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Monday January 26, 2015
  • NASCAR chairman Brian France: No changes to the Chase in 2015
  • NASCAR chairman and CEO Brian France said Monday afternoon that the format for the new Chase for the Sprint Cup will be unchanged for 2015.

  • How long had Jeff Gordon been planning his announcement?
  • Jeff Gordon recently announced to the world that the 2015 season would be his last. It also surfaced that he's been thinking about it for a while. Our always entertaining friend NASCAR Wonka became curious as to just HOW long it had been on Gordon's mind. Turns out, there were clues everywhere. 

  • NASCAR announces 2015 Drive for Diversity roster
  • As the 33rd annual Sprint Media Tour hosted by Charlotte Motor Speedway kicked off Monday, NASCAR announced the 2015 Drive for Diversity roster.

  • Live stream: Joe Gibbs Racing press conference on NASCAR Media Tour
  • Watch Joe Gibbs Racing drivers Kyle Busch, Matt Kenseth, Denny Hamlin and Carl Edwards join team officials in speaking at a 4 p.m. ET press conference Monday at the NASCAR Hall of Fame.

  • Erik Jones gets sponsor for part-time Xfinity Series schedule with JGR
  • Joe Gibbs Racing announced Monday that longtime partner GameStop will sponsor Erik Jones for 10 races in the No. 20 JGR Toyota Camry in the 2015 NASCAR Xfinity Series season. This season will mark GameStop's eighth with JGR.

  • Jeff Gordon, Kevin Harvick, Brad Keselowski join FOX NASCAR team
  • FOX NASCAR opens the 2015 season, its 15th year broadcasting NASCAR Sprint Cup Series events and the first of its new 10-year media rights agreement, with expanded coverage and the return of its popular broadcast team, coupled with new on-air faces that include a rotation of NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champions.

  • NASCAR artist Sam Bass back on track after scare with death
  • NASCAR artist Sam Bass was on track to complete his 76th program cover at Charlotte Motor Speedway last October, but a servere illness and brush with death knocked him off his feet and put an end to the impressive streak. 

  • On-demand: NASCAR chairman delivers 'State of the Sport' address
  • Watch live as NASCAR chairman and CEO Brian France delivers his "State of the Sport" address in a press conference from the Charlotte (N.C.) Convention Center at 1:30 p.m. ET Monday.

  • Race Hub returns: Catch NASCAR show at new time -- 6 p.m. ET -- today
  • Co-hosted by Steve Byrnes, Danielle Trotta, Adam Alexander and John Roberts, NASCAR Race Hub, FOX Sports 1's daily NASCAR news and information program, brings viewers closer to the inner workings of NASCAR than ever before.

  • Danica to kids on life as female driver: 'I don't think about it'
  • Stewart-Haas Racing driver Danica Patrick answered kids' questions in a special appearance at the NASCAR Hall of Fame.

    Short Tracks


    Bristol_Motor_Speedway (70K) Short track racing, has often been associated with fairgrounds and similar venues, Short tracks is where stock car racing first got off the back roads and into organized and regulated competition. Many traditional fans and purists still see short track racing as the "real" NASCAR, because the lower speeds make "trading paint," where the bodies of the cars actually rub against one another, practical without a very high likelihood of serious accidents. In recent years, there has been a gradual push away from short track venues for Sprint Cup (the highest level of NASCAR) in favor of longer tracks. This is due to larger venues having accommodations for more fans.

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