Jeff Gordon Headlines West Coast Stock Car Hall of Fame Nominees

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Four-time Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series champion Jeff Gordon is one of 20 racing luminaries on this year’s list of West Coast Stock Car Hall of Fame nominees.

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Hamlin and Johnson Among those Hoping Darlington is a Throwback to Past Success

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – What better place than the track known as ‘Too Tough to Tame,’ the venerable Darlington (S.C.) Raceway to provide a final frantic push for NASCAR’s Monster Energy Cup Series championship set-up. Continue reading

Tony Stewart and Kyle Busch Share More than Racing Records

Kyle Busch, the driver of the #18 M&M’s Caramel Toyota, celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Gander Outdoors 400 at Pocono Raceway on July 29, 2018, in Long Pond, Pennsylvania. Photo – Sarah Crabill/Getty Images

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Beyond their shared 49 victories in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, Kyle Busch and Tony Stewart are on similar sure-footed paths toward their inevitable ultimate days in the NASCAR Hall of Fame. Continue reading

NASCAR’s ‘Big Three’ are on Historic Run to the Playoffs

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Eight times in the past ten weeks – excluding only the superspeedway race at Daytona and Clint Bowyer’s Michigan win – Kevin Harvick, Kyle Busch, and Martin Truex Jr. have settled each Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race among themselves. On Sunday, Harvick muscled his way around Busch with eight laps remaining and scored his sixth win of the season at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Continue reading

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

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The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series will race the Food City 500 at Bristol Motor  Speedway on Sunday, April 15th. The start time is now 1 pm ET as NASCAR has moved up the start time due to impending inclement weather. Race coverage is on FOX, PRN, and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio Continue reading

NASCAR Xfinity Series, Fitzgerald Glider Kits 300 at Bristol Preview

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The NASCAR Xfinity Series Dash 4 Cash program hits full stride this weekend at Bristol Motor Speedway in the Fitzgerald Glider Kits 300 at Bristol Motor Speedway on Saturday, April 14th at 12 pm ET.  FOX Sports 1 has pre-race coverage along with radio coverage on PRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio. Continue reading

Daredevil Restart Gives Larson Third Consecutive Michigan Win

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Sitting in his racecar during a red flag delay near the end of the Pure Michigan 400 at Michigan International Speedway, Kyle Larson pondered the possible routes to an overtime victory. He was in fourth-place and would restart for the final two-lap shootout behind leader Martin Truex Jr. Continue reading

NASCAR XFINITY Series Overton’s 200 at New Hampshire Preview

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NASCAR XFINITY Series is preparing to race the Overton’s 200 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, on Saturday, July 15th at 4 pm ET. Coverage begins at 3:30 pm ET on NBC Sports Network PRN, and  SiriusXM NASCAR Radio.

Drivers are racing 211.6 miles over 200 laps with Stage 1 ending on lap 45, Stage 2 on lap 90 and the last stage ending on the last lap 200.

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, AAA 400 Drive for Autism at Dover Preview

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The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series teams are preparing for the AAA 400 Drive for Autism at Dover International Speedway on Sunday, June 4th at 1 pm ET. Pre-Race coverage starts at 12:30 pm ET on FOX Sports 1, MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio.

In 400 laps, teams will race 400 miles with Stage 1 ending on lap 120, Stage 2 ending on lap 240 and lap 400 ending the last stage of the event.  Continue reading

Stock Car Racing’s ‘Nice Guy Champion,’ Emmy-Winning Broadcaster Benny Parsons Enters NASCAR Hall of Fame

1973: Benny Parsons inside his L. G. DeWitt-owned Chevrolet at a NASCAR Cup race. Parsons finished in the top-ten in 21 of 28 races and won the Volunteer 500 at the Bristol (TN) Motor Speedway on his way to winning the NASCAR Cup championship.
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A single word defined the late Benny Parsons: Beloved.

It mattered not whether you were fellow competitor, race fan or television viewer. Parsons was more than just a top premier series driver or broadcaster.

To race with him – or just to meet him – Parsons had the aura of being the best friend you wished you had.

Parsons became the NASCAR premier series champion in 1973. He won 21 times, a resume that included the 1975 Daytona 500.

“Benny didn’t win a lot of races – some thought he wasn’t ruthless enough – but few drivers won more friends and fans,” wrote Larry Woody in a 2014 Racin’ Today story.

“Ten minutes and you bonded with him,” said Rick Hendrick, whose Chevrolets Parsons drove in 1987.

Parsons, who died in 2007 at age 65, will be inducted into the NASCAR Hall of Fame in Charlotte, North Carolina on Friday (8 p.m. ET on NBCSN). His fellow inductees among the Class of 2017 include Hendrick, Richard Childress, Mark Martin and Raymond Parks. Continue reading