Ever wonder how race teams get great rental car rates? Now you can, too! Find out more.
Enterprise and National: Here to serve your company's needs

NASCAR Race Weekend Central

NASCAR 101: Can 2018 Beat 2004 (In Cup Debuts, That Is)?

Daniel Hemric Atlanta XFINITY

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade / NKP)

Daniel Hemric is on his way to the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, as Richard Childress Racing announced earlier this week that Hemric will drive the No. 8 for the team in his Cup debut at Richmond Raceway in a little less than a month. There’s a bit to unpack here, some of which has …

Read moreNASCAR 101: Can 2018 Beat 2004 (In Cup Debuts, That Is)?

Thinkin’ Out Loud: Martin Truex Jr. Clubs the Competition at Auto Club

jkf

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Who’s in the headline For the first time in 14 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series races, Martin Truex Jr. won a stage other than the final one. He started on the pole at Auto Club Speedway, won both stages and the race for a clean sweep of the weekend. Truex won by more than 11 …

Read moreThinkin’ Out Loud: Martin Truex Jr. Clubs the Competition at Auto Club

Friday Faceoff: Is Harvick This Year’s MTJ?

2018 Las Vegas I CUP Kevin HArvick car Rusty Jarrett NKP

(Photo: Rusty Jarrett / NKP)

Kevin Harvick continued his dominance by spanking the field this past weekend at Las Vegas Motor Speedway for his second consecutive victory. And this weekend, the circuit heads to ISM Raceway, Harvick’s most successful track. Is it too early to say that Harvick is this year’s MTJ? Davey Segal: Folks, let’s look at the big …

Read moreFriday Faceoff: Is Harvick This Year’s MTJ?

NASCAR Mailbox: What’s Up With Hendrick Motorsports’ Crew Chiefs?

johnson and knaus

(Photo: Rusty Jarrett/NKP)

It’s been a hectic start to the NASCAR season for Hendrick Motorsports. Overall, the four-car organization has only one top 10 through three races. That top 10 was recorded by Chase Elliott, who just snuck into the top portion of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series field at Atlanta Motor Speedway, finishing 10th. Other than …

Read moreNASCAR Mailbox: What’s Up With Hendrick Motorsports’ Crew Chiefs?

5 Points To Ponder: Fords In Focus, Danica Who?, And Kevin Harvick, Then And Now

aa

(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

ONE: Fords To The Front, Take Two Camaro who? Camry what? Ford may have the oldest car in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series but they’re certainly learning new tricks to beat their manufacturer competition straight into submission. Kevin Harvick’s dominating Atlanta performance came with fellow Ford driver Brad Keselowski in tow. Combined, the duo …

Read more5 Points To Ponder: Fords In Focus, Danica Who?, And Kevin Harvick, Then And Now

Up to Speed: Wild & Young Racers Steal the Show at Daytona

ejej

(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

If the Daytona 500 is any indication, the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup season could be one of the wildest in years. Granted, making any predictions about an entire season based only on the first race is a dangerous game.  The Daytona 500 is unlike any other race on the NASCAR schedule, and restrictor plate …

Read moreUp to Speed: Wild & Young Racers Steal the Show at Daytona

NASCAR 101: Keeping Up with 2018 NASCAR Driver Changes

DA1Q4371

(Photo: Bruce Nuttleman)

Whew. What an off-season, right? If you’ve been following the NASCAR scene, particularly its top three national series, since mid-November, it’s probably been tough to get a handle for all the changes coming to the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup, XFINITY and Camping World Truck series in 2018. That can be equal parts exhilarating and tiring; …

Read moreNASCAR 101: Keeping Up with 2018 NASCAR Driver Changes

The 10: Power Rankings — Daytona 500 Edition

2017 Kansas II CUP Denny Hamlin Barry Cantrell NKP

(Photo: Barry Cantrell NKP)

The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series returned to action last weekend with an action-packed few days of practices, qualifying and racing, culminating with the Advance Auto Parts Clash on Sunday afternoon. The best part? It’s just getting started. For the 60th time, NASCAR comes to Daytona International Speedway for the official start to the 2018 season. 40 …

Read moreThe 10: Power Rankings — Daytona 500 Edition

5 Points To Ponder: 2018, The Year Of Your All New NASCAR

ONE: The New Guys When you write a weekly NASCAR column, even the shortest offseason in professional sports ends up feeling long without the constant drumbeat of minute-by-minute racing news. Sure, there’s a few weeks when you’re happy you don’t have to write a column or think about cars going fast and turning left. But, …

Read more5 Points To Ponder: 2018, The Year Of Your All New NASCAR

Ryan Blaney, Kyle Busch, William Byron Fastest In 3 Daytona Practices

2017 Road America NXS William Byron Russell LaBounty NKP

Saturday was the official start of the 2018 NASCAR season. There was one morning practice and two afternoon practice sessions, all for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. Work for the Advanced Auto Parts Clash was paired with the opening on-track time for next Sunday’s Daytona 500. In the morning Clash session, the Fords of …

Read moreRyan Blaney, Kyle Busch, William Byron Fastest In 3 Daytona Practices