| Jan 23, 2014
| 9:44 AM
After NASCAR announced an overhaul to its qualifying format that sets each race's starting grid, reaction among some track operators was swift.
--The changes mean "even more excitement" on qualifying day, said Richmond (Va.) International Raceway...
| Aug 14, 2013
| 12:21 PM
It was a stunning moment when open-wheel racing star Juan Pablo Montoya announced in 2006 that he was moving to NASCAR stock-car racing.
Here was a celebrated Colombian who had won the Indianapolis 500 and several races in the international Formula...
| Aug 19, 2013
| 9:11 AM
Looking back at the weekend in motor racing -- including the NASCAR race in Michigan, NHRA drag racing in Minnesota and the motocross event in Utah -- five things come to mind:
1. Clint Bowyer keeps rolling. The headlines naturally went to Joey Logano...
| Aug 20, 2013
| 7:08 PM
When he watches a NASCAR race on television, Greg Scott feels his heart sink if smoke suddenly billows from the cars of Kyle Busch, Matt Kenseth, Denny Hamlin or some other Toyota drivers.
The smoke usually means one of Toyota's engines blew up from the...
| Aug 21, 2013
| 2:34 PM
RICHMOND — It was partially hidden behind several days of stubble he calls his "testing look," but Jeff Gordon acknowledged the stress. Ditto for Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Kasey Kahne.
The Hendrick Motorsports teammates all are on the bubble for...
| Sep 2, 2013
| 10:09 AM
Looking back at Sunday's motor-racing action, including the NASCAR Sprint Cup race in Atlanta and the IndyCar Series race in Baltimore, five things come to mind:
1. Don't let Jimmie Johnson's skid fool you. The five-time champion has finished outside...
| Sep 3, 2013
| 4:35 PM
With one race left until NASCAR's Chase for the Cup playoff starts, seven drivers so far are guaranteed to be part of the 10-race championship hunt.
Five spots remain open in the 12-driver Chase, and several drivers — including reigning champion...
| Sep 6, 2013
| 9:49 AM
NASCAR star Jimmie Johnson and wife Chandra have a new baby daughter.
Chandra Johnson gave birth at 2:02 a.m. Friday at a Charlotte, N.C., hospital. The baby girl weighs 5 pounds, 10 ounces and was 19 inches long at birth.
Mother and baby and...
| Sep 13, 2013
| 1:48 PM
Capping a historic week with another unprecedented move, NASCAR on Friday added Jeff Gordon as the 13th driver in the Chase for the Cup in what is normally a 12-driver championship playoff.
NASCAR found that the cumulative effect of a series of...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 10:01 AM
Looking back at Sunday's motor-racing action, including NASCAR's Chase for the Cup at Dover and NHRA drag-racing at St. Louis, five things come to mind:
-- Wouldn't it be something if Jeff Gordon won the Chase? Gordon, of course, got into the title...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 10:25 AM
Dale Earnhardt Jr. turns 39 on Thursday and two days later, the immensely popular driver will make his 500th career start in NASCAR's Sprint Cup Series.
The milestone start will be at Saturday night's race at Charlotte Motor Speedway, the same track...
| Oct 18, 2013
| 8:43 PM
It's time for NASCAR to head to Talladega, the "Chase Wild Card." Yes they run in a big huge pack, and yes the racing will have you on the edge of your seat waiting for the big wreck. Though I would contend, for the top drivers in the sport, it really...