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Feb 18
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NASCAR Names Kim Lopez Chief Starter for 57th Daytona 500

Austin Dillon, driver of the #39 American Ethanol Chevrolet, takes the checkered flag from NASCAR official Kim Lopez after winning the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series inaugural Mudsummer Classic at Eldora Speedway on July 24, 2013 in Rossburg, Ohio. - Photo Credit: Tom Pennington/Getty Images Bronx Native Becomes First Woman and First Hispanic to Flag the Great American Race DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (February 18, 2015) – NASCAR announced today that long-time official Kim Lopez will be the chief starter for Sunday’s 57th running of the Daytona 500. She will become the first woman and first Hispanic to flag the Great American Race, which begins at 1 p.m. ET Sunday, live on FOX, Motor Racing Network Radio, and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio. Lopez, 33, is in her 11th season with NASCAR and has flagged races for the past seven years in the NASCAR XFINITY Series and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. She also flagged two NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races last year, but couldn’t attend the Daytona 500 following ... FULL STORY »

2015 NSCS Daytona 500 Fourth Practice Session Speeds

2015 NSCS Driver Alex Bowman on track at Daytona International Speedway in the No. 7 Toy Slate/Nikko Chevrolet SS - Photo Credit: Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images Alex Bowman, with a lap speed of 200.495 MPH, was the quickest Wednesday afteroon during the fourth NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) practice session for Sunday's Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway. Posting the second quickest lap speed in the session ... FULL STORY »

Toyota NASCAR Tidbits – Feb. 16 – 22, 2015

Toyota Racing Logo REDESIGNED TO RACE: When NASCAR returns to Daytona International Speedway to kick off the 2015 season, the on-track action will feature the redesigned Toyota Camry -- the first of NASCAR's current generation vehicles to be upgraded. Because the Toyota Camry ... FULL STORY »

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 ... 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 »



2015 NSCS Driver Carl Edwards (Arris) - Photo Credit: Maddie Meyer/Getty Images
Carl Edwards 2015 NSCS Daytona 500 Race Preview
Posted 02.18.15
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 the team that tied with Edwards for the championship in ...FULL STORY »
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Richard Childress Racing Partners with Stetson to Bring Iconic American Brand to NASCAR
Posted 02.18.15
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 always been important for Stetson to work with those who ...FULL STORY »
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Transportation Impact Partners with Richard Petty Motorsports in 2015
Posted 02.18.15
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 the No. 9 Ford driven by Sam Hornish Jr. Headquartered ...FULL STORY »
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series driver Tyler Reddick poses for a portrait during the 2015 NASCAR Media Day at Daytona International Speedway on February 12, 2015 in Daytona Beach, Florida. - Photo Credit: Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images
Tyler Reddick 2015 NCWTS NextEra Energy Resources 250 Race Preview
Posted 02.18.15
BRAD KESELOWSKI RACING DAYTONA PREVIEW: Daytona International Speedway NextEra Energy Resources 250 Friday, February 20th, 2015 | 7:30 PM ET MEDIA SCHEDULE: Qualifying (Friday, February 20th): 4:30 PM ET (Fox Sports 1) NCWTS Pre-Race (Friday, February 20th): 7:00 PM ET (Fox Sports 1) Race (Friday, February 20th): 7:30 PM ET (Fox Sports ...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
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
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
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
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
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 »


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