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Drivers, Start Your Calculators: Nascar Introduces New Scoring System – New York Times

Sunday, February 26, 2017

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NASCAR.com reporters make national series predictions – Nascar

Saturday, February 25, 2017

BUY TICKETS: See the Daytona 500 live!RELATED: Key changes in NASCAR | Fast facts on race enhancements NASCAR.com’s Kenny Bruce, Holly Cain, Zack Albert and Jonathan Merryman make their predictions for the 2017 NASCAR season: KENNY BRUCE NASCAR Camping World Truck Series champion: Timothy Peters. Rebounds from winless ’16 to ride the Red Horse to the title. NASCAR XFINITY Series champion: Elliott Sadler. So close a year ago; his JRM…

WATCH: Unbelievable pre-match scenes at Spanish soccer rivalry will give you chills – CBSSports.com

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Real Betis and Sevilla battled on Saturday in the Seville Derby, one of the most underrated rivalries in European soccer. The derby match is always frantic, and despite the teams sometimes not always being in the best of form entering it, these matches are something to take in and enjoy. And while it was a highly entertaining match, the greatest moment was before the game. Check out these sick scenes…

NASCAR seeks boost to steep decline with strong Daytona 500 – Chicago Tribune

Saturday, February 25, 2017

The good news for NASCAR is that all signs indicate Dale Earnhardt Jr. has a legitimate shot to win the Daytona 500. A victory for NASCAR’s most popular driver, in his return to racing after a concussion sidelined him the second half of last season, would be a massive boost for the sagging series. Earnhardt’s star power has been one of the bright spots of Speedweeks and his strength on…

The cure to what’s ailing NASCAR: A hipster revolution? – Yahoo Sports

Saturday, February 25, 2017

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — A couple years back Dale Earnhardt Jr. went to Terminal West, an old foundry turned mid-sized concert venue in Atlanta, to see a band that had caught his attention. Lord Huron had popped up on his Twenty One Pilots Pandora station and Junior was hooked by the Los Angeles-based indie folk music. Earnhardt had met someone close to the band, so after the show he was…

Circuit Of The Americas Apparently Wants A NASCAR Race – Jalopnik

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Photo credit: Mark Thompson/Getty Images If you’ve watched any American stock-car racing lately, you might have noticed a few changes in NASCAR for the 2017 race season. But Circuit of The Americas chairman Bobby Epstein wants things to get even weirder in the future, because it sounds like he really, really wants NASCAR to come to Austin. Advertisement In a story from the Austin American-Statesman on Friday, Epstein said he’s…

The cure to what’s ailing NASCAR: A hipster revolution? – Yahoo Sports

Saturday, February 25, 2017

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — A couple years back Dale Earnhardt Jr. went to Terminal West, an old foundry turned mid-sized concert venue in Atlanta, to see a band that had caught his attention. Lord Huron had popped up on his Twenty One Pilots Pandora station and Junior was hooked by the Los Angeles-based indie folk music. Earnhardt had met someone close to the band, so after the show he was…

NASCAR points format debuts at Daytona 500 amidst Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s twilight – Sports Illustrated

Saturday, February 25, 2017

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — It used to be that a NASCAR race didn’t need explaining, that even a child could put it all together. Take a whole bunch of cars, put ‘em on a track and spin ‘em around for an even number of laps; the one that crosses the finish line first, wins. It was all so blissfully straightforward. But then in advance of the 2017 season, the…

Exclusive: NASCAR VP explains significant change in inspection process – FOXSports.com

Saturday, February 25, 2017

NASCAR has made a significant change in the inspection process for 2017. In years past, if a car failed one the inspection stations, the team would pull it out of line, make repairs and send it back on through. But crew chiefs are a wily lot. Sometimes, a team would pull a car out of line and correct the problem, but at the same time make other changes to areas…

NASCAR points format debuts at Daytona 500 amidst Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s twilight – Sports Illustrated

Saturday, February 25, 2017

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — It used to be that a NASCAR race didn’t need explaining, that even a child could put it all together. Take a whole bunch of cars, put ‘em on a track and spin ‘em around for an even number of laps; the one that crosses the finish line first, wins. It was so blissfully straightforward. But then in advance of the 2017 season, the sanctioning…

Hockey Royalty Seemed in Her Future. Then Her Body Was Shattered. – New York Times

Saturday, February 25, 2017

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Nascar boss: The sport is ‘stronger than ever’ despite falling viewership – CNBC

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Ahead of Sunday’s big Daytona 500, racing legend Roger Penske dismissed claims that his sport is faltering. “I see the sport as stronger than ever from a competitive standpoint,” he said on CNBC’s “Squawk on the Street.” As the Nascar season kicks off at Daytona 500, new questions have emerged about the state of stock car racing as both viewership numbers and admissions are seeing major declines. Nascar’s television viewership…

Nascar boss: The sport is ‘stronger than ever’ despite falling viewership – CNBC

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Ahead of Sunday’s big Daytona 500, racing legend Roger Penske dismissed claims that his sport is faltering. “I see the sport as stronger than ever from a competitive standpoint,” he said on CNBC’s “Squawk on the Street.” As the Nascar season kicks off at Daytona 500, new questions have emerged about the state of stock car racing as both viewership numbers and admissions are seeing major declines. Nascar’s television viewership…

Young Mexican Driver Rises To Top Of NASCAR Ranks – NPR

Saturday, February 25, 2017

A young Mexican driver is making the leap to NASCAR’s top level this year, and he’s looking to bring more Latino fans with him. Along with the addition of Daniel Suárez, NASCAR is pursuing efforts to become more diverse.

Mexican-born NASCAR driver Daniel Suarez finding his place in racing, Trump’s America – Charlotte Observer

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Mexican-born Daniel Suarez relaxes in a chair at Joe Gibbs Racing headquarters, just feet away from the orange-and-white race car that is, by far, the finest he’s ever driven. A rookie with the personality and potential to be NASCAR’s next star, he is still two weeks from driving that car, the No. 19 Toyota, in the Super Bowl of NASCAR’s Monster Energy Cup Series, Sunday’s Daytona 500 at Daytona International…

Cars 3’s NASCAR-Heavy Cast List Just Dropped A Ton Of Extra Spoilers – Jalopnik

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Photo credit: Gerardo Mora/NASCAR If Cars 3’s grim reminder of your slow descent into old age in trailer form didn’t already convince you that this is the must-see kids’ movie of the summer, maybe its cast will, if you’re a NASCAR fan. NASCAR announced that legends Richard Petty and Jeff Gordon will be voicing anthropomorphized cars in Cars 3, along with other current drivers and personalities. “Cars 3’ very much…

Nascar boss: The sport is ‘stronger than ever’ despite falling viewership – CNBC

Friday, February 24, 2017

Ahead of Sunday’s big Daytona 500, racing legend Roger Penske dismissed claims that his sport is faltering. “I see the sport as stronger than ever from a competitive standpoint,” he said on CNBC’s “Squawk on the Street.” As the Nascar season kicks off at Daytona 500, new questions have emerged about the state of stock car racing as both viewership numbers and admissions are seeing major declines. Nascar’s television viewership…

‘Cars 3’ features huge NASCAR presence of drivers and personalities – FOXSports.com

Friday, February 24, 2017

“Cars 3” opens in theaters nationwide on June 16 and it will have a huge NASCAR presence. Actor Owen Wilson, who will be the grand marshal for the 59th running of the Daytona 500 (Sunday 2 p.m. ET, FOX) will again voice the star character in the film, Lightning McQueen. But check out all the NASCAR personalities who’ll have a role in the film: USA TODAY NETWORK Romain…

Hockey stars pledge to donate their brains to research – CBS News

Friday, February 24, 2017

Several former National Hockey League players have joined the growing number of pro athletes who have pledged their brains to research on chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) — a devastating brain disease that has been linked to repetitive head trauma. The Concussion Legacy Foundation announced that four former professional hockey players plan to donate their brains to the organization. They include Stanley Cup Champion Shawn McEachern, who played in the NHL…