Denny Hamlin and his girlfriend Jordan Fish welcomed their first child into the world on Sunday January 20th. Hamlin announced the birth of their baby girl by sending out a tweet with a picture earlier today. Hamlin said Taylor James Hamlin was born at 8:20 PM January 20th weighing 6 pounds, eight ounces and 20 inches in height. Hamlin said that Taylor and Jordan are doing well.
Hamlin only participated in one day of Daytona testing two weeks ago because of the potential birth of his daughter but Taylor didn’t arrive until this past weekend. Hamlin’s No.11 team had Michael McDowell in the car last week during the Charlotte test. Continue reading →
The first day of Pre-Season Thunder or Daytona Testing was fairly calm on the track but lots of news stories swirled off the track as more information was released regarding the upcoming days of testing, the Daytona 500 and the season to come. Denny Hamlin was fastest on the chart following the afternoon session and his new Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Matt Kenseth was fastest in the morning session. Toyota power with the new cars is already showing through and that has to be a warning sign for all other teams.
Kyle Busch, Denny Hamlin, Matt Kenseth, Mark Martin and Clint Bowyer were among the only group that had a small drafting segment at the end of the afternoon session. Teams got lots of single car data today and most teams expect more drafting in tomorrow and Saturday’s tests. Continue reading →
What off-season? Yeah that’s probably what you’re thinking since Daytona testing starts tomorrow! The off-season was here and it has flown by. All the teams have been preparing to get the new car ready for Daytona. Pre-Season Thunder or Daytona testing has arrived and teams are already in Daytona preparing for the test. The test will span out over three days; Thursday January 10th, Friday January 11th and Saturday January 12th. Below you can find out when the cars will be hitting the high banks at Daytona to gear up for the season to come and how you can view the test sessions.
Thursday January 10th, 2013
9:00 AM to 12:00 PM (mainly single car runs) You can watch it on SPEED.com
1:00 PM to 5:00 PM (mix of single car runs and drafting) You can watch it on SPEED Continue reading →
CORNELIUS, N.C. – Michael Waltrip Racing owners Rob Kauffman and Michael Waltrip announced today they will race in the 51st annual Rolex 24 at Daytona on Jan. 26-27. Joining the pair behind the wheel of the Grand Am version of the Ferrari 458 GT that will test in Daytona this weekend will be NASCAR Sprint Cup driver Clint Bowyer and road racing veteran Rui Aguas.
“The Rolex 24 at Daytona is the pinnacle of sports car racing in America and a world class event with huge historic relevance,” said Kauffman. “We made it to the finish last year in our first attempt. The GT category is large and strong this year, but we are going to give it our best shot. You have to be in it to win it.”
The AF Waltrip entry is a joint project of the Italian championship sports car team AF Corse and MWR. AF Waltrip fielded Ferraris for Waltrip and Kauffman at sports car races around the globe since 2010 including the 24 Hours of Le Mans, Sebring and last year’s Rolex 24 in Daytona. Continue reading →
A new year is upon us. 2013 has so much potential to be a great year. NASCAR in 2013 is expected to be the best in years. A new car, new driver lineups and an even playing field will add to the excitement of 2013. 2013 will be great, really great.
As the first year of Turn 4 Racing News closed, I want to thank you, the readers, for getting us to 25,000 views in our first year in business. What we have in store for 2013, will hopefully bring in new readers and keep our current readers happy!
A fan favorite from last year, will return again this year and that is our race picks. Many of you showed interest in the race picks and some even would tweet me their race picks. The format of the race picks will remain the same in 2013 and Tyson, Caleb and myself will return to give our race picks. Here is the addition to our race picks in 2013. We will be picking races for all three series (Cup, Nationwide and Truck). Also, we will have three new race pickers. One of them is Alanis, who currently writes for the site. Garrett will also be picking the races, he writes for his own blog (racingtothecheckered.blogspot.com). The third new race picker will be a fan. Continue reading →
2012 featured many interesting, exciting and shocking events in the NASCAR world. Some of the most extreme events were a jet dryer blowing up, a huge brawl in the garage and a champion who had a tad bit much Miller Lite in victory lane following his winning of a championship. Reflecting back on 2012, NASCAR made good and bad headlines on the news but overall, NASCAR fans should be happy with the outcome of the season. Narrowing down an incredible season into five of the most interesting events was hard but shouldn’t we be glad it was hard? That means we had a great year, which we did. Well anyway, here are my picks of the five most interesting events in the NASCAR world from 2012.
5. A.J Allmendinger Suspended
Prior to the Coke Zero 400 at Daytona, NASCAR made a shocking announcement regarding driver A.J Allmendinger. Allmendinger had tested positive in a drug test and was indefinitely suspended. The havoc that ensued in the media following the announcement was shocking and that’s what made the announcement even more interesting. Allmendinger couldn’t race in the Coke Zero 400 which was only hours away and Allmendinger was kicked out of his Penske Racing ride. Continue reading →
Pictures always tell a story.
The story of 2012 was an incredible one and by the pictures below, you can visit some of the best moments in NASCAR from the 2012 season.
What a way to start the 2012 season. This photo was taken during the Budweiser Shootout at Daytona. Eventual race winner Kyle Busch, saves his car from wrecking while sliding on the track and halfhalf on the apron. Continue reading →
2012 was the first year for Turn 4 Racing News and it was a great year. In part one of year in review, I have listed links below of some of the most popular articles from 2012. These articles were viewed the most and created the most noise. I hope you enjoy reflecting back on 2012 in the NASCAR world with these articles.
Meeting My Idols (Written in September)
Interview with Krishtian Buescher: Krishtian Buescher- Living in a Racing World (Written in June)
Just Another Track: Why Bristol May Now Fall Into That Category (Written in March, following the Spring Bristol Race)
Dear Readers of Turn 4 Racing News,
I would like to wish you and your families a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Your support in reading my site and giving words of encouragement mean so much to me. Turn 4 Racing News had its one year anniversary on Saturday and I would like to thank all the readers of the site who have been there since day one. 2013 is coming up and it will be a phenomenal year, I have lots in store to make 2013 a great year. In the days following Christmas, I will be wrapping up 2012 by giving my thoughts on what an incredible year 2012 has been. Once again, I would like to thank all readers of Turn 4 Racing News. The only reason I am chasing my dream is because of all of you reading my articles. I hope your Holiday season is fun and memorable and you close 2012 out on a happy note. 2013 is almost here so I hope you continue to read the site into the new year!
Possibly the most exciting part of the off-season is the silly season. Who will drive where in 2013? What drivers are returning? What drivers are not coming back? Those questions will all be answered by the time Daytona rolls around, but for now I’ll try to answer the questions the best I can.
Richard Childress Racing
Last season, Richard Childress Racing had two full-time drivers competing for the championship (Ty Dillon and Joey Coulter) and they both ended up finishing in the top five in points at the season’s end. Who will end up in an RCR truck in 2013? Well, we know two definite drivers for RCR at this point. Ty Dillon will once again be competing in the Camping World Truck Series in 2013 and he will be going after the championship. Dillon finished fourth in the standings last season and he will be primed to make another championship run in 2013. RCR’s long term goal for Dillon is for him to move up to the Nationwide Series but for 2013, he’ll be back in a truck. Continue reading →