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 »
Nearly two weeks to the date after NASCAR suspended Jeremy Clements for a racial slur, the organization body has reinstated him. Below is a release from NASCAR regarding the reinstatement of NASCAR Nationwide Series driver.
“As part of the requirements for reinstatement, Jeremy Clements participated in an individualized program with Dr. Richard Lapchick and his staff at the Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sports,” said Steve O’Donnell, NASCAR senior vice president of racing operations. “In Dr. Lapchick’s judgment, Jeremy has successfully completed the program. We’re pleased that Jeremy has taken these important steps and will return to racing starting this weekend at Bristol Motor Speedway.”
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Let’s just file this story under the surprised category.
On Monday afternoon, Eddie Gossage and Texas Motor Speedway announced that the National Rifle Association(NRA) will be the title sponsor for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at the track in April. No you aren’t seeing things, it is that NRA. The pro-gun lobbying group is coming back to NASCAR.
TMS president Eddie Gossage said the NRA has been involved in racing for several years and a generous supporter of Speedway Children’s Charities, donating more than $500,000 to the charity’s Texas chapter since 2000.
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Jeff Gordon and Dale Earnhardt Jr., talk outside the garage during practice (AP Photo/Terry Renna)
Last Wednesday, Total Sports Blog reported that Jeremy Clements, a NASCAR Nationwide Series driver, had been suspended by NASCAR indefinitely for violating the Code of Conduct.
We finally have reasons for the suspension. According to MTV, Clements uttered a racial slur in a conversation with their editor, Marty Beckerman. This was Beckerman’s first time covering race weekend at Daytona and NASCAR in general. The slur was said prior to the Drive for COPD 300 at Daytona International Speedway.
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Below is a press release from NASCAR:
Jeremy Clements, a driver in the NASCAR Nationwide Series, has been indefinitely suspended from NASCAR for violating the sanctioning body’s Code of Conduct.
On Feb. 23 at Daytona International Speedway, Clements was found to have violated Sections 7-5 (NASCAR’s Code of Conduct) and 12-1 (actions detrimental to stock car racing).
During the course of an interview, Jeremy Clements made an intolerable and insensitive remark,” said Steve O’Donnell, NASCAR senior vice president of racing operations. “NASCAR has a Code of Conduct that’s explicitly spelled out in the 2013 NASCAR Rule Book. We fully expect our entire industry to adhere to that Code.”
As of Wednesday night, nothing has been said as far as what Clements has said.
Clements finished the Drive for COPD 300 from Daytona International Speedway last weekend in 33rd place after dropping out early due to an oil line issue. Clements currently drives for his own team and Jeremy Clements Racing has not issued a statement regarding a replacement driver for this weekend’s Nationwide Series race at Phoenix International Raceway. Read the rest of this entry »
This is a a photo of Kyle Larson’s Nationwide Series Engine that was caught in the catch fence at the start finish line of Daytona International Speedway. A huge multi-car wreck happened coming to the finish of the Nationwide Series Race. This was a scary situation for drivers and fans. It looked like all the drivers walked away. No word on any injuries in the grandstands to any fans. Please pray for everyone that was effected by this crash.
Tony Stewart was the race winner but a very subdued victory lane celebration due to the situation happing on the front stretch.
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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.
Ricky Stenhouse Jr., driver of the #6 Cargill Ford, celebrates in Champions Victory Lane after winning the series championship and finishing sixth in the NASCAR Nationwide Series Ford EcoBoost 300 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 17, 2012 in Homestead, Florida. (Photo by Todd Warshaw/Getty Images)
In a stellar debut with his new team of 2013, Regan Smith and JR Motorsports showed the NASCAR Nationwide Series just what they were in for next year by winning the series final race of 2012 at Homestead-Miami Speedway.
While it was Kyle Busch who dominated early in the race, it was Smith who dominated the second half of the Ford EcoBoost 300 to score his first career win in the Nationwide series.
It has been a roller coaster of a year for Smith, who started the season in the Sprint Cup Series driving for Furniture Row Motorsports only before losing his job to Kurt Busch before Talladega in October. JR Motorsports hired him shortly after and even granted Hendrick Motorsports the opportunity to use the driver as a substitute for Dale Earnhardt, Jr., who was sidelined in late October with a concussion. 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 »
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Joey Logano, driver of the #18 GameStop/Epic Mickey2 Toyota, celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Nationwide Series Great Clips 200 at Phoenix International Raceway on Nov. 10, 2012, in Avondale, Ariz.
Joey Logano celebrated with smoke, while Elliott Sadler’s dreams of a 2012 NASCAR Nationwide Series went up in smoke.
Logano won the Great Clips 200 at Phoenix International Raceway on Saturday afternoon beating his new Joe Gibbs Racing teammate, Brian Vickers, to the line after a crash involving championship contender Elliott Sadler with two laps to go. The NASCAR Nationwide Series race would go over the scheduled distance under NASCAR’s green-white-checker rule.
The win was Logano’s ninth of the season, first at PIR, and the 18th in his career. Read the rest of this entry »