Desire still burns in ‘Grandpa’ Jimmie Johnson

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — They call him “Grandpa” now. That’s how Alex Bowman and William Byron referred to seven-time Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series champion Jimmie Johnson on Tuesday afternoon at the Charlotte Convention Center. Chase Elliott, the third of Johnson’s 20-something Hendrick Motorsports teammates, let him slide with “Uncle Jimmie.” “OK, that’s a little bit better,” […]

Expect Ford to race well at Daytona, Talladega in 2018, Kurt Busch says

While Stewart-Haas Racing’s switch from Chevrolet to Ford-powered cars didn’t result in a Cup Series title this past season, it did make the team better in a number of areas, specifically at the restrictor-plate tracks of Daytona and Talladega.  Stewart-Haas Racing wasn’t the only team reaping the benefits of added funding from Ford last season. […]

Danica Patrick started stock-car career at disadvantage, Kevin Harvick says

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — On Feb. 18, in the 2018 Daytona 500, Danica Patrick will drive a Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series car for the 191st time.  It will also be the last. Last November at Homestead-Miami Speedway, a tearful Patrick announced she would end her driving career with the “Danica Double” — final appearances in […]

Ricky Stenhouse Jr. isn’t going to race ex-girlfriend Danica Patrick differently after breakup

Ricky Stenhouse Jr. and Danica Patrick ended their relationship in December after five years together, but don’t expect to see any sparks fly when they race against each other for the final time in next month’s Daytona 500.  Stenhouse told reporters Tuesday that he isn’t going to race Patrick any differently in what will be the […]

Kyle Busch is not a fan of NASCAR’s promotion of younger drivers

Kyle Busch is not a fan of how NASCAR is promoting right now. More specifically, he isn’t happy it’s pushing younger drivers and ignoring the more experienced ones as they try to find a new fan favorite after Dale Earnhardt Jr. retired. “It is bothersome,” he told reporters Tuesday, via USA Today Sports. “We’ve paid our […]

Kyle Busch is not a fan of NASCAR’s promotion of younger drivers

Kyle Busch is not a fan of how NASCAR is promoting right now. More specifically, he isn’t happy it’s pushing younger drivers and ignoring the more experienced ones as they try to find a new fan favorite after Dale Earnhardt Jr. retired. “It is bothersome,” he told reporters Tuesday, via USA Today Sports. “We’ve paid our […]

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