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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 »

Former NASCAR Driver Leads Police on Car Chase

By Jim McCoy Fri 1st February SportsNASCARTimothy Walker
Police say a man who led authorities on a chase in Nevada and Utah is a former NASCAR driver. The Spectrum of St. George reports that police stopped Timothy Tyler Andrew Walker on Wednesday in southern Utah following a chase that began in Nevada. Authorities say Walker had marijuana, pills and open containers of alcohol in his luxury BMW sedan.Read More »

NASCAR's Most Popular Driver Gives Good Reviews on 2013 Race Car

By Jim McCoy Tue 11th December SportsDale Earnhardt Jr.NASCAR
Dale Earnhardt Jr. gave NASCAR's new car a solid review in his first test drive, putting the 2013 model ahead of its predecessor. The buildup to the previous model's launch in 2007 was mixed as drivers were lukewarm to the "Car of Tomorrow." Kyle Busch won the debut race at Bristol and panned the car in his victory celebration, forever tainting its image with fans.Read More »

Earnhardt Jr.'s Cousin Lands New Crew Chief Gig

By Jim McCoy Mon 10th December SportsDale Earnhardt Jr.NASCARTony Eury Jr.
Tony Eury Jr. has been named crew chief for David Stremme at upstart Swan Racing. The team was purchased by Brandon Davis in early September, and the new owner is using the offseason to put together the pieces needed to make the No. 30 Toyota competitive. Eury's hiring Monday is part of that process.Read More »

ESPN.com: NASCAR's Harvick To Race For Stewart in 2014

By Jim McCoy Fri 9th November SportsKevin HarvickNASCARTony Stewart
Tony Stewart has reportedly signed Kevin Harvick to drive for his team beginning in 2014. Tony Stewart would not comment Friday on the report by ESPN.com, which said Harvick has signed a multi-year agreement to drive for Stewart-Haas Racing when his contract expires after next season.Read More »

Program Takes Inside Look at Lives of NASCAR Stars

Hannah Storm is taking NASCAR fans away from the race track to get an inside glimpse of the personal side of four of the sport's biggest stars. The ESPN SportsCenter anchor will profile Jimmie Johnson, Brad Keselowski, Tony Stewart and Dale Earnhardt Jr.Read More »

Earnhardt Cleared By Doctors To Race Again

By Jim McCoy Tue 23rd October SportsDale Earnhardt Jr.NASCAR
Dale Earnhardt Jr. has been cleared to race this Sunday at Martinsville Speedway. Earnhardt missed two races because of two concussions suffered in a six-week span. He was cleared Tuesday to resume racing by neurosurgeon Dr. Jerry Petty. The visit to Petty came a day after Earnhardt tested a car at Gresham Speedway in Georgia to see how he felt behind the wheel.Read More »

NASCAR: Earnhardt Jr. Sidelined By Injury

By Jim McCoy Thu 11th October SportsDale Earnhardt Jr.NASCAR
Dale Earnhardt Jr. has a concussion and will sit out the next two Sprint Cup races at Charlotte and Kansas. The injury ends NASCAR's most popular driver's championship chances this season. Hendrick Motorsports says Earnhardt Jr. was diagnosed Wednesday afternoon.Read More »

Iconic Motorsports Announcer Passes Away

By Jim McCoy Fri 28th September SportsChris EconomakiIRLNASCAR
Chris Economaki, a journalist regarded as the authoritative voice in motorsports for decades, died Friday. He was 91.National Speed Sport News, where Economaki worked as an editor for more than 60 years, announced his death Friday. It did not release a cause of death.Read More »

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