This week, reports came out about former Colts announcer Bob Lamey telling a story in which someone used the n-word nearly 35 years ago. That someone was said to be IndyCar driver Conor Daly’s dad, who denied it was him saying it, and Conor Daly’s sponsor backed out on his NASCAR ride this weekend because of it.
The newest racing rendition of the Toyota Supra, which we still haven’t seen a street version of yet, by the way, debuted last week. It’ll head to the second-tier NASCAR Xfinity Series next year, trading the Supra’s drag-racing roots and historically customizable inline-six engine for the land of the screaming V8s.
“Out of bounds” almost never applies in NASCAR, but passing below the yellow line at a restrictor-plate race tracks is a no-go. Driver Justin Haley got a harsh reminder of that Friday, when he barely dipped below the line in a bold move for the win and got penalized. But the call, and the rule, could be a lot clearer.
Races are won by more than just drivers. They’re won by people like Brehanna Daniels, who changes the rear tires on a NASCAR race car by jumping over a wall and onto pit road, sliding to the opposite side of the car and getting to work on a tire—all while other race cars are whizzing by. Daniels slams five lug nuts…
Somewhere in their large, expensive homes, NASCAR’s founding family is nervously laughing, hoping no one notices the beads of sweat rolling down their faces as they dodge the question of whether their long-held stake in the sport is for sale. Nothing to see here, folks. Move along.
The France family has been in control of NASCAR since Bill France Sr. founded it in 1947, staying in power so long that they’re still known as the “first family.” But just over a week after NASCAR acquired another major racing series, Reuters reports that the family is in talks of potentially selling its stake in the…
Police were called to Dover International Speedway on Friday morning after being called about a fight breaking out in the JP Motorsports garage. After a heated argument, the team’s co-owner Jerry Hattaway was taken to Bayhealth Kent General Hospital to treat his broken jaw, and crew member Lawrence Hayden was…
On Saturday at Talladega Superspeedway, Spencer Gallagher led his first lap ever in the second-tier NASCAR Xfinity Series. That lap also happened to be the last one, meaning Gallagher got to celebrate his first win in a NASCAR national series. Four days later, NASCAR suspended him for failing a drug test.
Cars are good, especially when they’re loud and fast. And, believe it or not, us car bloggers actually leave our computer screens occasionally to go look at real, live cars. That’s why Jalopnik will be at Texas Motor Speedway for the NASCAR races this weekend, ready to soak up the noise of loud V8s making big circles.
While most of us don’t enjoy daylight saving time or the sadness that comes with it, not practicing it when everyone else does sounds just as bad. Most of Arizona doesn’t honor the changing of clocks, and that means this weekend’s NASCAR races will happen in more than one time zone—at the same race track.
Rejoice! NASCAR’s regular season is back, ready to fill that empty hole in your heart with cars once more. You know, much like how their second-tier Xfinity Series filled the entire width of Daytona International Speedway with crashed cars this afternoon. The race ended after five overtime restarts in a photo finish…
After constant overhauls with the rules in recent years, NASCAR isn’t the same NASCAR as it was a few seasons ago. If you want to tune into the Daytona 500 on Sunday and start following the rest of the 2018 season, you may need a refresher course first. Welcome to class.
A team in the second-tier NASCAR Xfinity Series has a new sponsor this season, and it announced Wednesday that the payment was done in cryptocurrency—cryptocurrency that’s only existed for a day, apparently. What could possibly go wrong, yeah?
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You can’t avoid complicated with NASCAR anymore, and two of its newer rules could potentially put huge wrinkles into the sport’s title races—wrinkles that could determine or de-crown a champion on the spot.
Texas Motor Speedway pulled the equivalent of bunny ears in the class photo on nearly every NASCAR driver who walked its stage this weekend, and it was like taking 40 trips to burntown each day: When the track a driver, a snarky joke about them would pop up on its giant television screen for fans to laugh at.
It’s hard to explain how experiencing NASCAR’s infield can completely change a person’s understanding the sport. The garage and pit road transform from areas that were once shown in passing by television broadcasts and squinted at through binoculars, to privates window into the inner workings of racing.
Here are some cars, at night, deep in the heart of Texas. There’s a song in there somewhere.