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  • • NASCAR, IndyCar: An amazing opportunity for under-the-radar drivers
    The NASCAR and IndyCar iRacing competitions have given several under-the-radar drivers amazing opportunities to showcase their skills against the sport’s best. In response to the coronavirus pandemic causing seven NASCAR Cup Series races to be postponed, NASCAR opened up the eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series so that drivers could still ...
  • March 29  Today in Jayskis NASCAR history
    • March 29 Today in Jayskis NASCAR history
    With NASCAR on a temporary hiatus, news is going to be slow in the coming weeks. To help fill the NASCAR void, we plan on taking you on a daily trip down memory lane spanning the years since the Jayski’s site inception. Using our news archives pages, here’s a look back at what’s happened on […]...
  • • Supercars season can run into 2021: Skaife
    Supercars great Mark Skaife says a full season can be completed when it resumes after the coronavirus shutdown, even if they have to run into early 2021....
  • • FOX will air virtual NASCAR races using real drivers
    FOX will air virtual NASCAR races using real drivers following the success of the eNASCAR iRacing Pro Series Invitational on Sunday. If you’ve been going through NASCAR withdraws during the coronavirus quarantine, you’re now in luck. While the car-racing isn’t coming back to the tracks yet, there is a reprieve from the silenc...
  • • Cole Swindell to perform virtual pre-race Pro Invitational concert at Texas
    Sugarlands Shine's friend Cole Swindell will perform a virtual pre-race concert this Sunday before the second eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series race, it was announced Saturday afternoon. The country singer will be joined by NASCAR Cup Series driver Ricky Stenhouse Jr. and NASCAR.com digital host Alex Weaver. RELATED: eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invit...
  • • Relive Kevin Harvick's win at the 2001 Cracker Barrel Old Country Store from Atlanta Motor Speedway
    Stepping in for Richard Childress Racing, a rookie Kevin Harvick stole the show at the 2001 Cracker Barrel Old Country Store 500 at Atlanta....
  • • Binotto: F1 could race into January if necessary
    Ferrari team boss Mattia Binotto says Formula One's 2020 season could continue into into January 2021 after the coronavirus saw the first six races canceled or postponed....
  • • IndyCar latest series to get in on iRacing craze
    IndyCar followed the lead of NASCAR by launching a six-week iRacing series to give fans content during the coronavirus pandemic. IndyCar's inaugural race was streamed online Saturday from virtual Watkins Glen International Speedway....
  • • New owner Penske devoted to Indy despite delay
    Roger Penske, at 83 and considered high risk for the coronavirus as a 2017 kidney transplant recipient, still makes the daily three-minute commute to his Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, office....
  • • NASCAR Cup: Wood Brothers Racing fundraising effort more fruitful than expected
    With nursing homes banning visitors because of COVID-19, or the coronavirus pandemic, residents of those homes are unable to receive visits from family members. An effort by legendary NASCAR Cup Series team Wood Brothers Racing, though, has made the visitor ban a little easier for residents of a nursing homes a little easier to bear. The longest-te...

Top stories - Nascar racing

  • • Relive Kevin Harvick's win at the 2001 Cracker Barrel Old Country Store from Atlanta Motor Speedway
  • • FOX will air virtual NASCAR races using real drivers
  • • NASCAR, IndyCar: An amazing opportunity for under-the-radar drivers
  • • IndyCar latest series to get in on iRacing craze
  • • New owner Penske devoted to Indy despite delay
  • • Binotto: F1 could race into January if necessary
  • • Supercars season can run into 2021: Skaife
  • • Stewart-Haas Racing crew chiefs detail view from iRacing pit box
    KANNAPOLIS, N.C. -- "When the winds of change blow, some people build walls and others build windmills." This is an ancient Chinese proverb, and it's particularly apt when it comes to NASCAR and its embrace of iRacing. With the entire sports world shuttered to combat the spread of the coronavirus, NASCAR -- the 72-year-old purveyor […]...
  • • NASCAR Cup: Wood Brothers Racing fundraising effort more fruitful than expected
  • • NASCAR RACE HUB returns Monday
    NASCAR RACE HUB returns to the FS1 daily lineup on Monday, March 30, at 6:00 PM ET in a modified, remote format. The one-hour show airs Monday-Thursdays with host and analysts via Zoom from their homes. Additionally, on each episode, Lindsay Czarniak interviews a driver and his family one-on-one via Zoom from their respective homes […]...

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  • • Supercars season can run into 2021: Skaife
  • • Binotto: F1 could race into January if necessary
  • • IndyCar latest series to get in on iRacing craze
  • • New owner Penske devoted to Indy despite delay
  • • Ecclestone sees little hope for F1 in 2020
    Bernie Ecclestone holds little hope of Formula One racing this season due to the coronavirus pandemic and said he would have declared it game over already....
  • • F1 teams unite to manufacture medical devices
    Formula One's seven UK-based teams have joined forces to manufacture the medical devices needed to help treat coronavirus patients in the U.K.....
  • • Supercars boss backing 2020 title finish
    Supercars chief executive Sean Seamer remains confident the 2020 championship will be completed in full, even if it runs into January....
  • • Supercars' McLaughlin's US dream delayed
    Defending Supercars champion Scott McLaughlin's IndyCar debut has been put on hold until at least July because of the coronavirus pandemic....
  • • Indy 500 moved to Aug. 23 because of virus
    The Indianapolis 500 scheduled for May 24 has been postponed until August because of the coronavirus pandemic and won't run on Memorial Day weekend for the first time since 1946....
  • • Haas retains Fittipaldi, Deletraz to F1 team roles
    Haas has confirmed Pietro Fittipaldi, grandson of former world champion and Indy 500 winner Emerson, and Louis Deletraz will stay with the Formula One team in test and reserve driver roles in 2020....

Motorsport.com

  • • Jimmie Johnson joins IndyCar Esports race line-up
    Johnson, who will retire from full-time NASCAR driving at the end of this season, and had been due to test an Arrow McLaren SP-Chevrolet IndyCar at Barber Motorsports Park next month, will pilot a #48 Jimmie Johnson Racing entry.The race, it has been confirmed, will be held on the Watkins Glen International track, after the public voted for the New...
  • • Bowyer: eSports "built and formed for this very moment"
    “Just trying to keep the kids sane, trying to keep my wife sane, trying to help her. We’re all in this together. Everybody is doing the same thing. There’s no magic button to push,” Bowyer said Thursday.“There’s no secret ingredient. We’re quarantined. It does suck. It sucks for everybody, but we’re doing this for a reason, we’re trying to protect ...
  • • The other side of Alex Bowman: 'Winning the party'
    While it seems so long ago right now, it was so important for us to get off to a strong start this season. We had been strong at Las Vegas in the past couple of races. We got there, unloaded and was really happy with the race car and had a pretty decent race. At the end of the day, we were in contention to win that race, at least have a really good...
  • • NASCAR will need to be 'open-minded' in re-doing schedule
    As of now, all NASCAR events have been postponed through May 3 due to the novel coronavirus outbreak in the United States. That move alone requires the rescheduling of seven Cup Series races, not to mention the Xfinity and Truck series that were also scheduled during that time.NASCAR has said it plans to run all 36 scheduled races plus its all-star...
  • • Charlotte Motor Speedway opens coronavirus testing center
    In partnership with the speedway, Atrium Health has created a coronavirus testing center at zMAX Dragway, part of the CMS complex. The remote testing site provides a convenient location for residents of northern Mecklenburg and Cabarrus Counties in North Carolina to have their tests performed when ordered by their physician.Atrium Health has severa...
  • • Hamlin: Pro Invitational event "definitely a success"
    Hamlin bested Earnhardt in a last-lap duel, putting an exclamation point on what was a massively successful event for NASCAR in a time they needed it most.With the racing season suspended until at least May 3 do the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the event was a much-needed distraction and an entertaining showcase of NASCAR's top stars in a completely ...
  • • Smithley: Expectations were 'knocked out of the park'
    Smithley, who competes regularly in the NASCAR Cup Series for Rick Ware Racing, one of the smaller underfunded teams, ended up winning the pole for Sunday’s race at the virtual Homestead-Miami Speedway and finished fifth.Smithley, 27, has logged numerous hours participating in iRacing since 2009, with over 140 victories in more than 1,200 starts.Re...
  • • Hamlin beats Earnhardt for eNASCAR Pro Invitational win
    Garrett Smithely started from pole position alongside William Byron. Ty Majeski, Ross Chastain, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Chase Briscoe, Timmy Hill, Parker Kligerman, Denny Hamlin, and Landon Cassill rounded out the top-ten.Each driver was given two fast repairs which would instantly repair damage upon pitting after a crash.Byron took the early advantage...
  • • Real-life stars to compete in $10k All-Star NASCAR Heat event
    The event will feature two 50-lap races, one for Xbox One gamers and the other for PlayStation 4 users on the officially-licensed title NASCAR Heat 4. It aims to fill the gap left by the postponement of the real-life NASCAR season due to the coronavirus pandemic.Qualifying was open to everybody from Wednesday to Friday, and the fastest gamers earne...
  • • Fox Sports to broadcast first eNASCAR Pro Invitational
    The 100-lap event will be broadcast on Fox Sports 1 (and the Fox Sports app) beginning at 1:30 p.m. ET Sunday.NASCAR on Fox’s broadcast team of Jeff Gordon, Mike Joy and Larry McReynolds will call the action during the 90-minute eSports event, which will be held at the virtual Homestead-Miami Speedway.NASCAR’s three national series were originally ...

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  • • Fox to continue broadcasting eNASCAR iRacing in light of successful first event
    The decision between the network, NASCAR and iRacing was made in response to how the public received the inaugural broadcast....
  • • Hilarious moments as NASCAR drivers go virtual during Sunday's iRacing Pro Invitational
    NASCAR went viral on Sunday for the iRacing Pro Invitational and drivers had a lot of fun with the unique event....
  • • Timmy Hill interviewed by wife at home after strong NASCAR iRacing finish
    Hill struggled not to laugh while getting interviewed....
  • • What is NASCAR's iRacing Pro Series? Start time, drivers participating & how to watch the virtual races
    Here's everything to know about the first eNASCAR Pro Invitational iRacing Series event with Dale Earnhardt Jr., Kyle Busch and more big names among the cast of drivers set to participate....
  • • Is there a NASCAR race today? Schedule updates for postponed Cup Series races
    The NASCAR race at Homestead-Miami Speedway that was scheduled for today is one of the seven Cup Series events currently postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. Here are the latest schedule updates....
  • • NASCAR will do 'everything in our power' to run full schedule in 2020, Steve Phelps says
    NASCAR has postponed through at least May 3 because of the coronavirus outbreak. It does not want to cancel races....
  • • Is there a NASCAR race today? Schedule updates for postponed races at Atlanta, Homestead
    If you were hoping to spend Sunday afternoon watching racing, you might have to find something else....
  • • New NASCAR schedule for 2020: Tracking canceled & postponed races as coronavirus pandemic continues
    Here are the 2020 NASCAR races that have been canceled or postponed as a result of the coronavirus outbreak....
  • • Lewis Hamilton, others rip F1 over coronavirus response as McLaren pulls out of Australian Grand Prix
    A McLaren team member tested positive for coronavirus. Now Hamilton and others are wondering why the first race of the Formula 1 season is still on the schedule....
  • • Ryan Newman opens up about Daytona 500 crash, extent of his injury
    Newman said being alive after such a terrible crash is "a miracle on so many levels."...

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  • • We Are in the Process of Redefining Everything We Know
    Who would have thought, even as recently as three weeks ago, we would have all been sitting at home on a Sunday afternoon watching a virtual race at a time when a NASCAR Cup Series race was scheduled? Well, that’s the world we now live in, at least for the next several weeks at best. But as this world-wide outbreak of COVID-19 carries on, the...
  • • Postponements could provide opportunities to experiment with NASCAR’s schedule
    While there is certainly much to lament as far as the loss of races is concerned due to the COVID-19 pandemic, NASCAR could potentially be able to use the aftermath of the restrictions on social gatherings that have resulted in postponements and cancellations as a testing ground for long talked about ideas. Obviously, not playing a part in the furt...
  • • NASCAR’s short track package calmed some fears in Phoenix
    It is easy to criticize NASCAR for the things we don’t like. And last year after the race held at Phoenix Raceway in November there was plenty of criticism going around, including from this writer. The aerodynamic changes that had been made to the cars coming into the 2019 season had seemingly improved the racing on the 1.5 to 2-mile race tra...
  • • Is it more important to have a great car or a great driver?
    Whether it be media members or fans, we all have a tendency to give certain drivers too much credit or too little credit when they win races. At the same time, there is a tendency by some to lavish all credit on the car and the team when a particular driver succeeds while offering little acknowledgement to the person behind the steering wheel. R...
  • • NASCAR did what NASCAR had to do
    It’s almost certain that no one was happy about the fact that the 62nd running of the Daytona 500 only saw a few laps completed before rain brought everything to a halt on Sunday and ultimately pushed the remainder of the race into Monday afternoon. Rain outs at race tracks never work in anyone’s favor. A significant number of fans will...
  • • Turn 2 Blog: What does the future hold for NASCAR in 2020?
    *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 Busch Clash held this past Sunday at Daytona International Speedway is now over and the only thing I think we can say we lea...
  • • If anyone is going to challenge JGR’s supremacy it will be …
    Previously on this site we posted a piece titled “Why wouldn’t Joe Gibbs Racing dominate again in 2020?” and in that article several points were made as to why the organization that won more than half of the NASCAR Cup Series races and the season championship in 2019 will again rule the roost in the upcoming season. In this piece ...
  • • Why wouldn’t Joe Gibbs Racing dominate again in 2020?
    There were 36 NASCAR Cup Series races held in 2019. Joe Gibbs Racing won more than half of those races. That organization also placed three of its four drivers in the Championship 4 final race held at Homestead-Miami Speedway with Kyle Busch eventually earning the title for the company owned by the former Super Bowl winning football coach. The domi...
  • • Three Drivers Who Will Move Forward in 2020
    There are winners and losers in every form of competition. But NASCAR and all other forms of racing can be particularly harsh in the regard. Consider that in this weekend’s Super Bowl there will, of course, be a winner, but at the same time, there will only be one loser. In racing’s Super Bowl(Daytona 500), however, there will only be o...
  • • Should Cup Series Drivers Compete in Any Other Forms of Racing?
    During the past week we have seen video clips of NASCAR racers Kyle Larson and Christopher Bell taking wild rides as they raced Midget Sprint Cars in New Zealand. And as is often the case whenever high-profile drivers are involved in incidents away from NASCAR, the opinions regarding whether they should have even been participating arise. Larson em...

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  • • NASCAR Cup: Wood Brothers Racing fundraising effort more fruitful than expected
  • • Fans can now bet on FS1's upcoming eNASCAR race
    At a time without any major sports due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Fox Sports 1 took a chance on eSports this past Sunday with an eNASCAR broadcast. It was an immediate hit with sports fans across the country. Now with a second virtual race set to air on March 29, sports fans can bet on the upcoming action. After witnessing the massive draw and inter...
  • • JJ prepares for future by entering IndyCar iRace
    Seven-time NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson has joined the field for IndyCar's inaugural online race as he contemplates driving in that series following his retirement from full-time stock car racing....
  • • Denny Hamlin wins first eNASCAR Pro Invitational race at virtual Homestead
    Denny Hamlin won the first eNASCAR Pro Invitational iRacing Series event, the Dixie Vodka 150, at virtual Homestead-Miami Speedway, on March 22 with a last-lap pass on Dale Earnhardt Jr. NASCAR plans to put on Pro Invitational Series races, following the NASCAR Cup Series schedule, until racing resumes. Racing, like other sports, is halted due to a...
  • • Inaugural eNASCAR race strikes TV ratings gold, could be wave of immediate future
    Last Sunday, NASCAR debuted its eNASCAR iRacing Pro invitational Series. Fans watching the event on FS1 immediately loved it. And apparently so did the network, as the TV ratings clearly show. Fox Sports shared that the inaugural eNASCAR event, which was won by three-time Daytona 500 winner Denny Hamlin, “drew 903,000 viewers on FS1, according to N...
  • • NASCAR orders staff pay cuts until racing returns
    NASCAR president Steve Phelps announced salary reductions across the company until the series returns to racing....
  • • Chase Elliott blasts iRacing crew chief Ryan Blaney: 'He was in and out of the room'
    Close friend? Check. Good crew chief? Not at all....
  • • Denny Hamlin notches a win as NASCAR greats compete on the esports track
    With the sports world postponed for the foreseeable future, NASCAR turns to iRacing to fill the void....
  • • Watch: FINAL LAPS: Hamlin passes Dale Jr. to win iRacing's Pro Invitational race | NASCAR ON FOX HIGHLIGHTS
    Denny Hamlin passes Dale Jr. on the last lap to win at Homestead-Miami Speedway for iRacing's Pro Invitational race....
  • • Hamlin edges Dale Jr. to win virtual Homestead
    NASCAR and iRacing organized a virtual race featuring professional drivers at Homestead-Miami Speedway, where a race was scheduled on Sunday before the coronavirus pandemic brought all sports to a halt....

Nascar videos, highlights

  • Best of NASCAR: Most Memorable Driver Confrontations | Motorsports on NBC
    Best of NASCAR: Most Memorable Driver Confrontations | Motorsports on NBC
    Highlighting some of the most heated NASCAR confrontations in the recent memory. #MotorsportsonNBC #NASCAR » Subscribe to Motorsports on NBC: ......
  • NASCAR Race Challenge! Epic Battle with Crashes!  Steel Kids
    NASCAR Race Challenge! Epic Battle with Crashes! Steel Kids
    NASCAR Race Challenge! Epic Battle with Crashes! Steel Kids Far Out Toys provided us the Adventure Race NASCAR Adventure Force Crash Racers for free....
  • Inside the Mind of a New NASCAR Sponsor | Interview with Dan Proffer from ROXOR
    Inside the Mind of a New NASCAR Sponsor | Interview with Dan Proffer from ROXOR
    SUPPORT THE SHOW: https://www.patreon.com/user?u=4727994 Follow me on Twitter: https://twitter.com/EricEstepp17 Instagram: ......
  • 2010 NASCAR Qualifying Laps (Part 1)
    2010 NASCAR Qualifying Laps (Part 1)
    Heres a video full of various qualifying runs and poles from the 2010 NASCAR Sprint Cup Season that Ive put together from all the tracks in the schedule for ......
  • Can You Name These NASCAR Drivers Without Their Helmets? (QUIZ)
    Can You Name These NASCAR Drivers Without Their Helmets? (QUIZ)
    If you decide to take this quiz, let me know what score you get! Video Sponsored by Ekster Wallets: Go to https://ekster.com?sca_ref=25926.x2d4... and use ......
  • NASCAR Driver Stuck At Home!!
    NASCAR Driver Stuck At Home!!
    Im Natalie Decker I race in the NASCAR Truck Series. We have not been able to go racing so we do crazy things at home! I hope you enjoy this video! Follow ......
  • Indy se une a F1 e Nascar com corrida oficial de eSports | eGP as 10
    Indy se une a F1 e Nascar com corrida oficial de eSports | eGP as 10
    O automobilismo virtual segue ganhando força durante a paralisaçao de eventos esportivos ao redor do mundo. No eGP as 10 deste sábado (28), Thiago ......
  • OVERTIME DECIDES FINAL 4! - NASCAR Heat 4 Career Mode #14
    OVERTIME DECIDES FINAL 4! - NASCAR Heat 4 Career Mode #14
    Instagram - garyowen24 Twitter - GaryOwenYT OT.......
  • First look at New Texas - NASCAR iRacing Series Fixed at Texas
    First look at New Texas - NASCAR iRacing Series Fixed at Texas
    GLHF: https://anykey.org/glhf?ref=8594WK3B Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/JohnTheodore Twitch: https://twitch.tv/john_a_theodore Twitter: ......
  • NASCAR Stop-Motion: 2016 Phoenix Finish Recreation
    NASCAR Stop-Motion: 2016 Phoenix Finish Recreation
    Relive the 2016 finish at Phoenix International Raceway!!! Miscraft Cup Series Reported for Diecast Abuse Merch: https://teespring.com/stores/miscrafts-merch ......

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  • • NHRA Hoping To Fire Engines In Early June
    By John Sturbin/Senior Writer RacinToday.com Responding to the COVID-19 global pandemic, NHRA officials have released a revised 2020 schedule that tentatively will resume with the Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals at Gainesville (Fla.) Raceway June 5-7. The season ......
  • • Pandemic Update: Indy 500 Moved To Late August
    The 104th edition of the Indianapolis 500 has been rescheduled for Sunday, Aug. 23, because of the COVID-19 pandemic, officials from INDYCAR and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway (IMS) announced Thursday. “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing” will ......
  • • NASCAR President Discuses Rest of 2020 Season
    By John Sturbin | Senior Writer RacinToday.com NASCAR President Steve Phelps says the sanctioning body intends to complete its entire point-paying, 36-race Cup Series schedule this season once the COVID-19 pandemic is history. NASCAR suspended its season last ......
  • • Pandemic Forces Racing Changes
    Auto racing has joined stick-and-ball sports in interrupting their schedules in light of the spread of the Coronavirus pandemic. The following is the latest information available: NASCAR: This weekend’s racing at Atlanta Motor Speedway and Homestead Miami ......
  • • Hall Of Famer Billy Meyer Is Flushed With Pride
    By John Sturbin | Senior Writer RacinToday.com The numbers that define Billy Meyer’s drag racing career include one IHRA Funny Car World Championship, 12 NHRA Funny Car national event victories…and 176 restrooms. The first two stats cover Meyer’s ......
  • • Cup Notes: Blaney To Soldier On With ‘The Captain’
    By John Sturbin | Senior Writer RacinToday.com Team Penske took Ryan Blaney out of any impending NASCAR Silly Season conversations Friday, signing the third-generation driver to a “multi-year” contract extension to continue wheeling the No. 12 Ford ......
  • • Pigot To Spend May With Rahal Team
    By John Sturbin | Senior Writer RacinToday.com Versatile open-wheel driver Spencer Pigot will re-join Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing for the Month of May NTT IndyCar Series events at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Pigot, who made three starts for RLLR ......
  • • Alonso To Take Another Whack At Indy
    By John Sturbin | Senior Writer RacinToday.com Fernando Alonso’s relentless pursuit of motorsports’ prestigious Triple Crown will resume in May at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, where the Spaniard will compete with Arrow McLaren SP in the 104th edition ......
  • • Newman Still Wants 2020 Championship
    By Deb Williams | Senior Writer RacinToday.com Ryan Newman’s goals for the 2020 NASCAR Cup season remain unchanged, but when the Indiana native will return to his No. 6 Ford has yet to be determined, Roush Fenway ......
  • • Torrence Returns To Top Fuel Cockpit
    Two weeks after his rivals began the 2020 season without him, Steve Torrence will launch his bid for a third consecutive NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series Top Fuel world championship Friday with the opening ......

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  • • FOX will air virtual NASCAR races using real drivers
  • • NASCAR postpones all races through May 3 due to the coronavirus
    All NASCAR races are off through May 3 in the wake of the coronavirus. The ongoing coronavirus has turned into a global pandemic, which has seen businesses and institutions shut down around the world. Sports have been no different as leagues have closed their doors for the time being around the globe. What does all […] NASCAR postpones all ra...
  • • How will NASCAR be affected by the coronavirus?
    Here is how NASCAR is being affected by the coronavirus and what measures and precautions are being put in place as a result. The ongoing coronavirus has turned into a global pandemic, which has seen businesses and institutions shut down around the world. Sports have been no different as leagues have closed their doors for […] How will NASCAR...
  • • NASCAR: Ryan Newman walks out of hospital just days after scary Daytona 500 crash
    NASCAR driver Ryan Newman has been treated and released from the hospital, walking under his own power, two days after his frightening crash in the Daytona 500. Just two days after being involved in a severe crash during the final lap of the Daytona 500, NASCAR driver Ryan Newman has been released from the hospital […] NASCAR: Ryan Newman wal...
  • • Everything we know about the Ryan Newman crash
    To avoid speculation and rumors in the wake of such a dangerous wreck, here’s everything we know about NASCAR driver Ryan Newman following his scary crash at Daytona 500. What was shaping up to be an exciting finish on the final lap of Daytona 500 quickly took a brutal turn when NASCAR driver Ryan Newman’s […] Everything we know a...
  • • Joe Gibbs: 1993 Daytona 500 proved we belonged in racing
    Joe Gibbs is a Pro Football Hall of Famer and a NASCAR Hall of Famer who cites the 1993 Daytona 500 as the turning point in his NASCAR career. Joe Gibbs is a Hall of Famer in two team sports. Gibbs won three Super Bowls with three different quarterbacks during his initial run with the […] Joe Gibbs: 1993 Daytona 500 proved we belonged in raci...
  • • Dale Earnhardt Jr. to serve as Indianapolis 500 analyst
    Dale Earnhardt Jr. will make his IndyCar debut as an analyst for the 2019 Indianapolis 500, as NBC Sports has tapped him to join Danica Patrick. Another NASCAR driver will be covering IndyCar‘s biggest race, as NBC Sports has hired Dale Earnhardt Jr. to serve as an Indianapolis 500 analyst. Earnhardt, who’s in his second […] Dale ...
  • • NASCAR preview: Does Jimmie Johnson have to win at Texas?
    NASCAR comes to Texas on Sunday, but is the O’Reilly Auto Parts 500 a must-win for Jimmie Johnson if he wants to save his 2019 NASCAR season? Nothing in NASCAR is more synonymous than Jimmie Johnson and Texas Motor Speedway. The seven-time Cup Series champion is starting on the pole for Sunday’s O’Reilly Auto Parts […] NASCA...
  • • Danica Patrick joining 2019 Indianapolis 500 — as an analyst
    Danica Patrick will be participating in the 2019 Indianapolis 500, but not as a driver. Patrick announced Wednesday that she’s joined NBC’s Indy 500 team. Danica Patrick is returning to the Indy 500, but not on the track. NBC Sports has hired Patrick to serve as an analyst for its 2019 Indianapolis 500 team, giving […] Danica Patr...
  • • 2019 Auto Club 400: Preview NASCAR at Fontana
    The 2019 Auto Club 400 features a number of storylines. Here’s what NASCAR fans should watch for in the race from Auto Club Speedway. This weekend NASCAR shifts to the West Coast for the first time in 2019, and this year’s Auto Club 400 looks like it’s shaping up to be a battle of haves […] 2019 Auto Club 400: Preview NASCAR...

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  • • Relive Kevin Harvick's win at the 2001 Cracker Barrel Old Country Store from Atlanta Motor Speedway
  • • Jimmie Johnson prepares for future by entering IndyCar iRace
    Jimmie Johnson is stepping up his preparation for a possible move into IndyCar racing by entering the series' inaugural virtual racing event...
  • • NASCAR's Jimmie Johnson eyes IndyCar, enters virtual race
    Jimmie Johnson is stepping up his preparation for a possible move into IndyCar racing by entering the series' inaugural virtual racing event...
  • • IndyCar goes virtual racing as it waits to get back on track
    IndyCar remains in limbo as to when its season can start because of the coronavirus pandemic...
  • • NASCAR is keeping racing in perspective, all while planning to get back on the track
    NASCAR knows that racing is not important in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. But when it is time to race again, it will be ready to go....
  • • FINAL LAPS: Hamlin passes Dale Jr. on the last lap to win at Homestead-Miami Speedway for iRacing's Pro Invitational race
  • • The virtual ‘Big-One’ at Homestead-Miami Speedway
    Jimmie Johnson triggers huge wreck early in NASCAR's iRacing invitational event...
  • • Follow the eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series live!
    We're bringing you live coverage of the first-ever eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series event with FOX Sports, NASCAR and iRacing....
  • • Everything you need to know about iRacing ahead of the eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series
    The first-ever eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series event with FOX Sports, NASCAR and iRacing kicks off this weekend and here's what you need to know....
  • • A virtual reality coming Sunday: How NASCAR drivers feel about the iRacing Pro Invitational
    NASCAR might be postponed until at least May 3, but this weekend, a bunch of drivers are going racing — iRacing, that is....

Nascar tweets today

  • Giving away an Autographed 2015 @AxaltaRacing Pre-Production 1:24 Scale Die Cast.

Retweet & enter here??.… https://t.co/4OqPhJryxL @Jeff Gordon
    Giving away an Autographed 2015 @AxaltaRacing Pre-Production 1:24 Scale Die Cast. Retweet & enter here??.… https://t.co/4OqPhJryxL @Jeff Gordon
  • Hey @DirtyMoMedia @DaleJr , is this proper one-handed @iRacing technique? Getting ready for @TXMotorSpeedway and pu… https://t.co/mwglUqRwIa @Kyle Larson
    Hey @DirtyMoMedia @DaleJr , is this proper one-handed @iRacing technique? Getting ready for @TXMotorSpeedway and pu… https://t.co/mwglUqRwIa @Kyle Larson
  • I found my racing uniform for today’s race. I never met Greg but loved watching him wheel it. @IndyCar https://t.co/vFUN7tVFKI @Jimmie Johnson
    I found my racing uniform for today’s race. I never met Greg but loved watching him wheel it. @IndyCar https://t.co/vFUN7tVFKI @Jimmie Johnson
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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.