The 2003 series champion needed only four laps in three rounds of qualifying Friday, outrunning final-round qualifiers like Joey Logano, who was fastest in each of the first two rounds, and Dale Earnhardt Jr., who made it to the final round, but will start 12th. “I don't get a lot of poles so any
Posted: April 28, 2017, 11:41 pm
Danica Patrick spotted some immediate connections when her “Wonder Woman” paint scheme for May's NASCAR All-Star Race weekend was unveiled this week. Her first reaction to the front of her No. 10 car bearing the likeness of the next actress, in costume, chosen to play Diana Prince? “I think that
Posted: April 28, 2017, 11:16 pm
Danny Hamlin addressed the issues that have all four Joe Gibbs Racing drivers outside the top 10 in points.
Posted: April 28, 2017, 11:00 pm
The impact Benny Parsons had on NASCAR after his driving career ended is what Dale Earnhardt Jr. would like to replicate. Dale Earnhardt Jr. doesn’t know what his post-driving career will entail, but he does know that he wants to model it after NASCAR Hall of Famer driver Benny Parsons, who continued
Posted: April 28, 2017, 10:48 pm
Hot track temps make for interesting qualifying strategies, and Matt Kenseth's No. 20 Toyota speeds to the top of the chart, grabbing the Coors Light Pole Award at Richmond.
Posted: April 28, 2017, 10:44 pm
Dale Earnhardt Jr. says the pressure is gone, not only about his future, but also his results. "I certainly did feel a lot more relaxed now," NASCAR'S most popular driver said Friday at Richmond International Raceway, where he came back to work three days after announcing that this season
Posted: April 28, 2017, 9:36 pm
Chicagoland Speedway and Nickelodeon today announced that the number-one entertainment brand for kids is the entitlement sponsor of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race on Sunday, Sept. 17, dubbed the Tales of the Turtles 400 at Chicagoland Speedway. The announcement was made atop the 360 Chicago
Posted: April 28, 2017, 9:07 pm
Team Penske has been no stranger to Talladega Superspeedway's Gatorade Victory Lane in recent years. Roger Penske's drivers - Brad Keselowski, the defending GEICO 500 champion and Joey Logano - have combined to capture the past three checkered flags at the mammoth 2.66-mile Superspeedway and
Posted: April 28, 2017, 9:07 pm
Edwards stepped away from NASCAR in January.
Posted: April 28, 2017, 9:02 pm
Despite having 28 more Cup Series races in his NASCAR career, the iconic driver admits he wants to help choose who will replace him in the No. 88 car.
Posted: April 28, 2017, 8:43 pm
The NASCAR XFINITY Series travels to Richmond International Raceway for the 30th annual ToyotaCare 250. The event on Saturday will serve as the eighth race of the season for the series. Dale Earnhardt Jr., who will not race in this event, enters the weekend as the defending race winner. Entry List: A
Posted: April 28, 2017, 8:28 pm
RICHMOND, Va. – After Dale Earnhardt Jr. announced he plans to retire at the end of the 2017 NASCAR season, Hendrick Motorsports owner Rick Hendrick proclaimed: “There will never be another Dale Earnhardt Jr. – you're the one.” As the Cup Series' 14-time most popular driver, that's probably
Posted: April 28, 2017, 8:00 pm
Having made his first NASCAR start in the XFINITY Series at Richmond International Raceway in 2014, Daniel Suarez reflects on how both him and his career have evolved since then.
Posted: April 28, 2017, 7:34 pm
Many have heaped praise on Kyle Larson after his exceptional start to the 2017 season with four runner-up finishes, one win, and the points lead through eight races. Kevin Harvick even called Larson the “best driver to come into NASCAR since Jeff Gordon” in an interview after Larson won at Auto Club.
Posted: April 28, 2017, 5:13 pm
Very warm and mostly dry this weekend for NASCAR at Richmond International Raceway
Posted: April 28, 2017, 4:22 pm
NASCAR announces several infractions from inspection at Bristol Motor Speedway.
Posted: April 28, 2017, 3:55 pm
It's unclear if Labbe will return for Talladega.
Posted: April 28, 2017, 2:29 pm
He couldn't stop looking at her, especially at those soft blue eyes. But how could he approach her? He may have been the most popular driver in the history of NASCAR, a guy whose mere presence made thousands squeal 36 weekends a year at racetracks across America, but there is this little secret about
Posted: April 28, 2017, 1:15 pm
In a sport as dangerous as NASCAR, wrecks are bound to happen. Here's a look at the 10 worst car accidents in the history of NASCAR racing.
Posted: April 28, 2017, 12:02 pm
The search for the next face of NASCAR seems to have overlooked an obvious choice. He's young at just 26-years-old, talented, successful, has “paid his dues,” drives for one of the sport's powerhouses and oozes with personality. But in the aftermath of Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s retirement announcement
Posted: April 28, 2017, 10:46 am
RICHMOND — Caleb Hurd figured out what he wanted to do with his life when he first traveled to Richmond International Raceway for a NASCAR race in 2000. He was working as a wide-eyed intern for Hendrick Motorsports at the time, putting his mechanical engineering education at Virginia Tech to good use
Posted: April 28, 2017, 7:25 am
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Just a generation ago, NASCAR drivers raced until they were embarrassing themselves, the money ran out or they simply couldn't make it to the track anymore. They could compete into their mid-50s, and make a really good living. It's an entirely different world now. First went
Posted: April 28, 2017, 5:49 am
The horses the Truck Series drivers have under their hoods are like ponies compared to the 10,000 horses in a Top Fuel dragster or Funny Car.
Posted: April 28, 2017, 4:55 am
Tackling Talladega Superspeedway is no small feat. Challenging, tricky, unpredictable and fast are words that several Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series drivers have used to describe the 2.66-mile venue that is the biggest and baddest on the planet. Some drivers have received beneficial advice prior to
Posted: April 28, 2017, 12:37 am
Today's "50 States in 50 Shows" looks at Dixie Motor Speedway in Michigan.
Posted: April 27, 2017, 10:26 pm
RICHMOND, Va. -- Denny Hamlin is free to work in peace this weekend. There is no doubt work to do, and Dale Earnhardt Jr. provided the perfect diversion. Now Hamlin just has to fend off his teammates. Any NASCAR visit to Richmond International Raceway brings enough pressure and demands – some internal
Posted: April 27, 2017, 9:30 pm
The Xfinity and Camping World Truck Series will take turns with an open test at Charlotte Motor Speedway
Posted: April 27, 2017, 9:12 pm
We've done this before with golf and baseball, so to keep it going with outdoor sports, FTW is giving you the chance to try your hand at race tracks. Below are 15 aerial photos of race tracks around the country – taken via Google Earth (seriously, this technology is amazing) – and I'm not as
Posted: April 27, 2017, 7:27 pm
Joey Logano is the only driver that has finished in the top 10 in each of the last six races at Richmond dating back to his win in 2014 and Kevin Harvick finished fifth in both races last season. (Photo: Getty Images) Driver Averages | Lap Leaders | Driver Ratings | Loop Data | Past Winners | Past Pole
Posted: April 27, 2017, 7:26 pm
Last year, the highest-paid Nascar drivers combined to earn $168 million. Here's a look at the 10 individuals who raced away from the competition this year.
Posted: April 27, 2017, 6:57 pm
Charlotte Shakedown: NASCAR XFINITY, Camping World Truck Series Machines Roar into Charlotte Motor Speedway for Test Fest
An all-star cast of drivers will take to Charlotte Motor Speedway for NASCAR Test Fest on May 2 in a fan-friendly shakedown of NASCAR XFINITY and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series machines before the 10 Days of NASCAR Thunder May 19-28. Scheduled to participate are Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series champions
Posted: April 27, 2017, 6:37 pm
In October 2016, Kentucky Speedway announced that they would be adding an additional layer of asphalt to their racing surface. This move was made after the previous repave, which happened before their July events, because the asphalt did not meet construction specifications. "When our team examined
Posted: April 27, 2017, 6:37 pm
We are at a remarkable juncture in NASCAR after Dale Earnhardt Jr. announced he is retiring as a full-time driver in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series earlier this week. Four-time Cup champ Jeff Gordon and three-time champ Tony Stewart also have formally retired, as has 2016 rookie Brian Scott. Carl
Posted: April 27, 2017, 5:19 pm
Richmond is a hybrid. It behaves as much like an unrestricted, intermediate speedway as a short track and that allows for consideration of a wide variety of drivers.
Posted: April 27, 2017, 5:13 pm
In contrast to Bristol Motor Speedway, which had only a handful of drivers sweep the top 10 in 2016, Richmond International Raceway was a place where success predicted success.
Posted: April 27, 2017, 4:49 pm
LaJoie hasn't had everything handed to him. He's paved his own way by getting his hands dirty and working for everything he's earned. “I've worked on all my stuff,” LaJoie said. “I've built race cars and done all that stuff, and there's not many kids that are racing nowadays that
Posted: April 27, 2017, 4:38 pm
Bubba Wallace's No. 6 Roush Fenway Racing Ford Mustang heads into the NASCAR XFINITY Series race at Richmond International Raceway with a different look, as Mello Yello has come on board as the primary partner for this weekend's event. “I'm really excited to have Mello Yello on board,” said
Posted: April 27, 2017, 1:18 pm
Can Jimmie Johnson win three straight Cup races in a row this weekend?
Posted: April 27, 2017, 12:04 pm
Daytona International Speedway, International Speedway Corporation and NASCAR employees celebrated NASCAR Race to Green week by donating and planting trees at City Island River Walk in Daytona Beach. Approximately 50 employees attended the event, planting 31 live oak trees and 250 marigolds, as well
Posted: April 26, 2017, 11:32 pm
Kevin Harvick's No. 4 Ford Fusion for Stewart-Haas Racing (SHR) will feature Busch Light for the first time this season during Sunday's 400-mile Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series event at Richmond (Va.) International Raceway. This weekend marks the first of five appearances by Busch Light on the
Posted: April 26, 2017, 11:32 pm
If you follow Danica Patrick on social media, you know how devoted she is to her dog, Dallas. Now, the Stewart-Haas Racing driver, in conjunction with sponsor Code 3 Associates, is doing something very special to raise awareness for cancer research in animals. Code 3, a anon-profit organization specializing
Posted: April 26, 2017, 10:20 pm
When looking at the tracks where Kyle Busch excels in Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series competition, there are many ways to size up the situation. After all, Busch has won at all but two of the 23 tracks that comprise NASCAR's top series. Among all those wins at all those tracks, one stop on the circuit
Posted: April 26, 2017, 9:37 pm
Quin Houff made his NASCAR XFINITY Series debut over the weekend at Bristol Motor Speedway for Precision Performance Motorsports. Houff, a 19-year old racer from the state of Virginia, made his debut in a car owned by Rick Gdovic in the No. 46 Chevrolet. Houff started the event sitting 21st on the board
Posted: April 26, 2017, 9:11 pm
For the first time, NASCAR is hosting in Charlotte its annual party celebrating the completion of the first half of the season. Also for the first time, the party will be open to fans. And as part of the event, Maren Morris, of country music's biggest stars, will headline a performance at the Fillmore
Posted: April 26, 2017, 6:00 pm
Larson dominated the early portion of the Food City 500 before sliding back. He overcame a pit road speeding penalty to score another top 10 finish. He keeps his points lead and looks like this early success will continue through the season.
Posted: April 26, 2017, 4:23 pm
There was a moment during the Bristol Motor Speedway race that captured the essence of Dale Earnhardt Jr. A fan approached him from behind, Earnhardt turned, and the fan was shoved away when it became clear he just wanted a selfie. Earnhardt is a 14-time winner of NASCAR's most popular driver award
Posted: April 26, 2017, 6:56 am
A transition is taking place within NASCAR's driver lineup and it could carry the sport forward for years to come.
Posted: April 26, 2017, 3:42 am
Kevin Harvick is adding two road-course races to his 2017 NASCAR schedule with entries in the K&N Pro Series West at Sonoma Raceway and the NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS) at Watkins Glen International. Joining Harvick, the 2014 NASCAR Cup Series champion, for both events is new KHI Management sponsor FIELDS
Posted: April 26, 2017, 12:38 am
When Elliott Sadler makes his way to Talladega Superspeedway for the Sparks Energy 300 on Saturday, May 6, he'll be looking to add his name to the track's “record book” by becoming only the second driver to win three NASCAR XFINITY Series races at the biggest and baddest track on the planet.
Posted: April 25, 2017, 11:58 pm
It was a tale of two days for Roush Fenway's Monster Energy NASCAR Cup and NASCAR Xfinity Series teams this weekend at Bristol Motor Speedway. The Fitzgerald Glider Kits 300 from Bristol Motor Speedway was not the best race in 2017 for Roush Fenway Racing's Ryan Reed and Darrell Wallace Jr. In
Posted: April 25, 2017, 10:52 pm
Dale Earnhardt Jr. announced his retirement, effective at the end of the 2017 season, from NASCAR on Tuesday. The reasons were numerous, but what was clear is that he coveted the opportunity to walk away from the car while he could.
Posted: April 25, 2017, 9:31 pm
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