NEMCO Motorsports, the team owned by Joe Nemechek, announced that Bill Elliott will drive the team’s No. 97 Sprint Cup Toyota in the 2012 Daytona 500.
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.
Kyle Busch pulled away from Carl Edwards on the final restart and won the Lipton Tea 250 at Richmond International Raceway. Top 5: Busch, Edwards, Matt Kenseth, Brad Keselowski, Kevin Harvick. Joey Logano, Mark Martin, Michael McDowell, Jason Keller, and Jason Leffler finished sixth through 10th, respectively. Notables: Steven Wallace (11th), Scott Wimmer (16th), Joe [...]
On the final lap of the Aaron’s 499 at Talladega Superspeedway, Brad Keselowski pushed Carl Edwards to the lead, then dipped below him to make the pass. Edwards went for the block, but the two made contact, spinning Edwards. Edwards’ car’s rear wheels came off the ground. Then, while his cars were in the air, [...]
Mark Martin won the pole for Sunday’s Kobalt Tools 500 from Atlanta Motor Speedway with a speed of 187.045, one tenth of a second faster that Kurt Busch who had the second fastest time. Top 5: Martin, Busch, Jamie McMurray, Juan Pablo Montoya, and Greg Biffle. Rounding out the top 10 starters are Denny Hamlin, Jimmie [...]
Kyle and Kurt Busch qualified first and second for the Shelby 427 from Las Vegas Motor Speedway. But, Kyle lost an engine in practice and will need to start from the rear of the field. Jimmie Johnson, David Reutimann, and Marcos Ambrose will start third through fifth, respectively. Rounding out the top 10 are Ryan [...]
Jeff Gordon held off driver/owner Tony Stewart to win the first Gatorade Duel. The victory means Gordon will start Sunday’s Daytona 500 third. Kyle Busch held off a hard-charging Mark Martin to win the second Duel, meaning he will start the 500 fourth. AJ Allmendinger and Jeremy Mayfield earned the two transfer spots available in [...]
Jimmie Johnson started on the pole due to rain washing out qualifying. He stayed there until lap 35, when on a restart Jeff Gordon got a great jump and passed him for the lead. He re-took the lead 20 laps later, passing Gordon. He gave up the lead to pit on lap 64. On lap [...]