A solid weekend of racing at Bristol has left some guy named Earnhardt looking stout, a return of last year’s champion to the top and more questions about what would make fans buy tickets at Bristol in the spring time again.
A terrific NASCAR Nationwide Series race turned tragic in its last few hundred feet Saturday at Daytona International Speedway when a race car crashed violently into the catchfence and injured several fans.
Darian Grubb was fired after winning the championship with Tony Stewart last year, but Denny Hamlin's win Sunday gave Grubb six wins in 12 Chase races. Also: observations from New Hampshire's NASCAR weekend.
Danica Patrick returned to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway for the first time since she left IndyCar during Saturday's inaugural NASCAR Nationwide Series race at the track. She wrecked in turn one on lap 39.
Franchitti took the twin checkered flags in Sunday's 96th Indianapolis 500, overcoming an early spin on pit road and a desperate takeover bid by Takuma Sato for the lead on the last lap -- a move that sent Sato's car piling in to the turn one wall.
Detailing why NASCAR needs to consider moving it's annual All-Star event to rotating locales, like downtown Chicago or Bristol. Plus, observations from NASCAR's All-Star weekend and a Danica-less Indianapolis 500 qualifying.
David Reutimann was roundly criticized for stopping on track late in Sunday's race, but the real villain is NASCAR's Top-35 rule. See why Reutimann needed to finish, how Danica Patrick played a role and enjoy other observations from Martinsville.
Jeff Gordon and Kasey Kahne have struggled mightily to start 2012; can they recover and make the Chase? Plus other observations like Tony Stewart's hot streak in historical context, Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s best race of the year and more.
Fewer than 100,000 fans in the stands made Bristol Motor Speedway look empty on Sunday for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Food City 500. That's unacceptable, and steps to change the track back to it's old format should be taken.
Take a look at the hits and misses of the 2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, won by Tony Stewart. Fuel injection problems continue to rear an ugly head in NASCAR, while Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s struggles continue.