It has been talked about for years, but Tuesday's announcement of team charters in NASCAR is a very big deal, and one long overdue.
As Richard Petty Motorsports takes on more tasks in house, top driver Aric Almirola hopes he and new teammate Brian Scott can deliver better results to "The King."
NASCAR 'charters' will guarantee starting spots to 36 cars from 19 teams beginning this season, while the at-large spots have been cut back to just four for each race.
It's all about making the Chase at JTG Daugherty Racing. John Oreovicz breaks down the offseason moves that may help driver AJ Allmendinger and the team bounce back from a frustrating 2015.
With NASCAR set to announce a franchise system Tuesday, it begs the question: What will one of the "charters" really be worth? Bob Pockrass asks an expert for some insight.
The Sprint Cup teams outside ESPN.com's top 10, such as Germain Racing and Wood Brothers Racing, feature a mixture of hope, history and the desire to improve.
Every idea in racing in recent years seems to have been prefaced with "This will be great for the sport." It wasn't in nearly every case, Ryan McGee writes, and now it's time to fix it.
Tony Stewart broke a bone in his back in an ATV accident and he'll be sidelined from Sprint Cup to start the season. You can bet that if he can return, he will, writes Bob Pockrass.
No offense to NASCAR chairman Brian France, but the sport is facing bigger issues than bad weather. Solving revenue imbalance, owner concerns and the racing itself is all on the table.
Stewart-Haas Racing announced Thursday that Tony Stewart will miss the start of the Sprint Cup season with a fractured vertebra.
Michael Waltrip will race in the Daytona 500 for BK Racing.
Coy Gibbs will take over as COO as part of Joe Gibbs Racing's leadership shuffle.
Satisfaction with the world's most popular motorsport -- Formula One -- is low these days. Look no further than a tangled web of politics for why reform will be hard, writes Laurence Edmondson.
The IndyCar Series has its issues, but there is a lot to be optimistic about in the future. And with the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500 coming in May, the time is now to get on a roll.
What is the state of racing? John Oreovicz lays out the first of five stories from ESPN on where things stand, starting with the series that aren't always at the top of Americans' minds.
Maybe cool cars draw the stars -- and fans -- to the Rolex 24. Whatever it was, the race proved to be intriguing and the fans seemed happy.
Best Images from The Rolex 24 at Daytona International Speedway
Patrick Lindsey's race took a strange turn when he ended up on the access road in the infield amid fans driving in and out of the track at Daytona International Speedway.
Katherine Legge can literally drive anything. So coming into 2016, driving the DeltaWing in the Rolex 24 at Daytona, she also has her sights set on the Indy 500 and, potentially, NASCAR.
Legendary broadcaster Barney Hall, who died Tuesday at age 83, will be remembered for an old-school style that will never be -- and can't be -- duplicated.
Ricky Stenhouse Jr. realizes he needs to improve on the track or Roush Fenway Racing may look for a new driver. Is he worried? He says he's focused on performance, not his future.
As team owners and NASCAR continue to work toward an agreement that would guarantee income to most through a "charter" system, there are still many points to be resolved.
A.J. Foyt has proven once again during the past six months that he can battle ailments as well as he could drive a race car.
All the outside and inside walls of Daytona International Speedway, with the exception of pit lane, now have energy-absorbing barriers, a response to Kyle Busch's accident nearly a year ago.
David Ragan, who has two career Sprint Cup wins in 326 starts, will join BK Racing for the 2016 season. He finished 27th in the 2015 standings with one top-five finish.
Bruton Smith is not only one of the most powerful people in NASCAR, the track owner is also an engaging storyteller. He didn't disappoint at his Hall of Fame induction Saturday.
Tony Stewart may be retiring from Sprint Cup at the end of this year but he's dedicated to making his last season a good one. Not to worry, though, he will race in something for years to come.
As Terry Labonte gets set to enter the NASCAR Hall of Fame on Friday, he is still keeping the sport and his place in it in perspective.
Former drivers Terry Labonte, Jerry Cook, Curtis Turner and Bobby Isaac were joined by racetrack operator Bruton Smith as inductees to the NASCAR Hall of Fame on Saturday.
Tony Stewart said he wants NASCAR chairman Brian France more involved in the trenches when it comes to running the sport.
"If anybody wants to know what happened, they should have been there to see for themselves," Tony Stewart said of his confrontation with a heckler during the Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals.
Denny Hamlin said he is 50 percent recovered from surgery to repair a torn ACL but that he remains on track to race in the Daytona 500.
Regan Smith, who has one career win in 176 Sprint Cup starts, will drive for Tommy Baldwin Racing in 2016. He has spent the past three seasons driving for JR Motorsports in the Xfinity Series.
Penske Racing carried the Ford banner in 2015, but it was a down year across the board. A tweak to the car and Roush Fenway's organizational changes leads the news from the Blue Oval Brigade.
Roger Penske started racing in the '50s, but Team Penske as we know it started up 50 years ago. They are celebrating Wednesday night, and rightfully so as the benchmark for all-around excellence.
50-for-50: Five top-10 lists that define 50 years of Penske Racing.
The NASCAR media tour has a few things you can always count on. Bad weather, news and plenty of excitement. Tuesday's opening was no different ... sort of.
NASCAR star Danica Patrick hit the ice and tried her hand at curling Tuesday night. She even went as far as calling it "kinda fun."
The NASCAR media tour, running Tuesday through Thursday, is unlikely to contain many real surprises. But it is the unofficial start to getting back to work for the 2016 season.
Jeff Gordon has retired. Tony Stewart is retiring. But don't fret, because new drivers have always stepped up to replace the legends, and 2016 will provide a good look at the new wave.
The Xfinity Series and Camping World Truck Series will both feature an elimination-style playoff format similar to the one used in the Chase for the Sprint Cup.
Landon Cassill will be behind the wheel of the No. 38 Sprint Cup car for Front Row Motorsports during the 2016 season.
Rico Abreu passed Bryan Clauson with 10 laps remaining for his second straight Chili Bowl victory Saturday night.
Three-time Sprint Cup champion Tony Stewart confronted an off-duty sheriff's deputy in the stands at the Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals on Friday night.
Don't go to the North American International Auto Show in Detroit looking for race cars -- they are few and far between. But the show is still an exciting look at an industry on a hot streak.
After undergoing offseason surgery, Kyle Busch plans to get back in a race car two weeks before the start of the season.
The funniest, most outrageous and disturbing photos that 2015 had to offer.