Kyle Busch could be handed a penalty as NASCAR takes the incident at Darlington Raceway very ‘serious’. On Sunday, NASCAR opened the Playoffs in Darlington, South Carolina. The Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway saw a lot of drama for those Playoff drivers. Kyle Busch was turned by Austin Dillon early...
Jimmie Johnson never endured the sorrow of competing in a NASCAR Cup Series race in which someone died. He was a year away from his first full-time gig the day of Dale Earnhardt’s fatal crash at the end of the 2001 Daytona 500. Open-wheel competitors haven’t been as fortunate. Open...
With JTG Daugherty Racing downsizing to one car for the 2022 NASCAR Cup Series season, Ryan Preece is expected to be without a ride. Here are three possible options for him in 2022. With JTG Daugherty Racing’s confirmation that they will run only one car in the 2022 NASCAR Cup...
Disney's "Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings" may be the most successful Labor Day premiere in Hollywood history, but its creators should have double checked the NASCAR history books before its release. In the blockbuster film, Simu Liu's titular character, who is also known as Shaun, and his...
DARLINGTON, S.C. – Watching Denny Hamlin and Kyle Larson battle for the win Sunday at Darlington Raceway, it is hard not to envision them battling that way all the way through to the championship in nine weeks at Phoenix Raceway. But history says to not get too excited over the...
Denny Hamlin’s win in the playoff opener last weekend vaults him to the No. 1 spot in this week’s NBC Sports NASCAR Power Rankings. There’s much movement in this week’s rankings because of the emphasis on playoff results. Last weekend’s race at Darlington Raceway saw several playoff drivers have poor finishes, shuffling the top 10.
It’s a winnable debate that Rex White is NASCAR’s second-most underappreciated Cup Series champion, trailing only 1950 champion the late Bill Rexford. But be warned. A closer look at White’s racing career reveals a highly successful and fiercely competitive driver who doesn’t fit into any “superstar” category except one: he hated losing more than almost anything in life.
Kyle Larson put it all on the line … and the wall. The Hendrick Motorsports driver made a last-ditch effort to pass Denny Hamlin in the final turns of the Southern 500 that looked like something out of a video game race. Larson led the most laps during the race,...
16. Michael McDowell (--) Comment: McDowell had exactly the kind of race he didn't need at Darlington: one in which he did not finish. A 37th-place result has him in a deep hole, and with no career top 10s at Richmond in 20 starts, it's unlikely a rebound happens this weekend.
Darlington Raceway has always been unique. From its humble beginnings, way back in 1950, it had a unique length (1.366 miles) and egg-like shape all its own. Now, on a schedule peppered with wide tracks that allow full throttle cornering, its narrow surface and unforgiving walls are about as different as anything you’ll see in a Cup Series race.
After the opening race of the Round of 16 in the NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs race, here’s a brief look at the playoff picture. There are two races remaining in the Round of 16 before the field is whittled to 12, with four drivers eliminated from the postseason following the Sept. 18 race at Bristol Motor Speedway.
A new phase in the testing of NASCAR’s Next Gen car is due up this week, with a prime audition for the vehicle’s debut in the 2022 Daytona 500. Eight teams are scheduled to participate in a test for the NASCAR Cup Series’ new model Tuesday and Wednesday at Daytona International Speedway. The two-day session is the first for multiple Next Gen vehicles on a superspeedway and will help NASCAR officials and teams alike gather information about the car’s characteristics in a pack with the aerodynamic draft.
NASCAR could be headed to an Olympic stage. Sources tell The Atlantic that the series is in talks to host its season-opening Clash exhibition race on a temporary track at the historic Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in 2022. Rumors of the proposed event have been floating around the NASCAR world in recent weeks.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (September 2, 2021) – Following a brief collaboration earlier this season, NASCAR and I AM ATHLETE, the fastest-growing, athlete-led media platform, today announced the launch of new content partnership focused on spotlighting the sport’s most interesting athletes, personalities and storylines. I AM ATHLETE – NASCAR will explore...
The 2021 NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs are officially here. The Round of 16 begins Sunday at Darlington Raceway with the Cook Out Southern 500 (6 p.m. ET on NBCSN/NBC Sports App, MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio). So, the editorial staff at NASCAR.com has made postseason prediction. Each member picked the following: sleeper, surprise exit, Championship 4, pivotal non-title race, title pick and a random, bold prediction. Enjoy and come back Nov. 7 after the championship race at Phoenix Raceway.
For Merritt Sellers, his dream of reaching a NASCAR track is one of those “better late than never” things. The Waxahachie resident has dreams of racing for NASCAR and said he has most of his life. “When I was a kid growing up in Fort Worth, my dad would take...
You know by now that Corey LaJoie’s whole mantra is “stacking pennies,” but on Sunday night at Darlington, he collected a “Mark.”. Consistently running in the top 10 in Sunday night’s Cook Out Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway before ultimately settling for 15th, the No. 7 Spire Motorsports driver earned some recognition from Dale Earnhardt Jr. on the NBC Sports broadcast, but Junior wasn’t the only NASCAR Hall of Famer to take notice.
To say that NASCAR driver Kurt Busch has had a tumultuous career in the sport is putting it somewhat mildly. When he burst onto the NASCAR scene at the turn of the century, Busch quickly established himself as a young, brash, in your face driver who was not known for making friends.
Ever since the NASCAR Cup Series went to an elimination structure for its 10-race playoffs in 2014, the 16-driver field has had its share of underdogs starting on the bottom end of the grid. Rarely has that lower handful had the top seed from the year before among its ranks.
After a win, nine top fives and 16 tops 10s so far this season, William Byron finds himself in the final spot in the top half of the Cup Series Playoffs field. Those below him? They have a bit more work to do. If the Round of 12 started today, these upcoming drivers would be the first four in and the last four out. Fortunately for each of the 16 playoff drivers, they control their own destiny in the hunt for a championship. Sunday's Cook Out Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway (6 p.m. ET, NBCSN/NBC Sports App, MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio) sets the tone for the races to come. Take a look at who's on the bubble.