Earnhardt Jr. leads Phoenix Cup Practice 1 – Rotoworld.com

Rotoworld.comDale Earnhardt Jr. (No. 88 Chevrolet SS) leads the first practice for the Sprint Cup The Profit on CNBC 500 at Phoenix International Raceway. A lap of 138.723 mph was…

Gluck: Why Dale Earnhardt Jr. is a lock for NASCAR Hall of Fame – USA TODAY

USA TODAYPHOENIX — Even if he never wins again, Dale Earnhardt Jr. will make the NASCAR Hall of Fame. His second Daytona 500 victory Sunday sealed his spot. Those wins…

New aero rules present big challenge at Phoenix, Las Vegas – SportingNews.com

SportingNews.comAVONDALE, Ariz. — NASCAR’s new aerodynamic rules will have some impact this weekend at 1-mile Phoenix International Raceway and even more next week at 1.5-mile Las Vegas Motor Speedway. While…

Daytona debacle in the rearview, SHR aiming to deliver in the desert – FOXSports.com

FOXSports.comTony Stewart’s successful return to competition was a huge home run for Stewart-Haas Racing, but beyond that, Daytona Speedweeks were mostly a disappointment for the newly expanded four-car team. Kevin…

#8CrazyInstagrams: Dale Jr. dishes on music, BBQ & all those selfies – FOXSports.com

FOXSports.comIt’s been a busy week for Dale Earnhardt Jr. First, there was the little matter of his Daytona 500 victory on Sunday, the second time he’s won NASCAR’s biggest race.…

NASCAR drivers get a second chance at Phoenix – Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles TimesAVONDALE, Ariz. — NASCAR moves to Phoenix International Raceway this weekend with several leading drivers hoping to rebound from poor finishes in the season-opening Daytona 500. While Dale…

2014 NASCAR: Phoenix TV Schedule – HardcoreRaceFans.com

HardcoreRaceFans.comNASCAR’s Sprint Cup and Nationwide Series drivers and teams head west this weekend to Phoenix International Raceway for race number two on their respective schedules. The Truck Series schedule will…

Junior Follows Through on Vow, Joins Social Media – ABC News

ABC NewsEarnhardt had been reluctant to participate in social media, but JR Motorsports had grabbed the @DaleJr Twitter handle for him several years ago in the event he changed his…

Live: Daytona 500 still delayed by rain – USA TODAY

USA TODAYDAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — The Great American race is delayed — again. The Daytona 500 was stopped after 38 laps because of severe weather just after 2 p.m.. NASCAR…

Johnson just latest object of fan ire – ESPN

ESPNDAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — NASCAR’s palace is built on a foundation of fan loyalty. Other variables contributed, such as corporate sponsors with deep pockets and relatable drivers with rowdy personalities…

Johnson hits the track at Daytona with his eyes on the prize – Chicago Daily Herald

Chicago Daily HeraldRecords, as they say, are made to be broken. And a major sports record could be tied this year, the one for Sprint Cup championships in a career:…

Daytona 500: Breaking down the race – The Star-Ledger

The Star-LedgerWHO CAN WIN. Denny Hamlin. Rating drivers by form, this is your guy. Since arriving at Daytona, Hamlin has won the Sprint Unlimited race and the second Budweiser Duel…

NASCAR’s carousel goes through the paces again – Greensboro News & Record

Greensboro News & RecordAustin Dillon, right, talks with his grandfather and car owner, Richard Childress, left, in his garage before a practice session for the Daytona 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup…

Dale Earnhardt Jr. maintains positive outlook at Daytona – USA TODAY

USA TODAYDAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — It’s been more than nine years since Dale Earnhardt Jr. has reached victory lane at a restrictor-plate track. That’s a 36-race winless stretch at Daytona…

2014 Daytona 500: TV guide to NASCAR’s Super Bowl – USA TODAY

USA TODAYDAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Thinking of making Sunday’s Daytona 500 the first NASCAR race you ever watch? USA TODAY Sports’ Jeff Gluck offers a viewers’ guide for the Great…

Famed No. 3 makes emphatic return at Daytona – MiamiHerald.com

MiamiHerald.comDAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Richard Childress pumped his fist above his head, emphatically celebrating his grandson’s latest accomplishment. It was a rare show of emotion from the usually stoic team…

Countdown to Daytona: Today’s Number is 7 – HNN Huntingtonnews.net

HNN Huntingtonnews.net7: The record number of NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championships won by Richard Petty and the late Dale Earnhardt. This year, Jimmie Johnson will attempt to join that exclusive…

2014 Chevy SS Pace Car Catches Fire During NASCAR Sprint Unlimited Race … – Motor Authority

Motor AuthorityThe 2014 Chevrolet SS pace car in Saturday night’s NASCAR Sprint Unlimited exhibition race at Daytona got itself into trouble when a fire started inside its trunk. As the…

Power of 3: Austin Dillon wins pole for Daytona 500 – SportingNews.com

SportingNews.comDAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Rookie Austin Dillon won the pole for the 56th Daytona 500 Saturday, putting Dale Earnhardt’s famous No. 3 on the front row for NASCAR’s biggest race.…

Frustrated Danica off to rough start at Daytona – FOXSports.com

FOXSports.comDAYTONA BEACH, Fla. —. MSN Ad Configuration DEFAULT PG=SPTNA4 AP=1089. SIZE=300×250 2 COLUMN PG=SPTNA4 AP=1089. SIZE=300×250 1 COLUMN PG=SPTNA4 AP=1089. SIZE=300×250. Speedweeks isn’t going according to plan for …Hoorahs and…

Tony Stewart, Danica Patrick, teammates crash in Sprint Unlimited – USA TODAY

USA TODAYDAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Tony Stewart’s return to racing ended in a wreck. A brutal nine-car crash forced a red flag and an 11-minute delay in the Sprint Unlimited,…

NASCAR Daytona Shootout: Sprint Unlimited start time, info – USA TODAY

USA TODAYDAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — It’s NASCAR race night at Daytona International Speedway, and we’ve got some essential information you need to get ready for tonight’s season-opening Sprint Unlimited. START…

NASCAR: Tony Stewart makes painless return to racing – The News Journal

The News JournalDAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – All along, it seemed to be a cruel twist of fate that Tony Stewart – the man who perhaps loved… Loading… Post to Facebook.…

Sprint Unlimited kicks off Speedweeks at Daytona – Fox News

Fox NewsDaytona Beach, FL (SportsNetwork.com) – Speedweeks 2014 at Daytona International Speedway gets underway this weekend with The Sprint Unlimited preseason race and time trials for the Daytona 500. For…

Jeff Gordon may retire if he wins Sprint Cup – SB Nation

SB NationThe answer is yes, but there is a caveat: Gordon will only seriously contemplate retirement if he were to win the Sprint Cup championship. “I want to get a…

Brad Keselowski discusses life as a champion, trash-talking, Danica Patrick … – FOXSports.com

FOXSports.comFOXSports.com sat down with NASCAR driver Brad Keselowski on Wednesday afternoon to talk about a variety of subjects. FOXSports.com: After you won the 2012 Sprint Cup Championship, you said you…

Muzzled? Brad Keselowski says he’s taking advantage of ‘backchannels’ – Kansas City Star

Kansas City StarDAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Has former NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Brad Keselowski been “muzzled,” or does he simply have better access to the sport’s decision makers now?…

Danica Patrick brushes off Petty jab, says she gives her all every race – Orlando Sentinel

Orlando SentinelDAYTONA BEACH — Shaking off comments by Hall of Fame driver Richard Petty this past week that questioned her abilities, Danica Patrick said, “Everybody is entitled to their own…

Kyle Busch, Kasey Kahne still talking Super Bowl bet – USA TODAY

USA TODAYDAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Kyle Busch, NASCAR driver and Denver Broncos fan, was sitting in MetLife Stadium when Seattle’s Percy Harvin returned the Super Bowl’s second-half kickoff for a…

Change is here: Are the Nationwide and Truck Series next? – FOXSports.com

FOXSports.comDuring Thursday’s Sprint Media Tour in Charlotte, N.C., NASCAR Chairman Brian France outlined sweeping changes to how the champion is determined in the Sprint Cup Series. NASCAR announces overhaul to…

NASCAR reinstates MWR executive Ty Norris – USA TODAY

USA TODAYTy Norris, the Michael Waltrip Racing executive who took the blame for orchestrating a team orders scandal last September at Richmond International Raceway, has been reinstated by NASCAR following…

NASCAR changes qualifying format, adds eliminations – USA TODAY

USA TODAYNASCAR has knocked out its traditional qualifying format in favor of a more exciting elimination-style event. In a drastic change to what the Sprint Cup Series has used for…

Analysis: NASCAR qualifying change good for fans, TV – USA TODAY

USA TODAYNASCAR delivered a TKO to its old qualifying format Wednesday, a move that will generate far more excitement and interest for its time trial days this season. For a…

Report: NASCAR mulls big changes to point system, Chase – USA TODAY

USA TODAYNASCAR drivers and owners won’t sit with officials for their annual briefings until next week, but news of potentially dramatic changes to the sport’s point system and championship Chase…

Sports names: Tony Stewart, Ken Korach – San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco ChronicleTony Stewart. The three-time NASCAR champion is confident he will be ready to race at full speed when the NASCAR season opens with the Daytona 500 on Feb.…