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Villeneuve scores maiden NASCAR Euro Series win in Italy
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Villeneuve scores maiden NASCAR Euro Series win in Italy

Jacques Villeneuve, the 1997 Formula 1 World Champion, scored his first-ever victory in the NASCAR Euro Series after a dramatic opening race of its 2021 finals weekend at Vallelunga on Saturday.

The 90s F3000 star winding back the clock in NASCAR Euro Prime

The 90s F3000 star winding back the clock in NASCAR Euro

A multiple F3000 race winner, Marc Goossens was on the precipice of making Formula 1 in the 1990s - but a lack of budget left him without a path to the promised land. Turning to an illustrious racing career in sportscars, Goossens left the endurance circuit to try his hand at racing stock cars - and now calls the NASCAR Euro Series home

NASCAR just tried dirt racing, so what about ice?
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NASCAR just tried dirt racing, so what about ice?

The NASCAR Cup Series has already seen its first dirt race this season in more than 50 years, could a race on ice and snow be next?

NASCAR Euro Series' 2021 schedule features iconic road courses

The NASCAR Whelen Euro Series unveiled its 2021 schedule which will kick off next April in Valencia and feature races on some of Europe’s most iconic tracks.

NASCAR Euro Series set for September return

Following the easing of the COVID-19 pandemic’s stay-at-home restrictions in Europe, the NASCAR Whelen Euro Series announced its plan to return to on-track competition.

NASCAR Euro Series' virtual races to include real consequences

The NASCAR Whelen Euro Series will begin its own virtual racing competition – one that will have a direct effect on the real series once it begins.

Villeneuve to enter team in NASCAR Euro Series

Jacques Villeneuve will enter a team in the 2020 NASCAR Euro Series, as the 1997 Formula 1 world champion and his childhood friend Patrick Lemarie expand their young driver academy.

Roundtable: Will a new crew chief solve the No. 48's problems?

On this week's NASCAR Roundtable, we talk about the new crew chief for Jimmie Johnson, NASCAR's return to road course action and the potential for a new winner.

NASCAR Roundtable: How will PJ1 affect the racing at Pocono?

Kyle Busch looks to tie a record at Pocono Raceway as drivers face some unknowns with the PJ1 traction compound added to the track.

NASCAR Roundtable: Redemption for Kurt Busch at Kentucky

Cole Custer scores another win, Kurt Busch bests his brother at Kentucky and the lack of post-race inspection issues are all discussed in this week's NASCAR Roundtable.

NASCAR Euro, Pinty’s and Mexico series in action this weekend

The NASCAR Pinty’s Series will race the streets of Toronto while the Euro Series visits its only oval track of the year at Raceway Venray in the Netherlands and Peak Mexico visits El Dorado Speedway.

Roundtable: Who will be the next first-time winner?

This Saturday night's NASCAR Cup Series race will be the first at Daytona with the new rules package which could shake things up a bit in the race.

NASCAR Euro: Deodhar impresses with last-to-points charge

Advait Deodhar put on a masterful recovery drive in the Czech Republic round of NASCAR Euro Series after he was spun around by a rival driver at the start of the race.

Loris Hezemans rebounds from problems to win at Autodrom Most

After suffering an engine failure late in the race on Saturday, Loris Hezemans bounced back the best way possible on Sunday. 

Nicolo Rocca scores dramatic win after Hezemans engine trouble

Nicolo Rocca returns to Victory Lane for the first time since 2015 after Loris Hezeman loses motor with four laps to go in the race.

Roundtable: Stage cautions at road courses and Busch vs. Truex

The team shares their thoughts on NASCAR running the full Sonoma layout, the battle between JGR teammates Kyle Busch and Martin Truex Jr., and who is on the hot seat to get a win.

NASCAR Roundtable: Does the punishment fit the crime?

The NASCAR team discusses penalties handed out by NASCAR this weekend to Johnny Sauter and Ross Chastain, as well as who the favorites are to win in Sonoma.

Myatt Snider to replace Johnny Sauter in Truck race at Gateway

Johnny Sauter’s suspension is providing Myatt Snider an extra race in the Gander Outdoors NASCAR Truck Series.

Roundtable: The racing was closer at Michigan, but was it better?

The aero package at Michigan, primetime races and standalone races for the NASCAR Xfinity and Truck Series -- all that and more on this week's edition of the NASCAR Roundtable.

Hailie Deegan wins K&N West race in wild finish

California teenager Hailie Deegan battled teammate Derek Kraus in last-lap tangle in overtime in Colorado to win her second K&N Pro Series West race of the season.

Euro Series Notebook: Three different winners in six events

The Elite 1 division of the NASCAR Whelen Euro Series is setting up to be one of the most competitive ever with three drivers already scoring wins this season.

Frederic Gabillon adds name to Euro Series Elite 1 winners list

Series veteran Frederic Gabillon outlasted Stienes Longin to pick up his first NASCAR Whelen Euro Series Elite 1 victory of the season at Brands Hatch.

Deodhar scores first Euro NASCAR podium at Brands

Indian racing driver Advait Deodhar notched up his maiden Elite 2 division podium in the Brands Hatch round of NASCAR Whelen Euro series on Saturday.

Alon Day makes late pass to score victory in Brands Hatch

Defending NASCAR Whelen Euro Series champ picks up his third consecutive series win on Saturday in the NASCAR Grand Prix UK.

NASCAR Pinty’s and Whelen Euro series return to action Saturday

Two of the three NASCAR international series will be in action this weekend in Canada and the United Kingdom, with the Euro races broadcast on

Roundtable: Expect a wild race at Pocono this weekend

After a wild finish in Charlotte last weekend, the NASCAR team predicts the Cup Series race at Pocono could be wild this weekend.

NASCAR Diversity Awards recognize champions of program

For the 12th season in a row, NASCAR recognized standouts during the NASCAR Diversity Awards program at the NASCAR Hall of Fame in Charlotte.

Roundtable: Is All-Star win a turning point for Kyle Larson?

On this week's edition of the NASCAR Roundtable, we break down the All-Star Race and what it means for Kyle Larson, as well as that pit road altercation between Clint Bowyer and Ryan Newman.

International Speedway Corp. accepts $2 billion NASCAR offer

International Speedway Corp. announced Wednesday it had agreed to a $2 billion merger with NASCAR in a deal that should be completed by the end of the year.

Myatt Snider's NASCAR Euro season features poles and probation

Myatt Snider is off to a strong start in his unorthodox NASCAR season that has taken him to two foreign countries so far.

NASCAR Roundtable: What to expect in the All-Star race

In this week's edition of the NASCAR Roundtable, we preview the All-Star Race and Alex Bowman's chances of breaking into Victory Lane at Charlotte.

Alon Day stays hot to sweep weekend in Italy

Alon Day scores back-to-back Whelen Euro Series wins at Autodromo di Franciacorta to take over the series points lead.

Alon Day scores first Euro Series win of 2019 at Franciacorta

Defending NASCAR Whelen Euro Series champion Alon Day led from flag to flag to collect 18th career NASCAR victory in Italy.

Roundtable: Dover aero package and Kansas predictions

On this week's NASCAR Roundtable, we discuss JGR's winning ways, how the aero package can be improved after Dover and what to expect at Kansas speedway.

Whelen Euro Series signs five-year agreement to remain in Valencia

Historic Circuit Ricardo Tormo course will host NASCAR Whelen Euro Series until at least 2024 with new agreement.

Ander Vilarino sweeps the weekend in Valencia

The Spaniard scores back-to-back wins in the Whelen Euro Series opening weekend to take early lead in the championship standings.

Ander Vilarino makes triumphant return to NASCAR Euro Series

Two-time NASCAR Whelen Euro Series champion Ander Vilarino returned after a four-year layoff to win in his first start for new team Racing Engineering.

Record entries for NASCAR Euro Series opener at Valencia

The NASCAR Whelen Euro Series NASCAR GP at Circuit Ricardo Tormo in Valencia, Spain, on Saturday opens the 2019 season with largest field in series history.

Roundtable: Will Kyle Busch win 10 races in 2019?

We look back on Bristol Motor Speedway where Kyle Busch scored his third win of the season in this week's edition of the NASCAR Roundtable.

Myatt Snider to compete full time in NASCAR Euro Series

Myatt Snider, the 2018 Gander Outdoors NASCAR Truck Series rookie of the year, will compete in the NASCAR Whelen Euro Series full time this season.

NASCAR Touring Notebook: Sam Mayer gets historic win at Bristol

Sam Mayer scores first K&N Pro Series East victory at Bristol Motor Speedway, while Justin Bonsignore wins the Icebreaker 150 at Thompson.

Jacques Villeneuve, Ellen Lohr set for NASCAR Euro Series debuts

The NASCAR Euro Series starts its 11th season on April 13 in Valencia, Spain with two new names expected to be listed on the entry list joining former NASCAR Cup Series champion Bobby Labonte.

Roundtable: Has Jimmie Johnson turned things around?

Chevrolet enjoyed its strongest performance of the year last week at Texas Motor Speedway. Could be a sign of a huge turnaround for the Camaro and specifically, Jimmie Johnson in 2019?

Roundtable: What the 2020 schedule changes mean for NASCAR

On this week's NASCAR Roundtable, we take a look at the schedule changes for the 2020 season and what it could mean for the sport.

NASCAR Mexico champ Ruben Garcia Jr. to compete in Euro Series

Building on the success of the NASCAR Whelen Euro Series program last year, the NASCAR Mexico champion will participate in this year’s driver swap program.

NASCAR Roundtable: Has the new rules worked well so far?

The NASCAR Roundtable is back to tackle some of the hot topics from this past week in NASCAR.

Big goals: Gil Linster wants to conquer the US ovals

After racing two years in the NASCAR Whelen Euro Series, Gil Linster wants to become an oval race driver. The Luxembourger will give his US debut in 2019.

NASCAR Roundtable: Did the aero package live up to the hype?

On this week's edition of the NASCAR Roundtable, we look back on the first race with the full 2019 aero package rules in play.

Promoted: How PFC Brakes set NASCAR standards

PFC Brakes continue to set the standard in high performance brake systems with its CarbonMetallic brake pads continuing to be the first choice of NASCAR championship winning teams.

NASCAR Mailbag: Where is the advantage?

Welcome to another edition of the NASCAR Mailbag where we answer your fan questions!

New Smyrna Speedway: Loris Hezemans impresses at his US debut

Loris Hezemans drew attention to himself in the Pro Late Model Division during the Speedweeks at the New Smyrna Speedway right before the Daytona 500.

NASCAR Mailbag: Car setups and more addressed this week

Will NASCAR switch over to a stock motor is just one of the questions answered this week by NASCAR Editor Jim Utter.

Jeff Gordon leads impressive group into NASCAR Hall of Fame

Four-time NASCAR Cup Series champion leads group of five legends to be inducted in the 10th class of the select group to be enshrined at NHOF in Charlotte, N.C.

Jacques Villeneuve: Zolder track debut will be “important to me”

Former Formula 1 world champion Jacques Villeneuve says that his first-ever race later this year at the Zolder track in Belgium, where his father Gilles was killed in 1982, will be “quite important to me”.

NASCAR Mailbag: Will Jimmie Johnson rebound in 2019?

After going winless in the NASCAR Cup Series for the first time in 2018, will Jimmie Johnson rebound this season and visit Victory Lane?

Promoted: New series offers Euro NASCAR prize drive

A fully paid drive in the NASCAR Whelen Euro Series is the prize for the winner of a new championship for 2019.

NASCAR Whelen Euro Series reveals 2019 rules package

The NASCAR Whelen Euro Series presented its rule package for the 2019 season, which includes ELITE 1 races being 15 kilometers longer.

Register now for the NASCAR Heat Pro League

Before you ring in the new year, register now and help make NASCAR history with NASCAR Heat 3.

Ellen Lohr returns to racing, joining NASCAR Euro Series in 2019

After Jacques Villeneuve, the NASCAR Euro Series can once again boast prominent growth in 2019 with another popular name as Ellen Lohr will race for Df1 Racing from Austria.

NASCAR Mailbag: Does the sport need an engine update?

Welcome to another edition of the NASCAR Mailbag where we answer questions sent in from you the readers.