NASCAR Articles

Welcome to the Athlon Rookie Report, where each week David Smith will evaluate the deepest crop of new NASCAR Sprint Cup Series talent since 2006. The Report will include twice-monthly rankings, in-depth analysis, Q&A sessions with the drivers...
David Smith
1 year ago
March Madness is supposed to apply to this week’s NCAA Basketball Tournament, not NASCAR, which endured an eight-hour, marathon of a race for the second time in less than a month Sunday. Mother Nature wreaked havoc at Bristol Motor Speedway,...
Tom Bowles
1 year ago
Each week, Geoffrey Miller’s “Five Things to Watch” will help you catch up on the biggest stories of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series’ upcoming race weekend. This week, Kasey Kahne’s and Tony Stewart’s opposite run...
Geoffrey Miller
1 year ago
Welcome to the Athlon Rookie Report, where each week David Smith will evaluate the deepest crop of new NASCAR Sprint Cup Series talent since 2006. The Report will include twice-monthly rankings, in-depth analysis, Q&A sessions with the drivers...
David Smith
1 year ago
Brad Keselowski and Dale Earnhardt Jr. ran 1-2 Sunday in the Kobalt Tools 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. But those results are part of a larger, 1-2 knockout punch they’ve been aiming at the rest of their Sprint Cup competition. Earnhardt...
Tom Bowles
1 year ago
The Kobalt Tools 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway came down to a calculated risk between two of the hottest teams early in NASCAR’s 2014 season.The No. 88 Hendrick Motorsports bunch and driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. had finishes of first and...
Matt Taliaferro
1 year ago
21 Best and Worst NASCAR Tattoos Ever
NASCAR fans are a very proud group of people. And they're also very into getting tattoos. So when you combine those two, you get a lot of people willing to put some very large and ornate NASCAR-related tattoos on their bodies. And we're the...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
Each week, Geoffrey Miller’s “Five Things to Watch” will help you catch up on the biggest stories of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series’ upcoming race weekend. This week, the debut of a new aero package, Harvick's hot streak,...
Geoffrey Miller
1 year ago
The Kobalt Tools 400Las Vegas Motor SpeedwayTrack SpecsLayout: 1.5-mile tri-ovalBanking/Turns: Progressive (18°-20°), Banking/Tri-oval: 9°, Banking/Backstretch: 3°  NASCAR Sprint Cup SeriesDate: Sunday, March 9TV: FOX (3:00 pm...
Matt Taliaferro
1 year ago
Welcome to the Athlon Rookie Report, where each week David Smith will evaluate the deepest crop of new NASCAR Sprint Cup Series talent since 2006. The Report will include twice-monthly rankings, in-depth analysis, Q&A sessions with the drivers...
David Smith
1 year ago
Kurt Busch has a busy Memorial Day weekend planned. The 2004 NASCAR Cup champ announced on Tuesday that he will attempt “The Double” by running IndyCar’s Indianapolis 500 and NASCAR’s Coca-Cola 600 in Charlotte, N.C., on...
Matt Taliaferro
1 year ago
One thing you can say about Kevin Harvick: he’s a quick learner. Thirteen years ago, in the midst of NASCAR mourning its national tragedy, he won in just the third Cup start of his career. Replacing Dale Earnhardt in the No. 3 wasn’t...
Tom Bowles
1 year ago
Judging by garage chatter and practice speeds at Phoenix International Raceway there was really no doubt that Kevin Harvick was the driver to beat in what turned out to be the aptly named “The Profit on CNBC 500” … that, of...
Matt Taliaferro
1 year ago
Each week, Geoffrey Miller’s “Five Things to Watch” will help you catch up on the biggest stories of the Sprint Cup Series’ upcoming race weekend. This week, a new qualifying procedure for the Cup Series, the evolution of...
Geoffrey Miller
1 year ago
NASCAR superstar Jeff Gordon may have a supermodel wife, a tony New York City pad overlooking Central Park and a lifetime contract with the most powerful organization in the sport with Hendrick Motorsports, but he knows how to get his redneck on....
Matt Taliaferro
1 year ago
Welcome to the Athlon Rookie Report, where each week David Smith will evaluate the deepest crop of new NASCAR Sprint Cup Series talent since 2006. The Report will include twice-monthly rankings, in-depth analysis, Q&A sessions with the drivers...
David Smith
1 year ago
 Thirteen years after tragedy and 10 years after triumph, Dale Earnhardt Jr. pulled into Daytona 500 Victory Lane a second time. Emotions ran high in a race where a car with the slanted, stylized “3” made famous by his late father...
Tom Bowles
1 year ago
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - For a sport facing such drastic change — change that has not necessarily been accepted by an obstinate fanbase — NASCAR needed a dose of familiarity. In its marquee event, the Daytona 500, it got just that....
Matt Taliaferro
1 year ago
What happens when the Daytona 500 goes to a rain delay and FOX decides to re-air the previous year’s race?When confused viewers take to social media, Twitter hilarity ensues.The Daytona 500 was red flagged at 2:12 pm EST due to heavy rain in...
Matt Taliaferro
1 year ago
A week of pomp and circumstance is nearly over in Daytona Beach. 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...
Matt Taliaferro
1 year ago
1. Joe Gibbs Racing easily the early favorites  The sabre-rattling from the Joe Gibbs Racing camp early in Daytona Speedweeks has been impossible to avoid. Simply put: they’ve won everything, save for the Daytona 500 pole in single-lap...
Geoffrey Miller
1 year ago
Ricky Craven didn’t put a full-court press on Victory Lane during his Sprint Cup driving career. He won only twice over a span of 11 years, but in his life as a racing analyst for ESPN — a role he’s held since 2008 — he has...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
The Budweiser Duel at Daytona, NASCAR’s twin qualifying races that set the field for the Daytona 500, enjoyed its first setting in prime time on Thursday evening. While the week leading up to the event witnessed practice crashes that forced...
Matt Taliaferro
1 year ago
Each day from mid-February through late November, a small band of motorsports journalists work nearly around the clock — this being the digital age — to keep rabid NASCAR fans as up-to-the-second informed as possible. Many of these...
Matt Taliaferro
1 year ago
Jimmie Johnson
When I was growing up there was only one record, one accomplishment, one historic statistical club that I cared about.Home runs. It was the most sacred of records held by a class act of a man who was ahead of his time and beloved by all. But then...
Braden Gall
1 year ago

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