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How to become a NASCAR driver: Where to start, sponsors and more

The initial step if you want to qualify as a NASCAR driver is to visit your local racetrack...

Cast of Netflix’s new sitcom race off using NASCAR Heat 5 video game

Netflix’s NASCAR-themed sitcom – The Crew – debuts this week, starring Kevin James (The King of Queens, Kevin Can Wait) as crew chief and Sarah Stiles (Billions).

Remembering Daytona 500 1981 - Petty’s seventh heaven
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Remembering Daytona 500 1981 - Petty’s seventh heaven

Lewis Hamilton and Michael Schumacher have both won seven Formula 1 world championships but there is only one man that has conquered NASCAR's Daytona 500 seven times: The King - Richard Petty.

Rolex 24: Chase Elliott explains challenge of Prototype switch

NASCAR Cup champion Chase Elliott says that adapting to an IMSA Prototype’s rolling speed through turns was the trickiest part of his simulator preparation for the Rolex 24 Hours.

Paludo returns to NASCAR competition with JR Motorsports

Six-time Porsche Carrera Cup champion Miguel Paludo will return to NASCAR competition this season for a part-time Xfinity Series schedule.

NASCAR to require Hailie Deegan to take sensitivity training

NASCAR on Monday penalized driver Hailee Deegan for using a slur during a live broadcast of an iRacing event.

Ferrucci to race part-time NASCAR Xfinity schedule in 2021

Santino Ferrucci has joined NASCAR Xfinity team Sam Hunt Racing to run a part-time schedule this year.

Why Roger Penske is an American motorsport icon Prime

Why Roger Penske is an American motorsport icon

In this exclusive one-on-one interview, Roger Penske reveals the inner drive that has made him not only a hugely successful team owner and businessman but also the owner of Indianapolis Motor Speedway and IndyCar. He spoke to David Malsher-Lopez.

NASCAR champ Elliott joins Action Express for Rolex 24

Reigning NASCAR champion Chase Elliott will join Felipe Nasr, Pipo Derani and Mike Conway in the #31 Whelen Engineering AXR Cadillac DPi-V.R for the Rolex 24 at Daytona.

23XI Racing, Wallace unveil sponsors for inaugural Cup season

23XI Racing unveiled its primary sponsor partners for its debut 2021 season and most are very familiar to driver Bubba Wallace.

Moffitt adds fulltime Truck ride to 2021 NASCAR plans

Brett Moffitt lost one fulltime NASCAR ride after the 2020 season but now has two for 2021.

Corey Heim wins first ARCA race at Kansas; Holmes claims title

A pair of first-timers dominated the season finale of the ARCA Menards Series at Kansas Speedway.

“Business limitations” keep Honda out of NASCAR for now

Honda Performance Development president Ted Klaus suggests that more technical commonality at U.S. motorsport’s pinnacle would encourage manufacturers to diversify.

IndyCar, NASCAR to team up again in 2021 at IMS Road Course

IndyCar and NASCAR will once again combine for a doubleheader race weekend at Indianapolis Motor Speedway next season but with an added twist.

Podcast: Does Formula 1 have a restarts problem?

Formula 1's safety car procedure is in the spotlight this week after a chaotic Tuscan Grand Prix saw four cars wiped out during a restart.

Pearn: Indy 500 venture with ECR doesn’t signal a career U-turn

Cole Pearn, the former NASCAR Cup championship-winning crew chief with Martin Truex Jr., says his deal with Ed Carpenter Racing for the Indianapolis 500 is not a sign that he wants to get back into racing full-time.

Ed Carpenter Racing signs ace NASCAR crew chief Pearn for Indy

Conor Daly’s #47 U.S. Air Force ECR-Chevrolet for the Indy 500 will be run by Cole Pearn, the crew-chief who helped turn Martin Truex and Furniture Row Racing into one of the most formidable combinations in NASCAR Cup.

Johnson’s first IndyCar run impresses Ganassi’s Hull, Dixon

Seven-time NASCAR Cup champion Jimmie Johnson drove a Chip Ganassi Racing-Honda for over 120 laps of Indianapolis Motor Speedway’s road course, leaving himself overwhelmed with enthusiasm and impressing the team’s managing director Mike Hull and five-time IndyCar champion Scott Dixon.

Johnson: Chevy “understanding” about IndyCar test in a Honda car

Seven-time NASCAR Cup Series champion Jimmie Johnson says Chevrolet understands that his first IndyCar test in a Chip Ganassi Racing-Honda next week is all about getting track time.

Daly, Pagenaud: IndyCar, NASCAR double-header at IMS is “awesome”

Both Team Penske’s Simon Pagenaud and Ed Carpenter Racing’s Conor Daly say they regard this weekend’s double-header of NASCAR and IndyCar action at Indianapolis Motor Speedway as “huge” and something they’d like to see occur more often.

Jimmie Johnson to test Ganassi IndyCar at IMS

Jimmie Johnson will get his first test in an IndyCar next week, driving a Chip Ganassi Racing-Honda around the Indianapolis Motor Speedway’s road course.

eNASCAR Heat Pro League highlights to make MAVTV debut
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eNASCAR Heat Pro League highlights to make MAVTV debut

Two back-to-back 90-minute broadcasts highlighting all of the excitement from the first two races of eNASCAR Heat Pro League Season 2 premiere on MAVTV Sunday, June 21st, at 8 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. ET.

No fans allowed in NASCAR-IndyCar double-header at IMS

The July 4 weekend double-header at Indianapolis Motor Speedway will not be open to the public, it was announced today, “following extensive consultation with local and state officials.”

NASCAR look for Supercars squad

Tickford Racing's Ford Mustangs will sport NASCAR-inspired liveries during tonight's virtual trip to the USA.

Rain threatens to halt NASCAR's return to action

Heavy rain has moved into the Carolinas and threatens to throw a roadblock into the continuation of NASCAR’s return to racing this week.

Police arrest man following bomb threats to Darlington Raceway

Darlington County Sheriff’s Investigators have arrested a man accused of leaving threatening messages at Darlington Raceway.

Alfredo takes Saturday Night Thunder win at Dover

Anthony Alfredo prevailed in a late-race battle with Alex Labbe to take the eNASCAR Saturday Night Thunder win at Dover.

NASCAR remains on hiatus as N.C. governor extends order

NASCAR races remain on hiatus as North Carolina extended its stay-at-home order due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

eNASCAR Heat Pro League gears up for second season
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eNASCAR Heat Pro League gears up for second season

The second season of the eNASCAR Heat Pro League gets underway Wednesday night with several new competitors and some competition changes.

Texas becomes latest track to stake a claim for NASCAR's return

NASCAR tracks are getting anxious to return to real racing with a rush of announcements in recent days by several claiming they are prepared to host events with no fans.

North Carolina governor holds brake on NASCAR racing resumption

NASCAR’s desire to begin racing again next month without fans appears to have received a cool response from the North Carolina governor’s office.

Gossage: No interest in Texas IndyCar race without fans

Texas Motor Speedway president Eddie Gossage says that the track will not host this year’s NTT IndyCar Series season-opener as a TV-only event, but says he has for a long time advocated the idea of an IndyCar/NASCAR Cup double-header.

Dirt star Logan Seavey wins inaugural Saturday Night Thunder

With only five stock car racing starts to his name, Logan Seavey put on quite a show in a virtual battle Saturday night with numerous NASCAR stars.

Jimmie Johnson joins IndyCar Esports race line-up

Seven-time NASCAR Cup champion Jimmie Johnson has joined the ranks of IndyCar stars and other pro drivers for tomorrow’s IndyCar iRacing Challenge.

Foyt cites Ward as toughest rival, says sims are “waste of time”

Racing icon A.J. Foyt has been responding to fans’ questions on social media, and has declared that two-time Rodger Ward was his fiercest opponent on both dirt and pavement, and has expressed strong disinterest in simulator racing.

Jimmie Johnson to test Arrow McLaren SP-Chevrolet

Seven-time NASCAR Cup champion Jimmie Johnson will make his IndyCar debut at Barber Motorsports Park next month.

Hinchcliffe joins NBC Sports for IndyCar, NASCAR, IMSA coverage

James Hinchcliffe will serve as an analyst for NBC Sports’ coverage of IndyCar, Indy Lights, IMSA and NASCAR in 2020, making his on-air debut for the NTT IndyCar Series season-opener at St. Petersburg.

Sam Mayer wins wild ARCA East season opener at New Smyrna

Reigning ARCA East series champion Sam Mayer picked up where he left off, winning a wild season opener Monday night at New Smyrna (Fla.) Speedway.

John Andretti loses his battle with cancer

Former Indy car and NASCAR race winner John Andretti, 56, has died after a long battle with colon cancer.

Kevin Harvick: Running a modified race "on my bucket list"

Kevin Harvick enjoyed his first opportunity to drive a NASCAR modified car and said he wouldn’t go through the process if he didn’t want to one day run a race.

Hailie Deegan to honor Lyn St. James in Mustang GT debut

Hailie Deegan’s debut as a Ford Performance development driver will include a tribute to a pioneer for women in racing.

Ty Gibbs got a taste of Daytona and is 'having a blast'

It almost wasn’t fair for Ty Gibbs, getting to run testing laps (single-car and drafting) at Daytona International Speedway this weekend but not being able to compete in a race at the track.

Hailie Deegan: "Finding our niche" in Daytona ARCA test

Until this month, Hailie Deegan had only visited Daytona International Speedway, having never turned a lap on its oval track or road course.

Hailie Deegan: Move to Ford camp is "the right path for me"

Hailie Deegan saw many benefits in joining Ford’s NASCAR driver development program but the biggest may be the opportunities still to come.

Hailie Deegan now Ford's newest NASCAR development driver

Hailie Deegan will continue her NASCAR career as a development driver but for Ford Performance rather than Toyota, Motorsport.com has learned.

Safety pioneer Bill Simpson dies aged 79

Bill Simpson, a former Indy car driver who turned into one of the sport’s greatest safety advocates and innovators, has died following a stroke.

Ganassi honored with exhibition at Petersen Automotive Museum

“Chip Ganassi Racing: Fast Tracks to Success, 30th Anniversary Tribute” will open at Los Angeles’ Petersen Automotive Museum in December, honoring the modern-day legend’s IndyCar, IMSA and NASCAR triumphs.

Tanner Gray's 'odd' path from NHRA champ to NASCAR driver

Tanner Gray grew up in the world of drag racing but has never wavered in his desire to be a NASCAR driver.

Penske hints at US chance for McLaughlin

Roger Penske has hinted that a chance for Bathurst winner Scott McLaughlin in the US could come in the 'near future'.

NASCAR Modified legend Stefanik killed in plane crash

Seven-time NASCAR Modified Tour champion Mike Stefanik was killed in a plane crash Sunday in Sterling, CT.

Biffle to make Gold Coast Stadium Super Trucks start

NASCAR veteran Greg Biffle will travel to Australia next month to race a Stadium Super Truck on the Gold Coast.

Spencer Davis takes K&N Pro Series win at Gateway

Spencer Davis captured the checkered flag in an incident-filled race at World Wide Technology Raceway Saturday.

IndyCar’s Bommarito Automotive Group 500 weekend schedule

This weekend’s Bommarito Automotive Group 500 on the World Wide Technology Raceway sees the NTT IndyCar Series supported by Indy Lights, Indy Pro 2000 and the NASCAR K&N Series. Here’s what’s on, when it’s on, and how to watch it and listen to it.

Hailie Deegan joins DGR-Crosley for K&N East race at Bristol

Hailie Deegan will be on double-duty this weekend, running the K&N East race on Thursday at Bristol Motor Speedway before heading to Evergreen Speedway for a West race on Saturday.

Max McLaughlin earns first K&N East win at Watkins Glen

Max McLaughlin may have gotten some help from Mother Nature but his victory was still impressive.

2019 Watkins Glen/Eldora NASCAR weekend schedules

Watkins Glen International will host three races while Eldora Speedway welcomes the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Series this weekend.

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.

Andrew Ranger completes western swing with Edmonton win

After winning in Saskatoon on Wednesday Andrew Ranger flexed his muscles with a dominating NASCAR Pinty’s Series win Saturday at Edmonton.

2019 Pocono/Iowa NASCAR weekend schedules

Pocono Raceway will host three races while Iowa Speedway welcomes the Xfinity Series this weekend.

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.