Will anyone remember who won the 2011 Coca Cola 600? Probably not. But, everyone will remember who didn’t win: Dale Earnhardt Jr.
Dale Earnhardt Jr ran out of gas coming off of Turn 4 during a green-white-checkered finish, allowing Kevin Harvick to pass him and take the checkered flag to win the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
In his first Nationwide Series start of the season — and his first ever in the current-generation racecar — Matt Kenseth out-dueled Roush Fenway Racing teammate Carl Edwards to win Saturday’s Top Gear 300 race at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
ESPN.com, citing anonymous sources, is reporting that Danica Patrick’s management team is working on a deal that would bring her to NASCAR full time in the Nationwide Series in 2012. She would also race in select Sprint Cup events in 2012, with an eye on making the switch to the Cup series full time in 2013.
As a precaution, Roush Fenway Racing and Wood Brothers Racing have decided to hold Trevor Bayne out of competition for another week. Barring any unforeseen circumstances, the plan is to have Bayne return to the Nationwide Series at Chicagoloand Speedway in the STP 300.
Joe Gibbs Racing driver Kyle Busch as clocked by a North Carolina sheriff’s deputy going 128 mph in a 45 mph zone and was cited for careless and reckless driving and speeding, according to Iredell County Sheriff’s Office Capt. Darren Campbell. The deputy stopped Busch about 30 miles north of Charlotte. He was cited and released upon [...]
NASCAR announced that it has indefinitely suspended Gary Frost, a crew member of the Richard Childress Racing’s No. 31 Sprint Cup Series team, for violating the sanctioning body’s substance abuse policy. On May 23rd, Frost was found to have violated Sections 12-1 (actions detrimental to stock car racing) and 19 (violation of the NASCAR substance [...]
NASCAR announced that it has penalized two Camping World Truck Series teams for rule violations at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Hendrick Motorsports is reportedly close to a multi-year contract extension for NASCAR’s most popular driver, Dale Earnhardt Jr, team owner Rick Hendrick said at Charlotte Motor Speedway
Following his 15th-place finish in his first Camping World Truck Series start, Kimi Raikkonen will make his Nationwide Series debut in this weekend’s Top Gear 300 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.