Richard Childress, 71, has been involved with racing for more than six decades. He and Dale Earnhardt teamed for six Cup championships and 67 wins at NASCAR’s highest level, but long before that Childress had fallen in love with the sport.
Charlotte freshman point guard Quentin Jackson Jr. is the son of a former ACC basketball player, the grandson of a successful high school coach in Virginia, and the great grandson of legendary driver Wendell Scott Sr., who is in the NASCAR Hall of Fame.
Elliott Sadler will enter the Daytona 500 for Tommy Baldwin Racing, the team announced Thursday. Sadler will attempt to qualify the No. 7 Chevy for the race. He will also run in the Xfinity race on the weekend of Feb. 25-26.
Earlier this month saw the HSN launch of Warrior by Danica Patrick, a new collection of athleisure clothing from one of NASCAR’s most popular drivers. But if you think she just slapped her name on the tags and made G-III Apparel Group’s design team do all the work, think again.
NASCAR driver Carl Edwards, 37, said Wednesday he was stepping away from full-time racing because he was healthy and “personally satisfied” with his career and that he wanted to use the immense time he had devoted to the sport on something else. But what? Edwards wasn’t sure.
Daniel Suarez, a product of NASCAR’s Drive For Diversity program and last season’s Xfinity Series champion, got an unexpected call recently. He was tabbed to replace Carl Edwards in Joe Gibbs Racing’s No. 19 Toyota.
Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s marriage to Amy Reimann was the social event of the holiday season for NASCAR. The wedding took place New Year’s Eve at Childress Vineyards and was filmed by Raleigh-based Heart Stone Films.
Speculation grew after the NASCAR driver posted on Twitter and Instagram that she caught the bouquet at the Dale Earnhardt Jr.-Amy Reimann wedding on New Year’s Eve. “Ohhhhhh, who caught the bouquet?!” Patrick said.
If Johnson’s attempt to win another title is storyline No. 1 for NASCAR, the return of Dale Earnhardt Jr. is 1A. He missed the second half of the 2016 season with a concussion and said he is as healthy as ever.
The biggest move of the offseason can be found in Kannapolis, where Stewart-Haas Racing has switched from Chevrolet to Ford. It doesn’t necessarily have to be a bumpy transition year, either, as evidenced by how well Furniture Row Racing and driver Martin Truex Jr. (four victories and a spot in the Chase) performed last season after switching from Chevy to Toyota.