On This Date in NASCAR History…

Sunday, April 14, 2002 – On this day in history, driving for Joe Gibbs Racing NASCAR Hall of Famer Bobby Labonte took the lead with 55 laps to go from fellow NASCAR Hall of Famer Tony Stewart to win the NASCAR Cup Series race at Martinsville Speedway – an event that ended under caution. In 42 starts at Martinsville the victory was Labonte’s lone win on the historic short track.


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NASCAR is keeping racing in perspective, all while planning to get back on the track

(by Bob Pockrass for Fox Sports) That was fun Sunday. A great distraction. The eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series race on Sunday, won by Denny Hamlin, was cool to see, a great way to spend a couple hours and to try to forget the nervousness of a country plagued by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Transcript: Conversation with NASCAR President Steve Phelps

THE MODERATOR:  Welcome, everyone, to today’s media teleconference here with NASCAR president Steve Phelps.  We appreciate you all making the time.  We also realize that you have a number of questions for Steve here today.  We’re going to try to get through as many questions as we have for this teleconference.  We’re planning to set aside 20 minutes, a lot of activity going on here as you might imagine.

NASCAR is Postponing All Race Events Through May 3rd

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (March 16, 2020) – “The health and safety of our fans, industry and the communities in which we race is our most important priority, so in accordance with recent CDC guidance, NASCAR is currently postponing all race events through May 3rd, with plans to return racing in Martinsville. We appreciate the patience of our fans and we look forward to returning to the racetrack. We intend to hold all 36 races this season, with future rescheduling soon to be determined as we continue to monitor this situation…