NASCAR’s Cup Series was supposed to see a changing of the guard in 2018, with young drivers such as Chase Elliott, Ryan Blaney and Bubba Wallace competing for wins consistently. That isn’t the case so far. They’re not the problem.
Hendrick Motorsports has signed a four-year extension with Axalta to sponsor 25 races between Alex Bowman and William Byron. Axalta will be a primary sponsor for 15 races with Bowman this year and 12 next season.
NASCAR Cup Series: A quick look at Sunday’s STP 500 race at Martinsville Speedway in Ridgeway, Virginia, on Sunday, March 25, 2018. Plus thoughts on Martin Truex Jr.. Kyle Busch, Bubba Wallace and Chase Elliott.
Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s No. 8 will compete at the new Charlotte Motor Speedway road course on Sept. 30. Charlotte is the first elimination race of the NASCAR Playoffs. Daniel Hemric will drive the No. 8 Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 .
Sports this week: North Carolina Tar Heels coach Roy Williams’ respect from fan base; UMBC Retrievers and the 2018 NCAA basketball tournament; NASCAR’s older drivers such as Jimmie Johnson and Kevin Harvick; and my busted Final Four bracket.
NASCAR Cup Series rookie William Byron, a Charlotte native, is taking a mature approach to this season and trying to improve rather than ‘set the world on fire’ and win from the start. So far, that attitude has led to better finishes.
Former NASCAR champion driver Kurt Busch is selling his Lake Norman mansion in Mooresville. ‘Welcome to Chateau de Busch,’ the driver says in a 2015 Monster Energy video with a tour of the mansion near Trump National Golf Club Charlotte.
Former Charlotte Motor Speedway President H.A. “Humpy” Wheeler recalls the speedway bridge collapse that injured more than 100 people. It had been a ‘delightful’ night when Dale Earnhardt Jr. won the All-Star Race, then tragic news came.