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Apr 16
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Kentucky Transportation Cabinet to Sponsor June 27 NASCAR Nationwide Series Race

The John R. Elliott HERO Campaign 300 presented by Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over SPARTA, Ky. – The Kentucky Office of Highway Safety announced its return to Kentucky Speedway as the title sponsor for the June 27NASCAR Nationwide Series 300-mile event. The John R. Elliott HERO Campaign 300 presented by Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over will be part of a NASCAR tripleheader weekend June 26-28.  Kentucky HERO is part of The HERO Campaign for Designated Drivers, a national campaign established by the family of Navy Ensign John R. Elliott of New Jersey. Elliott, a graduate of the United States Naval Academy, was killed in a head-on collision by a drunken driver in July 2000 as he was traveling home from Annapolis, Md. A key component of Kentucky Speedway’s involvement with Kentucky’s HERO program is to raise awareness ... FULL STORY »

Jimmie Johnson Foundation Announces Ten Blue Bunny Helmet of Hope Semifinalist

Jimmie Johnson Foundation CHARLOTTE, N.C. (April 16, 2014) – The Jimmie Johnson Foundation announced today the 10 semifinalists that are eligible for a $25,000 grant. In all, five grants are available through the Blue Bunny Helmet of Hope program. A public vote will ... FULL STORY »

Darrell Waltrip Educates Samford University Students on Talladega Superspeedway’s Incredible $19 College Ticket

Waltrip stands with Samford PR students in front of his historic No. 88 Gatorade Monte Carlo that won many races in the late 1970s. TALLADEGA, AL – Four-time Talladega Superspeedway winner and three-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Champion Darrell Waltrip was at Samford University in Birmingham on Tuesday, showcasing his historic No. 88 Gatorade Monte Carlo that won many races in the late 1970s and ... FULL STORY »

DAYTONA Rising Creates Opportunities For Local Construction Firms, Welcomes New Families To Daytona Beach Area

DAYTONA Rising: Reimagining an American Icon Logo Project Provides Once-In-A-Lifetime Opportunity For Design-Build Team DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – After a successful beginning to the 2014 motorsports event season, Daytona International Speedway is now ramping up construction activities for the $400 million DAYTONA Rising redevelopment project. More than 65 Volusia ... FULL STORY »

New Freedom Trophy Awarded to Talladega Sprint Cup Series Winner; Begins New Military Tradition

Graphic rendering of Freedom Trophy to be presented to the winner of the Aaron’s 499 at Talladega Superspeedway on May 4. TALLADEGA, AL – Winning a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Talladega Superspeedway -  NASCAR’s Most Competitive track - brings with it history, tradition, prestige and honor. Now, it has taken on a new meaning that has a special place in ... FULL STORY »

After Action-Packed Weekend, NASCAR Takes A Cool Down Lap

NASCAR Logo DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (April 14, 2014) – Five hundred miles at Darlington Raceway. It’s a challenging, exhausting endeavor – and on Saturday night, the Southern 500 needed overtime. Of course it did. In a busy storybook weekend of NASCAR and TUDOR United SportsCar Championship ... FULL STORY »

Kevin Harvick Earns Second Win of 2014

Kevin Harvick, driver of the #4 Budweiser Chevrolet, takes the checkered flag ahead of Dale Earnhardt Jr. to win the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Bojangles' Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway on April 12, 2014 in Darlington, South Carolina. - Photo Credit: Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images Chevrolet SS Sweeps the Podium at Darlington DARLINGTON, SC – (APRIL 12, 2014) – Team Chevy crossed the finish line occupying the top three spots at the conclusion of the Bojangles Southern 500, the eighth NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race to open ... FULL STORY »



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Team Chevy 2014 NSCS Southern 500 Post-Race Recaps
Posted 04.13.14
KEVIN HARVICK, NO. 4 BUDWEISER CHEVROLET SS – WINNER AN EVENTFUL RACE BUT LETS START WITH THOSE LAST TWO RESTARTS STARTING WITH THE ONE WHERE YOU SHOVED DALE EARNHARDT, JR. OUT THERE AND THEN WERE TRYING TO CHASE THOSE GUYS DOWN: “It was just one of those deals where the strategy was ...FULL STORY »
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Toyota Racing 2014 Bojangles’ Southern 500 Race Recaps
Posted 04.12.14
·         Matt Kenseth was the first Camry driver to the finish line in Saturday night’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) race at Darlington Raceway. ·         Kenseth finished fourth behind race-winner Kevin Harvick, second-place Dale Earnhardt Jr. and third-place Jimmie Johnson. ·         Three other Camry drivers registered top-20 results -- Kyle Busch (sixth), Clint Bowyer (12th) and Denny ...FULL STORY »
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Ford Racing 2014 NSCS Southern 500 Post-Race Recaps
Posted 04.12.14
GREG BIFFLE, No. 16 3M/Red Cross Ford Fusion – FINISHED 5th - “We worked really hard all night and probably didn’t have a fifth place car but we worked really hard on it and we had good pit stops and track position was everything tonight. Those last restarts we were on ...FULL STORY »
Kevin Harvick, driver of the #4 Budweiser Chevrolet, celebrates with a burnout after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Bojangles' Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway on April 12, 2014 in Darlington, South Carolina. - Photo Credit: Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images
2014 NSCS Bojangles’ Southern 500 Race Results & Point Standings
Posted 04.12.14
From pole to victory lane, Kevin Harvick tamed the track "too tough to tame" at Darlington Raceway, and did it in dominate fashion Saturday night in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) Bojangles' Southern 500. (Note: Harvick's pole to victory was the first at Darlington since Dale Jarrett did it in ...FULL STORY »
Darlington Raceway President Chip Wile during today’s announcement . - Photo Credit: Harrelson Photography for Darlington Raceway
Darlington Raceway Announces Plans to Honor Its History and Shape Its Future
Posted 04.12.14
The Track “Too Tough To Tame” Embraces the Past, Present and Future of NASCAR  DARLINGTON, S.C. (April 12, 2014) – It all started in the fall of 1949, when a crisp breeze toyed with the loose soil of an old cotton field on the west side of rural Darlington, South Carolina.  Harold Brasington ...FULL STORY »
2014 NNS Driver Chase Elliott's Victory Burnout - Photo Credit: Jeff Gross/Getty Images
2014 NNS VFW Sport Clips Help a Hero 200 Race Results & Point Standings
Posted 04.11.14
After a 3-lap dash to the finish in Friday night's NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) VFW Sport Clips Help a Hero 200 at Darlington Raceway, it was series Sunoco Rookie of the Year (ROTY) contender, Chase Elliott, in victory lane for his second consecutive (career) series race of the season. Finishing second ...FULL STORY »
2014 NSCS Driver Kevin Harvick (Budweiser) stands in the garage area - Photo Credit: Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images
Kevin Harvick’s Chevrolet SS Will Lead the Field to Green at Darlington
Posted 04.11.14
Harvick Earns his First Pole Award at "The Lady In Black" DARLINGTON, SC – For the second consecutive week a Chevrolet SS driver will lead the field down to the green flag for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race.  Kevin Harvick put his No. 4 Budweiser Chevrolet SS on the pole for Saturday night’s ...FULL STORY »
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Toyota Racing 2014 NSCS Southern 500 Post-Qualifying Recaps
Posted 04.11.14
KYLE BUSCH, No. 18 M&M’s Toyota Camry, Joe Gibbs Racing Starting Position:  8th How was the qualifying run? “That wasn’t quite what we wanted for our M&M’s Toyota Camry.  It’s better than where we were last week so we’ll take it. We have a good race plan so looking forward to tomorrow night.” DENNY HAMLIN, No. 11 FedEx Freight Toyota Camry, ...FULL STORY »
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Ford Racing 2014 NSCS Southern 500 Post-Qualifying Recaps
Posted 04.11.14
MARCOS AMBROSE, No. 9 DeWalt Ford Fusion – Qualified 4th “We will take that. It was a really strong effort for RPM. I was just told it was a record for RPM’s starting positions for both myself and Aric. We are really thrilled with that. I thought we had a shot ...FULL STORY »


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