Carl Edwards performs a back flip to celebrate after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Subway Fresh Fit 500 at Phoenix International Raceway on March 3, 2013 in Avondale, Arizona. Photo taken by Jerry Markland/Getty Images
Coming off a miserable week at Daytona, where he wrecked five cars, Carl Edwards came to Phoenix International Raceway with a lot of hope to win and break the 70 race winless streak. Edwards survived a green-white-checkered finish and held off Jimmie Johnson to win the Subway Fresh Fit 500 at PIR.
In true fashion, Edwards did his celebratory backflip and then went into the stands to celebrate with the fans – just like he did after his last victory at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway almost two years ago.
“This is huge … one of the coolest wins of my life,” said Edwards. Read the rest of this entry »
Mark Martin poses after winning the pole during qualifying for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Subway Fresh Fit 500 at Phoenix International Raceway on March 1, 2013 in Avondale, Arizona. Photo Taken by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images
Move over young guns, Mark Martin wants to show you how it’s done.
On Friday, Martin, age 54, become the second-oldest driver to win a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series pole position.
With a lap of 26.073 seconds, 138.074 mph, Mark Martin captured the Coors Light Pole Award for Sunday’s SUBWAY Fresh Fit 500 from Phoenix International Raceway. The pole was Martin’s 56th career pole and third at the 1 mile “D” shaped Tri-Oval track.
“The car was beautiful,” said Martin. “All the guys do such a nice job. I had a lot of anxiety about it. The times are so close that one little slip-up really costs you here. Read the rest of this entry »
50 Cent kisses Erin Andrews in quite possibly, the most awkward moment in NASCAR history
I guess Erin Andrews isn’t a fan of 50 Cent’s “Magic Stick.”
Andrews, who was working pit road for Fox, was searching for Danica Patrick prior to the start of Sunday’s 55th Daytona 500, when she was encountered by 50 Cent. 50 then awkwardly tried to plant a kiss on her lips as you can see from the gif after the jump. Read the rest of this entry »
Jimmie Johnson celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the Daytona 500 race at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida, Sunday, February 24, 2013. (Stephen M. Dowell/Orlando Sentinel/MCT via Getty Images)
It’s the best place any driver could be in on Sunday afternoon, out front, and in the final lap of the Daytona 500 on Sunday afternoon, Jimmie Johnson let everyone else fight for position as he pulled away for his second victory in the Great American Race.
Johnson, was was making his 400th career start in the No. 48 Lowe’s Chevrolet, became the 10th driver in history to win multiple Daytona 500s.
He led the final 10 laps, including a wild final lap that had Dale Earnhardt, Jr. rally from fourth to second place and to finish just two car lengths behind his Hendrick Motorsports teammate.
“I had a lot of confidence leading the train,” Johnson said of taking the front position as the remaining cars raced around the 2.5-mile track, mostly in single file. “I knew I had a fast car.” Read the rest of this entry »
Danica Patrick, driver of the #10 GoDaddy.com Chevrolet, with her Pole Award and Jeff Gordon, driver of the #24 Drive To End Hunger Chevrolet, with his Front Row Award after qualifying for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway on February 17, 2013 in Daytona Beach, Florida. Photo taken by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images NASCAR
It’s here! It’s finally here!!!!!
On Sunday afternoon, the 2013 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series begins with stock car racing’s most prestigious racing event of the season — the Daytona 500. This will be the 55th running of “The Great American Race” at Daytona International Speedway.
When the green flag drops this afternoon, fans hope to see some exciting racing and not bad weather, potholes, exploding jet dryers, and any other bizarre occurrence that has happened at DIS in years past. Fans will also get to see their favorite drivers behind the wheel of the new Generation 6 car. Read the rest of this entry »
REPOST: Danica is no longer on the market, but she is on the pole. Watch her this weekend at the Daytona 500
As per Danica Patrick’s Facebook page:
“I am sad to inform my fans that after 7 years, Paul and I have decided to amicably end our marriage. This isn’t easy for either of us, but mutually it has come to this. He has been an important person and friend in my life and that’s how we will remain moving forward.”
So… you’re saying there’s a chance! Read the rest of this entry »
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Danica Patrick will lead the field of 43 of the best drivers in the world to the green flag of the Great American Race on Sunday. She looks to be the first women to win a Nascar Series race let alone the Daytona 500. After Thursday’s Budweiser Duels the field is set and here it is.
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Danica Patrick will start on Pole for the 55th running of the Great American Race the Daytona 500 on Sunday. She is the first women to qualify for the pole in any top Nascar racing series.
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Ryan Newman, Tony Stewart and Danica Patrick
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Stewart Haas Racing is moving forward since their inception in 2009. They have moved from a two car team to a three car team. Owner, Tony Stewart, has added arguably the most popular driver in the sport. There is a lot of pressure on this team this year. Can they live up to the hype of the dominate three car team? Can they compete with the Hendricks, Roush, and Joe Gibbs Racing of the world? Can Tony Stewart get back to his championship ways? Can Ryan Newman rebound from a sub par season in 2012? Can Danica not let the relationship with fellow rookie of the year contender Ricky Stenhouse Jr. effect her? Will the Kevin Harvick to SHR in 2014 distract the team this year?
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Ricky Stenhouse, Jr and Danica Patrick walking through the pits together. LAT PHOTOGRAPHIC
The rumors can officially be put to rest.
The 2012 NASCAR Nationwide Series champion, Ricky Stenhouse, Jr, and the NASCAR bombshell, Danica Patrick are indeed an item according to the Associated Press.
“I have a boyfriend, his name is Richard,” she said during an exclusive telephone interview with AP.
Stenhouse Jr. also confirmed the relationship to the AP saying, “Yes we are dating, I don’t normally say too much about my private life, always been focused on the track. I didn’t want to confirm at media day so that we could keep the focus on the season, the Gen-6 (car), my sponsors and team. That’s what it’s all about for me.”
There is no secret around the NASCAR garage at the two drivers are friends.
Patrick, who announced her split from husband Paul Hospenthal on Facebook in November, filed for divorce on January 3rd after saying their marriage of seven years was “irretrievably broken.” While Stenhouse has never been married.
With the budding relationship building between the two drivers the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series in 2013 just got even more interesting as they both will be competing for the Rookie of the Year against each other.