Why NASCAR can't win its war on cheating overnight
NASCAR has taken the first steps towards stopping teams and drivers exploiting loopholes by introducing a rule that will disqualify drivers if they are found to have breached regulations in a race. It's a positive first step on what will be a long journey
The worst phrase in NASCAR is not reigning Cup Series champion Joey Logano's old nickname, 'Sliced Bread', and it's not racer-turned-commentator Dale Earnhardt Jr's famous Chicagoland 'slide job' shout. It's actually the term 'encumbered win'.
That phrase applied to drivers who won Cup races but then failed post-race inspections. Rather than remove said driver from the results, NASCAR would punish the offender by preventing the victory counting towards an automatic playoff berth. But the record books would still show that driver, effectively caught cheating, as the winner of the race.
From villain to hero, Kyle Larson’s journey to the 2021 NASCAR Cup title comes straight from the Hollywood blockbuster scripts. While Larson had to reach his lifelong goal the hard way and go through a very public shaming after a ban for using a racial slur, his talents shone long before his name grabbed the headlines for both the right and the wrong reasons
It’s not just Formula 1 that’s set for upheaval in 2022, as the NASCAR Cup Series adopts its Next Gen cars that will cast any in-built advantages aside and require teams to adopt a totally new way of operating. Far more than just a change of machinery, the new cars amount to a shift in NASCAR's core philosophy
Bubba Wallace claimed his maiden NASCAR Cup Series at Talladega on Monday to become the first Black victor in the category since Wendell Scott in 1963. Both Wallace and Scott had faced obstacles and racism in their paths to their breakthrough wins, and NASCAR is trying to put it right with its range of diversity programmes
In a career that has had many ups and downs, Kurt Busch has been written off many times before. But facing career uncertainty after the sale of Chip Ganassi's NASCAR team, the 2004 Cup champion has found a new berth at Denny Hamlin and Michael Jordan's 23XI organisation - which underlines his enduring value
A multiple F3000 race winner, Marc Goossens was on the precipice of making Formula 1 in the 1990s - but a lack of budget left him without a path to the promised land. Turning to an illustrious racing career in sportscars, Goossens left the endurance circuit to try his hand at racing stock cars - and now calls the NASCAR Euro Series home
There has never been a full-time British driver in the NASCAR Cup. But Alex Sedgwick, who is rising through the stock car ranks, wants that to change and could be a trailblazer for European talents to reach the top echelons of the NASCAR ladder
NASCAR plans 2021 introduction for new Generation 7 Cup series car
Almirola would 'return favour' to Dillon after 2018 Daytona crash