Category: Nascar

Hopes for smooth transition to Mustang in 2019

It took Joe Gibbs Racing about three months into the 2017 season to start returning to its 2016 form following the introduction of a new Camry body style. Some would say six months into the 2018 season, the Chevrolet teams are still trying to find their way after the switch from the Chevrolet SS to…



Chase Elliott wins at Watkins Glen

Chase Elliott earned the first Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series victory of his career in the same way his father, Hall of Famer Bill Elliott, did – on a road course. In his 99th career start, the driver of the No. 9 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet held off a furious charge from reigning champion and defending…



NASCAR teams get creative with sponsors

The NASCAR industry had hoped a downward spiral in attendance and ratings would not be so dramatic in 2018, but the numbers tell a different story. With all three public companies now having reported earnings for the first half of the year, their admissions revenue numbers show a significant drop in ticket sales. The figures…



Where Have The Chevrolets Gone?

Kyle Busch, Kevin Harvick and Martin Truex Jr. — just call them “The Big Three” — have won 14 of 19 NASCAR Monster Energy Cup races this year. All three have won Cups and are at least 33 years old, which sidetracks NASCAR’s “Young Guns” marketing push. Well, good for “The Big Three.” Each is…



Austin Dillon wins 2018 Daytona 500

Twenty years ago, Dale Earnhardt Sr. won his only Daytona 500. Austin Dillon was just  7 years old. Twenty years later, Dillon claimed the Great American Race in Earnhardt’s No. 3. The 27-year-old Dillon won the 60th running of the Daytona 500 in overtime on Sunday after spinning and passing Aric Almirola on the final…



2018 Daytona 500 starting grid Confirmed

Final practice is over and the starting grid for NASCAR’s season-opening Daytona 500 has been set. Alex Bowman took pole and Denny Hamlin the other front row position as a result of qualifying, while Ryan Blaney and Chase Elliott start behind them having won their respective Duels. Among those who have been sent to the…



Kahne wins on long day at Indy

Kasey Kahne has snapped a winless streak dating back to 2014 with a gritty victory in the Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Kahne took what would be the final re-start second behind Brad Keselowski, but held-on around the outside in a green-white-chequered finish in fading light. Kahne was out front when the final of…



Edwards Wins in Charlotte

Carl Edwards scored his first victory for Joe Gibbs Racing with a calculated run in the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte. The Toyota driver made the best of the fuel strategy to conserve his way to the chequered flag ahead of former Roush Fenway Ford team-mate Greg Biffle. The result backed up victory for fellow JGR driver…



Jimmie Johnson wins at Kansas

Jimmie Johnson pulled into victory lane after his late-race gamble paid off to win the rain-delayed Sprint Cup race at Kansas Speedway. Johnson, so dominant on mile-and-a-half tracks, held off Kevin Harvick as the clock struck midnight heading into Sunday. They were chased across the line by Johnson’s Hendrick Motorsports teammates Dale Earnhardt Jr. and…



NASCAR – The Art of Rollover

Motorsport can be a beautiful sight to behold. Mechanical beasts dancing on the edge of control, at speeds that can boggle the mind. It is something that unites motorsport fans around the globe. However, sometimes that dance goes wrong, and all hell can break loose. Take for example suffering a rollover while doing nearly 300km/h…