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  • Analyzing Phoenix Raceway

    (Fri, 26 Nov 2021 20:13:20 GMT)

    Despite having two races at opposite ends of the schedule, Phoenix Raceway is a rhythm track and prone to streaks. (AP)

    Friday 5: NASCAR Cup pit crews set for busy offseason with changes for 2022

    (Fri, 26 Nov 2021 11:00:23 GMT)

    Changing to the wheel from having five lug nuts to one is leading to big changes with pit stops. Also, one Cup team seeks to mirror how F1 teams operate.

    28. Ty Dillon

    (Thu, 25 Nov 2021 15:50:57 GMT)

    After four years with Germain Racing, Ty Dillon raced only a few times last year. GMS Racing is giving him a much-deserved second chance. (Getty Images)

    Analyzing Las Vegas Motor Speedway

    (Wed, 24 Nov 2021 23:27:46 GMT)

    Five or more drivers have swept the top 10 in three of the four seasons Las Vegas hosted two events. Last year, six racers performed the feat. (AP)

    NASCAR adjusts Next Gen test schedule

    (Wed, 24 Nov 2021 20:55:03 GMT)

    NASCAR adds a test on the Charlotte oval in December, moves Phoenix test from December to January.

    Analysis: Four part-time Xfinity Series drivers deserving of regular rides in 2022

    (Wed, 24 Nov 2021 15:00:27 GMT)

    David Smith identifies four Xfinity Series part-timers with the potential for bigger and better performances with more regular looks in the 2022 season.

    Countdown to the 2022 Daytona 500: 88 days

    (Tue, 23 Nov 2021 21:59:10 GMT)

    A final 2021 snapshot each week for a few drivers in NASCAR's top three series showing results and what we know about their 2022 plans. (Mike Dinovo-USA TODAY Sports)

    Richard Petty Motorsports adds sponsor for 2022 season

    (Tue, 23 Nov 2021 21:24:17 GMT)

    Richard Petty Motorsports announces a new sponsor to NASCAR and one that will be on Eric Jones' car for 26 races during the 2022 Cup season.

    Chase Elliott looks outside his comfort zone to race different cars

    (Tue, 23 Nov 2021 20:30:35 GMT)

    Chase Elliott will make his sprint car debut Tuesday night at Merced (California) Speedway. He's raced a variety of cars this season and says it has helped make him better.

    Spire Motorsports to field Truck Series team in 2022

    (Tue, 23 Nov 2021 16:29:19 GMT)

    Spire Motorsports will expand its operation beyond the Cup Series.

    Richard Petty Motorsports signs multi-year deal with FOCUSfactor to sponsor Erik Jones' No. 43 Chevrolet

    (Tue, 23 Nov 2021 16:04:05 GMT)

    Erik Jones’ No. 43 Chevrolet will have a new primary sponsor for the 2022 NASCAR Cup Series season, Richard Petty Motorsports announced Tuesday. FOCUSfactor, a brain health supplement leader for nearly 20 years, has teamed up with Richard Petty Motorsports for the company’s first-ever NASCAR partnership. FOCUSfactor will be the main sponsor in 26 races […]

    NASCAR Modified Tour race at Langley Speedway moves to August

    (Tue, 23 Nov 2021 14:02:33 GMT)

    NASCAR and Langley Speedway announced Tuesday that the 2022 race date for the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour event has been moved to Saturday, Aug. 27. The move from April to August preserves a Virginia bonus program for the series‘ three races in the Commonwealth state — Richmond Raceway (April 1), Langley and the season-finale at […]

    Spire Motorsports to field Camping World Truck Series team in 2022 with Manion as crew chief

    (Tue, 23 Nov 2021 11:25:46 GMT)

    CONCORD, N.C. — Spire Motorsports announced Tuesday it will expand its NASCAR footprint and field a team in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series in 2022. The team will be led by championship-winning industry veterans Mike Greci and Kevin “Bono” Manion. Greci comes to Spire Motorsports from Hattori Racing Enterprises, where he served as general […]

    Where are they now? Catching up with Mike Bliss

    (Tue, 23 Nov 2021 11:14:35 GMT)

    When a driver frequently moves from team to team, he‘s often called a “journeyman.” Some may think of the term as derogatory, but Mike Bliss embraces the nickname. And in the process, Bliss essentially holds an unofficial NASCAR record that likely will never be broken. Before he retired after the 2016 season, the 56-year-old Milwaukie, […]

    NASCAR penalizes Xfinity team for testing violation at Rockingham Speedway

    (Mon, 22 Nov 2021 22:00:35 GMT)

    NASCAR docks team points, issues fine and suspends crew chief six points events for violation.

    Mike Harmon penalized for violating vehicle testing rules; Bacarella suspended indefinitely

    (Mon, 22 Nov 2021 16:29:42 GMT)

    NASCAR announced significant Xfinity Series penalties on Monday for a pair of isolated infractions. Owner/driver of the No. 74 Chevrolet Mike Harmon was assessed an L2 penalty for violating Section 5.1.a.c.d: Vehicle testing in the NASCAR Rule Book. He’ll incur a loss of 75 owner points and 75 driver championship points, to be applied in […]

    I AM ATHLETE - NASCAR Edition on YouTube

    (Mon, 22 Nov 2021 12:00:03 GMT)

    NASCAR and I AM ATHLETE, the fastest-growing, athlete-led media platform, have launched of new content partnership focused on spotlighting the sport‘s most interesting athletes, personalities and storylines. I AM ATHLETE — NASCAR will explore the sport‘s culture and fan experience across 16 video episodes on the show‘s YouTube channel. The partnership is the first sports […]

    Chase Elliott not afraid to go outside comfort zone to broaden racing skills

    (Sun, 21 Nov 2021 14:37:56 GMT)

    PLACERVILLE, Calif. — Chase Elliott cruised in to dusty Placerville Speedway at 10:15 p.m. local time Thursday night — a crisp 1:15 a.m. back home on the East Coast. “I was pushing it, made it,” Elliott said of his turnaround from the 5 p.m. conclusion of NASCAR Next Gen testing at Charlotte Motor Speedway earlier […]

    NASCAR TV schedule: Week of Nov. 22-28, 2021

    (Sun, 21 Nov 2021 11:38:05 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 Tuesday, Nov. 23 1 p.m., IMSA […]

    Friday 5: Brad Keselowski building a ‘culture of high expectations’ at RFK Racing

    (Fri, 19 Nov 2021 11:00:41 GMT)

    Brad Keselowski shares his expectations for those at RFK Racing, as the team seeks to return among the elite in the NASCAR Cup Series.

    Teams get first taste of on-track pit practice: 'Everythings got to be quicker'

    (Thu, 18 Nov 2021 20:10:03 GMT)

    CONCORD, N.C. — Pit-crew members‘ muscle memory can remain intact for the Next Gen, mostly. Instead of removing and fastening five lug nuts, tire changers will only have to worry about one per round. That will be the biggest difference with live stops in 2022. It changes the flow a little bit but helps with […]

    Auto Club Speedway

    (Thu, 18 Nov 2021 20:03:01 GMT)

    NASCAR will bid farewell to the 2-mile version of Auto Club this spring as plans are underway to create a Bristol-like short track in its place. (AP)

    'We know dirty air:' Lack of pack racing not a concern with Next Gen testing

    (Thu, 18 Nov 2021 18:25:21 GMT)

    CONCORD, N.C. — It‘s science, but it‘s not complicated. Most of the two-day Next Gen test that spanned Wednesday and Thursday saw cars run solo around Charlotte Motor Speedway. There were times when multiple cars were on track together, though it never came near the amount that would be seen during an actual race. And […]

    The 64th annual Daytona 500 in just 94 days

    (Thu, 18 Nov 2021 17:05:29 GMT)

    A final 2021 snapshot each week for a few drivers in NASCAR's top three series showing results and what we know about their 2022 plans. (Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports)

    2022 NASCAR Xfinity & Camping World Truck Series Silly Season tracker

    (Thu, 18 Nov 2021 15:10:48 GMT)

    Our 2022 Silly Season Tracker is below, listing what we know for full-time NASCAR Xfinity and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series teams in 2021. We’ll update this page as teams finalize their plans for next season. Anything highlighted in red indicates news on that driver and ride for beyond 2021, and clicking on the red […]

    Second or better: Truex's streak places him among NASCAR greats

    (Thu, 18 Nov 2021 08:24:59 GMT)

    Martin Truex Jr. has finished first or second in four of the past five NASCAR Cup Series seasons. The pilot of the No. 19 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota placed second in the 2021 finale two weeks ago at Phoenix Raceway and ultimately went down in the standings as the runner-up. Fellow Championship 4 contender Kyle […]

    NASCAR will cut spoiler for Thursday’s Next Gen test at Charlotte

    (Thu, 18 Nov 2021 00:01:24 GMT)

    NASCAR official explains reason for the change, discusses how the car performed in a crash Wednesday and discussed a fix to steering wheel issues.

    Kyle Busch ‘brought a little bit of NASCAR’ to Nitro Rallycross

    (Wed, 17 Nov 2021 23:01:49 GMT)

    Kyle Busch: "I brought a little bit of NASCAR here. Slowing down for the corner, figuring out how to go slow, fast."

    On the clock: Next Gen car 'performed as designed' in Austin Dillon test wreck

    (Wed, 17 Nov 2021 20:38:56 GMT)

    CONCORD, N.C. — Like bees swarming a hive, mechanics and engineers alike encircled Austin Dillon‘s wrecked No. 3 Chevrolet once dropped off by the tow truck in the garage at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Personnel from multiple teams, manufacturers and NASCAR itself buzzed about with camera phones in hand, trying to pinpoint and capture areas of […]

    Next Gen timeline: Development, testing and launch of 2022 Cup Series racer

    (Wed, 17 Nov 2021 20:13:19 GMT)

    As the Next Gen car for the 2022 NASCAR Cup Series prepares for its first taste of competition next season, it’s time to review the development and testing so far and to size up what’s next before the new model’s debut. January 2019: Early discussion The first talks about the Next Gen project begin in […]

    NASCAR completes Day 1 of Next Gen organizational test on Charlotte's oval

    (Wed, 17 Nov 2021 20:07:56 GMT)

    CONCORD, N.C. — NASCAR held the first portion of its two-day Next Gen organizational test Wednesday at Charlotte Motor Speedway. There were 18 Cup Series organizations on site with 30 drivers. One- and two-car teams were allowed to field one entry, while three- and four-car teams were limited to two. That did require some drivers […]

    Next Gen car proves challenging to drivers at Charlotte test

    (Wed, 17 Nov 2021 19:25:45 GMT)

    A crash and multiple spins took place in the first five hours of the two-day NASCAR Next Gen test at the Charlotte Motor Speedway oval Wednesday,

    23XI Racing secures charter for Kurt Busch’s car

    (Wed, 17 Nov 2021 01:24:49 GMT)

    Steve Lauletta, president of 23XI Racing, tells SiriusXM NASCAR Radio that the team has secured a charter in a deal with StarCom Racing and Spire Motorsports.

    Daytona International Speedway

    (Wed, 17 Nov 2021 00:50:34 GMT)

    It has always been one of NASCAR's cruelest tricks to kick off the season with their most unpredictable race. (David Tucker via Imagn Content Services, LLC)

    GMS Racing announces crew chief for Ty Dillon

    (Tue, 16 Nov 2021 21:48:51 GMT)

    GMS Racing announced Tuesday that former Chip Ganassi Racing engineer Jerame Donley will be crew chief for Ty Dillon and its No. 94 Chevrolet.

    Noah Gragson, Beard Motorsports to make Daytona 500 attempt

    (Tue, 16 Nov 2021 21:24:14 GMT)

    For the second straight year, Noah Gragson will drive the No. 62 Beard Motorsports Chevrolet in an attempt to make the Daytona 500 (Feb. 20).

    2022 NASCAR Cup Series Silly Season tracker

    (Tue, 16 Nov 2021 20:05:43 GMT)

    Driver movement is coming fast and furious over the course of the 2021 season, providing a preview of the 2022 landscape that so far includes an Xfinity Series powerhouse wading into the Cup Series full time, a team in its first season purchasing a longtime organization, a championship crew chief stepping down from atop the […]

    Passing the baton: Keselowski, Roush lead RFK Racing together into 2022

    (Tue, 16 Nov 2021 16:31:32 GMT)

    CONCORD, N.C. — Brad Keselowski was referred to as “the spark” numerous times Tuesday during Roush Fenway Racing‘s rebrand unveil at Charlotte Motor Speedway. If that’s the case, team owner Jack Roush kept the embers hot and burning over the years. Together, they hope to recreate a full-fledged fire with what is now known as […]

    23XI Racing bolsters competition side

    (Tue, 16 Nov 2021 15:35:10 GMT)

    Billy Scott named crew chief for Kurt Busch, No. 45 team; Bootie Barker elevated to full-time crew chief for Bubba Wallace, No. 23 team.

    23XI Racing names Billy Scott as crew chief for Kurt Busch; Dave Rogers joins as performance director

    (Tue, 16 Nov 2021 10:27:43 GMT)

    23XI Racing announced a host of competition changes Tuesday, including the news Billy Scott will join its No. 45 team as crew chief for the 2022 NASCAR Cup Series season, rekindling a pairing with driver Kurt Busch. The move puts Scott back atop the pit box full-time for the first time since the 2019 season. […]

    In The Pits: Action Express lifts curtain at Road Atlanta

    (Mon, 15 Nov 2021 21:58:29 GMT)

    Jim France, chairman of both NASCAR and the IMSA sports car series, mingled in the darkened paddock at Road Atlanta as a group of Brazilians cooked picanha on a pair of charcoal grills. Mike Conway, a week removed from winning the World Endurance Championship, and Pipo Derani, the night before his own run for a title, served the sliced steak on paper plates that France and everyone else ate with their hands. “This meat is terrible!” France yelled to the chefs.

    NASCAR to hold Next Gen test at Charlotte Motor Speedway

    (Mon, 15 Nov 2021 14:19:16 GMT)

    As NASCAR inches closer to the 2022 Busch Light Clash in February at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Next Gen testing will continue on Wednesday and Thursday at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Live streaming will be available on NASCAR’s YouTube and Facebook channels (11 a.m.-7 p.m. on Wednesday and 9 a.m.-5 p.m. on Thursday). RELATED: Catch […]

    Jimmie Johnson, Chad Knaus share thoughts on Hendrick's 2021 NASCAR success from Road Atlanta

    (Mon, 15 Nov 2021 10:25:12 GMT)

    BRASELTON, Ga. — Even as he walked around the IMSA paddock filled with sportscar enthusiasts at the Motul Petit Le Mans event over the weekend at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta, Chad Knaus was smiling and accepting congratulations for a job well done in his full-time gig — vice president of competition for the NASCAR Cup […]

    Thompson Speedway adds second date for 2022 Modified Tour schedule

    (Mon, 15 Nov 2021 10:00:53 GMT)

    The NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour confirmed an additional date for Thompson Speedway on the 2022 schedule, with a second visit to the Connecticut track planned for Saturday, Oct. 8. The 0.625-mile track already had one confirmed date on the schedule — Aug. 17, a Wednesday event — and now adds another. There are now 15 […]

    Friday 5: How a pit road conversation helped Ross Chastain see things differently

    (Fri, 12 Nov 2021 11:00:46 GMT)

    An incident at Pocono and a conversation on pit road after that race helped change the direction of Ross Chastain's Cup season.

    Memorable moments from the 2021 NASCAR season

    (Thu, 11 Nov 2021 20:46:48 GMT)

    Some of the most memorable NASCAR moments from 2021, including breakthrough wins, short track tempers, and one very clutch pit stop.

    Chase Elliott joining Kyle Larson for upcoming USAC midget race

    (Thu, 11 Nov 2021 18:53:38 GMT)

    Kyle Larson and Chase Elliott will both compete Nov. 18-20 in the USAC National Midget Championship Hangtown 100 at Placerville (Calif.) Speedway.

    NASCAR and Champion's Week return to Nashville

    (Thu, 11 Nov 2021 16:55:50 GMT)

    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — As the 2021 season comes to an end, NASCAR prepares for a return to Nashville, Tennessee, from Nov. 30 through Dec. 2 to host its annual Champion‘s Week celebration. The NASCAR Awards held Dec. 2 at the Music City Center will formally crown this season‘s champions, as fellow drivers, industry luminaries […]

    Where are they now? Catching up with Doug Richert

    (Thu, 11 Nov 2021 11:39:13 GMT)

    Doug Richert will forever go down in NASCAR Cup Series history as the first crew chief to win a championship in his debut season in stock-car racing‘s premier series. But there‘s more to the story. RELATED: Career crew chief stats for Doug Richert | Dale Earnhardt through the years Richert did so: * at 20 […]

    World of Outlaws Late Models 2022 schedule enriched by new tracks

    (Wed, 10 Nov 2021 23:44:48 GMT)

    The World of Outlaws Late Models will pay $125,000 to the champion with increases on tap for the top 12 drivers in points.