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Apr 01
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Staying Calm is the Key for No. 55 Crew Chief Billy Scott

2014 NSCS/Michael Waltrip Racing No. 15 Crew Chief Billy Scott - Photo Credit: Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images CORNELIUS, N.C. —  No. 55 Aaron’s Dream Machine Crew Chief Billy Scott’s career atop the pit box with driver Brian Vickers is only six races old. But the former team engineer feels like he’s already made a year’s worth of progress in his first season. Scott is like many modern day NASCAR crew chiefs, a racer with extensive engineering training. The 36-year-old began racing motorcycles as a 5-year-old and stock cars when he turned 15. He worked in the truck series as a mechanic before he returned to college to obtain an engineering degree. After graduating in 2005, Scott worked at Robert Yates Racing then as an engineer at MWR in 2008. He served exclusively as the No. 55 team’s lead ... FULL STORY »

Dover International Speedway and Dover Downs Hotel & Casino to ‘Light It Up Blue’ for Autism Awareness Month

Dover International Speedway Logo DOVER, Del. – Dover International Speedway and Dover Downs Hotel & Casino, in support of Autism Speaks’ global Light It Up Blue campaign, will participate by illuminating both the Monster Monument and hotel façade in blue throughout the month of April. With ... FULL STORY »

Almirola and No. 43 Team Hope to Add Intermediate Tracks to the List of Top Finishes this Weekend at Texas

2014 NSCS No. 43 Eckrich Ford Fusion Look for Good Showing in Eckrich's First Race in 2014 Aric Almirola and the No. 43 Eckrich Richard Petty Motorsports (RPM) Ford team head to the mile-and-a-half Texas Motor Speedway this weekend for Sunday's 500-mile event at the Texas Motor Speedway ... FULL STORY »

Marcos Ambrose Off to Best Start in Sprint Cup Series Career

NSCS Driver Marcos Ambrose (Stanley) - Photo Credit: John Harrelson/Getty Images Two Top-Five Finishes Highlight First Six Races Now with two Top-Five finishes after the first six races, Marcos Ambrose is off to his best start in his NASCAR Sprint Cup Series career. His start has placed him 14th in the NASCAR ... FULL STORY »

Matt Kenseth 2014 NSCS Duck Commander 500 Race Preview

Matt Kenseth, driver of the #20 Dollar General Toyota, looks on during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Auto Club 400 at Auto Club Speedway on March 21, 2014 in Fontana, California. - Photo Credit: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images Matt Kenseth / No. 20 Dollar General Toyota Preview Duck Commander 500 at Texas Motor Speedway No. 20 Dollar General Toyota News and Notes: KENSETH BY THE NUMBERS: In 23 Sprint Cup Series starts at Texas, Kenseth has completed 7,641 of 7,693 laps (99.3 ... FULL STORY »

Q&A with 2014 NSCS Drivers Ambrose & Almirola

2014 NSCS/Richard Petty Motorsports Drivers Aric Almirola & Marcos Ambrose - Photo Credit: Brian Lawdermilk/Getty Images Richard Petty Motorsports is enjoying the organizations most successful start to a season thus far in 2014. Coming off the organizations 100th and 101st top-10 finishes with Marcos Ambrose and Aric Almirola at Martinsville, the drivers, along with Director of Competition Sammy ... FULL STORY »

Germain Racing Test Session at Darlington Raceway Open to the Public

2014 NSCS Driver Casey Mears (GEICO) - Photo Credit: Tom Pennington/Getty Images Casey Mears, driver of the No. 13 GEICO Chevy SS, will be taking laps around the track Too Tough To Tame from 1 p.m. – 9 p.m. today DARLINGTON, S.C. (April 1, 2014) – A test session at Darlington Raceway featuring NASCAR ... FULL STORY »



2014 NSCS Driver Ryan Newman (Caterpillar) - Photo Credit: Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images
Ryan Newman 2014 NSCS Duck Commander 500 Race Preview
Posted 04.01.14
Ryan Newman No. 31 Caterpillar Chevrolet SS Event Preview Fact Sheet  This Week's Caterpillar Chevrolet SS at Texas Motor Speedway ... Ryan Newman will drive chassis No. 456 in Sunday's Duck Commander 500 at Texas Motor Speedway. Chassis No. 456 was raced on March 9 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway where Newman qualified 10th and finished ...FULL STORY »
Paul Menard (Quaker State) - Photo Credit: Chris Graythen/Getty Images
Paul Menard 2014 NSCS Duck Commander 500 Race Preview
Posted 04.01.14
Paul Menard No. 27 Quaker State/Menards Chevrolet SS Event Preview Fact Sheet This Week's Quaker State/Menards Chevrolet at Texas Motor Speedway ... Paul Menard will pilot chassis No. 454 this weekend at the 1.5-mile oval in Ft. Worth, Texas. This Chevrolet SS was last used at Las Vegas Motor Speedway this year where Menard ...FULL STORY »
2014 NSCS Driver Austin Dillon (DOW) - Photo Credit: Jamie Squire/Getty Images
Austin Dillon 2014 NSCS Duck Commander 500 Race Preview
Posted 04.01.14
Austin Dillon No. 3 Dow Powerhouse Chevrolet SS Event Preview Fact Sheet This Week's Dow Powerhouse Chevrolet at Texas Motor Speedway ... Austin Dillon will pilot Chassis No. 465 in the Duck Commander 500 at Texas Motor Speedway. This is a new Chevrolet SS that will be utilized for the first time this weekend. Dillon ...FULL STORY »
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Richard Childress Racing 2014 NSCS Duck Commander 500 Race Preview
Posted 04.01.14
Richard Childress Racing  NASCAR Sprint Cup Series News and Notes Event:        Duck Commander 500 Date:          Sunday, April 6, 2014 Location:   Texas Motor Speedway Richard Childress Racing's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series history at Texas Motor Speedway ...In 77 starts at Texas Motor Speedway dating back to 1997, RCR has recorded one win (Jeff Burton, April 2007), eight ...FULL STORY »
2014 NSCS Driver David Ragan on track in the No. 34 Taco Bell Ford Fusion - Photo Credit: Brian Lawdermilk/Getty Images
Ragan Expects Another Test of Tires at Texas
Posted 04.01.14
Taco Bell Team Should Have 'Good Game Plan' for Fast 1.5-Mile Track STATESVILLE, APRIL 1, 2014 - David Ragan, driver of the No. 34 Taco Bell Ford, comments on racing at Texas Motor Speedway: "The only other mile-and-a-half that we've run to date is Las Vegas, and it doesn't wear the ...FULL STORY »
2014 NSCS Driver David Gilliland (Love's Travel Stops) - Photo Credit: Jerry Markland/Getty Images
Gilliland Showcases Love’s Ford at Partner’s ‘Home’ Track
Posted 04.01.14
Driver Takes Confidence, Speed to 'Fast' and 'Unique' Texas Speedway STATESVILLE, APRIL 1, 2014 - David Gilliland, driver of the No. 38 Love's Travel Stops Ford, comments on racing at Texas Motor Speedway: "I feel very confident going to Texas based on what we learned at Las Vegas. We had some issues ...FULL STORY »
Jet Dryers melt the 80-plus inches of snow at Michigan International Speedway
Michigan International Speedway uses jets dryers to melt snow in preparation for the 2014 season
Posted 03.31.14
BROOKLYN, Mich. (March 31, 2014) — More than 80 inches of snow has fallen at Michigan International Speedway this year. And with just a week to go before NASCAR’s fastest track opens its gates for a Goodyear Tire Test, it was time to call in the big guns to ...FULL STORY »
Kurt Busch, driver of the #41 Haas Automation Chevrolet, celebrates in victory lane with champagne after winning during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series STP 500 at Martinsville Speedway on March 30, 2014 in Martinsville, Virginia. - Photo Credit: Matt Sullivan/Getty Images
Did Sunday’s race mark a fundamental change in racing at Martinsville?
Posted 03.31.14
Parity at Martinsville? What an alien concept! And what a dichotomy we saw in Sunday's STP 500. The sixth NASCAR Sprint Cup Series event of the season produced a track-record 33 lead changes, even though Jimmie Johnson, the current master of Martinsville, led 296 of the 500 laps. Johnson, Jeff Gordon and Denny ...FULL STORY »
Richard Petty Motorsports
Richard Petty Motorsports Reaches Milestone Finishes During Sunday’s STP 500 at Martinsville Speedway
Posted 03.31.14
CONCORD, N.C. (March 31, 2014) - Richard Petty Motorsports (RPM) celebrated the life of Mrs. Lynda Petty this past week and paid tribute to the matriarch of the Petty family by finishing Top-10 in Sunday's STP 500 at the Martinsville (Va.) Speedway Sunday afternoon. Marcos Ambrose and the No. 9 DEWALT ...FULL STORY »


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