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Mark Martin to serve as crew chief in Super Late Model race

NASCAR Hall of Famer Mark Martin is taking on a new role this weekend with ARCA driver Daniel Dye.

How Trackhouse and Suarez played the mavericks of NASCAR

After years of struggling to get a foothold in NASCAR Cup's rank and file, Daniel Suarez threw his lot in with the brand new Trackhouse team last season. As the team builds in force, Suarez has been repaid for his faith with his long-awaited first Cup win. Here's how he rose from "rock bottom" - and what his win means long-term.

Why Kimi Raikkonen couldn't say no to a return to racing

When Kimi Raikkonen left Formula 1 for good, many expected it to be the end of his racing career. But the Finn never ruled out new adventures and with his interest piqued by NASCAR, here’s why he couldn’t turn down the opportunity presented by Trackhouse Racing

John Andretti foundation receives new boost in cancer battle

Charitable foundation CheckIt4Andretti and Northeast Digestive have teamed up to give diagnostic screenings for colorectal cancer to high-risk, low-income groups to improve chances of early detection and survival.

Six key themes to follow in the 2022 NASCAR Cup season

There are plenty of uncertainties ahead of the 2022 NASCAR Cup season as an all-new fleet of cars take to the track for the first time. Ahead of this weekend's Daytona 500, our experts explain what you need to know

How NASCAR had to learn a harsh lesson ahead of Next Gen arrival

The NASCAR Cup kicks off with the Daytona 500 this weekend, but a major engine overhaul and a subsequent mountain of work has been required to be ready for the arrival of the Next Gen cars.

Busch Light invests $10 million in female NASCAR driver program

Long-time sponsor Busch Light is investing in a new program to help promote and develop women drivers in NASCAR.

Renee Gracie considering US racing options, including NASCAR

Australian online adult entertainer Renee Gracie is considering options in America to restart her racing career if she moves Stateside – and plans to get her first experience of NASCAR imminently.

How Larson took the long way round to NASCAR Cup glory Phoenix II Prime
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How Larson took the long way round to NASCAR Cup glory

From villain to hero, Kyle Larson had to reach his lifelong goal the hard way and go through a very public shaming after a ban for using a racial slur, but his talents shone long before his name grabbed the headlines...

Why Bubba Wallace’s Talladega win is such a big moment for NASCAR

Bubba Wallace claimed his maiden NASCAR Cup Series at Talladega on Monday to become the first Black victor in the category since Wendell Scott in 1963. Both Wallace and Scott had faced obstacles and racism in their paths to their breakthrough wins, and NASCAR is trying to put it right with its range of diversity programmes

Supercars drivers to race NASCAR Mustangs, Camaros in Eseries

Supercars drivers will move to next-gen NASCAR hardware for next week's third round of the 2021 All Stars Eseries.

Legendary IMS broadcaster Bob Jenkins dies
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Legendary IMS broadcaster Bob Jenkins dies

Legendary Indy 500 caller Bob Jenkins has passed away aged 73 after a battle with brain cancer.

Tony Stewart goes from last to first in Eldora SRX win

Tony Stewart made it back-to-back victories in the Camping World SRX Series by winning in dramatic fashion at his own Eldora Speedway on Saturday night.

Cast of Netflix’s new sitcom race off using NASCAR Heat 5 video game

Netflix’s NASCAR-themed sitcom – The Crew – debuts this week, starring Kevin James (The King of Queens, Kevin Can Wait) as crew chief and Sarah Stiles (Billions).

Remembering Daytona 500 1981 - Petty’s seventh heaven
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Remembering Daytona 500 1981 - Petty’s seventh heaven

Lewis Hamilton and Michael Schumacher have both won seven Formula 1 world championships but there is only one man that has conquered NASCAR's Daytona 500 seven times: The King - Richard Petty.

Rolex 24: Chase Elliott explains challenge of Prototype switch

NASCAR Cup champion Chase Elliott says that adapting to an IMSA Prototype’s rolling speed through turns was the trickiest part of his simulator preparation for the Rolex 24 Hours.

Paludo returns to NASCAR competition with JR Motorsports

Six-time Porsche Carrera Cup champion Miguel Paludo will return to NASCAR competition this season for a part-time Xfinity Series schedule.

NASCAR to require Hailie Deegan to take sensitivity training

NASCAR on Monday penalized driver Hailee Deegan for using a slur during a live broadcast of an iRacing event.

Ferrucci to race part-time NASCAR Xfinity schedule in 2021

Santino Ferrucci has joined NASCAR Xfinity team Sam Hunt Racing to run a part-time schedule this year.

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Why Roger Penske is an American motorsport icon

In this exclusive one-on-one interview, Roger Penske reveals the inner drive that has made him not only a hugely successful team owner and businessman but also the owner of Indianapolis Motor Speedway and IndyCar. He spoke to David Malsher-Lopez.

NASCAR champ Elliott joins Action Express for Rolex 24

Reigning NASCAR champion Chase Elliott will join Felipe Nasr, Pipo Derani and Mike Conway in the #31 Whelen Engineering AXR Cadillac DPi-V.R for the Rolex 24 at Daytona.

23XI Racing, Wallace unveil sponsors for inaugural Cup season

23XI Racing unveiled its primary sponsor partners for its debut 2021 season and most are very familiar to driver Bubba Wallace.

Moffitt adds fulltime Truck ride to 2021 NASCAR plans

Brett Moffitt lost one fulltime NASCAR ride after the 2020 season but now has two for 2021.

Corey Heim wins first ARCA race at Kansas; Holmes claims title

A pair of first-timers dominated the season finale of the ARCA Menards Series at Kansas Speedway.

“Business limitations” keep Honda out of NASCAR for now

Honda Performance Development president Ted Klaus suggests that more technical commonality at U.S. motorsport’s pinnacle would encourage manufacturers to diversify.

IndyCar, NASCAR to team up again in 2021 at IMS Road Course

IndyCar and NASCAR will once again combine for a doubleheader race weekend at Indianapolis Motor Speedway next season but with an added twist.

Pearn: Indy 500 venture with ECR doesn’t signal a career U-turn

Cole Pearn, the former NASCAR Cup championship-winning crew chief with Martin Truex Jr., says his deal with Ed Carpenter Racing for the Indianapolis 500 is not a sign that he wants to get back into racing full-time.

Ed Carpenter Racing signs ace NASCAR crew chief Pearn for Indy

Conor Daly’s #47 U.S. Air Force ECR-Chevrolet for the Indy 500 will be run by Cole Pearn, the crew-chief who helped turn Martin Truex and Furniture Row Racing into one of the most formidable combinations in NASCAR Cup.

Johnson’s first IndyCar run impresses Ganassi’s Hull, Dixon

Seven-time NASCAR Cup champion Jimmie Johnson drove a Chip Ganassi Racing-Honda for over 120 laps of Indianapolis Motor Speedway’s road course, leaving himself overwhelmed with enthusiasm and impressing the team’s managing director Mike Hull and five-time IndyCar champion Scott Dixon.

Johnson: Chevy “understanding” about IndyCar test in a Honda car

Seven-time NASCAR Cup Series champion Jimmie Johnson says Chevrolet understands that his first IndyCar test in a Chip Ganassi Racing-Honda next week is all about getting track time.

Daly, Pagenaud: IndyCar, NASCAR double-header at IMS is “awesome”

Both Team Penske’s Simon Pagenaud and Ed Carpenter Racing’s Conor Daly say they regard this weekend’s double-header of NASCAR and IndyCar action at Indianapolis Motor Speedway as “huge” and something they’d like to see occur more often.

Jimmie Johnson to test Ganassi IndyCar at IMS

Jimmie Johnson will get his first test in an IndyCar next week, driving a Chip Ganassi Racing-Honda around the Indianapolis Motor Speedway’s road course.

eNASCAR Heat Pro League highlights to make MAVTV debut
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eNASCAR Heat Pro League highlights to make MAVTV debut

Two back-to-back 90-minute broadcasts highlighting all of the excitement from the first two races of eNASCAR Heat Pro League Season 2 premiere on MAVTV Sunday, June 21st, at 8 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. ET.

No fans allowed in NASCAR-IndyCar double-header at IMS

The July 4 weekend double-header at Indianapolis Motor Speedway will not be open to the public, it was announced today, “following extensive consultation with local and state officials.”

Rain threatens to halt NASCAR's return to action

Heavy rain has moved into the Carolinas and threatens to throw a roadblock into the continuation of NASCAR’s return to racing this week.

How to become a NASCAR driver: where to start, sponsors and more

The initial step if you want to qualify as a NASCAR driver is to visit your local racetrack...

Alfredo takes Saturday Night Thunder win at Dover

Anthony Alfredo prevailed in a late-race battle with Alex Labbe to take the eNASCAR Saturday Night Thunder win at Dover.

NASCAR remains on hiatus as N.C. governor extends order

NASCAR races remain on hiatus as North Carolina extended its stay-at-home order due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

eNASCAR Heat Pro League gears up for second season
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eNASCAR Heat Pro League gears up for second season

The second season of the eNASCAR Heat Pro League gets underway Wednesday night with several new competitors and some competition changes.

Texas becomes latest track to stake a claim for NASCAR's return

NASCAR tracks are getting anxious to return to real racing with a rush of announcements in recent days by several claiming they are prepared to host events with no fans.

North Carolina governor holds brake on NASCAR racing resumption

NASCAR’s desire to begin racing again next month without fans appears to have received a cool response from the North Carolina governor’s office.

Gossage: No interest in Texas IndyCar race without fans

Texas Motor Speedway president Eddie Gossage says that the track will not host this year’s NTT IndyCar Series season-opener as a TV-only event, but says he has for a long time advocated the idea of an IndyCar/NASCAR Cup double-header.

Dirt star Logan Seavey wins inaugural Saturday Night Thunder

With only five stock car racing starts to his name, Logan Seavey put on quite a show in a virtual battle Saturday night with numerous NASCAR stars.

Jimmie Johnson joins IndyCar Esports race line-up

Seven-time NASCAR Cup champion Jimmie Johnson has joined the ranks of IndyCar stars and other pro drivers for tomorrow’s IndyCar iRacing Challenge.

Foyt cites Ward as toughest rival, says sims are “waste of time”

Racing icon A.J. Foyt has been responding to fans’ questions on social media, and has declared that two-time Rodger Ward was his fiercest opponent on both dirt and pavement, and has expressed strong disinterest in simulator racing.

The future of betting and casino sponsorship in NASCAR

NASCAR is still as popular has ever and has recently signed deals with four sponsors for its Cup Series. Busch, Coca-Cola, Geico and Xfinity will feature on NASCAR broadcasts, in-market promotion and digital and social avenues.

Jimmie Johnson to test Arrow McLaren SP-Chevrolet

Seven-time NASCAR Cup champion Jimmie Johnson will make his IndyCar debut at Barber Motorsports Park next month.

Hinchcliffe joins NBC Sports for IndyCar, NASCAR, IMSA coverage

James Hinchcliffe will serve as an analyst for NBC Sports’ coverage of IndyCar, Indy Lights, IMSA and NASCAR in 2020, making his on-air debut for the NTT IndyCar Series season-opener at St. Petersburg.

Sam Mayer wins wild ARCA East season opener at New Smyrna

Reigning ARCA East series champion Sam Mayer picked up where he left off, winning a wild season opener Monday night at New Smyrna (Fla.) Speedway.

John Andretti loses his battle with cancer

Former Indy car and NASCAR race winner John Andretti, 56, has died after a long battle with colon cancer.

Kevin Harvick: Running a modified race "on my bucket list"

Kevin Harvick enjoyed his first opportunity to drive a NASCAR modified car and said he wouldn’t go through the process if he didn’t want to one day run a race.

Hailie Deegan to honor Lyn St. James in Mustang GT debut

Hailie Deegan’s debut as a Ford Performance development driver will include a tribute to a pioneer for women in racing.

Ty Gibbs got a taste of Daytona and is 'having a blast'

It almost wasn’t fair for Ty Gibbs, getting to run testing laps (single-car and drafting) at Daytona International Speedway this weekend but not being able to compete in a race at the track.

Hailie Deegan: "Finding our niche" in Daytona ARCA test

Until this month, Hailie Deegan had only visited Daytona International Speedway, having never turned a lap on its oval track or road course.

Hailie Deegan: Move to Ford camp is "the right path for me"

Hailie Deegan saw many benefits in joining Ford’s NASCAR driver development program but the biggest may be the opportunities still to come.

Hailie Deegan now Ford's newest NASCAR development driver

Hailie Deegan will continue her NASCAR career as a development driver but for Ford Performance rather than Toyota, has learned.

Safety pioneer Bill Simpson dies aged 79

Bill Simpson, a former Indy car driver who turned into one of the sport’s greatest safety advocates and innovators, has died following a stroke.

Ganassi honored with exhibition at Petersen Automotive Museum

“Chip Ganassi Racing: Fast Tracks to Success, 30th Anniversary Tribute” will open at Los Angeles’ Petersen Automotive Museum in December, honoring the modern-day legend’s IndyCar, IMSA and NASCAR triumphs.

Tanner Gray's 'odd' path from NHRA champ to NASCAR driver

Tanner Gray grew up in the world of drag racing but has never wavered in his desire to be a NASCAR driver.

Penske hints at US chance for McLaughlin

Roger Penske has hinted that a chance for Bathurst winner Scott McLaughlin in the US could come in the 'near future'.