Jan 21

Early-season testing answers questions, poses others

Atlanta Motor Speedway Logo HAMPTON, Ga. (Jan. 21, 2015) – Last season, NASCAR flipped the script on its testing rules, imposing a ban on private tests in 2015. Considering this year’s brand new rules package that – among other performance-affecting tweaks – reduces both horsepower and downforce, the natural result is an inflated value on the limited number of scheduled tests early in the new season for teams to settle into potential new race car behavior. A Goodyear tire test at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Monday helped shed some light for a handful of teams, but with no other scheduled tests before the first points race of 2015 in Daytona next month, some questions are still up in the air. “Any track time ... FULL STORY »

Kyle Busch: I Won’t Throw Away My Season Again
By Kelly Crandall

Driver Kyle Busch chuckles on stage during the NASCAR Sprint Media Tour at the Charlotte Convention Center on January 26, 2015 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo Credit:  Bob Leverone / Getty Images) CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The annual Charlotte Motor Speedway Media Tour might signify the start of a new season, but Joe Gibbs Racing drivers weren’t putting up the excitement facade. All admitted there is work to be done. In addition to acknowledging a lack of speed in 2014 and “everything was a little bit off,” which has them behind the competition, @KyleBusch is focused his own failure. Busch made the Chase last season courtesy of a win in March at Fontana. After that, however, his team admittedly rolled over for the remaining regular season races. The new Chase format, in which wins during the regular season gifts drivers into the postseason resulted in teams changing their approach following a victory. @DaleJr admitted as ... FULL STORY »

Ron Hornaday Signs As the Primary Driver for The Motorsports Group for 2015 Season

The Motorsports Group Logo (Mooresville, NC) - Veteran NASCAR driver, Ron Hornaday, will be the primary driver of the No. 30 TMG Chevrolet for the 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season, starting at Daytona International Speedway. Hornaday, a longtime veteran in the NASCAR ... FULL STORY »

NASCAR and NASCAR Team Properties Select Fanatics to Operate At-Track Merchandise Business

NASCAR Superstore Area (Photo Credit: NASCAR) New At-Track Shopping Environment to Provide Fans with Convenience and Wide Selection of High-Quality NASCAR-Branded Merchandise DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (January 21, 2015) – NASCAR, NASCAR Team Properties (NTP) and Fanatics jointly announced today a 10-year agreement for the sport’s at-track ... FULL STORY »

Brian Vickers Medically Cleared to Race in Early March

Brian Vickers - Photo Credit: Todd Warshaw/Getty Images Scheduled to Make 2015 Sprint Cup Debut in Las Vegas CORNELIUS, N.C. – Doctors have medically cleared Brian Vickers to return to full-time NASCAR Sprint Cup racing in early March, three months after corrective heart surgery. Vickers will make his season debut ... FULL STORY »

ESPN The Magazine’s Third Annual Music Issue Hits Newsstands Friday

Dale Earnhardt Jr. and platinum-selling hip-hop artist, J. Cole on ESPN Magazine Music Cover Issue Features Two Special Covers with Athlete, Musician Pairings:  JJ Watt & Katy Perry,  Dale Earnhardt, Jr. and J. Cole On the eve of Super Bowl – and the Grammys – ESPN The Magazine releases its third annual “Music Issue” with ... FULL STORY »

Green Flag Experience Ticket Holders Get To Hear From Dale Jr.

2015 NSCS Driver Dale Earnhardt Jr - Photo Credit: Sam Greenwood/Getty Images MARTINSVILLE, Va. (Jan. 20, 2014) – The last time Dale Earnhardt Jr. visited Martinsville Speedway he found himself in Victory Lane, taking home his first grandfather clock trophy. When the Diet Mountain Dew driver returns for the STP 500 on March ... FULL STORY »

Nate Ryan Joins NBC Sports Group Full-Time As Lead Motorsports Writer And On-Air Reporter

NBC Sports Group Award-Winning Motorsports Journalist and Former USA Today Writer to Lead NASCARTalk Editorial Coverage, Contribute to NBC SportsWorld and Serve as On-Air Correspondent; Former Motor Racing Network Contributor and 2011 NMPA Writer of the Year Dustin Long Also Joins’s NASCARTalk ... FULL STORY »

Wood Brothers Racing Documented in the Guinness Book of World Records for as Longest Active NASCAR Team
Wood Brothers Racing Officially Recognized as Longest Active NASCAR Team
no responses - Posted 01.20.15
Wood Brothers Racing has become something of a common face in NASCAR. Their consistent attendance year in and year out has possibly gone unnoticed to some, so one member of the family has set out to make sure the team’s founding fathers get the recognition they finally deserve for their unwavering ...FULL STORY »
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Motorcraft/Quick Lane Racing Introduces New Video Series Comparing Production Vehicle and Racing Technology
no responses - Posted 01.20.15
DEARBORN, Mich., January 20, 2015 — Motorcraft/Quick Lane Racing is introducing a new series of 12 monthly videos titled “Motorcraft Minute with the Wood Brothers” on You Tube. The first installment is available today at Each of the 12 videos, which are approximately 3 minutes long and feature Motorcraft part ...FULL STORY »
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Atlanta Motor Speedway Offering Buy One, Get One NASCAR Weekend Front Stretch Seats Through Jan. 26
no responses - Posted 01.19.15
HAMPTON, Ga. (Jan. 19, 2015) – For one week only beginning today, Atlanta Motor Speedway is making an unbelievable discount offer available to fans for the Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 on Sunday, March 1. Race fans can purchase “buy one, get one,” or “BOGO” Lower Champions Grandstands or Upper Winners ...FULL STORY »
2015 NASCAR Hall of Fame Inductee - Wendell Scott
Wendell Scott: Legend, Trailblazer … and NASCAR Hall of Famer
no responses - Posted 01.19.15
Scott’s Legacy a Story of Perseverance, Excellence (Note: This release is part of a series in advance of the 2015 NASCAR Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony in Charlotte, North Carolina, on Jan. 30, broadcast live at 8 p.m. ET on NBC Sports Network, Motor Racing Network Radio and SiriusXM Satellite Radio. ...FULL STORY »
Jason Anderson (Photo Credit: Dover International Speedway)
Dover International Speedway mourns tragic death of dedicated employee
no responses - Posted 01.19.15
Dover International Speedway is mourning the loss of a dedicated employee who died yesterday from injuries sustained during a multi-vehicle collision on I-476 in Broomall, Pa. Jason Anderson, 33, senior director of ticket sales and operations for Dover International Speedway, died in the accident. Jason was a dedicated husband, father, ...FULL STORY »
Brian Scott (Photo Credit: Jared C. Tilton/ / Getty Images)
Richard Childress Racing To Field Fourth Entry For Daytona 500
no responses - Posted 01.19.15
In search of their third victory in the “Great American Race”, Richard Childress Racing (RCR) will field a fourth entry for the Daytona 500, has learned. The Welcome, North Carolina-based NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) team is expected to field the No. 29 Chevrolet SS for RCR XFINITY Series driver ...FULL STORY »
Cole Swindell (Photo Credit: Sara Kauss / Getty Images)
Cole Swindell to Headline ‘Fast Cars and Guitars’ Pre-Race Party at Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500
no responses - Posted 01.18.15
HAMPTON, Ga. (Jan. 15, 2015) – Country music songwriter and recording artist Cole Swindell will headline the “Fast Cars and Guitars” pre-race party prior to the Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Atlanta Motor Speedway on Sunday, March 1. The Bronwood, Georgia native and CMA ...FULL STORY »
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Georgia Governor’s Office of Highway Safety to Sponsor NSCS Qualifying Day at AMS Feb. 27
no responses - Posted 01.16.15
HAMPTON, Ga. (Jan. 16, 2015) – The Georgia Governor’s Office of Highway Safety (GOHS) will serve as the title sponsor of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series qualifying day at Atlanta Motor Speedway on Friday, Feb. 27. The event will be named the Drive Sober Georgia Qualifying Day. GOHS’s “Drive Sober or Get ...FULL STORY »

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