The Indianapolis Motor Speedway has announced a new event designed to draw short track fans back to the mecca of motorsports. A quarter-mile dirt track will be constructed inside Turn 3 for a USAC midget race, which will be held in the first week of September in an effort to pump up sagging attendance at the Brickyard 400 stock car race.
HAMPTON, Ga. -- Daniel Hemric topped the chart in the second XFINITY Series practice at Atlanta Motor Speedway.
BRISTOL, Tenn. -- Kyle Busch topped the chart in first Sprint Cup Series practice at Bristol Motor Speedway. The driver of the No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota was the fastest in the first practice session with a time of 14.878 and a speed of 128.969 mph.
Post-qualifying tech dealt a Saturday shake-up to the starting lineup for Sunday’s Gander Outdoors 400 after the cars driven by the five of the top six qualifiers — including the initial front row of Kevin Harvick and Kyle Busch — failed inspection at Pocono Raceway.
Movie star Channing Tatum, a co-star in "Logan Lucky" and the grand marshal of Sunday's Coca-Cola 600, met with media prior to opening ceremonies for the 600-mile event.
NASCAR reinstated Gander Outdoors Truck Series driver Tyler Dippel after an indefinite suspension on Aug. 23.