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Hard hits for Barrett , Conley lead to fire
Stanton Barrett gets loose off Turn 2 and collects Cale Conley, sending both into the wall hard and igniting a fire on the No. 15.
Unlikely issue hinders Barrett at Road America
ELKHART LAKE, Wis. -- With 14 turns and high-speed sections, it's easy to find trouble at Road America . Journeyman driver Stanton Barrett did during Friday's opening day for the NASCAR XFINITY Series, but from an unexpected source and without ever turning a lap. Barrett , preparing for his fourth XFINITY start of the season for car owner Rick Ware, was unable to get on the track for Friday practice ahead of Saturday's Road America 180 Fired up by Johnsonville (3 p.m. ET, NBCSN, MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio). There were no issues with the car; instead, a faulty lift-gate motor left the No. 17 entry trapped in the team's hauler while the crew searched for a solution. "It's one of those things, man. It's a bummer," Barrett said. "We'll get it going. We won't be out on the track, so we just have to get the car through tech (inspection) now. There's a lot of work to do." Barrett said the team spent approximately four hours wrangling with circuitry, switches and wiring in an effort to override the system. When all else failed, Barrett checked the manufacturer's label to discover that the company -- Dings Dynamics Group -- was located in Milwaukee, 60 miles south of the 4.048-mile track. The 42-year-old driver dialed the manufacturer up, saying, "It's Stanton Barrett . I drive and need some help!" From there, the company helped the team sort out the problem with the assistance of a local electrician. "Thank God, it worked great," Barrett said. "An electrician came out and helped us bypass all the systems, too. It was really nice that we found all the resources we needed." Coors Light Pole Qualifying is scheduled for Saturday at 12:15 p.m. ET (NBCSN/Live Extra).
NXS GarageCam fit for a King
GarageCam host Matthew Dillner gives you a tour of the NASCAR XFINITY Series garage, catches up with some drivers and gets Richard Petty's thoughts on the 2016 low-downforce package that will be run at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Habul gets spun when Barrett goes off course
Kenny Habul and Carlos Contreras collide after Stanton Barrett goes off the course in the Gardner Denver 200 at Road America.
Hollywood stuntman, former NASCAR owner dies
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Nationwide GarageCam Replay: Charlotte
CamGuy goes trick or treating in the Nationwide garage at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Best in-car audio from Homestead-Miami Speedway
Take a listen to all the action from Homestead-Miami Speedway, including Tony Stewart's farewell race, a wild restart that took Carl Edwards out of championship contention and Jimmie Johnson tying history.
NASCAR, Chevrolet reveal diversity scholarship winners
From left to right: Michael Sanchez, Joy Kaseke, Nicole Dequina and Rachael Frost. DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- NASCAR and Chevrolet today announced the winners of the second annual NASCAR Chevrolet Diversity Scholarship Contest during a press conference at Texas Motor Speedway . Four undergraduate students from across the country were awarded a total of $20,000 in scholarships and treated to a VIP experience at today’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race, the AAA Texas 500 . The contest challenged students to identify a technology or innovation within NASCAR, then explain how STEM professionals came to its design in 90-second videos. Video submissions were judged on technical accuracy, creativity and production quality. Rachael Frost, a mechanical engineering student at James Madison University, earned first place and a $10,000 scholarship by explaining the physics of drafting in her video submission. University of Houston student Nicole Dequina won $5,000 for her video on the innovations of Safer Barrier walls. Florida A&M University student Michael Sanchez and Brigham Young University student Joy Kaseke took third and fourth place, respectively, earning $2,500 scholarships each. "Together with Chevrolet, we’re proud to support great talent and recognize these students with a unique, behind-the-scenes NASCAR experience," said Jim Cassidy, NASCAR senior vice president of racing operations. "We received several impressive submissions and we're thrilled to see so many students interested in the science and technology behind the sport." Through this initiative, NASCAR and Chevrolet continue their longstanding commitment to Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM) education and promoting opportunities for college students pursuing technology related careers. "There's never been a more exciting time to be in the STEM field," said Ken Barrett , chief diversity officer for General Motors. "At GM, we know diversity is our strength, and having diverse talent in the STEM pipeline keeps both the automotive and racing industries on the cutting edge of innovation." Before taking in the AAA Texas 500 , the students had the chance to meet with Hendrick Motorsports driver Chase Elliott and Richard Childress Racing driver Ryan Newman , who graduated from Purdue University with an engineering degree. The VIP experience also included pace car rides, garage and pit road tour, and a meet-and-greet with Chevrolet’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Program Manager Alba Colon.
Race Rewind: Homestead in 15
Relive all of the action and highlights from the Ford EcoBoost 400 that saw Tony Stewart run in his final NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race and Jimmie Johnson with his historic seventh title.
GarageCam heats up for the finale in Homestead
GarageCam host Matthew Dillner takes you through the NASCAR XFINITY Series garage as teams prepare for the final race of the season at Homestead-Miami Speedway.