NASCAR fans are a bit outraged at the fact that the series swore they’d crack down on Chase for the Sprint Cup competitors who failed the post-race technical inspection, and Chicagoland Speedway winner Martin Truex Jr.’s car failed after that anyway. But it’s by such a minuscule amount that NASCAR may not even bother,…
We know that asking NASCAR not to cheat is like asking an old Volkswagen not to drop oil, but a new ruling means that the series (and this comes as a shock) may now actually strip the benefits of winning from rule-breaking cars. You know what this means? Teams will just have to cheat harder.
Sidelined NASCAR Sprint Cup driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. spoke during NBCSN’s pre-race show last weekend on his continued recovery. Earnhardt has been sitting out since July due to concussion symptoms. The worst part, for someone whose life revolves around racing, has been the lack of purpose.
Today, in “is someone cutting onions nearby?” news, Kyle Larson opted to dedicate his first NASCAR Sprint Cup win to his the family of racer and friend Bryan Clauson. Clauson passed away earlier this month from injuries sustained in a dirt track crash.
Last Monday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Pocono Raceway was full of surprises, both from Mother Nature’s disagreeable weather and in Victory Lane. We spoke with rookie Chris Buescher to how one lucky strategy call gave him the surprise win of the season at Pocono.
Doctors narrowed down the likely cause of NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s concussion to a crash on June 12 during the Sprint Cup race at Michigan. Today, his Hendrick Motorsports team announced that Jeff Gordon will continue to fill in for the next two races to allow Earnhardt to continue recovering.
Jeff Gordon had a bit of a moment at Pocono with the seat belts in the No. 88 car, which must not have been locked in all the way. Either that or the car has become sentient and realizes that Dale Earnhardt Jr.—its regular driver—was not in that seat. One of those!
A restart attempt at today’s NASCAR Brickyard 400 ended up bringing out the red flag because it made such a huge mess, which led to three more restart attempts. The No. 19 of Carl Edwards got loose on the restart, causing a big chain-reaction pile-up that collected a large chunk of the field.
Gordon’s back, back again. Gordon’s back, tell a friend. Beloved four-time NASCAR Sprint Cup champion Jeff Gordon is coming out of retirement to drive Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s car at Indianapolis and Pocono while Earnhardt recovers from concussion-like symptoms.
Did you miss Jeff Gordon’s farewell tour last year before he retired from driving in NASCAR? Well Sunday, Sunday, Sunday!!!, July 24, you may get your chance to see Fox Sports’ star commentator back the car. Either way, he better deliver the goods on his in-car commentary, given his new post-retirement gig.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. will sit out from racing for an indefinite period of time after experiencing concussion-like symptoms, per a Hendrick Motorsports team announcement made this afternoon. Earnhardt says he’s focusing on recovery for the time being and the team hasn’t set a timeline for his return.
Most of us don’t think twice about pavement, but it’s the only thing a race car is always in contact with, provided something hasn’t gone catastrophically wrong. Thus, something as mundane as the track surface itself can make or break a race—and elevate it to glorious racing chaos or keep it as dull as it gets.
Does it get any more American than this? Brad Keselowski celebrated his first-ever win at Daytona International Speedway with the stars and stripes and of course, a massive burnout. Keselowski also gave Team Penske their 100th NASCAR Sprint Cup win as well at Daytona.
The “big one” feels like an inevitability at NASCAR’s restrictor-plate tracks like Daytona. At some point, all the cars that have been bunched together by the kit that limits their top speeds will come together in a massive wad of bent metal and sadness. You might as well pass the time with a song.
Unless you’re a podiatrist, or perhaps one of those people who revels in seeing gross stuff on the Internet, you might not want to look at this tweet by NASCAR driver Kevin Harvick. With that disclaimer, your own morbid curiosity is going to get the best of you and force you to look, right? Right. Here we go!
Sonoma Raceway proved once again why it’s one of the most interesting races on the NASCAR Sprint Cup schedule. Holy crap, the last lap delivered.
A nasty electrical fire took Clint Bowyer out early from today’s Toyota/Save Mart 350 at Sonoma Raceway. Nothing has encapsulated the term “nope” more than Bowyer’s quick exit and helmet toss following this particularly grody-smelling car-b-que.
We’re riding along with Daytona 500 winner Denny Hamlin in the pace car this morning, so why not come along with us? Let’s take a quick lap of Sonoma Raceway, one of the few road courses on the NASCAR Sprint Cup calendar.