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  • Roger Penske buys Indianapolis Motor Speedway, IndyCar Series

    11/04/2019 8:16:49 AM PST · by God luvs America · 58 replies
    ESPN | 11/4/2019 | AP
    ndianapolis Motor Speedway and the IndyCar Series were sold to Penske Entertainment Corp. in a stunning move Monday that relinquishes control of the iconic speedway from the Hulman family after 74 years. Tony Hulman bought the dilapidated speedway in 1945 and brought racing back to the corner of 16th St. and Georgetown Ave. after a four-year absence following World War II. Roger Penske will become just the fourth owner of the 110-year-old speedway. The speedway spun off multiple subsidiaries, including the IndyCar Series and Indianapolis Motor Speedway Productions, which are also part of the deal to Penske Entertainment. That group...
  • NASCAR champion Mike Stefanik killed in plane crash

    09/16/2019 1:27:19 AM PDT · by mabarker1 · 13 replies
    Sep 15, 2019, 8:34 PM EDT | Dustin LongSep 15, 2019, 8:34 PM EDT
    Nine-time NASCAR champion Mike Stefanik was killed in a plane crash Sunday, NASCAR confirmed. Stefanik was 61. Stefanik, a NASCAR Hall of Fame nominee, won seven modified titles and two K&N Pro Series East crowns. In 2003, he was named one of the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tourís 10 greatest drivers. NASCAR issued a statement on behalf of Chairman Jim France: ďMike Stefanik was one of the most successful drivers in NASCAR history, but even more so, he was a true representative of our sport. His tough, competitive nature and excellence on the race track won him the respect and admiration...

    09/13/2019 5:43:01 PM PDT · by Brooklyn Attitude · 52 replies
    MidSouth Shooter's Blog ^ | 09/13/2019 | David Dolbee
    ďWe just heard from NASCAR on a number of gun related ads and unfortunately, due a gradual shift in NASCARís position on guns, these ads must be edited/changed ó especially those that are depicted as assault-style rifles/sniper rifles. NASCAR is still open to some of the less controversial gun accessories, concealed carry, or classes.Ē
  • NASCAR Shifts On Guns, Rejects Ad Showing Semiautomatic Rifle

    09/09/2019 11:57:22 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 42 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 08/09/19 | Awr Hawkins
    NASCAR admits it is shifting its position on guns and the latest proof can be seen via the rejection of an ad that shows a semiautomatic rifle. The NRA tweeted:The NRA-ILA reports¬†the rejected ad was from K-Var, and ‚Äúincluded depictions of ‚Äėassault-style rifles/sniper rifles.'‚Ä̬†NASCAR‚Äôs media sales company told K-Var the racing giant is undergoing a ‚Äúgradual shift in (its) position on guns.‚ÄĚK-Var‚Äôs blog reported the entire quote from National Event Publications, which is NASCAR‚Äôs media sales company: We just heard from NASCAR on a number of gun related ads and unfortunately, due a gradual shift in NASCAR‚Äôs position on guns,...
  • NASCAR Rejects Gun Ads, Cites ďGradual ShiftĒ on Guns...

    08/24/2019 6:16:41 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 118 replies
    ammoland ^ | 8/23/19
    ...ďWe just heard from NASCAR on a number of gun-related ads and unfortunately, due to a gradual shift in NASCARís position on guns, these ads must be edited/changedóespecially those that are depicted as assault-style rifles/sniper rifles. NASCAR is still open to some of the less controversial gun accessories, concealed carry, or classes.Ē Consider this, even if your audience was split 50-50 as to the issue of the Second Amendment, why would you intentionally alienate half of your base? Letís take it to an extreme. What organization wants to intentionally anger even 10 percent of its base? I am sure much...
  • Dale Earnhardt Jr. on board plane that crashed in Tennessee, reports say

    08/15/2019 2:05:46 PM PDT · by mabarker1 · 112 replies
    WSOCTV TV ^ | 08/16//2019Dale Jr | Wsoctv
    ELIZABETHTON, TN - Retired NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. was on a plane that crashed at an airport in Tennessee Thursday afternoon, WJHL reported. Officials said the private plane rolled off the end of the runway after landing at the Elizabethton Municipal Airport. It then caught fire.
  • NASCAR 2019 Firecracker 400 thread

    07/07/2019 10:37:18 AM PDT · by Texas Eagle · 18 replies ^ | July 7,. 2019 | N/A
    Only posted to commend the announcers for actually paying attention to what's going on on the track and being enthusiastic about it. I got so sick of Waltrip and Gordon's endless string of stats and trivia and technical mumbo-jumbo.
  • NASCAR will stop the Coca-Cola 600 for moment of remembrance on Memorial Day weekend

    05/09/2019 9:42:03 AM PDT · by ETL · 28 replies ^ | May 9, 2019 | Gary Gastelu | Fox News
    NASCAR will pause the Coca-Cola 600 in the middle of the race on Memorial Day weekend for a moment of remembrance. Charlotte Motor Speedway officials requested that the series make the gesture, which it did in 2009 when the Sunday race was moved to Memorial Day†due to rain. ďPeople kept talking about that that was so impactful,Ē Charlotte Motor Speedway general manager Greg Walter told NBC Sports.ďSo we asked can we do that again? Our sport is so prone to supporting the military and so prone to understanding what the Memorial Day is all about.Ē The 30-second break will take...
  • 2019 NASCAR RACING COVERAGE for Cup, Busch and Trucks

    02/07/2019 5:16:34 PM PST · by mabarker1 · 228 replies
    NASCAR ^ | 02/07/2019 | Assorted
    HELLO, Race Fans and Welcome to the FR Home for NASCAR Racing 2019. I'm going to try this Season running one Thread and breaking in for each Week adding to this one Thread. We may change that after We get rolling that plan doesn't work so well but I want to try it for a while.
  • Donald Trump Jr. calls out Schiff after reports say that blocked phone calls werenít to father

    01/31/2019 10:09:04 PM PST · by knighthawk · 35 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 31 2019 | Stephen Sorace
    Donald Trump Jr. late Thursday laid into House Intelligence Committee Chairman Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., after reports appeared to vindicate the younger Trump surrounding Democratic suspicions that he made phone calls to President Trump around the time of the Trump Tower meeting with Russians in June 2016. Senate investigators obtained phone records which appeared to show that Trump Jr. had actually spoken to two longtime Trump family friends Ė Brian France, the chief executive of Nascar, and the investor Howard Lorber, the New York Times reported, citing two people briefed on the matter. Trump Jr. responded to the reports on...
  • Free Republic Racing Fantasy NASCAR 2019

    01/26/2019 8:55:40 AM PST · by John W · 49 replies
    Free Republic Racing ^ | January 26, 2019 | John W
    Folks go here to join Free Republic Racing Fantasy NASCAR for 2019.
  • NASCAR legend Glen Wood dies at 93

    01/18/2019 8:49:49 AM PST · by mabarker1 · 19 replies
    Sporting News ^ | 01/18/2018 | Arthur Weinstein
    NASCAR legend Glen Wood dies at 93 NASCAR January 18, 2019 10:07am ESTJanuary 18, 2019 10:07am ESTMotorsport, NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, English, NASCARWood and his brother, Leonard, co-founded Wood Brothers Racing in 1950, making it the oldest active team in the sport. Longtime NASCAR team owner Glen Wood has died at age 93, Wood Brothers Racing announced Friday. Itís with profound sadness that we mourn the passing of team founder and family patriarch Glen Wood this morning. We want to thank family, friends, our small-town Virginia community of Patrick County, as well as everyone in the NASCAR community for their...
  • 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 ďnÖ.. in a woodpile,Ē 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 Iíd only met Daly a couple weeks earlier, I also knew from his delivery that he had no concept of what heíd just said. I found him in Gasoline Alley and told him he could not use that word in any...
  • NASCAR Driver Loses Sponsorship Over Fatherís Racial Slur Ö 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 Conorís No. 6 car in Saturdayís NASCAR Xfinity race, citing his fatherís 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-TVís 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. Sheís 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 Seriesí 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...