Oh to wonder what he could have done differently. Those thoughts filled Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s mind on October 15, 2000, after his second Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series (MENCS) race at Talladega Superspeedway. That fall afternoon, his father – Dale Earnhardt Sr. – drove from 18th place to 1st in the closing handful of laps to capture his 10th MENCS checkered flag at ‘Dega and the 76th and final victory of his career. “Little E,” on the other hand, was left to ponder whether a different move would have landed him in Gatorade Victory Lane instead.
Scott Speed and Leavine Family Racing continued to evolve as a race team last Sunday at the Coca-Cola 600 by making huge gains in speed with each practice session and persevering through mechanical issues during the race.
This past weekend in Las Vegas didn't have the ending that Aric Almirola and the No. 43 Smithfield Ford team wanted. The 24th-place finish didn't reflect the speed that the Ford Fusion had, but the team isn't letting that get them down heading to Phoenix International Raceway.
Fans can enter for a chance to win a 2013 Camaro ZL1 and a trip for two to the 2013 Daytona 500 – including two tickets to the race, airfare, and four-day, three-night hotel accommodations – by visiting www.WinCamaroZL1.com now through Nov. 19, 2012. The URL is also a mobile friendly site. Or, fans can even enter via the Team Chevy Facebook page by just visiting http://www.facebook.com/TeamChevy.
In a bizarre race where officials’ dealt more than 20 pit-road speeding penalties, three-time NASCAR Sprint Cup champion Tony Stewart, brought his No. 14 Mobil 1/Office Depot home in third place without issue at today’s Pocono 400 presented by #NASCAR at Pocono Raceway.
Hey, some folks get carried away, as Brad Keselowski was earlier in the week after he lost his brakes during a Road Atlanta test session that tested just how tough the young man was.
The Sprint Showdown will be BK Racing's first taste of non-points racing. Landon Cassill, driver of the Burger King/Dr Pepper Toyota, has fought to keep his No. 83 team inside the top-35 of the owner point standings since the squad's formation in February.
Joe Gibbs Racing driver Erik Jones was made available to the media in Daytona: ERIK JONES, No. 20 Sport Clips Toyota Camry, Joe Gibbs Racing Were you surprised at how The Clash race played out? “I was somewhat surprised. It was a cool day, so I didn’t think the racing was going to be too crazy with everybody’s cars driving really good. It was odd that the bottom could never really get rolling. I was surprised that everybody got on the top so quick so it will be interesting to see how the Daytona 500 plays out.”
Dale Earnhardt Jr. opens the NASCAR season at the top of the charts in the first Daytona 500 practice. The driver of the No. 88 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet was the fastest in the first practice session with a time of 46.364 and a speed of 194.116 mph.