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Feb 20
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2014 NNS DRIVE4COPD 300 First Practice Session Speeds

NASCAR Driver Elliott Sadler - Photo Credit: Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images The NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) teams opened their 2014 season early Thursday afternoon with their first DRIVE4COPD 300 practice session at Daytona International Speedway. At the end of the session it Joe Gibbs Racing's (JGR) Elliott Sadler who was the fastest with a lap speed of 187.986 mph. Sadler was followed by his fellow JGR teammates, Matt Kenseth (187.876 mph) and Kyle Busch (187.746 mph) posting the second and third fastest laps respectively, while Dale Earnhardt, Jr. (186.819) was fourth and series Sunoco Rookie of the Year (ROTY) contender, Ryan Sieg (186.811) was fifth fastest. The 2010 series champion, Brad Keselowski and driver Brian Scott (with the identical lap speed of 186.796 mph) were sixth and seventh fastest respectively, and they were followed by ... FULL STORY »

Kevin Harvick to Appear at Budweiser ROLL-BAR Club During The Profit on CNBC 500 Weekend at PIR

The Profit on CNBC 500 Logo PHOENIX  – NASCAR Sprint Cup Series star Kevin Harvick, driver of the No. 4 Budweiser Chevrolet, is scheduled to appear at Phoenix International Raceway’s Budweiser ROLL-BAR Club for a question-and-answer session with NASCAR fans before The Profit on CNBC 500 Presented by ... FULL STORY »

2014 INDYCAR Pre-Season Media Day Q&A with Driver Helio Castroneves

Helio Castroneves - Photo Credit: Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images HELIO CASTRONEVES, NO 3 HITACHI TEAM PENSKE CHEVROLET, met with members of the media and discussed. THE MODERATOR:  Helio Castroneves joins us. At the end of last season, coming up short in the championship, you put that away. HELIO CASTRONEVES:  That's gone.  Yesterday's news.  ... FULL STORY »

2014 INDYCAR Pre-Season Media Day Q&A with Driver Will Power

Will Power of Australia driver of the #12 Team Penske Chevrolet Dallara - Photo Credit: Robert Laberge/Getty Images WILL POWER, NO. 12 VERIZON TEAM PENSKE CHEVROLET met with members of the media and discussed pre-season testing, expectations for season and other topics. THE MODERATOR:  We welcome Will Power of Team Penske. Will, just a little bit about how potentially the momentum ... FULL STORY »

Kahne, Kenseth Scheduled For Martinsville Party Plaza Prior To STP 500

Martinsville Speedway's Party Plaza MARTINSVILLE, Va. (February 17, 2014) – Two championship contenders are scheduled to appear in Martinsville Speedway’s Party Plaza prior to the STP 500 on March 30. Kasey Kahne and Matt Kenseth are scheduled to be in the Party Plaza on the morning ... FULL STORY »

Carlos Contreras, NASCAR’s Original Diversity Driver and Rick Ware Racing Team Up for Daytona

Carlos Contreras - Photo Credit: Rusty Jarrett/Getty Images Carlos Contreras makes his return to NASCAR's Nationwide Series in the Drive4COPD 300 at Daytona on February 22, 2014. Contreras, a talented internationally known driver with 7 Mexican Championships, has been a true ambassador for NASCAR over the years. ... FULL STORY »

How To Qualify For The Daytona 500

Daytona 500 Qualifying Qualifying for the Daytona 500 is unlike any other auto racing qualifying procedure. Drivers have multiple opportunities to qualify for the season-opening race, as opposed to the usual format of one qualifying session per event. The first chance comes via Daytona 500 Coors ... FULL STORY »



Justin Wilson with Engineer Michael Cannon (left) and Team Owner Dale Coyne (right)
Justin Wilson and Dale Coyne Prepare for 2014
Posted 02.15.14
Plainfield, Illinois - No, it is not a typo. When you are preparing for the 2014 IndyCar season with a driver that is nearly 2.0 meters tall (6’ 3.5” to be exact) and new safety regulations require you to add 1/4 inch of side intrusion panels, it takes some fitting. Justin ...FULL STORY »
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BMS Officials Announce Drive to Stop Diabetes 300 Presented By Lilly Diabetes
Posted 02.13.14
March 15th Nationwide Event Part of Saturday Racing Doubleheader BRISTOL, Tenn. (Thursday, February 13, 2014) – Bristol Motor Speedway officials today announced an important new sponsorship of the March 15 NASCAR Nationwide Series race, now known as the Drive to Stop Diabetes 300 presented by Lilly Diabetes. Paired with the K&N Pitt Lite 125, the event kicks ...FULL STORY »
2014 NSCS Ricky Stenhouse Jr - Photo Credit: Rainier Ehrhardt/Getty Images
Ricky Stenhouse Jr 2014 NSCS Sprint Unlimited Race Preview
Posted 02.11.14
Ricky Stenhouse Jr – Sprint Unlimited Advance  Team: No. 17 Nationwide Insurance Ford Fusion Crew Chief: Mike Kelley Primary Chassis: RK- 799 – last raced in the 2012 Shootout by Edwards - finished ninth ADVANCE NOTES ·         Stenhouse in the Sprint Unlimited          o   By winning the pole award at Atlanta Motor Speedway, Stenhouse qualified for his first career Sprint Unlimited.  ·         Stenhouse at Daytona o   The ...FULL STORY »
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Kyle Petty Charity Ride Across America announces route for 20th Anniversary motorcycle trek
Posted 02.11.14
Scenic tour kicks off in Carlsbad, Calif., concludes in Daytona Beach, Fla. CHARLOTTE, N.C. Feb. 11, 2014 – The Kyle Petty Charity Ride Across America announced today the course for its 20th Anniversary Ride. From Saturday, May 3 through Saturday, May 10, 2014, more than 175 riders will embark on the cross-country motorcycle ...FULL STORY »
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2014 Sonoma Raceway Tickets On Sale Tomorrow
Posted 01.31.14
Fans Can Secure NASCAR, NHRA, INDYCAR and WTCC Race Tickets  SONOMA, Calif. (Jan. 31, 2014) – Tickets for the 2014 racing season at Sonoma Raceway go on sale Feb. 1, and the raceway has retooled its menu of offerings to better meet the needs of fans and continue to deliver great value for ...FULL STORY »


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