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  • • Talladega has the potential to further cloud the NASCAR Playoffs picture
    Anyone who has watched NASCAR Cup Series racing for very long knows that some of the most unpredictable races on the entire schedule are those contested at the Talladega Super Speedway. The threat of the “Big One” that could, on any lap, eliminate or damage half the field in an instant can take favorites out of the race and place unexpe...
  • • NASCAR: Alex Bowman ends Hendrick misery at Richmond
    An unlikely NASCAR Cup Series victory for Alex Bowman at Richmond Raceway ended a long, long drought for Hendrick Motorsports at the 0.75-mile oval. As Joe Gibbs Racing’s Denny Hamlin continues to dominate NASCAR Cup Series races and lead hundreds upon hundreds of laps, new winners not named Denny Hamlin continue to pile up. This […] NA...
  • • Jennifer Jo Cobb not approved by NASCAR to run Talladega Cup race
    NASCAR does not approve Jennifer Jo Cobb to run Sunday's Cup race at Talladega; Rick Ware Racing will need another driver for the No. 15 car....
  • NASCAR nixes Jennifer Jo Cobb's planned Cup Series debut
    • NASCAR nixes Jennifer Jo Cobb's planned Cup Series debut
    On Monday, NASCAR confirmed that Cob has not been approved to compete on superspeedway tracks in the Cup Series thus would not be making her planned debut in Rick Ware Racing’s No. 15 Chevrolet.While Cobb, 47, has made a combined 247 starts in the Xfinity and Truck series, a NASCAR spokesman told Motorsport.com that Cobb is only currently approved ...
  • • Entry List: 2021 GEICO 500
    The NASCAR Cup Series shifts from three straight short tracks to the largest speedway on the circuit as it takes to Alabama’s Talladega Superspeedway. The race will be the 52nd annual GEICO 500 and second superspeedway event of the year. Forty cars are entered for the 500-mile race, meaning all will compete in the race ... Read moreEntry List...
  • • Entry List: 2021 Ag-Pro 300
    The NASCAR Xfinity Series returns to action after a weekend off for the Ag-Pro 300 at Talladega Superspeedway. The 300-mile race is the eighth race of the season for the series. Forty-three drivers are entered for 40 spots. Due to there being no qualifying this weekend, Andy Lally in the No. 03, Jordan Anderson in ... Read moreEntry List: 2021 Ag-P...
  • • Talladega Cup and Xfinity entry lists
    Entry lists are out for this weekend's NASCAR Cup and Xfinity Series races at Talladega Superspeedway....
  • • 3 Drivers Return to Nashville for 2nd Tire Test
    Kurt Busch, Christopher Bell and Chase Briscoe will head back to Nashville Superspeedway Tuesday and Wednesday, April 20-21, FOX Sports’ Bob Pockrass tweeted April 19. They will perform a second tire test to confirm the tire that will be used when the NASCAR Cup Series runs at Nashville in June. The trio first tested Goodyear ... Read more3 D...
  • Russell apologises to Bottas in social media post
    • Russell apologises to Bottas in social media post
    One day on from his collision with Valtteri Bottas at the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix, Williams driver George Russell has apologised for the way he handled himself after the accident....
  • • Palou Takes Down A Pair Of Champs In Ganassi Racing Debut
    Chip Ganassi Racing’s glamorous rollcall of race-winning drivers includes American Jimmy Vasser, Italy’s Alex Zanardi, Juan Pablo Montoya of Colombia, Scotsman Dario Franchitti and Scott Dixon of New Zealand. None of those international stars, however, won ......

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  • • What drivers said after Richmond
    A look at what drivers said following Sunday's Cup race at Richmond Raceway....
  • • Flat Spot On – Oh, What a Day at Barber!
    By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer RacinToday.com  LEEDS, Ala. – It was like watching a couple of lightning bolts searing through the sunshine and greenery of Barber Motorsports Park. One a Spaniard, the other a Mexican, each youngster ......
  • Enders earns 30th career Pro Stock win in Vegas
    • Enders earns 30th career Pro Stock win in Vegas
    Erica Enders went from nearly not qualifying to winning the Pro Stock finale in the DENSO Spark Plugs NHRA Four-Wide Nationals at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Sunday....
  • • VIDEO: Richmond NASCAR race highlights
    Hendrick Motorsports' Alex Bowman gets win over Denny Hamlin...
  • • IndyCar Bigger Picture Outlook from Barber Motorsports Park
    BIRMINGHAM, Alabama — Championship defenses are extremely difficult to come by in the NTT IndyCar Series, so much so that it hasn’t happened since Dario Franchitti won the 2011 title. Scott Dixon started his defense of his 2020 title with another podium finish at Barber Motorsports Park in Sunday’s Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama ... Read moreIndy...
  • • Alex Bowman’s Richmond Win Caps Off Big Day for Drivers of No. 48
    Jeff Andrews was like many of us Sunday afternoon. Even though the NASCAR Cup Series race at Richmond Raceway was well underway, Hendrick Motorsports’ general manager couldn’t help himself. He had to see Jimmie Johnson’s maiden voyage in an open-wheel car. “I won’t lie, I clicked over to IndyCar there a couple of times...
  • • Frustration grows at Richmond, but Denny Hamlin finds solace in 'smashing everyone' so far in 2021
    With one notable performance exception, Denny Hamlin made the absolute most of back-to-back short-track races in his home state, leading the most laps at each Martinsville Speedway last week and in Sunday’s stop at Richmond Raceway. In both instances, though, his dominance was not rewarded with his first checkered flag of the 2021 NASCAR Cup […]...
  • • Disappointment binds Denny Hamlin, Joey Logano at Richmond
    Denny Hamlin and Joey Logano were set to duel for the win before Alex Bowman roared by....
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    • Hamlin: "We should have won" Richmond Cup race
    Hamlin is leading the regular season standings and has no finish worse than 11th. In nine races, he's scored eight top-fives and has won five stages. Despite all this, he has yet to reach Victory Lane.Sunday was just the latest opportunity that slipped away. Alex Bowman snatched away the race lead on the final restart and led just ten laps en route...
  • • Sam Hunt Racing Bringing Back Kyle Petty’s Hot Wheels Paint Scheme for Throwback Weekend
    Brandon Gdovic will run a throwback scheme to Kyle Petty’s Hot Wheels paint scheme from 1997. Gdovic will make his first start at Darlington driving the Sam Hunt Racing No. 26 car. The post Sam Hunt Racing Bringing Back Kyle Petty’s Hot Wheels Paint Scheme for Throwback Weekend first appeared on Tireball NASCAR News, Rumors, Gossip and Opinio...

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  • • Russell apologises to Bottas in social media post
  • • Russell apologises for Bottas collision in social media post
    One day on from his collision with Valtteri Bottas at the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix, Williams driver George Russell has apologised for his part in the accident....
  • The blame game: Analysis of the Bottas-Russell clash and what happens next
    • The blame game: Analysis of the Bottas-Russell clash and what happens next
    The Valtteri Bottas-George Russell clash was dramatic and had a fascinating subplot to it. Here's all the potential fallout for both drivers and Mercedes after the Imola clash....
  • Horner sees great races ahead for Perez despite Imola blank
    • Horner sees great races ahead for Perez despite Imola blank
    Red Bull team boss Christian Horner predicted great races ahead for Sergio Perez despite the Mexican failing to score from his first front row start in Formula One on Sunday....
  • Norris has made a step up, says McLaren
    • Norris has made a step up, says McLaren
    McLaren's Lando Norris celebrated the second podium of his Formula One career at the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix on Sunday, with team boss Andreas Seidl in no doubt that the youngster had raised his game....
  • Vettel calls FIA 'not very professional' for Imola penalty
    • Vettel calls FIA 'not very professional' for Imola penalty
    Four-times Formula One world champion Sebastian Vettel criticised race officials on Sunday for their slow reaction in handing him a time penalty during the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix at Imola....
  • • Enders earns 30th career Pro Stock win in Vegas
  • Palou scores IndyCar win; Johnson 19th in debut
    • Palou scores IndyCar win; Johnson 19th in debut
    Alex Palou celebrated his move to Chip Ganassi Racing with his first career IndyCar victory Sunday at Barber Motorsports Park, while seven-time NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson was satisfied with his 19th-place finish in his IndyCar debut....
  • Alonso promoted to points finish after Raikkonen penalty
    • Alonso promoted to points finish after Raikkonen penalty
    Fernando Alonso has scored the first points finish since his Formula One return after Kimi Raikkonen was handed a post-race penalty at the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix....
  • Wolff: Russell lost sight of bigger picture in Bottas clash
    • Wolff: Russell lost sight of bigger picture in Bottas clash
    Mercedes team boss Toto Wolff said George Russell "has a lot to learn" after clashing with Valtteri Bottas at the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix....

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  • • NASCAR nixes Jennifer Jo Cobb's planned Cup Series debut
  • Matt DiBenedetto: Top-10 at Richmond
    • Matt DiBenedetto: Top-10 at Richmond "long overdue"
    After starting the season with three finishes of 28th or worse, DiBenedetto was mired 35th in the NASCAR Cup Series driver standings.Over the next four weeks, the team have put together better finishes and finally broke through with their first top-10 finish Sunday at Richmond (Va.) Raceway.DiBenedetto, 29, had fallen a lap down before the final ca...
  • • Hamlin: "We should have won" Richmond Cup race
  • Joey Logano: Bowman
    • Joey Logano: Bowman "kind of snookered everybody" in win
    Hamlin led on the final restart with 10 of 400 laps remaining with Logano lined up alongside him. While Hamlin had led the most laps in the race, Logano had shown the ability to lead late in the event.It looked like the duo would duel to the finish.Enter Alex Bowman.Bowman, who had run consistently in the top-five most of the race but got sent to t...
  • Alex Bowman steals the show with win over Hamlin at Richmond
    • Alex Bowman steals the show with win over Hamlin at Richmond
    On a restart with 10 of 400 laps remaining Sunday at Richmond (Va.) Raceway, Bowman – who had not led a lap in the race up to that point – navigated around leader Denny Hamlin and Joey Logano to take the lead.He had little trouble from that point hanging on for the win, finishing .381 seconds ahead of Hamlin to the victory in the ToyotaOwners 400.I...
  • Nemechek tops Busch in wreck-marred Richmond Truck race
    • Nemechek tops Busch in wreck-marred Richmond Truck race
    Nemechek dominated a caution-marred race Saturday at Richmond (Va.) Raceway, leading 114 of 250 laps, and held Busch at bay over the closing laps to win the ToyotaCare 250. The win is Nemechek’s second of the 2021 NASCAR Truck season and he’s quickly established himself as a championship favorite in his first full season with Kyle Busch Motors...
  • Austin Dillon once dreaded Richmond but now
    • Austin Dillon once dreaded Richmond but now "it's my favorite"
    At one point early in Dillon’s Cup career, he made no secret the Virginia short track was his “least favorite” and he wouldn’t be upset if NASCAR dropped it off the schedule entirely.In his first nine races at the track with Richard Childress Racing, Dillon didn’t finish better than 13th and four times finished outside the top-20.In fall 2018, Dill...
  • Harrison Burton to make NASCAR Cup debut at Talladega
    • Harrison Burton to make NASCAR Cup debut at Talladega
    DEX Imaging will serve as the primary sponsor on the car.“We’re proud to represent such an innovative brand in DEX Imaging and equally proud to have Harrison make his first NASCAR Cup Series start with us,” said Marty Gaunt, President, Gaunt Brothers Racing. “As a Toyota team, we’ve seen firsthand how well Harrison has developed. He’s been racing a...
  • NASCAR just tried dirt racing, so what about ice?
    • NASCAR just tried dirt racing, so what about ice?
    Likely not in the United States, but the NASCAR Whelen Euro Series recently completed what it considered a very successful test of running on ice at Val Thorens, France.Team FJ took one of its 400 horsepower NASCAR Euro race cars to the mountains – utilizing studded tires – and spent a whole day testing on ice.For over 10 years, the French venue an...
  • SHR struggles amplify Chase Briscoe's rough rookie season
    • SHR struggles amplify Chase Briscoe's rough rookie season
    A best finish of 18th through the first eight races of the 2021 season; not a single lap led; and currently ranked 27th in the series standings.All this from a driver who led the Xfinity Series last year with a career-high nine wins and led more than 1,000 laps.But the problem goes deeper than Briscoe. His advancement to the Cup Series came in the ...

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  • Who won the NASCAR race yesterday? Complete results from Richmond race
    • Who won the NASCAR race yesterday? Complete results from Richmond race
    The winner of Sunday's NASCAR Cup Series race at Richmond Raceway came from behind and closed the deal with just a few laps remaining....
  • NASCAR at Richmond live race updates, results, highlights from Toyota Owners 400
    • NASCAR at Richmond live race updates, results, highlights from Toyota Owners 400
    Sporting News is tracking live updates and lap-by-lap highlights from NASCAR's race at Richmond Raceway on Sunday. Follow for complete results from the Toyota Owners 400....
  • NASCAR lineup at Richmond: Starting order, pole for Sunday's race without qualifying
    • NASCAR lineup at Richmond: Starting order, pole for Sunday's race without qualifying
    NASCAR used a mathematical formula to set the starting lineup without qualifying for the Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond Raceway....
  • What channel is NASCAR on today? TV schedule, start time for Richmond race
    • What channel is NASCAR on today? TV schedule, start time for Richmond race
    Here's a complete guide to watching Sunday's NASCAR race at Richmond Raceway, including the TV channel and start time....
  • What time does the NASCAR race start today? TV schedule, channel for Richmond race
    • What time does the NASCAR race start today? TV schedule, channel for Richmond race
    NASCAR continues its 2021 regular season with a race at Richmond Raceway. Here's everything to know about Sunday's race, including the start time and TV channel....
  • Formula 1 qualifying results: Starting grid for 2021 Emilia Romagna Grand Prix at Imola
    • Formula 1 qualifying results: Starting grid for 2021 Emilia Romagna Grand Prix at Imola
    After a three-week hiatus, Formula 1 returns this weekend in Imola. Here's how they're lining up for lights out....
  • What channel is Formula 1 on today? TV schedule, start time for 2021 Emilia Romagna Grand Prix
    • What channel is Formula 1 on today? TV schedule, start time for 2021 Emilia Romagna Grand Prix
    Here's a complete guide to watching the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix, the second race of the 2021 F1 season....
  • IndyCar driver Alexander Rossi explains 'wild experience' of sneezing while going 200 mph
    • IndyCar driver Alexander Rossi explains 'wild experience' of sneezing while going 200 mph
    "I don't know if it was allergy season, but yeah, I was just driving along, and then it was just this massive sneeze," Rossi said....
  • Who won the NASCAR race yesterday? Complete results from Martinsville race
    • Who won the NASCAR race yesterday? Complete results from Martinsville race
    The winner of the weekend race at Martinsville Speedway is the first repeat race winner of the 2021 NASCAR Cup Series season....

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  • • Talladega has the potential to further cloud the NASCAR Playoffs picture
  • • Turn 2 Blog: Rain tires on ovals? NASCAR races too long?
    *Turn 2 Blog is a regular feature on InsideCircleTrack.com. Here, site operators Michael Moats and Richard Allen take turns offering their thoughts on the NASCAR and pavement short track racing topics of the day. Richard: It was another weekend and another weather interrupted race for NASCAR as the “Blue Emu Maximum Pain Relief 500” ori...
  • • NASCAR has to either go all in or all out on dirt
    It is incredibly easy, albeit unfair, to “armchair quarterback” in some situations and I suppose the attempt by NASCAR to put its Cup Series back on dirt for the first time since 1970 can be considered one of those situations. Still, I am going to use my 20/20 hindsight and do exactly that here. Going into the weekend of the Food City D...
  • • Christopher Bell can go all out on Bristol dirt with playoffs secured
    When it was first announced that the NASCAR Cup Series would stage its first dirt race since 1970, there were a few names that immediately stood out as the most serious contenders to claim victory. One of those names was Christopher Bell. Although only 26 years of age, the native of Norman, Oklahoma is one of the most accomplished dirt racers curre...
  • • Briscoe and Reddick need to use dirt experience to turn lackluster seasons around
    The NASCAR Cup Series schedule contains a few “oddities” on the 2021 calendar. There are more road courses slated for the tour than every before, a first-time trip for the series to the Nashville Super Speedway, a repeat of the double-header weekend at Pocono, multiple dates for the venerable old tracks in Atlanta and Darlington, and pe...
  • • Tyler Reddick hoping to use Homestead to pile up points
    Over the past few years, when fans and media of NASCAR have thought about the Homestead-Miami Speedway the name of Tyler Reddick is one of the first to come up. The Corning, CA native twice used that south Florida track to secure a NASCAR Xfinity Series championship when he won there in 2018 and 2019. And his trend of success continued in the Sunsh...
  • • Who picked Michael McDowell and Ryan Preece to have two top-10s at this point?
    There are currently four NASCAR Cup Series drivers who have scored a top-10 finish in each of the two races held on the grounds of the Daytona International Speedway so far in 2021. Two of those four are named Denny Hamlin and Kevin Harvick, which should not surprise anyone. But the fact that the other two top finishers are named Michael McDowell a...
  • • Homestead will provide Kyle Larson with realistic shot at an early win
    When it was announced that Kyle Larson would return to the NASCAR Cup Series with powerful Hendrick Motorsports following a suspension of several months, there were high expectations. After a season in which the Elk Grove, CA driver tore through the dirt racing ranks piling up scores of feature wins, the status of the 28-year-old racer reached almo...
  • • Super Speedway races might as well be renamed the Manufacturer 500
    Over the past several seasons it has become abundantly clear that the three auto manufacturers involved in the NASCAR Cup Series intend for their drivers to work to together to produce the best possible result at the sport’s two super speedway tracks. And this most recent Daytona 500 provided a clear example that nothing has changed in that r...
  • • Michael McDowell’s victory increases NASCAR Playoffs pressure
    Any NASCAR Cup Series team will tell you that it’s never too early to start thinking about making the NASCAR Playoffs. For that matter, doing so becomes the primary focus in race shops throughout North Carolina almost immediately after the previous season ends. So this year coming out of the season-opening Daytona 500, an extra bit of pressur...

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  • • Danica Patrick goes public with new boyfriend Carter Comstock
    Danica Patrick has found a new boyfriend. Patrick shared a photo on Instagram Friday of herself at a beach. In the second photo, she is being kissed by a man....
  • • Three drivers to watch in Sunday’s Toyota Owners 400
    After a fun clash at Martinsville, the NASCAR Cup Series heads to the other side of Virginia for the Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond Raceway. Sunday’s event consists of 400 laps around the 0.75-mile circuit, evening out to be a 300-mile race....
  • Danica Patrick was helping Aaron Rodgers mend his family relationships?
    • Danica Patrick was helping Aaron Rodgers mend his family relationships?
    Patrick reportedly helped Rodgers get back on speaking terms with his family again....
  • Aaron Rodgers says pandemic helped him keep his engagement a secret
    • Aaron Rodgers says pandemic helped him keep his engagement a secret
    Gossip sites will be eager to see when and where Rodgers and Shailene Woodley get married, but the quarterback says the two have not set a date....
  • Aaron Rodgers, Shailene Woodley photographed together publicly for first time since engagement
    • Aaron Rodgers, Shailene Woodley photographed together publicly for first time since engagement
    Aaron Rodgers and Shailene Woodley quietly got engaged at some point over the last several months, and now the public is starting to get more of a glimpse of them....
  • Watch: Noah Gragson, Daniel Hemric get into fight after race
    • Watch: Noah Gragson, Daniel Hemric get into fight after race
    The two drivers were teammates last year on JR Motorsports, but Hemric now drives for Joe Gibbs Racing....
  • Danica Patrick shares her mentality on dating post-Aaron Rodgers
    • Danica Patrick shares her mentality on dating post-Aaron Rodgers
    Patrick talked about her dating mentality since the breakup with Aaron Rodgers....
  • Danica Patrick shares interesting thoughts on relationships
    • Danica Patrick shares interesting thoughts on relationships
    Danica Patrick shared some interesting thoughts on relationships via her Instagram page this week. Patrick made a lengthy post on Tuesday centered around a trip she made to Egypt....
  • Danica Patrick reportedly unbothered by Aaron Rodgers’ engagement
    • Danica Patrick reportedly unbothered by Aaron Rodgers’ engagement
    Patrick, 38, now has dating standards that are said to be off the charts since breaking up with Rodgers....
  • Danica Patrick 'letting the past be the past' regarding Aaron Rodgers' engagement
    • Danica Patrick 'letting the past be the past' regarding Aaron Rodgers' engagement
    A source close to Danica Patrick says that the retired driver is not giving much thought to her ex Aaron Rodgers' recently-announced engagement to actress Shailene Woodley....

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  • Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond | NASCAR ON FOX HIGHLIGHTS
    Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond | NASCAR ON FOX HIGHLIGHTS
    Full highlights from Sundays Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond Raceway for the NASCAR Cup Series. #NASCARonFOX #NASCAR #ToyotaOwners400 ......
  • Surprise winner! Toyota Owners 400 from Richmond Raceway| NASCAR Cup Series extended Highlights
    Surprise winner! Toyota Owners 400 from Richmond Raceway| NASCAR Cup Series extended Highlights
    Relive the 2021 Toyota Owners 400 from Richmond Raceway in this weeks NASCAR Cup Series extended Highlights. Watch more from Richmond here ......
  • Plot Twist! | NASCAR Richmond Race Review & Analysis
    Plot Twist! | NASCAR Richmond Race Review & Analysis
    Listen to new episodes on the Out of the Groove Podcast Network: https://polepositionmag.com/out-of-the-groove-podcast-network/ Eric Estepp P.O. Box 599 ......
  • FINAL LAPS: Alex Bowman holds off late charge from Denny Hamlin to win | NASCAR ON FOX HIGHLIGHTS
    FINAL LAPS: Alex Bowman holds off late charge from Denny Hamlin to win | NASCAR ON FOX HIGHLIGHTS
    Alex Bowman overtook Denny Hamlin with only ten laps to go at Richmond, crossing the finish line after overcoming a pit road penalty. #NASCARonFOX ......
  • Ryan Newman spins out at Richmond after making contact w/ Austin Cindric | NASCAR ON FOX HIGHLIGHTS
    Ryan Newman spins out at Richmond after making contact w/ Austin Cindric | NASCAR ON FOX HIGHLIGHTS
    Ryan Newman lost control of his car after getting clipped by Austin Cindric on Sunday. Newman was able to recover and drive off with only minor damage after ......
  • Bowman runs away with win as others leave frustrated | Richmond Race Rewind | NASCAR in 15 minutes
    Bowman runs away with win as others leave frustrated | Richmond Race Rewind | NASCAR in 15 minutes
    Relive the 2021 Toyota Owners 400 from Richmond Raceway in just 15 minutes and watch Denny Hamlin dominate but Alex Bowman steal the win. Watch more ......
  • 2021 NASCAR Cup Series REACTIONS! | Toyota Owners 400 At Richmond
    2021 NASCAR Cup Series REACTIONS! | Toyota Owners 400 At Richmond
    2021 NASCAR Cup Series REACTIONS! | Toyota Owners 400 At Richmond The NASCAR Cup Series is back after a one-week break for the Toyota Owners 400 ......
  • NASCAR Heat 5 Career Mode FULLY MODDED SCHEDULE REVEAL!
    NASCAR Heat 5 Career Mode FULLY MODDED SCHEDULE REVEAL!
    The reveal of our fully modded, custom schedule for our next season in career mode is here! Instagram - garyowenyt Twitter - GOWENYT Discord ......
  • NASCAR Alex Bowman Wins at Richmond | NASCAR 2021 Richmond Highlights (Finish)
    NASCAR Alex Bowman Wins at Richmond | NASCAR 2021 Richmond Highlights (Finish)
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  • FINAL LAPS OF RACE TOYOTA OWNERS 400 NASCAR CUP SERIES AT RICHMOND
    FINAL LAPS OF RACE TOYOTA OWNERS 400 NASCAR CUP SERIES AT RICHMOND

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  • • Palou Takes Down A Pair Of Champs In Ganassi Racing Debut
  • • Hendrick Team Confident That Elliott’s Time Is Coming
    RICHMOND, Va. – In a season that has produced one surprise after another, three of Hendrick Motorsports’ four teams have generated a victory when no one expected it. Yet, the organization’s championship team remains winless. Still, ......
  • • Bowman’s Late Move Wins Richmond
    Alex Bowman was missing in action for the bulk of Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series race. But then, there he was. Bowman took the lead from Denny Hamlin with 10 laps to go, put a bit of ......
  • • Flat Spot On – Oh, What a Day at Barber!
  • • Dixon Set To Chase Championship No. 7
    Same as it ever was, Scott Dixon will launch his relentless pursuit of the INDYCAR record book Sunday afternoon via the game plan that has marked him as the greatest open-wheel driver of his generation. “Absolutely. ......
  • • Flat Spot On – IndyCar Out of the Box
    By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer RacinToday.com For those not familiar with the history, the long-running competition between NASCAR and the IndyCar Series, the current brand for America’s premier open-wheel organization, is hardly noticeable. Those who fought this ......
  • • Cup Series’ Big Three Are Looking Huge
    By Deb Williams | Senior Writer RacinToday.com MARTINSVILLE, Va. – Despite Joe Gibbs Racing’s domination of Sunday’s NASCAR Cup race at Martinsville Speedway, the Hall of Fame team owner believes Hendrick Motorsports and Team Penske remain on ......
  • • Truex Wins Martinsville Under Cover of Darkness
    By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor RacinToday.com The darkness of a spring evening in Virginia fell at a perfect time for Martin Truex, Jr. on Sunday. It fell just in time to give him his second victory ......
  • • Josh Berry Gets His First Xfin Win
    By Deb Williams | Senior Writer RacinToday.com MARTINSVILLE, Va. – Josh Berry, the winner of Sunday’s rain-delayed Cook Out 250 NASCAR Xfinity race, is no silver-spoon driver. Nothing has come easy for the Hendersonville, Tennessee, driver known best ......
  • • Rain Hits Martinsville; Cup To Conclude on Sunday
    MARTINSVILLE, Va. – For the second straight night, rain at Martinsville Speedway has forced NASCAR to postpone an event at the historic short track. The Cup Series race scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Saturday began about 80 ......

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  • • 24 incredible sports photos from Getty Images this week
    The sports world makes for a beautiful palette but individual images can get lost in the constant shuffle. Here are the best Getty Images sports photos from this week. Iowa Hawkeyes stand for the national anthem in the first-round game of the 2021 NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament against the Central Michigan Chippewas at the ...
  • • 23 incredible sports photos from Getty Images this week
    The sports world makes for a beautiful palette but individual images can get lost in the constant shuffle. Here are the best Getty Images sports photos from this week. Jahvon Blair of the Georgetown Hoyas reacts after scoring in the first half against the Seton Hall Pirates during the Semifinals of the Big East Tournament at Madison ...
  • • NASCAR: Daniel Hemric and Noah Gragson brawl after wild pit fender bender (Video)
    Two NASCAR drivers exchanged punches Saturday after the Xfinity Series race in Atlanta.  There was some NASCAR drama Saturday for fans taking in the Xfinity Series race in Atlanta. Daniel Hemric and Noah Gragson were at the center of it all due to a fender bender in pit road that did not go over well. […] NASCAR: Daniel Hemric and Noah G...
  • • 21 incredible sports photos from Getty Images this week
    The sports world makes for a beautiful palette but individual images can get lost in the constant shuffle. Here are the best Getty Images sports photos from this week. Kemba Walker of the Boston Celtics laughs during the fourth quarter against the Denver Nuggets at TD Garden on Feb. 16, 2021, in Boston, Massachusetts. Looking for str...
  • • This NASCAR driver went through the McDonald’s drive-thru to feed his team during Daytona 500 rain delay (Video)
    As the Daytona 500 was on rain delay, Ross Chastain decided to use the free time to pick up some lunch at McDonalds. With the NFL season over and baseball still over a month away, this Sunday was NASCAR’s time to shine. The Daytona 500 got off to a raucous start, which included a multi-car […] This NASCAR driver went through the McDonal...
  • • NASCAR: Watch this muddy multi-car accident during the opening laps of Daytona 500 (Video)
    Watch this muddy multi-car accident during the opening laps of the Daytona 500. It didn’t take long for NASCAR’s Daytona 500 to come to a screeching halt with a massive pile-up early in the race. It took only 14 laps before the crash involving 16 cars paused the race. Typically crashes like this happen somewhere near […] NASC...
  • • The best sports photos of 2020 from Getty Images
    The sports world makes for a beautiful palette but individual images can get lost in the constant shuffle. Here are the best Getty Images sports photos from this week. 40. NASCAR stands in solidarity NASCAR drivers stand in solidarity with Bubba Wallace, driver of the Victory Junction Chevrolet, during pre-race ceremonies prior to th...
  • • NBA Rookie of the Year Rankings: Way-too-early edition
    We’re just a few games into the NBA season but some rookies are already beginning to separate themselves with polish and production. The NBA season is barely a week old but the compressed schedule means we’ve already seen a lot of everyone. This NBA rookie class was generally regarded as comparably weak but several players […] NBA...
  • • 12 incredible sports photos from Getty Images this week
    The sports world makes for a beautiful palette but individual images can get lost in the constant shuffle. Here are the best Getty Images sports photos from this week. Jonathan Jones of the New England Patriots intercepts a ball intended for Tim Patrick of the Denver Broncos during the second half at Gillette Stadium on Oct. 18, 2020...

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  • HIGHLIGHTS: Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond
    • HIGHLIGHTS: Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond
    Full highlights from Sunday's Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond Raceway for the NASCAR Cup Series...
  • Kevin Harvick hits the wall HARD after losing a tire at Richmond
    • Kevin Harvick hits the wall HARD after losing a tire at Richmond
    Kevin Harvick wrecks at Richmond with only 20 laps to go after blowing his right rear tire between turns one and two....
  • FINAL LAPS: Alex Bowman holds off late charge from Denny Hamlin to win
    • FINAL LAPS: Alex Bowman holds off late charge from Denny Hamlin to win
  • Ryan Newman spins out at Richmond after making contact with Austin Cindric
    • Ryan Newman spins out at Richmond after making contact with Austin Cindric
    Ryan Newman lost control of his car after getting clipped by Austin Cindric on Sunday. Newman was able to recover and drive off with only minor damage after tapping the wall....
  • Austin Dillon joins the RaceHub crew to discuss the upcoming weekend at Richmond
    • Austin Dillon joins the RaceHub crew to discuss the upcoming weekend at Richmond
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    beyondtheflag.com

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    NASCAR (National Association for Stock Car Racing) is the largest car racing organization in the United States. The race series, managed and organized by NASCAR - the Sprint Cup, the Nationwide Series and the Camping World Truck Series - are the most popular in American technical sports. In addition, it oversees several smaller regional competitions. The association officially became operational on February 21, 1948. They have set a single requirement and set of rules for competitions that used to run in amateur way and under different rules before. The first full racing season took place in 1949 with a total prize of $ 5,000.
    Over the years, the Cup series has been extended with new locations, and its popularity has increased year by year. The first television broadcast took place in 1979. As a result of television broadcasting, the competition has become increasingly popular among sponsors, and by the end of the 1980s it had become a major business. Its popularity has continued unabated ever since.


    History

    1920s and 1930s

    The roots go back to the twenties and thirties, the era of American ban, when the smugglers used their hand-tuned cars to try and get rid of the police who were chasing them and also booze car mechanics and other adventurous youngsters joined them. This is how stock car racing was born.

    1940s

    In December 1947, Bill France, Sr. organized a meeting at the Streamline Hotel in Florida to discuss the rules of series car racing. From this simple meeting, NASCAR was born. Of course, there were skeptics who thought that this organization would never be operational, but France believed that this is exactly what the sport needs and saw the vision that NASCAR that it has today. The first NASCAR-supervised race was held on February 15, 1948, in Daytona Beach, just two months after the meeting. The winner was Atlanta series car legend Robert 'Red' Byron, who started with a Ford Modified. Six days later, on February 21, NASCAR was registered as an association. It was 1949 when the NASCAR Nextel Cup Series, America's premier race class, was born. The total prize money for the first Cup was $ 5,000 and took place on a two-mile (3.6 km) course in South Florida. Nine car brands were represented in the first official race: Buick, Cadillac, Chrysler, Ford, Hudson, Kaiser, Lincoln, Mercury and Oldsmobile. This was followed by a 150 - mile(241 - km) clash on the 3 / 4 - mile(1.2 - km) oval Charlotte Speedway, where Jim Roper took the checkered flag.Enormous crowds attended the race to watch the exterior of cars look like street cars.In 1949, eight races were held.< p > < h4 > 1950s < p > Successful plans immediately brought bigger and faster races and more and more excited spectators to the races. Less than a year later, in 1950, the country's first asphalt pavement, the Darlington Raceway in South Carolina, opened its doors to the new series. During the first decade, the NASCAR Cup Tournaments showed tremendous progress. Racers became heroes, fans watched every moment with people’s mouths open and dreamed that maybe once they could drive a similar car. Names such as Lee Petty, Fireball Roberts, Buck Baker, Herb Thomas, the Flock brothers, Bill Rexford, Paul Goldsmith and others have gained similar popularity among people, such as Mickey Mouse or the big baseball stars of that time. In 1954, France announced the construction of a 2.5 - mile(4 km) slope at Daytona Beach, six kilometers from the beach. Construction began in November 1957 and was completed in 1959.France fought together with the city to obtain competition licenses.By the end of NASCAR's first decade, the city had not only simply been the root of the sport, but had already grown beyond the seafront and moved to Daytona International Speedway. With its long back straight and sweeping curves of over 30 degrees, the 2.5-mile tri-oval was the world's mostly beloved racetrack. The first course on the new course was a 100 - mile(160 km) NASCAR Convertible Division race on 20th February, 1959.At this event, viewers could see a very tight race that had already attracted millions to NASCAR before. The very first Daytona 500 brought a very tight run between Lee Petty and Johnny Beauchamp. The judges studied the target photo for three days before declaring the Petty as the a winner with an Oldsmobile.

    1960s

    The following year (1960), superspeedways were opened near Atlanta and Charlotte, North Carolina.New heroes were born, such as Lee Petty's son Richard (soon to be known as 'The King of Stock Car Racing'), Buddy Baker, Cale Yarborough, Ned Jarrett, David Pearson and Bobby Allison. They were the big cannons of the era, running not less than sixty races a year from Florida to California.
    Today Richard 'The King' Petty is the owner of a NASCAR Nextel Cup team, while his son Kyle has also been a racer who has competed in more than 750 races (8 wins, 8 poles) since his first start in 1979. Interest continued to grow and there was a growing demand for bigger and faster racetracks.In 1969, France opened the 2.66-mile (4.25 km) Alabama International Motor Speedway(now called Talladega Superspeedway), the world's largest and fastest oval track. New tracks were built in Brooklyn, Michigan (about 110 miles southwest of Detroit), Dover in Delaware (between Philadelphia and Baltimore), and Pocono in Pennsylvania (two hours from Manhattan).

    1970s

    The 1970s brought further changes.One came in the leadership when from Bill France, his son, Bill Jr. took the management on January 10, 1972. During this period, the R.J.Reynolds Tobacco Company emerged and became the leading sponsor of the Winston brand.From then on, NASCAR's highest division was called the Winston Cup.
    In 1976, the NASCAR Winston Cup Series, according to a survey by the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company, topped the list of motorsport attendance worldwide with its 1.4 million local audiences a year.This priority has been unbroken ever since. In 1978, the first lightbulb race at Bristol Motor Speedway (then Bristol International Raceway) was held.The evening program is a special attraction till day.
    The television milestone was the 1979 Daytona 500, which was the first time viewers could watch live from their homes. Even the weather helped because in February 1979, during the race, a huge snowstorm hit the eastern United States. As a result, millions of people were forced to stay in their homes and watched the broadcast, which reached much higher viewers than expected.That's when people got to love the NASCAR races, and that's when the sport came into the public eye.Incidentally, the 1979 Daytona 500 was voted the best Daytona 500 of all time because it brought a wonderful fight and an unforgettable run.

    1980s

    In 1982, NASCAR merged the Late Model Sportsman Division into a new series.The plan was to organize bigger races from the smaller Weekly series.This allowed local excellence to compete together throughout the year.Anheuser-Busch Inc. of St. Louis has become a sponsor of the new NASCAR Budweiser Late Model Sportsman Series.He became a major sponsor in 1984 and has since been referred to as the NASCAR Busch Series Grand National Divison.As of this year, the Winston Cup Series did not use the name Grand National Division.
    The success and popularity of television broadcasting continued to grow. By 1989 all of the Winston Cup events had been broadcast, most of them live. Fierce battles and high speed were the hallmarks of these events.Bill France's prediction and vision of the late 1940s came true: NASCAR became huge.

    1990s

    The big legendary names of the previous decade(s) were still present in the 1990s: Waltrip, Elliott, Earnhardt (who won the Winston Cup championship seven times, setting Richard Petty's record). They were veterans already with Rusty Wallace, Terry Labonte, Ken Schrader, Mark Martin and others. As usual, new young challengers like Jeff Gordon, Bobby Labonte and Ricky Craven appeared.
    In 1993, three years after hosting its first Busch Series race, New Hampshire International Speedway (110 miles north of Boston) hosted the first Winston Cup event. Almost 70,000 tickets were sold in one hour. In 1994, NASCAR's highest streak attracted 4,896,000 on-site visitors during its 31 races.
    In May 1994, NASCAR announced its new Craftsman Truck Series.Here were American-made pickups built on a Winston Cup-style chassis. The following year is marked as the year of NASCAR's feeling of nationality. The NASCAR cover story was for Forbes and Sports Illustrated magazines, and for the first time surpassed the five million attendance at the Winston Cup. Television viewing has broken all records so far. The Winston Cup, Busch Series and Craftsman Truck Series have attracted over 120 million viewers.
    In 1996, NASCAR held its first non-US race in Suzhou, Japan.The race was held in 1997 and 1998, the last year already in Motegi.
    In 1997, NASCAR made another effort to increase the sport. The Winston Cup reached California Speedway, near Los Angeles, and also attacked the Dallas market with Texas Motor Speedway. The Busch Series also hosted races in Los Angeles, Texas and Las Vegas. The Craftsman Truck Series has set foot in Orlando, Los Angeles and Texas.
    In 1998, the NASCAR Touring Series expanded to 13 with the RE / MAX Challenge Series, established from the former Midwest ARTGO Series.The Weekly Series has continued to attract spectators and riders alike, with almost 100 short-track races. NASCAR already has more than 55,000 certified drivers nationwide.
    The NASCAR Winston Cup headed south in 1999 when it held its first race at the Miami-Dade Homestead Motorsports Complex Incorporating.
    In February 1999, NASCAR changed management for the second time in its fifty-one year history.Mike Helton, who was a referee in Daytona and Talladega, and since 1994 organized races has become the new vice president and chief operating officer at NASCAR.France remained president while his son Brian became vice president of marketing and communications.

    2000s

    NASCAR has announced its new television contract with Fox Sports / FX and NBC Sports / TNT for Cup and Busch, and DaimlerChrysler has also signaled Dodge's return to the Winston Cup from the 2001 season. Fourteen different racers were able to win in the 2000 Winston Cup which is a sign of an extremely exciting and intense battle.In the first ten races, ten different riders took the checkered flag, setting a new record for the series.For the first time since 1981, two newcomers were able to win a race in the same year.
    Since 2001, NASCAR racers, teams and tracks have received unprecedented publicity due to the new television contract and the 36-round season schedule.Nineteen different winners in thirty-six races, another record. NASCAR will continue to fight for international markets(outside the United States), with the help of Juan Pablo Montoya, who has been certified by Chip Ganassi Racing since 2007. Montoya is the first Formula One rider to sign up for the NASCAR Nextel Cup all season.



    NASCAR has come a long way from the Streamline Hotel so far. Many things remain, such as passionate, tight racing, sportsmanlike, correct leadership, and racers, who eventually became true American heroes.