NASCAR Articles

A week of pomp and circumstance is nearly over in Daytona. On the eve of NASCAR’s most prestigious race, the Daytona 500, Cup cars roar around the historic 2.5-mile superspeedway in the final practice session of the week — known as Happy Hour —...
Matt Taliaferro
2 years ago
The Daytona 500 is the Great American Race for a reason. Dreams are realized, careers are validated and history is made each and every season. For the 55th time in history, 43 cars will attempt to finish 200 laps around the 2.5-mile asphalt tri-...
Braden Gall
2 years ago
Daytona International Speedway Race Stats 2013 Race Length: 500 miles/200 laps; 400 miles/160 laps Track Qualifying Record: 210.364 mph (Bill Elliott, 1987) Race Record: 500 - 177.602 mph (Buddy Baker, 1980); 400 - 173.473 mph (Bobby...
Athlon Sports
2 years ago
Sunday's Daytona 500, the 55th in the long, storied history of The Great American Race, officially has the field set. There are endless stories emanating from NASCAR's biggest event, but here are the five that will most impact Sunday's race....
Athlon Sports
2 years ago
The theme of NASCAR Speedweeks in Daytona thus far? Timidity. New cars that do not line up square and are volatile in the draft; a supposed lack of quality body parts back at the team shops in North Carolina; valued information gleaned on...
Matt Taliaferro
2 years ago
The theme of NASCAR Speedweeks in Daytona thus far? Timidity. New cars that do not line up square and are volatile in the draft; a supposed lack of quality body parts back at the team shops in North Carolina; valued information gleaned on...
Matt Taliaferro
2 years ago
There has been very little that is "stock" on a NASCAR Sprint Cup stock car in well over 25 years. And its maturation from "race what you drove to the track" to modern-day engineering marvel is intriguing. To illustrate this, we creating this...
Athlon Sports
2 years ago
As the 2013 NASCAR season revs up this weekend at Daytona, Athlon Sports offers up our preseason Top 25 Sprint Cup Series driver rankings. Click on each driver's name for a detailed preview of what fans can expect in 2013.  1. Jimmie...
Athlon Sports
2 years ago
As the 2013 NASCAR Nationwide Series revs up, we look at the preseason favorites. 1. Brian Vickers Vickers won the then-Busch Series championship in 2003 with Hendrick Motorsports and is back for more a decade later, on track to rebuild his...
Athlon Sports
2 years ago
The Daytona 500 is an event that transcends its own sport, much the same as the Super Bowl, the World Series or the Masters. Over the last 54 years, a lot of history has been made just off the beach (and just on it) on Daytona International...
Athlon Sports
2 years ago
The Daytona 500 is an event that transcends its own sport, much the same as the Super Bowl, the World Series or the Masters. Over the last 54 years, a lot of history has been made just off the beach (and just on it) on Daytona International...
Athlon Sports
2 years ago
How long can it take to complete a journey from rags to riches? For Brad Keselowski, it took six years. The driver spent the 2006 offseason mourning the pending bankruptcy of his family operation, and was forced to drive for a minor-league,...
Athlon Sports
2 years ago
Setting the starting lineup for the Daytona 500 can be a trial of confusion for those that choose not to read the syllabus. And let’s be honest, that’s why you’re reading this, right? You want the CliffsNotes. Fair enough. So allow me to...
Matt Taliaferro
2 years ago
Setting the starting lineup for the Daytona 500 can be a trial of confusion for those that choose not to read the syllabus. And let’s be honest, that’s why you’re reading this, right? You want the CliffsNotes. Fair enough. So allow me to...
Matt Taliaferro
2 years ago
Daytona. For the casual fan, it’s the one time a year in which tuning in is a must, not an option. For the hardcore fans and industry veterans, it’s a spiritual revival. It suffices as the start of a new NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season when teams...
Athlon Sports
2 years ago
Daytona. For the casual fan, it’s the one time a year in which tuning in is a must, not an option. For the hardcore fans and industry veterans, it’s a spiritual revival. It suffices as the start of a new NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season when teams...
Athlon Sports
2 years ago
The 2013 NASCAR Sprint Cup season kicks off Feb. 24 with the Daytona 500 at Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway. The Great American Race also marks the beginning of the fantasy NASCAR season for fans who are again met with the tough decision of...
Athlon Sports
2 years ago
As the 2013 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series revs up, we look at the preseason favorites. 1. Ty Dillon (above left) Without back-to-back tire failures late last the year, Dillon might have become the first rookie to win the series title,...
Athlon Sports
2 years ago
Eldora. Eldora. Eldora. This summer, those words will be chanted from NASCAR Nation far and wide as the Camping World Truck Series becomes the guinea pig for one of the sport’s most noble modern experiments: a return to dirt racing. On July 24...
Athlon Sports
2 years ago
Athlon Sports has dissected the 2013 racing calendar and picked the top 10 must-see events of the year. Races from the Sprint Cup Series, Nationwide Series, Truck Series, IndyCar Series and Formula-1 were considered and events must take place...
Braden Gall
2 years ago
As the 2013 NASCAR season prepares to get underway, Athlon Sports ranks the top teams to hit the track.   1. Hendrick Motorsports   An elephant is probably one of the few things Rick Hendrick doesn’t own. But for what the owner faces in...
Athlon Sports
2 years ago
Heading into 2013, the Nationwide Series hopes to continue building momentum without some of its signature stars. Despite losing perhaps its two most notable drivers, Ricky Stenhouse Jr. and Danica Patrick, to the Cup Series, a quality...
Athlon Sports
2 years ago
Newly crowned Sprint Cup champion Brad Keselowski admits that he’s caught himself admiring NASCAR’s next generation of racers. “They’re almost as good as I am, if not better right now,” he says. It’s not just one or two drivers catching his...
Athlon Sports
2 years ago
A certain champion-to-be fired off a now-famous tweet during the 2012 Daytona 500, but long before @keselowski, there was @dennyhamlin. Since he’s still active and engaged on Twitter, we figured the most natural way to conduct an interview with...
Matt Taliaferro
2 years ago
Another lackluster NBA All-Star weekend wrapped up in Houston Sunday night. The dunk contest isn't what it used to be and the game features superstars playing some sport vaguely akin to professional basketball. But on the surface, the NBA All-...
Braden Gall
2 years ago

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