Coca-Cola 600 sets (extra) stage for playoff push
Cup drivers, including Dale Earnhardt Jr., can earn extra points during the 400-lap race at Charlotte thanks to NASCAR adding a fourth stage. And those same points could be what gets a team into the playoffs.
Bryan Clauson's legacy, inspiration lives on through organ donations
Bryan Clauson's death after a race accident in August left the people in his life devastated. But by being an organ donor, Clauson inspired thousands to join the cause. That will be his legacy -- and it's one to be proud of.
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Nine months after Bryan Clauson was killed in a racing crash, his family meets the recipient of his donated heart: a 63-year-old Army war veteran.
Getting ready for the opening ceremonies at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Kyle Larson will have to start from the rear of the field for the Coca-Cola 600 because he didn't get through inspection in time to make a qualifying lap. He has a fast car, though – he topped the speed chart in the final practice Saturday.
Actor Channing Tatum talks about what he learned from his role in the upcoming film, "Logan Lucky," which is set for release on Aug. 18. The comedy is about brothers who attempt to pull off a heist during a NASCAR race at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Meet three of the five inductees into the 2018 NASCAR Hall of Fame class: (from left) four-time Truck Series champion Ron Hornaday, former car owner and engine builder Robert Yates and broadcaster Ken Squier.
Most pit stalls have the driver's number hanging over his pit stall, but Kevin "Happy" Harvick has a different sort of sign. Harvick, today's 600 pole-sitter, is seeking his first Cup win of the 2017 season.
The Kevin Harvick car on the pole for the Coca-Cola 600 goes through prerace body inspection. The race at Charlotte is the longest – 600 miles – of the season, and it is worth the most of any regular-season race. NASCAR decided two weeks ago to have the race broken into four stages (100 laps, 150 miles apiece) instead of the normal three, and it will award regular-season points and a playoff point at the end of each of the first three stages, just as it does for the first two stages at other events.
The No. 18, driven by Cup driver Kyle Busch, gets a closer look by NASCAR officials.
All of the NASCAR Cup cars will have a name across the windshield of a soldier killed while serving in the U.S. armed forces for the Memorial Day weekend race today at Charlotte Motor Speedway. For most races, sponsor Monster Energy has the windshield banner while the driver names are on the rear window, where they remain for this weekend. Many of the families of those honored today have met the driver whose car is paying tribute to their loved one.
Former NASCAR driver Brett Bodine, whose first Cup race was at Charlotte Motor Speedway in 1986, takes us for a 110-mph lap in the Toyota Camry pace car. Amazing how you feel the bumps going that fast!
NASCAR will add more liquid resin to the upper groove overnight at Charlotte Motor Speedway as it hopes to create enough grip that NASCAR Cup drivers will be able to use that lane to maintain speed or pass cars in the lower lane. Cup drivers who competed in the Xfinity race Saturday did not see considerable difference. Brad Keselowski: "A little bit -- it's better than nothing." Considering temperatures will be cooler for the race Sunday night, the the track could race much different than Saturday afternoon.
Ryan Blaney and Dave Blaney became the first father-son combo to win an Xfinity Series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway as Ryan won Saturday at Charlotte. Six father/son combinations have won the series. The others: Eanhardts (Dale/Dale Jr.), Elliotts (Bill/Chase), Hamilton (Bobby/Bobby Jr.), Labontes (Terry/Justin) and Pearson (David/Larry).
After a second-place finish in the Xfinity race Saturday at Charlotte, Kevin Harvick said he felt he had more options throughout a run of what groove to drive. NASCAR had put some liquid resin in the upper grooves of the corners at Charlotte for additional grip to encourage drivers to try the upper lane.
Blaney starts last, wins Xfinity at Charlotte
Ryan Blaney passed Kevin Harvick on a restart with three laps to go to win the Xfinity Series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Saturday.
Ryan Blaney celebrates after winning Saturday's Xfinity Series race at Charlotte -- his fifth Xfinity win since 2012. Blaney said postrace, "we had a really awesome race car all day. It was nice to break through and get back to Victory Lane."
Justin Allgaier, driver of the No. 7, will start on the pole for today's NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Christopher Bell, considered one of the top young talents in NASCAR, makes his Xfinity Series debut today for Joe Gibbs Racing.
Kyle Larson, the NASCAR Cup series points leader, was fastest in final practice Saturday at Charlotte. Ryan Blaney was second on the speed chart.
The team of Brad Keselowski works on cosmetic damage to his car after he caught the wall in practice Saturday afternoon. The team should be able to fix the car.
Members of the Evil Geniuses Halo team leave the NASCAR Xfinity Series prerace drivers meeting in Charlotte. They will give the command to start engines for the race today.
On Memorial Day weekend, Goodyear adds a message on its NASCAR tires:
Nature's Bakery will sponsor Danica Patrick and Clint Bowyer for a total of four races as part of a settlement agreement between the snack company and Stewart-Haas Racing. SHR had sued Nature's Bakery in February after the company dropped its sponsorship of Patrick one year into the three-year deal.
Lingering effects of Aric Almirola's violent crash
Looking back at Aric Almirola's wreck, "it's no wonder that his back was hurt" appears to be a common undertone among drivers who are fully aware they could face a similar injury with a crash of that magnitude.
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