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Photo Courtesy: Getty Images

Photo Courtesy: Getty Images

This year’s version of the worst kept secret is finally out.

Three hours before the green flag is set to drop at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Roush-Fenway Racing confirmed that Carl Edwards, driver of the No. 99, will not return after the 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup season.

Which left no one surprised. For months, it has been speculated that Carl Edwards would leave at the end of the season, even though at some points, it seemed as though he may re-sign with RFR.

While the NASCAR community has no idea where Edwards will end up in 2015, it is known that he will have a new home. Read the rest of this entry »

Courtesy of ESPN.com

Courtesy of ESPN.com

Dale Earnhardt Jr. picked up his second win of the season today at Pocono. Junior took the lead from his old protégé Brad Keselowski with five laps remaining to win the “Pocono 400.”

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FedEx 400 Benefiting Autism Speaks

Johnson celebrates his 2nd win in a row with daughter Genevieve.

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Fans everywhere can sleep peacefully now that everything is right in the world of NASCAR. Jimmie Johnson, by far the most dominant driver of the past decade, seems like he is back in form to defend the Sprint Cup title once again.
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The Profit on CNBC 500 - PracticeNASCAR’s Most Popular driver, Dale Earnhardt, Jr., has definitely not been sigh about his addiction to eBay. He has told media time and time again that he watches the online auction site several times a day from his tablet, smartphone, and  whatever else is at his reach to see whats available and check out the collectables he has placed bid on.

His obsession has now gone beyond him winning an online auction.

Earnhardt will drive an eBay-sponsored car for JR Motorsports in the NASCAR Nationwide Series at Michigan International Speedway on June 14, the organization announced on Wednesday afternoon.

Check out Earnhardt’s ride, after the jump. Read the rest of this entry »

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NASCAR tracks may want to pray that there is no need to use the jet dryers when Juan Pablo Montoya returns to NASCAR.

No, he isn’t bailing on his full-time ride in the IndyCar Series. Montoya is returning for two races with Team Penske this season. Montoya will team up with Brad Keselowski and Joey Logano at Michigan International Speedway and Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Montoya, who won the Indianapolis 500 in 2000, nearly became the first winner in NASCAR and the IndyCar Series at the 2.5 mile oval, leading the most laps in the 2009 and 2010 editions of the Brickyard 400. Now he is trying to out there and win for Penske.

“It’s one of those places where I feel like I got robbed a few times,” Montoya told reporters Wednesday morning Read the rest of this entry »

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What’s the difference between “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” and “The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon,” it’s that Fallon can use the term “butt cheeks” to entertain you. It’s WAY better than going over weird newspaper articles and classified. 

While Dale Earnhardt, Jr. may have captured the 2014 Daytona 500 on Sunday evening, that doesn’t mean the 42 other drivers went home empty-handed, if you’re Fallon.

Fallon dusted off his “Athlete Superlatives” bit, which was used on his “Tonight Show” debut with Olympians, and gave some of the well known faces in NASCAR a little roasting.

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When you combine cars going 200 mph with changing weather conditions, you are bound to get loose cars and big time wrecks. The three serious wrecks at the 2014 Daytona 500 were all spectacular. The first one at lap 145 involved 12 cars, the second one at lap 194 involved 9 cars, and then during the mad dash to the finish, half the remaining field played demolition derby.
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1621913_10152218826680821_462602497_nAfter a 6 hour, 22 minute rain delay, the longest in Daytona 500 history, Dale Earnhardt, Jr. maybe the only driver smiling. 

10 years after Earnhardt captured his first victory in NASCAR’s biggest race, he was able to lead Denny Hamlin, Jeff Gordon, and Brad Keselowksi back to the start/finish line for his second Daytona 500 victory as cars were colliding behind him.

The fourth wreck of the day in Lap 194 forced the Great American Race to a late reset.  Read the rest of this entry »

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The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series welcomed the Budweiser Duels to primetime this year as the two races determined the starting lineup for Sunday’s Daytona 500.

Austin Dillon and Martin Truex, Jr. have already earned spots on the front row for the 56th running of The Great American Race via their qualifying efforts earlier in the week, but the rest of the field has no idea where they will start until after both Duels are complete. Some drivers may have to pack their haulers and head home after.

Redemption was the word to describe the winner of the first duel. Matt Kenseth had a rough week of multiple crashes, only to come back and win Thursday night’s first Duel race, in a photo finish with Kevin Harvick and Kasey Kahne.  Read the rest of this entry »

Photo Taken by Patrick Smith/NASCAR via Getty Images

Photo Taken by Patrick Smith/NASCAR via Getty Images

With the famed No. 3 on his car and the memories of Dale Earnhardt, Sr. on his mind, Austin Dillon took the fabled number out of hibernation and straight to the top at Daytona International Speedway on Sunday afternoon.

Dillon won the Coors Light Pole position for next Sunday’s Daytona 500 with a qualifying speed of 196.019mph.  He edged second-place qualifier Martin Truex, Jr. for the top starting spot, but both drivers are locked into the front row and will lead their respective fields to green in Thursday’s Budweiser Duel at Daytona 150-lap qualifying races.

It’s the fourth time the No. 3 has won the pole for the Daytona 500. Buddy Baker did it in 1969, Ricky Rudd in 1983 and Earnhardt in 1996.

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