DARLINGTON, S.C. – Car buffs had a feast for their eyes during the parade laps for Sunday’s Bojangles’ Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway. Continue reading
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
The NASCAR K&N Pro Series East is gearing up for their third straight week the track, this Saturday, July 15th at New Hampshire Motor Speedway for the United Site Services 70 at 6:45 pm ET.
New Hampshire has hosted more series races than any other track on the schedule, and helped usher in the early days of the K&N Pro Series and continues promoting the regional touring series. This weekend the 1.058-mile asphalt banked oval track will showcase the next generation of drivers moving up the rungs of the NASCAR ladder. Besides hosting 70 races since 1990, the local track, just an hour from Boston, is also a testing ground for a team’s championship strength. Continue reading
FOX Sports and NASCAR Productions Commemorate Jeff Gordon’s First
Daytona 500 Victory in Original Documentary
Actor Luke Wilson Narrates “Beyond the Wheel” Short Film in One of Three Daytona-Themed Specials
In advance of the 59th annual Daytona 500, FOX Sports and NASCAR Productions have teamed up to deliver a rare behind-the-scenes look at four-time champion Jeff Gordon’s first win in the “Great American Race” with an original film entitled “Refuse to Lose.” On the 20thanniversary of Gordon’s milestone triumph, the documentary takes viewers inside his journey to victory lane using never-before-seen footage of the No. 24 team captured in the ten days leading up to the event.
Featuring interviews with Gordon and crew chief Ray Evernham, both executive producers on the project, the film premieres on Thursday, Feb. 23 at 10 p.m. ET immediately following FS1’s coverage of the Can-Am Duel at Daytona International Speedway. Continue reading
After having a week off, the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series returns to action for the first of two races this season at Martinsville Speedway. This marks the beginning of a stretch that will see two of the next three events take place on half-mile tracks. Here’s a look at Ford’s history at Martinsville.
A FIRST FOR FRED
The first time Ford won a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Martinsville Speedway also marked the first career victory for 2015 NASCAR Hall of Famer Fred Lorenzen. The date was April 9, 1961 and Lorenzen battled Rex White, who led the first 118 laps after starting on the pole. Lorenzen, was driving for Holman-Moody when he grabbed the lead on lap 119 and held it until rain came ending the race prematurely after 149 circuits. Little did anyone know that 54 years later both men would be enshrined into the NASCAR Hall of Fame as part of the same induction class. Martinsville was a place Lorenzen dominated, winning six times, including four straight from 1963-65. He was absolutely unbeatable in 1964 as he led 990 out of a possible 1,000 laps (487 in the first and 493 in the second) in winning both races. Continue reading