By: Toby Christie, Editor — Follow on Twitter @Toby_Christie

On Monday, Reuters first reported perhaps the largest headline in the 70-year history of NASCAR. According to the report majority owners of the sanctioning body are locked up with investment bank Goldman Sachs to explore a sale of NASCAR.

The Reuters report was confirmed in another report by ESPN’s Bob Pockrass and Darren Rovell.

First off, this is huge. Nobody outside of the France family has held the keys to the NASCAR offices since 1948.
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Author: Dwight Drum

FYI WIRZ: NASCAR’s Carl Edwards and Tony Stewart talk finale at Homestead
Much talk will happen before the green flag in Homestead on Sunday Nov. 20 when Carl Edwards takes his skinny three point lead over Tony Stewart to the 1.5-mile oval track Homestead-Miami Speedway in Homestead, Florida.
That talk will include the playful comments between Edwards and Stewart as they toy with one another’s mind while the media focuses on them like eagles on prey.
But when the flag drops the public words cease and radio words begin between drivers, spotters and crew chiefs.
ESPN will bring the hi-definition excitement to waiting millions who are not in the stands starting at 3 p.m.
The pleasant south Florida weather is expected to bring warm sun and rainless moments as this time of the year is generally dry for the area.

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As we gear up for the 2011 NASCAR Chase for Sprint Cup playoffs, The Final Lap has launched an all new website now located at

Besides being easier to remember, the All New site features…

-An app-like iPhone / Smartphone friendly layout (when viewed from such a device)

-A very slick iPad magazine style interface

-Social networking integration, users can now repost any article to Facebook, Twitter, and Google+

-Fans can get interactive by commenting on any article using their existing Facebook or Twitter accounts

-Without getting into the mumbo-jumbo tech talk, this site is now super fast

-Completes the branding of all The Final Lap content,,, and now Nice and easy to remember for everyone!

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Cornelius, N.C. – Pastrana Waltrip Racing announced today that Travis Pastrana will not make his NASCAR Nationwide Series debut until the 2012 season due to injuries suffered during the 17th annual X Games last week.

The 11-time X Games gold medalist broke his right ankle and foot while attempting a Rodeo 720 with a back flip during the Best Trick competition in Los Angeles, forcing him to miss his scheduled NASCAR Nationwide Series debut at Lucas Oil Raceway in Indianapolis last Saturday.

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Some of this week’s quick headlines, because we know you want to get on with your day!

Brad Keselowski was taken to the hospital after a hard head-on crash into the wall while testing at Road Atlanta. According to his Twitter account “Hit wall head on in a 155mph corner after brakes failed. Airlifted to hospital.” He later said “Looks like I’ll be ok to race this weekend. Blue deuce, not so much. I’ll keep u posted.” Follow Brad @Keselowski on Twitter and we are @thefinallap

Nashville Superspeedway will not host any NASCAR events in 2012 and might be sold according to owner Dover Motorsports. Simply put they are not filling even the relatively small grandstands that hold 25,000 fans. NASCAR has not yet said where all of those races might be relocated to.

We’ve been waiting to see the NASCAR debut of X-Games superstar Travis Pastrana, and it was supposed to happen this past weekend, however on Friday he broke two bones during the Moto X Best Trick category. So his debut has been put on hold, despite the fact he still competed on Sunday during the RallyCross event at X-Games.

Continue reading “News Bites: Keselowski Hospitalized, Nashville Closes, Pastrana Breaks Bones”

NASCAR’s Sprint Cup Series points leader Carl Edwards guest stars as Eddie Clutch in a new episode of Disney XD’s hit animated series “Kick Buttowski – Suburban Daredevil,” Saturday, August 6 (8:30-9 a.m., ET/PT) on Disney XD.

In the new episode “Kart to Kart,” Kick can’t wait to take a spin around the track at “Go-Go-Go-Kart World,” Mellowbrook’s go-kart track owned by former champion racer Eddie Clutch (voiced by Edwards). But when Gordie Gibble buys the track, he makes his first order of business to ban the Buttowskis.

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