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  • NASCAR Hall of Famer, Spartanburg native David Pearson dies at 83

    11/12/2018 5:17:57 PM PST · by buckalfa · 81 replies
    7News ^ | November 12, 2018 | WSPA Staff
    SPARTANBURG, SC (WSPA) - NASCAR Hall of Fame driver and Spartanburg native David Pearson has died at the age of 83. Pearson died Monday, according to a source who knew the famed driver. Pearson was part of NASCAR's inaugural Hall of Fame class in 2010. He was the 1960 NASCAR Rookie of the Year. Among his 105 career wins - second all-time in NASCAR's highest division - was a Daytona 500 victory. Pearson also won 3 Grand National Series championships.
  • Penalty costs Kevin Harvick guaranteed NASCAR title shootout spot

    11/07/2018 9:15:15 AM PST · by mabarker1 · 28 replies
    Autosport ^ | November 7, 2018, 10:48 AM EST | Tom Errington
    Stewart-Haas Racing's Kevin Harvick's guaranteed place in the NASCAR Cup Series championship shootout at Homestead has been lost due to a L1 penalty incurred at Texas Motor Speedway.
  • Pennsylvania sprint car racer Greg Hodnett killed in crash

    09/21/2018 3:26:37 PM PDT · by ropin71 · 4 replies
    Fox News ^ | 9/21/18 | Gary Gastelu
    Veteran sprint car driver Greg Hodnett was killed in a racing accident at BAPS Motor Speedway in York Haven, Penn., on Thursday night. The 49-year-old Pennsylvanian reportedly lost control and rolled his car into the Turn One wall of the short dirt track, dying on impact.
  • MILLER: Daly's caught in a scandal built from B.S.

    08/27/2018 12:50:21 PM PDT · by God luvs America · 12 replies
    Racer Magazine ^ | 8-27-2018 | Robin Miller
    I was driving into the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in 1983 when Derek Daly was being interviewed by Larry Henry on WIBC and uttered the now-infamous “n….. in a woodpile,” description of himself as he assessed the makeup of his Wysard racing team. Of course it was shocking to hear on the biggest radio station in town, but even though I’d only met Daly a couple weeks earlier, I also knew from his delivery that he had no concept of what he’d just said. I found him in Gasoline Alley and told him he could not use that word in any...
  • NASCAR Driver Loses Sponsorship Over Father’s Racial Slur … 35 Years Ago

    08/26/2018 8:12:46 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 46 replies ^ | 8/25/18 | Molly Prince
    A sponsor announced on Friday that it has ended its partnership with NASCAR driver Conor Daly after it was reported that his father used racially insensitive language during an interview in the early 1980s. Lilly Diabetes pulled its sponsorship from Conor’s No. 6 car in Saturday’s NASCAR Xfinity race, citing his father’s alleged use of the N-word 35 years ago, reported Fox News. Derek Daly, a retired Indy 500 and Formula One driver, was fired days earlier from his role as WISH-TV’s Racing Analyst due to the controversy. In a statement, the elder Daly admitted to using the word, but...
  • NASCAR Xfinity Driver Conor Daly Loses Sponsorship over Father's Racial Slur

    08/25/2018 3:19:39 AM PDT · by mabarker1 · 84 replies
    Bleacher Report ^ | AUGUST 24, 2018 | TIM DANIELS
    NASCAR Xfinity Series driver Conor Daly lost his sponsorship deal with Lilly Diabetes for Saturday's Johnsonville 180 race at Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin, because of a racial slur his father, Derek Daly, used during a radio interview in the 1980s that surfaced this week. According to ESPN, Daly's dad said he accidentally used a slur for African Americans because it had a different meaning in his native Ireland, and he hasn't used it since. "Unfortunately, the comments that surfaced this week by Derek Daly distract from this focus, so we have made the decision that Lilly Diabetes will...
  • British IMSA driver Katherine Legge to make NASCAR debut at Mid-Ohio

    08/11/2018 10:30:52 AM PDT · by umgud · 19 replies
    NASCAR ^ | 8/8/18 | Holly Cain
    In her diverse and thriving career, Katherine Legge has raced GT cars, IndyCars, and IMSA sports cars. She’s competed in the Indianapolis 500 and stood on the podium in the Rolex 24 At Daytona. And this weekend the popular and talented Brit will make her NASCAR debut in the Xfinity Series’ Rock n Roll Tequila 170 at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course (Saturday, 3 p.m. ET on NBCSN, MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio).
  • TMZ: NASCAR CEO Brian France Arrested for DUI, Name-Dropped Donald Trump

    08/06/2018 9:57:30 AM PDT · by mabarker1 · 57 replies
    The Bleacher Report ^ | 08/06/2018 | TYLER CONWAY
    NASCAR CEO and Chairman Brian France was arrested Sunday evening on charges of driving under the influence. TMZ reported France's blood alcohol content was more than twice the legal limit at the time of the arrest. Law enforcement sources told TMZ that France attempted to use his relationship with President Donald Trump during the stop. France endorsed Trump during his presidential candidacy in 2016. A statement released by the Sag Harbor Village (N.Y.) Police Department said France was also in possession of oxycodone. "Mr. France was observed operating a 2017 Lexus northbound on Main Street failing to stop at a...
  • (Vanity) No Kneelers Here

    07/07/2018 4:53:19 PM PDT · by Lean-Right · 9 replies
    Pre-race activities NASCARS' Daytona race. Honoring all branches of our military. Not one person kneeling. Respect. God Bless America!
  • Dad Gets Probation from Track after Pulling Son from Fiery Wreck

    06/24/2018 9:42:29 AM PDT · by KittyKares · 36 replies
    Yahoo ^ | June 22, 2018 | Nick Bromberg
    A father who pulled his son from his car following a fiery crash has been placed on probation for the rest of the season by the track where the wreck occurred. Dean Jones jumped into action when his son Mike’s car burst into flames following a crash in a NASCAR-sanctioned late model race on June 16 at South Boston Speedway. While you can’t blame Dean for his fatherly instincts kicking in, those instincts are also a breach of conduct. It’s against the rules for people other than licensed safety personnel to run out on an active track.
  • Novant Health receives $1.2 million gift from NASCAR champion Martin Truex Jr. and cancer awareness

    05/16/2018 9:05:10 PM PDT · by mabarker1 · 10 replies,local tv news ^ | 05/16/2018 | ASkyler
    NASCAR News Novant Health receives $1.2 million gift from NASCAR champion Martin Truex Jr. and cancer awareness advocate Sherry Pollex This evening during the 9th annual Catwalk for a Cause fundraising event, 2017 NASCAR Cup Series champion Martin Truex Jr. and his partner, Sherry Pollex announced a $1.2 million gift to Novant Health from the Martin Truex Jr. Foundation. The gift will be used to establish the Novant Health Martin Truex Jr. Foundation Children’s Emergency Department in Huntersville and the SherryStrong Integrative Medicine Oncology Clinic in Charlotte. “This remarkably generous gift from the Martin Truex Jr. Foundation will help Novant...
  • Lowe's will not return to Hendrick in 2019 (bye bye jj)

    03/14/2018 2:01:13 PM PDT · by mabarker1 · 30 replies
    Jayski ^ | 03/14/2018 | Staff Staff CONCORD, N.C. -- The seven-time NASCAR Cup Series champions No. 48 Hendrick Motorsports team with driver Jimmie Johnson will have a new primary sponsor beginning next season. Lowe's Companies Inc., which has been the No. 48 team's only primary sponsor since 2001, will not return to Hendrick Motorsports in 2019. "Working with Hendrick Motorsports, Jimmie, Chad (Knaus) and the entire No. 48 team has been an incredible journey," said Michael P. McDermott, Lowe's chief customer officer. "Rick Hendrick and his organization have been exceptional partners, and we could not have asked for more from Jimmie - a consummate...
  • Danica done: Patrick wrecks in final race of NASCAR career

    02/18/2018 6:19:28 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 83 replies
    Washington Post ^ | February 18 at 6:24 PM | Dan Gelston | AP
    Patrick’s final NASCAR race at the Daytona 500 captured her career to perfection. She had photojournalists embedded with her, a hunky celebrity NFL QB boyfriend by her side, social media buzzing — and a crumpled Chevy towed to the garage that put a premature end to her race. Patrick smooched her boyfriend and then kissed her NASCAR career goodbye when she was caught up in a wreck in Sunday’s race. Her final win-loss record was a dud: 0 for 191 in the Cup series.
  • Free Republic NASCAR Fantasy League Sign Up

    02/01/2018 11:57:50 AM PST · by John W · 41 replies
    Free Republic Racing ^ | February 1, 2018 | John W
    Folks, we have migrated (legally) to a new web site this year as Yahoo has shut down their league. This site attempts to mimic yahoo as far as possible. Go here: Free Republic Racing password: jimrob Good Luck!
  • Watch out for No. 41

    01/21/2018 3:39:09 AM PST · by SandRat · 4 replies
    HEREFORD — As a 10-year-old, Anika “Roco” O’Brien claimed the 2016 Bandolero division “Rookie of the Year” track title at Tucson Speedway. Now, one year later, she is the new Bandolero division champion. “In 2017 I won the division championship by one point,” O’Brien said Thursday while sitting in her Briggs and Stratton lime green race car at her family’s home in Hereford. “And my dad (Brian O’Brien) won the Pro Stock championship this year, for the second year in a row. Stock car racing is a family sport for us.” Anika and her father both race as car No....
  • Racing great Dan Gurney was the 'epitome of class'

    01/14/2018 6:50:21 PM PST · by Sam_Damon · 24 replies
    Autoweek ^ | January 14, 2018 | Bruce Martin
    The news that the legendary Dan Gurney died on Sunday night after a long battle with pneumonia was something racing legends Mario Andretti and Bobby Unser had difficulty accepting. Although they knew Gurney was in failing health, the fact that he was a “Mount Rushmore of Auto Racing” figure made him bigger-than-life to drivers who have been described in the same vein. “It’s one freaking sad day,” an emotional Unser told Autoweek in a phone interview Sunday night. Andretti echoed those sentiments from his home in Nazareth, Pennsylvania, on Sunday evening.
  • Dan Gurney, who won at IndyCar, NASCAR Cup, Formula 1 and Le Mans, dies at 86

    01/14/2018 5:26:29 PM PST · by God luvs America · 59 replies
    ESPN ^ | 1/14/2018 | Bob Pockrass
    Dan Gurney, an accomplished and versatile racer whose pioneering innovations in race car manufacturing played an integral role in motorsports, died Sunday at age 86 of complications from pneumonia. Gurney won seven IndyCar races, five NASCAR Cup races and four Formula 1 races from 1962 to 1970, and he teamed with A.J. Foyt to win the 1967 24 Hours of Le Mans. Only Mario Andretti and Juan Pablo Montoya have wins in the top levels Formula 1, IndyCar, NASCAR and sports cars. "With one last smile on his handsome face, Dan drove off into the unknown just before noon today,"...
  • NASCAR Legend Richard Childress Opens Fire on Home Invaders, Praises 2nd Amendment

    12/22/2017 11:18:49 AM PST · by mabarker1 · 32 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 22 Dec 2017 | AWR Hawkins
    Childress told North Carolina’s Davidson County Sherriff’s Office (DCSO) on Sunday that the only reasons he and his wife are still “here today was because of God and the Second Amendment.”
  • Activist may burn 'Nazi-Confederate' flag at NASCAR race in Talladega

    10/12/2017 7:11:40 AM PDT · by ItsOnlyDaryl · 85 replies ^ | 10.9.17 | Wesley Robinson
    Taking his combined Nazi-Confederate flag burning demonstration to NASCAR country, Pennsylvania activist Gene Stilp continued his push for awareness by burning the two symbols, which he says represent similar ideals.
  • NASCAR Owners Side With Trump: People Who Don't Stand 'Ought to Be Out of the Country'

    09/25/2017 8:15:54 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 57 replies ^ | 9 25 17
    While the NFL led protests against President Donald Trump's recent railing against NFL player Colin Kaepernick and other players kneeling during the "Star Spangled Banner," NASCAR remained standing. The national anthem played without protests at the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series pre-race festivities at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on Sunday, USA Today reports. Athletes and crew, including numerous African-Americans, stood as normal. Many NASCAR owners spoke out against the protests from other sports. When asked what he would do if one of his employees protested during the anthem, team owner Richard Childress replied that he would "get you a ride...