NASCAR Articles

Two middle-aged men will turn 40 by the end of the year, still in the midst of their NASCAR prime in a sport that rewards age and experience. Two drivers, who have combined for seven wins this season between them along with 2,500 laps led....
Tom Bowles
8 months ago
Sports, even for the best of athletes comes with a cruel final chapter. A corporate vice president can choose when to end their career; if they’re lucky, it’s at a ripe old age where they can retire into the sunset, gray-haired and with...
Tom Bowles
9 months ago
Denny Hamlin 2015 MyAFibRisk.com 400 winner Chicagoland Speedway Chase for the Sprint Cup
This article will get published hours before NFL "Thursday Night Football" kicks off. It’s no secret the gridiron dominates the sporting landscape these days, making NASCAR borderline irrelevant during the fall even during its 10-...
Tom Bowles
9 months ago
Richmond International Raceway used to produce “must-see” NASCAR events every time out. One part short track, one part intermediate its unique three-quarter mile layout produced the perfect balance of side-by-side racing and fender-...
Tom Bowles
9 months ago
The name Justin Wilson has made NASCAR, Bristol, the Chase, all of stock car competition irrelevant these past few days during a time when everyone involved with racing is in mourning. During lap 179 of Sunday’s 200-lap IndyCar race at Pocono...
Tom Bowles
10 months ago
The best thing possible happened to NASCAR’s high-drag, highly destructive to competition package this week. As of Wednesday afternoon, nobody officially cares anymore. The past 24 hours has been an onslaught of news, from Danica Patrick...
Tom Bowles
10 months ago
News from NASCAR’s second straight fuel mileage finish took a backseat Monday as one of the sport’s kindest, most well known spokesmen saw his battle with lung cancer hit the start/finish line. Buddy Baker, 74, passed away Monday just a...
Tom Bowles
10 months ago
Matt Kenseth No. 20 Windows 10 400 Pocono Raceway
Try this scenario on for size. You’re at the office Monday when a co-worker stops you and asks what you did over the weekend. You mention you watched the NASCAR race at Pocono. Your co-worker, not well versed in the world of stock car racing...
Tom Bowles
10 months ago
Kyle Busch No. 18 Crown Royal Presents the Jeff Kyle 400 at the Brickyard at Indianapolis Motor Speedway
So much talk this week will surround Kyle Busch’s push toward the Chase. Scoring his third win in four races Sunday, taking NASCAR’s Crown Royal Presents the Jeff Kyle 400 at the Brickyard at Indianapolis Motor...
Tom Bowles
11 months ago
Kyle Busch No. 18 5-Hour Energy 301 New Hampshire Speedway
The weirdest thing happened on Sunday at New Hampshire, one of the slickest tracks on the NASCAR circuit. On a day with blistering heat, drivers struggling to maintain traction on the 1.017-mile oval, there was a total of two spins (Paul Menard and...
Tom Bowles
11 months ago
Kyle Busch No. 18 Quaker State 400 Kentucky Speedway
It’s amazing what people focus on in a 2015 world marked by 140-character Tweets, five-second Snapchats and zero attention span. Despite a weekend of great Kentucky racing, producing a rules package that holds promise, the largest headline...
Tom Bowles
11 months ago
Austin Dillon No. 3 Daytona Coke Zero 400
Racing is a risky sport. No matter the size of the SAFER Barrier, the helmet on your head or the strength of the roll cage, safety can only go so far when you’re hitting speeds of 200 miles an hour down the straightaway. It’s been 14...
Tom Bowles
11 months ago
As the track at Daytona attempted to back away from NASCAR’s links with the Confederate flag, plenty of fans still displayed it proudly. For many, there was no need to trade in this flag for the American flag, as they are proud of both and...
Josh Hamburger
11 months ago
During the final lap of the rain-delayed Coke Zero 400 NASCAR race, driver Austin Dillon was involved in a spectacular crash that sent his car flying into the catchfence at Daytona International Speedway.   While Dillon walked away from the accident, debris flew into the stands injuring a handful of spectators.
During the final lap of the rain-delayed Coke Zero 400 NASCAR race, driver Austin Dillon—behind the wheel of the No. 3 Bass Pro Shops Chevrolet—was involved in a spectacular crash that sent his car flying into the catchfence at Daytona...
Rich McVey
11 months ago
As the Confederate flag debate continues to heat up, NASCAR tracks have joined in to show their support to remove the controversial flag from their space. The series heads to Daytona this weekend, and the track has devised an exchange program. The...
Josh Hamburger
12 months ago
Kyle Busch 2015 Toyota Save Mart 350 Sonoma Raceway
18 weeks. That’s all it took for Kyle Busch to go from a broken leg on one side, broken foot on the other to be healed, healthy and sitting in Sprint Cup Victory Lane. Athletes come back from injury all the time; many wind up successful again...
Tom Bowles
12 months ago
Michigan International Speedway
Michigan and Mother Nature do not go hand in hand. A few years back, the two-mile speedway had its Sprint Cup race postponed not once but twice due to persistent summer rain showers. This year, the track saw its 200-lapper shortened, put out of its...
Tom Bowles
1 year ago
Martin Truex Jr. wins
It’s been a busier than usual news week for NASCAR as it settles into its summer swing. A P1 penalty for Jimmie Johnson was rescinded Tuesday, Michael Waltrip Racing swapped personnel within its two Cup programs and NASCAR CEO Brian France...
Tom Bowles
1 year ago
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 year 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
1 year 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 year 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 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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 year ago

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