Photos from the Roger Penske Museum in Scottsdale, Arizona. Roger Penske is one of the greats of motorsports as an owner in IndyCar, NASCAR and IMSA. These are his cars. It includes many Indy 500 winning cars. A lot of history in this place. For free.
Richard Petty Motorsports to team with Childress in 2018
by Pete McCole Two of NASCAR's most iconic racing organizations will join forces in 2018 as Richard Petty Motorsports and Richard Childress Racing plan to enter into a technical alliance and will merge their two race teams under one roof. The move will bring together two of the most successful teams in NASCAR history together along with two of the most recognizable car numbers in Petty's classic no. 43 and Childress' historic no. 3.
The 2017 version of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Awards included a night of tributes, honors and plenty of good cheer celebrating the 2017 champion Martin Truex Jr. and his Furniture Row Racing team and giving a fond and heartfelt farewell to the now 15th consecutive NMPA Most Popular Driver in the sport, Dale Earnhardt Jr. The ceremony -- shortened to 90 minutes this year -- at the gorgeous Wynn Las Vegas included time spent speaking with the 16 playoff drivers, handing out awards and recognizing Truex for his maiden and emotional Cup victory.
by Pete McCole After 12 years in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, Martin Truex, Jr. broke through to score his first series championship, but the story of how this New Jersey native and the little team that could fought to make it to the top of the sport is one for the ages. It wasn't too long ago that Truex, Jr. thought his racing career might be over, and now he's standing on the stage at Homestead-Miami Speedway as the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Champion.
Earnhardt, Jr. and Kenseth Finish Their Final Race
NASCAR In their final race as active drivers in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, Dale Earnhardt, Jr. and Matt Kenseth made it to the checkered flag of the Ford EcoBoost 400, and although neither of them were able to go out as winners in their final race, they still made to the finish the way they wanted - on their own terms.
by Pete McCole Martin Truex, Jr. beat out Kyle Busch in a thrilling battle over the final 20 laps to win Sunday's Ford EcoBoost 400 and clinch his first-career Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Championship, finishing the year with eight victories on the season. Kyle Busch finishes second in the race and in the championship battle, followed by Kyle Larson, Kevin Harvick and Chase Elliott. Brad Keselowski finished seventh.
Cole Custer Wins Xfinity Finale, Byron Scores Title
by Pete McCole The future stars of NASCAR were on full display in Saturday's NASCAR Xfinity Series season-finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway as a pair of 19-year-old drivers stole the show from the veteran racers in the field and walked away with the two biggest prizes of the day. 19-year-old rookie Cole Custer took the checkered flag in the Ford EcoBoost 300 to score his first-career Xfinity Series title, while fellow 19-year-old rookie William Byron was the top finisher among the Xfinity Series Championship 4 and claimed the 2017 Xfinity Series title over Elliott Sadler, Justin Allgaier and Daniel Hemric.
Ford Championship Weekend Four drivers enter this Sunday's season finale for an equal shot at winning the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series title. Three of them are looking for their second title, while one hopes to capture his first. 36 races; 10,300 laps; 14,000 miles of racing - and it will all come down to one single race and maybe one single lap.
Earnhardt, Jr. Prepares For His Last Cup Series Ride
by Pete McCole This Sunday's Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series finale will not only be the end of the 2017 season, but will also mark the end of another legendary career - and the closing of a chapter of one of NASCAR's most legendary racing families. Dale Earnhardt, Jr., the son of the late seven-time champion Dale Earnhardt, Sr., will retire from full-time competition at the end of season, and while it might not be the last NASCAR start of Junior's career, not having him on the track is sure to leave a hole in the hearts of many of his fans.
Briscoe Scores First Truck Win As Bell Takes Title
by Brandon Reed Chase Briscoe closed out the 2017 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season in the best way, as he scored his first career series win in what was the final race for his Brad Keselowski Racing team, while Christopher Bell moved his way to second when Ben Rhodes ran out of fuel with five laps to go, scoring the series championship for his Kyle Busch Motorsports team.
Hamlin propelled his Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota at 173.980 mph to take the top starting position from playoffs driver Martin Truex Jr., who secured the second spot with a fast lap of 173.952 mph in his No. 78 Furniture Row Racing Toyota for Sunday’s Ford EcoBoost 400 season finale. Fellow Championship 4 contender Kyle Busch was third-fastest, his No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota notching a top speed of 173.930 mph. Busch’s JGR teammate Matt Kenseth, qualified fourth and Brad Keselowski rounded out the top-5.
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