Adversity, Tragedy, Perseverance, Triumph: The Story of Furniture Row Racing and Martin Truex, Jr.’s Championship Run

The first Canadian crew chief and first New Jersey-born driver to win the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series title had a lot to smile about after last night. (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images for NASCAR) HOMESTEAD, Fla. – Adversity, vanquished. That was the story on Sunday night, as Martin Truex, Jr. held off Kyle

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

The Mechanic Marc ‘Elvis’ Priestley reveals the secret world of the F1 pit lane

The groundbreaking book The Mechanic: The secret world of the F1 pit lane by Marc ‘Elvis’ Priestly manages to teleport his reader so vividly back to 2008 - when Hamilton earned his first title with McLaren - that the atmosphere and emotions in Mexico seemed within one’s grasp. In his first book, McLaren’s former

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,

“I’m not very good with names”: Carlos Sainz on what seems to be his main problem at Renault

In September, Renault Sport announced that Carlos Sainz would join their team for the 2018 season. One month later, the Spaniard found himself walking around Renault’s base in Enstone and has already taken on the US Grand Prix with the French manufacturer. Sports Gazette was able to get an insight

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,

Formula 1 Esports Series: Blending fiction and reality

Formula One have their eyes on the future creating their first ever Esports Championship. The semifinal held at Gfinity Arena in London on the 10th October exceeded all expectations drawing any old-fashioned motorsports fan into the world of gaming. Sports Gazette's Ena Bilobrk went to have a look at how

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