NASCAR articles on F1 Fanatic archive

Why You Should Watch… NASCAR 23rd February 2013, 18:50

The 2013 NASCAR season starts this weekend with the Daytona 500. Dominik Wilde explains why you should tune in.

F1 may not have a close title fight but these five do 15th September 2011, 13:09

If you’re looking for a close title battle, now’s the time to cast your gaze beyond F1.

Kimi Raikkonen’s NASCAR Trucks debut up close 20th June 2011, 16:00

Lewis Hamilton had his first taste of NASCAR at Watkins Glen last week. But his former rival Kimi Raikkonen has taken things a step further, starting a couple of races in NASCAR’s junior categories. Jamey Price was at Charlotte Superspeedway last month to watch Raikkonen’s first race in a NASCAR Truck. I have long been […]

Lewis Hamilton to drive NASCAR at Watkins Glen 27th February 2011, 16:37

Lewis Hamilton will drive a NASCAR Sprint Cup car at Watkins Glen later this year.

Nelson Piquet Jnr seeks new crashing opportunities in NASCAR 12th January 2010, 15:38

Nelson Piquet Jnr claims he will race in one of the NASCAR championships this year. They’re welcome to him.

Danica Patrick joins NASCAR 8th December 2009, 21:40

Danica Patrick joining NASCAR may not seem especially relevant for F1 fans, particularly those of us in Europe. But you have to pause for a moment and consider the scale of the missed opportunity. Here is a talented, female, American racing driver who, had things gone differently, might have ended up in F1. Simply being […]

NASCAR feels the Michael Schumacher effect thanks to Jimmie Johnson 22nd October 2009, 7:00

Domination by one driver was the name of the game in F1 in the first half of the decade. Michael Schumacher and Ferrari swept all before them as he won five consecutive drivers’ championships. But that sort of thing doesn’t happen in NASCAR, where every race is decided by a slipstreaming battle to the chequered […]

BBC F1 is great but motor sport coverage in Britain is getting worse 10th June 2009, 7:00

BBC F1 are doing a marvellous job in their first year back as F1’s broadcasters in Britain. That much is clear on the live blogs whenever fans outside Britain get a glimpse of BBC’s work and comment on how good it is. But although it’s great to finally see some improvement in Formula 1 broadcasting, […]

Curtains, romance novels, bacon… is there anything NASCAR won’t brand? 15th December 2008, 12:00

Is there any kind of product you can’t buy with a NASCAR logo on? After a few minutes searching it turns out probably not…

Jimmie Johnson is NASCAR’s #1 again – but how would he fare in Formula 1? 23rd November 2008, 7:00

Jimmie Johnson won the NASCAR title for the third year in a row last week. In the past six years he’s also been runner-up twice, in 2003 and 2004. He doesn’t fit the NASCAR stereotype of a drawling redneck: Johnson is from California and flies to races in a Gulfstream jet. He’s also clearly one […]