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  • NASCAR Shifts Bristol Cup Series Race Start Time to 6:30 p.m. ET

    Sep 14, 2023

    NASCAR today announced that the NASCAR Cup Series race at Bristol Motor Speedway on Saturday, Sept. 16, will now start at 6:30 p.m. ET – advancing one hour from the original 7:30 p.m. ET start time – due to forecasted inclement weather. The broadcast networks for the Bass Pro Shops Night Race remain unchanged – USA, PRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio. Green flag for the final race of the NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs Round of 16 is scheduled for 6:35 p.m. ET. For tickets to Saturday's Bass Pro Shops...

  • Atlanta Motor Speedway will be 'under the lights'

    Jul 6, 2023

    This Sunday, the NASCAR Cup Series will be returning to Atlanta Motor Speedway for the Quaker State 400 Available at Walmart (July 9 at 7 p.m. ET on USA, PRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio), and this go-around the competitors will have to navigate the high-speed, door-to-door action for the first time 'under the lights' since the 1.54-mile track was recently reconfigured by narrowing the racing surface and raising the degree of banking in the Turns to 28 degrees. Earlier this season, Team Penske's...

  • Jimmie Johnson withdraws from NASCAR race after deaths of in-laws, nephew

    Jul 6, 2023

    The in-laws and nephew of seven-time NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson were found dead Monday in what Oklahoma authorities are investigating as a possible murder-suicide. Johnson subsequently withdrew from this weekend's NASCAR race in Chicago, his team said in a statement Tuesday, which added that "the Johnson family has asked for privacy at this time, and no further statements will be made." The bodies of Jack Janway, the 69-year-old father of Chandra Janway Johnson; his wife, Terry Janway, 68; a...

  • The NASCAR Foundation and Speedway Children's Charities to Host NASCAR Day Giveathon

    Mar 16, 2023

    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – NASCAR, The NASCAR Foundation, Speedway Motorsports and Speedway Children's Charities are teaming up to host a 75-hour event to raise funds for nonprofits across the country, as part of the sport's 75th Anniversary celebrations. The Giveathon begins Tuesday, May 16 at 5:00 p.m. ET and goes until 8:00 p.m. ET on Friday, May 19, officially known as "the NASCAR Day Giveathon." The 75-hour giving period will feature a multitude of bonus grants and matching gift donations for no...

  • Kyle Busch Delivers a Fitting Farewell to Fontana Race Track

    Fred Altieri, Sports Reporter|Feb 23, 2023

    The Auto Club Speedway in Fontana received a well-deserved farewell against the backdrop of snow-covered San Gabriel Mountains draped by white hovering clouds. Fittingly, Kyle Busch's historic driving victory at NASCAR's Pala Casino 400 on Sunday afternoon was the answer. He pushed the Lucas Oil #8 Chevy the final 21-laps, leading to a comfortable 3-second victory on the 2-mile oval that has served him so well over the past two decades. "That's what I enjoy the most about this racetrack. It's a...

  • NASCAR to Name 75 Greatest Drivers as Part of 75th Anniversary Celebration

    Feb 9, 2023

    NASCAR today announced it will name the 75 Greatest Drivers in NASCAR history as it celebrates the past, present and future of the sport throughout its 75th “Diamond” Anniversary. A blue-ribbon committee comprised of former drivers, team owners, industry personnel, NASCAR executives and current and former media members will determine the 75 Greatest Drivers. The unranked list will be unveiled this Spring and culminate with an in-person celebration of the esteemed group during the Goodyear 400 race weekend at Darlington Raceway, May 12-14. Fans...

  • 75TH SEASON - 2023 NASCAR Series Season Kicks Off Tuesday at Daytona

    Feb 9, 2023

    The premier stock car sim racing series in the world gets underway for its 14th season on Tuesday night, as the NASCAR Coca-Cola Racing Series heads to Daytona International Speedway to kick off the chase for a more than $330,000 prize pool. The green flag flies at www.eNASCAR.com/live at 9 p.m. ET on February 14, with Countdown to Green coverage immediately preceding the race. The 2023 season follows up NASCAR's biggest campaign yet, which culminated with four drivers competing live at the...

  • Truex Jr. Wins Gold in Clash at the Coliseum

    Fred Altieri, Sports Reporter|Feb 9, 2023

    Under a full-moon, the Hollywood Sign, bright Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum lights, concerts and fireworks... Martin Truex Jr. earned a gold medal by taking the checkered flag at NASCAR's 2023 Clash at the Coliseum. Driving the #19 Toyota for Joe Gibbs Racing for his 31st Cup series victory, Truex held off the second-place #3 Chevy driven by silver medalist Austin Dillon. Also on the podium was Dillon's new Richard Childress Racing teammate and two-time Series Cup champion, Kyle Busch, who...

  • Clash at the Coliseum - A Fresh Look

    Quinton Dodson, Motorsports|Feb 9, 2023

    The 2023 NASCAR Clash at the Coliseum was by far the best motorsports event I've been to in a few years. I must admit I was very skeptical I'm going to a NASCAR event. With an open mind I decided to attend and I was not disappointed. The event for me started off on Friday with a in car ride from Driver #7 Corey LaJoie. With credentials in hand, I met Corey along with a lot of other members from the press for my two hot laps on the quarter-mile track inside the Coliseum. I also ran into friend...

  • Truex Jr. Wins Gold in Clash at the Coliseum

    Fred Altieri, Sports Reporter|Feb 2, 2023

    Under a full-moon, the Hollywood Sign, bright Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum lights, concerts and fireworks... Martin Truex Jr. earned a gold medal by taking the checkered flag at NASCAR's 2023 Clash at the Coliseum. Driving the #19 Toyota for Joe Gibbs Racing for his 31st Cup series victory, Truex held off the second-place #3 Chevy driven by silver medalist Austin Dillon. Also on the podium was Dillon's new Richard Childress Racing teammate and two-time Series Cup champion, Kyle Busch, who...

  • Justin Haley Wins Pole Position for Sunday's Clash at the Coliseum

    Fred Altieri, Sports Reporter|Feb 2, 2023

    Under a near-full moon hanging over Los Angeles Memorial Colisuem, 4-year NASCAR Cup Series driver Justin Haley outraced 35 other drivers to take the pole position for Sunday's Clash at the Coliseum. The 23-year old drove the #31 Chevy for Kaulig Racing around the 400-yard asphalt oval in 13.413 seconds to edge out veteran Kyle Busch, driving Richard Childress Racing's #8 Chevy (13.553) . Christopher Bell driving the #20 Toyota for Joe Gibbs Racing finished third (13.569). Last year's inaugural...

  • Clash at the Coliseum Rarin' to Go

    Fred Altieri, Sports Reporter|Feb 2, 2023

    For the second consecutive year Los Angeles will host NASCAR's season opening event. Celebrating its 75th year, NASCAR announced that the 2023 Clash at the Coliseum is ready to go. Construction is complete, the painting is finished and the NASCAR Cup Series teams are parked outside the iconic Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. Now it's time for the stars of the NASCAR Cup Series to compete. Action Saturday begins at 3 p.m. with NASCAR Cup Series practice, followed by Busch Light Pole Award...

  • NASCAR commences celebrating 75th Diamond Anniversary in Los Angeles

    Feb 2, 2023

    Under the bright lights in Hollywood fashion, NASCAR is rolling out the red carpet in Los Angeles, California to commence the celebration of the 75th year of the sport, and it all starts when the engines are fired for the Busch Light Clash at the Coliseum on Sunday, February 5 at 8 p.m. ET at the purpose-built, quarter-mile, asphalt oval inside the historic Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. NASCAR has come a long way in its 75 years. It was on December 14, 1947, when Bill France Sr. gathered 35 people for four days of meetings (Dec. 14 – 17) at t...

  • NASCAR, NBC Sports Announce 2022 Grassroots Racing Coverage on USA Network

    Feb 24, 2022

    NASCAR and NBC Sports announced the broadcast coverage for the 2022 slate of grassroots races on USA Network, including events in the ARCA Menards Series East and West, and NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour. USA Network will air tape-delayed coverage of every race from the three series – except those that are combined ARCA Menards Series events – for a total of 30 race broadcasts. All televised coverage on USA Network will stream on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app. All races from the ARCA Menards Series East and West (when not combined with ARC...

  • 2020 NASCAR Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony Honors Five NASCAR Legends

    Jan 30, 2020

    Five of NASCAR’s legendary competitors – three drivers, an owner and an engine builder/crew chief – were enshrined into the NASCAR Hall of Fame in Charlotte, North Carolina, tonight during the Induction Ceremony held in the Crown Ball Room at the Charlotte Convention Center. Buddy Baker, Joe Gibbs, Bobby Labonte, Tony Stewart and Waddell Wilson comprise the 11th Class of the NASCAR Hall of Fame – now home to 55 inductees. Standing at 6 feet 6 inches tall, Buddy Baker was known as “The Gentle Giant.” During a test at Talladega in 1970, he be...

  • NASCAR Announces Nominees For NASCAR Hall of Fame Class of 2020

    Mar 14, 2019

    NASCAR today announced the 20 nominees for the NASCAR Hall of Fame's Class of 2020, as well as the five nominees for the Landmark Award for Outstanding Contributions to NASCAR. The list includes six first-time NASCAR Hall of Fame nominees whose careers spanned the entirety of NASCAR. Among them are a NASCAR Xfinity Series pioneer and two-time champion (Sam Ard), an original member of the "Alabama Gang" (Neil Bonnett), a Daytona 500 winner (Marvin Panch), a short track ace (Jim Paschal), a...

  • Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series

    Feb 22, 2018

    Five times in the last six years, Kevin Harvick has dominated the Atlanta Motor Speedway Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race – leading 100 laps or more – only to watch another driver take the checkered flag. This year, it was his race, his trophy. The former Monster Energy Series champion led a race-best 181 of the 325 laps to claim an emotional second victory at the track. His first win 17 years ago as a 25-year old rookie came only three weeks after he was tabbed to drive the late champion Dale Earnhardt’s legendary Chevrolet, which had bee...

  • Coca-Cola Refreshes Partnerships with NASCAR & ISC

    Jan 11, 2018

    Coca-Cola Continues as ‘Official Soft Drink of NASCAR’; Most Poured Soft Drink Across NASCAR-Sanctioned tracks Coca-Cola, International Speedway Corporation (ISC) and NASCAR today announced an extension to each of its long-standing partnerships through 2023. Coca-Cola, an iconic global brand, will continue its deep-rooted history in the sport by engaging racing fans across NASCAR’s three national series and 12 ISC-operated race tracks. The first-of-its kind integrated agreement is designed to deliver value to Coca-Cola across both the sanct...

  • NASCAR Announces Race Start Times for 2016 Season

    Jan 21, 2016

    Broadcast Network and Start Times Set for NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, NASCAR XFINITY Series and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series NASCAR®, in collaboration with broadcast partners FOX Sports, NBC Sports Group, race teams and the 29 tracks committed to hosting races for the coming season, today announced race start times and network coverage for all three of its national series based on previously released schedule dates for 2016. Entering the second season of 10-year comprehensive media rights agreements, races will be televised by FOX, FS1,...

  • NASCAR Drive for Diversity Unveils 2016 Driver Roster

    Jan 14, 2016

    After a competitive Combine event last October, six drivers were selected to the 2016 NASCAR Drive for Diversity® (D4D) class and will join the industry’s premier development program for multicultural and female drivers, and pit crew members. Talented drivers from across the Americas will compete for Rev Racing in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East and NASCAR Whelen All-American Series, and attempt to follow in the footsteps of D4D graduates and current NASCAR national series drivers Kyle Larson, Darrell Wallace Jr. and Daniel Suárez. The 2016 cla...

  • Let The Fans Be Heard: Sprint Fan Vote Returns

    Mar 19, 2015

    A favorite isn't always the winner – as the Sprint Fan Vote's history suggests. In the last 10 seasons, fans have voted 10 different drivers into the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race™ at Charlotte Motor Speedway, including names like Danica Patrick, Kasey Kahne and Dale Earnhardt Jr. You never know who will win. That's what makes voting so important. Polls are open for the 2015 Sprint Fan Vote – and unpredictability will take center stage until the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race on Saturday, May 16. Fan...

  • NASCAR Packs Up and Heads West – Literally

    Mar 5, 2015

    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Switching gears from previous seasons, the NASCAR® Sprint Cup Series™ will run three consecutive races on the west coast – and NASCAR has loaded up an RV for an epic road trip. "#NASCARGoesWest presented by Camping World®" officially kicked off this week in Las Vegas as members of the NASCAR digital and social teams packed up an RV and headed to Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Chuck Bush and Matthew Dillner of NASCAR.com will host the ultimate NASCAR road trip that wil...

  • Dale Earnhardt Jr. Receives 2014 NMPA Myers Brothers Award

    Dec 4, 2014

    In recognition of his career achievements as a champion driver, team owner and philanthropist, Dale Earnhardt Jr. was named the recipient of the 2014 NMPA Myers Brothers Award, a prestigious accolade recognizing those who have made outstanding contributions to the sport of stock car racing. "This doesn't even seem real," said an emotional Earnhardt after receiving the honor at the 2014 NASCAR NMPA Myers Brothers Awards Luncheon held at Wynn Las Vegas. "The truth is obviously I'm extremely...

  • Truck Series Team Penalized For Breaking Rules

    Jul 3, 2014

    The No. 51 team that competes in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series has been penalized for a rules infraction discovered in post-race inspection June 26 at Kentucky Speedway. The infraction is a P2 level penalty and violates Section 20B-12.8.1 (truck failed to meet post-race height requirements) of the 2014 NASCAR rule book. As a result, crew chief Eric Phillips has been fined $5,000 and owner Kyle Busch has been penalized with the loss of six championship truck owner points....

  • 4TH Annual Quaker State "400" Results

    Jul 3, 2014

    Sparta, KY - June 28, 2014 1.5-Mile Oval 267 Laps - 400.5 Miles Purse: $5,111,347 ________________________________________ Fin Str Car Series Bonus Driver Leader Pos Pos No Driver Team Laps Points Points Rating Winnings Status Times Laps 1 1 2 Brad Keselowski Miller Lite Ford 267 48 5 150.0 $256,383 Running 7 199 2 18 18 Kyle Busch M&M's Toyota 267 43 1 121.5 184,901 Running 1 31 3 7 31 Ryan Newman Caterpillar Chevrolet 267 41 0 116.7 122,035 Running 4 14 20 Matt Kenseth Dollar General Toyota 267 40 0 100.8 157,931 Running 5 29 88 Dale...

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