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Buy This NASCAR Racing Truck, Drive It On Public Streets 14
Jan
Posted by Carscoops Staff in auction, Chevrolet Silverado, Motorsport, Nascar, racing, Trucks on 01 14th, 2018


See this truck? Looks like something you might have seen a dozen years ago in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series (now title-sponsored by Camping World), right?

Well your eyes do not deceive you. Only this one isn’t limited to the super-speedway. It’s been converted to run on public streets, and it can be yours – if you place the winning bid.

The Chevrolet Silverado racing truck was converted by Magic Customs of Brook Park, Ohio, which fitted it with equipment like a glass windshield, wipers, mirrors, horn, brake lights, and a passenger seat.

Most everything else is pretty much as you’d find it on the version that Darrell Waltrip fielded in 2005, right down to the #17 Tide/Downy racing livery. (Or at least it would be if Waltrip hadn’t switched to Toyota for the previous season.)

Since its conversion, the truck’s been driven all of 550 miles in show events. But if you’re brave (and lucky) enough, you could take it home from Barrett-Jackson in Scottsdale this Friday and drive it as much as you like… or dare.

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Get Your NASCAR Fix With 1986 Oldsmobile Winston Cup Car 31
Dec
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in auction, Classics, Galleries, Nascar, Oldsmobile, racing on 12 31st, 2017


Diehard fans of NASCAR racing (of a certain age, we might add) may remember how Rick Wilson’s Kodak Car finished second at the Pepsi 400 at Daytona back in 1988, losing the race by a mere 18 inches.

If that means something to you, and you’ve got some extra room in your garage, then perhaps bidding on this 1986 Oldsmobile Delta 88 is something you’d want to consider. The car is currently being auctioned off on Bring a Trailer, and with 6 days left to go, the highest current bid is just $1,888, although we expect that number to go up considerably.

According to the ad, the car was reported to have been in storage for almost 20 years before it was partially restored and acquired by the current seller. It’s worth noting though that the paint isn’t exactly in tip top condition, with some panels being chipped and others featuring hairline cracks. Inside, it has a full roll cage, a Richardson Racing seat, fire suppression system, Cole-Hersee electrical kill switch and a racing fuel cell.

This 1986 Oldsmobile is powered by a V8 that has been rebuilt using a Chevy Cup car block, 9:1 Pontiac heads and pistons, a Barnes oil pump and a Demon 650cfm carburetor. While the car is said to be in running order, it has not turned its wheels in anger for at least four years.

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Richard Petty Switches His Legendary No 43 To The New Chevy Camaro ZL1 10
Dec
Posted by Carscoops Staff in Chevrolet, Chevrolet Camaro, Motorsport, Nascar, racing on 12 10th, 2017


More than sponsors, manufacturers, teams, or even drivers, stock cars are known by their numbers. 43 is among the most famous of them, and it’s switching to a new car next season.

Since its debut in 1954, Petty Enterprises’ No 43 has been worn by Dodges, Plymouths, Pontiacs, Oldsmobiles, and Fords. But next year it will be on the new Chevy Camaro ZL1.

The switch coincides with a new deal penned between Richard Petty Motorsports and Richard Childress Racing, whose ECR Engines department builds the Chevy powertrains for NASCAR and the United SportsCar Championship.

“This is our next chapter of Petty racing,” said team co-owner Richard Petty. “Chevrolet has been a consistent winner in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series for a long time and we’re proud to be a part of the GM family again.”

Though traditionally sponsored by STP motor oils, this year the No 43 Camaro will be sponsored primarily by Click n’ Close mortgages. It’ll be driven by Darrel “Bubba” Wallace, Jr, who moves up full-time to the Monster Energy Cup this season after strong showings and race wins in lower-level competition.

Though perhaps best known for his long-running partnership with Plymouth, Petty’s switch to Chevy for next year is something of a homecoming. Together, Petty teams have won 31 Cup races under GM power, stretching way back to the first Daytona 500 that Lee Petty won in an Oldsmobile in 1959.

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Danica Patrick Calls Time On Her Racing Career 20
Nov
Posted by Carscoops Staff in celebrities, Indy, Motorsport, Nascar, racing on 11 20th, 2017


One of the biggest personalities in motorsports today is exiting stage left as Danica Patrick has announced her retirement from racing full-time.

“This will be my last season as a full-time driver,” said Patrick this past Friday at Homestead, as reported by Autosport.

The move comes after she lost her ride with Stewart-Haas Racing, replaced by Aric Almirola. She’d been working on securing a deal to stay in the NASCAR Cup series with another team, but evidently those negotiations didn’t pan out.

We haven’t quite seen the last of Danica just yet, though. She’s planning on contesting two headline races in 2018: the Daytona 500 and the Indianapolis 500.

The latter will mark her first return to open wheels since 2011 when she left the IndyCar Series for NASCAR full-time. She found more success in Indy, winning the race at Motegi in 2008, than she did in NASCAR, where she achieved a career-best sixth-place finish in Atlanta in 2014 – one of seven top-ten results she’s scored in the Cup.

Despite middling performance, Danica’s proven popular with the fans, who named her Most Popular Driver in IndyCar six years running (between 2005 and 2010) and once in the NASCAR Nationwide series.

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Budweiser Pays Tribute To Dale Earnhardt, Jr’s Career 18
Nov
Posted by Brad Anderson in Chevrolet Videos, Motorsport, Nascar, racing, video on 11 18th, 2017


When the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup season comes to a close, Dale Earnhardt, Jr will walk away from the sport.

Eager to pay tribute to Earnhardt’s long and successful career, Budweiser has released a slow-beat video looking back at some unforgettable races the much-loved driver was involved in.

Having completed over 600 races throughout his career, Earnhardt, Jr has claimed 26 victories, none much memorable than his win at the 2001 Pepsi 400 at Daytona International that came just a few months after his father died during the Daytona 500.

Of the 18 seasons which Earnhardt, Jr has competed in, eight of them were done with the Budweiser Chevrolet team.

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Toyota Shows Up In Vegas With A Bunch Of Camrys And C-HR [69 Pics] 31
Oct
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in celebrities, Galleries, Nascar, racing, SEMA show, TOYOTA, Toyota C-HR, Toyota Camry, TRD, tuning on 10 31st, 2017


Even though there are 18 vehicles on display at Toyota's 2017 SEMA Show stand, the focus has clearly been put on the all-new 2018 Camry and this race-tuned C-HR crossover.
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NASCAR Toyota Camry Gets Hit By An Acura Crossover In North Carolina 5
Oct
Posted by Michael Gauthier in Accidents, Nascar, Offbeat News, TOYOTA, Toyota Camry, Toyota Videos, video on 10 5th, 2017


NASCAR has seen its fair share of high-profile crashes but the latest one is interesting because it occurred off the track.
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Danica Patrick’s Lost Her Sponsor And Her Ride 13
Sep
Posted by Carscoops Staff in Motorsport, Nascar, racing on 09 13th, 2017


For a driver who hasn't won a single NASCAR race, Danica Patrick sure does get a lot of attention. But she may not be on the grid at all next season.
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2018 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 Race Car Unveiled For the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series 10
Aug
Posted by Michael Gauthier in Chevrolet, Chevrolet Camaro, Motorsport, Nascar on 08 10th, 2017


Chevrolet has taken the wraps off the 2018 Camaro ZL1 race car that will compete in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series.
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Winning The Daytona 500 Wasn’t Enough For Kurt Busch To Keep His Drive 3
Aug
Posted by Carscoops Staff in Motorsport, Nascar, racing on 08 3rd, 2017


The market for NASCAR drivers is not one, we'll admit, that we tend to watch very closely. But this latest development has certainly caught our eye.
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Winning The Daytona 500 Wasn’t Enough For Kurt Busch To Keep His Drive 3
Aug
Posted by Carscoops Staff in Motorsport, Nascar, racing on 08 3rd, 2017


The market for NASCAR drivers is not one, we'll admit, that we tend to watch very closely. But this latest development has certainly caught our eye.
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Be As Petty As You Want In Your Own Ford Fusion Stock Car 30
Jul
Posted by Carscoops Staff in auction, Ford, Ford Fusion, Nascar on 07 30th, 2017


Were you intrigued by the notion of owning your own NASCAR Sprint Cup racer when we brought that 2008 Toyota Camry stock car listing to your attention? Then this may prove even more tempting.
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Dodge Isn’t Returning To NASCAR Cup Anytime Soon 17
Jul
Posted by Carscoops Staff in Dodge, Motorsport, Nascar, racing on 07 17th, 2017


Mopar muscle fans hoping that Dodge would return to NASCAR in the near future will be disappointed by the latest news. According to circulating reports, the American automaker isn't likely to stage a comeback to top-tier stock-car racing any time soon.
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You Know What’s Better Than Watching NASCAR? Owning One! 9
May
Posted by Carscoops Staff in auction, Nascar, TOYOTA, Toyota Camry on 05 9th, 2017


You may be a NASCAR fan or not, but either way, you have to admit there's got to be something to it. Even with audiences dwindling, stock car racing is still one of the most popular spectator sports in America.

But why watch it when you can own one of these primitive yet powerful beasts for yourself?
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Major Crash Takes Place At Talladega Superspeedway 8
May
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Accidents, Nascar, Offbeat News, racing, video on 05 8th, 2017


On lap 169 of the Geico 500, eighteen drivers were involved in a massive crash triggered by NASCAR racers AJ Allmendinger and Chase Elliott.
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