The 2013 NASCAR Sprint Cup circuit heads back out west for the Auto Club 400 at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, Calif. To help guide you through the 2013 Fantasy NASCAR season, Athlon Sports contributor Dustin Long will be offering his best predictions for each race. And because Yahoo's Fantasy Auto Racing game is arguably the most popular, he’ll break down the picks according to its NASCAR driver classes — A-List, B-List, C-List.
It was only a matter of minutes at Martinsville Speedway. But as the laps clicked down, Chase Elliott’scareer timeline hit a roller-coaster ride from dream to disaster. For a split second, he was Chase-ing his first Cup Series win, a Championship 4 appearance and a surge in national attention and popularity.
Danica Patrick is an accomplished race car driver, model, spokesperson and author. She’s one of only 14 drivers ever to lead laps in both the Indianapolis 500 and Daytona 500. But Patrick, 35, is also one of over 38 million Americans suffering from migraine attacks.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. is winding down a difficult final season as NASCAR's Most Popular Driver. He’s had a miserable year on-track, failing to make the postseason while earning just one top-5 finish in 30 starts.
It’s been a monstrous news week in sports, almost none of it about what happens on the field. A national anthem protest that started with the NFL enveloped virtually every sport after President Trump brought it into the political conversation.
Once upon a time, Hendrick Motorsports was an unstoppable force in NASCAR Cup Series racing. It’s the home of Jimmie Johnson, whose seven championships have tied a series record; Dale Earnhardt Jr., the sport’s Most Popular Driver and its biggest financial draw; and Chase Elliott, perhaps the most popular name of the next generation.
A questionable caution flag that left NASCAR’s regular season champion fuming. Major teams announcing they’re closing up shop. A multi-million dollar sponsor jumping ship on a Hall of Fame legend, then accusing him of lying. A 1.2 rating that was the lowest for any NASCAR race in years.