CONCORD, N.C. -- In case you missed it, Erik Jones topped the chart in first XFINITY Series practice at Charlotte Motor Speedway. The driver of the No. 20 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota was the fastest in the first practice session with a time of 29.808 and a speed of 181.159 mph.
Kurt Busch topped the chart in the first Sprint Cup Series practice at Charlotte Motor Speedway. The driver of the No. 41 Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet was the fastest in the first practice session with a time of 28.002 and a speed of 192.843 mph.
NASCAR will test changes for the 2017 aero package in two races this season in their continuing effort to remove downforce from the cars and improve competition. NASCAR announced Thursday that modifications to the aerodynamic package will be implemented for the FireKeepers Casino 400 at Michigan International Speedway and the Quaker State 400 at Kentucky Speedway.
A day-long slate of inclement weather didn’t dampen the fun for race fans who partied in the rain on Friday at Charlotte Motor Speedway, but showers pushed back the exciting Sprint Showdown and the North Carolina Education Lottery 200 to a Saturday showcase of races that will conclude at night with the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race, the biggest all-star event in sports.
Rick and Linda Hendrick have established the not-for-profit Hendrick Family Foundation, which is rooted in the belief that people working together can transform the lives of those in need and have a meaningful impact on our communities.
From Charlotte to New York City, and from Quebec to Israel, the 11 drivers who were announced as the 2016-17 NASCAR Next class today are primed for a successful and impactful future in NASCAR. This is the sixth edition of NASCAR Next, an industry-wide initiative designed to spotlight to best and brightest rising young stars in racing.
What had been a "perfect season" for Mercedes turned into a disaster on the opening lap of today's race in Spain.