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Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Predictions by Round; Who are Our Champs?
September 10th, 2014 at 9:51 PM
The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series will embark a new playoff system for the 10-race Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup starting this Sunday at Chicagoland Speedway and with it will come elimination rounds. After the first three races, called the Challenger Round four drivers will be eliminated. After the next...

Kasey Kahne Wins His Way into the Chase After Drama Filled Oral-B USA 500
September 1st, 2014 at 1:44 AM
NASCAR's win-and-your-in new Chase for the Sprint Cup came to a head Sunday night at Atlanta Motor Speedway in the Oral-B USA 500 when Kasey Kahne drove his way to victory in a double green-white-checkered finish. Kahne's 17th career win may be the biggest of his career as it enters...

Jeff Gordon Wins 91st Career NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Race at Michigan International Speedway
August 17th, 2014 at 5:26 PM
It came down to another late race restart and Jeff Gordon once again hit it right and showed he had the best car. He led 68 of 200 laps in winning the Pure Michigan 400 at Michigan International Speedway. It's Gordon's third win of the season and the 91st...

The Rich Get Richer: NASCAR Has Major Sponsorship Problem
August 13th, 2014 at 8:35 AM
Tuesday afternoon's announcement that 3M has left Roush Fenway Racing may not come as a surprise to some people. Roush Fenway Racing is in a rebuilding mode and for a multi-billion dollar company like 3M, one can understand why the company would look elsewhere for their future involvement in NASCAR. ***PHOTO1*** However,...

3M to Sponsor Jeff Gordon for 2015 and Beyond, Leaves Roush Fenway Racing
August 12th, 2014 at 12:25 PM
Hendrick Motorsports has announced that 3M will become a primary sponsor on Jeff Gordon's #24 car for the 2015, 2016 and 2017 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series seasons. The company has been a sponsor of the #16 Roush Fenway Racing Ford and driver Greg Biffle for the last eight seasons.  The company...

Two Teams Announce Sponsorship Renewals for 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Season
August 8th, 2014 at 8:50 PM
Two NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race teams have announced sponsorship renewals for the 2015 season and one team announced their sponsor will be with them through the 2017 season.  ***PHOTO1*** First came the news that Hendrick Motorsports and their sponsor AARP/Drive to End Hunger has resigned to sponsor the #24 Chevrolet for...

Rick Hendrick Says Chase Elliott Will Probably Run Some NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Races in 2015
August 7th, 2014 at 1:51 AM
Wednesday on SiriusXM NASCAR Radio Rick Hendrick said that Chase Elliott will probably run a limited number of NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races in 2015 for Hendrick Motorsports. The 18-year-old NASCAR Nationwide Series rookie is currently in the points lead in NASCAR's second tier series and has won three of the...

Greg Ives Named Crew Chief for Dale Earnhardt Jr in 2015
July 30th, 2014 at 6:56 PM
It's been speculated since the announcement was made that Steve Letarte was leaving the #88 Hendrick Motorsports team to move to the broadcast booth in 2015. Who would take over as Dale Earnhardt Jr's crew chief in 2015? Well on Wednesday Hendrick Motorsports answered that question as the team announced that Greg...

The Next Eight Races Might Be Most Important of Kasey Kahne’s Career
July 8th, 2014 at 4:34 PM
Kasey Kahne’s career has been really successful so far. Kahne has 16 career NASCAR Sprint Cup Series victories in his first 10 and a half seasons in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series.. However, the next eight races on the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series schedule may be the most important stretch...

Nine NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Teams Form an Alliance
July 7th, 2014 at 5:52 PM
A   group of nine multi-car teams have formed a collaborative business alliance called Racing Team Alliance. The purpose group, according to the alliance is to create an open forum for teams to explore areas of common interest and work collaboratively to help grow, preserve and promote the sport of stock...

Panasonic Signs with Hendrick Motorsports; Will Debut on Jeff Gordon’s Car at Sonoma
June 17th, 2014 at 9:15 PM
Today Hendrick Motorsports announced a deal with Panasonic to sponsor the No. 24 car driven by Jeff Gordon in two races this season starting this weekend at Sonoma Raceway. The deal also includes Panasonic sponsoring the No. 24 team for two races in 2015 and 2016. ***PHOTO1*** Panasonic has been aligned with...

Jimmie Johnson Heads to Quicken Loans 400 Looking for First Win at Michigan International Speedway
June 11th, 2014 at 10:58 AM
Questions were flying only three weeks ago as to what was wrong with Jimmie Johnson and the No. 48 Chad Knaus led Hendrick Motorsports team. Why have they not won yet in a season where winning meant making the Chase? Well all that was answered with two consecutive statement wins...

Nationwide Insurance Will Sponsor Dale Earnhardt Jr in New Three-Year Deal
May 2nd, 2014 at 12:05 PM
Last season Nationwide Insurance announced that they would end their title sponsorship of the NASCAR Nationwide Series after the 2014 season but would not be pulling out of NASCAR altogether. On Friday, Hendrick Motorsports announced that Nationwide Insurance will come on board as a sponsor for Dale Earnhardt Jr's No. 88...

Kasey Kahne Off to a Slow Start in the 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Season
April 24th, 2014 at 8:52 PM
Coming off the first off weekend of the 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season Kasey Kahne and the No. 5 Hendrick Motorsports team needs to look at Saturday night's race at Richmond International Raceway as a fresh start to the season. The first eight races of the season did not...

Dale Earnhardt Jr Wins the Daytona 500 for the Second Time
February 24th, 2014 at 1:30 AM
The 56th Daytona 500 on Sunday took about 10 hours from green flag to checkered flag due to a record 6 hour and 22 minute delay due to rain but for Dale Earnhardt Jr it was well worth the wait. NASCAR's most popular driver led the most laps and came to...

What Will Hendrick Motorsports Do Next?
January 9th, 2014 at 5:43 PM
Thursday's news about Steve Letarte leaving the #88 Chevrolet for the broadcast booth in 2015 was a huge blow to many Dale Earnhardt Jr fans. Letarte has been the crew chief on the #88 Chevrolet since the 2011 season and with Letarte Earnhardt has had his best three seasons at...

Steve Letarte to Leave Hendrick Motorsports After 2014, Heads to Broadcast Booth
January 9th, 2014 at 10:53 AM
Sirius XM NASCAR Radio personality Dave Moody is reporting that Steve Letarte, crew chief for Dale Earnhardt Jr's #88 Chevrolet, will leave his current role and head to the broadcast booth at NBC Sports in 2015. Letarte has been the crew chief for Dale Earnhardt Jr since the the 2011 season...

Jimmie Johnson Finishes Third in 2013 AP Male Athlete of the Year Voting
December 27th, 2013 at 12:44 PM
Six-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Jimmie Johnson finished third in The Associated Press' Male Athlete of the Year voting. LeBron James won the award for the 2013 year with 31 votes and Peyton Manning finished second with 20 votes. ***PHOTO1*** Johnson garnered seven of the 96 votes cast by news organizations....

Can Dale Earnhardt Jr Get Over the Top in 2014 with Hendrick Motorsports?
December 23rd, 2013 at 12:39 PM
NASCAR's most popular driver Dale Earnhardt Jr is coming off his most competitive season since he left Dale Earnhardt Incorporated for Hendrick Motorsports prior to the 2008 season. Now heading into 2014 the big question is can Earnhardt Jr win multiple races and contend to the finale for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series...

The Greatness of Sebastian Vettel and Jimmie Johnson is Hard to Grasp Right Now
November 26th, 2013 at 9:24 PM
Racing fans might not realize it right now and might not be enjoying witnessing it happen but the current dominance of Sebastian Vettel in Formula 1 and Jimmie Johnson in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series is something that will go down in the history books and make the two legends...