Written by Monte Dutton Tue, 2019-08-06 09:03
It’s NASCAR’s state-fair week. The sport has its Speedweeks, its participation in the glorious racing month of May, its Bristol Night Race and its Labor Day Weekend at the Granddaddy of Them All.
Incredibly, NASCAR still has tradition left, even though, in Darlington’s case, it took it away, then gave it back.
Traditionalists have to take what they can get in this day and time.
by Zachary Hinson; Photos by Getty Images Mon, 2019-08-05 07:18
Chase Elliott has been looking forward to the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series return to Watkins Glen for the chance at a repeat all season and when it came back around, he wasted no time picking up where he left off.
Written by Monte Dutton Fri, 2019-08-02 09:48
Yes, as the old song notes, “Time changes everything.”
That may be a bit of exaggeration, but change takes some getting used to, and one of NASCAR’s problems is that it changes too fast for its fans to keep up. The fans could use a caution flag. The sport’s leadership wanted to bring it into the 21st century and found out the rest of the world was already there.
by Zachary Hinson; Photos by Getty Images Mon, 2019-07-29 19:38
Last week at New Hampshire, a disappointed Denny Hamlin felt like he didn’t do enough to prevent Kevin Harvick from picking up his first win of the season. At Pocono, Hamlin did everything right to pick up his third.
Mon, 2019-07-29 09:40
Atlanta Motor Speedway and the American Red Cross are racing to save lives and collect blood donations during the “Drive For Life Blood Drive” on September 11.
With blood supplies dangerously low, the American Red Cross is urging anyone who is able to donate blood to do so. The Drive For Life Blood Drive is an opportunity to do just that, with donation times available between 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. in the Marcy Scott Media Center, located in the Speedway’s infield.
Written by Monte Dutton Tue, 2019-07-23 09:47
At the moment, it seems as if everything is getting better in NASCAR except the bottom line.
Based on my conversations around town, lots of folks still haven’t noticed. Interest in these parts still seems confined to two words, an apostrophe and a question mark.
When’s Darlington? The fact that I thought everyone knew it’s the Sunday before Labor Day is not encouraging.
by Zachary Hinson; Photos by Getty Images Tue, 2019-07-23 08:07
by Zachary Hinson Mon, 2019-07-15 11:34
Redemption, that’s all Kurt Busch and his crew chief, Matt McCall, wanted after a late call to pit from the lead before the rain rolled in ruined their chance to win at Daytona. Saturday night during the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Quaker State 400 at Kentucky speedway; they got what they asked for.
Written by Monte Dutton Fri, 2019-07-12 14:46
Some years ago, I was wandering around under the stands at Daytona International Speedway during a (probably still) Winston Cup practice. Near one of the portals sat a David Pearson Wood Brothers Mercury, all refurbished and bright.
I wouldn’t have gotten there quickly had it been a human magnet. As a practical matter, it was.
Fri, 2019-07-12 10:39
Kyle Busch, the 2015 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series champion, took home some hardware at last night’s ESPY Awards, winning Best Driver – his second win in the last four years.