NASCAR Camping World Truck Series to qualify, race on same day at Rockingham


downloadWhen the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) makes its return to Rockingham Speedway for the Carolina 200 presented by Cheerwine in April, the field for the second event at the venerable one-mile track will not be set until morning of the race. Continue reading

Kahne and Sweet to Share a Ride at JR Motorsports

One Nationwide team has announced part of its line-up this year, while leaving more unanswered questions for another NNS team.

Kasey Kahne and Brad Sweet will share NNS No. 5 Great Clips car at JR Motorsports Photo - JR Motorsports

Kasey Kahne and Brad Sweet will share NNS No. 5 Great Clips car at JR Motorsports
Photo – JR Motorsports

2013 will see another pair of drivers at a new home. Kasey Kahne and Brad Sweet, who shared a Nationwide Series ride in the no. 38 Great Clips car, during the 2012 season for Turner Motorsports, will be with a new NNS team this season at JR Motorsports. Continue reading

NASCAR Nuggets from the Net: January 2, 2013

January 2, 2013

January 2, 2013

Danica Patrick to drive for Turner

Danica Patrick will drive for Turner Motorsports in her 10-race commitment to this year’s Nationwide Series schedule, sources told

Driving for JR Motorsports in her first full-time Nationwide season last year, Patrick produced the highest final points finish – 10th – among women in NASCAR history. She will begin her partial campaign in NASCAR’s second-tier series on Feb 23 at Daytona International Speedway in conjunction with her first full Sprint Cup season with Stewart-Haas Racing the same weekend. Continue reading

Chase Tracker – The Contenders after Texas

By Jordan Dodson and Sharon Burton

Texas Motor Speedway called their race weekend a “wild asphalt circus” and Sunday’s AAA Texas 500 race lived up to the hype

Jimmie Johnson and Brad Keselowski battled down to the last lap in an instant classic for the 2012 Sprint Cup championship.

Keselowski & Johnson chase the lead
Photo – ESPN

With two races remaining in the Chase, it is coming down to two drivers – Johnson and Keselowski. Sunday’s race was a perfect example of why Keselowski and Johnson are the two run-away drivers battling down to the wire at Homestead. Continue reading

Chase Tracker – The Contenders after Martinsville

By Jordan Dodson and Sharon Burton

Martinsville Speedway is known for exciting races and shaking things up and Sunday’s Tums Fast Relief 500 lived up to expectations.

Chase drivers knew Sunday’s race could make or break their season and for some, their 2012 Chase hopes diminished. Two contenders are still clinging to their chances in the next three Chase events, while two other drivers came out on top, fighting for the Sprint Cup championship top spot, while yet another driver lost their chance to compete for the coveted title. Continue reading

Chase Tracker – The Contenders after Kansas

By Jordan Dodson and Sharon Burton

Drivers came into Kansas Speedway thinking of it as a wildcard race in the Chase.

The Hollywood Casino 400 definitely had some twist and turns, but the points race remained nearly the same as one top contender made the best of a bad situation and another top contender nearly missed catastrophe several times .

Here are where the Chase contenders stand with four races remaining: Continue reading