Stories tagged: nascar
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 …
Wed., March 8, 2017, 5:20 p.m.
Vegas, baby! City will host 2 NASCAR Cup races each year
Las Vegas Motor Speedway will have 2 full NASCAR weekends in 2018 after tourism officials approved a deal to sponsor a second race. The race will come from New Hampshire …
Wed., March 8, 2017, 2:15 p.m.
Auto Racing Glance: NASCAR heads to Vegas
A look at upcoming races around the world.
Wed., March 8, 2017, 11:59 a.m.
Allmendinger crew chief suspended 3 races and fined $65,000
NASCAR has fined three teams for penalties tied to last weekend’s races at Atlanta Motor Speedway. The hardest hit was AJ Allmendinger for having 3 loose lug nuts on his …
Sun., March 5, 2017, 9:55 p.m.
Keselowski steals Atlanta win after Harvick caught speeding
Kevin Harvick was faster than everyone at Atlanta Motor Speedway.
Sat., March 4, 2017, 8:40 p.m.
Christopher Bell finishes off dominant Truck win at Atlanta
Christopher Bell held off Matt Crafton on a restart with two laps to go and completed a dominating win Saturday in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Atlanta …
UPDATED: Sat., March 4, 2017, 8:41 p.m.
Kyle Busch wins Atlanta Xfinity, car fails inspection
After a bunch of close calls at Atlanta Motor Speedway, Kyle Busch has found the winning touch in the NASCAR Xfinity Series.
Fri., March 3, 2017, 4:38 p.m.
Kevin Harvick captures the pole at Atlanta Motor Speedway
Kevin Harvick has captured the pole for the second race of the NASCAR Monster Energy Cup season at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Harvick turned a lap of 190.398 mph in the …
UPDATED: Fri., March 3, 2017, 10:50 p.m.
Newberry: Hey, isn’t that Daytona 500 winner Derrike Cope?
When Derrike Cope climbs out of the No. 55 car, his work is just beginning. He jogs about the garage with the urgency of a crew member, paying special attention …
Thu., March 2, 2017, 6:40 p.m.
NASCAR’s Landon Cassill seeking breakthrough in 2017
Unheralded NASCAR driver Landon Cassill has set himself apart as something of a social media savant. Starting in 2017, Cassill would also like to be known for his racing skills.
UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 27, 2017, 7:43 p.m.
Fryer: Hype, new format didn’t equal must-watch Daytona 500
The Daytona 500 was sold out, the grid packed with celebrities, the fan area full of activities including a motorcycle “Ball of Death.”
Sun., Feb. 26, 2017, 7:51 p.m.
Kurt Busch steals monster victory by winning Daytona 500
Decked in Monster gear and chugging a tall boy of the energy drink as he was flanked by scantily clad models and one of pro sports’ top partiers, Kurt Busch …
Sat., Feb. 25, 2017, 6:11 p.m.
Joe Gibbs, Roger Penske defend NASCAR as having bright future
Joe Gibbs joined the list of heavy hitters defending NASCAR during one of its shakiest periods in decades. The owner of powerhouse Joe Gibbs Racing said NASCAR has a bright …
Sat., Feb. 25, 2017, 6:09 p.m.
Ryan Reed grabs Xfinity Series win in wreck-fest at Daytona
Ryan Reed picked up the second Xfinity Series victory of his career – both at Daytona International Speedway – by winning the wreck-filled season-opener. Reed had to hold off Austin …
Sat., Feb. 25, 2017, 6 p.m.
Daniel Suarez carries Mexican banner into NASCAR’s top series
Daniel Suarez wore a suit but ditched the tie the first time he spoke at the White House. The classy, yet casual, attire seemed to fit the moment for a …
Sat., Feb. 25, 2017, 5:58 p.m.
Nature’s Bakery counters suit over Patrick’s sponsorship
Nature’s Bakery has filed a counterclaim against Stewart-Haas Racing that alleges the race team could not control Danica Patrick when it came to endorsing products. Nature’s Bakery says Patrick endorsed …
Fri., Feb. 24, 2017, 9:41 p.m.
Kaz Grala wins NASCAR Truck Series opener after Matt Crafton flips
Kaz Grala won the NASCAR Truck Series season opener, getting through a massive wreck on the final lap at Daytona International Speedway. The 18-year-old Grala became the youngest winner in …
Fri., Feb. 24, 2017, 9:37 p.m.
NASCAR seeks boost to steep decline with strong Daytona 500
All signs indicate Dale Earnhardt Jr. has a legitimate shot to win the Daytona 500. A victory for NASCAR’s most popular driver would be a massive boost for the sagging …
Fri., Feb. 24, 2017, 9:33 p.m.
Monster Energy tries to give NASCAR buzz as title sponsor
Kurt Busch’s car could have been parked at an auto show. Models in skimpy attire lingered around his Monster Energy car, posing for a steady stream of fans wanting snapshots …
Fri., Feb. 24, 2017, 9:31 p.m.
Going, going, gone: NASCAR stars starting to step away
Jeff Gordon is working in the broadcast booth. Carl Edwards is spending time with family. Tony Stewart is hanging out at dirt tracks.
Fri., Feb. 24, 2017, 9:28 p.m.
Corey LaJoie uses wreck, Jimmie Johnson pitch to land Daytona 500 spot
Corey LaJoie’s pitch to BK Racing for a ride in the Daytona 500 was going nowhere. LaJoie texted a friend – just seven-time NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson – to help …
Fri., Feb. 24, 2017, 9:22 p.m.
Penske signs Joey Logano and Shell-Pennzoil to new deal
Team Penske has signed Joey Logano, crew chief Todd Gordon and sponsor Shell-Pennzoil to contract extensions that run “through 2022 and beyond.” The phrasing of the terms are a play …
Fri., Feb. 24, 2017, 9:21 p.m.
Retired NASCAR great Jeff Gordon to drive Daytona 500 pace car
Four-time NASCAR champion Jeff Gordon will drive the honorary pace car for the Daytona 500. Gordon will lead the field to green behind the wheel of a 2017 Camaro ZL1.
Thu., Feb. 23, 2017, 9:24 p.m.
Chase Elliott grabs 1st Cup win in Daytona 500 qualifier
Chase Elliott already had the top starting spot for NASCAR season-opening Daytona 500, so he had no real reason to race hard Thursday night in a qualifying race.
Wed., Feb. 22, 2017, 7:43 p.m.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. wants to win a title then ride into retirement
Upon further review, hoisting a championship trophy is exactly how Dale Earnhardt Jr. wants to end his career.
Tue., Feb. 21, 2017, 10:22 p.m.
Jimmie Johnson’s 8th title could stake him as NASCAR’s greatest
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Jimmie Johnson might have had an easier time had his 6-year-old daughter asked for help with a school art project. Genevieve Johnson instead left dad briefly …
Mon., Feb. 20, 2017, 7:20 p.m.
Optimism in high gear at Daytona for NASCAR’s top teams
Optimism abounds after the opening weekend at Daytona International Speedway, especially for NASCAR’s top teams.