What’s Ahead in 2016

 

GEICO 500As the engines sit quiet in race shops and the high banks of Daytona International Speedway await the return of the thunderous pack of cars, final preparations are made for the 2016 season.

The upcoming year has the potential to be the most thrilling and intense season NASCAR has seen in quite some time. Through the implementation of the low-downforce package, abundance of rookie contenders and the third year of the new Chase for the Sprint Cup format; 2016 has the making to be epic.

Entering my twelfth year as a fan, I have never been more excited for the season to come. Why? It comes from a combination of the factors described above and knowing NASCAR is in a great position as the energy that once defined the sport returns. Read the rest of this entry

Happy New Year and Bring on 2016

Happy New Year NASCAR style! The beginning of 2016 marks the first time we can say that the Daytona 500 is next month. As preparations are made for the new season, keep it here for plenty of content ahead of what is shaping up to be one of the most anticipated seasons in quite some time.

The new year also means I’m graduating high school in six months and heading to North Carolina for college in eight months. Crazy thoughts for sure! Looking forward to sharing stories about all of these major happenings as the year progresses.

Keep up with all the headlines heading into the new season and my daily happenings by following me on twitter @NASCARJason.

Bring on 2016!

Top Five Images of 2015

Photo Credit: Chris Trotman

Photo Credit: Chris Trotman

By Jason Schultz/@NASCARJason The 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season was full of captivating moments.

From the early morning scene at Daytona International Speedway when Austin Dillon’s car flew into the catch fence to Kyle Busch’s championship celebration at Homestead-Miami Speedway after completing a miraculous comeback, it was a year of powerful images.

These moments among others tell the story of the 2015 season. While there were many moments and images to choose from, I’ll highlight five of the most powerful from a wild year in NASCAR. Read the rest of this entry

2015 Champion’s Week Schedule

Welcome to Champion’s Week! NASCAR has embarked on Las Vegas, Nevada to celebrate the 2015 season, the 16 Chase for the Sprint Cup contenders and 2015 Sprint Cup Series champion Kyle Busch. Throughout the week, various events will highlight the best moments of the year and allow fans to join the celebration.

If you’re not in Las Vegas, don’t worry. Many of the events will be live-streamed online and broadcasted on the radio leading up to Friday’s Sprint Cup Series Awards. Here’s the complete schedule.37ChampionsWeek

Kyle Busch: The Championship Story of a Lifetime

03_KyBusch_HMS_112315By Jason Schultz / @NASCARJason – The story of Kyle Busch’s championship season will go down as one of the most incredible performances in the history of NASCAR.

Taking the darkness of the start of the year following his horrific crash in the NASCAR XFINITY Series’ opening race and transforming into the light of success is nothing short of a miraculous feat.

While the format can be questioned, nothing about what Busch pulled off in 2015 came easy, making the glory of a championship that much more sweet. When you take away the format and look at Busch’s performance – it’s difficult not to appreciate what he accomplished. Read the rest of this entry

Kyle Busch Captures the 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Championship

HMS_NSCS_112215_15To cap-off an incredible comeback, Kyle Busch was crowned the 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion on Sunday night in Miami. We congratulate the new champion, his wife Samantha, son Brexton and everyone at Joe Gibbs Racing!

 

Photo Credit: Chris Graythen

Homestead-Miami Weekly Racing Schedule

Ford Championship Weekend has arrived. As NASCAR heads to Homestead-Miami Speedway for the final race weekend of the year, they prepare to crown three champions. It’s anyone’s game heading into the final races of 2015. Don’t miss the action with this weekend’s complete schedule. 36Miami

Essence of the New Chase Format Produced the Championship 4

PIR_NSCS_Harvick_111515Everything comes down to Miami.

A season’s worth of hard work has led to this race, this moment, this opportunity.

Four drivers, one dream, one championship.

The Championship 4 have pieced together a masterful year. They have combined victory, consistency and tenacity throughout the regular season and Chase for the Sprint Cup to reach this point. As a result of their hard work and tremendous effort, they have been rewarded with the chance to chase glory in a winner-take-all finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Read the rest of this entry

Busch Earned the Opportunity to Race for the Championship

KS_NSCS_KyBusch_101615By Jason Schultz / @NASCARJason – Kyle Busch’s comeback this season has been incredible.

After his horrific crash during the NASCAR XFINITY Series opener at Daytona International Speedway, nearly everyone counted him out of contention for the championship in 2015.

Now nine months following the most devastating day of the Joe Gibbs Racing driver’s career, he is in position to compete for the title in the season finale. This moment was unimaginable on that dreary day in Daytona Beach, Florida. However, as a result of the hard work Busch put into his recovery, he earned this opportunity. Read the rest of this entry

Phoenix Weekly Racing Schedule

With two races remaining in 2015, the pressure is on the championship contenders heading to Phoenix International Raceway. With the seasons of many competitors on the line, it will surely be an intense weekend. Don’t miss a second of the action with the complete schedule.

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