Kyle Larson has uphill climb at Chili Bowl
Kyle Larson is doing what a lot of other drivers do during their "offseason." He's racing, and not just anywhere, but at this weekend's Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Midget Nationals in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Will Carl Edwards be back? Count on it in 2017 or not at all
Carl Edwards stepped away from NASCAR on Wednesday, but he still didn't say the word "retirement." Is he done? Ricky Craven figures Edwards will be back at some point in 2017 or not at all.
Carl Edwards steps away with reputation intact
Carl Edwards only let one moment make him emotional as he announced he is done being a full-time driver. It was an uncharacteristic break for him, and likely the last we'll ever see.
Carl Edwards retires from NASCAR healthy.
Carl Edwards explains his decision to retire after a 13-year Cup Series career, citing how he wants to be a "sharp guy" in 30 years and to minimize health risks.
Edwards leaves NASCAR while he's still healthy
Carl Edwards announced Wednesday that he is stepping away from NASCAR but said he wouldn't use the word "retirement."
NASCAR's first foreign-born champ has a shot at the Cup Series.
Last season Daniel Suarez became the first foreign-born NASCAR champion when he won the Xfinity Series. With Carl Edwards' retirement, Suarez will have a chance to race in the Monster Energy Cup Series.
JGR puts Suarez in driver's seat for '17 season
Daniel Suarez continues to break barriers as he will become the first full-time driver in NASCAR's top series for Joe Gibbs Racing in 2017.
Why is Carl Edwards considering retirement?
ESPN's Ricky Craven reacts to the news that Carl Edwards is expected to announce his retirement.
Daugherty shocked by Edwards' decision to retire.
Brad Daugherty is shocked by Carl Edwards' decision to retire, believing he is in the prime of his career.
Carl Edwards' retirement a mystery for now
Carl Edwards has always been cordial but guarded when it comes to his private life. Why is he going to announce his retirement Wednesday? We might never know.
With new Camry on the way, Toyota gets jump on Cup car
Toyota got a jump on its Camry design for NASCAR, unveiling the 2017 race car Monday well before the 2018 Camry it's designed off of hits dealerships in August.
Athletic leisure wear a natural fit for Danica Patrick
NASCAR driver Danica Patrick was hands-on when it came to her "Warrior by Danica Patrick" athleisure style clothing line, which makes its HSN debut on Wednesday.
Johnny Sauter happy where he's at savoring Truck title
Johnny Sauter has driven in the Cup and Xfinity series, but the chance to compete and win is what drives him. The 2016 Camping World Truck Series champion is just fine where he's at.
Dale Jr. gets married on New Year's Eve
Dale Earnhardt Jr. married longtime girlfriend Amy Reimann on New Year's Eve.
Georgia Tech O-lineman skipping his senior season to go pro in racing
After the Yellow Jackets play Kentucky in the Tax Slayer Bowl, Eason Fromayan will leave football to pursue his dream of joining a NASCAR pit crew.
Texas to repave surface, install drainage system
Texas Motor Speedway will reduce the banking in its first two turns as part of a repaving project and install a new drainage system.
With Sprint out, what's the best phone plan for NASCAR? Wait and see
So, with Sprint out of the picture, where should a NASCAR fan turn for the best at-track wireless experience? Well, it's going to be a work in progress, Bob Pockrass writes.
How do drivers move on from losing title?
How do drivers cope with losing as they look forward to a new season? For Carl Edwards, Joey Logano and Matt Kenseth, they conclude that they did all they could, Bob Pockrass writes.
PRI show is racing's winter oasis
It's a long winter without racing, but the PRI show last week in Indianapolis goes a long way toward keeping the industry excited.
NASCAR to keep word 'Cup' in top series name
NASCAR will call its premier series the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series starting next season.
RPM downsizing to 1 car for 2017 Cup season
Richard Petty Motorsports will downsize from two Cup cars to one for 2017, making it the fourth organization to either cut its number of cars or close after the 2016 season.
Blaney gets Cup spot via Wood Brothers lease
Ryan Blaney has received a guaranteed starting spot in each of NASCAR's Cup Series events if more than 40 cars show up at a race.
USAC rolls out safety initiatives
The United States Auto Club is rolling out safety improvements across series it sanctions.
Danica Patrick impresses at the gym, yet again
Another day, another mind-blowing Danica Patrick gym post. And yes, you really need to see this one, too.
Ragan to return to Front Row Motorsports in 2017
David Ragan, who earned the first Cup victory for Front Row Motorsports when he won in 2013 at Talladega Superspeedway, will return to the organization in 2017.
'The Grand Tour': Not 'Top Gear,' but top-notch
When Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May needed a new gig after their departure from "Top Gear," Amazon stepped in to pay for their brand of car mayhem. "The Grand Tour" is good fun.
Turn 4: Is Dale Earnhardt Jr. coming back a surprise?
Is Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s return a surprise? Is the Monster Energy deal good for NASCAR? Is Nico Rosberg crazy or crazy smart? Our gang has at it.
Earnhardt Jr. describes emotions on return to track.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. tells Marty Smith that after a few laps his nerves lessened during his recent test at Darlington, his first time in a racecar since missing the final 18 races of the 2016 season.
Earnhardt Jr. feeling good, looking forward to next year.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. speaks with Marty Smith about his original worries about not getting back to 100% from a concussion and his optimism to be able to return to NASCAR next season.
Huge gamble? New sponsor could be Monster benefit
The word "fun" was used a lot when NASCAR announced Monster Energy as the sponsor of its top series. But it's going to take more than fun to make this partnership work, writes Bob Pockrass.
Healthy Dale Jr. plans to resume contract talks
Dale Earnhardt Jr. feels so good that he plans to resume contract negotiations with Hendrick Motorsports before he returns to racing in late February
Earnhardt cleared for 2017 after Darlington test
"I feel great, and I'm excited to officially be back," Dale Earnhardt Jr. said Thursday, one day after being medically cleared for the 2017 season.
Silly Season in full swing as all eyes still on Dale Earnhardt Jr.
Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s expected return. A Monster chance to brand the top series. Drivers in, drivers out, and some teams are going to fold. Yes, it will be a big Silly Season, writes Bob Pockrass.
Jimmie Johnson humbled by show of respect at awards ceremony
Jimmie Johnson was waiting for friend and awards ceremony host Jay Mohr to run him over with some good gags Friday night, but it didn't happen. What did? Respect ran rampant, writes Bob Pockrass.
Jimmie Johnson demonstrated he's the total championship package
There are great athletes, and then there are the transcendent ones. Jimmie Johnson? He isn't just a credit to NASCAR. Like Jordan, Gretzky and Ruth in their sports, Johnson now defines NASCAR.
HScott Motorsports suspends operations in 2017
After fielding two Sprint Cup cars during the 2016 season, HScott Motorsports has suspended operations and will not compete in NASCAR in 2017.
Earnhardt Jr. feels '100 percent' for 2017 return
After accepting his 14th straight most popular driver award, Dale Earnhardt Jr. said he doesn't foresee any problems as he eyes his return in 2017 after missing the last 18 races of the season.
From Monterrey to Miami, a long road for Daniel Suarez to reach success in NASCAR
Mexican Daniel Suarez could end up being great for NASCAR, and NASCAR hopes to use Suarez as a role model for its diversity efforts.
Monster Energy backing NASCAR's top series
NASCAR announced Thursday that Monster Energy will begin sponsoring its premier series via a multiyear deal that starts in 2017.
Jimmie Johnson's championship party includes family time
Don't let Jimmie Johnson's daddy-duty facade fool you in Las Vegas this week. When he finally gets the chance to gear up the party, that's exactly what he plans to do, writes Bob Pockrass.
Bowyer settles with ex-team HScott Motorsports
Clint Bowyer and HScott Motorsports owner Harry Scott Jr. say they have reached an amicable settlement of the $2.2 million lawsuit that Bowyer filed last week.
Danica Patrick and Ricky Stenhouse Jr.'s insane workout
If you need any more proof that Danica Patrick is a great athlete, please look no further than this video of her workout on Wednesday with Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
Gordon to drive in Rolex 24 at Daytona in Jan.
Four-time Sprint Cup champion Jeff Gordon will compete at the Rolex 24 at Daytona International Speedway in January. Gordon finished third in the event in 2007.
Roush Fenway downsizes to 2 Cup teams in '17
Roush Fenway Racing will field only two Sprint Cup teams during the 2017 season, but will send driver Chris Buescher to JTG Dougherty Racing on loan.
Don't expect Jimmie Johnson to ramp up his endorsements
You would think more endorsements would roll in for Jimmie Johnson after his record-tying seventh Sprint Cup championship. Balancing his work and family is more important, writes Bob Pockrass.
Power Rankings: The best thing going
You don't necessarily have to like Jimmie Johnson tying legends Richard Petty and Dale Earnhardt for most Cup championships. You should realize he's the best thing going right now.
Biffle parts ways with Roush after 14 seasons
Greg Biffle has parted ways with Roush Fenway Racing after 14 seasons following a frustrating season in which he finished 23rd in the standings.