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In honor of Jason Leffler, Denny Hamlin’s No. 11 Toyota has changed its paint scheme for Sunday’s race at Michigan to the one used when Leffler drove the car in 2005. The paint scheme was Hamlin’s idea and was
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The motor sports world remains in mourning this weekend after the tragic crash and death of driver Jason Leffler on a dirt track this week in New Jersey. Leffler was a two-time winner on the Nationwide Series circuit and extremely popular across the NASCAR circuits. Joe Gibbs Racing paid tribute to the late driver on Sunday at Michigan International Speedway by painting the ...
Dale Earnhardt Jr. was leading the Quicken Loans 400 on Sunday when he started losing power with his car on Lap 128 of the NASCAR Sprint Cup race.
It appears that a sour engine became the kryptonite for the No. 88 Man of Steel Chevrolet.
"You put together a real nice race," crew chief Steve Letarte said. "Sorry it didn't make it all the way."
Denny Hamlin's No. 11 Toyota has changed its paint scheme for Sunday's race at Michigan to the one that was used when Jason Leffler drove the car in 2005.
The tribute paint scheme was Hamlin's idea and approved by Joe Gibbs Racing and sponsor FedEx.
Leffler was killed in an accident Wednesday night at a dirt track in New Jersey. He was 37. Leffler drove 19 Sprint Cup...
Defending NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Brad Keselowski says Penske Racing and Roush Fenway Racing are reluctant to share information on their Ford cars this season because Hendrick Motorsports and Joe Gibbs Racing steal information. “What keeps it from going too far is the fact Hendrick and Gibbs have this nasty little
Dale Earnhardt Jr. is always a threat to win on both restrictor plate tracks at Daytona and Talladega.
But recently, he’s actually becoming a bigger threat at winning on the 2-mile Michigan International Speedway oval.
Since Earnhardt joined Hendrick Motorsports in 2008, he’s won twice. Both victories happened to be the June race in Michigan.
Last year, Earnhardt ended his career...
Rick Hendrick said on Sunday that he's "close" to announcing a new sponsor for Dale Earnhardt Jr. and his No. 88 NASCAR Sprint Cup team. An announcement could come as early as the July 8 race weekend at Daytona International Speedway.
"We're very close," Hendrick said. "Again, we've had lots of interest. But we've got something real nice...
Dale Earnhardt Jr. hopes no one steps on his cape this Sunday.
After qualifying 12th in the Man of Steel Chevy on Friday, Earnhardt, the defending winner of the Quicken Loans 400, wants to keep his winning streak rolling at Michigan International Speedway.
"I think the car does look good," Earnhardt said. "Hopefully, it's as fast as it looks good. That is going...
NASCAR heads to the 2 mile track of Michigan International Speedway this weekend for the Alliance Truck Parts [...]
BROOKLYN, Mich – Joe Gibbs Racing made a last minute paint scheme adjustment to the No. 11 Fed Ex Toyota driven by Denny Hamlin for Sunday’s Quicken Loans 400 at Michigan International Speedway.
Hamlin’s car was wrapped in it’s normal colors for qualifying but was changed to pay tribute to the late Jason Leffler on Sunday for the Quicken Loans 400 by using the old school...
(Photo Credit: Jason Leffler Instagram)
A few years ago, someone told me I should watch this sport called NASCAR. I thought they were crazy. All it was was a bunch of cars making left turns. It was boring. But I liked getting out of the house on the weekends, so I went along with the left turns for a few months.
I slowly remembered the drivers by their numbers and of course Silly...
Dale Earnhardt Jr. last visited Victory Lane a year ago here and owner Rick Hendrick said he thought his driver looked even better heading into this weekend's race than he did in 2012, when he ended a 143-race dry spell.
Earnhardt wasn't sure.
"It's easier to see the truth from his position on the other side of the fence. It's more difficult to see growth and...
Carl Edwards felt like his Roush Fenway Racing teammate Greg Biffle should have helped him out on Sunday. Edwards was running second to Biffle with less than 50 laps to go in the Quicken Loans 400 at Michigan International Speedway when trash on the grille of his car made the engine’s temperature rise.
Last year it was Batman. This year it's Superman.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. drove the Hendrick Motorsports No. 88 Diet Mountain Dew/Dark Knight Rises Chevrolet, promoting last summer's Batman blockbuster, in the 2012 Quicken Loans 400 at Michigan International Speedway. Earnhardt drove the Caped Crusader-themed race car to Victory Lane, his first trip there in four years.
Sunday was a rough day for Hendrick Motorsports.
Jimmie Johnson and Dale Earnhardt Jr. had promising rides derailed by car problems, and Hendrick teammate Jeff Gordon's shot at winning at Michigan International Speedway ended less than 10 laps in because of a crash.
Throw in a cut tire that left Kasey Kahne 38th, and none of the racing giant's four entries cracked the top...
KASEY KAHNE, NO. 5 FARMERS INSURANCE CHEVROLET SS – Sidelined on lap 105 DID YOU HAVE ANY VIBRATION OR INDICATION AT ALL?
“No, I had no indication. We were just cruising. We had a really good Farmers Insurance Chevrolet. I knew it was going to be a battle with Jimmie (Johnson) today. He’s fast and I thought we were really good. We were on the loose side but I think we could...