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By NASCAR | 11/04/2014
 

NASCAR Penalizes Crew Members And Crew Chiefs

From The No. 5 and No. 24 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Teams

 

DAYTONA BEACHFla. (Nov. 4, 2014) — NASCAR has assessed penalties to crew members from the No. 5 and No. 24 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series teams for their involvement in post-race incidents on Nov. 2 at Texas Motor Speedway. In addition, the crew chiefs from those two teams also have been penalized.

 

Jeremy Fuller, a crew member with the No. 5 team, along with Dwayne Doucette and Jason Ingle, crew members with the No. 24 team, each have been fined $25,000 and suspended from NASCAR through the completion of the next six NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship points races. All three were found to be in violation of:


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By NASCAR Media | 09/13/2014
 
 


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Richard Petty Motorsports announced today that Marcos Ambrose will not return to pilot the No. 9 Ford Fusion following the 2014 season. Ambrose spoke with media members after the morning practice session Saturday at Chicagoland Speedway to address the announcement and discuss his future plans.

 

MARCOS AMBROSE, No. 9 Stanley Ford Fusion -- “First of all I need to thank everybody at Richard Petty Motorsports, it has been a great four years together. It has been incredible to drive for the King and Stanley DeWalt and Ford Racing and everybody. The time is just right for me to stop. I feel like the timing is right for myself and my family to return to Australia and that is what we are going to do.”

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By NASCAR | 05/21/2014
 
Class of 2015 Inductees:

Bill Elliott
In a 37-year driving career, Bill Elliott compiled a list of accolades that put him near the top of a number of NASCAR’s all-time lists. His 44 wins rank 16th all-time and his 55 poles rank eighth. But his most prestigious accomplishment came in 1988 when he won the NASCAR premier series championship with six wins, 15 top fives and 22 top 10s in 29 races. In addition, he won a record 16 Most Popular Driver Awards, in part because of his excellence on the big stage; he won the Daytona 500 twice and the Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway three times.


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By Dan Zacharias, Ford Racing PR | 05/01/2014
 

Marcos Ambrose, driver of the No. 9 Stanley Ford Fusion, was involved in a post-race altercation with Casey Mears last weekend at Richmond International Raceway.  Ambrose, who was fined $25,000 and put on probation until the end of the year by NASCAR for his role, spoke publicly for the first time about the incident on Thursday during a press event at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

 

MARCOS AMBROSE – No. 9 Stanley Ford Fusion – CAN YOU GO THROUGH WHAT HAPPENED AFTER THE RACE?  “The altercation I had with Casey was quite impromptu.  As I was walking past the 13 car, as he’d finished the race, I was actually heading over to have a chat with David Gilliland just to say we’re all good after we got into each other a couple of times.  Some words were said and I was confused about why Casey was so annoyed at me, and I think you just see a lot of the passion that the drivers have and the commitment we have to try to win these races and try to run at the front.  That passion kind of got out of hand and got out of control pretty quick.  To be honest with you, once he put his hand on me and started pushing me around I was just trying to stand up for myself and my country and my family and my reputation and I threw a punch down on him to get him out of the way and let him know that I didn’t respect him not giving me my private space.  As it goes down, if I had my chance to think back about it, a wiser man would have walked away a little bit earlier and not got himself in that situation.  I don’t apologize for my actions.  I was just standing up for myself and my team and my family and letting people know that you can’t get in my private space like that and expect not to have any consequences.”


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By NASCAR | 02/04/2014
 

 
An Interview With:
STEVE O'DONNELL and ROBIN PEMBERTON

TRACEY JUDD:  Good morning, everybody.  Thanks for joining us this morning.  We've got Steve O'Donnell, NASCAR's Executive Vice President of Racing Operations, and Robin Pemberton, our Vice President of Competition Racing Development, here with us to talk about some changes to our penalty structure and our appeals process.

Steve, please go ahead.

STEVE O'DONNELL:  All right, thanks, Tracey.

Good morning, everyone, and thanks for taking the time to join us today.  When we met last summer you heard us talk about implementing some wide-ranging initiatives that we've put a great deal of research into over the last year, really in order to transform our competition department.

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By NASCAR Press Release | 01/30/2014
 

NASCAR announced a new championship format today that will put greater emphasis on winning races all season long, expands the current Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup field to 16 drivers, and implements a new round-by-round advancement format that ultimately will reward a battle-tested, worthy champion.

 

“We have arrived at a format that makes every race matter even more, diminishes points racing, puts a premium on winning races and concludes with a best-of-the-best, first-to-the-finish line showdown race – all of which is exactly what fans want,” said Brian France, NASCAR chairman and CEO. “We have looked at a number of concepts for the last three years through fan research, models and simulations, and also maintained extensive dialogue with our drivers, teams and partners. The new Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup will be thrilling, easy to understand and help drive our sport’s competition to a whole new level.”

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By NASCAR | 01/30/2014
 
 

NASCAR Announces Chase For The NASCAR Sprint Cup
Championship Format Change
16-Driver Chase Grid Introduced; First-To-The-Finish Finale Unveiled
 
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Jan. 30, 2014) – NASCAR announced a new championship format today that will put greater emphasis on winning races all season long, expands the current Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup field to 16 drivers, and implements a new round-by-round advancement format that ultimately will reward a battle-tested, worthy champion.
 
"We have arrived at a format that makes every race matter even more, diminishes points racing, puts a premium on winning races and concludes with a best-of-the-best, first-to-the-finish line showdown race – all of which is exactly what fans want," said Brian France, NASCAR chairman and CEO. "We have looked at a number of concepts for the last three years through fan research, models and simulations, and also maintained extensive dialogue with our drivers, teams and partners. The new Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup will be thrilling, easy to understand and help drive our sport’s competition to a whole new level."
 

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By NASCAR | 05/22/2013
 

Class of 2014 Inductees:

 

Tim Flock

A two-time NASCAR premier series champion, Flock was one of the sport’s first dominant drivers. In 187 starts, Flock had 39 victories, a total that still ranks 18th on the all-time wins list. Flock won his first series title in 1952 while driving Ted Chester’s Hudson Hornet, and his second in 1955 driving Carl Kiekhaefer’s Chrysler. He dominated that season, posting 18 wins, 32 top fives and 18 poles in 39 races. Flock’s 18 wins stood as a single-season victory record until Richard Petty surpassed it with 27 wins in 1967.

 

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By Compiled by Carol Einarsson | 05/16/2013
 
Hate sharing things like this... Such a tragedy.
Dick Trickle dead from apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound after calling police and telling them where to find his body. Some of the hundreds of Tweets posted are listed below.



Sad to hear of Dick Trickle. At some point we were all short trackers. He was the best. #RIPDickTrickle
-Joey Logano (@JoeyLogano)


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04/02/2013
 
From an ESPN press release:

Quotes from Joey Logano on ESPN SportsCenter

In his first on-camera interview since the controversial ending to the March 24 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Fontana, Calif., driver Joey Logano appeared on the 6 p.m. ET edition of ESPN SportsCenter in an exclusive interview with ESPN lead NASCAR reporter Marty Smith. Some quotes from the interview:

MARTY SMITH -- How did what happened at Bristol impact your relationship with Denny Hamlin?

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