In order to combat declining attendance at races, NASCAR is looking to tap into a new demographic of fans by teaming up with Fox Deportes to attract more Latino race fans. Starting with the 2013 season, Fox Deportes will provide coverage for 15 Sprint Cup races including six live races as well as creating original programs and news updates for the sport.
It would seem Gaia herself did not want the 54th running of the Daytona 500 to take place. After being delayed more than 24 hours by water falling from the sky in the form of rain, fire threatened to end the race early with just 40 laps to go when Juan Pablo Montoya slammed his car into a jet dryer truck under caution. Watch the video of the incident after the jump.
Bob Griese, ESPN analyst and two-time Superbowl winning quarterback with the Miami Dolphins, has been suspended for one week following an inappropriate comment he made during a live college football broadcast last Saturday. After showing a graphic of the top five drivers currently vying for the points lead in NASCAR competition, Griese commented that Colombian driver Juan Pablo Montoya, who's not currently in the top five, was "out having a taco."
Poor JPM. He can't seem to catch a break. After several frustrating seasons to conclude his standout F1 career, the driver decided to give NASCAR a try. It has been a bit annoying, but the former CART Champion has shown some promise, and even registered his first win recently, albeit after spinning out his teammate in the process. But during a practice session at Phoenix International Raceway, Montoya apparently let his emotions get the best of him and displayed an inappropriate gesture. It caug
It's easy to scoff at NASCAR as a sports car enthusiast and fan of other types of motorsports. Heck, even to a British TV presenter, NASCAR offers a lot to ridicule. But as a recently retired seven-time Formula 1 champion, Michael Schumacher seems uniquely qualified to critique this type of automotive entertainment. So he stepped up and said he didn't understand how former competitor Juan Pablo Montoya could be drawn to stock car racing. Perhaps Schumacher's view of NASCAR is a bit naïve, a