Mike Harmon has survived a horrific crash at Bristol Motor Speedway in 2002 and now he is being accused of stealing another competitors trailer from a North Carolina area business park.
According to police, Harmon was arrested on Wednesday afternoon and charged with breaking and entering a motor vehicle and felony larceny. He was released from jail on $10,000 bond.
The hauler, which was reported by Jennifer Jo Cobb as missing, was stolen early Saturday morning from the team’s race shop. Read the rest of this entry »
On Tuesday afternoon, NASCAR announced the qualifying and race procedures for the inaugural “Mudsummer Classic” at Eldora Speedway on Wednesday, July 24th. The event is the first in NASCAR national touring series event held on dirt since Richard Petty won on September 30, 1970 at the State Fairgrounds Speedway in Raleigh, N.C.
The “Mudsummer Classic” will feature a traditional two-lap qualifying session, five qualifying races, one last-chance race, and a champion’s provisional to determine the 30-truck starting field. The top-20 in owners’ points entering the race event will have a guaranteed starting position.
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Brad Keselowski celebrates the 2012 Sprint Cup Series championship with a tall Miller Lite. Photo. This year, Keselowski will defend his title with a new manufacturer. Photo Courtesy; Todd Warshaw, Getty Images
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NASCAR fans have been counting down the days to the opening of the 2013 NASCAR Sprint Cup season, and the wait is almost over.
In just seven days, NASCAR returns to the high banks of Daytona International Speedway when Preseason Thunder 2013 kicks off, while the first race of the season, the Budweiser Shootout, is a little more than a month away. Read the rest of this entry »
Tony Stewart celebrates with the trophy in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Ford 400 and the 2011 Series Championship at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 20, 2011 in Homestead, Florida. Stewart wins his third NASCAR Championship. (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images for NASCAR)
It all comes down to one race. Three champions will be crowned at the end of each series race this weekend at Homestead-Miami Speedway.
Homestead-Miami Speedway is located in Homestead,Florida just southwest of Miami. The track has been hosting the final races of the season in all three of NASCAR’s series since 2002. Homestead-Miami Speedway is a 1.5 mile track, with 18-20 degrees of banking in the turns and 3 degrees in the straights.
In the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race last year, Tony Stewart and Carl Edwards battled all race, but in the end it was Stewart who grabbed the checkered flag and the title.
According to NASCAR, Keselowski clinches his first NASCAR Sprint Cup championship with a finish of 15th or better; or 16th and at least one lap led; or 17th and the most laps led, even if Johnson wins and leads the most laps. Read the rest of this entry »
Kasey Kahne celebrates in Victory Lane at Phoenix International Raceway. (AP)
Thirty three races are in the book as the NASCAR boys head to Phoenix International Raceway this weekend.
Phoenix International Raceway, or PIR, is a one-mile, low-banked tri-oval race track located in Avondale, Arizona. The track opened in 1964 but didn’t start hosting NASCAR Sprint Cup races until 1988. A fun fact about the track: Alan Kulwicki performed the first “Polish Victory Lap”, his celebration lap.
In this race last year, Kasey Kahne celebrated in victory lane, but it was the two gentlemen who were fighting for the 2011 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series title that dominated the action.
There is definitely no rest for the weary this weekend as all three of NASCAR’s top series will be racing at Texas Motor Speedway.
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Eddie Gossage (L) poses with Tony Stewart in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series AAA Texas 500 at Texas Motor Speedway on November 6, 2011 in Fort Worth, Texas. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)
Everything is bigger in Texas, or so it seems this weekend as NASCAR’s three series’ head to the Texas Motor Speedway. Out of the three national series events this weekend, none of them are remotely close to crowning a champion. Get ready for some fast and drama-packed action.
Texas Motor Speedway is located in Fort Worth, Texas and measures 1.5 miles around and it has 24 degrees of banking in the turns and the front straightaways are just slightly outward. Similar tracks to TMS is Atlanta Motor Speedway and Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Last year in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race, Tony Stewart made it two in a row in the series as he backed up the smack talk against Carl Edwards. If you remember in my article last week, I mentioned how Stewart told Edwards that he should be worried. This was Stewart’s fourth victory in the Chase and definitely would put a dent in the runner-up Carl Edwards’ series lead, scoring the maximum points to trim Edwards’ advantage to just three points. Read the rest of this entry »
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Three races to go until the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series crowns a champion and with a very close points race, it could be decided on the final lap at Homestead-Miami Speedway. This NASCAR season sure has flown by.
Instead of talking Homestead in a few weeks, let’s concentrate on this weekend’s race at Martinsville Speedway. Read the rest of this entry »
Parker Kligerman, driver of the #7 Toyota/Red Horse Racing Toyota, celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series fred’s 250 Powered By Coca-Cola at Talladega Superspeedway on October 6, 2012 in Talladega, Alabama. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images for NASCAR)
Two months ago, Parker Kligerman thought his NASCAR career was coming to an end when he was let go at Brad Keselowski Racing. On Saturday afternoon, he proved to the NASCAR community that he was here to stay by winning the Fred’s 250 powered by Coca-Cola at Talladega Superspeedway. The win at the 2.66 mile track is the first for Kligerman in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series.
Kligerman was pushed to the lead by Johnny Sauter on the final lap just before a multi-truck crash occurred on the backstretch, ending the race under caution. Prior to his win, Kligerman had finished in the runner-up position five times. His maiden victory came in his 44th start. Read the rest of this entry »
Ty Dillon poses with the Pole Award after qualifying Friday afternoon. Photo Credit: Tom Pennington/Getty Images
With a lap of 54.013 seconds, 177.291mph, Ty Dillon won the Keystone Pole Award for the Fred’s 250 Powered by Coca-Cola at Talladega Superspeedway on Friday afternoon. Dillon is a rookie in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series this season and has captured three poles in 21 starts. Dillon, who posted a victory here in the ARCA series last season, will be making his first NASCAR national-series start at Talladega. With five races to go until seasons end, the championship is still up for grabs. Currently Ty Dillon leads the standings by 1 point over James Buescher.
Coverage for the Fred’s 250 will start with the NCWTS Set-up at 3:30pm EST on SPEED. Read the rest of this entry »
Clint Bowyer celebrates winning the Good Sam Club 500 at Talladega Superspeedway, his second straight fall win at the track. – Photo Credit: Geoff Burke/Getty Images for NASCAR
Talladega Superspeedway is the battleground for week 4 of the Chase for the Sprint Cup. Definitely one of those tracks on the schedule where drivers know anything can happen and can definitely change the outlook on the point standings. Will it? Guess you’ll have to tune in on Sunday to find out.
Talladega Superspeedway is located on the former Anniston Air Force Base just outside of Lincoln, Alabama and is the longest NASCAR oval with a length of 2.66 miles. The track is most known for its steep banking and unique location of the start/finish line, which is closer to turn one than at Daytona International Speedway, the other restrictor plate track on the circuit. Read the rest of this entry »