In the NASCAR hierarchy and chain of command, the Camping World Truck Series that made its annual stop at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Saturday night is considered Double A in scope, style and substance. It’s sort of like the Texas League in baseball.
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The National Guard is ending its sponsorship of both NASCAR’s most popular driver and one of the most recognizable names in IndyCar.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. took the lead off the final restart with three laps left and won Sunday to complete a season sweep at Pocono Raceway.
A Joe Gibbs Racing airplane bumped into a parked Stewart-Haas Racing one as NASCAR teams were returning (in style) from Sunday’s Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
How the Las Vegas drivers performed in the various NASCAR series.
How the Las Vegas drivers performed in NASCAR’s various series.
How the drivers from Las Vegas performed in the various NASCAR series.
The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Awards will be Dec. 5 at Wynn Las Vegas, the culmination of Champion’s Week in Las Vegas, with Fox Sports 1 televising the event. It will be the sixth consecutive year the awards show has been in Las Vegas.
Brendan Gaughan was back at it, back running around in circles Friday night, in Kentucky. He finished sixth in the NASCAR Nationwide Series race. It was an excellent result; the announcers said the No. 62 South Point Camaro was loose going into the turns, tight coming off.
How drivers from Las Vegas performed in the various NASCAR series.
While Kurt Busch’s bid to complete “The Double” may have failed with an engine failure on lap 271 of the 400-lap race, it won’t stop the former Sprint Cup champion from making another run at history.
Kurt Busch’s attempt at completing “The Double” is over after his car blew an engine late in the Coca-Cola 600.
There’s a scene in the iconic stock-car movie “Days of Thunder” that takes place the night before the big race — the Daytona 500, if memory serves — in which Robert Duvall talks to Tom Cruise’s car. Duvall was cast as crusty crew chief Harry Hogge; Cruise as brash young driver Cole Trickle.
Kurt Busch craned his neck toward a monitor and studied the Indianapolis 500 practice results. He didn’t seem happy with his final practice speed, roughly 3 mph off the pace and not good enough in the Andretti Autosport backup he was forced into after wrecking his own, faster car this week.
Jay Beasley knew he had a lot to take in this season, and he was right. But now he comes off his best finish, a fourth-place showing Saturday in the Casey’s General Stores 150 at Newton, Iowa. So maybe the Las Vegan is beginning to show real promise in his rookie season in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East circuit.
How NASCAR drivers with Las Vegas ties performed.
The rolling kitchen is among the 14 Freightliners that the seven teams of Don Schumacher Racing use to travel the NHRA Mello Yello Series circuit. The convoy will hit 24 locations across the country from February to November.
Kyle Busch won another race at Auto Club Speedway in California Sunday. He suggested that Harry Hogg from “Days of Thunder” should get an assist.
How local drivers fared in the various NASCAR series.
A NASCAR race is more than a mere sporting event where the action happens only between the flutter of a green flag and the flurry of confetti upon a victor.
At least one NASCAR fan remains livid at Las Vegas Motor Speedway officials after he and thousands of other race fans who attended Sunday’s Kobalt 400 race were not allowed to leave a locked parking lot until an hour after the race was over.
Jonathan Goldsmith, the debonair actor from the TV beer commercials, was the guest of Richard Petty’s NASCAR team at the Kobalt 400. He said he drives his father’s 1994 AMC Jeep, and that he would would be driving the No. 6 car in the race.
NASCAR almost fell over while taking a deep bow over Brad Keselowski’s exciting victory at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Sunday. But at least one commentator suggested the rule changes weren’t responsible for Dale Earnhardt Jr. running out of fuel on the last lap.