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  • 2015 NASCAR Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

    Elliott, Scott, Lorenzen, White, Weatherly enter NASCAR Hall

    January 31, 2015

    Five legendary drivers with distinct styles and contributions to NASCAR were enshrined into the NASCAR Hall of Fame in Charlotte, North Carolina tonight during the Induction Ceremony held in the Crown Ball Room at the Charlotte Convention Center. Those who added their names to the list of now 30 NASCAR Hall of Fame inductees, included: […]

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    Chase Elliott to succeed Gordon in 24 car

    January 30, 2015

    By HMS PR (Concord, NC) — Chase Elliott, who became the youngest national series champion in NASCAR history last season, will join Hendrick Motorsports as a full-time Sprint Cup driver beginning in 2016. Elliott’s No. 24 Chevrolet SS team will be led by crew chief Alan Gustafson, who has earned 19 wins, 18 pole positions, […]

  • SpiekerBestJan28

    Chris Spieker is NASCAR’s Iowa champion

    January 29, 2015

    By Brooke Franceschini, NASCAR PR (Daytona Beach, FL) — Chris Spieker’s supurb 2014 performance earned a ninth Adams County Speedway track championship and his first NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Iowa state crown. It was the Massena, Iowa, native’s 10th NASCAR track title overall. In addition to his Adams County haul, he also won at I-80 […]

  • NASCAR FanFest Hosted by Las Vegas Motor Speedway

    Going out on top is big part of Jeff Gordon’s legacy

    January 28, 2015

    By Troy Harrison, Racinboys Exclusive Commentary — It was surprising….but then again, it wasn’t. The news that Jeff Gordon would make 2015 his last full season in racing did take many (including me) by surprise. But then again, Jeff has always carved a unique path. It’s easy to forget that, despite only being 44 years […]

  • MoffittJan27

    Moffitt to fill in for Vickers at Atlanta

    January 28, 2015

    By MWR (Cornelius, NC) — Michael Waltrip Racing announced on Tuesday Brett Moffitt will drive the No. 55 Aaron’s Dream Machine Toyota in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Atlanta Motor Speedway on March 1. The 22-year-old Grimes, Iowa native replaces Brian Vickers whose return from December heart surgery begins the following weekend at Las Vegas […]

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    Gordon set for 23rd and final campaign

    January 23, 2015

    By Hendrick Motorsports (Concord, NC) —  Jeff Gordon, the celebrated stock car champion whose crossover appeal helped take NASCAR into the mainstream, will compete in his 23rd and final full-time Sprint Cup Series season in 2015. He announced his decision on Thursday to the No. 24 Hendrick Motorsports team he has driven for since November 1992. PHOTO: […]

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    Vickers medically cleared to race in early March

    January 22, 2015

    By MWR PR (Cornelius, NC) — Doctors have medically cleared Brian Vickers to return to full-time NASCAR Sprint Cup racing in early March, three months after corrective heart surgery. Vickers will make his season debut in the No. 55 Aaron’s Dream Machine Toyota for Michael Waltrip Racing at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on March 8. […]

  • AbreuJan20

    Rico lands NASCAR K&N Pro Series East ride

    January 21, 2015

    By HScott Motorsports PR (Mooresville, NC) — HScott Motorsports with Justin Marks announced on Tuesday that USAC National Midget champion and open wheel standout, Rico Abreu, will join the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East team in 2015. Abreu, 22, competed in more than 100 open-wheel races in 2014 in the United States and New Zealand. He posted […]

  • AbreuOrthJan17

    Rico Abreu Teleconference Transcript

    January 21, 2015

    (Mooresville, NC) — Just three days after hoisting the Golden Driller trophy following his first Chili Bowl victory, Rico Abreu’s future NASCAR plans competing in the K&N Pro East Series were revealed.  Following the announcement, Abreu met with reporters via teleconference:   THE MODERATOR:  Good morning, everyone.  And welcome to today’s teleconference with the newest full-time driver […]

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    NASCAR K&N Pro Series part of 9 National Series weekends

    December 23, 2014

    By Brooke Franceschini, NASCAR PR (Daytona Beach, FL) –  NASCAR announced the 2015 schedules for its top developmental regional touring series, the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East and NASCAR K&N Pro Series West. The coast-to-coast 2015 slate features a combined 27 dates in 17 different states, highlighted by nine NASCAR national series companion weekends and four […]

  • Red Horse Racing Announcement

    Ben Kennedy joins Red Horse Racing

    December 18, 2014

    By Red Horse Racing PR (Mooresville, NC) —  Red Horse Racing announced on Wednesday that 2014 Sunoco Rookie of the Year Ben Kennedy will join the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series team to drive the No. 11 Toyota Tundra. “I am very excited to return to the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series in 2015 and […]

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    Sprint ends NASCAR sponsorship after 2016

    December 17, 2014

    By Sprint PR (Charlotte, NC) — Sprint announced on Tuesday that it will not extend its sponsorship of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series beyond 2016. The significant changes within Sprint and the highly competitive business environment it is in led to a decision not to extend its Cup Series entitlement position following the 2016 season. […]

  • VickersGettyDec15

    Vickers to miss start of NASCAR Sprint Cup season

    December 16, 2014

    By MWR PR (Cornelius, NC) — Michael Waltrip Racing driver Brian Vickers will not be available to race during the early part of the 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup season due to health issues. In 58 races driving MWR’s No. 55 Aaron’s Toyota, Vickers scored eight top-five and 19 top-10 finishes. He won the July race […]

  • ToddParrott

    Todd Parrott named XFINITY Series Competition Director for RCR

    December 16, 2014

    By RCR (Welcome, NC) — Richard Childress Racing has hired industry veteran and championship-winning crew chief Todd Parrott as its Competition Director for the NASCAR XFINITY Series, effective immediately. Parrott brings a wealth of experience to RCR with 20 years as a crew chief in NASCAR Sprint Cup Series competition. During that time, he won […]