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Xfinity Series NASCAR racing schedule
The 2017 XFINITITY NASCAR series season will soon be upon us. To help you find plan your weekend TV schedule (FOX, FS1, NBC, etc.) this season, check out the new NASCAR schedule, which features tracks, start times, and TV networks. ...
Athlon Sports
11 months ago
Ryan Blaney: 2017 NASCAR Season Driver Preview
Ryan Blaney and the Wood Brothers Racing team promise to enter this season on footing that feels much more stable than the ground they stood upon ahead of last year’s season opener. It remains a stretch, however, to think that the combination...
Athlon Sports
11 months ago
Trevor Bayne: 2017 NASCAR Season Driver Preview
The NASCAR existence of Trevor Bayne is certainly no normal story. His 2011 Daytona 500 win, a first-attempt stunner at NASCAR’s biggest event in his second career Cup race with the part-time Wood Brothers team, has no comparable counterpart...
Athlon Sports
11 months ago
Ryan Newman: 2017 NASCAR Season Driver Preview
There are questions surrounding Ryan Newman heading into the 2017 season, but perhaps the biggest one was already answered last season after Newman — who many believed would be looking for a new ride this year — re-signed with Richard...
Athlon Sports
11 months ago
AJ Allmendinger: 2017 NASCAR Season Driver Preview
There is positive momentum at JTG Daugherty Racing, but there is also significant change afoot at the organization. The end result promises to be more of the same for AJ Allmendinger this season, a topsy-turvy ride of highs and lows as the...
Athlon Sports
11 months ago
Ricky Stenhouse Jr.: 2017 NASCAR Season Driver Preview
The 2017 NASCAR season will mark Jack Roush’s 30th season of owning at least one car in NASCAR’s Premier Series. It will also be a throwback of unexpected sorts, as Roush-Fenway Racing will take the grid in the season opener with a...
Athlon Sports
12 months ago
Paul Menard: 2017 NASCAR Season Driver Preview
Will the real Paul Menard please stand up? Menard enters 2017 with a question mark hanging over his head: Which driver is going to show up at the track, the one who finished 25th in points in 2016, or the one who made the Chase in 2015 on the...
Athlon Sports
12 months ago
Chris Buescher: 2017 NASCAR Season Driver Preview
It’s perhaps no surprise that the most unexpected entrant to last year’s NASCAR postseason has the most modest expectations going into this year. In fact, trying to figure out what Chris Buescher can pull off this season may be a near-...
Athlon Sports
12 months ago
Erik Jones: 2017 NASCAR Season Driver Preview
Conventional wisdom says Erik Jones earned his big break when Joe Gibbs Racing and Furniture Row Racing came together last summer to find the Michigan native a promotion into NASCAR’s Premier Series. But his big break really came four years...
Athlon Sports
12 months ago
Athlon Sports 2017 NASCAR Racing Preview Magazine is Available Now
The 2017 NASCAR season is just around the corner with a brand new title sponsor (say hello to the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup) in tow and renewed energy and anticipation. And after watching Jimmie Johnson make history with his record-tying seventh...
Athlon Sports
12 months ago
As the dust settles on Carl Edwards’ departure from the sport, questions swirl as to whether he’s a NASCAR Hall of Famer. His retirement, done in the peak of his career cuts short as much as a decade’s worth of potential starts,...
Tom Bowles
1 year ago
NASCAR's New Logo
NASCAR has a new look. Well, a new logo at least. NASCAR unveiled a new official brand identity which will replace the bar mark used by the sanctioning body going back to 1976.   How does it differ from the old logo? There's not a...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
NASCAR Schedule 2017
The 2017 NASCAR season will soon be upon us. With it will come a new title sponsor—hello Monster Engery NASCAR Cup Series and goodbye Sprint Cup—a returning Dale Jr., a new NASCAR logo (pictured) and more. To help you find...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
Four men. One title. The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series enters its final race weekend at Homestead-Miami with the Championship 4 taking center stage, four drivers who are each aiming for their own slice of history.   In Joey Logano’s case,...
Tom Bowles
1 year ago
No one has dominated a racetrack the past few years the way Kevin Harvick has staked his claim on Phoenix International Raceway. His finishes there since the fall of 2013 read as follows: 1st. 1st. 1st. 1st. 2nd. 1st. If not for last year’s...
Tom Bowles
1 year ago
Like the Chicago Cubs, whose 108-year run of futility ended in a dramatic, extra-inning Game 7 finish NASCAR is going to need a small miracle of its own to turn 2016 around. Sadly, there’s no curse here; just fans leaving in droves. A...
Tom Bowles
1 year ago
Joey Logano vs. Matt Kenseth? Twenty-one lead changes at a short track? Jeff Gordon taking the win in his final season?   All of that drama made last year’s Martinsville race the best in NASCAR’s Chase, hands down. And the best...
Tom Bowles
1 year ago
Heading to a green-white-checkered restart at Talladega last fall, Kevin Harvick found himself with a failing engine and a potential lost opportunity to advance in the Chase. Ryan Newman and Denny Hamlin were among those drivers licking their chops...
Tom Bowles
1 year ago
Last fall, Matt Kenseth headed to Kansas in a bit of desperation mode. A rough weekend at Charlotte landed him 42nd; his chance to advance in NASCAR's Sprint Cup Chase on points was proving near impossible. The only way he could move...
Tom Bowles
1 year ago
Hurricane Matthew, wreaking havoc on much of the southeast coast, clearly isn’t much of a NASCAR fan. Friday morning, the hurricane made its trek within miles of Daytona Beach, putting the sport’s $400 million Daytona International...
Tom Bowles
1 year ago
Two down, one to go. Or is it the other way around? NASCAR finishes up the first round of its Sprint Cup Chase this Sunday at Dover, Delaware with its playoff field set for a cut down from 16 to 12. But there will be two more such downsizings over...
Tom Bowles
1 year ago
Kyle Busch, Martin Truex, Jr., Matt Kenseth, Denny Hamlin, Jimmie Johnson and Brad Keselowski. What do these six drivers have in common?   They combined to lead all 301 laps this July in the summer Cup race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, a...
Tom Bowles
1 year ago
Yep, you read that title right. The third year of NASCAR’s Chase elimination-style format kicks off under the watchful eye of Leonardo, Donatello, Michelangelo and Raphael. The show serves as the title sponsor this weekend at a track,...
Tom Bowles
1 year ago
NASCAR’s regular season finale used to be a race filled with fireworks. The sport’s inaugural Chase, back in 2004 saw Kasey Kahne flame out while then-teammate Jeremy Mayfield won the race to make the field. In the closing laps, a small...
Tom Bowles
1 year ago
As NASCAR’s Sprint Cup Series ponders the loss of its Most Popular Driver, Dale Earnhardt Jr., for the rest of the regular season, observers hope a new star was born last Sunday at Michigan. While no one disputes Kyle Larson’s talent,...
Tom Bowles
1 year ago

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