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  • 2014 Chevrolet SS in NASCAR guise

    UPDATE: The 2014 Chevrolet SS has been revealed. Click here for all the details. Chevrolet, together with officials from fellow GM subsidiary Holden, has confirmed today that the Australian designed and built Holden Commodore sedan will return to U.S. shores as the 2014 Chevrolet SS. A racing version will compete in next year’s NASCAR Sprint Cup season as the replacement for the Impala. It will make its official debut at the 2013 Daytona 500 next February. The production Chevy SS will also make its debut in 2013 before going on sale by the end of that same year. The car will be based on...

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    Eighth Prelude To The Dream Combatants Announced

    The eighth annual Prelude To The Dream is scheduled for June 6 at Eldora Speedway; this year's superstar-laden dirt Late Model race features more than 25 world-recognized drivers representing NASCAR, NHRA, INDYCAR and the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series. Telecast on HBO pay-per-view with live...

  • Rick Hendrick and Jimmie Johnson celebrate No. 200 - NASCAR photo
    Jimmie Johnson Brings Home Hendrick's No. 200 NASCAR Sprint Cup Win

    How appropriate the driver named "Five Time" should give Hendrick Motorsports its 200th NASCAR Sprint Cup Series win? Yes, Jimmie Johnson won the Bojangles Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway, admittedly the "track too tough to tame." This was no "gimme" for Johnson, who took his No. 48 Lowes...

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    Keselowski Wins Wild NASCAR Cup Race At Talladega

    What do you expect from a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series restrictor plate race, particularly now that the series closed radiator openings and coolant capacities? The Aaron's 499 held at Talladega Superspeedway on a steamy, hot sunny day featured the usual "big ones" but also had cars that overheated...

  • Tony Stewart Starts Champions Week in Las Vegas - NASCAR photo
    NASCAR's Champions Week Returns To Las Vegas

    Las Vegas has turned out to be the perfect venue for NASCAR's Sprint Cup Series Champion's Week. For the fourth consecutive season, the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Awards will take place at Wynn Las Vegas on Friday, November 30, culminating a week-long celebration for the 2012 series champion and...

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    Jeff Gordon Earns Talladega NASCAR Sprint Cup Pole

    For the 20th straight year, NASCAR four-time Sprint Cup Series champion Jeff Gordon has earned a pole position, taking the 71st of his career at Talladega Superspeedway for Sunday's Aaron's 499. Driving the No. 24 DuPont Chevrolet from Rick Hendrick Motorsports, Gordon was one of the final four...

  • 2013 Ford Fusion NASCAR Sprint Cup race car

    The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series is working toward a facelift for the 2013 season in the form of new race cars. The sanctioning body has been on the receiving end of quite a bit of flack from race fans in recent years because the appearances of the cars on the racetrack each Saturday night or Sunday afternoon hasn’t reflected the appearances of their street, or production, counterparts. “From the start, it’s been a collaborative effort with NASCAR,” Ralph Gilles, President and CEO of Dodge’s SRT Brand and Motorsports, said of the work put into creation of new cars...

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    The Beginner's Guide To NASCAR Racing: Infographic

    Perhaps it’s the sport’s blue-collar roots, or maybe it’s the fact that tracks are generally oval or tri-oval in shape, instead of laden with complex left and right corners. Maybe it’s the fact that (in recent years) the cars all looked more or less alike, or that they...

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    Tony The Tiger NASCAR Car Of Tomorrow Up For Auction

    Ever wanted to own a relatively modern piece of NASCAR Cup-car machinery? Well, here's your chance: a Tony the Tiger-liveried, Car of Tomorrow-bodied, 2007 Chevrolet Impala SS. Best of all, it has a brand-new GM CT 400 racing engine under the hood. The 2007 #5 Kellogg's car was driven by Kyle...

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    Busch Banks Fourth Straight Richmond Spring NASCAR Sprint Cup Race

    Maybe they should rename the spring NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Race at Richmond International Raceway? Kyle Busch won his fourth straight Saturday night at the 3/4-mile Virginia oval, coming from fifth grid spot in the Capital City 400 presented by Virginia is for [Busch] Lovers to break a tie with...

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    Can Carl Edwards Break Out Of The Slump This Weekend In Richmond?

    Carl Edwards, who came within a tie-breaker of winning the 2011 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship is having a somewhat quiet 2012 season in his No. 99 Roush Fenway Ford Fusion. Prior to qualifying for Saturday night's Capital City 400 on the 3/4-mile Richmond International Raceway short oval...

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    2012 Ford Focus Electric To Pace NASCAR Richmond 400

    While the 2013 Ford Fusion Sprint Cup race car won't join the (mostly) oval fray until next year, the 2012 Focus Electric will be getting its NASCAR debut this weekend--sort of. It'll be the pace car. Ford announced the Focus Electric as the pace car a couple of weeks ago, but now we have photos of...

  • Stewart and Addington discuss strategy - NASCAR photo

    As NASCAR prepares to go to Richmond International Raceway this weekend for the Capital City 400 Sprint Cup Series race on the .75-mile oval, it might be wise for those who have access to betting parlors to place their wagers on reigning and 3-time Sprint Cup champion Tony Stewart, driver of the No. 14 Stewart-Haas Racing Office Depot Chevrolet. Owning three victories at this track (September 1999, May 2001 and May 2002), Stewart also has nine top-five and 17 top-10 results that give him an average finish of 10.9 in 26 career Sprint Cup starts. He's led a total 817 laps around the circuit for...

  • Travis Pastrana wearing a mullet given by Jimmie Johnson
    Richard Hammond And Jimmie Johnson Talk NASCAR And Top Gear, Pastrana's Mullet

    So Richard Hammond and Jimmie Johnson hopped on a NASCAR conference call that was quickly sidetracked into the minutia of NASCAR racing and politics. But from the mists emerged a few choice nuggets of wider appeal. Among them was Travis Pastrana's new mullet. Given to Pastrana by Jimmie Johnson...

  • Denny Hamlin celebrates his second 2012 win at Kansas - NASCAR photo
    Denny Hamlin Wins NASCAR Sprint Cup Race At Kansas

    Denny Hamlin is starting to forget the horrors of his 2011 season, a year when he was expected to challenge for the championship but never did. Thus far in 2012, Hamlin has two victories, taking his second win today on the 1.5-mile Kansas Speedway oval, where repaving began just minutes after the...

  • James Buescher celebrates his first Camping World Truck Series win - NASCAR photo
    Buescher Wins NASCAR Truck Race At Kansas

    After four runner-up finishes, today was James Buscher's first trip to NASCAR's Camping World Truck Series Victory Lane, earning Turner Motorsports its second consecutive victory on the 1.5-mile Kansas Speedway oval. The win bookends his maiden NASCAR Nationwide Series victory, achieved at Daytona...

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    Allmendinger Takes Penske Dodge To NASCAR's Kansas STP 400 Pole

    Some may have questioned Roger Penske and Tim Cindric when they hired AJ Allmendinger to drive the No 22 Dodge for this year's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series campaign. After all, the Dinger had run mid- to back-pack for much of his Cup career, learning from the arena of "have-nots" what it takes to be a...

  • Chad Knaus unloads the No. 48 car at Las Vegas - NASCAR photo
    Knaus Expert At Using Gray Area

    Chad Knaus, crew chief on the No. 48 Hendrick Motorsports NASCAR Sprint Cup Series team of driver Jimmie Johnson, likes to push the envelope when it comes to the NASCAR rule book. Sometimes it works out for him, but sometimes it doesn't. There used to be a saying in the NASCAR garage that went...

  • GM patent filing for "SS" name

    For decades, the letters SS on a vehicle from GM meant it was something special. Short for Super Sport, the SS designation was first applied on a performance variant of the 1961 Chevrolet Impala and would eventually appear on a handful of the automaker’s other models, both here and overseas. Now, a patent filing with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has revealed that GM has applied for a trademark for “SS”. As Autoblog points out, using SS as a model variant or trim level doesn’t normally warrant trademark protection, so why has GM decided to do it now? It may have...

  • Kyle Busch leads Tony Stewart to the checkers - NASCAR photo
    NASCAR Names 2013 Hall Of Fame Nominees

    NASCAR named the 25 nominees for the 2013 NASCAR Hall of Fame, augmenting the five already inducted to the Hall in 2012 with five new names. The group was voted by a 21-member nominating panel. The new nominees are engine-builder Ray Fox, Anne B. France, wife of Bill France, RJ Reynolds deal-maker...

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    Vickers Adjusting Well To Part-Time Gig

    When Brian Vickers lost his NASCAR Sprint Cup Series ride at the end of the 2011 season when Red Bull Racing ceased its NASCAR operations, the veteran driver said on numerous occasions that he had several options that he was exploring. But through the offseason and into the start of the 2012...

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    NASCAR’s Carl Edwards Surprises Ford Engineers With A Spin In The Taurus SHO

    Ford has launched a new series of television spots centering on its latest 2013 Taurus SHO. The series features NASCAR's Carl Edwards taking several of Ford’s own engineers for a ride in the big sports sedan at Infineon Raceway in Sonoma, California. The engineers that were invited to star in...

  • Travis Pastrana in OnPace episode 1
    Travis Pastrana Explains His Entry Into NASCAR: Video

    Travis Pastrana's career as an X Games superstar, daredevil, and rally driver is already one for the history books, but now he's setting out on a (somewhat) safer course: NASCAR. This first episode of what promises to be an interesting series tells the story of how Pastrana got into NASCAR--by way...

  • Robin Pemberton explains the Sprint All-Star changes at Charlotte Motor Speedway - NASCAR photo
    NASCAR Tweaks Sprint All-Star Race

    NASCAR is placing a premium on winning segments in the NASCAR Sprint All-Star race scheduled for Saturday, May 19 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. The 28th running of this non-points-paying contest will provide added incentives to win one of the four segments leading into the final, 10-lap shootout...

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