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By Toby Christie, NASCAR Editor He didn’t always have the best car on the track, and he hardly ever had the resources to run the full NASCAR Sprint Cup Series schedule, but Lennie Pond had more heart than arguably anyone who ever strapped on a racing helmet. Wednesday we sadly found out that Pond died at the age of 75 after a fight with cancer. Pond worked his way up through the local dirt tracks and later asphalt tracks in the Virginia area in the 1960s and 1970s. John Dodson,Read More
By Toby Christie, NASCAR Editor Just days away from qualifying for the 2016 Daytona 500, the entry list continues to grow. David Gilliland and Reed Sorenson, who appeared to be out of luck on having a car to drive in The Great American Race, have found rides just before the clock struck midnight on Speedweeks 2016. Sorenson will pilot the No. 40 for Hillman Racing, which sold assets to Premium Motorsports in the off season. Now the team appears ready to make a run at the Daytona 500 with a newRead More
By Toby Christie, NASCAR Editor Nobody should have been shocked by the big announcement that NASCAR made Tuesday, as we have heard rumblings of it coming true for months. For the 2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season, NASCAR will officially implement a team charter system. What this basically means is that 36 teams, who have ran full-time schedules for the past few seasons will now be insured starting spots in every points-paying NASCAR Sprint Cup Series event this season. Additionally, NASCAR will also trim the field size from 43 cars to 40.Read More
By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief With the 2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season looming, it’s time for a new star to be born and that star is Kyle Larson. The timing just seems right. The 2014 Sprint Cup Rookie of the Year is coming off of a strong performance in the season finale at Homestead last season. Larson was poised for his first win on NASCAR’s premier tour, but a late caution left the team’s strategy in shambles, losing the lead and falling to fifth at the finish. Larson fell victimRead More
By Toby Christie, NASCAR Editor As previously reported, a burst fracture of the L1 vertebra will keep Tony Stewart out of the car for some time. Some are already saying its a horrible end to an illustrious career, but before we get carried away just remember this injury will not end Stewart’s 2016 season and it does not prevent him from possibly having the ultimate send-off in his final season. According to a report from Dave Moody, Stewart is responding well to surgery and his team expects a possible return around the timeRead More
Guest: Ryan Newman Q&A - We recap the Rolex 24, hear from Kyle Larson and AJ Allmendinger, latest about Tony Stewart, Chase Elliott is full, Rick Hendrick likes #001, and a whole bunch of fun packed into this show. Hosted by Kerry Murphey and Toby ChristieRead More
By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief Michael Waltrip announced on NASCAR Race Hub that he will be driving the No. 83 Maxwell House Toyota for BK Racing in this year’s Daytona 500. “It’s a great opportunity for us to expand our team and go racing,” Waltrip said on the FS1 program. The opportunity to drive with BK Racing has Waltrip teamed with Matt DiBenedetto and David Ragan, who raced for him at Michael Waltrip Racing last season. Waltrip also took to social media following the announcement. Looking much forward to reuniting w/ manyRead More
By Toby Christie, NASCAR Editor It’s not the news that NASCAR fans wanted to hear, but indeed NASCAR will kick off Tony Stewart’s final season without the three-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion behind the wheel, according to a statement from Stewart-Haas Racing on Thursday. The statement from the race team read as follows: Tony Stewart, driver of the No. 14 Chevrolet for Stewart-Haas Racing in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, sustained a burst fracture of the L1 Vertebra in an all-terrain vehicle accident Sunday while vacationing on the WestRead More
By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief Following the unfortunate accident in an all-terrain vehicle on Tuesday that has left Tony Stewart hospitalized with a back injury, the NASCAR community continues to wait on the status of the three-time Sprint Cup champion. With no word on the severity of the injuries, many wonder what this could mean for Stewart, who declared 2016 would be his last in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. Stewart, 44, has missed a combined 18 races dating back to 2013, breaking bones in his right leg that season inRead More