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  • • Leighton Sibille Comes in Clutch at Chicagoland, Secures Spot in MNR Championship
    It was Sibille's second clutch performance after winning his way into the playoffs at Talladega. Source...
  • • NASCAR: Kevin Harvick confirms new landing spot for 2024
    Kevin Harvick is set to retire from the NASCAR Cup Series following the 2023 season, and his new landing spot for 2024 has been confirmed. Stewart-Haas Racing’s Kevin Harvick is one of a several drivers whose contracts with their current teams are set to expire when the 2023 NASCAR Cup Series season ends. With Harvick […] NASCAR: Kevin ...
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  • • NASCAR: Jimmie Johnson adds to his schedule for 2023
    Jimmie Johnson has confirmed a second race as a part of his plans for the 2023 NASCAR Cup Series season with Legacy Motor Club. After spending the last two seasons in IndyCar, formerly retired seven-time NASCAR Cup Series champion Jimmie Johnson is returning to the Cup Series this year with a new team. Johnson has […] NASCAR: Jimmie Johnson a...
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  • • PHOTOS: NASCAR’s Clash at the Coliseum
    Martin Truex Jr. has claimed victory in the pre-season Clash at the Coliseum NASCAR Cup Series race...
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  • Kyle Busch detained last month in Mexico for gun possession
    • Kyle Busch detained last month in Mexico for gun possession
    Kyle Busch said he forgot he had a gun in his bag while traveling in Mexico last month and was detained by Mexican authorities....
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  • • Will driver clashes carry beyond Coliseum race?
    Plenty of contact led to hurt cars and hurt feelings for some drivers. What some drivers said after the race about their incidents with competitors....
  • • Kyle Busch speaks out after receiving 3.5-Year Prison Sentence for bringing a handgun into Mexico
    Richard Childress Racing driver Kyle Busch was caught with a .38 caliber handgun and hollow tip ammunition in his baggage at Cancun Airport last month. Busch was quickly detained following the finding and eventually sentenced to 3.5 years in prison and a fine of 20,748 pesos ($1,082 U.S. dollars). According to reports, following his arrest, …...
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  • • Kyle Busch Arrested in Mexico on January 27
    Busch released a statement about the detainment in Mexico. Source...
  • • Kyle Busch arrested in Mexico for having gun
    Kyle Busch was arrested and detained in Mexico in January after a handgun was found in his bag. He was sentenced Monday to 3.5 years in prison and fined $1,100....
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  • Kyle Busch arrested with gun at Cancun Airport in January
    • Kyle Busch arrested with gun at Cancun Airport in January
    A number of Americans have been caught with firearms at Cancun International Airport over the last year, but the most recent case involves a well-known American NASCAR driver.  Kyle Busch, a champion race car driver, was caught with a .38 caliber handgun and hollow tip ammunition in his luggage at Cancun Airport.  He was quickly […]...
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  • NASCAR takeaways: Martin Truex Jr. back in win column after caution-filled Clash
    After a winless 2022, Martin Truex Jr. opened the new season with a victory, while Bubba Wallace was left wanting more at the Clash....
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  • Chaotic Clash leaves drivers apologizing and seeking apologies
    • Chaotic Clash leaves drivers apologizing and seeking apologies
    The caution-filled Clash at the Coliseum had some drivers fuming and others remorseful. Will there be ramifications the rest of the season?...
  • • Kyle Busch arrested in Mexico for having gun
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  • • Fuel Pump Problems Prevent Ryan Preece From Clash Victory
    Preece led the most laps of all drivers in his Stewart-Haas Racing debut. Source...
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  • Joey Logano takes blame for getting into Kyle Busch at Busch Light Clash at the Coliseum | NASCAR on FOX
    • Joey Logano takes blame for getting into Kyle Busch at Busch Light Clash at the Coliseum | NASCAR on FOX
    Joey Logano took blame for getting into Kyle Busch at the Busch Light Clash at the Coliseum. He was glad that Busch was able to make another run at the front....
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  • 'It's hard to point fingers' - Denny Hamlin on collisions at the Busch Light Clash at the Coliseum | NASCAR on FOX
    • 'It's hard to point fingers' - Denny Hamlin on collisions at the Busch Light Clash at the Coliseum | NASCAR on FOX
    Denny Hamlin spoke about the collisions that took place at the Busch Light Clash at the Coliseum and said it's hard to point fingers....
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  • 'The Clash can still be a good exhibition' - Bob Pockrass discusses a caution-filled Busch Light Clash at the Coliseum
    • 'The Clash can still be a good exhibition' - Bob Pockrass discusses a caution-filled Busch Light Clash at the Coliseum
    On "Fast thoughts with Bob Pockrass", Pockrass discusses the Busch Light Clash at the Coliseum....
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  • • NASCAR’s 75 Greatest Drivers: Gone Too Soon
    NASCAR is celebrating its 75th anniversary all throughout the 2023 season. In 1998, NASCAR had a panel select a list of its 50 greatest drivers for its golden anniversary. Likewise, we at Frontstretch decided to put together our own list of the 75 greatest NASCAR drivers in honor of this year’s milestone. Seventeen of our ... Read more Source...
  • • Martin Truex Jr. escapes Coliseum chaos, wins Busch Light Clash in LA
    LOS ANGELES — In front of a large, enthusiastic crowd in one of the most iconic venues in sports, Martin Truex Jr. earned his first NASCAR Cup Series victory in more than a season in a rough-and-tumble all-thrills Busch Light Clash at The Coliseum on Sunday night at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. Truex‘s No. 19 […]...
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  • • NASCAR TV schedule: Week of Feb. 6-12, 2023
    Which channels have NASCAR programming this week? We answer that and give the weekly NASCAR television listings here in the NASCAR TV schedule. Note: All times are ET. MORE: How to find USA Network | How to find FS1 | Get FOX Sports App | Watch on USA Network | Get the NBC Sports App […]...

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  • Sargeant honoured to end wait for U.S. driver
    • Sargeant honoured to end wait for U.S. driver
    Logan Sargeant says it is "an honour and a privilege" to end Formula One's eight-year wait for an American driver this year....
  • Williams reveals 2023 livery and new Gulf partnership
    • Williams reveals 2023 livery and new Gulf partnership
    Williams will go into the 2023 season with a largely unchanged colour scheme, despite the arrival of new partner Gulf....
  • Why Domenicali no-showed Red Bull event
    • Why Domenicali no-showed Red Bull event
    F1 boss Stefano Domenicali's bizarre no-show on stage at Red Bull's season launch was due to a last minute decision not to steal the limelight from the confirmation of the Ford partnership....
  • How deep will Ford's F1 involvement go?
    • How deep will Ford's F1 involvement go?
    Ford announced its return to Formula One as a partner of Red Bull's nascent powertrains division, but what are its intentions?...
  • Red Bull-Ford suggests American automakers have embraced F1
    • Red Bull-Ford suggests American automakers have embraced F1
    Ford developing power units with Red Bull is big news for U.S. F1 fans, but the sport has a history of automakers overpromising and underdelivering....
  • Ford announces F1 return in 2026 with Red Bull
    • Ford announces F1 return in 2026 with Red Bull
    Ford has confirmed it will return to Formula One in 2026 as it prepares to join forces with world champions Red Bull....
  • Red Bull launches 2023 car to defend the F1 title
    • Red Bull launches 2023 car to defend the F1 title
    Red Bull has launched the car which will defend the Formula One title in 2023....
  • Ford announces F1 return for 2026
    • Ford announces F1 return for 2026
    Ford has confirmed it will return to Formula One in 2026 as it prepares to join forces with world champions Red Bull....
  • F1's search for new teams officially starts
    • F1's search for new teams officially starts
    Formula One's governing body, the FIA, has officially opened the application process for a new team to join the grid by 2025 at the earliest....
  • Conor Daly open to last-minute Daytona 500 ride
    • Conor Daly open to last-minute Daytona 500 ride
    IndyCar driver Conor Daly would accept a last-minute Daytona 500 ride if offered the chance to enter "The Great American Race."...
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  • Hamlin must complete sensitivity training for tweet about Larson
    • Hamlin must complete sensitivity training for tweet about Larson
    NASCAR informed Hamlin Tuesday morning and stated that he must begin the process by the end of the week.Hamlin tweeted a clip from Family Guy that mocks Asian drivers, intercut with footage from the final lap at Talladega when Kyle Larson collided with Kurt Busch -- who drives for Hamlin's 23XI Racing team. Busch's teammate Bubba Wallace was also c...
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  • Hendrick NASCAR Cup drivers add Xfinity races this season
    • Hendrick NASCAR Cup drivers add Xfinity races this season
    On Tuesday, JRM announced it will field a fifth car – its No. 88 Chevrolet – in five additional Xfinity races this season.With sponsorship from HendrickCars.com, current HMS Cup drivers William Byron, Chase Elliott and Kyle Larson will combine to make the starts.Elliott, the 2020 Cup Series champion, drive the No. 88 in the May 7 race at Darlington...
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  • Ross Chastain:
    • Ross Chastain: "I'm right where I want to be"
    Chastain’s NASCAR career as had its share of ups and downs but through it all he has never lost his connection to his family’s watermelon business.Now a two-time winner in the premier Cup Series – with both victories coming in the last five races – Chastain is finally realizing his dream of being a top NASCAR driver.Watermelons still play a role of...
  • NASCAR Cup Talladega results: Chastain wins
    • NASCAR Cup Talladega results: Chastain wins
    Chastain exited the final corner behind Kyle Larson and Erik Jones. After both drivers went up the track, Chastain remained down low and snagged the victory. His other race win came at COTA.He led just one lap -- the last lap.Bubba Wallace (Stage 1) and William Byron (Stage 2) picked up stage wins during the race, which was slowed by a handful of i...
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  • Larson loses out on Talladega win despite
    • Larson loses out on Talladega win despite "near perfect job"
    Late in Sunday’s race at Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway, Larson appeared in excellent position to end that drought.Entering the final of 188 laps, Erik Jones led the way, with Larson right behind him and Ross Chastain just behind Larson.Larson got a push and decided to move to the top lane in an effort pass Jones and grab the win, but Jones decided...
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  • Erik Jones:
    • Erik Jones: "I thought today might be the day"
    As Sunday’s race unfolded, it became clear Jones’ No. 43 Petty GMS Racing Chevrolet was one of the fastest cars in the field and he repeatedly put himself in position to run up front.Jones led the race at the start of the final of 188 laps but had several antsy contenders behind him looking to make a late move on him for the win.Heading onto the fr...
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  • Path cleared on last lap for Chastain to win wild Talladega Cup race
    • Path cleared on last lap for Chastain to win wild Talladega Cup race
    Erik Jones was leading on the final of 188 laps but the drivers behind him were getting antsy to make a move. Finally, Kyle Larson drove to the top lane to get around him and Jones followed him in an attempt to block.Chastain, who was running third on the last lap, elected to remain on bottom lane and when those around darted up the track, he staye...
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  • Nick Sanchez takes win in shortened Talladega ARCA race
    • Nick Sanchez takes win in shortened Talladega ARCA race
    When the scheduled 76-lap race restarted on Lap 64, ARCA officials announced that due to time constraints, the next flag would end the race.With a shove from Sanchez, Corey Heim quickly powered into the lead but Sanchez soon got caught in the middle lane and fellow back to about eighth.On Lap 68, Sanchez had worked his way back to the front and hel...
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  • Gragson wins, but Earnhardt stars in Talladega Xfinity race
    • Gragson wins, but Earnhardt stars in Talladega Xfinity race
    Entering the third, two-lap overtime, Justin Allgaier led the way with Gragson in fourth and Jeffrey Earnhardt lined up eighth.As the field came to green, Allgaier ran out of fuel and Gragson powered into the lead. With one lap remaining, Earnhardt had made his way to second began chasing down Gragson for the win.With no one to push Earnhardt, Grag...
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  • NASCAR Xfinity Talladega results: Gragson wins
    • NASCAR Xfinity Talladega results: Gragson wins
    Gragon captured his seventh career NXS victory and his second of the 2022 season, leading just seven laps.The race went well over the scheduled distance, needing three overtime restarts in order to reach the checkered flag.​Austin Hill led the most laps at 67, but his race ended after contact from Sam Mayer late in the event. Jeffrey Earnhardt, in ...
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  • Why Max Verstappen's last-lap win over Lewis Hamilton at 2021 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix was so controversial
    • Why Max Verstappen's last-lap win over Lewis Hamilton at 2021 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix was so controversial
    It seems like the spirit of the rule wasn't followed on the final lap of the race that decided Formula 1's champion....
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  • Formula 1 live race updates, results, highlights from 2021 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix
    • Formula 1 live race updates, results, highlights from 2021 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix
    Sporting News is tracking live race updates and lap-by-lap highlights from the 2021 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix featuring Lewis Hamilton vs. Max Verstappen. Follow for complete results from the Formula 1 championship....
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  • Formula 1 qualifying results: Starting grid for 2021 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix
    • Formula 1 qualifying results: Starting grid for 2021 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix
    The final qualifying session of 2021 is now in the books. Here's how they'll line up on Sunday for the championship-deciding race of 2021....
  • Lewis Hamilton vs. Max Verstappen: A timeline of crashes, mishaps, missteps in 2021 Formula 1 season
    • Lewis Hamilton vs. Max Verstappen: A timeline of crashes, mishaps, missteps in 2021 Formula 1 season
    The 2021 F1 season has been one for the ages....
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  • What channel is Formula 1 on today? TV schedule, start time for 2021 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix
    • What channel is Formula 1 on today? TV schedule, start time for 2021 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix
    Here is everything to know to watch the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, the last race of the 2021 Formula 1 season, including to start time and a full TV schedule for the week....
  • Formula 1 qualifying results: Starting grid for 2021 Qatar Grand Prix
    • Formula 1 qualifying results: Starting grid for 2021 Qatar Grand Prix
    The starting lineup is set for Sunday's Qatar Grand Prix....
  • What channel is Formula 1 on today? TV schedule, start time for 2021 Qatar Grand Prix
    • What channel is Formula 1 on today? TV schedule, start time for 2021 Qatar Grand Prix
    And then there were three....
  • What channel is Formula 1 on today? TV schedule, start time for 2021 Brazilian Grand Prix
    • What channel is Formula 1 on today? TV schedule, start time for 2021 Brazilian Grand Prix
    From one hemisphere to another, Formula 1 is heading to Brazil....
  • What channel is Formula 1 on today? TV schedule, start time for 2021 São Paulo Grand Prix
    • What channel is Formula 1 on today? TV schedule, start time for 2021 São Paulo Grand Prix
    From one hemisphere to another, Formula 1 is heading to Brazil....
  • NASCAR championship live updates, results, highlights from 2021 Cup Series title race at Phoenix
    • NASCAR championship live updates, results, highlights from 2021 Cup Series title race at Phoenix
    Sporting News is tracking live updates and lap-by-lap highlights from NASCAR's 2021 championship race on Sunday. Follow for complete results for the winner-take-all Championship 4 finale at Phoenix....

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  • • Which career would you rather have: Rusty Wallace or Denny Hamlin?
    Is winning a championship the best gauge of career success in the NASCAR Cup Series? Many contend that Denny Hamlin is the best driver to have never(at least not yet) won a championship at the sport’s top level. It’s not very likely that anyone would say the 42-year-old driver’s career has been a disappointment despite not having ...
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  • • Is there enough rising talent in the pipeline to fill potentially vacant seats?
    It looks as if NASCAR could be set for a generational change such as that from a few years ago when drivers such as Tony Stewart, Jeff Gordon, Matt Kenseth and Carl Edwards left the sport within the space of just a few seasons. Now, it appears as if Kurt Busch, Kevin Harvick, Denny Hamlin and Martin Truex Jr. are at the age where they will be stepp...
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  • • Kevin Harvick has gone from brash newcomer to respected veteran
    Brash. Arrogant. Uncompromising. Emotional. Aggressive. Few would dispute that the words listed above describe what Kevin Harvick was like when he first appeared on the NASCAR scene in the late 1990s as a NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series competitor then in the early 2000s as a pilot of Richard Childress Racing Chevrolets on the NASCAR Xfinity Series. ...
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  • • Kyle Larson’s dirt racing season off to strong start following Wild West Shootout
    It is not unusual to be talking about Kyle Larson’s dirt racing adventures at this time of year. Normally in mid-January the driver of the No. 5 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet on the NASCAR Cup Series would be coming off a run in the week-long Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals, an event he has won on two separate occasions. However, the 30-year-...
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  • • Would you subscribe to a streaming service that showed only NASCAR content?
    I have written several times on this website’s sister page, InsideDirtRacing.com, that the landscape of dirt racing was forever changed by the Covid-19 pandemic. It was around that time, with the restrictions placed on large gatherings, that streaming broadcasts began to proliferate across Dirt Late Model, Sprint Car, and Modified competition. Now,...
  • • Turn 2 Blog: Grading the 2022 NASCAR season
    *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. Give the 2022 NASCAR Cup Series season an overall grade Richard: Had this question been asked a few months ago, my grade would have been ...
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  • • Coming off injury, Alex Bowman facing critical season
    Alex Bowman has had a solid career in the NASCAR Cup Series up to this point. After driving for lesser funded teams at the sport’s top level in 2014 and 2015, the native of Tucson, Arizona joined Hendrick Motorsports on a part-time basis in 2016 then as a full-time competitor from 2018 to the present.  In those years piloting a car for that p...
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  • • Is Ty Gibbs truly ready for the Cup Series?
    There is no question that Ty Gibbs is a talented race car driver. A total of 11 NASCAR Xfinity Series wins in only 51 starts and a the 2022 championship on that tour serve as a testament to his skill. The 20-year-old has accomplished much in a short period of time. And now the grandson of legendary football coach and team owner Joe Gibbs will soon ...
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  • • This is one of the most important off-seasons in recent NASCAR history
    With the NASCAR banquet now behind us and the awards from 2022 having been doled out, it is now time begin focusing on the 2023 season. In reality, however, teams began working toward next year a number of weeks ago. But now that the past campaign has officially been brought to it’s conclusion, all efforts inside the garages located around th...
  • • Aggressive driving is now just the way of things
    It seemed as if many of the 36 points-paying races and two exhibition races held on the 2022 NASCAR Cup Series schedule had at least one incident that created a talking point over the course of the next week. And more often than not, those incidents were the result of aggressive moves made by one driver against another. It’s not that there ha...

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  • Martin Truex Jr. wins season-opening Clash at the Coliseum
    • Martin Truex Jr. wins season-opening Clash at the Coliseum
    Martin Truex Jr. passed Ryan Preece with 25 laps to go in the season-opening Clash at the Coliseum and held on during two wild restarts, opening NASCAR's 75th season by winning in the Busch Light Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on Sunday night....
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  • Ross Chastain wastes no time reigniting his beef with Denny Hamlin
    • Ross Chastain wastes no time reigniting his beef with Denny Hamlin
    The Clash at the Coliseum went under caution during lap 74 of 150 on Sunday night after Denny Hamlin spun around. How did that happen? Chastain’s No. 1 Chevrolet Camaro bumped Hamlin’s No. 11 Toyota Camry....
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  • Ty Gibbs’ car door was scorched after fire
    • Ty Gibbs’ car door was scorched after fire
    Gibbs began The Clash at the Coliseum in Los Angeles on Sunday night from the back after some issues with his car, which was part of a rough day on Saturday....
  • Justin Haley fastest in qualifying at L.A. Memorial Coliseum
    • Justin Haley fastest in qualifying at L.A. Memorial Coliseum
    LOS ANGELES -- Justin Haley set the fastest lap in the Busch Light Clash at the Coliseum qualifying Saturday night at the quarter-mile track inside the famous Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum....
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  • NASCAR outlaws one controversial move
    • NASCAR outlaws one controversial move
    NASCAR is outlawing the controversial move made by Ross Chastain last year that drew widespread attention....
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  • NASCAR's 2023 rule changes are steps in the right direction
    • NASCAR's 2023 rule changes are steps in the right direction
    Overall, there are few complaints to be had with this year's rule changes, and there's a lot to look forward to for the upcoming season....
  • Martin Truex Jr. makes big personal announcement
    • Martin Truex Jr. makes big personal announcement
    Martin Truex Jr. announced some big personal news via Instagram on Friday. The 42-year-old said on his Instagram Story that he and his longtime girlfriend Sherry Pollex have broken up....
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  • Helio Castroneves won't pursue Daytona 500 ride this year
    • Helio Castroneves won't pursue Daytona 500 ride this year
    Four-time Indianapolis 500 champion Helio Castroneves said he won't race in next month's Daytona 500. The 47-year-old Brazilian said efforts to secure a ride with Trackhouse Racing and Money Team Racing failed....
  • McAnally-Hilgemann Racing adds Chase Elliott for Daytona Truck Series race, finalizes driver-crew chief pairing
    • McAnally-Hilgemann Racing adds Chase Elliott for Daytona Truck Series race, finalizes driver-crew chief pairing
    McAnally-Hilgemann Racing solidified its driver-crew chief lineup for the 2023 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series season while also unveiling a special name that will be joining the organization to commence a new season of competition....
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  • Sports Content Kings: NASCAR’s Amy Anderson on Re-Imagining Storytelling With AI
    • Sports Content Kings: NASCAR’s Amy Anderson on Re-Imagining Storytelling With AI
    NASCAR has long been one of the most popular spectator sports in America, but as the world has changed so has the way people consume content. Modern-day fans seek emotion, relatability, and authenticity....

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  • Beating and banging, The Busch Light Clash gets up close and personal in LA | Extended Highlights
    Beating and banging, The Busch Light Clash gets up close and personal in LA | Extended Highlights
    Relive the beating and banging and hurt feelings coming out of the Busch Light Clash in LA in this weeks Extended Highlights....
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  • Kyle Busch on Logano contact: I owe him a few
    Kyle Busch on Logano contact: I owe him a few
    Kyle Busch talked about the lack of respect on the race track at The Clash and says he owes Joey Logano payback after being ......
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  • Go or go home! Clash Heat Race/LCQ Extended Highlights
    Go or go home! Clash Heat Race/LCQ Extended Highlights
    Recap the heat races and LCQs from The Busch Light Clash in LA in these Extended Highlights. #NASCAR ---------- Subscribe to ......
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  • Ross Chastain punts Denny Hamlin at The Clash
    Ross Chastain punts Denny Hamlin at The Clash
    Watch as Denny Hamlin gets punted by Ross Chastain at The Clash at the LA Memorial Coliseum. #NASCAR ---------- Subscribe ......
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  • 2023 Busch Light Clash at The Coliseum Highlights | NASCAR on FOX
    2023 Busch Light Clash at The Coliseum Highlights | NASCAR on FOX
    The Busch Light Clash at The Coliseum brought the action as the NASCAR Cup Series started the season with a bang! Bubba ......
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  • Dont Make This a Points Race | NASCAR Clash at the Coliseum Review & Analysis
    Dont Make This a Points Race | NASCAR Clash at the Coliseum Review & Analysis
    What did you think of NASCARs second-annual Clash at the Coliseum? Support the Show: ......
  • Austin Dillon, Kyle Busch make tag team effort for RCR at The Clash
    Austin Dillon, Kyle Busch make tag team effort for RCR at The Clash
    Austin Dillon and Kyle Busch discuss working together in the final laps of the Busch Light Clash, placing Richard Childress ......
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  • Heat 1 gets underway in LA as Burton goes for a spin
    Heat 1 gets underway in LA as Burton goes for a spin
    The first Heat race for the Busch Light Clash at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum already has brought the action, with the No....
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  • McDowell spins ahead of Bell and Hamlin in tight quarters at The Clash
    McDowell spins ahead of Bell and Hamlin in tight quarters at The Clash
    McDowell spins ahead of Bell and Hamlin in tight quarters at The Clash #nascar ---------- Subscribe to NASCAR on YouTube: ......
  • What a Heat 2 Finish from The Clash
    What a Heat 2 Finish from The Clash
    Watch as Harvick edges out Chase Elliott in the 2nd heat at The Clash. #NASCAR ---------- Subscribe to NASCAR on YouTube: ......
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  • • Truex Ends Drought With Clash Win at L.A. Coliseum
    By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer RacinToday.com Welcome back to victory lane, MTJ. Teetering on retirement last fall after failing to post a win in 2022, a rejuvenated Martin Truex Jr. snagged the lead from Ryan Preece with ......
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  • • It’s February And That Means Excitement for Fans – Kind Of
    By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor RacinToday.com Looking back:  A large number of people heralded  last weekend’s Rolex 24 race at Daytona International Speedway’s infield road circuit, as the exciting future of sports car racing. (Well, actually a ......
  • • IndyCar Testing/Luxuriating In Desert
    INDYCAR ended its traditionally lengthy offseason Thursday and Friday at an untraditional California venue during an open test paced by reigning Indianapolis 500 champion Marcus Ericsson of Chip Ganassi Racing. Ericsson was quickest among four CGR ......
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  • • NASCAR Back In LaLa Land For Season-Opening Clash
    By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer RacinToday.com NASCAR comes out of winter hibernation this weekend with the running of Sunday night’s Busch Light Clash at the Coliseum in Los Angeles. It will be the good ol’ boys second ......
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  • • The 2023 500 Has A Number Of Interesting Angles
    By Jeff Hood | Senior Writer RacinToday.com When the flamboyant Darrell Waltrip captured his first-and only-Daytona 500 in 1989, the Kentucky native was quick to remind everyone it was his 17th attempt to win the Great American ......
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  • • Garage 56 Le Mans Effort To Feature All-Star Lineup
    By John Sturbin | Senior Writer RacinToday.com A diverse and experienced driver lineup featuring former 24 Hours of Le Mans winner Mike “Rocky” Rockenfeller will pilot NASCAR’s Garage 56 entry during the 100th anniversary edition of the ......
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  • • Sato To Drive Ovals For Chip Ganassi Racing in ’23
    By John Sturbin | Senior Writer RacinToday.com INDYCAR’s “Taku” will turn left exclusively during 2023, his debut season with Chip Ganassi Racing. Takuma Sato, a two-time Indianapolis 500 champion, will drive CGR’s No. 11 Honda in the NTT ......
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  • • Al-Attiyah Wins A Fifth Dakar Title
    The checkered flag fell on the 45th Dakar Rally Sunday, Jan. 15, with the relentless Nasser Al-Attiyah wrapping up a fifth T1 Car Class crown and Kevin Benavides finally besting Toby Price for his second ......
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  • • Seavey Collects His First Chili Bowl Championship
    By John Sturbin/Senior Writer RacinToday.com Californian Logan Seavey joined the ranks of dirt track racing royalty Saturday night, holding off reigning event champion Tanner Thorson to win the 37th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals in Tulsa, ......
  • • Loeb Rolls On At Dakar
    Kevin Benavides spent his Saturday in the Saudi Arabian desert taking a bite out of Toby Price’s bike lead during the 45th Dakar Rally. Meanwhile, Rokas Baciuška held onto his T4 lead and a relentless ......
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  • • NASCAR Championship 4: Everything you need to know about the final race
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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.