This is a story that begins on Easter Sunday, 1991. On that day, Darrell Gwynn, the popular NHRA drag racer from Florida, was doing exhibition runs in England when his Top Fuel dragster spun out of control and slammed into the wall at 240 mph.
It was clear early on Saturday that Timothy Peters had a strong truck, but few realized just how good it was until the race was nearly over.
The longtime valley resident Brendan Gaughan has been in town preparing for today’s NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Smith’s 350 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. And the 38-year-old veteran driver said he never has been more comfortable behind the wheel.
At 28, Las Vegan Kyle Busch is on a mission to win the Cup championship that would stamp him as one of the sport’s greats.
At 21 years old, baby-faced NASCAR truck racer Ty Dillon isn’t too much older than the kids that the Las Vegas Motor Speedway is trying to attract to Saturday’s big-time truck race.
NASCAR added Jeff Gordon to the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship field on Friday, a stunning and unprecedented step in the fallout from at least two attempts to manipulate the results at the season-ending race at Richmond last weekend.
Ryan Newman is replacing Martin Truex Jr. in the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship as part of NASCAR’S penalties against Michael Waltrip Racing for manipulating the outcome of last weekend’s race at Richmond.