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Iconic schemes to run at Darlington

Thursday, August 27, 2015

DARLINGTON, S.C. – The Southern 500 will have a familiar feel, and not just because the race has returned to Labor Day weekend. Most of the grid for Sprint Cup’s next race on Sept. 6 will have throwback paint schemes on their cars, recalling the days when greats like David Pearson, Cale Yarborough and Dale Earnhardt dominated the track “Too Tough To Tame.” At the last Southern 500 in April …

Bowyer holds head high to cling to final Chase berth

Monday, August 24, 2015

BRISTOL, Tenn. – All of the crew members who work on Clint Bowyer’s team know they’ll be out of a job in 12 more races. Like everyone else at Michael Waltrip Racing, they face an uncertain future in NASCAR following this week’s announcement that the organization will close at the end of the …

Michael Waltrip Racing releases Bowyer from contract, will race part-time in 2016

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Michael Waltrip’s rocky nine-year effort to build a successful race team was on the verge of collapse Wednesday as the organization said it will not run any cars full-time next season and released Clint Bowyer from his contract to pursue a new job for 2016. The decisions are the fallout from co-owner Rob …

NHMS notes: Not all accidents happen on the track, just ask Bowyer and Gordon

Saturday, July 18, 2015

LOUDON – A miscue during a seemingly innocuous practice session generated the most buzz at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on Saturday. Clint Bowyer was driving through the garage area during the morning practice when he bumped into Jeff …

Tony Stewart’s slide

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Since winning his third Cup championship in 2011, Tony Stewart’s career has hit hard times. 2011 5 wins, 1st overall 2012 3 wins, 9th overall 2013 1 win, 29th overall 2014 0 wins, 25th overall 2015 0 wins, 28th currently …

Sprint Cup drivers revved up about new aero package

Friday, July 17, 2015

LOUDON – Two days before another Sprint Cup race, some of NASCAR’s best were still talking about the last one. Much has been made and discussed about concerning the new aero package unveiled last week at Kentucky, which …

Despite tough early break, Kyle Busch is feeling fine about Chase chances

Friday, July 17, 2015

LOUDON – There’s a chance Kyle Busch’s season, as far as being a contender for the Sprint Cup championship, ended before it began. A broken leg suffered the day prior to the Daytona 500 left him with months …

Out of Gilford, Bernasconi lands top engineering role with Xfinity team

Thursday, July 16, 2015

LOUDON – On Saturday, Ryan Reed will try to drive his No. 16 Roush Fenway Ford to Victory Lane in the Xfinity Series’s Lakes Region 200. How fitting. If he gets there, he’ll have a native of that …

NASCAR at NHMS preview: What to expect from racing weekend in Loudon

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Last year, change was the topic du jour as NASCAR made its annual summer trip to New Hampshire Motor Speedway. There was a new playoff system in the Sprint Cup that drivers were striving for in midseason. There …

NASCAR takes positive steps toward brighter future

Monday, July 13, 2015

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – What a different NASCAR we have now. The sport so married to a dictator-style reign, so resistant to meaningful change and so slow to take a stance on anything that might alienate its fan base …

Rift forms between Earnhardt Jr., Patrick heading into New Hampshire

Monday, July 13, 2015

SPARTA, Ky. – The relationship between Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Danica Patrick will need repairing before two of NASCAR’s most popular drivers head to this weekend’s race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. A couple of on-track incidents late …

NBC receives positive reviews in return to NASCAR coverage

Thursday, July 9, 2015

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – NBC’s return to NASCAR coverage came with a big set of challenges: A three-hour rain delay and a caution-filled race that ended with a horrific last-lap crash nearly eight hours after the network began its …

Buddy Baker steps down from radio show with inoperable tumor

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Daytona 500 winner Buddy Baker ssaid he has a “huge tumor” in his lung that is requiring him to immediately step down as co-host of his SiriusXM NASCAR show. The 74-year-old Baker won 19 races …

Frightening Daytona wreck puts NASCAR safety in spotlight

Monday, July 6, 2015

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Riding bumper-to-bumper at nearly 200 mph, Austin Dillon was smack in the middle of a pack of cars headed to the checkered flag when he was suddenly sent on the ride of his life. …

Sprint Cup race delayed more than 3 hours by rain

Sunday, July 5, 2015

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – After a rain delay of more than three hours, Sunday night’s Sprint Cup race at Daytona International Speedway started after 11 p.m. As rain delayed his final race at Daytona, four-time Sprint Cup champion …