NASCAR racer kicks off new charity ride on Main Street | Local

NASCAR racer kicks off new charity ride on Main Street | Local

A motorcycle malfunction couldn’t keep Rusty Wallace from making his way to Rapid City on Wednesday. “I guess I ran it too hard,” the retired NASCAR driver told reporters with a laugh. “It blew an engine.” Despite his bike troubles, Wallace still made it to town in time for a charity ride organized in his […]

It’s all or nothing for NASCAR’s Ben Rhodes Saturday at MIS

It’s all or nothing for NASCAR’s Ben Rhodes Saturday at MIS

Ben Rhodes has one shot at qualifying for the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series playoffs. And the 22-year old Louisville native said it’s not going to be easy. The Trucks are returning to MIS’ two-mile superspeedway in Brooklyn for Saturday’s 1 p.m. race, and it is the cutoff race for the division’s playoffs. Rhodes is […]

Ex-NASCAR driver Chris Wimmer happy to help other drivers win races

Ex-NASCAR driver Chris Wimmer happy to help other drivers win races

CLOSE Owner/crew chief Chris Wimmer and his driver, NASCAR Cup rookie Daniel Hemric, chat before practice Tuesday at the Dixieland 250 at Wisconsin International Raceway. (Photo: Dave Kallmann / Milwaukee Journal Sentinel) KAUKAUNA – Chris Wimmer can still drive a race car competitively. At least he’s pretty sure he can, and after 2½ years, the itch […]

How Jimmie Johnson’s road to NASCAR glory began in West Michigan

How Jimmie Johnson’s road to NASCAR glory began in West Michigan

HOLLAND – There’s an autographed photo of Jimmie Johnson hanging in Bud Gebben’s workshop at his Holland home. “To Bud,” wrote Johnson, who is pictured sitting atop his Chevrolet off-road race truck. “Thanks for teaching me how to drive a stock car.” Gebben laughs at the notion. “It’s like Einstein’s kindergarten teacher taking credit for […]

NASCAR goes road racing at Watkins Glen | News

NASCAR goes road racing at Watkins Glen | News

Saturday, August 03, 2019 7:55 a.m. EDT by Sean Watson NASCAR Monster Energy Series logo (courtesy of NASCAR) WATKINS GLEN, NY – The NASCAR Xfinity and Monster Energy Cup Series have set up shop at Watkins Glen International for some weekend road racing. Today’s agenda features Xfinity Series qualifying and the Zippo 200 at the […]

NASCAR Twitter reacts to ‘Racing Wives’ premiere with praise and jokes

NASCAR Twitter reacts to ‘Racing Wives’ premiere with praise and jokes

Racing Wives — the reality show focused on significant others of NASCAR drivers, including Samantha Busch and Ashley Busch — premiered Friday on CMT (formerly known as the Country Music Channel). It’s a housewives-style docuseries with an obvious sports angle, and it was met with mixed reviews on the internet. The first episode largely served […]