NASCAR returns from its second off-week of the season with its first right-turn track on the schedule. Sonoma Raceway, out in the heart of wine country, is the first of three road course tests (a playoff-era high 8.3 percent of 36 races).
NASCAR goes road racing for the first time this season with Sunday's stop (June 24) at Sonoma Raceway. The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series takes the green flag for the Toyota/Save Mart 350 Sunday at 3 p.m. ET.
The 2018 NASCAR season began with a new model in Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Victory Lane. After a last-lap battle, Austin Dillonpushed the new Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 to the front in February's Daytona 500, a fairy-tale debut for the sports car in NASCAR's Super Bowl.
NASCAR heads back to Charlotte Motor Speedway this weekend for the Coca-Cola 600. Sunday night’s race (May 27) is the longest and one of the most prestigious on the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series schedule.
Last May at Dover seemed like business as usual for Jimmie Johnson. A top-five run most of the day turned victorious on a restart in NASCAR Overtime cut short by a crash on the backstretch. Two good turns negated a dominant performance by Kyle Larson and put the No. 48 in Victory Lane for the third time in 13 races.
One of NASCAR’s biggest problems in 2018 is also one of its most frustrating. It’s a woman wreaking havoc on their races, viewership, and reputation; she strikes without mercy and is all-powerful. There’s little, if anything, the sport can do about her other than pray.