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Happy Hour: Stewart-Haas, Logano and the Chase

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. With the decision...Show More Summary

Kevin Ward Jr.'s family issues statement saying 'the matter is not at rest'

The family of Kevin Ward Jr. issued a statement Wednesday afternoon that strongly hinted at a civil lawsuit after an Ontario County (N.Y.) grand jury said that it would not indict Tony Stewart in Ward's death on Aug. 9. Ward, 20, was struck and killed by Stewart after the two were racing together in a sprint car race at Canandaigua Motorsports Park. Show More Summary

Grand jury testimony reportedly begins in Tony Stewart case

A grand jury began hearing testimony on Tuesday in the case involving Tony Stewart and Kevin Ward Jr. Stewart struck and killed Ward on August 9 at Canandaigua Motorsports Park, a dirt track in upstate New York. Stewart and Ward were racing together when Ward hit the wall. Show More Summary

NASCAR makes horsepower and downforce cuts as part of 2015 rules package

Sprint Cup Series cars are going to be a little slower next season. Mind you, you won't be able to tell with the naked eye. You'll only know through scoring monitors and posted speeds, but the spate of track records that have been set...Show More Summary

Power Rankings: It's Team Penske and then it's everyone else

1. Brad Keselowski (LW: 1): Kes gets to keep the top spot because of his bounceback after hitting the wall on lap 195. Thanks to a fuel-only pit stop on the next caution, Keselowski was in position to take the lead for 41 more laps before ultimately falling back and finishing seventh after a couple other perilous moments on the inside of other cars. Show More Summary

Chase Watch: Amidst drama surrounding Chasers, Joe Gibbs Racing takes a big hit

Apparently eliminations are needed when a bunch of Chase drivers attempt to eliminate themselves in a single race. Issues struck a bunch of Chase drivers including Jeff Gordon, Dale Earnhardt Jr., all three Joe Gibbs Racing drivers and Kurt Busch during Sunday's race at New Hampshire. Show More Summary

Joey Logano wins and puts both Team Penske cars into the next Chase round

New Hampshire has been very kind to Joey Logano. Statistically, Logano hasn't been great at the one-mile track (his average finish entering the race was 19.3), but it's the site of Logano's first Sprint Cup Series win and now his latest...Show More Summary

Cole Custer wins Truck race, becomes youngest NASCAR winner ever

16-year-old Cole Custer is now the youngest NASCAR winner. Custer won Saturday's Camping World Truck Series race at New Hampshire, beating Bubba Wallace by 1.14 seconds. Custer dominated the race; he led 148 of the race's 175 laps. But...Show More Summary

Brad Keselowski: 'It kind of feels a little bit like a cop-out' that Stewart case sent to grand jury

Brad Keselowski was asked about the continued legal proceedings surrounding the death of Kevin Ward Jr. on August 9 at Canandaigua Motorsports Park during his media availabilty on Friday. Ward was hit by Sprint Cup Series driver Tony Stewart after he exited his car to confront Stewart's car on the track. Show More Summary

Brad Keselowski earns pole for race at New Hampshire

Is Brad Keselowski setting up to go two-for-two at New Hampshire in 2014? The 2012 Sprint Cup champion and winner of the first race of the 2014 Chase at Chicago on Sunday won the pole Friday at New Hampshire, site of the second race of the Chase. In July, Keselowski led 138 laps and won at New Hampshire. Show More Summary

Sportsbook installs Kevin Harvick as Chase favorite

Is Kevin Harvick your favorite for the Chase? The Bovada Sportsbook has made Harvick the favorite for the Chase at 7/2. Jeff Gordon is the second favorite at 4/1. Jimmie Johnson is the best value on the board. He's the fourth favorite and listed at 6/1. Show More Summary

Happy Hour: Claims of getting an edge, Tony Stewart and tweaking the points format

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. Y'all were quiet this week. Show More Summary

District attorney sending evidence surrounding Kevin Ward's death to grand jury

The Ontario County (N.Y.) District Attorney's office announced Tuesday it was sending the evidence from Kevin Ward's death on August 9 to a grand jury. The grand jury will determine whether or not charges will be filed against Tony Stewart for his role in the incident. Show More Summary

Power Rankings: Chasing Keselowski

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

Penske partners with V8 Supercar team, Marcos Ambrose to drive car

The possibility of Marcos Ambrose joining forces with Roger Penske in the Australian V8 Supercar series is official. Team Penske announced Sunday night it had partnered with Dick Johnson Racing for the 2015 season and that Ambrose would drive the No. Show More Summary

Chase Watch: Aric Almirola's progression hopes might have gone up in smoke

Three top 10s in the first three races would have virtually guaranteed Aric Almirola's progression into the next three races of the Chase for the Sprint Cup. He was working incredibly well on getting 1/3 of the way there Sunday at Chicago. Show More Summary

Brad Keselowski takes lead with three-wide pass, wins at Chicago

Brad Keselowski saw Kevin Harvick and Kyle Larson battling for the lead ahead of him and as Larson went high and Harvick went low heading into turn one, Keselowski took the middle. It was the right option. Keselowski stormed past both...Show More Summary

Marcos Ambrose will not return to Richard Petty Motorsports in 2015

Richard Petty Motorsports announced Saturday morning that Marcos Ambrose wouldn't return to the No. 9 in 2015. Ambrose will be returning to his native Australia. The team termed it a personal decision. "Marcos will always be a part of our extended racing family,"Richard Petty said in a statement. Show More Summary

Insane fan climbs to top of catch fence during NASCAR race

RICHMOND, Va. - Even by the standards of NASCAR fans, what happened on Saturday night at Richmond International Raceway was flat-out ridiculous. With about 70 laps left in the race, a fan somehow climbed the fence over Turn 4 and proceeded...Show More Summary

Vegas sportsbook installs Kevin Harvick as Chase favorite

Is Kevin Harvick your favorite for the Chase? The Bovada Sportsbook has made Harvick the favorite for the Chase at 7/2. Jeff Gordon is the second favorite at 4/1. Jimmie Johnson is the best value on the board. He's the fourth favorite and listed at 6/1. Show More Summary

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