As in years past, the 2016 NASCAR season will kick off with Speedweeks at Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway. All three NASCAR national series — Sprint Cup, Xfinity and Camping World Truck — will be in action at Daytona, as will the ARCA Racing Series. The first NASCAR-related on-track activity will be Feb. 12, with practice [...]
The Denver-based Furniture Row Racing team is in a precarious position among the teams it competes against in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series.
By AMANDA VINCENT Cole Whitt will drive the No. 98 Ford for Premium Motorsports in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series competition in 2016, according to an announcement from the race team on Tuesday. “Jay and the crew at Premium Motorsports impressed me with their vision for the future and commitment to making the No. 98 [...]
FDNY Racing will be back for its 17th season in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. Ryan Ellis, who has driven for the Jim Rosenblum-owned team since 2014, will return to the seat of the No. 28 Chevrolet for the season-opener at Daytona in February. Show More Summary
By AMANDA VINCENT Circle Sport-Leavine Family Racing, the new NASCAR Sprint Cup Series team formed by the merger of Circle Sport Racing and Leavine Family Racing, announced on Thursday that it has hired Dave Winston to serve as crew chief for the No. 95 Chevrolet in 2016 races in which Michael McDowell will be in [...]
By AMANDA VINCENT David Ragan has joined BK Racing to drive the No. 23 Toyota full-time in NASCAR Sprint Cup Series competition in 2016. He’ll be a teammate to Matt DiBenedetto, who remains with BK Racing to drive the No. 83 Toyota. “It’s a big relief to have the opportunity to go race full-time in [...]
By Zach Catanzareti & Joseph Wolkin Each spring, the question lingers in both the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series and IndyCar Series garages: Who, if any, will attempt the double? The double, of course, refers to the two-races-in-one-day spectacle...Show More Summary
Alex Bowman will not be back with Tommy Baldwin Racing in 2016. Bowman, who drove Baldwin’s No. 7 in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series in 2015, has parted ways with the team effective immediately, per a press release from the team. “As NASCAR...Show More Summary
By AMANDA VINCENT Landon Casill has joined Front Row Motorsports for the 2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season to drive the No. 38 Ford, according to an announcement by the race team Wednesday during the Charlotte Motor Speedway Media Tour. By joining FRM for the upcoming season, Cassill becomes teammate to 2016 Sprint Cup Rookie [...]
Due to the success of the Chase in the Sprint Cup Series, NASCAR decided to give it a go for the other two racing events, the XFINITY and Truck Series.
On the first day of NASCAR’s Sprint Media Tour on Tuesday, a Chase format was unveiled for the NASCAR Xfinity and Camping World Truck series. The format is similar to the Chase for the Sprint Cup format utilized the past two seasons in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, only shorter in length and including fewer [...]
By AMANDA VINCENT A manufacturer change from Chevrolet to Toyota won’t be the only change on the No. 78 Furniture Row Racing NASCAR Sprint Cup Series entry driven by Martin Truex Jr. in 2016. The race team announced Tuesday that Bas Pro Shops has signed on to be a primary sponsor for nine races this [...]
By AMANDA VINCENT Kyle Busch, 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion, was named 2015 National Motorsports Press Association (NMPA) Richard Petty Driver of the Year during the NMPA convention in Concord, N.C., on Sunday. “I just want to thank the National Motorsports Press Association for voting me as the Richard Petty Driver of the Year,” [...]
Since Friday night, I’ve refrained from covering the incident involving three-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion driver and two-time Chili Bowl Nationals winner Tony Stewart and a drunk police officer in the grandstands at the 2016 Chili Bowl in Tulsa, Okla. After reading multiple reports from those who did cover the incident, some I consider [...]
Tony Stewart may have retired from the Sprint Cup Series for NASCAR, but he signified his intentions of getting more active in dirt track car racing.
By AMANDA VINCENT NASCAR Sprint Cup Series team HScott Motorsports announced Wednesday that it is relocating from Spartanburg, S.C., to Mooresville, N.C. “The New HScott Motorsports headquarters in Mooresville, N.C., provides our NASCAR Sprint Cup Series teams ample rook to prepare and maintain quality cars throughout the season and well into the future,” HScott owner [...]
You’ve seen our reviews of the 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season. But how about some of the smaller teams to which we didn’t give an in-depth look? In one of our final pieces about the 2015 season, we take a look at the smaller teams...Show More Summary
By AMANDA VINCENT The Ford Fusions in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series will look a little different when they hit the track during Daytona Speedweeks at Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway next month. A release from Ford Racing announcing the facelift describes the new-look Fusion as “an aggressive-looking new race car, capable of producing 750 horsepower [...]
Stewart is planning on returning to his roots when he retires from NASCAR at the end of the season. When Tony Stewart announced the 2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season would be his last, he made it clear he was not retiring from racing...Show More Summary
By AMANDA VINCENT Brian Scott’s arrival at Richard Petty Motorsports for his first full season of NASCAR Sprint Cup Series competition will usher in a return to a familiar number for the Richard Petty co-owned race team. The Ford Scott will drive in the upcoming season will carry the No. 44, a change from the [...]