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Ride along with Dale Jr., NFL Man of the Year

Saturday 23 May 2015, Staff report, NASCAR.com

Go inside the cockpit as the Hendrick racer drives Panthers LB

RELATED: Dale Jr. won't switch allegiance from Redskins to Panthers Carolina Panthers linebacker and 2014 NFL Man of the Year Thomas Davis said he wasn't scared to ride along with Hendrick Motorsports driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. last Tuesday at Charlotte Motor Speedway as Davis prepared for his role at honorary pace car driver for the Coca-Cola 600 (Sunday, 6 p.m. ET, FOX, PRN, SiriusXM). Now there's video evidence that he really did enjoy the ride, thanks to Hendrick's GoPro camera looking at Davis and Dale Jr. during the ride. Check it out below and watch the Coca-Cola 600 to see how much Davis learned from Dale Jr. as he leads the field to green. Read More

Go inside the cockpit as the Hendrick racer drives Panthers LB

RELATED: Dale Jr. won't switch allegiance from Redskins to Panthers Carolina Panthers linebacker and 2014 NFL Man of the Year Thomas Davis said he wasn't scared to ride along with Hendrick Motorsports driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. last Tuesday at Charlotte Motor Speedway as Davis prepared for his role at honorary pace car driver for the Co Read More

Q&A: Paige VanZant, UFC fighter and NASCAR fan

Friday 22 May 2015, Brad Norman, NASCAR.com

UFC rising star talks history of speed, next career steps

RELATED: Learn more about UFC 187 (Saturday, May 23) Paige VanZant just turned 21, and she's already one of the brightest young stars in the UFC. Shortly after the biggest victory of her young career, VanZant told The Players' Tribune -- the Derek Jeter-led athlete project -- that her dream job is to be a NASCAR driver. With that in mind, and with the UFC 187 event looming on Saturday, VanZant spoke to NASCAR.com about that wish, her fighting career and how the two intertwine. So, in an interview for The Players' Tribune, you said that one of your dream jobs would be a NASCAR driver. Why? Oh, gosh! I haven't been able to watch that much NASCAR this year, but I've been fortunate enough to go to a NASCAR event and I got to be down in the garage and on pit road, right in front, see all action and see how fast those cars were going. Seeing it on TV, it doesn't really do NASCAR justice. It was so exciting, and watching Danica Patrick race, it was amazing. There was such a thrill and a rush behind it. When exactly did you go to the track? It was two years ago, and at Las Vegas. It was amazing. Read More

UFC rising star talks history of speed, next career steps

RELATED: Learn more about UFC 187 (Saturday, May 23) Paige VanZant just turned 21, and she's already one of the brightest young stars in the UFC. Shortly after the biggest victory of her young career, VanZant told The Players' Tribune -- the Derek Jeter-led athlete project -- that her dream job is to be a NASCAR driver. With that in mind, an Read More

Racing in 3-inch heels for good causes

Thursday 21 May 2015, George Winkler, NASCAR.com

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Wendy Venturini wins in ballroom dancing shoes

GALLERY: High Heel Dash Participants CONCORD, N.C. -- The shoe was on the other foot on Thursday night at Charlotte Motor Speedway as NASCAR wives and girlfriends took center stage on pit road for a 50-yard dash in high heels to benefit Motor Racing Outreach and other charities. Before the event, NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Joey Logano stopped by to wish his wife, Brittany, good luck. She responded by jokingly telling her husband not to bother her because she was ready to go to work. Read More

Wendy Venturini wins in ballroom dancing shoes

GALLERY: High Heel Dash Participants CONCORD, N.C. -- The shoe was on the other foot on Thursday night at Charlotte Motor Speedway as NASCAR wives and girlfriends took center stage on pit road for a 50-yard dash in high heels to benefit Motor Racing Outreach and other charities. Before the event, NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Joey&nbs Read More

Brad Keselowski welcomes first child

Wednesday 20 May 2015, Staff report, NASCAR.com

Team Penske driver and girlfriend, Paige White, have baby girl

Team Penske driver Brad Keselowski and his girlfriend, Paige White, welcomed a baby girl into the world on Twitter on Wednesday morning. How else would the driver whose tweet of a fire from his car during the 2012 Daytona 500 launched over 100,000 followers break the news? Dad status- πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ» β€” Brad Keselowski (@keselowski) May 20, 2015 White retweeted Keselowski and added her own emojis. ☺️ ❀️ https://t.co/rEjqdnux2Y β€” Paige (@epaigewhite) May 20, 2015 The baby drama began on Tuesday night when T.J. Majors tweeted that he was headed to the hospital for the "birth of one of my best friend's baby girl." In a March 2014 blog, Keselowski said Majors was his "best friend." I will miss the heat race at @GoProMotorplex. Had to go to hospital for birth of one of my best friends baby girl! Will make the race. β€” tj majors (@Tjmajors) May 19, 2015 Keselowski had divulged in February on his blog that he was having a girl, an experience he is sharing with friend and fellow racer Alex Tagliani. @tagliani @epaigewhite both having girls 😳 We are in trouble Tag 😁 β€” Brad Kese Read More

Team Penske driver and girlfriend, Paige White, have baby girl

Team Penske driver Brad Keselowski and his girlfriend, Paige White, welcomed a baby girl into the world on Twitter on Wednesday morning. How else would the driver whose tweet of a fire from his car during the 2012 Daytona 500 launched over 100,000 followers break the news? Dad status- πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ» β€” Brad Keselowski (@ke Read More

Black Goodwrench No. 3 rides again

Tuesday 19 May 2015, Staff report, NASCAR.com

Dale Earnhardt's granddaughter dedicates scheme to 'Pawpaw Dale'

Dale Earnhardt's granddaughter, Karsyn Elledge, is bringing back the black Goodwrench paint scheme, complete with a red-outlined No. 3. so blessed to get to bring this paint scheme back. Papaw Dale, this ones for you! pic.twitter.com/vb3Tx1NJjr β€” Karsyn Elledge (@KarsynElledge3) May 19, 2015 Elledge is running in the second annual QRC Speed Sport Challenge at Millbridge Speedway in Salisbury, North Carolina, this week. The event is sponsored by JGRMX. Some of the top-level drivers competing in the races are Kyle Larson, NASCAR Next driver Rico Abreu, J.J. Yeley and Kenny Wallace. Bummed my daughter didn't get the chance to make the A main @MillbridgeRacin due to an officials error. And the tower didn't catch it. β€” Kelley Earnhardt (@EarnhardtKelley) May 21, 2015 Read More

Dale Earnhardt's granddaughter dedicates scheme to 'Pawpaw Dale'

Dale Earnhardt's granddaughter, Karsyn Elledge, is bringing back the black Goodwrench paint scheme, complete with a red-outlined No. 3. so blessed to get to bring this paint scheme back. Papaw Dale, this ones for you! pic.twitter.com/vb3Tx1NJjr β€” Karsyn Elledge (@KarsynElledge3) May 19, 2015 Elledge is running in the second annual QR Read More

Dale Jr., Gordon hit the links for good cause

Tuesday 19 May 2015, Jessica Ruffin, NASCAR.com

Several drivers, celebrities teed off for Learn Live Hope golf tournament

Local celebrities, drivers and supporters gathered under sunny skies at elegant Carmel Country Club in Charlotte, North Carolina, on Monday for Hendrick Motorsports owner Rick Hendrick's annual charitable Learn Live Hope celebrity golf tournament. "First-timer," XFINITY champion Chase Elliott said, having just arrived for his tournament debut this year. "Appreciate the invite, first and foremost. It's cool to be here ... Mr. Hendrick, he does a lot of great things for a lot people and this is one of them and I'm happy to be here to try and help support." Read More

Several drivers, celebrities teed off for Learn Live Hope golf tournament

Local celebrities, drivers and supporters gathered under sunny skies at elegant Carmel Country Club in Charlotte, North Carolina, on Monday for Hendrick Motorsports owner Rick Hendrick's annual charitable Learn Live Hope celebrity golf tournament. "First-timer," XFINITY champion Chase Elliott said, having Read More

Kyle, Samantha Busch welcome first baby

Tuesday 19 May 2015, Staff report, NASCAR.com

Joe Gibbs Racing driver, wife announce the birth of Brexton Locke

Photo credit: Unique Vision Photography by Jacquelyn Cavitt Joe Gibbs Racing driver Kyle Busch and his wife, Samantha, welcomed their first child, a boy, on Monday night. .@SamanthaBusch & I welcome Brexton Locke Busch born 5/18 @ 9:45pm 7lbs 10oz n 21 inches. Mom n baby doing great! pic.twitter.com/fweUNTBaPe β€” Kyle Busch (@KyleBusch) May 19, 2015 Samantha shared another portrait on Tuesday. Samantha has been documenting her pregnancy and Kyle's recovery from a broken leg and foot suffered in the XFINITY Series opener on Twitter and Instagram. So we knew Baby B, as his expectant parents were referring to him publicly, would move into this nursery fit for a prince.  Kyle, who is 30, and Samantha, 28, announced in October that they were expecting their first child. Busch wasn't expecting to be home for so much of the pregnancy, but has said it's something to be grateful for after the Daytona wreck that left him with injuries requiring two surgeries and months of rehab. "It stinks to be sitting on the sideline, but to be honest with you, the silver lining is to be home, to be wit Read More

Joe Gibbs Racing driver, wife announce the birth of Brexton Locke

Photo credit: Unique Vision Photography by Jacquelyn Cavitt Joe Gibbs Racing driver Kyle Busch and his wife, Samantha, welcomed their first child, a boy, on Monday night. .@SamanthaBusch & I welcome Brexton Locke Busch born 5/18 @ 9:45pm 7lbs 10oz n 21 inches. Mom n baby doing great! pic.twitter.com/fweUNTBaPe β€” Read More

David Gilliland's son wins in ARCA Series debut

Sunday 17 May 2015, Staff report, NASCAR.com

Dad, NASCAR industry congratulate 15-year-old driver via social media

Todd Gilliland, son of Sprint Cup Series driver David Gilliland, made history on Sunday by becoming the youngest ARCA race winner in series history during his first career start at Toledo Speedway. Having turned 15 years old two days prior to the race, the younger Gilliland became eligible to race on his birthday and is the youngest driver to ever compete in the series. The NASCAR industry -- including his father David -- took to social media to congratulate the up-and-coming racer on an historic victory. Read More

Dad, NASCAR industry congratulate 15-year-old driver via social media

Todd Gilliland, son of Sprint Cup Series driver David Gilliland, made history on Sunday by becoming the youngest ARCA race winner in series history during his first career start at Toledo Speedway. Having turned 15 years old two days prior to the race, the younger Gilliland became eligible to race on his birthday and is Read More

Danica Patrick, XFINITY team up for #SignMyTweet

Friday 15 May 2015, Staff report, NASCAR.com

Live Twitter autograph session slated for Tuesday

XFINITY and Danica Patrick are teaming up for a #SignMyTweet event in which the Stewart-Haas Racing driver will sign fan tweets during a two-hour autograph session on Tuesday, May 19. Starting Friday, fans can submit tweets for the Stewart-Haas Racing driver to sign. Read More

Live Twitter autograph session slated for Tuesday

XFINITY and Danica Patrick are teaming up for a #SignMyTweet event in which the Stewart-Haas Racing driver will sign fan tweets during a two-hour autograph session on Tuesday, May 19. Starting Friday, fans can submit tweets for the Stewart-Haas Racing driver to sign. Read More

Little Big Town Concert kicks off All-Star Race night

Thursday 14 May 2015, Staff report, NASCAR.com

Grammy-winning band to rev up crowd Saturday at Charlotte Motor Speedway

RELATED: Guy Fieri set for double-duty at Sprint All-Star race Fans attending the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race on Saturday are in for a pre-race country music treat as Little Big Town performs at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Read More

Grammy-winning band to rev up crowd Saturday at Charlotte Motor Speedway

RELATED: Guy Fieri set for double-duty at Sprint All-Star race Fans attending the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race on Saturday are in for a pre-race country music treat as Little Big Town performs at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Read More