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NASCAR Cup: Jimmie Johnson in No. 48 at least three more years

By AMANDA VINCENT Hendrick Motorsports announced Friday that it has signed contract extensions with reigning and seven-time Monster Energy NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Jimmie Johnson and his longtime sponsor, Lowe’s. The extension with Johnson will keep him behind the wheel of the No. 48 Chevrolet through the 2020 season, and the extension with Lowe’s [...]

NASCAR releases 2017 Sprint Cup Series schedule

The most notable change sees Talladega no longer placed as a Chase elimination race. Talladega Superspeedway will no longer host the Round 2 elimination race of the Chase for the Sprint Cup, instead exchanging places with Kansas Speedway...Show More Summary

Brad Keselowski races to Sprint Cup win after Kevin Harvick is penalized on pit road

Kevin Harvick ruined a dominating performance by going too fast on pit road Sunday, allowing Brad Keselowski to steal a NASCAR Monster Energy Cup victory at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Harvick seemed poised to win at Atlanta for the first time since his initial Cup victory in 2001, just three races...

NASCAR Truck: Alex Bowman gets ride for Atlanta

By AMANDA VINCENT Alex Bowman, the driver who turned heads in the second half of the 2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season as a substitute driver for Dale Earnhardt Jr. has been called upon to drive GMS Racing’s No. 24 Chevrolet in Saturday’s Active Pest Control 200 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series at Atlanta Motor [...]

Kurt Busch wins his first Daytona 500 in a crash-marred race

Kurt Busch survived a rough-and-tumble race to capture the Daytona 500 Sunday. It is the 2004 Sprint Cup Series champion’s first victory in the Great American Race at Daytona International Raceway. The race featured nine cautions and 36 lead changes. Much like the earlier races this week including...

NASCAR Star Jimmie Johnson’s Need for Speed

Johnson won his seventh NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship at Homestead-Miami Speedway in November The newly crowned seven-time Sprint Cup Series champion reflects on life in the fast lane… David Hochman

NASCAR Xfinity: Stephen Leicht returns with Obaika Racing

By AMANDA VINCENT Stephen Leicht will return to the NASCAR national-level stage in 2017, driving the No. 77 Obaika Racing Chevrolet in the Xfinity Series. The race team tweeted the news on Tuesday. “Former Sprint Cup Rookie of the Year, Stephen Leicht, will drive the No. 77 Obaika Vroom Brands Chevrolet. Welcome to the team [...]

Two-time Sprint Cup Series runner-up Carl Edwards is reportedly set to retire

Two-time Sprint Cup Series runner-up Carl Edwards will not race in 2017. The Joe Gibbs Racing’s No. 19 car driver is set to retire and pursue other interests outside of racing, according to multiple reports. Fox Sports was the first to report the news Tuesday morning, noting neither Edwards nor anyone at Joe Gibbs Racing would […]

NASCAR's Top Series Is Now The MEN Cup; Let Us All Tip Our Flat Brims In Appreciation

last yearVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

Finally, we know what NASCAR’s top-level series will be called next year. The series formerly known as Sprint Cup is now the MEN Cup. That’s right: the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. We’re going to call it MEN Cup for short for all the dude-bros out there wanting to get their oval racing fix. Read more...

NASCAR Cup: Chase Elliott tops 2016 die cast sales list

By AMANDA VINCENT Dale Earnhardt Jr. was recently crowned the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Most Popular Driver for the 14th-consecutive year, but none of his paint schemes of 2016 were the top seller when it comes to dice casts in 2016. That distinction, instead, went to 2016 Sprint Cup Rookie of the Year Chase Elliott, [...]

NASCAR awards 2016: Tony Stewart’s final win before retirement creates lasting memory

The best races, the worst races, the unforgettable and surreal from the 2016 NASCAR season. Continuing our multi-part review of the recently completed 2016 NASCAR season, SB Nation recaps the best and worst Sprint Cup races, along with...Show More Summary

NASCAR Cup: one crewman suspended, another reinstated

By AMANDA VINCENT On Tuesday, NASCAR released what was probably its final penalty report of the year. The report listed one indefinite suspension and a reinstatement. Ryan D. Hess, who worked with BK Racing in the Sprint Cup Series in 2016, was indefinitely suspended for a violation of NASCAR’s substance abuse policy. Hess also was [...]

He's back: Dale Earnhardt Jr. medically cleared to drive in 2017

Dale Earnhardt Jr. missed 18 races in 2016. (Getty) Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s return to the Sprint Cup Series in 2017 is all but official. Hendrick Motorsports announced Thursday that Junior had been medically cleared to compete next season. Show More Summary

NASCAR 2016 awards: Jimmie Johnson’s historic 7th championship makes him the Driver of the Year

Handing out awards for the top Sprint Cup driver, crew chief and rookie from the past year. Continuing our multi-part review of the recently completed 2016 NASCAR season, SB Nation spotlights the best driver, crew chief, and rookie of...Show More Summary


PAST PERFORMANCE IS NO GUARANTEE OF FUTURE RESULTS: ? Sting: Obama Isn’t Doing Enough To Fight Climate Change. —, September 22, 2014. ? Sting to headline NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Awards in Las Vegas. —, November 10, 2016. As the Professor is wont to say, I’ll believe global warming is a crisis, when […]

Dodge evaluating NASCAR return

last yearVehicles / Cars : Leftlane

Dodge would presumably compete in the Sprint Cup series.

Monster Energy to replace Sprint as NASCAR's top sponsor

Monster Energy sponsored Kurt Busch in 2016. (Getty) Monster Energy is NASCAR’s replacement for Sprint. NASCAR made the new sponsor announcement official Thursday in Las Vegas as the Sprint Cup will be replaced with Monster Energy. Sprint’s deal to sponsor NASCAR’s top series expired after the 2016 season. Show More Summary

Jeff Gordon to drive in 2017 Rolex 24

Jeff Gordon drove in eight races in 2016 after he retired followed the 2015 season. (Getty) Jeff Gordon will make his second Rolex 24 start in January. The four-time Sprint Cup Series champion will drive for Wayne Taylor Racing in the season-opening IMSA sports-car race at Daytona International Speedway Jan. Show More Summary

Concussion symptoms gave Dale Jr. 'doubtful moments' about racing again

Dale Earnhardt Jr. didn’t compete in the final 18 races of the 2016 season. (Getty) Dale Earnhardt Jr. admitted Tuesday that he wondered if he’d ever be able to rejoin the Sprint Cup Series as he dealt with the symptoms of a mid-summer concussion. Show More Summary

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