Mar 03

Put it on (David) Ragan

2015 NSCS Driver David Ragan - Photo Credit: Brian Lawdermilk/Getty Images HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. (March 3, 2015) – Over the past week, a lot has changed for David Ragan.. After starting the season with another team, the Unadilla, Georgia native quickly found himself named the fill-in driver for the No. 18M&M’s Crispy Toyota for Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR) usually driven by Kyle Busch. But with Busch injured at Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway the week prior, Ragan was thrust into a new role last weekend at Atlanta Motor Speedway – his home track. With just a few days to prepare for Atlanta, Ragan did more than an admirable job given the unfortunate circumstances. He ran in the top-five for a portion of the race before handling woes pushed him back to a still-respectable 18th-place finish. Now, ... FULL STORY »

Brian Vickers Out For At Least Three Months
By NASCAR Wire Service

Brian Vickers, driver of the Michael Waltrip Racing Toyota, answers questions from media during a press conference before the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Auto Club 400 at Auto Club Speedway on March 22, 2015 in Fontana, California. Vickers was forced to withdraw from competition due to blood clots. - Photo Credit: Robert Laberge/Getty Images The reappearance of blood clots has sidelined Vickers from the No. 55 Michael Waltrip Racing Toyota for the third time, dating to May 2010. In addition, Vickers missed the first two races of the 2015 season while recovering from offseason heart surgery. To combat the medical issue, Vickers must resume the use of blood thinners, which in turn will keep him out of a race car for at least three months. NASCAR will not approve a driver to race while using blood thinners because of the obvious risk. Whether the latest recurrence of blood clots will jeopardize Vickers’ career remains a germane question. “Am I worried?” Vickers asked. “Of course. Have I given up hope? No. What I know right now is that ... FULL STORY »

Pocono Raceway and Enhance Partnership with Introduction of First Responder Benefits Logo LONG POND, PA (March 2, 2015) – Pocono Raceway announced today they will offer a 10% ticket discount for first responders through their existing partner First responders will also be able to receive additional benefits from dozens of ... FULL STORY »

Mike Bliss 2015 NSCS Kobalt 400 Race Preview

NASCAR Driver Mike Bliss - Photo Credit: Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images Mike Bliss Kobalt 400 Race Advance News and Notes: Going All In: Going into Sunday's Kobalt 400, Bliss will be making his third career NSCS start at the 1.5 mile track. The Oregon native has a best finish of 16th, which came ... FULL STORY »

Denny Hamlin 2015 NSCS Kobalt 400 Race Preview

NASCAR Denny Hamlin (FedEx Office) - Photo Credit: Jerry Markland/Getty Images Denny Hamlin #11 FedEx Office Toyota Joe Gibbs Racing Race Info: Race: Kobalt 400 Date/Time: March 8/12:30 p.m. PT Distance: 267 laps/400.5 miles Track Length: 1.5 miles Track Shape: Tri-Oval Banking: 18-20 degrees 2014 Winner: Brad Keselowski Express Notes: Atlanta Recap: Denny Hamlin finished 38th in Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race ... FULL STORY »

Statement from MWR Co-Owner Rob Kauffman on Brett Moffitt

Michael Waltrip Racing Logo Statement from MWR Co-Owner Rob Kauffman: “We are proud of how the entire No. 55 Aaron’s Dream Machine team has performed while Brian Vickers was recovering from his December surgery. The race in Atlanta showcased the progress of the entire organization, ... FULL STORY »

Nickelodeon Announces Entitlement Sponsorship of SpongeBob SquarePants 400 at Kansas Speedway

SpongeBob SquarePants 400 NEW YORK – March 2, 2015 – Nickelodeon today announced that it is the entitlement sponsor of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race on Saturday, May 9 at Kansas Speedway dubbed the SpongeBob SquarePants 400. The SpongeBob SquarePants 400, which ... FULL STORY »

Stewart-Haas Racing Names Regan Smith Interim Driver for No. 41 Team at Las Vegas

2015 NSCS Driver Regan Smith (Haas Automation) - Photo Credit: Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images KANNAPOLIS, N.C. (March 2, 2015) – Stewart-Haas Racing has named Regan Smith interim driver of its No. 41 Haas Automation Chevrolet SS for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race weekend March 6-8 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. The race on Sunday ... FULL STORY »

Comcast Business Carl Edwards Rendering
Two of Comcast’s Premier Brands – Comcast Business & XFINITY – Sponsor Carl Edwards and Joe Gibbs Racing in 2015
no responses - Posted 03.02.15
Comcast Business to be primary paint scheme during KOBALT 400 in Las Vegas and Food City 500 in Bristol; XFINITY to be primary during Sylvania 300 in New Hampshire and Goody’s Fast Pain Relief 500 in Martinsville PHILADELPHIA – March 2, 2015 – Comcast announced today it will join Carl Edwards and ...FULL STORY »
2015 NSCS Driver Dale Earnhardt Jr and Crew Chief Greg Ives - Photo Credit: Brian Lawdermilk/Getty Images
Late Mishap Squelches Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s Chances
no responses - Posted 03.01.15
Dale Earnhardt Jr. may not have had a car capable of challenging Hendrick Motorsports teammate Jimmie Johnson late in Sunday’s race at Atlanta, but Earnhardt never got a chance to find out—thanks to an unlucky turn of events. Earnhardt’s No. 88 Chevrolet ran over a wad of tape on the track ...FULL STORY »
2015 NSCS David Ragan (M&M's Crispy) - Photo Credit: Jerry Markland/Getty Images
Maiden Voyage For David Ragan
no responses - Posted 03.01.15
Early in Sunday’s Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway, the No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota was running near the front of the field. Though the car didn’t finish as high as driver David Ragan would have liked, he gets high marks for his 18th-place finish in his ...FULL STORY »
2015 NSCS Driver Martin Truex Jr (Furniture Row) - Photo Credit: Jerry Markland/Getty Images
Turnaround For Martin Truex Jr.
no responses - Posted 03.01.15
In the season-opening Daytona 500, Martin Truex Jr., finished eighth. On Sunday at Atlanta, he improved by two spots, running sixth in the Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500. The two top 10s are more than encouraging to the driver of the No. 78 Furniture Row Chevrolet, who suffered through a difficult ...FULL STORY »
The #24 3M Chevrolet of Jeff Gordon, is towed to the garage after an incident during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway on March 1, 2015 in Hampton, Georgia. - Photo Credit: Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images
For the second straight week, a late crash KOs Jeff Gordon
no responses - Posted 03.01.15
HAMPTON, Ga.— It's safe to say Jeff Gordon's retirement tour has not gone according to plan. A week ago in the Daytona 500, Gordon was involved in the wreck that forced the race to end under caution and finished 33rd. On Sunday in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Folds of Honor ...FULL STORY »
Jeb Burton (Photo Credit: Sarah Glenn / Getty Images)
Jeb Burton Overcomes Hurdles To See Checkered Flag In Cup Debut
no responses - Posted 03.01.15
HAMPTON, Georgia – No one said it was going to be easy. And for Jeb Burton, he knows that phrase all too well. The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series rookie made his debut in Sunday’s Folds of Honors QuikTrip 500 at Atlanta (Ga.) Motor Speedway, but the likable driver struggled through ...FULL STORY »
Jimmie Johnson, driver of the #48 Lowe's Chevrolet, celebrates with champagne in victory lane after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway on March 1, 2015 in Hampton, Georgia. - Photo Credit: Jerry Markland/Getty Images
Johnson Leads Chevrolet SS Sweep or Top-Three at Atlanta
no responses - Posted 03.01.15
Fourth win in six races for Chevrolet at Atlanta Motor Speedway HAMPTON, Ga. (March 1, 2015) – Jimmie Johnson in the No. 48 Lowe’s Chevrolet SS led another strong effort for Team Chevy at Atlanta Motor Speedway on Sunday to claim victory in the Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500, the second ...FULL STORY »
Kobalt 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway
2015 Las Vegas Motor Speedway NASCAR Weekend Track Event Schedule
no responses - Posted 03.01.15

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