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Falling Fox Cable Hurts NASCAR Fans, Cars

3 hospitalized, Charlotte race delayed 27 minutes

(Newser) - Ten fans were injured and three hospitalized when a rope supporting an overhead TV camera fell from the grandstands and landed on the track surface during yesterday's NASCAR race at Charlotte Motor Speedway, officials say. Fox Sports says the camera system consists of three ropes—a drive rope that... More »

NASCAR Drivers Turn Down White House Invite

Jimmie Johnson will show, but Tony Stewart, Kurt Busch, others bow out

(Newser) - Are some of NASCAR’s top drivers snubbing the president? Barack Obama has invited 12 NASCAR drivers to the White House for an event honoring champion Jimmie Johnson—and five of them aren’t planning on showing up, SB Nation reports. While Johnson himself will be there, Greg Biffle, Kurt... More »

NASCAR Fans Sneer at Toyota

Japanese automaker's success comes as American firms are in slump

(Newser) - In an effort to curry favor with millions of American NASCAR fans, Toyota joined the league’s top circuit 2 years ago, but fans aren’t warming to the Japanese automaker, the Wall Street Journal reports. Many fans felt betrayed last year when champion racer Kyle Busch traded in his... More »

Kyle Busch Claims Another Win at Darlington

Unpopular driver wins his third Sprint Cup event of season

(Newser) - The crowd booed him. He called his car pathetic. His crew missed a lug nut, and he couldn't stay off Darlington Raceway's wall. Despite it all, Kyle Busch found Victory Lane once again. NASCAR's least popular driver raced to his third Sprint Cup Series victory of the season last night,... More »

Bowyer Wins Wild Richmond Race

Leaking tire costs Hamlin win

(Newser) - Denny Hamlin appeared headed toward an easy victory. Then, Dale Earnhardt Jr. seemed poised to snap his two-year losing streak. In the end, surprise winner Clint Bowyer celebrated in Victory Lane, stealing a victory last night at Richmond International Raceway that ended in wild fashion. Hamlin ran away with the... More »

Kyle Busch Wins at Talladega Under Caution

Wreck on final lap allows him to cruise to first win at super speedway

(Newser) - Kyle Busch, the kid who couldn't conquer Talladega, finally won at the harrowing track Sunday, and in this, his breakout season, it was only fitting that he coasted to the victory. Busch came back from a lap down for his first win there, which came under caution when a 13-car... More »

Toyota Make NASCAR History

Kyle Busch has first win in foreign car in more than 50 years

(Newser) - Kyle Busch and a Japanese car manufacturer were both big winners in the Kobalt Tools 500 today. The 22-year-old became the youngest NASCAR driver to win at Atlanta Motor Speedway, his first victory in nearly a year. The win also marked the first time Toyota won a Sprint Cup series... More »

NFL Exit Puts Gibbs Back in NASCAR Seat

Ex-Redskins coach will devote more time to his racing team

(Newser) - When Joe Gibbs stepped down as Redskins' head coach yesterday at age 67, it wasn't to head off to the golf course—Gibbs is expected to retake the reins of his NASCAR team, reports USA Today. "I guess it's a good thing I never moved into his office,"... More »

Gibbs Eyes Switch to Toyota

NASCAR team will leave GM after 16 years

(Newser) - Joe Gibbs Racing is in talks to move to Toyota Motorsports after 16 years and three series championships with General Motors, ESPN reports. The announcement is expected to come Wednesday morning at a press conference that could include Gibbs team drivers Tony Stewart and Denny Hamlin. Neither Toyota nor GM... More »

This Bud—and No. 8—Is Not for Earnhardt

Contract with new team strips racer of number with 'tremendous history'

(Newser) - Dale Earnhardt Jr., whose Budweiser ride has long been iconic among NASCAR fans, will have to surrender the number 8 under the terms of a new team contract. The racer, who's leaving his father's Dale Earnhardt, Inc., to replace Kyle Busch at Hendrick Motorsports, will also strip the Budweiser paint-job... More »

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