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NASCAR Announces Historic Media Rights Agreements with FOX, NBC, Amazon and Warner Bros. Discovery Partners Join The CW on Seven-Year Deals Covering All NASCAR National Series Races from 2025-2031
DAYTONA BEACH, FL - RIS - NASCAR president Steve Phelps confirmed what a lot of team executives have been saying for years: Cup Series teams are not currently a profitable endeavor.
CARS Tour Ownership Group Unveils 2024 schedule; FloRacing Renewed to Livestream all 19 events
• zMAX® announced as new entitlement sponsor for CARS Tour in multi-year agreement.
• FloRacing to continue as official streaming partner of zMAX CARS Tour; will livestream all 19 races for second consecutive year.
• Unveiled 2024 zMAX CARS Tour schedule includes 19 events at 13 facilities with Late Model Stock Car and Pro Late Model champions crowned in season finale at North Wilkesboro Speedway.
PLANO, Texas (November 27, 2023) – Toyota revealed today a newly-designed NASCAR Cup Series (NCS) Toyota Camry XSE race car that will make its debut in the 2024 NCS season. The Camry XSE Next Gen follows the Toyota Camry TRD Next Gen, which produced 18 victories and 25 poles during the last two seasons of competition.
Looking for a different gift for the gearhead on your holiday gift list? Would you rather find something other than team regalia or souvenirs in the giftwrap? Here are some suggestions that might start someone else on the path to reading more about our favorite subject: cars and racing. Not all of these books are still in print, but they can be found online or in a local second-hand bookstore and most are available as ebooks.
CONCORD, NC (Nov. 14, 2023) - The lights, sights and sounds of Speedway Christmas presented by Atrium Health have played a part in bringing the magic of the holidays to visitors for the last 14 seasons. This year the lights are brighter and the show even bigger as the new nearly four-mile course is illuminated by almost 5 million lights featuring a new concourse, tunnels and Christmas Village attractions.
NORTH WILKESBORO, N.C. (Nov. 7, 2023) – Media were invited to the speedway Tuesday to view the first repave at the legendary North Wilkesboro Speedway since 1981
This was first written as an exercise in historical research. Since then, we’ve tried to keep it updated. In light of past seasons’ somewhat controversial endings, especially where the 2004 championship is concerned, here’s the version for the year just ended.)
AVONDALE, AZ– RIS – Ryan Blaney is the 2023 NASCAR Cup Series champion by finishing higher in the race standings by the other three qualifiers. Blaney finished second to race winner Ross Chastain, but ahead of Kyle Larson, William Byron, and Christopher Bell. It was Blaney’s first Cup championship. It’s the second consecutive season Team Penske took home NASCAR’s top prize, with Blaney following Joey Logano’s 2022 title conquest. It also gives Ford a sweep of championships following titles by Cole Custer and Ben Rhodes earlier this weekend.
AVONDALE, AZ – RIS – Cole Custer was sent back to the NASCAR Xfinity Series the last two seasons after a less than spectacular 2020 season. Tonight he proved that he does not give up. Tonight, Custer pulled away from Justin Allgaier during a two-lap overtime shootout to win his first NASCAR Xfinity Series championship Saturday night at Phoenix Raceway. It was an exciting finish with Custer, JustinAllgaier and John Hunter Nemechek three-wide on the next-to-last lap, with Allgaier’s JR Motorsports Chevrolet finding some room in between the other two cars. But Custer — who went to the inside — pulled away while the others battled for position.
(AVONDALE, AZ – NOV 4, 2023 – RIS) William Byron added a weapon to his battle for the NASCAR Cup champioinshp with the first pit stall by winning the pole position for the final race in the 2023 NASCAR Cup Series season. Byron, along with fellow Hendrick driver Kyle Larson and Christopher Bell from Joe Gibbs Racing and Ryan Blaney out of the Penske stables, are racing for the big trophy to end the season. Byron has won more races this year than any other driver and will have the best stall on pit road.
In qualifying for Saturday evening's Xfinity race, Sammy Smith beat out Austin Hill for the pole by only two thousandths of a second.
AVONDALE, AZ – RIS – Ben Rhodes nursed an injured Ford truck over the final overtime finish to win the 2023 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series championship. It took four overtimes to determine the winner and the championship in what could be called a rough race. Christian won the race after all the contenders except Rhodes and runner up Grant Enfinger had problems, usual.ly caused by racing accidents.
“To go 25 laps into overtime, you know what that feels like? Almost lose it three times? Look at the front of the truck. It’s crazy. I didn’t think we were going to make it, I thought we were going to pop a tire. I thought anything that could have gone wrong was going to go wrong.”
Ricky Thornton Jr. claimed Friday’s World of Outlaws CASE Construction Equipment Late Models feature in the second night of World of Outlaws World Finals racing at The Dirt Track at Charlotte
Brent Marks (World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Cars) and Tim Fuller (Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modifieds) also claimed victories on Friday
(PHOENIX, AZ – NOV 3. 2023 – RIS) Kyle Busch topped the charts in practice for the season-ending and championship-deciding NASCAR Cup Series race, setting a fastest lap time of 27.520 seconds and 130.814 mph. Bubba Wallace was second, 0.029 second back, followed by Ryan Blaney.
(PHOENIX, AZ – NOV 3, 2023 – RIS) John Hunter Nemechek topped the lap speed table for both single-lap speed and ten-lap average in preparation for Saturday’s championship-deciding NASCAR Xfinity race. Cole Custer set the second-quickest single lap at 27.817 sec and 129.417 mph, some 0.138 second slower than Nemechek’s 27.679 / 130.063 best round.
Heim Qualifies Last To Take Pole at Phoenix Truck Finale
(PHOENIX, AZ – NOV 2, 2023 – RIS) Rookie Nick Sanchez ended the final NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series practice session at the top of the time sheet, edging out Playoffs-qualified Corey Heim by less than a tenth of a second. Sanchez’ best lap in the 50-minute session, 26.678 seconds at 134.943 mph was only 0.079 second quicker than Heim’s lap of 26757 seconds and 134.544 mph.
TEAM CHEVY PRESS CONF. TRANSCRIPT: PHOENIX RACEWAY - November 2, 2023
DEARBORN, MI, 12:00pm, Nov. 1, 2023 – Ford Performance has today unveiled the new Mustang for the 2024 NASCAR Cup Series based on the Mustang Dark Horse®. After a busy year of Mustang racing news, this 2024 NASCAR Cup Series Mustang is the icing on the cake for the full family of performance Mustang cars.
MARTINSVILLE, VA – October 29, 2023 – Ryan Blaney started out good and ended it with a win to qualify him fr the Championship Four to run for a championship next week at Phoenix Raceway. Blaney didn’t need to win at Martinsville to have a chance at the Cup Series title but he got the victory anyway.
(MARTINSVILLE, VA - OCT29, 2023 - RIS) Ryan Blaney led 145 laps after following Denny Hamlin for most of the race to capture another checkered flag for a young race fan and punch his ticket into the championship four racing for the NASCAR Cup Series crown next weekend at Phoenix.
MARTINSVILLE, VA – RIS – In a wild race to determine who sill race for the 2023 Xfinity championship, It was Justin Allgaier who goes on to race for a championship in the NASCAR Xfinity Series. The JR Motorsports driver won for the first time at Martinsville Speedway and locked up a spot in the championship 4. He joined fellow race-winners Sam Mayer and John Hunter Nemechek in the Championship 4. Cole Custer also pointed his way into the Championship 4 despite finishing 19th with a car on fire.
MARTINSVILLE VA – RIS -= Truex turned a lap of 32.256 sec. (167.411 mph) to narrowly defeat Bubba Wallace for the pole position for Sunday’s race at the 1.5-mile speedway in Miami. This pole is the second of the 2023 season for Truex, and it is the 22nd pole position of his stellar NASCAR Cup Series career.
Martinsville, VA– RIS - Sammy Smith, a Xfinity playoff driver will lead the field to green at the start by winning the pole position for the Xfinity race at Martinsville Speedway. The race is scheduled to take the green flag at 3:48 p.m. ET Saturday on USA Network. The Joe Gibbs Racing driver earned his first career series pole with a lap of 94.515 mph.
(HOMESTEAD, FL – OCT 22, 2023 – RIS) Christopher Bell only led one time in winning the 4EVER 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway, taking the lead from William Byron on lap 252 and leading the final sixteen rounds of the mile and a half track to lock into the championship four.
(HOMESTEAD, FL – OCT 21, 2023 – RIS) Sam Mayer held off a charging Riley Herbst to claim his fourth checkered flag of the 2023 Xfinity season and first career oval track win. Mayer’s team owner, Dale Earnhardt Jr, placed fifth after touching Josh Berry and sending the driver for his team into the wall and out of the race.
Truex Wins Homestead Pole
(HOMESTEAD, FL – OCT 21, 2023 – RIS) After Bubba Wallace ruled in practice and the first qualifying session, Martin Truex Jr edged him out for the pole in Sunday’s 4EVER 400 Presented by Mobil 1 NASCAR Cup Series race. Wallace had the quickest single lap and best ten-lap average in practice, then out-ran Truex in the first round of qualifying before Truex’ round two lap of 32.256 seconds bumped Wallace to second on the grid, just 0.057 second behind.
(HOMESTEAD, FL – OCT 21, 2023 – RIS) Carson Hocevar grabbed the lead with eleven laps left, driving to a lead of over 2.7 seconds ahead of Zane Smith to cement a slot in the top four positions heading into the final race of the season two weeks from now at Phoenix.
(HOMESTEAD, FL – OCT 20, 2023 – RIS) Cole Custer ran the table in practice and qualifying for the Contender Boats 300 NASCAR Xfinity Series race, setting the quickest lap times in practice and in qualifying, plus the fastest five and ten-lap average speeds, in his No. 00 Haas Automation Ford Mustang out of the Stewart-Haas Racing shops.
Earlier in the day, Nick Sanchez ran fourth in practice for the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Baptist Health Cancer Car 200 race, beating out Carson Hocevar by 0.239 second.
MORRESVILLE, NC – RIS – Late Tonight, NASCAR has rescinded the penalty assessed to the No.12 Ford driven by Ryan Blaney after Sunday’s race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. NASCAR’s explanation was as follows:
LAS VEGAS, NV – RIS – Kyle Larson punched his ticket to NASCAR’s version of the final four to determine a champion. As he did in his championship-winning season in 2021, Larson won the NASCAR Cup Series playoff Round of 8 opener at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Sunday. He’s now in the Championship 4 race at Phoenix on Nov. 4 and can spend the next two weeks game-planning for the finale. Larson had to hold off a late-race charge from pole winner Christopher Bell in a photo finish.
(LAS VEGAS, NV – OCT 14, 2023 – RIS) Riley Herbst dominated his hometown NASCAR Xfinity Series race, leading 103 of the 201 laps at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on the way to an initial series win. Herbst beat John Hunter Nemechek to the checkeredflag on the mile and a half speedway. Nemechek had started last after an oil leak kept his car in the garage during qualifying Friday. Nemechek padded his series points lead, heading to next week’s race at Homestead-Miami Speedway.
LAS VEGAS, NV – RIS – Christopher Bell nudged Kyle Larson to win the pole position at the NASCAR Cup Series race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. With an average speed of 186.335 mph, Bell captured his sixth pole of the 2023 Cup season, the most of any driver. He will have the best view as the Round of 8 begins on Sunday (Oct. 15). Larson will start alongside him in second, while fellow playoff drivers William Byron, Martin Truex, Jr. and Chris Buescher completed the top five.
Berry ‘Wins’ Las Vegas Xfinity Qualifying, Custer Tops in Practice
(LAS VEGAS, NV – OCT 13, 2023 – RIS) Josh Berry won the pole position for Saturday’s Alsco Uniforms 302 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, topping second-place Cole Custer’s qualifying run by 0.048 second after Custer headed the charts in practice. Berry’s qualifying time, 29.671. seconds and 181.996 mph, was .705 second quicker than Custer’s top time in practice and 0.153 second quicker than his practice best lap. “I didn’t love my lap, honestly. I was pretty happy with it in practice,” Berry commented just after the qualifying session.
CONCORD, NC – RIS – An emotional A.J. Allmendinger outran William Byron in the final stage to win the playoff race at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Sunday. Allmendinger dominated the final stage of the race for his third career victory in the Cup Series. Byron dogged Allmendinger throughout the final run, but could never catch him. Allmendinger survived five restarts to lead the final 33 laps of the 109-lap race. All 46 of his laps led came in the race’s third and final stage.
CONCORD, NC – RIS – Sam Mayer looked straight in the eye of elimination in the NASCAR Xfinity Series race at the ROVAL in Charlotte Motor Speedway on Saturday and rallied to win. It was the third career win for the 20-year-old driver for JR Motorsports, who was ranked 12th and last in the standings as four drivers vied for the five open slots in the round of eight of the playoffs for NASCAR’s second-tier series. All three of Mayer’s wins this season are on road courses.
(CONCORD, NC – OCT 7. 2023 – RIS) Sam Mayer beat out Justin Allgaier in qualifying for the Drive for the Cure 250 presented by BlueCross BlueShield of North Carolina NASCAR Xfinity race on Charlotte Motor Speedway’s ROVAL™ by the slim margin of 0.038 second after Allgaier led practice. Allgaier’s best practice time of 1:23.043 was 0.220 second ahead of Alex Labbe, with Kaz Grala third, followed by Cole Custer and then eventual pole winner Mayer in fifth spot after the practice session.
CONCORD, NC – RIS -Tyler Reddick will lead the Cup Series field to the green flag at the Charlotte Roval on Sunday afternoon (2 p.m. ET on NBC). Reddick won the pole with a lap of 102.839 mph. This is his sixth career pole and his second of the season. Christopher Bell will start second with a lap of 102.695 mph. Bell is followed by Daniel Suarez (102.603 mph), Bubba Wallace (102.569 mph) and Kyle Busch (102.494 mph).
NASCAR Announces National Series Schedules and Broadcast Times For 2024
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla - October 4, 2023 - NASCAR announced the 2024 schedules, start times and networks for the NASCAR Cup Series, NASCAR Xfinity Series and NASCAR CRAFTSMAN Truck Series. NASCAR will etch another first into the record books in 2024 when the Cup Series visits Iowa Speedway in the nation’s Heartland, the latest installment in a trend that has seen Cup Series debuts at the Chicago Street Race, the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum and World Wide Technology Raceway – among other venues – in recent years.