Category Archives: NASCAR

Brad Keselowski joins Roush Fenway as driver/owner

Brad Keselowski officially joined the Roush Fenway Racing ownership team on Tuesday. The move had been anticipated since the 37-year-old former NASCAR Cup Series champion departed Team Penske earlier this month. Keselowski will drive Roush Fenway’s flagship No. 6 Ford Mustang starting in 2022. “I am thrilled to be able to share the news about…MORE

Eric Almirola scores key victory at Foxwoods Casino 301

Aric Almirola’s season of disappointment took a big-time turn for the better on Sunday when he won the darkness-shortened, weather-disrupted Foxwoods Casino 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. The victory in the race, which was shortened from 301 to 293 laps because of darkness, was Almirola’s first of the season and puts him into the…MORE

Team Penske replacing Brad Keselowski with Austin Cindric

Team Penske announced Thursday that Austin Cindric will replace Brad Keselowski behind the wheel of the No. 2 Ford Mustang in the NASCAR Cup Series starting in 2022. Keselowski, 37, is leaving the organization after 12 seasons to pursue other opportunities within the sport. Cindric, 22, is the defending Xfinity Series champion and current series…MORE

Hendrick Motorsports, driver Kyle Larson ink sponsorship deal

Hendrick Automotive Group will become the majority sponsor of driver Kyle Larson and the No. 5 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 team in 35 races in the 2022 and 2023 NASCAR Cup Series seasons, Hendrick Motorsports announced Wednesday. In addition, Hendrick Motorsports said he will drive for the organization through 2023. Hendrick, through its division, also…MORE

Kurt Busch beats brother in Atlanta for first win of season

Veteran Kurt Busch, perhaps driving for his job or even his career, got just what he needed on Sunday as he won the Quaker State 400 at Atlanta Motor Speedway. The victory, which was his first since Race No. 30 of 2020 and just his third in the last three seasons, gives him a berth…MORE

Weekend Preview: Atlanta Motor Speedway

As the NASCAR Cup Series begins its series of second stops at many tracks, the championship push has a distinctively different feel. Sunday’s Quaker State 400 presented by Walmart (3:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN, PRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio) will undoubtedly help firm-up the haves and have-nots with six races left to set the 16-driver playoff…MORE

Chase Elliott shines to win at Road America

A lousy starting position proved to be no problem for Chase Elliott as the road-racing ace deftly worked his way up through the field, took the lead for the first time on Lap 38 and drove to victory in Sunday’s Jockey Made in America 250 at Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wis. Road racing ace?…MORE

Plenty of contenders as Cup series returns to Road America

What matters most at mammoth Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wis.? Road course racing skills or experience? Perhaps a combination of both? That’s certainly the case for reigning NASCAR Cup Series champion and acknowledged road course star Chase Elliott, who fashioned a pair of fourth-place finishes in 2014 and 2015 when he raced at Road…MORE

Chip Ganassi sells NASCAR team to Trackhouse Racing

Trackhouse Racing is acquiring the NASCAR operation of Chip Ganassi Racing, the two sides announced Wednesday. The deal is effective at the end of the 2021 racing season. Justin Marks, the CEO of Trackhouse, team president Ty Norris and Ganassi disclosed the transaction on a live stream from the NASCAR Hall of Fame in Charlotte,…MORE

Kyle Busch rides late lead to victory at Pocono

Kyle Busch took the lead with just over a lap to go and went on to win Sunday’s Explore the Pocono Mountains 350 NASCAR Cup Series race at Pocono Speedway. He got the victory thanks to saving fuel on his final stint, leaving a slew of other drivers ahead of him over the final 10…MORE

Alex Bowman takes Pocono victory, stops Kyle Larson’s streak

Alex Bowman ended Kyle Larson’s four-race winning streak when Larson blew a tire while leading on the last lap in Saturday’s NASCAR Cup Series event at Pocono Speedway in Pocono, Pa. Larson had tracked Bowman down over the final 19 laps and then taken the lead from Hendrick Motorsports teammate Bowman with four laps to…MORE

NASCAR Hall of Fame driver Jack Ingram dies at 84

NASCAR Hall of Fame driver Jack Ingram, nicknamed the “Iron Man” while winning five series championships and more than 300 races, has died at age 84. The NASCAR Hall of Fame, which inducted Ingram in 2014, announced his death Friday. No details were provided. “First and foremost on behalf of the NASCAR Hall of Fame…MORE

Weekend Preview: Pocono Raceway

On a weekend of opportunity at Pocono Raceway, Kyle Larson has the chance to accomplish something that hasn’t been achieved in the NASCAR Cup Series since 2007. In Saturday’s Pocono Organics CBD 325 (3 p.m. ET on NBCSN, MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio), Larson will attempt to win his fourth straight points race, having extended…MORE

Jeff Gordon leaving Fox booth, joining Hendrick Motorsports

NASCAR Hall of Fame driver Jeff Gordon has decided to leave Fox Sports after this season to join Hendrick Motorsports as owner Rick Hendrick’s No. 2 man. Gordon, 49, will work on a daily basis as vice chairman and co-owner. He is scheduled to begin his new assignment Jan. 1. “I cannot put into words…MORE

Kyle Larson dominates in Nashville for third straight win

Kyle Larson put in another dominating performance on Sunday as he easily won the Ally 400 NASCAR Cup Series race at Nashville Superspeedway. The victory was the Hendrick Motorsports driver’s third straight — fourth if you include the non-points All-Star race of a week ago. It was his series-best fourth victory of the season. Larson…MORE

NASCAR appoints Alvin Kamara to advisory role

New Orleans Saints running back Alvin Kamara and NASCAR announced a partnership Sunday in which Kamara will work toward growing the sport’s fan base. NASCAR named Kamara its first-ever growth and engagement advisor, a role in which the football star will connect “new audiences with NASCAR through immersive and educational experiences that help them learn…MORE

NASCAR reinstates suspended Hendrick Motorsports spotter

NASCAR reinstated spotter Eddie D’Hondt on Friday, about three weeks after he was suspended indefinitely following an arrest in North Carolina. D’Hondt is the spotter for the No. 9 Hendrick Motorsports team and defending NASCAR Cup Series champion Chase Elliott. “We are pleased about the resolution of this matter and look forward to Eddie D’Hondt…MORE

Weekend Preview: Nashville Superspeedway

The NASCAR Cup Series holds its second track debut weekend of the season with Sunday’s Ally 400 (3:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN, MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio) at Nashville Superspeedway. Only five current series drivers have won previously at the 1.333-mile track — Kevin Harvick and Brad Keselowski each won a pair of NASCAR Xfinity…MORE

Kyle Larson wins second All-Star race in three years

Kyle Larson took the lead with eight laps to go in the 10-lap shootout portion of Sunday evening’s non-points NASCAR All-Star race at Texas Motor Speedway and went on to collect his second career victory in the annual event. Larson, who has won three Cup races this season, including the last two, won the All-Star…MORE

Aric Almirola, Ross Chastain among those to shine at All-Star Open

Four drivers advanced into Sunday evening’s annual non-points-paying NASCAR All-Star Race as a result of successful runs in the All-Star Open qualifying event late Sunday afternoon at hot and humid Texas Motor Speedway. Ross Chastain of Chip Ganassi Racing, Tyler Reddick of Richard Childress Racing and Aric Almirola of Stewart-Haas Racing advanced to the main…MORE

Weekend Preview: Texas Motor Speedway

The NASCAR All-Star Race makes its Lone Star state debut Sunday at Texas Motor Speedway (8 p.m. ET on FS1, MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio) with a new six-round, 100-lap format and a cool $1 million paycheck for the race winner. The starting lineup for the first ever NASCAR All-Star event at the 1.5-mile Texas…MORE

Kyle Larson wins 2nd straight in taking OT race at Sonoma

Kyle Larson won for the second straight week on Sunday when he got the overtime victory in the Toyota/SaveMart 350 NASCAR Cup Series race at the Sonoma Raceway road course in Northern California. And for the second week in a row, Larson’s win came in dominating fashion as he led a race-best 57 of 92…MORE

Weekend Preview: Sonoma Raceway

If your name isn’t Truex, Busch or Harvick, you haven’t won a NASCAR Cup Series event at Sonoma Raceway in the past decade. NASCAR’s premier division returns to the 2.52-mile road course north of San Francisco for the first time since 2019, given that the scheduled 2020 race there was squelched by the coronavirus pandemic.…MORE

Kyle Larson wins Coca-Cola 600 as Hendrick breaks record

Kyle Larson put on a show in primetime on Sunday as he streaked to a dominating victory in Sunday’s crown-jewel Coca-Cola 600 NASCAR Cup Series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Larson led 327 of 400 laps, won three of four stages and beat runner-up Hendrick Motorsports teammate Chase Elliott to the finish line by more…MORE

Weekend Preview: Charlotte Motor Speedway

The magic number is 269, and four drivers have a vested interest in getting there. Hendrick Motorsports’ next NASCAR Cup Series victory will be the organization’s 269th and will break a tie with Petty Enterprises for most all-time. That tie that has existed for one week, since reigning series champion Chase Elliott picked up the…MORE

NASCAR suspends Hendrick spotter following assault charges

NASCAR indefinitely suspended Eddie D’Hondt, the spotter for the No. 9 Hendrick Motorsports team, on Wednesday after learning more about his arrest in North Carolina earlier this month. D’Hondt was arrested May 12 in Hickory, N.C., on charges of battery of an unborn child and assault on a female, per the NASCAR website. NASCAR rules…MORE

Chase Elliott wins rain-shortened, crash-filled messy race in Austin

Chase Elliott solidified his reputation as the king of the road courses on Sunday by winning the rain-shortened EchoPark Automotive Texas Grand Prix NASCAR Cup Series race at the Circuit of the Americas road course in Austin, Texas. Elliott was in the lead but in fuel trouble with 14 laps to go when heavy rain…MORE

Weekend Preview: Circuit of The Americas

A large part of the intrigue to an exciting and revamped 2021 NASCAR Cup Series schedule was the addition of new races — specifically new road-course races like Sunday’s EchoPark Texas Grand Prix at the Circuit of The Americas (2:30 p.m. ET on FS1, PRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio) — a place that traditionally has…MORE

Justin Haley clears protocol ahead of Austin race

Kaulig Racing confirmed Wednesday that driver Justin Haley has been medically cleared to race this weekend. Haley, 22, missed two races last weekend in Dover, Del., due to COVID-19 protocols. On Saturday, he will be behind the wheel of the No. 11 Chevrolet at the NASCAR Xfinity Series race at the Circuit of the Americas…MORE

Alex Bowman breezes to win in Dover

Alex Bowman used a hyper-fast pit stop during a caution with 99 laps to go to take the lead from teammate Kyle Larson and used clean air from there to win Sunday’s Drydene 400 NASCAR Cup Series race at Dover International Speedway in Delaware. The victory was Bowman’s first at the Monster Mile, the fourth…MORE

Charlotte Motor Speedway to sell out Coca-Cola 600

Capacity seating with no mask requirements is the expectation for racing events at Charlotte Motor Speedway this month. “In accordance with (North Carolina) Gov. Roy Cooper’s latest executive order, grandstand seating limitations have been lifted, opening the door for more race fans to enjoy an action-packed month of May, including this weekend’s NGK NTK NHRA…MORE

Justin Haley to miss Dover due to COVID-19 protocols

NASCAR driver Justin Haley will miss two races this weekend in Dover, Del., due to COVID-19 protocols. In the Xfinity Series’ Drydene 200 on Saturday, has been replaced by Zane Smith in the No. 11 Kaulig Racing Chevrolet at Dover International Speedway. In the Cup Series’ Drydene 400 on Sunday, Haley’s spot went to Josh…MORE

Weekend Preview: Dover International Speedway

Historically speaking, when Martin Truex Jr. is “on,” he is ON. And his dominating showcase at Darlington Raceway last week in South Carolina — leading 248 of 293 laps — is indicative of the kind of run this Joe Gibbs Racing driver can have again this week. Sunday’s venue for the Drydene 400 (2 p.m.…MORE

Texas Motor Speedway chief Eddie Gossage set to retire

Texas Motor Speedway president Eddie Gossage announced his retirement Thursday and will step down after the June All-Star race at the track. Gossage was with Speedway Motorsports for three decades, including the last 25 at Texas Motor Speedway. “The timing just feels right after 32 years with the company,” Gossage said in a statement. “The…MORE

Joey Logano’s crew chief suspended for Dover race

Paul Wolfe, the crew chief for Team Penske’s Joey Logano, has been suspended for one race and will miss this Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series event at Dover, the team announced Tuesday. Team engineer Jonathan Hassler will serve as Logano’s crew chief for the Drydene 400 at the Monster Mile. Wolfe was suspended for failing to…MORE

Martin Truex Jr. dominates at Darlington for third win of season

Martin Truex Jr. won for the third time in the 2021 season Sunday when he captured the Goodyear 400 NASCAR Cup Series race at Darlington Raceway in South Carolina. And a dominating win it was for the Joe Gibbs Racing driver as he led 248 of 293 laps. At times, his margin over the closest…MORE

Weekend Preview: Darlington Raceway

In a week of contrasts that featured the unveiling of NASCAR’s sleek Next Gen Cup Series cars, Darlington Raceway hosts its immensely popular Throwback Weekend, where race teams pay homage to the past. But while race fans will see a panoply of paint schemes dedicated to bygone heroes of the sport, drivers will be looking…MORE

Dale Earnhardt Jr. to race on 9/11 anniversary

Dale Earnhardt Jr. announced Tuesday that his annual NASCAR Xfinity Series start will take place on the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. The Go Bowling 250 is scheduled for Sept. 11 at 2:30 p.m. ET at Richmond Raceway. Earnhardt’s No. 8 Chevrolet will sport a blue-and-white “United for America” paint scheme featuring four…MORE

Kyle Busch wins aptly named Buschy McBusch Race 400

Kyle Busch held off the field after a restart with three laps to go and went on to win the Buschy McBusch Race 400 NASCAR Cup Series race at Kansas Speedway. The victory came on his birthday and gave him a second win on the weekend as he also won Saturday’s NASCAR Truck Series event…MORE

Ex-NASCAR driver Eric McClure dies at 42

Former NASCAR driver Eric McClure has died at age 42. His family said he passed away on Sunday but did not list a cause of death, adding family members “would like to thank everyone for their prayers and support during this very difficult time.” McClure drove competitively from 2003-16, making three starts in the Cup…MORE