Jimmie Johnson Affirms Team is Moving in the Right Direction

Jimmie Johnson, the driver of the #48 Lowe’s for Pros Chevrolet, sits in his car during practice for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway on April 14, 2018, in Bristol, Tennessee. Photo – Robert Laberge/Getty Images

BRISTOL, Tenn. – Jimmie Johnson showed up for his news conference Friday morning at Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway dressed nicely in a ‘Lowe’s’ emblazoned polo shirt and ‘Lowe’s’ cap. The defending champion of Sunday’s Food City 500 [2 p.m. ET, FOX, PRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio] greeted reporters, laughed a little and fully confronted the elephant in the room. Continue reading

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Daytona 500 at Daytona Preview

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series teams are amped up for their season-opener, the Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway on Sunday, February 18th at 2:30 pm ET. Pre-race coverage begins at 1 pm ET on FOX with radio coverage on MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio. Continue reading

The 1979 Daytona 500—Donnie Allison’s side of the story

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A few days after the 1979 Daytona 500, Donnie Allison’s wife Pat called him to the phone.

“Hello?” Allison said.

He didn’t recognize the voice on the other end of the line, and the caller didn’t identify himself, saying simply, “They have a film that shows the wreck. Make ‘em show it to you.”

“Who is this?” Allison insisted.

“They have a film that shows the wreck,” the voice repeated. “Make ‘em show it to you.”

Click. The line went dead. Continue reading

With Hall Nod, Squier Earns his Own Place Among the Legends he Helped Build

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Note: This is the third in a five-part series of features detailing the careers of each of the five inductees for the NASCAR Hall of Fame Class of 2018. The inductees, who will be officially enshrined on Jan. 19 (8 p.m. ET on NBCSN, MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio), are Red Byron, Ray Evernham, Ron Hornaday Jr., Ken Squier and Robert Yates.

Ken Squier, the man who coined the phrase “The Great American Race” to describe the Daytona 500 will formally join NASCAR’s “Greatest” later this week. The co-founder of Motor Racing Network (MRN) and longtime voice of the sport will become the first broadcaster among the Hall of Fame’s legendary list of inductees. Continue reading

Championship Engine Builder and Car Owner Robert Yates Honored by the Sport he Loved

Robert Yates reacts after he is announced to the NASCAR Hall of Fame during the NASCAR Hall of Fame Voting Day at NASCAR Hall of Fame on May 24, 2017, in Charlotte, North Carolina. Photo – Streeter Lecka/Getty Images

Note: This is the second in a five-part series of features detailing the careers of each of the five inductees for the NASCAR Hall of Fame Class of 2018. The inductees, who will be officially enshrined on Jan. 19 (8 p.m. ET on NBCSN, MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio), are Red Byron, Ray Evernham, Ron Hornaday Jr., Ken Squier and Robert Yates.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Robert Yates showed up at the NASCAR Hall of Fame that late afternoon last May genuinely not knowing if this would be the year – if that would be the day– he heard his name called as part of the official unveiling of the five-person 2017 Hall of Fame induction class. Continue reading