Discover a new way to find and share stories you'll love… Learn about Reading Desk

All Blogs / Sports / Motorsport / NASCAR / Popular


NASCAR bans drivers from confronting cars in aftermath of Stewart/Ward incident

NASCAR drivers will no longer be able to get out of their cars to angrily confront another driver in a moving vehicle. NASCAR vice president of competition Robin Pemberton made the announcement Friday morning. The rule is in effect immediately,...Show More Summary

No decision made on Stewart's status for Bristol, Chase is of 'lowest priority'

Stewart-Haas Racing reiterated Friday that Jeff Burton's appearance in the No. 14 car for Tony Stewart is currently a one-race arrangement. Burton is driving for Stewart at Michigan as Stewart misses his second-straight race after striking...Show More Summary

In aftermath of Stewart/Ward incident, NASCAR bans drivers from confronting cars

NASCAR drivers will not be able to get out of their cars to angrily confront another driver in a moving vehicle. NASCAR vice president of competition Robin Pemberton made the announcement Friday morning. The rule is in effect immediately. "During...Show More Summary

Tony Stewart to sit out Michigan, Jeff Burton will replace him

Tony Stewart will not drive at Michigan. Stewart-Haas Racing announced Thursday afternoon that Jeff Burton would take Stewart's seat in the No. 14 car for the weekend. After striking and killing Kevin Ward at a dirt track in upstate New York on Saturday night, Stewart sat out Sunday's race at Watkins Glen. Show More Summary

Happy Hour: Forming an opinion without a solid foundation

Throughout the week you can send us your best questions, jokes, rants and just plain miscellaneous thoughts to happyhourmailbag@yahoo.com or @NickBromberg.We'll post them here, have a good time and everyone's happy. But there's not much...Show More Summary

All full-time Sprint Cup Series teams are included in the RTA with one exception

When the Race Team Alliance was announced in July, the group of teams included the most powerful multi-car teams in the Sprint Cup Series. Now, after Wednesday's announcement, it includes most every full-time team in the garage. TheShow More Summary

Sherry Pollex, girlfriend of Martin Truex Jr., diagnosed with ovarian cancer

Furniture Row Racing announced Wednesday that Sherry Pollex, the girlfriend of Martin Truex Jr., was recently diagnosed with ovarian cancer. "Everyone at Furniture Row Racing extends their thoughts and prayers to Sherry during her treatment and recovery period," Furniture Row GM Joe Garone said in a statement. Show More Summary

Sheriff says investigation of Kevin Ward's death could take two more weeks

The investigation into Kevin Ward's death after he was struck and killed by Tony Stewart Saturday night could take two more weeks, according to Ontario County (N.Y.) Sheriff Philip Povero. Povero issued a statement but didn't take questions about the incident Tuesday afternoon. Show More Summary

Wreck involving Michael McDowell and Ryan Newman causes lengthy red flag

A vicious crash that obliterated the cars of Michael McDowell and Ryan Newman resulted in an 80-plus minute red flag during Sunday's race at Watkins Glen. On lap 56, Newman came up on the back of Greg Biffle, who had gone wide off of turn five and clipped the curb of the track. Show More Summary

A.J. Allmendinger holds off Marcos Ambrose for Watkins Glen win

Quite simply, Sunday at Watkins Glen was a scenario the 2014 Chase format was designed to produce. A.J. Allmendinger and Marcos Ambrose, two drivers fighting not only for a win but their first-ever Chase berths, battled throughout multiple...Show More Summary

If Tony Stewart won't sit out Watkins Glen, NASCAR needs to park him [UPDATED]

[UPDATE, 10:15 ET: Tony Stewart will not be racing on Sunday at Watkins Glen. Stewart-Haas competition director Greg Zipadelli announced that Regan Smith will step in and race the No. 14.] It is inconceivable that this is even a matter of discussion. Show More Summary

Tony Stewart struck and killed driver at New York dirt track

Tony Stewart struck and killed another driver Saturday night at a dirt track in Upstate New York, according to the Ontario County (N.Y.) Sheriff's Department. In a press conference early Sunday morning, Sheriff Phillip Povero relayed the grim news. Povero identifies Tony Stewart as hitting driver on the track. Show More Summary

Kevin Ward Sr.: 'Apparently, Tony Stewart was the only one driving out there who didn't see him'

Kevin Ward Sr. wants to know Tony Stewart's side of the story. Ward Sr. spoke with Syracuse.com on Tuesday and said he believed Stewart put his son into the wall before Kevin Ward Jr. climbed from his car to confront Stewart and wasShow More Summary

M&Ms re-ups with Joe Gibbs Racing and Kyle Busch

A potential sponsor for Carl Edwards in 2015 is now no longer an option. On Wednesday, Joe Gibbs Racing announced that M&Ms had re-signed with the team and specifically driver Kyle Busch. It was termed a multi-year deal. “Mars has been...Show More Summary

Power Rankings: Hi Junior, it's a lofty perch, isn't it?

Our Power Rankings are far from a scientific formula. In fact, it's the perfect blend of analytics and bias against your favorite driver. And you think we dislike your favorite driver, so it makes sense, right? Direct all your complaints to us at happyhourmailbag@yahoo.com. 1. Show More Summary

3M leaves Greg Biffle and will sponsor Jeff Gordon for 11 races in 2015

Jeff Gordon has a new sponsor and it comes at the expense of a competitor. Hendrick Motorsports announced Tuesday that 3M would become a primary sponsor for Gordon's car in 11 races starting in 2015. It's a three-year deal. For the races in which 3M doesn't sponsor Gordon it will serve as an associate sponsor. Show More Summary

Tony Stewart withdraws from dirt track race planned for this weekend

In the wake of the events of Saturday night, in which driver Kevin Ward Jr. died as a result of contact with Tony Stewart's sprint car at an upstate New York dirt track, Stewart has bowed out of another dirt track race. In advance of this weekend's Sprint Cup race in Michigan, Stewart had planned to race at the Plymouth Speedway in Indiana. Show More Summary

Wreck involving Michael McDowell and Ryan Newman causes lengthy red flag

A vicious crash that obliterated the cars of Michael McDowell and Ryan Newman resulted in an over 80-minute red flag during Sunday's race at Watkins Glen. On lap 56, Newman came up on the back of Greg Biffle, who had gone wide off of turn five and clipped the curb of the track. Show More Summary

Regan Smith's substitute appearance for Tony Stewart ends in a crash

Through the first 81 laps of Sunday's race at Watkins Glen, Regan Smith's day in Tony Stewart's No. 14 was fairly uneventful. Sure, he had to dodge a big crash that led to a 90-minute red flag, but there was little drama. It's probably...Show More Summary

A.J. Allmendinger holds off Marcos Ambrose for Watkins Glen win

Quite simply, Sunday at Watkins Glen was a scenario the 2014 Chase format was designed to produce A.J. Allmendinger and Marcos Ambrose, two drivers fighting not only for a win but their first-ever Chase berths, battled throughout multiple...Show More Summary

Copyright © 2011 Regator, LLC