Martin Truex Jr., winner of two races in this year’s NASCAR Chase for the Sprint Cup and a title favorite, was minding his business at Talladega Superspeedway. That’s what you have to do, because avoiding wrecks is key. But engine issues sent him to the garage, potentially knocking him out of the Chase.
The “Big One” is NASCAR a term typically only used at car-eating tracks like Daytona International Speedway and Talladega Superspeedway. But the Chase for the Championship thus far has been cruel to drivers going for the Sprint Cup Series title, and this huge wreck in Charlotte collected half of them.
For the second year in a row, a swarm of bees managed to cause a fuss during NASCAR weekend in Fontana, California. If anything, bee infestations at race tracks give the whole “need for speed” thing a much different meaning.
Dale Earnhardt Jr., one of the favorites to win today’s Daytona 500, took a spin down toward pit road in a late-race wreck on lap 170, just as teammate and pole-sitter Chase Elliott did in the early portions of the race.
With an unpredictable pass and a finish that took it right to the checkered flag, Denny Hamlin took this year’s Daytona 500 win and made history with just how close the finish was.
Just over a week ago, NASCAR forgot what it is. A brief moment of confusion led to a lot of not-so-great changes for the series, including an overhaul of the championship formats in both of its top developmental series and a caution clock. A clock. Try to cough that one out. But if NASCAR wants to be like baseball or…
The scene leading up to Jeff Gordon’s final NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race was quite sentimental. Very touching. Then he got in the car, and the typical frustrations—and radio expletives—of racing came right back.
Even for those who don’t know the slightest about racing, the name “Jeff Gordon” is synonymous with it. He’s the Rainbow Warrior, the Wonder Boy and most importantly, he’s the No. 24. But his legacy becomes just that—a legacy—upon his retirement this afternoon. Yes, it’s that close.
Every year, an Arizona farm (wait, there’s more than just desert land there?) crafts its own corn maze dedicated to a certain celebrity. This year, NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Joey Logano had the honor of being etched in corn.
Denny Hamlin just couldn't hold it together and Kevin Harvick took the end of season Ford EcoBoost 400 and the 2014 Sprint Cup Series championship Sunday at Homestead-Miami Speedway.
Marcos Ambrose and Casey Mears finished the Toyota Owners 400 in 18th and 19th place, respectively, and swapped some paint on the way there. So, after the race, they duked it out in the garage. Mears attempts to push Ambrose and he responds with a right hook to Mears's face.
Parker Kligerman, 23 years old from Westport, Connecticut, when he's not contributing to Jalopnik, will be spending his spare time competing in the Sprint Cup Series for Swan Racing in the #30. Kligerman was a Penske Racing developmental driver from 2009-12, competing in the ARCA Racing Series with Cunningham…
Ford Racing invited Los Jalops on a NASCAR immersion trip this past Friday. At first we were skeptical, considering the big oval hasn't traditionally been our beat, but we've never been ones to shy away from bringing you the gift of knowledge, particularly when the odor of burning Sunoco 260 is involved. Since Wert's…