The National Hot Rod Association will make its bi-annual stop at zMax Dragway this weekend. That means a lot of drivers and crew members won’t have far to travel to compete in the Four-Wide Nationals.
NASCAR Sprint Cup: Matt Kenseth’s victory last year in the Southern 500 was his third of a career-best seven victories in 2013. He enters this year’s race at Darlington Raceway winless in six starts.
After spending a summer in Mooresville, the Verhagen family decided it needed to move to Mooresville so they would be more centrally located for their sons’ kart racing. Now the two boys are on the KartSport North America team.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. says he see’s a lot of Bill Elliott in Chase Elliott, who, Earnhardt says, is “going to become the next best thing.”
Observations, notebook, key moments and more from Mondays Duck Commander 500 Sprint Cup race.
Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s car caught fire, while equipment problems hurt Jimmie Johnson and Kevin Harvick.
Joey Logano – who finished 40th and seven laps down in his first Sprint Cup series race at Texas in 2008 – came full circle at the track as he held off Jeff Gordon in a two-lap overtime to claim an impressive victory in Monday’s rain-delayed Duck Commander 500.
Joey Logano who finished 40th and seven laps down in his first Sprint Cup series race at Texas in 2008 came full circle at the track as he held off Jeff Gordon in a two-lap overtime to claim an impressive victory in Mondays rain-delayed Duck Commander 500.
Due to persistent rain showers and cold temperatures which hampered track drying efforts, Sunday's Duck Commander 500 at Texas Motor Speedway has been postponed until noon Monday.
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series: Entering Sunday’s Duck Commander 500 at Texas Motor Speedway, there have been six different winners in the season’s first six races.
The National Hot Rod Association’s Four-Wide Nationals make their fifth pass at Concord’s zMax Dragway next weekend.
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series: Tony Stewart waited until the very last moments of Saturdays Sprint Cup Series knockout qualifying session before making his last run and succeeded in knocking Brad Keselowski from the pole for Sundays Duck Commander 500 at Texas Motor Speedway.
NASCAR Nationwide Series: Chase Elliott, son of former NASCAR Cup series champion “Awesome” Bill Elliott, held off an army of Sprint Cup series drivers to win Friday night’s O’Reilly Auto Parts 300 at Texas Motor Speedway for his first victory in the series.
Elvis impersonators are competing in a preliminary round of the Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest.
NASCAR Sprint Cup series: While it might seem that Matt Kenseth is off to a slow start this season, statistically speaking, that’s certainly not the case. Entering Sunday’s race, Kenseth is higher in the Sprint Cup series standings than he was one year ago.
Justin Carroll is seeking the late model track championship at Hickory Motor Speedway, but that’s not the Concord resident’s only focus. The high school junior is embroiled in a social media battle to hopefully land a spot in the second PEAK Stock Car Dream Challenge.
NASCAR Sprint Cup: A dozen teams were docked 15 minutes of practice time Friday at Texas Motor Speedway for being late to the qualifying inspection line last weekend at Martinsville Speedway.
NASCAR Sprint Cup: Is it possible the NASCAR team many thought a tinderbox ready to explode instead might be the most successful in the Sprint Cup Series? Through six races of the season, thats certainly the case for Stewart-Haas Racing.
NASCAR Sprint Cup: The spring NASCAR race weekend at Texas has a different schedule as a result of the NCAA men’s Final Four being played this weekend in nearby Arlington. Instead of the Cup race being Saturday night, the race was moved to Sunday.
NASCAR Sprint Cup: Richard Petty Motorsports registered a significant milestone last weekend in the Sprint Cup Series race at Martinsville (Va.) Speedway when both of its drivers, Marcos Ambrose and Aric Almirola, finished among the top 10 for the second time in three races.
Elvis Presley’s 1973 Stutz Blackhawk III – the last car he drove before his death in August 1977 – is one of the stars of this year’s show at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
On the night of Aug. 16, 1977, Elvis Presley drove his beloved 1973 Stutz Blackhawk III to visit his dentist and then returned to Graceland, his home in Memphis.
A mural honoring NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. will visit various Lake Norman locales to raise money for renovations to the historic Mooresville Depot.
Maryeve Dufault comes from a motorcycle racing family and funded her racing career by modeling. She has fallen in love with stock car racing and is now driving full time for Chicago-based Team Stange Racing.
Matt Crafton grabbed the lead for the first time with 47 laps to go and held on to win the rain-delayed Truck Series race at Martinsville Speedway on Sunday night for his fourth career victory.
Give NASCAR credit for offseason changes: There likely are a myriad of reasons that go into the final product, but clearly NASCAR has done something right in its offseason decisions regarding changes to its championship format in the Sprint Cup Series, aerodynamics and removing some restrictions on the set-ups of cars.
Richard Pettys wifes death punctuates sad week for organization; Sundays competitive finishes by Marcos Ambose and Aric Almirola lighten the load a bit.
NASCAR Sprint Cup: Kurt Busch wins the STP 500 at Martinsville Speedway for his first Sprint Cup Series victory since 2011.
Panthers, Bobcats, NASCAR, Kobe Bryant, Cam Newton – on the occasion of his 20th anniversary at The Observer, Scott Fowler picks 20 of his most memorable sports moments of the past two decades.
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series at Martinsville: The clock may be ticking on Jeff Gordon’s NASCAR career, but the time piece he is most interested in this weekend is a grandfather clock, which is given to the Martinsville winner.
The NASCAR Truck Series race at Martinsville Speedway was rained out Saturday and will be made up as part of a rare doubleheader at the track Sunday.
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series at Martinsville: Danica Patrick has often attributed her struggles in performance in the Sprint Cup Series to her inability to qualify well. On Friday, despite struggling in practice, she earned just her second top-10 start of her career.
NASCAR Sprint Cup: Denny Hamlin confronts rumors about his eye injury that cost him a start last week at Auto Club Speedway, qualifies second for the STP 500 at Martinsville Speedway.
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series: Kyle Busch is on the pole for Sunday’s STP 500 at Martinsville Speedway. Denny Hamlin will start second, followed by Joey Logano, Jimmie Johnson and Jeff Gordon.
Devin O’Connell was in kindergarten in Chatham, Mass., when he noticed a girl around his age involved in go-kart racing. Her dad owned his own full-sized modified car. At the age of 5, O’Connell was hooked.
NASCAR Sprint Cup rookie Kyle Larson isn’t afraid to admit he has a lot to learn. So far, though, the learning process certainly has been exciting to witness.
NASCAR Sprint Cup: Kyle Busch and Kyle Larson renew their burgeoning rivalry in Sunday’s STP 500 at Martinsville Speedway. Jimmie Johnson won last year’s race.
The 600 Festival will feature new events in Concord, Kannapolis and Mooresville, and Charlotte’s Speed Street will have a new sponsor.
Former NASCAR driver Shawna Robinson, the first woman to win a pole in what is now the Nationwide Series, has been diagnosed with breast cancer.
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series at Martinsville: There generally is no place like home, but when it comes to a NASCAR track where Hendrick Motorsports drivers Jimmie Johnson and Jeff Gordon can count on contending for a win, Martinsville (Va.) Speedway is about as good as it gets.