All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Nascar’

Danica Patrick Fined $50k For Deliberate Crash On David Gilliland

Things got heated up on Martinsville Speedway on Sunday when driver Danica Patrick intentionally crashed into David Gilliland’s No. 38 car during a Sprint Cup race. ICYMI: #NASCAR penalizes Danica Patrick for intentionally wrecking David Gilliland at Martinsville. https://t.co/IGOUfRS5DB — FOX SPORTS: NASCAR (@NASCARONFOX) November 5, 2015 The collision is reported to have stemmed from an earlier scuffle between the …

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Danica Patrick Lets Temper Take Over, Gets $50,000 Reprimand From NASCAR

Danica Patrick has let her temper fly before on the track, but on Sunday she finally pushed the boundaries a bit too far when she reportedly deliberately slammed into another driver as retribution, earning her an official Behavioral Penalty from NASCAR officials. Patrick allegedly wanted revenge after she and fellow driver David Gilliland got tangled up on the track on …

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Danica Patrick, Dale Earnhardt Jr. Feuding After Kentucky Crash?

Danica Patrick and Dale Earnhardt Jr. have been longtime friends, but the NASCAR drivers had a bit of bad blood between them on Saturday at Kentucky Speedway, and now fans are wondering whether they’ll make up in time to take the track in New Hampshire this weekend. The trouble began when Earnhardt Jr. crashed into the back of Patrick’s car …

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Danica Patrick Takes Fastest Time In Practice After Wreck Shakes Drivers Up

Danica Patrick took the highest time in Friday’s practice run ahead of the Coke Zero 400 after a wreck led some drivers to sit out. Patrick topped 198 mph during the practice, leading Kurt Busch, Kevin Harvick, Tony Stewart, and Kasey Kahne to round out the top five. A huge wreck at the beginning of the hour-long run involved 11 …

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Taya Kyle: Chris Kyle’s Widow Receives Stonewall Jackson Award from NASCAR

Taya Kyle, the widow of Chris Kyle, upon whom the film American Sniper , starring Bradley Cooper, is based, was honored by NASCAR before the Coca-Cola 600 at the Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, North Carolina on Sunday. She became the first woman ever to receive the Stonewall Jackson Award. According to a report from People magazine, the Stonewall Jackson …

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Patricia Driscoll Denies Accusations of Being a Trained Assassin by Her Ex, NASCAR driver Kurt Busch

Patricia Driscoll, former girlfriend of NASCAR driver Kurt Busch and president of the Armed Forces Foundation, denies accusations by the driver known as “The Outlaw” of being a trained assassin. In a court appearance Tuesday, Busch said he believes his ex-girlfriend is a trained killer who has completed numerous covert missions around the world. He also said she once returned …

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Sprint’s NASCAR Sponsorship to End After 2016

The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series will be no more after the 2016 season. Well, at least not under the name “Sprint”. Sprint has announced it has told NASCAR that it will not extend its sponsorship past 2016, citing a desire to focus on its “core business priorities”. “We are proud of our association with NASCAR’s top series but have made …

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Danica Patrick Continues to Drive Pink Car For Breast Cancer Awareness

Danica Patrick will once again race in a pink Chevrolet SS as she heads to Martinsville Speedway in Virginia this weekend for the Goody’s Headache Relief Shot 500 race. Patrick also drove the pink version of her number 10 GoDaddy car at the Charlotte Motor Speedway and Talladega Superspeedway the past two weekends. The car is painted pink to raise …

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Danica Patrick Discusses Relationship With Stenhouse

Danica Patrick revealed a softer side in a piece for the Derek Jeter-founded sports website, The Player’s Tribune. Patrick revealed what it is like to make a not-so-normal workplace relationship work and what keeps two aggressive race car drivers in love and why that can sometimes be a difficult task. “The sports media prefers simple narratives: Good vs. Evil. Teammates …

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Danica Patrick Opens Up About Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Relationship On Derek Jeter’s New Players’ Tribune

Super-star athletes are turning into editors, and NASCAR driver Danica Patrick just joined their ranks. Patrick wrote an editorial about her love life titled “Relationship Status: Normal-ish” for the Players’ Tribune. At the bottom, the piece read “Danica Patrick / Senior Editor”. “Look, if it’s crazy to want to go to sleep next to the person who ran your car …

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Knight Rider Now Played By Dale Earnhardt Jr.

Funny or Die strikes comedy gold again. This time by putting NASCAR racecar driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. in the place of David Hasselhoff. And by turning KITT into a whiny, critical, female, who doesn’t like to drive fast or take chances. Knight Rider was a television hit for NBC from 1982 to 1986. KITT (Knight Industries Three Thousand) was an …

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Danica Patrick Out Of Chase For Sprint Cup

Danica Patrick is no longer in the running for the Chase for the Sprint Cup this year, as she failed to finish in Victory Lane at Richmond, but she certainly has proven herself a worthy member of the Stewart-Haas Racing team with her performance this season. Although she missed out on the top 15 and needed another “Lucky Dog” to …

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Danica Patrick Closes Out the Season at Richmond

Following an impressive showing at the Atlanta Motor Speedway over Labor Day weekend, Danica Patrick finished up the 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup regular season in Richmond, Virginia on Saturday. Patrick finished in 16th place during the Federated Auto Parts 400 held at the Richmond International Raceway. “It was a good day,” said Patrick. “Everyone on the GoDaddy team worked hard; …

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Danica Patrick Sets Record At Atlanta Motor Speedway

Seemingly coming from nowhere, Danica Patrick of Stewart-Haas Racing (SHR) finished in sixth place at the Oral-B USA 500 leg of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series over the Labor Day Weekend. The race was held at the Atlanta Motor Speedway, and Patrick now holds the record for a woman at the track, since Janet Guthrie had finished 10th on it …

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Danica Patrick Gears Up For the Oral-B USA 500

Hot off of her 27th-place finish in the Irwin Tools Night Race last weekend at the Bristol Motor Speedway, Danica Patrick is now preparing for a big Labor Day weekend at the Atlanta Motor Speedway. Instead of one last 2014 cookout, Patrick will be entertaining NASCAR fans at this year’s Oral-B USA 500. The 325-lap event on the Atlanta Motor …

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Danica Patrick Shares Her Experience At Bristol

Danica Patrick worked hard to get herself and her car ready for Bristol and said that it is one of her favorite tracks and a race she looks forward to every season. Patrick drives the No. 10 GoDaddy Chevrolet SS for Stewart-Haas Racing and has raced five times at Bristol in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. Patrick recently talked about …

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Tony Stewart Grieving Death Of Kevin Ward, Investigation Continues

Race car driver Tony Stewart is reportedly grieving for the death of fellow racer Kevin Ward Jr., the young man he hit with his sprint car as Ward walked onto the track after a wreck. The accident happened on August 9 at a sprint-car race event in Canandaigua Motorsports Park in upstate New York. Since the accident, Stewart has missed …

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Sherry Pollex, Girlfriend of NASCAR driver Martin Truex Jr., Has Ovarian Cancer

Sherry Pollex, the girlfriend of NASCAR driver Martin Truex Jr., announced on Twitter Wednesday that she was diagnosed with ovarian cancer. “Sherry and Martin would like to thank the NASCAR community for all the well wishes,” said a statement released Wednesday. “They have requested that everyone respect the family’s privacy as Sherry begins her treatment and recovery.” Following the news, …

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Kevin Ward Sr. Questions Tony Stewart Over Crash

Just days after NASCAR driver Tony Stewart struck and killed 20-year-old driver Kevin Ward Jr. during a sprint car race, Ward Jr.’s father speaks out. Kevin Ward Sr. took Stewart to task in his comments regarding his son’s death and questions Stewart for causing the crash that led to his son exiting his car and walking up the dirt track. …

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Tony Stewart Hits and Kills Race Car Driver [VIDEO]

NASCAR driver Tony Stewart hit and killed another driver during a 25-lap race at Canandaigua Motorsports Park in New York on Saturday night. Police are investigating the incident and report that Stewart is being completely cooperative. The incident that took the life of 20-year-old Kevin Ward Jr. occurred about halfway through the sprint car race. Following a collision with Tony …

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Carl Edwards Leaving Roush Fenway Racing in 2015

This summer, it seems as if the grand majority of attention in the sports world has gone toward players switching teams, whether it be the LeBron saga or pushes from MLB teams to move players before the deadline. However, one of the biggest team moves this summer comes from a sport in which many fail to recognize the existence of …

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Jeff Gordon Gets New Panasonic Sponsorship Deal

The Hendrick Motorsports auto racing team this week announced a new, expanded multi-year sponsorship deal with Panasonic. The deal includes primary sponsorship of Jeff Gordon‘s number 24 car in two Sprint Cup races each year through 2016 and an associate-level sponsorship for other races. Panasonic and Hendrick Motorsports have had a technology partnership deal since 2007. Jeff Gordon is a …

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Dale Earnhardt Jr. Hopes To Win Sprint Cup With Superman Car

Dale Earnhardt Jr. is on the verge of a winning streak.  He has his sights set on the Sprint Cup where he is now in third place.  Earnhardt has already earned two wins, including last weekend’s race at the Poconos, and three second-place finishes in 2014. “Definitely that’s new,” the 39-year-old racer said. “That’s the new conversation topic for us, but …

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Jimmie Johnson Snagged His Second Consecutive Win Of 2014 At Dover

Jimmie Johnson prevailed, yet again. After participating in 12 races, he finally got his first win of the year. And it seems as if there is nothing stopping him. He managed to add another championship to his name, just a mere week after his victory in the Coca Cola 600, by snagging his ninth win at the Dover International Speedway for …

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Jeff Gordon Raced In Coca-Cola 600 Despite Back Spasms

Despite experiencing intense back spasms, Jeff Gordon was determined to take part in the Coca-Cola 600 Nascar race on Sunday. On Saturday, the Sprint Cup points leader had to cut his practice short, after only 11 laps. He tried to continue, but the pain was too much and he told his crew that he simply couldn’t continue. Gordon then climbed …

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Jimmie Johnson Wins NASCAR’s Coca-Cola 600

Jimmie Johnson, 6-time series champion of NASCAR’s Sprint Cup, has experienced his fair share of pressure and stress over the years. In his 14 years as a NASCAR competitor, Johnson has competed in 447 races and has won 67 of them, with the most recent coming in Sunday’s Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. With Johnson’s 15 percent winning percentage, …

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Dale Earnhardt Jr. Takes on Charles Barkley in Race

Dale Earnhardt Jr. took on former NBA star Charles Barkley in a go-kart race Friday. Unfortunately, fans are going to have to wait until June 8 to find out who crossed the finish line first. The showdown between the legendary race car driver and Barkley will be televised on TNT’s Summer Series before the June 8 NASCAR race at Pocono. …

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Dale Earnhardt Jr. Responds To Wedding Rumors

On May 1, Dale Earnhardt Jr. got quite a surprise when he read the latest article on the National Enquirer. Apparently, Dale and his girlfriend Amy Reimannis, an interior decorator, are to be spending $2 million on a lavish wedding by the end of the year; however Dale says that is news to him. According to Fox Sports, Dale isn’t …

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Erica Enders-Stevens Wins Pro Stock Race

Erica Sanders-Stevens brought home the trophy last Sunday at the NHRA O’Reilly Auto Parts Spring Nationals held at the Royal Purple Raceway. Almost 40,000 people were there to witness the event. Stevens was able to beat her rival, Allen Johnson, while driving a Chevy Camaro. According to the race records, Stevens clocked in a 6.594-second pass finishing with a speed …

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Richard Petty Makes Long Awaited NASCAR Return

NASCAR Hall of Famer Richard Petty’s appearance at the Richmond International Speedway in Richmond, Va. marked his first major public outing since his wife Lynda died nearly one month ago. Since the heartbreaking loss, Petty has relied on the love and support of his close family to get through this difficult time. “Been fortunate all the kids [and grandkids] came …

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