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How a track like Texas Motor Speedway can be listed accurately at two different lengths

Is Texas Motor Speedway 1.44 miles long? 1.5? Based on your line, it could change from lap to lap. (Getty) Is Texas Motor Speedway a 1.5-mile track? It depends on who you ask. The track’s actual length was debated on Wednesday as IndyCar held an open test at the speedway in anticipation of its June race at Texas. Show More Summary

Paul Wolfe, Brad Keselowski's crew chief, will miss two more races as suspension upheld

Paul Wolfe and Brad Keselowski. (Getty) A NASCAR appeals panel has denied Team Penske’s appeal of a penalty levied against Brad Keselowski’s No. 2 team, meaning crew chief Paul Wolfe will miss two more races. The penalties date to the...Show More Summary

F1 champion Fernando Alonso to run 2017 Indianapolis 500

Alonso won the F1 title in 2005 and 2006. (Getty) Fernando Alonso is choosing Indianapolis over Monaco. The Honda McLaren Formula 1 driver said Wednesday he’ll be driving a sixth Andretti Autosport car in the Indianapolis 500 on May 28. Show More Summary

2017 All-Star Race to feature softer tire option for teams to use

Teams will have a choice of tires during 2017 All Star Race. NASCAR and Charlotte Motor Speedway announced the format for the May 20 race on Tuesday. The 70-lap race will be divided into four segments (20, 20, 20, 10) and teams will get one set of softer tires to choose during any of the race’s four stages. Show More Summary

Power Rankings: Is Kyle Larson back at No. 1?

Welcome to Power Rankings. As always, Power Rankings are far from a scientific formula. In fact, it’s the perfect blend of analytics and bias against your favorite driver. Direct all your complaints to us at nickbromberg@yahoo.com and we’ll try to have some fun. Show More Summary

What it looked like from the pit when Chris Buescher's car got spun on pit road

This pit stop went according to plan for Chris Buescher. His first on Sunday did not. (Getty) Chris Buescher’s jack man Zack Young got pummeled on pit road during Sunday’s race at Texas Motor Speedway. Buescher got hit by Erik Jones and his car went sliding backwards into his pit stall. Show More Summary

The funny similarity between Erik Jones' new commercial and one from 10 years ago

If you’ve watched any Cup Series racing so far in 2017, you’ve probably seen Cup Series rookie Erik Jones recommending an upgrade in a 5-Hour Energy commercial. It’s the first TV ad the company did with its new driver and it’s also Jones’ first starring role in a commercial. Show More Summary

Quick takeaways from Texas: Dale Earnhardt Jr. gets first top-five finish in 10 months

Dale Earnhardt Jr. last finished in the top five at Pocono. (Getty) Consider our Takeaways feature to be the home of our random and sometimes intelligent musings. Sometimes the post may have a theme. Sometimes it may just be a mess of unrelated thoughts. Show More Summary

Jimmie Johnson passes Joey Logano late for seventh Texas win

Jimmie Johnson’s seven Texas wins have all come in the last 10 races. (Getty) Jimmie Johnson is a seven-time Cup Series champion and now a seven-time winner at Texas Motor Speedway. The 2016 Cup champion ran down Joey Logano after the final restart of the race and beat Kyle Larson to the line for his first win of the season. Show More Summary

Noted Redskins fan Dale Earnhardt Jr. to drive Eagles car at Pocono

Dale Earnhardt Jr. may be a bit conflicted at Pocono this summer. His sponsor for the race, Axalta, unveiled the car that Earnhardt Jr. will drive at the 2.5-mile track on June 11. It’s a Philadelphia Eagles car. Earnhardt Jr. is a big Washington Redskins fan..@Axalta and @Eagles announce the 2017 Axalta #AllProTeachers paint scheme for the No. Show More Summary

Kevin Harvick wins pole while leading a flock of Fords in Texas qualifying

Kevin Harvick won the pole at Atlanta and dominated. But he finished 9th. (Getty) You’re going to have to go to the third row of Sunday’s starting grid to find a driver who doesn’t drive a Ford. Ford drivers took the top five spots in Friday’s qualifying session at Texas Motor Speedway. Show More Summary

Jimmie Johnson: Texas remodel makes track like 'a clean sheet of paper'

Jimmie Johnson has won six of the last nine races at Texas … but the track is much different now. (Getty) Any advantage Jimmie Johnson has at Texas Motor Speedway may be gone with the changes made to the track over the offseason. Texas...Show More Summary

After being summoned to infield care center after practice slide, Kyle Busch decided to lie down

Kyle Busch was one of a few drivers who had issues in practice at Texas. (Getty) After Kyle Busch drove his car to the garage following a mild incident during Friday’s practice session at Texas Motor Speedway, he was told to go to the infield care center. Show More Summary

Connecticut track loses NASCAR sanction after owner charged in human trafficking ring

New London Waterford Speedbowl has hosted 22 Modified Series races. (Getty) NASCAR has pulled the sanction from New London-Waterford Speedbowl after the owner of the track was allegedly involved in a human trafficking ring. According...Show More Summary

Despite good start to rookie season, Erik Jones isn't giving himself a sparkling grade - yet

Before 2017, all of Jones’ previous Cup appearances had come substituting for Joe Gibbs Racing drivers. (Getty) If you ask Erik Jones to grade the first six races of his rookie year, his assessment is striking. “I’d say a C,” Jones told Yahoo Sports Wednesday in an appearance in Kansas City. Show More Summary

Noted Redskins fan Dale Earnhardt Jr. to drive Eagles car at Pocono

Yeah, Robert Griffin III (L) isn’t with Washington any longer, but Junior is still a big fan. (Getty) Dale Earnhardt Jr. may be a bit conflicted at Pocono this summer. His sponsor for the race, Axalta, unveiled the car that Earnhardt Jr. Show More Summary

NASCAR moves Xfinity and Truck Series banquets to Charlotte

NASCAR said it was moving the banquets from Trump properties in 2015. (Getty) The season-ending banquets for the Xfinity Series and Camping World Truck Series are on the move again. NASCAR announced Tuesday the celebrations of the 2017 seasons will be held in Charlotte. Show More Summary

Bellator MMA 'in talks' to host fights before NASCAR races

You could be guaranteed to see both fighting and racing at some NASCAR races in 2017. (Getty) After a hasty press release caused NASCAR to rebuke its statement, Bellator MMA said Monday it was “in talks” to field pre-race fights at NASCAR races in 2017. Show More Summary

Power Rankings: Only Brad Keselowski is worthy of the top spot

(Getty) Welcome to Power Rankings. As always, Power Rankings are far from a scientific formula. In fact, it’s the perfect blend of analytics and bias against your favorite driver. Direct all your complaints to us at nickbromberg@yahoo.com and we’ll try to have some fun. Show More Summary

Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s season is off to a rough start

Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s car was up in steam after getting caught up in a crash. (Getty) MARTINSVILLE, Va. — When you check the box score after Sunday’s race at Martinsville you’ll notice that Dale Earnhardt Jr. finished 34th, one of five drivers who didn’t finish because of a crash. Show More Summary

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