Denny Hamlin suffered a compression fracture in his lower spine during Sunday’s last-lap crash at Fontana, Calif., his racing team said Monday.
Roger Penske bristled Monday at “petty” barbs against Joey Logano for his wealthy upbringing and defended his driver in the fallout from Sunday’s race at California that left Denny Hamlin in a hospital.
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.
Some kind words from owner Tony Stewart and race winner Jimmie Johnson picked up her spirits a little.
On the eve of Saturday’s Nationwide Series race at Daytona International Speedway, my 105.3 The Fan colleague Richie Whitt and I asked Kurt Busch about the confluence of speed, safety measures and danger that is part of the thrill of NASCAR. Busch answered the question smartly, acknowledging the components of what makes auto racing so popular.
Tony Stewart has reportedly signed Kevin Harvick to drive for his team beginning in 2014.
NASCAR racer Tony Stewart has brought his Office Depot show car to North Texas for fans, ahead of a big race at the Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth.
The Chase kicks off Sunday at Chicagoland Speedway. Denny Hamlin holds the points lead over five-time Cup champion Jimmie Johnson. Defending champion Tony Stewart is third.
NASCAR has penalized two championship contending teams for problems found during qualifying at Daytona.
Danica Patrick and Dale Earnhardt Jr. fans will square off in the next round of the “Drive for the Cover” competition for the fall’s new NASCAR video game.
Elf was out at Texas Motor Speedway’s media day when NASCAR driver Tony Stewart dropped by to chat. At the end of the conversation Elf put Tony on the spot.
Tony Stewart has won the first qualifying race for the Daytona 500.