Blake Koch talks about how he became a NASCAR driver after his top-15 finish at Dover. What an interesting story!
Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s Michigan Wolverines inspired Chevy is unveiled! The #88 car is decked out in Michigan colors for the Pure Michigan 400 on Aug. 28 at the Michigan International Speedway, and it is just the beginning of a partnership between the Big Ten school and Axalta that was announced in March. This is the third year in a row Axalta has been mixing racing and football. The company painted a Jeff Gordon car in Texas A&M colors two years ago while using Penn State’s color scheme during a race last season. Do you like it? What colors would you like to see on your favorite racers car?
Kyle Busch made a fans day after the race at Martinsville on Sunday!
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NASCAR’s Super Bowl ad! Check it out, and tell us what you think! Thoughts? Leave a comment below, or send us a tweet to @PowerBlockTV.
NASCAR driver Tony Stewart will be out for the season indefinitely following a second surgery on his right leg broken.
The NASCAR driver broke his tibia and fibula after colliding with another car during a sprint race in Iowa earlier this week.
According to USA Today, Max Papis will substitute for Stewart this weekend at Watkins Glen International, and an interim driver hasn’t been determined for any future races.
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When you tell someone to “break a leg,” very rarely is it often meant to be taken literally.
Unfortunately, NASCAR Sprint Cup champion Tony Stewart did just that in a crash at a track in Oskaloosa, Iowa.
Multiple media outlets are reporting that Stewart broke the tibia and fibula in his right leg. USA Today reports that there were five laps remaining in the 30-lap Front Row Challenge when Josh Higday’s car spun on Turn 4 and collected the top three cars, which included Stewart’s.
Track officials said in the story that Stewart was conscious and talking to responders after being placed on a stretcher. He was taken to a local hospital where he underwent surgery.
Stewart will miss this weekend’s NASCAR race at Watkins Glen, and it’s likely he’ll miss other races while he works on his recovery.
Thoughts and prayers are with Stewart, his family and all involved while he recovers. Feel free to leave a comment below, or send us a tweet to @PowerBlockTV.
NASCAR drivers Aric Almirola, Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Trevor Bayne and other Ford Racing drivers invaded Miller Motorsports Park to work on there skills in some high-powered Mustangs.
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An engine failure ended Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s bid to win his first NASCAR race since last June. He lost a cylinder and then, shortly thereafter, his engine expired altogether in a ball of smoke. This is just one of many issues that have prevented Hendrick Motorsports from winning races that historically it has dominated.
First Jeff Gordon’s wreck just six laps in, followed by Kasey Kahne crashing out of the lead just before Earnhardt’s engine went sour, and capped off by Jimmie Johnson hitting the wall while running second with two laps remaining. This was the first time since 2005 that Hendrick failed to have a car finish in the top 10.
However, during post-race interviews Earnhardt Jr. only had praise for his race team, and seemed to be remaining positive even in the face of his missed opportunity.
UPDATE: USA Today reports that an autopsy shows that Jason Leffler died of neck injuries sustained after his vehicle struck a wall.
37-year-old NASCAR driver Leffler passed away Wednesday after being involved in a dirt track crash.
His vehicle flipped several times before striking the wall during the “Night of Wings” event at the Bridgeport Speedway in New Jersey. USA Today reports that he was extricated from his car and taken to Crozer-Chester Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.
Leffler leaves behind a 5-year-old son, Charlie.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the Leffler family as they endure the tragic loss of their loved ones.
Former NASCAR racer Dick Trickle was found dead today from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
Lincoln County, North Carolina, law enforcement officials have reported to multiple media outlets that the incident took place at Forest Lawn Cemetery on Highway 150 East in Boger City. Responding units found his body near his pickup truck.
Trickle was 71.
Trickle was known as “White Knight,” which made references to his SuperAmerica paint scheme, and was named 1989 NASCAR Rookie of the Year.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the Trickle family at this time.