Nascar News

  • Hendrick crew member killed in car crash

    (Wed, 25 Nov 2020 22:44:02 GMT)

    Rowdy Harrell, who was a tire carrier for Hendrick Motorsports, and his wife Blakley died Tuesday night just three days after they got married.

    Hendrick Motorsports pit crew member, wife killed in crash on honeymoon

    (Wed, 25 Nov 2020 22:17:52 GMT)

    William Rowdy Harrell, a tire carrier for Alex Bowman's team, and Harrell's wife, were killed in a crash Tuesday night while on their honeymoon.

    NASCAR’s 2020 rookie class faced challenges unlike any other

    (Wed, 25 Nov 2020 16:00:17 GMT)

    The NASCAR rookie class of 2020 endured a year unlike any other and produced some highlight-reel moments on the track.

    From gridiron glory to a pit-box perch: Inside Ben Beshore's path to becoming Kyle Busch's crew chief

    (Wed, 25 Nov 2020 08:51:38 GMT)

    Ben Beshore, the crew chief tasked with helping to rejuvenate one of NASCAR’s top teams, has a richer history of winning than most might know about — that is, unless you were tuned into southern Pennsylvania’s youth sports scene 20-some years ago. Beshore spent many a grade-school summer Saturday harvesting checkered flags in go-karts at […]

    Chase Elliott prepares for Chili Bowl, debuts in midgets at Millbridge Speedway

    (Wed, 25 Nov 2020 03:37:16 GMT)

    Last year Kyle Larson won his first Chili Bowl Nationals title, so Chase Elliott will have some big shoes to fill in 2021 as he makes his debut in the premiere midget race.

    Chase Elliott to make Chili Bowl Nationals debut in 2021

    (Tue, 24 Nov 2020 20:43:59 GMT)

    NASCAR Cup Series champion Chase Elliott announced he will make his Chili Bowl Nationals debut in the prestigious midget-car event Jan. 11-16, 2021. Elliott tweeted his intentions Tuesday evening, featuring a No. 9 car with sponsorship from DiaEdge, a brand of tools from Mitsubishi Materials. The Athletic reported that the move comes with a referral […]

    Ryan Truex lands full-time Truck ride at Niece Motorsports

    (Tue, 24 Nov 2020 15:46:12 GMT)

    Ryan Truex will drive the No. 40 Chevrolet for Niece Motorsports next season as he returns to full-time status in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series.

    Chase Elliott talks Bristol dirt with Boomer Esiason

    (Tue, 24 Nov 2020 15:46:05 GMT)

    The 2020 NASCAR Cup Series champion, Chase Elliott, joins Game Time with Boomer Esiason to talk about the 2021 race at Bristol Motor Speedway that will be on dirt.

    NASCAR Silly Season: Where things stand

    (Tue, 24 Nov 2020 12:00:14 GMT)

    NASCAR Silly Season continues with the 2021 Cup season set to begin in about three months. Here is where things stand in Cup, Xfinity and Trucks.

    Morgan Shepherd diagnosed with early stages of Parkinson’s disease

    (Mon, 23 Nov 2020 22:12:13 GMT)

    The 79-year-old ran his first NASCAR race in 1970 and his most recent series race in 2019.

    John Hunter Nemechek goes to Truck Series, joins Kyle Busch Motorsports

    (Mon, 23 Nov 2020 19:46:56 GMT)

    John Hunter Nemechek will pursue the 2021 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series championship with Kyle Busch Motorsports.

    John Hunter Nemechek joins KBM for 2021 Truck season

    (Mon, 23 Nov 2020 19:18:55 GMT)

    John Hunter Nemechek will join Kyle Busch Motorsports for the 2021 NASCAR Truck Series season.

    Morgan Shepherd diagnosed with early stage Parkinson's disease

    (Mon, 23 Nov 2020 17:13:45 GMT)

    Veteran NASCAR driver and team owner Morgan Shepherd has been diagnosed with early stage Parkinson’s disease. News of Shepherd’s diagnosis with the nervous system disorder was shared on his team’s website, which indicated the illness comes after “a long year of health issues.” The 79-year-old driver has fielded cars in the NASCAR Xfinity Series in […]

    ‘A better person’ after Daytona crash, Newman becomes organ donation spokesman

    (Mon, 23 Nov 2020 16:20:12 GMT)

    Since surviving his horrific Daytona 500 crash, a thankful and more spiritual Ryan Newman has become a spokesman for organ donation and 'a better person and father.'

    MotorTrend’s ‘NASCAR 2020: Under Pressure’ — playoff proving ground

    (Mon, 23 Nov 2020 15:57:16 GMT)

    Ride with Austin Dillon and Matt DiBenedetto as they try to prove themselves in the playoffs in Episode 4 of MotorTrend's 'NASCAR 2020: Under Pressure.'

    Fill in the blank: Write your own 2020 recap

    (Mon, 23 Nov 2020 12:40:30 GMT)

    The 2020 NASCAR season is officially in the books, Chase Elliott is the champion, it‘s Thanksgiving week, and, well, we‘ve decided to sort of phone it in for now. Won‘t you help us write an end-of-year recap? Simply fill in the blanks and let your imagination run wild. Just, please, don‘t do too good of […]

    NASCAR TV schedule: Week of Nov. 23-29, 2020

    (Sun, 22 Nov 2020 16:41:20 GMT)

    Which channels have NASCAR programming this week? We answer that and give the weekly NASCAR television listings here in the NASCAR TV schedule. Note: All times are ET. MORE: How to find NBCSN | Get the NBC Sports App | How to find FS1 | Get FOX Sports App Monday, November 23 6 p.m., NASCAR Race Hub: Jimmie Johnson tribute, FS1/FOX Sports […]

    Live Fast Motorsports becomes 3rd new NASCAR team for 2021

    (Fri, 20 Nov 2020 20:22:15 GMT)

    NASCAR will have another new team in 2021 - bringing the total to three new ownership groups in the Cup Series - with the formation of Live Fast Motorsports. The team formally announced Friday is owned by drivers Matt Tifft and B.J. McLeod. McLeod will drive the No. 78 Ford next season.

    Live Fast Motorsports, new team formed by Matt Tifft and B.J. McLeod, will field No. 78

    (Fri, 20 Nov 2020 15:15:16 GMT)

    The new Live Fast Motorsports team being formed by B.J. McLeod and Matt Tifft will field a No. 78 Ford in the NASCAR Cup Series. McLeod will drive.

    Tifft, McLeod announce Live Fast Motorsports No. 78 Ford, Stewart-Haas Racing alliance

    (Fri, 20 Nov 2020 10:01:51 GMT)

    When racing runs deep in a driver’s blood, there’s only one way to live — fast. That’s the mentality Matt Tifft and B.J. McLeod are looking to bring to their newly announced NASCAR Cup Series entry in the No. 78 Live Fast Motorsports Ford Mustang, unveiled Friday by the pair. The two drivers have each […]

    NASCAR announces 2021 Truck Series schedule with two dirt races

    (Thu, 19 Nov 2020 20:33:53 GMT)

    Two new dirt events at Bristol Motor Speedway and Knoxville Raceway are among the highlights of next season's Truck Series schedule.

    First look: Side-by-side Next Gen in-car footage

    (Thu, 19 Nov 2020 16:39:00 GMT)

    Check out the in-car view from Kurt Busch's NASCAR Cup Series Next Gen car test as he races side by side with Martin Truex Jr.

    2021 schedule set for Camping World Truck Series

    (Thu, 19 Nov 2020 14:58:09 GMT)

    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Nov. 19, 2020) — NASCAR today announced the 2021 schedule for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series™. The schedule is highlighted by trips to traditional and new tracks alike, including a new battle in the dirt at an iconic NASCAR track and a second dirt contest at another storied — yet brand-new […]

    Jimmie Johnson earns Bill France Award of Excellence

    (Thu, 19 Nov 2020 03:31:42 GMT)

    7-time NASCAR Cup Series champion Jimmie Johnson closes his full-time career by receiving the prestigious Bill France Award of Excellence.

    Chase Elliott championship celebration, touching words to fans

    (Thu, 19 Nov 2020 02:30:18 GMT)

    Chase Elliott was officially honored as the 2020 NASCAR Cup Series champion during the NASCAR Awards, thanking fans for their support.

    Austin Cindric honored as 2020 NASCAR Xfinity Series champion

    (Thu, 19 Nov 2020 01:47:59 GMT)

    Austin Cindric is recognized as the 2020 NASCAR Xfinity Series champion after a hard-fought season that yielded six wins.

    Sheldon Creed rides five wins to a 2020 title

    (Thu, 19 Nov 2020 01:23:17 GMT)

    Sheldon Creed is honored as the 2020 NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series champion in the NASCAR Awards show on NBCSN.

    NASCAR pays tribute to champions, other honorees in 2020 Awards special

    (Wed, 18 Nov 2020 21:40:21 GMT)

    It may have lacked the red carpet and some of the trappings of a full-fledged toast with a Nashville twang, but NASCAR cheered its champions and other honorees in style Wednesday evening with a new-look 2020 NASCAR Awards celebration. Cup Series champion Chase Elliott was the final guest of honor, joining Xfinity Series champion Austin […]

    Matt Kenseth says his full-time career is over in NASCAR after 2020 season

    (Wed, 18 Nov 2020 21:30:17 GMT)

    Matt Kenseth, the 2003 NASCAR Cup Series champion, has told a Wisconsin newspaper that his full-time racing career likely is over.

    Justin Allgaier wins Most Popular Driver in Xfinity Series

    (Wed, 18 Nov 2020 20:57:41 GMT)

    The fans have spoken. Justin Allgaier has been named the NASCAR Xfinity Series Most Popular Driver for the second straight year. The driver of the No. 7 JR Motorsports Chevrolet finished second in the final 2020 Xfinity Series standings after making it to the Championship 4 for the fourth time in five years. The series […]

    Chase Elliott tops voting for NMPA Most Popular Driver Award in 2020 Cup Series

    (Wed, 18 Nov 2020 20:57:24 GMT)

    NASCAR Cup Series champion Chase Elliott has added more hardware to his 2020 collection, garnering the circuit’s Most Popular Driver Award from the National Motorsports Press Association for the third consecutive year. Elliott was announced as the award’s winner during Wednesday’s 2020 NASCAR Awards Show, a year-end celebration produced after COVID-19 restrictions forced the cancelation […]

    Zane Smith wins Most Popular Driver in Gander Trucks

    (Wed, 18 Nov 2020 20:56:24 GMT)

    NASCAR‘s Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series Sunoco Rookie of the Year, Zane Smith, not only won over the sport but also the fans in his first full-time effort at the national level. During Wednesday‘s 2020 NASCAR Awards show, Smith was presented with the Most Popular Driver trophy for his series. The ballot was determined […]

    Johnson earns Bill France Award of Excellence after final full-time NASCAR season

    (Wed, 18 Nov 2020 20:55:36 GMT)

    Jimmie Johnson closes out his full-time NASCAR career with one of the sport‘s highest recognitions. The seven-time Cup Series champion earned the Bill France Award of Excellence, which recognizes those who have made a massive impact on NASCAR during their time in the industry. The award is not given out annually, further emphasizing its importance. […]

    NASCAR honors four premier partners with 2020 Marketing Achievement Award

    (Wed, 18 Nov 2020 20:26:07 GMT)

    Each year, NASCAR honors an industry partner that best exemplifies the spirit of the sport through its effort to engage millions of fans, consumers and employees. The Marketing Achievement Award has long been the gold standard for brands invested in the sport and sought after by some of the most recognizable brands in the world. […]

    Eldora Speedway confirms loss of Truck Series race for 2021

    (Wed, 18 Nov 2020 19:52:34 GMT)

    In a letter to ticket-holders, Eldora Speedway says it will not host a NASCAR Camping World Truck Series event next season.

    Joe Gibbs Racing announces crew chief assignments for 2021

    (Tue, 17 Nov 2020 21:29:38 GMT)

    Two-time Cup Series champion Kyle Busch will no longer work with Adam Stevens, as part of 2021 crew chief assignments for Joe Gibbs Racing.

    MotorTrend’s ‘NASCAR 2020: Under Pressure’ — it’s now or never at Daytona

    (Tue, 17 Nov 2020 17:27:24 GMT)

    Go behind the scenes at Daytona for the regular-season finale as drivers battle for playoff spots and Ryan Newman makes an emotional return.

    NASCAR names eligible drivers for revamped 2021 Busch Clash

    (Tue, 17 Nov 2020 16:12:12 GMT)

    NASCAR has set a 24-driver lineup to compete in the revamped 2021 Busch Clash, the unofficial opener to the new Cup Series season.

    JGR sets crew chief lineups for 2021; Stevens-Busch duo split up

    (Tue, 17 Nov 2020 16:06:22 GMT)

    Two-time NASCAR Cup Series championship-winning crew chief Adam Stevens will not return to the No. 18 team as Kyle Busch’s crew chief in 2021, Joe Gibbs Racing announced on Tuesday afternoon as it unveiled its crew chief lineups for the upcoming season. Ben Beshore will serve as Busch‘s new crew chief, while Stevens shifts over […]

    24 drivers eligible to run 2021 Busch Clash at Daytona

    (Tue, 17 Nov 2020 15:26:52 GMT)

    New criteria means an expanded group of 24 drivers are eligible to run in the 2021 Busch Clash on the Daytona International Speedway road course.

    24 drivers eligible for 2021 Clash on Daytona road course

    (Tue, 17 Nov 2020 15:19:35 GMT)

    20 of those 24 drivers have a ride for 2021. The Clash will be on the Daytona road course for the first time.

    Ryan Newman's return to Daytona, final playoff push highlight Episode 3 of MotorTrend docuseries

    (Tue, 17 Nov 2020 12:27:50 GMT)

    After NASCAR’s return and a jammed-packed schedule that saw the sanctioning body catch up to its original timeline, the sport descended on Daytona, Florida, for the final race of the regular season. RELATED: Start your free trial today on the MotorTrend app The Coke Zero Sugar 400 marked the first time back at Daytona International Speedway […]

    Criteria set for 43rd annual Busch Clash in 2021 at Daytona

    (Tue, 17 Nov 2020 10:00:20 GMT)

    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — NASCAR and Daytona International Speedway today announced the criteria for eligibility for NASCAR Cup Series drivers to compete in one of the most unique and anticipated events in all of motorsports — the historic 2021 Busch Clash At DAYTONA on the iconic DAYTONA Road Course. Set for Tuesday, Feb. 9, under […]

    Kurt Busch, Martin Truex Jr. on how Next Gen car performed at their Charlotte Roval test

    (Tue, 17 Nov 2020 00:00:48 GMT)

    Kurt Busch and Martin Truex Jr. drove in the Next Gen test Monday at the Charlotte Motor Speedway Roval. Here were some of their takeaways.

    Kurt Busch, Truex Jr. test Next Gen car on Charlotte Roval: 'Does everything a little bit better'

    (Mon, 16 Nov 2020 18:37:55 GMT)

    CONCORD, N.C. — Kurt Busch and Martin Truex Jr. got their first taste of NASCAR’s Next Gen car slated for the 2022 Cup Series season on Monday. The pair participated in the first of a two-day test session at the Charlotte Motor Speedway Roval. Busch and Truex opened the week testing separate cars on the […]

    Jeb Burton to run full Xfinity Series season with Kaulig Racing

    (Mon, 16 Nov 2020 16:00:53 GMT)

    Jeb Burton, son of 2002 Daytona 500 winner Ward Burton, will drive the No. 10 Kaulig Racing Chevrolet in his first full-time program in the Xfinity Series.

    NASCAR Trucks Round of 10 recap: Early action send two packing

    (Mon, 16 Nov 2020 15:16:55 GMT)

    Recap the opening round of the NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series Playoffs that eliminated two drivers after racing at Bristol Motor Speedway, Las Vegas Motor Speedway and Talladega Superspeedway.

    Xfinity Round of 12 recap: From the dry desert to the rainy Roval

    (Mon, 16 Nov 2020 15:15:16 GMT)

    Recap all the action from the NASCAR Xfinity Series Round of 12 that made stops at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Talladega Superspeedway and the Charlotte Roval.

    NASCAR TV schedule: Nov. 16-22, 2020

    (Sun, 15 Nov 2020 10:36:52 GMT)

    Which channels have NASCAR programming this week? We answer that and give the weekly NASCAR television listings here in the NASCAR TV schedule. Note: All times are ET. MORE: How to find NBCSN | Get the NBC Sports App | How to find FS1 | Get FOX Sports App Monday, November 16 1 p.m., IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship: 12 Hours of Sebring […]

    By The Numbers: NASCAR completes full season amidst global pandemic

    (Sat, 14 Nov 2020 10:21:24 GMT)

    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — As NASCAR‘s Most Popular Driver Chase Elliott sailed his No. 9 Chevrolet across the Phoenix Raceway finish line to capture his first NASCAR Cup Series championship, several more numbers came into focus, none more important than this one: 36. Together, the NASCAR industry accomplished the improbable, completing a full 36-race NASCAR […]

    Travis Mack to serve as Daniel Suarez’s crew chief at Trackhouse Racing

    (Fri, 13 Nov 2020 16:17:10 GMT)

    Trackhouse Racing continues to build for its NASCAR debut in 2021 by bringing in crew chief Travis Mack to work with driver Daniel Suarez.