1. FYI WIRZ: NASCAR Goes Short but Fast at New Hampshire Mile

    New Hampshire Motor Speedway is about to host NASCAR speed at its 1.058-mile oval in Loudon, New Hampshire, during the 5-Hour Energy 301 event on July 19 at 1:30 p.m. ET...

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  2. FYI WIRZ: NASCAR Heads West to Rough Kentucky with Changes

    If NASCAR can dodge rain clouds, the Quaker State 400 at Kentucky Speedway in Sparta, Kentucky, will commence on July 11 at 7:30 p.m. ET. Stormy weather might delay action on the 1...

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  3. FYI WIRZ: NASCAR to Shift Left and Right in Sonoma Wine Country

    NASCAR Sprint Cup Series drivers are known for going fast and turning left, but the next national event is one of two races where they must turn right as well...

    Dwight Drum Written by Dwight Drum about 2 months ago 126 reads 1 comments

  4. FYI WIRZ: Daytona Rising Is a Radiant Stadium, Not Beach Sunshine

    Sunrises on Daytona Beach can be a spectacular array of colors and clouds day after day, but that’s not the realm of Daytona Rising, a name chosen by Daytona International Speedway for its $400 million stadium reconstruction...

    Dwight Drum Written by Dwight Drum about 2 months ago 429 reads 1 comments

  5. FYI WIRZ: NASCAR, IndyCar, NHRA Race Fast on Sponsor Funds

    Historically, it’s often said that when the second automobile was produced—motorsports were born. More than a century and a few billion cars or so later, it’s commonly said that modern race cars run largely on money—not fuel...

    Dwight Drum Written by Dwight Drum about 3 months ago 346 reads 1 comments

  6. FYI WIRZ: NASCAR Revs Up Motor City Rivalry at Fast Michigan

    Michigan International Speedway at Brooklyn, Michigan is not far from the Motor City in Detroit. Hosting a NASCAR Sprint Cup event at the traditional home of the U.S. automobile industry brings out special pride for the winner...

    Dwight Drum Written by Dwight Drum about 3 months ago 53 reads 1 comments

  7. FYI WIRZ: NASCAR Drivers Seek Keys to Tricky Pocono

    The next NASCAR Sprint Cup racing challenge is maybe the trickiest one, the Axalta “We Paint Winners” 400 at Pocono Raceway in Pocono, Pennsylvania. The unique 2...

    Dwight Drum Written by Dwight Drum about 3 months ago 119 reads 1 comments

  8. FYI WIRZ: NASCAR's Chase Race Gets Halfway at Monster Dover

    It’s called the Monster Mile, Dover International Speedway, for a good reason. It’s steep configuration, nothing like a normal mile that any of us walk or drive routinely, often bashes hasty moves from stock car drivers...

    Dwight Drum Written by Dwight Drum about 3 months ago 252 reads 1 comments

  9. FYI WIRZ: NASCAR's Top Drivers at Home for Long Charlotte 600

    Most NASCAR drivers and teams have been home in the Charlotte area before and since the All-Star race, and they will be for the Coca-Cola 600 on the 1...

    Dwight Drum Written by Dwight Drum about 4 months ago 234 reads 1 comments

  10. FYI WIRZ: NASCAR's All-Stars at Home for Charlotte Race

    Most NASCAR drivers have a home or apartment in the Charlotte area. Having NASCAR’s All-Star race and the Coca-Cola 600, NASCAR’s longest race, back-to-back at Charlotte ...

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  11. FYI WIRZ: NASCAR's Typical Track Up Next at Kansas Speedway

    NASCAR returns to the most common racetrack on the circuit, the 1.5-mile oval, for the SpongeBob SquarePants 400 at Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Kansas, on May 9. The Saturday night race begins at 7:30 p...

    Dwight Drum Written by Dwight Drum about 4 months ago 307 reads 1 comments

  12. FYI WIRZ: NASCAR's Biggest Teams Tally Multiple Wins

    Much has been said of abundant resources in all motorsports. Engines seem to turn best on money. Top sponsors are attracted to productive teams as that creates coveted return ...

    Dwight Drum Written by Dwight Drum about 4 months ago 145 reads 1 comments

  13. FYI WIRZ: NASCAR's Best Eager for Short and Low Richmond Track

    Richmond International Raceway isn’t the lowest nor the shortest racetrack of the 23 venues that NASCAR Sprint Cup Series utilizes for its 36-race season...

    Dwight Drum Written by Dwight Drum about 4 months ago 150 reads 1 comments

  14. FYI WIRZ: NASCAR's Chariots to Roar on Steep Walls of Bristol Coliseum

    Bristol Motor Speedway is sometimes called the last great coliseum, owing in part to its .533-mile concrete oval with 36-degree banking...

    Dwight Drum Written by Dwight Drum about 5 months ago 110 reads 1 comments

  15. FYI WIRZ: Female Firepower Warming on NHRA and NASCAR Tracks

    Female power is warming up in motorsports. Danica Patrick stands out in NASCAR ’s top stock car series. Courtney and Brittany Force roar in NHRA Mello Yello Top Fuel classes...

    Dwight Drum Written by Dwight Drum about 5 months ago 590 reads 1 comments

  16. FYI WIRZ: NASCAR Has Fast Mix Chasing Texas Speed at Night

    The next NASCAR Sprint Cup Series challenge will be hosted at Texas Motor Speedway on Saturday night, April 11 in Fort Worth, Texas. The five NSCS drivers who have been to Victory Lane this season are no strangers to checkered flags in the past...

    Dwight Drum Written by Dwight Drum about 5 months ago 93 reads 1 comments

  17. FYI WIRZ: NASCAR Contenders Familiar and New Go East to Martinsville

    The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series has had a fast, five-race start that swung west for action and benefitted frequent achievers Kevin Harvick and Brad Keselowski ...

    Dwight Drum Written by Dwight Drum about 5 months ago 85 reads 1 comments

  18. FYI WIRZ: NASCAR Winners Pushed by Achievers Heading into California

    Drivers Kevin Harvick, Jimmie Johnson, Kasey Kahne and Matt Kenseth have a history of winning and staying in the top 10 of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. NSCS drivers Martin Truex Jr...

    Dwight Drum Written by Dwight Drum about 6 months ago 85 reads 1 comments

  19. FYI WIRZ: NASCAR's Longer Offseason Gets Mixed Support from Teams

    NASCAR ’s 2015 testing ban nixed Daytona testing, which gave drivers more time off and teams more time to prepare for the season...

    Dwight Drum Written by Dwight Drum about 6 months ago 184 reads 1 comments

  20. FYI WIRZ: NASCAR Drivers Look Beyond Luck to Win at Las Vegas

    NASCAR Sprint Cup drivers aren't talking luck when they go to Las Vegas Motor Speedway, even though they know every race at every track has a bit of bad or good luck in store. That's racing...

    Dwight Drum Written by Dwight Drum about 6 months ago 94 reads 1 comments

  21. FYI WIRZ: NASCAR's Search to Replace Sprint Takes Turns

    A lot of laps and countless turns, mostly left, will happen over the next two seasons before a new title sponsor becomes a major partner with the efficient motorsports market machine honed by NASCAR ...

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  22. FYI WIRZ: NASCAR's Sweeping Chase Elimination Changes Brought Surprises

    Probably a good place to start an evaluation of NASCAR ’s changed Chase championship strategy is with the current Sprint Cup champion, a past Super Bowl and NSCS champion owner and the CEO and chairman of NASCAR ...

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  23. FYI WIRZ: Young Rising NASCAR Stars Bring Big Sparks

    NASCAR is fortunate to have an abundance of young, talented drivers with experience moving up quickly from short tracks. Some have exploded into the top three levels of NASCAR to display their own version of fireworks through early results...

    Dwight Drum Written by Dwight Drum about 9 months ago 196 reads 1 comments

  24. FYI WIRZ: NASCAR's Joe Gibbs and Brian France Review Chase Elimination

    Three Super Bowl rings and three NASCAR Sprint Cup rings are all within the championship world of Joe Gibbs . Coach Gibbs has delivered plenty in the NFL, and in NASCAR , he and his motorsports team have performed significantly as well...

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  25. FYI WIRZ: NASCAR Driver Intensity Up as Season Shrinks to Two Events

    After 34 NASCAR Sprint Cup point events in 2014 the season is down to two events at Phoenix International Raceway and Homestead-Miami Speedway...

    Dwight Drum Written by Dwight Drum about 10 months ago 118 reads 2 comments