Written by Monte Dutton Wed, 2015-10-14 10:04
Not every race can be a classic. If they all were classics, then there would be no need for the word. Fans would jump out of their seats when the winner crossed the finish line and say, "That race was another one!"
Besides, there's a lot more to this racing gig than just close finishes, lead swaps and crashes. In NASCAR, fans have all sorts of stuff to follow. The Chase. Debris. Free passes. Wave-arounds. The pulse-pounding pathos of pit road.
by Kelli Bennett Mon, 2015-10-12 09:32
Joey Logano dominated the rain postponed Bank of America 500 at Charlotte Motor Speedway on a day which saw mistakes made by many of his fellow Chase competitors.
Leading a race high 227 laps and grabbing his fourth victory of the 2015 season, Logano punched his ticket into the next round of the Chase.
by Allen Gregory Mon, 2015-10-12 08:03
Bristol Motor Speedway is the second smallest track located in the second smallest city on the NASCAR Sprint Cup circuit, but speedway officials continue to conjure up big schemes.
During an elaborate press conference Wednesday morning, BMS executive vice president and general manager Jerry Caldwell unveiled the latest bold move.
Before next year’s two Sprint Cup races and the historic Sept. 10, 2016 Battle at Bristol football game between Virginia Tech and the University of Tennessee, the track’s existing pylon and screen frame will be removed for a 700-ton creation dubbed Colossus.
Sun, 2015-10-11 10:03
Due to inclement weather, Saturday’s Bank of America 500 has been postponed. Green flag is scheduled for Sunday at 12:30 p.m. Gates will open at 9 a.m. The ticket office will open at 8 a.m.
By Reid Spencer Sat, 2015-10-10 10:32
Where Charlotte Motor Speedway is concerned, Austin Dillon doesn’t mind being a creature of habit.
After experienced veterans Kyle Busch and Kasey Kahne knocked themselves out of contention on Lap 151 of Friday night’s Drive for the Cure 300 NASCAR XFINITY Series race at the 1.5-mile track, Dillon streaked away from Erik Jones to win by 2.809 seconds over the Joe Gibbs Racing driver.
Written by Tom Higgins Fri, 2015-10-09 10:52
Every year when autumn rolls around and NASCAR’s top teams head to Dover, Delaware to race I unfailingly think back to the magical fall of 1991.
Just as resplendent as the forest foliage that year was Harry Gant, an immensely popular driver from Taylorsville, N.C.
Gant won four in a row 24 seasons ago, and except for the failure of a 10-cent O-ring in his car’s braking system, he almost certainly would have made it five straight.
Fri, 2015-10-09 10:04
Twenty-two drivers have three days to compete for a spot in the motorsport industry’s top driver development program, the NASCAR Drive for Diversity (D4D), set to commence at Langley Speedway in Hampton, Va., Oct. 19-21, 2015.
Now in its 12th year, the annual Combine invites promising ethnically diverse and female drivers, ages 14 to 26, from across North America to test their skills over a three-day period in order to identify members of the NASCAR D4D Class of 2016.
Fri, 2015-10-09 10:04
Four finalists have been chosen for The NASCAR Foundation’s fifth annual Betty Jane France Humanitarian Award presented by Nationwide, which honors volunteers from across the country who dedicate themselves to children’s causes in their communities. Through December 3 at 11:59 p.m. ET, fans have the power to decide the winner by voting for their favorite champion for children at NASCAR.com/Award.
This year’s finalists include Bob Bowler of Special Olympics North Carolina, Stephanie Decker of Stephanie Decker Foundation, Carl Flatley of Sepsis Alliance and Jeff Hanson of Children’s Tumor Foundation. The national winner will be announced on Dec. 4 during the 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Awards at Wynn Las Vegas at 9 p.m. ET on NBCSN.
Fri, 2015-10-09 10:04
Ray Evernham, a former modified racer who earned 47 victories and three NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championships as Jeff Gordon’s crew chief, received the prestigious Smokey Yunick Award prior to the Bank of America 500.
Legendary car owner and mechanic Henry “Smokey” Yunick, who passed away May 9, 2001, instituted the award in 1997 to annually recognize an individual who rose from humble beginnings to make a major impact on the motorsports industry.