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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 »

The Chevrolet SS is unveiled at Daytona International Speedway

For the first time in a very long time, a major car manufacturer has unveiled a passenger car at Daytona International Speedway in conjunction with the Daytona 500. The much anticipated Chevrolet SS rolled into the DIS Fanzone shortly after 1:00 Eastern today with Jeff Gordon behind the wheel. The car is set to hit the dealerships this fall. This is Chevrolet’s first rear wheel driver sedan to his the market since 1996. Chevrolet played on its long standing history ... Read More »

Darrell Wallace Jr. to drive full-time for KBM in the Camping World Truck Series

Kyle Busch has long maintained that, while he wants his racing organization to be a winning enterprise, he ultimately wants it to be a stepping off point for people to get into motorsports before moving on to bigger and better things. Today he announced that opportunity for Darrell (Bubba) Wallace Jr. Wallace is going to drive a truck for Kyle Busch Motorsports full-time in the Camping World Truck Series in 2013. Wallace is the second product of NASCAR’s Drive for ... Read More »

Penske Racing announces three sponsorship deals

For longtime fans of Penske racing, the sight of a yellow and blue car with Hertz plastered down the side of it will be nothing new. For 2013 it will be a blast from the past as the rental car company has renewed an old partnership and signed on to be a sponsor for the team in the Cup and Nationwide series. They will be a co-primary sponsor on Joey Logano’s No. 22 in the Fall Charlotte race. They will ... Read More »

Chase Elliott to make nine Camping World Truck Starts in 2013

Chase Elliott to make nine Camping World Truck Starts in 2013

17-year-old Chase Elliott keeps moving up the NASCAR ladder, planning his debut in the Camping World Truck Series this season with Hendrick Motorsports support. Hendrick Motorsports Development driver Chase Elliott is continuing his progress through the system as he looks to follow in his famous father’s footsteps. During the Hendrick Motorsports stop on the 2013 Sprint Media Tour Presented by Charlotte Motor Speedway, Rick Hendrick announced that Elliott will be making nine Truck Series starts and five ARCA starts during ... Read More »

Denny Hamlin wins Kroger 200 at Martinsville

200 laps of typical short track racing at Martinsville resulted in a lot of bent sheet metal, quite a few hurt feelings, a new point leader and another grandfather clock for Denny Hamlin. Hamlin started the race at the tail end of the field because he missed the drivers’ meeting. It took him 76 laps to make it up to the top five and 194 laps before he finally took the lead. Nelson Piquet Jr. survived a heated battle with ... Read More »

Elliott Sadler wins Nationwide Pole for the Dollar General 300

With the Nationwide race for the championship winding down to a three horse race, every small advantage is going to be a positive influence for teams and drivers. Point leader Elliott Sadler laid down another gauntlet at Charlotte by setting the fast time in qualifying for the Dollar General 300 for the Nationwide Series Friday afternoon. Sadler turned a lap at 29.310 mph which was good for a speed of 184.237 mph. Sadler topped his Richard Childress Racing teammate Austin ... Read More »

GoDaddy National Breast Cancer Foundation Announcement

With October being National Breast Cancer Awareness month, the people at GoDaddy are doing their share to help raise money for the efforts to find a cure for Breast Cancer. For the third month GoDaddy has conducted a round up promotion where people could round up their payments to help make a donation to the National Breast Cancer Foundation. So far GoDaddy has raised $100,000 through these promotions. Friday, in the Charlotte Speedway Media Center, GoDaddy made a check presentation ... Read More »

Kyle Busch takes pole for the NRA American Warrior 300

Kyle Busch’s Nationwide team has already won a race but prior to Saturday they had not won a pole. The team owner took care of that during qualifying with a 31.450 second lap that was good for 176.280 mph. Busch edged out Ricky Stenhouse Jr. who laid down a 31.469 second lap at 176.173 mph. Stenhouse was the only Nationwide regular in the top 5 of qualifying. The second row is made up of Kevin Harvick and Kasey Kahne. Harvick ... Read More »