NASCAR Articles

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
15 hours 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 week 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 week 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
2 weeks 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
2 weeks 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
3 weeks 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
3 weeks 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
4 weeks 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
4 weeks 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
4 weeks 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
1 month 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
1 month 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
1 month 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
1 month 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
1 month ago
Kyle Busch: 2017 NASCAR Season Driver Preview
The change in Kyle Busch is real, and that change is a terrifying prospect for fellow Monster Energy NASCAR Cup competitors. Busch entered last season as a first-time defending champion, and he performed admirably in the role. There were four...
Athlon Sports
1 month ago
Chase Elliott: 2017 NASCAR Season Driver Preview
There are plenty of veteran NASCAR drivers who would love to put up the numbers that Chase Elliott posted in 2016. He had more top-10 finishes than series champion Jimmie Johnson, led more laps than former champion Kurt Busch, and recorded a better...
Athlon Sports
1 month ago
Matt Kenseth: 2017 NASCAR Season Driver Preview
Matt Kenseth’s 2016 season ended in a considerably different manner than the year before, but the final result included the same disappointment about what could have been. There was no intentional crashing, no bitter feud with Joey Logano...
Athlon Sports
1 month ago
Kevin Harvick: 2017 NASCAR Season Driver Preview
Kevin Harvick’s 2016 stat book includes four wins, more than 1,300 laps led and an average finish inside the top 10, something no other Premier Series (now Monster Energy NASCAR Cup) driver can boast. He was the best driver in the...
Athlon Sports
1 month ago
Kyle Larson: 2017 NASCAR Season Driver Preview
The original plot line — before Carl Edwards and Joey Logano crashed and before Jimmie Johnson somehow rallied to his record-tying seventh Cup championship — in last fall’s season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway was breaking in...
Athlon Sports
1 month ago
Kurt Busch: 2017 NASCAR Season Driver Preview
For a guy who has a reputation for being volatile and over the top, Kurt Busch is flying under the radar at Stewart-Haas Racing. He didn’t have the stellar 2016 season Kevin Harvick did. He didn’t have a retirement tour like Tony...
Athlon Sports
1 month ago
Martin Truex Jr.: 2017 NASCAR Season Driver Preview
Martin Truex Jr. is in new territory, fresh off a 2016 season that was easily his best yet. He reached career highs in wins (four), poles (five) and top-5 finishes (eight). There were a series-best 1,809 laps led. And he was a legitimate...
Athlon Sports
1 month ago
Denny Hamlin: 2017 NASCAR Season Driver Preview
Denny Hamlin didn’t walk away from last season with a title or even a berth in the Championship 4. By those measurements, the season wasn’t a story of unbridled success. But Hamlin and his No. 11 Joe Gibbs Racing team are hardly in need...
Athlon Sports
1 month ago
Dale Earnhardt Jr.: 2017 NASCAR Season Driver Preview
Dale Earnhardt Jr. is back. After missing half of the 2016 season, NASCAR’s perennial Most Popular Driver award winner is chomping at the bit after receiving medical clearance in December to race in 2017. Speculation swirled about whether...
Athlon Sports
1 month ago
Austin Dillon: 2017 NASCAR Season Driver Preview
For Austin Dillon, 2016 was defined by consistency. The third-year driver for Richard Childress Racing finished 20th and 21st in his first two seasons in NASCAR’s Premier Series, but last year he appeared to find his stride, scoring career...
Athlon Sports
1 month ago

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