Stories tagged: nascar
Sat., April 29, 2017, 12:59 p.m.
What’s a fan to do when Dale Earnhardt Jr. leaves? History might help
For 14 years, NASCAR’s largest fan base belonged to Dale Earnhardt Jr. Now the namesake son of racing icon and seven-time Cup champion Dale Earnhardt has announced he’s retiring at …
Sat., April 29, 2017, 12:55 p.m.
Kyle Larson takes second Xfinity victory of season at Richmond
Kyle Larson took the lead with only a handful of laps to go when race leader Ty Dillon jumped a restart and won the NASCAR Xfinity race at Richmond International …
Fri., April 28, 2017, 3:44 p.m.
Matt Kenseth wins pole for Sunday at Richmond
Matt Kenseth won the pole position for Sunday’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Richmond International Raceway. The 2003 series champion needed only four laps in three rounds of …
Fri., April 28, 2017, 2:14 p.m.
Dale Jr says retiring announcement took the pressure off
Dale Earnhardt Jr. says the pressure is off. NASCAR’s most popular driver returned to work three days after announcing that this season will be his last. He says he felt …
Wed., April 26, 2017, 2:16 p.m.
NASCAR stars are no longer driving into their 50s
Just a generation ago, NASCAR drivers raced until they were embarrassing themselves, the money ran out or they simply couldn’t make it to the track anymore. They could compete into …
Wed., April 26, 2017, 8:02 a.m.
NASCAR has huge hole to fill after Earnhardt retires
Now that Dale Earnhardt Jr. plans to retire, NASCAR has its work cut out in developing new stars. The series has a hot crop of young drivers who many believe …
Tue., April 25, 2017, 4:31 p.m.
Junior will leave a big seat to fill in No. 88 next season
Junior’s job is up for grabs. Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s surprise decision to retire from the NASCAR Cup series at the end of the season will surely make his No. 88 …
Tue., April 25, 2017, 2:32 p.m.
Notable achievements in Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s racing career
Notable achievements in the driving career of Dale Earnhardt Jr. Hendrick Motorsports announced Tuesday that Earnhardt will be retiring at the end of the season.
UPDATED: Tue., April 25, 2017, 3:10 p.m.
NASCAR star Dale Earnhardt Jr. to retire at end of season
Dale Earnhardt Jr. will retire from NASCAR at the end of the season in November. The decision will cost NASCAR its most popular driver as the series scrambles to rebuild …
UPDATED: Mon., April 24, 2017, 5:53 p.m.
Jimmie Johnson grabs rare Bristol win after Kyle Larson mishap
It was just last month when people were wondering what was wrong with Jimmie Johnson after he got off to a slow start. How silly it was to worry.
Sun., April 23, 2017, 6:43 p.m.
Rain washes out NASCAR race at Bristol until Monday
NASCAR has postponed the Monster Energy Cup race at Bristol Motor Speedway because of heavy rain that is not expected to let up on Sunday. The race was pushed until …
Fri., April 21, 2017, 3:10 p.m.
Busch and Gibbs team hope for breakthrough at Bristol
Joe Gibbs Racing had three victories at this point last season, including back-to-back wins by Kyle Busch. Then Carl Edwards reeled off consecutive victories and the organization was easily the …
Fri., April 21, 2017, 12:20 p.m.
Kyle Larson starts on pole with Bristol qualifying rained out
Kyle Larson will start on the pole one on points because rain washed out qualifying at Bristol Motor Speedway. Chase Elliott joins Larson on the front row of the NASCAR …
Fri., April 14, 2017, 9:05 a.m.
Eye on her future, Danica Patrick races into fitness space
Danica Patrick is carving out an off-track career in the health and fitness space. The NASCAR driver has launched a clothing line and is working on a book that will …
Sun., April 9, 2017, 6:36 p.m.
Changed track, same result at Texas for NASCAR’s Jimmie Johnson
Jimmie Johnson still knows how to get to Victory Lane at Texas, even from the back of the field on a track that had changed significantly since his first six …
Fri., April 7, 2017, 5:06 p.m.
Kevin Harvick earns 1st NASCAR Cup pole on fresh Texas track
Kevin Harvick won all three rounds of Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series qualifying at Texas Motor Speedway. He earned his 19th career pole with a lap of 198.405 mph during …
Fri., April 7, 2017, 3:29 p.m.
With Texas changes, 6-time winner not even a NASCAR favorite
Jimmie Johnson says it’s like NASCAR is coming to Texas for the first time after track changes. Johnson has led more laps at Texas than any other NASCAR Cup Series …
Mon., April 3, 2017, 10:11 p.m.
Ryan Blaney’s strong start in NASCAR should earn him attention
It’s time to pay attention to Ryan Blaney, the second-year NASCAR driver who is as close to a throwback as fans are going to get from this current crop of …
Fri., March 24, 2017, 7:06 p.m.
Danica Patrick questions NASCAR discipline after no fine for Dillon
Danica Patrick is wondering why NASCAR has decided not to fine Austin Dillon and Cole Custer for their scrape at Phoenix last weekend. Patrick has been fined for testy behavior …
Fri., March 24, 2017, 5:25 p.m.
Kyle Larson claims pole at Fontana, edging Denny Hamlin
Kyle Larson has claimed the pole position for the NASCAR race at Fontana this weekend. Denny Hamlin came in second, followed by Brad Keselowski and Martin Truex Jr. Larson has …
Fri., March 24, 2017, 5:01 p.m.
Dale Jr prepares for 600th race after creating own legacy
Dale Earnhardt Jr. will join an exclusive club this weekend when he runs his 600th NASCAR race. The son of racing royalty once felt overwhelmed by expectations, but he has …
Fri., March 17, 2017, 6:02 p.m.
Joey Logano uses fast late lap to claim pole in Phoenix
Joey Logano capped a day in the spotlight with a fast late lap to claim the pole for the NASCAR Camping World 500. With the temperature in the low 90s …
Fri., March 17, 2017, 2:10 p.m.
Joey Logano tells Kyle Busch ‘honest mistake’ led to incident at Vegas
The first face-to-face meeting between Kyle Busch and Joey Logano since last week’s post-race scuffle in Las Vegas is over. Whether the drivers feel any better about things headed into …
UPDATED: Sun., March 12, 2017, 6:23 p.m.
Martin Truex Jr. wins at Vegas; Kyle Busch bloodied in brawl
Martin Truex Jr. finished speaking to reporters after winning the NASCAR Cup race Sunday and retreated into a corner of the media center where a tablet awaited with the video …
Sat., March 11, 2017, 8:43 p.m.
Joey Logano pulls away from Kyle Larson, wins Las Vegas Xfinity race
Joey Logano believes the evolving strategy of restarts has made it one of the most challenging aspects for a NASCAR driver.
Fri., March 10, 2017, 6:40 p.m.
Brad Keselowski on pole for NASCAR Las Vegas stop, Martin Truex Jr. 2nd
Brad Keselowski will begin his bid for a third victory in the past four NASCAR Cup races at Las Vegas Motor Speedway from the pole after topping qualifying Friday night. …
Fri., March 10, 2017, 4:17 p.m.
Ford a cut above Chevy, Toyota early in NASCAR Cup season
Kurt Busch brought up front-end geometry, serpentine systems and aerodynamic balance. The Daytona 500 champion’s technical answer Friday tried to explain what’s been obvious in the first two weeks of …
UPDATED: Sat., March 11, 2017, 5:21 p.m.
George Diaz: NASCAR tone-deaf if it wants to silence roar of engines
A moment of silence for NASCAR, please.
Thu., March 9, 2017, 5:30 p.m.
Money is behind Las Vegas becoming NASCAR’s busiest market
The signature event remains in Florida and most race teams call North Carolina home, but the nation’s gambling mecca is about to become NASCAR’s busiest market. This week’s announcement that …
Thu., March 9, 2017, 12:27 p.m.
Joe Gibbs, Roger Penske, Davey Allison among NASCAR Hall of Fame nominees
Championship team owners Joe Gibbs and Roger Penske as well as the late Davey Allison are among five new nominees for the 2018 NASCAR Hall of Fame class. Three-time Late …