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Jun 21
Sunday

Chicagoland’s Dry Run

Chicagoland Speedway Logo The track, located outside Chicago, has had ample experience hosting big-time events. Saturday’s doubleheader, which included an ARCA race, is a prelude to September’s big show when all three NASCAR series will take turns on the track. The main event will be the Sept. 20 MyAFibStory.com 400 and the Chase for the Sprint Cup opener. “It’s a good trial run for getting ready for the big triple header in September and it’s also a good platform for us to talk about September,” Scott Paddock, Chicagoland Speedway president said on Saturday. “We’re honored to host the kickoff race in the Chase [for the NASCAR Sprint Cup], it’s a very coveted position on the NASCAR calendar.” Source: NASCAR Wire Service FULL STORY »

Rained out qualifying gives Earnhardt top starting spot
By NASCAR Wire Service

2015 NSCS Driver, Dale Earnhardt Jr., On Track at Daytona International Speedway in the No. 88 Nationwide Stars and Stripes Chevrolet SS - Photo Credit: Chris Graythen/Getty Images DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- The cancellation of qualifying for the Coke Zero 400 inadvertently gave NASCAR a popular pole sitter Saturday at Daytona International Speedway. Dale Earnhardt Jr. will start first Sunday after the cancellation, which lined up the field according to speeds from Friday’s first practice session. Earnhardt, who had a fast lap of 202.284 mph in the No. 88 Chevrolet on Friday afternoon, will start next to Austin Dillon. Clint Bowyer will start third, Paul Menard fourth and Trevor Bayne fifth. Earnhardt said he and crew chief Greg Ives went after a good time Friday on purpose. “I asked Greg before we went out for practice what we were trying to accomplish,” Earnhardt said. “That was the first thing he mentioned ... FULL STORY »

NASCAR Hauler Parade Rumbles Through Sacramento, June 25

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Haulers Crossing the Tower Bridge SONOMA, Calif. (June 19, 2015) –NASCAR Sprint Cup Series haulers will rumble through the streets of Sacramento at the 5th annual NASCAR Hauler Parade on Thursday, June 25. The NASCAR haulers, which will be en route to Sonoma Raceway for this ... FULL STORY »

2016 Daytona 500 Tickets on Sale Monday, June 22

2016 Daytona 500 Logo First Opportunity for Fans to Experience “The Great American Race” In Newly Redesigned, First of its Kind Motorsports Stadium DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Tickets for the highly anticipated 58th running of the DAYTONA 500, NASCAR’s biggest, richest and most prestigious race—and ... FULL STORY »

Super Bowl Champion to Lead NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Field to Green on July 19

In February, Rob Ninkovich (50) was sacking Seattle quarterback Russell Wilson in the Super Bowl. Next month, the New England Patriots defensive end will get behind the wheel of the official pace car for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at NHMS.(Courtesy Patriots) Patriots’ Rob Ninkovich to drive official Toyota pace car; Red Sox legend Rico Petrocelli to deliver invocation during 25th Anniversary race LOUDON, N.H. – Gillette Stadium and Fenway Park fit inside New Hampshire Motor Speedway's 1.058-mile oval. On July 19, Super ... FULL STORY »

High School Students Take An Inside Look At NASCAR with Camp 95

Leavine Family Racing Logo Leavine Family Racing Comes Together with the NASCAR Community to Provide Inaugural Session of One-Of-A-Kind Camp CONCORD, N.C. (June 17, 2015) – Leavine Family Racing kicked off the start of summer by holding the debut session of Camp 95, a summer ... FULL STORY »

RIR and the Department of Veterans Affairs are “Driving VA Benefits Home”ns Affairs are “Driving VA Benefits Home” This September

Richmond International Raceway Logo RIR and VA Partner for NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Pole Qualifying on Friday, September 11 Richmond International Raceway (RIR) and the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) are teaming up to bring home greater awareness and access to VA benefits for our ... FULL STORY »

Actor/Comedian David Spade to Serve as Grand Marshal for the 57th Annual Coke Zero 400 Powered By Coca-Cola

David Spade as Joe Dirt in Crackle’s Joe Dirt 2: Beautiful Loser (Photo credit: Happy Madison Productions) “Joe Dirt 2” Star to Give Command “Drivers, start your engines”  DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Actor, comedian and writer David Spade, who stars in Crackle’s upcoming original movie “Joe Dirt 2: Beautiful Loser” will serve as the Grand Marshal for the ... FULL STORY »



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Richard Childress Racing Announces Crew Chief Changes on Sprint Cup Program
no responses - Posted 06.15.15
Slugger Labbe to take over No. 3, Gil Martin to take over R&D leadership role Welcome, N.C. (June 15, 2015) - Richard Childress Racing has made a change in crew chiefs for its NASCAR Sprint Cup Series program, effective immediately. Veteran crew chief Richard "Slugger" Labbe will assume crew chief responsibilities for ...FULL STORY »
Jimmie Johnson Foundation
NASCAR Champion and El Cajon Native Jimmie Johnson to Visit Volunteers and Families During Home Builders Blitz
no responses - Posted 06.15.15
Habitat for Humanity Partners with Local Builders, the Jimmie Johnson Foundation and Lowe’s  to Construct Four Homes in Five Days during Home Builders Blitz EL CAJON, CA – From June 22 through June 26, 2015, San Diego Habitat for Humanity, in partnership with local homebuilders, the Jimmie Johnson Foundation, and Lowe’s, ...FULL STORY »
Jeff Gordon, driver of the #24 Axalta/Penn State Chevrolet, looks on in the garage area during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Axalta "We Paint Winners" 400 at Pocono Raceway on June 5, 2015 in Long Pond, Pennsylvania. - Photo Credit: Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images
Jeff Gordon Explains Testy Radio Exchange
no responses - Posted 06.15.15
Last Sunday at Pocono Raceway, Jeff Gordon’s frustration boiled to the surface, and the result was an uncharacteristically acrimonious radio exchange with crew chief Alan Gustafson. Gustafson wanted Gordon to pit for tires late in the race. Gordon thought keeping his track position was more important. “Tires are not our problem,” ...FULL STORY »
Kurt Busch, driver of the #41 Haas Automation Chevrolet, Gene Haas, co-owner of Stewart Haas Racing, and his team pose in an alternate Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Quicken Loans 400 at Michigan International Speedway on June 14, 2015 in Brooklyn, Michigan. - Photo Credit: Chris Trotman/Getty Images
Kurt Busch’s Victory Caps Great Day For Chevrolet
no responses - Posted 06.15.15
The victory by Kurt Busch was icing on the cake for Chevrolet, which opened with a 24 Hours of Le Mans victory for the manufacturer’s Corvette Racing program in France. The No. 64 Corvette Racing team of Tommy Milner, Oliver Gavin and Jordan Taylor co-drove their Chevrolet Corvette C7.R to ...FULL STORY »


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