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(2/14/16) 


  Chase Elliott wins Daytona 500 pole


From tardy note to Daytona 500 pole winner


Roof flap issue keeps Truex Jr. parked in qualifying





Chase Elliott becomes youngest Daytona 500 pole winner



Courtesy NBC Sports

Could Sprint Unlimited win be start of something special for Hamlin, new crew chief?

Said Denny Hamlin of new crew chief Mike Wheeler: "There’s no doubt this is the one I’m going to be working with for the rest of...

http://nascar.nbcsports.com/2016/02/14/could-sprint-unlimited-win-be-start-of-something-special-for-hamlin-new-crew-chief/


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 NASValentines: Holiday greetings from drivers


Courtesy FOX Sports (http://www.foxsports.com/nascar/news):   

Danica Patrick, others in NASCAR embrace Valentine's Day in Daytona

Quick primer for today's unique Daytona 500 qualifying




Predicting the Chase based on Sprint Unlimited


Five to Watch: Daytona 500 qualifying


Five to watch: Dark horse picks for Daytona 500


Sprint Cup qualifying order for Daytona 500


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Courtesy NBC Sports

Sunday schedule for Sprint Cup Series at Daytona

Sunday is qualifying day for the Daytona 500.

http://nascar.nbcsports.com/2016/02/14/sunday-schedule-for-sprint-cup-series-at-daytona/

Drivers fine with new overtime procedure even with race ending under caution

Martin Truex Jr. on new overtime format: "We’re going to have to wait for the fans’ reaction because we didn’t end under green...


NASCAR ends tradition of providing race winnings

With new charter system in place changing the way money is distributed, practice of supplying earnings information from each...


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Denny Hamlin didn't leave Saturday night's Sprint Unlimited completely unscathed, but he did guide the No. 11 through a wreck-filled race to Victory Lane at Daytona International Speedway.


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Kyle Larson’s Strong Performance In Sprint Unlimited Welcomed Sign For Chip Ganassi Racing


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NASCAR: David Stremme and His Lethal Dreams
Beyond the Flag
On a rainy day at Golden Isles Speedway a plain white hauler sits closed up at the Super Bowl On Dirt. Similar haulers fully wrapped parked on either ...

12 things to expect during the 2016 NASCAR Season
Zap2It
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — NASCAR officially began its 2016 season as the cars reved up Friday (Feb. 12) afternoon for some practice runs at ...

Hamlin stays out of trouble to win Sprint Unlimited
Press Telegraph (blog)
Though performance during this race is often not indicative of performance ... Also, Furniture Row Racing will hit the track for the first time withToyota ...

Denny Hamlin dodges mayhem to win crash-filled Sprint Unlimited
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Earnhardt Jr., Johnson, other contenders crash out of Sprint Unlimited
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Teams Gear Up for Daytona 500 Qualifying
WAAF.com (blog)
Toyota drivers Denny Hamlin and Martin Truex Jr. did not participate in the second practice. Truex, making Furniture Row Racing's debut with Toyota



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Denny Hamlin kicks off Daytona Speedweeks with Sprint Unlimited win
 
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(2/13/16) 


  Denny Hamlin wins Sprint Unlimited in overtime finish


Courtesy NBC Sports

Denny Hamlin wins third Sprint Unlimited

Denny Hamlin won in his first race since undergoing ACL surgery and his first race with crew chief Mike Wheeler.

http://nascar.nbcsports.com/2016/02/13/denny-hamlin-wins-third-sprint-unlimited/


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Vickers OK after hard wreck at Daytona in return

Brian Vickers, a substitute driver for Tony Stewart, was in a hard accident but able to walk away from the damage Saturday night during his return at the Sprint Unlimited exhibition.


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Wood Brothers set to make Daytona 500 should rain spoil Speedweeks          
               

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2016 Show Season Schedule:

Feb. 21: Daytona International Speedway, Daytona Beach, Fla. (Flyover)

March 6: Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Las Vegas, Nev. (Flyover)



Courtesy NBC Sports

Penske sweeps top spots in second Saturday practice

Joey Logano, Brad Keselowski and Ryan Blaney swept the top three spots.

http://nascar.nbcsports.com/2016/02/13/penske-sweeps-top-spots-in-second-saturday-practice/

Buschs head final Quals practice

Qualification will be set by single car runs so these drivers are among the favorites to win the pole on Sunday. At the end of the session, the three Penske Racing drivers wen... more

Penske jumps to top in final Quals practice

This is critical for Blaney—who is in a Penske affiliated team. He is one of the Open drivers without a charter and guaranteed start. He needs to make the show on time and if ... more



 2 articles, courtesy Amanda Vincent
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Daytona 500 qualifying breakdown

 
Should No. 14 team have gotten special consideration for Sprint Unlimited?
 
Amanda Vincent


  Logano, Dale Jr. lead Saturday Daytona 500 practices


Courtesy NBC Sports

 Ryan: The saga of Tony Stewart still has some silver linings for Smoke

Misfortune has followed the three-time champion for three years, but some of the twists have been in his favor.

http://nascar.nbcsports.com/2016/02/13/ryan-the-saga-of-tony-stewart-still-has-some-silver-linings-for-him/


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Cup team preview: Furniture Row Racing

Martin Truex Jr. had a great year in 2015, making the Final Four in the Chase. But he and Furniture Row Racing want even more after a switch to Toyota in the offseason.


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Wallace
Sets The Tone For The Week
Wins Opening Night Super Late Feature at New Smyrna

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Dale Earnhardt Jr. has a secret weapon for 2016 NASCAR season



 Dale Jr. leads opening Daytona 500 practice


Watching No. 24 on track gives Gordon chills


 Daytona International Speedway through the years


Courtesy NBC Sports

Saturday schedule for Sprint Cup Series at Daytona

Sprint Cup teams will participate in two practice sessions before Saturday night's Sprint Unlimited

http://nascar.nbcsports.com/2016/02/13/saturday-schedule-for-sprint-cup-series-at-daytona/


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Brian Vickers elated at opportunity to compete in Daytona 500


2016 NSCS Daytona Speedweeks Q&A with Martin Truex Jr


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Many Debuts in Sprint Unlimited
WAAF.com (blog)
The Sprint Unlimited will not only be the first NASCAR Sprint Cup race since ... Also, Furniture Row Racing will hit the track for the first time with Toyota ...

NASCAR at Daytona 2016: Top Sleepers to Watch in Great American Race
Bleacher Report
It seems like we were just crowning Kyle Busch with his first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship and watching Jeff Gordon ride off into the ...

Credit One becomes NASCAR partner
Daytona Beach News-Journal
DAYTONA BEACH — Credit One Bank has entered into a multi-year partnership agreements with both NASCAR as well as with Chip Ganassi Racing.

Power Ranking the 10 Best Racing Teams in NASCAR Ahead of the 2016 Season
Bleacher Report
NASCAR teams are not created equal. Unlike the NFL, which tries its billion-dollar heart out to make everyone 8-8, NASCAR has no such parity

NASCAR season opens down a few RPM
Hamilton Spectator
Neither NASCAR star was in a car when Daytona International Speedway opened Friday for preparations for the Feb. 21 season-opening Daytona ...

Getting to Know Carl Edwards
Beyond the Flag
One of the most fascinating aspects of Carl's growth and development as a driver is how he put NASCAR and racing in general on the map in the city ...


(2/12/16) 

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Courtesy NBC Sports

  Big shoes to fill

Chase Elliott has an endless amount of potential with Hendrick Motorsports. Can he handle taking over Jeff Gordon's ride?

http://www.nbcsports.com/video/can-chase-elliott-withstand-pressure-no-24

NASCAR America: Brian Vickers on return to racing in Tony Stewart’s car

Brian Vickers is the substitute driver for Tony Stewart during speedweeks

http://nascar.nbcsports.com/2016/02/12/nascar-america-brian-vickers-on-return-to-racing-in-tony-stewarts-car/

Wood Brothers Racing: ‘It was on us’ to obtain charter

Corey LaJoie first of JGL 'Young Guns' in #24

Corey LaJoie will debut in the program as he will climb behind the wheel of the #24 Toyota for the season's second race at Atlanta Motor Speedway. The 24-year old LaJoie has s... more

Harvick: fastest 10-laps in final practice

Harvick was solid on plate tracks last year and with nothing on the line, he will go for broke Saturday night. more

Kahne has fastest 10- and 15-lap avg.s

Along with the second fastest top speed, he seems to have a well-balanced car. Now all he needs is to stay out of trouble in Saturday’s exhibition race. more



   Hamlin, Larson top Sprint Unlimited practices


Sprint Unlimited pit stall assignments



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Sprint Unlimited starting grid set
 
Amanda Vincent


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Wood Brothers enter charterless waters

Wood Brothers Racing has a history nearly as long as NASCAR's, but they go into their first full-time season since 2008 with no guarantees they will be in every race.

Cup team preview: Chip Ganassi Racing

Chip Ganassi continues to chase the kind of success in NASCAR that the famed owner is accustomed to achieving with his IndyCar and sports car teams. Will Kyle Larson and Jamie McMurray deliver?


Courtesy NBC Sports

 Sponsor ties make Ty Dillon a candidate for Tony Stewart replacement

Stewart-Haas Racing thinks "highly" of Richard Childress Racing driver.

http://nascar.nbcsports.com/2016/02/12/sponsor-ties-make-ty-dillon-a-candidate-for-tony-stewart-replacement/

Courtesy FOX Sports (http://www.foxsports.com/nascar/news):  

Starting lineup is set for Saturday's season-opening exhibition

The Joy of NASCAR: A conversation with FOX Sports' Mike Joy




Courtesy Amanda Vincent
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http://autoracingdaily.com/david-gilliland-gets-ride-for-daytona/

David Gilliland gets ride for Daytona

Amanda Vincent

Courtesy NBC Sports

Wood Brothers: Wouldn’t do anything different to earn charter

The Wood Brothers were not among the teams that received 36 charters guaranteeing them a spot in the 40-car field.

http://nascar.nbcsports.com/2016/02/12/wood-brothers-wouldnt-do-anything-different-to-earn-charter/

‘Official credit card of NASCAR’ to sponsor Jamie McMurray in 2016

Brian Vickers: Sprint Unlimited advance

On Sunday, Vickers will pilot the No. 14 Bass Pro Shops/Mobil 1 Chevrolet in qualifying for the Daytona 500 before racing it again on Thursday in the Can-Am Duel and, finally,... more


 Courtesy Speed51.com



Daytona rises even higher from beach sand




WWE star Cena named honorary pace car driver for Daytona 500



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 Stock Car Gazette
Cha-cha-cha-changes in NASCAR!
by Chuck Abrams, Sr. Columnist

Stock Car Gazette
FRR Primed, And Ready to Take the Green
by Heather Meyer, Stock Car Gazette senior editor

www.Catchfence.com

SpillFix Partners With Cody Coughlin and Kyle Busch Motorsports for Daytona Opener


Ryan Reed to Race in Daytona Truck Race for Lira Motorsports


Contreras Motorsports set to Make NASCAR National Series Debut



_Hormone Therapeutics Sponsors Timmy Hill And The No. 49 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Team for Daytona

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Drive Fast, Turn Left: MGM Developing a Film Set in the World of NASCAR
Collider.com
While sports film are constantly being made, few have tackled the world of NASCAR. Only a handful come to mind when prompted: 1990s Days of ...

NASCAR 2016 Printable Schedule
FanSided
The 2016 NASCAR season is about to begin. Daytona 500 will cap off the racing held at the track with the Sprint Unlimited and the Can-Am Duels ...

NASCAR opens season with less star power
Barre Montpelier Times Argus
AP FILE PHOTO In this Nov. 22, 2015 photo, Kyle Busch celebrates after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race and the season title, ...

Excitement, uncertainty fuel start to NASCAR season
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Roush Fenway Racing showed it still can win races, just not in Sprint Cup. Martin Truex Jr. and tiny Furniture Row Racing emerged as a player.

WOODY: Time for NASCAR to take care of drivers and not just owners
Richmond.com
NASCAR Chairman and CEO Brian France speaks during a news conference in Charlotte, N.C., Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016. NASCAR announced a new ...

When will Tony Stewart return to NASCAR?
FanSided
The end of an era will occur in NASCAR this season. After three Sprint Cup Championships and many memorable moments on the track, Tony Stewart

NASCAR 2016 Rule Book Updates That Caught My Eye
SportsBlog.com (blog)
The NASCAR season will start with the Daytona 500 on February 21st. Between now and then, the final preparations will be made, including ...

Charlotte speedway chief likes NASCAR's new direction
Charlotte Business Journal (blog)
The start of a new NASCAR season next week comes with at least one major change: race team owners are finally making progress on more of a ...

NASCAR's Ray Evernham to Host Season 3 of Velocity Hit Series AMERICARNA, 3/3
Broadway World
Velocity's hit series AMERICARNA returns to television next month with NASCAR legend Ray Evernham leading viewers through revolutionary

Team Penske aims for a golden 50th season
Roanoke Times
Before they set up the Crown Ballroom of the Charlotte Convention Center for NASCAR's Hall of Fame festivities last month, another banquet took ...


 4 articles, courtesy Amanda Vincent
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 http://autoracingdaily.com/stewart-haas-racing-officially-names-brian-vickers-as-tony-stewarts-daytona-replacement/

Stewart-Haas Racing officially names Brian Vickers as Tony Stewart's
Daytona replacement


 http://autoracingdaily.com/nascar-tweaks-points-system-to-reflect-reduced-field/

NASCAR tweaks points systems to reflect reduced field

http://autoracingdaily.com/nascar-overhauls-green-white-checker-procedure/

NASCAR overhauls green-white-checker procedure

Amanda Vincent
 

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 Earnhardt's 'Amelia' to take flight again at Daytona


Full schedule for Daytona Speedweeks



Courtesy NBC Sports

Daytona Speedweeks predictions from NBC Sports’ NASCAR team

Trevor Bayne scored a stunning win five years ago in the Daytona 500. Could another such story take place this year?

http://nascar.nbcsports.com/2016/02/12/daytona-speedweeks-predictions-from-nbc-sports-nascar-team/


Daytona Speedweeks schedule: Sprint Cup cars on track today

Schedule includes radio and TV information for all on-track action at Daytona.

http://nascar.nbcsports.com/2016/02/12/daytona-speedweeks-schedule-sprint-cup-cars-on-track-today/

NASCAR America: Can Chase Elliott withstand the pressure of the No. 24?

Sprint Unlimited entry list includes Stenhouse, Mears


Courtesy ESPN.com

Practice Friday, the big exhibition race Saturday and single-car qualifying on Sunday. There's plenty to see this weekend at Daytona, but maybe not a lot to be learned.

Are you ready to race at Daytona?

Would you rather race in the Daytona 500 than watch it? You probably won't get that choice in real life, but you can use your mobile device to get behind the wheel.


Courtesy USA Today.com (http://www.usatoday.com/sports/nascar/): 


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http://autoracingdaily.com/no-14-car-allowed-in-sprint-unlimited/

No. 14 car allowed in Sprint Unlimited

Amanda Vincent

(2/11/16) 


Courtesy NBC Sports

 NASCAR unveils how unchartered teams will qualify for races

Season-opening Daytona 500 will be exception to policy for setting 40-car field in 2016.

http://nascar.nbcsports.com/2016/02/11/nascar-unveils-how-unchartered-teams-will-qualify-for-races/

Brian France calls Wood Brothers not getting a charter ‘disappointing’

NASCAR Chairman Brian France talked to SiriusXM NASCAR Radio on Thursday about the Wood Brothers not getting a charter.

http://nascar.nbcsports.com/2016/02/11/brian-france-calls-wood-brothers-not-getting-a-charter-disappointing/

Team from Mexico looks to make history in Camping World Truck Series

A team from Mexico looks to make history this season in the Camping World Truck Series.

http://nascar.nbcsports.com/2016/02/11/team-from-mexico-looks-to-make-history-in-camping-world-truck-series/

Rock & Roll Hall of Famers Lynyrd Skynyrd to play before Texas Cup race




 'Overtime line' part of tweaked G-W-C procedure 


Drivers react to qualifying, overtime changes


Sources: Vickers targeted for No. 14 at Daytona


O'Donnell: No. 14 car eligible for Sprint Unlimited


Courtesy FOX Sports (http://www.foxsports.com/nascar/news):  

NASCAR opens 2016 season without 2 of its biggest stars

 http://www.foxsports.com/motor/story/nascar-opens-2016-season-without-2-of-its-biggest-stars-021116

  Edwards to space, Kenseth to class to promote Daytona 500



Courtesy ESPN.com

Richard Childress Racing's immediate goal in 2016 is simple: Win a race after two winless seasons. The long-term goal? Making noise in the Chase.



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Former NASCAR driver Lennie Pond passes away
 
Amanda Vincent

Courtesy NBC Sports

 The replacement

A source confirmed that Brian Vickers will drive for Tony Stewart at Daytona, provided he is cleared by NASCAR after bouts with blood clots.

http://nascar.nbcsports.com/2016/02/10/brian-vickers-set-to-drive-for-tony-stewart-at-daytona/

  NASCAR America: How Dale Earnhardt’s death caused a safety revolution (VIDEO)

It's been 15 years since Dale Earnhardt was killed in the 2001 Daytona 500. How has the safety element of NASCAR changed since...

http://nascar.nbcsports.com/2016/02/10/nascar-america-how-dale-earnhardts-death-caused-a-safety-revolution/

Michael Waltrip takes to Twitter to support Rob Kauffman over charter backlash

Michael Waltrip took to Twitter on Wednesday to support former partner Rob Kauffman in light of fan backlash over the new NASCAR...

http://nascar.nbcsports.com/2016/02/10/michael-waltrip-takes-to-twitter-to-support-rob-kauffman-over-charter-backlash/

NASCAR remembers Virginia racer Lennie Pond, won at Talladega in 1978

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Nick Hoffman made it two wins in a row in…

Poole Returns For Full XFINITY Schedule

Circle-Sport Leavine Confirms Daytona Roster



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Stewart-Haas Racing wants Brian Vickers as Stewart fill-in
 
Amanda Vincent

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Georgia’s own Miss America 2016 Betty Cantrell slated to perform at Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500


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Martin Truex, FRR crew, confident heading into NASCAR season
The Denver Post
Truex and Denver-based Furniture Row Racing will begin the NASCAR Sprint Cup season with the Invitational Sprint Unlimited race in Daytona ...

Hardin: The era of NASCAR unions is upon us
Roanoke Times (blog)
NASCAR Chairman and CEO Brian France, right, speaks as team owner Richard Petty, left, listens during a news conference in Charlotte, N.C., on

NASCAR This Week
Lakenewsonline.com
Updated Fusion Ford is getting tired of playing second and third fiddle and has come up with a new design of its Ford Fusion for NASCAR Sprint Cup ...

NASCAR: Jeff Burton's Five Most Significant Wins
Beyond the Flag
The next installment of our NASCAR Most Significant series, highlighting a driver's five most significant wins will feature recently-retired driver and ...

Ryan Blaney adds pit crew members from MWR
Nascar
Being a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series rookie is never easy, but a driver can take comfort in knowing there are veterans on the team. Rookie Ryan ...

Fuel & Tires: Sprint Unlimited race kicks off NASCAR season
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Matt Kenseth, front, takes the checkered flag ahead of Martin Truex Jr., second row right, and Carl Edwards, second row left, to win the NASCAR Sprint ...

Furniture Row Racing ready for new season
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Furniture Row Racing made it to the Championships last year, coming up just short of winning it all. It's a new year and a new season for NASCAR's

Title eludes Johnson in NASCAR's Chase format
Greensboro News & Record
Since NASCAR implemented its Chase for the Sprint Cup playoff format in 2014, Johnson has made two straight early exits in the elimination-based

Dewayne 'Ryder' Zirkle: Hauler driver by day; Ghost hunter by night
Nascar
By Jessica Ruffin | NASCAR.com | .... eerie experiences, ghost hunting is something that seems will stick with Ryder for a while – just like NASCAR

(2/10/16)

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Cup team preview: Roush Fenway Racing

Roush Fenway Racing wasn't very good in 2014. The team was worse in 2015. So what's the outlook this season? John Oreovicz says team leader Greg Biffle needs to lead any resurgence.


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http://www.examiner.com/article/new-developmental-team-hires-brandon-jones-for-nascar-truck-arca-races

New developmental team hires Brandon Jones for NASCAR Truck, ARCA races

Amanda Vincent

Courtesy NBC Sports

Wood Brothers respond to not receiving NASCAR charter

Team states: "We have endured challenges throughout our 66 years and will undoubtedly face more in the future, but that's what...

http://nascar.nbcsports.com/2016/02/10/wood-brothers-issue-statement-in-response-to-not-receiving-a-charter/


Tony Stewart’s car might race Sprint Unlimited even if driver doesn’t

Though the team's entry is tied to the driver's eligibility, NASCAR might make an exception for Stewart's No. 14 Chevrolet.

http://nascar.nbcsports.com/2016/02/10/tony-stewarts-car-might-race-sprint-unlimited-even-if-driver-doesnt/


Courtesy FOX Sports (http://www.foxsports.com/nascar/news): 

Bobby Labonte to make cameo appearance for Joe Gibbs Racing

SHR to hold press conference to reveal Tony Stewart's Daytona sub


History of the No. 11 car: Win, win and win again



Courtesy NBC Sports

Front Row Motorsports to field car for David Gilliland for Daytona 500

Although David Gilliland is eligible for Saturday's Sprint Unlimited, Front Row Motorsports will not field a car for him in that...

http://nascar.nbcsports.com/2016/02/10/front-row-motorsports-to-field-car-for-david-gilliland-for-daytona-500/

NASCAR on NBC podcast, Episode II: Steve Letarte

The analyst and former crew chief discusses the Tony Stewart situation and his memories as Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s crew chief.

http://nascar.nbcsports.com/2016/02/10/nascar-on-nbc-podcast-episode-ii-steve-letarte/

Tommy Baldwin Jr: New charter system creates financial stability

Aric Almirola: Charter system puts a lot more ‘equity’ into race teams (video)

What they’re saying about the new NASCAR Sprint Cup charter system

Rob Kauffman spearheads effort to fundamentally change NASCAR’s model

Rob Kauffman began the Race Team Alliance and was the engine that drove the charter system to fruition in NASCAR.

http://nascar.nbcsports.com/2016/02/10/rob-kauffman-spearheads-effort-to-fundamentally-change-nascars-model/

Martin Truex Jr.: Sprint Unlimited advance

That was 27 more laps than he led the entire 2014 season, his first year with the single-car team based out of Denver, Colo. He went on to claim 14 top-10 finishes in the firs... more

Kurt Busch: Sprint Unlimited notes

In 12 Sprint Unlimited starts, Busch has one win, two top-five finishes and four top-10s. He has started from the pole twice in his 12 starts – his first Unlimited race in 200... more



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Stanton Barrett To Kick Off 25th Year Anniversary At Daytona With Rick Ware Racing


New NASCAR charter system of team ownership is huge step for the sport


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NASCAR: Brian France Seems Oblivious To His Sport's Problems
Beyond the Flag
Brian France has done a lot for NASCAR but it's hard to argue that what he has done is positive for the sport. In fact, it's easier to argue that he is

Chip Ganassi won't rule out Ford NASCAR move
crash.net
As CGR strengthens its ties with Ford in sportscars, Chip Ganassi says he would consider a similar move for NASCAR too.

NASCAR Countdown: Do you like the idea of a 'shot clock' coming to Truck Series?
AL.com
Oct 19, 2013; Talladega, AL, USA; NASCAR Camping World Truck Series drivers during the Freds 250 at Talladega Superspeedway. Mandatory

NASCAR: Tony Stewart Should Be Open To Reconsidering '16 Plans
Beyond the Flag
Tony Stewart has been through a lot in his NASCAR career over the last few seasons and 2016 is not shaping up to be any better. With that in mind ...

What's Stewart-Haas play? and opining on NASCAR's new team 'charters'
Fayetteville Observer
The last of Mark Martin's 882 career NASCAR Cup starts came during a 12-race, fill-in stint for an injured Tony Stewart to wrap up the 2013 season

Nascar Rewrites Its Business Model, Trying to Nullify Sponsors' Whims
New York Times
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Nascar announced a drastic overhaul of its business model on Tuesday, shifting to a franchise-like system that is intended to ...

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NASCAR Implements Team Owner Charter Agreement
for NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
New Collaborative Business Model for Owners and Tracks Now in Place for 2016
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (February 9, 2016) – During a historic event held today in Charlotte, N.C., NASCAR Chairman and CEO Brian France joined with NASCAR Sprint Cup Series team owners to announce a landmark long-term agreement that provides teams with increased business certainty and the ability to work more closely with NASCAR to produce best-in-class racing.
In effect as the 2016 NASCAR season prepares to kick off this weekend, the new Charter system addresses three key areas – participation, governance and economics – to promote a more predictable, sustainable and valuable team business model. The agreement grants NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Charters to 36 teams, establishes a Team Owner Council that will have formal input into decisions, and provides Charter teams with new revenue opportunities including a greater interest in digital operations.
“Today represents a landmark change to the business model of team ownership in NASCAR,” France said. “The Charter agreements provide nine years of stability for NASCAR and the teams to focus on growth initiatives together with our track partners, auto manufacturers, drivers and sponsors. The Charters also are transferable, which will aid in the development of long-term enterprise value for Charter members.”
The system affords Charter teams that remain in good standing more predictable revenue over the nine years of the agreement. Along with improved financial certainty, the new framework is designed to increase the long-term market value of teams and provide the ability to plan farther ahead with existing, new and prospective partners.
Similar to the five-year sanctioning agreements that NASCAR begins with tracks in 2016, team owner Charter agreements allow for longer planning cycles around competition, innovation, digital marketing, governance and research and development.
“The new Charter program strengthens each of our businesses individually and the team model as a whole, which is good for NASCAR, our fans, drivers, sponsors and the thousands of people who we employ,” said Rob Kauffman, co-owner of Chip Ganassi Racing. “This will give us more stability and predictability, and it will allow us to take a more progressive, long-term approach to issues.
“NASCAR and the teams share a desire to preserve, promote and grow the sport and ultimately produce great racing for our fans and partners. These common goals served as the foundation for discussions and helped bring us to this unprecedented agreement. This is a great step forward for the entire sport made possible by Brian France setting a new course for the NASCAR industry and the owners coming together on shared issues. Everyone involved then compromised a bit to be able to come up with something that worked for all.”
Each Charter team owner has a guaranteed entry into the field of every NASCAR Sprint Cup Series points race. To maintain the historical openness of NASCAR racing, the balance of the field will be open for team owners who do not hold Charters. These Open team owners will compete for the remaining starting spots and positions in the race, as each event in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series’ starting lineup shifts in 2016 to a 40-car field.
“The new team owner agreements will offer a more appealing environment for both current and prospective team owners at the NASCAR premier series level,” France said. “I’ve always stressed that if we can do things to improve the business of our stakeholders, we will pursue it. I’m very proud of what we’ve accomplished today with this agreement.”
NASCAR Charter teams
(Listed by historical inception of race team entity, then numerical)
2015 Car #
2016 Car #
Organization
43
43
Richard Petty Motorsports
9
44
Richard Petty Motorsports
3
3
Richard Childress Racing
27
27
Richard Childress Racing
31
31
Richard Childress Racing
2
2
Team Penske
22
22
Team Penske
5
5
Hendrick Motorsports
24
24
Hendrick Motorsports
48
48
Hendrick Motorsports
88
88
Hendrick Motorsports
6
6
Roush Fenway Racing
16
16
Roush Fenway Racing
17
17
Roush Fenway Racing
1
1
Chip Ganassi Racing
42
42
Chip Ganassi Racing
11
11
Joe Gibbs Racing
18
18
Joe Gibbs Racing
20
20
Joe Gibbs Racing
15
TBD
Michael Waltrip Racing
55
TBD
Michael Waltrip Racing
4
4
Stewart-Haas Racing
10
10
Stewart-Haas Racing
14
14
Stewart-Haas Racing
78
78
Furniture Row Racing
35
34
Front Row Motorsports
38
38
Front Row Motorsports
47
47
JTG Daugherty Racing
7
7
Tommy Baldwin Racing
13
13
Germain Racing
32
32
Go Fas Racing
23
23
BK Racing
83
83
BK Racing
62
62
Premium Motorsports
33
95
Circle Sport Racing
51
15
HScott Motorsports
The 2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season will kick off with the Sprint Unlimited on Saturday, Feb. 13 and the 58th running of the Daytona 500® on Sunday, Feb. 21 at Daytona International Speedway®. The Sprint Unlimited and the Great American Race® will be broadcast live on FOX, MRN Radio and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio, with additional coverage on NASCAR.com.
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Michael Waltrip will drive for BK Racing in Daytona 500

NASCAR America: Chad Johnston advises Tony Stewart not to come back too early

Canadian driver Raphael Lessard back with David Gilliland Racing in 2016

Kentucky Speedway announces sponsors for Xfinity, Truck races

Danica Patrick on what it’s like to date a ‘cult’ member

Regan Smith Superspeedway avg. 23.68

All of these came for modestly funded entries with two earned behind the wheel of James Finch’s No. 51 and another for Barney Visser. Tommy Baldwin Racing is capable of runnin... more

Buescher to make second superspeedway attempt

Buescher will be in solid equipment with Front Row Motorsports and this organization has a few aces up their sleeves on plate tracks. Expect a solid top-20 performance from th... more

Danica Patrick Superspeedway avg. 24.54

Patrick also has a tendency to fall back during races. She has finished worse than she started in 77 percent of her attempts and netted an average of only 24.54. more

Stenhouse Jr. confident about upcoming season

Said Stenhouse: "This is the first year that I will have the same crew chief on the box which I think is really important. Nick and I worked really well together last yea... more

Cole Powell signs with MMM for Daytona

Powell will look to make his third Daytona ARCA start and fourth start at a restrictor plate track. Powell’s best finish came last season at Talladega, finishing a career-best... more

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Dr. John W.DiFiore Explains Tony Stewart's Injury

 http://www.foxsports.com/nascar/video/dr-john-w-difiore-explains-tony-stewart-s-injury-020416

Joe Gibbs Racing announces changes to executive team

 http://www.foxsports.com/nascar/story/joe-gibbs-racing-executive-team-changes-sprint-cup-series-joe-gibbs-jd-gibbs-020416

Both Pettys Go Off-Track at Daytona in 1961

http://www.foxsports.com/buzzer/video/both-pettys-go-off-track-at-daytona-in-1961-020416



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Mark Martin addresses 'Smoke' fill-in rumors

http://www.nascar.com/en_us/news-media/blogs/inside-groove/2016/2/4/mark-martin-responds-to-tony-stewart-injury-alex-bowman-daytona-500.html

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Pockrass: Expect Tony Stewart to return

Tony Stewart broke a bone in his back in an ATV accident and he'll be sidelined from Sprint Cup to start the season. You can bet that if he can return, he will, writes Bob Pockrass.



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Gilliland ‘Super Excited’ to Race for KBM at Winter Showdown

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This & That – Daytona Rising – DTD Exclusive

By ED & BETTY BIITTIG If you’re headed south for Speed Weeks 2016 and Volusia Speedway the staff and management of DIRTcar are busy getting things ready for the influx

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Tony Stewart to miss beginning of final Sprint Cup season
 
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Stewart endures another setback in rocky road

Who might fill in for Tony Stewart?

Tony Stewart missing coveted Daytona 500 trophy

Stewart can still make Chase in final season

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History of No. 17: DW, Pearson, Kenseth all excelled in it

 http://www.foxsports.com/nascar/story/darrell-waltrip-david-pearson-matt-kenseth-history-of-no-17-dw-all-excelled-in-it-121115

Keselowski joins Brady, Jeter at Michigan's 'Signing of the Stars'

http://www.foxsports.com/nascar/shake-and-bake/national-signing-day-michigan-wolverines-football-tom-brady-derek-jeter-brad-keselowski-020416

Furniture Row bucks prevailing Super Bowl rooting interest in NASCAR

http://www.foxsports.com/nascar/story/super-bowl-50-nfl-denver-broncos-carolina-panthers-furniture-row-racing-sprint-cup-series-020416



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 Filling a void

Jeff Gordon is irreplaceable, but Hendrick Motorsports needs someone to step into his shoes and Jimmie Johnson is ready to give it a shot.

http://www.nbcsports.com/video/hendrick-motorsports-faced-loss-jeff-gordon-and-his-experience

 Matt Kenseth focused more on upcoming season than sport’s changing of guard

Matt Kenseth is one of six drivers 40 and older expected to run most of the Sprint Cup races this year, but he says he's in the...

http://nascar.nbcsports.com/2016/02/04/matt-kenseth-focused-more-on-upcoming-season-than-sports-changing-of-guard/

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State of Racing: NASCAR

No offense to NASCAR chairman Brian France, but the sport is facing bigger issues than bad weather. Solving revenue imbalance, owner concerns and the racing itself is all on the table.

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Biffle confirms he was with Stewart during injury


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B.J. McLeod takes team to Xfinity Series

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Tony Stewart injury raises questions about drivers participating in other sports

        

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Ricky Benton Racing Enterprises, Parker Kligerman team up for Daytona

SunEnergy1 Becomes Primary Sponsor Of Chase Elliott

New Sponsor Brings Brighter Outlook for B.J. McLeod Motorsports XFINITY® Debut

Cameron Hayley Set For Return To ThorSport Racing

MDM-Hillman Racing Aand Lorin Ranier Launch NASCAR Development Team

Trevor Bayne Ready to Get Back to the Track in 2016


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NASCAR: The 2016 Big Prediction Page
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Each NASCAR season the staff from Beyond The Flag put together “The Big Prediction Page” which is filled with our predictions for the upcoming



The Chase's Impact on the Xfinity Series
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NASCAR thinks adding the Chase format to the Xfinity Series is going to make a big impact in 2016. NASCAR shouldn't count their chickens before ...

FanVision Bolt Will Revolutionize Fan Experience
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Over the last 15 years some NASCAR fans will argue that watching races at home is where the best experience is to be had. The new FanVision Bolt ...

NASCAR: Great Moves Adopting Tech, Now Lets Go Crazy
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NASCAR, once the dinosaur of Motorsports, has done a great job introducing fuel injection and the digital dash in smart ways. Now lets let the ...

Furniture Row Racing On Different Track For Super Bowl
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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – The Denver-based Furniture Row Racing team is in a precarious position among the teams it competes against in the ...

NASCAR changes likely to be noticed at Daytona
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When the race gets under way late this month, several changes will be ... 78 for Martin Truex Jr. and Furniture Row Racing switched from Chevrolet to ...

GM Inaugurates New Performance and Racing Center
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High 5: Sign away, secret tacos & 'Greased Lightning'
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Ford Nascar Teams Ready to Race in the 58th Daytona 500
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Richard Petty Helps Welcome CBS This Morning to Charlotte

Feature Previewing Super Bowl 50 Airs Thursday Morning

MOORESVILLE, N.C. (February 3, 2016) - In preparation for Super Bowl 50, the popular morning news program "CBS This Morning" made a recent visit to the Queen City of Charlotte (N.C.) to highlight some of the city's key landmarks and traditions.  

The visit was not complete until CBS News correspondent Michelle Miller made a visit to the Charlotte Motor Speedway and participate in the Richard Petty Driving Experience.  Doing so, Miller was given pointers by "The King" Richard Petty after her laps.

The feature will air Thursday morning, February 4 between 8:00 - 9:00 a.m.
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Broncomania Extends to Furniture Row Racing
DENVER (Feb. 3, 2016) -- Once again the Denver-based Furniture Row Racing team finds itself in a precarious position among the teams it competes against in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series.
While other Sprint Cup teams – the majority of them based in the Carolinas -- will most likely be cheering for the Panthers in Sunday’s Super Bowl 50, Furniture Row Racing will be rooting for its hometown Denver Broncos.
"Denver is our town, the Broncos are our football team and the excitement level is peaking at our Furniture Row race shop for the big game," said team president Joe Garone. "When we qualified for our Super Bowl -- the Championship 4 at Homestead, John Elway (Broncos executive vice president/general manager) sent a tweet wishing us good luck. It's our turn to reciprocate."
Garone added, "We love Charlotte, the racing hub of NASCAR, but for a few hours on Super Bowl Sunday the NFL team from Charlotte will be our adversary. We won't divulge names but along with the champion Cup driver there are some other rabid Broncos fans residing in the Charlotte area."
In less than a week after Super Bowl 50, Furniture Row Racing and driver Martin Truex Jr. will be back in action with the opening race of Daytona Speedweeks – the non-points Sprint Unlimited, Saturday night, Feb. 13.  The season-opening points race -- the Daytona 500 is set for Sunday, Feb. 21


(2/3/16)

  After another 3 days of chemo - treatments @ the hospital. I'M BACK !

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  Joe


Courtesy Amanda Vincent (Thanks Amanda !) :

http://autoracingdaily.com/tony-stewarts-latest-accident-reignites-old-debate/

Tony Stewart's latest accident reignites old debate

Amanda Vincent

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Kasey Kahne reveals his biggest surprise of first-time parenthood

 http://www.foxsports.com/nascar/shake-and-bake/kasey-kahne-parenthood-sprint-cup-series-hendrick-motorsports-020316

Why are teams on razor's edge trying to find right Daytona balance?

http://www.foxsports.com/nascar/story/daytona-500-sprint-cup-series-larry-mcreynolds-daytona-speedweeks-020316

10 notable Sprint Cup drivers with a new crew chief in 2016

http://www.foxsports.com/nascar/gallery/sprint-cup-series-new-crew-chiefs-danica-patrick-carl-edwards-greg-biffle-020316


Where NASCAR and the NFL have intersected through the years

 http://www.foxsports.com/nascar/gallery/super-bowl-50-nfl-carolina-panthers-denver-broncos-jeff-gordon-dale-earnhardt-jr-020316

A vintage look at NASCAR's throwback weekend




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Bruce: Cruel twist to Stewart's swan song

http://www.nascar.com/en_us/news-media/articles/2016/2/3/nascar-sprint-cup-series-tony-stewart-kenny-bruce-column.html

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Joey Logano, Pawn Stars


Airing Wednesday, Feb. 3, at 10:30 p.m. ET on the History Channel. Joey and Pawn Stars host Rick test drive a limited edition 2014 Hertz Penske GT Mustang at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.


Confident Almirola eyes return to the Chase


No. 88 car chief, wife have baby -- that he delivered



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 Preseason Predictions: Ryan Blaney for 2016 Rookie of the Year

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Super Bowl coach, NASCAR owner share close ties


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GMS Racing to Compete in Select NASCAR XFINITY Series Events in 2016


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NASCAR And Revamping The Sprint Unlimited
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Photo gallery: KU football players try out for NASCAR
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Gibbs' NASCAR stable full of Sprint Cup contenders
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At the Charlotte Motor Speedway Media Tour last month, team owner Joe Gibbs joked about the high price of doing business in NASCAR's elite Sprint

Serious" back injury could put Stewart's final NASCAR season in jeopardy
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Kyle Busch, Matt Kenseth and Tony Stewart figure in NASCAR 2016 story lines
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Get well, Smoke: NASCAR community sends tweets to Tony Stewart
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As news of Tony Stewart's injury spread across social media, many in the NASCAR community took to Twitter to send well wishes to "Smoke.".

Roush Fenway Racing looks for NASCAR excitement after dismal season
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You would walk away with a month's worth of mortgage money if you had a dollar for every time a driver or owner said "excited" during the recent

Team Penske Partners With REV Group
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REV will showcase their American Coach and Fleetwood RV brands beginning this season during four NASCAR XFINITY Series races on the No.

Tony Gibson receives Jimmie Johnson's fitness counsel
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The point of the phone conversation with the six-time NASCAR Sprint Cup champion had zero to do with any technical, on-track concerns that might


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Cole Whitt joins Premium Motorsports
 
 
Tony Stewart hospitalized with back injury
 
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Tony Stewart hospitalized after ATV accident

NASCAR team owner/driver Tony Stewart has been hospitalized and is able to move his extremities after suffering a back injury in a non-racing accident while driving an ATV.

Pockrass: A good vibe

Maybe cool cars draw the stars -- and fans -- to the Rolex 24. Whatever it was, the race proved to be intriguing and the fans seemed happy.

Photos: The Rolex 24 at Daytona International Speedway

Best Images from The Rolex 24 at Daytona International Speedway

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The Waltrip Effect

After Michael Waltrip Racing ceased operations in 2015, more than 100 former employees have found jobs in NASCAR.

http://nascar.nbcsports.com/2016/02/03/new-homes-michael-waltrip-racing-employees-sprinkled-throughout-sprint-cup-garage/

74-year-old Morgan Shepherd set to make his 92nd career start at Daytona

Morgan Shepherd will make his 92nd career start at Daytona International Speedway on Feb. 20 in the Xfinity Series season opener...

http://nascar.nbcsports.com/2016/02/03/74-year-old-morgan-shepherd-set-to-make-his-92nd-career-start-at-daytona/

Tony Stewart’s injury hits home for Kyle Busch’s crew chief

Having worked with the three-time champion as an engineer, Adam Stevens also knows life for a crew chief dealing with a driver'...

http://nascar.nbcsports.com/2016/02/03/tony-stewarts-injury-hits-home-for-kyle-buschs-crew-chief/

Wooooo! NASCAR driver honors wrestler Ric Flair on helmet

A new role for Jimmie Johnson: ‘I’ll learn as I go’

What does Wood Brothers’ alliance with Team Penske do for both teams? (VIDEO)

Report: Rob Kauffman ‘quite optimistic’ on charter system being done in 2016

Roger Penske: ‘Once you’re in NASCAR and it bites you, you can’t let it go’

Habul to drive JRM's #88 in NXS road races

Habul's SunEnergy1 will also provide primary sponsorship for Habul's effort. Habul has raced in all of the XFINITY Series road races since 2012, first with his own operation u... more

Brian Scott Superspeedway avg. 39.20

This average includes one failure to advance into last year’s 500 and he has finished only one of his four starts. As long as he stays out of trouble in this qualification rac... more

Kyle Larson Superspeedway avg. 29.88

This ranks Larson at the bottom of the chart when one considers marquee teams, but he does have a single top-10 to his credit. This came in the May 2014 Talladega SuperSpeedwa... more

Michael Annett Superspeedway avg. 29.38

Still, plate racing is so unpredictable that he managed to finish respectably in 13th last year during the Daytona 500 and he nearly cracked the top 15 at ‘Dega in May 2014. more

Keselowski to have SKF sponsor in Unlimited

Very little is predictive of the Daytona 500, but track time is always welcome as drivers get comfortable in the draft. Watch his performance in this exhibition event before c... more


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Racing drew them together, something darker tore them apart
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Court documents and police reports reveal the hidden story of how the bond between a talented young driver and his NASCAR-affiliated Maine ...

Fusion entering 11th season of NASCAR competition
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The Daytona 500 marks the first official points race for new Fusion on Feb. 21. Fusion debuted as NASCAR's flagship model in 2006 and has won 71 ...

NASCAR: Kasey Kahne Has To Be Better In 2016
Beyond the Flag
Kasey Kahne is one of NASCAR's most overlooked talents, but in order to gain more respect, he is going to have to perform better.

Truex's spotter guides Rolex 24 car to top of lineup
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In a couple of hours Hughes -- whose full-time job is spotting for Martin Truex Jr. in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series -- and his co-spotter for the team ...

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Like father, like son

Ruben Garcia Jr. is continuously driven to exceed the success his father had in the world of NASCAR.

http://nascar.nbcsports.com/2016/01/31/nascars-next-generation-qa-ruben-garcia-jr-donald-trump/


NASCAR reps falter in Rolex 24 at Daytona

Kyle Larson and Jamie McMurray failed to defend their 2015 win in the endurance race.

http://nascar.nbcsports.com/2016/01/31/nascar-reps-falter-in-rolex-24-at-daytona/


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Big spender: Rick Hendrick drops $4 million at Barrett-Jackson


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Patrick Lindsey's race took a strange turn when he ended up on the access road in the infield amid fans driving in and out of the track at Daytona International Speedway.



 NASCAR drivers ready to put Rolex in rearview mirror


No. 2 Tequila Patron ESM wins Rolex 24 at Daytona 



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Max Angelelli's Chevrolet Corvette Daytona Prototype led the way at…



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ATLANTIC CITY, NJ January 31, 2016 . . . Anthony Sesely of Matawan, N.J., became the first three time winner of the NAPA Know How Gambler’s Classic Three Quarter (TQ)



 Attrition claims early favorites in Rolex 24


Allmendinger's team starts fast, has extra motivation at Rolex 24



Tiny Lund Pulls Marvin Panch from Burning Maserati

http://www.foxsports.com/buzzer/video/tiny-lund-pulls-marvin-panch-from-burning-maserati-013016

Rick Hendrick buys three rare Corvettes at Barrett-Jackson

http://www.foxsports.com/nascar/story/nascar-rick-hendrick-chevrolet-corvette-barrett-jackson-scottsdale-optimus-prime-013016

Rick Hendrick buys 'Transformers' truck at Barrett-Jackson

 http://www.foxsports.com/nascar/story/barrett-jackson-rick-hendrick-transformers-truck-013016


(1/30/16)

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Back to full-time racing, Wood Brothers discuss what they missed most




'Blast' off! Martin Truex Jr. takes a wild ride on water jet pack



Racing legend A.J. Foyt returns to Daytona for Rolex 24


In his own words: John Oates on racing, NASCAR



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Magnificent transformation at Daytona is ready for Speedweeks


Derrike Cope Racing and Military Missions in Action Team Up to Honor Wounded Soldiers at the Powershares QQQ 300

Press Release | 16 hours ago
Derrike Cope Racing is extremely pleased to welcome Military Missions in Action (MMIA) aboard our No. 70 Chevrolet Camaro for the Powershares QQQ 300 at Daytona. Founded by Mike Dorman, a veteran himself, MMIA has devoted their efforts to help veterans with disabilities achieve independent living, as well as supporting our service men and women serving in combat areas and their families.

Power Of Texas Teamwork On Display In New Partnership Between AM Racing And Go Texan

Press Release | 17 hours ago
AUSTIN, Texas (Jan. 28, 2016) – The power of Texas teamwork is on display again as AM Racing has partnered with The Texas Department of Agriculture for the 2016 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season, the team announced on Thursday. AM Racing and driver Austin Wayne Self will promote the Texas Department of Agriculture’s GO TEXAN campaign. AM Racing is a Texas-based organization and Self, 19, a Rookie of the Year candidate who finished second in ARCA Series competition in ’15, is an Austin native who exemplifies what pride in the Lone Star State is all about.

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NASCAR regular Gaughan ready for Rolex 24
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One of the latest additions to the Daytona entrylist was NASCAR Xfinity Series regular Brendan Gaughan. But he tells Nick DeGroot he's up for the ...

2016 Chase Change Predictions
All Left Turns
Two weeks from today, the 2016 Sprint Cup season will officially begin with the Sprint Unlimited. With actual action down the front stretch, it's time to

Roger Penske – always the man with the plan
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No other racing organization can claim 12 titles between USAC and IndyCar, 16 Indianapolis 500 wins, as well as championships in NASCAR's top ...

Blaney clarifies height conspiracy -- he's only 4-foot-9
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NASCAR: Tangled Web Of Tracks & Broadcasters Are Hurting The Sport
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As a NASCAR fan looking on from the outside, fixing some of the ails that have plagued the sport seems easy. A closer look at the tangled web of ...

NASCAR? In Denver?!
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One of the men they interviewed was Martin Truex Jr., one of eight drivers still vying to become champion of the Sprint Cup, NASCAR's top circuit

Casey Mears: Is this the year?
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Just last season, Childress-affiliated Furniture Row Racing pushed Martin Truex Jr. all the way to the championship round in the Chase for the ...


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ATLANTIC CITY, NJ January 29, 2016 . . . Ryan Flores, formerly of Monmouth County, N.J., but now living in Mooresville, N.C., where he works for the Roger Penske NASCAR



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Tony Stewart: Even 15 wins and a title won’t make me reconsider retirement

The three-time champion, who has struggled the past three seasons, isn't expecting a dramatic turnaround and won't change his...

http://nascar.nbcsports.com/2016/01/29/tony-stewart-even-15-wins-and-a-title-wont-make-me-reconsider-retirement/


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Jeff Gordon's old car sells for a fraction of Rick Hendrick's Acura purchase



(1/29/16)

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NASCAR, Sprint Cup teams meet on charters; sides ‘close’ to deal

NASCAR "very optimistic" agreement will be completed prior to the 2016 season.

http://nascar.nbcsports.com/2016/01/29/nascar-sprint-cup-teams-meet-on-charters-sides-close-to-deal/



Raising hair: Some of NASCAR's unforgettable looks through the years 



Old Guys Rule the Rolex 24 at Daytona


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ATLANTIC CITY THREE QUARTER MIDGET TRACK RECORD SMASHED; JANKOWIAK,RUDOLPH BREAK EIGHT SECOND BARRIER

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ – Andy Jankowiak and Erick Rudolph broke into uncharted territory Thursday night inside Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall by running the first laps ever recorded by Three Quarter Midgets

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Gilliland Joins KBM Late Model Program

Kyle Busch Motorsports has confirmed a three-driver roster for its 



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Stewart-Haas Racing zeroes in on digital dash


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Katherine Legge can literally drive anything. So coming into 2016, driving the DeltaWing in the Rolex 24 at Daytona, she also has her sights set on the Indy 500 and, potentially, NASCAR.

Pockrass: Intrigue abounds at Rolex 24

Ganassi Racing's team is back to defend its Daytona Prototype victory in the Rolex 24, but intrigue abounds across all four classes as the race gets set to roll off Saturday at 2:40 p.m. ET.


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Michael McDowell's crew chief named

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Parlez vous, NASCAR: French drivers to race in Trucks, K&N openers

The season-opening races for both the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and the K&N Pro Series East will have a decided...

http://nascar.nbcsports.com/2016/01/29/parlez-vous-nascar-french-drivers-to-race-in-trucks-kn-openers/

Motorsports Hall of Fame of America adds Ganassi, Childress, 5 others

The Motorsports Hall of Fame of America announced its seven newest members on Friday.

http://nascar.nbcsports.com/2016/01/29/motorsports-hall-of-fame-of-america-adds-ganassi-childress-5-others/


 Track guaranteed to run only through July before it could be demolished

Irwindale Event Center will hold races, including a NASCAR K&N Pro Series West event, until July. After that? It could be...

http://nascar.nbcsports.com/2016/01/29/track-guaranteed-to-run-only-through-july-before-it-could-be-demolished/

Ready to roll

Carl Edwards knows there was some uncertainty and growing pains during his first season with JGR and is looking forward to his second season.

http://nascar.nbcsports.com/2016/01/28/carl-edwards-looking-forward-to-second-season-with-joe-gibbs-racing/

A look at this season’s primary sponsors for Sprint Cup teams

It's all here - who will be on the hood of the sport's top drivers and, in some cases, for how many races.

http://nascar.nbcsports.com/2016/01/29/a-look-at-this-seasons-primary-sponsors-for-sprint-cup-teams/

Derrike Cope Racing adds sponsorship for upcoming Xfinity races

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Jeff Gordon: 2016 Daytona 500 is Dale Jr.'s to lose

http://www.foxsports.com/nascar/story/daytona-500-dale-earnhardt-jr-jeff-gordon-hendrick-motorsports-daytona-speedweeks-012916

Kevin Harvick reveals 3 snazzy new helmets, including 1 for Busch beer

http://www.foxsports.com/nascar/shake-and-bake/instagram-kevin-harvick-busch-beer-stewart-haas-racing-daytona-500-sprint-cup-series-012916

 

Courtesy National Speed Sport News (http://www.nationalspeedsportnews.com/):

Aleshin Survives Rain, Earns Rolex 24 Pole

Russian IndyCar driver Mikhail Aleshin overcame extremely wet conditions to

Courtesy ESPN.com (http://espn.go.com/racing/): 

Heavy rain causes odd qualifying for Rolex 24





Courtesy The Stock Car Gazette (http://MotorSportsNews.Net)
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