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    Motorsports: NASCAR Nationwide driver graduates high school then qualifies 6th
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    For the average 18-year-old, school and work take up the majority of free time. In that respect, then, Chase Elliot is like pretty much any other 18-year-old. He graduated on Saturday, and then went to work. The only difference is, his work involves him flying around the country and driving a ...

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    Motorsports: NASCAR changes up qualifying to F1-style [w/video]
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    In an effort to make racing more entertaining for fans (both live and on television), NASCAR has overhauled the way cars will qualify for races in 2014. With the exception of the Daytona 500, NASCAR races have previously used single-car qualifying to set the race-day field, but starting this ...

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    Motorsports: Travis Pastrana announces plans to quit NASCAR
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    Extreme sports star Travis Pastrana is throwing in the towel on his NASCAR career, announcing that he'll not be taking part in the 2014 Nationwide Series. Pastrana, 30, ran his first NASCAR event in 2011, the Toyota All-Star Showdown, and made his Nationwide Series debut in April 2012. "It's ...

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    Report: NASCAR driver Bayne will continue to race after multiple sclerosis diagnosis
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    A diagnosis of any degenerative autoimmune disease can be devastating, but after recently learning he had developed multiple sclerosis, NASCAR driver Trevor Bayne is shrugging it off and says he'll continue to race full time for Roush Fenway Racing in the Nationwide Series this year. Doctors and ...

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    Motorsports: New NASCAR tire tech to debut in Atlanta this weekend
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    Aside from the antics of the Busch brothers and Tony Stewart's uncensored comments, some of the biggest controversies in NASCAR are directed at the tires used on the cars. Goodyear can't do anything about Kurt, Kyle or Tony, but it is looking improve the quality of its rubber by introducing a new ...

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    Report: NBC recaptures NASCAR coverage through 2024
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    NASCAR has pared its broadcasts down to two providers - Fox and NBC. According to a report from USA Today, the recently inked deal will give the Peacock Network exclusive rights to the last 20 Sprint Cup races, the last 19 Nationwide races, all K&N and Whelen Modified races, the NASCAR Toyota ...

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    Report: Arrest warrant issued for NASCAR driver Mike Harmon
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    The next step in the off-track saga involving NASCAR Nationwide Series drivers Mike Harmon and Jennifer Jo Cobb has been taken, with arrest warrants issued for Harmon and business associate David Novak. In May, Harmon was charged with stealing a car hauler and other goods worth hundreds of ...

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    Report: Vehicles stolen from NASCAR driver seized from home of rival racer
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    NASCAR is reliable as the Bank of England when it comes to delivering drama on and off the track. Today's off-oval headlines involve Nationwide Series and Camping World Truck series drivers Mike Harmon and Jennifer Jo Cobb (pictured above). A couple of weeks ago, on May 15, Cobb reported that ...

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    Motorsports: Penske hires Jacques Villeneuve for two NASCAR Nationwide races
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    Unlike his pre-BAR Honda F1 days, Jacques Villeneuve's NASCAR career has been strewn with potholes – and by "potholes" we mean crashes, mechanical failures and lowly finishes. But there have been a few successes, with third-place finishes at Montreal in 2010 and at Road America in 2011 ...

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    Travis Pastrana and Michael Waltrip join forces to form Pastrana-Waltrip Racing Team [w/video]
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    Pastrana-Waltrip Racing Team – Click above to watch video after the jump
    Yesterday we learned Travis Pastrana had officially left Subaru and has teamed up with Michael Waltrip to run a Toyota in the 2011 NASCAR season. What we just found out, however, is that Pastrana is not simply a driver ...

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    New Nationwide cars don't look like Mustang, Challenger; NASCAR still irrelevant
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    Last fall, NASCAR, Ford and Dodge all made a lot of noise about the introduction of the Mustang and Challenger bodies into the Nationwide race series. This all came after the latest Sprint Cup "Car of Tomorrow" drew criticism because all four participating brands had identical body shells, none ...

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    Shell signs multi-series sponsorship deal with Penske Racing
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    For years Marlboro has been nearly synonymous with Penske, its racing cars (in open-wheels especially) adorned with the tobacco company's red-and-white color scheme for decades, even if their name hasn't appeared on the cars since 2005. But after 19 years in racing together, Marlboro parent ...

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    SPOILER ALERT: Danica Patrick's Daytona debut doesn't exactly go as planned
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    Danica Patrick at the 2010 Nationwide 300 – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Despite a rather positive performance in her first outing in competition behind the wheel of stock car racer, Danica Patrick failed to wow the crowds at Daytona International Speedway last weekend after ...

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    Danica Patrick headed for turn on the boob tube as racer on CSI: NY?
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    Breaking news! Your favorite female Indycar driver and mine, Danica Patrick, will be appearing on television February 10 sans her entire racing getup on the hit CBS show CSI: NY. Patrick will be playing – shocking, we know – a race car driver who is considered the top competitor to ...

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    REPORT: Danica Patrick to race NASCAR in 2010
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    More Danica Patrick news and this time, it's actually racing related. Last week came a report that Ms. Patrick had inked a multi-year deal with the recently restructured Andretti Autosport, putting to rest the rumors that the sometime-swimsuit model was headed to NASCAR. Well, Sporting News is ...

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    Ford Mustang is officially NASCAR-bound in the Nationwide Series (w/POLL)
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    2010 NASCAR Ford Mustang - Click above for a high-res image
    The rumors are true. The Ford Mustang is is headed to NASCAR, where stickers bearing the Mustang name and front end details will be affixed to stock cars that otherwise bear no resemblance whatsoever to the 2010 Mustang. The NASCAR ...

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    FOLLOW-UP: Jacques Villeneuve to race at Spa 24 Hours
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    Jacques Villeneuve may have his eyes set on a return to Formula One, but he isn't about to sit around waiting for it. The former world champion has announced plans to contest the upcoming Spa 24 Hours in Belgium later this month.In preparation, Villeneuve raced touring cars at the Spa 12 Hours, ...

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    NASCAR Nationwide Series begins testing new race cars
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    Click above for high-res gallery of the NASCAR Nationwide Series' new cars
    Holy Schnikeys! Check it out, a NASCAR race car that actually bears a passing resemblance to the production car it pretends to be. Just like its big brother series, the NASCAR Sprint Cup, the newly minted Nationwide Series ...

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    NASCAR giving up beer; Busch Series to go Nationwide
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    NASCAR was a drinker and a smoker for decades until it gave up the cigs in 2003, trading Winstons for Nextel as title sponsor of its premier race series. Now it gives up beer with the Busch Series changing its name next season.Beginning in 2008, Anheuser-Busch will relinquish its title sponsorship ...

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