Meet the NASCAR legends who inspired four new 'Cars 3' characters
Why wait for the June 16 debut? Here's a sneak peek of a new image from the movie with the new cars -- and an introduction to the racers behind them.
Clint Bowyer's resurgence building steam
Clint Bowyer has been through some tough times as a NASCAR driver, but his first five races with Stewart-Haas Racing show things are definitely looking up.
Team Penske will appeal the penalties issued last week to Brad Keselowski and his team for failing postrace measurements at Phoenix. The two races remaining in crew chief Paul Wolfe's three-race suspension have been deferred pending appeal of the penalties, which included a reduction of 35 points for Brad Keselowski and a $65,000 fine to Wolfe.
Rogers, crew chief for Suarez, takes leave
Scott Graves will serve as crew chief for rookie Daniel Suarez after Joe Gibbs Racing announced that Dave Rogers is taking an indefinite leave of absence.
Daniel Suarez crew chief Dave Rogers is taking an indefinite leave of absence for personal reasons. He will be replaced by Scott Graves, who has been an Xfinity Series crew chief at JGR.
Stewart-Haas Racing team has dropped its appeal of penalties issued last week for an unapproved track bar slider assembly used during the March 19 race at Phoenix, according to a NASCAR spokesman. Crew chief Rodney Childers will serve a one-race suspension this weekend at Martinsville. Harvick was docked 10 points and Childers fined $25,000 for the violation. Harvick, on his weekly SiriusXM show, said: "It's kind of like growing up as a kid -- sometimes you get in trouble and you have to suffer the consequences."
Stewart wants some lawsuit claims dismissed
Tony Stewart filed a motion Tuesday asking a federal judge to dismiss many claims the parents of Kevin Ward Jr. brought in a wrongful death lawsuit they filed against the driver.
While Atlanta Motor Speedway President Ed Clark said Goodyear was one of the entities consulted on the decision to delay the track's repave by at least a year and what type of schedule it would need to determine a tire once the repave happens, Goodyear and NASCAR have yet to sign an agreement for the company to remain as the sole tire supplier beyond 2017. Goodyear statement: "Goodyear has been committed to NASCAR for more than 60 years and we remain in discussions with intent to continue our strong relationship."
Atlanta Motor Speedway won't repave its 1.5-mile surface prior to the 2018 season. The track had initially planned to repave after the race earlier this month but listened to the pleas of drivers who like the worn surface. The challenge for the track will be to seal it enough so it doesn't come apart during the race as it already is three years past the time engineers have recommended a repave.
It's time to see the All-Star Race light ... at Martinsville
Imagine the All-Star Race in midsummer, in the middle of the week, and everyone would want to see it, under the lights. It's time to embrace change -- and Martinsville, brothers and sisters.
Rundown: For some drivers, things went south on swing out west
NASCAR's annual swing through the west coast sported winners and losers. Count Jimmie Johnson and Matt Kenseth as two drivers ready to head east this week.
Larson involved in minor accident after Cup win
Fontana Sprint Cup race winner Kyle Larson tweeted "nobody was injured" after he was involved in a minor car accident after leaving the Auto Club Speedway on Sunday night.
Chip Ganassi said one of the reasons for the improved performance of Kyle Larson is ... Kyle Larson. He explains:
Larson stays hot, wins at Fontana.
After winning the pole, Kyle Larson wins his second career Monster Energy NASCAR Cup race by taking the checkered flag in Fontana. It's Larson's fourth consecutive top-two finish.
Kyle Larson, whose roots are in sprint-car racing, reflects on the death of sprint-car racer Dave Steele in a racing accident Saturday:
Kyle Larson goes one better with Fontana win
Kyle Larson was tagged as the next big thing when he entered NASCAR Cup competition in 2014. With a string of second-place finishes and a win Sunday, he finally appears poised to deliver.
Clint Bowyer finished third and was the only Stewart-Haas Racing driver in the top-10 Sunday at Auto Club Speedway. He ran in the top-10 much of the day while his teammates struggled throughout. Why? He tried to explain:
Larson hangs on to win at Fontana
Kyle Larson persevered through four late restarts to win Sunday at Fontana, adding his second career victory to his overall Monster Energy NASCAR Cup series points lead.
Kyle Larson wins the Auto Club 400 for the second win of his NASCAR Cup career and his first of the season.
Kyle Larson leads as the NASCAR Cup race enters overtime amid a flurry of late cautions at Auto Club Speedway. Larson pitted with seven laps remaining and restarted fourth with five laps remaining. It took him less than two laps to get by the three drivers who had stayed out on older tires but another caution means he will have to hold the lead for at least one more restart.
Kyle Larson will lead the field to green on a restart with 16 laps left. He is told: "Just run your race." He has finished second in the last three races.
Martin Truex Jr. won the second stage Sunday at Auto Club (Calif.) Speedway. Eighty laps remain. Truex, Kyle Larson , Chase Elliott, Clint Bowyer, Erik Jones and Joey Logano appear to be the top contenders for the race win today at the 2-mile track.
Kyle Larson lost the lead Sunday when he slid into his pit box and ended too close to the pit-stall wall for an efficient stop at Auto Club Speedway. He was fourth and is now second behind leader Martin Truex Jr. with 123 laps remaining. Larson dominated early and knows he has a great car. Larson crew chief Chad Johnston told him: "Be smart. Take care of your stuff. "
No surprise: Kyle Larson won the first 60-lap stage Sunday at Auto Club (Calif.) Speedway. Several cars are running with a little bit of damage from contact early in the race, including Brad Keselowski, Jimmie Johnson and Ryan Newman.
Joey Logano starts 35th, Jimmie Johnson starts 37th -- neither posted a qualifying time -- and Dale Earnhardt Jr. starts at the rear because of a punctured tire for the NASCAR Cup race today at Auto Club (Calif.) Speedway. Logano drove through the field twice Saturday in the Xfinity race, but he expects it to be much harder Sunday even though both drivers will have the advantage of being on sticker tires while most of the field will be on their tires from qualifying. Logano: "The speed difference is not even close. There are so many more competitive cars. It's going to make it a little harder [today]. We had a spectacular [Xfinity] car, so it makes you look like a hero."
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