Stewart, Gibbs, Labonte elected to NASCAR Hall of Fame

Sports 05/22/19, 17:19

Tony Stewart headlined a Joe Gibbs Racing trio that was elected to the NASCAR Hall of Fame on Wednesday.The three-time Cup Series champion will be inducted alongside car owner Joe Gibbs and former teammate Bobby Labonte. Driver Buddy Baker and mechanic Waddell Wilson were also voted in.Fox announcer and former ...

Notable NASCAR artist Sam Bass dies at 57

Sports 02/16/19, 16:15

Sam Bass, NASCAR's first officially licensed artist, has died. He was 57.He suffered from kidney problems. His wife, Denise, announced his death Saturday with a note on his official Twitter account.Bass helped design paint schemes and programs for some of NASCAR's top stars and marquee events. His NASCAR Cup Series ...

NASCAR moving away from restrictor plates, not pack racing

Sports 02/15/19, 15:22

There has been a string of goodbyes at Daytona International Speedway in recent years, from Jeff Gordon and Tony Stewart to Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Danica Patrick.There is another one on tap Sunday: The Daytona 500 will be the final NASCAR race for restrictor plates, the horsepower-sapping devices reduce speed ...

NASCAR needs new stars and Kyle Larson may save the sport

Sports 02/01/19, 13:07

NASCAR's biggest stars have all moved on. Jeff Gordon and Dale Earnhardt Jr. are television analysts while Tony Stewart is racing sprint cars again. Danica Patrick traded her firesuit for athleisure-wear while Carl Edwards just kind of disappeared.America's top motorsports series is in need of a new face. The rapid ...

Trio of NASCAR Hall of Famers forever linked by tragedy

Sports 02/01/19, 12:40

A pair of aviation accidents in a span of 102 days altered NASCAR by claiming two stars in their prime.Alan Kulwicki and Davey Allison died just over three months apart during the 1993 season, which also happened to be Jeff Gordon's rookie year. Kulwicki was the reigning Cup champion at ...

Jeff Gordon altered NASCAR landscape on way to Hall of Fame

Sports 01/31/19, 13:17

Jeff Gordon graduated from racing sprint cars on "Thursday Night Thunder" to the big leagues of NASCAR, arriving with a silly mustache, a mullet and a briefcase that held little more than his Nintendo Game Boy.The 20-year-old from California, who briefly relocated to Indiana for its lowered age requirements to ...

Johnson, Knaus reach checkered flag of championship pairing

Sports 11/18/18, 16:39

Jimmie Johnson walked into a Hendrick Motorsports family reunion on pit road. Hall of Fame driver Jeff Gordon chatted near the No. 48 car while Johnson's wife cradled crew chief Chad Knaus' baby boy.They needed baby wipes as much a checkered flag."It's all about this moment right now," Gordon said.Brooke ...

NASCAR’s Jimmie Johnson lands new sponsor in Ally Financial

Sports 10/28/18, 16:09

Rick Hendrick, a car dealer at the end of the day, pulled off another sales job of Jimmie Johnson to preserve the branding of the seven-time NASCAR champion.Ally Financial Inc. will sponsor Johnson for all 38 races in the next two NASCAR seasons — the remaining years on Johnson's contract ...

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