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Mother of Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Kelley Earnhardt Miller passes away Brenda Jackson, mother of Dale Earnhardt Junior and Kelley Earnhardt Miller, has died following a battle with cancer, JR Motorsports announced Monday. She was 65. Formerly Brenda Gee, she married Dale Earnhardt in 1972. Together they had Kelley and Dale Junior before separating.

Brenda Jackson, Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s Mother, Dead: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know Brenda Lorraine Jackson, the mother of Dale Earnhardt Jr., has died at the age of 65. The sad announcement of Jackson's passing came in a statement on her JR Racing's official website. The posting said that Jackson had been battling cancer for some time.

Nashville Fairgrounds promotors respond to claims of contract breach Claire Formosa defended allegations of violating track curfew with NASCAR driver test and unpaid commissions from concessions.

LA Firefighter Joins Pit Crew for NASCAR Race Thibodaux firefighter Coby Brignac, 48, will be helping to protect drivers in the upcoming Geico 500 at the Talledega Speedway in Alabama.

'Gen 7 NASCAR needs big overhaul' Ford Performance boss Mark Rushbrook gives us his Gen 7 NASCAR wishlist. Ford Performance global director Mark Rushbrook says that he wants the next generation of NASCAR stock cars to be more 'technically relevant', with new steering and suspension systems.

Formula 1, NASCAR, Formula E set to return after Easter weekend off After taking Easter weekend off, Formula 1, the NASCAR Cup Series, the NASCAR Xfinity Series and Formula E are all scheduled to return to action this weekend, starting with the Formula E race and ending with the Cup Series race. The most recent Formula E race, the Rome ePrix, was held on Saturday, April 13.

Why NASCAR Is America's Most Exciting Live Sports Event “It’s probably the most physically and mentally demanding track, ” says 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series champion and Team Penske driver Joey Logano, who is behind the wheel of his orange, #22 car.

Could Shorter Races Actually Help NASCAR Last Longer? So why not shorter races? Not every race needs to be shorter; there could still be a 500-mile race at Talladega, a Daytona 500, a Southern 500 and even a Coca-Cola 600. But there could be even 50-lap and 100-lap races elsewhere. A couple of shorter races could be bundled into a doubleheader.

Pace Laps: NASCAR Resets After Easter Off Week Easter has become a NASCAR tradition. Or, should we say, a NASCAR vacation. It's the only weekend from February through November none of the sport's top three series show up and race. As you'd expect, no racing led to a quiet news week. But business is about to pick up with the sport's return to its largest oval: Talladega Superspeedway.

The Big 6: Questions Answered After NASCAR's First 9 Races of 2019 Kyle Busch is certainly making himself the early title favorite for 2019. With a series-leading three wins so far, Busch has a solid 20-point buffer over second-place in points and an eye-popping average finish of 3.9. Busch and teammate Denny Hamlin are the only drivers to finish on the lead lap in every race so far this year.

GEICO 500: NASCAR Preview, Odds, Pick, Predictions, Dark Horses - 4/28/19 After a week off, we make our first of two scheduled trips to Alabama for the GEICO 500, one of the fast races of the year and even set a record in 1997 with an average speed of 188.3 miles per hour.

Michael Annett feels like 'I belong here' after best start of Xfinity career After eight races, Annett is off to the best start of his NASCAR career. He has two top fives and five top 10s, two shy of the seven total he had when he returned to Xfinity from Cup in 2017. "Going to Atlanta and being fast in practice, didn't have the best race, finished 12th.

NASCAR Cup Series: When will a third team win a race in 2019? Joe Gibbs Racing's Denny Hamlin opened up the 2019 NASCAR Cup Series season by winning the 61st annual Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway before Team Penske's Brad Keselowski went on to win the season's second race, the Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500, at Atlanta Motor Speedway.

What comes next for NASCAR and Fairgrounds Speedway Nashville? There is a lot of noise emanating from Fairgrounds Speedway Nashville these days. Like most things in racing, politics or life, the situation at Nashville is complicated.

Cole Custer, Mike Shiplett 'fine-tuned' their way to early Xfinity success Cole Custer has a career-best two Xfinity wins through his first eight races with Mike Shiplett as his crew chief.

Daniel Hemric trying to get on right foot, break rookie slump After two strong seasons in the Xfinity Series, Hemric is learning to race in a whole different way in his rookie Cup season. "The No. 8 team is focused on putting one foot in front of the other," Hemric said last weekend at Richmond Raceway. Hemric's first nine Cup races of 2019 for Richard Childress Racing have been a struggle.

Mexico Considering NASCAR, Hoping to Entice Tourists Torruco held a meeting with the National Association of Tour Operators of Mexico and stressed that they should diversify their tourism attractions with events like NASCAR races to draw new tourists and garner the interest of those from countries that generally visit Mexico like the United States.

Crew chief Seth Smith developing NHRA champion Tanner Gray into a NASCAR prospect DGR Crosley has been a perennial championship organization since its inception. Although owner David Gilliland and various drivers may be the faces of the organization, there’s one individual who’s been at the helm for all the recent success.

20 Pictures Of NASCAR Fans Every Guy Needs To See Nevertheless, although stereotypes do usually come from an aspect of truth, they are still stereotypes and cannot be believed to their full extent. In fact, Nascar is loved by all kinds of people, who all come together across the world to celebrate their love for the quick-paced and high-action sport.

Why Tyler Reddick chose to reveal his many sides through Twitter Whether it's been a Daytona feud with Bubba Wallace, mercilessly trolling the Xfinity Series for a lack of championship recognition, or offering some serious thoughts on group qualifying in Cup, Reddick has a sharp pair of thumbs working over his smartphone.

Shotgun! Dale Earnhardt Jr., Clint Bowyer share beer over Twitter Clint Bowyer and Dale Earnhardt Jr. made up for not shotgunning beers on this week’s “Dale Jr. Download.”.

Friday 5: Key questions to ponder during NASCAR's break While Joe Gibbs Racing and Team Penske have dominated the headlines by combining to win each of the first nine races, many questions remain as NASCAR takes its Easter break. Here is a look at five key questions with a quarter of the Cup season complete:.

NASCAR 101: Martin Truex Jr. Finally Won a Short Track Race - Who's Next? Apparently all it took for Martin Truex Junior to win on a short track was to switch teams. Last weekend's Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Richmond Raceway saw Truex, in the midst of his first season for Joe Gibbs Racing in its No.

NASCAR All-Star Race to feature intended 2021 race car elements A possible look at NASCAR’s future will be on display in the 2019 Monster Energy All-Star Race on May 18 at the Charlotte Motor Speedway.

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