The "new" Chase begins on Sunday at Chicagoland Speedway. This year, NASCAR revised its playoff format for the Sprint Cup Series, expanding the field of drivers from 12 to 16 and including a series of elimination rounds to decide the championship. The number of drivers in contention for the title will decrease every three Chase races.
Truck teams practiced at Chicagoland on Thursday. Blaney posted the fastest lap in the opening session at 175.234 mph. Sauter was quickest in the second and final session at 176.540 mph.
Formula One's governing body, the FIA, confirmed its calendar for the 2015 Formula One world championship season, which includes a record-matching 20 races and the return of the Mexico Grand Prix.
With the return of the Mexican Grand Prix, the 2015 Formula One championship will have 20 races.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. turns 40 in a month, and much of his adult life is still a blur. It's just one more reminder there isn't much time for reflection inside a race car.
Three-time NASCAR champion Tony Stewart will find out no later than next week whether authorities will pursue charges in the death of a driver he struck during a sprint car race in upstate New York last month.
NASCAR driver Austin Theriault is getting a Maine-themed ride thanks to a new joint marketing partnership.