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What to watch for in 2019 Daytona 500
Yahoo Sports' Nick Bromberg and Amanda Borges break down key storylines entering the 61st edition of the Great American Race.
France Is Leading Change at NASCAR
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) ? Jim France is running NASCAR the same way he lives his life ? quietly, in the background, away from the spotlight he never craved. The youngest son of NASCAR's founder carved his own path in the family business and left the leadership roles to his father, Bill France Sr
Daytona 500: William Byron's new pairing with Chad Knaus has come full circle
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - The 40th anniversary of the race that put NASCAR on the map is all but lost on William Byron. When Cale Yarborough and Donnie Allison wrecked in the closing laps of the 1979 Daytona 500 - and tried to settle their differences with fisticuffs afterward - Byron wasn't around.
Logano at Daytona 500 media day: 'Championship fun is over'
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) ? Joey Logano no longer feels like the NASCAR Cup Series champion. Even though he thinks it's cool that people call him ?champ,? he says he and his Team Penske crew need to turn the page and start looking toward the new season. ?That was last year,? Logano said Wednesday
Former Truck champ Sauter returns to ThorSport
Associated Press DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Johnny Sauter has salvaged his 2019 season roughly a month after it fell apart with no notice. Sauter lost his ride with GMS Racing in January when the team decided to instead use reigning Truck series champion Brett Moffitt. The decision blindsided Sauter, who
NASCAR rule changes for 2019: New aero package, postrace inspection penalties...
The major rule changes NASCAR has implemented for its Monster Energy Cup Series in 2019 can be described with one well-known phrase: Less is more. Or so NASCAR hopes. Chief among the changes for 2019 is a new aerodynamics package that will reduce horsepower and slow down the cars in the majority of races
Daytona 500: New Rules In NASCAR 2019, How To Watch
CHARLOTTE, NC -- The 2019 NASCAR season kicks off this weekend with the Daytona 500, ushering in a new year of racing and a new set of rules for drivers and teams that NASCAR hopes will appeal to fans. This year marks the 61th anniversary of the NASCAR season launch in Daytona as Cup, Xfinity and Truck
News 8 Interview: San Diego's Jimmie Johnson talks about NASCAR changes for 2...
SAN DIEGO (NEWS 8) - Seven time NASCAR champion and San Diego racing legend, Jimmie Johnson, is coming off one of his worst racing seasons to date. Johnson failed to win a race during the 2018 season and finished in a career worst 14th place in the point standings.  The 2019 season is bringing about
Jimmie Johnson on Tom Brady: We've been on a "similar journey"
DAYTONA, Fla. (NEXSTAR) - They compete in completely different sports, but even NASCAR driver Jimmie Johnson sees a parallel between himself and Tom Brady.  Johnson was asked about the similarities between his career in NASCAR and Brady's in the NFL at the Media Day live broadcast of 'Countdown
Martin Truex Jr. reveals a final twist in the Furniture Row Racing saga
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. ? The story of Furniture Row Racing's unfortunate demise was well told last season. Lesser known is that it nearly happened three years earlier. Martin Truex Jr. revealed Wednesday during Daytona 500 Media Day that the No. 78 was close to implosion after the 2015 season before
Jimmie Johnson hopes to run Boston Marathon in under 3 hours
Associated Press DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Jimmie Johnson has a lofty goal for the Boston Marathon: completing the grueling 26.2-mile course in less than three hours. The seven-time Cup Series champion plans to run the April 15 marathon two days after a 300-mile NASCAR race at Richmond Raceway. And he doesn
Kyle Busch on contract status, 2019 rules, Gen 7 car, NASCAR leadership
With typical bluntness, the Joe Gibbs Racing driver addressed a multitude of topics at Daytona 500 Media Day.
Johnson hopes to run Boston Marathon in 3 hours
"That was last year," Logano said Wednesday at Daytona International Speedway. "One of my favorite Roger Penske's quotes is, 'Don't trip over your press clippings.' That's last year and we need to keep looking forward because right now we're past champions in my
Kyle Busch close to extension with Joe Gibbs Racing
Busch has been with the team since moving over from Hendrick Motorsports after the 2006 season.
Is there still a need for a drivers council in NASCAR?
The council, formed in 2015, has typically included around 10 Cup series drivers and the group meets several times a year with NASCAR executives to discuss ?big picture? issues affecting the sport. During preseason meetings with drivers last month, NASCAR officials sought input about the direction of