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  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

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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...

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 NASValentines: Holiday greetings from drivers

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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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Sunday schedule for Sprint Cup Series at Daytona

Sunday is qualifying day for the Daytona 500.

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...


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
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
Sporting News
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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 (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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  Denny Hamlin wins Sprint Unlimited in overtime finish

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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.

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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)

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Penske sweeps top spots in second Saturday practice

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

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

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Daytona 500 qualifying breakdown

Should No. 14 team have gotten special consideration for Sprint Unlimited?
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  Logano, Dale Jr. lead Saturday Daytona 500 practices

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 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.

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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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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

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Saturday schedule for Sprint Cup Series at Daytona

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

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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 (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 ...


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  Big shoes to fill

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

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

Brian Vickers is the substitute driver for Tony Stewart during speedweeks

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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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?

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 Sponsor ties make Ty Dillon a candidate for Tony Stewart replacement

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

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

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

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David Gilliland gets ride for Daytona

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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.

‘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


Daytona rises even higher from beach sand

WWE star Cena named honorary pace car driver for Daytona 500

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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

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
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
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
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?
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 (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 ...

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

NASCAR tweaks points systems to reflect reduced field

NASCAR overhauls green-white-checker procedure

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

Full schedule for Daytona Speedweeks

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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?

Daytona Speedweeks schedule: Sprint Cup cars on track today

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

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

Sprint Unlimited entry list includes Stenhouse, Mears


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.

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No. 14 car allowed in Sprint Unlimited

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 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.

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.

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.

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

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NASCAR opens 2016 season without 2 of its biggest stars

  Edwards to space, Kenseth to class to promote Daytona 500


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
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 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.

  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...

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...

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
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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
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
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
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
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
By Jessica Ruffin | | .... eerie experiences, ghost hunting is something that seems will stick with Ryder for a while – just like NASCAR


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

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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...

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.

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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

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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...

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.

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.

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
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?
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 #
Richard Petty Motorsports
Richard Petty Motorsports
Richard Childress Racing
Richard Childress Racing
Richard Childress Racing
Team Penske
Team Penske
Hendrick Motorsports
Hendrick Motorsports
Hendrick Motorsports
Hendrick Motorsports
Roush Fenway Racing
Roush Fenway Racing
Roush Fenway Racing
Chip Ganassi Racing
Chip Ganassi Racing
Joe Gibbs Racing
Joe Gibbs Racing
Joe Gibbs Racing
Michael Waltrip Racing
Michael Waltrip Racing
Stewart-Haas Racing
Stewart-Haas Racing
Stewart-Haas Racing
Furniture Row Racing
Front Row Motorsports
Front Row Motorsports
JTG Daugherty Racing
Tommy Baldwin Racing
Germain Racing
Go Fas Racing
BK Racing
BK Racing
Premium Motorsports
Circle Sport Racing
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
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5 things to look for during this race week
Daytona Beach News-Journal
In just a few days, the first line of race haulers will be jockeying for position inside the Speedway garage, followed closely by NASCAR and ARCA race

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Reed Sorenson gets Daytona 500 ride with Hillman Racing
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Evernham describes Stewart's accident, evacuation

Petty: ‘The owners can work across the aisle’
Richard Petty expresses his excitement for NASCAR's new team owner Charter agreement.


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Dale Earnhardt Jr.: 'I'd be a fool' to even think about retiring now

NASCAR allows franchise system to give team owners value

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NASCAR's new charter system doesn't please everyone

Car owner Mike Hillman expresses his disappointment with NASCAR's charter system and a former driver wishes it would have come... 

Reed Sorenson joins Hillman Racing in Daytona 500 bid

Bobby Labonte to make 91st plate start

Labonte has one win, 12 top-fives (13 percent of the time), and top-10s in more than 25 percent of his starts. His best finish since running a part time schedule was a 15th in... more

Carl Edwards Superspeedway avg. 20.53

Restrictor-plate, superspeedways are notoriously volatile, however, and Edwards ranks 16th among active drivers on this track type. He won’t be the worst option for the Dayton... more

Kyle Busch: 15th-best on plate tracks

Busch came close to finishing in the top 10 twice during that period, but both modest runs came on Daytona International Speedway’s sister track of Talladega SuperSpeedway. St... more


McGee: A big day on paper for NASCAR

It has been talked about for years, but Tuesday's announcement of team charters in NASCAR is a very big deal, and one long overdue. 

Cup team preview: Richard Petty Motorsports

As Richard Petty Motorsports takes on more tasks in house, top driver Aric Almirola hopes he and new teammate Brian Scott can deliver better results to "The King."

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NASCAR rolls out its charter system
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  NASCAR implements team owner Charter agreement for Sprint Cup Series

NASCAR's 36 Charter teams

Fast facts about NASCAR's team owner Charter system

Full schedule for Daytona Speedweeks

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 Joe Gibbs Racing, Stewart-Haas Racing each to acquire fourth charter

Once deal is complete, Carl Edwards and Kurt Busch each will be guaranteed a starting spot for each Sprint Cup points race.

Jeffrey Earnhardt’s Can-Am paint scheme revealed

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Spencer Gallagher, GMS Racing run partial Xfinity schedule

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Tune-in: NASCAR plans Tuesday announcement

Peyton Manning kisses Papa John, DeLana warns Kevin

Furniture Row's move to Toyota eased by JGR alliance

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FuelTix Renews With RPM@Daytona

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Richard Childress Racing and friends looking for big 2016

Richard Childress Racing is looking for a big season in 2016.

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Matt Kenseth 2016 NSCS Sprint Unlimited Race Preview

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NASCAR Sprint Unlimited Rumors 2016: Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Replaces Injured Tony Stewart
Christian Post
The 75-lap race exhibition will be without one of NASCAR's biggest stars, but the addition of Stenhouse Jr. should give it an interesting twist. He will be

Two Weeks To Daytona - NBC Sports Group Amplifies NASCAR Coverage
With major news expected to come from NASCAR during Tuesday afternoon's press conference, NASCAR America addresses and deliberates ...

Larson heads 2016 list of Cup drivers yet to reach Victory Lane
When one takes a look at the rising stars of NASCAR, the future is definitely bright. And when taking a look at the Sprint Cup field for 2016, one will see ...
NASCAR changed at Daytona
Martinsburg Journal
This year marks the 15th anniversary of the tragic death of NASCAR champion Dale Earnhardt. As it is well known, Earnhardt crashed into the Turn 4 ...

NASCAR driver promotes literacy at Timberlin Creek Elementary
St. Augustine Record
Alert Today Florida NASCAR driver Scott Lagasse Jr. reads to students at Timberlin Creek Elementary School during literacy week in late January.

Daytona's 'Birthplace of NASCAR' hotel nears finish line
Daytona Beach News-Journal
The Streamline Hotel, which in December 1947 became the birthplace of NASCAR, has been undergoing an extensive restoration since 2014 when it ...

If Tony Stewart can return this season, he will - for his fans
It would be difficult to find anyone – NASCAR official, fan or media member – who looks on Stewart and the litany of incidents throughout his career

NASCAR racer invests with SunEnergy1 for large Virginia solar project
Charlotte Business Journal (blog)
SunEnergy1, with an investment by NASCAR racer Denny Hamlin's recently formed Won One Energy, will build a 20-megawatt solar farm in ...

Villeneuve aims to take No. 27 to Daytona
Following confirmation that Jacques Villeneuve will race in this year's NASCAR XFINITY series, the French-Canadian has told he will

Team Preview: Furniture Row Racing (blog)
Furniture Row Racing is coming off its best season in Sprint Cup and looking to get even stronger in 2016, with a new manufacturer and alliance with ...

NASCAR Legend Jimmie Johnson Opens Up About Going the Extra Mile in March Issue of ...
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The issue also pays tribute to famed basketball player and UCLA coach, John Wooden. The feature article, titled "Unforgettable Greatness," offers a ...

Cars We Remember: Who really won the first Daytona 500 in 1959?
Daily Ardmoreite
To try and explain in the amount of space I have, Johnny Beauchamp was not one of the regular NASCAR drivers. He cut his teeth on the Iowa based

Seven Incredibly Dangerous Car Accidents in NASCAR History
Have any of you ever been to a NASCAR race? Speaking from experience I have to say that while the actual race itself is kind of boring, the night ...

NASCAR: Potential Return Date Set For Tony Stewart
Beyond the Flag
The 2016 NASCAR season has not even begun yet but thus far all of the 2016 headlines belong to Tony Stewart thanks in large part to the accident ...

N A S C A R * Pinty's * S E R I E S
Olivier Bédard, Nissan Micra Cup's first champion
Bédard also tried his hand at stock-car racing, making his debut in the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series (now known as NASCAR Pinty's) at the

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The Final Word – 2016’s NASCAR Contenders, Pretenders, and Participants

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Tony Stewart's return has a potential to raise another waiver debate
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NASCAR issues update to Sprint Cup Rule Book

NASCAR will limit reduce how many sets of tires teams can use in some races this season.

Making the leap

Aric Almirola is ready to recreate the success he had in 2014 and put the famous No. 43 car back on top of the NASCAR world.

NASCAR America: How well do NASCAR drivers know the 2016 rookies? (VIDEO)

There are five drivers in this year's rookie class.


It's all about making the Chase at JTG Daugherty Racing. John Oreovicz breaks down the offseason moves that may help driver AJ Allmendinger and the team bounce back from a frustrating 2015.

Cup team preview: Not in our top 10

The Sprint Cup teams outside's top 10, such as Germain Racing and Wood Brothers Racing, feature a mixture of hope, history and the desire to improve.

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During 37 years as a car owner in NASCAR’s elite…

Theriault Back At BKR For Daytona

Austin Theriault will pilot a third Brad Keselowski Racing truck…

Dillon Gains Sponsor For DIRTcar Nationals

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Chase Elliott gears up for Sprint Cup rookie season

NASCAR TV schedule: Feb. 8-14

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Wallace Jr. aims to carry late-season surge into '16

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Unlucky No. 13 examined with 13 days left before Daytona 500

Sprint Unlimited stands apart from the Daytona 500

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NASCAR reveals new business structure for teams Tuesday

CEO Brian France will unveil the framework in a 1:30 p.m. news conference in Charlotte.

Healthy as a horse

Kyle Busch is enjoying life as the Sprint Cup Champion, but he's focused on being completely healthy by the Daytona 500 on February 21.

‘Earnhardt Nation’: Q&A with author Jay Busbee

Jay Busbee chronicles the trials, successes and tragedy of the Earnhardt family.

Danica, 8 other athletes in new ‘Never Underestimate Small’ ad campaign

Danica Patrick discusses the challenges she's had to overcome in a new ad campaign released on Super Bowl Sunday. 

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XFINITY: Villeneuve set to return with new team
The 44-year-old French-Canadian, an F1 world champion, Indy 500 and CART champion, has competed irregularly in NASCAR over the years

Chris MacDonald's Memories of Elvis set to Rock Nascar's Daytona 500 Weekend
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Chris MacDonald's Memories of Elvis in Concert is set to rock at The Plaza Live in Orlando on the eve of the Iconic Nascar's Daytona 500.

NASCAR: The impact of “Smoke's” injury (blog)
Three-time NASCAR Sprint Cup champion Tony Stewart will miss the beginning of the 2016 campaign with what has been described as a “severe ...

2016 Sprint Cup Predictions
All Left Turns
With the Sprint Unlimited coming up this weekend, it's time to make predictions sure to fail: predicting the 2016 Sprint Cup champion and the three ...

Drivers chime in, sound off on Super Bowl
NASCAR drivers were quick to chime in on the result of Super Bowl 50 -- Denver Broncos 24, Carolina Panthers 10 -- Sunday night, with the results

Childress enters 2016 expecting a Sprint Cup championship
Roanoke Times
NASCAR takes those engines back and run 'em, we get all the engine data. There's always little changes. We're trying to get speed in our cars is the ...

BK Racing to run fourth car in Daytona 500 with Richardson
BK Racing will field a fourth entry in the Daytona 500 with Richardson, 33, behind the wheel. Richardson has eight previous Sprint Cup starts with ...

Classic Car Of The Week - 'Smokey' Yunick's 1967 Chevelle
Beyond the Flag
It's time once again for the classic car of the week. This week the series will have a NASCAR flavor to it. Not all race cars become classics, especially ...

Is Tony Stewart The Most Talented NASCAR Driver Ever? (blog)
Three time Cup champ Tony has not won the Daytona 500, but still should be considered the most talented NASCAR driver ever. No matter what car ...

NASCAR: Kurt Busch Is As Good Of A Pick As Kyle For 2016
Beyond the Flag
Though Kyle Busch will be a popular pick for the 2016 NASCAR season, his brother Kurt should not be overlooked.

Current list of every NASCAR driver, crew chief, manufacturer and team for 2016
Here's the up-to-date rundown of the current car number, driver, crew chief, manufacturer and team for every NASCAR entry this upcoming season.

Rogers family, owners of Grandview Speedway, injured in car crash in Daytona Beach
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Saxton praised the assistance NASCAR, the sanctioning body for Grandview Speedway and its dirt-track racing divisions, offered the Rogers family in ...

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The Final Word – Change is inevitable whether we like it or not


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 Real-life Jean Girard is coming for Ricky Bobby at Daytona

Frenchman Michel Disdier is ready to take on the Camping World Truck Series -- and is looking for Ricky Bobby at Daytona.

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Busch Clash gives way to Bud Shootout, 1990-99

14 days before Daytona 500, history of No. 14 car revisited

Simply super: Joe Gibbs has stacked up titles in two sports

Football flashback: That time Kyle Busch surprised Samantha Busch

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Super Bowl 50 is a game fit for The King, Richard Petty

NASCAR Hall of Famer Richard "The King" Petty will be on today's Super Bowl pregame show on CBS.

Madden ratings for NASCAR drivers

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Michael Waltrip gets ride from BK Racing for Daytona 500

Matt Kenseth gets fill-in spotter for Daytona

Tony Stewart hopes for All-Star return
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Ranier Racing with MDM will compete in a limited schedule…


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 Who's riding with who?

Find out which of your favorite NASCAR teams and drivers are rooting for in Super Bowl 50.

Ryan and Krissie Newman’s Rescue Ranch critters make Super Bowl picks

The critters of Ryan and Krissie Newman's Rescue Ranch give a slight edge to the Denver Broncos over the Carolina Panthers on...

How Jimmie Johnson helped a friend in need

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Darrell Waltrip Through the Years

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Team Penske To Give Away Ford Mustang GT In #Penske50 Sweepstakes

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NASCAR: 1-on-1 With Bolen Motorsports Driver Jordan Anderson
Beyond the Flag
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series driver Jordan Anderson recently spoke with BTF about his new team and the 2016 NASCAR season.

Atlanta Motor Speedway offering affordable ticket packages for race weekend
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HAMPTON — If you're looking to attend a NASCAR race for the first time, Atlanta Motor Speedway is offering reduced ticket prices for February's 2016 ...


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Multi-year extension continues Team Penske, Bosch Automotive relationship

A look back at Tony Stewart's 10 greatest NASCAR races

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Furniture Row Racing expects to reach title round again despite major changes

Team owner Barney Visser said team's switch to Toyota won't preclude a championship run. 'We will be very disappointed if we don...

Safer than you think

Tony Stewart's injury at the sand dunes is rare according to Greg Biffle who believes sand dune racing is actually safer than a Sprint Cup race.

Truck series rookies test at Atlanta Motor Speedway

Kasey Kahne: 17th-best on plate tracks

One thing that made Kahne a worse-than-normal value in 2015 was the fact that he finished well worse than he started in the final three plate races and that cost fantasy owner... more

Martin Truex Jr. Superspeedway avg. 21.49

Three of his 10 top-10s came last year and he kicked off the season with an eighth in the Daytona 500. Thirteen of his next 14 attempts after that success ended in the top 10 ... more

Paul Menard: 19th-best on plate tracks

Menard can be a difficult pick most weeks on the big tracks because he hovers right in the middle. He could swing either direction and should only be on rosters when he is the... more

Casey Mears Superspeedway avg. 21.82

His poor results have been bad enough to rank him 20th on the list of active drivers on this track type, however, with a relatively modest result of 21.8. If he fits the final... more

Jamie McMurray: 21st-best on plate tracks

McMurray tends to rise in big races and he boasts four wins and another two runner-up finishes. He has not earned a top-10 in his last eight starts, however, and most of his b... more

Aric Almirola Superspeedway avg. 23.32

The good news is that Almirola is trending up and that could make him a decent value in the season-opening race at Daytona International Speedway. Three of the five plate trac... more

Danica Patrick pit crew undergoes changes

No. 41 team conquers SHR's Pit Crew Throwdown

Those at the scene discuss Tony Stewart's accident 

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Parker Kligerman returns to action at Daytona

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Ohio-native Matt Tifft will run a 13-race schedule behind the


State of Racing: Back to basics

Every idea in racing in recent years seems to have been prefaced with "This will be great for the sport." It wasn't in nearly every case, writes Ryan McGee, and now it's time to fix it.

A.J. Foyt on Stewart: 'I feel sorry for Tony'

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Reunited and it feels so good

Michael Waltrip made an announcement that he will be reuniting with BK Racing for his 29th Daytona 500. 

Cessna to sponsor JR Motorsports’ in six Xfinity races

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FOX Sports, Sports Illustrated Parter To Promote Daytona 500

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Atlanta Motor Speedway owner joins NASCAR Hall Of Fame
In other speedway news, the Georgia Governor's Office of Highway Safety will sponsor the Feb. 27 Heads Up Georgia 250 NASCAR Xfinity Series ...

Rider changes, downforce new for NASCAR in 2016
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Ganassi's Larson feels desperate to win
Roanoke Times
NASCAR really cut the horsepower down a lot, which definitely doesn't suit my driving style,” Larson said. “When we got to those smaller racetracks, ...

Bold Predictions for the 2016 NASCAR Season
Bleacher Report
The NASCAR season has a way of feeling like it just happened, you know? It feels as though Kyle Busch crossed the finish line at Homestead

Why is Rob Kauffman Shaping NASCAR's Future?
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As it appears we are on the eve of a franchising agreement between the Race Team Alliance and NASCAR nobody wants to ask a very simple ...

 Full schedule for Daytona Speedweeks

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EXCLUSIVE: What happened to Tony Stewart in the sand dunes from eyewitness Don ‘The Snake’ Prudhomme

In an exclusive interview with NBC Sports, legendary drag racer Don Prudhomme details how he, Jeff Gordon and Ray Evernham found...

Bobby Gerhart attempting the Daytona triple

All three entries will be Chevrolets - a 5 on the ARCA car, a 36 on the truck and an 85 on the XFINITY car. His Bobby Gerhart Racing team is fielding all three entries, with a... more      

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Stewart's situation

Tony Stewart will miss the beginning of the season due to a burst fracture. What exactly does that mean?

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

Joe Gibbs Racing announces changes to executive team

Both Pettys Go Off-Track at Daytona in 1961

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Mark Martin addresses 'Smoke' fill-in rumors

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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

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

Furniture Row bucks prevailing Super Bowl rooting interest in NASCAR

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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.

 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...



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
Beyond the Flag
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
Beyond the Flag
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
Beyond the Flag
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
Beyond the Flag
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
CBS Local
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
The Augusta Chronicle
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
NASCAR "R07" - a unique 358-cubic-inch V-8 engine designed and developed exclusively for NASCAR Sprint Cup racing IndyCar 2.2L Twin-Turbo ...

High 5: Sign away, secret tacos & 'Greased Lightning'
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“We met racing online. He was fast. I asked for his setup and then preceded to beat his ass with it. Mostly true." -- Dale Earnhardt Jr. via Twitter on how ...

Ford Nascar Teams Ready to Race in the 58th Daytona 500
The Lasco Press
Ford Race Fans; “Start Your Engines,” it's time to warm up for NASCAR 2016 . The Daytona 500 runs on February 21st this year, but activities at the

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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.

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


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Tony Stewart's latest accident reignites old debate

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Kasey Kahne reveals his biggest surprise of first-time parenthood

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

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

Where NASCAR and the NFL have intersected through the years

A vintage look at NASCAR's throwback weekend

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Bruce: Cruel twist to Stewart's swan song

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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B.J. McLeod Motorsports expands to NASCAR XFINITY Series
Officials from B.J. McLeod Motorsports (BJMM) announced today the creation of two full-time NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS) teams to debut later this

NASCAR And Revamping The Sprint Unlimited
Beyond the Flag
For example, what if NASCAR took The NFL's latest Pro Bowl idea, which is to have fans vote their favorite players in the game and then have them ...

Photo gallery: KU football players try out for NASCAR
Kansas City Star
Former teammates of the University of Kansas football team, from left, Corey King, De'Andre Mann, Tedarian Johnson and Kapil Fletcher warm up ...

Gibbs' NASCAR stable full of Sprint Cup contenders
Roanoke Times
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
Stewart-Haas Racing officials announced Tuesday that Stewart injured his back on Sunday and remains hospitalized after being involved in an ...

Kyle Busch, Matt Kenseth and Tony Stewart figure in NASCAR 2016 story lines
Los Angeles Times
But as the rumble builds toward the 2016 NASCAR season, let's cut to the Chase, pun intended, and pinpoint the top five story lines for this season.

Get well, Smoke: NASCAR community sends tweets to Tony Stewart
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
Orlando Sentinel
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
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
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.

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...

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'...

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
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
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.

NASCAR reps falter in Rolex 24 at Daytona

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

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


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

Rick Hendrick buys three rare Corvettes at Barrett-Jackson

Rick Hendrick buys 'Transformers' truck at Barrett-Jackson


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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

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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
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
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
Nascar (blog)
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NASCAR: Tangled Web Of Tracks & Broadcasters Are Hurting The Sport
Beyond the Flag
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?!
5280 | The Denver Magazine
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?
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...

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


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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.

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, 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


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...

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.

 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...

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.

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.

Derrike Cope Racing adds sponsorship for upcoming Xfinity races

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

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


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Aleshin Survives Rain, Earns Rolex 24 Pole

Russian IndyCar driver Mikhail Aleshin overcame extremely wet conditions to

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Heavy rain causes odd qualifying for Rolex 24

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Odds/Previews for NASCAR's 11-20 Drivers in 2016
Get More Sports (blog)
Although few may challenge for the NASCAR crown in 2016, some interesting story lines arise and some questionable betting lines need to be ...

Why NASCAR Isn't In A Position To Make The Switch To Electric Cars?, Here Is The 'Answers'
National Daily Press
On paper, it sounds like such a cool idea: “If NASCAR embraced electric cars, it could change the world.” That's the headline of scientist and television ...

Darlington releases throwback ticket design for Southern 500
It will be used for both the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series' Bojangles' Southern 500 and the NASCAR XFINITY Series' VFW Wport Clips Help a Hero 200 ...

Dale Jr. Is Paving His Legacy On And Off The Track
Beyond the Flag
NASCAR's most popular driver could easily just be judged by his results on Sundays and the marketing juggernaut that he is. That would be a mistake.

NASCAR Sprint Cup Drivers in Need of the Biggest Turnarounds in 2016
Bleacher Report
Greg Biffle (left) and Tony Stewart arguably need the biggest turnaround of all NASCAR drivers in 2016. 1.1K. Reads. 2. Comments. Say what you

Older NASCAR speedways offer bumps, seams to challenge drivers
Las Vegas Review-Journal
Nov 16, 2014; Homestead, FL, USA; NASCAR