Takes Super Late Model Win; Bertuccio Starts Strong In ModsBurton Pulls Away For New Smyrna VictoryTakes Super Late Model Win; Bertuccio Starts Strong In ModsBy Jason Christley, NASCARNEW SMYRNA, Fla. -- Harrison Burton wasn't going to be denied twice in a row.
The 16-year-old from Huntersville, North Carolina, led every lap en route to the Super Late Model Victory Monday in the 35-lap feature at New Smyrna Speedway. It was his first victory of the week at the 51st World Series of Asphalt Racing
- Optimism abounds after the opening weekend at Daytona International Speedway, especially for NASCAR's top teams.Teamwork at Joe Gibbs Racing appears as solid as ever despite adding rookie Daniel Suarez to the mix, evidenced by Denny Hamlin, Suarez, Matt Kenseth and Kyle Busch running 1-2-3-4 for much of the Clash at Daytona.
- Drives Away With K&N Pro East Opener at New SmyrnaBassett Breaks Through For First WinDrives Away With K&N Pro East Opener at New SmyrnaBy Hunter Thomas, NASCARHomeTracks.comNEW SMYRNA, Fla. – A year after coming up just short at New Smyrna Speedway, Ronnie Bassett Jr. walked away with the Jet Tools 150 Sunday night for his first career NASCAR K&N Pro Series East victory.
In his 40th career start, Bassett led the final 42 laps – the first laps he’s led in the series
- Virginia Track Adds K&N Pro East and Whelen Modified TourLangleyTo Host Touring & Weekly In 2017Virginia TrackAdds K&N Pro East and Whelen Modified TourOfficial ReleaseDAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Bill Mullis made the big news announcement Friday: He had purchased Langley Speedway in Hampton, Virginia, and the historic track will re-open in 2017 to racing.
Sunday afternoon, Mullis continued the good news for racers and race fans. He announced the .4-mile oval will host the NASCAR K&am
- Earns Top Spot For K&N Pro East Opener At New SmyrnaQUALIFYINGBurton Wins Jet Tools 150 PoleEarns Top SpotFor K&N Pro East Opener At New SmyrnaBy Hunter Thomas, NASCARHomeTracks.comNEW SMYRNA, Fla. – Harrison Burton won the 21 Means 21 Pole Award for Sunday night’s Jet Tools 150 at New Smyrna Speedway.
- Chase Elliott nipped Dale Earnhardt Jr. on the final qualifying lap Sunday to win his second straight pole for the Daytona 500.Elliott turned a lap at 192.872 mph to just edge Earnhardt's speed of 196.864.Elliott and Earnhardt gave Hendrick Motorsports and Chevrolet a 1-2 front row for NASCAR's biggest race.
- Rookie Leads The Way For K&N Pro East OpenerPRACTICESmith Sets New Smyrna PaceRookie Leads The Way For K&N Pro East OpenerBy Hunter Thomas, NASCARHomeTracks.comNEW SMYRNA, Fla. – While making his NASCAR K&N Pro Series East debut on Sunday, Zane Smith was the fastest overall in practice for the Jet Tools 150 at New Smyrna Speedway.
Smith, driver of the No. 43 Diamondback Towing Toyota, topped the speed chart in opening practice, and he finished out the final session sevent
- DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- Joey Logano has won the Clash at Daytona, stealing a victory when leader Denny Hamlin and second-place Brad Keselowski wrecked on the final lap.
- DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- The first official NASCAR event of Speedweeks was postponed by rain at Daytona International Speedway.
- DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- The first official NASCAR event of Speedweeks has been delayed by rain at Daytona International Speedway.
- NASCAR's most popular driver made his official return to racing Saturday by taking part in the first Daytona 500 practice of Speedweeks.Earnhardt turned nine laps at Daytona International Speedway during a four-hour session and ranked 11th on the speed chart.''Just trying to put as many laps as I can behind me and get further and further into this deal to where the events from last year become more of a distant memory and don't define me as who I am so much anymore,'' Earnhardt said.
- Denny Hamlin rode the escalator to a stadium concourse and spotted his Daytona 500 championship show car on display and wrapped to resemble its appearance moments after the race.The No. 11 Toyota was scuffed up on the sides, a mark of 200 laps of rugged racing.Not far from away at the Toyota foyer, there hung a banner of Hamlin with his arms raised toward the sky in celebration of his first Daytona 500 victory.
- Ford's courtship of Stewart-Haas Racing was nothing short of clandestine.No matter how Ford crunched the numbers, it was at a significant deficit in car count.It hindered the manufacturer's ability to win a championship - Ford last won a Cup title in 2004 - and new leadership recognized an immediate need to add a top-tier team.
- Kicks Off Asphalt World Series With Super Late Model WinDavisRolls To Opening Night VictoryKicks Off World Series of Asphalt With Super Late Model WinBy Jason Christley, NASCARNEW SMYRNA, Fla. -- Luck of the draw went Spencer Davis' way Friday night, and he parlayed it into an opening round victory at New Smyrna Speedway.
The 18-year-old NASCAR Next driver from Dawsonville, Georgia, started second and led every lap en route to the win in the 35-lap Super Late Model feature on the first night of
- Alex Bowman will race 75 laps in the car that belongs to NASCAR's most popular driver, hang up the firesuit and head home.A year after making a string of solid starts, Bowman is outside the NASCAR picture following Saturday's opening exhibition Clash race at Daytona International Speedway.The 23-year-old Bowman has no rides lined up in any NASCAR series and knows the Clash may be the last time he competes for Hendrick Motorsports.
- Danica Patrick defended her support of former sponsor Nature's Bakery on Friday and insisted she never promoted any rival products as her racing team and the food company veer toward a court fight.Stewart-Haas Racing has filed a $31 million lawsuit against Nature's Bakery, saying the food company concocted false claims to dump the remaining two years on its deal to sponsor Patrick.The suit claims Nature's Bakery took issue with Patrick using Instagram to promote protein powders, home-made energy
- Dale Earnhardt Jr. was confident NASCAR took the right step Friday when it beefed up its concussion protocol by adding a consistent screening rule at all venues.Health and safety is top priority,'' Earnhardt tweeted .Earnhardt, long NASCAR's most popular driver, was sidelined for the second half of last season with a concussion.
- DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- Clint Bowyer hasn't won a race since 2012, hasn't made the playoffs in three years and is coming off an embarrassingly bad season.
- NASCAR driver Kurt Busch is being sued for nearly $1.5 million by his former sports management company after he terminated their relationship last March.It accuses Busch of breach of contract, fraudulent misrepresentation and unjust enrichment.Alan Miller, Busch's attorney, didn't immediately return a request from The Associated Press seeking comment.
- DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- NASCAR driver Greg Biffle won't race full time this season.
- Nature’s Bakery, one of the smallest primary sponsors in Nascar, said it wouldn’t be bullied in a $31 million suit involving the driver Danica Patrick.
- NASCAR has a new sponsor, a new format and welcomes back its most popular driver, all providing optimism for a series eager to halt a steady decline in attendance, ratings and sponsorship.The on-track product for the stock car series officially reports for work Friday at Daytona International Speedway, which hosts the Feb. 26 season-opening ''Great American Race.'' It will kick off a season of hold-your-breath, we-really-hope-this-works efforts by NASCAR, the networks, tracks, teams and drivers
- 10th Annual Diversity Awards Part of Speedweeks CoverageFansChoice To Stream World Series of Asphalt Racing10th Annual Diversity Awards Part of Speedweeks CoverageBy Jason Christley, NASCARDAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Daytona International Speedway is the “World Center of Racing,” and for the next two weeks, fans form around the world will turn their attention to north Florida as the 2017 racing season goes full throttle.
- NASCAR unveiled a revamped penalty system Thursday that could levy more punishments on race weekends.Scrapping its six-level class, NASCAR moved to a two-level system where penalties assessed during qualifying or inspections at the track will be immediate and not handled later in the week.Potential penalties at the track include loss of practice time, loss of pit selection, an end of field penalty and even the loss of track access.
- Nature's Bakery vowed Thursday to fight Stewart-Haas Racing in court, saying it wouldn't be bullied by a $31 million breach-of-contract lawsuit filed by the NASCAR team in a sponsorship dispute involving driver Danica Patrick.The Reno, Nevada-based food company, one of the smallest primary sponsors in NASCAR, severed its sponsorship agreement with SHR and Patrick after the first year of a three-year deal.SHR responded with a scathing lawsuit in which it accused Nature's Bakery of having cash-flo
- DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- Communications giant Arris has renewed its multi-year sponsorship with Joe Gibbs Racing and will serve as the primary sponsor for 22 races with Daniel Suarez in the No. 19 Toyota.
- DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- NASCAR has set the stage lengths for races this season, part of a radical revamp designed in hopes of making every lap matter.
- Helps Whelen Modified Legend Score First Title As OwnerSolomitoScores Second Title at RiverheadHelps Whelen Modified LegendScore First Title As OwnerAdam Fenwick, Special to NASCARHomeTracks.comDAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Shawn Solomito helped a NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour legend complete his bucket list in 2016 at New York’s Riverhead Raceway.
Solomito, who turns 28 this week, captured his second track championship at Riverhead in the modified division and in doing so helped 1994 NASCAR Whelen
- Faces New and Old Begin March to Season TitleNEWS & NOTESK&N Pro East: New SmyrnaFaces New and OldBegin March to Season TitleTravis Barrett, Special to NASCARHomeTracks.comDAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — A host of new drivers, and a crop of talented racers returning to the series, begin the march toward the 2017 NASCAR K&N Pro Series East championship when a brand new season takes the green flag in the Jet Tools 150 at New Smyrna Speedway in New Smyrna Beach, Florida, on Sunday, Fe
- One of Danica Patrick's sponsors has stepped up to fill a sudden funding void created when Stewart-Haas Racing sued her primary backer for $31 million in a breach-of-contract lawsuit.Aspen Dental said Tuesday it will be the lead sponsor for Patrick and debut on her car during the Feb. 26 season-opening Daytona 500.Patrick and SHR were left with 20-some races to fill less than two weeks before teams report to Daytona International Speedway because of a nasty split between the team and primary spo
- Davis & Sergi To Run K&N Pro East Opener At New SmyrnaBen Kennedy Racing Announces PlansDavis & Sergi To Run K&N Pro East Opener At New SmyrnaTeam ReleaseDAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – As he looks to make the move to NASCAR XFINITY Series this year, Ben Kennedy is continuing his presence in the series that started his NASCAR career.
Ben Kennedy Racing announced Tuesday morning two new additions to the 2017 roster for the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East. Spencer Davis and Anthony
- Conservation Pays Off With Late Model Victory At Myrtle BeachPulliam Saves Tires For IceBreaker Win Conservation Pays Off With Late Model Victory At Myrtle BeachHunter Thomas, TheFourthTurn.comMYRTLE BEACH, S.C. – Lee Pulliam passed Brian Vause in the closing laps to win the 2nd Annual IceBreaker at Myrtle Beach Speedway on Saturday afternoon.
Pulliam, who had been fast all weekend, kicked off the afternoon by sitting on the pole for the 125-lap race. Once the green flag dropped, Chad McCu
- Former National Champ Strong In IceBreaker PracticePulliam Leads Stout Field At Myrtle BeachFormer National ChampStrong In IceBreaker PracticeHunter Thomas, TheFourthTurn.comMYRTLE BEACH, S.C. - The NASCAR Whelen All-American Series (NWAAS) hit the banks of Myrtle Beach Speedway on Friday in preparation for Saturday’s 2nd annual IceBreaker that will be held on Saturday.
Drivers from all over the East Coast have traveled to the Palmetto State this weekend to try and win the prestigiou
- News & Notes Leading Into The 2017 SeasonBusy Offseason For Touring SeriesNews & NotesLeading Into The 2017 SeasonBy Jason Christley, NASCARDAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – With the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East opener just over a week away – marking the official start to the 2017 NASCAR touring series season – the attention will return to the exciting on-track action. While there hasn’t been a race since November, it’s been a busy offseason.
- Former NASCAR driver Ricky Craven said Thursday that Danica Patrick is ''getting long in the tooth'' and her window to win a Cup race is starting to close.The two-time Monster Energy Cup series race winner and ESPN analyst touched on several topics during a news conference for Kentucky Speedway, including Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s return from a concussion and Carl Edwards' decision to retire.Craven's discussion of those drivers led to a mention of Patrick, who enters her fifth full-time Cup season st
- Celebrates Rockford and Illinois ChampionshipsBilderbackBounces Back With TitleCelebratesRockford and Illinois ChampionshipsAdam Fenwick, Special to NASCARHomeTracks.comDAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Michael Bilderback entered the 2016 season determined to forget the disappointing end to the 2015 season at Illinois’ Rockford Speedway.
Bilderback, from South Beloit, Illinois, lost the track championship at Rockford on the final night of racing in 2015 after battling motor issues throughout the year.
- North Carolina Track Adds Whelen All-American Series SanctionCarteret County Joins NASCAR For 2017North Carolina Track Adds Whelen All-American Series SanctionTrack ReleaseSWANSBORO, N.C. – NASCAR racing is coming to the Crystal Coast.
Carteret County Speedway, the .4-mile oval located just a few miles from Emerald Isle, will be NASCAR sanctioned in 2017. The venue will host NASCAR Whelen All-American Series (NWAAS) racing action throughout the season.
The opening race on April 16 wi
- NASCAR will not permit damaged race cars to return to the track this season unless the repairs can be made on pit road within a tight window.The ban on wrecked race cars continuing to compete was announced Wednesday in a series of a rule updates for the 2017 season.- Body repairs are limited to the removal or reattachment of original parts with fasteners and tape.
- NASCAR will have a traveling safety crew starting this season, creating a consistent medical staff that drivers have been pushing for the last several years.The safety crew will come from American Medical Response and ensure that a physician and paramedics are in the safety vehicle at all Monster Energy Cup events.AMR will also provide a small group that will travel to each race, and a physician who will serve as NASCAR's primary doctor.
- Will Seek Second K&N Pro Series West TitleEgglestonBack With BMRWill SeekSecond K&N Pro Series West TitleTeam ReleaseROSEVILLE, Calif. – Bill McAnally Racing announced today that Chris Eggleston will be back in the No. 99 NAPA Filters/H20 Fire Protection Toyota Camry for 2017, as he contends for a second championship in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West.
The Erie, Colorado driver is seeking another title to go with the one he won with BMR in 2015.
- Myrtle Beach To Kick Off Season With Performance Plus 150Safety-Kleen Sponsors Whelen Modified OpenerMyrtle BeachTo Kick Off Season With Performance Plus 150Track ReleaseMYRTLE BEACH, S.C. – The 2017 season for the unified NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour will kick off in a big way with its March 18 event at Myrtle Beach Speedway, as the legacy of NASCAR’s top Modified drivers racing up and down the Atlantic coast continues at the historic venue.
Adding to the significance of the event, t
- Took Home First Career Late Model TitleQueenWins Big At East CarolinaTook HomeFirst Career Late Model TitleDAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - When Langley Speedway officials decided not to open for the 2016 season of racing, Brenden Queen found himself searching for a place to race.
Queen, who hails from Chesapeake, Virginia, and goes by the nickname “Butterbean” ended up landing at East Carolina Motor Speedway in Robersonville, North Carolina, after winning the season opening race at the three-e
- Stewart-Haas Racing filed a $31 million breach of contract lawsuit against Nature's Bakery on Friday, accusing the company of refusing to pay millions of dollars it owes the team to sponsor driver Danica Patrick this season.Nature's Bakery was scheduled to sponsor at least 20 races this NASCAR season, the second year of a three-year deal to be the primary sponsor for Patrick.
- Stewart-Haas Racing has filed a breach of contract lawsuit against Nature's Bakery, accusing the company of refusing to pay millions of dollars it owes the team to sponsor Danica Patrick this season.Nature's Bakery was scheduled to sponsor at least 20 races this NASCAR season, the second year of a three-year deal to be the primary sponsor for Patrick.The lawsuit filed Friday in state superior court indicates Nature's Bakery had cash flow issues not long after signing its sponsorship agreement an
- Returns To Sunrise Ford Racing For A Third SeasonPartridgeBack To Chase K&N West TitleReturnsTo Sunrise Ford Racing For A Third SeasonBy Brooke Franceschini, NASCARDAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Ryan Partridge will get another shot at winning the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West championship.
The 28-year-old from Rancho Cucamonga, California, will return to Sunrise Ford Racing for a third season in the K&N Pro Series West.
“I’m ecstatic to return to Sunrise Ford Racing,” Par
- DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- NFL great LaDainian Tomlinson, who could be voted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame later this week, has been named honorary starter for the upcoming Daytona 500.
- 12-Race Calendar Slated For Latin America’s Top Racing SeriesNASCAR Announces 2017 Schedule For NASCAR PEAK Mexico SeriesTwelve-Race Calendar Slated For Latin America’s Top Racing SeriesOfficial ReleaseDAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – The return of the NASCAR PEAK Mexico Series will take the green flag in March in Monterrey, and the 2017 champion will be crowned in November at Mexico City, as part of a 12-race calendar announced today.
The schedule for the top racing series in Latin Ameri
- Daniel Suarez has driven a NASCAR Xfinity Series car to a championship and a rookie of the year award.''It was quite a bit different,'' Suarez said.Su�rez drove at Phoenix International Raceway for his first test run in a Cup Series car on Tuesday, joining a group that included Dale Earnhardt Jr, Joey Logano and Kevin Harvick, who has won six of the previous nine races at Phoenix.
- Come November 2018, the new finish line at Phoenix Raceway could produce some of auto racing's more dramatic moments.The start and finish line will be relocated to the oval track's celebrated backstretch dogleg, a flat and wide corner where some of the sport's wildest maneuvers and strategies have occurred.The change in position will impact NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series and Verizon IndyCar Series drivers the most when the circuits arrive in Arizona for races.
- American-Themed Event To Take Place On July 29-30 And Close The Regular SeasonNWES Moves Hockenheim Race To Last Week Of JulyAmerican-Themed Event To Take Place On July 29-30Official ReleaseNASCAR Whelen Euro Series and Hockenheimring announced today that the 2017 NWES race at the legendary German track will take place on July 29-30, moving from its initial slot at the beginning of July to take the date usually reserved to the Formula 1 Grand Prix.
This new announced race is now called “Am
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