NASCAR

  • 1964 Plymouth Belvedere ‘ForPly’ by Ray Evernham

    For almost 60 years NASCAR, and the cars and personalities that make up the sport, has been closely linked with American culture. From the hallowed grounds of Daytona International Speedway in Florida, to the Sonoma road course in California, the sport has created a lifetime worth of memories--some of which you will soon be able to own. Some of that great stock-car lineage is set to cross the auction block in various forms during the 42nd annual Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale car auction, which kicks off on January 15. Everything from NASCAR-inspired resto-mods, actual on-track machinery and...

  • Ford's 2013 NASCAR Fusion
    2013 Ford Fusion NASCAR Sprint Cup Car Takes To The Track: Video

    In two months, NASCAR’s 2013 season will begin in Daytona Beach with the Daytona Shootout, scheduled for Saturday, February 16. That doesn’t give teams a lot of time to shake down the new cars before the season starts, and all-new designs generally have some issues to resolve. At this...

  • Irwindale Speedway - Image courtesy of Irwindale Speedway
    Oval Track Racing To Return To Irwindale Speedway In 2013

    In February, we heard the sad news that Irwindale Speedway was closing its doors and canceling all events for the remainder of 2012 due to the bankruptcy of its operator, Irwindale Speedway LLC. Following the original announcement, Irwindale Speedway’s owner, Nu-Way Industries, announced it...

  • 2013 Chevrolet SS NASCAR Sprint Cup car
    Chevy Debuts SS-Based NASCAR Sprint Cup Racer In Las Vegas

    One of the frequently-heard complaints about NASCAR’s “car of tomorrow” is that they all look alike. Even the fake headlights and grilles don’t look anything like the production versions the cars are allegedly based on, but that’s about to change for the 2013 season...

  • A shredded rear tire from Carl Edwards Sprint Cup car, posted to Instagram by Tanner Foust
    What Do Tanner Foust, Carl Edwards, Stock Cars And A McLaren Have In Common?

    It’s amazing what you can learn from just a picture, like the one shown above, posted to Instagram by Tanner Foust. At first glance, it shows a shredded right rear tire, seemingly from the number 99 Sprint Cup car of NASCAR driver Carl Edwards. Look closer, and you can see a clap board in the...

  • NASCAR photo of Brad Keselowski
    NASCAR Ford EcoBoost 400 Recap: Keselowski Takes 2012 Championship

    If you were looking for a NASCAR race filled with excitement, drama and plenty of wheel-to-wheel racing, Sunday’s season-ending Sprint Cup race at the Homestead-Miami Speedway wasn’t it. Starting on the front row, Penske driver Brad Keselowski simply had to finish the race in 15th spot...

  • Homestead Miami Speedway, 2006  - image: Jared Smith

    Heading into Sunday’s season-ending NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Homestead Miami Speedway, it seems all but certain that Brad Keselowski will earn his first-ever Sprint Cup Championship (which would also be the first Sprint Cup Championship for team owner Roger Penske). To do so, Keselowski only has to finish in 15th place or better, or in 16th place with a single lap led. If he leads the majority of laps, then a 17th place finish is good enough to seal the deal for the Penske driver. The win would also be the first for a Dodge driver in decades, which is especially fitting since Sunday is...

  • NASCAR photo - Jeff Gordon
    Jeff Gordon Fined $100,000 For Crashing Clint Bowyer

    Actions have repercussions, something that Jeff Gordon was well aware of before he deliberately hunted down and crashed Clint Bowyer in last Sunday’s AdvoCare 500 in Phoenix. Arizona. We now know what those repercussions are, as NASCAR was swift in handing out penalties to drivers and crew...

  • Crews for Jeff Gordon and Clint Bowyer brawl in Phoenix- image grab from ESPN video
    NASCAR AdvoCare 500 Recap: Harvick’s Win Overshadowed By Pit Melee - Video

    On Sunday afternoon, at the AdvoCare 500 in Phoenix, Arizona, Brad Keselowski almost certainly became the 2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup champion. Thanks to a mid-race right front tire failure that put Jimmie Johnson hard into the wall, Keselowski merely has to finish next weekend in 15th spot or better...

  • Phoenix International Raceway - image: Paul Dubbelman
    NASCAR AdvoCare 500 Preview: Off To Phoenix With Two Races Left

    With two races left on the 2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup schedule, the championship will likely come down to a dogfight between points leader Jimmie Johnson and second-place Brad Keselowski; the big question is where that dogfight will take place. While Clint Bowyer is still mathematically in the running...

  • Dale Earnhardt Jr. on the cover of NASCAR The Game: Inside Line
    NASCAR The Game: Inside Line Launches Today

    If you like your racing sims filled with bump drafting and fender-banging action, we’ve got good news for you: Activision is releasing NASCAR The Game: Inside Line to stores today. Developed by Eutechnyx, Inside Line gives players over 40 drivers and teams to choose from, as well as a...

  • Jimmie Johnson, after taking the pole for the AAA Teaxs 500 - image: Hendrick Motorsport
    NASCAR AAA Texas 500 Recap: Jimmie Johnson Grabs Last Lap Win

    If there was any doubt about Jimmie Johnson’s ability to take this year’s Sprint Cup Championship, the Hendrick Motorsport driver erased it by taking the pole for Sunday’s AAA Texas 500 at the Texas Motor Speedway. Though slow in practice, Johnson pulled out all the stops in...

  • NASA image of the Texas Motor Speedway

    Three races separate Jimmie Johnson, current Chase for the Championship points leader, from the 2012 title. Brad Keselowski likely has a thing or two to say about that, and he’s just two points behind Johnson in the Chase. While the Texas Motor Speedway is known for its fast speeds (it’s one of the fastest non-restrictor-plate tracks on the Sprint Cup tour), it isn’t necessarily known for carnage the way Talladega or Daytona is. In fact, April’s Samsung Mobile 500 saw the last 234 laps run under green flag conditions. Still, if Johnson and Keselowski both manage to...

  • Jimmie Johnson, Martinsville winner from pole position - image: Hendrick Motorsports
    NASCAR Recap: Jimmie Johnson Takes Win, Series Points Lead At Martinsville

    Jimmie Johnson hadn’t won at Martinsville since 2009, but you’d never know that from the way the Hendrick Motorsports driver raced on Sunday. Starting from pole, Johnson led the highest number of laps in the race before dueling Kyle Busch for the lead with five laps remaining. When the...

  • Martisville Speedway - image: Nascar1996
    NASCAR Tums Fast Relief 500 Preview: The Chase Returns To Martinsville

    If it’s stock car racing history you’re after, it’s hard to beat a trip to Martinsville Speedway, located just south of Martinsville, Virginia. Built in 1947, it was one of the first tracks to be paved, and it’s been on the NASCAR schedule since 1949. The half-mile oval...

  • Kyle Busch’s ‘Rowdy Edition’ Toyota Camry
    Kyle Busch Presents His ‘Rowdy Edition’ Toyota Camry Ahead Of SEMA Show

    Remember the Toyota Racing Dream Build Challenge that pits four of Toyota's top drivers from NASCAR and NHRA in a race car build-off? Well, we now have our first look at the entry from one of the drivers, NASCAR star Kyle Busch, who has come up with the new ‘Rowdy Edition’ Camry based...

  • Matt Kenseth in Las Vegas, 2012 - image: Brian Neudorff
    NASCAR Recap: Matt Kenseth Survives The Carnage In Kansas

    While new pavement generally means faster speeds, it also means lots of cars into the SAFER barrier as tire wear can be unpredictable. Sunday’s Hollywood Casino 400 at the freshly-surfaced Kansas Speedway was no exception to this rule, and the race drew 14 cautions over its 400 mile length...

  • 2014 Chevrolet SS in NASCAR guise
    Chevrolet SS NASCAR Sprint Cup Racer To Debut Next Month

    Though the upcoming 2014 Chevrolet SS--and it’s VF Holden Commodore sibling--won’t be revealed until the Daytona 500 next February, we’ll get a good preview of its styling next month with the reveal of the Chevrolet SS NASCAR race car that will be tackling the 2013 Sprint Cup...

  • Kansas Speedway - image: Balaji

    NASCAR has been running Sprint Cup races at Kansas Speedway since 2001, but the track the series returns to this weekend isn’t the same track that drivers have known for years. It’s still in the same location, and it’s still a mile-and-a-half tri-oval, but a freshly-paved surface makes it an entirely new animal. It’s an animal with teeth, too, as both Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Denny Hamlin can attest to. In August, following the track’s resurfacing, Earnhardt crashed hard during a tire test, resulting in an undiagnosed concussion. Recovering from his second...

  • Clint Bowyer in Charlotte - image: Michael Waltrip Racing
    NASCAR Recap: Clint Bowyer Saves Enough Gas To Win In Charlotte

    Stock car racing isn’t always about keeping the accelerator mashed to the firewall and out-driving the competition, especially in longer races. These days, winning a 500 or 600 mile race is as much about fuel conservation and pit strategy as is is about finding the right drafting partner and...

  • Charlotte Motor Speedway
    NASCAR Bank Of America 500 Preview: The Chase Heads To Charlotte

    And then there were 11: with this week’s announcement that Dale Earnhardt Jr. would be sidelined for two races after suffering his second concussion of the season in the closing-lap wreck at Talladega, the 2012 Sprint Cup champion will be crowned from the remaining 11 drivers. As the Chase...

  • Dale Earnhardt Jr - image: Hendrick Motorsports
    Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s Chase Hopes End With A Diagnosed Concussion

    Currently in 11th place in points, Dale Earnhardt Jr. was a longshot to win this year’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Championship. Sadly, his run for 2012 is now officially over, as the Hendrick Motorsports driver has been diagnosed with a concussion, suffered in Sunday’s last lap crash at...

  • Tony Stewart, sideways at 180 mph
    Dale Earnhardt Jr. Clarifies His Position On Daytona And Talladega

    In the aftermath of last weekend’s carnage at Talladega, Dale Earnhardt Jr. was remarkably outspoken about the dangers of restrictor-plate-track racing, saying, “If this is what we did every week, I wouldn’t be doing it, let me put it to you like that.” As if that...

  • Tony Stewart, sideways at 180 mph
    NASCAR Recap: Matt Kenseth Escapes The Big One To Win In Talladega: Video

    For a race that drew only a handful of yellow flags throughout much of its 188-lap scheduled distance, Sunday’s Good Sam Roadside Assistance Sprint Cup race at Talladega served up plenty of drama, much of it condensed into the final green and white flag lap. As the laps wound down, it looked...

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