Mark McCarter: There's something special about the King

Published Jul. 6 2017

I have few autographed items, mostly because it's inappropriate and unprofessional to collect them while on the job.

Mark McCarter: In NASCAR, winning is always in style

Published Jun. 15 2017

GQ magazine, that arbiter of male fashion for those who know Tommy Hilfiger is a designer and not a former...

Mark McCarter: Austin Dillon takes No. 3 back to familiar place

Published Jun. 1 2017

NASCAR driver Austin Dillon was sitting in a low-slung lawn chair under the awning of his motorcoach in the Talladega...

Mark McCarter: Racing gods are often unkind; just ask Almirola, Danica

Published May. 18 2017

Last Saturday night, Almirola hit something. Hit it hard. Having lost control of his No. 43 Richard Petty Motorsports Ford...

Ricky Stenhouse Jr. scores 1st career Cup victory with win at Talladega

Published May. 7 2017

Ricky Stenhouse Jr. used a strong Ford engine to blow past Kyle Busch in overtime at Talladega Superspeedway on Sunday...

Aric Almirola wins Xfinity Series race at Talladega

Published May. 6 2017

Aric Almirola has earned the third Xfinity Series victory of his career by holding off a hard-charging pack in the...

Earnhardt flirts with pole before Stenhouse steals show

Published May. 6 2017

The farewell tour for Dale Earnhardt Jr. has officially started.

Logano says Penske pushes like every other race team

Published May. 5 2017

Joey Logano defended Team Penske as the "most professional" organization in auto racing Friday, one day after he was virtually...

McCarter: Keselowski enjoys the 'chess match' that is Talladega

Published May. 4 2017

The International Motorsports Hall of Fame had long closed for the day, though a large gaggle of gussied-up drivers and...

McCarter: Let's be happy for Junior in his decision

Published Apr. 26 2017

Yes, it's all a little melancholy right now, even a little bit scary if you're in the business of selling...

McCarter: Always exciting Bristol brings NASCAR back from break

Published Apr. 20 2017

You will doubtless hear a variety of this Sunday afternoon when Darrell Waltrip heists the microphone from Jeff Gordon for...

McCarter: Beware the No. 48

Published Apr. 13 2017

A spinout during a qualifying lap. Two speeding penalties on pit road in the same race. A spin during practice...


Q&A: Darrell Waltrip says NASCAR schedule is 'too long'

Published Apr. 12 2017

NASCAR will take this Easter weekend off before resuming next weekend at Bristol Motor Speedway.

Mark McCarter: NASCAR points leader is young, talented and having a good time

Published Apr. 6 2017

Kyle Larson, the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series points leader, is trussed up in a harness, wearing a helmet and...

Mark McCarter: NASCAR driving back East

Published Mar. 30 2017

The NASCAR Cup Series is finally back on the right side of the Mississippi, going from the sprawl of Metro...

Mark McCarter: The boys are at it again

Published Mar. 23 2017

There was an email sent this week to us members of the National Motorsports Press Association. Those among the fraternity...

Kyle Busch wins Atlanta Xfinity race for 2nd year in a row

Published Mar. 4 2017

After a bunch of close calls at Atlanta Motor Speedway, Kyle Busch has found the winning touch in the NASCAR...

McCarter: NASCAR's new wrinkles could use ironing

Published Mar. 2 2017

Something landed in my inbox Tuesday morning with the headline "The first self-driving race cars are here."

Kurt Busch steals monster victory by winning Daytona 500

Published Feb. 26 2017

Kurt Busch wins Daytona 500 for his first victory in NASCAR's season-opener.

Chase Elliott grabs 1st Cup win in Daytona qualifier

Published Feb. 23 2017

Chase Elliott already had the top starting spot for NASCAR season-opening Daytona 500, so he had no real reason to...

Jimmie Johnson wins record-tying 7th NASCAR championship

Published Nov. 20 2016

Jimmie Johnson tied Richard Petty and Dale Earnhardt with a record seven NASCAR championships when the hard-luck breaks of racing...

Joey Logano wins Phoenix as he and Kyle Busch complete final 4

Published Nov. 13 2016

In an improbable turn of events, Kenseth came within two laps of a spot in next week in the title-deciding...

Carl Edwards wins rain-shortened Texas race for Chase finale spot

Published Nov. 6 2016

Carl Edwards got the victory he desperately needed to earn a championship-contending spot in the NASCAR Sprint Cup finale, winning...