The 5 Most Interesting Events from the NASCAR World in 2012

Photo - Getty Images

Photo – Getty Images

2012 featured many interesting, exciting and shocking events in the NASCAR world. Some of the most extreme events were a jet dryer blowing up, a huge brawl in the garage and a champion who had a tad bit much of Miller Lite in victory lane, after winning his first Sprint Cup championship. Continue reading

Changes To NASCAR Television Coverage

Big changes are coming to your NASCAR television coverage. From daily programming to Sunday afternoons, TV coverage will be looking different.

Matt Kenseth leads the 2012 Daytona 500 AP Photo/Lesley Ann Miller

Matt Kenseth leads the 2012 Daytona 500
Photo – AP/Lesley Ann Miller

NASCAR television will be dramatically different for the SPEED channel in 2013, with the biggest change being a rebranding to FOX Sports One in August. But changes to the TV schedule will come as well. Continue reading

NASCAR Nuggets from the Net: December 20, 2012

December 20, 2012

December 20, 2012

NASCAR Fans mark your calendars to set your DVRs for Daytona Testing  Jan 10 – 12 with SPEED and SPEED.com coverage all three days.

SPEED schedule for Daytona testing – all times Eastern and live:

Each day begins at 9am to 12pm on SPEED.com. Coverage continues at 1pm to 5pm on SPEED, with an encore of the 3-5pm sesson at 6pm to 8pm on SPEED. SPEED

Also, SPEED is announcing their coverage of Speedweeks 2013, and the beginning of the new racing season!

Start Times Finalized for Speedweeks 2013 Events

For the fourth straight year the 55th annual Daytona 500 on Sunday, Feb 24, NASCAR’s biggest, richest and most prestigious race is scheduled for a 1pm ET start.

The race will be broadcast live on FOX.

Start times for the other remaining events of Budweiser Speedweeks 2013 at Daytona International Speedway are as follows:

  • The 51st anniversary Rolex 24 at Daytona GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series race, Jan 26-27, 3:30pm – SPEED
  • The Lucas Oil 200 ARCA Racing Series, Saturday, Feb 16, 4:30pm – SPEED
  • The Daytona Shootout non-points event, Saturday, Feb 16, 8pm – FOX
  • Daytona 500 Qualifying Presented by Kroger, Sunday, Feb 17, 1pm – FOX
  • Budweiser Duel at Daytona, Thursday, Feb 21, 2pm – SPEED
  • NextEra Energy Resources 250 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race, Friday, Feb 22, 7:30pm – SPEED
  • DRIVE4COPD 300 NASCAR Nationwide Series race, Saturday, Feb 23, 1pm

Penske Racing’s Brad Keselowski will begin his NASCAR Sprint Cup Series title defense in the season-opening 55th annual Daytona 500, which will mark the debut of the new 2013 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series car. Dubbed “Gen 6,” the new-look sixth generation cars highlight greater brand identity for the manufacturers.

Matt Kenseth, who won the 2012 Daytona 500 with Roush Fenway Racing, will attempt to be the first driver since Sterling Marlin – 1994/1995 – to win “The Great American Race” for a second straight year with his new team Joe Gibbs Racing. SPEED 

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Camping World Truck Series Silly Season: New Faces in New Places

CWTSlogoaBy Jason Schultz

Possibly the most exciting part of the off-season is the silly season.

Who will drive where in 2013? What drivers are returning? What drivers are not coming back? Those questions will all be answered by the time Daytona rolls around, but for now I’ll try to answer the questions the best I can. Continue reading

Parker Kligerman to KBM in 2013

Parker Kligerman looks on during practice for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series at Homestead-Miami Speedway Nov 16, 2012Photo - John Harrelson/Getty Images

Parker Kligerman looks on during practice for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series at Homestead-Miami Speedway Nov 16, 2012
Photo – John Harrelson/Getty Images

By Michelle Lesener

One of the dominos has fallen into place as one of the rumors that had been circling since the end of the season has finally been answered.

One rumor that was brought up in our Nationwide Silly Season article posted last week, involved Parker Kilgerman and where he would call home for the 2013 season. Parker was officially announced as the driver of the no. 77 Kyle Busch Motorsports – KBM – entry for the 2013 NASCAR Nationwide Series season.

KBM took to YouTube to make the official announcement Tuesday, having Parker climb out of an unfinished car that only had numbers made from tape to represent the car number. Continue reading

NASCAR Nuggets from the Net: December 19, 2012

December 19, 2012

December 19, 2012

Ever consider getting your very own RV previously owned by a NASCAR driver?

Well today is your lucky day.

You can start bidding on this 2002 Prevost H3 45 Marathon previously owned by NASCAR driver Jeff Gordon. 

Let us know if you win the bid and Good Luck!

Nugget from the Rumor Mill?

The Frontstretch is reporting, their sources are indicating, the reason Parker Kligerman is running full-time for Kyle Busch Motorsports in the Nationwide series for 2013 is because the owner – Kyle Busch – is leaving his seat to run a full time Nationwide schedule with Joe Gibbs Racing. We’ll be watching the net for the official word on this nugget …stay tuned. 

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