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    Motorsports: Ford debuts Fusion NASCAR racer that edges closer to stock [w/video]
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    The sixth-generation NASCAR Sprint Cup racecar, which will make its competition debut at the 2013 Daytona 500 this weekend, marks the closest thing to a "stock car" that the sport has seen in more than 20 years. No longer using just stickers to distinguish the different brands, the image above ...

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    Official: NASCAR Sprint Cup crowns winner as Dodge bows out of series [spoilers]
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    Dodge is leaving NASCAR on a high note. The automaker snagged the 2012 Sprint Cup series championship on Sunday when Penske and Brad Keselowski took the checkered flag at the Ford EcoBoost 400 at the Homestead-Miami Speedway. The championship win marks the fifth such title for Dodge and the ...

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    Motorsports: New Ontario racetrack green-lit, hopes to woo NASCAR
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    You may think that NASCAR is exclusively an American sport, but it has quite a following in Canada, too. How do we know that? Well, aside from knowing a few fans who count themselves among our neighbors to the north, it seems that a project has been green-lighted to build a NASCAR-minded speedway ...

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    Report: Dodge pulling out of NASCAR *UPDATE
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    After 11 years of competing in NASCAR, Dodge is reportedly once again pulling out of the racing series. Penske Racing, the only team running under the Dodge banner in 2012, announced in March it was switching to Ford for the 2013 season. On Monday, Penske Racing said it would also switch from ...

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    Report: U.S. Army ends decade-long NASCAR sponsorship
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    If you question why the Army National Guard has been spending your tax money on a NASCAR team, apparently you're not alone. Minnesota Representative Betty McCollum (D) is wondering aloud why the U.S. Armed Forces has spent nearly $20 million over the past couple of years sponsoring the ...

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    Motorsports: Ford Racing unveils first livery of 2013 Fusion stock car
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    What's a fresh face worth? A lot when you're talking about NASCAR. Because the styling is about all that links a stock car to the production vehicle it's made to mirror. And for Ford, the latest is the new Fusion. The Blue Oval automaker unveiled the race car "based" on the new Fusion back in ...

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    Report: Stock car racing comes to.... Antarctica?!
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    Argentina has apparently brought stock car racing to Antarctica for the very first time. The Asociacion Corredores Turismo Carretera recently teamed up with the Argentina Air Force and the interior ministry to bring one racer to the frozen continent. Hugo Mazzacane, vice president of the racing ...

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    Video: A woman shows you how to build a proper circle track racer
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    Jeri Ellsworth is a certified renaissance woman. A high school and college dropout, she's a self-taught computer programmer and an ace welder and circle track race car builder. She has also started her own race car building business while her peers were at prom and went on to open a chain of ...

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    NASCAR could test fuel injection as early as July
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    Chances are that just about every car you've ever owned featured some form of fuel injection, but the long-standard engine tech remains foreign territory in NASCAR. The sport has used carburetors since the racing series began in 1949, but that looks set to change later this year. NASCAR reports ...

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    Dodge slaps new Charger nose on NASCAR body
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    2011 Dodge Charger stock car – Click above for high-res image
    Boy, they ain't kiddin' when they call a stock car a stock car. You can call it a Ford, a Chevy, a Dodge or even a Toyota... they all look pretty much identical. Except the nose. That's where on "manufacturer" differentiates its ...

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    Michael Waltrip Racing innovates, NASCAR style
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    Michael Waltrip Racing Shop Tour - Click above for high-res image gallery
    From most vantage points, the drivetrain in the NASCAR Car of Tomorrow seems to have its origins somewhere just after the discovery of fire. Under the hood is a pushrod V8 with 350 cubic inches of displacement, using the ...

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    NASCAR Hall of Fame opens in Charlotte
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    NASCAR Hall of Fame Opening Day – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Even though you hear less and less about it with each evolution of the Car of Tomorrow and huge new ad deal, much of NASCAR's current allure is tied to the romance of good ol' boys in (genuine) stock cars with big ...

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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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    Dodge Challenger NASCAR Nationwide Series racer unveiled
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    2010 Dodge Challenger New Nationwide Series racer - Click above for a high-res image gallery
    NASCAR's rollout of its new Nationwide Series race car design has garnered buzz already with the introduction of the first-ever Mustang-branded stocker, and it got another shot in the arm yesterday at ...

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    "Victimized" F1 driver Nelson Piquet Jr. reportedly headed to NASCAR truck series
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    Crashing in Formula One is taken pretty seriously. Especially if you did it on purpose. Which goes a long way towards explaining why the motorsport community is calling for the blood of Nelson Piquet Jr. The disgraced Renault driver was, in the end, the perpetrator of the so-called Crashgate ...

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    BREAKING: Ford Mustang, Dodge Challenger reportedly headed to NASCAR in 2010
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    Whether or not you're a fan of NASCAR, the simple fact remains that none of the cars bear much resemblance to their factory counterparts, and it's not like the "Fusions" and "Chargers" are particularly sexy, either. So in an attempt to boost the series' viewers and souvenir sales, Fox Sports is ...

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    Jewish racer describes antisemitism in NASCAR
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    Jon Denning, right. Photo courtesy of jondenning.com The other day I came across "Before the Thunder Rolls: Devotions for NASCAR Fans", a Christian prayer book written by a former NASCAR chaplain. It brought to light for me the degree to which stock car racing and Southern Baptist Christianity ...

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    Off to the oval in the sky: NASCAR's Bill France passes
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    The man that moved NASCAR into the 21st century and into the lives of more fans than his father ever could have imagined, lost his eight-year battle with cancer yesterday at the age of 74. Bill France Jr. took the reigns from Bill Sr. in 1976, and in the ensuing three decades transformed the once ...

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    Petty and Earnhardt get wax treatment
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    Only in Vegas. Madame Tussaud's unveiled their latest ghastly likenesses; we're not sure if the fact that the subjects are still alive makes it more creepy. The work is uncanny in its accuracy and lifelike look, and if you're in Vegas, Tussaud's is a veritable family attraction. The reason for the ...

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