The upcoming Contender Round consists of Kansas Speedway; Charlotte Motor Speedway, which like Kansas, is a 1.5 mile tri-oval; and Talladega Superspeedway, the 2.5-mile autobahn where anything can happen and usually does.
Jeff Gordon’s NASCAR Sprint Cup victory Sunday at Dover — Gordon’s fourth of the season and 92nd of his illustrious career — guaranteed his passage to the three-race Contender Round, which begins with next Sunday’s Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas Speedway.
There were 23 New York residents on the grand jury, and 12 of them would have had to find cause for charges to be filed against NASCAR drive Tony Stewart. The grand jury “no-billed” the case, ending the possibility of criminal charges.
Tony Stewart called the death of Kevin Ward Jr. "the toughest and most emotional experience of my life," and asked that Ward's death not be overlooked after an upstate New York grand jury declined to charge the NASCAR champion.
In an effort to help teams with costs and create better racing, NASCAR made nearly 60 changes in the packages, including adjustments to the power train, aerodynamics and chassis that are designed to give drivers more flexibility and opportunities for to pass on the track.
Dutch teenager Max Verstappen will become the youngest driver to take part in a Formula One Grand Prix weekend when he pilots a Toro Rosso in Friday morning's opening practice session at the Japanese Grand Prix.