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NASCAR Speedweeks at Daytona schedule

As in years past, the 2016 NASCAR season will kick off with Speedweeks at Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway. All three NASCAR national seriesSprint Cup, Xfinity and Camping World Truck — will be in action at Daytona, as will the ARCA Racing Series. The first NASCAR-related on-track activity will be Feb. 12, with practice [...]

Furniture Row Racing on Different Track for Super Bowl

The Denver-based Furniture Row Racing team is in a precarious position among the teams it competes against in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series.

Cole Whitt joins Premium Motorsports

By AMANDA VINCENT Cole Whitt will drive the No. 98 Ford for Premium Motorsports in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series competition in 2016, according to an announcement from the race team on Tuesday. “Jay and the crew at Premium Motorsports impressed me with their vision for the future and commitment to making the No. 98 [...]

Ryan Ellis to Compete at Daytona for FDNY Racing, Working on Sprint Cup Series Plans

FDNY Racing will be back for its 17th season in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. Ryan Ellis, who has driven for the Jim Rosenblum-owned team since 2014, will return to the seat of the No. 28 Chevrolet for the season-opener at Daytona in February. Show More Summary

Michael McDowell’s crew chief named

By AMANDA VINCENT Circle Sport-Leavine Family Racing, the new NASCAR Sprint Cup Series team formed by the merger of Circle Sport Racing and Leavine Family Racing, announced on Thursday that it has hired Dave Winston to serve as crew chief for the No. 95 Chevrolet in 2016 races in which Michael McDowell will be in [...]

David Ragan joins BK Racing

By AMANDA VINCENT David Ragan has joined BK Racing to drive the No. 23 Toyota full-time in NASCAR Sprint Cup Series competition in 2016. He’ll be a teammate to Matt DiBenedetto, who remains with BK Racing to drive the No. 83 Toyota. “It’s a big relief to have the opportunity to go race full-time in [...]

Kurt Busch, Kyle Larson Discuss Possible Indianapolis 500 Runs

By Zach Catanzareti & Joseph Wolkin Each spring, the question lingers in both the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series and IndyCar Series garages: Who, if any, will attempt the double? The double, of course, refers to the two-races-in-one-day spectacle...Show More Summary

Alex Bowman, Tommy Baldwin Racing Part Ways

Alex Bowman will not be back with Tommy Baldwin Racing in 2016. Bowman, who drove Baldwin’s No. 7 in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series in 2015, has parted ways with the team effective immediately, per a press release from the team. “As NASCAR...Show More Summary

Landon Cassill joins Front Row Motorsports

By AMANDA VINCENT Landon Casill has joined Front Row Motorsports for the 2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season to drive the No. 38 Ford, according to an announcement by the race team Wednesday during the Charlotte Motor Speedway Media Tour. By joining FRM for the upcoming season, Cassill becomes teammate to 2016 Sprint Cup Rookie [...]

NASCAR News and Rumors 2016: Chase Format to Be Extended to Xfinity, Truck Series

Due to the success of the Chase in the Sprint Cup Series, NASCAR decided to give it a go for the other two racing events, the XFINITY and Truck Series.

NASCAR implements Chase format for Xfinity and Truck series

On the first day of NASCAR’s Sprint Media Tour on Tuesday, a Chase format was unveiled for the NASCAR Xfinity and Camping World Truck series. The format is similar to the Chase for the Sprint Cup format utilized the past two seasons in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, only shorter in length and including fewer [...]

Martin Truex Jr. reunites with Bass Pro Shops

By AMANDA VINCENT A manufacturer change from Chevrolet to Toyota won’t be the only change on the No. 78 Furniture Row Racing NASCAR Sprint Cup Series entry driven by Martin Truex Jr. in 2016. The race team announced Tuesday that Bas Pro Shops has signed on to be a primary sponsor for nine races this [...]

Kyle Busch named NMPA Driver of the Year

By AMANDA VINCENT Kyle Busch, 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion, was named 2015 National Motorsports Press Association (NMPA) Richard Petty Driver of the Year during the NMPA convention in Concord, N.C., on Sunday. “I just want to thank the National Motorsports Press Association for voting me as the Richard Petty Driver of the Year,” [...]

My take on the Tony Stewart – Kyle Hess incident at the Chili Bowl

Since Friday night, I’ve refrained from covering the incident involving three-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion driver and two-time Chili Bowl Nationals winner Tony Stewart and a drunk police officer in the grandstands at the 2016 Chili Bowl in Tulsa, Okla. After reading multiple reports from those who did cover the incident, some I consider [...]

NASCAR Latest News and Rumors: Tony Stewart Goes Back to Dirt Track Racing After Retirement

Tony Stewart may have retired from the Sprint Cup Series for NASCAR, but he signified his intentions of getting more active in dirt track car racing.

HScott Motorsports relocates

By AMANDA VINCENT NASCAR Sprint Cup Series team HScott Motorsports announced Wednesday that it is relocating from Spartanburg, S.C., to Mooresville, N.C. “The New HScott Motorsports headquarters in Mooresville, N.C., provides our NASCAR Sprint Cup Series teams ample rook to prepare and maintain quality cars throughout the season and well into the future,” HScott owner [...]

NASCAR Small Team Review & Preview: How Did the Little Guys Do?

You’ve seen our reviews of the 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season. But how about some of the smaller teams to which we didn’t give an in-depth look? In one of our final pieces about the 2015 season, we take a look at the smaller teams...Show More Summary

Ford gives NASCAR Fusion a makeover

By AMANDA VINCENT The Ford Fusions in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series will look a little different when they hit the track during Daytona Speedweeks at Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway next month. A release from Ford Racing announcing the facelift describes the new-look Fusion as “an aggressive-looking new race car, capable of producing 750 horsepower [...]

Tony Stewart to resume sprint car racing following NASCAR retirement

Stewart is planning on returning to his roots when he retires from NASCAR at the end of the season. When Tony Stewart announced the 2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season would be his last, he made it clear he was not retiring from racing...Show More Summary

Richard Petty Motorsports brings back familiar number

By AMANDA VINCENT Brian Scott’s arrival at Richard Petty Motorsports for his first full season of NASCAR Sprint Cup Series competition will usher in a return to a familiar number for the Richard Petty co-owned race team. The Ford Scott will drive in the upcoming season will carry the No. 44, a change from the [...]

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