NASCAR Articles

Jimmie Johnson 2015 FedEx 400 Dover International Speedway
The Monster Mile was known just as much for a monstrous meeting this weekend as it was for on-track competition. Saturday night, NASCAR spoke with nine drivers privately, a constructive conversation but facing the reality they’ve got the...
Tom Bowles
1 day ago
Carl Edwards 2015 Coca-Cola 600
NASCAR’s “new” Chase is changing the way we look at the course of a driver’s season. It used to be all 26 races were taken into account while judging success or failure. Now? Just one checkered flag will make the difference...
Tom Bowles
6 days ago
The Ultimate Indy 500 Infographic
The 99th running of the Indianapolis 500 takes place Sunday, May 24, at 12:15 pm ET at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Speedway, Ind. To celebrate, we're looking back at some of the most amazing milestones, stats and facts from nearly a...
Athlon Sports
1 week ago
Denny Hamlin 2015 Sprint All-Star Race
This past week, much has been made of an All-Star Race that was more of an All-Star Snooze for what few fans stuck around to watch the entire event. For the sixth straight year, there wasn’t a single pass for the lead in the final “no...
Tom Bowles
1 week ago
Kyle Busch
The biggest NASCAR news brief following record-low ratings at the Kansas race was Kyle Busch announcing his return to the sport. The Joe Gibbs Racing veteran, out with leg injuries suffered a day before February’s Daytona 500 will get back...
Tom Bowles
2 weeks ago
Dale Earnhardt Jr. No. 88 GEICO 500 Talladega
It’s now been 14 years since that fateful day in February 2001 Dale Earnhardt Sr. was killed on the last lap of the Daytona 500. There’s now an entire generation of race fans whose only connection to the NASCAR Hall of Famer is through...
Tom Bowles
3 weeks ago
Kurt Busch No. 41
Richmond, where art thou? One of NASCAR’s premier short tracks, a battleground whose second race date serves as the regular season finale has spent much of the past few years off the pace. In the XFINITY Series this weekend, Denny Hamlin led...
Tom Bowles
1 month ago
Steve Byrnes
Bristol’s race this weekend was aptly titled the Food City 500 in Support of Steve Byrnes and Stand Up To Cancer. It was a chance for the NASCAR community to give back, lending its support to one of its most respected broadcasters. It...
Tom Bowles
1 month ago
Dale Earnhardt Jr. has been named the Sprint Cup Series Most Popular Driver for 12 straight years (2003-14). The 40-year-old son of racing royalty and member of the Hendrick Motorsports juggernaut is a fan favorite, for obvious reasons. But what...
Nathan Rush
1 month ago
Jimmie Johnson No. 48 Chevrolet
When you think of tracks that fit Jimmie Johnson’s driving style, Texas doesn’t cross your mind first. There’s Dover, the Monster Mile where he’s led more laps and earned more trophies than anyone else. Charlotte, now Lowe...
Tom Bowles
1 month ago
Denny Hamlin 2015 STP 500 Martinsville Speedway
As NASCAR prepares for its Easter break, the mood around the garage had turned optimistic. Martinsville, long one of the circuit’s best tracks produced an excellent finish between Denny Hamlin and Brad Keselowski. After weeks of dominance by...
Tom Bowles
2 months ago
2015 Auto Club 400 Auto Club Speedway Fontana
Officials in sports constantly find themselves in a “no-win” situation. At best, they’re invisible while making the right calls that don’t affect the game. At worst, they’re the center of attention, causing a...
Tom Bowles
2 months ago
Kevin Harvick CampingWorld.com 500 Phoenix International Raceway
Kevin Harvick dominated the race at Phoenix, leading 224 of 312 laps while dealing with perhaps one minor challenge (Jamie McMurray) en route to the checkered flag. That, in itself was expected as Harvick has now won four races in a row out in the...
Tom Bowles
2 months ago
Kevin Harvick Kobalt 400 Las Vegas Motor Speedway
This season, NASCAR trumpeted its new rules package as another step toward greater parity within the Cup Series. A driver-adjustable track bar, new pit road officiating and tapered spacers were all designed to bring greater evolution to a sport...
Tom Bowles
2 months ago
Julius Thomas
Coming off of back-to-back Pro Bowl seasons, Julius Thomas is looking to cash in as the top tight end in this year’s free agent class. Unheralded when Denver drafted him in the fourth round in 2011, the former Portland State football and...
Mark Ross
2 months ago
DeMarco Murray
DeMarco Murray led the NFL with 1,845 yards rushing last year, but will the free agent running back re-sign with the Dallas Cowboys? The team used its franchise tag on wide receiver Dez Bryant, which put Murray on the open market with free agency...
Mark Ross
2 months ago
Jimmie Johnson Atlanta Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500
“Is he past his prime?” “Will he ever win another championship?” “Should Chad Knaus be fired as crew chief?” Those questions and then some dogged Jimmie Johnson through the first four months of...
Tom Bowles
3 months ago
SpongeBob SquarePants 400
Who lives in a pineapple under the sea? The next sponsor of a NASCAR Sprint Cup race, that’s who. Brace yourself. This is not a joke. The NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Kansas Speedway on May 9 will be dubbed the SpongeBob SquarePants...
David Fox
3 months ago
Joey Logano 2015 Daytona 500
After all the drama leading up to it, the 57th edition of NASCAR’s Daytona 500 clearly lived up to the hype. While the last lap was a bit anticlimactic, the three-abreast racing leading up to it contained more than enough excitement to hold...
Tom Bowles
3 months ago
Dale Earnhardt Jr.
To understand the immense popularity of Dale Earnhardt Jr., a history lesson is in order. And no one is more qualified to deliver it than Earnhardt Jr. himself. He did so shortly after striding into the media center at Martinsville Speedway last...
Athlon Sports
3 months ago
Brad Keselowski No. 2
Rabble-rouser. Rebel. Public pest. That’s just a taste of what critics labeled Brad Keselowski in 2014, peers and media alike, as the driver made national news throughout the Chase. When it was over, he ascended the throne — not as...
Athlon Sports
3 months ago
Jimmie Johnson No. 48
A year ago, Jimmie Johnson was coming off his sixth Sprint Cup championship, looking down the barrel of NASCAR history and the seven-title record held by Hall of Famers Richard Petty and Dale Earnhardt. It seemed inevitable that Johnson, already a...
Athlon Sports
3 months ago
Kevin Harvick
The 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup season is set to begin with Sunday’s running of the Daytona 500. With the race to the Chase and the Sprint Cup Championship about to get re-started, Athlon asked crew chiefs and drivers to talk anonymously about the...
Athlon Sports
3 months ago
Tony Stewart
For weeks he didn’t want to leave his house. Merely rising out of bed was a challenge. He didn’t want to see friends, family or any familiar faces. Mostly, he just wanted to be left alone — alone to deal with his despair, his...
Athlon Sports
3 months ago
Kevin Harvick No. 4
Up until 2014, Kevin Harvick’s place in NASCAR lore was simple: “The man who replaced Dale Earnhardt.” Called into service a year ahead of schedule following the sport’s most horrific tragedy, Harvick was owner Richard...
Athlon Sports
3 months ago

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