Earlier this week a friend who lives nearby phoned and invited me to a friendly, low-stakes card game.
I never have heard the eruption of a volcano. But the applause for Richard Petty on June 15, 1986 as he made his 1,000th start was that kind of blast.
From the National Association of Stock Car Auto Racings very first event in June of 1949 at a track in Charlotte through last Sundays race at Dover International Speedway in Delaware, finishes frequently have been hotly disputed.
The trucks are back at Rockingham this weekend. And somewhere, Herman Hickman is smiling.
Detractors descended on Patrick, the first woman to capture a pole position at the Daytona 500. And it's ridiculous.
Now it's called the Sprint Unlimited and is an expected part of Speedweeks. But in the beginning, 'The Busch Clash' was an experiment that many feared would turn dangerous.
NASCAR unveils the Air Titan track-drying system.
Travel Channel will be filming at this years Daytona 500 and is seeking NASCAR superfans for a new series.
Dale Earnhardt Inc. will be hold its annual "Candlelight Remembrance" on Monday, Feb. 18.
Dave Marcis and Bobby Allison knew very early on that Rusty Wallace knew what he was doing behind the wheel of a racecar.
Rusty Wallace Racing plans to run a limited schedule in NASCAR's Nationwide Series with driver Steve Wallace.
The NASCAR race that traditionally kicks off the stock car portion of Speedweeks at Daytona International Speedway has changed brands.
NASCAR has pored over a seasons worth of Loop Data and filtered out the top statistical performances of the 2012 season.
Tom Higgins: All those who observe Christmas likely have a favorite memory of the holiday. Please permit me to once again share mine.
Brian Scott will drive Richard Childress Racing's No. 2 Chevrolet in the Nationwide Series, replacing Elliott Sadler, who has moved to Joe Gibbs Racing.
Tom Higgins: Best NASCAR brawl ever? It has to be the one involving Mrs. Lee Petty.
Tom Higgins: With their Super Bowl on the line, driver Darrell Waltrip, crew chief Buddy Parrott and team owner Bill Gardner huddled to call a final play.
Jim Utter: Brian Vickers plans to run for a Nationwide Series title with Joe Gibbs Racing in 2013.
Jim Utter: TV ratings have always had their minor ups and downs, but anytime one-fifth of the viewing audience goes missing is a time for concern.
Jim Utter: Shane Wilson will take over as crew chief for RCR's No. 31 Chevrolet team and driver Jeff Burton.
Tom Higgins' Scuffs: Jimmy Carter, George Wallace, Ollie North, Bob Dole ... elections elicit memories of many a politician's practice laps.
Tom Higgins: "Those people criticizing (Dale Earnhardt Jr.) don't know what they're talking about and they ought to be ashamed," Buddy Baker says.
Jim Utter: Amanda James, the daughter of former NASCAR star Fred Lorenzen, applauds Dale Earnhardt Jr.
Tom Higgins: They'd have been racing four abreast, but Charlotte Motor Speedway just wasn't wide enough on Oct. 17, 1965.
Big Buddy won three straight 500s at the ultra-fast speedway, and he likely would have had a record fourth-in-a-row except for a fuel miscalculation by his pit crew.
Chris Economaki was a motorsports authority, a trickster, larger than life and once in a while unintentionally hilarious.
Jim Utter: Furniture Row Racing announces that Kurt Busch is in and Regan Smith is out for the 2013 Sprint Cup season.
Tom Higgins: New Hampshire was choking through a heat wave when the Cup series arrived in 1993 and air conditioning was the exception rather than the rule.
Scott Fowler: Tony Stewart is lurking. And that might be an understatement.
Jim Utter: Larry McReynolds doesn't think a change in crew chiefs will change Danica Patrick's fortunes.
Walter 'Bud' Moore is both a racing legend and an American war hero. You can meet him Oct. 14.
Jenna Fryer: As he clung to his championship chances, IndyCar driver Ryan Hunter-Reay saw past his own motives to the bigger picture.
Tom Higgins: The great hope was for Richard Petty to go out in a blaze of glory. Instead, NASCARs greatest star went out in a blaze.
Jim Utter: Rockingham Speedway's Andy Hillenburg is being recognized by the motorsports media.
Tom Higgins: Dale Jarrett won the Daytona 500 three times, but the former champion ranks the thrilling victory at Michigan International Speedway in 1991 as his favorite.
Tom Higgins: Tim Richmond's win at the inaugural Bud at The Glen is enshrined at Seneca Lodge as a tire from his winning car still hangs on the wall.
Will we ever know what really happened to suspended Sprint Cup Series driver A.J. Allmendinger?
The tribute to the Allisons on July 18, 1993 will long be a mesmerizing memory.
Tom Higgins: On Aug. 5, 1995, Dale Earnhardts delight matched the previous year's disappointment at The Brickyard.
Jim Utter: Now that driver A.J. Allmendinger has been indefinitely suspended for failing a random drug test, what happens next?