NXS Garagecam hits the Monster Mile at Dover
Host Matthew Dillner takes you through the NASCAR XFINITY Series garage at Dover International Speedway as drivers prepare for the second race in the NASCAR XFINITY Series Chase.
Sylvania 300 entry list
See which drivers will run at the Sprint Cup Series' second stop at Loudon RELATED: Track your picks in the Perfect Chase Grid Challenge and Chase Battle Grid Presented by Toyota Entry # Driver Owner Crew chief Manufacturer Sponsor 1 1 Jamie McMurray Felix Sabates Keith Rodden 14 Chevrolet Belkin/WEMO 2 2 Brad Keselowski Roger Penske Paul Wolfe 14 Ford Miller Lite 3 3 Austin Dillon Richard Childress Gil Martin 14 Chevrolet Cheerios 4 4 Kevin Harvick Tony Stewart Rodney Childers 14 Chevrolet Budweiser Designate a Driver 5 5 Kasey Kahne Linda Hendrick Kenny Francis 14 Chevrolet Time Warner Cable 6 7 Michael Annett Tommy Baldwin Kevin Manion 14 Chevrolet Feed the Children Chevrolet 7 9 Marcos Ambrose Richard Petty Drew Blickensderfer 14 Ford STANLEY 8 10 Danica Patrick Tony Stewart Tony Gibson 14 Chevrolet GoDaddy 9 11 Denny Hamlin J D Gibbs Darian Grubb 14 Toyota FedEx Ground 10 13 Casey Mears Bob Germain Bootie Barker III 14 Chevrolet No. 13 GEICO Chevrolet SS 11 14 Tony Stewart Margaret Haas Chad Johnston 14 Chevrolet Code 3 Associates / Mobil 1 12 15 Clint Bowyer Rob Kauffman Brian Pattie 14 Toyota 5-Hour Energy 13 16 Greg Biffle Jack Roush Matt Puccia 14 Ford Ortho 14 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr John Henry Michael Kelley 14 Ford EcoPower Oil 15 18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Dave Rogers 14 Toyota M&M's 16 20 Matt Kenseth Joe Gibbs Jason Ratcliff 14 Toyota Dollar General 17 22 Joey Logano Walter Czarnecki Todd Gordon 14 Ford Shell Pennzoil 18 23 Alex Bowman Ron Devine Dave Winston 14 Toyota Dr. Pepper Toyota 19 24 Jeff Gordon Rick Hendrick Alan Gustafson 14 Chevrolet Drive To End Hunger 20 26 Cole Whitt Anthony Marlowe Randy Cox 14 Toyota Rinnai 21 27 Paul Menard Richard Childress Slugger Labbe 14 Chevrolet Sylvania / Menards 22 31 Ryan Newman Richard Childress Luke Lambert 14 Chevrolet Quicken Loans 23 32 Timmy Hill Frank Stoddard Jr Ben Leslie 14 Ford US Chrome 24 33 David Stremme Joe Falk Mike Hillman Jr 14 Chevrolet Little Joe's Autos 25 34 David Ragan Bob Jenkins Jay Guy 14 Ford TACO BELL 26 36 Reed Sorenson Allan Heinke Todd Parrott 14 Chevrolet American Muscle Driving Experience Chevrolet 27 38 David Gilliland Brad Jenkins Frank Kerr 14 Ford CLEAN HARBORS 28 40 Landon Cassill(i) Michael Hillman Mark Hillman 14 Chevrolet Snap Fitness 29 41 Kurt Busch Gene Haas Daniel Knost 14 Chevrolet Haas Automation 30 42 Kyle Larson Chip Ganassi Chris Heroy 14 Chevrolet Target 31 43 Aric Almirola Richard Petty Trent Owens 14 Ford Smithfield 32 47 A J Allmendinger Tad Geschickter Brian Burns 14 Chevrolet Bush's Beans 33 48 Jimmie Johnson Jeff Gordon Chad Knaus 14 Chevrolet Lowe's 34 51 Justin Allgaier Harry Scott Jr Steve Addington 14 Chevrolet PlanBSales.com 35 55 Brian Vickers Michael Waltrip Billy Scott 14 Toyota Aaron's Dream Machine 36 66 Joe Nemechek(i) Jay Robinson Scott Eggleston 14 Toyota Land Castle Title 37 77 Corey Lajoie (i) Randy Humphrey Steve Lane 14 Ford Fochler Veterans Law 38 78 Martin Truex Jr Barney Visser Todd Berrier 14 Chevrolet Furniture Row 39 83 Ryan Truex Ron Devine Joe Williams 14 Toyota Burger King Toyota 40 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr Rick Hendrick Steve Letarte 14 Chevrolet Diet Mountain Dew 41 93 Travis Kvapil Wayne Press Doug Richert 14 Toyota Iowa City Capital Partners Toyota 42 98 Josh Wise Mike Curb Gene Nead 14 Chevrolet Phil Parsons Racing 43 99 Carl Edwards Jack Roush James Fennig 14 Ford Aflac MORE: READ: Latest Chase news PLAY: Monitor your Chase Grid Game picks WATCH: Latest NASCAR video FOLLOW LIVE: Get RaceView
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NASCAR Nation congratulates Ben Kennedy on first win
MORE: Race results " Standings " Chase Grid Ben Kennedy , great-grandson of NASCAR founder Bill France and son of Lesa France Kennedy, CEO of International Speedway Corporation and Vice Chairperson of NASCAR, won his first career NASCAR national series race on Wednesday night, picking up the victory in the Camping World Truck Series UNOH 200 at Bristol Motor Speedway . The GMS Racing driver received a flood of attention on Twitter, where NASCAR Nation was quick to congratulate him on the momentous occasion. SO excited for @BenKennedy33 ! Wins Bristol and off to the Chase! pic.twitter.com/2rOWdmYStW — Lesa Kennedy (@LesaISC) August 18, 2016 @BenKennedy33 congrats — Dale Earnhardt Jr . (@DaleJr) August 18, 2016 So happy for you @BenKennedy33 Big win @BMSupdates buddy! Great driving under intense pressure from @Brett_Moffitt Awesome job boys. — Michael Waltrip (@MW55) August 18, 2016 Good for you @BenKennedy33 ! — Brad Keselowski (@keselowski) August 18, 2016 Hell yea so happy for @BenKennedy33 great dude awesome win! — Ty Dillon (@tydillon) August 18, 2016 Congrats @BenKennedy33 ! — Chase Elliott (@chaseelliott) August 18, 2016 All in all...nice win @BenKennedy33 !Nice job @BMSupdates with the track! Gonna be interesting Friday n Saturday night! — Darrell Wallace Jr (@BubbaWallace) August 18, 2016 Well that got the ol ticker beating kinda fast. Congrats @BenKennedy33 .... great job @Brett_Moffitt and @DanielHemric — Corey LaJoie (@CoreyLaJoie) August 18, 2016 Pretty impressive job @BenKennedy33 to hold on for the win. Nice work @Brett_Moffitt — Ryan Truex (@Ryan_Truex) August 18, 2016 Congrats @BenKennedy33 nice win! you are in the Chase. Great racing way to be smooth. Great spotting and coaching @jimmyk146 — Todd Bodine (@Team_Onion) August 18, 2016 Awesome job @BenKennedy33 !!! @NASCAR_Trucks — Clint Bowyer (@ClintBowyer) August 18, 2016 Congrats @BenKennedy33 , enjoy it bud! Props to @Brett_Moffitt , made the most out of tonight's opportunity. — Jimmie Johnson (@JimmieJohnson) August 18, 2016 Congrats on the win @BenKennedy33 well deserved! @NASCAR — Austin Dillon (@austindillon3) August 18, 2016 Congrats @BenKennedy33 ...Victory Lane at @BMSupdates is hard to beat. @NASCAR_Trucks — Joey Logano (@joeylogano) August 18, 2016
NCWTS GarageCam, a New Hampshire treat
GarageCam host Matthew Dillner takes you through the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Garage at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, as drivers get ready to race in the first ever NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Chase.
Drivers mulling Spartan Race entry -- with one condition
Former NFL star and friend of NASCAR Dhani Jones has a new challenge for his stock car buddies -- a daunting Spartan Race. You know, that thing where you run and jump through hoops -- sometimes figurative, sometimes literal, sometimes on fire -- crawl through mud and a whole bunch of other obstacles that test your intestinal fortitude ... for "fun." Even @austindillon3 says he'd start a #spartan team. I bet all of @NASCAR would be competitive @NBCSpartan pic.twitter.com/td5tEcVGjH — Dhani Jones (@DhaniJones) June 24, 2016 I'm ready I'll start prepping my team for battle! @DhaniJones @NASCAR @NBCSpartan — Austin Dillon (@austindillon3) June 24, 2016 Richard Childress Racing driver Austin Dillon was the first to step up to the challenge, before Jones implored him to call out some potential teammates. Who would you have on your @NASCAR #SpartanTeam @austindillon3 #callthemout — Dhani Jones (@DhaniJones) June 24, 2016 I think I can convince @StenhouseJr @JimmieJohnson and @kaseykahne to create teams @DhaniJones @NASCAR @NBCSpartan — Austin Dillon (@austindillon3) June 24, 2016 @austindillon3 @JimmieJohnson @kaseykahne @DhaniJones @NASCAR @NBCSpartan in — Ricky Stenhouse Jr . (@StenhouseJr) June 24, 2016 That's what I call a #challenge . What about @BrianLVickers @DanicaPatrick @gbiffle @BubbaWallace @MW55 @NBCSpartan https://t.co/t7XteZKcI2 — Dhani Jones (@DhaniJones) June 24, 2016 Hey @landoncassill are you going to assemble your team against @austindillon3 @StenhouseJr @NBCSpartan #callthemout #spartanteam — Dhani Jones (@DhaniJones) June 24, 2016 Oh, not only is Landon Cassill in, he offered up perhaps the best condition yet. @austindillon3 @tydillon @DhaniJones @NASCAR @richfroning I'm in if Austin promises to wear a cowboy hat the whole time — landon cassill (@landoncassill) June 24, 2016 Dillon has yet to respond to easily the toughest challenge of the whole race, but XFINITY Series driver Corey LaJoie -- who, judging from his Twitter avatar, is more than willing and able to participate in a Spartan Race -- is up for it. @landoncassill @austindillon3 @tydillon @DhaniJones @NASCAR @richfroning I'm in. I'll bring my own cowboy hat. — Corey LaJoie (@CoreyLaJoie) June 24, 2016
NASCAR suspends Pearn; six teams docked points
RELATED: Grading every driver after Atlanta " Relive the weekend in photos NASCAR officials have suspended crew chief Cole Pearn for one NASCAR Sprint Cup Series points race and fined the Furniture Row Racing employee $50,000 for a rules violation that took place during last week's race weekend at Atlanta Motor Speedway . In addition, driver Martin Truex Jr . has been penalized 15 championship driver points and team owner Barney Visser has been penalized 15 championship owner points. The infraction, which involved the roof flap(s), was found during pre-race inspection for Sunday's Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 at AMS. According to a statement from Furniture Row Racing , the organization will appeal the penalty: "Due to the severity of the P3 penalty levied against Furniture Row Racing and its crew chief Cole Pearn today (Wednesday), the No. 78 Sprint Cup team has informed NASCAR it will appeal the decision. The infraction, which was immediately corrected following technical inspection at Atlanta Motor Speedway last week, was safety related and not competition related. We sincerely appreciate that NASCAR has an appeal process so we can review the level of the penalty." Because the team is appealing the penalty, Pearn's suspension and fine are temporarily deferred until the matter is heard. The Furniture Row team was one of 10 Sprint Cup teams either fined or the recipients of warnings at Atlanta. The loss of points drops Truex from second to ninth heading into this weekend's Kobalt 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway . Randall Burnett, crew chief of the No. 47 JTG Daugherty entry with driver AJ Allmendinger , has been fined $15,000 and placed on probation through Dec. 31 in addition to the loss of 10 championship driver and owner points. The team was penalized for rear wheel crush panel issues that came to light during pre-qualifying inspection on Friday. Allmendinger falls from 26th to 30th with the points deduction. Richard Childress Racing crew chiefs Slugger Labbe (No. 3), Justin Alexander (No. 27) and Luke Lambert (No. 31), as well as crew chief Dave Winston (No. 95 Circle Sport Leavine Family Racing ), have also been fined $15,000 and placed on probation through Dec. 31 while also losing 10 championship owner and driver points. According to the penalty report, those teams were in violation of Rule 20.4 e -- Unless otherwise stated, all body attachment mounts and supports used to connect body components to the chassis must be constructed of magnetic steel round tubing with a minimum outside diameter of 0.168 inch and a maximum outside diameter of 0.5 inch. All body attachment mounts and supports must be non-adjustable and completely welded at both ends. Four teams received warnings for failing template inspection on multiple occasions (Nos. 32, 83, 88 and 98). The No. 32 Go Fas Racing with driver Jeffrey Earnhardt failed template inspection (pre-qualifying) three times; in addition to a written warning, the team will lose 15 minutes of practice time. The No. 83 BK Racing entry with driver Matt DiBenedetto , the No. 88 Hendrick Motorsports entry of Dale Earnhardt Jr . and the No. 98 of Cole Whitt (Premium Motorsports) failed template inspection twice (pre-qualifying) and received written warnings. Truex finished second to Denny Hamlin at Daytona in the closest finish in the history of that event (0.01 second). Sunday at Atlanta, Truex finished seventh and was second in points through the season’s first two races. RELATED: Truex comes up short at Daytona Pearn, 33, was placed on probation through Dec. 31, 2016 following this year's season-opening Daytona 500 for an infraction regarding the roof flap(s) on the No. 78 Toyota before Coors Pole Award qualifying. The team was unable to make the necessary corrections in time to allow Truex to make a qualifying attempt. Pearn said of the Daytona issue that the roof flap was "propped up too much" and rather than correct the problem on the grid, officials "wanted us to put (the car) back through templates before we adjusted it. We just didn't have time to get back there and do that before we got back out." In the NASCAR XFINITY Series, crew chief Danny Stockman (RCR No. 2 Chevrolet) was fined $5,000 (rear alignment measurement issues). Six NXS teams received written warnings for failing LIS twice during pre-race inspection -- JR Motorsports No. 1 ( Elliott Sadler ), RCR No. 3 ( Ty Dillon ) and No. 33 ( Brandon Jones ), Kaulig Racing No. 11 ( Blake Koch ), JGL Racing No. 24 ( Corey Lajoie ) and Jeremy Clements Racing No. 51 ( Jeremy Clements ). One NASCAR Camping World Truck Series team was penalized post-Atlanta -- the No. 86 Brandon Brown Racing Chevrolet with driver Brandon Brown . The team received a written warning for a truck trailing arm that did not meet specifications. MORE: Previewing Las Vegas " Complete schedule for Vegas
Drivers react to wild day of playoff football
Sunday saw two intense NFL playoff games in a pair of conference championships to decide which teams would be playing in Super Bowl 50, and NASCAR Nation was watching. In the end, the Denver Broncos just barely squeezed by the defending Super Bowl champion New England Patriots, 20-18, while the Carolina Panthers – who call NASCAR's racing hub, Charlotte, home – rolled over the Arizona Cardinals, 49-15. The Broncos and Panthers will meet on February 7 at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, California and will surely have drivers tuning in yet again, as many support the hometown Black and Blue, but a few others are fans of the team from the Mile High State. Follow along below to see the roller coaster day drivers had while watching a thrilling day of gridiron action. I got to pull for @Panthers and Peyton Manning today. But not gonna be upset with a Panthers rematch with the Pats. Panthers as SB champs. — Dale Earnhardt Jr . (@DaleJr) January 24, 2016 Who's ready 2 Rock? We r ready for a win @broncos pic.twitter.com/KDSbuWuPtY — Kyle Busch (@KyleBusch) January 24, 2016 Little @broncos pre game going on here pic.twitter.com/cubgXLml3P — Kyle Busch (@KyleBusch) January 24, 2016 Game changer today? We shall c what @ESanders_10 brings! pic.twitter.com/v6imnWivMx — Kyle Busch (@KyleBusch) January 24, 2016 Game one about to go down! — Casey Mears (@CJMearsGang) January 24, 2016 Thank you @mmschocolate for keeping us @broncos fans game day strong! Game day and/or race day is better w M pic.twitter.com/IFQHEMxrDo — Kyle Busch (@KyleBusch) January 24, 2016 Yes!!!! Daniels!!!! #BeatThePatriots #UnitedInOrange — Regan Smith (@ReganSmith) January 24, 2016 C'mon @Broncos finish em off!!! — Regan Smith (@ReganSmith) January 24, 2016 Yessssss!!!!!!!!!!!! #UnitedInOrange @Broncos — Regan Smith (@ReganSmith) January 24, 2016 Yes yes yes yes yes yes!!!!!!!!! Way to go @Broncos — Regan Smith (@ReganSmith) January 24, 2016 Heck of a ball game. — Chase Elliott (@chaseelliott) January 24, 2016 "Dear Blair Walsh, Hi. My name is Stephen Gostkowski..." #NEvsDEN — nascarcasm (@nascarcasm) January 24, 2016 What a game. #kickersAnonymous https://t.co/MHyfbUL0Ho — Brad Keselowski (@keselowski) January 24, 2016 That was exciting!!! — Clint Bowyer (@ClintBowyer) January 24, 2016 Listening to that game riding down the road with @DanicaPatrick heck of a game!! #NEvsDEN — Ricky Stenhouse Jr . (@StenhouseJr) January 24, 2016 Yeah!! Way to go @Broncos Defense! Those guys kept us in the game all day. Field pos.... https://t.co/IQkVh2k62d pic.twitter.com/w3ccfs0t4G — Kyle Busch (@KyleBusch) January 24, 2016 We ready @HaleyKDillon @Panthers #KeepPounding #OneCarolina pic.twitter.com/M99TyuQYOM — Ty Dillon (@tydillon) January 24, 2016 My ❤️ is with @AtlantaFalcons But tonight I will pull for @Panthers so my wife and friends will be happy. — David Ragan (@DavidRagan) January 24, 2016 Let's go @Panthers !!!!! #KeepPounding — Jeb Burton (@JebBurtonRacing) January 24, 2016 Go @Panthers and USA! pic.twitter.com/Lmn8DrCe7p — Joey Logano (@joeylogano) January 24, 2016 Mixed feelings for tonight's game but I am from Phx and would like to see @AZCardinals win the SuperBowl!!!! #letsgoCards — JJ Yeley (@jjyeley1) January 24, 2016 @JebBurtonRacing has turned us all into @Panthers fans. #KeepPounding pic.twitter.com/lsDfTWRaCe — tabitha burton (@tabithatburton) January 24, 2016 “ @AyeWhitfielddd : @chaseelliott who are you pulling for in the panthers vs cardinals championship game?” Not the panthers. — Chase Elliott (@chaseelliott) January 25, 2016 “ @AlexisMackey_ : @chaseelliott why not!?” Surrounded by bandwagon members in NC. And Cam played for Auburn. #godawgs — Chase Elliott (@chaseelliott) January 25, 2016 “ @Parsonhngr2 : @chaseelliott Got to root for Thomas Davis at least” Now that I can do, hope he has a good night — Chase Elliott (@chaseelliott) January 25, 2016 The @panthers r stout! Very explosive offense and a defense that's hard to get around. Thinking #SB50 gonna b DENvsCAR — Kyle Busch (@KyleBusch) January 25, 2016 This @Panthers game is exciting. If every game is like this I am going to need to start watching more football — Blake Koch (@BlakeKochRacing) January 25, 2016 There will be plenty of sick days used tomorrow. Congrats @gregolsen88 , @ryankalil & the @Panthers . #KeepPounding — Jimmie Johnson (@JimmieJohnson) January 25, 2016 Superbowl bound! — Ty Dillon (@tydillon) January 25, 2016 This @Panthers ass kicking makes me smile — Corey LaJoie (@CoreyLaJoie) January 25, 2016 Congrats to the @Panthers ! #SuperBowl50 pic.twitter.com/7k7oSy02PX — Joey Logano (@joeylogano) January 25, 2016 Nice job @Panthers ! Impressive! — Darrell Wallace Jr (@BubbaWallace) January 25, 2016 Congrats @Panthers . Long time comin. The stadium is rocking, the city is alive. — Dale Earnhardt Jr . (@DaleJr) January 25, 2016 If #CamNewton keeps throwing seeds like that... #broncos don't have a chance... Shredded Seahawks and Cardinals.. — Elliott Sadler (@Elliott_Sadler) January 25, 2016 Gunna be an awesome Super Bowl congrats to the panthers dominating performance — Ricky Stenhouse Jr . (@StenhouseJr) January 25, 2016 Congrats to the @Panthers , lots of friends who are huge fans. @Broncos will have to work hard for this one — Regan Smith (@ReganSmith) January 25, 2016 Hell yes. @Panthers — Jeff Burton (@JeffBurton) January 25, 2016 I have no voice left — Jeff Burton (@JeffBurton) January 25, 2016 Super Bowl... Settle down! @Panthers — Casey Mears (@CJMearsGang) January 25, 2016 Although I'll always be a @Lions fan, quite happy for the city of Charlotte to see them win tonight and go to another super bowl. #Congrats — Brad Keselowski (@keselowski) January 25, 2016 I'm a long time @49ers fan but living in NC for many years it's hard not to pull for @Panthers especially this guy pic.twitter.com/wzBOj403I5 — Jeff Gordon (@JeffGordonWeb) January 25, 2016
In his own words: John Oates on racing, NASCAR
Editor's note: John Oates, part of legendary musical duo Hall & Oates, grew up racing and watching NASCAR. He still follows closely to this day. Below is his first-person account of his life behind the wheel, and his fandom. Follow John on Facebook here. I became a racing fan in general as a young kid. Growing up in Pennsylvania, I didn't know much about it, but at the same time one of my best friend's father ran the hot dog concession at Hatfield Speedway, which was a quarter-mile dirt track. I saw Mario Andretti and Aldo Andretti when they were racing jalopies, basically, and midgets and sprint cars, so I used to go on Friday and Saturday nights under the lights for the dirt track racing. As I got older and finally had some money to spend on it, I got myself a go-kart and joined the go-kart club in West Hampton, Long Island, did some national races, moved in to Formula Fords, SCCA racing and eventually some professional racing. Raced at Daytona in IMSA, the endurance series, back in the 80s. I was on the track with some of the great legendary drivers. The fact that I got to race at Daytona was an incredible experience. One of the highlights of my life, I was the grand marshal at Talladega when Bill Elliot qualified at over 210 miles per hour. It was the fastest NASCAR qualifying in history. And I'll never forget this as long as I live. They came down on the starting lap and the wave of air that they were pushing, that field of cars at that speed was pushing, hit me about 200 yards before the cars even got close. They were pushing this incredible dirty hot air and it hit me and I never expected it. But I had a death grip on that green flag, so of course I waved the flag and the race went on. Over the years I've taken my son and many friends to several NASCAR races. I actually went to the Buck Baker stock car school at Atlanta. I had come from sports car racing and in the class there was a bunch of guys with oval track experience, and I didn't have that. So I got in the car, and I was really slow. So finally after a couple sessions I asked Buck if I could get a ride along with Randy (Baker). He took me around for a couple laps, and it was really instructional. And then I went out and I did real well. Later, Buck took me out for lunch at a barbecue joint and he told me that he could make a real race car driver out of me. And I thought that was a pretty cool compliment. John Oates, right, attended a driving school put on by Buck Baker and received quite the compliment. (Photo courtesy of John Oates) Over the years as NASCAR's become more popular and modernized, the racing now is so competitive. I follow all kinds of racing, there's not a racing series on the planet that's more competitive than NASCAR. When you look at the field and how a few tenths of a second separate 20 cars, it's incredible. I have a great appreciation for it because I've been behind the wheel, I've competed and I understand what it means. The drivers are good, they all have talent and have great equipment, so it really comes down to a mental game late in the season. I love the idea that the pressure ratchets up on every race. With the Chase format, it's a unique situation because the pressure continues to build -- handling pressure, that's what racing is all about.