Just when you thought the pure racer was long gone from this earth, Tony Stewart -- the fearless and rambunctious throwback from a bygone era -- straps back into a sprint car, Ed Hinton writes.
So long, single-car qualifying. NASCAR ramped up the prerace excitement level -- and made qualifying more relevant -- with a new knockout format that's sure to scramble some nerves.
It started with a $20 race car and a dream. Today, Richard Childress is a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series team owner with 100 race wins and a backstory worthy of Hollywood.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- NASCAR technology moved well into the 20th century Friday. I know, I know. We're in the 21st century. But with NASCAR engine technology, you take whatever progress you can get. The current formula is, after all, in its 38th...
Don't blink -- you might have trouble recognizing your favorite Cup car screaming down the 3,000-foot backstretch at Daytona. The paint schemes are ever-changing.
For NASCAR fans hoping changes are coming to the Sprint Cup car -- aka Contraption Of Turmoil -- you can keep on waiting. The league seems convinced the car is not a problem.
Oh, to be 50 in the Sprint Cup Series. It's not about chasing points -- or titles. It's about driving a fast race car for the sheer joy of it. Mark Martin is in a happy place.
Remember the old days when you could pick out your favorite driver on the backstretch at Dega because of the color on the car? Those days are long gone.