NASCAR: Breaking Stories and All the Latest from Fox Sports


Here is the latest NASCAR News from Fox Sports.

Matt Kenseth, Joey Logano prepare to return to site of infamous run-in
It’s safe to assume that both Joey Logano and Matt Kenseth haven’t forgotten about what happened last fall at Martinsville and will perhaps have a little extra motivation this weekend.

Kyle Busch reveals plans to drive in multiple Truck Series races this year
Kyle Busch will make the first of four scheduled NASCAR Camping World Truck Series starts this season in Saturday’s Alpha Energy Solutions 250 at Martinsville Speedway.

Fantasy NASCAR STP 500 Preview and Driver Picks
Chad Robb shares his insight, analysis and driver picks for the Martinsville STP 500.

Tony Stewart is all about cheese – but Danica Patrick isn’t – in comical new video
In the latest of four Mobil 1-supported vignettes, Tony Stewart is REALLY focused on a piece of cheese, and even offers to share a piece with teammate Danica Patrick. See Danica’s response and “Smoke’s” reaction in a funny 30-second clip.

Guenther Steiner: Haas F1 debut a ‘big achievement’ for many reasons
Haas F1 team principal Guenther Steiner is happy with the positive feedback they have received after an impressive debut.

Kevin Magnussen: Renault is ‘not fast enough to win’
Renault Sport Formula One driver Kevin Magnussen knows the team has a lot of work to do in order move up the grid, but he feels the team is off to a solid start.

NASCAR community celebrates the Easter holiday
Take a look at how many in the NASCAR community shared on social media their well wishes and thoughts on Easter Sunday.

Happy birthday to Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler, NASCAR fan
On the day Aerosmith lead singer Steven Tyler turns 68, we wish this special NASCAR fan a very Happy Birthday.

Tick, tock: Brian Vickers would love to claim a Martinsville clock
Brian Vickers knows all about the role substitute drivers play in NASCAR. And now, as he subs for Tony Stewart, he looks to add to his prized trophy collection.

NHRA racer Larry Dixon opens up after winning fight with throat cancer
Three-time NHRA Top Fuel champion Larry Dixon reveals he was diagnosed with Stage III throat cancer in 2015

How’s Kasey Kahne spending the off-weekend? Racing, of course
Even on a rare off-weekend for the Sprint Cup Series, Kasey Kahne has to quench his thirst for speed.

Crunch time to determine final starter in K&N Horsepower Challenge
This weekend is the last chance fans will have to help determine the final driver for next Saturday’s K&N Horsepower Challenge in Las Vegas

Remembering Gordon-Bowyer feud on Flashback Friday
When Jeff Gordon and Clint Bowyer tangled at Martinsville in the spring of 2012, it set the stage for more friction between the two later in the year.

NASCAR Fines Danica Patrick and Kyle Busch- ‘NASCAR Race Hub’
NASCAR has fined both Kyle Busch and Danica Patrick for incidents that occurred at Fontana, Joey Logano and the ‘NASCAR Race Hub’ crew discuss NASCAR’s decision.

NASCAR Fines Danica Patrick and Kyle Busch- ‘NASCAR Race Hub’
NASCAR has fined both Kyle Busch and Danica Patrick for incidents that occurred at Fontana, Joey Logano and the ‘NASCAR Race Hub’ crew discuss NASCAR’s decision.

Top 5 moments from the first 5 NASCAR races
We’re only 5 races in and 2016 has been a crazy NASCAR season already. @TheBuzzer’s Daryl Motte counts down the Top 5 moments from the first five races of the year.

Andy Grammer to perform pre-race concert at Charlotte Motor Speedway
Triple-platinum recording artist Andy Grammer will deliver a pre-race concert at the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race.

Opinion: Kevin Harvick shared hard-won advice with UFC star Miesha Tate
The wisdom Kevin Harvick recently imparted to the newly minted UFC women’s bantamweight champion could go a long way toward helping her build on her title.

Opinion: Did NASCAR get the penalties right on Kyle Busch and Danica Patrick? NASCAR editor Tom Jensen gives an insightful take on the penalties against Rowdy and Danica, along with NASCAR’s no-call on crew chief Cole Pearn.

Hendrick Motorsports exec offers ‘mixed’ assessment of season to date
Doug Duchardt, the general manager for Hendrick Motorsports, speaks candidly about the organization’s 2016 performance.

Should NASCAR limit Cup drivers in XFINITY Series?
Brad Keselowski joins the ‘NASCAR Race Hub’ crew to break down the pros and cons on having Cup drivers race in Xfinity Series.

F1 boss Bernie Ecclestone writes snarky open letter to drivers
Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone replied to an open letter by GPDA drivers Sebastian Vettel and Jenson Button with a letter of his own, but it wasn’t a polite one.

NASCAR drivers and their significant others are really enjoying the off-week
With no races on tap for this weekend, it’s spring break a week early for NASCAR drivers and their respective significant others.

DW dishes on Jimmie’s Superman act, Danica vs. Kasey, Rowdy’s rant
FOX NASCAR’s Darrell Waltrip offers his colorful take on a truly wild weekend out West.

What DW sees as most impressive about Johnson passing Dale Sr. in wins
Darrell Waltrip shares his thoughts on the significance of Jimmie Johnson’s landmark 77th career Sprint Cup victory.

Learn all about FOX NASCAR reporter Alan Cavanna in Q&A
FOX NASCAR reporter Alan Cavanna opens up about his start in TV, his childhood hero and other topics in a revealing interview.

Ron Capps rides huge wave of momentum heading into Las Vegas
NHRA Funny Car driver Ron Capps is looking to build on a strong start to the 2016 season as the series heads to Las Vegas.

Radioactive: Fontana – “I’m [expletive] shaking, I’m so pissed off.”
Check out all the best scanner audio from the Auto Club 400 at Auto Club Speedway.

Which NASCAR star will retire first?
Bootie Barker and Regan Smith join the ‘NASCAR Race Hub’ crew to debate which of NASCAR’s aging superstars will retire first.

Driving Around the World in a Ford Model T
Dutch couple Dirk and Trudy Regter have driven almost 50,000 miles in a 100-year-old Ford Model T to support SOS Children’s Villages International.

Impressive lineup of musical talent on tap for Michigan race weekends
NASCAR fans at Michigan International Speedway this year are going to rock out.

Landon Cassill feeling effects of wisdom-teeth removal
Landon Cassill used Twitter and Periscope to share the less-than-pleasant experience of getting his wisdom teeth taken out.

Larry McReynolds takes issue with Kyle Busch, applauds Kevin Harvick
Larry Mac says he’s “offended” by how Kyle Busch handled himself at Fontana, and believes Busch could learn something from Kevin Harvick.

5 drivers who’ve made biggest gain, 5 who’ve had steepest drop versus 2015
Here are five drivers who’ve picked up the pace substantially from last year … and five who’ve fallen off dramatically.

NASCAR community reacts to terror attacks in Brussels
The NASCAR community took to Twitter upon hearing the news of the tragic terrorist attacks in Brussels, Belgium.

International racing community reacts to terror attacks in Brussels
Drivers from Formula One, IndyCar and the IMSA Sports Car Championship use Twitter to mourn those affected by tragic terror attacks in Brussels, Belgium on Tuesday.

Mercedes believes tire strategy played huge part in Australian GP thriller
Mercedes technical director Paddy Lowe believes new Pirelli tire rules made the Australian Grand Prix an exciting race.

Niki Lauda: Nico Rosberg would have ‘suffered’ had Hamilton won in Australia
Niki Lauda thinks that Nico Rosberg needed to win Sunday’s Australian Grand Prix if he wants to contend with teammate Lewis Hamilton for the championship.

California dreaming: 10 thoughts on a wild weekend of racing
After a weekend of fantastic, intense finishes, rotten luck for some and better luck for others, and everything from social-media bashing to Superman flying to Victory Lane, here are 10 thoughts about what transpired at Auto Club Speedway.

Winner’s Weekend: Jimmie Johnson – Fontana
Jimmie Johnson and crew chief Chad Knaus recap the strategy that took them to Victory Lane in the Auto Club 400 at Auto Club Speedway.

Ayrton Senna Twitter account counts down top 10 Senna moments
Three-time F1 champion Ayrton Senna would have turned 56 Monday. As a tribute to the Brazilian racing legend, the Ayrton Senna twitter account shared with the world the top 10 “deeds” that, in their opinion, “transformed Senna (into) a legend.”

Will NASCAR penalize Danica Patrick for post-incident actions?
NASCAR’s Steve O’Donnell tells Sirius/XM NASCAR Radio that the governing body is looking into it.

Greg Creamer and Calvin Fish break down 12 Hours of Sebring
WeatherTech SportsCar Championship: Greg Creamer and Calvin Fish break down all the great racing action from the four classes in the 12 Hours of Sebring.

Brittany Force gets first career NHRA Top Fuel win at Gatornationals
Brittany Force took her first ever career Top Fuel win at the Gatornationals in Gainesville, Florida on Sunday

Sixth-place finish feels like ‘a win’ for Haas F1 in first race
The American-backed Haas team made a dream Formula One debut at the Australian Grand Prix on Sunday.

Esteban Gutierrez tweets heartfelt message after crash with Fernando Alonso
Esteban Gutierrez and Fernando Alonso both walked away uninjured after a horrible crash during Sunday’s Australian Grand Prix.

Four automakers who’d be a good fit in NASCAR
Which automakers would be good candidates to join Chevrolet, Ford and Toyota in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series? Here are four great possibilities.

Lewis Hamilton forced to do some damage control in Australian GP
After a horrendous start, Lewis Hamilton was forced to claw his way to a second-place finish in Sunday’s Australian Grand Prix.

Nico Rosberg picks up where he left off with Australian GP win
After winning the 2015 season finale in Abu Dhabi, Nico Rosberg picks up right where he left off with a victory in Sunday’s Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne.

Track and National records fall during NHRA Gatornationals qualifying
Qualifying recap and Sunday ladders for this weekend’s NHRA drag racing action

SX: Detroit Analysis – 2016 Monster Energy Supercross
Ralph Sheheen and Jeff Emig break down all the action from Detroit, and how Ryan Dungey was able to take his sixth win this season.

Austin Dillon wins dramatic XFINITY race, ends Kyle Busch streak
Austin Dillon wins the 300 on Saturday at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, Calif., ending Kyle Busch’s string of victories in the series.

Grid positions don’t reflect true Haas F1 pace in Melbourne
After a running out of time to make stronger qualifying runs, it’s likely that Haas F1 drivers Romain Grosjean and Esteban Gutierrez will move up through the field during Sunday’s Australian Grand Prix.

This Fireball Roberts ‘tribute’ car on eBay will turn heads
If you dig old-school race cars driven by legends of bygone eras, these might be the wheels for you.

NHRA driver escapes fire during Pro Mod qualifying
The driver was OK. The car wasn’t

Team principals will discuss urgent change to F1 qualifying format
There was an obvious problem after Australian Grand Prix qualifying concluded, and now Formula One team principals are meeting to propose a change.

F1 bosses slam qualifying system they voted to implement
Formula One bosses were in favor of the new qualifying system, and now they’re bashing it.

The biggest losers: Who has the longest winless streaks in NASCAR?
See the longest losing streaks for current Cup drivers who have at least one victory in their respective careers.

Jeff Gordon recites Kanye lyrics on FOX Sports Live
NASCAR legend Jeff Gordon joins the show to talk about autographed memorabilia, Kanye West lyrics and his FOX Sports doppelgänger.

Ranking every 2016 Formula 1 livery
The new season starts this weekend in Australia.

Starting lineup for Auto Club 400 in Fontana
Check out the starting lineup for Sunday’s Auto Club 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, Calif.

F1’s ‘Halo’ cockpit protection will debut in 2017
Formula One’s “Halo” cockpit protection looks set to makes its debut for the 2017 season.

Pirelli will get clear guidelines from FIA for 2017 tires
There are major changes coming to Formula One in 2017, including Pirelli tire compounds.

Special delivery: Rico Abreu receives sweet Chili Bowl ring
Camping World Truck Series driver Rico Abreu takes to Twitter to share photos of his latest piece of hardware.

What to watch: Your weekend racing schedule
NHRA, Supercross, IMSA and NASCAR action are all being shown on the FOX Sports family of networks this weekend

Where 2 Watch: TV schedule for Auto Club Speedway
So you don’t miss a second of the action from Fontana, here’s your complete NASCAR television schedule for Auto Club Speedway.

Someone really goofed on the spelling of Martin Truex Jr.’s name at Toyota event
Check out Martin Truex Jr.’s reaction upon seeing his named spelled wrong at a Toyota event.

15-year-old son of Jeff Burton set for NASCAR national series debut
Harrison Burton — son of 21-time Sprint Cup race winner Jeff Burton — will make his NASCAR Camping World Truck Series debut with one of the series’ top teams.

‘Whoa!’ Kurt Busch shares a passion with actor Keanu Reeves
Whenever NASCAR heads to Auto Club Speedway, a 2-mile Southern California track situated some 50 miles from Hollywood, it’s not uncommon for Sprint Cup Series drivers to rub elbows with big-time movie stars.

Scion FR-S transforms into the Toyota 86 at New York auto show
The refreshed Toyota 86 has a sleeker look and more power.

Throwback: When John Force was unstoppable in Gainesville
Heading into Gainesville, we take a look back at the history of John Force’s success at the Gatornationals

Gene Haas thinks Romain Grosjean is still ‘perfect choice’
Prior to Haas F1 Team’s inaugural start in the Australian Grand Prix, team owner Gene Haas believes veteran driver Romain Grosjean is an ideal fit.

Lewis Hamilton’s New Zealand trip attracts attention of local police
Lewis Hamilton caught the attention of local police while on his trip to New Zealand prior to his arrival in Melbourne for the Australian Grand Prix.

NASCAR hits Martin Truex Jr. team with another warning, 2 other Cup teams also warned
It was another week, and another inspection issue for the No. 78 Furniture Row Racing team of Martin Truex Jr.

5 drivers, winless in 2016, with a real shot to break through at Fontana
Tom Jensen is going out on a limb to predict there will be a fifth different winner of 2016 this weekend. Here are 5 possibilities.

The Top 5 Closest Finishes in Kevin Harvick’s Career
There’s a reason they call him ‘The Closer’ — if it’s a photo finish, Kevin Harvick usually ends up in victory lane. ‘NASCAR Race Hub’ counts down his five closest finishes.

Check out what’s new with F1 rules for 2016 season
Everything you need to know regarding Formula One’s new rule changes before the Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne on Sunday.

Tony Stewart to be honored for contributions to Speedway Children’s Charities
Three-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Tony Stewart will be honored May 25 at the 36th annual Sonic Automotive Speedway Children’s Charities Gala presented by The NRA Teach Freedom Foundation.

NASCAR drivers, families live it up on the Left Coast before Fontana race
With the NASCAR Goes West tour set to wrap up this weekend at Auto Club Speedway, some of the stars of the sport got to enjoy life on the Left Coast this week.

Renault Sport F1 unveils vibrant new yellow livery in Australia
There’s no question Renault Sport F1’s new yellow livery will stand out on the grid.

DW: Phoenix proved, again, that the cream rises to the top when it counts in NASCAR
FOX NASCAR’s Darrell Waltrip explains how in NASCAR it seems that the best drivers are always there at the finish.

Radioactive: Phoenix – “I got no [expletive] brakes!”
Check out all the best scanner audio from the Good Sam 500 at Phoenix International Raceway.

Nico Rosberg drives the Circuit de Monaco in a classic 1970 Mercedes
Rosberg shows what the F1 circuit in Monaco is like in everyday life.

Why you should be thankful there’s still NASCAR at Fontana
The fact that Auto Club Speedway is still standing sets it apart from a couple of tracks that came before it.

Fantasy NASCAR Fontana Auto Club 400 Driver Picks
FOX Sports fantasy NASCAR contributor Chad Robb shares his Auto Club 400 driver picks.

Doug Kalitta hoping history repeats as NHRA heads to Florida
NHRA: Doug Kalitta’s 2016 season has started the same way it did in 2014, which saw him then go on to win the Gatornationals

Watch tear down and rebuild of NHRA Funny Car in 360 degrees
360 Video: Watch John Force’s crew tear down and rebuild his NHRA Funny Car

Stewart-Haas Racing names driver of Tony Stewart’s No. 14 for Fontana
Although Stewart-Haas Racing has not named a full-time interim driver for injured Tony Stewart, the team has settled on a sub for Auto Club Speedway.

Over/Under: NASCAR Young Guns
Larry McReynolds and Any Petree debate the number of wins and Top 5 finishes for the young stars of NASCAR in 2016.

Andrew Short’s Road to Retirement
After crashing hard in Atlanta in his final season, Andrew Short is now transitioning into retirement on the family farm in Smithville, Texas.

NASCAR and baseball go together like … well, YOU decide
The professional sports worlds of NASCAR and Major League Baseball collided briefly last weekend when the Sprint Cup Series visited Phoenix International Raceway. See how well competitors in each respective sport understand the terminology of their counterparts in the other.

Toto Wolff on Ferrari: ‘Having an enemy pumps you up’
Mercedes team principal Toto Wolff is well aware that Ferrari is ready to battle for a championship this season, and he is pumped up about it.

Sauber F1 Team technical director leaves days before Australian Grand Prix
Sauber Formula One Team has parted company with its British technical director Mark Smith.

Canadian Nicholas Latifi lands test role with Renault Sport F1
Canadian Nicholas Latifi has taken the next step in his career by signing with Renault Sport Formula One team as a reserve driver.

Rookie Ryan Blaney continues to impress for Wood Brothers Racing
Adjustments and a late surge add up to a top-10 finish for Sprint Cup rookie Ryan Blaney in the Good Sam 500 at Phoenix International Raceway.

Analysis: This is exactly how NASCAR racing is supposed to be
Sunday’s close, hard-nosed finish featuring Kevin Harvick and Carl Edwards in the Good Sam 500 at Phoenix International Raceway is an example of how racing should be in NASCAR’s top series.

Stevie Waltrip gives Dale Jr. scripture verse for Phoenix
Each week, Stevie Waltrip gives Dale Earnhardt Jr. a scripture verse to carry in his car. Here is her offering prior to the start of Sunday’s Sprint Cup race at Phoenix International Raceway.

SX: Toronto Analysis – 2016 Monster Energy Supercross
Ralph Sheheen and Jeff Emig break down all the action from Toronto, and how Ken Roczen earned his third victory of the season.

See what’s been good, bad and ugly from a crazy weekend at Phoenix
Prior to Sunday’s Sprint Cup Good Sam 500, check out the good, the bad and the ugly from what’s been a crazy weekend at Phoenix International Raceway.

5 freak accidents that rival Jimmie Johnson’s steering-wheel fiasco at Phoenix
Think Jimmie Johnson’s steering wheel coming unfastened on Friday was crazy? Here are five other highly unusual accidents that have occurred involving NASCAR stock cars in relatively recent years.

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