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Dale Earnhardt Jr. has enough to win one more at Daytona

Saturday night’s Coke Zero 400 at Daytona International Speedway signifies a few alerts such as it’s the first race of July. Only 10 races remain until the playoffs start with NBC taking over broadcasting duties. Maybe most of all, it could be Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s last race at Daytona as he’s set to retire at […]

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NASCAR Michigan 2017 results: Kyle Larson wins FireKeepers Casino 400

Kyle Larson passed Kyle Busch to take the lead with 15 laps remaining, then withstood two late restarts to win the FireKeepers Casino 400 Sunday at Michigan International Speedway. Kyle Larson burn out Larson started on the pole and led a race-high 96 of 200 laps in scoring his second victory of the 2017 Monster […]

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Darryll Wallace Jr. will become first black driver in NASCAR Cup since 2006

Darrell ‘’Bubba’’ Wallace Jr. is making history again. He is set to become the first African-American driver to race at NASCAR’s top level since 2006, starting this weekend at Pocono Raceway. Wallace will fill in for the injured Aric Almirola in the No. 43 Ford, according to a Richard Petty Motor sports team release, giving Wallace his first […]

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NASCAR results at Dover: Jimmie Johnson gets historic win in overtime

Jimmie Johnson passed Kyle Larson in overtime to win the AAA 400 Drive for Autism race Sunday at Dover International Speedway.it was Johnson’s 83rd career NASCAR Cup victory, tying him for sixth with Cale Yarborough on the all-time list.   Many fans could have almost seen this win coming Saturday, when Johnson unveiled a special commemorative driver’s helmet […]

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Tony Kanaan fires back at Lewis Hamilton IndyCar cheap shot

Tony Kanaan has fired back at Lewis Hamilton over his recent comments about the competition level in the Verizon IndyCar Series. As Fernando Alonso was tackling the Indianapolis 500, Hamilton scoffed at how the Spaniard was able to be so competitive straight out of the box in qualifying. “To see him fifth against drivers who […]

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NASCAR’s Wonder Woman Car Totaled in Fiery Wreck

 Danica Patrick’s Wonder Woman-branded NASCAR was engulfed in flames after getting into a wreck at the Go Bowling 400 at Kansas Speedway on Saturday. The powers of Princess Diana of Themyscira seemed to protect Patrick, who walked away unscathed, but another driver was injured in the crash. Danica Patrick’s car is No. 10, ie the […]

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AJ Allmendinger, Chase Elliott trigger massive crash at Talladega

The Big One is as inevitable at Talladega Superspeedway as sunrise.This particular Big One occurred on lap 169 of Sunday’s GEICO 500, and it was large indeed. Eighteen drivers — almost half the field — were involved. At the center of the latest conflagration at NASCAR’s biggest track were AJ Allmendinger and Chase Elliott. In […]

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Jimmie Johnson wins wild Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Texas

Jimmie Johnson proved on Sunday that you can’t keep a good driver, a good car and a good team down for long — even if you change the playing field at one of his favorite race tracks. The seven-time Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series champion passed Joey Logano for the lead on lap 318 of […]

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This isn’t WWE: NASCAR must suspend Kyle Busch now

BY: Mike Prison Autoweek This isn’t WWE: NASCAR must suspend Kyle Busch now OK, boys and girls, have at it. NASCAR has given the green light for fighting. Driver vs. driver. Driver vs. opposing crews. Opposing crews vs. opposing crews.Have at it. After all, it’s an emotional sport and things happen.NASCAR CEO Brian France had […]

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Kurt Busch wins Daytona 500 the old way

NASCAR came up with all kinds of new gizmos to jazz up its product for the 2017 season.Turned out none of them was especially needed Sunday at Daytona International Speedway, where Kurt Busch won a completely enthralling Daytona 500.“We put on a performance those last 50 laps,” Busch said of a race that featured eight […]

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59th Daytona 500 Racing Odds and Betting Picks

They don’t horse around in NASCAR as the stock-car circuit’s Super Bowl is the first race of the season every year: the Daytona 500. The 59th running of the Great American Race is this Sunday from the east coast of Florida and Dale Earnhardt Jr. is the betting favorite for Sports Interaction’s Daytona 500 odds. […]

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Logano clinches “The Clash”

 When Brad Keselowski and Denny Hamlin collided in Turn 2 on the final lap of Sunday’s rain-delayed Advance Auto Parts Clash at Daytona International Speedway, Joey Logano was there to seize the moment. Charging to the outside and grabbing the lead near the entry to the Superstretch at the 2.5-mile speedway, Logano took the checkered […]

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Stage lengths revealed for NASCAR Daytona Speedweeks

NASCAR will use a segment-based race format in 2017 The stages are set for Daytona Speedweeks.The Daytona 500 will be the first Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series event to feature the new for 2017 points-paying competition breaks. The Great American Race will consist of two 60-lap stages followed by an 80-lap showdown to determine a […]

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Ford will help ensure Danica Patrick can run entire NASCAR season

By: Jim Utter, NASCAR Editor Motorsport.com Ford Racing officials reiterated on Monday their intention to assist Stewart-Haas Racing in ensuring Danica Patrick’s No. 10 Ford team remains on the track this season despite its sponsorship problems. On Friday, SHR filed suit in N.C. Superior Court against Nature’s Bakery, Patrick’s sponsor since the beginning of last […]

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Wayne Taylor Racing triumph amid controversy

A controversial pass in the final hour saw Wayne Taylor Racing win a weather-affected Daytona 24 Hours. The Cadillac prototype crewed by brothers Ricky and Jordan Taylor alongside Max Angelelli and former NASCAR Sprint Cup champion Jeff Gordon were in contention throughout the twice around the clock endurance.   In a race punctuated by several […]

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Rolex 24 at Daytona Preview – 55 for the 55th

This weekend, the ball is set rolling on the 2017 IMSA WeatherTech Sportscar Championship season with the 55th running of the Rolex 24 at Daytona. A firm fixture on the calendar of any sportscar enthusiast, the Floridian endurance classic marks the end of the short winter break and the start of Daytona International Speedway’s ‘Speedweeks’ series of […]

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Countdown to the Rolex 24 at Daytona

  All eyes will be on Daytona this weekend for the first major motor sport circuit event of the year, the 2017 Rolex 24 At DAYTONA. At 14:30 on Saturday 28 January, the green flag will drop as the Rolex clock begins its 24-hour countdown and racing gets underway at the Daytona International Speedway.  Earlier […]

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New Toyota Camry Gets Its 5.9-Liter Pushrod V8 For NASCAR

Typically it takes an automaker’s motorsport department a little while to come out with the racing machinery to match the road-going production car on which it’s ostensibly based. But not Toyota – not with the new Camry.Alongside the eighth-generation production sedan, Toyota took the wraps off the NASCAR Cup-spec Camry at the Detroit Auto Show […]

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Marchionne Wants Dodge Back Into NASCAR

Dodge may have left NASCAR in 2012, following a decision taken three years earlier, but the company could return to the popular competition.Highlighting the brand’s ambitions is FCA’s CEO, Sergio Marchionne, who sat down with AutoNews to talk about the topic: “Yes, I’d love to. I talked to Jim France (executive VP of NASCAR) about […]

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Relatively Unknown Racing Driver Jeff Gordon Will Unretire, Race Cadillac at Daytona 24

Jeff Gordon. Remember him? And what does the Californian have planned for the easy days of retirement once 2017 arrives? The three-time Daytona 500 winner just put his signature on a contract with the Wayne Taylor Racing team to compete at the Rolex 24 at Daytona endurance contest in January… He’ll be reunited with Taylor […]

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Jimmie Johnson: NASCAR’s IronMan raises the bar

Those who question whether NASCAR drivers are athletes haven’t met Jimmie Johnson.One of the fittest drivers in the Sprint Cup garage, Johnson has serious athletic ambitions outside of racing, but they take a back seat to one important milestone. “I want to be considered the best driver to ever sit in a stock car,” Johnson […]

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Toyota wins first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Manufacturers’ Championship

Toyota won its first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Manufacturers’ Championship with a sixth-place finish by Kyle Busch at Homestead-Miami Speedway on Sunday. The title was the first for Toyota in its 10 years of Sprint Cup racing, and it snapped Chevrolet’s run of 13 consecutive Manufacturers’ Championships.Toyota also won the Xfinity and Truck Series Manufacturers’ […]

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Jimmie Johnson Ties Record With Seventh Nascar Championship

 Jimmie Johnson pulled off an improbable last-place-to-first-place drive in Sunday’s Nascar Sprint Cup season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway to claim a record-tying seventh series championship.Johnson, 41, took his first lead of the Ford EcoBoost 400 on the final restart, a two-lap overtime sprint to the checkered flag, and finished several lengths in front of Kyle […]

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Analysis: Jimmie Johnson making a statement in NASCAR Chase

  For the first time in the three-year history of the elimination Chase for the Sprint Cup, Jimmie Johnson advanced to the Round of 8. Granted, it’s a relatively small sample size, but it’s truly remarkable that it’s taken this long. Johnson is the most successful driver of the playoff era, if not the Modern […]

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Family mourns the death of NASCAR’s ‘First Lady’ Betty Jane France

Betty Jane France, known fondly as the “First Lady of NASCAR Racing,” died Monday afternoon.”We are saddened by the passing of my mother and inspiration Betty Jane France,” France’s daughter Lesa France Kennedy said in a statement Tuesday morning. “She played a significant role in NASCAR’s history, leading the charge to elevate the experience of […]

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America’s Greatest Racing Team Celebrates 100 Wins

You don’t have to like Corvettes, or the color yellow, or America, to realize that Corvette Racing is one of the winningest factory teams in motorsports history.At any given racetrack, on any given Sunday, the Corvettes are the loudest.Corvette Racing knows how to make an entrance: their cars are bright yellow, they wear a giant […]

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Keselowski wins again at Kentucky Speedway

  Brad Keselowski ended up having enough fuel to become the first three-time winner at Kentucky Speedway on Saturday night, overtaking Kevin Harvick on lap 201 and holding on for the Sprint Cup Series victory Saturday night. “We ran out with about two (laps) to go,” he said. “Somehow we limped it around and stay […]

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Keselowski Wins Coke Zero 400

 Brad Keselowski’s first Sprint Cup victory came in 2009 at Talladega. And it came in dramatic fashion when he rammed into Carl Edwards as Edwards tried to block him.It was a huge upset in winning a race for car owner James Finch. But that win certainly had controversy, whether Keselowski could have or should have […]

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Nascar NASCAR to honor fallen troops with 600 Miles of Remembrance

Continuing the sport’s long-standing tradition of honoring the United States Armed Forces, all 40 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series drivers will bear the name of a fallen service member on their race car windshields during Sunday’s Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway (6 p.m. ET on FOX, PRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio), NASCAR announced today. For the second consecutive year, “600 […]

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Million Dollar Night for Logano

 Joey Logano pocketed $1 Million by winning Saturday night’s NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race at Charlotte Motor Speedway, his first win in his sixth start in the annual event. The format for the race, created in large part by the NASCAR Driver Council, featured two 50-lap segments followed by a final 13-lap shootout. “What a crazy […]

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Matt Kenseth holds off Kyle Larson for NASCAR win at Dover

Matt Kenseth had eluded the wreckage that turned Dover into a junkyard. He never felt he could escape the pressure that Kyle Larson put on him — the anointed future star racing door-to-door with the former champion.‘‘He was all over me,’’ Kenseth said. ‘‘I think if he would have snuck inside, it would have been […]

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Kyle Busch wins NASCAR Cup race to give Toyota weekend sweep at Kansas

Kyle Busch finally overcame his gremlins at Kansas Speedway in a race that left Martin Truex Jr. overcome with frustration.On Saturday night — in stark contrast to many of his prior misadventures at the 1.5-mile track — Busch waited until after the Go Bowling 400 to destroy his No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota, a […]

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NASCAR Is In Trouble And Nobody Wants To Talk About It

 The headline story out of Bristol was Matt DiBenedetto coming in the sixth in his underfunded car. The real story coming out of thunder valley was how far NASCAR has fallen and nobody covering the sport seems to care.In every sport the media members that cover it are the conduit of information not available on […]

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Kyle Busch sweep is NASCAR’s first in 25 years

 Four races in NASCAR’s top three series over eight days – and Kyle Busch won them all.From Martinsville to Texas, Busch had consecutive weekend sweeps, something last done in NASCAR 25 years ago.“I think the magic is Kyle Busch, but that’s just me,” Busch said with a smile before looking to car owner Joe Gibbs, […]