The 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Championship Preview

Just a small piece of the big prize awaiting the champion on Sunday. (NASCAR photo) After 35 races and nearly 23,000 kilometres of racing, the 2017 NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series season draws to a close with Sunday's Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway (7:00 pm GMT, Premier Sports, MRN). Sports Gazette looks at what

Track Promoter Extraordinaire Eddie Gossage Key To Shaping Texas NASCAR Experience

Since 1997, Gossage's brainchildren have made headlines for their wacky nature, but they have put many fans in the stands at Texas too. (Sarah Glenn/Getty Images for Texas Motor Speedway photo) FORT WORTH, Texas — In 21 years of existence, Texas Motor Speedway has become well-known for its wild and outlandish

Why Martinsville Matters

Martinsville has long been one of the favorite stops on the NASCAR schedule, for drivers and fans alike. (Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images photo) RIDGEWAY, Va. – Churchill Downs. Fenway Park. Wrigley Field. The Rose Bowl. The Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. Soldier Field. And Martinsville Speedway? It might be hard to believe, but that is the

Kenseth, Larson Small Examples of NASCAR’s Changing Guard

Once one of NASCAR's foremost faces, Matt Kenseth is in danger of being phased out of the sport altogether solely on his age. (Jerry Markland/Getty Images photo) KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Martin Truex, Jr. won Sunday's Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas Speedway and advanced into the Round of 8 in the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs. However,

Don’t Fear the Reaper: The Perils of “The Big One”

Austin Dillon, driver of the #3 Dow Intellifresh Chevrolet, Joey Logano, driver of the #22 Shell Pennzoil Ford, AJ Allmendinger, driver of the #47 Kroger ClickList Chevrolet, Matt DiBenedetto, driver of the #32 EJ Wade Foundation Ford, and Martin Truex Jr., driver of the #78 Bass Pro Shops/Tracker Boats Toyota,

NASCAR’s North Carolina Connection

Tracks like Bowman Gray Stadium in Winston-Salem, N.C., are part of what make North Carolina such an intensely-focused motorsport community.(Grant Halverson/NASCAR photo) MOORESVILLE, N.C. - "Why on earth are you completely enamored with watching people drive in a circle for four hours every Sunday?" Such is the question that I get asked

Strategy Call Lands Stenhouse in Round of 12

CHARLOTTE, NC – Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. speaks to PRN's Doug Rice as one of the 16 drivers eligible to win the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Championship during the 2017 NASCAR Playoffs Production & Media Day at the NASCAR Hall of Fame on September 13, 2017 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo

Where They Stand: The Playoff Scenarios Entering Dover

Kasey Kahne, driver of the #5 Farmers Insurance Chevrolet, leads a pack of cars during the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis Motorspeedway on July 23, 2017 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images) MOORESVILLE, N.C. – Martin Truex, Jr., Kyle Busch, Kyle Larson and Brad Keselowski

Where They Stand: The Bottom Eight Drivers After Chicagoland

Ricky Stenhouse Jr., driver of the #17 Fastenal Ford, practices for the 59th Annual DAYTONA 500 at Daytona International Speedway on February 24, 2017 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images) JOLIET, Ill. - Martin Truex came away victorious in the opening race of the NASCAR Playoffs at

Where They Stand: The Top Eight Drivers After Chicagoland

Chase Elliott speaks to the media as one of the 16 drivers eligible to win the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Championship during the 2017 NASCAR Playoffs Production Media Day at the NASCAR Hall of Fame on September 13, 2017 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images for