Parsons, Martin, Hendrick selected to NASCAR Hall of Fame (The Associated Press)
To Benny Parsons, auto racing was everything. From driving to announcing, he was an icon in the sport and became one of the most beloved figures in the NASCAR community. Parsons, who died in 2007 at age 65, was rewarded for his accomplishments and impact on the sport when he was selected into the NASCAR Hall of Fame on Wednesday.
Despite confusion, NASCAR got a memorable All-Star Race (The Associated Press)
Say this about NASCAR's confusing and chaotic Sprint All-Star Race: At least it was entertaining. The latest running of NASCAR's annual showcase was lambasted by drivers and fans for its new format, yet it still produced one of the most memorable all-star races in a very long time.
Crafton beats Busch, wins 2nd straight Trucks Series race (The Associated Press)
Now that he has won back-to-back Trucks Series races for the first time in his career, Matt Crafton is hoping for more. Crafton beat Kyle Busch by a convincing margin at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Saturday, setting him up for a huge season. ''It feels very good,'' Crafton said.
Joey Logano beats Larson in unusual All-Star race (The Associated Press)
Joey Logano snatched the lead away from Kyle Larson with two laps remaining Saturday night to win the $1 million exhibition event. Although he didn't win, Larson was the star of the day. ''Larson is a hard racer.
Larson edges out Elliott to earn spot in All-Star race (The Associated Press)
Kyle Larson knew he wasn't winning the fan vote to get into the Sprint All-Star race. Larson, who received some criticism for racing clean and not doing enough to beat Matt Kenseth on the final lap at Dover, was extremely aggressive coming down the stretch. ''I'm sure Chase is upset with me and has all of the reason in the world to be, but hey, we are racing for a million bucks and I haven't had a chance to do that before,'' Larson said.