15-year-old Sam Mayer of Franklin on rapid rise toward NASCAR

15-year-old Sam Mayer of Franklin on rapid rise toward NASCAR

Sam Mayer of Franklin takes a break during practice at the Slinger Speedway season opener, one of the few races he has done in his home state.(Photo: Dave Kallmann / Milwaukee Journal Sentinel) Scott Mayer was dropping off his son, Sam, last month in North Carolina. Sam would spend much of his summer there, 850 […]

Kyle Busch outduels Kyle Larson at Chicagoland for fifth win

Kyle Busch outduels Kyle Larson at Chicagoland for fifth win

CLOSE Kyle Busch feels that NASCAR should not only promote its young stars, but also established drivers such as himself, and Jimmie Johnson and Kevin Harvick. USA TODAY Sports Kyle Busch celebrates on the start/finish line after winning the Overton’s 400 Sunday at Chicagoland Speedway.(Photo: Mike DiNovo, USA TODAY Sports) JOLIET, Ill. — Highlights of […]

Top Cup drivers still seeking first win of 2018 season

Top Cup drivers still seeking first win of 2018 season

Mike Hembree, USA TODAY Published 5:49 p.m. ET June 29, 2018 CLOSE SportsPulse: USA TODAY Sports’ Mike Hembree tells us why Martin Truex Jr. is a threat to win the Overton’s 400 on Sunday. USA TODAY Sports Kyle Larson recorded four victories last season but has come up empty so far in 2018.(Photo: Mike DiNovo, […]

NASCAR driver drawing praise for helping stranded family

NASCAR driver drawing praise for helping stranded family

JOLIET, Ill. — Jesse Iwuji was driving home last weekend when he encountered a potentially dangerous situation on the side of the road. That’s when his training took over. His Navy and NASCAR training. The 30-year-old Iwuji is drawing praise for helping a family of four stranded on the shoulder of Interstate 5 in California […]

Sevierville’s Blake Jones transitions from moonshine job to NASCAR

Sevierville’s Blake Jones transitions from moonshine job to NASCAR

CLOSE The sport’s tradition is laced with stories of moonshine drivers. Tyler Whetstone/USA Today Network – Tennessee Blake Jones, 18, celebrates his victory in the ARCA Series auto race at Talladega Superspeedway, Friday, May 1, 2015, in Talladega, Ala. (AP Photo/David Tulis)(Photo: David Tulis) On his fourth birthday, Blake Jones received a go-cart from his […]

TBT to when a giant orange invaded NASCAR track

TBT to when a giant orange invaded NASCAR track

The NASCAR Cup Series changed up its schedule a bit this year, so instead of the Chicagoland Speedway race being the first of the 10-race playoffs in the fall, it’s this weekend just shy of the season’s halfway point. So we have the perfect NASCAR Throwback Thursday to honor that. Things at Chicagoland – which […]

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