By Reid Spencer (NASCAR Wire Service, Aug. 25, 2012). BRISTOL, Tenn. — It wasn’t the old Bristol, but it was definitely a better Bristol. Denny Hamlin saved his best effort for the stretch run in Saturday’s Irwin Tools Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway, and his persistence paid off with the No. 11 team’s third […]
By Joe Menzer (NASCAR.com. July 18, 2012). LOUDON, N.H. — By the time he reached the New Hampshire Motor Speedway infield media center for his post-race winner’s news conference Sunday, Kasey Kahne’s legs were beginning to cramp. And hey, who could blame him? His week began with a 27-second triumph over Hendrick Motorsports teammate Jimmie […]
By Reid Spencer (NASCAR Wire Service, July 15, 2012). LOUDON, N.H. — Kasey Kahne spoiled Denny Hamlin’s heroic drive through the field and held on to win Sunday’s Lenox Industrial Tools 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, all but securing a spot in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup with his second victory […]
By Jill Erwin (NASCAR.COM, June 27, 2012). ELKHART LAKE, Wisc. — Cole Whitt doesn’t get a lot of headlines for a guy who’s running fifth in the Nationwide Series, and definitely not compared to his team owner (Dale Earnhardt Jr.) or teammate (Danica Patrick). But it sure feels like a lot to Whitt, who not […]
SPEED sits down with Darrell and his parents in a NASCAR Race Hub feature on the rising star that aired on June 13, 2012.
FUEL SMG CEO Rod Moskowitz is quoted in the below excerpt from Tripp Mickle’s story on the changing market of NASCAR driver endorsement deals, which was published in the May 28th issue of SportsBusiness Journal: Story at SportsBusiness Journal (requires SBJ subscription).
By NASCAR Wire Service (May 28, 2012). CONCORD, N.C. — Kasey Kahne continued his emphatic turnaround Sunday night at Charlotte Motor Speedway, handily winning the Coca-Cola 600 for the third time. In his 300th Sprint Cup start, Kahne posted his first victory of the season, his first since joining Hendrick Motorsports and the 13th of […]
By Joe Menzer (NASCAR.COM, May 24, 2012). CONCORD, N.C. — The day after Darrell Wallace had finished a respectable ninth in his Nationwide Series debut at Iowa Speedway, the young driver’s cell phone rang. On the other end was a familiar voice. It belonged to Joe Gibbs, who was considerably more upbeat on his end […]
By Viv Bernstein (NY TIMES, May 19, 2012). HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. — Darrell Wallace Jr. was playing Amateur Athletic Union basketball at 8 and perhaps on a path to college ball when his father bought him a go-kart after a trip to a local track. “He was good right off the bat,” Darrell Wallace Sr. said. […]
By Gary Graves (USA Today, May 16, 2012). A recent Friday that Darrell Wallace Jr. could have reflected on the previous night’s race or done something completely different was instead spent at Richmond International Raceway, soaking up the bustle of the Nationwide Series garage. He stayed in the background while crew members shuttled between the […]