NASCAR was hit with a $500 million lawsuit accusing the auto racing body of racial discrimination for preventing black-owned teams and drivers from competing, including in the Sprint Cup Series. Terrance Cox and his company, Diversity Motorsports Racing LLC, filed a lawsuit late on Friday in U.S. district court in Manhattan against NASCAR, its parent
CONCORD, N.C. — Kurt Busch will have the eyes of the motorsports world on him on the biggest motorsports day of the year Sunday. He will have the interest of fellow racers, some admiring him and others wondering why he would want to put himself through¨both the Indianapolis 500 and Coca-Cola 600 on the same
CONCORD, N.C. — Battling back spasms, Sprint Cup Series points leader Jeff Gordon missed final practice for the Coca-Cola 600 Saturday and will have Regan Smith on standby for Sunday’s race. Gordon has battled back issues the last several years but rarely to the point where he has had to get out of his car.
Some of Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s earliest NASCAR memories came at Charlotte Motor Speedway, and he hopes to add another big one by winning the Coca-Cola 600 on Sunday night. Earnhardt grew up watching his late father, Dale Earnhardt, race here more than 30 years ago and has long wanted to win NASCAR’s longest race as
Drivers were not averse to going three-wide and four-wide during Friday’s practice sessions at Talladega, and qualifying could be the same. Chaos. Mayhem. Peril. The unknown. High drama. The potential for calamity and destruction at any given moment. All of these have long been staples of racing at Talladega Superspeedway. Starting on Saturday, they will
NASCAR Sprint Cup driver and 2014 Daytona 500 winner Dale Earnhardt Jr. has been voted Driver of the Year for the first quarter of the racing season. The DOTY voting system is one that is quite unique. The voting panel consists of 17 of the sports leading journalists from all across the United States. When
Brad Keselowski predicted how the new group qualifying will go at Talladega Superspeedway. “A big wreckfest and a disaster,” Keselowski quipped several weeks ago. No wonder it’s on network television. Talladega Superspeedway will play host to the first Sprint Cup group qualifying session at a restrictor-plate track Saturday at 1:10 p.m. ET. The highly anticipated
RICHMOND, Va. — Joey Logano punched his ticket to NASCAR’S playoffs. Marcos Ambrose punched Casey Mears. Logano used a savvy move to get around three dueling former champions in the final laps Saturday night at Richmond International Raceway, and the classic short-track ending caused tempers to flare in a big way in the garage afterward.
Joey Logano looked at a preseason NASCAR publication and was a little surprised to see he was picked to finish 15th in the Sprint Cup standings. He was coming off his best season ever by finishing eighth in 2013 and he figured his second year at Penske Racing should be better than the first. But
DARLINGTON, S.C. — Kevin Harvick, who has had a string of misfortune in recent races, hopes his good fortune from Friday extends throughout Saturday at Darlington Raceway. Harvick will lead the field to green for the Bojangles Southerns 500 at one of the sport’s most historic racetracks. He will have the winner of the race
FORT WORTH, Texas — Tony Stewart will start from the pole for the first time since October 2012 as he leads the Duck Commander 500 field to green Sunday at Texas Motor Speedway. Green flag is scheduled for 3:16 p.m. ET. Stweart’s biggest competition might come from within the Stewart-Haas Racing organization. Kevin Harvick set
MARTINSVILLE, Va. — Kurt Busch passed Martinsville master Jimmie Johnson for the lead with 10 laps to go Sunday and held off the eight-time victor to win at Martinsville Speedway for the first time since October 2002. Johnson, with eight wins in 25 career starts on the 0.526-mile oval, led 11 times for 296 laps. He