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danica-patrick-600Danica Patrick gets a lot of attention in NASCAR, but its the big thing that gets people talking: She hasn’t won.

The latest shot on her inability to win in NASCAR came from Richard Petty during a Canada Motorsports Expo.

The legendary driver said the only way Patrick would win in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series would be “if everybody else stayed home.” Read the rest of this entry »

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Four months after the Richmond International scandal involving Michael Waltrip Racing, Ty Norris has been reinstated by NASCAR.

Norris, who came forth as being the mastermind of the scandal, was suspended after ordering Brian Vickers to pit and change the outcome of the Chase cutoff race and help teammates Martin Truex, Jr. make the Chase for the Sprint Cup final two races.

While Norris has kept his title as Executive Vice President of MWR, Norris’ duties have changed. He is no longer involved with the competition department and his primary focus will be on sponsorship and marketing. Read the rest of this entry »

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What happens in Vegas doesn’t necessarily stay in Vegas with the advances of social media.

2013 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion, Jimmie Johnson will definitely not forget his time in Las Vegas during championship week thanks to some crafty ideas from his  staff.

On Monday, Johnson sent out a tweet referencing The Hangover and the responses from the fans were hilarious. Johnson says, “My office is out here – they traveled with me on Monday – and before I knew it, I came back to my room and there was a stuffed tiger, a little chicken, a baby, little outfits for the baby, a carrier, the whole thing. It was like, hey, we could have some fun with this.”

After the jump, check out some of  Johnson’s photos:

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Iowa SpeedwayNASCAR has bought Iowa Speedway.

But just because the track has ben purchased by the National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing, that doesn’t mean there will be a Sprint Cup race any time soon.

As announced via press release on Wednesday morning, NASCAR purchased the seven year old track in Newton, Iowa. A purchase price was not disclosed. In case you are unaware, Iowa Speedway is a 7/8 mile-track track.  Read the rest of this entry »

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A new winner and a familiar champion end the 2013 NASCAR Sprint Cup season.

Denny Hamlin won the Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on Sunday night, but was overshadowed by Jimmie Johnson claiming his sixth NASCAR Sprint Cup title.

Hamlin has had one of the worst seasons of his career, following a crash at the AutoClub Speedway earlier this season was able to capture his first win of the season by holding off Matt Kenseth. The win for Hamlin was able to extend his streak of at least one win in each of his eight full-time seasons.

Kenseth did almost all he could to try to beat Johnson for the title, including leading the most laps, but with Johnsons’s ninth place finish, the title would be his by 19 points. A late race restart nearly spelled disaster for the six time champ, but as he has done on more than one occasion he was able to come back from 20th.  Read the rest of this entry »

nascar_nscs_pole_hms_kenseth_111513Matt Kenseth has won the final Coors Light Pole Award of the 2013 NASCAR Sprint Cup season for Sunday afternoon’s Ford Eco-Boost 400.

Kenseth’s qualifying lap was 30.394seconds, 177.667 mph, and is his first pole at Homestead-Miami Speedway, and third pole of the season.

Friday evening’s qualifying session was a massive turnaround for Kenseth and the No. 20 team following last week at Phoenix. He fell 28 points behind the championship leader, Jimmie Johnson, heading into Sunday’s race. Read the rest of this entry »

18 November 2012: Brad Keselowski wins the 2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Championship during the Ford 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway in Homestead FL. (HHP/Harold Hinson)

18 November 2012: Brad Keselowski wins the 2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Championship during the Ford 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway in Homestead FL. (HHP/Harold Hinson)

With the last race of the 2013 NASCAR Sprint Cup season coming in a few days,  it’s time to look back and some of the highlights of the season.

The 2013 NASCAR season has definitely had more drama than a soap opera, and even included the 2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion, Brad Keselowski, not making into the Chase for the Sprint Cup to defend his title. The last time this happened was in 2006 when Tony Stewart failed to make the Chase a year after his second championship.

Before the checkered flag drops on the season, let’s take a look back and some of the wild and craziness of the year that was NASCAR and preview the Ford Eco-Boost 400. Read the rest of this entry »

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When 2011 Daytona 500 winner Trevor Bayne missed part of the season for double vision and fatigue, no one really knew as to why. Now it looks like NASCAR fans have a better understanding.

On Tuesday morning, Bayne was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, an autoimmune disease that affects the brain and spinal cord and has no cure and can be potentially disabling.

In a statement released from Roush-Fenway Racing, Bayne has been cleared by doctors to continue to race and is excited to run for the NASCAR Nationwide Series title next year in a car sponsored by Advocare. Read the rest of this entry »

292001Carl Edwards may have been cruising to a victory with two laps to go, but his No. 99 Ford Fusion didn’t have enough fuel and Kevin Harvick was able to pass him to win Sunday afternoon’s Advocare 500 from Phoenix International Raceway.

“Miracles happen every day,” Harvick told his crew as he sped toward the checkered flag.

Harvick’s win at PIR was the fourth of the 2013 NASCAR Sprint Cup season, as well as his fourth win at the one-mile oval track.

Meanwhile the two drivers in the Chase for the Sprint Cup had polar opposite days. Matt Kenseth’s day was horrible as the No. 17 Toyota Camry struggled all day, while Jimmie Johnson was his typical self. Johnson dodged bullets to finish third and closing in on his sixth Sprint Cup championship. With the top three finish, Johnson now has a 28 point lead going into the final race next week at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Read the rest of this entry »

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With his eyes on a sixth NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship, Jimmie Johnson captured the Coors Light Pole Award for Sunday’s Advocare 500 Friday afternoon at Phoenix International Raceway.

With a qualifying lap of 139.222 mph, a new track record was obtained.

Johnson is already a seven-point lead over Matt Kenseth heading into Sunday’s race and will get prime track position and the best pit stall for capturing the pole.

Kenseth definitely doesn’t like his car after qualifying telling reporters, “Lap was no good. Didn’t really do what we were hoping to do. The good news is we’ve got all day (Saturday) to get it driving better. Hopefully, we’ll get it good for Sunday.”

A complete starting lineup can be found after the jump
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