Of course the annual Sprint Cup race at the Brickyard is still a big deal, but the race hasn't provided a lot of thrills in recent seasons. That could all change Sunday if the right forces come together.
AJ Allmendinger will replace Bobby Labonte as the No. 47 Toyota for the Sprint Cup race next weekend at Michigan International Speedway, along with the Watkins Glen road course on Aug. 11 and possibly three other races this season.
Brad Keselowski lashed out at NASCAR officials after Saturday's race at Texas Motor Speedway because of NASCAR inspectors forcing his team to change the rear-end housing in the No. 2 Ford before the race.
Joey Logano barely made it to the track Saturday night for the start of the Sprint Cup race at Texas Motor Speedway after his car failed a pre-race inspection and had more problems on a second inspection moments before the race began.
NASCAR plans to become more involved in race sponsorship decisions by speedways in light of the continuing controversy surrounding the National Rifle Association sponsorship of the Sprint Cup race Saturday at Texas Motor Speedway.
Danica Patrick walked away unhurt after a vicious crash into the frontstretch wall after her No. 10 Chevrolet blew a right front tire during the Sprint Cup race Sunday at Phoenix International Raceway.
Kevin Harvick's No. 29 Chevrolet was dented in the left side door panel Sunday when a parachute jumper hit the car on pit road as the jumper was about to touch down two hours before the Sprint Cup race at Texas Motor Speedway.
AJ Allmendinger, who recently was reinstated by NASCAR after completing a rehabilitation program for substance abuse, will drive the No. 51 Chevrolet this weekend for Phoenix Racing in the Sprint Cup race at Charlotte.