One way to ensure racers don't get behind the wheel when they're seriously ill or injured: Allow substitute drivers to accumulate points on their behalf.
As Bobby Allison's Buick hurtled toward the packed main grandstands of Talladega on May 3, 1987, Ed Hinton feared the worst. No one died, but the sport was changed forever.
They're getting ready to sound the sirens again in Dawsonville, Ga. The latest in a long line of legendary racers, Chase Elliott is starting to make his mark.
Any decent English teacher will tell you conflict makes the story. The fact that NASCAR has forgotten this -- and has proved it by squelching rivalries -- is at the root of the sport's problem.