There was just one upset in the first round as all three of Richard Petty's seasons moved on to the second round.
Posted: April 1, 2020, 4:09 am
The five 3D printers at NASCAR's Research & Technology center – two delivered in February and installed less than two weeks ago -- are typically focused on composite parts and working on an updated stock car. “We have people that are actually having their teenage children help with cutting the clear facial part as part of their volunteer work at home, six of us running the machines, and more people reaching out to help.”
Posted: March 31, 2020, 7:47 pm
NASCAR's hopes of returning to on-track action at Martinsville Speedway next month took a hit on Monday after stricter social distancing measures were implemented in the state of Virginia
Posted: March 31, 2020, 5:46 pm
The playoff race at Texas Motor Speedway in 2014 saw more than just bumps on the race track. The AAA Texas 500 was the eighth of 10 races in what was then known as the Chase for the NASCAR Cup Series championship. Brad Keselowski and Jeff Gordon were both seeking a spot in the coveted […]
Posted: March 31, 2020, 3:59 pm
As part of free access to racing fans due to the COVID-19 pandemic, TrackPass on NBC Sports Gold is featuring nearly 50 long-form documentaries for your viewing pleasure. Throughout the week, we'll preview one documentary each day that looks back on some of NASCAR's biggest stars, venues and stories from the past. RELATED: Get free access to […]
Posted: March 31, 2020, 1:45 pm
From mullets to Tim Richmond and his battle with Dale Earnhardt, take a look back on NASCAR in the 1980s with TrackPass on NBC Sports Gold.
Posted: March 31, 2020, 1:44 pm
FOX, NBC and NASCAR Productions together received eight Sports Emmy Award nominations for NASCAR broadcasts and related programming, the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) announced in a release. NASCAR Productions was nominated for Outstanding Post-Produced Audio/Sound for its work on Radioactive: The Championship Race, which aired on FS1 following the 2019 NASCAR […]
Posted: March 30, 2020, 8:43 pm
NASCAR’s hopes of returning to on-track action at Martinsville (Va.) Speedway next month took a hit on Monday.
Posted: March 30, 2020, 7:37 pm
With classic race replays airing every weekday, drivers engaging on our Instagram channel for live interviews and an eNASCAR preview show for the weekend ahead, there is plenty of racing content for NASCAR fans to consume. This week's viewing guide for NASCAR.com and NASCAR social media platforms is below.
Posted: March 30, 2020, 6:36 pm
As part of free access to racing fans due to the COVID-19 pandemic, TrackPass on NBC Sports Gold is featuring nearly 50 long-form documentaries for your viewing pleasure. Throughout the week, we'll preview one documentary each day that looks back on some of NASCAR's biggest stars, venues and stories from the past. RELATED: Get free access […]
Posted: March 30, 2020, 5:21 pm
Relive one of the most action-packed decades in NASCAR history, The 90's on NBC's Trackpass.
Posted: March 30, 2020, 5:21 pm
Chase Elliott's 2014 rookie season in the Xfinity Series doubled as his first full-time season in NASCAR overall, and it took him just six Xfinity races to make it to Victory Lane. Driving JR Motorsports' No. 9 Chevrolet, Elliott began the spring race at Texas Motor Speedway sixth. The 40-car O'Reilly Auto Parts 300 field […]
Posted: March 30, 2020, 4:00 pm
The NASCAR bracket includes drivers only from NASCAR's modern era, so not all of Richard Petty’s seasons are eligible for consideration in this tournament.
Posted: March 30, 2020, 5:26 am
Bob Weir of the Grateful Dead sang the national anthem from a remote location. Troy Aikman, borrowing Matthew McConaughey's trademark phrase “All right, all right, all right,” commanded drivers to start their, uh, simulators. NASCAR's new normal resumed Sunday with another virtual event, the second in an iRacing series thrown together after the coronavirus pandemic stopped nearly all sports.
Posted: March 30, 2020, 3:58 am
While Timmy Hill’s bump-and-run move on William Byron to help win Sunday’s eNASCAR Pro Invitational race was only virtual in nature, Hill said he still expects some hard feelings.
Posted: March 29, 2020, 9:53 pm
Which channels have NASCAR programming this week? We answer that and give the weekly NASCAR television listings here in the NASCAR TV schedule. Note: All times are ET. MORE: How to find NBCSN | Get the NBC Sports App | How to find FS1 | Get FOX Sports App Monday, March 30 2 a.m., eNASCAR […]
Posted: March 29, 2020, 7:31 pm
With a bump-and-run and later a photo finish, Timmy Hill emerged victorious in the second ever eNASCAR Pro Invitational Series event at virtual Texas Motor Speedway.
Posted: March 29, 2020, 7:06 pm
Timmy Hill gave the afternoon's dominant car, driven by William Byron, the virtual bump-and-run with three laps remaining to take the race lead and then ultimately held off fellow NASCAR Cup Series drivers Ryan Preece and Garrett Smithley for the victory in Sunday's O'Reilly Auto Parts 125, the second event in the eNASCAR iRacing Pro […]
Posted: March 29, 2020, 7:02 pm
Check out the complete race results for the eNASCAR iRacing Pro Series Invitational O'Reilly Auto Parts 125 at virtual Texas Motor Speedway. Fin Str Car Driver Mfr Led Status 1 10 66 Timmy Hill Toyota 9 Running 2 7 37 Ryan Preece Chevrolet 8 Running 3 12 51 Garrett Smithley Chevrolet 0 Running 4 5 […]
Posted: March 29, 2020, 6:52 pm
Sugarlands Shine's friend Cole Swindell will perform a virtual pre-race concert this Sunday before the second eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series race, it was announced Saturday afternoon. The country singer will be joined by NASCAR Cup Series driver Ricky Stenhouse Jr. and NASCAR.com digital host Alex Weaver. RELATED: eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series' Texas entry list Swindell, a […]
Posted: March 29, 2020, 1:43 am
Seven-time NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson has joined the field for IndyCar's inaugural online race as he contemplates driving in that series following his retirement from full-time stock car racing. IndyCar has followed NASCAR, IMSA and Formula One in setting up a virtual racing series to give fans content during the coronavirus pandemic that brought sports to a halt. IndyCar's first race is Saturday and Johnson is the 26th driver to enter.
Posted: March 28, 2020, 7:43 pm
KANNAPOLIS, N.C. -- "When the winds of change blow, some people build walls and others build windmills." This is an ancient Chinese proverb, and it's particularly apt when it comes to NASCAR and its embrace of iRacing. With the entire sports world shuttered to combat the spread of the coronavirus, NASCAR -- the 72-year-old purveyor […]
Posted: March 28, 2020, 7:37 pm
Qualifying for the second NASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series race at the virtual Texas Motor Speedway will be live streamed Sunday on eNASCAR.com/live, it was announced Saturday morning. The eNASCAR Pro Invitational Qualifier will take place Sunday at 10:55 a.m. ET and feature 34 drivers from the NASCAR Xfinity Series, Gander RV & Outdoors Truck […]
Posted: March 28, 2020, 5:58 pm
Virtual Texas Motor Speedway will host the O'Reilly Auto Parts 125 on Sunday at 1 p.m. ET (FOX/FS1, FOX Sports App) in the second race of the eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series. RELATED: FOX Sports to televise eNASCAR races | Best iRacing tracks, ranked by Twitter Below is the current entry list for the 35-car […]
Posted: March 27, 2020, 8:02 pm
The 2017 spring race was the first look at the reprofiled, repaved Texas Motor Speedway. Contested over 334 laps on the 1.5-mile oval, the O'Reilly Auto Parts 500 was the seventh race of the 2017 NASCAR Cup Series season. Kevin Harvick started on the pole, but things quickly shifted and it looked like it was […]
Posted: March 27, 2020, 3:59 pm
TrackPass on NBC Sports Gold, the streaming product representing NASCAR's most significant undertaking in the direct-to-consumer space, is one of 10 sports passes on the NBC network of premium content that currently has free access for fans. NBC Sports announced Thursday that it was making TrackPass, along with nine other services, free in the wake of […]
Posted: March 27, 2020, 3:00 pm
As the 2020 NASCAR season remains on hold with the nation continuing the ongoing fight against coronavirus, it gives drivers, crew chiefs and teams plenty of extra time to either prepare … or sit idly by as their competition puts in the work to get better. Now, NASCAR national series are the big time, but […]
Posted: March 27, 2020, 2:56 pm
Kid reporter Lacey Caroline joins buddies Ryan Blaney and Bubba Wallace, along with other NASCAR Cup Series drivers, to help explain the concept of aerodynamics.
Posted: March 27, 2020, 1:09 pm
For anyone watching last Sunday's inaugural eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series event at virtual Homestead-Miami Speedway, it was obvious which drivers in the talented A-list field of NASCAR competitors were already comfortable, eager and racey in the new-age version of competition. Denny Hamlin edged Dale Earnhardt Jr. for the win on the last lap -- […]
Posted: March 26, 2020, 7:24 pm
Where there's a will, there's a way. And, given the current national restrictions and precautions amid the COVID-19 outbreak, NASCAR has found its way. Competing on an iRacing simulator seems to have temporarily satisfied drivers' competitive itch while the sport pauses all live on-track action. They're still behind a wheel; it just happens to be […]
Posted: March 26, 2020, 7:24 pm
IndyCar released a revised 2020 racing schedule Thursday, creating the first planned doubleheader with NASCAR's national series at Indianapolis Motor Speedway over Independence Day weekend. The Roger Penske-owned sanctioning body rescheduled several races as the world deals with the public-health impact of the COVID-19 virus. Those changes include new dates for the Indianapolis 500, which […]
Posted: March 26, 2020, 6:30 pm
NASCAR will have to "look outside the box" when it comes to rescheduling its 2020 calendar, believes Kevin Harvick
Posted: March 26, 2020, 4:48 pm
While we await a return to the race track, NASCAR.com will be looking back at some of the most iconic races the sport has ever seen. Stay tuned each day as a new race replay is unveiled and our memories are refreshed.
Posted: March 26, 2020, 4:20 pm
Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s career in NASCAR's top circuit began in 1999 with a five-race audition for the big leagues. One year later, his winning ways in that series found a launching pad. NASCAR.com rekindles those 20-year-ago memories Thursday with a full-race replay of the DirecTV 500 at Texas Motor Speedway from April 2, 2000. Earnhardt […]
Posted: March 26, 2020, 4:00 pm
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Even with NASCAR's regular schedule on hold, the Roush Fenway Racing team has found a way to provide the thrill of competition by pitting its long list of drivers against one another in a March Madness-style bracket of fun, intrigue and suspense called RoushMadness. The idea is to have fans decide […]
Posted: March 25, 2020, 7:34 pm
Kyle Busch had quite the storybook season in 2015. Before the NASCAR Cup Series could even begin with the annual opening Daytona 500, the driver of the No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota was sidelined with injuries to both legs. Busch missed the first 11 races but later won five of the 25 he did […]
Posted: March 25, 2020, 4:02 pm
A convergence for rebroadcasts of archival NASCAR races is shaping up to be a special remembrance of manufacturer milestones. On Wednesday at noon ET, NASCAR.com is set to re-air the 2015 Cup Series finale from Homestead-Miami Speedway, where Kyle Busch became the first Toyota driver to win the championship in NASCAR's top division. Later that […]
Posted: March 25, 2020, 12:45 pm
With NASCAR on hiatus because of the ongoing battle against the coronavirus, checking the 2020 driver standings has probably been sporadic at best -- and rightfully so. But by reflecting back on the first four races of the season, it becomes apparent there were some pretty incredible early developments. And although it's a small sample […]
Posted: March 25, 2020, 12:43 pm
When NASCAR does return to racing this season, it’s quite possible race schedules will look a lot different than originally envisioned.
Posted: March 24, 2020, 9:54 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Last Sunday, NASCAR, iRacing and FOX Sports teamed up to deliver the first-ever eNASCAR iRacing Pro invitational Series event. Today, FOX Sports is committing to coverage of the remainder of the season, beginning Sunday, March 29, at 1:00 PM ET live from virtual Texas Motor Speedway. Entitled FOX NASCAR iRACING, the races […]
Posted: March 24, 2020, 9:46 pm
Timmy Hill and Garrett Smithley did not hoist any virtual trophies at the virtual Homestead-Miami Speedway, but they certainly finished Sunday's inaugural eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational with a real smile and very real sense of accomplishment. Normally, the two drivers compete for smaller teams in the NASCAR Cup Series and are just happy to make […]
Posted: March 24, 2020, 6:35 pm
Seated inside a simulator in his living room, Denny Hamlin grew thirsty as he virtually raced some of his top rivals. Put the yellow out: Hamlin opened the soda and promptly sprayed his pants and the pricey simulator that cost him north of $40,000 to build. It wasn't even the funniest moment from NASCAR's bold attempt to provide fresh content to a nation starving for sports.
Posted: March 23, 2020, 9:09 pm
Reality has been unsettling lately -- inconvenient at best and frightening at its worst. News of the global COVID-19 pandemic's outbreak has spread into all facets of daily life and recreation. That's meant an unprecedented impact on the sports world, including stock-car racing and the weekly show as we knew it. That's part of why […]
Posted: March 23, 2020, 6:30 pm
It was the season when Jimmie Johnson claimed his seventh career NASCAR Cup Series title. The site of this historic moment was Homestead-Miami Speedway on Nov. 20, 2016. Johnson had to move to the rear of the field for the Ford EcoBoost 400 because of an unapproved body modification, putting him at an immediate disadvantage […]
Posted: March 23, 2020, 4:00 pm
Garrett Smithley came away from Sunday’s first eNASCAR Pro Invitational Series event with a lot of exposure but he believes there was a far more important takeaway.
Posted: March 22, 2020, 11:44 pm
Which channels have NASCAR programming this week? We answer that and give the weekly NASCAR television listings here in the NASCAR TV schedule. Note: All times are ET. MORE: How to find NBCSN | Get the NBC Sports App | How to find FS1 | Get FOX Sports App Monday, March 23 3:30 a.m., FOX […]
Posted: March 22, 2020, 9:42 pm
The stands were packed, Jimmie Johnson caused several wrecks, Denny Hamlin raced barefoot and damaged cars were repaired with the push of a button - a few virtual signs that NASCAR backed quite an unreal race. NASCAR eased off the brake in the real sports world brought to a sudden halt by the coronavirus and introduced the country to iRacing with some of the sports biggest stars. Hamlin, the three-time Daytona 500 winner, beat Dale Earnhardt Jr. off the final corner Sunday at virtual Homestead-Miami Speedway to win the bizarre spectacle.
Posted: March 22, 2020, 8:49 pm
US stock car drivers turned to the internet to compete and entertain fans with a televised virtual race Sunday while the actual series remained shut down due to the coronavirus pandemic. Drivers in the National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) competed over a virtual replica of the Homestead Miami Speedway oval, where an actual race was to have been conducted on Sunday. Cars remained silent and race tracks sat empty as drivers turned to the internet for the eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series with simulated overtaking and realistic sounds.
Posted: March 22, 2020, 7:35 pm
It was a thrilling day of racing at virtual Homestead-Miami Speedway Sunday in the first ever eNASCAR Pro Invitational Series event.
Posted: March 22, 2020, 7:27 pm
Denny Hamlin edged Dale Earnhardt Jr. in a door-banging final push to the checkered flag in Sunday's eNASCAR iRacing Pro Series Invitational debut event, the Dixie Vodka 150, at iRacing's virtual Homestead-Miami Speedway. Hamlin, who also won the NASCAR Cup Series season-opening Daytona 500, admitted Sunday's iRacing event was certainly a different experience. He noted […]
Posted: March 22, 2020, 7:25 pm
Numerical entry list for Sunday's Dixie Vodka 150 (1:30 p.m. ET, FS1) for the eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series at virtual Homestead-Miami Speedway. (Field is 29 former or current NASCAR Cup Series drivers locked in by invitation, plus six drivers from the Xfinity and Gander Trucks Series who advanced by a 20-lap qualifying race.): No. […]
Posted: March 22, 2020, 4:49 pm