmed by NASCAR who were injured and ... Read More »

Jeremy Clements Suspended Indefinitely

Wednesday evening, NASCAR announced that Jeremy Clements, the owner and driver of the No. 51 Chevrolet in the Nationwide Series, has been suspended indefinitely from the Nationwide Series. This suspension is due to a violation of NASCAR’s Code of Conduct that occurred on Saturday at Daytona International Speedway. NASCAR Senior Vice President of Racing Operations Steve O’Donnell was quite terse when asked about it. “During the course of an interview, Jeremy Clements made an intolerable and insensitive remark,” O’Donnell said. ... Read More »