Sprint Cup Series
Kurt Busch said Monday he has signed with Stewart-Haas Racing, which is rapidly developing into a super-team and will have four cars next season with the addition of the 2004 NASCAR champion.
Every summer, especially in August for some reason, we experience the NASCAR offseason. What’s the weird part of that statement? Well, we are still in the midst of the current NASCAR season.
The so-called “Big Ogre” picked maybe the greatest time ever to run a “contract race.” Ryan Newman is a free agent after this year, after being told to “take a hike” by Tony Stewart.
NASCAR confiscated the roof flaps, which are designed to keep cars on the ground during spins and high-speed wrecks, from 16 teams for further inspection.
Former driver and current TV analyst Kyle Petty said that Danica Patrick is more of a marketing machine than a race car driver, and doubts the 30-year-old will ever be one.
David Gilliland thinks Danica Patrick should “shut up and race.” Patrick wants Gilliland to race her the same way he races other drivers.
Matt Kenseth captured his second straight race at Kansas Speedway on Sunday, holding off Kasey Kahne to become the third straight Sprint Cup driver to win from the pole.
NASCAR cracked down on Penske Racing on Wednesday, suspending seven crew members of defending Sprint Cup champion Brad Keselowski and teammate Joey Logano and levying $200,000 in fines.
NASCAR said Friday it might take a closer look at how it approves sponsors after the National Rifle Association became the title sponsor of this weekend’s Sprint Cup race at Texas during a national debate over gun rights.
The race ended with Hamlin in the hospital, Logano in a shoving match with Tony Stewart, and Kyle Busch celebrating a victory that seemed secondary to all the fury at Fontana.
NRA’s sponsorship with Texas Motor Speedway was announced during the track’s media day Monday. The April 13 race, the first scheduled night race of the season, will be known as the NRA 500.
At the Daytona 500, the focus was not only on racing, but on safety, after a harrowing crash injured more than 2 dozen people Saturday, including a man from North Texas.