NASCAR News: Penske Teams Penalized, Larson Looks To Make Positive Headlines

By Jim McCoy Wed 17th April SportsKyle LarsonNASCARpenaltiesPenske Racing
PENSKE RACING TEAMS PUNISHED NASCAR has suspended four members of defending Sprint Cup champion Brad Keselowski's team and three more from Penske Racing teammate Joey Logano for seven races each, saying they used parts without prior approval before last weekend's race at Texas. The series also stripped the drivers and their owners of 25 points each Wednesday, meaning Keselowski will dRead More »

Outdoor Retailer Promoting Responsible Gun Ownership in Sponsorship of NASCAR Driver

By Jim McCoy Wed 3rd April SportsClint BowyerGander MountainNASCAR
A national outdoors retailer calling for responsible gun ownership will sponsor Clint Bowyer's car for the NASCAR Sprint Cup NRA 500 in Texas next week. Gander Mountain Co. said Wednesday it will sponsor Bowyer's car in the April 13 race. The paint scheme will include the words: "With Rights Comes Responsibility; Secure Your Firearms." Bowyer drives the No.Read More »

NASCAR Owner Penske Says It's Time To Move On From Logano- Hamlin Feud

Roger Penske says Joey Logano and Denny Hamlin have exchanged text messages since their final-lap crash at Fontana last weekend that left Hamlin with a fractured vertebra. Penske said he's also sent text messages to Hamlin, who's expected to miss at least six weeks.Read More »

Hamlin Fined For Comments About Gen 6 Race Car

By Jim McCoy Thu 7th March SportsDenny HamlinGen 6 carNASCAR
NASCAR has fined Denny Hamlin $25,000 for disparaging comments about the racing last week at Phoenix. NASCAR said Thursday that Hamlin's actions were detrimental to stock car racing, and the sanctioning body will not tolerate publicly made comments by drivers that denigrate the racing product. Hamlin finished third on Sunday in the second race for NASCAR's new Gen-6 race car.Read More »

National Rifle Association To Sponsor NASCAR Race

The National Rifle Association will be the title sponsor for the NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Texas next month. NRA's sponsorship with Texas Motor Speedway was announced during the track's media day Monday. The April 13 race, the first scheduled night race of the season, will be known as the NRA 500.Read More »

Patrick Helps Hike TV Ratings For Daytona 500

By Jim McCoy Mon 25th February SportsDanica PatrickDaytona 500NASCAR
With Danica Patrick starting from the pole, the Daytona 500's preliminary television ratings are much higher than last year's. Sunday afternoon's race earned a 10.0 overnight rating and 22 share on Fox. That's up 30 percent from 2012, when rain pushed the event to a Monday night.Read More »

Final Practice Sessions for Sunday's Daytona 500

By Jim McCoy Fri 22nd February SportsKevin HarvickNASCAR
Kevin Harvick was one of 12 drivers who sat out both Daytona 500 practice sessions on Friday. Harvick goes into Sunday's season-opening race with two wins in two races at Speedweeks. His No. 29 Chevrolet sat covered in its garage stall most of the day. Joining Harvick on the sidelines were Richard Childress Racing teammates Austin Dillon and Paul Menard.Read More »

NASCAR Stars Say Phenom Larson is The Real Deal

By Jim McCoy Mon 18th February SportsKyle LarsonNASCAR
Kyle Larson is ready to live up to the hype as NASCAR's next great driver. He won a low-level NASCAR developmental series championship last season, the first time he raced in stock cars. He also had three top-10s in his four Truck Series starts. Larson takes the next step when he drives in Saturday's Nationwide Series race at Daytona International Speedway.Read More »

NASCAR Driver To Honor, Raise Money In Daytona 500 for Sandy Hook Victims

Michael Waltrip will honor and raise funds for Sandy Hook Elementary School in the No. 26 car at the Daytona 500. The two-time Daytona 500 winner was set to drive the No. 30 Toyota in a one-race deal. The number instead will be changed to No. 26 to honor the victims. Sandy Hook is the school in Newtown, Conn., where 20 first-graders and six adults were killed by a gunman on Dec. 14.Read More »

Racing Phenom Will Race Full Time in NASCAR Nationwide Series

By Jim McCoy Wed 6th February SportsKyle LarsonNASCAR
Promising young driver Kyle Larson will attempt to run the full Nationwide Series this year in a joint effort between Earnhardt Ganassi Racing and Turner Scott Motorsports. Larson is of Japanese descent and last year's NKNPSE Championship was the first series title for a driver from NASCAR's Drive for Diversity program.Read More »


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