Former NASCAR truck-series driver, Rick Crawford, has been arrested on a federal charge of trying to entice a minor into sex.
Crawford, 59, was arrested Thursday in Lake Mary, FL., after he had been communicating about sex with an undercover sheriff’s deputy posing as a 12-year-old girl, The Orlando Sentinel reported.
Authorities say Crawford and the undercover deputy were communicating for more than two weeks when he negotiated a time and place to meet up. Court records show Crawford agreed to pay between $50 and $75 and that they would meet in a parking lot. Continue reading
Robert and Sharon Gordon, the father and stepmother of former Indycar and NASCAR driver, Robby Gordon, were found dead in their home in Orange, Calif., after what detectives believe was a murder-suicide.
Coroners have identified the victims as Robert Gordon, 68, and his wife Sharon, 57.
Police, who were called to the house in Orange at 5pm yesterday, have recovered a weapon, and say the investigation is continuing. Continue reading
A federal judge just handed down a stunning ruling, saying NASCAR driver, Tony Stewart, is “fully responsible,” in the 2014 death of sprint car driver Kevin Ward Jr.
U.S. District Court Judge David Hurd declared that Stewart is now responsible for any and all costs stemming from damage, pain and suffering, legal costs, fees, and anything else that may or may not stem from a current civil lawsuit from Kevin Ward Jr.’s family.
The Ward family filed the lawsuit shortly after a grand jury declined to indict him on charges of second-degree manslaughter and others. Continue reading
NASCAR driver Derek White, as well as 60 other people, have been charged in connection with a massive tobacco and drug smuggling ring, according to a shocking report by Bloomberg. It is unknown whether White was taken into custody with the other suspects.
White is charged in organising what Canadian officials are calling the biggest tobacco and drug smuggling bust in North American history. Officials seized more than 2,294 tons of tobacco leaf, 836 kilos of cocaine, 21 kilos of methamphetamine, 100 grams of fentanyl and 35 pounds of marijuana.
White allegedly worked within a criminal organization to bring cheap tobacco into Quebec from the United States without paying taxes on it. The cheap tobacco was then sold on Native reserves, such as the Kahnawake and Six Nations reserves. It is unclear whether White was taken into custody with the other suspects Wednesday. White’s lawyer declined to comment to Bloomberg. White wasn’t just an innocent runner in this scheme, according to Bloomberg. Police handed out organization charts of the ring that put White near the top. Profits from the tobacco were then used to buy harder drugs, like crystal meth and cocaine. Police said the ring smuggled 2,294 tons of tobacco leaf without paying a cent in taxes.The illegal operation represents a 409 million USD in missed tax revenue to Quebec and the Canadian government. h/t autoblog
White is a member of the Mohawk tribe and lives in the Kahnawake reserve. He was the first Native American to start in the Sprint Cup last year and has 22 career Xfinity Series starts according to ESPN.
Nascar announcers, Rick Allen, Jeff Burton, and Steve Letarte all sporting outfits straight out of Saturday Night Fever. Groovy..
Darlington Raceway went totally retro for the Southern 500 and the announcers were no exception, donning throwback suit from the 1970s.
Darlington is one of the oldest racetracks hosting races since 1950. Continue reading
Buddy Baker, Daytona 500 winner and current SiriusXM NASCAR show has announced that he has a “huge tumor” in his lung that is requiring him to immediately step down. Doctors have told the driver the tumor is inoperable.
Baker, 74, won 19 races in the Sprint Cup Series, including the 1980 Daytona 500. He retired from racing in 1992.
Baker’s wins also include the 1970 Southern 500, and the Coca-Cola 600 in 1968, 1972, and 1973. Continue reading
Everyone walked away from this horror last lap crash at Daytona International Speedway for the Coke Zero 400.
3 fans were reportedly injured by flying debris.
NASCAR driver, Kurt Busch, told a Delaware court this week that his ex, Patricia Driscoll – is a trained assassin.
Testifying over a request for a protective order against him, Kurt has told the court that Driscoll, who dated Busch for 4 years – is a legitimate assassin.
Driscoll has filed a criminal complaint against Busch, claiming that he grabbed her and slammed her head into the wall of his motor coach at Dover last fall. Continue reading
Officials say they have obtained new “enhanced” video that may depict Tony Stewart, “up close,” at the moment he struck Kevin A. Ward as he stood on the race track.
Ward was killed instantly in the horrific incident.
The Ontario County Sheriff’s Department has officially completed their investigation employing the help of “forensic video enhancement,” recently received from the New York State Police Laboratory in Albany. Continue reading
Tony Stewart return to the track and crashed a little over halfway through his race at Atlanta Motor Speedway.
Stewart slamed the wall for the second time after his right front tire blew out on lap 172, ending his night. Stewart drove his battered car to the garage and then exited without speaking to reporters.
Stewart is to race again next weekend in Richmond, Virginia. Continue reading