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NASCAR Cup: Florida woman arrested for harassing Tony Stewart

By AMANDA VINCENT Kathi Russell of Cape Coral, Fla., was arrested on Tuesday on felony charges of stalking, terroristic mischief and intimidation for stalking an harassing NASCAR team co-owner and former driver Tony Stewart, members of his family and team sponsors for more than a year. Her actions stemmed from anger as a result of [...]

NASCAR streamlines team rosters, shrinks pit crews

By AMANDA VINCENT NASCAR announced Wednesday that it would formalize track rosters, as in specifying the number and duties of individuals listed on the rosters, and scale down pit crew personnel from six individuals going over the wall to service cars to five, down from six, across its three national series — Monster Energy NASCAR [...]

NASCAR Xfinity: JGL Racing adds Kaz Grala, switches to Ford

By AMANDA VINCENT After three years as a Toyota team, the NASCAR Xfinity Series team of JGL Racing will make the switch to the Ford camp and a new technical alliance with Roush Fenway Racing for 2018. “These are exciting times for the JGL Racing organization,” JGL Rascing owner James Whitener said. “We appreciate the [...]

NASCAR Truck: Johnny Sauter sticks with GMS Racing

By AMANDA VINCENT Johnny Sauter will continue his relationship with GMS Racing in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series in 2018, according to a recent announcement from the race team. It will be his third season with GMS. “I can’t thank the Gallagher family and Mike Beam enough for the opportunity they’ve given me the [...]

Teams penalized for loose/missing lug nuts at Homestead-Miami Speedway

By AMANDA VINCENT On Tuesday, NASCAR announced penalties for three teams, two in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series and another in the Xfinity Series, for loose and/or missing lug nuts at the end of races during the Ford Championship Weekend Nov. 17-19 at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Jason Ratcliff was fined $20,000 and issued a one-race [...]

NASCAR Cup: Erik Jones claims Rookie of the Year

By AMANDA VINCENT In his single season behind the wheel of the No. 77 Furniture Row Racing Toyota, Erik Jones claimed 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Rookie of the Year honors. “You look back on the season, and starting out a new group over at Furniture Row Racing, a second team there was a [...]

NASCAR Cup: Martin Truex Jr., Furniture Row Racing, Toyota tops in 2017

By AMANDA VINCENT The 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season was a storybook season for Martin Truex Jr. and his No. 78 Furniture Row Racing Toyota team. After all, Truex and Co. led the series in wins with eight, the most in a season for both team and driver, en route to the 2017 [...]

NASCAR, Goodyear extend relationship

By AMANDA VINCENT Goodyear and NASCAR have extended their relationship the continues Goodyear’s status as the exclusive tire of NASCAR’s three national series — Monster Energy NASCAR Cup, Xfinity and Camping World Truck, according to an announcement from NASCAR on Saturday. Show More Summary

NASCAR Xfinity: Chase Briscoe, Austin Cindric, Ty Majeski strike developmental deals with Roush Fenway

By AMANDA VINCENT Roush Fenway will put its No. 60 Ford on the track for NASCAR Xfinity Series competition in 2018 as a driver development program in conjunction with Ford Performance and Team Penske. “Driver development has always been part of our DNA at Roush Fenway and Jack Roush has always taken pride in providing [...]

NASCAR Cup: Martin Truex Jr. wins race, championship at Homestead

By AMANDA VINCENT Martin Truex Jr. had a lot to celebrate Sunday evening at Homestead-Miami Speedway. He claimed his eighth win of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season at the checkered flag of the Ford EcoBoost 400 season-finale, and with that win, he became the 2017 Cup Series champion, his first championship in the [...]

NASCAR Cup: Joe Gibbs Racing spotters victims of theft

By AMANDA VINCENT Personal items belonging to Chris Lambert, spotter for Denny Hamlin, and Chris Osborne, spotter for Daniel Suarez of Joe Gibbs Racing in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, were stolen from a rental car Thursday night in Homestead, Fla., while the men were eating dinner at a local restaurant. The two men [...]

NASCAR Xfinity: Brendan Gaughan retires from full-time competition

By AMANDA VINCENT NASCAR racing veteran Brendan Gaughan has retired from full-time competition. “It’s never my last race, but it will probably be my last full-time race,” Gaughan said after Saturday’s 2017 NASCAR Xfinity Series season-finale, the Ford EcoBoost 300 at Homestead-Miami Speedway. “We don’t think we will be coming back full-time anymore, but you [...]

NASCAR Xfinity: William Byron, Team Penske split 2017 titles

By AMANDA VINCENT With a third-place finish in the Ford EcoBoost 300 NASCAR Xfinity Series season-finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway on Saturday, series rookie William Byron claimed the 2017 series drivers’ championship. He’s also expected to soon be named series Rookie of the Year. “I just can’t believe this,” Byron said. “I’ve just got to thank [...]

NASCAR Xfinity: Cole Custer wins after dominant performance at Homestead

By AMANDA VINCENT Cole Custer claimed his first-career NASCAR Xfinity Series win Saturday in the Ford EcoBoost 300 at Homestead-Miami Speedway, the 2017 series season-finale. “I want to thank everybody at Haas Automation, Code 3 Associates and Roush Yates Engines; the engines have been unbelievable all year. And Xfinity and everybody at NASCAR and all [...]

NASCAR Cup: Kevin Harvick among drivers missing practice time at Homestead

By AMANDA VINCENT Nine Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series drivers, including championship contender Kevin Harvick, were docked practice time at Homestead-Miami Speedway on Saturday as teams prepared for Sunday’s Ford EcoBoost 400 seasoon-finale. David Starr and his No. 66 MBM Motorsports Toyota team were penalized 15 minutes in each of the day’s practice sessions. In [...]

NASCAR Truck: Chase Briscoe wins Rookie of the Year

By AMANDA VINCENT Chase Briscoe’s Brad Keselowski Racing teammate and fellow-rookie Austin Cindric may have advanced all the way to the 2017 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Championship Four to battle for the series title in Friday night’s season-ending Ford EcoBoost 200 at Homestead-Miami Speedway, while Briscoe was among the first two drivers eliminated from [...]

NASCAR Truck: Christopher Bell, Kyle Busch Motorsports, Toyota 2017 champions

By AMANDA VINCENT With a second-place finish in the 2017 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season-finale — Friday night’s Ford EcoBoost 200 at Homestead-Miami Speedway, Christopher Bell claimed the series championship before moving on to full-time NASCAR Xfinity Series competition for Joe Gibbs Racing in 2018. “A dream come true just doesn’t even describe it,” [...]

NASCAR Truck: Chase Briscoe wins race, Christopher Bell new champ at Homestead

By AMANDA VINCENT Chase Briscoe played 2017 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series playoff spoiler Friday night, claiming his first-career win in the final race of his Brad Keselowski Racing team in the final race of the 2017 season — the Ford EcoBoost 200. “This is a long time coming,” Briscoe said. “I’m so proud of [...]

NASCAR Cup: Denny Hamlin on pole for season-finale at Homestead

By AMANDA VINCENT A week after his elimination from the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoffs, Denny Hamlin claimed his second pole of the season and the second of his career at Homestead-Miami Speedway on Friday, posting a 31.038-second/173.980 mph lap in the third of three rounds of qualifying to garner the first starting [...]

NASCAR Cup: Danica Patrick announces retirement

By AMANDA VINCENT Danica Patrick plans to retire from full-time racing at the end of the season, with the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season-finale being Sunday’s Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway. She does, though, plan to run in the 2018 Daytona 500 next February and return to the Verizon IndyCar Series to run [...]

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