Martin Truex Jr. had his car parked on the White House lawn and was feted with a day in his honor in his home state of New Jersey. Nearly seven months after winning his first NASCAR Cup championship, Truex’s whirlwind victory tour remains on a barnstorming schedule.
It was the one and only Vegas Grand Prix, and if the 2007 Championship Auto Racing Teams race contested on downtown Las Vegas streets was easily forgotten, one no longer can say the same about the guy who won it.
Kyle Busch led 377 of 400 laps in a dominating Coca-Cola 600 run at Charlotte Motor Speedway to finally break through with a points-race victory at the only NASCAR Cup track that had eluded him.
Will Power hated racing on ovals. He wasn’t a fan of Indianapolis Motor Speedway and figured he would never win the Indianapolis 500.
Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo steadied his nerve when victory threatened to escape him again as he overcame a significant midrace power loss to win the Monaco Grand Prix from pole position on Sunday.
Henderson car owner Sam Schmidt and his No. 1 driver, James Hinchcliffe of Canada, again became a major story of Indianapolis 500 qualifications weekend. For the second time, it wasn’t in the way either had hoped.
“I think that it is a really unique and cool memory to have. Does anyone else have a Lego portrait, and full life-size?” she said Tuesday in Times Square when the statue, in full race suit, was revealed.
For the second straight year, 19-year-old Riley Herbst has been named to the NASCAR Next list identifying young drivers thought to be on the fast track to stock car racing stardom.
The false story claimed that Busch shot himself at his North Carolina home at 11:46 a.m. Monday.