Category Archives: NASCAR

Truex lands pole for NASCAR All-Star Race

Martin Truex Jr., coming off a runner-up finish at Kentucky, will start on the pole Wednesday for the NASCAR All-Star Race at Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway. The lineup was determined Monday night in a draw among the 16 automatic entrants. That group includes race winners from last year and this year, previous All-Star race winners…MORE

Reports: Stewart, Evernham to launch SRX circuit

A new auto racing circuit, launched by former driver Tony Stewart and former crew chief Ray Evernham, is expected to make its debut in 2021 and incorporate different styles of racing, multiple outlets reported Monday. Called the Superstar Racing Experience (SRX), according to Sports Business Daily, the circuit is expected to feature six short track…MORE

Quaker State 400 results

NASCAR Cup Series Race – 10th Annual Quaker State 400 presented by Walmart Kentucky Speedway Sparta, Kentucky Sunday, July 12, 2020 1. (29) Cole Custer #, Ford, 267. 2. (9) Martin Truex Jr., Toyota, 267. 3. (10) Matt DiBenedetto, Ford, 267. 4. (3) Kevin Harvick, Ford, 267. 5. (7) Kurt Busch, Chevrolet, 267. 6. (11)…MORE

Custer stuns field at Kentucky for 1st career Cup win

With some of the top drivers in the NASCAR Cup Series battling it out for the lead on a restart with two laps to go in Sunday’s Quaker State 400 at Kentucky Speedway, it was a rookie — Cole Custer — who emerged with the lead and ultimately the victory. Custer, driving in just his…MORE

Weekend Preview: Kyle Busch eyes glory in Kentucky

If Kyle Busch were going to allow himself to feel super optimistic and keenly confident in scoring his first win of the season, this may be the week as the NASCAR Cup Series arrives at Kentucky Speedway for Sunday’s Quaker State 400 Presented by Walmart (2:30 p.m. ET on FS1, PRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio).…MORE

Revised schedule features Daytona road course

NASCAR released a revised schedule on Wednesday that extends until the end of the regular season and features the first-ever Cup Series race on the road course at Daytona. There will be six Cup Series races during the month of August: a doubleheader at Michigan on Aug. 8-9, the Daytona road course on Aug. 16,…MORE

Jimmie Johnson cleared, ready to return to racing

NASCAR star Jimmie Johnson said he will be back on the track this weekend after testing positive for the coronavirus last week. Hendrick Motorsports announced on Wednesday that Johnson, who tested positive for COVID-19 last Friday and missed Sunday’s Big Machine Hand Sanitizer 400 in Indianapolis, received full medical clearance. “My family is so grateful…MORE

Confederate flags pop up in sky, on roads, outside Talladega

NASCAR recently banned the Confederate flag from its racetracks but the organization has no control over the skies. Prior to Sunday’s scheduled GEICO 500 at Talladega Superspeedway in Alabama, a small plane flew above the track with a banner of the Confederate flag and carrying a second banner that said “DEFUND NASCAR.” There were vehicles…MORE

Weekend Preview: Fans return to track at Talladega

They’re back! Fans that is. NASCAR announced a plan to introduce the return of fans to its race events last week, which includes the GEICO 500 NASCAR Cup Series race at Talladega Superspeedway this Sunday (on FOX, MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio). NASCAR’s modified event procedures, protocols and number of attendees have been finalized with…MORE

Truex, Kenseth teams among those penalized at Miami

Aside from a four-race ban handed down Saturday to a trio of crewmembers, last weekend at Homestead-Miami Speedway turned out to be pretty tame when it came to NASCAR rules infractions. The sanctioning body released its post-race penalty report Tuesday, and while several crew chiefs received fines, no other suspensions were levied. In the Cup…MORE

Dale Jr. leads 2021 NASCAR Hall class

Dale Earnhardt Jr. headlines the list of the NASCAR Hall of Fame’s newest class, joining Mike Stefanik and Red Farmer as the racing league announced its Class of 2021 on Tuesday. The 2021 class if the first elected under NASCAR’s new split-voting rules, where two inductees are selected from a group of 10 Modern Era…MORE

Blaney wins at Talladega after NASCAR publicly backs Wallace

Leading laps has not been a problem for Ryan Blaney this season, but winning races has. That changed on Monday when he led a lot of laps, but most important, one of those laps led was the last one. Blaney edged Ricky Stenhouse Jr. in overtime to win the rain-postponed Geico 500 NASCAR Cup Series…MORE

NASCAR drivers display strong support for Wallace

NASCAR drivers, crew members and other team members displayed solidarity with Bubba Wallace on Monday, one day after a noose was found in the garage of the circuit’s only Black driver. Wallace’s No. 43 car was at the top of pit row prior to the start of Monday’s GEICO 500 at Talladega Superspeedway in Alabama…MORE

NASCAR: Noose found hanging in Wallace’s garage

A noose was found hanging in the garage stall of Bubba Wallace’s No. 43 team Sunday, NASCAR announced in a late-night statement. The news capped a day in which a Confederate flag flew over Talladega Superspeedway in Alabama and many others lined the streets leading into the track in defiance of NASCAR’s banning of the…MORE

GEICO 500 pushed back to Monday due to inclement weather

Rain, lightning and impending darkness forced NASCAR to delay Sunday’s GEICO 500 Cup Series race at Talladega Superspeedway until Monday. Green flag on Monday is scheduled for 3 p.m. ET. It will be broadcast on FOX. The race was scheduled to start at 3 p.m. Sunday but the rain and lightning prevented that and caused…MORE

Wallace defends investigation into noose

Bubba Wallace expressed relief that the noose found in his garage last weekend wasn’t intended for him, but he defended the investigations by NASCAR and the FBI into the incident. The FBI announced Tuesday that photographic evidence showed that the noose was present at the Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway garage as far back as last fall,…MORE

Son of ex-NASCAR driver apologizes for anti-Wallace rant

Dustin Skinner, the son of former NASCAR driver Mike Skinner, apologized Tuesday after previously posting a violently worded Facebook attack on Bubba Wallace. Referring to the noose that was found Sunday in Wallace’s garage at Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway, Dustin Skinner wrote, “my hat is off to who put the noose at his car. frankly, I…MORE

FBI concludes Wallace not victim of hate crime

The noose found in Bubba Wallace’s garage Sunday at Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway had been there since at least October 2019 and thus was not targeted for Wallace, an FBI investigation concluded Tuesday. The FBI announced that no evidence of a hate crime was found after 15 special agents conducted interviews Monday. Wallace is the only…MORE

Apparent noose found at Sonoma Raceway

Sonoma (Calif.) Raceway asked the local sheriff’s department to conduct an investigation after an apparent noose was found on a tree Saturday on the track’s property. The track, which hosts NASCAR, NHRA and other motorsports events, said in a statement Monday, “A Sonoma Raceway staff member discovered a piece of twine tied in what appeared…MORE

NASCAR: Only one noose found in sweep at 29 tracks

NASCAR released a photo Thursday of the noose found in the garage of Bubba Wallace at Talladega Superspeedway, two days after the FBI said photographic evidence showed that the noose was a way to pull down the garage door and had been there since last fall. President Steve Phelps said NASCAR asked officials at 29…MORE

Harvick gets first Pocono win to open doublheader

Kevin Harvick had won races at all but three current NASCAR Cup Series tracks as of Saturday morning. That number was cut to two on Saturday afternoon. Harvick took the lead with 17 laps to go when the final green-flag pit-stop sequence cycled through then held off a pesky Denny Hamlin in the closing laps…MORE

Weekend Preview: Historic doubleheader on tap at Pocono

As the NASCAR Cup Series heads for an unprecedented weekend at Pocono Raceway, Joe Gibbs Racing drivers have a significant streak on the line. The current JGR drivers have won the last five races at the Tricky Triangle, with Kyle Busch accounting for three of those victories and Denny Hamlin and Martin Truex Jr. one…MORE

LaJoie’s car to feature Trump 2020 scheme for nine races

Corey LaJoie will debut a new design scheme this weekend at the Brickyard in Indianapolis: Trump 2020. LaJoie’s No. 32 Ford Mustang owned by Go Fas Racing is partnering with The Patriots of America political action committee, which financially supports the re-election of the 45th president of the United States. Starting with Sunday’s Brickyard 400,…MORE

Pocono 350 results

NASCAR Cup Series Race – 47th Annual Pocono 350 Pocono Raceway Long Pond, Pennsylvania Sunday, June 28, 2020 1. (19) Denny Hamlin, Toyota, 140. 2. (20) Kevin Harvick, Ford, 140. 3. (38) Erik Jones, Toyota, 140. 4. (25) Chase Elliott, Chevrolet, 140. 5. (18) Aric Almirola, Ford, 140. 6. (8) Matt DiBenedetto, Ford, 140. 7.…MORE

Hamlin turns tables on Harvick, gets 6th Pocono win

In Saturday’s first race of the weekend’s NASCAR Cup Series doubleheader at Pocono Raceway, Denny Hamlin’s shot at victory came apart when his car developed a vibration in the late going. On Sunday, Hamlin went vibration free and the result was a victory in the nightcap. Despite weather delays forcing the Pocono 350 to conclude…MORE

Pocono Organic 325 results

NASCAR Cup Series Race – 39th Annual Pocono Organics 325 in partnership with Rodale Institute Pocono Raceway Long Pond, Pennsylvania Saturday, June 27, 2020 1. (9) Kevin Harvick, Ford, 130. 2. (3) Denny Hamlin, Toyota, 130. 3. (1) Aric Almirola, Ford, 130. 4. (36) Christopher Bell #, Toyota, 130. 5. (4) Kyle Busch, Toyota, 130.…MORE

Big Machine Hand Sanitizer 400 results

NASCAR Cup Series Race – 27th Annual Big Machine Hand Sanitizer 400 Indianapolis Motor Speedway Speedway, Indiana Sunday, July 5, 2020 1. (11) Kevin Harvick, Ford, 161. 2. (21) Matt Kenseth, Chevrolet, 161. 3. (5) Aric Almirola, Ford, 161. 4. (9) Brad Keselowski, Ford, 161. 5. (30) Cole Custer #, Ford, 161. 6. (7) Kyle…MORE

Harvick receives late break to win Big Machine Hand Sanitizer 400

As Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series race wound down to its final laps it appeared that for the second straight race that Kevin Harvick would be finishing as a runner-up to Denny Hamlin. But with seven laps to go and with a fairly comfortable lead, Hamlin blew a tire and slammed into the wall in Turn…MORE

Crazy pit road wreck injures tire changer at Indy

Sunday afternoon’s NASCAR Cup Series race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway got off to a scary start when a wreck on a crowded pit road resulted in an injury to a member of Ryan Blaney’s No. 12 Team Penske pit crew. The field of 40 cars was heading into the pits during a competition caution which…MORE

Johnson becomes first NASCAR driver with COVID-19

Jimmie Johnson will miss a Cup Series race for the first time in 19 years after becoming the first NASCAR driver to test positive for the coronavirus. Johnson’s team, Hendrick Motorsports, wrote in a statement that Johnson’s wife, Chandra, tested positive after dealing with allergy-like symptoms, prompting Johnson to get tested Friday morning even though…MORE

Johnson seeks record-tying fifth Brickyard win

No matter when a visit to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway falls on the NASCAR Cup Series schedule, there is always a lot on the line and a lot to deliver — for both NASCAR competitors and the sport’s fanbase. After spending much of the past half-decade as site of the series’ regular-season finale, the historic…MORE

Trump: Wallace ‘should apologize,’ noose claim was ‘hoax’

President Donald Trump took to Twitter on Monday to share his stance on NASCAR’s support of Black driver Bubba Wallace and his take on the sport condemning the Confederate flag. “Has @BubbaWallace apologized to all of those great NASCAR drivers & officials who came to his aid, stood by his side, & were willing to…MORE

Trump: Wallace ‘should apologize,’ noose claim was ‘hoax’

President Donald Trump took to Twitter on Monday to share his stance on NASCAR’s support of Black driver Bubba Wallace and his take on the sport condemning the Confederate flag. “Has @BubbaWallace apologized to all of those great NASCAR drivers & officials who came to his aid, stood by his side, & were willing to…MORE

Big Machine Hand Sanitizer 400 results

NASCAR Cup Series Race – 27th Annual Big Machine Hand Sanitizer 400 Indianapolis Motor Speedway Speedway, Indiana Sunday, July 5, 2020 1. (11) Kevin Harvick, Ford, 161. 2. (21) Matt Kenseth, Chevrolet, 161. 3. (5) Aric Almirola, Ford, 161. 4. (9) Brad Keselowski, Ford, 161. 5. (30) Cole Custer #, Ford, 161. 6. (7) Kyle…MORE

Harvick receives late break to win Big Machine Hand Sanitizer 400

As Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series race wound down to its final laps it appeared that for the second straight race that Kevin Harvick would be finishing as a runner-up to Denny Hamlin. But with seven laps to go and with a fairly comfortable lead, Hamlin blew a tire and slammed into the wall in Turn…MORE

Crazy pit road wreck injures tire changer at Indy

Sunday afternoon’s NASCAR Cup Series race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway got off to a scary start when a wreck on a crowded pit road resulted in an injury to a member of Ryan Blaney’s No. 12 Team Penske pit crew. The field of 40 cars was heading into the pits during a competition caution which…MORE

Johnson becomes first NASCAR driver with COVID-19

Jimmie Johnson will miss a Cup Series race for the first time in 19 years after becoming the first NASCAR driver to test positive for the coronavirus. Johnson’s team, Hendrick Motorsports, wrote in a statement that Johnson’s wife, Chandra, tested positive after dealing with allergy-like symptoms, prompting Johnson to get tested Friday morning even though…MORE

Johnson seeks record-tying fifth Brickyard win

No matter when a visit to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway falls on the NASCAR Cup Series schedule, there is always a lot on the line and a lot to deliver — for both NASCAR competitors and the sport’s fanbase. After spending much of the past half-decade as site of the series’ regular-season finale, the historic…MORE

LaJoie’s car to feature Trump 2020 scheme for nine races

Corey LaJoie will debut a new design scheme this weekend at the Brickyard in Indianapolis: Trump 2020. LaJoie’s No. 32 Ford Mustang owned by Go Fas Racing is partnering with The Patriots of America political action committee, which financially supports the re-election of the 45th president of the United States. Starting with Sunday’s Brickyard 400,…MORE

Pocono 350 results

NASCAR Cup Series Race – 47th Annual Pocono 350 Pocono Raceway Long Pond, Pennsylvania Sunday, June 28, 2020 1. (19) Denny Hamlin, Toyota, 140. 2. (20) Kevin Harvick, Ford, 140. 3. (38) Erik Jones, Toyota, 140. 4. (25) Chase Elliott, Chevrolet, 140. 5. (18) Aric Almirola, Ford, 140. 6. (8) Matt DiBenedetto, Ford, 140. 7.…MORE

Hamlin turns tables on Harvick, gets 6th Pocono win

In Saturday’s first race of the weekend’s NASCAR Cup Series doubleheader at Pocono Raceway, Denny Hamlin’s shot at victory came apart when his car developed a vibration in the late going. On Sunday, Hamlin went vibration free and the result was a victory in the nightcap. Despite weather delays forcing the Pocono 350 to conclude…MORE

Pocono Organic 325 results

NASCAR Cup Series Race – 39th Annual Pocono Organics 325 in partnership with Rodale Institute Pocono Raceway Long Pond, Pennsylvania Saturday, June 27, 2020 1. (9) Kevin Harvick, Ford, 130. 2. (3) Denny Hamlin, Toyota, 130. 3. (1) Aric Almirola, Ford, 130. 4. (36) Christopher Bell #, Toyota, 130. 5. (4) Kyle Busch, Toyota, 130.…MORE

Harvick gets first Pocono win to open doublheader

Kevin Harvick had won races at all but three current NASCAR Cup Series tracks as of Saturday morning. That number was cut to two on Saturday afternoon. Harvick took the lead with 17 laps to go when the final green-flag pit-stop sequence cycled through then held off a pesky Denny Hamlin in the closing laps…MORE

Weekend Preview: Historic doubleheader on tap at Pocono

As the NASCAR Cup Series heads for an unprecedented weekend at Pocono Raceway, Joe Gibbs Racing drivers have a significant streak on the line. The current JGR drivers have won the last five races at the Tricky Triangle, with Kyle Busch accounting for three of those victories and Denny Hamlin and Martin Truex Jr. one…MORE

NASCAR: Only one noose found in sweep at 29 tracks

NASCAR released a photo Thursday of the noose found in the garage of Bubba Wallace at Talladega Superspeedway, two days after the FBI said photographic evidence showed that the noose was a way to pull down the garage door and had been there since last fall. President Steve Phelps said NASCAR asked officials at 29…MORE

Wallace defends investigation into noose

Bubba Wallace expressed relief that the noose found in his garage last weekend wasn’t intended for him, but he defended the investigations by NASCAR and the FBI into the incident. The FBI announced Tuesday that photographic evidence showed that the noose was present at the Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway garage as far back as last fall,…MORE

Son of ex-NASCAR driver apologizes for anti-Wallace rant

Dustin Skinner, the son of former NASCAR driver Mike Skinner, apologized Tuesday after previously posting a violently worded Facebook attack on Bubba Wallace. Referring to the noose that was found Sunday in Wallace’s garage at Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway, Dustin Skinner wrote, “my hat is off to who put the noose at his car. frankly, I…MORE

FBI concludes Wallace not victim of hate crime

The noose found in Bubba Wallace’s garage Sunday at Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway had been there since at least October 2019 and thus was not targeted for Wallace, an FBI investigation concluded Tuesday. The FBI announced that no evidence of a hate crime was found after 15 special agents conducted interviews Monday. Wallace is the only…MORE

Apparent noose found at Sonoma Raceway

Sonoma (Calif.) Raceway asked the local sheriff’s department to conduct an investigation after an apparent noose was found on a tree Saturday on the track’s property. The track, which hosts NASCAR, NHRA and other motorsports events, said in a statement Monday, “A Sonoma Raceway staff member discovered a piece of twine tied in what appeared…MORE

Blaney wins at Talladega after NASCAR publicly backs Wallace

Leading laps has not been a problem for Ryan Blaney this season, but winning races has. That changed on Monday when he led a lot of laps, but most important, one of those laps led was the last one. Blaney edged Ricky Stenhouse Jr. in overtime to win the rain-postponed Geico 500 NASCAR Cup Series…MORE

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