NASCAR driver Brad Keselowski has said more than once that his lower-level Camping World Truck Series team loses about $1 million annually, but that he keeps doing it because the team is what’s “in [his] heart.” But after this year, Keselowski said the team will be no more “for a number of reasons.”
Three cars became a giant, nightmarish wall of fire at a Washington short track Saturday, which the Seattle Times reports track announcers said was “one of the scariest” in its 63 years. The Times reports that everyone was OK, and the driver who had to be hospitalized was at work the next day preaching in a local…
If someone deserves an award for simply living life as the Good Lord intended, it’s NASCAR’s Clint Bowyer. He’s the most unapologetic country boy there is, and his views on Formula One, that series with them Eu-ro-peans over there driving spaceship cars that aren’t even V8s, are amazing.
The Chevrolet SS was never a best seller. It was barely a seller at all. But it had the deep, niche, Australian roots that could make any car enthusiast smile to see it in NASCAR’s top level. The SS’ production and racing death at the end of 2017 will be a sad time fo... wait, hold up, that Camaro ZL1 is its…
A few weeks after winning one of NASCAR’s biggest races, the Brickyard 400, 37-year-old Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series driver Kasey Kahne got booted from one of the series’s best teams a year early. His teenage replacement in 2018 is William Byron, who’s only been in a real race car for four years—total.
Dale Earnhardt Jr., NASCAR’s most popular driver for the past 14 years in a row, announced a few months ago that he’d retire at the end of the season. Hearing that—that the end of an era was on its way, basically—was depressing enough in itself, but things just keep getting worse as the year goes on.
Effective immediately, NASCAR’s “overtime line,” which dictates the end of a race should the race go over the race’s scheduled distance, will move from an arbitrary point on the race track to the start-finish line. This is a very, very good thing, and will hopefully result in slightly less screaming at the television…
Top NASCAR drivers are great at waltzing into lower levels of the sport and beating everyone so badly they’re almost in another zip code. NASCAR made rules to cut down on that last year so the series could actually be competitive, and the sanctioning body announced Tuesday that it’s cutting down even more.
NASCAR’s most popular driver for 14 straight years and soon-to-be retiree Dale Earnhardt Jr. signed onto a multi-year deal to join NBC Sports’ NASCAR commentary team in 2018, the network announced today. Look, we all knew this was going to happen. The people need—no, demand!—more Earnhardt.
NASCAR wants its races to end under full-speed green flag conditions so badly that they instituted the overtime system to restart races after
big wrecks. Tonight’s Brickyard 400 took two overtime attempts before it
was ended with a crash, but it sure took officials a while to throw the last yellow flag.
The Brickyard 400 started five hours, 44 minutes ago. It’s still going on—an hour ago, there were just ten laps to go—because these dumb fuckers can’t stop wrecking their goddamned cars.
NASCAR’s top Cup Series was at Indianapolis Motor Speedway for the Brickyard 400 today, where Kurt Busch’s race came to a halt with a hard hit with only 10 laps let in the race. Holy crap, the view from Busch’s helmet is intense.
Tim Fedewa’s dropped sandwich led NASCAR to revoke the Kevin Harvick spotter’s credentials during practice for tomorrow’s Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis.
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No matter how many weird rituals or blood sacrifices Junior Nation has done to prevent the retirement of NASCAR’s favorite son Dale Earnhardt Jr. at the end of the season, it’s happening. And as of Wednesday, his replacement is officially lined up: 24-year-old Alex Bowman will drive the No. 88 car in 2018.
NASCAR usually runs on relatively tidy paved ovals, but not tonight. It’s time for the Race I Will Always Call The Mudsummer Classic To Annoy Baseball Hosers where the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series runs on Eldora Speedway’s dirt oval. It’s a whole race of NAS-trucks sideways on dirt, and it is wonderful.
Reports of a lawsuit alleging that former NASCAR driver Greg Biffle hid cameras in private areas of his family home came out last week, but details were vague. Jalopnik now has a copy of the lawsuit, and the allegations—including 24/7 DVR recording and his race team having access to the feeds—are incredibly bizarre.
Before even half of the field could cross the start/finish line at today’s NASCAR Xfinity Series race in Kentucky, there’s already been a wreck. Come on guys, this is the easy part.
There’s a thing southern folks like to say, and surely you’ve heard it before: “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” That’s what NASCAR did by making “overtime” rules at the start of the 2016 season, and it’s gone about as well as enrolling a cat in swim lessons. And maybe, just maybe, NASCAR’s starting to realize that.