NASCAR orders restrictor plates

NASCAR will use restrictor plates for the Xfinity Series event in July at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The Sanctioning Body released the basic technical rule changes for the 250-mile event that includes the continued use of a tapered spacer, a 7/8ths-inch restrictor plate and air ducts to move air out of the front wheel wells….

NASCAR Driver Lost Season After Inconclusive Drug Test

The NASCAR K&N Pro Series West lost a significant championship contender over the weekend before the season could even start as Ryan Partridge was unable to secure his annual license to compete before the season opener at Tucson Speedway in Arizona. The 28-year-old finished second in the championship last season but wasn’t allowed on the…

NASCAR officials to meet with Austin Dillon and Cole Custer after Xfinity incident

NASCAR officials expect to meet with Austin Dillon and Cole Custer this weekend at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, California, following their incidents on the track on Saturday during the Xfinity Series race at Phoenix International Raceway. Steve O’Donnell, executive vice president and chief racing development officer, appeared on SiriusXM radio and said NASCAR has…

Fresh generation of drivers emerging on NASCAR circuit

Five of the highest-starting eight drivers in NASCAR’s lineup for its Monster Energy Series race on Sunday are 26 or younger. Ryan Blaney, starting next to pole-sitter and teammate Joey Logano on the front row, is 23. Kyle Larson starts in the second row, and he’s all of 24. Blaney finished second in this year’s…

Indianapolis Race Weekend Schedule

Indianapolis Motor Speedway announced Thursday that its Brickyard 400 race weekend will be condensed to two days of on-track activity for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series.   Practice and qualifying for NASCAR’s premier series now are scheduled for Saturday, July 22, bookending the Lilly Diabetes 250 for the NASCAR XFINITY Series. Coors Light Pole…

Pearn, Barker Fined After Las Vegas

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series crew chiefs Cole Pearn and Robert “Bootie” Barker were each fined $10,000 for a lug nut infraction following the Kobalt 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Pearn was calling the shots for Martin Truex Jr. , who led 150 laps en route to the win at LVMS. Barker’s driver, Ty…

Mark Zuckerberg visits Hendrick Motorsports

Mark Zuckerberg, founder and CEO of Facebook, visited Hendrick Motorsports on Tuesday as part of his personal challenge to have visited and met people in every state by the end of the year. Doug Duchardt, general manager of Hendrick Motorsports, led Zuckerberg on a tour of the team’s campus in Concord, N.C. Hendrick Motorsports has won…

Kevin Harvick to Host “Happy Hours” on SiriusXM NASCAR Radio

SiriusXM today announced that 2014 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Champion Kevin Harvick, driver of the No. 4 Ford Fusion for Stewart-Haas Racing and one of the sport’s most popular drivers, will host a new exclusive show on SiriusXM NASCAR Radio, available to listeners nationwide on satellite radios and the SiriusXM app. Happy Hours will…

WATCH: Las Vegas Race Ends In Fight, Kyle Busch attacks Joey Logano

Things got heated in Las Vegas as driver Kyle Busch approached Joey Logano and punched him in the face at the conclusion of the race. Logano’s pit crew can be seen surrounding Busch wrestling him to the ground. Busch got up from the ground with a bloody forehead. Busch was upset after Logano made contact…

NASCAR to shorten Cup weekends

The latest trend in NASCAR is trimming race weekends, with three speedways announcing they have scheduled qualifying and Monster Energy NASCAR Cup racing on the same day this year. That schedule will be followed at Pocono Raceway July 30, Watkins Glen International Aug. 6 and Martinsville Speedway Oct. 29. It’s a dramatic change for NASCAR,…