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R.C. Enerson to make NASCAR Cup debut at Watkins Glen

Enerson, 24, made his NASCAR debut in the Xfinity Series last year. He finished 20th at Road America, but is more well-known for his open-wheel endeavors.The Florida native is an Indy Lights winner and has four IndyCar starts, placing as high as ninth at Watkins Glen in 2016. Earlier this year, he attempted the 105th running of the Indianapolis 500...

Reconfiguration of Atlanta Motor Speedway is well underway

Within minutes of the conclusion of the July 11 race, AMS’ operations department began removing the foam inserts in the speedway’s SAFER barriers. A few days later, the steel portions of the barriers wrapped around the entire 1.54-mile outer wall had been meticulously removed.By July 19, the first chunks of asphalt were removed from Turn 1 of the speedway....

Karam to make NASCAR debut in Xfinity Series race at IMS

Karam will drive Jordan Anderson Racing’s No. 31 Chevrolet in the Aug. 14 Xfinity Series race on the IMS Road Course, just the second time the series has competed on the 14-turn, 2.439-mile layout.The 26-year-old native of Nazareth, Pa., has made 24 IndyCar Series starts, including a seventh-place finish in this season’s Indianapolis 500 driving for...

NASCAR suspends pair of Hendrick Motorsports executives

NASCAR issued a series of penalties to the Nos. 9 and 48 teams Thursday after discovering Hendrick used a sealed engine from the No. 9 Chevrolet of Chase Elliott in Alex Bowman’s No. 48 Chevrolet at New Hampshire Motor Speedway last weekend.According to the Cup Series rulebook, “When the long block is sealed the engine must be used in the same vehicle...

Jack Roush is passing his baton but has 'no retirement plans'

While Roush, 79, has not been as visible as he once was, the longtime NASCAR owner made it clear this week that he still plans to play an active role in the organization’s ‘reset’ with the addition of Keselowski.“I welcome (Brad) as a partner and look forward to what we can do together. I’ve been asked to say that I’m passing my baton to him, which...

Why Keselowski's move to Roush Fenway is just the beginning

Keselowski went out of his way to compare his new driver/owner role at Roush beginning in 2022 to Tony Stewart’s move into a similar position at Haas CNC Racing in 2009.As Keselowski noted, Stewart was the same age – 37 years old – and had the same amount of career wins in the NASCAR Cup Series – 35 – when Stewart-Haas Racing was formed.But when Stewart...

Keselowski confirmed as new driver/co-owner at Roush Fenway

Keselowski, 37, has competed for Team Penske since he went full-time in the NASCAR Cup Series in 2010.In 2012, he delivered 'The Captain' his first Cup title and has won 34 races with the team. But after 12 seasons with the prestigious organization, he is taking on a new challenge. Motorsport.com's May report that Keselowski would become the next driver/owner...

Joey Logano: Throttle issue was 'A straight kick to the gut'

As his Penske teammates Ryan Blaney and Brad Keselowski battled up front for the win, Logano spent much of Sunday’s rain-delayed race recovering from a two-lap penalty assessed by NASCAR.Rain and a multi-car wreck brought out a caution on Lap 6 followed by a 1-hour, 42-minute delay. When the cars were re-fired but before the red-flag was withdrawn,...

NASCAR signs off Next Gen car, chassis released to teams this week

In a memo sent to Cup drivers and teams over the weekend at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, NASCAR said it was “pleased with the assessments” from the expert panel that reviewed all crash test data of the car, including a crash test of the current spec Next Gen done June 30 at Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway using a crash dummy.The memo said teams could...

Christopher Bell on NASCAR shortening N.H. race: "It stings"

Due to darkness and an earlier 1 hour, 42-minute rain delay, NASCAR finally called Sunday’s race eight laps short of its scheduled 301 laps.Unfortunately for Bell, that was eight fewer laps in which he had the opportunity to run down and pass eventual winner Aric Almirola and he had to settle for second place.“Whenever I saw the board and saw that we...

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