Sights and Sounds: Party in the Poconos 400
Get a behind the scenes look at the sights and sounds of Sunday's Party in the Poconos 400 at Pocono Raceway.
4 in a Row: Relive Jeff Gordon's win over Mark Martin in 1998
Watch as Jeff Gordon passes Mark Martin in the Pepsi 400 in 1998 at MIS with 9 laps to go to take home the checkered flag. This victory was Gordon's fourth consecutive win in a season where he went on to win 13 races.
Teams beat the weather to test at Chicagoland
Weather concerns forced NASCAR Sprint Cup Series teams to cram two days of testing into a single day Tuesday at Chicagoland Speedway as they prepare for the upcoming Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup 's opening race next month. The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 400 is scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 18 (2:30 p.m. ET, NBCSN, MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio). The organizational test, which permits one team per organization to participate, was originally scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday. Stewart-Haas Racing driver Kevin Harvick , the 2014 series champion, recorded the top lap time during Tuesday's day-long test with the No. 4 Chevrolet circling the 1.5-mile track in 29.147 seconds (185 mph). Defending series champion Kyle Busch had the second best lap in No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota at 29.24 seconds (184.6 mph) while Ryan Blaney ( Wood Brothers Racing No. 21 Ford) and Ryan Newman ( Richard Childress Racing No. 31 Chevrolet) had the third and fourth quickest times, respectively. Fourteen teams took part in the test. Harvick completed 222 laps, most among those taking part in the test, while Busch logged 214 according to NASCAR timing and scoring data. "We haven't won here in a few years but I think the performance has been fine over the past two or three years," Harvick, winner of the first two Sprint Cup races hosted by the track," said Tuesday. "I'm looking forward to coming back; it's a fun race track just for the fact that you can move around and run all around the race track. That's really the hardest part about today, it's hard to gather a lot of … confirmed information (because) you have to get enough rubber from the bottom to the top of the track to see where everything actually is." Joey Logano finished sixth in last year's Chase opener at Chicago. It's a race that sets the tone for the 10-race playoff, the driver of the Team Penske No. 22 Ford said. "A lot on the line here and you always want to start off the Chase on a good note and have a lot of momentum leaving Chicago," Logano said. "So far so good. … "This is a great track; to me it almost acts like a small Fontana for us. You can run anywhere you want on the race track, its got a lot of speed and it's bumpy. Its got a ton of character." One more organizational test remains for NASCAR Sprint Cup Series teams, scheduled for Oct. 18-19 at Homestead Miami Speedway. While Sprint Cup teams were testing at Chicagoland, several Camping World Truck Series teams were busy at New Hampshire Motor Speedway Monday and Tuesday. Kyle Busch Motorsports teammates William Byron, Christopher Bell and Cody Coughlin , along with Kaz Grala (GMS Racing) and Stewart Friesen (Halmar Racing) were on hand to test in preparation for the Truck Series' opening Chase race, the UNOH 175 (Sept. 24, 1 p.m. ET, FS1, MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio). "This is one of my favorite race tracks," Byron, the series' points leader and winner of five races this season, said. "I won here in the K&N Series last year so think I have a lot of confidence here. "It's good to come back with a truck; it handles totally different but it's the same race track. I'm trying to use some of the things I learned last year and hopefully make that apply for when we come back in the Chase." The inaugural Chase in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series begins at New Hampshire and will feature a field of eight drivers competing for the 2016 championship.
'Loop Dawg' picks Penske performance in the Irish Hills
NASCAR's Mike Forde, the 'Loop Dawg,' joins SiriusXM NASCAR Radio to share some NASCAR Fantasy Live picks for the Pure Michigan 400 at Michigan International Speedway.
Hornish Jr. to fill in for McDowell at Michigan
CONCORD, N.C. (August 23, 2016) – Circle Sport - Leavine Family Racing (CSLFR) has announced that Sam Hornish Jr . will fill in for Michael McDowell on Friday and Saturday during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race weekend at Michigan International Speedway . McDowell is scheduled to race in the NASCAR XFINITY Series at Road America for Richard Childress Racing on Friday and Saturday. He will then travel to Michigan International Speedway and drive the No. 95 Thrivent Financial Chevrolet on Sunday in the Pure Michigan 400 for Circle Sport - Leavine Family Racing .
Relive Mark Martin's dramatic win at Michigan in 2009
Jimmie Johnson runs out of fuel while leading in the closing laps, then Greg Biffle runs out of fuel on the final lap, opening the door for Mark Martin to win the 2009 LifeLock 400 in a dramatic fuel-mileage win.
Fantasy Tyland: Dillon delights in football frenzy
In the coming days and over the course of the next two weeks, fantasy football fever will sweep the nation as coworkers, family, friends and foes alike will gather online or in person to hold drafts for the 2016 season. Even Yahoo! Sports has created a National Draft Day set for Aug. 28. NASCAR XFINITY Series driver of the No. 3 Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet and fantasy fanatic Ty Dillon will be among those involved. Dillon plays and participates in season-long or daily fantasy games for fantasy baseball, basketball and football. "I was in the SiriusXM fantasy league last year (made it to the finals) and I do about four to five fantasy football leagues every year but I've also in the past year-and-a-half gotten into daily fantasy stuff," Dillon told NASCAR.com earlier this month during a break in the action at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course . "I love sports so much so it's something that I watch so many games on my own just being a fan that I could have some fun with it doing the daily stuff and I really have." Dillon says he prefers season-long when it comes to football as it's how he first discovered fantasy sports. He went on to describe daily fantasy for basketball as "really tough" but enjoys baseball "because the analytics of the sport and the stats that you can find. I can do two hours of research a day on just daily baseball stuff. It's kind of a fun hobby for me." The North Carolina native is big supporter of the Atlanta Braves, Carolina Panthers and Charlotte Hornets -- the NBA team for which Dillon's wife Haley dances -- but his fantasy rooting interest never trumps that of the teams he roots for. RELATED: Back to the hive: Haley Dillon makes Honey Bees Fantasy Tyland -- Dillon's team name of choice over the past two years -- will be ready to go to battle. The Dillons' friends and family league is where the big bragging rights are. The league has been running for several years and has grown into a high-stakes, competitive outlet. The chief trash talking in the league does not come from Ty's older brother Austin (who fields the No. 3 Chevrolet for RCR in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series), but from a surprising source. " The one that talks the most trash is our mom (Tina)," Ty said. "She's really good. She's really competitive at fantasy, especially our season long. We have a lot of fun with it. It's something that we look forward to every year."
Garagecam goes truckin' in the Irish Hills
GarageCam host Matthew Dillner takes you through the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Garage at Michigan International Speedway.
Logano snags the Pole for the 'Pure Michigan 400'
Joey Logano puts the pedal to the floor as he earns the Coors Light Pole Award at Michigan International Speedway for Sundays' Pure Michigan 400 .
Streak to the Finish picks for Road America and Michigan
NASCAR.com's Chris Rice and Jonathan Merryman make their picks to finish in the top ten at Michigan International Speedway and Road America.