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MSA GTD champ Christina Nielsen leaving Ferrari for Porsche

Nielsen to drive for Wright Motorsports in IMSA WeatherTech serie Fresh from back-to-back championships in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship GTD class, Christina Nielsen is changing teams. Nielsen and Wright Motorsports announced on Saturday that she will join forces with Porsche and Wright Motorsports to race a 911 GT3 R in the GT Daytona (GTD) […]

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Dale Earnhardt Jr. named NASCAR’s most popular driver for 15th time

Dale Earnhardt Jr. wrapped up his final season as a NASCAR driver with one last piece of hardware. He won the Most Popular Driver Award on Thursday night for the 15th consecutive time. The award is based on a fan vote and sponsored by the National Motorsports Press Association. Only Bill Elliott won the award […]

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‘Race on Sunday, sell on Monday’ still matters in NASCAR

No one really knows for sure when the first auto race took place, though some have speculated. “There is no doubt precisely when folks began racing each other in automobiles,” NASCAR legend Richard Petty once said. “It was the day they built the second automobile.” The idea that drivers could race cars not much different […]

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Forget all the noise. Danica’s legacy is clear: She changed NASCAR forever.

After Danica Patrick announced 2017 would be her last full-time season in NASCAR, Brad Keselowski took to Twitter with one prediction. “In time,” he wrote, “you will be truly appreciated for all that you’ve contributed to this sport we all love.” Before Sunday’s Cup Series finale — the Ford Ecoboost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway — IndyCar […]

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Martin Truex Jr takes Cup Series championship with Homestead victory

 Martin Truex Jr has won the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series championship after winning the final race of the season; the Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway. The #78 Furniture Row Racing driver held off title rival Kyle Busch in a thirty lap sprint to the chequered flag to seal his first NASCAR Cup Series title. As many may have predicted heading into […]

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New wave: NASCAR faces changing landscape with departure of star drivers

 The starting grid for Sunday’s Ford EcoBoost 400, the final race of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup season, will include the final four drivers for the championship: Kyle Busch, Kevin Harvick, Brad Keselowski and Martin Truex Jr. It will also include Dale Earnhardt Jr., Danica Patrick and Matt Kenseth. The lineup for the 2018 Daytona […]

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Predicting NASCAR’s new champion this weekend at Homestead

Finally. After 35 weeks of racing, countless wrecks (both intentional and otherwise) and technicalities and trips across the country, we are finally down to the last NASCAR Cup Series race of the season. And it is finally time to crown a champion. But, who will it be? First the contenders: Martin Truex Jr., Kyle Busch, […]

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Brad Keselowski preserves NASCAR title chances with Texas recovery

During the pace laps for the AAA 500 at Texas Motor Speedway, team owner Roger Penske told Brad Keselowski to have a “good, blue-collar day.”Keselowski, the championship-winning veteran, rebounded from a disastrous first lap to deliver a top-five that likely saved their championship hopes. Keselowski and Kyle Busch came together in the very first corner, […]

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Martin Truex Jr. races toward a championship as his girlfriend battles cancer

Martin Truex Jr.’s career at NASCAR’s top competitive level has been a study in the tentacles of circumstance. Name the obstacle, and he’s probably had to deal with it in the Monster Energy Cup Series. So, it only seems fitting that in the midst of Truex’s best season, he’s dealing with the most difficult of […]

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Kyle Busch survives to win drama-filled NASCAR Cup race at Martinsville

The sun went down, the new lights came on, and all hell broke loose at Martinsville Speedway. In a wild overtime finish that took Sunday’s First Data 500 to 505 laps at the 0.526-mile short track, Kyle Busch beat Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series leader Martin Truex Jr. to the stripe by 0.141 second to […]

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Fernando Alonso to race in 2018 Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona

McLaren Formula 1 driver Fernando Alonso is taking on a new challenge in 2018. One year removed from his Indianapolis 500 experience, the two-time F1 champion has agreed to race in the Rolex 24 at Daytona with United Autosports. Alonso will co-drive a Ligier LMP2 with 2017 FIA Formula 3 champion Lando Norris and Asian […]

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Fernando Alonso to contest Daytona 24 Hours in January

Fernando Alonso will contest the 2018 Daytona 24 Hours with McLaren boss Zak Brown’s United Autosports team.T he race, set to held next January 27-28, will mark Alonso’s second appearance at an iconic American race in less than a year, following his participation in the 2017 Indy 500, and his debut in sports car racing. […]

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NASCAR results at Kansas: Martin Truex Jr. wins as playoff drivers find trouble

 Martin Truex Jr. won the Hollywood Casino 400 Sunday at Kansas Speedway, but the much bigger story turned out to be the misfortune suffered by most of the NASCAR playoff drivers in the Round of 12’s elimination race. Those woes began early in the race and claimed one driver after another. Kyle Larson, who entered the race ranked […]

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Kyle Busch cruises to victory in Monster Energy NASCAR Cup race at New Hampshire

 Kyle Busch drove away from Kyle Larson in the final laps en route to a fairly easily victory in Sunday afternoon’s ISM Connect 300 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. The victory was the 2015 champion’s third at the 1-mile track near Loudon, his third this season and 41st of his career. His most recent Monster Energy NASCAR Cup […]

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A Record 8th Title For Jimmie Johnson Could Be A Loss For NASCAR

Even if he is a little bland, Jimmie Johnson is such a prolific stock-car driver that you’d think more people would be pulling for him lately, especially since he has a chance to make history this fall by becoming NASCAR’s first eight-time champion. Apparently, that is not the case. Johnson is tied for the most […]

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Danica Patrick at career crossroads as days as NASCAR driver appear over

Given the right situation, Ricky Stenhouse Jr. believes his girlfriend still wants to be a race car driver. Danica Patrick will have to scramble to make that happen. And if the opportunity doesn’t present itself, well, she has plenty of other things to fill her time. Patrick is at a career crossroads and will not return […]

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It was a mess of a week for NASCAR, and it needs to be fixed

Kyle Larson won the regular-season finale Saturday at Richmond Raceway. At least for now. Nothing against Larson, but after what happened in the past week, it’s hard to be sure of anything in NASCAR these days. He’ll have to wait until Tuesday, when his car goes through an additional inspection at NASCAR’s research and development center, […]

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Female NASCAR driver ‘would love to have a tampon on the side of my car’

A woman considered to be one of the top up-and-coming female drivers in NASCAR said she would “love to have a tampon on the side of my car.” Julia Landauer Julia Landauer, who competes in NASCAR’s K&N Pro Series West, made the statement to Bloomberg Businessweek magazine in a profile of her and her racing […]

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Jeremy Clements spins, then wins NASCAR Xfinity race at Road America

Journeyman Jeremy Clements and his small team topped big-name race organizations Sunday to clinch a first-ever victory in 256 NASCAR Xfinity Series starts.On the second-to-last lap of the Johnsonville 180 at Road America, Clements attempted to pass Matt Tifft for the lead. He wheeled his Chevrolet to the inside of Tifft’s Toyota Camry, sending both […]

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Martin Truex Jr.’s gamble pays off with NASCAR Cup win at Watkins Glen

Martin Truex Jr. won a fuel-mileage gamble, holding off Matt Kenseth on the final lap to capture the NASCAR Cup race at Watkins Glen International on Sunday. Brad Keselowski had a big lead but was forced to pit with three laps to go. That gave the lead to Ryan Blaney, who began to run dry and […]

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Kyle Busch wins NASCAR Xfinity race at New Hampshire

Kyle Busch’s celebratory burnout produced a cloud of smoke over the frontstretch at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, but Ryan Preece’s first run in top-of-the-line equipment made an even bigger impression in Saturday’s Overton’s 200 NASCAR Xfinity Series race. After a major snafu on pit road took a potential win away from Brad Keselowski, who had […]

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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 […]