The catch fencing at Homestead-Miami Speedway did its job before today’s NASCAR Cup race, successfully catching a skydiver’s parachute, much to the chagrin of the skydiver.
Everyone you know probably jokes that in NASCAR, the person who makes the best left turns is the champion. But deciding the NASCAR champion is far from that simple these days, to the point that you might need a guide to fully grasp what’s going on. Good thing you found one, right?
The era of the Zombie Dodge, which long outlived its planned exit from the NASCAR Xfinity Series after Dodge left the sport six years ago, ends along with the NASCAR season this weekend. When NASCAR starts back up in February, the car won’t be legal—killing, for good, the one car that refused to truly die.
NASCAR Hall of Fame member and three-time champion David Pearson died Monday, the sanctioning body announced that night. He was 83 years old, and NASCAR said in a statement that the cause of death was unknown at the time.
Deep breath, America. We’ve done it. We’ve survived another election cycle, and I bet everyone is pretty stoked that we aren’t going to be bombarded with political ads and commentary everywhere we look for a little while and take a breather. Right? Well—maybe not.
Much like your high-school algebra teacher who did their best to explain that, yes, letters do belong in math, NASCAR really, really wants race teams to stop cheating. And much like said teacher, the punishments—zeros on homework, potentially championship-ending penalties—just aren’t stopping the crimes.
People say that the old spirit of NASCAR is gone, and stock car ain’t what it used to be. All I know is that a car chief named “Cheddar” Smith just got suspended for cheating. Seems to me like the glory days never left.
In modern NASCAR, the title comes down to four drivers and a 400-mile shootout in Florida. There’s only one race left before that shootout, and three days after driver Kevin Harvick secured himself a spot in it, he’s now lost his guarantee and sits at risk of playoff elimination—all thanks to a huge penalty.
NASCAR has a lot of rules these days, from races broken into segments to the severity of penalties categorized by “levels.” But even NASCAR gets those rules wrong sometimes, which led to seven-time Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series champ Jimmie Johnson getting mistakenly shoved to the back of the field on Sunday.
That is, it does until the engine blows up.
NASCAR wants the cars in its top-level Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series to not string out like a broken bracelet from a Walmart claw machine, and encourage actual side-by-side/back-and-forth racing. NASCAR will try to do that, in part, by taking its Cup Series cars from about 800 horsepower down to 550.
NASCAR’s made a lot of changes to its top levels in the past couple of years, like overhauling how its races and championships work. There’s a lot that still needs to change. But the impacts of competition changes NASCAR has made have been arguable at best, and largely targeting the wrong thing—until the roval, that…
Hailie Deegan, the 17-year-old daughter of motocross and rallycross legend Brian Deegan, has become the first woman to win a high level touring NASCAR series since Shawna Robinson won three Dash Series races across 1988 and 89. Running in the K&N Pro Series West, Deegan has found quick success, winning in only her…
The Rowan County, NC Sheriff’s Office has issued a warrant for the arrest of NASCAR Camping World Truck Series driver Jordan Anderson for possession of a stolen vehicle. Police claim Anderson purchased the truck despite having reason to believe it was stolen earlier this month.
The answer to the question many of us race fans have been wondering has been answered. Who’s going to be the driver to secure Team Penske’s 500th win? Brad Keselowski responded to the call.
The answer? Not many, apparently.
It’s a good weekend to go out and carve out a little place in history. And that’s just what Hailie Deegan did when she laid down the quickest lap at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway Dirt Track ahead of the NASCAR K&N Pro Series Star Nursery 100 race.