Monster: NASCAR models won't change outfits
Mitch Covington, Monster Energy's vice president of sports marketing, told ESPN on Wednesday that no changes will be made to the outfits worn by the company's models at NASCAR races.
Dale Jr. would consider retiring if he wins title
Dale Earnhardt Jr. says he'll consider retiring if he wins the 2017 NASCAR Cup title.
Danica: At least dozen concussions in career
Danica Patrick says she would retire if she was at risk of a major concussion-related injury with another crash and she commended Dale Earnhardt Jr. for the way he handled his symptoms last year.
The Strategy Game: How crew chiefs are tackling new points format
If NASCAR drivers think they have a lot to learn, what about crew chiefs? They're preparing for playoff scenarios that didn't even exist last season. How will Chad Knaus and others manage?
Danica Patrick figures she has had 12 concussions and said she would retire if a doctor diagnosed her and said another wreck could cause her a serious problem:
Jodi Geschickter keeps NASCAR team on track
Jodi Geschickter and her husband, Tad, started their race team in a chicken house. With Brad Daugherty, they grew JTG Daugherty Racing into a success at NASCAR's top level.
Dale Jr. would consider retiring if he won title.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. details the long road he's been through coming back from a concussion.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. talks about how he views his concussion recovery in light of the concerns football players have had when seeing retired players deal with the effects of concussions:
Johnson credits perseverance for redefining team.
Seven-time NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson reflects on last season's struggles and the progress his team made to help him bounce back and win the Chase for the Cup.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. on talking about his concussions, "I don't see any reason not to be transparent and honest. It hasn't bitten me in the ass yet."
Dale Jr re: last week's ESPN Mag piece. Says he strives to be transparent & that approach "hasn't bit me on the ass yet."
Danica Patrick on NASCAR implementing traveling medical team, a policy she experienced in IndyCar: "There's a real comfort in having familiarity with the doctor's and them having that with you." But she stresses importance of drivers being honest when it comes to expressing how they feel, particularly with concussions.
7-time Champion Jimmie Johnson discusses racing the Daytona 500 at Media Day.
Jimmie Johnson: Any team that isn't fast as soon as Daytona 500 practice starts Thursday will "shift into survival mode" because there isn't a lot you can do to make big jumps in speed between now and Sunday.
First up for drivers at today's Daytona 500 media day gauntlet? Signing helmets with the new series logo.
The Daytona 500 will be Michael Waltrip's final race. He has only competed in a few races each year for several years. Why he chose the 2017 event as the last time to compete:
Team Preview: No. 1, Hendrick Motorsports
The goal for Hendrick Motorsports this season? The same as it is every year: stay at or near the top. And with Jimmie Johnson leading the way, that is certainly realistic.
NASCAR Related Charities Events and News
NASCAR Related Charities Events and News
Eyeing better results, Danica Patrick still has high hopes
Danica Patrick's life inside and outside racing always draws interest, but her on-track performance is of utmost importance. She knows that, and says she's doing everything she can to step it up.
Five drivers who need to step it up in 2017
Clint Bowyer and Kasey Kahne are two drivers who could use a good season in 2017. In the cars they drive, there won't be many excuses. But they aren't the only ones who need to step it up.
The 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Drivers Council has four new members: Chase Elliott, Austin Dillon, Ryan Blaney and Aric Almirola. They join Kyle Busch, Denny Hamlin, Kevin Harvick, Jimmie Johnson, Brad Keselowski and Joey Logano. Not on the council this year are Dale Earnhardt Jr., Kyle Larson and Tony Stewart. The top driver by manufacturer is automatically on the council and others are voted in by their peers for a mix of veterans and young drivers as well as a mix based on performance. NBC Sports first reported the 2017 council members.
Petty concerned Earnhardt Jr. could have another concussion.
Richard Petty joins SportsCenter to explain why he felt Dale Earnhardt Jr. should have walked away from racing instead of returning for another season.
Team Preview: No. 2, Team Penske
Team Penske was solid in 2016, with Joey Logano having a shot at the title until the final laps at Homestead. Brad Keselowski has reason to be optimistic, too.
Will Denny Hamlin repeat as Daytona 500 winner? Don't count him out
Denny Hamlin is still basking in the glow of winning the 2016 Daytona 500. Can he repeat on Sunday? It won't be easy, but he likes his chances.
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