Las Vegas resident Jason Kiser won four races last year as a rookie en route to the series championship in the NASCAR Super Stock class at Las Vegas Motor Speedway’s Bullring and has won four times this year and leads the points standings.
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The Confederate flag has become a divisive symbol as well as a remnant of a South that fought to protect the institution of slavery. Among those people the flag offends is Brian France, chairman of NASCAR, who has aggressively sought a leadership role in response to the events in Charleston, S.C.
The California race almost ended in tragedy when Ryan Briscoe’s car — racing in a pack — flipped on the final lap. “This is the Las Vegas situation all over again, but 500 miles,” said driver Will Power, recalling the crash that killed Dan Wheldon at Las Vegas Motor Speedway four years ago.
Micah Roberts, a former race and sports book director who has been setting NASCAR odds since 1995, analyzes the field for Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Toyota/Save Mart 350 at Sonoma Raceway in Sonoma, Calif.
Las Vegan Jay Beasley is coming off back-to-back top-five finishes in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East. “I felt like I needed to step it up this year and focus on what I’m doing, learn more and be more aggressive behind the wheel,” he said.
Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s No. 88 car will be emblazoned with a Windows 10 paint scheme for two upcoming races.
With his legal troubles behind him, Kurt Busch is back winning on the racetrack in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. The Las Vegan said he was humbled by the call from the Southern Nevada Sports Hall of Fame. “I’m proud to be representing Las Vegas.”
Micah Roberts, a former race and sports book director who has been setting NASCAR odds since 1995, analyzes the field for Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Quicken Loans 400 at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, Mich.
In his first NASCAR Xfinity Series race back from a broken right leg and left foot, Kyle Busch proved conclusively that he hasn’t lost a step.
Micah Roberts, a former race and sports book director who has been setting NASCAR odds since 1995, analyzes the field for Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Axalta 400 at Pocono Raceway in Long Pond, Pa.
NASCAR Sprint Cup qualifying can be fraught with twists, turns and unexpected bumps in the road. Friday’s qualifying session at Pocono Raceway, which saw Las Vegan Kurt Busch capture the pole for Sunday’s Axalta ‘We Paint Winners’ 400, had them all.
Micah Roberts, a former race and sports book director who has been setting NASCAR odds since 1995, analyzes the field for Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup FedEx 400 benefiting Autism Speaks at Dover International Speedway in Dover, Del.
Las Vegas resident Jamie Little, a pit road reporter for Fox Sports, had the experience of a lifetime last weekend, covering the Indianapolis 500 and NASCAR Sprint Cup Coca-Cola 600 on Sunday. Among her highlights was riding in the back of a pace car before the Indy 500.
Colombian Juan Pablo Montoya came from the back of field to win the 99th Indianapolis 500 on Sunday.
Judge Bill Jansen, who was justice of the peace in Las Vegas for 26 years, traveled to his first Indianapolis 500 in a Packard Clipper, if that tells you anything. The year was 1949. The track still was made of bricks.
Micah Roberts, a former race and sports book director who has been setting NASCAR odds since 1995, analyzes the field for Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C.
The birth of his son capped a milestone week for Kyle Busch, who returned to competition last Saturday after breaking his right leg and left foot Feb. 21 at Daytona during a NASCAR Xfinity Series race and missed the first 11 Sprint Cup points races of the season.
NASCAR Sprint Cup driver Brendan Gaughan, who is from Las Vegas, will honor a fallen soldier with a special sticker on his car in Sunday’s Coca-Cola 600 in Concord, N.C. Tech Sgt. John Chapman was awarded an Air Force Cross posthumously for his actions in 2002 in Afghanistan.
Several scary crashes have marred practice for the Indy 500. The prospect of their cars being turned into flying machines has piqued the interest of the casual sports fan, but it has everybody in racing concerned.
Bruton Smith, 88, was elected into the NASCAR Hall of Fame on Wednesday. He is the executive chairman of Speedway Motorsports Inc., which owns Las Vegas Motor Speedway and seven other tracks.
Veteran motor sports handicapper Micah Roberts analyzes the field for the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race on Saturday at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C. Coverage begins at 6 p.m. on FS1 (Cox Cable 329).
The Bullring at Las Vegas Motor Speedway will celebrate Armed Forces Day by paying tribute to local armed services members and veterans on Saturday.
Saturday night’s race is the first All-Star event on FS1. To be perfectly blunt, the All-Star race has always been a bit of a loser on TV, especially on cable channels with fewer households than the networks.
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