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Chase Elliott's brilliant start in the NASCAR Nationwide series has overshadowed the steady, unspectacular debut of fellow rookie Ty Dillon.
Last year's truck race at Eldora marked the first time in nearly 43 years a NASCAR national touring series event was held on a dirt track. The last major NASCAR race ran on dirt had been on Sept. 30, 1970 when Richard Petty won the Home State 200 at the one-mile State Fairgrounds Speedway in Raleigh, North Carolina.
As a driver, team owner and track owner, Tony Stewart is in the midst of a very busy week with his obligations at Eldora Speedway and Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
David Ragan will kick off a racing triple-header in Indianapolis, Ind., this week with a 100-lap late model race at Lucas Oil Raceway. The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver will race his No. 77 Skuttle Tight Ford in the ARCA/CRA Super Series on Friday night at the .686-mile oval.
Mark Ruffalo had a big smile on his face as he signed ticket stubs and posed for pictures at Chicagoland Speedway. A steady stream of fans approached the actor from all angles, but he made it look as if it was a small party with a bunch of old friends.
Persistent rain forced IndyCar Series officials to postpone Saturday's race 1 of the Honda Indy Toronto weekend doubleheader until the following day.
Brian Scott will start on the pole for Saturday night's 300-mile Nationwide Series race after posting the quickest lap in qualifying at Chicagoland Speedway.
Sebastien Bourdais will start on the pole for the first race in the Honda Indy Toronto weekend doubleheader after topping the charts in Saturday morning's qualifying.
JR Motorsports driver Regan Smith won the first round of the Dash 4 Cash last Saturday at New Hampshire, collecting a $100,000 bonus from series title sponsor Nationwide Insurance and qualifying himself for the chance to win $1 million. If Smith can win the first three rounds of the D4C -- New Hampshire, Chicagoland and Indianapolis (July 26) -- and the Aug. 2 Iowa race outright, then he will be awarded an extra $600,000 - totaling $1 million.
NASCAR Trucks series driver Erik Jones has been docked 10 championships points after his winning truck failed a post-race inspection last week in Iowa.
With seven races to go before the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship begins, two drivers have clinched a spot in the playoffs -- Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Brad Keselowski.
- Brad Keselowski completed a flawless weekend at New Hampshire Motor Speedway and won Sunday under a green-white checkered finish.
Six-time and defending Sprint Cup Series champion Jimmie Johnson had his race end early at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on Sunday when he suffered a blown tire and then crashed into the wall.
Scott Dixon won the pole for Saturday's 300- lap IndyCar Series race, while his teammate, Tony Kanaan, qualified second to give Chip Ganassi Racing a sweep of the front starting row at Iowa Speedway.
Kyle Busch will start on the pole for the Camping World RV Sales 301 after setting a new track record and beating Jimmie Johnson in Friday's qualifying at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
Timothy Peters is the only driver with multiple truck victories at this track, having won the July race the past two years.
Andretti Autosport has won five of the seven races at Iowa, including the last four (Tony Kanaan 2010, Marco Andretti 2011, Ryan Hunter-Reay 2012 and James Hinchcliffe 2013).
Those drivers who qualified for New Hampshire based on their finishes at Daytona include: Regan Smith (second-place finish), Ryan Sieg (third), Ryan Reed (fourth) and Jeremy Clements (eighth). All four drivers are first-time participants in the Dash 4 Cash. Sieg and Reed are rookies in the series this year.
This year, NASCAR has expanded the Chase field to 16. The top-15 drivers with the most wins during the 26-race regular season will become eligible for the playoffs, provided they have finished in the top-30 in points. The 16th and final position will go to the driver who is the highest in points without a victory.
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Mike Helton has seen Talladega Superspeedway's capacity expand in boom times and shrink along with the crowds at one of NASCAR's signature tracks.
NASCAR has penalized Kurt Busch and his Stewart-Haas Racing team for failing a post-race inspection at Daytona International Speedway.
NASCAR handed down penalties to Kurt Busch's No. 41 Stewart-Haas Racing team on Tuesday for failing post-race inspection in the July 6 Coke Zero 400 at Daytona International Speedway.
Kurt Busch was docked 10 points for a post-race technical infraction discovered after last Sunday's Coke Zero 400 at Daytona International Speedway.
Dawsonville, Georgia native Chase Elliott will join Atlanta Motor Speedway officials at the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame in Dawsonville on Thursday, July 10 at 2 p.m. to unveil a unique promotion for the Great Clips 300 to benefit Feed the Children NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Atlanta Motor Speedway on Aug. 30
David Ragan, driver of the No. 34 Taco Bell Ford, comments on racing at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
Aric Almirola was only 112 days old when Richard Petty drove the No. 43 car to his historic 200th and final NASCAR win in the Firecracker 400 at Daytona International Speedway on July 4, 1984.
A group of nine multi-car teams competing in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series announced on Monday they have formed a collaborative business association called the Race Team Alliance.
A huge crash involving 16 drivers occurred early in Sunday's rain-delayed Coke Zero 400 at Daytona International Speedway.
Mother Nature has interfered with racing at Daytona International Speedway once again.
Juan Pablo Montoya will start on the pole in an IndyCar Series race for the first time after winning Saturday's qualifying for the Pocono IndyCar 500 at Pocono Raceway.
David Gilliland got a lot of help from Mother Nature to win Friday's qualifying for the Coke Zero 400 at Daytona International Speedway.
Qualifying for the 250-mile Nationwide Series race at Daytona International Speedway came to an abrupt end on Friday afternoon when a pop-up rain shower soaked the backstretch and caused a multi- car crash.
Whoever finishes highest among the four eligible drivers in the July 12 race at New Hampshire -- the first event in the Dash 4 Cash -- will collect a $100,000 bonus. That person as well as the next three highest-finishing series regulars at New Hampshire will qualify for the next Dash 4 Cash race, scheduled for July 19 at Chicagoland.
For more than 30 years, a season-sweep had not occurred at Daytona until Jimmie Johnson -- Earnhardt's teammate at Hendrick Motorsports -- accomplished the feat in 2013. Johnson became the first driver to win the Daytona 500 and the 400-mile July race here since Bobby Allison in 1982.
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Two-time world champion Fernando Alonso warns his Ferrari team to expect a winless run of tough times and a fight to finish third in the Formula One constructors' championship.
The Renault engine supply team that powered Sebastian Vettel to four successive Formula One championships announced a major reshuffle on Thursday after mounting criticism from Red Bull.
- Formula One team Caterham has been sold to a group of Swiss and Middle Eastern investors led by former HRT team boss Colin Kolles.
After winning last Saturday's race in dominating fashion at Kentucky Speedway, Brad Keselowski feels like he and his No. 2 Team Penske team are in championship form again.
Helio Castroneves will start on the pole for the second race in the Shell and Pennzoil Grand Prix of Houston weekend doubleheader after posting the fastest lap in Sunday morning's qualifying.
Brad Keselowski's victory lane celebration at Kentucky Speedway on Saturday night was briefly interrupted when he had to make a trip to the track's infield medical care center.
Brad Keselowski dominated the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race Saturday night to become Kentucky Speedway's first repeat winner.
Simon Pagenaud will start on the pole for the first race in the Shell and Pennzoil Grand Prix of Houston weekend doubleheader after topping the charts in Saturday morning's qualifying.
Brad Keselowski won the pole for the Quaker State 400, while his teammate, Joey Logano, qualified second to give Team Penske a front row sweep for Saturday night's Quaker State 400 at Kentucky Speedway.
Kyle Busch made it 5 for 5 this season in the Camping World Truck Series, holding off Kyle Busch Motorsports teammate Darrell Wallace Jr. on Thursday night at Kentucky Speedway.
Team Penske driver Helio Castroneves is very happy that changes have been made to that area of the circuit after he was a victim of circumstance there in both races last year. Track workers grinded a bump that was in turn 1. The bump had caused damage to Castroneves' car in the first and second events.
Fan Force United says it has signed Stefan Wilson and will try to run a full IndyCar schedule with the British driver next season.
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