NASCAR to Bring the Beat Back in 2016

nscs_daytona500_022115_greenflagNASCAR has seen tremendous change over the last decade. Once the sport’s rise came to a halt and the recession struck, stock car racing struggled. As a result, the sport began making changes and took a turn late in the first decade of the new century. However, the adjustments made then weren’t very effective.

Nearly a decade later, the changes NASCAR has implemented over the last four years are beginning to pay off. As excitement soars, the on-track product is improved, and the competition level reaches new heights, a new era has dawned for the sport. Continue reading “NASCAR to Bring the Beat Back in 2016”

Storyline Notebook: Week of May 4, 2015

As the season heads into the summer months, the news cycle picks up. Following Talladega Superspeedway, it was another busy week of news. Catch up on all the major headlines and stories with this week’s edition of Storyline Notebook.

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A new feature to Turn 4 Racing News in 2015, “Storyline Notebook” will be the place to catch up on all the NASCAR news from the week throughout the season. The weekly infograph will be short and concise, while still updating fans on all the major happenings. Find it easily on twitter using the hashtag #StorylineNotebook.

The 2015 Charlotte Motor Speedway Media Tour brought a lot of announcements. This week’s notebook features all the major stories, and news that you should be aware of as the season starts back up.  Continue reading “Storyline Notebook: #CMSMediaTour”

Legend Of ‘Awesome Bill’ Started From Meager Beginnings

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Elliott’s NASCAR Hall of Fame Career a Story of Perseverance

(Note: This release is part of a series in advance of the 2015 NASCAR Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony in Charlotte, North Carolina, on Jan. 30, broadcast live at 8 p.m. ET on NBC Sports Network, Motor Racing Network Radio and SiriusXM Satellite Radio. Bill Elliott, Fred Lorenzen, Wendell Scott, Joe Weatherly and Rex White are the five 2015 inductees.)

When Bill Elliott climbed into his Ford on a late-winter afternoon in 1976, little did fans at North Carolina Motor Speedway know they were witnessing the birth of a NASCAR Hall of Fame career.

The 20-year-old Elliott, whose car was fielded by his father George and crewed by brothers Ernie and Dan, didn’t last long in his NASCAR premier series debut. Engine problems sidelined the Elliotts early for a finish of 33rd in the 36-car field.

In fact, Elliott’s first campaign of eight races – four for his father and four with Bill Champion, another independent owner-driver – produced six DNFs. Continue reading “Legend Of ‘Awesome Bill’ Started From Meager Beginnings”

JR Motorsports Seeks Success in Atlanta

atlanta_nns_elliott_082914It has been the year of @JRMotorsports in the NASCAR Nationwide Series. Through 23 races, the team has been to Victory Lane a series leading seven times. They also hold the top two positions in drivers standings with @ChaseElliott and @ReganSmith. The team is currently excelling on all levels which is a trend they expect to keep up heading to Atlanta Motor Speedway. Continue reading “JR Motorsports Seeks Success in Atlanta”

Chase Elliott, JR Motorsports Continue Impressive Season with Chicagoland Victory

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In another outstanding performance, 18-year old Chase Elliott made it to victory lane for the third time this season. The No. 9 team stole the show throughout the night as they proved early on they were the ones to beat at Chicagoland Speedway. Continue reading “Chase Elliott, JR Motorsports Continue Impressive Season with Chicagoland Victory”

Elliott Silences Critics, Solidifies Spot as Future NASCAR Star with First Career Nationwide Series Win at Texas

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Chase Elliott is certainly not your average 18 year-old. Most kids his age are not racing full-time, let alone winning a race at the national level. Elliott’s competing on a week-to-week basis in the Nationwide Series with some of the best drivers in NASCAR and beating them on a consistent basis. Making him one extraordinary teenager. Continue reading “Elliott Silences Critics, Solidifies Spot as Future NASCAR Star with First Career Nationwide Series Win at Texas”