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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...

Motorsports 101 Debate: How Many Championships Will Jimmie Johnson Win?
November 20th, 2013 at 10:00 AM
ESPN was anticipating the moment for months now by airing a commercial (see it here) that should have given NASCAR fans chills. In its entirety the commercial showed Jimmie Johnson walking down pit lane past Richard Petty and his No. 43 car and Dale Earnhardt and his No. 3 car to...

Sunday Marks Final Cup Start for Racing Great Ken Schrader
November 13th, 2013 at 11:57 PM
Ken Schrader has made 762 career NASCAR Sprint Cup Series starts in his career but none of those starts will be remembered like his 763rd start at Homestead-Miami Speedway on Sunday. That's because on Sunday Schrader will fire his engine for the final time on the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series circuit...

Jeff Gordon’s Second Chance at Fifth Championship is Being Squandered So Far
September 24th, 2013 at 8:11 PM
Two days before the first Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Chicagoland Speedway Jeff Gordon and the No. 24 Hendrick Motorsports team was added as a 13th competitor in the Chase. It gave Gordon a second chance this season at winning his fifth NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship. ***PHOTO1*** The...

Kurt Busch Offically a Member of Stewart-Haas Racing’s 2014 Stable
August 27th, 2013 at 10:05 PM
Stewart-Haas Racing officially announced on Tuesday that Kurt Busch will join the organization for the 2014 season in a fourth car. The move was put together largely by co-owner Gene Haas. ***PHOTO1*** Kurt Busch, the 2004 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion, will drive a car that is sponsored by Haas's own Haas...

Motorsports 101 Debate: Which Sprint Cup Series Driver Has the Most to Prove the Rest of the Season?
July 24th, 2013 at 10:00 AM
As the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series heads to Indianapolis Motor Speedway for the Brickyard 400 this Sunday there are 17 of the 36 races remaining in the 2013 season. Motorsports 101's writers debate which driver has the most to prove in the second half of the season. Mr. Popular Needs a...

Brian Vickers Scored a Feel Good Win and Teaches to Never Give Up
July 15th, 2013 at 10:30 AM
The most recent chapter of Brian Vickers' racing career played out on the Magic Mile Sunday afternoon where he drove the Michael Waltrip Racing No. 55 Aaron's Toyota to victory at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series' Camping World RV Sales 301. It wasn't easy but that...

Jimmie Johnson the Class of the Field but Bad Moves were Made on His Way to a Daytona Sweep
July 8th, 2013 at 10:30 AM
Jimmie Johnson is the man to beat in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. Everyone in the garage area knows it. This year at Daytona International Speedway no one could beat Johnson. He became the first driver to win the Daytona 500 and the July 400 mile race at Daytona since...

Are Signs Pointing Towards Jeff Gordon Retiring After 2015 Season?
June 21st, 2013 at 12:02 AM
Jeff Gordon is one of the best drivers in NASCAR history. His 87 career wins have him in sole possession of third place on NASCAR's all time wins list. He has won three Daytona 500's and four NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championships and is one of the sports most popular...

Chase Elliott to Race in the NASCAR Nationwide Series in 2014?
June 17th, 2013 at 8:20 PM
On Sunday Rick Hendrick, owner of Hendrick Motorsports, said he would like to have Chase Elliott in a NASCAR Nationwide Series ride for the 2014 season. Hendrick signed Bill Elliott's son to a developmental contract in 2011 and Chase has raced in three Camping World Truck Series races this season for...