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NASCAR | Robert Griffin III to drive pace car

Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:45:14 -0700

Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III will drive the pace car for the race at Richmond International Raceway Saturday, April 26. Griffin will go through pace car training and spend some time with driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. before the race.

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NASCAR | Danica Patrick, Kyle Busch crash in practice

Fri, 14 Mar 2014 15:01:25 -0700

Stewart-Haas Racing driver Danica Patrick and Joe Gibbs Racing driver Kyle Busch both crashed in Sprint Cup practice at Bristol Motor Speedway Friday, March 14, and four drivers will have to go to backup cars for the race Sunday, March 16.

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NASCAR | Seven-car wreck in practice Wednesday

Wed, 19 Feb 2014 15:09:30 -0800

A seven-car accident in Sprint Cup practice Wednesday, Feb. 19, led to a hole being pierced in the Daytona International Speedway fencing. Roush Fenway Racing driver Matt Kenseth started the crash. The fence "performed the way it was designed to," but a steel cable and some mesh fencing needs to be replaced.

Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN.com - Brant James


NASCAR | Three blow engines in practice

Mon, 17 Feb 2014 10:11:40 -0800

Stewart-Haas Racing drivers Danica Patrick and Tony Stewart and Phoenix Racing driver Bobby Labonte all blew their engines during practice for the Daytona 500 Saturday, Feb. 15. "It's just a motor. If it was getting ready for the race you would be a little more concerned," Stewart said. "It's just for qualifying. They pay the big check a week from tomorrow, not tomorrow." All three engines were from Hendrick Motorsports, and all three teams will now be forced to start from the back of the field for the race.

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NASCAR | Playoff format changed

Thu, 30 Jan 2014 16:17:35 -0800

NASCAR announced Thursday, Jan. 30, that extensive changes are coming to their playoff format for the Chase for the Sprint Cup, expanding the field from 12 to 16 drivers and emphasizing winning races. A driver who wins a race during the 26-event regular season will be granted entry into the Chase regardless of where they rank in the points standings. The playoffs will now be known as the NASCAR Chase Grid. A win by a championship-eligible driver in any Chase race clinches that winning driver a spot in the next round. Four drivers will enter the championship with a chance at the title, and the Cup will go to the highest finisher among those four in the final race.

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NASCAR | Dave Blaney to enter HOF

Fri, 17 Jan 2014 16:30:41 -0800

NASCAR driver Dave Blaney is set to be inducted into the Sprint Cup Hall of Fame May 31.

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NASCAR | Dave Blaney entered at Daytona

Wed, 08 Jan 2014 16:31:07 -0800

Driver Dave Blaney will revive the No. 77 Ford for Sprint Cup team owner Randy Humphrey at Daytona International Speedway this year, and he's expected to have the full-time ride with the team this year.

Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: FOXSports.com - Lee Spencer


Stewart-Haas Racing | Ryan Newman in Chase after NASCAR penalties

Mon, 09 Sep 2013 17:07:43 -0700

Stewart-Haas Racing driver Ryan Newman has made the Chase, after NASCAR penalized Michael Waltrip Racing $300,000 and docked each driver on the team 50 points. Martin Truex Jr. had previously been determined to have made the Chase, beating out Newman on a tiebreaker, but it was determined that MWR driver Clint Bowyer intentionally spun his tires on a restart to help his teammate, violating Section 12-4 (Actions detrimental to stock car racing).

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NASCAR | ESPN, Turner Sports want to nix deals early

Tue, 27 Aug 2013 12:52:27 -0700

ESPN and Turner Sports would like to opt out of their contracts with NASCAR a year early and turn them over to Fox and NBC in 2014. NASCAR recently agreed to a deal with Fox and NBC to run from 2015 to 2024. Fox and NBC are interested in picking up the rights but feel they should be compensated for letting ESPN and Turner out of their deals early.

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NASCAR | Nationwide field shrinking

Wed, 17 Oct 2012 08:52:55 -0700

NASCAR announced Wednesday, Oct. 17, that the Nationwide Series field of 43 cars will shrink to 40 cars next season. The Sprint Cup Series will remain at 43 cars, though, and the Truck Series will remain at 36. The 36 fastest cars in the Nationwide Series will make the race on speed, followed by the next six highest-ranking cars in owner's points and one spot for the most recent eligible past champion.

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NASCAR | A.J. Allmendinger reinstated

Tue, 18 Sep 2012 13:24:28 -0700

NASCAR reinstated free-agent driver A.J. Allmendinger (Penske Championship Racing) Tuesday, Sept. 18, after he completed the "Road to Recovery" program following a positive test for a banned substance this summer. Allmendinger is a candidate to be rehired by PCR.

Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: The Associated Press - Jenna Fryer


NASCAR | Nine drivers locked into Chase

Thu, 06 Sep 2012 08:54:32 -0700

Joe Gibbs Racing driver Denny Hamlin, Roush Fenway Racing driver Greg Biffle, Hendrick Motorsports driver Dale Earnhardt Jr., Roush Fenway Racing driver Matt Kenseth, Hendrick Motorsports driver Jimmie Johnson, Michael Waltrip Racing driver Martin Truex Jr., Penske Championship Racing driver Brad Keselowski, Michael Waltrip Racing driver Clint Bowyer and Richard Childress Racing driver Kevin Harvick are the nine drivers that have clinched a spot in the Chase for the Sprint Cup. Stewart-Haas Racing driver Tony Stewart and Hendrick Motorsports driver Kasey Kahne are in the 10th and 11th spots currently. Stewart-Haas Racing driver Ryan Newman, Hendrick Motorsports driver Jeff Gordon, Richard Petty Motorsports driver Marcos Ambrose, Joe Gibbs Racing driver Kyle Busch and Joe Gibbs Racing driver Joey Logano are fighting for the final playoff spot.

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NASCAR | A.J. Allmendinger's defense disputed

Thu, 16 Aug 2012 08:53:40 -0700

It's highly unlikely that former Penske Championship Racing driver A.J. Allmendinger's positive test for amphetamines was the result of a pill that he took one time, according to a source close to the situation. Also, it's unlikely that Allmendinger will complete his Road to Recovery program by the end of August.

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NASCAR | A.J. Allmendinger tested positive for Adderall

Wed, 08 Aug 2012 10:06:23 -0700

Free-agent driver A.J. Allmendinger (Penske Championship Racing) tested positive for Adderall, a drug typically prescribed for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, which Allmendinger said he doesn't have. Allmendinger said he was tired and a friend gave him a pill that he was told would give him energy. He said he does not abuse the drug and had only taken it that one time.

Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN.com - Marty Smith


NASCAR | High speeds at Michigan

Fri, 15 Jun 2012 08:18:19 -0700

Speeds at the newly paved Michigan International Speedway are reaching dangerous speeds, according to Roush Fenway Racing driver Greg Biffle. "We're approaching some safety concerns at the speeds we are going," said Biffle, after speeds reached 218 mph during the morning session. "We've got to walk that fine line of killing people and creating excitement." However, NASCAR officials have no plans to add restrictor plates at the track.

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