Once upon a time, Hendrick Motorsports was an unstoppable force in NASCAR Cup Series racing. It’s the home of Jimmie Johnson, whose seven championships have tied a series record; Dale Earnhardt Jr., the sport’s Most Popular Driver and its biggest financial draw; and Chase Elliott, perhaps the most popular name of the next generation.
NASCAR’s first regular season finale at Richmond Raceway was also its most memorable. On that fateful Saturday night in 2004, Kasey Kahne crashed himself out of the Chase while teammate Jeremy Mayfield snuck in the back door. Leading 151 laps, he won the race and pulled ahead of Jamie McMurray by 15 points to vault himself into the postseason.
The DraftKings daily fantasy NASCAR game heads to the midwest this weekend for the Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race. The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series will make its second stop at Bristol Motor Speedway this Saturday evening at 7:30 p.m.
The DraftKings daily fantasy NASCAR game goes road racing in New York this weekend as the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series heads to Watkins Glen International for the I LOVE NEW YORK 355 at the Glen Sunday at 3 p.m. ET.
The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series heads to Indianapolis Motor Speedway for the Brantley Gilbert Big Machine Brickyard 400 this Sunday at 2:30 p.m. Your latest daily fantasy NASCAR showdown sees cars hit the track on Saturday at 9 a.m. for first practice, and then at 6:15 p.m.
The daily fantasy NASCAR train is heading down south to Daytona this week. The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series is at Daytona International Speedway for the Coke Zero 400 this Saturday night at 7 p.m. ET.
If frustration breeds hunger, then the field had better watch out for Clint Bowyer this year.
That’s because 2016 was an exercise in frustration for Bowyer, who was racing for underfunded HScott Motorsports while he waited for his seat at Stewart-Haas Racing to open after Tony Stewart’s retirement. After his Michael Waltrip Racing team closed its doors, that meant a year with HScott in the interim.
More than a year removed from “SpinGate” — NASCAR’s biggest controversy in a decade — Clint Bowyer and Michael Waltrip Racing continue to spiral downward in performance. Bowyer’s Toyota team has gone from a runner-up points result in 2012, his peak, to a career-worst 19th-place finish last year.