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  • Travis Pastrana at Richmond, 2011

    Everybody's favorite real-life action hero (and genuinely nice guy) Travis Pastrana today admitted defeat in the competitive, expensive world of NASCAR. Pastrana announced he hasn't had the success necessary to secure sponsors for next season, and will be moving on to other pursuits. Pastrana gave his detailed, heartfelt explanation on Facebook, in a written statement. This past season of NASCAR has been an awesome experience. I have made a lot of great friends, had a lot of fun and gained a new appreciation for all aspects of this sport. Jack Roush and everyone at Roush Fenway Racing have...

  • Chevrolet SS Performance Sedan Jeff Gordon Concept, 2013 SEMA Show
    2014 Chevrolet SS Prepped By Jeff Gordon: Live From SEMA

    One of the surprises of this week’s SEMA show is this custom 2014 Chevrolet SS muscle sedan. Responsible for the car’s unique attributes is none other than Jeff Gordon, driver of the #24 Chevy SS race car in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. Gordon chose a handful of tasteful mods for the...

  • Ex-SEMA V-8 Toyota Camry (RK Motors Collector Car Auctions)
    Toyota Camry Gets Un-Boring With 680-HP NASCAR V-8

    The Toyota Camry is a worthy method of transport, but not a car that gets the pulse racing. Even in its quickest, V-6-engined form, it's more a car for soothing the daily grind than carving canyons or tearing up the strip. The Camry crossing the block with RK Motors Collector Car Auctionsis...a...

  • Ring Brothers custom 1965 Ford Mustang with a 710-hp NASCAR engine for 2013 SEMA show
    710-hp NASCAR-Powered '65 Mustang By The Ring Brothers Coming To SEMA

    Dropping a NASCAR engine into a street car is nothing new--one of our buddies has an old Chevy pickup sporting one of the fearsome V-8s. But there's dropping in an engine, and then there's the sort of work the Ring Brothers do. According to Mustangs Daily, at this year's SEMA show, we'll be treated...

  • Tony Stewart with the Sprint Cup - NASCAR photo
    Tony Stewart Breaks Leg In Monday Night Crash

    Tony Stewart took to the Southern Iowa Speedway dirt track on Monday night to take part in a sprint car race. He wound up wrecking, and the crash was a rough one, as Stewart ended up breaking his right leg. Both the fibula and tibia... ouch. Because of the wreck, Stewart will have to sit out of the...

  • Tony Stewart flips his sprint car five times
    Tony Stewart Flips Sprint Car Five Times, Walks Away: Video

    Campy commercials with F1 drivers are just a bit of sidework for NASCAR champion and all-around badass Tony Stewart. From 24 Hours of Lemons to dirt track sprint cars, if there's a race in Stewart's vicinity, chances are he's behind the wheel. Last night, for example, Stewart was racing a sprint...

  • Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 Pace Car

    If you're going to pace any racing event, you need to be driving something powerful. ESPN anchor Sage Steele will get to experience this at the upcoming Brickyard 400 NASCAR race because she is slated to pilot the leading machine. Our chariot of choice will be supplied by Chevrolet, and it's a good choice. The Camaro ZL1 will serve as the pace car for the Brickyard. The 580-horsepower ZL1 is a more-than-adequate choice to set the pace. It's a high-performance two-door that can hold its own out on the track. Additionally, this is the sixth time that a Camaro has paced this race so it has some...

  • Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s HSV-trimmed 2009 Pontiac G8 - Image: Drive
    Meet Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s HSV-Trimmed Pontiac G8

    Racing star Dale Earnhardt Jr. has to drive a Chevrolet SS-based race car in NASCAR’s Sprint Cup Series as part of his contract terms with Hendrick Motorsports, but it’s interesting to see that one of his personal rides off the track is the car that precedes the SS, the Pontiac G8...

  • Mark Martin - image: Michael Waltrip Racing
    Mark Martin To Sub For A Recovering Denny Hamlin

    When Denny Hamlin’s number 11 Toyota hit the inside wall of the Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, California, following contact with Joey Logano, it was clear that the impact was a big one. The inside wall lacked a SAFER energy-reducing barrier, and the crash was severe enough to lift...

  • Kyle Busch celebrates in Fontana - image: Kyle Busch Motorsports
    NASCAR Auto Club 400 Recap: Kyle Busch Wins In Fontana

    Kyle Busch hasn’t had the best of luck in the 2013 NASCAR Sprint Cup season. The Joe Gibbs Racing driver has looked strong in virtually every race, but had so far managed just one podium finish with a second place at last week’s Food City 500. Kyle Busch again looked like the man to...

  • Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, California - image: NASCAR
    NASCAR Sprint Cup Auto Club 400 Preview

    This weekend, the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series heads to the two-mile tri-oval in Fontana, California, for the Auto Club 400. While many of the Sprint Cup races hit the same track at different times of the year, the Auto Club 400 represents the series’ sole annual stop in Fontana. Blame it on...

  • Kasey Kahne celebrates his win at the Food City 500 - image: Tim Parks for Chevrolet
    NASCAR Food City 500 Recap: Kasey Kahne Wins At Bristol

    When we penned the NASCAR Sprint Cup Food City 500 preview last week, we told you that our money would be on Joe Gibbs Racing driver Kyle Busch for the win. When Busch put his Toyota Camry on pole for Sunday’s race, we began think we were onto something with our pre-qualifying prediction. In...

  • Bristol Motor Speedway - image: NASCAR

    The NASCAR Sprint Cup series heads to Bristol Motor Speedway in Bristol, Tennessee twice each year. Early in the season, it’s for this weekend’s Food City 500, while the Irwin Tools Night Race is held in late August. Though the two races run at different times of the year, under entirely different lighting and track conditions, they have one thing in common beside the half-mile oval track: both guarantee plenty of yellow flags, meaning that staying out of trouble in Bristol may be the most difficult aspect of winning here. Fans love the track, which can accommodate up to a...

  • Matt Kenseth's Toyota Camry - image: Joe Gibbs Racing
    NASCAR Recap: Matt Kenseth Wins Kobalt Tools 400 In Las Vegas

    Matt Kenseth celebrated his 41st birthday in style, taking his Toyota Camry to victory in Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Kobalt Tools 400 at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. The Joe Gibbs Racing driver nursed worn tires while holding off a charge from Kasey Kahne in the closing laps. Kahne looked...

  • Kevin Harvick wins the 2013 Sprint Unlimited NASCAR season-opener in his new Chevy SS race car
    Speed Television Is Becoming Fox Sports 1

    If you’re a fan of motorsport and auto hobby programming on Speed, you may want to sit down and observe a moment of silence. On August 17, Speed Television goes off the air, to be replaced by Fox Sports 1 (FS1). On the surface, that may not sound like bad news, at least until you review the...

  • Carl Edwards - NASCAR photo
    NASCAR Recap: Carl Edwards Breaks 70-Race Losing Streak With Phoenix Win

    Carl Edwards couldn’t have scripted a better ending to Sunday’s Subway Fresh Fit 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup race in Phoenix, Arizona. The Roush Fenway Racing driver lead 122 of 316 laps, but the most critical laps followed a green-white-checkered restart. Edwards held off a late-race charge...

  • Phoenix International Raceway - image: NASCAR
    NASCAR Subway Fresh Fit 500 Preview

    After last weekend’s first full-length event with the Generation 6 Sprint Cup cars, the series heads west to the 1.0 mile tri-oval of Phoenix International Raceway. The Arizona track lacks both the length and the banking of Daytona, meaning speeds will be a bit more moderate for the 500...

  • Jimmie Johnson, 2013 Daytona 500 winner - image: Christa L Thomas for Chevrolet
    Jimmie Johnson Earns Second Daytona 500 Win

    Heading into this year’s Daytona 500, many thought “the big one” was inevitable. When a last lap crash during Saturday’s Nationwide Series race hurled debris from Kyle Larson’s wrecked car into the stands, injuring numerous spectators, many saw it as a potential...

  • Danica Patrick poses with her Sprint Cup pole award - image: Stewart-Haas Racing

    When the green flag flies for the start of Sunday’s Daytona 500, Danica Patrick will earn the distinction of being the first woman driver to lead a Sprint Cup field into the first corner. Given her limited success in NASCAR Sprint Cup and Nationwide series racing to date, the question remains: can Patrick turn a pole into a win? History says the answer is likely no; in fact, the last driver to capture both the Daytona 500 pole and the checkered flag was Dale Jarrett, who did so back in 2000. Since then, a driver qualifying on pole has finished no higher than fifth (Bill Elliott, in...

  • Danica Patrick poses with her Sprint Cup pole award - image: Stewart-Haas Racing
    Danica Patrick Earns Daytona Pole For Stewart-Haas Racing

    Danica Patrick seems to have nearly as many detractors as she does fans. Those against the Stewart-Haas driver are quick to point out that during her entire IndyCar career, Patrick managed just one win, at Motegi, Japan, in 2008. On the other hand, her fans will remind you that she’s the...

  • 2014 Chevrolet SS at its debut at the Daytona International Speedway
    2014 Chevrolet SS Live Photos And Video From Daytona Debut

    Chevrolet’s new flagship sports sedan, the 2014 SS, finally made its debut this weekend at the Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida. The debut coincided with the competition debut of the car’s motorsport cousin, the Chevy SS NASCAR race car, in the NASCAR...

  • Production-inspired trim on the 2013 NASCAR Fusion
    The Difference Between A Street Fusion And NASCAR Fusion: Video

    When NASCAR introduced its “Car of Tomorrow” (COT) during the 2007 Sprint Cup season, it was supposed to make racing more affordable for teams and more entertaining for fans, as the one-size-fits-all body was designed to promote close racing. While the COT did encourage wheel-to-wheel...

  • Irwindale Speedway - Image courtesy of Irwindale Speedway
    NASCAR Returns To Irwindale Speedway In 2013

    With its new operator Team 211 Entertainment in charge, California’s Irwindale Speedway is once again ready to host a full year of motorsport events. The main event in 2013 will be NASCAR Home Tracks, whose return to Irwindale Speedway was confirmed recently by NASCAR business development...

  • Wrapping Kyle Busch's 2013 NASCAR Camry
    Kyle Busch's 2013 NASCAR Camry Gets Its Livery: Video

    Painting a NASCAR Sprint Cup car used to be a labor-intensive, time consuming process, which is why most teams carried a single livery (or paint scheme) throughout an entire season. Unless your primary sponsor changed, repainting a car for a single race wasn’t exactly cost-effective. The...

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