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Brian France inaccurately says it's 'not accurate' NASCAR TV ratings haven't risen

NASCAR television ratings are consistently trending downwards. Either NASCAR CEO Brian France refuses to admit that or he's got some super-secret information that the sport is refusing to make public. Sunday's NASCAR finale won by Martin Truex Jr. had significantly fewer viewers than last year's cha

YAHOO SPORTS - 2017-11-21 00:36:28

NASCAR America: Elliott Sadler shouldn't blame Ryan Preece for losing Xfinity title

It was arguably one of the most difficult pills Elliott Sadler has ever had to swallow. Just when it appeared he might finally capture his first career NASCAR championship in Saturday's Xfinity Series title race, Sadler found himself held up by the non-championship car of Ryan Preece. Preece was run

YAHOO SPORTS - 2017-11-21 12:00:52

NASCAR America: Was Kyle Busch wrong to blame Joey Logano?

It wasn't so much that Martin Truex Jr. kept Kyle Busch from winning the championship in Sunday's Ford EcoBoost 400. At least that's not the way Busch saw it. Busch felt he had the race car and the speed to track down Truex and eventually pass him - had it not been for Joey Logano. An upset Busch sa

YAHOO SPORTS - 2017-11-21 02:33:14

Indy contenders welcome Danica's 500 return

Danica Patrick can expect a warm welcome from some of IndyCar's brightest stars upon her return to the Indy 500. Defending Verizon IndyCar Series champion Josef Newgarden, 2016 Indy 500 polesitter James Hinchcliffe, and championship front-runner Graham Rahal are among those who hold genuine enthusia

RACER.COM - 2017-11-21 05:32:24

NASCAR America: Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s first moments of retirement

As soon as he crossed the checkered flag in Sunday's season-ending Ford EcoBoost 400, Dale Earnhardt Jr. morphed from race car driver to retired race car driver. And what better way to begin retirement than with a party, and that's what Junior did with his team, friends and fans along the frontstret

YAHOO SPORTS - 2017-11-21 02:04:49

Carl Edwards has a 'feeling' he will return to racing

Carl Edwards can't escape the itch. Edwards, who surprised many in NASCAR with an abrupt retirement from NASCAR in January, told STL Motorsport Magazine on Sunday he is ready to get back behind the wheel. "I have a feeling I will drive some dirt cars. I love dirt racing," Edwards said. "I miss it.

SPORTING NEWS - 2017-11-21 04:50:51

The Halo Is Giving F1 Teams a Hard Time

Welcome to The Grid, R&T's quick roundup of the auto industry and motorsports news you should know this morning. Halo Hell Next year, F1 teams will have to introduce the new 'Halo' fairing which is intended to protect drivers's heads from impact by a large object, like a tire. Unsurprisingly, teams

ROAD & TRACK - 2017-11-21 14:00:00

NASCAR America at 6 p.m. ET: Recapping the championship weekend in Miami

Today's episode of NASCAR America airs from 6-7 p.m. ET on NBCSN and recaps all the championship action from Homestead-Miami Speedway. Carolyn Manno hosts with Parker Kligerman in Stamford, Connecticut. Dale Jarrett joins them from NBC Charlotte. What to expect from the showA season filled with triu

YAHOO SPORTS - 2017-11-21 00:01:15

Two-time cancer survivor, up for major NASCAR award, embodies foundation's spirit

Chante Gonzalez Vido's intuition told her what it was before she even went to the doctor. "I started feeling really weak," she says. "I said in my head, 'I haven't felt this weak since the last time.' " At 23, she knew the flu-like symptoms she was experiencing had a name that stirs up emotion to

USA TODAY - 2017-11-21 12:30:04

Danica Patrick Issues Message About Future of Racing Career

The most accomplished female driver in racing announced she will be leaving the sport after an abbreviated season next year. Danica Patrick made the announcement Friday during an emotional news conference in which she expressed what the career that brought her international recognition has meant to

WESTERNJOURNAL.COM - 2017-11-20 23:56:19

Heartbroken Dale Earnhardt Jr. fans say goodbye at bittersweet final race

HOMESTEAD, Fla. - Kaci Monyhan stopped professing her loyalty to Dale Earnhardt Jr. to lift her glasses and wipe the tears out of her eyes so they didn't fall on the JR Nation Appreci88ion t-shirt she bought Friday - the one with his face and his final paint scheme printed on it. The Dunedin, Florid

USA TODAY - 2017-11-20 00:56:09

Dale Earnhardt Jr. opens up about retirement, says he hopes to still 'be a part of the sport that I love'

Dale Earnhardt Jr. opened up his legendary 18-year career in NASCAR, saying that despite retiring from competition, he hopes to "continue to be a part of the sport that I love." "I want to continue to cover it, be a part of its health and growth," Earnhardt, 43, who will remain in the world of NASCA

YAHOO! - 2017-11-20 13:31:03

Martin Truex Jr. thanks Dale Earnhardt Jr.: 'I wouldn't be here today without him'

After Martin Truex Jr. won his first Monster Energy NASCAR Cup championship Sunday at Homestead, his team's celebration welcomed a special visitor: Dale Earnhardt Jr. "I'm proud of him. What a story for Martin," Earnhardt said. "I love it. We're retiring and Martin wins a championship. That's storyb

SPORTING NEWS - 2017-11-20 15:15:55

Dale Earnhardt Jr. exits car for last time as a full-time NASCAR driver | Miami Herald

Race of Champions held at Marlins Park Colombian motor sport great Juan Pablo Montoya has won the Race Of Champions trophy for the first time at Miami's Marlins Park. Montoya prevailed after a win over 'Mr Le Mans' Tom Kristensen, who reached his fifth ROC Grand Final NASCAR & Auto Racing Wide

MIAMI HERALD - 2017-11-20 08:00:00

Dale Earnhardt Jr. celebrates his final race with beers at his car

HOMESTEAD, Fla. - Not long after Dale Earnhardt Jr. emerged from his car Sunday night at Homestead-Miami Speedway, a Yeti cooler with a camouflage cushion appeared on his car's rear decklid. As crew members gathered around, beer was dispensed from the cooler. No one wearing a red-colored firesuit ha

YAHOO SPORTS - 2017-11-20 01:10:41

Alonso's Toyota LMP1 Test a Success

Welcome to The Grid, R&T's quick roundup of the auto industry and motorsports news you should know this morning. Alonso Happy Fernando Alonso wants to win the motorsport's triple crown. He's already won Monaco and tried his hand at Indy, but he hasn't driven in a sports car race yet, which would mak

ROAD & TRACK - 2017-11-20 14:00:00

Dorsey Schroeder Relives His Wild IROC Crash With Dale Earnhardt

We kick off our four-part Dorsey Schroeder celebration on the Marshall Pruett Podcast with his unforgettable tale of crashing during the 1991 IROC race at Talladega that involved the late Dale Earnhardt and has become among my favorite classic racing stories. "I rolled up over the top of Earnhardt's

ROAD & TRACK - 2017-11-20 19:30:00

Dale Earnhardt, Jr. basks in adoration, finishes 25th in final NASCAR race

Dale Earnhardt rode off into the sunset, quite literally and happily, Sunday as the fading light painted a colorful farewell backdrop over Homestead-Miami Speedway. It felt more like a Sunday joy ride than a final race for NASCAR's most beloved driver. Earnhardt started in the last row due to changi

FORT LAUDERDALE SUN-SENTINEL - 2017-11-20 00:25:00

What drivers said after season-ending NASCAR Cup race

Here's what drivers said after Sunday's season-ending Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway: Martin Truex Jr. - Winner: "I was a mess (after winning). I couldn't even talk. I was a wreck thinking about all the tough days, the bad days, the times where I thought my career was over with. Times

YAHOO SPORTS - 2017-11-20 01:06:58

Nascar Season Ends at a Crossroad With Star Drivers Departing

Dale Earnhardt Jr., left, and Matt Kenseth before the final race of their full-time careers, at Homestead-Miami Speedway on Sunday.Credit Chris Graythen/Getty Images HOMESTEAD, Fla. - The immediate drama in the finale of the Nascar Monster Energy series on Sunday featured the four title finalists:

NEW YORK TIMES - 2017-11-20 00:26:40