NASCAR XFINITY Series Teams are about to take to the track for the Sparks Energy 300 at Talladega Superspeedway on Saturday, May 6th. Television coverage is on FOX at 12:30 pm ET, with the race start at 1 pm ET. Radio coverage is on MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio.
Drivers will race a distance of 300.58 miles over 113 laps with Stage 1 ending on lap 25 and Stage 2 on lap 50. The final stage ends of the last lap 113. Continue reading →
With the recent announcement of the new format for the Monster Energy All-Star Race to add a tire option, spirited discussions began immediately. After eight races with the new Stage racing at every type of track except a road course, most people have settled on their opinion of its entertainment value and impact on the sport. Some of the calls on the talk shows seem negative, but look at what changes the sanctioning body has made to improve the beloved sport of stock car racing.
From the beginning, NASCAR founder William Henry Getty France, known as ‘Big Bill’ ruled his creation with a ‘Iron Fist,’ crushing two different attempts by the drivers to form a union. The first was in 1961 when Teamsters leader Jimmy Hoffa and star driver Curtis Turner attempted to form the Federation of Professional Athletes prominently featuring NASCAR drivers. France prohibited any union member from participating in any NASCAR events with authority: Continue reading →
During a keynote presentation Friday at Transitions West 2016, a family business conference held in Phoenix, Arizona, NASCAR Chairman and CEO Brian France shared stories of advice provided to him by his grandfather William H.G. France and father Bill France Jr. – and how he now is doing the same with his nephew Ben Kennedy, a driver in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. Continue reading →