Actor, Beloved Indianapolis 500 Icon Jim Nabors Passes Away

(Press Release from Indianapolis Motor Speedway) Actor-entertainer Jim Nabors, one of the most beloved figures in Indianapolis 500 history for his stirring pre-race rendition of “Back Home Again in Indiana,” passed away Thursday, Nov. 30 at his home in Hawaii. He was 87. Nabors sang the iconic tune 36 times between 1972 and 2014 during […]

Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s Final Sendoff Has A Noble Purpose

(NASCAR Wire Service) Reid Spencer ~ NASCAR Wire Service LAS VEGAS – Tony Stewart had some sage advice for Dale Earnhardt Jr., as NASCAR’s most popular driver faced his first season of retirement from full-time driving in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. “Stewart told me that first year’s a weird one,” Earnhardt said on […]

Hospital Visit Hits Home For Martin Truex Jr.

(NASCAR Wire Service) Reid Spencer ~ NASCAR Wire Service LAS VEGAS – Matthew, a sixth grader, took a long look at the hero card. Then he glanced up at Martin Truex Jr.’s face and made the connection. “Wow!” exclaimed Matthew, a pediatric patient at Sunrise Children’s Hospital, as he recognized the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR […]

Elliott Sadler Confronts Ryan Preece After Losing Out On XFINITY Series Championship

(NASCAR Wire Service) Brant James ~ NASCAR Wire Service HOMESTEAD, Fla. – Elliott Sadler’s despair and frustration in finishing second for the fourth time in the last seven NASCAR XFINITY Series seasons was evident on Saturday night at Homestead-Miami Speedway. It was scrawled on his face. It was patently obvious when he crawled through the […]

William Byron Wins Emotional Battle For NASCAR XFINITY Series Title 

(NASCAR Wire Service) Reid Spencer ~ NASCAR Wire Service HOMESTEAD, Fla. – As Cole Custer celebrated his first victory in the NASCAR XFINITY Series and 19-year-old William Byron reveled in the series championship, a heartbroken and angry Elliott Sadler confronted the driver he believed cost him a long-coveted NASCAR title. Custer took the checkered flag […]

Kyle Busch Wins Pole For Xfinity Series At NHMS; Ryan Preece To Start Sixth

LOUDON, N.H. – NASCAR Monster Energy Cup star Kyle Busch won the pole for the Xfinity Series Overton’s 200 in qualifying Saturday at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour regular Ryan Preece of Berlin, making his first start in the series in a Joe Gibbs Racing ride, was sixth fastest in qualifying. Busch […]

NHMS Notebook: Aric Almirola Thrilled To Return To Monster Energy Cup After Injury

(NASCAR Wire Service) Reid Spencer ~ NASCAR Wire Service LOUDON, N.H. – After turning 26 laps in opening Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series practice at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on Friday, Aric Almirola said he felt as good as he did before the crash at Kansas that broke his T5 vertebra. Back in the No. […]

NASCAR Promotes Brent Dewar to President

(Press Release from NASCAR Integrated Marketing Communications) NASCAR announced today that Brent Dewar is being elevated to the position of President of NASCAR effective immediately. Dewar, who joined NASCAR as Chief Operating Officer (COO) in 2014, becomes only the fourth person in the sport’s history to hold the designation of President of NASCAR. Dewar’s promotion […]

NASCAR Phoenix Weekend Preview: Kyle Larson On Verge Of Monster Energy Cup Win

(NASCAR Wire Service) Staff Report ~ NASCAR Wire Service It’s early in the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season, but it looks like the ultra-talented Kyle Larson is poised for a breakout year. He led on the final lap of the DAYTONA 500 before running out of gas and has finished runner-up in the […]

Las Vegas NASCAR Notebook: Another Solid Run Leaves Kyle Larson Near Series Lead

(NASCAR Wire Service) Reid Spencer ~ NASCAR Wire Service LAS VEGAS – Those looking for an in-depth understanding of NASCAR’s stage-based competition format can take a lesson from Kyle Larson. With his runner-up finish in Sunday’s Kobalt 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Larson recorded his second straight second-place run in the young Monster Energy […]

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