December 17, 2015 - 3:16pm0Cheap seats

Richard Petty Motorsports announced the addition of Chris Heroy as Crew Chief for #9-Brian Scott. Heroy brings four years of experience as a Sprint Cup Series crew chief. The team announced Scott's addition to the team last week. Heroy will work with Scott during his first full-time season as a Sprint Cup Series driver. This won't be the first time that Heroy worked with a rookie driver. He led Kyle Larson to Rookie of the Year honors in 2014.

December 10, 2015 - 4:12pm5Cheap seats

Former Modified great and NASCAR Sprint Cup Series regular Ron Bouchard passed away Thursday. Bouchard, a native of Fitchburg, Mass. and a member of the New England Auto Racers Hall of Fame, was 67 years old. Ed Flemke Jr. confirmed that Bouchard passed away early Thursday morning after battling cancer for many years. "It was a tough battle," said Flemke, Bouchard's brother-in-law. "But he fought the good fight, as he always did." Bouchard's wife Paula is the daughter of legendary Modified driver Ed Flemke Sr. "They were such a tremendous team," Ed Flemke Jr. said.

December 7, 2015 - 10:28am0Insider scoop

Upon the introduction of who was about to come to the stage to speak and introduce the recent retiree,  Jeff Gordon was brought to tears.  This was obviously a surprise to him, and what appeared to be most of the crowd on hand as well. 

Transcript from the introduction: 

Tom Cruise:

December 3, 2015 - 2:45pm0Cheap seats

Joe Gibbs Racing is changing the complexion of its Sprint Cup crew chief line up for 2016. Sources have confirmed to Motorsport.com that Darian Grubb will no longer oversee the #19 ARRIS/Stanley Tools Toyota driven by Carl Edwards. Dave Rogers, who is currently crew chief for the #11 FedEx team and Denny Hamlin, is expected to move into the role. With Rogers taking over the #19 team, Mike Wheeler is expected to be named crew chief of the #11 crew and Hamlin.

November 30, 2015 - 2:48pm0Insider scoop

Tuesday, Dec. 1

  • NASCAR Live: Eli Gold will sit down with the 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion to discuss his road to the championship. NASCAR Live will air from inside the Race and Sports Book at Wynn Las Vegas from 4 – 5 p.m. on Motor Racing Network. This event is free to the public. Fans in attendance will have a chance to participate in the live broadcast.

 

November 27, 2015 - 7:46am1Cheap seats

"I don't think he's through driving," said his [Jeff Gordon's] manager, Zak Brown, whose firm, Just Marketing, Inc., has represented Gordon for years. JMI is the largest motorsports marketing agency in the world, matching sponsors with race teams and series. Four of the last five major Formula One deals were brokered by JMI. Brown (no relation to musician Zac Brown, who JMI's Brown insists "spells 'Zak' all wrong!") and his company only represent one active driver - Gordon - though they also represent former F1 champions Sir Jackie Stewart and Niki Lauda.

November 23, 2015 - 10:30am0Insider scoop

Excerpts from Kyle's Post Race Interview, Homestead-Miami: 

How does it feel to be the Champions? 

November 19, 2015 - 8:05am0Insider scoop

Jeff Gordon’s Farewell Tour … Going Away Presents

It’s not unheard of that someone retiring receives presents during their last year, and Jeff Gordon’s final season is no different.

Some of the notable presents that he has received from the Tracks on the circuit were:

November 16, 2015 - 10:06am0Insider scoop

Quotes taken from Post Race Media Availability:

Driver, Dale Jr walks us through the race: 

November 13, 2015 - 10:59am0Cheap seats

Tavo Hellmund who helped bringing Formula One racing back to the United States and his hometown of Austin, TX and to his father's homeland, Mexico, is now involved with a pair of F1 projects. If he and his group of investors succeed in acquiring a struggling F1 team, Manor Marussia, Hellmund said he'll offer a ride to none other than NASCAR's ultrapopular Dale Earnhardt Jr. He's also involved in a plan to create an F1 track in California, a project different from the urban street race in Southern California that Hellmund said F1 boss Bernie Ecclestone is currently pursuing.

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