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Dec 19

NASCAR makes revisions to its competition personnel structure

Moves designed to strengthen overall scope of NASCAR’s Racing Series

NASCAR logoBrad Keselowski NASCAR championship In an effort to strengthen and grow its racing series for 2013 and beyond, NASCAR announced Tuesday several revisions to its Competition personnel structure. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 14

NASCAR’s next wave of superstars just over the horizon

NASCAR has a talent-laden farm system loaded with the stock car racing’s future stars.

2012-02-24_02712012-02-25_0340From the NASCAR Nationwide and NASCAR Craftsman Truck series through the sanctioning body’s touring divisions and on the Whelen All-American tracks, there’s a single common denominator: Youth, lightning fast youth. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 12

Excitement builds for new Sixth-Generation car

Even NASCAR’s youngest fans are ready for the return of brand identity

NASCAR logoCharlotte Motor Speedway logoOn Day 1 of the final 2012 test for the new sixth-generation race car, the drivers had their say as they turned laps around the 1.5-mile Charlotte Motor Speedway. Today, it was the crew chiefs’ turn. Enthusiasm for the design and performance of the new car extends beyond just the drivers. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 10

More than 50 drivers headline 2013 NASCAR Acceleration Weekend

Keselowski, Penske championships voted best moments of 2012

2012-02-26_0038NASCAR Hall Of FameFan Festival To Feature Sixth- Generation NASCAR Sprint Cup Cars, Interactive Displays – Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s Winless Streak Tallies Close Second In Media Poll – Score one more for the underdog. – For NASCAR fans who have been eagerly counting the days to the opening of the 2013 season, their wait is almost over. Almost.

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Dec 08

NASCAR Touring Series Champions honored in Charlotte

Top performers of 2012 celebrate successful season

NASCAR Hall Of FameNASCAR logoNASCAR history was recognize and its future celebrated Saturday evening as seven champions in NASCAR’s touring series were honored at the Night of Champions Touring Awards at the NASCAR Hall of Fame. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 08

2013 NASCAR Canadian Tire Series schedule announced

12-race slate includes companion weekend with NASCAR Camping World Truck Series

2012-08-18_01782009-09-27_4B0929NASCAR announced today the 2013 schedule Canada’s premier racing series, the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series presented by Mobil 1. The schedule features 12 dates at 11 different tracks across five provinces. The slate includes tracks and events familiar to the series, but with a little different look for this edition. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 29

TRG, Aston Martin Racing launch multi-faceted factory-supported North American race program

“Aston Martin Racing, as a factory- supported entity, has truly arrived in North America” – Kevin Buckler

Kevin Buckler-1TRG-AMR GT3The Racer’s Group (TRG) and Aston Martin Racing announced today the formation of a partnership to bring a factory-supported, multi-faceted Aston Martin Racing program to North America starting in 2013.

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Nov 27

Record balloting decides Most Popular Drivers for NASCAR’S Touring Series

Rookies score four of the seven slots

Ray Jr Courtemanche 2012-06-17There was a record turnout this year on NASCARHomeTracks.com as fans made their selection for the Most Popular Driver Awards in each of the NASCAR touring series with four of the seven winners racing with rookie designation this season.  Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 18

Brad Keselowski wins 2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship (updated)

Owner also celebrates as First-Time Series Champion

2011-02-19_00642010-09-19-dimanche-FrancoisGobeil.zipBrad Keselowski won the 2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship today at Homestead-Miami Speedway, earning owner Roger Penske’s first title in NASCAR’s premier series. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 14

NASCAR National Series News and Notes + Fast Facts

Championship Sunday: It’s Not Over Yet

Homestead-Miami Speedway logoNASCAR logoTrite, perhaps, but true: It isn’t over until it’s over. That’s the feeling as two competitors – one a relative newcomer, the other a five-time champion – settle the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup™ in Sunday’s Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 13

Statistical Advance: Analyzing the Ford EcoBoost 400

There have been 170 NASCAR Sprint Cup races in Florida

Homestead-Miami Speedway logoNASCAR Sprint Cup SeriesA look at some of the top statistical performers at Homestead-Miami Speedway in Homestead, Florida going into the Ford EcoBoost 400 on Nov. 18.

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Nov 07

NASCAR National Series News and Notes + Fast Facts

Johnson-Keselowski ‘Bare-Knuckle’ Brawl Heads West – For Jimmie Johnson, it’s some serious déjà vu – the good kind.

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Johnson leads the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup™ by seven points over Brad Keselowski with two races remaining. Four times in his five championship seasons, Johnson has topped the standings after the season’s 34th race, making title No. 6 a very real possibility.

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Nov 06

Statistical Advance: Analyzing AdvoCare 500

There have been 32 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races at Phoenix International Raceway

NASCAR Sprint Cup SeriesA look at some of the top statistical performers at AdvoCare 500 at Phoenix International Raceway in Avondale, Arizona going into the AdvoCare 500 on Nov. 11.

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Nov 05

Johnson outlasts Keselowski for Texas win

No. 48 team extends Chase points lead to seven with two races remaining

Jimmie Johnson - photo © John Harrelson - Getty Images for NASCAR

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The haymaker Jimmie Johnson delivered Sunday at Texas Motor Speedway turned out to be an eight-point swing.Taking advantage of a late caution and four fresh tires to Brad Keselowski’s two, Johnson pulled away from Keselowski in a green-white-checkered-flag finish to win the AAA Texas 500 and tighten his grip on a possible sixth Sprint Cup Series championship. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 31

NASCAR National Series News and Notes + Fast Facts

Johnson needs Texas success to become lone star

NASCAR logoTexas Motor SpeedwayWith three races left in the 2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season, Jimmie Johnson once again finds himself in familiar territory – atop the points standings. However, Texas, where everything is bigger except the points lead, could leave its own brand on the championship race. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 22

Sprint Cup: Kenseth determined to finish tenure at Roush Fenway Racing on a high note (+results)

Nationwide: Stenhouse rallies for improbable win at Kansas  (+results)

NASCAR logoKansas SpeedwayFolks who use the words “lame” or “duck” in any sentences around the driver of crew of the No. 17 Ford team these days better be prepared to duck themselves. Ricky Stenhouse rallied from two laps down to win Saturday’s Kansas Lottery 300 at Kansas Speedway and tighten the battle for the series championship. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 10

Vote for Ray Courtemanche Jr. as most popular driver in NASCAR Canada, and give to Leucan

Every time you vote, Ray Jr, his sponsor, Construction Danam Bonzaï will donate 25 cents to Leucan

Leucan Laurentides-LanaudièreRay Courtemanche Jr. - LeucanLeucan Laurentides-Lanaudière is happy to announce that Ray Courtemanche Jr, a prominent businessman in our region and driver in the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series and the Formula Tour 1600 Series, has committed to help cancer-striken children and their families through the association.

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Oct 09

Statistical Advance: Analyzing the Bank Of America 500

There have been 107 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series points races at Charlotte Motor Speedway

Charlotte Motor Speedway logoNASCAR Sprint Cup SeriesA look at some of the top statistical performers at Charlotte Motor Speedway, in Concord, North Carolina going into the Bank of America 500 on Oct. 13.

 

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Oct 08

Being ahead of Big One proved pivotal for Kenseth

Ride around at the back, or charge to the front?

NASCAR logoNASCAR Sprint Cup SeriesWhen it comes to avoiding the large-scale accidents that tend to plague Talladega Superspeedway, Matt Kenseth ended that argument Sunday afternoon. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 25

NASCAR National Series News and Notes + Fast Facts

Trademark Consistency Marks Johnson’s Rise To No. 1

Dover International SpeedwayDover International SpeedwayTwo second-place finishes launched him into the lead in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup™ entering Sunday’s AAA 400 at Dover International Speedway. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 24

Statistical Advance: Analyzing the AAA 400

The official opening of Dover International Speedway, then called Dover Downs International Speedway, was in 1969.

Dover International SpeedwayNASCAR logoA look at some of the top statistical performers at Dover International Speedway in Dover, Delaware going into the AAA 400 on Sept. 30.

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Sep 24

Hamlin’s gamble pays off at New Hampshire

16th annual Sylvania “300”

NHMS Logo2010_09_18_EHB_2866As strong as Denny Hamlin’s Toyota was Sunday, it seemed there wasn’t much other than bad luck that could have prevented him from winning the Sylvania 300. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 22

Crowning achievement for Kennington (updated²)

Caps off NASCAR Canadian Tire Series Championship with 7th win at Kawartha – D.J. Kennington won it all

Nascar Canadian Tire Series Bilingue2012-08-04_0099Kennington capped his 2012 NASCAR Canadian Tire Series presented by Mobil 1 championship with a victory Saturday in the final race of the season, the Pinty’s 250 presented by Dodge, at Kawartha Speedway.

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Sep 21

Martin Roy clinches NASCAR Canadian Tire Series Rookie Honors

Veteran Gosselin helps guide Quebec newcomer

Martin Roy - Isabelle Tremblay2012-08-17_1477Martin Roy has one race remaining on the 2012 NASCAR Canadian Tire Series presented by Mobil 1, but he’s already assured of bringing home at least one honor. The Napierville, Que., driver has clinched the series’ Rookie of the Year title. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 18

NASCAR National Series News and Notes + Fast Facts

New Hampshire’s First Race Wrote Chase’s Script

2010_09_18_EHB_2866NHMS LogoHow accurately did July’s LENOX Industrial Tools 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway preview this year’s Chase field? Within one position of perfection.

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Sep 18

NASCAR Canadian Tire Series Presented By Mobil 1 Statistical Advance: Kawartha

Analyzing the Pinty’s 250 at Kawartha Speedway

IMG_0001Nascar Canadian Tire Series BilingueThe NASCAR Canadian Tire Series presented by Mobil 1 travels to Kawartha Speedway near Peterborough, Ont., on Saturday, Sept. 22 for the Pinty’s 250 presented by Dodge to close out the 2012 season.

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Sep 18

NASCAR has reinstated driver AJ Allmendinger upon his successful completion of NASCAR’s Substance Abuse Policy Road to Recovery Program

NASCAR reinstates driver AJ Allmendinger

NASCAR logoAJ AllmendingerAllmendinger had been indefinitely suspended from NASCAR on July 24 for violating the sanctioning body’s substance abuse policy. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 18

Statistical Advance: Analyzing the SYLVANIA 300

There have been 35 NASCAR Sprint Cup races at New Hampshire Motor Speedway

NHMS Logo2010_09_18_EHB_2866A look at some of the top statistical performers at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon, New Hampshire going into the SYLVANIA 300 on Sept. 23. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 18

NASCAR Canadian Tire Series presented by Mobil 1 News & Notes: Kawartha

Closing time for Kennington

IMG_0001Nascar Canadian Tire Series BilingueThe 2012 season has belonged to D.J. Kennington and now it’s time for him to close it out. The scenario for Kennington to claim his second NASCAR Canadian Tire Series presented by Mobil 1 championship in three years is simple and straightforward. Assuming a full 26-car field in the season finale on Saturday, Sept. 22 in the Pinty’s 250 presented by Dodge at Kawartha Speedway near Peterborough, Ont., Kennington has to finish 19th or better should second-place J.R. Fitzpatrick win the race and lead the most laps.

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Sep 17

Brad Keselowski wins Geico 400 at Chicagoland Speedway

 Johnson not shaken by defeat at Chicagoland

NASCAR Sprint Cup SeriesFor a guy who led a race-high 172 laps but didn’t win Sunday’s Geico 400 at Chicagoland Speedway, Jimmie Johnson sure didn’t look too upset on pit road afterward. That’s because he wasn’t.

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