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Jeff Gordon announces 2015 as his final full-time season

When it comes down to it, Jeff Gordon's hope for how he is remembered in NASCAR is quite modest. “I definitely am proud of everything I’ve done on and off the track,” Gordon said. “But I guess I like to keep it simple when I think of things like this. I think of my heroes on the track when I was growing up – A.J. Foyt, Rick Mears, Al Unser. ... I loved the fact that those guys won Indianapolis 500s and championships. They were great race car drivers. And quite simply, I will be happy if people recognize me as a great race car driver, because that’s all I ever wanted to be.” Yet he is so much more. Gordon announced on ... FULL STORY »

Richard Childress Racing To Field Fourth Entry For Daytona 500

Brian Scott (Photo Credit: Jared C. Tilton/ / Getty Images) In search of their third victory in the “Great American Race”, Richard Childress Racing (RCR) will field a fourth entry for the Daytona 500, CATCHFENCE.com has learned. The Welcome, North Carolina-based NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) team is expected to field ... FULL STORY »

Frank Kimmel Expected To Join Once Rival Venturini Motorsports

Frank Kimmel (Photo Credit: Automobile Racing Club of America) 10-time ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards champion Frank Kimmel is expected to join Venturini Motorsports for Friday’s open-test session at Daytona International Speedway, CATCHFENCE.com has learned. Kimmel with backing from longtime partner Ansell and Menards has left Win-Tron Racing ... FULL STORY »

Eric McClure Joins JGL Racing For 2015

Eric McClure (Photo Credit: Getty Images) Longtime NASCAR XFINITY Series driver Eric McClure will have a new home for the 2015 season, CATCHFENCE.com has learned. McClure confirmed to CATCHFENCE.com late Sunday night of his new endeavor with JGL Racing, which will begin with the ... FULL STORY »

Sprint To End Cup Series Sponsorship After 2016 Season

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Logo Let the search begin. With two years remaining on their extension contract, Sprint informed NASCAR Tuesday that it will not renew their sponsorship of the Sprint Cup Series following the checkered flag of the 2016 season. The decision by one ... FULL STORY »

Ben Kennedy Lands New Home At Red Horse Racing

Ben Kennedy poses for a photo opportunity with the #11 Red Horse Racing Toyota during the Red Horse Racing announcement at NASCAR Hall of Fame on December 17, 2014 in Charlotte, North Carolina. Kennedy will drive the #11 Red Horse Racing Toyota starting in Daytona for the 2015 season. (Photo Credit: Jared C. Tilton / Getty Images) The 2014 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) Sunoco rookie of the year has a new home for next season. Ben Kennedy will move from Turner Scott Motorsports to drive the No. 11 Toyota Tundra for Red Horse Racing, the ... FULL STORY »

Kurt Busch’s Ex Girlfriend Testifies For No-Contact Order

Kurt Busch’s ex-girlfriend Patricia Driscoll broke down while testifying Tuesday about an alleged physical alteration by the Stewart-Haas Racing driver during a hearing on her request for a no-contact order, according to a story filed by the Associated Press. In Delaware ... FULL STORY »



The Sprint Unlimited at Daytona
The Past Week’s Headlines In Review
Posted 12.16.14
Nearly a month into the “off-season” for NASCAR competition, the headlines continue to mount with news, announcements and other topics of interest surrounding the top-three national touring series of NASCAR. As the off-season races towards the checkered flag in February, CATCHFENCE.com will keep you informed with its “in-review” column, offering ...FULL STORY »
2014 NSCS Driver Brian Vickers (Aaron's) in car - Photo Credit: Jeff Bottari/Getty Images
Heart Surgery Sidelines Brian Vickers For Start Of 2015 Season
Posted 12.15.14
A corrective surgery will bench NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Brian Vickers for the start of the 2015 season, Michael Waltrip Racing (MWR) announced Monday afternoon. Vickers admitted himself to a hospital last week after not feeling well. Upon results of those tests, it was determined that his body was rejecting ...FULL STORY »
Bobby Labonte - Photo Credit: Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images
Bobby Labonte Lands Ride For Daytona 500; Other Races
Posted 12.10.14
2000 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) champion Bobby Labonte will fill the seat vacated by his older brother, Terry Labonte at GoFAS Racing in 2015, CATCHFENCE.com has learned. Labonte, 50, will drive the No. 32 Ford Fusion beginning with the 57th annual Daytona 500 at Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway on February ...FULL STORY »
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Champion Kevin Harvick and the other drivers from the Chase pose onstage during the 2014 NASCAR NMPA Myers Brothers Awards on December 4, 2014 at the Encore Las Vegas in Las Vegas, Nevada. - Photo Credit: David Becker/NASCAR via Getty Images
Award Winners Announced from the NASCAR NMPA Myers Brothers Awards Luncheon
Posted 12.04.14
Dale Earnhardt Jr. Receives 2014 NMPA Myers Brothers Award; 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Champion Kevin Harvick Earns Seven Honors DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Dec. 4, 2014) – In recognition of his career achievements as a champion driver, team owner and philanthropist, Dale Earnhardt Jr. was named the recipient of the 2014 ...FULL STORY »
Kevin Harvick, driver of the #4 Budweiser Chevrolet, celebrates in victory lane after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 16, 2014 in Homestead, Florida. - Photo Credit: Patrick Smith/Getty Images
Kevin Harvick’s first Sprint Cup title a total team effort
Posted 11.17.14
HOMESTEAD, Fla.— Kevin Harvick walked into his post-race press conference munching a slice of pepperoni pizza. He ended it with 2-year-old son Keelan on his lap and walked out of the room with a bottle of his sponsor’s beer in his hand. All pretty normal stuff. But the 2014 season, to which ...FULL STORY »
2014 NSCS Driver Joey Logano (Shell-Pennzoil) - Photo Credit: Jeff Curry/Getty Images
Catastrophe on pit road ruins Joey Logano’s title run
Posted 11.17.14
HOMESTEAD, Fla.— Joey Logano sat on pit road in his No. 22 Team Penske Ford for what seemed an eternity, as his crewman tried in vain to get a jack under the left side of the car. After a superb run in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup, a performance ...FULL STORY »
2014 NSCS No. 48 Crew Chief Chad Knaus - Photo Credit: Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images
Much Ado About A Wheel Spacer
Posted 11.17.14
NASCAR summoned Jimmie Johnson’s crew chief, Chad Knaus, to the sanctioning body’s transporter after the race to discuss what NASCAR termed a “failure to obey a NASCAR directive” during Sunday’s Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway. But after the race, NASCAR Senior Vice President of Competition and Racing Development Robin ...FULL STORY »
2014 NSCS Driver Marcos Ambrose (STANLEY) - - Photo Credit: Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images
Despite Struggles; Lead Lap Finish For Marcos Ambrose In Final Sprint Cup Race
Posted 11.17.14
HOMESTEAD, Fla - - In his final race piloting the No. 9 Stanley Ford Fusion for Richard Petty Motorsports, Marcos Ambrose struggled during Sunday’s Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami (Fla.) Speedway. After qualifying 17th on Friday afternoon, the Drew Blickensderfer-led team fought handling issues during the early stages of ...FULL STORY »
Kevin Harvick, driver of the #4 Budweiser Chevrolet, and team owner Tony Stewart celebrate winning in Victory Lane after the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 16, 2014 in Homestead, Florida. - Photo Credit: Chris Graythen/Getty Images
Tony Stewart’s 15-Year NASCAR Winning Streak Halted At Homestead
Posted 11.16.14
HOMESTEAD, Fla.  - - Tony Stewart’s streak of winning at least one NASCAR Sprint Cup Series win in a season came to a screeching halt in Sunday’s season finale at Homestead-Miami (Fla.) Speedway. Stewart took his No. 14 Bass Pro Shops / Mobil 1 Chevrolet SS to the garage late in ...FULL STORY »


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