Joe Gibbs Racing and Team Penske, which have combined to win all six NASCAR Cup Series races so far this season, are quickly proving themselves to be this year’s Big 2. Kevin Harvick, Martin Truex Jr., and Kyle Busch were the Big 3 in 2018.
After yet another underwhelming race, this time at one of the sport’s more exciting and interesting tracks in Martinsville Speedway, it’s officially time for NASCAR to consider changing aspects of its new aerodynamic rules package.
Brad Keselowski dominated the STP 500 at Martinsville Speedway on Sunday, leading more than 400 laps en route to his second NASCAR Cup Series win of the year. Keselowski and Kyle Busch are the only drivers with 2 wins so far this season.
After sweeping the three national NASCAR series races at Phoenix last weekend, Kyle Busch is now officially one win away from matching Richard Petty’s record 200. The King had 200 Cup Series wins, but Busch’s have come across series.
Cars raced on NASCAR tracks by Dale Earnhardt Jr. and dad Dale Sr. will be auctioned in Glendale, Arizona, along with limited edition cars including one of the last The Intimidator worked on before he died.
Three-time Cup Series champion Tony Stewart, now the co-owner of Stewart-Haas Racing, headlines the NASCAR Hall of Fame finalists for the Class of 2020. Stewart should join Jeff Gordon, who was inducted in 2019, as first-ballot inductees.
Joe Gibbs Racing’s Erik Jones, now in his third full-time season in the NASCAR Cup Series, is the sport’s best young driver through three races, even if he receives less publicity than peers like Chase Elliott and Bubba Wallace.
It is easy for the media and fans to judge the new 2019 NASCAR Cup Series rules package after just one race at Las Vegas, but on that and a number of other subjects, it makes much more sense to be patient and wait for clear conclusions.
NASCAR will unveil its full new 2019 Cup Series rules package this weekend at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, designed to slow cars down and create better racing. If it works, it should prompt NASCAR to make more radical changes in the future.
TV ratings for the NASCAR Daytona 500 on FOX increased this weekend (5.5 overnight rating) compared to last season (5.1 rating), and while that seems promising for a dying sport, it isn’t necessarily an indicator that NASCAR is back yet.
NASCAR driver Denny Hamlin’s second Daytona 500 victory and an emotional 11th lap salute were about the loss of team co-founder J.D. Gibbs in Janaury. Gibbs, 49, passed away after struggling with a degenerative neurological disease.
In vitro fertilization (IVF) gave NASCAR star Kyle Busch and wife Samantha a son, Brexton, and in 2018 promised a daughter. They found out about their miscarriage the night of NASCAR’s awards banquet, but are still dedicated to giving back.
Sam Bass, the first officially licensed artist of NASCAR, has died, his wife said. His gallery was near Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, North Carolina. His art graced the cover of programs at the track.
Five predictions, including a possible winner, ahead of the NASCAR Cup Series Daytona 500 on Sunday at Daytona International Speedway. Charlotte native William Byron is on the pole, but his teammate Chase Elliott could win it all.
The Intimidator nickname of NASCAR legend Dale Earnhardt is being dropped by his hometown baseball team because his widow Teresa owns the name and the Kannapolis team can’t build around it at new stadium
Joey Logano, who won his first NASCAR Cup Series championship last season, isn’t worried about the hurdles of winning back-to-back titles, including a new rules package, new car, and a new target on his back from every other driver.