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Richard Petty Motorsports, Ford Re-Up for 2016

Richard Petty Motorsports will continue its partnership with Ford Performance in 2016. Petty and Ford, which have been partners stretching all the way back to 1969 and most recently since 2010, will continue to field cars in NASCAR’s top series next year. Show More Summary

David McGrath Named Loudon General Manager, Executive VP

Speedway Motorsports, Inc. (SMI) announced Monday that David McGrath has been promoted to executive vice president and general manager at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. McGrath will take over the position after Jerry Gappens recently resigned. Show More Summary

Axalta, Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Partner for 2016

Axalta and Hendrick Motorsports announced on Tuesday a contract extension that will continue through 2018. The extension will feature the company’s logo as the primary sponsor of the No. 88 Chevrolet driven by Dale Earnhardt, Jr. for 13 Sprint Cup Series races each season. Show More Summary

Five Points to Ponder: The Worst Kind of Milestone & Missed Opportunities

ONE: Missed opportunities When the champion driver hoists the wavy silver trophy above his head and the glitter cannon goes crazy at the conclusion to the Sprint Cup race at Homestead-Miami Speedway; if that wheelman is Kevin Harvick,...Show More Summary

Couch Potato Tuesday: NASCAR Elimination Races and Match Game ’78?

We’ve made it through part No. 1 of the Chase for the Sprint Cup. There are undoubtedly some disappointed drivers and disappointed fans. Our own Jerry Jordan is convinced that NASCAR’s happy that Jimmie Johnson failed to advance (but would never actually admit it). Show More Summary

Who’s Hot and Who’s Not in NASCAR: Charlotte Edition

So now the Chase has been chopped down to 12 and the clock starts over for those drivers in terms of needing a win to move onto the next round. The fun begins Saturday night in Charlotte and no matter what happened in these first three...Show More Summary

From NASCAR Failure To Favorite

Kevin Harvick’s victory at the Monster Mile Sunday took the reigning champ off the ropes. Down for the count after an awful two-race start to the Chase, an ugly wreck combined with running out of gas the only option for the No. 4 car was simple: win. Show More Summary

Beside the Rising Tide: Nothing To See Here

In the Dark Ages, there were “scientists” determined to find a way to turn dross metals into gold, back in an era when the periodic table, the bane of high school chemistry classes, was still centuries away. What fans saw at Dover on...Show More Summary

Entry List: Bank of America 500

After a wet, wild end to the first round of the Chase, the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series is heading home. NASCAR released the preliminary entry list for Oct. 10 Bank of America 500 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. The list includes 45 entrants, meaning two will fail to make the race. Show More Summary

Entry List: Drive for the Cure 300

Chase Elliott’s push of catching Chris Buescher in the NASCAR XFINITY Series championship battle will continue on NASCAR’s home track. NASCAR released the preliminary entry list for the Oct. 9 Drive for the Cure 300 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Show More Summary

Pace Laps: The Closer Does it Again, Safety First & NHRA Keystone Nationals

Sprint Cup Series: The Closer is Back in It – Sunday afternoon at Dover International Speedway was simply Kevin Harvick’s day of reckoning. Between the unscheduled stop for fuel with two laps to go last week at New Hampshire to the drop...Show More Summary

Thinkin’ Out Loud – Kevin Harvick Pushes All In at Dover and Claims the Pot

Who’s in the headline – Kevin Harvick dominated the race and dominated the headlines. He drove from a 15th place starting spot, due to qualifying being rained out, to the lead in just 23 laps. From then on, Harvick led 355 of the final...Show More Summary

Kickin’ the Tires: Many In NASCAR Breathes a Sigh of Relief

  No one of any official capacity will ever admit it publicly, but secretly they are cheering and acknowledging that a great thing happened in the auto racing world, on Sunday, at Dover International Raceway: Dale Earnhardt Jr. advanced in #TheChase and Jimmie Johnson didn’t. Show More Summary

The Big Six: Questions Answered After the 2015 AAA 400

Who…gets my shoutout of the race? While the focus Sunday was on the Chase, there were a few non-Chase drivers looking to maks a splash, and Aric Almirola played the spoiler fairly well, grabbing a top-five finish. Almirola didn’t miss...Show More Summary

Up To Speed: When “It” Happened To Jimmie Johnson

When you’ve watched racing for a while, you know that—sometimes—“it” happens. “It” can be a lot of different things, but the most simplistic definition is an unexpected turn of events that was  unpredictable and indeterminable. “It”Show More Summary

Tracking the Trucks: Rhino Linings 350

In a Nutshell: John Wes Townley took the checkered flag 3.827 seconds ahead of Timothy Peters to win Saturday night’s Rhino Linings 350 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Townley managed to run great fuel mileage to have enough in the tank when those around him, including late-race leader Matt Crafton, ran out of gas. Show More Summary

Top-10 Effort for Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. in Dover

Though the Chase drivers took the spotlight at Dover International Speedway, Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. showcased his familiar concrete pace in the AAA 400 on Sunday with a solid eighth-place effort. Last hitting the top 10 at Bristol Motor...Show More Summary

Kevin Harvick Does it; Advances to Round 2 with Dover Victory

The driver they call “The Closer” simply did it at Dover International Speedway. Needing a win to advance to the Contender Round of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Chase, Kevin Harvick grabbed the top spot on Lap 24 and led an outstanding...Show More Summary

Mechanical Issue Prevents Jimmie Johnson from Advancing to the Contender Round

The day began with plenty of energy around the No. 48 car. Photographers circled around Jimmie Johnson, celebrating his 500th career NASCAR Sprint Cup Series start. However, amidst the gray sky and heavy winds, Jimmie Johnson’s day went from promising to abysmal. Show More Summary

Jamie McMurray Ties with Dale Earnhardt, Jr., Narrowly Misses Round 2 Cutoff

Battling door-to-door on the final restart, a pair of friends battled for the final spot for the Chase for the Sprint Cup cutoff. Attempting to tame Dover International Speedway, an intense duel for the third position during the final...Show More Summary

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