Category Archives: Racing

NASCAR: Atlanta Motor Speedway: What you need to know

Race: Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500. Distance: 325 laps, or 500.5 miles. Where: Atlanta Motor Speedway, a 1.54-mile, quadoval in Hampton, Georgia. When: 2 p.m. … Click to Continue »

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Bubba Wallace's take on Denny Hamlin claiming a flat tire at the line

Following the Daytona 500 on Sunday, February 18, 2018 at Daytona International Speedway NASCAR drivers Bubba Wallace and Denny Hamlin had quite the post race. During a TV interview Wallace commented that Hamlin should have probably taken some adderall as Hamlin had claimed 70 percent of the drivers did during a podcast earlier in the week. Hamlin had been spoken to in the NASCAR trailer following that comment but it still has ruffled driver’s emotions. At the finish line on Sunday night, Hamlin claimed that he had gotten a flat tire racing against Wallace. … Click to Continue »

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Austin Dillon: You drove the Number 3 and that is why I want to drive it

NASCAR team owner Richard Childress was asked about his decision to let driver Austin Dillon drive the famous Number 3 car on Sunday evening following the Daytona 500. Childress spoke to his reasoning to put Dillon in the car. Sunday the decision placed him back in Victory Lane at Daytona International Speedway 20 years after Dale Earnhardt Sr.’s Daytona 500 victory. … Click to Continue »

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Second lucky penny gives Austin Dillon victory in the Daytona 500

The memory of NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt’s victory at Daytona International Speedway isn’t far from driver Austin Dillon’s memory. In fact, Dillon can watch the victory through a window at the team’s shop where it plays continuously. Twenty years ago Earnhardt received a lucky penny from a young girl and won the Daytona 500. Dillon won the Daytona 500 on Sunday, February 18, 2018 after receiving a penny from a young fan during an autograph signing days before. The legendary Number 3 Chevrolet returned to Victory Lane with Earnhardt’s close friend and Dillon’s grandfather Richard Childress standing alongside on the dais. … Click to Continue »

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NASCAR’s Most Popular Driver is surprisingly enduring honor. Is Chase Elliott next?

Flags flying in the infield; hordes of hollering, excited teenage girls; a good ’ol family name. Chase Elliott has it all, a human cocktail with the necessary ingredients to make … Click to Continue »

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Is Chase Elliott NASCAR's next most popular driver?

Dale Earnhardt Jr. retired following the 2017 Monster NASCAR Cup Series having won the series Most Popular Driver award 15 times and holder of the longest streak by one driver. However, one driver won the award an amazing 16 times. The answer: Bill Elliott, the father of NASCAR young gun driver Chase Elliott. Will Chase Elliott add his name to a NASCAR award that his father owns for popularity? … Click to Continue »

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Reason Richard Petty hired Bubba Wallace, NASCAR’s only black driver? That’s not it.

The questions come intermittently, sprinkled into a large group interview at Daytona International Speedway. But the central idea, like hot air and the truth, always rises. So Bubba, what’s it … Click to Continue »

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Sure, Danica Patrick never won a NASCAR race or title. Here’s why she still matters.

The Daytona 500 was the race to which I volunteered to go. The biggest race of the season is the first race of the season. The weather is warmer and … Click to Continue »

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Cole Swindell to put on a show for All-Star Race fans in Charlotte

Charlotte Motor Speedway has tapped one of country music’s rising stars to get the crowd revved up before the Monster Energy NASCAR All-Star Race on May 19. Swindell – best-known … Click to Continue »

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NASCAR team owner Roger Penske confirms new Ford body coming in 2019

In 2017, it was Toyota’s turn for a remodel. This season, it’s the new Chevrolet Camaro. It appears 2019 will be Ford’s turn to update its product. Speaking after Brad … Click to Continue »

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