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  • • Just short at Texas, Martin Truex Jr. facing playoff uncertainty at Martinsville
    Martin Truex Jr. came a Texas-sized fuel-mileage gamble away from icing his NASCAR Cup Series postseason fate Wednesday evening. Truex came up short when teammate Kyle Busch’s gas tank didn’t, finishing second in the rain-plagued Autotrader EchoPark Automotive 500 at Texas Motor Speedway. Instead of taking a breather for the short turn to Sunday’s ...
  • • Mindset below the Round of 8 cutline: 'If you can't win ... you're not going'
    A technicality doesn‘t set the mentality. Kurt Busch, sitting eighth in the NASCAR Playoffs standings, is currently the only title-eligible driver who must win at Martinsville Speedway this Sunday to qualify for the Championship 4. There‘s no way he can point his way into the final round. It‘s a true must-win situation. “We need to […]...
  • • Thinkin’ Out Loud: 2020 Autotrader EchoPark Automotive 500 at Texas
    What happened? After a three-day weather delay, Kyle Busch won the Autotrader EchoPark Automotive 500 at Texas on Wednesday (Oct. 28) for his first victory of the season. Martin Truex Jr., Christopher Bell, Ryan Blaney and Alex Bowman rounded out the top five. CHECKERED FLAG: BREAK THAT STREAK!@KyleBusch wins in 2020! pic.twitter.com/Z2p8T6Kidj ...
  • • The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2020 AutoTrader EchoPark Automotive 500 at Texas
    Who… should you be talking about after the race? Kyle Busch hadn’t won a race all year, but he managed to squeak in a victory under the wire with just three events left in the season. Appropriately enough, his Skittles Zombie car fit both the time of year, with the race finally finishing a few … The post The Big 6: Questions Answe...
  • • 5 Points to Ponder: Kyle Busch Finally Takes a Bow in 2020
    1. It Took A While, But Kyle Busch Kept His Winning Streak Intact It was strangely fitting that in a race that forced drivers, teams and fans to wait more than three days from the time it was red flagged for weather until its checkered counterpart was shown, Kyle Busch found a way to cross … The post 5 Points to Ponder: Kyle Busch Finally Tak...
  • • What drivers said after Texas race
    Here is what drivers were talking about after the race....
  • • Texas: Kyle Busch ends 33-race winless streak
    Wrap-up of all three NASCAR series races at Texas Motor Speedway. These are the second of three Round of 8 races leading to the Championship 4 finale. (AP)...
  • Is Kyle Busch's win enough to keep the No. 18 team together?
    • Is Kyle Busch's win enough to keep the No. 18 team together?
    Busch, with the help of his crew chief, Adam Stevens, was able to stretch his fuel the final 66 laps in Wednesday’s rain-delayed race at Texas Motor Speedway and remain out front to claim the victory.Busch has now won at least once in all 16 of his fulltime seasons in the Cup series.After the race, Stevens said he didn’t know if he would remain in ...
  • NASCAR playoff standings 2020: Alex Bowman, Chase Elliott & others battling for Championship 4 bid
    • NASCAR playoff standings 2020: Alex Bowman, Chase Elliott & others battling for Championship 4 bid
    Sporting News breaks down Championship 4 scenarios for playoff drivers at Martinsville next weekend....
  • • Christopher Bell Scores Career-Best Finish at Fall 2020 Texas Race
    The third-place finisher on Wednesday (Oct. 28) night at Texas Motor Speedway had a different look to his car, but it was still Christopher Bell who brought his No. 95 Toyota Camry home in third for a career-best finish in the AutoTrader EchoPark Automotive 500. Bell ran quietly most of the night, scoring some stage … The post Christopher Bel...

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  • Saudi set for F1 debut in 23-race 2021 schedule
    Saudi Arabia is set to host a Formula One grand prix for the first time next year with a street race in Jeddah featuring on a record 23-round draft calendar presented to teams, F1 sources said on Wednesday....
  • • Entry List: WeatherTech Hyundai Monterey Sports Car Championship
    With the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and wildfire risks, running the Hyundai Monterey Sports Car Championship at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca this year was seemingly a question mark.  However, the race will go on this weekend.  There are 28 teams entered. In the DPi class, there are eight cars entered.  JDC-Miller MotorSports will have Tristan Vau...
  • • Michael Conti takes eNASCAR Coca-Cola iRacing Series at Charlotte ROVAL
    Two weeks ago, it looked like the end of the playoffs for Michael Conti after a shifting error ended his race early at the Charlotte Roval. Tuesday night at Texas Motor Speedway — the final stop on the way to the championship finale for the eNASCAR Coca-Cola iRacing Series — Michael Conti was nothing short […]...
  • • Goodyear Fast Facts - Martinsville
    NASCAR Cup Series — Race No. 35 — 500 laps / 263 miles NASCAR Xfinity Series — Race No. 32 — 250 laps / 131.5 miles NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series  — Race No. 23 — 200 laps / 105.2 miles Martinsville Speedway (0.526-mile oval) — Martinsville, Va. Fast Facts for October 30-November […]...
  • • NASCAR: Dale Earnhardt Jr. not done yet, confirms 2021 return
    Dale Earnhardt Jr. floated the idea of completely being done competing in NASCAR following his Xfinity Series start at Homestead-Miami Speedway in June, but that isn’t set to happen quite yet. Dale Earnhardt Jr. retired from full-time NASCAR Cup Series competition following the 2017 season, but he has stuck around and competed in the Xfinity ...
  • Gasly to stay with AlphaTauri in 2021
    • Gasly to stay with AlphaTauri in 2021
    Italian Grand Prix winner Pierre Gasly will continue to race for AlphaTauri in 2021, the Red Bull-owned Formula One team confirmed on Wednesday....
  • • Michael Conti Wins Wild Race at Texas, Secures Spot in iRacing Championship
    Michael Conti needed a win to ensure a chance to race for the eNASCAR Coca-Cola iRacing Series championship, and he did just that at virtual Texas Motor Speedway on Tuesday night, Oct. 27. Conti, who led 73 laps, had a little bit of defensive help from his roommate Logan Clampitt in the final 25 circuits. … The post Michael Conti Wins Wild Ra...
  • • Texas NASCAR race postponed for a third time
    The NASCAR Cup Series race at Texas has been postponed for a third time, after attempts to dry the circuit for a hoped restart were again scuppered...
  • • The Scene Vault: Cliff Champion, Rock Bottom and Redemption
    By Rick Houston Cliff Champion had been to the mountaintop many times in his racing career. He’d worked his way up the ladder, beginning with independent drivers like James Hylton and (at the time) Ricky Rudd and Richard Childress. He’d won the Daytona 500, the biggest race of them all, with Buddy Baker. There came a […]...

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  • Ericsson signs IndyCar deal to return to Ganassi
    • Ericsson signs IndyCar deal to return to Ganassi
    Marcus Ericsson will be returning to Chip Ganassi Racing, signing a multiyear IndyCar deal Wednesday....
  • • Saudi set for F1 debut in 23-race 2021 schedule
  • • Gasly to stay with AlphaTauri in 2021
  • Russell: Perez camp feeding Williams exit stories
    • Russell: Perez camp feeding Williams exit stories
    George Russell believes the rumours about him losing his seat at Williams next year are being fuelled by Sergio Perez's management....
  • Norris apologises for comments about Hamilton
    • Norris apologises for comments about Hamilton
    McLaren driver Lando Norris has apologised for comments he made after Sunday's Portuguese Grand Prix in which he appeared to play down Lewis Hamilton's recent achievements....
  • Inclement weather pushes Cup race to Tuesday
    • Inclement weather pushes Cup race to Tuesday
    NASCAR is hoping the third time will be the charm as the Cup Series playoff race in Texas, which started Sunday, will attempt to wrap up on Tuesday due to inclement weather....
  • Hamilton showcased all his GOAT credentials in his 92nd win
    • Hamilton showcased all his GOAT credentials in his 92nd win
    In his record 92nd F1 win, Lewis Hamilton showcased all the traits which have taken him past Michael Schumacher in the record books, writes Laurence Edmondson....
  • Horner: Albon would be doing as well as Gasly
    • Horner: Albon would be doing as well as Gasly
    Red Bull boss Christian Horner thinks Alex Albon would be matching Pierre Gasly if they were teammates at Alpha Tauri this season....
  • Hamilton's future comes more into focus after record win
    • Hamilton's future comes more into focus after record win
    Mercedes Formula One boss Toto Wolff jokingly suggested he would have to sell the factory to keep Lewis Hamilton after the Briton's record 92nd career win in Portugal on Sunday....
  • Schumacher gets first Top Fuel win in over 2 years
    • Schumacher gets first Top Fuel win in over 2 years
    Eight-time NHRA Top Fuel champion Tony Schumacher won for the first time in more than two years Sunday in the Mopar Express Lane NHRA SpringNationals at Houston Raceway Park....

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  • • Is Kyle Busch's win enough to keep the No. 18 team together?
  • Kyle Busch scores first Cup win of 2020 in delayed Texas race
    • Kyle Busch scores first Cup win of 2020 in delayed Texas race
    Sunday’s race at Texas Motor Speedway was halted after 52 of 334 laps and persistent rain in the area delated the resumption of the race until late Wednesday afternoon.Busch, last season’s series champion, had already been eliminated from title contention earlier in the playoffs but he was determined to keep his consecutive wins streak alive.On Lap...
  • Kyle Larson returns to NASCAR with Hendrick in #5 car
    • Kyle Larson returns to NASCAR with Hendrick in #5 car
    Hendrick Motorsports confirmed Wednesday that Larson has signed a multi-year contract to compete in the Cup Series with the organization beginning next season.Larson will take over the team currently driven by Alex Bowman, but it will be rebranded as the No. 5, a number HMS has used previously. Cliff Daniels will serve as Larson’s crew chief. Bowma...
  • Resumption of Texas NASCAR Cup race again on hold
    • Resumption of Texas NASCAR Cup race again on hold
    The race, of which just 52 of 334 laps was completed on Sunday afternoon before it was halted due to rain, was scheduled to resume at noon ET Tuesday but rain continued to envelope the area.With temperatures in the 40s and gusty winds, track drying efforts are extremely difficult. NASCAR believes there may be a late-afternoon window Tuesday to rest...
  • Rudy Fugle named Byron's 2021 NASCAR Cup Series crew chief
    • Rudy Fugle named Byron's 2021 NASCAR Cup Series crew chief
    Knaus, who was recently promoted to vice president of competition at HMS, will step off the pit box after a wildly successful career that includes seven championships and over 80 race wins.Read Also:Chad Knaus stepping off pit box and into leadership roleHis replacement will be 36-year-old Rudy Fugle, who's resume is an impressive one as ...
  • NASCAR Cup Series race at Texas postponed due to rain
    • NASCAR Cup Series race at Texas postponed due to rain
    Sunday’s race was halted after 52 of 325 laps were completed when a heavy mist and fog enveloped the speedway.  Conditions never improved – even though much of the rain didn’t show up on local radar – and NASCAR called the race around 8:40 p.m. ET. The remainder of the race will be restarted at 10 a.m. ET Monday and will be broadcast live...
  • Sheldon Creed takes OT win in Texas Trucks, heads to title race
    • Sheldon Creed takes OT win in Texas Trucks, heads to title race
    After Johnny Sauter and Stewart Friesen wrecked late in regulation racing for the lead, Creed then had to hold off Austin Hill in a wild two-lap overtime for the victory in Sunday’s SpeedyCash.com 400.The win is Creed’s fourth of the 2020 season and this one guarantees him a chance to race for the series championship in two weeks at Phoenix. C...
  • Truex penalized, crew chief ejected after Texas inspection issue
    • Truex penalized, crew chief ejected after Texas inspection issue
    Truex, as as the No. 49 of Chad Finchum and the No. 96 of Daniel Suarez all failed inspection twice Sunday at TMS.NASCAR has also confiscated the spoiler of Truex's No. 19 machine. The at-track penalties were severe and likely place the 2017 NCS champion in a must-win situation.Truex entered Texas 23 points below the cut line, but the loss of 20 dr...
  • What time and channel is the NASCAR Cup race at Texas today?
    • What time and channel is the NASCAR Cup race at Texas today?
    What time is the NASCAR race today?Coverage of the Autotrader EchoPark Automotive 500 at Texas Motor Speedway will begin at 3:30 p.m. EST.The race will be 334 laps and split into three stages (105-105-124). Texas hosts the second race of the Round of 8 in the NCS playoffs where a win will solidify a driver's place in the Championship 4.Harrison Bur...

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  • • NASCAR playoff standings 2020: Alex Bowman, Chase Elliott & others battling for Championship 4 bid
  • NASCAR at Texas live updates, results, highlights from delayed 2020 Cup Series playoff race
    • NASCAR at Texas live updates, results, highlights from delayed 2020 Cup Series playoff race
    Sporting News is tracking live updates and lap-by-lap highlights from Wednesday's NASCAR race at Texas. Follow for complete results from the postponed Autotrader EchoPark Automotive 500....
  • NASCAR catches Martin Truex Jr. using illegal rear spoiler, docks him playoff points
    • NASCAR catches Martin Truex Jr. using illegal rear spoiler, docks him playoff points
    It's going to be difficult for Truex Jr. to make the championship at Phoenix after this incident....
  • NASCAR at Texas live updates, results, highlights from 2020 Cup Series playoff race
    • NASCAR at Texas live updates, results, highlights from 2020 Cup Series playoff race
    Sporting News is tracking live updates and highlights from Sunday's NASCAR race at Texas. Follow for complete updates from the Autotrader EchoPark Automotive 500....
  • What channel is NASCAR on today? TV schedule, start time for Sunday's playoff race at Texas
    • What channel is NASCAR on today? TV schedule, start time for Sunday's playoff race at Texas
    Here's a complete guide to watching Sunday night's NASCAR race at Texas Motor Speedway, including the TV channel and start time....
  • What time does the NASCAR race start today? TV schedule, channel for Texas race
    • What time does the NASCAR race start today? TV schedule, channel for Texas race
    NASCAR continues its 2020 playoff schedule today with a race at Texas. Here's everything to know about Sunday's event, including the start time and TV channel....
  • NASCAR lineup at Texas: Starting order, pole for Sunday's race without qualifying
    • NASCAR lineup at Texas: Starting order, pole for Sunday's race without qualifying
    The starting lineup and pole for Sunday's NASCAR race at Texas were set by a specific formula. Here are the results....
  • Bubba Wallace will drive No. 23 car for new racing team co-owned by Michael Jordan, Denny Hamlin
    • Bubba Wallace will drive No. 23 car for new racing team co-owned by Michael Jordan, Denny Hamlin
    "A new chapter in Motorsports," Hamlin tweeted Thursday. "The norm doesn't fit for us. This is only the beginning."...
  • Martin Truex Jr. tickled by NASCAR rival Joey Logano's lack of popularity
    • Martin Truex Jr. tickled by NASCAR rival Joey Logano's lack of popularity
    Truex Jr. apparently still harbors negative emotions regarding Logano, who he feuded with in 2018....

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  • • “The Package” is doing what it was designed to do
    Whether it be from fans, media, or from the competitors themselves, there has been no shortage of opinion regarding the aerodynamic package put in place by NASCAR a couple of seasons ago for its top series. Often maligned, the combination that calls for lowered horsepower and higher downforce on the Cup Series cars was originally designed to manufa...
  • • What’s next now that Kyle Larson has been reinstated by NASCAR?
    Months of speculation as to when or even if driver Kyle Larson would be reinstated by NASCAR has been ended. On Monday, the sanctioning body announced that the driver who was indefinitely suspended for the use of an inappropriate racial slur while participating in an iRacing event during the pandemic shutdown has fulfilled the necessary requirement...
  • • The Four Drivers to Race for the Championship Will Be …
    The strange and disjointed NASCAR Cup Series season is winding toward an ending with one more segment of three races remaining before the Championship 4 will race in the Cup Series Championship at Phoenix Raceway on November 8th. Half of the 16 competitors who began the NASCAR Playoffs as title contenders have been eliminated with four more set to ...
  • • Is racing in the rain the best way to determine NASCAR winners and playoff contenders?
    Sunday’s Bank of America ROVAL 400 is set to take the green flag just after 2:30pm on the road course fashioned out of the infield and traditional NASCAR track at the Charlotte Motor Speedway. According to The Weather Channel, the forecast for that time of day calls for a 70% chance for rain in the Charlotte, NC area. That, of course, means t...
  • • At what point is a NASCAR season considered a failure?
    In the immortal words of Talladega Nights movie character Ricky Bobby, “If you ain’t first, you’re last.” If that statement holds true, then where is the line drawn in the NASCAR Cup Series between success and failure? Fast forwarding from Ricky Bobby’s time to a time in which everything in the Cup Series seems to revo...
  • • Auto races should not end in a replay booth
    Talladega Super Speedway produces some of the most intense and action-packed racing in all of NASCAR. Unfortunately, however, the longest oval in the sport does have a tendency to produce finishes that can be somewhat controversial and perhaps even disappointing. All three races held at the Alabama track this weekend among the sanctioning body̵...
  • • Time to bring Road Course Ringers back?
    One of the first things that immediately jumped off the page at me when I took my first look at the 2021 NASCAR Cup Series schedule was the fact that there are now six points-paying road course races on the circuit. Joining mainstays Watkins Glen, Sonoma, and the Charlotte Roval will be Road America, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Road Course, and...
  • • Turn 2 Blog: Is a Cup Series dirt race at Bristol really a good idea?
    *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: The rumor mill had been churning for a while but on Wednesday the official announcement was made that the NASCAR Cup Series will...
  • • Brad Keselowski now looking like the championship favorite
    In 2018, three drivers were dubbed as the ‘Big 3’ by NASCAR Cup Series fans and media as Kevin Harvick, Kyle Busch, and Martin Truex Jr. dominated that season in terms of wins and placement within the standings. It was simply thought to be a matter of which one of those racers would claim the championship in the finale at Homestead-Miam...
  • • How hard will Stewart-Haas teammates fight each other for playoff advancement?
    By virtue of his win in the Cook Out Southern 500 this past Sunday at Darlington Raceway, Kevin Harvick is guaranteed a spot in the next round of the NASCAR Playoffs. As a matter of fact, with all of the playoff points the 44-year-old driver amassed during the NASCAR Cup Series regular season it would be difficult to imagine a scenario in which he ...

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  • Chase Briscoe joins Stewart-Haas Racing in the No. 14 car for 2021
    • Chase Briscoe joins Stewart-Haas Racing in the No. 14 car for 2021
    Chase Briscoe has been on a long journey in NASCAR to get where he is today. During the offseason, Briscoe said he needed eight wins to feel ready for next season’s NASCAR Cup Series....
  • NASCAR reinstates Kyle Larson for 2021 season
    • NASCAR reinstates Kyle Larson for 2021 season
    NASCAR announced on Monday that driver Kyle Larson has been reinstated for the 2021 season effective Jan. 1, 2021. Larson served an indefinite suspension after he used a racial slur during an April 12 iRacing event....
  • Erik Jones finalizing deal with Richard Petty Motorsports for 2021
    • Erik Jones finalizing deal with Richard Petty Motorsports for 2021
    The hope is Jones will return the No. 43 car back to victory lane....
  • • Erik Jones finalizing a deal with Richard Petty Motorsports for 2021
    Erik Jones has been searching for a ride in the last several months since it was announced he would not return to Joe Gibbs Racing in 2021. Jones has been great the last seven races outside of Kansas and showed what he can do in NASCAR....
  • Hailie Deegan will run full-time in the NASCAR Truck Series in 2021
    • Hailie Deegan will run full-time in the NASCAR Truck Series in 2021
    Hailie Deegan might be one of the most recognized drivers in the lower ranks of NASCAR. She is also the most popular female driver in NASCAR. She will now be making her way into the NASCAR Truck Series in 2021....
  • • Kyle Larson requests reinstatement to NASCAR
    Kyle Larson has been trying to find his way back to NASCAR after putting in the effort to grow from his iRacing incident in April. Friday morning, Larson spoke to “CBS This Morning” about his suspension from NASCAR....
  • Hendrick Motorsports expected to change the No. 88 to No. 5?
    • Hendrick Motorsports expected to change the No. 88 to No. 5?
    Here is why bringing the No. 5 back would be the right decision for the organization....
  • NASCAR's Kyle Larson wants reinstatement after using racial slur
    • NASCAR's Kyle Larson wants reinstatement after using racial slur
    Larson was fired by his racing team in April and dropped by his sponsors for using the n-word during a virtual race....
  • • Will Ryan Preece return to JTG Daugherty Racing for 2021 NASCAR season?
    Has Ryan Preece done enough in the last six races to save his ride or will JTG Daugherty Racing make a move that many did not expect before silly season started?...
  • • How Alex Bowman turned into a future NASCAR star
    However the next four weeks go, Bowman has set himself up in the best opportunity anyone could have asked for....

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  • LIVE iRacing: eNASCAR Coca-Cola Series playoffs at Texas Motor Speedway
    LIVE iRacing: eNASCAR Coca-Cola Series playoffs at Texas Motor Speedway
    Its playoff time! The eNASCAR Coca-Cola iRacing Series marches on to Texas Motor Speedway. Like and subscribe for more iRacing. -------- Subscribe to ......
  • Hendrick lands HUGE Chad Knaus Replacement | Should NASCAR Penalize Ben Rhodes for Texas?
    Hendrick lands HUGE Chad Knaus Replacement | Should NASCAR Penalize Ben Rhodes for Texas?
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    What If NASCAR Had the Playoffs In 1994?
    In 1994 Dale Earnhardt made NASCAR history winning his 7th Winston Cup title. But what if he didnt win it? What if there was a different system in place in ......
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    OReilly Auto Parts 300 from Texas Motor Speedway | NASCAR Xfinity Series Full Race Replay
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  • JGR MAKES A BIG ANNOUNCEMENT! LARSON COMPETING UP FRONT! - NASCAR Heat 5 Career Mode #64
    JGR MAKES A BIG ANNOUNCEMENT! LARSON COMPETING UP FRONT! - NASCAR Heat 5 Career Mode #64
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    If Rick Allen called a NASCAR stop motion
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  • • Keselowski Heads To Wed. With A Plan At Texas
    By John Sturbin | Senior Writer RacinToday.com FORT WORTH, Texas – After 24 winless NASCAR Cup Series starts at Texas Motor Speedway, Brad Keselowski has planned a Team Penske-pragmatic approach for the weather-delayed 16th annual Autotrader EchoPark ......
  • • ‘The Sarge’ Is In Command Again
    RacinToday.com Eight-time Top Fuel world champion Tony Schumacher earned his first victory in more than two years Sunday, defeating fellow-Texan Steve Torrence in a side-by-side final of the 33rd annual Mopar Express Lane NHRA SpringNationals.  Tommy Johnson ......
  • • Creed Trucks His Way Into The Championship 4
    By John Sturbin | Senior Writer RacinToday.com FORT WORTH, Texas – NASCAR Playoff contender Sheldon Creed avoided the carnage created by “hard racing” and 10 caution periods to score an overtime victory over Austin Hill Sunday afternoon ......
  • • Texas Cup Race Postponed
    RacinToday.com An unrelenting mist forced NASCAR to postpone Sunday’s Autotrader EchoPark Automotive 500 at Texas Motor Speedway. The remainder of the Round of 8 Playoff race has been rescheduled to 10 a.m. ET Monday (NBCSN, PRN, SiriusXM NASCAR ......
  • • Distractions No Problem For Contender Hamlin
    FORT WORTH, Texas – Denny Hamlin’s pursuit of the 2020 NASCAR Cup Series Championship is being played-out against the backdrop of perhaps the ultimate motorsports “distraction.” Hamlin, of Joe Gibbs Racing, has partnered with NBA legend ......
  • • Rookie Burton Joins Father As A Winner In Texas
    FORT WORTH, Texas _ Rookie Harrison Burton joined his father in the Texas Motor Speedway record book, and jumbled the NASCAR Xfinity Series Playoffs landscape, with an improbable victory in Saturday’s O’Reilly Auto Parts 300. Burton, ......
  • • Flat Spot On – Dixon Closes in On History
    By Jonathan Ingram |Senior Writer RacinToday.com FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. – Will it make any difference in the eyes of fans if Scott Dixon claims his sixth IndyCar championship on the St. Petersburg street and airport course this ......
  • • Ex-Cowboy Smith Taking A Run At NASCAR
    By John Sturbin| Senior Writer RacinToday.com FORT WORTH, Texas – These Dallas Cowboys are not “them Cowboys,” the three-time Super Bowl champions anchored by Troy Aikman, Michael Irvin and Emmitt Smith. An NFL Hall of Famer, Smith needs ......
  • • Silly Season Produces Some Serious Cup Changes
    By John Sturbin | Senior Writer RacinToday.com FORT WORTH, Texas – A pair of NASCAR Cup Series rides linked with iconic numbers have been filled this week, as non-Playoff organizations begin to re-tool for 2021. Richard Petty Motorsports ......
  • • Torrences Put On Show at The Plex
    By John Sturbin | Senior Writer RacinToday.com ENNIS, Texas _ With a little 320-plus mph help from his father, native Texan Steve Torrence has enhanced his chances for a third consecutive NHRA Top Fuel world championship. His victory ......

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  • • 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...
  • • NASCAR’s Bubba Wallace wants to play QB for Tennessee Volunteers
    Bubba Wallace thinks he has what it takes to play quarterback for Tennessee football. After seeing Jarrett Guarantano throw a pair of pick-sixes in less than three minutes, NASCAR driver Bubba Wallace was ready to go in and play for the Vols. With four years of eligibility left, Wallace can’t be any worse than what […] NASCAR’s Bu...
  • • 13 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. LeBron James of the Los Angeles Lakers is defended by Jimmy Butler of the Miami Heat during the fourth quarter in Game 5 of the 2020 NBA Finals at […] 13 incredi...
  • • Michael Jordan starts NASCAR team with driver Bubba Wallace
    Michael Jordan is starting a NASCAR team with Bubba Wallace as his driver. Over the last year, Bubba Wallace has become one of the bigger names in NASCAR as a vocal advocate for social justice and the only Black driver in the sport. Now, he’s about to join one of the biggest NBA names of […] Michael Jordan starts NASCAR team with driver...
  • • Bubba Wallace will not make NASCAR All-Star Race after Michael McDowell ended his night
    Bubba Wallace will not make the All-Star race thanks to Michael McDowell. The NASCAR All-Star Race will be run without Bubba Wallace, who has been in the news plenty for his actions in support of racial equality and the Black Lives Matter movement, due to a pretty nasty crash caused by one of Wallace’s fellow drivers. Wallace, [R...
  • • Rookie Cole Custer just won his first Cup Series at Kentucky
    Rookie Cole Custer just won his first Cup Series at Kentucky. You can hear the excitement from the commentary team at the Kentucky Speedway on Sunday when rookie, Cole Custer, secured his first Cup Series win in pretty dominant fashion. If the crowd had been there it would have been even wilder. A Rookie winning in Kentucky??? […] R...
  • • LeBron James and Magic Johnson tweet support for Bubba Wallace
    LeBron James and Magic Johnson tweeted messages after support after President Trump attacked Bubba Wallace via Twitter earlier this week. President Trump thinks Bubba Wallace owes NASCAR an apology, but people from inside and outside the NASCAR world don’t agree. Earlier this week, President Trump lashed out at Wallace on Twitter, asking if W...
  • • Bubba Wallace joins LeBron James, Serena Williams with Beats by Dre
    Beats by Dre has signed NASCAR driver Bubba Wallace. It’s been quite an eventful couple of weeks for Bubba Wallace, NASCAR‘s only Black driver. In late June, a noose was found in Wallace’s garage stall at Talladega, which came during the ongoing Black Lives Matter movement and only a few days after NASCAR banned the […] Bubb...
  • • NASCAR to ‘stand tall’ with Bubba Wallace following Donald Trump’s tweet
    NASCAR ‘stands tall’ with Bubba Wallace following Donald Trump’s tweet. Just two weeks ago NASCAR and their drivers and crew stood beside Black driver Bubba Wallace after a noose was found hanging in his bay during NASCAR’s return to competition. Fans and non-fans alike send well-wishes to Wallace as he struggled with t...
  • • Bubba Wallace responds to Donald Trump who demanded an apology over noose incident
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Nascar tweets today

  • Humbled, honored and so grateful for this next chapter in my life. Thank you @TeamHendrick look forward to great th… https://t.co/hXP3KSwV3D @Kyle Larson
    Humbled, honored and so grateful for this next chapter in my life. Thank you @TeamHendrick look forward to great th… https://t.co/hXP3KSwV3D @Kyle Larson
  • I had no idea this honor required residency when I accepted it Sunday. https://t.co/Dy2gdgbo5D @Jimmie Johnson
    I had no idea this honor required residency when I accepted it Sunday. https://t.co/Dy2gdgbo5D @Jimmie Johnson
  • #2020 ?? @Jimmie Johnson
    #2020 ?? @Jimmie Johnson
  • Could say the wrong Busch won, but I’m honestly happy @KyleBusch won. Great to see him smile again! P7 for us was g… https://t.co/1E4LlxZlJr @Kurt Busch
    Could say the wrong Busch won, but I’m honestly happy @KyleBusch won. Great to see him smile again! P7 for us was g… https://t.co/1E4LlxZlJr @Kurt Busch
  • Had an open and honest conversation with @KyleLarsonRacin this week about mistakes, accountability and second chanc… https://t.co/4ibv8KQEil @Dale Earnhardt Jr.
    Had an open and honest conversation with @KyleLarsonRacin this week about mistakes, accountability and second chanc… https://t.co/4ibv8KQEil @Dale Earnhardt Jr.
  • Congratulations! https://t.co/NulEpAvJb2 @Clint Bowyer
    Congratulations! https://t.co/NulEpAvJb2 @Clint Bowyer
  • Thank you guys for having me! https://t.co/f3a9JOI2IG @Kyle Larson
    Thank you guys for having me! https://t.co/f3a9JOI2IG @Kyle Larson
  • Hell of an effort by our @BassProShops team. Just needed a little bit more at the end. We know what we have to do i… https://t.co/edUOMpfCFL @Martin Truex Jr.
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    https://t.co/aCV4YFSilI @Kurt Busch
  • Boy, what a heartbreaker.  If it wasn’t for that team I wouldn’t have had a car that fast.  

Racing....gotta love it.  ?? @Clint Bowyer
    Boy, what a heartbreaker. If it wasn’t for that team I wouldn’t have had a car that fast. Racing....gotta love it. ?? @Clint Bowyer

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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.