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  • Earnhardrt Jr. to retire at season's end

    04/25/2017 7:15:30 AM PDT · by Captain Jack Aubrey · 67 replies
    Racer Magazine ^ | 4/25/2017 | By Kelly Crandal
    Dale Earnhardt Jr. will retire at the end of the season, Hendrick Motorsports has announced. Voted the sport's most popular driver for the last 14 seasons, Earnhardt began his career with a start at Charlotte Motor Speedway in May 1999. He has since accumulated 26 career wins, including two in the Daytona 500. He also captured a win in the All-Star Race as a rookie.
  • Dale Earnhardt Jr. unveils new paint scheme for Kansas

    04/20/2017 9:25:27 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 19 replies
    Fox News ^ | 20 Apr, 2017 | Chase Wilhelm
    Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s No. 88 Mountain Dew Chevrolet is turning blue for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race on May 13 at Kansas Speedway. Earnhardt and Hendrick Motorsports unveiled the new patriotic paint scheme Thursday, which will feature a new promotion just in time for summer, Mountain Dew DEW-S-A.
  • Secret A.T.F. Account Paid for $21,000 Nascar Suite and Las Vegas Trip

    04/11/2017 12:02:58 PM PDT · by Theoria · 14 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 11 April 2017 | Matt Apuzzo
    Agents with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives used a secret, off-the-books bank account to rent a $21,000 suite at a Nascar race, take a trip to Las Vegas and donate money to the school of one of the agents’ children, according to records and interviews. Agents also used the account to finance undercover operations around the country, despite laws prohibiting government officials from using private money to supplement their budgets, according to current and former government officials and others familiar with the account. The revelations highlight the lax oversight at the A.T.F. that allowed agents and informants...
  • How pickled eggs and a trip to Sam's Club helped Dale Earnhardt Jr. return to racing

    02/24/2017 8:40:07 PM PST · by MtnClimber · 19 replies
    Yahoo Sports ^ | 22 Feb, 2017 | Dan Wetzel
    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Dale Earnhardt Jr. wanted to smoke some brisket, like a lot of brisket, hopefully a nice 15-pound chunk of it. This was late last summer, the summer that was churning on without him. He wasn’t racing. He wasn’t traveling every week. He wasn’t in the constant state of movement that had defined his existence for 17 racing seasons, if not before – the 200-mile-per-hour life of a NASCAR megastar. He was sitting around a lot, sitting in his living room in Mooresville, N.C., recovering from a concussion suffered after hitting the wall in June at Michigan...
  • Free Republic NASCAR Fantasy League Sign Up

    01/09/2017 11:45:43 AM PST · by John W · 21 replies
    Fantasy Auto Racing-Yahoo ^ | January 9, 2017 | John W
    Go to the link, click on Fantasy Auto Racing, create your team and join a private league with info as follows: Group ID#1179 Group Name Free Republic Racing Group Password jimrob http://sports.yahoo.com/fantasy/
  • Report: Monster paying $20 million a year to sponsor Cup Series ( NASCAR )

    12/13/2016 5:05:28 AM PST · by Hillarys Gate Cult · 5 replies
    Yahoo.com news ^ | December 12, 2016 | Nick Bromberg
    Monster Energy is reportedly getting the sponsorship rights to NASCAR’s No. 1 series at a per-year rate far less than what Sprint paid. According to a report from Sports Business Daily, Monster’s agreement to sponsor NASCAR’s Cup Series is a two-year agreement with an option for two more years. The energy drink company is reportedly paying $20 million per season, though NASCAR CEO Brian France said the numbers reported weren’t “accurate.”
  • Seventh Heaven

    11/20/2016 4:44:44 PM PST · by umgud · 23 replies
    NASCAR ^ | 11/20/16 | Unk
    Jimmie Johnson has a new nickname: Seven-Time. The 41-year-old driver captured his seventh Sprint Cup championship -- and his first in three years -- by winning the Ford EcoBoost 400 on Sunday at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Johnson joins Richard Petty and Dale Earnhardt as a seven-time premier series champion, the most by any driver. It is Johnson's first title since 2013, and his first with this current Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup format that began in 2014.
  • Darrell Wallace Jr. sees grandmother one last time thanks to Dale Earnhardt Jr.

    11/11/2016 5:37:30 PM PST · by MtnClimber · 11 replies
    NBC Sports ^ | 10 Nov, 2016 | Daniel McFadin
    Roush Fenway Racing driver Darrell Wallace Jr. was able to see a grandmother before she passed away thanks to the help of Dale Earnhardt Jr. In two Twitter posts, Wallace shared his favorite memories of his Granny Jan before thanking Earnhardt for letting him use his plane to get to Knoxville, Tennessee, to see her. Wallace also thanked Joey Meier, the spotter for Brad Keselowski for his help. In the post about his grandmother, Wallace recounts her love of playing cards and bingo and how playing with her taught him a few life lessons. Read the post below (in article)
  • NASCAR gives Donald Trump a last-minute campaign boost

    11/04/2016 8:17:38 AM PDT · by commish · 25 replies
    Fox News ^ | Nov 4, 2016 | NY Post
    Premium Motorsports announced Wednesday that Reed Sorenson’s No. 55 car will be branded in support of Donald Trump’s campaign at Texas Motor Speedway on Sunday. Election Day is two days later. Sorenson, who sits 39th in the Sprint Cup Series standings, usually drives an unsponsored ride on Sundays. This week, his Toyota Camry will feature a patriotic paint scheme. The primarily white car features a starred ribbon running along the sides, with Trump’s campaign slogan “Make America Great Again” displayed on the hood and back of the car.
  • NASCAR Hall of Fame Looted during Charlotte Protests

    09/22/2016 6:09:13 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 92 replies
    racingnews.co ^ | September 22, 2016 | Staff
    The NASCAR Hall of Fame has been looted overnight in Charlotte, NC. Windows shattered, signs hanging through glass on $195 million dollar museum. A state of emergency declared on the city, the home of NASCAR. no lie pic.twitter.com/GWeZqlDsPU — Katie Peralta (@katieperalta) September 22, 2016 Keith Lamont Scott, father of 7, was killed Tuesday, at the hands of police. Another black man killed by police had the Black Lives Matter community taking to the streets demanding justice or proof of justified action. Police claim Scott was reaching through the window of his vehicle for a gun. However, photos of the...
  • Civil Rights Protest Planned For Chicagoland Speedway Mutant Ninja Turtles 400 Race

    09/16/2016 3:07:46 PM PDT · by KeyLargo · 34 replies
    Joliet Patch ^ | Sep 16, 2016 | Joseph Hosey
    Civil Rights Protest Planned For Chicagoland Speedway Mutant Ninja Turtles 400 Race New Black Panther Party “troops” will have a presence at the protest, the organizer said. By Joseph Hosey (Patch Staff) - September 16, 2016 4:32 pm ET JOLIET, IL — A civil rights group plans to protest Sunday’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 400 at Chicagoland Speedway. Terrance Alton Cox III, of Minority Youth Matters Movement, said his group will protest the lack of black NASCAR drivers, as well as police brutality and unjust incarceration. Cox said “blacks spend $1.3 trillion and there’s only half of a black driver...
  • Police say Robby Gordon's stepmother was strangled, and his father apparently shot himself

    09/16/2016 6:17:00 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 28 replies
    OC register ^ | 9/15 | sudock
    ORANGE - Confusion. Shock. Grief. And questions. But few answers. The violent deaths of Robert “Baja Bob” and Sharon Gordon – the father and step-mother of well-known race car driver Robby Gordon – shook the racing community Thursday. “This is devastating,” his son said, fighting back tears. “He taught so many, and I want everyone to know what a good man he was.” Some details emerged Thursday evening: A day earlier, Bob Gordon died from injuries consistent with a self-inflicted gunshot wound, according to the results of an autopsy by the Orange County coroner’s office, while Sharon Gordon died from...
  • King of NASCAR Richard Petty: “Look How Many Jobs Mr. Trump has Created Over his Career”

    09/07/2016 8:14:35 AM PDT · by xzins · 11 replies
    Young Conservatives ^ | 7 Sep 16 | John Roberts
    Arguably the greatest NASCAR driver of all-time, Richard Petty is all in for Donald Trump. Petty spoke before a large crowd of 4,000 in North Carolina yesterday. He said, “Look how many jobs Mr. Trump has created over his career […]” Check it out. From BizPac Review: At a Tuesday evening campaign event in Greenville, North Carolina, a state Trump must win to have any shot at defeating Hillary Clinton, retired NASCAR legend Richard Petty took the podium to explain the rationale behind his decision. “Look how many jobs Mr. Trump has created over his career,” Petty pointed out, “so...
  • Dale Earnhardt Jr. to Miss Remainder of 2016 Season

    09/02/2016 8:29:32 AM PDT · by cyclotic · 14 replies
    Hendrick Motorsports Press Release ^ | 9-2-2016 | Hendrick Motorsports
    CONCORD, N.C. – Dale Earnhardt Jr., driver of the No. 88 Chevrolet SS for Hendrick Motorsports, has not been medically cleared to compete for the remainder of the 2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season as he continues to recover from a concussion. Earnhardt has missed the last six Sprint Cup races while undergoing treatment. He has been regularly evaluated at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Sports Medicine Concussion Program under the direction of Dr. Micky Collins and with Charlotte neurosurgeon Dr. Jerry Petty. “I wish I could return to the No. 88 team this season,” Earnhardt said. “To say...
  • 3 Arrested in Beating of NASCAR Veteran Mike Wallace, Daughter After Concert

    06/20/2016 7:48:55 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 31 replies
    ktla ^ | 06/20/2106
    Three men have been arrested for allegedly attacking and beating NASCAR veteran Mike Wallace and his daughter after a North Carolina concert. ... Kenny Wallace posted images of the alleged incident to social media. One photo shows his brother badly beaten and another shows the victim’s daughter on a stretcher. “My brother Mike laid on the ground ‘knocked out’ and it was NOT even a fight and 3 men kept kicking my ‘knocked out’ brother in the face,” Kenny Wallace posted, in part, on his official Facebook page (Warning: Graphic images). “Think about it? .. My brother was knocked out...
  • NASCAR driver Mike Wallace, daughter beaten outside concert in NC

    06/19/2016 7:47:02 PM PDT · by aomagrat · 94 replies
    WIS TV ^ | 19 June 2016 | Michael Campbel
    CHARLOTTE, NC (WWBT) - A veteran of the NASCAR circuit and his daughter are recovering at a North Carolina hospital after they were allegedly attacked outside a concert in Charlotte. According to a post shared by former NASCAR driver Kenny Wallace on Twitter, his brother and fellow NASCAR driver Mike Wallace, along with Mike's daughter Lindsay were beaten as they were leaving a Rascal Flatts concert in Charlotte at the PNC Amphitheater Friday evening. Kenny went on to say that the men "continued to kick Mike in the face while Mike was 'knocked out'" in a series of tweets Sunday...
  • NASCAR Chair Brian France ‘Working Behind the Scenes’ to Change NC Bathroom Law

    04/24/2016 8:08:18 AM PDT · by C19fan · 54 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 23, 2016 | Trent Baker
    NASCAR has decided to openly oppose the North Carolina bathroom law, according to a Motorsport report. The law forbids people from using the public bathrooms of the opposite sex in government buildings. At this week’s 2016 Associated Press Sports Editors Meeting, NASCAR Chairman Brian France said his sport is “working behind the scenes” to change the controversial law.
  • Duck Dynasty' star's NASCAR prayer enrages liberals

    04/15/2016 6:17:43 PM PDT · by Java4Jay · 39 replies
    Brother Phil delivered the pre-race invocation on April 9th at the Texas Motor Speedway’s Duck Commander 500. And it was a mighty fine invocation, indeed. “I pray Father that we put a Jesus-Man in the White House,” he prayed. “Help us do that and help us all to repent, to do what is right, to love you more and to love each other. In the name of Jesus I pray, amen.”
  • EPA crashes amateur car races with buried regulation

    03/20/2016 2:47:06 PM PDT · by george76 · 26 replies
    Watchdog ^ | March 16, 2016 | Kenric Ward
    A “power grab” by the Environmental Protection Agency threatens to crash America’s amateur car-racing industry without putting so much as a dent in climate change, warns the chairman of the House Space, Science and Technology Committee. The EPA’s move to regulate emissions on non-road racing vehicles contradicted agency administrator Gina McCarthy’s earlier testimony that the EPA did not have authority over non-road race cars and motorcycles. EPA officials said they are “clarifying” emissions law, yet the Clean Air Act has long exempted non-road vehicles used in competition. The agency has not made a similar move against NASCAR or other professional...
  • Proposed EPA car-engine rule upsets NASCAR-country congressmen

    03/09/2016 2:56:32 PM PST · by Libloather · 32 replies
    McClatchy DC ^ | 3/09/16 | Anna Douglas
    **SNIP** The Specialty Equipment Market Association says the companies it represents support a $1.4 billion industry, selling car racing products and aftermarket vehicle parts. The business association contends that the EPA rule under consideration would make it illegal for businesses to sell car parts intended to convert traditional production engines to engines that don’t meet emissions standards. The EPA intends to finalize its proposed regulations this summer and it has reopened public comment on the issue. Three other congressmen have signed McHenry's bill: U.S. Reps. Henry Cuellar, D-Texas, Bill Posey, R-Fla., and Lee Zeldin, R-N.Y. Sens. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va.,...