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 […]

NASCAR backs off package for IMS for fear of creating ‘Indy-only car’

NASCAR backs off package for IMS for fear of creating ‘Indy-only car’

Zach Horrall, IndyStar Published 4:24 p.m. ET June 27, 2018 CLOSE Ricky Stenhouse Jr. and IMS president Doug Boles talk about the dirt track and Bryan Clauson. Matt Kryger/IndyStar Buy Photo NASCAR teams took to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway oval for tire testing Wednesday, June 27, 2018. Here Joe Gibbs Racing’s driver Daniel Suarez talk […]

Why Kevin Harvick wants NASCAR to add races in Canada and Mexico

Why Kevin Harvick wants NASCAR to add races in Canada and Mexico

Kevin Harvick is among the most vocal advocates for NASCAR playing around with its schedule and traveling to different race tracks every year. Prior to the 2018 Cup Series season, he described the 36-race schedule as “stale” and wants to alternate the location of the series finale instead of returning to Homestead-Miami Speedway every year. […]

ZZ Ward helps NBC kick off its NASCAR coverage with a Tom Petty pitch

ZZ Ward helps NBC kick off its NASCAR coverage with a Tom Petty pitch

Mike Hembree, USA TODAY Published 3:54 p.m. ET June 25, 2018 | Updated 7:23 p.m. ET June 25, 2018 ZZ Ward performs Tom Petty’s “Runnin’ Down a Dream” for a NASCAR on NBC promotional spot. Concert — Pictured: — (Photo by: Bob Vereone/NBC Sports Group)(Photo: Bob Vereone, NBC Sports Group) CHARLOTTE — Goodbye, Blake Shelton. […]