Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s Formidable Legacy will Continue Off the Track


Dale Earnhardt Jr. gives a statement announcing his retirement from NASCAR after the 2017 season at the Hendrick Motorsports Team Center on April 25, 2017 in Charlotte, North Carolina. Photo – Mike Comer/Getty Images

The suddenness and finality of Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s Tuesday retirement announcement may have sent shock waves through the world of NASCAR racing, but from a global viewpoint, the timing couldn’t be more appropriate.

And it’s not as if NASCAR’s 14-time most popular driver will disappear from the stock car racing landscape when he stops driving a Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series car at the end of the current season. Continue reading

Rain Forces Postponement of Food City 500 until Monday

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With steady rain falling at Bristol Motor Speedway, and no abatement in the forecast, NASCAR and Bristol officials opted to postpone Sunday’s Food City 500 until Monday.

The eighth Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race of the season will be contested at 1 pm ET and broadcast on FOX.

With Friday’s knockout qualifying session also canceled because of inclement weather, series leader Kyle Larson will lead the field to the green flag when the race is run, with second-place Chase Elliott beside him on the front row. Continue reading

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series’ Food City 500 at Bristol Preview


Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series teams are ready to race the Food City 500, at Bristol Motor Speedway on Sunday, April 23rd at 2 pm ET on FOX with radio coverage on PRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio.

Teams will race 266.5 miles over 500 laps with Stage 1 ending on lap 125 and Stage 2 on lap 250.

What To Watch For: Kyle and Kurt Busch attempt to seize the active Bristol wins lead. Both have five victories at ‘The Last Great Colosseum.’ Continue reading