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Why is Dale Jr. extra pumped for Sunday's race in Las Vegas?

The 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup season featured numerous highlights for Dale Earnhardt Jr. The conclusion of the series' annual outing at Las Vegas Motor Speedway wasn't one of them. Leading on the final lap while trying to stretch its last tank of fuel to the finish, Earnhardt's No. 88 car sputtered and slowed coming off Turn 2 as Brad Keselowski swept by for the victory. Earnhardt held...
Via Fox Sports
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Stenhouse Jr. Looks to Add Name to Roush Fenway’s Cup Success at Las Vegas

Ricky Stenhouse Jr. hopes Las Vegas launches his junior year in the Sprint Cup series just as it did in his junior year in the XFINITY series in 2012.  Stenhouse used the early win at Las Vegas that year to launch into a season that would see him visit victory lane on five more occasions that season.  During the 2012 Sam’s Town 300, the Olive Branch, Miss. native dominated the...

Harvick Celebrates in Las Vegas

Kevin Harvick, driver of the No. 4 Jimmy John’s/Budweiser Chevrolet SS for Stewart-Haas Racing (SHR), heads to Las Vegas Motor Speedway for the Kobalt 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race looking for a reason to celebrate in Las Vegas on a Sunday. Harvick has had many reasons to celebrate in Las Vegas over the years, including his most recent trip in early December 2014 when he was...

Best Atlanta scanner sound: Dale Jr. - 'Are you (expletive) serious?'

Kasey Kahne has no interest in helping Carl Edwards, Dale Earnhardt Jr. is angry at Joey Logano and Clint Bowyer is down a cylinder on a restart ... that's not good.  Enjoy the best scanner sound from Atlanta Motor Speedway on another edition of NASCAR Race Hub's "Radioactive."
Via Fox Sports
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

NSCS: J5 Tactical Joins Joe Gibbs Racing as Associate Sponsor for Carl Edwards

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Joe Gibbs Racing announced on March 3rd that J5 Tactical will serve as an associate sponsor on the No. 19 Toyota Camry driven by Carl Edwards. The company will also become the official flashlight of Joe Gibbs Racing. “J5 Tactical is excited to be associated with Joe Gibbs Racing and number 19 Carl Edwards,” TJ Johnson, CEO of J5 Tactical, said. “We’re looking...
Via Rubbings Racing
1 day ago  |  Discuss

NXS: Not a Gambling Man: Mike Bliss Ready for Las Vegas

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: kamagra zsel rendels     Bliss Ups the Ante for Las Vegas Motor Speedway: Unsatisfied with his results in Atlanta, Mike Bliss is fired up for his tenth NASCAR XFINITY Series start this weekend in Vegas. After battling an unresponsive No. 19 Holiday Inn Club Vacations Camry, Bliss and Crew Chief Paul Clapprood will take a huge swing at the 1...
Via On Pit Road
1 day ago  |  Discuss

NCWTS: Joe Nemechek Earns a Hard Fought Top-Ten finish at Atlanta Motor Speedway

Joe Nemechek drove NEMCO Motorsports’ No. 8 SWM International Inc. Chevrolet Silverado to a 10th-place finish inSaturday night’s 130-lap NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) event at Atlanta (Ga.) Motor Speedway. The NEMCO Motorsports driver posted a seventh place effort in the Keystone Light Pole Qualifying as Nemechek was one of the drivers who did not post an official...
Via On Pit Road
1 day ago  |  Discuss

NASCAR: Gordon/Stewart Off to Rough Starts in 2015

Entering the 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season, everyone thought that both Jeff Gordon and Tony Stewart would be among the favorites battling it out for this year’s championship at Homestead. Gordon, was coming off of several solid years of being so close to taking home the crown. He was also entering his final full-time Sprint … Continue reading NASCAR: Gordon/Stewart Off...
Via Race Review Online
1 day ago  |  Discuss

NSCS: Kurt Busch Agrees to Reinstatement Terms Set by NASCAR

NASCAR spokesman Dave Hidgon informed the media on Monday that Kurt Busch has told the sanctioning body last week that he agrees to the terms and conditions laid out by NASCAR to get reinstated from his suspension. The details were not revealed by NASCAR as to those terms and conditions, as Hidgon told multiple media outlets that is between the driver and the expert facilitator of...
Via On Pit Road
2 days ago  |  Discuss

NASCAR: Recapping the Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 at Atlanta

On Sunday, the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series made its first Spring appearance at the Atlanta Motor Speedway since the 2010 season.  Last week’s Daytona 500 champion Joey Logano looked to keep momentum on his side, winning the pole on Friday evening after several cars failed to even post a qualifying lap stemming from issues passing technical inspection. Mother nature was doing all...
Via isportsweb.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

SpongeBob SquarePants: The newest NASCAR race sponsor

Who lives in a pineapple under the sea? The next sponsor of a NASCAR Sprint Cup race, that’s who. Brace yourself. This is not a joke...
Via Athlon Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

NXS: Hamlin, Said and Jones Named Replacement Drivers for JGR No. 54

Joe Gibbs Racing announced that Denny Hamlin will fill in for Kyle Busch in the No. 54 Monster Energy Toyota at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Saturday. “We hate this for Kyle (Busch) obviously and I think everyone is focused on getting him back healthy,” said Joe Gibbs, owner of Joe Gibbs Racing. “We can’t thank Monster Energy and all of our partners enough for working with...
Via Rubbings Racing
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Kurt Busch takes step toward racing again

Suspended NASCAR driver Kurt Busch has taken the first steps to be reinstated. Busch has agreed to NASCAR's terms after being suspended indefinitely following accusation of domestic assault by his former girlfriend. NASCAR did not reveal those terms. "The outside experts, one of the things they had advised us from the beginning was no matter what actions we take ... that it was...

Jimmie Johnson cruises to victory at Atlanta

  Jimmie Johnson pulled away after the final restart with 13 laps to go Sunday to win the NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Atlanta Motor Speedway. The No. 48 Chevrolet was the fastest car, cruising across the finish line a comfortable 1.803 seconds ahead of Kevin Harvick.  Johnson led for 92 laps for his fourth time at Atlanta and for the 71st time in his career. “We had a great...
Via Sports-Glory
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Jimmie Johnson wins Quik Trip 500, full NASCAR Cup Series results from Atlanta

Jimmie Johnson won Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race from Atlanta Motor Speedway. The driver of the No. 48 Lowes Chevrolet  took the checkered flag at the 1.54-mile track located in Hampton, GA finishing ahead of Kevin Harvick and Dale Earnhardt Jr. Beginning the Quik Trip 500 on the pole was Joey Logano but it was rain that pushed the start of the race back. The win all...
Via Tireball.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

NASCAR hopes new rule will decrease fighting on pit road

NASCAR reminded teams of new rules for 2015 before Sunday’s Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway. After the race, all drivers will have to stop on pit road, rather than head directly back to the garage, as NASCAR collects the tapered spacer from each car. Each team may only send out two crew members onto pit road to aid the driver and the removal of the spacer...
Via Sports-Glory
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Ty Dillon, Chris Buescher leads Xfinity Series points, full standings following Atlanta

A week after a strong finish at Daytona, Ty Dillon took third in Saturday’s NASCAR Xfinity Series race from Atlanta Motor Speedway. That was enough to move Dillon to the top of the Xfinity Series points tied with Chris Buescher. Buescher finished second a week ago and added a fourth place run on Saturday. Last week’s winner Ryan Reed drops to third eight points out of the lead...
Via Tireball.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

NASCAR: Denny Hamlin/Carl Edwards Producing Strong Weekend’s Thus Far in Atlanta

Hampton, GA-  Statistically, the Atlanta Motor Speedway has been one of the best tracks for Joe Gibbs Racing. This weekend, that hasn’t changed as all four JGR cars have been strong thus far. But, two of them are really standing out as contenders to win tomorrow’s Folds of Honor QuickTrip 500 at the 1.54-mile track. … Continue reading NASCAR: Denny Hamlin/Carl Edwards Producing...
Via Race Review Online
4 days ago  |  Discuss

NASCAR: Kevin Harvick Blows Engine in Final Sprint Cup Practice In Atlanta

Hampton, GA- For the last several years, when the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series showed up at the Atlanta Motor Speedway, Kevin Harvick was always been mentioned as the man to beat. Harvick, has six top 10’s at the 1.54-mile track in his last eight starts there. He started on the pole here last year and led … Continue reading NASCAR: Kevin Harvick Blows Engine in Final Sprint Cup...
Via Race Review Online
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Stolen NASCAR found by police in Suburban Atlanta

Police have found Travis Kvapil’s Team Xtreme Sprint Cup car, which was stolen from a hotel parking lot near Atlanta Motor Speedway on Friday. Team XTREME announced on Twitter that the car was discovered early Saturday northwest of Atlanta in Gwinnett County, about 20 miles away from where it was taken. Official Teamxtreme44 @TravisKvapil @NASCAR car found by @Gwinnettcounty...
Via Sports-Glory
4 days ago  |  Discuss

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series at Atlanta

For the first time since 2010, there is a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Atlanta in March (the Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500). After the 2010 season NASCAR only visited Atlanta Motor Speedway once per season, which happened to be in September. This year they moved the race near the beginning of the schedule. There was a big debacle with the car inspections prior to the first qualifying...
Via isportsweb.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

NASCAR Driver Travis Kvapil Has Sprint Car Stolen From Hotel Parking Lot

This has to be a bummer. Nascar driver Travis Kvapil is looking for his race car for the Sprint Cup Series race this weekend at Atlanta Motor Speedway after his Team Xtreme No. 44 car was jacked Friday morning from a hotel parking lot in Morrow, Georgia. Wow. Anyone near Atlanta find my stolen Cup car let me know! Unreal — Travis Kvapil (@TravisKvapil) February 27, 2015 I...
Via Thacover2
5 days ago  |  Discuss

NASCAR driver's car stolen from hotel parking lot

Travis Kvapil is in a bit of a pickle. Kvapil is in Atlanta where he’s scheduled to take part in this weekend’s NASCAR Sprint Cup race. There’s only one problem, though: Kvapil’s racecar was stolen. The trailer carrying Kvapil’s No. 44 Ford was stolen from the team hotel’s parking lot in Morrow, Ga., police told USA TODAY. The hope is that the car can be tracked down...
Via NESN.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Can David Ragan Race well for JGR?

Replacing injured Sprint Cup drivers is not an easy task. In the past, we’ve seen a handful of drivers like Denny Hamlin and Tony Stewart go down with injuries and we’ve seen other individuals fill in. The most recent driver substitution took place this past week, with Joe Gibbs Racing making the announcement that Front Row Motorsports driver David Ragan will temporarily take...
Via isportsweb.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Danica Patrick among NASCAR drivers set to call races for FOX

Fox Sports will be looking to give racing fans another reason to watch NASCAR Xfinity Series races this year – a rotation of top Sprint Cup drivers as a guest analyst in the broadcast booth.  We’ve seen several drivers work the odd Saturday race here and there over the years, but this represents a dedicated effort from Fox.  The list of drivers includes current series champion...
Via Awful Announcing
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Joe Gibbs Racing Announces Driver Replacement for Kyle Busch

The same day Kyle Busch leaves an area hospital in Florida, Joe Gibbs Racing announces who will strap in behind the wheel of his No. 18 Toyota Camry for an unknown period of time. According to the team’s release, David Ragan “will pilot the No. 18 M&M’s Crispy Toyota for at least the next several weeks.” Currently there is no timetable on Busch’s recovery. Busch, who...
Via Total Sports Blog
7 days ago  |  Discuss
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