NASCAR RUMORS & GOSSIP

NSCS: Whelen to Sponsor Newman at Charlotte

Ryan Newman’s No.31 Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet will have a different look for Sunday’s Coca Cola 600 as Whelen Engineering will serve as the primary sponsor for Newman in the 600 mile race. The red and white Whelen paint scheme will take to the Charlotte Motor Speedway, a place where Newman has enjoyed tremendous success in the Memorial Day weekend race with three top...
Via On Pit Road
43 minutes ago  |  Discuss

The Final Lap: Ricky Stenhouse Jr. On The Show

SHOW #412 – Guest: Ricky Stenhouse Jr. – We recap the thrilling, exciting, and confusing All Star Race from Charlotte, Hendrick gets another #001, so long Dollar General, Carl was live on Facebook (I know right?) plus a full Coca-Cola 600 preview. Hosted by Kerry Murphey and Toby (I got my audio 1/2 right) Christie. ( Roughly 48:00 mins) DOWNLOAD HERE CREDITS: Hosts: Kerry...
Via Motorsports Tribune
2 hours ago

Dale Earnhardt Jr. to honor fallen Marine on Coco-Cola 600 car

Nearly 11 years after his death, Lance Corporal Aaron Reed is still a hero, both to his family and friends and to students in rural southeastern Ohio.Reed’s story epitomizes soldiers and small-town America.A native of Chillicothe, Ohio, Reed was senior class president and ran track and cross country at Southeastern High School.After high school, Reed joined the Marine Corps, where...
Via Fox Sports
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Truex Jr. Nabs Pole for Coca-Cola 600

By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service CONCORD, N.C. – Martin Truex Jr. crashed a Ford party on Thursday night, winning the pole for Sunday’s Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway (6 p.m. ET on FOX). With his team making adjustments to the No. 78 Furniture Row Racing Toyota throughout the qualifying session, Truex saved his best lap for the round that counted, covering the...
Via Motorsports Tribune
3 hours ago

NSCS: Cassill to Honor Memory of WWI Soldier

Landon Cassill’s No.38 Front Row Motorsports team will pay tribute to a fallen World War I soldier during Sunday’s running of the Coca Cola 600. Pvt. Earl Platt, a WWI Army infantryman who fought in two of the great battles of WWI will have his name at the top of the windshield of Cassill’s No.38 Ford. Platt was the great uncle of Gwen Bartley, the wife of Front Row Motorsports...
Via On Pit Road
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

NSCS: Roush Fenway to Continue Partnership with Fastenal

Fastenal will continue to be part of Roush Fenway Racing’s future for multiple years as the Sprint Cup Series and XFINITY Series organization announced that the tool brand has signed a multi-year partnership extension. “To have a company of the caliber of Fastenal recognize the long-term value of a partnership with Roush Fenway, Ricky and the No. 17 team is gratifying for our...
Via On Pit Road
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

NXS: Ty Dillon Finishes Practice On Top

Concord, N.C. — After 80 minutes of on track activity Ty Dillon found himself on top of Charlotte Motor Speedway’s scoring pylon. Going 181.342 mph, the youngest of the Dillon brothers led final NASCAR Xfinity Series practice ahead of Saturday’s Hisense 300. Earlier in the day Dillon expressed his desire to win the Hisense 300 at CMS to the members of the media inside the...
Via Rubbings Racing
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Logano Relives His All-Star Race Win

By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Writer CONCORD, N.C. – The most recent winner in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series is Joey Logano. Although the win came in last weekend’s Sprint All-Star Race, a non-points race, Logano and his No. 22 Pennzoil team are riding the momentum of the win into this weekend’s Coca-Cola 600. When asked about how his Sprint All-Star Race win give him momentum, Logano...
Via Motorsports Tribune
16 hours ago

NSCS: Kurt Busch nabs practice from Johnson

Concord. N.C. – Kurt Busch stole Jimmie Johnson’s thunder Thursday morning when his time of 28.002 seconds took the top spot in opening practice, beating Johnson’s time by 0.233 seconds. Busch was the only driver to post a lap speed over 192 mph. Johnson and Carl Edwards were the only two other drivers to pace the track above the 191 mph benchmark. Following the fast trio...
Via Rubbings Racing
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Matt Kenseth, Tony Stewart Involved in Big Wreck - All-Star - 2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup

NASCAR: Chase Elliott attempts to get to pit road and stacks up the field behind him, starting a wreck that involves Tony Stewart, Matt Kenseth, and Kasey Kahne.
Via FOX Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Throwback Thursday – Waltrip Pulls the Upset with 1996 All-Star Victory

Dozier Mobley/Getty Images Posted By: David Morgan – Follow at @damorgan86 May 19, 2016 As the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series heads to Charlotte Motor Speedway for Saturday night’s 31st running of the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race, we’ll take a step back 20 years on this “Throwback Thursday” to revisit the 1996 running of the race, which was called the “Winston Select” that...
Via Motor Racing Digest
8 days ago  |  Discuss

NASCAR punishes Kahne for post-race inspection failure

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) NASCAR has fined the crew chief for driver Kasey Kahne as a part of a slew of penalties levied against the Hendrick Motorsports team for failing post-race inspection. Crew chief Keith Rodden was fined $25,000, Kahne was docked 15 points in the standings, and the No. 5 team lost 15 points in the owners' standings. The No. 5 Chevrolet did not meet specifications...
Via Associated Press
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Winners And Losers – Dover Edition

© 2016, Nigel KinradeNKP Posted by Brandon Whitton – follow on twitter @whittonbm May 16, 2016 AAA 400 Drive For Autism at Dover International Speedway ©2016, Russell LaBountyNKP Winners: Matt Kenseth – After a season of close calls and crushing disappointments, Kenseth finally knocked down the door to victory lane Sunday afternoon for his third win at Dover and 37th of...
Via Motor Racing Digest
11 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Kyle Larson Wrecks Carl Edwards - Dover - 2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup

NASCAR: Kyle Larson hits Carl Edwards in the left-rear after Edwards gets loose, sending him nose-first into the inside wall.
Via FOX Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Danica Patrick’s car catches fire during practice run

NASCAR can be one of the most dangerous events in the sporting world as drivers are going 200 miles per hour around a mile long track. Danica Patrick found that out on Friday when her car spontaneously burst into flames during a practice run. Patrick was involved in a three-car wreck with teammate Tony Stewart and Jamie McMurray at the start of the run at Dover International Speedway...
Via Campus Sports Net
13 days ago  |  Discuss
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