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Dakoda Armstrong Wins Pole as Downpour Causes 7-Car Crash in Round 1 of Nationwide Qualifying at Daytona
July 4th, 2014 at 4:37 PM
In what was a very odd situation a brief and sudden downpour of rain on the backstretch of Daytona International Speedway during Round 1 of knockout qualifying for the NASCAR Nationwide Series on Friday afternoon caused a seven-car accident and forced NASCAR to cancel the rest of qualifying. ***PHOTO1*** Seventeen of the...

Matt Kenseth’s Contract Extension at Joe Gibbs Racing Could Have Interesting Domino Effect
June 30th, 2014 at 12:04 AM
Prior to Saturday night's Quaker State 400 at Kentucky Speedway Joe Gibbs Racing announced that Matt Kenseth had signed a contract extension which would keep Kenseth at Joe Gibbs Racing for a "number of years." The team also announced that Kenseth's sponsor, Dollar General, would increase their number of races from 27 races to...

Kevin Harvick Wins John R. Elliott HERO Campaign 300 at Kentucky Speedway
June 27th, 2014 at 11:43 PM
It came down to a late race restart but Kevin Harvick took the victory in the John R. Elliott HERO Campaign 300 at Kentucky Speedway in Friday night’s NASCAR Nationwide Series race. It’s Harvick’s 42nd career NASCAR Nationwide Series victory and the second of his 2014 season. Finishing in the second...

Brad Keselowski Wins Pole for NASCAR Nationwide Series Race at Kentucky Speedway
June 27th, 2014 at 5:33 PM
Brad Keselowski won the pole for tonight's John R. Elliott HERO Campaign 300 NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Kentucky Speedway in the No. 22 Ford for Team Penske. It is his second pole of the 2014 season in his fifth start. He now has 16 career Nationwide Series poles. Keselowski won the...

Nationwide News and Notes: Sponsorship Announcements a Plenty, Ryan Blaney Running at Kentucky Speedway
June 24th, 2014 at 11:19 PM
There were several bits of sponsorship news coming out of the NASCAR Nationwide Series garage on Tuesday afternoon. Tanner Berryhill has received some sponsorship for his #17 Vision Racing car for this season. Nuke Optics will be the official sunglasses provider of the #17 team and will also be an associate...

Corey LaJoie to Make NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Debut Thursday at Kentucky
June 24th, 2014 at 12:24 PM
Thursday night will mark the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series debut for 22-year-old Corey LaJoie when he gets behind the wheel of the No. 92 Ford for Ricky Benton Racing Enterprises. BTS Tire and Wheel Distributors/Tim Cooksey Oil Company/Goodyear FleetHQ will serve as sponsors on the truck for the UNOH 225 at Kentucky...

Brendan Gaughan Wins the Gardner Denver 200 at Road America
June 21st, 2014 at 8:51 PM
It was a wild day as far as the weather was concerned at the Road America Saturday for the running of the Gardner Denver 200. Rain delayed the start of the race and the race ran through the rain for some of the event but when it was all said...

Erik Jones Will Make NASCAR Nationwide Series Debut at Chicagoland Speedway
June 19th, 2014 at 8:45 PM
On Thursday 18-year-old Erik Jones announced that he will be driving three NASCAR Nationwide Series races for Joe Gibbs Racing in the 2014 season in the No. 20 Toyota. His debut race will be at Chicagoland Speedway on July 19th. He will also race at Bristol Motor Speedway on August 22nd...

Paul Menard Wins First NASCAR Nationwide Series Race Since 2006 at Michigan International Speedway
June 14th, 2014 at 5:05 PM
Paul Menard inherited the lead of the Ollie's Bargain Outlet 250 at Michigan International Speedway with five laps to go when leader Joey Logano pitted due to a cut right-rear tire and then cruised to his first NASCAR Nationwide Series win since 2006 when he was victorious for the first time. ***PHOTO1*** Menard,...

Kyle Busch Wins Pole with NASCAR Nationwide Series Track Record at Michigan International Speedway
June 14th, 2014 at 12:23 PM
In a flurry of one lap action right at the end of the five minute Round 3 of NASCAR Nationwide Series knockout qualifying Saturday morning it was Kyle Busch who earned the pole position for today's Ollie's Bargain Outlet 250 at Michigan International Speedway. He set a new track record...

Justin Marks to Drive for Turner Scott Motorsports at Road America and Mid-Ohio
June 10th, 2014 at 12:25 PM
On Monday Turner Scott Motorsports announced that 33-year-old Justin Marks will drive the team's No. 31 NASCAR Nationwide Series car at Road America on June 21st and Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course on August 16th. Dylan Kwasniewski, the normal driver of the No. 31 Chevrolet, will drive the team's No. 42 car...

Kyle Busch Wins 66th Career NASCAR Nationwide Series Race at Dover, Has Chance to Sweep Weekend on Sunday
May 31st, 2014 at 5:10 PM
It was a typical day at Dover International Speedway on Saturday as Kyle Busch beat Trevor Bayne to win his 66thcareer NASCAR Nationwide Series race in the Buckle Up 200 Presented by Click It or Ticket.  Busch led 124 of the races’ 200 laps en route to his victory. It’s...

Kyle Larson Wins History 300 at Charlotte Motor Speedway for Second NASCAR Nationwide Win
May 24th, 2014 at 6:18 PM
It came down to a late race restart but Kyle Larson prevailed to win the History 300 at Charlotte Motor Speedway Saturday afternoon. Larson took the lead from Brad Keselowski on lap 119 of 200 when Keselowski got caught up in lap traffic. Larson had to hold off Kevin Harvick and...

Sam Hornish Jr Dominates the Get to Know Newton 250 at Iowa Speedway
May 18th, 2014 at 5:32 PM
Sam Hornish Jr dominated the Get to Know Newton 250 at Iowa Speedway. Hornish was driving the #54 Monster Energy Toyota for Joe Gibbs Racing on Sunday and led 166 of the races' 250 laps and sped his way to his third NASCAR Nationwide Series victory. A delighted Hornish was nearly in...

NASCAR Nationwide Series and Camping World Truck Series News: Ryan Ellis and Jeb Burton
May 13th, 2014 at 12:52 PM
On Monday it was learned that Rick Ware Racing will have Ryan Ellis drive for the team in a large number of the remaining NASCAR Nationwide Series races this season. His first race with the team will be Sunday's Pioneer Hi-Bred 250 at Iowa Speedway when he will be behind...

Turner Scott Motorsports Announces Driver Chances in NASCAR Nationwide Series
May 12th, 2014 at 10:50 PM
Turner Scott Motorsports has announced driver changes for their NASCAR Nationwide Series teams for five upcoming standalone races the being this weekend at Iowa Speedway.  Dylan Kwasniewski will drive the team's #42 Chevrolet Camero in five of the NASCAR Nationwide Series non-companion events in the 2014 season. The #42 has been...

John Wes Townley Adds NASCAR Nationwide Series Races to Already Busy Schedule
May 7th, 2014 at 7:44 PM
On Wednesday Athenian Motorsports announced that they will run John Wes Townley in 12 more NASCAR Nationwide Series races in 2014 after the team and Townley made their 2014 series debut at Talladega Superspeedway on Saturday. The news just goes to show what having a sponsor committed to a driver can...

NASCAR Nationwide Series News: Hattori Racing’s New Focus, Alex Tagliani to Race for Team Penske
May 6th, 2014 at 10:45 PM
There were two noteworthy stories coming out of the NASCAR Nationwide Series ranks on Tuesday. Shigeaki Hattori, the owner of Hattori Racing Enterprises, announced that his team will be running more NASCAR Nationwide Series races this season than originally expected and as a result the team will scale back the number of...

Ryan Gifford Will Drive Two NASCAR Nationwide Series Races for Biagi-DenBeste Racing
May 1st, 2014 at 9:24 PM
Biagi-DenBeste Racing has signed 25-year-old Ryan Gifford to drive the team's No. 98 Ford at the NASCAR Nationwide Series races at Iowa Speedway on May 18th and Kentucky Speedway on June 27th. Gifford, who is a NASCAR Drive for Diversity member and also was named to the NASCAR Next roster...

Kevin Harvick Dominates and Wins ToyotaCare 250 at Richmond International Raceway
April 26th, 2014 at 1:07 AM
Kevin Harvick led 202 of the 250 laps of the ToyotaCare 250 at Richmond International Raceway to win the NASCAR Nationwide Series race on Friday. It's Harvick's 41st career NASCAR Nationwide Series victory, his seventh at the 0.75 mile Richmond track and the first of his 2014 season. Harvick took the lead for...