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Jimmie Johnson Feeling Added Urgency to Win Another NASCAR Sprint Cup Title

No one is suggesting Jimmie Johnson's time at or near the peak of NASCAR has ended. He remains, at age 40, a contender for victory in every Sprint Cup race he enters.<p>It's not a question of whether Johnson can win a Chase, NASCAR's oft-changing format for determining championships in its premier …

Often winning isn’t enough if you’re a NASCAR crew chief

Darian Grubb led Carl Edwards to a pair of wins and a fifth-place finish in points and it still wasn’t enough to prevent Joe Gibbs Racing from removing him as crew chief.<p>That crew chiefs are as easily replaceable as a set of tires is a lesson driven home quite frequently in recent years as the …

Richmond removing seats not all doom and gloom

Don't worry about tracks removing seats. It is simply an adjustment of the times, the way people consume live sporting events amid the current …

Kyle Busch’s 2016 M&M’s paint scheme celebrates 75 years

In 2015, the No. 18 of Sprint Cup Series champion Kyle Busch sported the green colors of M&M’s Crispy when not sponsored by Skittles or Interstate …

Motorsport

First look at the 2016 NASCAR Speedweeks on-track schedule

The 58th running of the Daytona 500 is scheduled for February 21st.<p>Motorsport.com has obtained a copy of the 2016 NASCAR Speedweeks schedule of …

Dancing with the Stars' Mark Ballas Is Engaged

BC Jean, Mark Ballas<p><i>Dancing with the Stars</i> pro Mark Ballas is engaged to his longtime girlfriend and bandmate, singer/songwriter BC Jean, <i>Us Weekly</i> …

Dancing with the Stars

Mark your 📆, #NASCAR Nation! Fan Appreciation day is LEFT around the corner...

+Greg Pavitt only a jr fanboy would think he was a hero<p>Feb 19, 2016<p>+dave Smith Captain Kirk's a hero... At least he saved the universe more than …

The champ unveiled his 2016 look... and it's real solid. -> http://nas.cr/1O...

Well said George Kyle seemed to be at a disadvantage and he won anyway, and if the NASCAR officials decided he deserved this win then it's over til …

Amy Reimann's vintage racing T-shirts

'Black Widow' piece of NASCAR history on the auction block

Want to buy a true old-school NASCAR race car? You'll have your chance at the upcoming Barrett-Jackson Collector-Car Auction in Scottsdale, Arizona.<p>And when we say old school, we mean old, old school.<p>In 1957, Chevrolet decided to create a race car that would dominate NASCAR and establish Chevrolet …

RPM makes it official that Brian Scott will drive the No. 9

As expected, Richard Petty Motorsports has named Brian Scott the full-time driver of the No. 9 Ford for the 2016 Sprint Cup Series season.<p>RPM officials made the announcement Friday morning at the team's Mooresville, North Carolina headquarters.<p>Scott, a full-time XFINITY Series driver the past six …

NASCAR’s Miss Coors Light Is Now Unemployed

It’s all over for the Miss Coors Light Girl and NASCAR. Budget cuts and rebranding have taken the ladies, whose job included awarding the pole winner …

Is NASCAR Facing a Star Power Crisis?

Empires rise and fall. Heroes get older. One generation inevitably replaces another.<p>Jeff Gordon didn't go out as Cinderella but rather as the Prince. Now he will move on to the even more daunting task of finding enough oxygen to breathe in the same Fox Sports television booth as Darrell …

Why Chase Format Won't Allow for Jimmie Johnson-Like Run of Titles

When Kyle Busch won the 2015 Sprint Cup championship, numerous predictions had him going on to win multiple championships from that point in his career.<p>After all, Busch is still quite young (30) and likely has another good 10 to 15 years ahead of him in NASCAR’s premier series.<p>And not surprisingly, …

Lewis Hamilton reveals NASCAR ambition

Lewis Hamilton admits he would love to take part in a NASCAR race "one day" after being an impressed spectator for the series' season finale.<p>Hamilton …

Motorsport

Emotional Jeff Gordon breaks down at NASCAR awards

LAS VEGAS — Friday night’s annual NASCAR awards might have been the official coronation for new Sprint Cup Series champion Kyle Busch.<p>But in many ways, it was Jeff Gordon’s night.<p>Gordon, relatively stoic all year about his upcoming retirement from racing, repeatedly broke down in tears during his …

Motorsport

Report: XFINITY champ Chris Buescher to race full time in Sprint Cup Series

Newly crowned NASCAR XFINITY Series champion Chris Buescher is reportedly headed for a full-time Sprint Cup Series ride in 2016.<p>Buescher, who won the 2015 title in NASCAR's No. 2 division for Roush Fenway Racing, wil compete full time for Front Row Motorsports in the organization's No. 34 Ford, …

Matt Kenseth reflects on snapping 51-race winless streak, NASCAR suspension

Kenseth reflected on the tumultuous season and looked to the future — saying he’d like to race for at least another five or six years — in a …

The 😘. A Look back at the Victory Lane tradition: http://nas.cr/1O6Abco htt...

I was lucky enough to get his autograph. A true champ a legend with a good sense of humor. Hellavah guy.

"You can't even put it into words." What this Championship means to Coach Gi...

Paul Menard? Yeah, he had a pretty solid year: http://nas.cr/1OTKRZN

Cool cartoon! Good effort to all the Drivers in the NASCAR season!!!<p>Dec 9, 2015<p>You are awesome<p>Dec 9, 2015<p>Lol looks like a new character in the …

People Used To Just Crash Motorcycles Into Things For Fun At NASCAR Races

“NASCAR used to just be <i>better</i>,” old people who are very annoying and probably just liked mustaches and cocaine and are definitely right tend to say. …

Automotive Industry

Tony Stewart getting new crew chief for final season in 2016

KANNAPOLIS, N.C. (AP) — Tony Stewart will have a new crew chief for his final season in NASCAR.<p>Stewart-Haas Racing said Monday that Michael Bugarewicz has been promoted from race engineer for Kevin Harvick's team to crew chief for Stewart.<p>Bugarewicz replaces Chad Johnson, who last week left to crew …

Denny Hamlin undergoes ACL surgery

Denny Hamlin underwent successful surgery on his right knee Monday afternoon to repair his Anterior Cruciate Ligament, Joe Gibbs Racing said.<p>Hamlin, who tore his ACL while playing basketball in early September, is expected to make a full recovery in time for Daytona Speedweeks in February.<p>Although …

Brian France blazes ahead in continuing bid to evolve NASCAR

HOMESTEAD, Fla. — Brian France was digesting a hurried lunch and morsels from a just-concluded media forum as a helicopter was prepped to whisk him from Homestead-Miami Speedway. At the other helipad was a business meeting with family members that could alter the sport his clan had overseen since …

Dale Earnhardt Jr. shares social media secrets for Twitter, Instagram

LAS VEGAS – Dale Earnhardt Jr. is expected to pick up his 13th consecutive Sprint Most Popular Driver Award here Friday night, extending his record streak.<p>In the past two seasons, Earnhardt Jr. only has gotten closer to his massive fan base. He delivered on a promise to join Twitter after winning …

Kyle Busch will have surgeries Dec. 17

LAS VEGAS -- NASCAR Sprint Cup champion Kyle Busch will undergo a pair of surgeries Dec. 17 to remove metal parts from his left foot and right leg, he said Thursday.<p>Busch raced this season with a rod in his lower right leg and a plate with screws in his left foot after a February crash during an …

What Matt Kenseth learned during flap with Joey Logano

LAS VEGAS – The thing Matt Kenseth learned the most during the fallout from wrecking Joey Logano at Martinsville Speedway? Who his real friends are.<p>“I think you’ve got to look at every cloud and find a silver lining,” Kenseth told USA TODAY Sports on Thursday. “For me, I’ve learned a lot about …

Dale Earnhardt Jr. voted most popular driver for 13th straight year

LAS VEGAS — Even the retirement of a NASCAR legend couldn’t change this simple fact: Dale Earnhardt Jr. is still NASCAR’s most popular driver.<p>Earnhardt’s fans shrugged off any perceived momentum from Jeff Gordon’s farewell tour and voted their driver as the NMPA Sprint Most Popular Driver for a …