by Susan Wade Mon, 2017-05-29 12:28
All the buzz at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway all month had centered on the Hollywood-handsome two-time Formula One champion Fernando Alonso, who elected to bypass another crack at the Grand Prix of Monaco to race at this tantalizingly tough 2.5-mile oval course.
And a foreign driver had a better-than-even chance to win Sunday’s 101st Indianapolis 500-Mile Race. Nineteen of the 33 starters were non-Americans.
by Monte Dutton Mon, 2017-05-29 08:40
Catch up on the behind-the-scenes action from the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway as delivered by veteran NASCAR writer Monte Dutton.
Mon, 2017-05-29 08:04
In a captivating Coca-Cola 600 that stretched into Monday morning, Austin Dillon stretched his fuel mileage just enough to capture his first Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series victory in unforgettable fashion at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Dillon saved enough fuel to go the distance to score the first win for Richard Childress Racing’s iconic No. 3 Chevrolet since Dale Earnhardt in October of 2000.
“It hasn’t sunk in, truthfully. … I am just so proud of all the effort that all these guys put in," Dillon said. "I have the best pit crew and my grandfather has done everything he could to get the best he could get. I feel like we are the small team out there trying to get all we can get. And tonight we got it. The race, when it came down to it, we had everything we needed. It just feels amazing.”
Sun, 2017-05-28 08:00
A late restart was all Ryan Blaney needed to clear Kevin Harvick and speed to victory in an action-packed Hisense 4K TV 300 on Saturday at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Blaney led a race-high 107 of 200 laps and joined his father, Dave – who won in 2006 – as the first father-son duo to win NASCAR XFINITY Series races at Charlotte, and the sixth combination to win XFINITY Series races.
Written by Monte Dutton Sat, 2017-05-27 07:16
Oh, bother, Winnie the Pooh might say. What to do with the All-Star Race? What indeed?
Each year brings with it talk of relocating the Great Race That Has Lost Its Way. How come Charlotte gets three race weekends? It used to be because it could draw a crowd two weeks in a row. This isn’t true anymore. Nor is it true that most tracks can draw a crowd with a weekend alone, at least not as in the days of yore.
Yore featured slam-bang duels between Earnhardt and Elliott, Wallace and Waltrip, Davey and Kyle, etc.
Fri, 2017-05-26 14:49
SiriusXM, the Official Satellite Radio Partner of INDYCAR, the sanctioning body for the Verizon IndyCar® Series, announced today that it will offer live coverage of the 101st Running of the Indianapolis 500.
SiriusXM listeners will have access to the live call of “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing” from Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Sunday, May 28, on Sirius channel 214, XM channel 209 and on the SiriusXM app.
Fri, 2017-05-26 09:03
Kevin Harvick was just too hot to cool down.
Harvick heated up a cool LiftMaster Pole Night evening on Thursday at Charlotte Motor Speedway by capturing his third pole position of the year. The two-time Coca-Cola 600 winner thrilled the crowd by setting a blistering, 193.424-mph lap to win the pole for the world’s toughest test of man and machine.
Wed, 2017-05-24 18:43
NASCAR announced today the inductees who will comprise the NASCAR Hall of Fame Class of 2018. The five-person group – the ninth since the inception of the NASCAR Hall of Fame in 2010 – consists of Red Byron, Ray Evernham, Ron Hornaday Jr., Ken Squier and Robert Yates. In addition, NASCAR announced that Jim France earned the Landmark Award for Outstanding Contributions to NASCAR.
The NASCAR Hall of Fame Voting Panel met today in a closed session at the Charlotte Convention Center to debate and vote upon the 20 nominees for the induction class of 2018 and the five nominees for the Landmark Award.
Tue, 2017-05-23 21:07
Motorcraft/Quick Lane Racing and Wood Brothers Racing are honoring the team’s 1987 Coca-Cola 600-winning Ford Thunderbird at this year’s Bojangles’ Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway. The throwback paint scheme was revealed during today’s episode of “NASCAR America” on NBCSN.
Driven by Kyle Petty and sponsored at the time by Citgo, the 1987 Wood Brothers Ford won the 600 and finished in the top five on five other occasions. Petty scored a second at North Wilksboro and third-place finishes at Talladega, Pocono, Michigan and Riverside in 29 starts that season.
by Monte Dutton Sun, 2017-05-21 11:57
Catch up on the behind-the-scenes action from the Monster Energy All-Star event at Charlotte Motor Speedway as delivered by veteran NASCAR writer Monte Dutton.