Here are the songs each driver in Saturday night's Cup playoff race at Bristol Motor Speedway chose for introductions.
Posted: September 18, 2021, 11:53 pm
Despite only eight races remaining in the 2021 NASCAR Cup Series season, first-year team 23XI Racing made a significant personnel change. Mike Wheeler dropped his crew-chief responsibilities and upgraded his role as director of competition to a full-time position, the organization announced Thursday. Robert “Bootie” Barker was then tapped to take over atop the No. […]
Posted: September 18, 2021, 8:01 pm
GATLINBURG, Tenn. — Sugarlands Distilling Co., along with racing legend Dale Earnhardt Jr. and wife Amy Earnhardt, together announced a strategic partnership that includes existing and new Sugarlands products to bear the Earnhardt‘s names. The partnership was announced Saturday before the NASCAR Playoffs race at Bristol Motor Speedway. As part of the partnership, Sugarlands‘ Electric […]
Posted: September 18, 2021, 4:08 pm
NASCAR playoff race at Bristol: Start time, lineup, TV, streaming schedule for Bass Pro Shops Night Race
Everything you need to get ready for Saturday night’s Bass Pro Shops Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway:
Posted: September 18, 2021, 1:01 pm
See which 12 of the 16 drivers advance to the second round of the Cup Series playoffs.
Posted: September 18, 2021, 12:21 pm
Here is how the field finished behind winner AJ Allmendinger and what the points look like heading into Xfinity Series playoffs.
Posted: September 18, 2021, 3:16 am
Austin Cindric discusses the final lap at Bristol Motor Speedway after a runner-up finish in the Xfinity Series regular-season finale.
Posted: September 18, 2021, 2:48 am
AJ Allmendinger and Austin Cindric collide, sliding across the start-finish line in a chaotic Xfinity Series final lap at Bristol Motor Speedway.
Posted: September 18, 2021, 2:17 am
AJ Allmendinger went sliding across the finish line to win Friday night's Xfinity Series race after he was hit by Austin Cindric's car.
Posted: September 18, 2021, 2:15 am
If it weren‘t for the final two laps of Friday night‘s NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Bristol Motor Speedway, the No. 16 Kaulig Racing Chevrolet and the No. 22 Team Penske Ford would have left the Tennessee short track rather unscathed. Instead, both were severely damaged due to continuous beating and banging that continued even […]
Posted: September 18, 2021, 12:31 am
Watch the NASCAR Xfinity Series take the green flag for the 2021 regular-season finale under the lights at Bristol Motor Speedway.
Posted: September 17, 2021, 11:54 pm
BRISTOL, Tenn. — With cars bouncing off each other like pinballs through two laps of overtime, AJ Allmendinger took his No. 16 Kaulig Racing Chevrolet three-wide to the bottom, passed Justin Allgaier and Austin Cindric on the final lap and won Friday night‘s Food City 300 at Bristol Motor Speedway. The victory gave Allmendinger the […]
Posted: September 17, 2021, 10:20 pm
The 12-driver NASCAR Xfinity Series Playoffs field is set after Friday night’s regular-season finale at Bristol Motor Speedway. AJ Allmendinger sealed the regular-season championship over defending series champion Austin Cindric by battling Cindric to the line for the win at Bristol, earning 15 extra playoff points heading into the postseason. The No. 16 Kaulig Racing […]
Posted: September 17, 2021, 10:10 pm
Josh Berry will drive Michael Annett's No. 1 Chevrolet at Bristol after Annett re-injured his right leg in a workout according to JR Motorsports.
Posted: September 17, 2021, 6:19 pm
Six past Cup champions are in danger of a first-round knockout from the playoffs in Saturday's elimination race at Bristol (7:30 p.m. ET, NBCSN).
Posted: September 17, 2021, 4:00 pm
MOORESVILLE, N.C. — Michael Annett, driver of the No. 1 Pilot Flying J Chevrolet for JR Motorsports, will miss this weekend’s NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Bristol Motor Speedway after re-injuring his right leg. Josh Berry will drive the No. 1 Friday night in the 300-lap regular-season finale (7:30 p.m. ET, NBCSN, PRN, SiriusXM) on […]
Posted: September 17, 2021, 2:05 pm
As the Next Gen car for the 2022 NASCAR Cup Series prepares for its first taste of competition next season, it’s time to review the development and testing so far and to size up what’s next before the new model’s debut. January 2019: Early discussion The first talks about the Next Gen project begin in […]
Posted: September 17, 2021, 12:18 pm
Kurt Busch making most of transitional year, building with 23XI and giving Ganassi a proper send-off
When Kurt Busch unveiled the news of a change in rides and manufacturers for the 2022 season, the quick-hit video reel included the tagline: “And you thought I was leaving.” There’s a slight sense of defiance there — toward the odds, his age (43) and the conventional wisdom that says the former Cup Series champion […]
Posted: September 17, 2021, 10:56 am
NASCAR's 2022 Cup schedule is part of a series of changes that began more than a decade ago and has transformed the playoffs, car and schedule.
Posted: September 17, 2021, 10:00 am
The first cut-off race of the NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs is already here as the circuit hits the bullring of Bristol Motor Speedway. By this point of the season, there have usually been two races around the concrete half-mile. However, this year‘s first trip to Bristol culminated in the Cup Series‘ first dirt race since […]
Posted: September 17, 2021, 9:23 am
Facing a must-win situation to advance in the Truck Series playoffs, Chandler Smith won Thursday's elimination race at Bristol Motor Speedway.
Posted: September 17, 2021, 3:34 am
In a stunning upset on Thursday night at Bristol Motor Speedway, rookie Chandler Smith stole a victory from reigning NASCAR Camping World Truck Series champion Sheldon Creed, clinched a spot in the Round of 8 of the Playoffs and eliminated Todd Gilliland from the postseason. RELATED: Race results | At-track photos The entire tenor of […]
Posted: September 16, 2021, 11:35 pm
Noah Gragson looks to end the NASCAR Xfinity Series' regular season with a third straight win Friday at Bristol. Here's what you need to know.
Posted: September 16, 2021, 9:30 pm
NASCAR.com breaks down the Cup Series playoff elimination race at Bristol Motor Speedway that will send four championship hopefuls home.
Posted: September 16, 2021, 4:33 pm
Heres everything you need to know about the Bass Pro Shops Night Race NASCAR Cup Series race at Bristol Motor Speedway this weekend.
Posted: September 16, 2021, 3:36 pm
Chip Ganassi Racing will revert to its original pit-crew lineup for this weekend’s NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs race at Bristol Motor Speedway. RELATED: Playoff standings | Bristol weekend schedule A majority of the over-the-wall crew for the Ganassi No. 1 Chevrolet and postseason-eligible driver Kurt Busch was sidelined last weekend at Richmond Raceway because of […]
Posted: September 16, 2021, 3:30 pm
Legendary car owner, friend and champion: Ed Partridge leaves behind iconic resume, lifelong memories
Larger than life. That was Ed Partridge, both in stature and in personality. At 6-foot-7, you could never miss Partridge, whether in the garage of a NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour race or at the track he owned, Riverhead Raceway, on New York‘s Long Island. That‘s because Partridge‘s passion for racing, and for people, always made […]
Posted: September 16, 2021, 12:41 pm
There are three playoff spots still up for grabs as the NASCAR Xfinity Series heads for Friday night‘s Food City 300 at Bristol Motor Speedway (7:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN, PRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio). Three drivers are in unassailable positions above the current elimination line on points — Jeremy Clements, Riley Herbst and Brandon […]
Posted: September 16, 2021, 12:24 pm
When Ricky Craven left his role as a NASCAR analyst for FOX Sports at the end of last season, he essentially drove off in style: behind the wheel of a classic Corvette. After a nearly 30-year racing career that began in the sportsman ranks in his native New England and on through nearly 20 years […]
Posted: September 16, 2021, 7:05 am
NASCAR celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month by hearing from the Mourinos as they showcase their love for racing as a family.
Posted: September 15, 2021, 8:20 pm
Chase Elliott has won the last three Cup playoff elimination races. Will his flair for the dramatic continue Saturday at Bristol (7:30 p.m. ET, NBCSN)?
Posted: September 15, 2021, 6:00 pm
Busch has eight wins in 31 Bristol starts.
Posted: September 15, 2021, 3:32 pm
Homestead-Miami Speedway will return to the playoff portion of the season in 2022, while St. Louis was awarded a Cup Series race and NASCAR will race on Easter Sunday for the first time in more than three decades in schedule changes released Wednesday. Homestead hosted the season finale from 2002 through 2019 but was bumped to an early-season race date last year as NASCAR began experimenting with long overdue schedule changes. Phoenix Raceway was awarded the finale in 2020 and is slated to host it for a third consecutive season next year.
Posted: September 15, 2021, 3:28 pm
Racing on a short track at the Los Angeles Coliseum could answer questions about whether future NASCAR schedules could include stadium racing.
Posted: September 15, 2021, 3:10 pm
NASCAR's Senior Vice President of Strategy and Innovation Ben Kennedy talks about adding Word Wide Technology Raceway to the Cup Series schedule.
Posted: September 15, 2021, 3:06 pm
Alex Weaver brings you the highlights of NASCAR's newly announced 2022 Cup Series schedule.
Posted: September 15, 2021, 3:00 pm
Bristol Motor Speedway hosts an action-packed NASCAR national series tripleheader with the NASCAR Cup Series Round of 16 elimination race, the NASCAR Xfinity Series regular-season finale and the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Round of 10 elimination race. Here’s a look at what Cup Series drivers need to have happen in order to advance. RELATED: […]
Posted: September 15, 2021, 2:35 pm
Noah Gragson will start on the pole for the Xfinity race. Sheldon Creed will start on the pole for the Truck race.
Posted: September 15, 2021, 1:23 pm
Truex will start next to teammate Denny Hamlin.
Posted: September 15, 2021, 1:16 pm
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — NASCAR announced Wednesday the 2022 NASCAR Cup Series schedule, a slate that spans 39 total events. The 2022 schedule builds on the steps taken in 2021 by adding more new and dynamic venues to host NASCAR‘s premier series for the first time. On Tuesday, NASCAR announced the Clash — NASCAR‘s prelude […]
Posted: September 15, 2021, 11:00 am
When Curtis Francois announced his intent to revive the former Gateway International Raceway in 2011, his task seemed daunting. A redevelopment plan was in its infancy, and a handshake deal with NHRA’s drag racing tour was all that went along with a starter one-year lease. Nearly 10 years to the date later, the former racer […]
Posted: September 15, 2021, 11:00 am
NASCAR officials released the 2022 Cup Series schedule Wednesday, unveiling a new-look calendar of events that builds on the dynamic changes that debuted this season while making slight adjustments to the rotation of tracks in the 10-race playoffs. World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway is the only new venue added to the schedule of 36 […]
Posted: September 15, 2021, 11:00 am
Martin Truex Jr. captured the Busch Pole Award for Saturday’s Bass Pro Shops Night Race (7:30 p.m. ET, NBCSN/NBC Sports App, PRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio), the 2021 NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs’ Round of 16 elimination race at Bristol Motor Speedway. RELATED: Complete schedule for Bristol | Betting odds Truex will start his No. 19 […]
Posted: September 15, 2021, 8:59 am
NASCAR will open the 2022 season inside Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in one of the biggest shakeups to its schedule in years. The annual exhibition Clash, held at Daytona International Speedway since 1979, will shift to Los Angeles next year. The invitation-only race was always the kickoff to competitive NASCAR racing and held the week before the season-opening Daytona 500.
Posted: September 14, 2021, 10:56 pm
NASCAR’s Senior Vice President of Strategy and Innovation Ben Kennedy sat down with Alex Weaver to discuss the 2022 Clash that will be run at the L.A. Coliseum.
Posted: September 14, 2021, 10:33 pm
NASCAR.com’s Alex Weaver brings you Up To Speed on NASCAR’s announcement that the 2022 Clash will be run at the L.A. Coliseum.
Posted: September 14, 2021, 10:33 pm
NASCAR will begin its 2022 season at the Coliseum with the Clash, an exhibition race featuring some of the sport's top drivers on quarter-mile track.
Posted: September 14, 2021, 10:30 pm
Spire Motorsports crew chief Kevin Bellicourt was suspended after two loose lug nuts were found on Justin Haley's car in post-race inspection.
Posted: September 14, 2021, 9:20 pm
When NASCAR was organized in late 1947, there was not an abundance of purpose-built race tracks available. Many of the early tracks were at local fairgrounds that hosted numerous other events. As the sport grew with the superspeedway at Darlington, the search continued for venues that offered permanent seating and more spectator comfort. And now, […]
Posted: September 14, 2021, 6:35 pm
NASCAR penalized two Cup Series teams and one Xfinity Series team Tuesday for infractions during last weekend’s events at Richmond Raceway. RELATED: Cup Series standings | Bristol schedule The No. 19 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota of race winner Martin Truex Jr. was found with one unsecured lug nut in Saturday‘s post-race check after the Federated […]
Posted: September 14, 2021, 4:30 pm
JR Motorsports announced Tuesday that Justin Allgaier will be back with the organization in 2022; BRANDT to serve as his primary sponsor in 20 races.
Posted: September 14, 2021, 2:17 pm