Auto Racing

Alex Bowman will be without Nationwide Insurance as a sponsor, after the insurance company announced they were opting out of a deal a year early. (Image: USA Today Sports)

Nationwide Exiting Sponsorship of Hendrick Motorsport

Nationwide has decided it’s not on NASCAR’s side and will not be sponsoring  Alex Bowman and the No. 88 car at Hendrick Motorsport after this season. The insurance company had signed a two-year deal last year, but is exercising an opt out clause. The relationship with NASCAR stretches back to […]

Ty Dillon believes NASCAR can do more to increase attendance and television viewership, which has been on the decline that last five years. (Image: LAT Photographic)

More Questions than Answers Regarding Slipping NASCAR Attendance, TV Viewers

NASCAR attendance and television viewership has dwindled the last few years, and there are several thoughts on what the sports can do to make the product more attractive. With the popularity of sportsbetting, and the US Supreme Court overturning the Professional Amateur and Sports Protection Act last year, NASCAR officials […]

Mike Tirico and Danica Patrick led NBC's pre-race coverage of the Indy 500. (Image: Forbes)

NBC Scores Come-From-Behind Victory with Indy 500 Coverage

NBC’s inaugural airing of the Indy 500 reversed a years-long ratings slump, fueling growth expectations for both IndyCar racing and motorsports betting. Starting in the pole position, Simon Pagenaud was one of the favorites going into the 103rd running of the Indy 500. NBC, however, was expected to have an […]

Simon Pagenaud edged Alexander Rossi to win the 2019 Indianapolis 500 by just over .2 seconds. (Image: Jenna Watson/Indianapolis Star)

Pagenaud Outduels Rossi to Win Indianapolis 500 in Dramatic Finish

Simon Pagenaud and Alexander Rossi exchanged the lead five times over the final 13 laps before Pagenaud ultimately came out on top to win the 2019 Indianapolis 500 on Sunday. Pagenaud won the 103rd running of the race by just 0.2086 seconds, the seventh-smallest margin of victory in history. Win […]

Kyle Busch saw his top-10 streak snapped at Kansas Motor Speedway, after receiving a penalty for clipping two many pit row boxes. (Image: USA Today Sports)

Kyle Busch Suggests Penalty was Retaliation for Criticism of Rules

Kyle Busch doesn’t think it was a coincidence that he was critical of NASCAR’s new rules package two weeks ago at Dover, and then was penalized last Sunday at Kansas Motor Speedway. Busch was insinuating retaliation by rules officials after he was critical of the new rules package. With about […]

Kyle Busch was outspoken about the speeds at last week’s race at Dover, saying the new rules package made the cars too fast. (Image: Russell LaBounty/LAT)

Cars, Criticism Flying at Fast Dover International Speedway

The speeds at Dover International Speedway were so fast during qualifying that even some of the NASCAR drivers were alarmed. That was because of the new rules package, that had cars running at 750 horsepower and having more downforce. The most vocal was Kyle Busch, whose fastest qualifying lap was […]

Chase Elliott won the last race at Dover International Speedway, and also won the pole for Sunday’s race. (Image: Garry Eller/HHP for Chevy Racing)

NASCAR Drivers Learn to Love the Pain at Dover’s Monster Mile

A lot of NASCAR race tracks wear down drivers, but none like the Monster Mile at Dover International Speedway. That is where the Gander RV 400 will be held on Sunday. The Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook has Kyle Busch and Kevin Harvick the favorites at 4/1. Joey Logano is at […]

NASCAR announced it was getting rid of group qualifying, and Ryan Blaney said it was what fans wanted. (Image: LA Times)

NASCAR Eliminates Group Qualifying, Reluctantly Returns to Single Car Format

After seeing NASCAR drivers make a mockery of the group qualifying process this season, officials reluctantly switched back to single-car qualifying. The group qualifying had been in effect since 2014, but now Xfinity, trucks, and Cup series will return to single-car qualifying at all oval tracks starting this weekend at Dover. Elimination […]

Chevy teammates Chase Elliott and Alex Bowman finished first and second at Talladega last Sunday. (Image: AP)

Chevy Teams Use New Strategy to Motor Past Ford, Toyota at Talladega

Apparently Chevy teams were tired of being No. 3 in NASCAR, because they employed a new strategy at Talladega and it paid off big. Chase Elliott broke Ford’s seven race streak at the iconic superspeedway, and five of the six top finishers were driving Chevrolets. Instead of fighting each other […]