BANK OF AMERICA 500 RETURNS TO SUNDAY AFTERNOON

For the Bank of America 500, “Daylight Racing Time” is back with the race returning to a Sunday afternoon start time in 2017.


This important piece of information was made available in an announcement on Thursday by the Charlotte Motor Speedway.

As such, the fourth race of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoffsand first race in the Round of 12 will now be held on Sunday, Oct. 8 at 2 p.m. ET. This will be provided full TV coverage on the NBC.

Initially, the earlier announced date was Saturday, Oct. 7. However, to allow for a better on-track competition as well as a more family-friendly schedule over a three-day weekend, the date was dropped and another date was chosen.

In a recent track release, Jimmie Johnson, seven-time Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series champion and defending Bank of America 500 winner had a few things to say about Charlotte. Continue reading “BANK OF AMERICA 500 RETURNS TO SUNDAY AFTERNOON”

NASCAR Focus On Phoenix Races

There had been a debate over what action; NASCAR would take against Kyle Busch when he took a swing at their driver Joey Logano at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway racing event.


Many felt that NASCAR would levy a fine as a penalty to the accused. However, current news reveals that everything is fine between Logano, NASCAR and Busch. It has been revealed that Kyle Busch and Joey Logano had a discussion with NASCAR and the outcome of that was not very pleasant. The meeting had taken place before the practice on Friday. Kyle had seemed angry. Continue reading “NASCAR Focus On Phoenix Races”

HAMILTON KEEN ON TRYING NASCAR

Lewis Hamilton has shown much enthusiasm in participating in a Nascar race as he believes that the grand prix can learn a thing or two from it.


The formula 1 champion said that he wants to try a one off NASCAR race in the nearest future hoping that with this, the grand prix could pick up a few lessons from them.

Hamilton was present at the sprint cup finale held at homestead last weekend to support Jeff Gordon in the farewell event being held in his honor. He became friend with Gordon by mere chance after the two had met in Nashville a couple of years ago.

“There were definitely some things that for sure they do a lot better than us,” Hamilton said in regard to his Nascar experience. He went on to say that the Nascar had an impressive event and was a really great spectacle.

“There were for sure things that we could learn from them. It was a great show, a great spectacle particularly for the fans. A bit like DTM, the fans get very, very close to the garages in the background and to the drivers. It was a really cool event. I hope I get to do one one day.” Continue reading “HAMILTON KEEN ON TRYING NASCAR”

SUAREZ FACING UNSURE MOVES IN THE SERIES

A discussion of a move to the cup series for Daniel Suarez was ignited after his unexpected championship in the NASCAR Xfinity Series this season.


However, it seems as he would be remaining where he currently is at the moment – at least, for now.

His team owner, Joe Gibbs had hinted on the idea of going to the Cup series quite soon after Suarez’s win at Homestead- Miami Speedway, in the season finale.

“It’s going to be pretty quick we’ll be going to Cup,” Gibbs had said.

“I think it’s in Daniel’s hands, but obviously, he’s performed so well.

“It’s hard to get all that organized, but we’re working – that’s going to be our end game. That’s what we’re going to be working for.”

However, a team spokesman for Joe Gibbs Racing, on Saturday, had told Motorsport.com that current plans by the organization would see Suarez competing full time next season in the Xfinity series. Continue reading “SUAREZ FACING UNSURE MOVES IN THE SERIES”

Chris Buescher Saves The Day

Many might be aware of the hurdles that were faced in the mid race that would have prevented the Cinderella story of Pocono from not happening.


The restart that was required in the middle of the race might have ended Chris Buescher’s attempts there only for that race. When the race was over by halfway, there were several cars that choked up in the middle. Buescher wanted to avoid the chaos and he decided to aim at the bottom. One of the tires cut in a rough asphalt section. Such sections are known for their ability to send cars spiraling into the air.

As Chris recounts later, he was getting into Turn 2. It was a close race and it could have been a restart. There were a couple of cars in front and they were crossed and put out of shape. Chris had to focus on Brian, who was coming back and forth, which made him pull down. As he pulled down on the track he realized that there was a car that was a little too close. As a result of the brakes the back tire smoked and came off. It was a penalty that could have gotten them off the race.
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Nascar And Tony Stewart In The News

This week the focus on Nascar has been on several topics.


Fan mails have been coming in to support Tony Stewart as he fends off security problems on the team. Nascar has to address different safety issues that have come up. Tony is being put up with a fine that has had the reverse response in the world of racing. The fellow drivers as well as fans are showing their support and pledging to pay the fine.

Tony having to face a fine has put the fans on alert as most scramble to know what has occurred in the first place. The matter was regarding a rule change that Tony asked for from the sanctioning committee. It was regarding an amendment that Tony felt was needed in the lug policy. This might be something that as justified, but Tony’s manner of putting it forward earned him a fine. NASCAR definitely looked into the five lugs mandate as it attracted the attention of Drivers Council. It also earned Stewart a support of his fellow driver community and his fans. However the manner of putting the message across forced NASCAR to levy a fine. Continue reading “Nascar And Tony Stewart In The News”