Pocono Raceway announced yesterday that its late July race weekend will feature Monster Energy Cup Series qualifying and the Pennsylvania 400 both on the same day.Read more
In Spring of 2015, the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series sanctioning body setup a Drivers Council, allowing its drivers to add their input to the shaping of the future of the NASCAR sport. Going into its third season, some drivers have dropped off the council, being replaced by new drivers.Read more
Looking to the future in motorsports, Ford Performance announced today that it is formally engaging in a multi-tiered NASCAR driver development program.
Ford Performance is starting the program in 2017 with the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series in partnership with Brad Keselowski Racing (BKR). The two organizations have signed Chase Briscoe as one of its drivers for BKR to jump start his development.
Joe Gibbs Racing put all four cars into the Chase in the 2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. If they do it in the 2017 season, one driver would be different in the lineup. From multiple sources, Fox Sports reports that Carl Edwards is leaving JGR to pursue other interests outside of driving, not competing in the top NASCAR Series in 2017.