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NASCAR Sprint Cup Ford 400 season finale on ESPN Nov. 21

By Ryan Berenz The 2010 NASCAR Sprint Cup champion is crowned this Sunday at the season-ending Ford 400 from Homestead-Miami Speedway. Jimmie Johnson is in the running for a fifth straight Sprint Cup title, but he’ll have to contend with Denny Hamlin and Kevin Harvick. ESPN has live coverage of the race on Sunday, Nov. 21, at 1:15pm ET. Here’s the complete release from ESPN, followed by insight from ESPN’s NASCAR analysts Dale Jarrett and Ricky Craven: NASCAR Season Finale Live on ESPN NASCAR’s 36-race season comes to a close in South Florida this weekend as the NASCAR Sprint Cup […]

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Where to watch the 2010 NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race

NASCAR has made a few adjustments to its non-points All-Star race. Last year, the 10-lap shootout was added as the final segment. This year, the lineup for that shootout will be set by how fast pit crews can change four tires and get their drivers back on the track, as the order in which the cars exit pit road will be how they line up for the final 10 laps. The 26th NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race airs Saturday, May 22, at 7pm ET on SPEED Channel (HD) from Charlotte Motor Speedway. Drivers qualify by winning a race in 2009 or […]

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SPEED Channel is on the “Fast Track to Fame”

By Ryan I suppose it was only a matter of time before someone created a NASCAR-themed reality talent/game show. SPEED Channel announced that Fast Track to Fame will premiere March 1, filling that hole in the TV schedule for people who still miss Hee-Haw. Here’s the full release from SPEED: SPEED INTRODUCES FAST TRACK TO FAME MARCH 1 FROM LAS VEGAS MICHAEL WALTRIP TO HOST NEW TALENT SHOW FOR NASCAR NATION Charlotte, NC – What would you get if you mixed a grassroots America talent search with a dash of Michael Waltrip’s gregarious personality and spread it liberally over NASCAR […]

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2010 NASCAR Sprint Cup Daytona 500 coverage on FOX

By Ryan The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season begins Sunday, Feb. 14, with the Great American Race — the Daytona 500 — from Daytona International Speedway. Lots of stories to look at this season in NASCAR, as the sport looks to get back to basics and improve competition by relaxing some of its restrictive rules. Jimmie Johnson’s quest for a fifth straight Cup title, Danica Patrick racing in the Nationwide Series will also be top storylines this year. Here are the details of the Daytona race coverage from FOX: FOX Sports Starts the Engine on Its 10th Season of NASCAR […]

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Where To Watch The Indy 500 And NASCAR Coca-Cola 600

The Sunday of Memorial Day weekend has become the best day of the year for auto racing. There’s the one IndyCar race people still watch, followed by the early evening NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Lowe’s Motor Speedway in Charlotte, N.C. Here’s the TV schedule of events for both races: Indianapolis 500 Sunday, May 24 on ABC 12pm ET — Prerace Show. The one-hour prerace show will include interviews with many of the 33 starting drivers as well as four special features, including a look at the roller-coaster year of polesitter Helio Castroneves; the special relationship between Danica Patrick and […]

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NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race XXV On SPEED Channel

By Ryan The NASCAR All-Star Race is an event that gets tinkered with so often, fans might need Digger the NASCAR on FOX gopher to explain the current rules and format in layman’s terms. But for the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race XXV, May 16 on SPEED Channel (HD), you only need to know two things: 10 laps and $1 million. This year’s race at Lowe’s Motor Speedway in Concord, N.H., will feature a 10-lap shootout with a $1 million prize as its final segment, something that has provided some of the event’s most spectacular finishes, including Dale Earnhardt’s 1987 “pass […]

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Jeff Burton Makes Pit Stop At “General Hospital”

NASCAR driver Jeff Burton, 21-time winner on the Sprint Cup Series competition, appears on next Wednesday’s (March 18) episode of ABC’s venerable soap opera General Hospital. In his storyline, Burton visits neighborhood tavern Jake’s, where he’s having a conversation about racing with bartender Coleman (Blake Gibbons) when Dr. Drake (Jason Thompson) arrives. Despite being a racecar enthusiast, somehow Drake does not recognize the driver of No. 31 Caterpillar Chevrolet. Then, according to the ABC release, “a comedic beat ensues.” Perhaps not-so-coincidentally, ABC will also be televising the final 11 races in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, which Burton will be […]

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Will Digger Bury NASCAR On FOX?

By Ryan FOX announced that it is taking Digger, its NASCAR Gopher Cam mascot, to disturbing new levels beginning with this Sunday’s Daytona 500. The Adventures of Digger and Friends, a collaboration between FOX Sports chairman David Hill and country music star Keith Urban, will premiere during the race, with five two-minute vignettes featuring the furry characters that will be repeated throughout the NASCAR season, long after we’ve all stopped watching. Says Hill:

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"Days Of Thunder" Flashbacks: Tom Cruise On ESPN2's "NASCAR Now"

Posted by Cubicle QB Just in from ESPN: The Friday, Feb. 6, edition of ESPN2’s NASCAR Now will include an original interview with actor Tom Cruise at 5pm ET. Cruise discusses his interest in NASCAR and how he drove a race car at Daytona while filming the 1990 movie Days of Thunder. The movie featured a young Cruise playing the role of Cole Trickle — a hotshot rookie driver looking for success in NASCAR’s premiere division. From the big screen to real life, Cruise has had a lifelong passion for racing. The NASCAR season begins this weekend at Daytona International […]