The 2020 NASCAR season is just around the corner. And after watching Kyle Busch sprint to his second NASCAR Cup Series title in dramatic fashion at Homestead-Miami, fans can't wait for the green flag to drop on a new season. The 18th edition of Athlon Sports Racing arrives just in time to provide the preseason analysis and predictions craved by race fans from Sonoma to Daytona and everywhere in between.
Athlon Sports Racing is the most complete preview available today at a whopping 144 pages. Look for it on your local newsstand or order your copy now!
Athlon gets personal with some of the sport's most compelling figures once again in this year's edition. We celebrate the career of Jimmie Johnson, who'll be taking his California Cool for one more spin around the NASCAR circuit before retiring at 45. Our exclusive Q&A with the legendary Richard Childress celebrates his half-century in the sport. In our feature "Burnouts on Broadway," we put you in the passenger's seat as Chase Elliott fills downtown Nashville with smoke at NASCAR's postseason festivities.
We take a few laps around the track, asking "10 Tough Questions," which explore hot topics like the move of the season's final race from Homestead to Phoenix; the Cup Series' lack of a title sponsor; and the possibility of a NASCAR/IndyCar doubleheader.
Racing continues to face a crossroads in its fight for attention on the crowded sports landscape, and we explore NASCAR's attempt to reconnect with old fans in our feature story "Back to its Roots." We also take a look at NASCAR's bet on eSports with the league's launch of its first officially sanctioned video game league.
As always, Athlon Sports takes you inside the garage with anonymous, highly opinionated quotes from rival head wrenches, crewmen and wheelmen. Every track is previewed extensively, as are the top 25 drivers and the best of the rest who will be racing for the checkers. There's also a rundown of the Truck Series and Xfinity Series, both of which are populated by racing's future stars.