Speaking quietly and his voice trembling, NASCAR superstar Tony Stewart said Friday that the death of Kevin Ward Jr. will “affect my life forever” as he returned to the track for the first time since his car struck and killed the fellow driver during a sprint-car race in New York three weeks ago.
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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.
Small team headed by longtime Las Vegas resident comes up big in Astrodome parking lot.
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.
Famous No. 20 light blue and orange movie car expected to attract huge bids at Pebble Beach auction in August.
The Electric Daisy Carnival arrives at Las Vegas Motor Speedway this weekend with a pulsating beat and millions of dollar signs, just like NASCAR Weekend. Is it possible the EDC disc jockeys have become bigger stars than their NASCAR counterparts?
Four Las Vegas-area motocross riders qualified for the Amateur National Motocross Championships next month in Hurricane Mills, Tenn.
How NASCAR drivers from Las Vegas performed in the various series.
Of all the father-and-son bonds spawned by sports, I often think of the ones in auto racing first. Sometimes there is tragedy when it comes to fathers and sons at speed. And so it is these relationships that seem more profound.
The father-and-son racing team of Don and Mason Sargent will spend Father’s Day weekend at the track, just like many other weeks. They lead their respective classes in the points standings at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway Bullring.
How Las Vegas drivers performed in the various NASCAR series.
How NASCAR drivers with Las Vegas ties performed in the various series.
Last Sunday was Christmas for gearheads: The Monaco Grand Prix, Indianapolis 500 and Coca-Cola 600, all on the same day. I found a camshaft in my stocking. When I woke up, Bobby Unser already had come down the chimney to polish off the Valvoline and cookies.
How drivers with Las Vegas ties performed in the various NASCAR series.
Friday night at Orleans Arena, Carey Hart will be honored for his accomplishments with induction into the Southern Nevada Sports Hall of Fame. He will be joined by drag racing team owner Ken Black, the Herbst family, which has enjoyed success in off-road racing, golfer Chris Riley and UNLV baseball coach Tim Chambers.
Ken Black likes to think of himself as a builder. It can be a house. Or a dragster. The man is hands-on in everything he does.
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.
Some Indianapolis 500 race fans didn’t need to worry about waking up early Sunday morning and joining lines of traffic to get into the Indianapolis Motor Speedway — they were already in place after spending the night “glamping” within the track’s vast infield.
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.