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NASCAR results at Pocono: Martin Truex Jr. holds off Kyle Larson for victory

  Martin Truex Jr. won for the second time in three tries at his home track. This is his 17th career win. Kyle Busch thought all the drama was taken out of the race in Stage 3. He couldn’t have been anymore wrong. When Kyle Larson clipped Derrick Cope resulting in a caution late in the […]

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REPORT: TOYOTA SUPRA MAY BE COMING TO NASCAR IN 2019

Would replace the Camry in the Xfinity Series Toyota may campaign the Supra in NASCAR’s Xfinity Series next season. That’s according to a report in Sports Business Journal. The Supra would replace the Camry, which has been Toyota’s model of choice since the manufacturer debuted in NASCAR in 2008. However, representatives from Toyota later denied that such a move is […]

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IS NASCAR MOVING CLOSER TO ELECTRIC RACE CARS?

  The online video network Rated Red lit up the Internet last month with a puzzling report that NASCAR — synonymous with deafening engine roars and pungent gasoline vapors — would go all electric by 2021, inspired by the promise of a new 250-mph electric roadster from that uniquely American automaker, Tesla. The date on that […]

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Confident Hailie Deegan making return to NASCAR Next program

  A year ago, when Hailie Deegan found herself a NASCAR Next rookie, she handled the media with ease, but as a 15-year-old on the threshold of a stock car racing career, the off-road “Dirt Princess” was admittedly shy. Today, the shyness is extinct, and at 16, Deegan ventures into her second year in the […]

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Kevin Harvick survives crazy final laps to win KC Masterpiece 400

 Hot Kevin Harvick got a little bit hotter Saturday night in the KC Masterpiece 400 at Kansas Speedway, surviving a crazy final 30 laps and getting past defending race and Monster Energy NASCAR Cup champ Martin Truex Jr. with a lap and a half left to record his fifth victory of the season and his […]

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France family considering NASCAR sale – reports

The idea that the France family could sell NASCAR is once again picking up traction. Citing unnamed sources, Reuters posted a report late Monday that the France family is working with Goldman Sachs Group Inc. “to identify a potential deal for the company.” Any deal would include a majority stake in the company. NASCAR was […]

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Saving American muscle is NASCAR’s future

The glorious thunder of the Talladega Superspeedway will one day be a living museum of sound.There is nothing like it, that mechanized conflagration of stock cars breathing an audible firestorm down the frontstretch, and there will not be anything like it ever again. “Do you hear that?” a future father or grandfather will one day […]

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NASCAR Acquires ARCA Racing Series

Nascar has acquired the ARCA Racing Series, another U.S. stock car racing series. The deal was signed Wednesday and announced by NASCAR and ARCA during a press conference at Talladega Superspeedway in Alabama Friday. ARCA and NASCAR’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series and Xfinity Series are parts of a Talladega tripleheader of racing that began […]

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Kyle Busch pulls away at Richmond for third straight Cup victory

 Kyle Busch raced to his third straight victory, celebrated, and then got yelled at by his boss.Joe Gibbs, it seems, hadn’t seen Busch climb into the crowd to acknowledge what appeared to be a friendly fan.”You did?” Gibbs said. “Oh my gosh! You should not do that. You run a risk.” For Busch, though, it […]

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Harvick scores one for the old guard at Atlanta

While he was kicking everyone’s hind end at Atlanta Motor Speedway on Sunday, Kevin Harvick also delivered a larger message.The old dogs still know the most tricks.A day after leading 141 laps of a 163-lap Xfinity Series race, Harvick dominated Sunday’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race to the tune of 181 laps led and […]

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Charlize Theron talks about her SA car racing roots

 Charlize Theron stole the show at the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series 60th Annual Daytona 500 over the weekend.The South African beauty waved a green flag to start the 500-mile race wearing sexy black leather skinnies and a black Patti Smith tee. In an interview with NASCAR.com, Charlize – who is the race’s honourary starter […]

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Daytona 500 thriller is a blast from NASCAR’s past and a victory for its future

Dale Earnhardt Jr. may be retired, but Dale Earnhardt Sr. still lives on in Daytona.He no longer lives through his son’s presence on the race track, but he came back to life Sunday through the iconic No. 3 Chevy that Austin Dillon drove to his first Daytona 500 victory. And, appropriately, Dillon did it just […]

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Ryan Blaney, Chase Elliott triumph in NASCAR Duel races at Daytona

Ryan Blaney held off Team Penske teammate Joey Logano to win Thursday night’s first 150-mile qualifying race in the Can-Am Duel at Daytona International Speedway, but the story of the race was the list of prominent cars that did not survive until the checkered flag. In the second Duel, Chase Elliott grabbed the lead on […]

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Will NASCAR follow F1’s lead and drop ‘grid girls’?

Formula 1 rocked the racing world last week, and the aftershocks might soon be coming to a racetrack near you. Namely, Daytona International Speedway. Formula 1 announced it was getting rid of “grid girls,” the models who hang around the pits in various states of undress. They’ve been doing it for decades, then along came […]

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Danica Patrick reveals GoDaddy paint scheme for Daytona 500

 You won’t be able to miss Danica Patrick when she makes her NASCAR farewell thanks to perhaps the brightest paint scheme of her career.In a GoDaddy press release today, Danica Patrick called the paint scheme she’ll be racing in the 2018 Daytona 500 “kind of like ‘back to the future,’” and she’s not wrong. Patrick […]

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Van der Linde: Land in “Better Position” Than Last Year

Kelvin van der Linde is looking forward to his debuts at the Rolex 24 at Daytona and Liqui-Moly Bathurst 12 Hour after the Montaplast by Land Motorsport team came so close to the GT Daytona class victory last year. The South African driver won the Nürburgring 24 in his breakout year in GT3 racing last […]

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THE SEASON IS GETTING OFF TO A FLIER

January. Not the most interesting of months in motor racing, by any stretch. But there’s salvation coming from America as the prototype season begins at Daytona, and Dubai hosts its annual twice-round-the-clock GT race to open the Hankook 24H series. It hardly needs saying that this is going to be a fascinating season for sports […]

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Fernando Alonso to compete in Rolex 24 at Daytona

McLaren Honda Formula 1 Team driver Fernando Alonso will return to racing in America in January 2018, when he contests the Rolex 24 at Daytona with United Autosports. Having recently tried his hand at the Indy 500, where he was in with a shot of winning the race before suffering an engine failure, despite no […]

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Euro NASCAR Takes The Next Step!

 Nascar Whelen Euro Series new Season Presents New Logo Aligned With NASCAR’s New Brand Identity And Exciting 2018 Season Already one of the best touring car series in Europe, the NASCAR Whelen Euro Series is taking the next step by introducing new evolutions for 2018 to come even closer to its American model, beginning with […]

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MSA GTD champ Christina Nielsen leaving Ferrari for Porsche

Nielsen to drive for Wright Motorsports in IMSA WeatherTech serie Fresh from back-to-back championships in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship GTD class, Christina Nielsen is changing teams. Nielsen and Wright Motorsports announced on Saturday that she will join forces with Porsche and Wright Motorsports to race a 911 GT3 R in the GT Daytona (GTD) […]

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Dale Earnhardt Jr. named NASCAR’s most popular driver for 15th time

Dale Earnhardt Jr. wrapped up his final season as a NASCAR driver with one last piece of hardware. He won the Most Popular Driver Award on Thursday night for the 15th consecutive time. The award is based on a fan vote and sponsored by the National Motorsports Press Association. Only Bill Elliott won the award […]

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‘Race on Sunday, sell on Monday’ still matters in NASCAR

No one really knows for sure when the first auto race took place, though some have speculated. “There is no doubt precisely when folks began racing each other in automobiles,” NASCAR legend Richard Petty once said. “It was the day they built the second automobile.” The idea that drivers could race cars not much different […]

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Forget all the noise. Danica’s legacy is clear: She changed NASCAR forever.

After Danica Patrick announced 2017 would be her last full-time season in NASCAR, Brad Keselowski took to Twitter with one prediction. “In time,” he wrote, “you will be truly appreciated for all that you’ve contributed to this sport we all love.” Before Sunday’s Cup Series finale — the Ford Ecoboost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway — IndyCar […]

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Martin Truex Jr takes Cup Series championship with Homestead victory

 Martin Truex Jr has won the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series championship after winning the final race of the season; the Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway. The #78 Furniture Row Racing driver held off title rival Kyle Busch in a thirty lap sprint to the chequered flag to seal his first NASCAR Cup Series title. As many may have predicted heading into […]

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New wave: NASCAR faces changing landscape with departure of star drivers

 The starting grid for Sunday’s Ford EcoBoost 400, the final race of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup season, will include the final four drivers for the championship: Kyle Busch, Kevin Harvick, Brad Keselowski and Martin Truex Jr. It will also include Dale Earnhardt Jr., Danica Patrick and Matt Kenseth. The lineup for the 2018 Daytona […]

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Predicting NASCAR’s new champion this weekend at Homestead

Finally. After 35 weeks of racing, countless wrecks (both intentional and otherwise) and technicalities and trips across the country, we are finally down to the last NASCAR Cup Series race of the season. And it is finally time to crown a champion. But, who will it be? First the contenders: Martin Truex Jr., Kyle Busch, […]

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Brad Keselowski preserves NASCAR title chances with Texas recovery

During the pace laps for the AAA 500 at Texas Motor Speedway, team owner Roger Penske told Brad Keselowski to have a “good, blue-collar day.”Keselowski, the championship-winning veteran, rebounded from a disastrous first lap to deliver a top-five that likely saved their championship hopes. Keselowski and Kyle Busch came together in the very first corner, […]

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Martin Truex Jr. races toward a championship as his girlfriend battles cancer

Martin Truex Jr.’s career at NASCAR’s top competitive level has been a study in the tentacles of circumstance. Name the obstacle, and he’s probably had to deal with it in the Monster Energy Cup Series. So, it only seems fitting that in the midst of Truex’s best season, he’s dealing with the most difficult of […]

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Kyle Busch survives to win drama-filled NASCAR Cup race at Martinsville

The sun went down, the new lights came on, and all hell broke loose at Martinsville Speedway. In a wild overtime finish that took Sunday’s First Data 500 to 505 laps at the 0.526-mile short track, Kyle Busch beat Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series leader Martin Truex Jr. to the stripe by 0.141 second to […]

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Fernando Alonso to race in 2018 Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona

McLaren Formula 1 driver Fernando Alonso is taking on a new challenge in 2018. One year removed from his Indianapolis 500 experience, the two-time F1 champion has agreed to race in the Rolex 24 at Daytona with United Autosports. Alonso will co-drive a Ligier LMP2 with 2017 FIA Formula 3 champion Lando Norris and Asian […]

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Fernando Alonso to contest Daytona 24 Hours in January

Fernando Alonso will contest the 2018 Daytona 24 Hours with McLaren boss Zak Brown’s United Autosports team.T he race, set to held next January 27-28, will mark Alonso’s second appearance at an iconic American race in less than a year, following his participation in the 2017 Indy 500, and his debut in sports car racing. […]

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NASCAR results at Kansas: Martin Truex Jr. wins as playoff drivers find trouble

 Martin Truex Jr. won the Hollywood Casino 400 Sunday at Kansas Speedway, but the much bigger story turned out to be the misfortune suffered by most of the NASCAR playoff drivers in the Round of 12’s elimination race. Those woes began early in the race and claimed one driver after another. Kyle Larson, who entered the race ranked […]

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Kyle Busch cruises to victory in Monster Energy NASCAR Cup race at New Hampshire

 Kyle Busch drove away from Kyle Larson in the final laps en route to a fairly easily victory in Sunday afternoon’s ISM Connect 300 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. The victory was the 2015 champion’s third at the 1-mile track near Loudon, his third this season and 41st of his career. His most recent Monster Energy NASCAR Cup […]

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A Record 8th Title For Jimmie Johnson Could Be A Loss For NASCAR

Even if he is a little bland, Jimmie Johnson is such a prolific stock-car driver that you’d think more people would be pulling for him lately, especially since he has a chance to make history this fall by becoming NASCAR’s first eight-time champion. Apparently, that is not the case. Johnson is tied for the most […]

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Danica Patrick at career crossroads as days as NASCAR driver appear over

Given the right situation, Ricky Stenhouse Jr. believes his girlfriend still wants to be a race car driver. Danica Patrick will have to scramble to make that happen. And if the opportunity doesn’t present itself, well, she has plenty of other things to fill her time. Patrick is at a career crossroads and will not return […]

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It was a mess of a week for NASCAR, and it needs to be fixed

Kyle Larson won the regular-season finale Saturday at Richmond Raceway. At least for now. Nothing against Larson, but after what happened in the past week, it’s hard to be sure of anything in NASCAR these days. He’ll have to wait until Tuesday, when his car goes through an additional inspection at NASCAR’s research and development center, […]

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Female NASCAR driver ‘would love to have a tampon on the side of my car’

A woman considered to be one of the top up-and-coming female drivers in NASCAR said she would “love to have a tampon on the side of my car.” Julia Landauer Julia Landauer, who competes in NASCAR’s K&N Pro Series West, made the statement to Bloomberg Businessweek magazine in a profile of her and her racing […]

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Jeremy Clements spins, then wins NASCAR Xfinity race at Road America

Journeyman Jeremy Clements and his small team topped big-name race organizations Sunday to clinch a first-ever victory in 256 NASCAR Xfinity Series starts.On the second-to-last lap of the Johnsonville 180 at Road America, Clements attempted to pass Matt Tifft for the lead. He wheeled his Chevrolet to the inside of Tifft’s Toyota Camry, sending both […]