We’ve long broadcast our admiration for Fox Deportes NASCAR announcers Tony Rivera and Luis Rodriguez—the network even blurbed us in a promo—and Rivera once again turned in a terrific performance in calling the bump-and-grind final lap of yesterday’s race at Sonoma.
Tonight’s NASCAR truck race near St. Louis was already running late after a rain delay and several wrecks, but it was one with just seven laps remaining that brought Spencer Gallagher and John Wes Townley to fisticuffs. Rubbin’ (fists) is racin’!
While leaving a Rascal Flatts concert on Friday, three men reportedly assaulted NASCAR veteran Mike Wallace. Per FOX Sports, Wallace’s daughter took kicks to the ribs in attempts to shield him from being kicked while unconscious. Police arrested the men over the weekend, all released on bonds of around $1,000.
Brad Keselowski’s car was held in the pits longer than his crew would have hoped at Pocono Raceway this afternoon thanks to a fender slam by one of his crew members that got caught by NASCAR officials. NASCAR told them to put the fender back, and the crew was just like, “What? No.”
The “All-Star” event in any sport is a special one, since the best competitors get to battle it out with not much at stake but their pride. NASCAR has one also, and they try to make the race unique by using a new, oddball format each year. This year was so bad, though, that not even competitors knew what was going on.
A gear failed on Danica Patrick’s Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet during NASCAR Sprint Cup practice at Dover International Speedway today, sending driver Jamie McMurray and Patrick’s team owner Tony Stewart into an unprotected hard wall. That’s worrying for Stewart, who is still recovering from a back injury.
Eli Gold, the legendary stock car racing announcer and Alabama football play-by-play guy, didn’t show up for Tuesday night’s broadcast of NASCAR Live, his weekly syndicated radio show.
We had one “Big One” already at today’s NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Talladega. Now we’ve had a much, much ‘Bigger One” that took out half the remaining field. 17 cars ended up damaged after this huge wreck.
‘Dega! It’s legendary for a reason, and much of that reason is the insanity of restrictor plate racing. Everyone’s as aggressive as possible to finish well at one of NASCAR’s most famous tracks, which often leads to chaos. Bonus: after a last-lap review, today’s winner wasn’t who everyone thought it would be.
NASCAR races at restrictor-plate tracks like Daytona International Speedway and Talladega Superspeedway are known for their nearly inevitable “Big One” wrecks, but the early laps in Saturday’s Xfinity Series race was a big one in its own rights—big not in numbers, but in just how hard the hit actually was.
If you ever want to feel as if you’ve wasted away your sad, underachieving life, take a look at Chase Elliott, the pole sitter for this weekend’s GEICO 500 at Talladega Superspeedway. The 20 year old gets to wave that underage flag high for winning pole on his first trip to Talladega in a Sprint Cup Series car.
The good ol’ bump and run is alive and well in NASCAR. This time, it gave us the first last-lap pass ever at Richmond International Raceway, with Carl Edwards nudging Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Kyle Busch out of the way for the win.
Good news, Smoke fans! Tony Stewart will return to racing this weekend, and is even eligible for NASCAR’s playoff-style championship, the Chase for the Sprint Cup. Bad news, everyone: he was also just fined $35,000 for calling out NASCAR on something he should be able to voice concerns on: safety.
As is the case with most 1.5-mile tracks on the NASCAR circuit, we don’t head out to Texas Motor Speedway with the expectation that there will be a huge pileup in the field. But, naturally, that norm didn’t prove true today—a total of 12 cars got caught up in a crash with just a handful of laps left in the race.
Hot, hot lug nuts sparked a fire in Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s pit midway through tonight’s race in Fort Worth, leading to a spectacular display of pyrotechnics that took crew members quite a bit of time to put out. The only thing hotter this week? Takes about Dale Jr.’s sandwich shilling.
Contact can be a rare occasion on your standard 1.5-mile NASCAR track because fields often become single file, meaning pit road can turn into the main source for traffic jams. One of those jams occurred early on in the Duck Commander 500 at Texas Motor Speedway, roughing up two favorites to win in the process.
Unapologetic bigot Phil Robertson delivered the invocation before tonight’s NASCAR race in Texas, and it didn’t disappoint—if you were looking forward to the duck call industrialist to pray for “A Jesus man” to be elected president in November.
It seemed as if more wrecks than actual racing occurred in Saturday’s NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Martinsville Speedway, culminating in two red flags during the final 15 laps. But the red-flag wait time must have brought everyone to their senses, and the field survived “overtime” without a scratch.
Forty-five-year-old NASCAR racer Derek White is said to be among some 60 people arrested in what’s being called “the biggest tobacco-smuggling bust in North American history.” Bloomberg and others are reporting that the operation is linked to biker gangs and international organized crime.