Category Archives: NASCAR

Logano finds new purpose during break in racing

Like so many in the world right now, NASCAR champion Joey Logano is spending his downtime figuring out ways to make a positive difference in his community. While home waiting out the COVID-19 pandemic, Logano has kept busy playing with his 2-year-old son Hudson and spending time with his expectant wife Brittany. A two-time race…MORE

Hill wins iRacing event at Texas

Timmy Hill gave the afternoon’s dominant car, driven by William Byron, the virtual “bump-and-run” with three laps remaining to claim Sunday’s O’Reilly Auto Parts 125, the second event in the eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series. Byron, who drives the famed No. 24 Chevrolet for Hendrick Motorsports, led a dominating 80 laps but Hill’s move with…MORE

iRacing series heads to virtual Texas Motor Speedway

If you didn’t know better, you might think NASCAR drivers were preparing for a race at Texas Motor Speedway this Sunday as they would any other season. And even with a pause on the national sports scene because of the COVID-19 pandemic, NASCAR is still going to be racing at Texas — only this week…MORE

Roush Fenway Racing delights fans with #RoushMadness online

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Even with NASCAR’s regular schedule on hold, the Roush Fenway Racing team has found a way to provide the thrill of competition by pitting its long list of drivers against one another in a March Madness-style bracket of fun, intrigue and suspense called #RoushMadness. The idea is to have fans decide…MORE

Fox commits to televising iRacing slate during pandemic

Less than a week after a successful inaugural eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series race, NASCAR, iRacing and FOX Sports announced Tuesday that subsequent races will be aired nationally on the FOX broadcast network (where available and subject to change), FS1 and the FOX Sports app, beginning with this Sunday’s race at the virtual Texas Motor…MORE

Hamlin edges Earnhardt in iRacing Pro opener

Denny Hamlin passed Dale Earnhardt Jr. on the final lap to win the first eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series race on Sunday at virtual Homestead-Miami Speedway. Hamlin’s No. 11 Toyota prevailed in the Dixie Vodka 150, with Earnhardt, Timmy Hill, Chase Briscoe and pole starter Garrett Smithley rounding out the top five. The 100-lap, 150-mile…MORE

Weekend Preview: eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — One thing’s for sure: Sunday’s eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series race (1:30 p.m. ET on FS1 and FOX Sports app) provides a unique way for NASCAR to remain connected with its fans and also allow some of the sport’s top drivers to tap into their competitive nature during this unprecedented time.…MORE

Opening race of eNASCAR iRacing series to be televised

While the entire NASCAR community remains resolved and mindful of the current healthcare situation in the country, some of the sport’s top names from Dale Earnhardt Jr. to Chase Elliott will participate in a first-of-its-kind eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series. That action starts with Sunday’s virtual race at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Fans can watch the event…MORE

NASCAR president: Plan is to still run 36-race schedule

NASCAR President Steve Phelps held a teleconference with the sport’s media Tuesday addressing questions and reassuring that the hope is, yes, the full season’s 36 points races will be run, with the safety of the sport’s fans and its participants of utmost importance during the current worldwide COVID-19 virus pandemic. NASCAR announced Monday that races…MORE

NASCAR looks to resume racing in Martinsville in May

In a letter to fans, NASCAR president Steve Phelps said Tuesday he hopes racing will return at Martinsville Speedway in early May, a day after the season was put on hold because of the coronavirus. On Monday, NASCAR postponed five race weekends — Texas (March 27-29), Bristol (April 3-5), Richmond (April 17-19), Talladega (April 24-26)…MORE

Moffitt fractures legs in motocross accident

NASCAR driver Brett Moffitt is recovering from surgery after fracturing his legs in a motorcycle accident. “Moffitt is in very good spirits and his doctors expect a full recovery,” GMS Racing posted on Twitter on Monday. The 27-year-old crashed his motocross bike on Saturday. Rehabilitation time is estimated at six to eight weeks. Moffitt is…MORE

Drivers, spotters run simulated Atlanta race on Twitch

On the day NASCAR was supposed to hold its fifth race of the season in Atlanta, a group of drivers and spotters instead got behind the virtual wheel. On Sunday, they raced a 100-lap race set up by sim-racing company iRacing. The idea for the race, held at iRacing’s Atlanta simulation course and broadcast on…MORE

NASCAR postpones Atlanta, Miami races

A day after NASCAR announced it would hold races this weekend at Atlanta Motor Speedway without fans in attendance due to concerns about the coronavirus, teams were told to pack up Friday morning as races officially were postponed. In addition, NASCAR announced Friday it also would postpone races set for next week at Homestead-Miami Speedway.…MORE

NASCAR to race without fans at Atlanta, Homestead

NASCAR announced Thursday that the upcoming races at Atlanta Motor Speedway and Homestead-Miami Speedway will be held without fans. The circuit was the latest sports organization to alter plans because of the spread of the coronavirus. “These events will be restricted to competitors, crews, officials and other necessary personnel to conduct the race,” NASCAR officials…MORE

Auto Racing Glance

NASCAR CUP SERIES: FOLDS OF HONOR QUIKTRIP 500 (325 laps, 500.5 miles around a 1.54-mile D-shaped oval), Atlanta Motor Speedway; Hampton, Ga. TV: Sunday, 2 p.m. ET (Green flag approx. 2:16 p.m. ET) — Fox (Radio: Performance Racing Network, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio Channel 90). THIS WEEK: The fifth of 36 races on the season, and…MORE

NASCAR’s Newman: ‘I feel so lucky’

Ryan Newman intends to drive a race car again “as soon as I possibly can,” he said Wednesday on NBC’s “Today” as he discussed the injuries he suffered in a terrifying Daytona 500 crash last month. He said he sustained a brain bruise and was knocked unconscious. “On so many levels, I feel so lucky,”…MORE

Elliott knocks Harvick off NASCAR Cup Series pole at Phoenix

AVONDALE, Ariz. — Kevin Harvick showed the way, and Chase Elliott proved the model student in Saturday’s NASCAR Cup Series time trials at Phoenix Raceway. After Harvick tested the traction compound at the top of the one-mile track and made it work — running a qualifying lap in 26.110 seconds (137.878 mph) — Elliott followed…MORE

NASCAR notebook: Bowman back on home track that started it all

AVONDALE, Ariz. — Alex Bowman kept the memory of his 2016 performance at Phoenix Raceway fresh in his mind — until he claimed his first NASCAR Cup Series victory at Chicagoland Speedway last year. He was tantalizingly close to winning nearly three years earlier in the race that first broadcast his talent. Subbing for injured…MORE

Blaney signs contract extension with Team Penske

NASCAR Cup Series points leader Ryan Blaney signed a multiyear contract extension with Team Penske, the racing group announced on Friday. No additional details were announced. Blaney, 26, has been part of Team Penske since 2012 and drives the No. 12 Ford Mustang. He has three Cup Series victories and qualified for the NASCAR Playoffs…MORE

Weekend preview: Bowman leads Hendrick Motorsports resurgence

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Alex Bowman has the timing down and the impact up. The 26-year old Hendrick Motorsports driver earned his second career NASCAR Cup Series win at California’s Auto Club Speedway last weekend — hoisting the trophy just days before he comes to Arizona for Sunday’s FanShield 500 (3:30 p.m. ET on FOX,…MORE

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