Author: Les Grossman

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The death of Indianapolis 500 winner Dan Wheldon has sparked discussions about safety in motorsports as NASCAR heads to one of the fastest tracks on its circuit. The death of Wheldon, killed Sunday in a spectacular 15-car crash at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, has drawn particular attention from a curious public often amused by crashes and pileups. Last weekend, the crowd at Charlotte Motor Speedway roared with approval when five-time NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson crashed hard into the wall. NASCAR, which has made significant safety improvements in the decade since its last fatal crash, now heads to…

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Denny Hamlin has not hesitated in the past and has openly spoke about drivers’ concerns and NASCAR’s sometimes half-hearted efforts to address them. Last year was a perfect example when he discussed safety issues with the Next Gen car and the organization’s ineffectiveness in communicating about them with drivers. This week, on Twitter, Hamlin revealed that while there has been improvement in those lines of communication, there is still a long way to go. Denny Hamlin criticized NASCAR for lack of communication last year Denny Hamlin, speaking about Next Gen safety concerns and Atlanta’s reconfiguration, explains why there needs to…

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Dale Earnhardt Jr. is extremely connected to NASCAR. Despite retiring from full-time racing in 2018, Hall of Fame Member has remained involved in sports as an announcer with NBC’s coverage and on his weekly podcast the Dale Jr. Download. On this last point, he sometimes drops nuggets of information that cannot be found anywhere else. This happened recently when he was asked a question about the Xfinity Series and his lack of identity. Junior’s response completely took everyone in the studio by surprise. Dale Earnhardt Jr. Reveals NASCAR Talked About SUV Racing Dale Earnhardt Jr. interviews some of the biggest…

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Late in the race at Nashville Superspeedway, Ross Chastain was involved in an accident and Kyle Busch ended up getting involved. At least the NASCAR The champion had to backtrack to avoid Chastain and ended up hitting the wall himself in the process. Kyle Busch fought to get his car to the front of the field. He qualified P27. He was at the back of the field for much of the race early on. Then, a good pit strategy and tire decisions propelled him to the front. With track position secured and an overtime battle brewing, Busch was there. He…

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Ricky Stenhouse Jr. And Kyle BuschIt is fight at the 2024 NASCAR All-Star race was the main topic this week. After Busch destroyed Stenhouse in the opening laps of the All-Star Race, the driver of the No. 47 car pulled into the pit of the No. 8 team. Then Stenhouse waited for Busch after the race, confronted him and the fists started flying. However, some penalties could come from the fight, most notably against Ricky Stenhouse Sr., who fought Busch. Stenhouse Jr. had to ask someone to remove his father from the fight toward the end. The damage is already…

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NASCAR held a 30-minute meeting with drivers before Sunday’s Ally 400 at Nashville Superspeedway, and among the topics discussed – wet weather tires. NASCAR brought Goodyear rain tires to New Hampshire last weekend and ordered all teams to use them for the remaining 82 laps after the two-hour, 15-minute delay due to rain. Denny Hamlin gave an overview of Bob Pockrass of FOX Sports of how NASCAR explained the wet-weather tire protocol, saying “there is always room for improvement.” NASCAR had about a 30-minute meeting with the drivers (one meeting every few weeks) in Nashville. Topics covered included tires –…

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The time was right to bring together a cross-section of stock car racing industry figures into the sport’s sanctuary. As NASCAR’s 75th anniversary celebrations come to a close and details surrounding a new season approach, the floor was open to a range of topics – about how the sport has evolved but also where it’s charting a path forward. forward. The NASCAR Insiders Roundtable, a two-part video series, kicked off Monday with a panel of distinguished guests offering their candid views on a list of topics, aiming to share perspectives on potential improvements for the sport . Part two will…

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According to the Associated PressHendrick Motorsports has officially filed the paperwork to request a NASCAR Cup Series playoff waiver for Kyle Larson after he missed Sunday’s Coca Cola 600 to compete in the rain-delayed Indianapolis 500. There is no timetable for a decision to be made and announced. Even though Larson was the championship leader entering the weekend – and has already won two races to qualify for the round of 16 – his inability to take the green flag on Sunday night will mean he will not be eligible for the championship race unless NASCAR grants the waiver. According…

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Stewart-Haas Racing has been the hot spot for potential developments over the past year. Kevin Harvick and Aric Almirola have left, while Josh Berry and Noah Gragson have joined the NASCAR Cup Series organization. With the 2024 NASCAR season well underway, the lineup has a new look; however, this may not last beyond this year. According to Adam Stern of Sports Business Journal, the possibility for Stewart-Haas Racing to sell one or more charters before the 2025 NASCAR season has been a hot topic in the garage recently. It’s unclear whether Stewart-Haas Racing has begun the process of selling any…

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William Byron entered the 2023 NASCAR season with four victories in 180 Cup Series races at Hendrick Motorsports. Fast forward to the week of the NASCAR regular season finale at Daytona International Speedway and Byron has a surprising five wins in those 25 races. Well, surprising is one way to put it, because it shouldn’t be too shocking overall. The driver of the No. 24 entered the Cup Series at age 20, at a time when young drivers generally didn’t succeed right away. Sure, Jimmie Johnson and Jeff Gordon found success almost instantly, but that was over two decades ago.…

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