NASCAR Articles

Dale Earnhardt Jr. has just 29 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series races left in his career. That much we know after Tuesday.   But for the sport’s retiring “Most Popular Driver,” it’s the next two that could prove...
Tom Bowles
22 hours ago
Like most famous sons, Dale Earnhardt Jr. inherited a legacy. His father’s brilliance, a level of success that transformed NASCAR left him with unimaginable pressure, stress he has held for a generation.   It’s easy to forget...
Tom Bowles
3 days ago
NASCAR can change plenty of things (as they’ve shown us) but there’s one aspect of racing always out of their control: Mother Nature. After a clean start to the season, one where rain has had minimal impact on the weekend, it looks like...
Tom Bowles
1 week ago
Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway
Trying to pick your optimal DraftKings lineup for the NASCAR race on April 23 at 2 pm ET on FOX: the Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway? Our fantasy NASCAR experts are ready to help.  Here's what our optimal driver lineup looks...
Athlon Sports
1 week ago
“NASCAR repave.” It’s two words only asphalt companies seem to appreciate these days.   Everyone else?   They want to run far, far away. Hearing those words sends fans running, drivers frowning and crew chiefs...
Tom Bowles
3 weeks ago
Texas Motor Speedway's O'Reilly Auto Parts 500 logo
Trying to pick your optimal DraftKings lineup for this week's NASCAR race on April 9 at 1:30 pm ET on FOX: the O'Reilly Auto Parts 500 at Texas Motor Speedway? Our fantasy NASCAR experts are ready to help.    Here's...
Athlon Sports
3 weeks ago
Talladega Superspeedway race track
The NASCAR season is a long and winding road held on 23 racetracks across America. The venues are diverse, with half-mile bullrings, twisting road courses, high-speed intermediates and white-knuckle plate tracks. Some thrill, some bore, some...
Athlon Sports
4 weeks ago
Talladega Superspeedway race track
The NASCAR season is a long and winding road held on 23 racetracks across America. The venues are diverse, with half-mile bullrings, twisting road courses, high-speed intermediates and white-knuckle plate tracks. Some thrill, some bore, some...
Athlon Sports
4 weeks ago
The first short track of the season, Martinsville Speedway, couldn’t come at a better time for NASCAR. The sport’s new aero package is under fire, limiting lead changes under green-flag conditions. The West Coast swing missed out on the...
Tom Bowles
4 weeks ago
STP 500 at Martinsville Speedway
Trying to find your optimal DraftKings lineup picks for this week's NASCAR race on April 2 at 2 pm ET: the STP 500 at Martinsville Speedway? Our fantasy NASCAR experts are ready to help.    Here's what our optimal driver lineup...
Athlon Sports
1 month ago
The focus in the sporting world is on college basketball, with the men’s NCAA Tournament determining its Final Four this weekend.   But NASCAR, a month into their season also is squarely focused on the number four.   The sport...
Tom Bowles
1 month ago
In this age of NASCAR parity, it’s rare to find a driver head and shoulders above the rest at a particular track. Engineering, aerodynamics and even the gamble of double-file restarts make it near impossible to put together a winning streak...
Tom Bowles
1 month ago
Results for the Kobalt 400 at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway
The Kobalt 400 at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway ended today with Martin Truex Jr. taking the checkered flag. Kyle Larson, Chase Elliott, Joey Logano and Brad Keselowski rounded out the top 5.   Below are the final results...
Athlon Sports
1 month ago
As NASCAR and sports suffer through a set of modern-day challenges, from attendance to rights fees to relevance, the next chapter of growth has centered on Las Vegas. Sin City has been forgiven for its role as the center of gambling in America; the...
Tom Bowles
1 month ago
Las Vegas Motor Speedway's Kobalt 400
Trying to find your optimal DraftKings lineup picks for this week's (March 12, 3:30 pm ET on Fox) NASCAR race: the Kobalt 400 at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway? Our fantasy NASCAR experts are ready to help.  Here's what our optimal...
Athlon Sports
1 month ago
Atlanta Motor Speedway Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500
Trying to find your optimal DraftKings lineup picks for this week's (March 5, 2:30 pm ET on Fox) NASCAR race: the Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 at the Atlanta Motor Speedway? Our fantasy NASCAR experts are ready to help. (Updated March...
Athlon Sports
1 month ago
For Monster Energy, their tenure as NASCAR Cup Series title sponsor couldn’t have gotten off to a better start. The car they sponsor, Kurt Busch, wound up in Victory Lane at the 500, the veteran breaking a 0-for-15 drought in the sport’...
Tom Bowles
2 months ago
So much change has happened during a crazy NASCAR offseason it’s easy to forget about the part that puts fans in the stands every Sunday: the competition itself. Ford, Chevrolet, and Toyota have each flexed their muscle so far during a busier...
Tom Bowles
2 months ago
Daytona 500 Starting Lineup
The starting lineup for the Daytona 500 is set. Final slots were filled in following Thursday's Can-Am Duels at Daytona, and now all that's left is to drop the green flag on Sunday, Feb. 26, at 2 pm ET.    Here's the...
Athlon Sports
2 months ago
Dayton 500 logo
Trying to find your optimal DraftKings lineup for this week's (Feb. 26 at 2 pm ET on Fox) NASCAR race: the Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speeday in Florida? Our fantasy NASCAR experts are ready to help. (Updated Feb. 24 with final...
Athlon Sports
2 months ago
Jimmie Johnson: 2017 NASCAR Season Driver Preview
Future Hall of Famer Jeff Gordon has raced against some of the best ever in NASCAR: Dale Earnhardt, Darrell Waltrip, Rusty Wallace, Tony Stewart and once, the King, Richard Petty. So last May when Gordon named the best he’d ever faced in his...
Athlon Sports
2 months ago
Joey Logano: 2017 NASCAR Season Driver Preview
Forgive Joey Logano if he has a secret love-hate relationship with the elimination-style Chase format. In the three years in which this system has determined the title, the Team Penske driver has won 14 races and scored 76 top-10 finishes. He...
Athlon Sports
2 months ago
Printable NASCAR Schedules 2017
With the NASCAR season upon us, it can be hard to keep up with all the main series'—Monster Energy, XFINITY and Camping World Truck—schedules. To help make life easier, click on the downloadable and printable schedule below....
Athlon Sports
2 months ago
Funny Fantasy NASCAR Team Names
The 2017 NASCAR season is about to crank up with the 59th running of the Daytona 500 and a new title sponsor, Monster Energy. That also means it is about time to start registering for your favorite 2017 fantasy NASCAR league. We have come up with...
Rob McVey
2 months ago
Brad Keselowski: 2017 NASCAR Season Driver Preview
Brad Keselowski was running at the end of every race in 2016 — until the Chase. Keselowski won four times in 2016 — but not in the Chase. Keselowski did everything right in the first 26 races. He won. He avoided trouble. He looked like...
Athlon Sports
2 months ago

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