Kevin Harvick, who hung in the back most of the day, broke his 115-race winless streak by beating Jamie McMurray to the finish line by 0.011 seconds in the Aaron’s 499 at Talladega Superspeedway.
Jamie McMurray held off a hard-charging Dale Earnhardt Jr to win a thrilling Daytona 500 that was delayed nearly two hours thanks to a pothole that required patching twice. The race also made two attempts at a green-white-checker finish, due to the new rule.
Jimmie Johnson and Kasey Kahne nipped Kevin Harvick and Tony Stewart at the line respectively to emerge from the Gatorade Duels victorious. The combined margin of victory was .02 of a second. Johnson beat Harvick by a mere .005, and Kahne beat Stewart by .014.
According to SceneDaily, Michael Waltrip will run the No. 51 in the Sprint Cup Series this season. Jayski was one of the first, if not the first, to report the number change. Waltrip said: The 55 was getting a little heavy. I hadn’t won with it. I felt real comfortable coming close to winning a couple of times. […]
Billy Ballew Motorsports is in talks with Michael Waltrip about a Camping World Truck Series ride with the team this coming season. Waltrip is looking to run a few races, while Ballew wants him for a full-time ride.
Michael Waltrip was involved in a collision with a motorcycle, according to the Charlotte Observer. Waltrip was attempting to make a U-turn at the time of the accident. He was cited for failure to yield.
Michael Waltrip said the he, too, has met with Danica Patrick about a potential future in NASCAR. He said that she toured his Michael Waltrip Racing facility, and that he is interested in fielding a car or truck in the Nationwide Series or Camping Wold Truck Series, respectively.
It’s official: Martin Truex Jr will move from Earnhardt Ganassi Racing to Michael Waltrip Racing next season in the No. 56 NAPA Toyota Camry. Michael Waltrip will remain in the No. 55 on a part time basis. Waltrip’s team will also be sponsored by NAPA. This move has been expected for weeks.
With JR Motorsports owner Dale Earnhardt Jr considering a move to the Cup series, Brad Keselowski has to be a lock to be a driver. If the team decides to field two cars, don’t be surprised to see Martin Truex Jr in a second car.
David Ragan passed Ryan Newman a few hundred feet from the start-finish line to win the Nationwide Series Aaron’s 312 from Talladega Superspeedway. On the final lap, Newman led with a push from Dale Earnhardt Jr. Coming off turn 4, Jr peeked out to the outside. Newman went to block, and made some minor contact, […]