NASCAR’s Rick Hendrick on CBS Sunday Morning

Sports car fans will want to set your DVR’s for CBS’s popular Sunday Morning with Charles Osgood this Sunday, Jan 20th as NASCAR‘s Rick Hendrick talks with CBS news correspondent Lee Cowan as they sneek peek Chevrolet‘s totally redesigned 2014 Corvette Stingray. Continue reading

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NASCAR Nuggets from the Net – January 9, 2013

January 9, 2013

January 9, 2013

Today’s NASCAR Nuggets from the Net will focus on recent track news, as well as any other news – ie. some interesting Jeremy Mayfield nuggets – recently posted on the net.

You’ll also want to read Fan4Racing’s feature with details about Daytona’s Preseason Thunder Gen-Six Test and Fan Fest, that starts tomorrow, Jan 10th.

Also, just a reminder to set your DVR’s for Jeff Gordon’s appearance tonight, Wednesday, Jan 9, on the CBS TV show ‘I Get That a Lot,’ airing at 8pm ET. 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

Jay Havens – 3rd Generation Racer with a Meaningful Foundation

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Many of NASCAR’s future stars are driving at local track circuits, while building their careers and looking for coveted sponsorship to advance. Jay Havens is a 3rd generation racer, working hard to break into NASCAR’s top series’ while at the same time, building a meaningful foundation. 

Jay Havens (right) with his Dad, Mike (left) and Popa, Richard (center)

Jay Havens (right) with his Dad, Mike (left) and Popa, Richard (center)

Jay Havens comes from a long line of racing inspiration, beginning with his grandfather Richard, who has been involved in racing since the 1960s. His involvement in racing has been with everything from limited late models to Busch – now Nationwide – series cars. 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 espnW.com

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

The Unique Beauty of NASCAR

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Notes-Quotes333x250By Rich Foust

There are many forms of racing all over the globe, each having a unique personality making them special. NASCAR has a unique beauty that cultivates drivers as well as fans. 

The beauty of NASCAR are their many divisions offering a ‘stairway’ to their top series, but also creating an environment for fan involvement at each level. Fans can watch a young driver come from local tracks in the Whelen, ASA, East and West coast series’ and advance to the elite Camping World Trucks, Nationwide and eventually the Sprint Cup Series’.

There is no other racing series that has so much diversity within its ranks, allowing talented drivers to start on 3/8 – and 1/4-mile local tracks in a small towns across the nation, and with luck and hard work, end up racing in NASCAR’s top division with the best drivers in the world.

While the basics are similar in NASCAR’s top-three divisions – technology of the race vehicles, rules structure of the teams and equipment – the Camping World Trucks, Nationwide and Sprint Cup Series’ are as much dis-similar as they are similar.

As fans contemplate the start of the 2013 season, I will take a closer look at the differences in NASCAR’s top-three divisions and how they are special in there own right, with their own unique attraction for fans.