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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – After appealing NASCAR’s indefinite suspension after a protective order was put against him, Kurt Busch’s appeal has failed following a hearing with a three-member board at NASCAR headquarters. As it stands, Busch is not permitted to race in the Daytona 500. The board met with the NASCAR and Busch to hear each representative’s respective arguments Saturday afternoon, with the board ruling in favor of the sanctioning body. Busch’s attorney, Rusty Hardin, said in a statement that Busch will re-appeal. The hearing will be heard by NationalRead More
Ryan Blaney at 2015 Daytona 500

Posted On February 21, 2015By Joey BarnesIn Monster Energy Cup

Wood Brothers Look to Repeat History with Blaney

At the start of the 2011 NASCAR Sprint Cup season Wood Brothers Racing had the opportunity to put an up-and-coming Roush Fenway Racing driver Trevor Bayne behind the wheel of their famous No. 21 Ford. The Result led to one of the most improbable wins in Daytona 500 history. This time around the Woods have reached a deal with Team Penske on another up-and-coming driver, Ryan Blaney. The second-generation driver nearly won the 2014 Camping World Truck Series title and now will make the jump to Penske’s Xfinity team fullRead More
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Former Sprint Cup champion Kurt Busch has been suspended indefinitely by NASCAR for “actions detrimental to stock car racing” and will not be allowed to race on the sport’s biggest stage, the Daytona 500. A statement released by NASCAR said the following: “Given the serious nature of the findings and conclusions made by the Commissioner of the Family Court of the State of Delaware, NASCAR has indefinitely suspended driver Kurt Busch, effective immediately. He will not be allowed to race nor participate in any NASCAR activitiesRead More

Posted On February 19, 2015By Motorsports TribuneIn In the Gravel Trap

In the Gravel Trap: Episode XVI 02/18

  Adam Tate (Tribute Racing), Josh Farmer (Motorsport Monday), Christopher DeHarde (Motorsport.com), and Joey Barnes (Tribute Racing) gear up for the 16th instalment of “In the Gravel Trap” with the latest look into IndyCar media day, along with the NASCAR action from Daytona. Chevrolet has released its new aero-kits for the Verizon IndyCar Series, James Jakes is the new face at Schmidt Peterson Motorsports, and Chip Ganassi Racing gives its hotshoe development driver Sage Karam the nod for its fourth seat at the season-opening Grand Prix of St. Petersburg. DaytonaRead More
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Dale Earnhardt, Jr. and Denny Hamlin had their qualifying times disallowed by NASCAR and will have to start from the rear of the Budweiser Duels after failing post qualifying inspection. Earnhardt’s car did not meet the minimum height on the left front. NASCAR abandoned their ride height rules for all tracks with the exception of Daytona and Talladega, the only that require restrictor plates on the cars. The defending Daytona 500 champion acknowledged the violation via twitter, but later shared some optimism on starting from theRead More
Gordon wins Daytona 500 pole in final start.

Posted On February 15, 2015By Motorsports TribuneIn Monster Energy Cup

Gordon Wins Pole Final in Daytona 500 Appearance

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla.—Jeff Gordon won a high-stakes game of “Beat the Clock” on Sunday, with the pole for his final Daytona 500 the ultimate prize. Gordon crossed the start/finish line to start his pole-winning lap as time expired in the final round of knockout qualifying at Daytona International Speedway. His time of 44.711 seconds (201.293 mph) was .035 seconds better than that of Hendrick Motorsports teammate Jimmie Johnson, who secured the outside front-row starting spot for next Sunday’s 57th running of the Great American Race (1 p.m. ET on FOX).Read More
After being involved in a wreck during the opening round of qualifying that left his Daytona 500 primary car beyond repair, Clint Bowyer was left fuming with the NASCAR hierarchy. Bowyer led a group of drivers that included Bobby Labonte, and Denny Hamlin as the trio began to catch and get held up the previously damaged car of Reed Sorenson. The two made contact when Bowyer attempted to get under Sorenson going into turn one, sparking a crash that collected them along with the car driven by Labonte. The newRead More

Posted On February 12, 2015By Motorsports TribuneIn In the Gravel Trap

In the Gravel Trap: Speedweeks Preview 02/12

The usual suspects of Joey Barnes (Tribute Racing), Josh Farmer (Motorsport Monday), and Christopher DeHarde (Motorsport.com) are joined by Matt Weaver of Popular Speed as they gear up for Speedweeks in Daytona. Who are the favorites with the Saturday night Sprint Unlimited? Who do they see as a threat for the Daytona 500 pole on Sunday? With all the focus on NASCAR, the gang will shift gears to discuss the latest from IndyCar. With the race in Brazil cancelled and testing at NOLA Motorsports Park, they give you the latestRead More

Posted On February 4, 2014By Motorsports TribuneIn Remembering a Champion

Remembering: Dale Earnhardt

“The Intimidator” April 29, 1951 – Feb. 18 2001 7-Time NASCAR Cup Champion ~ 1980 ~ 1986 ~ 1987 ~ 1990 ~ 1991 ~ 1993 ~ 1994 ~ 76 NASCAR Cup Wins 1998 Daytona 500 Champion 1979 Rookie of the Year How do you start a legendary career? Win rookie of the year honors then the very next season win the series championship. That is exactly what Dale Earnhardt did, becoming the first ever driver ever to do so. Collecting his first win at Bristol in his rookie season wasRead More