Jul 05

Dust Settling Soon In Hunt For Nationwide Replacement; State of the Sport Notebook

NASCAR chairman and CEO, Brian France addresses the media during the NASCAR Sprint Media Tour hosted by Charlotte Motor Speedway (Photo: Harold Hinson) DUST SETTLING SOON IN HUNT FOR NATIONWIDE REPLACEMENT: In his Midseason State of the Sport address on Saturday afternoon at Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway, NASCAR’s Chairman and CEO Brian France seemed confident that the sport’s second-tier series, known now as the NASCAR Nationwide Series will have a replacement sponsor for the 2015 season and beyond. While France would not elaborate further on a potential candidate, recent reports suggest that NASCAR is in heavy discussions with Comcast Xfinity about becoming title sponsor, replacing Nationwide, who will depart it’s role following the Ford 300 at Homestead-Miami (Fla.) Speedway in November. “Very good interest,” offered France on the subject. “I think in the coming weeks we'll be getting to the end of that process, ... FULL STORY »

No. 11 Joe Gibbs Racing team slapped with heavy penalties
By NASCAR Wire Service

Joe Gibbs Racing Logo NASCAR hit the No. 11 Joe Gibbs Racing team with a points penalty of unprecedented magnitude for infractions discovered during Sunday’s post-race inspection at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the sanctioning body announced late Tuesday afternoon. NASCAR inspectors found violations with the rear firewall block-off plates of the No. 11 Toyota driven to a third-place finish by Denny Hamlin. NASCAR rules mandate that the firewalls be sealed to prevent airflow from the inside to the outside of the car. Venting or failing to seal the block-off plates can provide an aerodynamic advantage by adding downforce to the car, especially useful at a flat track such as IMS, where maintaining momentum through the corners is of paramount importance. NASCAR docked Hamlin 75 driver championship points and ... FULL STORY »

Jennifer Jo Cobb Wants to Cover Arlington and Her Truck

Jennifer Jo Cobb Mooresville, NC (July 4, 2014) - 2014 is the 150th anniversary of Arlington National Cemetery. In support of, Jennifer Jo Cobb Racing has teamed up with The Used Truck Association( to encourage fans to join their fundraiser group ... FULL STORY »

Tim Dugger Ready To Rock Next Friday And Saturday Nights At Iowa Speedway

Tim Dugger Concerts By Popular Country Music Artist Punctuate Doubleheader Weekend of Racing NEWTON, Iowa (July 2, 2014) – After the roar of the engines has subsided following the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series American Ethanol 200 presented by Enogen on Friday ... FULL STORY »

Champion Power Equipment Announced as Official and Exclusive Power Equipment Supplier for GMS Racing

GMS Racing Logo Charlotte, N.C. (July 2, 2014): GMS Racing is proud to announce an ongoing partnership with Champion Power Equipment as the official and exclusive power equipment supplier for GMS Racing. In addition, Champion Power Equipment will serve as a full-season ... FULL STORY »

USG Becomes “We Built Daytona” Partner, Joins Others as Unique Marketing Platform Expands

DAYTONA Rising: Reimagining an American Icon Logo Partner products, services to be incorporated into DAYTONA Rising project DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Daytona International Speedway (DIS) today announced USG Corporation (NYSE:USG), a leading building products company, has become a “We Built Daytona” partner, joining three other companies in the expanding marketing platform as ... FULL STORY »

Toyota NASCAR Tidbits – June 29 – July 6, 2014

Toyota Racing Logo KBM ONE-TWO FINISH:  Toyota driver Kyle Busch earned his fifth NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) victory of the season in just his fifth 2014 start last Thursday at Kentucky Speedway.  Busch started from the pole and crossed the finish line first ahead ... FULL STORY »

No. 51 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Team Penalized For Rules Infraction At Kentucky Speedway

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Logo Daytona Beach, Fla. (July 1, 2014) — The No. 51 team that competes in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series has been penalized for a rules infraction discovered in post-race inspection June 26 at Kentucky Speedway. The infraction is a P2 ... FULL STORY »

NASCAR Logo with NSCS, NNS & NCWTS Logos
Dates Set for NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, NASCAR Nationwide Series And NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Awards
no responses - Posted 07.01.14
NASCAR Nationwide Series and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Awards Move to Trump National Doral Miami DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (July 1, 2014) – NASCAR announced today that the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Awards – the annual culmination of Champion’s Week – will be held on Friday, Dec. 5, at Wynn Las Vegas. This ...FULL STORY »
Joey Coulter (Photo Credit: Sean Gardner / Getty Images)
Kentucky Speedway Put Joey Coulter through his Paces Finishing in 12th place
no responses - Posted 06.30.14
After competing in the top ten for the majority of the UNOH 225 at Kentucky Speedway on June 26, Joey Coulter drove the GMS Racing No. 21 Allegiant Travel / Vertx Chevrolet Silverado to a 12th-place finish at the 1.5-mile speedway. Coulter started the No. 21 Allegiant Travel / Vertx ...FULL STORY »
No. 23 AmWINS Group Inc. Chevrolet Silverado (Photo Credit: Christian Petersen / Getty Images)
Max Gresham Captures 11th place Finish at Kentucky Speedway
no responses - Posted 06.30.14
Max Gresham, driver of the No. 23 AmWINS Group Inc. Chevrolet Silverado, scored an 11th place finish in Thursday night's UNOH 225 at Kentucky Speedway in his second start for GMS Racing this season. Gresham started 13th and had his hands full throughout the race with the handling characteristics on ...FULL STORY »
2014 NSCS Driver Austin Dillon - Photo Credit: Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images
Austin Dillon’s Late Race Surge to a Top-10 Finish
no responses - Posted 06.28.14
Kernersville, NC (June 28th, 2014) Austin Dillon and the No.20 Qore-24 Antibacterial Hand Purifier Chevrolet team worked together with one common goal in Thursday night's UNOH 225 at Kentucky Speedway. When the NASCAR Camping World Truck series took to the track for opening practice on Thursday morning, Austin Dillon ...FULL STORY »
Chase Pistone
Engine Woes End Night Early in the Bluegrass State for Chase Pistone
no responses - Posted 06.28.14
Kernersville, N.C. (June 27, 2014) - With two runs under his belt in 2014 with NTS Motorsports in the No.9 Chevrolet Silverado in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, Chase Pistone looked to make his first ever start on a mile and a half racetrack at Kentucky Speedway in ...FULL STORY »
Jeb Burton (Photo Credit: Robert Laberge / Getty Images)
Racing Incident Leads To 27th-Place Finish For Jeb Burton In Kentucky
no responses - Posted 06.28.14
Sparta, KY. (June 26, 2014) - Jeb Burton and the No. 13 Estes team were confident entering Thursday night's UNOH 225 at Kentucky Speedway following two top-10 runs in the dual NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) practice sessions and a track-best third-place qualifying effort. Unfortunately, the ThorSport Racing driver ...FULL STORY »
Jimmy Weller
Jimmy Weller Finishes 22nd In Kentucky
no responses - Posted 06.28.14
HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. (June 27, 2014) - Jimmy Weller and the No. 08 Geneva-Liberty Steel / Thunder Exhaust / Engine Parts Plus Chevrolet Silverado team finished 22nd on Thursday night at Kentucky Speedway. Experiencing an incident that acted as a setback during a mid-race restart, Weller worked on a different ...FULL STORY »
2014 NCWTS Driver Ryan Blaney (Cooper Standard) - Photo Credit: Sean Gardner/Getty Images
Ryan Blaney 2014 NCWTS UNOH 225 Post Race Report
no responses - Posted 06.28.14
BRAD KESELOWSKI RACING KENTUCKY POST-RACE REPORT KENTUCKY SPEEDWAY UNOH 225 Thursday, June 26, 2014 | 8:30 PM ET THE RESULTS: Driver: Ryan Blaney Starting Position: 10 Finishing Position: 3 Status: Running Driver Points Position: 4 Points Behind Leader: -12 Ryan Blaney (@RyanBlaney22), driver of the No. 29 Cooper Standard Ford F-150, scored a third place finish in ...FULL STORY »

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