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Feb 18
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2015 NSCS Daytona 500 Third Practice Session Accident Q&A with Denny Hamlin

2015 NSCS Driver Denny Hamlin on track at Daytona International Speedway in the No. 11 FedEx Express Toyota Camry - Photo Credit: Chris Graythen/Getty Images DENNY HAMLIN, No. 11 FedEx Express Toyota Camry, Joe Gibbs Racing How aggressive were drivers in practice? "People say in practice that you can't make aggressive moves, but we also have to put ourselves in decent positions where we're going to have to figure out what our car is doing. I went through the middle and it was really wide – it just closed as soon as I had already got inside of her (Danica Patrick) and the lane closed. It knocked me into the 13 (Casey Mears) and we had some attrition after that." How much damage was sustained to your Camry? "It's nothing that we have to go to a backup car for, but it messed up other cars. That's the tough ... FULL STORY »

Statistically Speaking: Does Reduced NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Field Make Sense?
By Brian Eberly

Ty Dillon, driver of the #33 Rheem/Gemaire Chevrolet, and Travis Kvapil, driver of the #94 Chargebacks 911 Chevrolet, lead the field to the green flag for the running of the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series NextEra Energy Resources 250 at Daytona International Speedway on February 20, 2015 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo Credit: Jonathan Ferrey / Getty Images) On Oct. 22, 2014, NASCAR announced that the maximum field for the 2015 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season would be reduced from previous seasons. As opposed to the 36-truck field in place in prior years, the field would be reduced to 32 trucks. Statistically speaking, does this make sense? When NASCAR made the announcement, they indicated the decision was made to: • Continue to encourage and reward hard racing, • Help solidify and build the ownership base, • Add even more drama and intrigue to the race weekend, • And most importantly, provide fans the best competition possible "Our mission of providing the best on-track product possible is always among our top objectives," said Robin Pemberton, senior vice president of competition and racing development, when ... FULL STORY »

2015 NSCS Third Daytona 500 Practice Session Accident Q&A with Greg Biffle

2015 NSCS Driver Greg Biffle on track at Daytona International Speedway in the No. 16 Ortho Ford Fusion - Photo Credit: Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images Greg Biffle, driver of the No. 16 Ortho Ford Fusion, narrowly escaped major damage in a multi-car accident during today’s first practice session at Daytona International Speedway.  He spoke about the incident and his plan for tomorrow night’s qualifying race. GREG ... FULL STORY »

2015 NSCS Third Daytona 500 Practice Session Accident Q&A with Danica Patrick

Crew members unload a backup car for Danica Patrick, driver of the #10 GoDaddy Chevrolet, after an incident during practice for the 57th Annual Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway on February 18, 2015 in Daytona Beach, Florida. - Photo Credit: Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images DANICA PATRICK, NO. 10 GODADDY CHEVROLET SS was involved in a multi-car accident during today’s first practice session and will go to a back-up car and start at the rear of the field in Thursday’s Budweiser Duel. WHAT IS YOUR TAKE ... FULL STORY »

2015 NSCS Daytona 500 Third Practice Session Speeds

2015 NSCS Driver Kyle Busch on track at Daytona International Speedway in the No. 18 M&M's Crispy Toyota Camry - Photo Credit: Brian Lawdermilk/Getty Images The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) teams returned to action Wednesday afternoon at Daytona International Speedway, as they practice prior to the Budweiser Duel qualifying races on Thursday -- which will determine the final starting lineup for the Daytona 500 ... FULL STORY »

Carl Edwards 2015 NSCS Daytona 500 Race Preview

2015 NSCS Driver Carl Edwards (Arris) - Photo Credit: Maddie Meyer/Getty Images Carl Edwards / No. 19 ARRIS Toyota Preview Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway  No. 19 ARRIS Toyota News and Notes:  Edwards is paired up with championship-winning crew chief Darian Grubb for the 2015 season at Joe Gibbs Racing.  Grubb was part of ... FULL STORY »

Richard Childress Racing Partners with Stetson to Bring Iconic American Brand to NASCAR

Richard Childress Racing Logo WELCOME, N.C. (February 18, 2015) - Richard Childress Racing and NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Austin Dillon will add an icon of everyday American lifestyle to their look with the addition of well-known hat maker Stetson to their wardrobe. "It has ... FULL STORY »

Transportation Impact Partners with Richard Petty Motorsports in 2015

Richard Petty Motorsports Logo Company Joins No. 9 Ford Team as Season-Long Associate Partner MOORESVILLE, N.C. (February 18, 2015) - Another addition to Richard Petty Motorsports' (RPM) sponsor line-up in 2015 was announced today. Transportation Impact will join RPM as a full-season associate sponsor on ... FULL STORY »



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Bristol Motor Speedway Names Dana Landry Director Of Communications
no responses - Posted 02.18.15
BRISTOL, Tenn., Feb. 18, 2015 — Bristol Motor Speedway announces the hiring of public relations industry veteran, Dana Landry as director of communications. Landry has successfully led communications and sports marketing programs for numerous high-profile brands throughout his career. As a member of the communications team, Landry will lead Bristol ...FULL STORY »
The Motorcraft/Quick Lane Ford Fusion NASCAR Sprint Cup car carrying the JDRF colors in 2010 with Bill Elliott at the wheel.
Now Accepting Designs for the Eighth Annual Race Car Design Contest for JDRF
no responses - Posted 02.18.15
Winner Designs Motorcraft/Quick Lane Ford Fusion for Wood Brothers Racing, Ryan Blaney For the eighth-consecutive year, one talented child with type 1 diabetes (T1D) will win a trip to see the car he or she designed race in a real, professional motorsport, courtesy of Motorcraft, the official recommended aftermarket part for ...FULL STORY »
FOX NASCAR Commentators Mike Joy, Darrell Waltrip and Larry McReymolds
FOX Sports 2015 Daytona 500 Race Preview
no responses - Posted 02.17.15
2015 MARKS THE 15TH YEAR THAT FOX ANNOUNCERS MIKE JOY, DARRELL WALTRIP & LARRY MCREYNOLDS HAVE WORKED TOGETHER IN THE BROADCAST BOOTH, WHICH IS LONGER THAN ANY OTHER THREE-MAN BROADCAST CREW IN PROFESSIONAL SPORTS.  THE TRIO RESPONDED TO HOW THEY’VE LASTED THIS LONG.  JOY: The main difference is that FOX Sports ...FULL STORY »
2015 NSCS Driver Ricky Stenhouse Jr (Fastenal) - Photo Credit: Sarah Glenn/Getty Images
Ricky Stenhouse Jr. 2015 NSCS Datyona 500 Race Preview
no responses - Posted 02.17.15
Ricky Stenhouse Jr – Daytona 500 Advance Team: No. 17 Fastenal Ford Fusion Crew Chief: Nick Sandler Primary Chassis: New chassis ADVANCE NOTES Stenhouse in the Sprint Unlimited          o   Despite the damage to his Fastenal Ford that was obtained in a 14 car pile-up on lap 45 in Saturday night’s Sprint Unlimited ...FULL STORY »
2015 NSCS Driver Greg Biffle (Ortho) - Photo Credit: Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images
Greg Biffle 2015 NSCS Daytona 500 Race Preview
no responses - Posted 02.17.15
Greg Biffle – Daytona 500 Advance Team: No. 16 Ortho Ford Fusion Crew Chief: Matt Puccia ADVANCE NOTES Biffle in the Daytona 500            o   Biffle has finished in the top 10 in the last three Daytona 500’s: 2014: Biffle qualified third, narrowly missing a front row starting position.  Biffle brushed the ...FULL STORY »
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Hendrick Motorsports 2015 NSCS Daytona 500 Race Preview
no responses - Posted 02.17.15
HENDRICK MOTORSPORTS AT DAYTONA: Hendrick Motorsports has earned eight Daytona 500 wins with five different drivers. The front row for the 2015 Great American Race represents five of the victories, with pole-winner Gordon having three and outside pole-sitter Johnson owning two. Car owner Rick Hendrick’s first Daytona 500 win came ...FULL STORY »
2015 NSCS Driver Dale Earnhardt Jr (Nationwide Ins.) - Photo Credit: Maddie Meyer/Getty Images
Dale Earnhardt Jr. 2015 NSCS Daytona 500 Race Preview
no responses - Posted 02.17.15
No. 88 Nationwide Chevrolet SS / Dale Earnhardt Jr. Driver: Dale Earnhardt Jr. Hometown: Kannapolis, North Carolina Age: 40 Resides: Mooresville, North Carolina 2015 Season TBD Career 541 starts 23 wins 13 pole positions 127 top-five finishes 224 top-10 finishes 7,847 laps led Daytona Career  30 starts 3 wins 1 pole position 11 top-five finishes 17 top-10 finishes 450 laps led DEFENDING CHAMPION: Earnhardt is the defending winner of the Daytona ...FULL STORY »
2015 NSCS Driver Jimmie Johnson (Lowe's) - Photo Credit: Jerry Markland/Getty Images
Jimmie Johnson 2015 NSCS Daytona 500 Race Preview
no responses - Posted 02.17.15
No. 48 Lowe's Chevrolet SS / Jimmie Johnson Driver: Jimmie Johnson Hometown: El Cajon, California Age: 39 Resides: Charlotte, North Carolina 2015 Season TBD Career 471 starts 70 wins 33 pole positions 193 top-five finishes 292 top-10 finishes 17,151 laps led Daytona Career  26 starts 3 wins 2 pole positions 9 top-five finishes 12 top-10 finishes 186 laps led FRONT ROW FOR 500: Jimmie Johnson qualified on the front row for ...FULL STORY »


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