NASCAR will announce its 2019 Hall of Fame class on Wednesday, and there's only one certainty: Jeff Gordon will be inducted.
Write it in sharpie. It's happening.
The things we don't know are: 1. Will Gordon be the Hall's first unanimous selection? and 2. Who will accompany the four-time Cup Series champion in the 2019 class?
There's a long ...Read more
This weekend's nod to America's servicemen and women at Charlotte Motor Speedway will have a Kansas twist thanks to a driver who calls Kansas Speedway his home track.
Martin Truex Jr., the reigning champion of the Monster Energy Cup Series, will drive with the name of Arlen Del Richardson, a Lawrence, Kan., native who died during the Vietnam ...Read more
CONCORD, N.C. -- The ritual commenced at 10:01 p.m.
They had practiced it before -- five times, in fact, this season alone.
First the anointed rode through his processional. Stale light beer and deep-fried delicacies are not typically a champion's perfume, but Kevin Harvick is no ordinary champion.
Wafts of those speedway staples blended with...Read more
CONCORD, N.C. -- Whichever driver emerged victorious in Saturday's All-Star Race at Charlotte Motor Speedway was sure as heck going to earn it.
It was the perfect cocktail of chaos for NASCAR: a new, less-stable rules package; a lack of practice time with said package, thanks to rain in the area on Friday and -- oh yeah -- a massive wreck that ...Read more
Monday, the United States Supreme Court overturned a decades-old law -- the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act, or PASPA -- that essentially limited sports gambling to one state.
With the landmark decision, it will now be up to individual states and sports leagues to regulate sports betting as they see fit.
And the immediate ...Read more
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A cynical person might write off NASCAR's diversity efforts as a response to declining attendance and sagging ratings, a desperate attempt to tap into new demographics that could shore up the sport's financials.
Of course, that ignores the fact that NASCAR's Drive for Diversity program is rooted in an initiative started by ...Read more
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Dale Earnhardt Jr. has been a dominant figure in NASCAR during the last 15 seasons.
He wasn't the winningest driver, but every year since 2003 he was chosen as the sanctioning body's Most Popular Driver.
Best known to most auto racing fans as "Junior," his retirement after last season left a massive void in the sport and in...Read more
Kevin Harvick's season-long dominance continued Friday during qualifying for Saturday's Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series KC Masterpiece 400 at Kansas Speedway.
Harvick leads all drivers in wins (four), stage wins (six), top-five finishes (eight), top-10s (nine) and playoff points (19) -- and he doesn't plan to offer the rest of the field any ...Read more
Confidence has been elusive the last few years for Clint Bowyer, but that's no longer an issue as he returns Saturday to his home track for the KC Masterpiece 400 at Kansas Speedway.
By his estimation, it's been five years -- five exasperating and mostly checkered flag-free years -- since Bowyer, a native of Emporia, Kan., brimmed with so much ...Read more
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Two years ago, William Byron lined up on the front row of a NASCAR race for the first time during a Camping World Truck Series appearance at Kansas Speedway.
He was still three weeks shy of his high school graduation that night as he drove the No. 9 Liberty University Toyota into Victory Lane for Kyle Busch Motorsports.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Could NASCAR be up for sale?
According to a Reuters report released Monday, NASCAR majority owners have entered into preliminary discussions about the potential sale of their majority stake. Reuters reported that while the discussions are exploratory in nature and no deal is imminent, the France family -- which has owned ...Read more
DOVER, Del. -- Considering the effect weather can play during the first quarter of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, drivers know they are at the mercy of Mother Nature.
In March, the STP 500 at Martinsville (Va.) Speedway was pushed from a Sunday to Monday because of snow.
On Sunday, the threat of rain had hovered over Dover International...Read more
DOVER, Del. -- Martin Truex, Jr. said that the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series changes too quickly to worry about the transition from going from the hunter to the hunted.
The native of Mayetta, N.J., is pleased to be the reigning Cup Series champion, but, in his mind, the 2017 season has nothing to do with 2018.
"I don't think it's a whole ...Read more
It doesn't matter what the sport is. The truly great performers are always seeking to out-do the accomplishments of those who came before them.
Tom Brady chased Joe Montana, who chased Johnny Unitas. LeBron James is chasing Michael Jordan, who chased Magic Johnson and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.
NASCAR great Jimmie Johnson has his great whales. With ...Read more
Usually when you think Kyle Larson and driving, you picture stock cars, fire suits, and sprawling race tracks.
But on Wednesday, not so much. Instead of driving on the track, something the NASCAR star has become so well known for doing, Larson tried driving on the golf course at Quail Hollow. With a golf club, that is -- and with some help from...Read more
MIAMI -- Miami is considering a 10-year deal with international racing giant Formula One to host a Grand Prix on the streets of downtown.
The City Commission next week will consider authorizing negotiations with Formula One to stage the three-day racing event in downtown, with the expectation that the first Miami Grand Prix would be held ...Read more
Some would call it preposterous, to mention Kyle Busch's name in the same breath as NASCAR's all-time greats: the Dale Earnhardts and Richard Pettys of the world. Others might call it slander, fake news or any number of ways to say ridiculous.
But the truth of the matter? Right now, through nine races of this young NASCAR season, Busch is ...Read more
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- It was a short hiatus from NASCAR for Matt Kenseth.
Kenseth, whose last race was the 2017 finale at Homestead in November, will return to NASCAR's Cup Series part-time with Roush Fenway Racing for the remainder of the 2018 season, according to Jordan Bianchi of SB Nation. Kenseth, 46, will split the No. 6 car with Trevor ...Read more
CONCORD, N.C. -- Sometimes, it's hate. Others, disdain. Usually, it's just accepting you've lost before you ever arrive.
Or at least that's long been the attitude NASCAR drivers harbor toward Talladega Superspeedway, one of the Cup Series' most daunting tracks. The wrecks there, stupendous. And shockingly regular. If you make it through a ...Read more
We're not at any clean break in the NASCAR season -- no "quarter of the way," or even six gone out of 36 -- but at this point, more than two months in, we do have something to work with:
A true body of work.
At this point, teams and drivers have revealed their true colors. We know, for the most part, who is contending this season and who is ...Read more
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