Daytona 500 winner Danica Patrick will not return to drive for Stewart-Haas Racing next year.
News, driver interviews, and the latest in NASCAR event coverage including the Xfinity series, Camping World Truck series, and Sprint Cup challenge with schedules and results.
Dale Earnhardt Junior announced at the beginning of the season that he was going to retire; 2017 would be his last year of full-time competition in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. Since then, even in comparison to his shortened 2016 season, he’s had a mediocre season at best.
Roush Yates Engines’ FR9 has been taking Ford drivers across the line with admirable speed and reliability all year long. This isn’t a fluke – the developments leading up to the creation of this engine began before many of those drivers were born.
On a weekend when most sports news was centered around the start of the 2017 NFL season, the stars of NASCAR were all abuzz about the kickoff of the 2017 Championship season at Richmond International Raceway.
On a weekend when fans were reminded why they fell in love with the sport of NASCAR at a track that most consider too tough to tame, one driver reigned supreme.
During the NASCAR XFINITY Series’ first weekend of racing without the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, Jeremy Clements and his small, single-car team pulled off the insurmountable after taking on the giants and pulling off their first-ever win in 256 NASCAR XFINITY Series starts at Road America.
Having accomplished the same feat at Bristol in 2010, Busch was the only driver in NASCAR history to achieve the three-series sweep in the same week at the same track. Now he’s the only driver to have done it twice.
It’s actually happening – we think. Irwindale Speedway, first slated for demolition in 2011 but reopened in 2013, is now scheduled to close January 31, 2018.
Repeats wins were all the news in the NASCAR world this weekend as Darrell Wallace Jr., Sam Hornish, Jr. and Kyle Larson once again found victory lane in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, XFINITY Series and Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series.
NASCAR gives the okay for Larson to race at Knoxville for the championship.