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NASCAR Xfinity: Ryan Blaney wins at Charlotte

By AMANDA VINCENT Ryan Blaney got by Kevin Harvick on a restart with three laps remaining in the 200-lap Hisense 4K TV 300 NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Saturday and drove on to the win in Team Penske’s No. 12 part-time entry. “I thought we were going to run out of [...]

NASCAR Cup: Chevrolet to announce SS replacement in August

By AMANDA VINCENT Chevrolet plans to announce what name plate will adorn its 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series car during a press conference at GM Global Headquarters in Detroit on Aug. 10. The manufacturer distributed a “save the date” notice via email to members of the motorsports media on Friday. Chevrolet’s SS model is the inspiration [...]

NASCAR Cup: Stewart-Haas Racing, Nature’s Bakery settlement puts snack food company on hood for four races

By AMANDA VINCENT Stewart-Haas Racing and Nature’s Bakery have come to an agreement that will see the snack food company as primary sponsor of either the No. 10 Ford of Danica Patrick or the No. 14 of Clint Bowyer in four Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series races over the course of the remainder of the [...]

IndyCar: Helio Castroneves fastest on Carb Day

FROM CHEVROLET PRESS RELEASE   Helio Castroneves recorded the quickest lap during “Carb Day” practice as 15 Chevrolet drivers made final on-track preparations to their race cars for the 101st Indianapolis 500.   Castroneves, driving the No. 3 Shell Fuel Rewards Team Penske Chevrolet, posted a lap of 227.377 mph/39.5819 seconds on the 2.5-mile Indianapolis [...]

NASCAR Cup: Kevin Harvick on pole at Charlotte

By AMANDA VINCENT Kevin Harvick claimed his third Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series pole of 2017 on Thursday when he posted a 27.918-second/193.424 mph lap in the third of three rounds of qualifying at Charlotte (N.C.) Motor Speedway for Sunday’s Coca-Cola 600. It’s his second-career pole at Charlotte “The cars in qualifying were a lot [...]

NASCAR Cup: Stewart-Haas Racing, Nature’s Bakery reach agreement

By AMANDA VINCENT According to a report from ESPN, Stewart-Haas Racing and Nature’s Bakery have tentatively settled their lawsuits against each other over the sponsorship deal for Nature’s Bakery’s sponsorship of Stewart-Haas Racing’s No. 10 entry of Danica Patrick in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. Nature’s Bakery signed a three-year contract with SHR in [...]

NASCAR Cup: J.J. Yeley in Tommy Baldwin’s car at Charlotte

By AMANDA VINCENT Tommy Baldwin Racing plans to make its third start of the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season Sunday evening in the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte (N.C.) Motor Speedway. J.J. Yeley will drive the No. 7 Chevrolet for the team. The Coca-Cola 600 will be the third Cup Series race of the year for [...]

NASCAR Cup: Ron Malec receives award from Mechanix

By AMANDA VINCENT Ron Malec, car chief on the No. 48 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet team of Jimmie Johnson in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, has been honored by Mechanix Wear as the 2017 recipient of the Brian Lunniss Lifetime Achievement Award. “Ron’s been a core member of the 48 team for years and years, [...]

Shouldn’t Kirk Shelmerdine at least be nominated for the Hall of Fame?

First of all, I’d like to start by congratulating the class of 2018 inductees into the NASCAR Hall of Fame that was selected yesterday and officially will be inducted into the Hall next January. So congratulations go out from Auto Racing Daily to Red Byron, Robert Yates, Ray Evernham, Ron Hornaday Jr. and Ken Squier [...]

NASCAR schedule, weather outlook for Charlotte Motor Speedway

By AMANDA VINCENT The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series will remain in its own backyard for a second-consecutive weekend, this time around for Sunday’s Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte (N.C.) Motor Speedway. It’s the longest race of the season, and NASCAR has added an extra fourth stage to the 400-lap/600-mile race. Sunday evening’s race will be split [...]

NASCAR Cup: Regan Smith continues in fill-in role at Richard Petty Motorsports

By AMANDA VINCENT Regan Smith will continue his role as fill-in driver for Aric Almirola behind the wheel of the No. 43 Richard Petty Motorsports Ford for Sunday evening’s Coca-Cola 600 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Charlotte (N.C.) Motor Speedway. Almirola continues to recover from a back injury received in a three-car crash during [...]

Next class of NASCAR Hall of Fame inductees selected

By AMANDA VINCENT The NASCAR Hall of Fame voting panel selected the five members of the class of 2018 inductees into the Hall of Fame — Red Byron, Ray Evernham, Ron Hornaday Jr., Ken Squier and Robert Yates — from a list of 20 nominees. “Our family is so honored and humbled this evening to [...]

NASCAR Truck: standings after Charlotte Motor Speedway

By AMANDA VINCENT With, yet, another NASCAR Camping World Truck Series win May 19 at Charlotte (N.C.) Motor Speedway in the North Carolina Education Lotter 200, Kyle Busch, once again, kept a Truck Series regular out of victory lane. As a result, Christopher Bell and Kaz Grala remain as the only Truck Series championship-eligible drivers [...]

My picks for 2018 NASCAR Hall of Fame induction

Today (Wed., May 24) is NASCAR Hall of Fame voting day. At 6 p.m. ET the class of 2018 inductees into the Hall will be announced, and in late January 2018, they’ll be officially inducted into the Hall of Fame. Other than participation in the fan vote, I have no say into who’ll go in, but below, [...]

NASCAR releases 2018 schedules

By AMANDA VINCENT NASCAR unveiled the 2018 schedules for its three national series — Monster Energy NASCAR Cup, Xfinity and Camping World Truck — Tuesday, and there are significant changes to the Cup Series, including the move of the Brickyard 400 to the end of the regular season and the addition of a road-course race [...]

‘Doughnuts to the right’: new post-race swerving?

NASCAR cracked down on drivers swerving during post-race cool-down laps last season, something race teams resorted to in effort to get cars within spec for post-race inspections. Fast-forward to 2017, and several teams have had issues with their rear-ends of their cars being out of spec in post-race inspections. Coincidence? Probably not. After Saturday night’s [...]

NASCAR Cup: Upper groove of Charlotte Motor Speedway treated ahead of Coca-Cola 600

By AMANDA VINCENT The upper groove of Charlotte (N.C.) Motor Speedway has been treated with the same PJ1 substance applied to portions of Bristol (Ten.) Motor Speedway prior to the last two NASCAR race weekends there. The application of VHT and the use of a “tire dragon” to add rubber to the racing surface at [...]

Next class of NASCAR Hall of Fame inductees selected Wednesday

By AMANDA VINCENT Wednesday will be NASCAR Hall of Fame voting day as members of the NASCAR Hall of Fame voting panel will meet at the Hall to select the five 2018 inductees into the Hall from among the list of 20 nominees. Also, a Landmark Award for Outstanding Contributions to NASCAR recipient will be [...]

NASCAR Truck: Red Horse Racing shuts down

By AMANDA VINCENT Despite being one of the top teams in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, Red Horse Racing has shut down, according to a report Monday from Motorsport.com. “I tried as long as I could, but I can’t keep funding it out of my pocket,” Red Horse Racing owner Tom DeLoach told Motorsport.com. “We’ve tried [...]

NASCAR Cup: Justin Alexander named Austin Dillon’s new crew chief

By AMANDA VINCENT Justin Alexander is the new crew chief for Austin Dillon on the No. 3 Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet team in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, according to an announcement from the race team Monday. He replaces Richard “Slugger” Labbe, who is no longer with RCR. Alexander moves to RCR’s No. 3 [...]

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