NASCAR

NASCAR’s annual All-Star Race, an event that first took place in 1985, has been in a constant state of change in recent years as the governing body has tried relentlessly to enhance the on-track competition, as well as entertain its fans. And this year is no different. NASCAR announced Wednesday that it will use an
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8:50 AM ET Bob PockrassNASCAR Close • NASCAR writer for ESPN.com• 2009, 2013 NMPA Writer of the Year• More than 25 years experience covering motorsports The Texas Motor Speedway promotional campaign poster last week of the new kids on the racetrack left one place out. Victory Lane. It is time for these perceived future stars of NASCAR to
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12:28 PM ET Bob PockrassNASCAR Close • NASCAR writer for ESPN.com• 2009, 2013 NMPA Writer of the Year• More than 25 years experience covering motorsports NASCAR suspended Chase Elliott crew chief Alan Gustafson for two races as Elliott’s 11th-place car was found to have a rear window that did not remain rigid during the NASCAR Cup race Sunday
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11:30 AM ET Bob PockrassNASCAR Close • NASCAR writer for ESPN.com• 2009, 2013 NMPA Writer of the Year• More than 25 years experience covering motorsports NASCAR needs a Cup series sponsor for 2020. Or does it? NASCAR revealed Tuesday that it didn’t want to extend the Monster Energy deal beyond 2019 because it might not sell stand-alone series
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2:47 PM ET Bob PockrassNASCAR Close • NASCAR writer for ESPN.com• 2009, 2013 NMPA Writer of the Year• More than 25 years experience covering motorsports Monster Energy and NASCAR agreed Tuesday to an extension of their sponsorship agreement through the 2019 season, but NASCAR Chief Operating Officer Steve Phelps said it is “highly unlikely” that partnership would continue
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1:54 PM ET Bob PockrassNASCAR Close • NASCAR writer for ESPN.com• 2009, 2013 NMPA Writer of the Year• More than 25 years experience covering motorsports Ryan Preece borrowed money in 2017 to pay Joe Gibbs Racing for a couple races. He won at Iowa Speedway and hoped that it was an investment well-spent. It appears, so far, as
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