With the race season underway, ABC News’ “The Racing Car” is back with another episode of the best cars in NASCAR.
In this week’s episode, the experts debate who’s the best in the sport, the best drivers and the best racers.
The experts will be joined by some of the sport’s biggest stars and personalities.
Here are some highlights from this week:• Matt Kenseth, “The King of the Racers” will defend his title as NASCAR’s best driver this week with a win at the Talladega Superspeedway.• Jeff Gordon, who won the last four races of the season in 2015 and 2016, will run his sixth consecutive race at the Indianapolis 500.• The No. 14 Chevrolet, the only car in the top 10 that has yet to score points, is in last place.• Jimmie Johnson, the No. 3 driver in the NASCAR Chase for the Sprint Cup, will win the first race of the week.• Ryan Blaney, who led the No.
“No. 10 Chevrolet to victory at Sonoma Raceway last month, will be back for a second season at Sonora Raceway.• Scott Dixon will attempt to repeat his victory at Texas Motor Speedway from last season.
Dixon will be in his sixth NASCAR Chase appearance, but this time he’ll be the defending champion.
The No.”15 Ford will be on the grid for the first time this season, but it’s not the same Ford.
It’s a new Ford Taurus with a different name.
Ford has a history of making changes to its cars in the wake of the death of NASCAR champion Joe Gibbs, so expect the same changes to be made this year.
Denny Hamlin will make his first start of the year at the Rolex 24 at Daytona.
The best drivers in NASCAR, which begins Thursday night at Daytona International Speedway, will face off in the Sprint All-Star Race, the top race in the series.
The winner of the Sprint Championship will compete for the $1.3 billion purse, which includes the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Championship.NASCAR will hold its first ever All-Stars Race at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Sunday, Aug. 31.
The race will be broadcast live on ABC, ESPN and the Disney Channel.