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(12/9/16)

Courtesy ESPN.com

Is Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s return a surprise? Is the Monster Energy deal good for NASCAR? Is Nico Rosberg crazy or crazy smart? Our gang has at it.


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

Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s 18 Premier Series starts in the 2016 season


Courtesy NBC Sports



Dale Earnhardt Jr. says work on contract extension will resume ‘shortly’

Dale Earnhardt Jr. says finalizing contract extension with Hendrick Motorsports is 'something on our list to get done.'


Dale Earnhardt Jr. defends return to racing despite concussions

Said Dale Earnhardt Jr. 'I have a personal responsibility to myself to be smart, make great decisions for myself.'



Darlington test ‘recharged’ Dale Jr. for 2017 return

Dale Earnhardt Jr. conducted a five-hour test at Darlington Raceway before being cleared to race in 2017.

http://nascar.nbcsports.com/2016/12/09/darlington-test-recharged-dale-jr-for-2017-return/


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Jamie McMurray raced his way into the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup in 2016, giving Chip Ganassi Racing two opportunities to run for a 

Las Vegas Review-Journal
Larson, a former NASCAR racer and longtime Las Vegas auto racing enthusiast and hotel executive, died Nov. 1 after a long illness. A memorial ...

The News Journal
Dover International Speedway will have a cozier feel when the Monster Mile hosts the first of its 2017 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series events June 2-4, ...

Newton Daily News
In addition, Iowa Speedway has joined an industry-wide NASCAR initiative granting free single event tickets for fans 12 and under (with a ticketed ...
Autoweek
He wants to win and hopes to ride that momentum into a full-time NASCAR Cup Series career. That ambition has shaped every decision he's made ...
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http://autoracingdaily.com/nascar-cup-matt-dibenedetto-leaves-bk-racing/

NASCAR Cup: Matt DiBenedetto leaves BK Racing

Amanda Vincent


Recent News
(12/8/16) 

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

5 biggest controversies from the 2016 NASCAR season  http://www.foxsports.com/nascar/gallery/5-biggest-controversies-2016-nascar-season-120816 

Daryl's NASCAR Presents: Custer Takes Down Nemechek


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 2 articles, courtesy Amanda Vincent
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 http://autoracingdaily.com/nascar-cup-one-crewman-suspended-another-reinstated/

NASCAR Cup: one crewman suspended, another reinstated

 http://autoracingdaily.com/nascar-xfinity-gms-racing-adds-xfinity-effort-with-spencer-gallagher/

NASCAR Xfinity: GMS Racing adds Xfinity effort with Spencer Gallagher
 
Amanda Vincent

Courtesy ESPN.com (http://www.espn.com/racing/nascar/): 

"I feel great, and I'm excited to officially be back," Dale Earnhardt Jr. said Thursday, one day after being medically cleared for the 2017 season.

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 Welcome Back Dale Jr.

Dale Earnhardt Jr. has completed his recovery from a concussion that kept him out of half of the 2016 season and will compete in Daytona 2017  http://nascar.nbcsports.com/2016/12/08/dale-earnhardt-jr-cleared-to-return-to-nascar-will-race-at-the-2017-daytona-500/

 Alex Bowman to run The Clash for Hendrick Motorsports in the No. 88

Alex Bowman will drive the No. 88 in The Clash at Daytona. 

http://nascar.nbcsports.com/2016/12/08/alex-bowman-to-run-the-clash-for-hendrick-motorsports-in-the-no-88/

Social Roundup: Reaction to Dale Jr.’s clearance to race in 2017  

NBC’s Kyle Petty to be featured speaker at Kulwicki Driver Development Program banquet  


Courtesy NASCAR.com / Sprint Cup Series (http://www.nascar.com/en_us/sprint-cup-series.html): 

 Cain: Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s strong stand makes him, sport better 

NASCAR community reacts to Dale Jr.'s return to racing in 2017

 3 articles , courtesy Amanda Vincent
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 http://autoracingdaily.com/nascar-cup-dale-earnhardt-jr-cleared-for-return/

NASCAR Cup: Dale Earnhardt Jr. cleared for return


 http://autoracingdaily.com/nascar-cup-tony-stewart-recognized-in-us-house/

NASCAR Cup: Tony Stewart recognized in US House

Amanda Vincent

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What’s in a Series Name...  or Hey Brian, How Full Is My Cup?
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The Vernon G. Hollifield Children's Charity, Inc. is raffling autographed Nascar helmets to raise money for two children's hospitals and scholarships for ...

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GREENSBORO, NC-- With the 2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season having taken the checkered flag, Mack Trucks is nearing the finish line in its ...
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What do the current manufacturers involved in NASCAR racing think of the possibility of competition from another OEM in the near future? For the most ...
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Is there strength in numbers for Furniture Row or will there be growing ... and do not necessarily reflect the positions of the Motor Racing Network.
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He's a wonderful and talented racer who dominated in NASCAR. I believe he could have dominated in anything he chose to race - but we'll never 
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In 2016, Bristol Motor Speedway hosted a thrilling entertainment lineup which included two NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races, two NASCAR XFINITY ...
Contractor Mag
HAMPTON, GA — Peachtree City, Georgia-based Rinnai America Corporation has signed on as a multi-year sponsor of the NASCAR XFINITY Series ...


(12/7/16) 

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Courtesy ESPN.com (http://www.espn.com/racing/nascar/): 

The word "fun" was used a lot when NASCAR announced Monster Energy as the sponsor of its top series. But it's going to take more than fun to make this partnership work, writes Bob Pockrass.


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7 drivers looking to bounce back in 2017


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 Memory lane

Now that the NASCAR season is over, it's time to look back on the year through some of the best photos from the circuit. 

 http://nascar.nbcsports.com/2016/12/07/looking-back-on-nascars-2016-season-through-pictures/ 

Greg Biffle continues to show personal side on social media  

 Crew member suspended indefinitely for third substance abuse policy violation


(12/6/16) 

Courtesy NASCAR.com / Sprint Cup Series (http://www.nascar.com/en_us/sprint-cup-series.html ):

Courtesy National Speed Sport  News .com (https://speedsport.com/): 

 Tony Stewart Joins Announce Team For Leffler Memorial https://speedsport.com/sprints-midgets/usac/tony-stewart-announce-team-leffler-memorial/ 

 Mark Martin’s Ozark Racing Memories  https://speedsport.com/nascar/sprint-cup-nascar/mark-martin-ozark-racing-memories/

Courtesy ARCA

 (http://www.arcaracing.com/): 

Bristol to host ARCA/CRA Super Series in '17

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BRISTOL, Tenn. – The world’s best late model racers will descend upon the World’s Fastest Half-Mile in 2017 when Bristol Motor Speedway, The Last Great Colosseum and one of the most famous short...Read more



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Tony Stewart recognized and applauded in Congress



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 Multi-Platinum Recording Artist, Actress and DAV Ambassador Jordin Sparks To Sing National Anthem for 59th Annual DAYTONA 500 NASCAR Premier Series Race
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Simendinger took a few minutes out of a hectic schedule to speak with the Tribune while attending the just-completed NASCAR Sprint Cup Series ...

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With Monster Energy named as NASCAR's premier series sponsor beginning Jan. 1, 2017, an exciting new start will come with green and back ...
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In 2009 we came out of bankruptcy; we couldn't (justify) racing in NASCAR when I was trying to pay bills and make payroll," said the executive in an ...
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Just look at the crowd that packed Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez on Sunday. Suárez served as the grand marshal of the NASCAR PEAK Mexcio 

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HScott Motorsports Will Not Compete in NASCAR in 2017
 
Harry Scott, Jr. announced in a team meeting that HScott Motorsports would not field a NASCAR entry during the 2017 season.  Below is Mr. Scott's statement:
 
"Over the past several months I considered a number of options for moving forward with the team. Regrettably there are no viable sponsor/driver options immediately available to allow the team to participate in 2017.
 
"One thing I learned about NASCAR is that it is a 'people business.' I will forever be grateful to the men and women who worked tirelessly to make HScott Motorsports successful. This includes our dedicated employees, sponsors and partners. We were fortunate to have the support of world-class sponsors like Brandt, DC Solar, Fraternal Order of Eagles, Pilot Flying J, and 5 hour ENERGY. Our racing program would not have been possible without the assistance of Rick Hendrick, Hendrick Motorsports, and Chevrolet.
 
"I love this sport and being part of it. I invested in NASCAR because I truly believe it represents the best racing competition in the world and the best people in all sports. Looking back, I will always be especially proud of the unprecedented success of our NASCAR K&N Series teams, including four consecutive championships and for the lifelong friendships that were forged over the last seven years. My hope is that we were able to develop drivers that will thrive at the highest levels for years to come.
 
"In a deal that was finalized late last week the No. 15 Charter, which was owned by HScott Motorsports, has been sold to Premium Motorsports. The charter that was leased for the No. 46 team was sold by Premium Motorsport to Furniture Row Racing."
 
(12/5/16)

Courtesy The Frontstretch.com
 
Jeff Gordon Joins Wayne Taylor Racing for Rolex 24

Wayne Taylor Racing announced on Thursday that Jeff Gordon has joined the team for next month's Rolex 24 at Daytona.  He'll join the Taylor brothers (Jordan and Ricky) and Max Angelelli in one of the new Cadillac DPi-V.R.'s.  Read more 

TODAY AT FRONTSTRETCH:

by Joseph Wolkin
 
by Dustin Albino

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Courtesy ESPN.com (http://www.espn.com/racing/nascar/): 

Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s expected return, a Monster chance to brand the top series. Drivers in, drivers out, and some teams are going to fold. Yes, it will be a big Silly Season, writes Bob Pockrass.


Courtesy Amanda Vincent
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http://autoracingdaily.com/nascar-cup-hscott-motorsports-bows-out-of-2017-competition/

NASCAR Cup: HScott Motorsports bows out of 2017 competition

Amanda Vincent

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One ripple in NASCAR manufacturer pond can have huge effect



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 Ahead of the pack

Martin Truex Jr. topped all Sprint Cup drivers by leading a career-high 1,809 laps, crushing his previous best of 581 back in 2007.  http://nascar.nbcsports.com/2016/12/05/martin-truex-jr-tops-cup-series-lap-leaders-in-2016/

Jordin Sparks to sing National Anthem for 59th Daytona 500

Brian France ranks 23rd in magazine’s 50 ‘most influential’ in sports

NASCAR CEO and Chairman Brian France dropped 10 spots from his 2015 ranking.

http://nascar.nbcsports.com/2016/12/05/brian-france-ranks-23rd-in-magazines-50-most-influential-in-sports/

Jeff Gordon, Danica Patrick, Jimmie Johnson to guest star on Disney cartoon about racing 

Kaz Grala will compete in Truck Series full-time in 2017 with GMS Racing


Chrysler comeback?

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles CEO Sergio Marchionne says he's discussed the potential of Dodge returning to NASCAR’s top circuit.  http://nascar.nbcsports.com/2016/12/04/report-chrysler-ceo-possible-we-can-come-back-to-nascar-after-2012-departure/ 

Rusty Wallace finishes 10th in final Ferrari Finali Mondiali race   

Snowball Derby postponed until Monday due to rain 

  Rusty Wallace finishes 32nd in Day Three of Ferrari Finali Mondiali


2 articles, courtesy Amanda Vincent
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 http://autoracingdaily.com/nascar-cup-danica-patrick-debuts-clothing-line-on-hsn/

NASCAR Cup: Danica Patrick debuts clothing line on HSN

http://autoracingdaily.com/nascar-cup-dodge-return-looks-likely/

NASCAR Cup: Dodge return looks likely

Amanda Vincent

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

Dodge could return to the NASCAR Premier Series








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(12/4/16)

Courtesy ESPN.com (http://www.espn.com/racing/nascar/): 

Jimmie Johnson was waiting for friend and awards ceremony host Jay Mohr to run him over with some good gags Friday night, but it didn't happen. What did? Respect ran rampant, writes Bob Pockrass.



Courtesy NBC Sports
After last event as Cup driver, Tony Stewart still has a lot of work to do

Tony Stewart detailed his schedule for the offseason before starting his first Cup season as a full-time owner.   http://nascar.nbcsports.com/2016/12/03/after-last-event-as-cup-driver-tony-stewart-still-has-a-lot-of-work-to-do/ 

Bristol hosting inaugural U.S. Nationals of Short Track Racing in 2017


 2 articles, courtesy Amanda Vincent
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 http://autoracingdaily.com/have-we-seen-the-end-of-hscott-motorsports/

Have we seen the end of HScott Motorsports?

Amanda Vincent

(12/3/16)

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

After an up-and-down year, 2016 NASCAR season ends on a high note


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 Motorsports Industry Honors Tony Stewart with Sizeable Charitable Donation On His Behalf to EB Research Partnership

http://www.catchfence.com/253116/motorsports-industry-honors-tony-stewart-with-sizeable-charitable-donation-on-his-behalf-to-eb-research-partnership

 

Johnny Sauter and Joe Shear Jr. to Defend Title With GMS Racing in 2017

 
FOXSports.com
It's easy to understand why Gordon, a four-time champion in NASCAR's Premier Series and current FOX Sports NASCAR analyst, has agreed to drive ...
 
CNBC
On a recent episode of CNBC's "Jay Leno's Garage," 26-year-old NASCAR superstar Joey Logano meets up with Jay Leno at the Auto Club 
 
Motorsport.com, Edition: Global
The Monster Energy Era has dawned in NASCAR — and that's a good thing. Although NASCAR introduced a new behavioral policy before the 2016 ...

WIBW
(WIBW) NASCAR driver Clint Bowyer raced home to Kansas to promote a passion of his other than driving. Bowyer, an Emporia native played host to ...
Charlotte Observer
(L-R) NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Dale Earnhardt Jr., Linda Hendrick, Rick Hendrick and driver Chase Elliott laugh together prior to the first ...
Las Vegas Review-Journal
Kurt Busch sits in his race car before practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series auto race at Phoenix International Raceway, Saturday, Nov. 12, 2016 ...
Dallas News
Chris Buescher has changed teams and will drive in NASCAR's premier series next season for JTG Daugherty Racing. Buescher, of Prosper, raced for ...
 
The Tennessean
NASCAR, France noted a day before the sport's annual awards banquet in Las Vegas, is “in the fun business” and Monster with its claw marks and ...

FOXSports.com
Hard as this might be to fathom today, prior to the 2006 season, one of the biggest storylines in NASCAR was, would Jimmie Johnson ever win a ...

Nascar
Fresh off his 2016 NASCAR XFINITY Series championship, Daniel Suarez will make his highly anticipated return to Mexico this weekend in the very ...
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Courtesy USA Today.com (http://www.usatoday.com/sports/nascar/): 


Courtesy NBC Sports
 Victory lap

Jimmie Johnson’s speech in Friday night’s Sprint Cup Awards at Wynn Las Vegas ended the formal celebration of his seventh championship.

http://nascar.nbcsports.com/2016/12/03/nascar-celebrates-jimmie-johnsons-seventh-championship/ 

Jimmie Johnson, Joey Logano among those to reflect on Tony Stewart’s career 

 Denny Hamlin had to pee at the worst time during Sprint Cup Awards (video)

Dale Earnhardt Jr. confirms wedding date

Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Amy Reimann will wed in December.

http://nascar.nbcsports.com/2016/12/02/dale-earnhardt-jr-confirms-wedding-date/

Carl Edwards: ‘Amazing how we competed all year’ (video)

Joey Logano honored to race against Jimmie Johnson (video)

Chris Buescher ‘thrilled’ about move to JTG, looking forward to 2017 (video) 

Kyle Busch nails all the important points in Sprint Cup Awards speech (video)

Offseason plans vary for many NASCAR drivers 

  NASCAR’s youth movement could help fuel Monster Energy’s promotions in sport

Parker Kligerman and Steve Letarte hand out awards on NASCAR America (video)

No driver was safe during Jay Mohr’s opening monologue (video)

Jay Mohr takes on NASCAR's best in his opening segment at the awards banquet. 

http://nascar.nbcsports.com/2016/12/02/no-driver-was-safe-during-jay-mohrs-opening-monologue-video/


 3 articles ,courtesy Amanda Vincent
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http://autoracingdaily.com/nascar-cup-roger-penske-receives-bill-france-award-for-excellence/

NASCAR Cup: Roger Penske receives Bill France Award for Excellence

http://autoracingdaily.com/nascar-cup-tony-stewart-honored-with-large-charitable-donation/

NASCAR Cup: Tony Stewart honored with large charitable donation

http://autoracingdaily.com/nascar-cup-dale-earnhardt-jr-voted-most-popular-driver-again/

NASCAR Cup: Dale Earnhardt Jr. voted Most Popular Driver, again

Amanda Vincent

(12/2/16)



Johnson's historic coronation recognized by NASCAR greats 

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


Courtesy ESPN.com (http://www.espn.com/racing/nascar/): 

There are great athletes, and then there are the transcendent ones. Jimmie Johnson? He isn't just a credit to NASCAR. Like Jordan, Gretzky and Ruth in their sports, Johnson now defines NASCAR. 

From Monterrey to Miami, a long road for Daniel Suarez to reach success in NASCAR

Mexican Daniel Suarez could end up being great for NASCAR, and NASCAR hopes to use Suarez as a role model for its diversity efforts. 

Jimmie Johnson's championship party includes family time

Don't let Jimmie Johnson's daddy-duty facade fool you in Las Vegas this week. When he finally gets the chance to gear up the party, that's exactly what he plans to do, writes Bob Pockrass.

Danica Patrick and Ricky Stenhouse Jr.'s insane workout

If you need any more proof that Danica Patrick is a great athlete, please look no further than this video of her workout on Wednesday with Ricky Stenhouse Jr.


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

NASCAR Premier Series names through the years






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NASCAR Cup: Jeff Gordon runs Rolex 24
 



NASCAR: Bristol Motor Speedway helps local wildfire victims



NASCAR Cup: awards handed out at Myers Brothers Luncheon

Clint Bowyer, HScott Motorsports settle lawsuit

 http://autoracingdaily.com/nascar-cup-monster-energy-new-series-sponsor/

NASCAR Cup: Monster Energy new series sponsor

Amanda Vincent

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 New entitlement deal between NASCAR and Monster will grow both brands

http://www.catchfence.com/253085/new-entitlement-deal-nascar-monster-will-grow-brands



Jeff Gordon to drive new Cadillac DPI-V.R in return to Rolex 24 at Daytona

Notable quotes from the Myers Brothers Awards Luncheon

Statement from HScott Motorsports and Clint Bowyer Racing

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Beyond the Flag
The 2016 NASCAR season brought about many changes for Hendrick ... For the first time in quite a while, HMS wasn't the best team in NASCAR.
KTNV Las Vegas
The Las Vegas Strip will be closed between Tropicana Avenue and Spring Mountain Road on Thursday afternoon for the NASCAR Victory Lap.
The Seattle Times
The NASCAR stars will voice animated characters based on them. Johnson plays Jiminy Johnson; Patrick is Danni Sue, and Gordon is Gordon Gear.
Motorsport.com, Edition: Global
Daniel Suarez's name its already in the record books of NASCAR as he became the first foreigner to win the NASCAR Xfinity Series championship.

(12/1/16)



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Jimmy John’s extends sponsorship agreement with Kevin Harvick’s team

Company will serve as primary sponsor of Kevin Harvick's car in 16 races in 2017.

http://nascar.nbcsports.com/2016/12/01/jimmy-johns-extends-sponsorship-agreement-with-kevin-harvicks-team/


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

NASCAR Announces Monster Energy Premiere Series Sponsorship


ISC approves $178 million renovation plan for Phoenix International Raceway



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FRIDAY, 12/2 NASCAR AMERICA: RED CARPET SPECIAL BEGINS @7 PM EST
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 Jimmie Johnson’s assumption of leadership role at Hendrick paid dividends

http://www.catchfence.com/253033/jimmie-johnsons-assumption-leadership-role-hendrick-paid-dividends 

NASCAR digital and social media numbers continue to grow in 2016

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Dubois County Free Press
Stewart-Haas Racing drivers Kevin Harvick, Tony Stewart, Kurt Busch and Danica Patrick, along with Furniture Row Racing driver, Martin Truex Jr, 

ABC News
The four-time NASCAR Cup Series champion Jeff Gordon reflected back on his illustrious career, and his personal life in the spotlight, in an interview ...

Yahoo Sports
According to a Sports Business Daily report, NASCAR has approached potential sponsors for the now-former Sprint Cup Series by referring to the top 

Las Vegas Review-Journal
Jimmie Johnson and Chad Knaus visit with students at Doral Academy of Nevada as part of NASCAR Champion's Week in Las Vegas, NV. (Photo by 
KLAS-TV
NASCAR Champions Week rolls into Las Vegas with all the top drivers. One thing you can bet on is Jimmie Johnson will be somewhere in the group.
Fox News Insider
The management of the "world's fastest half-mile" NASCAR track joined with regional grocer Food City to pitch in to help displaced families affected by ...

The Inter-Mountain
Only three drivers in the history of NASCAR have ever accomplished this. Richard Petty and Dale Earnhardt, Sr. are the other two. There seems to be ...

The Inter-Mountain
Only three drivers in the history of NASCAR have ever accomplished this. Richard Petty and Dale Earnhardt, Sr. are the other two. There seems to be ...

Press Release

Field, Format Set for The Clash At Daytona
Season-Opening, 75-Lap Event to Feature NASCARs Top Premier Series Drivers
 
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (November 30, 2016) Recently crowned seven-time NASCAR premier series champion Jimmie Johnson will join a star-studded elite field as NASCAR kicks off its 2017 season with The Clash at Daytona International Speedway on Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017.
 
The annual season-opening event will be broadcast live on FS1, MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio at 8 p.m. ET. The 75-lap race again will be split into two segments with a competition caution at lap 25 separating the segments.
 
“What better way to kick off the 2017 season than the sport’s brightest stars under the lights at Daytona International Speedway” said Steve O’Donnell, NASCAR executive vice president and chief racing development officer. “Coming off a thrilling season finale at Homestead-Miami, we’re looking forward to continuing that momentum into Daytona. With bragging rights and no points on the line, the Clash will set the tone for what should be a season full of great racing and tough competition.”
 
“We’re bringing back The Clash at Daytona,” said Chip Wile, Daytona International Speedway president. “The Clash was a race name that has always been popular among both the competitors and race fans. We’re looking forward to bringing it back and building on the rich history of this thrilling and always unpredictable event that kicks off the NASCAR season.”
 
Unlike previous years, the starting field for the 2017 Clash at Daytona will not be a predetermined number of cars; rather, the field is limited to drivers who meet more exclusive criteria. Only drivers who were 2016 Coors Light Pole Award winners, former Clash race winners, former Daytona 500 pole winners who competed full-time in 2016, and drivers who qualified for the 2016 Chase are eligible.
 
Eligible drivers are:
 

2016 Coors Light Pole Awards winners (14)

  • Greg Biffle, Alex Bowman, Kurt Busch, Kyle Busch, Austin Dillon, Carl Edwards, Chase Elliott, Denny Hamlin, Kevin Harvick, Jimmie Johnson, Matt Kenseth, Brad Keselowski, Joey Logano, Martin Truex Jr.
 

Former Clash Race Winners (2)

  • Dale Earnhardt Jr., Tony Stewart
 

Former DAYTONA 500 Coors Light Pole Award winners (1)

  • Danica Patrick
     

2016 Chase drivers (3)

  • Chris Buescher, Kyle Larson, Jamie McMurray
 
Tickets for The Clash at Daytona are available online at DaytonaInternationalSpeedway.com or by calling 1-800-PITSHOP.
 

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(11/30/16)

 2 articles, courtesy Amanda Vincent
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http://autoracingdaily.com/nascar-cup-clash-name-returns-at-daytona-international-speedway/

NASCAR Cup: Clash name returns at Daytona International Speedway

Amanda Vincent

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Courtesy NBC Sports

 Report: After 45 years, NASCAR’s Cup may have reached its end

A report by SportsBusinessDaily.com said NASCAR may drop Cup from its next premier series' name. http://nascar.nbcsports.com/2016/11/30/report-after-45-years-nascars-cup-may-have-reached-its-end/  

Season-opening exhibition renamed ‘The Clash’; Daytona seeking title sponsor  

 Liberty National joins as additional sponsor for Trevor Bayne in 2017 

Through sheet metal collection Dale Jr. gets piece of first NASCAR start 

Sprint Cup pole winners list after 2016 

Dale Earnhardt Jr. close to returning after worrying ‘I may never race again’

Hendrick Motorsports driver says December test is last hurdle after worrying his career was over during recovery from concussion...  http://nascar.nbcsports.com/2016/11/30/dale-earnhardt-jr-says-hes-close-to-returning-after-i-went-through-some-really-doubtful-moments/

Tony Stewart racing at Le Mans in 2017? Driver mulls his schedule

Tony Stewart states he will race a sprint car April 7-8 at the dirt track at Texas Motor Speedway.  http://nascar.nbcsports.com/2016/11/30/tony-stewart-racing-at-lemans-in-2017-driver-mulls-his-schedule/

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Watch as Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s No. 88 car morphs in cool GIF

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Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s cool-looking paint schemes through the years

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NASCAR Cup: Go FAS Racing looks to streamline driver line-up

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NASCAR Xfinity: Jeff Meendering named Cole Custer's new crew chief

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NASCAR Cup: Mark Martin selected for NMPA Hall of Fame induction

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What to Watch: November 28-December 4

- Champions' Week will be held this week in Las Vegas.  You have the Victory Lap on the Las Vegas Strip, the Myers Brothers Luncheon, the After the Lap show (always good for a laugh) and finally, the 2016 Sprint Cup Series Banquet.  The action starts on Wednesday.  The banquet coverage starts with the Red Carpet Show at 8 p.m. Friday night on NBCSN, followed by the banquet itself at 9 p.m.

Go FAS Racing Unsure of Driver Lineup for 2017

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JD Motorsports Finalizing Plans for 2017

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And Then, There Were None
Professor of Speed
by Mark Howell


As the smoke clears from a busy weekend of wrecks, celebratory burnouts, and the departure of Tony Stewart, it’s hard to imagine that we’re facing two months without NASCAR competition. While we mere mortals prepare for the holiday season, those in-and-around NASCAR will be wrapping up the business of 2016 and getting ready for the onslaught of the 2017 schedule.

Let’s just hope the Sponsor-to-be-named-at-a-later-time Cup Series gets its proverbial ducks in a tight draft before we head south to Daytona….

For all the excitement surrounding Ford Championship Weekend at Homestead, it’s still curious that Brian France has yet to confirm a title sponsor for the top touring division. His Sunday morning press conference simply added to the tenor of the 2016 season. Regarding the new-and-future Cup sponsor? No comment yet. Regarding his endorsement of President-elect Donald Trump during the campaign last February? No comment. Regarding France’s endorsement and the fact that the 2016 XFINITY champion is a NASCAR “Drive for Diversity” program graduate who’s also a citizen of Mexico? No comment.

What was the title of that classic Keith Whitley song? “You say it best when you say nothing at all”?

I guess, even when you’re the Chief Executive Officer of the largest motorsports sanctioning body in the United States….

And yet, there’s unsettled business to address before we close the books on the 2016 season. The issue was mentioned during Sunday’s presser, but it seems to be of even greater concern than which level Brian pulled on Election Day.

Who’s picking up the cost of next year’s top touring series in NASCAR?

The news out of Daytona Beach since summer has been “We’ll be announcing the outcome soon”, but here it is post-postseason and we’re amidst radio silence. I know that race teams will continue to build and prep cars for Speedweeks in February, but there appears to be one component that’ll be missing from their stables of machinery.

That’s the decal applied to the top of the fender right in front of the A-pillars….

One piece of information we’ve been hearing since summer is the notion that the cash pile from which teams get paid will likely be smaller than usual. Less pay for the same amount of effort isn’t good for business, especially when the writing on the wall heralding the departure of Sprint has been both bright AND flashing all year.

It was interesting to me that Brian France spoke of how NASCAR’s overall health was good, all while Sunday’s broadcast of the Cup finale at Homestead experienced a decline of 25 percent in viewership. All this as Jimmie Johnson sat poised on the brink of racing history. And the problem this season wasn’t limited to Homestead; despite two photo finishes at the beginning of the year, an exciting crop of rookies with bags of talent, and Chase races that went down to overtime laps and stunning outcomes, the then-Sprint Cup Series suffered TV ratings that dipped anywhere from five to twenty-seven percent.

If this is considered “healthy”, I’m pretty sure I don’t want an appointment with Brian France’s physician. 

For all the positives to come from the 2016 NASCAR season, from new winners to new champions, there’s still the fear of what may (or may not) be to come, and that’s the new “sugar daddy” who fills the spot left by Sprint’s departure as a title sponsor. Maybe all those rumors of decreased event attendance and sagging television ratings are finally getting through to Corporate America?

Sadly, they don’t seem to be getting through to NASCAR administration. If the idea is to wait until next season, here’s an update…. It’s already here.


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Tony Stewart retirement leaves one less driver who was ever Intimidated

Sprint Cup drivers who can claim to have raced against Dale Earnhardt Sr. are a rare breed 15 years after his death.  

 http://nascar.nbcsports.com/2016/11/28/nascar-tony-stewart-retirement-dale-earnhardt-sr/

Danica Patrick on a frustrating 2016 season: “I get so sad . . . it’s just not much fun”

The Stewart-Haas Racing discussed her on-track disappointment during the NASCAR on NBC podcast.   http://nascar.nbcsports.com/2016/11/28/danica-patrick-on-a-frustrating-2016-season-i-get-so-sad-its-just-not-much-fun/


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You would think more endorsements would roll in for Jimmie Johnson after his record-tying seventh Sprint Cup championship. Balancing his work and family is more important, writes Bob Pockrass.



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(11/27/16)
 
Wall Stadium Speedway (http://www.wallspeedwayracing.com/) Turkey Derby News & Results
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HIRSCHMAN SWEEPS TURKEY DERBY MODIFIED RACES AT WALL SATURDAY

WALL TOWNSHIP, N.J. ~ Throughout the 2016 season Matt Hirschman lived up to his nickname “Big Money Matt” by winning many of the high paying races he entered. The Northampton, Pa. resident did it again on Saturday at Wall Stadium Speedway by winning both the Tour Type Modified and Wall Modified feature races during Turkey Derby XLIII. These two wins are added to the “Woody’s 105” race victory that he enjoyed in the summer here.

Hirschman collected a combined $9,000 by sweeping the 150-lap Tour Type feature and the 100-lap SK Modified feature.

“It’s a career day! That’s the only way to put it. I’ve been doing it for probably five or six years,” Hirschman said. “I’ve won each race on different years, but never in the same day. It’s incredible! It’s something I’ve always wanted to do. I know Jimmy (Blewett) has done it before; I don’t know if anybody else has.

“I’m not the first to do it but it’s something I’ve wanted.”

Things seemed to be going Hirschman’s way early in the Tour Type Modified race when he was promoted to the inside of row one as a result of pole sitter Steven Reed failing to make the grid with a broken transmission. Hirschman dominated the majority of the event but nearly got tripped up late when former Turkey Derby winner Eric Mauriello of Howell jumped to the lead. Hirschman returned the favor on the following restarting jumping to the front and never again being headed.

Mauriello, Blewett, Brick’s Ron Frees, who had converted his Wall Modified to a Tour Type car, and Earl Paules of Palmerton, Pa. completed the top five in the 26 car field.

Things were not as easy for Hirschman during the Wall Modified feature. After losing a lap in time trials for being light at the scales in tech, Hirschman started in 13th. With a pack of cars around him, Hirschman made what would turn into a race-winning move near lap 25.

“We didn’t start up where I would’ve liked to and we were in a position that I didn’t like,” he explained after the race. “I thought something was going to happen. I thought it might not be the winning strategy, but let’s bail out of here, put our tires on, and hope it cycles through.

“The very next restart is when they all wrecked in three and four, so I went from last to eighth. It worked out, definitely the right thing to do, I don’t know why I felt like doing it, but it was a good feeling. From there I ran the car hard and it stayed with me.”

With Hirschman closing on the leader Jimmy Blewett, Blewett made what could’ve been a race-winning move when he went down pit road with just over 11 laps to go for new tires. Restarting around tenth Blewett charged through the pack to second before running out of time to challenge for the win.

Blewett, Matawan’s Anthony Sesely, Danny Bohn, and Holmdel’s Andrew Krause were second through fifth.

Blewett did enjoy a Modified win on Saturday taking top honors in the Dirt Modified 50-lap feature race. Krause came on to challenge later in the test before finishing second. Jim Brit, Mickey Kessler and Joey Payne wrapped up the top five.

Joe Ryan Osborn was a happy winner in Saturday’s 30-lapper for the Legend Cars over Mike Alcaro. Richie Davidowitz, Kyle Ellwood and Joe Graf completed the top five. In Sunday’s Legend Cars 40-lapper Alcaro took the win as Davidowitz, Noah Korner, Brandon Martinez and Kevin Nowak completed the top five.

Matt Roselli won Saturday’s TQ Midget 30-lapper.

On Friday, day one of Turkey Derby, Blewett was a winner in a wreck filled 50-lapper for the Sportsman cars holding off Mayetta’s Tyler Truex and Brick’s Dom Fattaruso. Andrew Bohn and Matt Langbein were fourth and fifth.

Shanon Mongeau of Manchester won Friday’s Limited Late Model 45-lapper over Wayne Coury. Chris Turbish, John Vullo and Marc Rogers were third through fifth.

Brick’s Joe Mongeau won Friday’s 40-lapper for the Factory Stocks over a challenging Rob McCormick. Richie Byrne, Scott Riggleman and Ron Booth were third through fifth. Sunday’s 50-lapper saw Union’s Joey Helberg take the victory with Shanon Mongeau, Tom Rajkowski, Tim O’Shea and Scott Riggleman completing the top five

Also on Friday Beachwood’s Todd Pilla won the 4 Cylinder Stock main event. Darren Burdge chased him across the line for second, while Christian LaCicero, Jason Lane and Jeff Loesch posted top five finishes. Shanon Mongeau returned to win the 75-lap main event for the 4 Cylinder Stocks on Sunday. Robert Sutphin, Dan Birdsall, Lee Allen and Jay Conrad wrapped up the top five.

On Sunday, day three of Turkey Derby, the Dirt Sportsman cars saw action with Joey Payne taking the win over Rich Coons, Dakota Kessler and Chuck Stone. The Dirt Outlaw Stocks were also on Sunday’s card with Brick’s Ron Frees taking the win with Brian Ludwig, Jon Meyer, Billy Wroble and Michael Creamer filling out the top five.

Jeff Henry won the demolition derby, final event of the season.

With the Turkey Derby now compete the 2016 season at Wall Stadium is in the record books. All attention is now turning to the 2017 season with the first pre-season testing session set for April 15.

Wall Stadium is located on Route 34 in Wall Township, N.J., just one mile north of Garden State Parkway exit 98 and Interstate 195 exit 35B. The speedway hotline number is 732-681-6400, the website is wallspeedwayracing.com and email address is CKMotorsports@aol.com.

TURKEY DERBY RESULTS

TOUR TYPE MODIFIED FEATURE – 150 Laps – 1. MATT HIRSCHMAN, NORTHAMPTON, PA., 2. Eric Mauriello, 3. Jimmy Blewett, 4. Ron Frees, 5. Earl Paules, 6. Jimmy Zacharis, 7. Andrew Krause, 8. Anthony Sesely, 9. Shawn Solomito, 10. Less Hinckley, 11. Keith Rocco, 12. John Fortin, 13. Jamie Tomaino, 14. John Markovic, 15. Amber Fortin, 16. Justin Bonsignore, 17. Andy Jankowiak, 18. Tommy Catalano, 19. Jonathan Mandato, 20. Timmy Solomito, 21. Austin Kochenash, 22. Dave Sapienza, 23. Ken Darch, 24. Jason Treat, 25. Tyler Truex, 26. Jack Ely

DOWNS FORD MODIFIED FEATURE – 100 Laps – 1.  MATT HARISCHMAN, NORTHAMPTON, PA., Jimmy Blewett, 3. Anthony Sesely, 4. Danny Bohn, 5. Andrew Krause, 6. Eric Mauriello, 7. Jason Hearne, 8. Shawna Ingraham, 9. Marc Rogers, 10. Dennis Perry, 11. Shaun Carrig, 12. Chris Lane, 13. Chris Reynolds, 14. Ken Matlach, 15. Trevor Alspach, 16. Jack Ely, 17. Vinnie Marone, 18. Steven Reed, 19. Adam LaCicero, 20. Ricky Collins, 21. Justin Gumley, 22. Derek Hopkinson, 23. Shanon Mongeau, 14. Mike Benevides, 25. Zack Alspach, 26. Kenny Van Wickle

DIRT MODIFIED FEATURE – 50 Laps – 1. JIMMY BLEWETT, HOWELL, 2. Andrew Krause, 3. Jim Britt, 4. Mickey Kessler, 5. Joey Payne, 6. Rich Coons, 7. Rob Anderton, 8. Charles Stone, 9. Aleia Geisler, 10. Brian Papiez, 11. Dakota Kessler, 12. Bucky Kell, 13. Kerry Irwin, 14. Jackie Brown, 15. Mark Levy

LEGEND CARS FEATURE – 30 Laps – Saturday - 1. JOE RYAN OSBORN, 2. Mike Alcaro, 3. Richie Davidowitz, 4. Kyle Ellwood, 5. Joe Graf, 6. Artie Pederson, 7. Brandon Martinez, 8. Kevin Nowak, 9. Mitchell Dowd, 10. Matt Maring, 11. Vinny Delaney, 12. Louie Keraitis, 13. Lowbed Johnson, 14. Chris Gall, 15. Brad VanHouten, 16. Glenn Corner, 17. Bryan Kelly, 18. Tony Hanbury, 19. Joe Fresco, 20. Kyle Dealaman, 21. Tony Colandro, 22. Eugene Drew, 23. Noah Korner, 24. Gillian Korner, 25. Pat Verwys, 26. DJ Doyle

LEGEND CARS FEATURE – 40 Laps – Sunday – 1. MIKE ALCARO, 2. Davidowitz, 3. Korner, 4. Martinez, 5. Nowak, 6. Dowd, 7. Graf, 8. Kelly, 9. Maring, 10. Keraitis, 11. Delaney, 12. Kyle Elwood, 13. Gall, 14. Gillion Kirkpatrick, 15. Pedersen, 16. VanHouton, 17. Dealaman, 18. Mike Marfeo, 19. Korner, 20. Colandro, 21. Hanbury, 22. Johnson, 23. Joey Lembo, 24. Joe Fresco, 25. Joe Mafeo, DQ Joe Ryan Osborn

LIMITED LATE MODEL FEATURE – 45 Laps – 1. SHANON MONGEAU, MANCHESTER, 2. Wayne, Coury, 3. Chris Turbish, 4. John Vullo, 5. Marc Rogers, 6. Daryn Miller, 7. Joe Mancuso, 8. Brandon Turbish, 9. Mike Tillett, 10. Ricky Collins, 11. Jim Moorman, 12. Andy Gamble, 13. Anthony Hillard, 14. Ray Minieri, 15. Rick Kopf, 16. Brian Doyle, 17. Charles Macwhinnie

SPORTSMAN FEATURE – 50 Laps – 1. JIMMY BLEWETT, HOWELL, 2. Tyler Truex, 3. Dom Fattaruso, 4. Andrew Bohn, 5. Matt Langbein, 6. CJ Lehman, 7. Blake Barney, 8. Michael Carr, 9. Robert Silver, 10. Joe Graf, 11 Jonathan Laureigh, 12. Kenny Van Wickle, 13. Roland DeMartino, 14. Chris Owsik, 15. Jarret DiGiantomasso, 16. Robert Sutphin, 17. Jake Nelke, 18. Jon Meyer, 19. Bill McNeil, 20. Jimmy Wolcott, 21. Kevin Davison, 22. Eric lane, 23. Dom Casola, 24. Robby Walton, 25. Donnie Ericson, 26. Kenny Green

4 CYLINDER STOCK FEATURE – 40 Laps – 1. RODD PILLA, BEACHWOOD, 2. Darren Burdge, 3. Christian LaCicero, 4. Jason Lane, 5. Jeff Loesch, 6. TJ Graves, 7. Tom Lalomia, 8. Lee Allen, 9. Chuck McDonald, 10. Jimmy Avery, 11. Richard Smith, 12. Jim Sturtecky, 13. JC Duvall, 14. Dan Birdsall, 15. Ronnie Mullen, 16. Bobby Woch, 17. Brian Osborn, 18. Darianne McLaren, 19. Frank Ciancitto

FACTORY STOCK FEATURE – 40 Laps – Friday – 1. JOE MONGEAU, BRICK, 2. Rob McCormick, 3. Richie Byrne, 4. Scott Riggleman, 5. Ron Booth, 6. Ryan Flores, 7. Bill Stockert, 8. Tim O’Shea, 9. Gerry Koenig, 10. Tom Rajkowski, 11. Joey Helberg, 12. Scott Maher, 13. John Carpenter, 14. Tim Majik, 15. Eric Bodenschatz, 16. Steve West, 17. Mike Montano, 18. Waylon Speer, 19 Tommy Casagrande, 20 Josh Matthews, 21. Elliott Wohl, 22. Whitey Miller

FACTORY STOCK FEATURE – 50 Laps – Sunday – 1. Joey Helberg, Union, 2. Shanon Mongeau, 3. Rajkowski, 4. O’Shea, 5. Riggleman, 6. Stockert, 7. West, 8. Booth, 9. Maher, 10. Byrne, 11. Matthews, 12. Chris Felber, 13. Koenig, 14. Wohl, 15. Carpenter, 16. Rob Haberstick, 17. Joe Mongeau, 18. Waylon Speer, 19. Montano

DIRT OUTLAW STOCK FEATURE – 25 Laps – Sunday - 1. RON FREES, BRICK, 2. Brian Ludwig, 3. Jon Meyer, 4. Billy Wroble, 5. Michael Creamer, 6. Tom Wills, 7. Dan Collamer, 8. Spider Ensinger, 9. Todd, Dige, 10. Darren Cox, 11. Jack Beaumont

DIRT SPORTSMAN FEATURE – 12 Laps – 1. Joey Payne, 2. Rich Coons, 3. Dakota Kessler, 4. Chuck Stone


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 ‘Big Money’ Does the Impossible, Sweeping the Turkey

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(11/26/16)

Congratulations to Matt Hirschman for winning the "Tour Type" modified  the  and "Wall SK "modifieds Main Events @ Wall Stadium Speedway (http://www.wallspeedwayracing.com/) today ! Great job Matt !

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: Too many to top

Jimmie Johnson believes that nobody will reach David Pearson's mark of 105 wins, let alone Richard Petty's all-time record of 200.  http://nascar.nbcsports.com/2016/11/26/reaching-105-wins-jimmie-johnson-doesnt-think-it-will-be-done/

Return to JR Motorsports like a ‘coming home party’ for William Byron

William Byron ran Late Models for JR Motorsports a few years ago. Now he returns to the organization.



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4 reasons why Jimmie Johnson won his seventh championship

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20 drivers with the most wins in NASCAR history

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Take a look back at champions under the Chase format

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By RICHIE MURRAY VENTURA, CA – On the rare occasion that Kyle Larson gets the chance to take the wheel of a midget these days, he certainly makes each opportunity count.


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 A special moment between NASCAR champions

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Top moments from Greg Biffle’s years with Roush Fenway racing

A look back the significant moments in Greg Biffle's tenure at Roush Fenway Racing.  http://nascar.nbcsports.com/2016/11/25/top-moments-from-greg-biffles-years-with-roush-fenway-racing/

Courtesy National Speed Sport News (https://speedsport.com/): 

 Dan Gurney, The Ultimate Winner  https://speedsport.com/road-racing/other-road-racing/dan-gurney-ultimate-winner/

Courtesy Speed51.com (http://speed51.com/): 


 (11/25/16 )

Congratulations to Jimmy Blewett for winning the Sportsman division Main Event @ Wall Stadium Speedway today ! Also to all the other winners, along with all the other drivers , and teams that participated in Wall Stadium Speedway's "Turkey Derby" races today !

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

Joe Gibbs' remarkable career as car owner and coach on his birthday


Martin Truex Jr. looks to next season as 2016 goes up in flames


Black Friday: 10 great NASCAR black paint schemes


Danica Patrick shows she knows how to host Thanksgiving


Ford Motor Co. officials acknowledge Greg Biffle's career accomplishments


Ray Evernham hosting fourth annual car show to benefit charity


10 closest finishes from the 2016 Premier Series season



Courtesy ESPN.com

From zero laps led by Kasey Kahne and Jamie McMurray to the 2,230 miles led by Martin Truex Jr., Bob Pockrass counts numbers that tell the story of 2016, Including 41. 41? Jimmie Johnson's age.



Courtesy NBC Sports

Enjoy Jimmie Johnson’s seventh title; it likely won’t be repeated soon

Will we ever see anyone tie or surpass Jimmie Johnson's championships? Unlikely. http://nascar.nbcsports.com/2016/11/24/enjoy-jimmie-johnsons-titles-well-likely-not-see-something-similar-in-our-lifetime/

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

Reflecting on Jimmie Johnson's seven NASCAR championships in photos

http://www.foxsports.com/nascar/gallery/jimmie-johnson-seven-nascar-championships-homestead-miami-speedway-hendrick-motorsports-in-photos-112416

Daytona International Speedway unveils Black Friday ticket deals

http://www.foxsports.com/nascar/story/daytona-international-speedway-unveils-black-friday-ticket-deals-112416

 
(11/24/16)

Courtesy NBC Sports

  Drivers, crews with most pit road penalties in 2016

A look at who had the most speeding penalties and more this past season.   http://nascar.nbcsports.com/2016/11/24/drivers-crews-with-most-pit-road-penalties-in-


Courtesy National Speed Sport News (https://speedsport.com/):  





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Born on date  11/14/08
 
Now for the reason for creating this site
 
This site was created by me because of frustations with other internet service providers, and is for the use of anyone who's interested in anything about NASCAR. 
 
  However,over time I hope to add other auto racing news,from other auto racing series / venues ,in the hopes of having something here for everyone to enjoy.
 
Now for a little bit about me ,
 
 
I'm Joe,from New Jersey. I've lived in the Garden State for most of my life.  It's also where I've been fighting,to get a major NASCAR track built somewhere in the NYC/NJ area for many years now.
I am also "foot soldier" / bill collector for the electric company.So I do work days. Therefore the best time to check for any updates is after 8 pm,on weeknights.  But just about any time on weekends !!!
My favorite current driver : KASEY KAHNE
I'm also a fan of :Martin Truex Jr. ( Hey ! He's a "Jersey Guy" !!! I was rooting for him since I first saw him racing .and winning,as a 17 year old,in the modified division at Wall Stadium ( now known as Wall Speedway ) !!!
My favorite all time driver : "Awesome Bill From Dawsonville" ... BILL ELLIOTT !!!
Needless to say .My favorite car owner is fellow "Jersey Guy"...Ray Evernham
My favorite NASCAR Track : Dover
My favorite local tracks : Wall Speedway (paved),and New Egypt Speedway (dirt)
 
My favorite actors/actresses : Tom Hanks, John Wayne,Kiefer Sutherland ,Catherine Zeta-Jones,Rene Zellweiger
 
My Favorite movies : Star Wars ( all 6 of them),
Lord of the Rings (ALL OF THEM),
Gone With the Wind,
Fort Apache,
She Wore A Yellow Ribbon,
The Longest Day,
Saving Private Ryan.
Zorro (especially the Antonio Banderas ones !)
Batman ( the ones with Michael Keaton,and Christian Bale ! The rest of them...blech ! Sorry Adam West ! I used to like the old "campy" BATMAN tv shows. But then I grew up !)
 
Favorite TV shows :
MASH !!!
Cheers,
Seinfeld,
Bones
 

 


24 !!!  & House !, & Fringe !!! , &  Terra Nova ! , & Alcatraz !(Always,and forever !!!)
 

GOTHAM !!!
24: Live Another Day !!!
Almost Human
 
Sleepy Hollow  !!!   The Following !
 
 
Law and Order : SVU
 
 
Touch
 
 
Person of Interest

Empire

 LUCIFER !!!
And ...
New for 2016 !
Designated Survivor
 
 
 
 
Favorite all time master sleuth :
Sherlock Holmes !
(as portrayed by Jeremy Brett !)
 
Favorite Comedy Routine :
"Who's on First ? "
Needless to say my favorite comedy team is ....
Abbott & Costello !!!
 
My other interests other than NASCAR :
My family
The New York Yankees ( I was BORN a Yankee fan !!!)
The New York Giants
The New Jersey / now Brooklyn Nets
The New York Knicks
The Hawthorne Caballeros "all age" & Alumni Drum & Bugle Corps
The Golden Knights Alumni Drum & Bugle Corps
The Bayonne Bridgemen Alumni Drun & Bugle Corps
The Cadets Drum & Bugle Corps (formerly of Garfield NJ.Now they currently are based in Allentown,Pa.)
Do I give you the impression that I also love Drum & Bugle Corps? I could go on with the many corps that I really enjoy !
I was a snare drummer in high school !
 
I truly hope that you enjoy visiting my site. I also hope that you will come back often,and that you tell your friends & family about it.
 
P.S.
As I type this ( Nov.25,2006). My current 1/24 scale NASCAR diecast car collection is @ 175 + cars !!!
Personal note from me. ( AKA Site disclaimer...or something like that ! )
If you see something here that you would like to use on your website / newsletter / whatever. Please feel free to do so.
HOWEVER !!! 
I do ask that you give credit where credit is due ( as I do here). Please indicate something  (somewhere / somehow ),that you got it from this website.
Thank You,
Joe

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