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    Report: Piquet Jr. spins Scott, post-race altercation leads to kick in the jewels, arrests [w/video]
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    It seems as if NASCAR drivers are hellbent on blurring the line between their sport and pro wrestling. Nelson Piquet Jr. and Brian Scott got into a little scuffle after a Nationwide Series race at Richmond International Raceway recently. The two drivers have had a running rivalry for some time ...

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    Video: Watch Taiwan's over-the-top animation of the NASCAR Daytona tragedy
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    During last Saturday's Nationwide Series race the afternoon before the 2013 Daytona 500, a last-lap crash on left some 33 spectators injured when Kyle Larson's car flew into the fence and disintegrated as it rode along the upper edge of the barrier. The flying parts tore a hole in the fence and ...

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    Video: Fan video from stands shows horror of Daytona crash
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    Things took a turn for the worse during this weekend's NASCAR events in Daytona when one of the race cars crashed into the fence that separates the track and the grandstands, injuring 33 fans in the process. In our original report, we included video of this horrifying incident from the TV crews' ...

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    Motorsports: New Columbus, Ohio racetrack attracting NASCAR hopes? [w/video]
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    Michael Waltrip has announced that he and his race team will be investors in a new racetrack coming to Columbus, Ohio. The Sports Pavilion and Automotive Research Complex is currently being developed on the site of the city's Cooper Stadium and will include a half-mile track and seating for 8,500 ...

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    Motorsports: Chevy Camaro NASCAR looks the business
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    Chevrolet has stepped up to the NASCAR Nationwide Series plate with a racer that not only isn't an Impala, it isn't bad on the eyes. The junior series to the Sprint Cup big dogs had made concessions to allow cars that look more like their production counterparts. While some disagree, the cars ...

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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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    Motorsports: Travis Pastrana's NASCAR debut didn't quite go according to plan
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    A mullet-wearing Travis Pastrana had three goals for his first NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Richmond International Raceway: to finish, to do it on the lead lap, and to do it in front of Danica Patrick. He achieved one of them, crossing the line in 22nd place – two laps down on winner ...

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    Video: Watch the crash that got Kyle Busch banned from racing this weekend
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    We know there's lots of drama in NASCAR, and for some reason, Kyle Busch often finds himself in the middle of it. Back in June, Busch found himself in a headlock after a race courtesy of a fellow driver who felt the 26-year-old driver had intentionally bumped him during a cool down lap. Busch ...

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    Raikkonen moves up the NASCAR ladder with respectable Nationwide Series debut
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    Between the Indy 500 and the Monaco Grand Prix – both packed with nail-biting action right to the finish line – there was no lack of excitement for racing fans this Memorial Day weekend. But open wheels weren't the only ones turning yesterday as NASCAR headed back to its heartland at ...

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    Charlotte NASCAR Nationwide race renamed Top Gear 300
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    In an effort to gain some viewership, Top Gear America has teamed up with NASCAR to rename the May 28 Nationwide Series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway the Top Gear 300. To tease season two of the American spinoff of the so-far superior English car show, clips from Top Gear America will be ...

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    ESPN: Ford submits Mustang for 2013 NASCAR Sprint Cup approval
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    Ford Mustang NASCAR Nationwide Race Car – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Forget the Fusion, Ford is making a move to bring the Mustang to Nascar's Sprint Cup Series. Ford has informed NASCAR decisionmakers that it wishes to begin racing the Mustang in the highest level of ...

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    Subaru, Travis Pastrana part ways [*UPDATE]
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    Pastrana posing next to his new NASCAR
    It's official. Travis Pastrana has left his partnership with Subaru. The rally fiend joined up with the Pleiades in 2004 in supercross and freestyle motorcross before officially becoming part of Subaru Rally Team USA in 2006. Since then, Pastrana has raked ...

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    PSA: Ford Mustang to make NASCAR Nationwide debut Friday night
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    2010 Ford Mustang NASCAR Nationwide Race Car – Click above for high-res image gallery
    All of you who have been anxiously awaiting the debut of the Ford Mustang in what we loosely refer to as modern-day stock car racing, take note: The original Pony Car will see its first action this ...

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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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    Kyle Busch irked over Danica saturation in Daytona
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    Kyle Busch, reigning NASCAR Nationwide Series champ and the polesitter for today's 2010 season opener in Daytona, has a bone to pick with the media. Busch is irked that the overwhelming majority of the Nationwide Series TV coverage during the runup to the 2010 season kickoff has focused primarily ...

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    SPOILER ALERT: Danica Patrick impresses in stock car debut, confirms NASCAR debut in Daytona
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    Danica qualified 12th for her first NASCAR race, the ARCA Lucas Oil Slick Mist 200 held at Daytona Raceway. After a lot of bumping, a few runs through the infield, a skid or two, a race stoppage, a lot of time in the pits and a lot of running on the outside line, she finished the race in sixth. ...

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    NASCAR turns right, headed to Road America in 2010
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    Some motorsports fans take issue with the fact that the vast majority of NASCAR tracks are little more than a series of left turns. This is for you, roundy-round jokers. The official sport of the South is mixing in some right turns and working the brakes a bit more in 2010 with a pair of road ...

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    Officially Official: Danica Patrick joining NASCAR Nationwide Series in 2010
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    Danica Patrick No. 7 GoDaddy.com Chevrolet – Click above for high-res image gallery
    The "Will she, won't she" debate is over – Danica Patrick is headed for closed-wheel racing in 2010. Patrick will race a partial schedule in next year's National Nationwide series in the No. 7 ...

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    ESPN: Danica Patrick close to two-year NASCAR Nationwide deal
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    Rumors of IndyCar's Danica Patrick dipping a toe into the stock car racing pool have been swirling for months, but a new report suggests that an end to the rumors is near. ESPN says that Patrick is on the verge of signing a NASCAR Nationwide Series contract with JR Motorsports, the operation ...

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